Latest Local News

Kansas State CapitolThe Kansas House of Representatives and 109th District Representative Troy Waymaster continue legislative overtime work in Topeka to balance the state's budget and eliminate a large budget shortfall.

Water DropRecent, widespread rain in the area has lessened Russell County's drought status, but local officials say water conservation is still paramount.

Summer Lunch ProgramWith summer right around the corner, it's time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. USD 407 provides free meals to children during the summer.

VFW Honors Cotterill 1The National Veterans of Foreign Wars recently honored 13-year-old Emily Cotterill with a citation and $500 for her winning essay "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans".

May 2015 Drought MonitorThe most recent report from the US Drought Monitor says Russell County is now out of drought, listing much of the county and area as abnormally dry.

Latest Local Sports

RHS Track and Field11 athletes from Russell High School have qualified for the state track and field meet.

RHS BaseballThe Russell/Victoria baseball team fell short in its bid for a second-straight trip to the Class 4A Div. 2 State Tournament after losing to Larned 6-4 in the regional championship game in Hoisington on Thursday, May 21.

RHS Boys GolfRussell High School had two golfers compete in the Hoisington 3A Regional held at the Lake Barton Course on Monday, May 18.

RHS SoftballThe Russell High School softball team had its season come to a close on Monday, May 18 after losing to Republic Co. 13-0 in five innings in the opening round of the Class 3A Regional in Beloit.

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