Friday, March 30, 2012

Trojan Campground

The community club is starting a campground at the former football field east of the Russell school building.  This campground will be called the Trojan Campground.

Work day at the Trojan Campground will be April 12, at 5 p.m.  Please bring shovels, rakes, etc. to clean up the field.  Hot dogs, buns and drink will be provided and we are asking for you to please bring other food items to share for our picnic.  Everyone who is in our community is invited. 

More information and rules of the Trojan Campground will be following in the coming weeks.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Russell Sportsmen's Club

Sunday April 1, at 2pm, the Russell Sportsmen's Club will hold a Trap Shoot at the range located at 41570 280th Avenue southwest of Russell.  This is the first trap shoot of the season.   The public is invited and youth are welcome.   Any shotgun, any gauge, any choke is allowed.  Any shot size or shell length is legal. Call Dan for information at 641-203-5296. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

City of Russell Weather Warning

City of Russell Severe Weather Plan for Severe Thunder/Tornado Watch or Warning!

After receiving a watch or warning from the National Weather Service the Lucas County Dispatcher does the following:

Notify the following persons:
1.  All on duty Deputies and City Officers.
2.  All Lucas County Fire Departments on Fire Channel.
3.  Sheriff (WARNINGS ONLY)
4.  Chariton Police Chief (WARNINGS ONLY)

The Russell Fire Department will determine when the siren is to be sounded.

The siren will be blown for 3 minutes on and let rest for 3 minutes.  The siren shall be sounded until the Russell Fire Department determines it is all clear.  No all clear will be sounded.

The siren can be activated by the following ways.

1.  Lucas County Dispatcher on Lucas County Fire Channel.
2.  Russell Fire Department Kenwood portable radios.
3.  Zetron located at the Russell Fire Station.

If severe weather is present all residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local news and weather radios for updates.

The City of Russell Outdoor Warning System will be sounded for immediate threats to the Russell Community.  If the Outdoor Warning Sysem is activated take cover immediately.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Saturday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Southside Bar.  Parade is at noon.  Everyone is invited to join us as a participant or at least a spectator.  The parade will line up west of the bank and proceed east down Shaw street, then return.  An Irish breakfast will be served in the Southside dining room starting at 9am.  The corned beef and cabbage will be ready at 6pm at Southside.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Russell Museum/Library Update

Great progress has been made on the completion of our new addition to the Museum/Library building.  This addition will house the museum and the present building will be the library.  This will create more room for both of them. 
Many thanks goes to Ed Sellers who has spent many hours finishing the interior.  Lights and ceiling fans have been installed; a small utility/storage closet has been built; trim was sanded, stained and installed; display stands have been built and painted.
All interior items were purchased with grants from South Central Iowa Community Foundation and Alliant Foundation.
We also want to thank the many other volunteers who have made this project something to be appreciated in the years to come.
An open house is being planned for this spring when everything is moved in. 
Thank you to Robin Thompson and Betty Cross who have taken on the task of designing display areas and supervising the move.
Our current loan balance is a little over $10,000 and fundraising will continue to be an ongoing project. 
We also want to thank the community for supporting recent chicken/beef noodle dinners.
We recently lost our valuable volunteer, Mary Reeves.  She was involved in so many aspects in keeping the Museum vibrant on a daily basis.  Please be patient while we work out the details of filling the void.
Lynne Wilson and Betty Cross have completed the Russell History Book that Mary started.  If stories have been left out, we apologize.  Mary was working very hard on completing the book and had taken stories and notes home with her and some stories were still in email.  We did the best we could to find all of them and get them into the book.  The deadline was March 1st and no more stories will be accepted after that date.  Publication will be completed after all research is completed on how is the best way to do it.  Soft-cover, hard-cover, glued spine, spiral-spine, etc., etc.  Please be patient and we will get it out to you soon.  There are 244 pages, plus a table of contents and an index, bringing the total number of pages up to 274.  The pages will be printed on both sides.  We hope you will enjoy it.
One of the stories from the book appears on page 3 - Russell Historical Items - and can be selected from the right column of this page.
Thank you again for your support.  We look forward to seeing you at the Museum/Library so you can enjoy all the effort that has been put forth.

Faith United Methodist Church Lenten Bible Study

On March 7, 14, 21, and 28th, the Faith United Methodist Church will have a Lenten Bible study at 7pm.  Pastor Linda Reida will be using the book Final Words from the Cross by Adam Hamilton.  This study explores the seven statements that Jesus spoke from the cross and the meaning of Jesus' dying words for our lives today.  March 8th Night Owls will meet at 6:30pm.  April 6th, Good Friday, services will be at 7pm.  April 8th, Easter - Worship service will be at 10:30am.