Rossville Rattlers to cease operations effective immediately

ROSSVILLE, Kan. (WIBW) - The Rossville Rattlers "have decided to cease operations effective immediately," according to the team's Facebook page.

The Rattlers have played in the Mid-Plains League since 2012, winning two Summer Collegiate Championships.

Manager Tobi Cowdin, who took over when his father Brett passed away, was named Mid-Plains League Manager of the Year twice (2015, 2016).

The full Facebook post said:

Special Announcement:

The Rattlers Organization want to extend our sincerest thanks for allowing us to call Rossville and Joe Campbell Stadium our home for the past six summers. The town of Rossville has welcomed us in with open arms and has proved what a special community it is. We have been extremely proud of being able to represent Rossville and provide family friendly entertainment to the community.

We regret to announce that we have decided to cease operations effective immediately. We will not be fielding a team in 2018 and beyond. After much discussion within the organization we find that it is time for us to step away, to finish our own personal healing, and to explore other interests and opportunities. We have enjoyed each moment of our time in Rossville and we are immensely proud that we were able to bring the town two Summer Collegiate Championships in our six years. With the help of the City of Rossville we have coached over 150 Collegiate players through our summer ball program. We will forever consider ourselves part of the Rossville community.

We appreciate all the support of the city council and of the great citizens of Rossville have given us. Our journey would not have been possible without all of you. Thank you Rossville for your hospitality and we wish your community continued growth and prosperity in the future.

A special heartfelt thanks goes to the Thornburg’s, Foster’s, all of our dedicated host families, fans, and all who have contributed to this dream over the past six years. We could not have done it without you!

Sincerely,
The Rossville Rattlers