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Russell County USD 407
Local Superintendent Swayne: Keep Kids in School for As Long As We Can

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and discussed COVID-19 responses, data and planning.

Nov 24, 2020
Operation Christmas Child
Local Operation Christmas Child Packs 2,132 Gift-Filled Shoeboxes This Year in Russell County

Operation Christmas Child packed a total of 2,132 gift-filled shoeboxes this year in Russell County.

Nov 24, 2020
Kansas Department of Labor
Local Phishing Attack Warning from Kansas Department of Labor

Please be aware that a fraudulent SMS (e.g. texting) phishing attempt is being distributed on mobile devices.

Nov 24, 2020
Smoky Hills PBS
Local Smoky Hills PBS Receives Grant from Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation

The Robert E. and Patricia A. Schmidt Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills PBS with a grant for $5,000.

Nov 24, 2020
Russell VFW
Local Russell VFW Cancels All December Activities

Russell VFW Post Commander Lee Keffer has announced all December activities and meetings are canceled at the VFW due to COVID-19 precautions.

Nov 24, 2020
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Nov. 23

As of 4 PM Monday, November 23, Russell County has 499 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of 39 since Friday, according to the Russell County Health Department.

Nov 23, 2020


Kansas State High School Activities Association
Sports Kansas High School Sports Will Start on Time, But Without Fans

The KSHSAA Board of Directors (BOD) met in a virtual format with all 78 members in attendance on Tuesday, November 24 to discuss several items pertaining to the winter activity season.

Nov 24, 2020
RHS Velocity Dance Team 2020
Sports RHS Velocity Dance Team Places Fourth in State in KSHSAA Dance Competition

The Russell High School Velocity Dance Team placed fourth in Division I in the state in the first ever Kansas State High School Activities Association Dance Competition this past weekend.

Nov 23, 2020
Victoria played St. Francis in the semifinals of the 8-Man Division II playoffs on Friday, Nov. 20 in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Mike Blanke.)
Sports St. Francis Ends Victoria's Season in D-2 Semis

VICTORIA-Shadryon Blanka rushed for 238 yards and three touchdowns and added a receiving score as the #1-ranked St. Francis Indians pulled away from #3 Victoria 44-22 Friday evening in the 8-man Divis...

Nov 20, 2020
USD 407 Champion Logo2
Sports Russell Schools Modify Winter Sports Attendance Guidelines

In response to the recent significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Russell County, and with the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes, coaches and staff in mind, USD 407 has modified its ...

Nov 17, 2020
Victoria beat Wheatland-Grinnell 44-26 in the quarterfinals of the 8-Man Div. II playoffs in Grainfield on Friday, November 13. (Photo courtesy USD 432 Staff.)
Sports Victoria Tops Wheatland-Grinnell, Advances to 8-Man Div. II Semifinals

Victoria held off Wheatland-Grinnell for a 44-26 victory on Friday in Grainfield to advance to the semifinals of the 8-Man Division II playoffs.

Nov 13, 2020
Russell native and Hays High sophomore Diego Muller.
Sports Russell Soccer Player Wins All-League Honors

Diego Muller, from Russell and a sophomore at Hays High School, has been named to the Western Athletic Conference all-league soccer team.

Nov 13, 2020