Welcome to the Knox Memorial

Central School District Alumni Website!

Hi fellow alumni. Welcome to the new and improved Knox website. Prepare for a trip down memory lane as the website provides a doorway to all those wonderful memories of Knox Memorial High School. The success of the website will, in a large measure, be determined by your interest and participation. Please encourage as many alumni as possible to sign on and/or to keep their e-mail addresses updated.

Remember the website also provides a "connect" with the present as you may wish to contact past classmates and friends. We encourage you to send us your ideas, articles, announcements, or pictures you feel would be of interest to your fellow alumni. The website is a work in progress. We look forward to its continued growth and development. Enjoy!

Upcoming Russell Shows


William G. H. Wiese Testimonial Dinner (1988)

Save the date!

Knox Alumni Celebration Weekend is:

Friday, July 22, 2016 – Golf and Wayside
Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Best Western

Leland Bullock Poem

The Eagles pulled into Maxy Hall

on the third day of March.

For them to play Morristown,

they thought was quite a farce.


The boys set the pace for the game,

til the Rockets started to hustle.

After the end of the third,

they could see the end for Russell.


Coach Harmer cried out, starting the fourth,

“Come on men keep this game alive.”

But when the dust had cleared

it was the Rockets by five.


As the Eagles left, Pete Mermer chirped

“Head up boys, there’s another year.”

But they headed for Russell

to try to find some cheer.


We are very proud of the Eagles.

Their record was mighty fine.

Many of us left Maxy Hall saying,

“We’ll be back in ’80 – Goodbye ’79!”


Written for David Bullock and the rest of the Knox Memorial Eagles by Leland N. Bullock – 1979

Mary Ann Casale, Tas Cru to perform at Russell Theater

tas-casale-russellRUSSELL – The Russell Theater presents Mary Ann Casale and Tas Cru in concert Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m.

Music from Tas Cru can be described as rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent. His new album “You Keep the Money” continues to do well on the Roots Music Reports Top 50 after debuting at #1 in January. For more info: www.tascru.com.

Mary Ann Casale is described as a sultry blues, to folk and Americana, always soulful, teclectic performer who always delivers a true, honest, performance. Mary Ann is in the process of recording her next album, “Restless Heart.” Info: www.maryanncasale.com

This performance is part of the Russell Theater 2015 Season. Admission is a donation to the house to help with restoration and the soon to be open for use elevator.

Light refreshments will be served and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Contact Tess Eells at 347-2358 for more information.

Jay Taylor (1965) Article

An article in the November 2014/January 2015 issue of 55 Plus magazine on Jay Taylor (class of 1965):

**Click on thumbnail image below to open full article in PDF format**



Russell Theater hosting Grass Transit


RUSSELL – The Russell Theater is proud to present Grass Transit at 7 p.m. July 10.

This is return engagement for the theatre.

With their repertoire of bluegrass, swing, country, and traditional tunes, Grass Transit’s vibrant three-part vocal harmonies, backed by Rick Williams’s driving mandolin, Ken Alger’s melodic banjo, and Lee Alger’s rhythmic bass bring a big sound to their performance.

The band members are Norwood resident Rick Williams, psychology professor at SUNY Potsdam; and Russell residents Lee and Ken Alger, SLU retirees.

The performance is part of the Russell Theater 2015 season. At the Russell Opera House, your admission is your donation to the house to help us with our restoration and the soon to be open for use elevator. Light refreshments will be served. 50-50 Raffle. Located in the Russell Town Hall, the theater has a series of concerts and productions throughout the summer and fall. Call Tess Eells for Information 347-2358.

Knox Alumni 2015 Invitation

Please use the link below to download or display (and print) your 2015 invitation. Thanks!

2015 Alumni Celebration

The 2015 celebration weekend dates are July 24th to July 26. We will pass on additional information as things get developed.

Russell Town Hall maintenance effort gets $8,500 infusion

Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 5:23 pm

RUSSELL — The effort to keep the historic Russell Town Hall and Theater in good shape has received a grant of $8,500 for an architect to see what steps should be taken.

The Preservation League of New York State has made the grant for a “historic structure report” for the 1921 brick Classical Revival municipal building.

The building, which still houses town government, the court, the post office and an ornate theater, was designed by Samuel D. P. Williams, a prominent Ogdensburg architect. The site and funding were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Seymour H. Knox and Seymour H. Knox Jr., the family closely associated with Buffalo arts, culture and equestrian activities.

The historic structure report will be undertaken by architects Holmes King Kallquist & Associates, and will guide the town’s effort to address masonry repair, accessibility, plaster and stenciling restoration, and other issues facing this State and National Register-listed landmark.

“Use of the Town Hall and Theater has been increasing, and this historic structure is important to our community,” Town Supervisor Robert Best said.

“A historic structure report will help us maintain our Town Hall for future generations, and we are very grateful for the assistance this grant award gives us to look towards and plan for the future,” Best said.

At its August 2014 meeting, the Preserve New York grant program panel selected 15 applicants in 12 counties around the state to share $100,000 in funding, according to the league’s Regional Director of Technical and Grant Programs Tania Werbizky.

“As always, the competition for these funds was intense,” Werbizky said. “The Preservation League is delighted to help advance the preservation efforts of the Town of Russell with timely funding from Preserve New York.”

“Preserve New York has a strong track record of bolstering local preservation efforts and delivering a strong return on investment,” said Preservation League President Jay DiLorenzo.

For more information on the Preserve New York Grant Program, call 518-462-5658 or visit www.preservenys.org.