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June 3, 2015 by Ida Faye Wilkerson Eichman (Register to contact)

The Class of 1954 was happy to use the last of their bank account to give a $300 Scholarship to a graduating Senior of the 2015 Class of Russell High School. The scholarship was given to a Senior who wanted to further their education in any University, Community College, VoTech School or other Technological School. We are proud to announce that our scholarship was presented to Jeffrey Blundon.
Ida Faye Wilkerson Eichman Class of 1954

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Founder Alex Underwood explains vision for Ad Astra music festival; opens Friday in Russell  Hays Post

THEATRE KANSAS. TO THE STARS: The Ad Astra Music Festival founder Alex Underwood had a vision. In the month of July, his hometown of Russell, Kansas ...



Henderson named new Russell High School principal  Hays Post

RUSSELL — Shawn Henderson has been named principal of Russell High School for 2019-20, USD 407 announced Tuesday. Henderson comes to the district ...



Boiler breakdown at Russell High forces school closing  Hays Daily News

Snuggling in blankets, and wearing coats, stocking caps and hoodies with the hoods up might not be standard dress code in high school, but that was going to ...



Henderson Hired as Russell High School Principal  KRSL

USD 407 wishes to introduce Shawn Henderson as the new Russell High School Principal for 2019-2020. Henderson comes to RHS after spending four years ...



Thomas More Prep-Marian announces new faces for 2019-20  Hays Post

TMP-M. TMP-Marian is pleased to announce several new hires on campus. Matthew Spurlock will teach JH Math, Emma Stroyan will teach Biology, James ...



'I'm freezing': High school dismisses early due to building's cold temperatures  KSN-TV

A Kansas high school dismissed students early Wednesday afternoon due to the building's low temperatures.



Grant benefits Russell HS students in national science program  KWCH

A national honor for Russell High School comes with participation in a science program designed to help universities in antibiotic research. Russell is one of just ...



USD 407 Releases Statement Regarding Boiler Breakdown  KRSL

USD 407 - Russell High School experienced some temperature issues the past several weeks due to some Kansas winter weather that is a bit more extreme ...



'Our fingers aren't going to be freezing': Russell students to return to class  KSN-TV

Students are heading back to class after Russell High School receives two new boilers.



Echer Resigns, Hendryx Hired  KRSL

Russell High School Head Football Coach Jordan Echer has resigned from USD 407 effective this summer and his successor has already been named.



Russell's Birky Headed Back to State  KRSL

Russell High School's Cole Birky has qualified for the Class 3A State Golf Tournament for the second-straight year. Birky finished in the top 10 at the Hoisington ...



USD 407 Board Approves Security Upgrades and New Graduation Requirement  KRSL

The USD 407 Board of Education met Monday evening at the Central Office in Russell and approved several items. First on the list were new exterior front doors ...



RHS Trap Shooting Team Places 4th at State Event  KRSL

The Russell High School Trap Shooting team placed 4th at the Kansas High School Clay Target League Tournament on Saturday in Sedgwick. Russell sent 11 ...



RHS Prom is April 13  KRSL

The 2019 Russell High School Prom, a Rustic Romance, is Saturday, April 13 at the Russell Elks Lodge at 8 PM with the King and Queen Crowning at 7:45.



Russell Chamber Honors Local Excellence  KRSL

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Edie McQuade from Russell. The Community *Service* Award was given to Lyndel Adams from Russell. The Citizen of ...



RCACF Scholarships Available  KRSL

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, over $253,000 is available ...



Ivan LeRoy Holt  Salina Journal

Ivan LeRoy Holt was born in Russell, Kansas on December 30, 1938 to Enoch Ivan and Olive Loretta (Atkisson) Holt. His early childhood was spent living with ...



2018 Russell High School Graduation Photos  KRSL

Russell High School held its 2018 Graduation on Saturday, May 12 at Amos Morris Gym. The RHS Class of 2018 included 48 graduates. The academic top 10 of ...



Larry E. Driscoll  Hays Post

Larry E. Driscoll, 93, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018, peacefully at his home. The son of James J. and Elizabeth (Miller) Driscoll, ...



USD 407 BOE Holds Special Meeting Tuesday  KRSL

The USD 407 Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday morning. The Board approved the retirements of Cindy Balthazor, Art Teacher at Ruppenthal ...



Central Plains to meet Phillipsburg in Russell tourney rematch  CatchItKansas

Central Plains and Phillipsburg will meet for a second time this week to decide the Amos Morris tournament.



Class to resume Tuesday for Russell County schools  KWCH

RUSSELL COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Monday, Feb. 12. Classes will resume Tuesday for the Russell County school district. It comes after they Monday due to ...



Coleman Named RHS Head Boys Basketball Coach  KRSL

Michael Coleman has been hired as the new Head Boys Basketball Coach at Russell High School. The hire was made official by the USD 407 Board of ...



