Russell 18U Diamond Diablos Capture USSSA National Title

One week after Russell captured its first ever statewide fast-pitch Softball title, Russell is now home to another champion after the 18 and Under Diamond Diablos Softball team captured the crown at the USSSA National Fastpitch Tournament in Wichita.

The Russell 18 and Under Diamond Diablos pose with their plaque after winning the USSSA 18 and Under National Championship on July 24, 2021 at the Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita, Kansas.

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Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for July 28

As of Noon, Wednesday, July 28, Russell County has had 888 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, an increase of six since July 21, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Jul 28, 2021
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Local Kansas Reservoir Protection Initiative Now Accepting Applications

Kansas Water Office Director Connie Owen has announced applications are now being accepted for the Kansas Reservoir Protection Initiative (KPRI).

Jul 28, 2021
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Local Russell County USD 407 Board of Education Meets for Work Session

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday for a special work session.

Jul 27, 2021
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Local KCC Approves AG's Request to Join Winter Weather Gas Cost Dockets

The Kansas Corporation Commission has approved Attorney General Derek Schmidt's request to participate in three dockets investigating unusually high natural gas prices during the February winter weath...

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Local Fossil Bar and Grill Hosts What's Up in Russell Coffee

Fossil Bar and Grill at 1410 South Fossil Street in Russell hosted Tuesday's Russell Main Street, Inc. What's Up in Russell Coffee.

Jul 27, 2021
Russell County Courthouse
Local Retirement Reception for Anita Soukup Set for Thursday

Russell County Appraiser David Gillmore invites the public to a retirement reception for Personal Property Clerk Anita Soukup on Thursday, July 29 from 2 to 4 PM at the Russell County Courthouse.

Jul 26, 2021

Sports

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Sports Concordia CNB Claims K-18 State Baseball Crown

Concordia CNB edged Clay Center 4-3 Wednesday evening in Lucas to win the 70th K-18 State Baseball Tournament and wrest the title away from Clay Center which won the championship in 2020.

Jul 28, 2021
The Russell 18 and Under Diamond Diablos pose with their plaque after winning the USSSA 18 and Under National Championship on July 24, 2021 at the Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita, Kansas.
Sports Russell 18U Diamond Diablos Capture USSSA National Title

One week after Russell captured its first ever statewide fast-pitch Softball title, Russell is now home to another champion after the 18 and Under Diamond Diablos Softball team captured the crown at t...

Jul 27, 2021
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Sports Clay Center, Concordia to Meet for K-18 State Title

Clay Center and Concordia CNB will meet Wednesday, July 28 for the 70th annual K-18 State Baseball Tournament championship in Lucas.

Jul 25, 2021
RV's Aiden Rohr throwing pitching in the team's season finale in Sylvan Grove on Wednesday, July 21. (Photo courtesy Chris Roth)
Sports RV 19U Group Finishes Season With Sweep

The Russell-Victoria baseball group's 19 and Under baseball team capped off their 2021 summer season with a doubleheader sweep on the road Wednesday evening at Sylvan Grove.

Jul 23, 2021
Pictured left to right: Erik Stone, Hayley Powers, Kayla Noller and Brandi Powers.
Sports Members of Russell K-18 Softball Team Stop by KRSL

Three members of the Russell K-18 fastpitch softball team stopped by the KRSL Studios on Wednesday, July 21.

Jul 22, 2021
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Sports K-18 State Baseball Tournament Begins Saturday

The bracket is now set for the 70th annual K-18 State Baseball Tournament in Lucas.

Jul 19, 2021