Prairiesta Marquee May 2021
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Letter to the Community from Bob Dole

Russell's favorite native son, former US Senator Bob Dole, penned a letter to the Russell community as Prairiesta begins.

Bob Dole at KRSL on July 2, 2014

Local News

Our Trudy premiered Thursday, June 10 during Prairiesta in Russell. (Photo courtesy of Ad Astra Music Festival)
Local Our Trudy Continues Friday and Saturday in Russell

Our Trudy premiered on Thursday evening at Lincoln Park in Russell during Prairiesta.

Jun 11, 2021
Kansas Drivers License
Local Less Than a Month Left to Renew Kansas Credentials That Expired March 2020 to March 2021

Kansans with a driver's license or identification card that expired between March 12, 2020 and March 30, 2021 have until June 30 to renew those credentials.

Jun 11, 2021
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Local Russell City Council Will Meet June 15

The Russell City Council will meet Tuesday, June 15 at 4:30 PM at City Hall.

Jun 11, 2021
Russell County USD 407
Local Russell County USD 407 Board of Education Will Meet June 14

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education will meet Monday, June 14 at 5:30 PM at the Central Administration Office in downtown Russell.

Jun 11, 2021
Smoky Hills PBS
Local RCACF Supports Smoky Hills PBS Literacy Leadership Initiative

The Russell County Area Community Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills PBS a grant for $1,000.

Jun 11, 2021
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Local City of Russell Offering Free Public Transportation Rides

The City of Russell will offer free public transportation rides June 10 through 12 in the spirit of Prairiesta.

Jun 10, 2021


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Sports Russell-Victoria Baseball Club Rolls to Sweep of Otis-Bison

The Russell-Victoria Baseball Club, a combination of 19 and Under and 17 and Under teams continued their season opening winning streak with a pair of wins Wednesday night at the Shaffer Field Complex.

Jun 11, 2021
Sports Area Football Players Set for 8-Man All-Star Games

After a season that saw all of the area's 8-Man Football teams make the State Playoffs in 2020, several players from those teams will play one last game on the Gridiron at the 8-Man All-Star Football ...

Jun 10, 2021
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Sports Russell K-18 Baseball Team Starts 4-0

The Russell K-18 summer youth baseball team is off to a 4-0 start to the summer.

Jun 09, 2021
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Sports Russell Blue Runs into Ellsworth, Ness City to Open Summer

It's been a tough start to the summer for the Russell Blue 15-and-under baseball team.

Jun 08, 2021
Russell/Victoria baseball team at Rock Creek on March 30, 2021. (Photo by Matt Walters)
Sports Russell-Victoria Baseball Club Sweeps First Two Doubleheaders of Season

The Russell-Victoria 19-and-under baseball club began the 2021 season in grand style over the weekend with a pair of doubleheader sweeps.

Jun 06, 2021
Sports NPL All-Stars Sweep State Line Games

The 6th annual State Line All-Star Basketball games were played Saturday in Mankato and the Northern Plains League swept both the Boys and Girls contests with several area players contributing.

Jun 06, 2021