Tammen Signs with FHSU  KRSL

Russell High School Senior Travis Tammen has signed to play football in the fall at Fort Hays State University. A signing ceremony was held Tuesday morning at ...



USD 407 Enrollment Dates Announced  KRSL

USD 407 enrollment dates and times have been set for the upcoming school year. New Russell High School students enroll Monday, August 6 from 8 AM to 3:30 ...



USD 407 Enrollment Dates, School Supply Lists Announced  KRSL

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year in Russell will be held August 7 through 9. USD 407 is implementing a single-point enrollment location where district ...



Echer Named RHS Head Football Coach  KRSL

Bluestem High School Head Football and Head Track Coach, Assistant Athletic Director, and Strength and Conditioning Teacher Jordan Echer has been hired ...



Dortland Selected for KBCA All Star Team  KRSL

Russell High School's Tiffany Dortland has been selected as a member of the 2019 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Girls All Star Team. The KBCA All ...



PHOTOS: Russell Round Robin Volleyball  CatchItKansas

Minneapolis Lady Lion Faythe Korinek (#32) sends the ball over a wall set by Topeka West Lady Chargers Sydnee Proctor (#16) and Kim Morrow (#25).



Two Broncos Place in Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic in Hays  KRSL

Two members of the Russell High School wrestling team earned fourth place finishes in their respective weight classes at the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic hosted ...



RHS National Honor Society Raises Funds for Russell County Historical Society  KRSL

The Russell High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held a bake sale fundraiser to raise funds to help the Russell County Historical Society.



Honomichl Selected for NFHS Hall of Fame  KRSL

The National Federation of High School Associations announced on Tuesday that Kansan Ginny Honomichl will be inducted into the NFHS Hall of Fame.



Nuss Hired as New RHS, RMS AD  KRSL

Southwestern College Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director Scott Nuss has been hired as the new Activities and Athletics Director at ...



Bronco Radio Officially Launches  KRSL

The idea to start a radio station at RHS was the brainchild of senior Chandler Kitchen and teacher James Martin. Students can now enroll in the class and learn ...



Swanson Hired at Parsons HS  KRSL

Russell High School Head Boys Basketball Coach and Math Teacher Eric Swanson has been hired as the Parsons High School Principal in southeastern ...



RHS Sophomore Wins in National Career Development Association Poetry and Art Contest  KRSL

Russell High School Sophomore Hayley Gideon placed first in the state of Kansas in the 53rd Annual National Career Development Association Poetry and Art ...



Echer Selected as a Finalist for KSHSAA Spirit of Sport Award  KRSL

Russell High School Head Football Coach Jordan Echer has been recognized by the Kansas State High School Activities Association as a finalist for the ...



RCACF Awards $250000 in Local Scholarships  KRSL

The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) has announced $253,685 in scholarships awarded through the Foundation to area students.



Central Plains, Phillipsburg win at Amos Morris Tournament  CatchItKansas

Central Plains and P-Burg will meet Saturday to decide the Russell tourney after Friday wins.



Ellis USD 388 hires junior/senior high school principal  Hays Post

ELLIS — Ellis USD 388 announced Friday the hiring of Donna Schmidt as the Jr/Sr High Principal for the 2019-20 school year. Schmidt will begin her duties later ...



Richard Lee Scott  Hays Post

Richard Lee Scott, 102, of Russell, Kansas, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Main Street Manor in Russell, with his family by his side. Richard was born ...



FHSU Honors College welcomes fifth class of new members  FHSU News

The Honors College at Fort Hays State has selected 42 new students for the 2019-20 academic year.



2017 RHS Homecoming is Sept. 25-29  KRSL

The royalty candidates and schedule for Russell High School's 2017 Homecoming have been announced. Homecoming Week is September 25 through 29.



American Legion Postseason Assignments Released, Russell to Host "AA" Zone  KRSL

Kansas American Legion officials have released their zone tournament assignments. The Russell Senior American Legion baseball team will host a "AA" Zone ...



Donald Eugene Chegwidden  Salina Post

Donald Eugene Chegwidden, 82, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Don was born ...



Brull Hired at Dodge City HS  KRSL

Russell High School Head Football Coach Jeff Brull announced Monday he has been hired at Dodge City High School and will be leaving Russell. Brull posted ...



Melvin Andrew Flegler  Leavenworth Times

Melvin Andrew Flegler, 86, Russell, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Revask Center, Wichita. He was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Hays to Elsie and Andrew ...



Jester nominees announced for area high school theater productions  Hays Post

“Bright Star” by Hays High performers. Photo courtesy Brenda Meder. 18th annual Jester Awards will be May 5. WICHITA – Music Theatre Wichita's Jester ...



