It wasn’t much, but beggars can’t be choosers. The rain that fell here late Sunday night and early on Monday morning, May 22 & 23, only measured .1 of an inch according to several rain gauges owned by Ron Narum, John Harris, Larry Erickson, Paul Anderson and Kurt Breker, but just the promise of rain brought newly sprouted soybean and corn plants out into the sunshine on Monday morning, according to Harvey Bergstrom. The forecast is predicting rain during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and rain during the Memorial Day weekend is usually considered to be a good sign for the coming Summer, so all in this area are pulling for the weatherman to be right, for once. Well, we’ll know how it turned out next Fall.
Extra! EXTRA! The thunderstorm that passed through the area at about 8:30 on the morning of Wednesday, May 25, dropped an additional .13 of an inch of precipitation on Rutland, according to the Accu-Rite electronic rain gauge in Paul Anderson’s backyard at 309 Gay Street. So, it’s not done raining, yet.
Long time Rutland community residents Bill & Mary Woytassek, now citizens of Detroit Lakes MN, called on friends in Rutland on the morning of Monday, May 16. The Woytasseks had spent the preceding weekend in Aberdeen where they attended the high school graduation of one of their granddaughters, a daughter of their son, Alan Woytassek. Bill had been assisting son Jerry and grandson Andrew Woytassek with Spring planting in this area, but that work is now complete, so he and Mary were heading for their home at Detroit Lakes for a Summer’s worth of rest and relaxation. Bill plans to be back in Rutland for harvest this Fall.
Jim & Dianna Garot departed Rutland on the morning of Wednesday, May 18, bound for their home in Oceanside, California, via Fargo, Minneapolis and San Diego. The Garots are the maternal grandparents of James Brakke of this community, and had flown into Fargo on Thursday, May 12, to be on hand for James’ graduation from NDSU’s School of Pharmacy on Friday, May 13. While visiting in this community, the Garots were guests in Jesse & Marcia Brakke’s Ransom Township farm home. Read More