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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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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 ...



Virginia Faith Steponick - Obituaries  Newton Kansan

Virginia Faith Steponick, 90, Russell, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.She was born May 12, 1928, in Russell to John and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'I'm freezing': Kansas 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.



RHS Girls Fourth, Boys Seventh in Season Opener  KRSL

The Russell High School track and field teams got their season underway on Friday, April 5 at home with the Russell Invitational at Shaffer Field. The RHS girls ...



'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.



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 ...



Russell 1A Sub-State Moving to Barton Community College  KRSL

Officials at Russell High School are moving the location of this weekend's Class 1A Sub-State Basketball Tournament from Russell to Barton Community College ...



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 ...



2018 RHS Homecoming Candidates Announced  KRSL

The royalty candidates for Russell High School's 2018 Homecoming have been announced. This year's King Candidates are Austin Price, AJ Oste and Kyler ...



Russell's Flax Takes First in Beloit  KRSL

After playing on Monday in Plainville, the Russell High School boys golf team was right back in action on Thursday, April 18 in Beloit. The tournament placed the ...



RHS to Host League Art  KRSL

Russell High School Art Instructor Andrea Moreland will host the NCAA League Art event on Wednesday, April 24 at RHS. The League Art festival hosts all ...



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 ...



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 ...



USD 407 BOE Approves Purchase of iPads for RHS Students  KRSL

The USD 407 Board of Education met Monday and approved the purchase of iPads for next year's Russell High School students. The investment of just under ...



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 ...



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 ...



Russell High's Ochs Wins One of Three in Larned  KRSL

Russell High School Tennis player Sam Ochs competed on Tuesday, April 23 at the Larned Invite. The Russell High senior went 1-2 during the meet.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Russell's Ochs Goes 1-1 in Hoisington  KRSL

Russell High School tennis player Sam Ochs competed in the Hoisington Invitational on Monday, April 22. The RHS senior went 1-1 in the meet. Ochs won 8-5 ...



Russell Girls Seventh, Boys 10th in Plainville  KRSL

The Russell High School track and field team was back in action on Tuesday, April 16 as they competed in the Plainville Invitational. The RHS girls took seventh ...



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.



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 ...



1A Girls BB: A list of the teams going to 1A sub-states  Dodge City Daily Globe

With the completion of Thursday's 1A girls basketball games, the teams going to Sub-State tournaments are now decided. Seeding, and which specific sub-state ...



Russell Fifth in Osborne, Birky Takes Ninth  KRSL

The Russell High School boys golf team finished fifth at the Osborne Invitational at Shady Bend Golf Course on Tuesday, April 9. The Broncos shot a 391 in the ...



Russell Suffers Major Power Outage  KRSL

The City of Russell electrical grid suffered a major power outage Thursday, leaving the community without power, some folks for nearly 17 hours. The outage ...



USD 407 BOE Approves Several Resignations, New Contracts and Transfers  KRSL

The USD 407 Board of Education approved several resignations, new contracts and transfer requests at its April 15 meeting. Resignations included Bailey ...



Law Signs with Sterling  KRSL

Russell High School Senior Glenn Law has signed to play football in the fall at Sterling College. A signing ceremony was held Friday at RHS. Law was joined by ...



RHS Broncos Sweep Ellsworth  KRSL

Girls: Russell 52, Ellsworth 41. Boys: Russell 60, Ellsworth 53. The Russell High School girls basketball team defeated Ellsworth 52-41 in Ellsworth on Tuesday, ...



RHS Football Schedule for Next Two Years Announced  KRSL

The Russell High School football schedule for the next two years has been announced. Just a week after releasing football classifications for 2018 and 2019, the ...



RHS Third in Hoisington, Two Broncos Medal  KRSL

The Russell High School boys golf team opened its season on Thursday, April 4 at the Hoisington Invitational at Lake Barton Course just south of Hoisington.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



RHS Track and Field Competes at Phillipsburg  KRSL

The Russell High School track and field teams competed Thursday on the road at the Phillipsburg Invitational. The boys team amassed 25 points for the meet ...



RCACF Awards $6543 in Grants to USD 407  KRSL

The Russell County Area Community Foundation recently awarded $6,543 in grants to USD 407. "The Russell County Area Community Foundation is a ...



Five Broncos Earn All League Honors  KRSL

The North Central Activities Association coaches have released their all league selections for the 2018-19 basketball season. Russell High School had three ...



RHS Students Participate in FHSU Art Day  KRSL

Russell High School student artists participated in Wednesday's Fort Hays State University Art Day. Students earned multiple awards and created a sidewalk ...



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 ...



Broncos Fifth in Plainville, Reddig Earns Medal  KRSL

The Russell High School boys golf team took fifth place at the Plainville Invitational on Monday, April 15 at the Rooks County Golf Club. The Broncos shot a 368 ...



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 ...



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).



