By Deborah Banish
Last Saturday, February 22, was a day for celebration when ten Rutland residents headed to Claire City for dinner to celebrate Bev Kulzer’s birthday. The ladies who accompanied Beverly were Kathy Wyum, Ann Erickson, Janice Christensen, Dianna Anderson, Sheila Wyum, Cher Spieker, Janet Kiefer, Joanne Harris and MaryBeth Anderson. They planned the excursion earlier that week at coffee at one of their smaller coffee gatherings (some of the ‘regulars’ at coffee felt left out as they did not know about the big party!). Everyone made it back home safe and sound after the party and Beverly is doing great for 80!
This evening, Friday, February 28, the Lariat Bar is hosting its first ladies night with buy-one-get-one drinks from 9-11 p.m. and special $5.00 drinks along with karaoke from 7 p.m. until close. Men are welcome too of course and they can 50¢ off drinks from 9-11 p.m. Be sure to come out for some fun and hear all the talented singers!
Saturday, February 29, 11 a.m., is the date and time to be at the Nordland Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall for a baby shower honoring Dana Wyum and Baby Bryce Phoebe Wyum. Bryce’s parents, Rob and Dana, welcomed their new bundle of joy on February 4th. Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Mark Wyum are doting on the new addition to the family every chance they get.
Rutland City Hall will be a busy place on Monday, March 2. The Rutland City Council will have a public hearing starting at 5 p.m. on the Zoning Ordinance amendment recommended by the City Planning Commission. Bill Anderson has requested plat approval for the Kathleen Brakke Addition to the City of Rutland. The property is already within the legal limits of the City and is now platted and zoning will be changed from an agricultural to a residential district. The Council will then convene its regular meeting. The kitchen will be a busy place that same evening as the Rutland Community Club (RCC), with the NDSU Extension Office, is offering a pressure cooking class commencing at 5:30 p.m., for ten lucky individuals. Katie McLaen, RCC President, will demonstrate how to use the cooker and the group will also get to enjoy a meal that they will make. As of Wednesday, the 26th, there was still room for two more individuals to join the class. Maybe there will be enough food from the cooking class to feed those who come for the Council meeting!
Remember to get your tickets for the Rutland Sportsman’s Club Fish Fry next Friday, March 6. The meal will be served from 5- 8 p.m. at the Rutland Town Hall. Tickets are still available from Shannon Hajek and Kyle Mahrer or any member of the Club. $15.00 for Adults; kids 10 and under are free.
The Rutland Community Club will meet on Monday, March 9, to discuss the final details for the Rutland Fun Night scheduled for March 15 and for the Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th. Stay tuned for details on those events and more. Better yet, come to the meeting at 5 p.m., to hear first-hand what is happening in town.
Nathan and Shawna Bergh have been busy working in the Rutland General Store and Café’ to get it ready for business hopefully around April 1. They plan to have the café up and running soon for meals and they will also have a small grocery area when they open. As we all know, a grocery store is needed in this area not only for Rutland residents but also for surrounding towns that do not have a store at this time. Stay tuned and watch for the opening news! Congratulations to the Bergh’s on their new venture.
On Sunday, April 1, Nordland Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church of Forman will hold a Palm Sunday dinner. The Confirmation and Lutheran Youth Organization kids and their parents will be serving scalloped potatoes and ham for dinner. Watch further details.
That’s it this week for the news from Rutland. Follow us on Facebook or visit our webpage at www.rutlandnd.com for events and happenings.