Hens Do Crow! Sept. 27, 2019

By Deborah Banish

Travis Tischer and a crew of workmen from Dakota Designs of Wahpeton were in Rutland on the afternoon of Thursday, September 19, performing some touch-up work on the landscaping at 217 First Street, also known as The Old Parsonage. The crew sowed some additional grass seed on a few bare spots in the lawn and added some mulch to the base of the trees that had been planted two weeks earlier, back on September 5. Before arriving in Rutland, Mr. Tischer’s crew had planted 15 trees at a farmstead west of Delamere and had done some landscaping work on the school playground at North Sargent in Gwinner. After completing their project at The Old Parsonage their next stop was at the Steve & Sheila Wyum farmstead northeast of Rutland where they had 2 new trees to plant. The company’s e-mail address is dakotadesignsnd@gmail.com.

The cool Summer has lengthened out the number of days needed to get the 2019 corn crop to maturity, and is reportedly causing some concerns in the commodity markets. According to Lyle Erickson, grain traders are worried that the 2019 crop will be short because of all the farmers who are pulling cobs off the stalks to check the maturity of the kernels. Lyle made this report just before church on Sunday morning, so it must be true, although it’s not so true that the price has improved any.

D.L. Barkie Construction had made good progress on the Emergency Lagoon Repair Project. The crew has already installed the crossover pipe, inlet & discharge assembly and gate valve between Cells 2 & 3; installed the east half of the crossover pipe, discharge assembly and gate valve between Cells 1 & 2 and Cells 1 & 3; installed the discharge pipe, inlet assembly and gate valve from Cell 3 to the south; installed a manhole in the south ditch of the County road; and backfilled the trench and replaced rip rap in locations where new pipe is installed. The company is currently working on the installation of the west half of the crossover pipe and inlet assembly between Cells 1 & 2 and Cells 1 & 3; spot repair to the existing 6” forcemain into Cell 1; and do the restoration, topsoil, seeding, mulching and other miscellaneous work before clearing out of the area in mid-October.

Only nine more days before Uffda Day! The schedule for Uffda Day on Sunday, October 6, is as follows: 8 a.m. the  5K Walk/Run commences at the City Maintenance Building on the south end of Main Street, at the corner of First & Cooper; 10 a.m. Craft Booths and vendors will be around town – inside and out; 10 a.m. packaged lefse, sandbakkels, Krumkake and Uffda Day T-Shirts will be sold at the Legion Hall (Rutland Fitness Center) on the corner of Gay & Bagley Streets; 11 a.m. Wine Tasting near the Bank building begins and the Bounce houses for kids will be open on Gay Street, across from the Rutland Town Hall. At 11 a.m. it’s time to eat! Scandinavian treats, demonstrations & fresh lefse sales will be at the Senior Center on Main Street – Abelskievers, hot from the pan, will be in front of the Legion Hall/Fitness Center – Uffda Tacos are served at the Rutland Fire Hall on Bagley Street and the Scandinavian dinner featuring Rutland Scalloped Potatoes, Scandinavian delicacies and live musical entertainment will be at City Hall. All day the Rutland Depot Museum and one room School House will be open on Main Street, and the classic Car Show will be on Gay Street. The Uffda Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Dakota Street meandering through town to Main Street. The nickel scramble will be held right after the parade at approximately 1:45 p.m. followed by the Pedal Pull Challenge for kids and adults on Main Street. The activities will wind-down with the exciting “Nor-Ski” 2nd Annual Competition at the corner of Bagley & Gay Streets starting at 3 p.m. There’s free parking and handicapped parking spaces are available at convenient locations. The Information Booth on Main Street will provide information and directions in case you get lost. Come early and stay late! Rutland is the place to be, and Uffda Day is the event to see, on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Bergman-Evenson Post #215 of the American Legion will be serving a pancake & sausage breakfast/brunch/dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, in the Rutland Town Hall, according to Post Commander Larry Christensen. The price of a good breakfast is a free will donation. The event is a fund-raiser to help support the Post’s activities in the community. The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a free-will bake sale in conjunction with the breakfast. Be sure to come early to get the goodies!

That’s it from Rutland this week. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and on the Rutland blog. Keep up with events and announcements on the rutlandnd.com website and share your events by sending an email to rutlandnd@drtel.net

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