The pleasant, late Summer/early autumn weather Rutland has been experiencing this month was interrupted, briefly, on the afternoon of Saturday, September 20, by a thunderstorm that barreled through with speed, violence, wind and rain. The day had begun like the days preceding it, warm and sunny, but a cold front rushed across the area in the early afternoon, bringing with it a line of thunderstorms that brought a hard-driven rain to most of Sargent County, with reports of hail in the Havana area and a possible tornado sighting northwest of that community. In Rutland, rain gauge measurements varied from .3 of an inch at Norbert Kulzer’s back yard, to .5 of an inch at Andy Hoflen’s farm and .75 in Jesse Brakke’s rain gauge between Rutland and Cayuga. The rain came hard, fast and horizontally, and was over almost as fast as it had started. The air behind the front was cooler and drier, making Sunday one of those beautiful days that make a person willing to live through the other 364 days in the year just to experience it.
Ryan Taylor, candidate for North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture, and Jason Astrop, candidate for North Dakota Tax Commissioner, were the featured speakers at the 26th District Democratic-NPL Campaign Rally held at Lisbon on the evening of Wednesday, September 17. A crowd of about 60 gathered in the Gazebo at the North Dakota Veterans Home to enjoy a picnic supper of burgers, beans and bars, and to enjoy the music of the popular local band, Raw Sugar, prior to hearing from the candidates. State Sen. Jim Dotzenrod and Representatives Jerry Kelsh and Bill Amerman also addressed the assembly. A pie auction and other donations netted about $2,500 for the 2014 campaign, reports 26th District Chairman Paul Anderson of Rutland. Other local folks attending the rally included Mark & Kathy Wyum, Duane & Sharon Lock, Orville Nelson, Steve & Sheila Wyum and Bill Anderson.
Two popular young people of this community, Hailey Hamilton, daughter of Kenny & Tanya Hamilton, and Kian McKibben, son of Rebecca & Brad Christensen, were elected Sargent Central Homecoming Queen and King on Wednesday, September 17. Hailey is also the reigning Miss Rutland 2014, so she presides over a vast and expanding realm. Yesterday, Rutland. Today, Sargent Central. Tomorrow, the World! Congratulations to Hailey and to Kian on the recognition awarded to them by their fellow students. Kian is also a member of the Sargent Central Cadets football team. Hailey is not a member of the football team, but she is an accomplished musician and is a member of the Sargent Central Cadets choir. Read More