Catch the Sylvan-Lucas / Wilson Girls Sub-State Basketball Game from Sylvan Grove on Thursday @ 7:30pm on KRSL AM 990 / 98.1 FM and streaming at

Catch Russell Girls Sub-State Basketball vs. Ellsworth on Thursday @ 7:30pm on 95.9 Jack FM and streaming at

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Russell Firefighters Respond to Small Grass, Shed Fire

2-20-16 Fire 1The Russell City Fire Department responded to a small grass fire in Russell Saturday afternoon that started a small shed on fire.


February Scorcher: Thursday was Hottest February Day in Russell History

HeatThe temperature in Russell reached 88 degrees Thursday breaking the previous record high for February 18 by 15 degrees and becoming the hottest ever February day in Russell.


Dole to Receive Honorary FHSU Degree, Speak at Commencement

Bob DoleFort Hays State University will award its first-ever honorary doctorate in May to Robert J. "Bob" Dole, a Russell, Kansas native who earned national and international acclaim over a lifetime of public service.


RCACF Scholarship Deadline is March 1

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) is accepting applications for student scholarships until March 1, 2016. Apply at More than $100,000 in local scholarships are available.


Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Paradise, RWD No. 2

Boil Water AdvisoryThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the boil water advisory for the City of Paradise in Russell County and Rural Water District (RWD) Number Two in Osborne County.


Arts Grants Awarded to Local Groups

Creative Arts Industries CommissionThe Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) has announced 25 grant awards totaling $120,811.


Russell Police Investigating Counterfeit Money

20 Dollar BillThe Russell Police Department is investigating counterfeit $20 bills that have been passed in local businesses. The $20 bills have the same serial number: MB35947846D. Also, the bills are missing the security thread and color shifting ink.


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