Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Russell News


Russell News November 13, 2018

The following is to correct errors printed previously in the Russell News:
​     ​          Mike  Beaty entered the 17th World Percheron Congress (around 800 Percheron's were entered) in Des Moines recently. 
​      ​He won 1st Place  for the Farm Vehicle division with Old Betsy, Chariton's vintage fire engine. Riding on Old Betsy were Chariton firemen Jim Larrington and  Cody Smith and driving is Mike Beaty. 
​      In other races: Feed team race (entered 4 times and placed each time), Walking plow-9th, Barnyard pull-6th, Sulky plow-6th, Log skid-9th, Gamblers choice (obstacle course)-6th. ​Job well done, Mike. Our sincere apologies for the errors.
Calendar
Thursday, November 15, 1:15 p.m. Russell News meeting at the Museum-everyone welcome
                Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m. Russell Museum/Library Board meeting
                Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day, Being thankful you don't live on either coast or the Gulf Coast and other blessings.
               
Reminder-Trash pickup for Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) will be on Wed. 


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

City Council Special Meeting

CITY OF RUSSELL
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 29, 2018
Present:  Duane Bedford (Mayor), Council members:  Chris Feehan, Terry Newcomb, Casey DeHoedt, Corey Paige and Cindy Smith, clerk.
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Duane Bedford, Mayor.
Police Department:  Officer Jeff Johnson and Mayor, Duane Bedford have had discussions regarding Officer Johnson’s time availability.  Officer Johnson has resigned as our city police due to the time constraints that he has with his other responsibilities with the City of Chariton and with the State of Iowa Sheriff’s department.    The City of Russell has had applications submitted and has decided to hire Officer Dustin Hardin to take over the responsibilities of the Russell police department.   Officer Johnson has stated that he will assist in getting the new officer started and help in any way that he can.  This offer to hire Officer Hardin was motioned for approval by Chris Feehan and seconded by Casey Dehoedt.
Ayes – all approved
Nay’s – none
Dump Trailer:  Jim Larrington has been getting quotes for a dump trailer to purchase for the city.  The cost of this trailer will be $6,990.00 which will include a tarp and spare tire.  This purchase was motioned for approval by Terry Newcomb and seconded by Corey Paige.
Ayes – all approved
Nay’s – none
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 was made by Chris Feehan and seconded by Casey Dehoedt
Ayes – all approved
Nay’s - none

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Russell News


Russell News October 30, 2018
Calendar
                Sunday, November 4, Daylight Savings Time change, set clocks back one hour
                Sunday,  November 4,  2 p.m. The last Russell Sportsmen Trap Shoot for 2018
                Monday, November 5,  7 p.m. Russell City Council meeting    
                Tuesday, November 6, 7 a.m. -9 p.m. 2018 Federal, State and Local General Election at the Community Center, need to bring picture ID.
                No November meeting for American Legion/Auxiliary, meetings will resume in March 
                Wednesday, November 7,  6:30 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church Night Owls,  Lona Aldrich will be the hostess and Pastor Linda Reida will have the lesson.
                Sunday, November, 11, Veterans Day
                Monday, November 12,  6 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Annual Member Meeting
                Thursday, November 15, 1:15 p.m. Russell News meeting at the Museum-everyone welcome
                Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m. Russell Museum/Library Board meeting
                Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day, Being thankful you don't live on either coast or the Gulf Coast and other blessings
                Wednesday, October 31,  Halloween,  Trick or Treat 6-8 p.m.

Mike Beaty and World Percheron Congress


Chariton Firemen on Old Betsy are Jim Larrington and Cody Smith.

Mike entered the 17th World Percheron Congress in Des Moines recently. 
He won 7th place overall (around 800 Percherons were entered) for the Farm Vehicle division with Old Betsy, Chariton's vintage fire engine. 
For winning 7th place he received the  fold-able chair with side arm.
On the chair is the plaque he won for 7th place, along with ribbons for
Feed Team Race, Walking Plow, Barnyard Pull, Feed Team Race (won #1 & 4), Sulky Plow,
Log Skid and Gamblers Choice