Hens Do Crow! Feb. 28, 2020

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!

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Hens Do Crow! April 19, 2019

By Deborah Banish

On Thursday, April 11, Mother Nature decided to remind us that she is in control, dropping another twelve to fifteen inches of snow on the area. Schools closed for another two days due to the snow and winds that blew for the two days.  On Friday afternoon many people started clearing away the snow which was wet and heavy and muddied yards even more.

Early on Saturday, April 13, several Sargent Central Students made their way to Hankinson for the Regional Music Contest for vocal and instrumental. The Regional Contest was moved from Thursday, April 11, in Wahpeton to Saturday in Hankinson due to Mother Nature’s interference. Despite the delay all the youth attending from Sargent Central, North Sargent, Milnor, Hankinson and Lidgerwood provided a wonderful display of talent to the judges. Sargent Central had fifteen total starring – seven choir and eight band. The Sargent Central students who starred and will go to the State Contest will perform at the State Bound Fine Arts Concert on Monday, April 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sargent Central Activity Center. Seats can be reserved for $5.00 in advance (includes a dessert and beverage) by contacting Kaia Mahrer at Sargent Central High School, 724-3205. Bleacher seating is available at no charge. Funds raised go to the High School Music Department. Reservation deadline is Friday, April 26th.

Milnor and Sargent Central High Schools held a combined Prom this year on the evening of Saturday, April 13. “The Golden Gala” was held at Milnor High School and 34 finely-dressed young couples participated in the Grand March. The school auditorium was filled with family and friends cheering on the students and taking a myriad of photographs. Once the crowd left, the Prom was held followed by the Post Prom celebration that started at midnight and ended around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Needless to say, there were many teens with sleep deprivation moving slowly, if at all, on Sunday.

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Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday we attended the annual Rutland Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Leinen family.  They have been doing this event for several years and it always seems to be bigger and better than the last.  This year, once again, the event was held in the Hall due to the flooding at the Sanderson Field.  The setting also seems to make it more inviting for kids, parents, grandparents, and other residents who watch the kids.  There are always refreshments and homemade goodies to help pass the time leading up to the serious activity.

This year, 30 children participated in the Hunt – kids from Rutland, Forman, Havana and other nearby towns and as far away as Texas.  The young toddlers always get a head start at 10:00 a.m. and they cleared out the entry to the Hall where eggs were on the railings and along the floor leading to the main entrance.  Then, the older kids came running into the Hall and quickly finished clearing the floor and “bunny huts” of the plastic eggs – all 526 colored eggs strewn around the Hall.

After the hunt, the drawings were held for numerous prizes and games.  Three “big” prizes were also awarded.  The two bicycles were won  by Braden Siemieniewski and Eli Donaldson; the bocce ball set was won by Tyler Banish.

Thanks to Jerry and Jeanne Leinen, Shari and Jim Brown and all the Leinen family members for another successful Egg Hunt. It was a fun (and quick) event but it brings a glimmer of hope that Spring really is not that far behind.

Easter Egg Hunt Fun

On Saturday, March 22, about 2 dozen children turned out for the sixth annual Rutland Easter Egg Hunt held at the Lou Sanderson Field. The snowfall made it a bit more difficult but not impossible to find about 400 eggs. Following the search, the hunters and their families gathered at the Rutland Café to open each of their plastic eggs for the candy and prize slips Easter at the Rutland Cafeinside. In addition to numerous small prizes each of the participants received, two bicycles were also awarded through a separate drawing. Gracie Baumgarten from Casselton won the smaller bike and Josephine Nelson of Rutland Township won the Grand Prize bicycle. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored and organized by the Rutland Café and the Leinen Family with some assistance from the Rutland Community Club. My boys always look forward to this event and enjoy it even more every year. Thanks again to the Leinen Family and Rutland Community Club for sponsoring another successful and fun Hunt!

Easter Feast

Easter Sunday’s Brunch and fundraiser was a resounding success as demonstrated with 250+ attending to take in the spread offered at the Rutland Town Hall. The Rutland-Cayuga Volunteer Fire Department crew, with the capable staff from the Rutland General Store, served the bountiful feast for the families who chose to fully enjoy Easter rather than spend time cooking at home. It was a difficult choice on where to start with more than 15 selections plus all the desserts. My boys enjoyed the ham, rolls, pancakes and desserts while my husband and I filled up on those as well as the baked egg dishes, vegetables, salads and other items. This was an easy and enjoyable Easter for our family and many others. Congratulations to the volunteer firemen and the General Store for making this a success!

Young Blood in the Rutland-Cayuga Fire Department

The Rutland-Cayuga Rural District Fire District has been infused with new blood with the addition of a number of young volunteers. Several of them are taking EMT classes. These 20-something young men are excited to be a part of protecting the community and surrounding area. They are already thinking of ways to raise funds for the needs of the department. An Easter brunch will be held in cooperation with the Rutland General Store and the Rutland Cafe as the first fundraiser. These new members are Jordan Wyum, Rob Wyum, Cameron Gulleson, Cody Gulleson, Zach Temple and Jim Fust.