Crusaders to perform in Russell next week

RUSSELL -- One of the Midwest's best-known gospel groups will perform at Otterbein United Methodist Church next week.

The Crusaders have been together for 44 years, starting as teenagers. In the '70s, they started traveling full-time, sharing the stage with other nationally known gospel groups like the Blackwood Brothers and the Stamps Quartet.

The Crusaders will be in concert at 7 p.m. June 7 at Otterbien United Methodist Church, 136 W. Wisconsin.

There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be accepted.