Monday, January 24, 2011


Beef Stew, Chili, Chicken noodle, Potato soup -- all good comfort foods this time of year, right?  So come join us at the Russell Community Center (Russell, Iowa, of course) on Friday January 28, 2011.  Serving will begin at 5:00 P.M. and continue until 7:00 P.M., or until we run out of soup, whichever comes first.  Takeout will be available but you will need to provide your own to go container; because we don't have any.  As usual supper will be on a free-will offering basis.  In addition to the soups, we will have crackers, relishes, coffee, hot tea, and desserts.  As an extra added attraction there will be corn bread (hopefully, warm from the oven) also available to go with your soup. 

See you Friday night!

And don't forget the SHARE signup at the museum on Tuesday from 1-4:00 p.m.   That's Tuesday, January 25.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

SHARE Sign up Tuesday, January 25

SHARE sign up will be on Tuesday January 25th at the Russell Historical Society Museum/Library building on Prairie Street in Russell.  Hours are 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  Pick up will be Saturday, February 19.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Russell Community Club

Thursday, January 27, the Russell Community Club will hold it's monthly meeting at the Russell Community Center at 6:30pm.  A light supper will be provided.  The public is invited to come and check out the organization.

On the agenda for this meeting:  Looking into the possibilities of providing activities for the kids of Russell and the surrounding area.  If you have children or grandchildren, come and help us get something started.

We'll have an update on our tax-exempt status.  We are working toward being an independent community organization for the betterment of Russell.

Do you have any ideas for the community?  Bring them to the meeting.  Present them to the group.  Maybe we can help you get them implemented.  All ideas are welcome.

The work continues on the ball fields. Mike Beaty and Lowell Sims and others have done a lot of work already, so we can have camping and a music festival.

If you haven't noticed, the old Russell Historical Website has been discontinued and this new blog has taken its place.  In the right hand column of this blog, you will notice other pages you can visit.  These include Russell Obituaries, Russell People, Russell School Children and a Russell Histories page.  There are links to other blogs and websites, a calendar of events is in the left column.  Place this blog in your favorites and you can access it quickly to keep updated on Russell news.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Russell Visitors Brochure

Someone brought it to our attention that the Horizon Club, not The Russell Community Club, produced the beautiful visitors brochure for Russell.   Thank you Judy Pierce for putting your time and effort into this.  I apologize for the mistake.  If you haven't seen it, pick one up at the Last Chance Convenience Store.  That's where I got mine.  Wendy Nickell's daughter "Nickell Designs" put it together and printed it.  She is a graphics designer and she did a wonderful job with this brochure.  See for yourself.