Russell Community Thanksgiving Dinner Serves Record of More Than 600 Meals

The Russell Community Thanksgiving Dinner served a record of more than 600 meals on Thursday according to volunteers.

2020 Russell Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Local News

Local Positive News: Russell County Sees Drop in COVID-19 Cases

For the first time in several weeks, Russell County has reported less than 10 new COVID-19 cases in a two or three day span.

Nov 28, 2020
Gordon Peck and Rich Settle
Local RHS Class of 1972 Graduates Will Be Inducted Into McPherson HS Wall of Fame

Two Russell High School Class of 1972 graduates will be inducted into the McPherson High School Wall of Fame.

Nov 25, 2020
Wilson State Park
Local Free Entrance to Kansas State Parks on Black Friday

Swap the shopping centers for scenic views this Black Friday, as Kansas state parks will once again waive entrance fees as part of the nationwide #OptOutside initiative.

Nov 25, 2020
Local Two Russell Women Injured in Head-On Collision

Two Russell women were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision Tuesday evening just west of Russell on Highway 40.

Nov 25, 2020
Russell County USD 407
Local Superintendent Swayne: Keep Kids in School for As Long As We Can

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed COVID-19 responses, data and planning.

Nov 24, 2020
Operation Christmas Child
Local Operation Christmas Child Packs 2,132 Gift-Filled Shoeboxes This Year in Russell County

Operation Christmas Child packed a total of 2,132 gift-filled shoeboxes this year in Russell County.

Nov 24, 2020


Victoria beat Wheatland-Grinnell 44-26 in the quarterfinals of the 8-Man Div. II playoffs in Grainfield on Friday, November 13. (Photo courtesy USD 432 Staff.)
Sports Victoria Tops Wheatland-Grinnell, Advances to 8-Man Div. II Semifinals

Victoria held off Wheatland-Grinnell for a 44-26 victory on Friday in Grainfield to advance to the semifinals of the 8-Man Division II playoffs.

Nov 13, 2020
Russell native and Hays High sophomore Diego Muller.
Sports Russell Soccer Player Wins All-League Honors

Diego Muller, from Russell and a sophomore at Hays High School, has been named to the Western Athletic Conference all-league soccer team.

Nov 13, 2020
RHS junior outside hitter Rylan Reeves. (Photo by Gillian Lynch)
Sports Russell's Reeves Earns All-League Honors

The Mid-Continent League has announced its all-league volleyball team selections for the 2020 season.

Nov 13, 2020
RHS Cheerleaders Awards 11-7-20 1
Sports RHS Cheerleaders Receive Superior Rating, Award for Best Crowd Leading Performance

The Russell High School Cheerleaders went to the TMP Cheer and Dance Competition on Saturday in Hays.

Nov 09, 2020
RHS senior Kendra Bay and family at signing ceremony on Nov. 6, 2020 at Amos Morris Gym.
Sports Russell's Bay Signs with Pratt CC

Russell's Kendra Bay will continue her softball career at the collegiate level.

Nov 07, 2020
Victoria and Sylvan-Lucas met in 8-Man Div. II Playoffs on Nov. 6, 2020.
Sports #3 Victoria Cruises Into Sectionals

VICTORIA-Jayvon Pruitt rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and added a receiving score as the Victoria Knights took control early and defeated District 5 rival Sylvan-Lucas 50-0 in 8-Man Division ...

Nov 06, 2020