UPDATE: Due to rain, Wednesday's Russell / Iola game at "AA" State Legion Baseball Tournament in Marysville now will be played Thursday around 3:30pm. The game will be broadcast on KRSL AM 990, 98.1 FM and streaming on KRSL.com!

Local Events

Collins, Morgenstern and Axtell Promoted

Sheriffs Office Promotions 6-22-17On June 22, the Russell County Sheriff's Office swore in two new sergeants and a new senior deputy with three promotions.


Eight Lakes Under Public Health Warning Due to Blue-Green Algae

Blue-Green AlgaeThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued a public health warning for eight lakes and a watch for two lakes due to harmful algal blooms.


Expect Smaller Paychecks Next Month as New Tax Increases Kick In

MoneyA new law raising income tax rates officially goes into effect Saturday, but the impact on taxpayers will stretch back to January.


South Highway 281 in Russell County Ready for Resurfacing

Road Work AheadThe Kansas Department of Transportation expects a resurfacing project along US Highway 281 in Russell County to begin the week of July 3, weather permitting. The project covers a 12-mile stretch from the south city limits of Russell to the Barton County line.


UPDATE: Stolen Pickup Recovered

Stolen VehicleA pickup stolen last week from a Russell business has been recovered and two people have been arrested.


Businesses Host 33 Nex-Generation Summer Interns

Nex-Gen InternsBusinesses across northwest and north central Kansas are playing host to 33 high school and college interns in the fifth year of the Nex-Generation Student Internship Program.


Fire Severely Damages Russell Home

FireA house on Cindy Drive in Russell was severely damaged by a fire Sunday evening.



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