Rawlins County advances with win over Quinter  CatchItKansas

The Rawlins County Lady Buffaloes defeated the Quinter Lady Bulldogs 44-31 to advance to the Class 1A Sub-State Championship game.



USD 407 Facilities Survey Will Be Sent Out Soon  KRSL

USD 407 Russell County voters will soon receive a letter with a survey pursuing thoughts and reflections concerning the school district's facilities. "We have long ...



Nichols Family Named Family of the Year  KRSL

The Matt and Beverly Nichols family of Russell has been named the Post Rock Family Services 2016 Family of the Year. Selection of the award-winning family ...



It's Homecoming Week in Russell  KRSL

It's Homecoming week at Russell High School. This year's theme is 'Merica: Five Days of Freedom. Royalty Queen Candidates are Julia Oste, Alyssa Evans and ...



2017-18 Basketball Sub-State Assignments Released  KRSL

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has announced its 2017-2018 Basketball Sub-State Assignments. The KSHSAA sponsors 64 Sub-State ...



2018 RHS Winter Sports Royalty Announced  KRSL

The 2018 Russell High School Winter Sports Night will be held Friday, February 9 at Amos Morris Gym and the royalty and attendants for this year's ceremonies ...



Walters' National Spelling Bee Title Commemorated  KRSL

A limestone monument in front of Russell's Fossil Station Museum was dedicated Saturday to Robert Walters of Russell in commemoration of his national ...



Gene Flax named interim AD at Ulysses  The Garden City Telegram

ULYSSES — Gene Flax, a veteran athletic director and football coach in Kansas over the past two decades, has been named the interim athletic director for ...



Fort Hays State University announces scholarship awards for 2018-19  Hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Winners of general academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year from Fort Hays State University have been announced by ...



Rep. Troy Waymaster to be wed in August  Hays Post

SUBMITTED. Lance and Mary Pat Waymaster of Russell announce the engagement of their son, Troy Waymaster, to Crystal Whitney, the daughter of Evan and ...



Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Winners Announced  KRSL

The District 38 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest was held February 4 at Russell High School. Participants qualified for the District level competition by ...



Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Hays program  FHSU News

Students from Ellis County and the surrounding area were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Hays for the scholarships they have been ...



RHS Alumni Database Project Continues  KRSL

Russell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau is working on the development of a Russell High School alumni database.



Local high school performances earn Jester Award nominations  Hays Post

Music Theatre Wichita recently announced nominees for the 17th Annual Jester Awards, a program designed to celebrate excellence in high school musical ...



New Russell Regional Hospital CEO Named  KRSL

Russell native and Russell High School graduate Harold Courtois has been named the new CEO of Russell Regional Hospital. Courtois comes back to Russell ...



2016 RHS Homecoming Royalty Candidates, Attendants Announced  KRSL

The 2016 Russell High School Homecoming Royalty Candidates and Class Attendants have been announced. The Homecoming Queen Candidates are Daisi ...



USD 407 BOE Gives Permission to Solicit Vehicle, Elevator Bids  KRSL

The USD 407 Board of Education at its meeting Monday evening gave district administrators permission to solicit bids for the possible purchase of new vehicles ...



awards scholarships for 2017-18 year - Fort Hays State University  FHSU News

Local students are among the winners of general academic scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year from Fort Hays State University.



Sohm, Swanson Win District Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest  KRSL

14-year-old Jacob Sohm and 13-year-old Paxton Swanson (pictured) won the District Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Sunday, February 12 in Victoria.



K of C Free Throw Winners Announced  KRSL

Nine boys and girls from Russell and Luray, ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on ...



2017 Sub-State Brackets  CatchItKansas

Several 3A and 1A sub-states have been finalized stay with CatchitKansas as the rest of them are released on Saturday. CLICK HERE FOR BRACKETS.



Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy concludes, Hays counselor honored  Hays Post

MANHATTAN — More than 430 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the ...



HHS wins five Jester Awards with The Hunchback of Notre Dame  Hays Post

HHS. Hays High School wins five 2017-18 Jester Awards May 6 with its fall production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: LEADING ACTRESS Erin Muirhead ...



RHS Remains Winless  KRSL

The Russell High School volleyball team continues to look for their first win of the season after being swept by Republic Co. in NCAA league play on Tuesday, ...



Local students awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State for 2016-17 year  hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Local students, listed by hometown, have been awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2016 to 2017 academic ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Tyrese Cooper Returns In 2018 To Defend His Title  MileSplit

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FHSU wins national VEX Robotics Championship, top team overall  Hays Post

L-R – standing: Jack Gerstmann, Morgan Gertsmann, Jackson Bjornstad, Christian Wetter, Chase Mundell, Brady Hutchison, Dustin Braun, Wade Buck, Anthony ...



Students named to Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University  hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Local students are among the 1,167 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2014 semester.



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