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Local Kids, Families Enjoy Free Day of Swimming Courtesy of KRSL/KZRS Summer of Fun

Local kids and families enjoyed a free day of swimming at the City of Russell Duke Johnson Municipal Swimming Pool on Wednesday courtesy of the KRSL/KZRS Summer of Fun.

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Local News

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Announces Rural Road Safety Awareness Week

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation statistics, 242 people lost their lives in rural road crashes across the state compared to 143 urban traffic fatalities last year.

Jul 11, 2024
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Local Russell Booster Club Announces New Officers

The Russell Booster Club has announced its new officers for the upcoming school year.

Jul 11, 2024
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Local KDHE, FDA and CDC Warn Consumers Not to Use Diamond Shruumz Products

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning Kansans not to consume Diamond Shruumz products.

Jul 10, 2024
SafeLine Kansas
Local SafeLine Kansas is a Vital Resource for Victims, Survivors of Sexual, Domestic Violence

The Crisis Center, Inc., along with the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, have announced the rebranding of the 24/7 Kansas Crisis Hotline for domestic violence and sexual assault ...

Jul 10, 2024
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Local Fire Departments Respond to Grass Fire Near Russell's Wastewater Treatment Facility

On Monday at 3:59 PM, the City of Russell Fire Department was advised of heavy smoke coming from the area of Russell's Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Jul 09, 2024
Russell County USD 407
Local USD 407 Board of Education Discusses Possible Purchase of New Activity Bus

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed the possible purchase of a new activity bus.

Jul 09, 2024


The Northern Plains League Girls Basketball All-Stars show off their trophy after defeating the Twin Valley All-Stars in the annual State Line All-Star Classic on Saturday, June 1, 2024 in Nelson, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy of Brady Ryan).
Sports NPL All-Stars Win State Line Girls All-Star Classic

A group of All-Star players from the Northern Plains League was victorious in the State Line Girls All-Star Classic held on June 1 at Lawrence-Nelson High School in Nelson, Nebraska.

Jun 05, 2024
Russell High School's Macy Patterson (far right) is honored on the podium after placing seventh in the Discus Throw at the KSHSAA Class 3A State Track and Field Meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita on Friday, May 24, 2024. (Photo Courtesy of Russell High School).
Sports Lady Bronco Track and Field Caps Season with Three Top 5 Finishes at State

Track teams from Russell High School and surrounding area schools wrapped up the 2024 Track and Field season on Friday and Saturday at the State Meet at Wichita's Cessna Stadium.

May 26, 2024
Jake Mooney
Sports Mooney's Season Ends After Missing Cut at State

Russell High School Sophomore Jake Mooney saw his season draw to a close Monday in the first round of the Class 3A Boys State Golf Tournament at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course.

May 20, 2024
Smoky Hills PBS
Sports Smoky Hills PBS to Present Live Broadcast of Track and Field State Championship

Smoky Hills PBS is excited to present a live broadcast of the 2024 Kansas State High School Activities Association Track and Field State Championship.

May 20, 2024
Macy Patterson, Kinsey Zorn, Anna Thielen, Kelvie Reeves and Jaden Ney will represent the RHS Track and Field team at the Class 3A State Track Meet in Wichita May 24 and 25. (Photo courtesy of Russell High School).
Sports 16 Qualify for State Track from RHS and Area

Five members of the Russell High School Girls Track and Field team punched their tickets to the Class 3A State Track meet in Wichita next weekend after Thursday's Regional meet in Beloit.

May 16, 2024
The Hoisington-Central Plains Cardinals Baseball team punched their ticket to the Class 3A State Tournament by winning the Class 3A Russell Baseball Regional on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at the Shaffer Sports Complex.
Sports Cardinals Capture Class 3A Russell Baseball Regional Crown

The Hoisington-Central Plains Cardinal Baseball team earned their second consecutive trip to the Class 3A State Tournament by winning the Class 3A Russell Baseball Regional Tuesday evening at the Shaf...

May 14, 2024