I have my button, do you???  It is Russell Main Street’s annual Weihnachtsfest! Get your button to be eligible to win BIG prizes.  You can pick up a button from the Russell Main Street office and be present in Cecil Bricker Park every Saturday at 10am and you can be a winner!  For more details contact Russell Main Street at 483-2897.


Plaid Friday is HERE!

Come see Jim at Espresso Etc. to start your morning!

It is FRIDAY!!  Plaid Friday is so great because you can walk off all that turkey and get great deals at the same time!  I did start my day off at the coffee shop, Espresso Etc., and Jim hooked me up with a delicious cup of coffee to get me going this morning!  Have fun today and shop all of these independently owned businesses for great deals today in Russell.

White Knight Enterprises Gifts & Novelties (416 W Wichita)

Encore/VEEZ Unlimited (590 S Fossil)

ScreenWorkz (729 N Fossil)

Waudby & Co. Clothiers (713 N Main)

Firetender Trading Post (727 N Main)

Espresso Etc. (718 N Main)

D. Palma & Co. Mercantile (626 N Main)

Tiny Toes Baby Boutique & Furniture (610 N Elm)


Plaid Friday TOMORROW

Grab a cup of coffee, smoothie, or lunch at Espresso Etc. in Downtown Russell.

This is where I will be early tomorrow morning ……. Espresso Etc.!  I need a lot of coffee to keep me awake and alert to catch all the GREAT Plaid Friday deals here in Russell!  Go to the Plaid Friday website to find out all the retailers participating in this FUN event!

3 days until Plaid Friday

Look at all the things I found at Encore/VEEZ Unlimited!

3 days until Plaid Friday!  There will be great deals at 3 of the antique stores here in Russell; Encore/Veez Unlimited, D. Palma & Co. Mercantile, & Firetender Trading Post!  You will for sure find a gift for everyone at any 3 of these unique antique stores!  Don’t forget to wear your plaid, you may get a special gift!  Go to the Plaid Friday website to get all the details of Plaid Friday. 

Below are the retailers participating in this FUN and EXCITING day:

White Knight Enterprises Gifts & Novelties (416 W Wichita)

D. Palma & Co. Mercantile (626 N Main)

VEEZ Unlimited/Encore (590 S Fossil)

Tiny Toes Baby Boutique & Furniture (610 N Elm)

ScreenWorkz (729 N Fossil)

I found lots of great gift ideas at Firetender Trading Post

Firetender Trading Post (727 N Main)

Espresso Etc. (718 N Main)

Waudby & Co. Clothiers (713 N Main)


Plaid Friday this week

I’m so excited for this Friday!!  Why?  It is Plaid Friday!!  What is Plaid Friday, you might ask?  Well, the name Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday”, and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.  Many local retailers in Russell will be participating in Plaid Friday and will have SPECIAL promotions just for coming in.  I stopped in at Tiny Toes Baby Boutique and they said they will be having special discounts on Plaid Friday! Go to the Plaid Friday website to check out the participating businesses here in Russell!  Stay tuned, I will be counting down the days until PLAID FRIDAY!

Shopping at Tiny Toes Baby Boutique & Furniture, one of the Plaid Friday participants!

North Central Kansas

The North Central KS Travel Council Group!

Collection of Military Patches

Today I got to meet all of the wonderful people of the North Central Kansas Travel Council. Russell County is a member of this group and today they met in Osborne! We started off the day by visiting many unique businesses and had a wonderful meeting!  I stopped at the Carnegie Research Library to find a UNIQUE collection of military patches!  A local gentleman, Woody Hilsinger, collected these badges and they are now displayed in the Carnegie Research Library.   They have a sign in sheet for Veterans to sign if they have ever worn the badge.  It is a great tribute to our Veterans!  They are still trying to find the history and information on some badges displayed, so if you know someone who has worn any of these badges have them stop by and sign their name next to the badge!

My friends Susie & Tammy from Cloud County!

Welcome Hunters

Get your hunting supplies at Sportsman's Corner in Russell

I hope all of the hunters out there are enjoying their stay in Russell County!  Don’t forget, if you need more hunting supplies, visit Sportsman’s Corner (231 E Wichita) or Home Oil Service in Lucas. Check out the Russell County Economic Development & CVB website for eateries and information on things to do after the hunt!  Take time to EXPLORE Russell County, you won’t be disappointed. Cheers to a great hunt!

Relax after the hunt at Diamond S Vineyard & Winery in Russell.

Sportsman’s Corner

Me & my buddy McGuire!

Hunting supplies …… √ CHECK!
I am ready for hunting season in Russell County now!  I visited Sportsman’s Corner in Russell (231 E Wichita) where you can find guns, ammo, hunting license, clothing, and more!  McGuire, the store greeter, even helped me find what I needed and made my visit even more SPECIAL!  You will have to stop by Sportsman’s Corner just to see how big McGuire really is!  Who knows, you might just get a hug 🙂
You can check out Sportsman’s Corner at their 5th Year Anniversary Celebration this Saturday (Nov. 5).  Stop by for a hamburger or brat and check out the in store specials! Door prizes will be given away every half hour!  Come stock up for hunting season and help them celebrate!