Monday, September 5, 2016

Russell News

Russell News

September 6, 2016

The Russell residents can be very proud of Mike Beaty of Russell who took his Farm team and participated in the Farm contest at the Iowa State Fair. He won 1st place in the following categories-High Point (overall total), Log Skidding, Antique Machinery or Vehicle, Barnyard Horse Pull and The Best Matched Team. He took 2nd place in Farm Hitch Obstacle, Cultivator Competition, and the Feed Team Race. (Makes one wonder when he has time to practice all this!)
His grandson Blaine Beaty, got to bring in the team to compete in the Best Match Team (with Grandpa walking right behind him). Blaine did a great job of showing off Grandpa's team. Keep up the good work, Mike and Blaine, and we look forward to your activities at the Iowa State Fair next year. 

Russell City Clerk

Russell welcomes the new City Clerk, Kris Wilkins. Her family includes husband Albert, children Kelly, Kasey Wilkins and Lee Gardner (from a previous marriage). The Wilkins live five miles west of Chariton and have been in the area about seven years. The hours at City Hall remain the same-Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Stop in and introduce yourself. 
Russell Facebook is the new Russell Facebook page that is being organized by Casey DeHoedt. 

Contact her if you want to include your event or to find out what is going on in the community. Call or text at 641-931-6008 or 
Russell Fall Festival Sept. 17

Begin the day with breakfast at the Museum/Library from 7-10 a.m. On the menu is scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and more. A free-will offering will go towards expenses of replacing the heating and cooling unit. 

Russell Fire Department 6th Annual Best in Smoke BBQ Competition September 16 & 17, 2016, at the 

Russell Bandstand City Park. Chicken­ Pork Ribs­ Pork­ Brisket-entry fees apply, trophies and cash prizes, KCBS rules, 

BBQ dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, freewill donation, live bands, tractor pull.
Henry 17 Silver Boy Raffle Drawing at 6:00 p.m. Must be 18 to enter, do not have to be present for drawing.

Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Russell‛s 3rd Annual Take Pride in Your Ride Show n‛ Shine, Ride your wheels at the 4 p.m. Parade. 

For more info. Call Shawn: 641­203­3164 or

Tuesday, September 6, 6 p.m. American Legion/Auxiliary 
Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. Night Owls will meet at Faith United Methodist Church. Deloris Werts is the hostess and Zelda Boldt has the lesson. 
Saturday, September 10, Russell Firemen Convention/competition in Waverly, Iowa. Go Russell Firemen!
Sunday, September 11, Russell Sportsmen Club Ladies only handgun clinic 
Monday, September 12, 7 p.m. Russell City Council meeting
Monday, September 12, 7 p.m. Russell Sportsmen Club Trap shoot
Saturday, September 17, Russell Fall Festival, see details above, parade at 4 p.m. 
Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m. Russell Sportsmen Club .22 rim-fire rifle (youth shoot free)
Tuesday, September 20, 10:15 a.m. Russell News committee meeting, everyone welcome 
Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m. Russell Sportsmen Club Muzzle loading rifle
Monday, September 26, 7 p.m. Russell Sportsmen Club Trap shoot 
Thursday, September 29th, 3:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Blood drive at the Community Center. Contact Deb to make an appointment 641-203-0681
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has the Garden Club disbanded? I still don't see a date.