Friday, April 20, 2012

2012 Russell History Book

Well, here it is at last!  This is the front and the back cover of the history book we have all been waiting so long to see.   Click on the picture to enlarge it.  Hope you like it.  50 of the one hundred copies are at the museum/library.  The rest will be printed this week.  If you have ordered one, please come pick it up.  They are selling for $30 each and they are going fast.  If you need one mailed to you, postage will be extra.  They will be mailed in a US Post office priority envelope which costs $5.15.  The majority of the content is from the 1950's to the present.  The pages are printed on both sides of an 8½ x 11 sheet of paper; 132 sheets.  All the printing inside is in black and white. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Trojan Field Campground

May 1, 2012 the Trojan Campground will open in Russell, Iowa.  It is located at 625 E. Northumberland (street behind the old school and then east), where the Russell football field was previously located.  The camping fee is $10.00 per night with water and electric hook-ups available.  Camp fires are allowed.  At this time, the campground does not have bathroom or shower facilities.

There will be a registration stand located at the entrance to the campground with sign-in forms available.  For additional information please contact Deb Mason at 641-203-0681 or Mike Beaty at 641-535-2585.

Open House June 2nd

Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Russell Historical Society will have an Open House to show off their wonderful museum.  They are pleased to present the results of the communities great endeavors in the displays, help with genealogy backgrounds, many interesting objects, library books and media offerings in the old and the new addition to the building.  Please come and see for yourself, enjoy snacks and meet old friends.

Russell Garage Sale

Russell will have an all-city garage sale on Saturday, May 12th.  The Russell Museum will be holding a garage sale/bake sale fundraiser that day (8-12 noon).  If you don't want to have your own sale and are willing to donate items to the Museum, see Roberta or a volunteer.  Call Roberta at 535-4161 to get on the map.
The Wayside Garden Club will have their annual plant sale at the same time on the corner by the Museum.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Russell Clean-Up Day

Clean-up day will be on Saturday April 28 from 8am-noon.  Charges will be as follows:  $ 10 per car or pickup load, regular car or truck tires $5 each, TV's, monitors, fax machines, scanners and printers $10 each.  Computer towers are considered scrap metal and there is no charge for them.  For large console TV's or flat screen TV's $15 each.  No charge for appliances.  There will be a dumpster there for scrap metal at no charge.