Dorrance Decoration Day Marquee May 2024
Russell Community Impact Award Recognizes Patsy Denault for Outstanding Dedication to Local Businesses, Community

The Russell Community Impact Award Committee is pleased to announce Patsy Denault as the April 2024 Russell Community Impact Award recipient.

Russell Deputy City Manager Kayla Schneider, Russell Mayor Jim Cross, Patsy Denault and KRSL/KZRS Russell Radio Marketing Representative Erik Stone.

Local News

5-19-24 Russell Tornado
Local NWS: Confirmed Tornado Touched Down Sunday Just Outside of Russell

The National Weather Service of Wichita damage survey team has confirmed two areas of tornado damage from Sunday's storms. One was northwest of Russell and the other was northeast of Wilson.

May 21, 2024
Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Sign Resolution Declaring Countywide Disaster

The Russell County Commissioners met Monday and signed a resolution declaring a countywide disaster as a result of Sunday's severe weather.

May 21, 2024
Fort Hays State University
Local FHSU's National Science Foundation Grant Aims to Fill Rural Teaching Gaps

Fort Hays State University will address the challenge of staffing high-need rural schools with effective science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers through a $1.45 million grant from th...

May 21, 2024
Lisa Beran
Local Beran Seeks Re-Election to 20th District Judge Post

District Judge Lisa Beran has announced she will seek re-election as 20th Judicial District Division 3 Judge.

May 21, 2024
Russell County Courthouse
Local Russell County Commissioners Will Hold Special Meeting May 29

The Russell County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 29 at 9 AM in the Commission Chambers at the Russell County Courthouse.

May 21, 2024
Kansas Department of Commerce
Local Lieutenant Governor Toland Announces $500,000 in Tourism Attraction Development Grants

Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland has announced $500,000 has been awarded in the latest round of Attraction Development Grant funding.

May 21, 2024


The 2024 Russell-Victoria Lady Broncos Softball team.  (Photo courtesy of Jason Drake).
Sports Lady Broncos Conclude Season in Class 3A Regional

GREAT BEND-The 2024 Russell-Victoria Lady Bronco Softball season drew to a close Monday evening with a 15-0 loss to Southeast of Saline in the first round of the Class 3A Hoisington Regional at the Gr...

May 13, 2024
Sports Area Softball Scores - May 13

Area high school Softball scores for Monday, May 13.

May 13, 2024
2024 Russell-Victoria Baseball Team (Photo courtesy of Jason Drake)
Sports Broncos Baseball Season Ends with First Round Regional Loss

HOISINGTON-The 2024 Russell-Victoria Bronco Baseball season came to end Friday evening with a 12-2 loss to Hoisington-Central Plains in the first round of the Class 3A Regionals at Logan Field.

May 10, 2024
The Russell High School Girls 4x800 meter relay team which includes Kelvie Reeves, Anna Thielen, Jaden Ney and Kinsey Zorn broke a 34-year old school record at the MCL Track and Field meet on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at Shaffer Field in Russell. (Photo courtesy of Micky Zorn).
Sports Track and Field: RHS Girls 4th, Boys 6th at MCL Meet

The 2024 Mid-Continent League Track and Field meet was held on Thursday at Russell High School's Shaffer Field with 11 schools taking part.

May 09, 2024
Russell High School Golf
Sports Mooney Leads Bronco Golfers at MCL Tournament

Russell High School's Jake Mooney carded a score of 85 to finish in 14th place at the Mid-Continent League Boys Golf Tournament held on Thursday at Smoky Hill Country Club in Hays and hosted by TMP-Ma...

May 09, 2024
Softball and Baseball
Sports Area High School Scores - May 9

Area high shcool Baseball and Softball scores for Thursday, May 9.

May 09, 2024