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 ...



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 ...



1A Basketball Regional Brackets Released  KSAL

**All Regional games will take place from Monday, Feb. 18-Saturday, Feb. 23. Moundridge High School Regional: Girls- 1. Cottonwood Falls-Chase County ...



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.



Ellis names new principal  Hays Daily News

Ellis USD 388 announced Friday afternoon the hiring of Donna Schmidt as the Jr/Sr high school principal for the 2019-20 school year. She will begin her duties ...



Donna Schmidt Named New RHS Principal  KRSL

Donna Schmidt has been named the new Russell High School Principal effective July 1, 2017. The USD 407 Board of Education approved the job offer at its ...



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.



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 ...



Glenda R. Hammerschmidt  Hays Post

Glenda R. Hammerschmidt, age 71, from Victoria, Kansas died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society-Ellis. She was born June 17, 1947, ...



Melvin Andrew Flegler  Salina Post

Melvin Andrew Flegler, 86, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Revask Center of Wichita, Kansas. Melvin was born September ...



Ricky Larry Gonzales  Salina Post

Ricky Larry Gonzales – age 32, of Holton, Kansas died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born September 27, 1985, in Hays, ...



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 ...



Girls 1A Regional Update: Regional Championship Games are set!  Dodge City Daily Globe

The 1A sub-state picture is becoming more clear. Girls basketball teams from across Kansas finished Regional Semifinal games. The winning teams from each ...



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.



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 ...



Wetzel named state asst. principal of year  Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend High School Assistant Principal Randy Wetzel was recently selected as the 2018 Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) ...



Ellis County, area high school seniors to be honored by KU  Hays Post

KU. LAWRENCE— This fall, the Kansas Honor Scholar Program, a longstanding tradition of the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment, ...



Cheryl Ann Voos - Obituaries  Wellington Daily News

Cheryl Ann Voos, 73, Russell, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell. She was born March 26, 1946, in Russell to Gail and Wilma ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Area All-League Basketball Teams Announced  KRSL

All-league basketball selections have been announced for the North Central Activities Association and the Northern Plains League for the 2017-18 season.



2017-18 Regional Wrestling Assignments Announced  KRSL

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has announced its 2017-2018 Regional Wrestling Assignments. Russell High School will compete in the ...



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 ...



Russell Recreation Hosts CKBL Hoops  KRSL

The Russell Recreation Commission hosted the first weekend of 2018 Central Kansas Basketball League action on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Russell High School.



Jo Anne Murphy  Dodge City Daily Globe

Jo Anne Murphy, 72, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born July 16, 1946, in Las Vegas to George Washington Murphy Sr. and Mary Alice Murphy.



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 ...



MTW Jester Award nominees announced, live competition added  The Hutchinson News

WICHITA – Music Theatre Wichita's Jester Awards program, which has been honoring outstanding achievements by Kansas high schools in the field of musical ...



Two Cheney students honored with KSHSAA Spirit of Sport Award  Salina Post

TOPEKA, Kan. — Maddy Amsink and Julie Bachard, members of the Cheney High School cross country team, have been selected to receive the KSHSAA Spirit ...



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 ...



Russell's Suchy Signs with Barton CC  KRSL

Russell's Kelton Suchy will continue his wrestling career at the collegiate level. The RHS senior signed a letter of intent with Barton Community College on ...



Lady Broncos Go 3-2 in Own Round Robin  KRSL

The Russell High School volleyball team went 3-2 at their own Russell Round Robin on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Lady Broncos beat Topeka West in two (25-15, ...



Russell Girls Fall to TMP in Semifinals  KRSL

The Russell High School girls basketball team ended its 2015-2016 season Friday night with a 61-37 loss to rival TMP-Marian in Norton in the 3A Sub-State ...



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 ...



At 107, Oldest Russell Resident Dies  KRSL

Spending all but the last two years of her life in Russell County, 107-year-old Kora Hollinger - the oldest Russell resident - died Wednesday, January 16 in ...



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 ...



Ball players field team for vintage Fort Hays game  Hays Daily News

Foul ball!” cried umpire Ian “Traveller” Tinney on Saturday morning from home plate at the vintage baseball game on the snowy grounds of Old Fort Hays.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



RMS Students Release Balloons to Remember Fallen Classmate  KRSL

Ruppenthal Middle School students gathered Friday afternoon at the Russell High School baseball field to remember Cael Evans by releasing balloons into the ...



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 ...



Hays High Student Council advisor honored on Kansas House floor  hays Post

TOPEKA–Melinda Cross, Russell, was honored and congratulated Tuesday, Feb. 24, by the Kansas House of Representatives for her recognition by the Kansas ...



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 ...



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 ...



RCACF Awards More Than $32000 in Fall Grants  KRSL

The Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) has announced its 2015 fall grant recipients. More than $32,000 in grants were awarded to ...



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 ...



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