Residents gathered today at the Russell VFW for the Community BBQ, featuring a patriotic program at noon. The Russell Fire Department performed the flag folding ceremony.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution sang a medley of patriotic songs, including the Kansas state song:
An oversize birthday card marking favorite son Bob Dole’s 90th birthday is on display this holiday weekend for Russell residents to sign their names and good wishes.
The city is also observing Russell Oil Days.