Former Russell Mayor Curt Mader Passes Away

Former Russell Mayor Raymond Curtis "Curt" Mader has died. He was 55.

Raymond Curtis Mader

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Local Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Laura Kelly has announced the statewide move to Phase 2 of Kansas' COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Jan 21, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for Jan. 20

As of 5 PM, Wednesday, January 20, Russell County has 791 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of four since Monday, according to the Russell County Health Department...

Jan 20, 2021
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Local Governor Kelly Announces Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Governor Laura Kelly has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard in Kansas.

Jan 20, 2021
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Local Russell City Council Approves Water Rate Increase

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and approved a water rate increase.

Jan 20, 2021
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Local Commodities Will Be Distributed in Russell Jan. 26, 27

Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at Parkside Manor on Tuesday, January 26 from 9 to 11 AM and at the Russell County Food Pantry on Wednesday, January 27 from 9 to 11 AM.

Jan 20, 2021
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Local USD 399 Superintendent Larry Geist Announces Resignation

USD 399 Natoma-Paradise-Waldo Superintendent Larry Geist has announced his resignation.

Jan 20, 2021


RHS freshman Medoria Cooper wrestling at Nickerson Girls Invitational on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Sports Russell's Cooper Finishes Second in Nickerson

Russell High School wrestler Medora Cooper placed second at the Nickerson Girls Invitational on Tuesday, January 19.

Jan 20, 2021
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Sports Lady Broncos Pound Stockton, Snap Streak

PLAINVILLE-Camille Dortland led three Russell players in double figures with a career-high 22 points as the Lady Broncos ended a four-game losing streak with a 63-38 win over Stockton in MCL Tournamen...

Jan 19, 2021
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Sports Area Basketball Scores - January 19

Area high school basketball scores for Tuesday, January 19.

Jan 19, 2021
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Sports Natoma, Sylvan-Lucas in New KBCA Rankings

The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association has released its first high school rankings after the holiday break.

Jan 19, 2021
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Sports Area Basketball Scores - January 18

Area high school basketball scores for Monday, January 18.

Jan 18, 2021
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Sports Russell Boys Dominate Smith Center in MCL Tournament Matchup

The Russell High School boys basketball team defeated Smith Center 67-45 at Plainville's Cardinal Gym on Monday, January 18 in a Mid-Continent League Tournament consolation game.

Jan 18, 2021