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Russell area could see 2-4" of snow Monday night into early Tuesday. (Source NWS in Wichita)
Local 2-4" of Snow Expected Monday Night into Early Tuesday

A late season storm system is expected to bring snow to the Russell area Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Apr 18, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for April 16

As of Noon, Friday, April 16, Russell County has had 858 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, with no new cases since April 12, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Apr 16, 2021
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Local RHS Prom Candidates Announced

Russell High School's Prom is Saturday, April 17 at the Russell Elks Lodge and the royalty candidates have been announced.

Apr 16, 2021
Local Lincoln Woman Injured in Semi Versus SUV Crash in Ellis County

A Lincoln woman was injured in a semi versus SUV crash Friday morning on Interstate 70 in Ellis County.

Apr 16, 2021
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Local Prairiesta-opoly Game Available for Pre-Order

Prairiesta-opoly, a commemorative sesquicentennial Prairiesta Monopoly game totally customized to represent Russell, is available for pre-order now.

Apr 16, 2021
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Local Russell City Council Will Meet April 20

The Russell City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 20 at 4:30 PM at City Hall.

Apr 16, 2021
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Local Russell County Commissioners Will Meet April 19

The Russell County Commissioners will meet Monday, April 19 at the Russell County Courthouse beginning at 9 AM.

Apr 16, 2021
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Local Wheat Scoop: April 15 Update on Condition of Kansas Wheat Crop

The Kansas wheat crop is in relatively good shape for this time of year, but there are still a couple months until harvest, and a lot can change over that time.

Apr 16, 2021
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Local Kansas Water Authority Virtual Meeting is April 26

The Kansas Water Authority (KWA) will have their next meeting by webinar on Monday, April 26 starting at 9 AM.

Apr 16, 2021
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Local Russell County Free Fair Vendors Wanted

The Russell County Fair Board is excited to announce the Russell County Free Fair will be held July 20-23 in Russell.

Apr 15, 2021
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Local Sen. Moran, Rep. Estes Introduce Legislation to Designate Two Kansas Trails as National Historic Trails

This week, US Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced legislation to designate the Chisholm and Western Cattle Trails as National Historic Trails (NHT).

Apr 15, 2021
Local Walleye Initiative Leads to Higher Survival Rate, More Opportunities for Kansas Anglers

In March, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists and other staff collected nearly 100 million walleye eggs.

Apr 15, 2021