Happy and Safe New Year’s!!!

Damian Morgenstern (Deputy), Russ Co, Max Barrett (Undersheriff), Nathan Keener (Court Security), Trevor Dinkel (Deputy)

Well I bet this looks pretty bad? I bet you all are wondering what I have done now!?!
I just thought that I would stop by and see my friends at the Russell County Sheriff’s Office. GOTCAH!!!!

Shortly we will be ringing in the New Year!! Gathering with friends and family to celebrate the end of 2011 and the start of 2012 that should be filled with fun, laughs and good times!!

If you don't obey the law, you just might end up where I am!!!

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office and I just ask you to please make sure that you take safety precaution such as:
            1) Plan ahead if you plan on drinking alcohol, and make sure you have a designated driver
            2) Wear your seat belt, drive sober and defensively as many people will be on the road with you
            3) If you are hosting a New Year’s Bash, offer more to drink then alcoholic drinks. If someone does drink too much, help make sure they have a sober ride home and don’t over serve if someon has had to much.

Let’s start the New Year off right!!  We hope everyone has a safe, healthy and happy 2012!!!


Christmas Wonderland

Buying lots of gifts at Christmas Wonderland

Are you still looking for a gift?  Come out to Christmas Wonderland this weekend where you can find many unique gifts for anyone on your Christmas list!

My favorite is the Upside down tree!  Come check it out, it is beautiful!

Are You Done Christmas Shopping Yet?

Don’t worry there is still time for you to Christmas Shopping!!  The retail business on Main Street will be open late on Thursday, December 22nd.  They will be open until 8pm.

I stopped by a few of the Downtown Russell Business such as D. Palma & Co. Mercantile, Firetender Trading Post, Espresso Etc. and Woelk’s House of Diamonds to finish up my shopping and I’m here to tell you that the downtown business have tons of great gifts and they have something for everyone on your list!
Don’t forget to stop by the Downtown Retail Business on Thursday, December 22nd to finish up your last-minute shopping, there only a few days left!!!

Open until 8pm!!

All Aboard

Hop on the Christmas Wonderland Express

Come out to Christmas Wonderland this weekend and take a ride on the Christmas Wonderland Express!  I’ve taken a ride in the train and it is great!  What a fun way to see all the Christmas lights displayed within Christmas Wonderland.  You can also stop at Suzys Sweet Shop before you board the train for a sweet snack!


Got my Christmas gift!

Daron showing his wide selection of diamonds!

I stopped by to visit my friend, Daron Woelk, at Woelk’s House of Diamonds today.  I’ve been needing a new watch and thought, you know, I’ve been pretty good this year.  So….. now I’m sporting a brand new “Citizen” watch!  

Trying on my new watch!

For all you men out there ……. they have some great specials for that special someone!  They carry rings, necklaces, earrings, and Hot Diamonds!   

And ……. for all you Jim Shore collectors, they have that, too!  Woelks House of Diamonds has a variety of Jim Shore figurines on display. 

Stop by Woelks House of Diamonds where Daron Woelk and his staff will help you Wrap Up The Holidays!

Shop Downtown Russell and stop in at Woelk's House of Diamonds this Holiday Season!

Christmas Wonderand

Posing for a photo in the Christmas Wagon!

Greetings from Christmas Wonderland! Bring the whole family out to Christmas Wonderland and take a family portrait in this AWESOME Christmas wagon!  This would make for a great Christmas card photo!  Drakes Digital Dreams Photography will take a great photo of the whole family!  Check out Christmas Wonderlandon Friday(6pm-10pm), Saturday (6pm-10pm), or Sunday (6pm-9pm) until Christmas! 
While you are at Christmas Wonderland, make sure you sit on Santa’s lap and feed the reindeer! 

Feeding Santa's Reindeer!

Welcome Western KS Rural Economic Development Alliance!

KREDA conference at the Elks Lodge in Russell!

I am out at the Elks Lodge in Russell today.  Our office is excited to be the host of the annual meeting for WKREDA (Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance) today and tomorrow!  There are lots of Economic Development Directors and State Resource partners staying over night in Russell tonight! 

This annual meeting provides the opportunity for rural economic issues to be discussed and for resource partners such as Ks. Dept. of Commerce to provide updates on programs to economic development directors.

Everyone is having a good time and getting into the Christmas cheer.  Everyone was asked to wear something festive for both days of the conference.  I myself got a pair of snazzy Santa socks!  We are having a good old-time out at the Elks Lodge!