Uffda Day Parade Seeks Entries


The 34th Annual Uffda Day Fall Festival is coming up in Rutland on Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Again this year, in addition to the other Uffda Day events and activities, we are going to have a parade.  You are invited to join with us to help make this year’s Uff-Da Day Parade one of the best in the event’s 34-year history.

As you know, Uffda Day is a celebration which emphasizes the Scandinavian and pioneer heritage of the Rutland Community.  You and any organizations you belong to are invited to participate in this year’s Uffda Day Parade.  We encourage you to join us in a celebration of the heritage of ethnic diversity that has so enriched our communities.

We ask, but don’t require, that you notify us in advance if you plan to have a unit in the parade, so we have a chance to keep things somewhat (but not excessively) organized.  The parade will form up on the East side of town, on Dakota Street, and will start, promptly, at 1:00 p.m., so plan to have your unit in place by 12:30 p.m., or a little earlier, if possible.  Lyle Erickson, Richard Lysne and their assistants will be on hand to help you find your place in the 2018 Uff-Da Day Parade.  Please fill out the registration form on this letter and return it to Parade Committee, PO Box 100, Rutland ND 58067, or call 701-724-3467.  For additional Uff-Da Day 2018 information, check out Rutland’s internet website at www.rutlandnd.com; take a look at the Uff-Da Day and Rutland Facebook pages; and, look for The Rutland Leader insert in The Sargent County Teller. Whether you are here as a participant or an observer, we hope that you, your family and friends, are able to join us, on Sunday, October 7, 2018, for an interesting and fun-filled day.  Feel free to share this invitation with others.


Bill Anderson, Lyle Erickson & Richard Lysne – UFF-DA DAY PARADE COMMITTEE







Phone # ______________________________________________________

Type of parade unit (band, float, antique auto, etc.)  __________________________



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RibFest Needs You!

The 10th Annual Rutland Ribfest still needs some rib cookers/vendors for the event on Saturday, August 4. If you or someone you know would like an opportunity to cook and sell ribs as your own fundraiser, get them together quickly and call The Lariat Bar and Grill at 701- 724-3610 to get on the list of vendors.

The event also includes Junk Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a good variety and number of vendors.  In addition, there will be a free-will garage sale at the City Hall from 10a.m.-2p.m. with proceeds going to Relay for Life and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They will also serve scallop potatoes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rutland American Legion Auxiliary will have a pie and ice cream social starting at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center. Bands will also start at Noon so it will be the day to be in Rutland (That is until Uffda Day of course!).

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Junk Fest has a new sponsor

The Little Old Ladies of Sargent County have hung their hats for good and will not be sponsoring the Rutland Junk Fest on Saturday, August 4, 2018. BUT there is another group that has agreed to organize the event! The Sargent Central Ambassadors is raising funds for  five students who were nominated by their music and band teacher at Sargent Central to participate in the 2019 Northern Ambassadors of Music tour in Europe next July.

The Northern Ambassadors of Music is a select honor group composed of students from North Dakota and Montana. Tyler Banish, Eric Bergeman, Ethan Bergeman, Kiauna Bergh and Thomas Mehrer were nominated by their Sargent Central choir and band teachers.  The tour includes a concert band, a concert choir and a jazz ensemble. The cost for each of the students for the trip starts at $6,275.00 but that does not include the music, uniforms, required pre-tour camp at NDSU, round-trip ground transportation to/from Minneapolis and many other events and incidentals.

The collective goal is to raise $20,000 for the students. In addition to sponsoring the Junk Fest, the kids are getting crafty making items for sale at Junk Fest, and the group hopes to sell raffle tickets, have a holiday bake-sale (made to order), maybe a dinner concert and other fundraisers over the next few months.

Junkers are being solicited via email, snail mail, and Facebook. Information on the fundraising is available here.  JunkFestInfoLtrPub   Just complete and send the registration form   JunkFestRegis  if you would like to be a vendor at Junk Fest.

