Temperature readings of -17 on the morning of Thursday, January 5, and again on Saturday, January 7, reminded all who reside out here on the northern plains of just how “crisp” fresh air can be. We are into that portion of the Winter when 20 above is considered to be a warm day, but is almost invariably accompanied by snow and wind. Such was the case on Tuesday, January 10, when a slight warm up brought with it another 4 to 6 inches of new snow and enough wind to build snow drifts in farmyards and city streets while making driving difficult for those who found travel to be necessary to their physical, financial or emotional well being.
Mac Pherson reports that fishing action at Buffalo Lake has slowed down, although some of Mac’s fishing companions have offered the opinion that Mac would have better luck fishing if he stayed awake to watch his lines, rather than snoozing in the corner. Well, sometimes catching 40 winks does a fisherman more good than catching 5 walleyes. Sometimes, but not often. Reports from Silver Lake and Consolidated Lake in Rutland Township also indicate that fishing action has slowed down on those bodies of water, too, although, remarkably, those who spend quite a bit of time fishing are still catching a few fish. Apparently, despite the recent election that “changed everything,” an angler still has to put a line in the water to catch a fish. Amazing!
The members of Bergman-Evenson Post #215 of the American Legion met at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, in the Rutland Legion Hall at the call of the Commander. The first order of business was to elect a Post Adjutant to replace the late John M. Harris who had held the position for the past several years, until his death on December 28. The Adjutant is the Post’s treasurer, and also keeps the records of the Post’s meetings and activities. Douglas Olstad was nominated and was elected with a unanimous vote of those members present. Mr. Olstad is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served in combat with the U. S. Marines as a Navy Medical Corpsman. In other business, the members reaffirmed their previous decision to hold a “Super Bowl Sunday Pancake & Sausage Breakfast” on the morning of Sunday, February 5, at the Rutland Town Hall; voted to contribute $100 toward the purchase of a NOAH Basketball Free Throw Practice System for the Sargent Central physical fitness program; and, decided to purchase a new bugle with electronic bugle call insert for ceremonial details at a total purchase price of approximately $530.00. Commander Christensen informed the members that Mr. Terry Price, owner of Price Funeral Chapel of Britton and Forman, had pledged to assist with the purchase of the new electronic bugle by contributing half of the purchase price. The new bugle will be programmed to play a multitude of military bugle calls, but will primarily be used to play “Taps” during military burial rites for local veterans. The next meeting of the Post will be held at the call of the Commander following the February 5 pancake & sausage breakfast. Current officers of Bergman-Evenson Post #215 are: Larry Christensen, Commander; Tom Manley, Vice-Commander; Douglas Olstad, Adjutant; Ted Lee, Chaplain; and, Calvin Jacobson, Sergeant At Arms. Read More