By Deborah Banish
Rutland was quite a popular place to be this past week – but then isn’t it always?!
The Rutland Sportsman’s Club annual fish fry was held Friday, March 6, at the Town Hall with over 400 people attending this year. The pan-fried and deep-fried fish is always a hit. There were times when the demand was more than the supply, but the Club members kept those wait times short. Members of the Sargent Central Clay Target League held a free-will bake sale at the fish fry and there were plenty of desserts to be purchased. It was another great event. Put it on your calendar for the first Friday of March 2021!
The recent warm weather last weekend got many thinking of spring and warmer weather — then there is that group that always heads South to avoid the cold winter weather and snow all together:
The monthly Sargent County Breakfast was held on Monday, March 9 at the usual place, the Golden Corral on north Power Rd, Mesa. There were 18 attendees present, including the following: Al Ciota & Clarice Ordahl; Jim & Kathryn Gaukler; Lyle & Sharda Kratcha; Curt & Renee Larson; DuWayne Minnaert; David & Lavonne Nelson; Donna Rolfe; Marlys Stevens; Colin & Colleen Sundquist; Daryl & Linda Arneson; Randy Pearson.
We all had a good time, with good food and fellowship. There was not much hugging and hand shaking because of the dangers of the Corona virus. Most of us are seniors and we’re told that we are the ones most vulnerable. So, I have noticed some people have left to go back north from our resort and it may have affected our attendance at the Breakfast. Anyway, life goes on and we just keep washing our hands.
There will be one more breakfast in April, which is the 13th, the day after Easter. So, unless the restaurant is shut down because of all the worries, we’ll be there with a small group.
That is all from sunny and warm Arizona. Everyone take care and be safe. And above all else, keep smiling.
The Rutland Community Club met on Monday, March 9th to discuss progress on all the upcoming events including Rutland Fun Night on Sunday, March 15th. Fun Night will be held from 4-6 p.m. with games for both kids and adults and a free-will supper of soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Everyone is asked to bring a baked good for the cake walk. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 11th, starting at 10 a.m. sharp. The Rutland T-shirts sold out along with the “I ❤ Rutland” bumper stickers. More bumper stickers will be ordered and available for sale. Members present discussed the search for the 2020 Miss Rutland and the Memorial Day meal. The next Club meeting will be Monday, April 13.
Sargent County Ag Day will be held in Gwinner on Tuesday, March 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the North Sargent School Gym. There will be games of skill and chance and ag and consumer trivia stations. A soup supper will be served at 4:45 p.m. with Dr. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension Family Life Specialist, scheduled to speak at 5:20 p.m. followed by door prize drawings. The event is free and open to the public. Event has been postponed. Lefse production kicks off on Wednesday, March 25th at 1 p.m. There are five sessions scheduled so be sure to contact Katie McLaen to sign up for any or all lefse-making session. The other dates are March 29, 1pm and 4 p.m., and April 9 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The two evening sessions are theme nights so come and join the fun. Postponed
Upcoming Events: March 15 – Fun Night (bring a baked good for the cake walk); April 5 – Palm Sunday Dinner at the Rutland Hall; April 6 – City Council meeting; April 11 – Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10 a.m. with kids crafts and lots of prizes.
Be sure to stay up-to-date on the Rutland events that are posted on the Rutland website at rutlandnd.com. If you have events you want to share, just send a note to email@example.com to get it listed. Follow Rutland on the Rutland Facebook page and the Uffda Day Facebook page too. There are many ways to keep tabs on what’s happening in Rutland, North Dakota!