Plaza on the Plains
Russell's neighborhood lighting display, "Plaza on the Plains," is a tradition that has started in the community decades ago. Each neighborhood has a different lighted yard display, but over the years when people have moved or passed, the displays have decreased.
Scholarship Recipients AnnouncedJuly 22, 2021
RUSSELL, Kan.— This year the Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) is pleased to announce over $375,000 in scholarships awarded through the Foundation to area students.
Grants AwardedMay 18, 2021
Community foundation awards over $52,000 in spring grants
RUSSELL, Kan.— The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) is pleased to award $52,869 in grants to 13 organizations that benefit the Russell County area. Funding comes from the Dane G. Hanson Community Grant Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Children’s Fund, and the Fund for a Better Russell. The following organizations received funding:
- Sunday, August 15, 202108/15/2021 08/15/2021 Fall Grants Open Fall Grants Open Online
Fall Grants Open
- Friday, October 15, 202110/15/2021 10/15/2021 Fall Grants Due Fall Grants Due Online
Fall Grants Due
- Monday, November 1, 202111/01/2021 11/01/2021 Scholarships Open Scholarships Open Online
- Saturday, January 15, 202201/15/2022 01/15/2022 Spring Grants Open Spring Grants Open Online
Spring Grants Open
- Tuesday, February 15, 202202/15/2022 02/15/2022 Scholarships Due Scholarships Due Online
Since implementing these kits, Kim Boxberger mentioned seeing an improvement in not only students motor skills but also behaviors as well.
Developmental Services of NW Kansas
As Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas grows, so does the need for more space. The organization outgrew the meeting room at the Pioneer Developmental Center, so the community foundation awarded the organization two grants to renovate the center in order to more efficiently use the space.