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RCDC Meeting

This letter was mailed out to shareholders of The Rutland Community Development Corporation this week. If you are interested in becoming a shareholder attend the annual meeting and purchase your shares!

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The Rooster Crows – January 19, 2018

Mr. Case Keenum, Quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings football team, and the entire Minnesota Vikings team, demonstrated on Sunday, January 14, that miracles do, indeed, happen. Mr. Keenum fulfilled the dream of every adolescent boy who has ever held a football in his hands, by throwing a pass to score the game winning touchdown with virtually no time remaining on the game clock. It was a magnificent throw that lifted the spirits and gave hope to ice bound northerners from Montana to Wisconsin and from Canada to Oklahoma City. It even inspired one Rutland resident to pen a football version of the final lines to the venerable poem “Casey At The Bat.” Here are the lines hastily written by Paul Anderson: “Somewhere the sun is shining; Somewhere children laugh and shout; But it’s quiet in the Big Easy; Cause the Vikings knocked ‘m out!!!!” It was a sweet win. It was a wonderful win. It was what other teams have done to the Vikings for the past 57 years. The only way that it could be any better would be for Mr. Keenum and the Vikings to do the same thing on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, but they have to get by the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend first. Perhaps this is the time for the Vikings to declare that the season is over, and to crown themselves Champions. After the last second of last Sunday’s game, it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Rob Wyum, Cam Gulleson, Kevin Gillespie and Darren Ptacek of this community were in the Vikings’ Stadium to witness the game winning pass and to experience the record breaking decibel level of the roar raised by a stadium full of Vikings fans long denied such a victory. According to Cameron, the word is out that a new record for the Guinness Book of World Records was set for the most people saying “Holy Crow!” or something like that, in unison. Even the President couldn’t top that one.

Anyone who wants to throw the game winning touchdown pass in the final seconds of a crucial football game, or to just have a good day, needs to start out that day with a good breakfast, one that will increase strength, boost confidence and encourage quick thinking. Well, you’re in luck! Just such a breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, in the Rutland Town Hall. Larry Christensen, Commander of Bergman-Evenson Post #215 of the American Legion, reminds all that a championship breakfast of biscuits & gravy; sausage; scrambled eggs; juice; and, coffee; prepared and served by cooks who know what they’re doing, is on the menu. “It’s not only good, but it’s good for you, too!” states Larry. Stop in at the Rutland Town Hall on Sunday, February 4, before church, after church and before the big game, for a breakfast that will get you through the big day. Read More »

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Family Fun Night

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The Rooster Crows – January 12, 2018

The January thaw lifted temperatures and spirits, beginning with a rise out of the below Zero cellar on Friday, January 5. The mercury registered highs near or above the freezing mark on Sunday and Monday, January 7 & 8, and topped out at 37 above on Tuesday, January 9. As January thaws go, it wasn’t much, but it will do until a better one comes around.

Last week, on Thursday, January 4, as Rutland and the rest of Sargent County were just beginning to get a reprieve from sub-zero conditions, Janet Bradbury, ensconced for the Winter at the Warren Ranch just southeast of Rapid City SD, sent the following message to friends here: “…it is now 42 degrees here. I spent the morning out taking pictures and was glad I didn’t add snow pants to my wardrobe because I was sweating by the time I got home. Supposed to be near 50 by Saturday, before cooler. Was sorting old family pictures yesterday and found one where there were 3 vehicles in our yard at Rutland and Curt was blowing snow way high, the pile just east of our door being as high as the deck. After I got over the shakes, I covered up with a blanket and reached for a hot mulled wine… Again, so sorry to be forced to provide this report.”  Well, it’s too bad for Janet that it is so warm out in the west. Fifty above in January may give a person gloating rights, but it’s surviving 25 below, not counting the wind chill, that gives us northerners bragging rights.

Members of Bergman-Evenson Post #215 of the American Legion met at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, at the Legion Hall/Rutland Fitness Center. The following information was provided by Post Commander Larry Christensen: “Members present included: Andy Harris; Roger Pearson; Roger Nelson; Richard Lysne; Doug Olstad; Ted Lee; and, Larry Christensen. The Adjutant’s Report showed that $3375.63 was on hand for Post projects as of December 31, 2017. In unfinished Business, plans were finalized for the Super Bowl Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast/Brunch that is scheduled to be served from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, in the Rutland Town Hall. Post member Mike Pyle volunteered to order the ingredients and supervise the preparation of the menu items which include: biscuits; gravy; sausage; scrambled eggs; juice; and, coffee. Membership Dues for 2018 were discussed, and potential members will be contacted. In new business, the Raffle that had been planned for February has been postponed until a later date. The Post has acquired a gas ice auger that will be one of the raffle prizes. Post members decided to purchase 20 baseball style caps embroidered with the American Legion emblem for sale to members. The baseball style caps will replace the old garrison covers that have been in use by Legion members for the past century. Adjutant Doug Olstad reported that the Post had received a thank you from the William E. Smith family, and a monetary donation from the Havana Legion Post in appreciation for participating in the funeral and graveside military rites for Mr. Smith back in November. The late Mr. Smith had long been active in American Legion programs throughout the area, and was a past Commander of the 10th District. Members decided that meetings held by Bergman-Evenson Post #215 during the remainder of the winter will be held during daylight hours. Current officers of Bergman-Evenson Post #215 are: Larry Christensen, Commander; Tom Manley, Vice-Commander; Doug Olstad, Adjutant; Ted Lee, Chaplain; and, Calvin Jacobson, Sergeant-At-Arms. The next meeting of Post #215 will be held at the call of the Commander. Read More »

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Succession Planning Workshop

The NDSU Extension Office is sponsoring a “Design Your Succession Plan” workshop.  Details below.


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