The Rooster Crows – Oct. 22, 2021

By Bill Anderson

It was bound to happen, sooner or later, but who would have thought that it would have taken this long? Roger Pearson’s rain gauge registered 1 full inch of rain on Wednesday, October 13, and Norbert Kulzer’s rain gauge, right next door, measured .9 of an inch from the same event. For the first time in 2021, Roger’s gauge measured more rain than did Norbert’s from the same rainfall. What this turnabout portends for the future is anyone’s guess. Will the Red Sox win the World Series? Will the Vikings win the Super Bowl? Well, we can’t expect miracles from .1 of an inch of rain, but it does appear that the times may be a’changin’.

June 26, 2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Rutland’s record breaking World’s Largest Hamburger, but October 28, 2021, is the 40th anniversary for the Waloch-Johnson Insurance Agency, the company that has been providing insurance services in the Rutland community for the past couple of decades. Kristine Radke, the agent in charge of the Waloch-Johnson Insurance Agency office on Rutland’s Main Street, has invited the Rutland community to a 40th anniversary Open House from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Thursday, October 28. Kristine promises coffee, cookies, prizes and straight talk about insurance. The Waloch-Johnson Agency is the successor of the Anderson Insurance Agency that provided insurance services in the Rutland community from 1907 until it was merged with the First National Agency of Milnor back in the mid 1990’s and was later acquired by Waloch-Johnson in the early years of the 21st Century. The Waloch-Johnson Agency provides a full line of insurance services for family, farm, home, auto and business needs. Be sure to stop in on Thursday, October 28, to join in the celebration.

James & Sydney Brakke of Somerset WI, accompanied by their English Spaniel dog, Mabel, are visiting at the home of James’ Dad, Jesse Brakke, in Ransom Township this week. James is a 2010 graduate of SCHS and a 2016 graduate of the School of Pharmacy at NDSU in Fargo. He is currently employed as pharmacy manager at the New Richmond WI Walmart store. James, Sydney & Mabel arrived at Rutland on Tuesday, October 19, and plan to head back to Wisconsin on Sunday, October 24.

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