Farm Talk !

Value added ag

Good Morning Everyone!!

Just wanted to say, Thank you to Kansas Dept of Ag for presenting last evening in Russell about value added ag products and how it can add quality and value to the family farm!! It was great information to know! Thank you to everyone who came out and learned some valuable information!


Midwest Huntfest!

Good Morning Everyone!!


Today the Russell County Eco Devo & CVB Staff head to Wichita for the Midwest Huntfest! They will be promoting all of Russell County from hunting and fishing to the attractions and shopping!

Job Fair

Good Morning Everyone!!

Are you looking for a job? Or, maybe you’re an employer who is looking to hire?

The Mobile Job Fair is Friday, April 21st!! Come out to the Klema’s Parking Lot from 11am – 2pm and look for the Kansas Works Bus!! See what local and area jobs are available and register on helpful sites through KansasWorks!

Any one looking to employ in Russell County, we will promote your job openings for free at the job fair. Please provide the Russell County Eco Devo & CVB Office with 25 copies of the job application or employment information by April 10th, to be included in the advertising!


Father/Daughter Dance

Good Morning Everyone!!

Happy Friday! I hope you all get to go out and enjoy this beautiful weather sometime today!! I just wanted to remind you all that the RAC Annual Father/Daughter Dance will be on Monday, February 13th at the Fossil Creek Inn & Suites! Pictures will begin from 5:30-7pm in the Lobby! Fathers come on out and enjoy pictures, refreshments, and a dance with your daughter! The dance will go until 8pm! See you then!

Big Game Day Party!

Good Morning Everyone!!

The Dream Theater will once again be open for the Super Bowl! Stadium – style concessions will be available for purchase, no glass permitted. No one under 16 will be allowed without a parent or guardian present, doors open at 1pm admission is FREE!!


There will be a Chili Bowl starting at 4pm! For a $20 registration fee you can enter the chili bowl!! Prizes will be given for the best traditional chili, best vegetarian chili, best white chili, & over all fan favorite! Participants will need to make enough chili for 50 samples and will have the option to sell their leftover chili after the contest. The public can taste test and vote for the best chili. Only 50 people will have the opportunity to purchase $5 tickets for this event, tickets will be sold at the door.

All proceeds go to benefit the Dream Theater Upgrades!!

Hope to see you all there!! 🙂

Russell Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Good Morning Everyone!!

Happy Monday!! I know you are all thinking about stuffing your bellies on Thanksgiving Day!! Just wanted to remind you that there will be a Community Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 12pm at the St. Mary’s Queen of Angels Catholic Church! The meal includes, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, rolls and drinks! Free of charge to all members of the community! Side dishes and desserts are appreciated but not required. Free will offering will be accepted. If you have any questions about the dinner, or are interested in volunteering, or need a meal delivered/picked up, or would like to make a donation please contact Dannie’ll Heaton at 785-483-1772!!


I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday!!!

Plaid Friday!



Morning Everyone!

Don’t forget next Friday is Plaid Friday!! If you would like to know what businesses are participating please call Encore Antiques at 785-445-8480! This is a wonderful alternative to Black Friday and keeping your hard earned dollars in our awesome community! I hope to see you all shopping about on November 25th!!

Cael Evans Russell County Youth Hunt!


Good Morning Everyone!!

Hope your week has been going well and we are half way through it!! Yippie!!

I just wanted to let you all know that you still have time to get signed up for the Cael Evans Russell County Youth Hunt!! If you would like a registration form you can stop by Russell County Eco Devo & CVB, Klemas, Sportsman’s Corner, and LaSada!! Please return signed forms to the Russell County Eco Devo & CVB Office( 331 E Wichita)! Forms turned in by October 28th will receive a free youth hunt t-shirt!

Chit Chat at the Barn


Good Morning Everyone!!

Just wanted to remind you all about Chit Chat at the Barn on October 11th at Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch!! If you’re a business owner or are thinking about becoming a business owner this is the event for you to attend! Talk with one another about ideas, explain what your business is, hand out business cards, or anything that helps promotes your business!! Plus, you can roast a smore at the fire pit, and enjoy cold root beer or warm cider while talking about your ideas! If you’d like to attend please call 785-483-4000 or email with your RSVP! Please let us know no later than 12pm on October 3rd! Hope to see you there! 🙂

Commercial Building Tours!

Good Morning Everyone!!

Have you thought of owning your own business and needed the perfect building to do so?! The first Russell Commercial Building Tour is happening TONIGHT!!! There will be information provided on the many different resources available for entrepreneurs wanting to open their own business! You will learn about local business programs and see the available listed properties!! Starting at 5:30pm at Espresso Etc (628 N Main, Russell, KS)!

There will be a short resource program followed by the tours!