By Deborah Banish
Sunday, May 26, was a day of celebration for two Rutland youths – Tyler Banish and Thomas Mehrer – and their classmates. The Sargent Central High School Graduation Ceremony was held in Forman with a class of ten graduating students. The program included a special music performance of “With a Little Help from my Friends” by The Beatles. Thomas learned bass for the song, Tyler played drums for the first time, and Eric Bergeman kept them all together on the keyboard with the rest of class playing percussion instruments. A video of the performance is available for viewing on the Sargent Central Sports Pictures Facebook Page. Congratulations to all the graduates on your future endeavors.
A large group of family and friends made it to Rutland for the Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 27th. The American Legion Bergman Evenson Post #215 held events at both the Nordland Lutheran Church Cemetery, which was still accessible by land, but the ground was still inundated from all the rains after the heavy snow, and at the Rutland Cemetery. Following the cemetery visits, around 100 people proceed to City Hall for a short program. American Legion Member Doug Olstad received his five-year service award. American Legion Auxiliary Members also received their member service awards: New Member – Delores Lysne; Ten-Year Members – Wendy Jacobson, Mathea Jablonsky, Donna Kubitz, Diane Smith; Twenty-five Year Member – Sonja Christensen; and Sixty-Year Member award – Lois Breker. Musical entertainment included songs sung by local talent accompanied by Miss Cora Millette. Following the program, a wonderful meal of scalloped potatoes and ham and a variety of salads and desserts were served.
Rutland Family Night will be next Thursday, June 6, and the Community Club has planned lots of activities for all ages. Grab your lawn chair and bring your beverages and gather at the Veterans Memorial Park next to City Hall.
Planning for Uffda Day has been progressing but the Rutland Community Club is still seeking a Chair to coordinate all the other Committee Chairs. If you like to tell others what they need to do, this is the volunteer position for you. The Club wants to have this person on board by July 1 to allow the event to happen this year. If you are willing to Chair this event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Katie McLaen for more information!
The 2019 Uffda Day T-shirts, sweatshirts, and coffee mugs are available to order online before June 6. Short sleeve Ts are $15.00, long sleeve Ts $20.00, hooded sweatshirts $27.00 and coffee mugs for $12.00. The online store is at https://uffdaday2019.itemorder.com. All the items will be available for sale at Uffda Day (See prior paragraph!).
Nordland Lutheran Church Red Willow Vacation Bible Day Camp will be held August 7-9. Open to kids entering grades 1-6, the cost is $30.00 per camper. Wednesday and Thursday camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday will be 9 a.m. to noon with a public program at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Deadline for registration is July 1. Contact Kathy Wyum at 701-680-0436 for more information and to register.
“We’re moving on up to the East side” was the theme for Bill Anderson and Kathy Brakke as the move began from their home on Dakota to the newly renovated Old Parsonage at 217 First Street. The building has been undergoing extensive renovation and remodeling for several months. The house on Dakota is on the market so if you are interested in moving to Rutland, now is the time!
Upcoming Events: June 3 – Rutland City Council meeting. Thursday, June 6 – Rutland Family Night. June 10 – Rutland Community Club meeting. July 20 – Tractor Run. August 3 – JunkFest and Ribfest. Ribbers are still welcome – contact The Lariat Bar at 701-724-3610 to sign up!
That’s it for news from Rutland for this week. Check out upcoming events and activities on the Rutland website at www.rutlandnd.com and on the Rutland Facebook page.