If you’re not a junker, come and check out the unique items for sale, check out the freewill garage sale in the Hall, have some scalloped potatoes and ham or ribs starting at noon and a pie and ice cream social starts at 4 p.m. Stay for the music (starts at noon!), ribs and fun throughout the evening. Rutland will be the place to be on August 4!!

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Small Town, Big Party

Rutland Fun Night 2018 was another big blast! Thanks to the Rutland Community Club – and party organizer Katie McLaen – for hosting another active and fun get together. Kids and adults alike had a blast (of water) and enjoyed s’mores and more. Just take a look at the pictures – they tell the story on their own.

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The Old Parsonage Newsletter- May 2018

The Old Parsonage at 217 First Street in Rutland ND will have some changes in its hours
this year. The second Wednesday in the month and the following Saturday will be the
regularly scheduled “Open” days. This May, the regularly scheduled days will be
Wednesday & Saturday, May 9 & 12. Wednesday from 1 to 4, and Saturday from 10 to 4. You can also call for an impromptu visit on any other day, right up to Christmas. Just give Kathy a call at 701-680- 9831 or at 701-724- 3467. We’ve got lots of new old
inventory on hand this year. It’s always exciting to get things going again. I hope we
have a nice Spring, Summer and Fall, and that we get to see you often in 2018.

I discovered that the little house that is south across the street from The Old Parsonage,
was built in 1887 by Mr. Robert Bagley, the first Great Northern Railway agent in
Rutland, who made his home there, so I bought it last Fall. I’ve had lots of fun repairing,
restoring and renovating this house, believed to be the oldest in Rutland. I hope you will
come and check the place over! We will have coffee and goodies on the kitchen table!


1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup peanuts
3½ cups flour
2 tsp soda.
Roll balls in sugar. Bake 8 min. Put stars on and bake 5 minutes more

See you soon, Kathy Brakke

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33rd Annual Uffda Day

Rutland is busy already with Uffda Day preparation.  Lefse is rolling off the grills and more will be produced in August.  Plan to spend a fun time in Rutland on Sunday, October 1, 2017! This is our 33rd Annual Event.

If you don’t know what Uffda Day is, then here’s the answer!


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The Old Parsonage News

October 2016

The Old Parsonage at Rutland ND will be open Friday, Oct 14, from 4-7; Sat., Oct 15  from 10-4; and Sun., Oct, 16, from 1-3.  We have a lot of Halloween items this month. There are some really good ones.

Does anyone remember recipes from previous generations? Yes, I’m old enough to remember my grandma and mother saying: Butter the size of an egg (1/4 cup or 2 ounces), Butter the size of a walnut (1 tablespoon), and Butter the size of a hazelnut (1 teaspoon). Baking powder or soda was measured by the heaping spoonful (which meant that the top was to be rounded up as much as the bottom of the spoon), but spices were measured by the level spoonful.  Cooks of the day just knew these things! Measurements were made by eye, by hand, and by intuition.  A pinch, a dash, a fistful or handful, might be common in these recipes.

Preheat oven to 325.  Generously butter a 10 ½ cast iron griddle pan.

1 cup flour
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 ½ t ground ginger
½ cup butter
1/4  cup sugar
1/4  cup dark brown sugar
1 egg Icing 2/3 cup powdered sugar and 5 t milk
1 T molasses
1 t vanilla extract

Make cookie: In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger and set aside.

In a medium bowl and mixer, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar together. Add egg, molasses and vanilla; mix until smooth.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until smooth. Spoon mixture on prepared griddle pan. Lightly butter hands and flatten mixture so that it touches the edges of the pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in pan.

Prepare icing in small bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk; mix until smooth. Drizzle mixture over center of cookie. Spread icing out in smooth layer.  Let dry for 10 minutes.

Makes one 10 1/2″ Cookie

See you this weekend,

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