Freedom Fest Winners Announced

The 2022 Freedom Fest winners have been announced by the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce.

2022 Freedom Fest Kids Parade First Place

Local News

Doles Awarded Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Photo courtesy Kansas Reflector.
Local Bob and Elizabeth Dole Awarded Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service

Kansas political icon Bob Dole was awarded the 2022 Gerald R. Ford medal for distinguished public service alongside his wife and former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole.

Jul 05, 2022
City of Russell Fire Department on July 4
Local City of Russell Fire Department Responds to Seven Fires on July 4

The City of Russell Fire Department responded to seven fires and three vehicle accidents on July 4.

Jul 05, 2022
2022 Freedom Fest Kids Parade First Place
Local Freedom Fest Winners Announced

The 2022 Freedom Fest winners have been announced by the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jul 05, 2022
Russell American Legion Military Mural
Local Kansas City TV Station Spotlights Russell Mural

A Kansas City television station recently spotlighted a mural being painted in Russell by an Olathe man.

Jul 05, 2022
Kansas Department of Transportation
Local KDOT Supporting Applications for Safe Streets and Roads for All Grants

The Kansas Department of Transportation is encouraging cities, counties and other local entities to submit a grant application to the 2022 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A), a new USDOT discretion...

Jul 05, 2022
Russell County USD 407
Local Russell County USD 407 Board of Education Special Meeting is July 6

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 6 at 5:30 PM to continue the superintendent search.

Jul 01, 2022

Sports

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Sports K-18 Baseball Bounces Beloit Blue, Secures Regional Berth

Kyle Huser hit a long home run and Max Evans pitched a complete game as the Russell K-18 Baseball team downed Beloit Blue 10-1 in the first round of the Twin Lakes League Tournament Tuesday evening at...

Jul 05, 2022
baseball in glove
Sports Local Baseball Team Competes at Wild West Fest Tournament

A team consisting of Baseball players from Russell and Victoria High schools competed at the Wild West Fest Tournament in Hays over the Independence Day Holiday weekend in Hays.

Jul 04, 2022
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Sports K-18 Baseball to Face Beloit Blue in TLL Tourney 1st Round

A shorthanded Russell K-18 Baseball team wrapped up the 2022 regular season Friday night with a road contest at Beloit Red.  

Jul 02, 2022
K-18 Youth Fastpitch Softball
Sports Russell K-18 Softball Splits Regular Season Finale

The Russell K-18 Fastpitch Softball team wrapped up their 2022 regular season Thursday evening with a doubleheader at Ellsworth.

Jul 01, 2022
Softball
Sports Russell K-18 Softball Gains Split with Plainville

The Russell K-18 Fastpitch Softball team played their third and final home doubleheader of the regular season Wednesday evening and ended up splitting the two games with Plainville at Memorial Park.

Jun 29, 2022
K-18 Youth Fastpitch Softball
Sports Russell K-18 Softball Sweeps Phillipsburg

After seeing weather disrupt their schedule for the last couple of weeks, the Russell K-18 Fastpitch Softball team was finally able to play two games without interruption Tuesday evening.

Jun 29, 2022