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

Andrew Dempewolf
Local Dr. Andrew Dempewolf Named New 7-12 Assistant Principal

Dr. Andrew Dempewolf has been named the new 7-12 Assistant Principal at Russell High School for the 2024-2025 school year.

Feb 13, 2024
Russell County USD 407
Local Russell County USD 407 Board of Education Approves Resolution to Close District Office

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening and approved a resolution to close the District Office downtown.

Feb 13, 2024
Matthew Luder
Local Russell's Matthew Luder Sworn In as New Game Warden

Russell's Matthew Luder was recently sworn in as a new game warden in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Law Enforcement Division.

Feb 13, 2024
USD 407 Board Member Brett Mai, Haydnn Neufeld, Annette Stierlen, Raina Tomlinson with Community for Classrooms and Board Member Deanna Myers.
Local Neufeld, Stierlen Named USD 407 Staff Members of the Month for January

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education and Community for Classrooms recognized Haydnn Neufeld and Annette Stierlen as the USD 407 staff members of the month for January.

Feb 13, 2024
Russell PRIDE
Local Maker Space Project in Downtown Russell Nearing Fundraising Goal

Idea Works, the Russell Pride maker space project in downtown Russell, is nearing its fundraising goal to make the project a reality.

Feb 12, 2024
Russell Community Theater Playhouse
Local Russell Community Theater Announces 2024 Season

Russell Community Theater has announced its 2024 season. All productions will be at the RCT Playhouse at 5th and Kansas in Russell with curtain time at 8 PM.

Feb 12, 2024


For Doug Finch - back row center - and his daughters and grandchildren, basketball (and coaching) is more than a passion, it's the family business. (Submitted Photo)
Sports Special to KRSL.com: Finch Family Business

Doug Finch began his love of basketball in Natoma many years ago and that love of the game continues today throughout his family.

Feb 06, 2024
Kansas Basketball Coaches Association
Sports Five Area Teams State Ranked by KBCA

Five area teams are in this week's Kansas Basketball Coaches Association high school rankings.

Feb 06, 2024
Rick Peterson Jr., KSHAAA Covered
Sports Ney's Undefeated Season Garnering Statewide Attention

Russell's Jaden Ney is doing some incredible things on the mat during her junior season in high school.

Feb 06, 2024
Sports Area Basketball Scores - February 5

Area high school Basketball scores for Monday, February 5.

Feb 05, 2024
William Revell Places Third at Elks Hoop Shoot State Free Throw Competition
Sports Russell's William Revell Places Third at Elks Hoop Shoot State Free Throw Competition

Russell's William Revell took third place in the boys ages eight and nine category at the Elks Hoop Shoot state free throw competition in Wichita on February 3.

Feb 05, 2024
Brayden Suchy of the Russell/Sylvan-Lucas wrestling team wrapped up the regular season with a second place finish at 175 pounds on Saturday, February 3 at the Panther Classic in Phillipsburg. (Photo courtesy of Jason Pfeifer).
Sports Russell/Sylvan-Lucas Boys Wrestlers Cap Regular Season

The Russell/Sylvan-Lucas Boys Wrestling team finished the 2023-24 regular season with a duel at Stockton and participation at the Panther Classic in Phillipsburg.

Feb 04, 2024