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

36th District Senator Elaine Bowers
Local Senator Bowers: Senate Scene

State Senator Elaine Bowers has released her week five Senate Scene legislative newsletter.

Feb 12, 2024
Kansas Department of Transportation
Local KDOT's Cost Share Program Applications Being Accepted

The Kansas Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the spring 2024 round of the agency's Cost Share Program.

Feb 12, 2024
AU Tattoo Ribbon Cutting
Local Ribbon Cutting Held for AU Tattoo

The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for AU Tattoo in downtown Russell on Thursday.

Feb 09, 2024
Troy Waymaster
Local Representative Waymaster: From the Dome to Home

State Representative Troy Waymaster has released his latest legislative newsletter.

Feb 09, 2024
Tracey Mann
Local House Education and Workforce Committee Advances Representative Mann's FAFSA Exemptions for Family Farms, Businesses

H.R. 1250, the Family Farm and Small Business Exemption Act, led by Representatives Tracey Mann of Kansas and Jimmy Panetta of California, passed in the House Education and Workforce Committee as a pa...

Feb 09, 2024
Kansas Department of Commerce
Local Kansas Tourism Announces Attraction Development Grants Spring Applications Open

Kansas Tourism has announced the spring round of applications are open for the Tourism Attraction Development Grant Program.

Feb 09, 2024


RHS Wrestling
Sports Lady Broncos Finish 9th at Panther Classic

Due to minor injuries and illness, the Russell-Sylvan-Lucas Lady Bronco Wrestling team competed at the Panther Classic in Phillipsburg on Friday with a limited roster but placed ninth out of 21 teams ...

Feb 03, 2024
2023-24 RHS Girls and Boys Basketball Team Pictures by Jason Drake
Sports Russell Splits at Oakley

Girls: Oakley 59, Russell 35 Boys: Russell 45, Oakley 35

Feb 03, 2024
Sports Area Basketball Scores - February 2

Area high school Basketball scores for Friday, February 2. 

Feb 02, 2024
USD 407 Champion Logo
Sports Lady Bronco Wrestling Loses Dual to Stockton in Tie-Breaker

The Russell Lady Bronco Wrestling team took part in its first dual match in program history on Thursday evening at Stockton.

Feb 01, 2024
Natoma Tigers
Sports Friday's Natoma-Osborne Basketball Games Canceled

The Natoma Basketball games at Osborne scheduled for Friday, February 2 have been canceled due to the recent tragedy in the USD 399 community.

Feb 01, 2024
Sports Victoria Earns Two Close Victories Over Ellinwood

Girls: Victoria 51, Ellinwood 48 ​​​​​​​Boys: Victoria 40, Ellinwood 38

Jan 30, 2024