On Wednesday, November 2, Jake Erickson had a little help to relocate four seed storage bins from a site west of the Rutland Elevator to a new location at Jake’s Feed & Seed’s new facility at the intersection of East Front Street and Bagley Street. The bins are mounted on skids to facilitate moving them, but even with the skids, a move of more than a block to the east was not accomplished without moans and groans of protest from the corrugated metal bins that were clearly audible all over town. Jake Erickson, owner of the business, utilized a 3-man crew: his Dad, Larry Erickson; his uncle, Mike Kulzer; and, himself; to get the task completed. Otter Tail Power’s 3 phase electric lines were just barely high enough to allow the bins to pass beneath them. Larry pulled the bins from the former location to the new site using a farm tractor, then Jake and Mike, each in a Bobcat skid steer loader, performed a skillfully choreographed Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers routine with the Bobcats to maneuver the bins onto the concrete base that Jake had prepared several weeks earlier. Jake was in the Fred Astaire role and Mike was in the Ginger Rogers task, doing everything that Jake did, except backwards. Mike decided to forgo Ginger’s high heels. “When you get to be over 60,” said Mike, “Your neck doesn’t let you look backwards like you used to.” Jake’s crew did an excellent job, and the bins are now on site, ready for business at Jake’s Feed & Seed in Rutland.
Several ladies have been congregating at the Rutland Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday mornings to roll out lefse for sale for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They will be rolling more at least once a week until mid-December. If you don’t have the time to make your own, just call the Rutland Senior Center at 724-4074 to place your order and get your name on the list. They say they will continue to roll it out until they have no more orders to fill or their supplies run out.
Correction: The house at 210 Anthony Street previously owned by Bradley & Rebecca Christensen was acquired by George & Trilby Lawrenson. Last week it was incorrectly reported that the house had been purchased by Ms. Lawrenson, individually. That was not the case. Our apologies to the Lawrensons for the error. Read More