Russell News September 26, 2017
To Aislin Carroll of Russell, 5 yrs. old, who won a blue ribbon at the state fair for the longest pony tail.
To Mike Beaty, who had three 1st with his horses in the Farm Hitch Obstacle, Antique Machinery or Vehicle and Cultivator Competition, 2nd in the Barnyard Horse Pull, and 6th in the Log skidding and missed being the Reserve Champion by one point. Good work.
To the 14 members of the Russell Fire Department who traveled to Forest City for the Fire Convention. They reported they had a lot of fun and came home with 3rd place finish. Russell is so very proud of our Firemen and First Responders. We are so very lucky to have them.
We have 3 council members up for re-election -Terry Newcomb, Casey DeHoedt, and Jay Pierschbacher .
The Museum/Library Board would like to thank the community for their support at their successful breakfast at the Fall Festival.
On Friday, September 8, there were 88 tractors (more or less) from the Clarke County Old Iron Tractor Club that rode into Russell. They had a mid-morning break at the Community Center. They had started from the Lucas County Fairgrounds at 7:30 that morning. They went south of Russell to the big town of Bethlehem for lunch, put on by the Alexander family.
They then went on to Humeston and then returned to the Lucas County Fairgrounds.
On Saturday, September 9th, they traveled to Norwood, Iowa and went to Rawleigh World for their break.
They traveled on to Indianola for lunch and then to Lacona for their afternoon break. They then returned to the Lucas County Fairgrounds where they would disband and leave for home.
The tractors rode mostly on rock roads, but had to travel the highway for several miles.
The proceeds from this tractor ride goes to give out eight scholarships in four different schools in Clarke County. If any one wants an application, contact Bev Dixon at 647-774-6576.
Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Ladies handgun class, (Ranges closed 2-5 p.m. on the 2nd Sunday of each month for 4-H Shooting Sports )
Tuesday, October 3, 6 p.m. American Legion/Auxiliary meeting
Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m. Faith United Methodist Night Owls - Esther (Gus) Harlan is the hostess and Sharon McCurdy has the lesson.
Monday, October 9, 7 p.m. Russell City Council meeting
Sunday , October 15, 2 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap shoot (youth shoot free)
Thursday, October 19, 5:15 p.m. Russell Museum/Library Board meeting
Monday, October 23, 1 p.m. Russell News meeting at the Museum, everyone welcome-