Thursday, March 28, 2013

Russell Fire Department Annual Ham Dinner

The Russell Fire Department will hold their annual ham dinner on Saturday, April 13 from 4:30-7:00 p.m at the Russell Community Center.  If you would like a home delivery, call Brian Beaty at 641-203-3217 or Jeff Neer at 641-203-2039.  This year they are also holding a raffle for a $100 pork bundle.  Tickets are available from any fireman.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Historical Society Celebrates 10 Years

The Historical Society's goal, back in 2001 in Dr. Hermann's old medical building,  was to provide a place where historic memorabilia could be maintained and displayed for future generations.  With very generous grants, contributions, fund raisers, community support and donations of labor, we achieved this goal.  On April 12, 2003 the new building was completed and an Open House was held.

Now ten years later the Russell Museum/Library will hold an Open House, and a sausage/gravy over biscuits, and scrambled eggs breakfast, on Saturday  April 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. with a free will offering.  The Open House will continue until 2:00 p.m.

The building is completely paid for with the help of the above mentioned people and organizations.  We have a facility that provides a small lending library, a computer lab with Internet access, a fabulous large museum with hundreds of historic articles from Russell's past and a meeting place.  If you haven't seen it before, now is the time!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The Southside Bar will feature fun activities in honor of St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 16th.  Activities feature an Irish breakfast from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  A parade at noon, and a corned beef dinner starts at 5 p.m.  The Southside Bar is also now offering food Monday-Saturday from 5-9 p.m.  Available will be sandwiches, salads, appetizers, pizza and drinks.

Town Hall Meeting

The Community Club is holding a Town Hall meeting with Republican Representative Greg Heartsill at the Community Center on Friday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  Come see our government in action.

Russell Welcomes New Business

Harley Haven and Sportsbar has opened where Whiskey Dick's had its business.  Scott and Vickie Jordan are the new owners.  They will be open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 a.m.  They will sponsor a DJ & party on Saturday March 16.  Welcome!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Permit-To-Carry Class

Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m., the Russell Sportsmen's Club will hold an Iowa Permit-to-Carry class in the new education building southwest of Russell.  The class is required by Iowa law in order to receive a permit to carry.  The course is approximately 2½ hours of classroom time.  Afterward, participants will receive a certificate of completion, which can be taken by the participant to their County Sheriff, who is the permit issuing authority.  Permits are good for five years and may also be used as a substitute for a permit to acquire.  To register for the class, call Dan t 6451-203-5296.