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Local Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Russell

City of Russell, Russell-Grant Township and Gorham Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday morning at 711 East 5th Street in Russell.

Oct 27, 2020
US Department of Agriculture
Local Trump Administration Invests Nearly $13 Million to Modernize Water, Wastewater Infrastructure in Kansas

US Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Kansas Lynne Hinrichsen has announced that USDA is investing $12,902,000 to modernize critical drinking water and wastewater infrastru...

Oct 27, 2020
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Local Governor Laura Kelly, Safe Kids Kansas Offer Safe Halloween Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

Governor Laura Kelly on Tuesday joined Safe Kids Kansas to encourage Kansas families to seek creative alternatives for regular Halloween activities that will encourage safety and mitigate the spread o...

Oct 27, 2020
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Local Trump Administration Invests $791,638 in Distance Learning Within the KAIDE Network in Kansas

On October 14, the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Kansas Lynne Hinrichsen announced that USDA is investing $791,638 to provide interactive video conferencing equipme...

Oct 27, 2020
COVID-19
Local Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Russell County

Six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Russell County since Friday.

Oct 26, 2020
Santa at RMSI Lighted Christmas Parade
Local Russell Main Street, Inc. Announces Holiday Events Schedule, Theme

With it beginning to look like Christmas this week, why not look ahead to the holiday season. Russell Main Street, Inc. has announced dates for its annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Weihnachtsfest a...

Oct 25, 2020
Vote 2020
Local As Expected, Russell County Voting Off to Hot Start

After one week of advance voting, Russell County Clerk and Election Officer Mary Nuss is already reporting some impressive numbers ahead of the November 3 General Election.

Oct 25, 2020
Kansas Highway Patrol
Local Downs Teen Injured in Crash North of Luray

A teen from Downs was injured in a single vehicle crash north of Luray on Saturday, October 24.

Oct 25, 2020
From left to right: John Kisner, 3rd Place; Barrett Simon, 4th Place; Andrew Sylvester, 2nd Place; Brandon Frey, Champion; Quest Flesner, 5th Place.
Local Russell Livestock Hosts Kansas Auctioneer Association Championship

16 of the best auctioneers from the Midwest were in Russell on Thursday, October 22 for the 13th Annual Kansas Auctioneer Association Livestock Auctioneer Championship hosted by Russell Livestock.

Oct 24, 2020
Downtown Russell
Local Let's Join Together to Bring Sound Back to Downtown Russell

For nearly two years, downtown Russell has been quiet. No music. No commentary during parades and events. And there's a good reason why.

Oct 23, 2020
Canned Food
Local Commodities Will Be Distributed in Russell Oct. 27, 28

Government surplus commodities will be distributed in Russell at Parkside Manor on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 to 11 AM and at the Russell County Food Pantry on Wednesday, October 28 from 9 to 11 AM.

Oct 23, 2020
Vote 2020
Local Election 2020: Know the Candidates

The 2020 General Election is Tuesday, November 3 and KRSL Russell Radio wants to help you learn more about our local candidates.

Oct 23, 2020