It is with heavy heart we say goodbye to one of our own family members. Sports writer/photographer Stephen Russell passed away Wednesday morning. Stephen was a great guy and was full of life. We were blessed when he came onboard as the Chronicle's sports person in August of 2019. He loved covering the Vikings. He quickly friended the coaches and athletes. He will be sorely missed. Please keep his wife Amber and their children Logan and Mylie in your thoughts and prayers. As Thanksgiving approaches, we can all be thankful to have had Stephen in our lives. Rest in Peace my friend.