Well, I’m glad to report that the Wild Rice River has stopped running over our township road. The change in the water flow is due to the fact that a portion of County Road 10 here South of Rutland collapsed on Wednesday. Yesterday a portion of the westside lane fell into the Wild Rice near the culvert. This morning the rest of that portion over the culvert collapsed. We are lucky in that we can get to town easy but I pity those who live south of that culvert because now they have a bigger challenge of getting into Rutland to enjoy the amenities it offers!
County Fairs are a great opportunity for county residents to showcase their garden produce, craft, food or sewing item that was made by them. Tonight, for the first time, I went to enter some items into the Sargent County Fair. Being a “city girl” I never entered anything in Minnesota but now that I’m a “country girl” I finally got my act together! My boys – age 7 and 5 – also had some projects to enter. My 7-year-old did his project about a month ago – which meant he didn’t have many K’Nex pieces to work with for some time.
The kids look forward to returning on Saturday to find their projects and also participate in Fair events like the tractor pedal pull. Even if none of us get any other recognition, the sense of self achievement and pride is something they have discovered this year.
Don’t forget to come to the Fair and to stop by the Food Building (the white building). The Rutland Park Board is there again this year as another means to raise funds for our town. Stop in to say “Hi.” I’ll be in the kitchen Sunday so I’m hoping it won’t be too hot this weekend! See you there!!!