Janae Talbott Named Inaugural Winner of Russell Community Impact Award

The City of Russell, in partnership with KRSL/KZRS Russell Radio and the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, launched an exciting monthly celebration dedicated to recognizing and honoring the unsung heroes in our community who are shaping Russell into a better place to live, work and play.

Russell Deputy City Manager Kayla Schneider, Russell Mayor Jim Cross, Janae Talbott, Russell County Area Community Foundation Executive Director Angela Muller and KRSL/KZRS Russell Radio General Manager Mike McKenna.

Local News

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Kelly Directs Flags be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Rally Shooting Victim

Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, February 24 in honor of Elizabeth "Lisa" Lopez-Galvan, a Kansan who died in the shooting at the...

Feb 20, 2024
Tracey Mann
Local Representative Mann Celebrates National FFA Week

US Representatives Tracey Mann of Kansas and Jimmy Panetta of California, co-chairs of the Congressional FFA Caucus, and US Representatives GT Thompson of Pennsylvania and Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, ...

Feb 20, 2024
Second Annual Special Sale Supports Kansas FFA
Local Second Annual Special Sale Supports Kansas FFA

With trailers lining the streets outside of Heartland Regional Stockyards, a sense of excitement surrounding the special FFA sale hosted at the selling facility in Plainville on Tuesday, February 13 c...

Feb 19, 2024
Russell Regional Hospital
Local RRH Earns Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Award from The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Russell Regional Hospital has announced it has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Feb 19, 2024
DCF Announces Case Management Provider Contracts
Local DCF Announces Case Management Provider Contracts

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has announced the awarding of contracts for its Case Management Providers (CMP), which focus on foster care services for Kansas.

Feb 19, 2024
USD 407 Steering Committee Meeting 1-17-24
Local Next USD 407 Community Steering Committee Meeting is February 21 at RHS Cafeteria

This Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30 PM in the Russell High School Cafeteria at 565 East State Street in Russell is the next USD 407 Community Steering Committee meeting.

Feb 19, 2024

Sports

R to L: Coach Jason Pfeifer, Teagen Pfeifer, Kaleb Ives Thull, Xzephren Donner, Alec Huck, Brayden Suchy and Coach Dan Weigel. (Courtesy Photo)
Sports Russell, Sylvan-Lucas Qualify Five for State; Donner, Suchy Capture Regional Titles

Russell is sending four and Sylvan-Lucas one to the Class 3-2-1A Boys State Wrestling Tournament in Salina.

Feb 17, 2024
KZRS Basketball Game of Week
Sports Ellinwood Sweeps Pair from Otis-Bison

Girls: Ellinwood 35, Otis-Bison 29 Boys: Ellinwood 52, Otis-Bison 48

Feb 17, 2024
KRSL/KZRS Basketball Scoreboard
Sports Area Basketball Scores - February 16

Area high school Basketball scores for Friday, February 16.

Feb 16, 2024
2023-24 RHS Girls and Boys Basketball Team Pictures by Jason Drake
Sports Russell Splits Senior Night

Girls: Russell 60, Hill City 32 Boys: Hill City 57, Russell 49

Feb 16, 2024
2023-24 RHS Girls and Boys Basketball Team Pictures by Jason Drake
Sports Smith Center Sweeps Russell

Girls: Smith Center 70, Russell 34 Boys: Smith Center 46, Russell 44

Feb 15, 2024
KRSL/KZRS Basketball Scoreboard
Sports Area Basketball Scores - February 15

Area high school Basketball scores for Thursday, February 15.

Feb 15, 2024