The municipality of the RM of Rudy #284 was incorporated December 13, 1909. The first meeting took place on Dec 15, 1909. The first office was located on the corner of King Street and Wilkinson Avenue in Broderick.
The RM of Rudy was named in honour of Mr. Nels Rudy, a kindly merchant who operated a general store and post office in the area for many years. A ferry crossing the river near his store was also called “The Rudy Ferry”. The RM of Rudy had one of the largest Norwegian settlements in North America. Immigrants from Czechoslovakia, Scotland, England and other European countries also settled in the region. A significant increase in population came when the Canadian Pacific Railroad was built in the area starting in 1910. CPR’s construction of the high-level bridge crossing the South Saskatchewan River at Outlook in 1912 had a major impact on travel and economic development in the area and for Western Canada.
Today, the RM hosts traditional dryland farms beside the largest established irrigation project in Saskatchewan, public and private research farms, vegetable production, intensive livestock operations and outstanding recreation facilities.
CEMETERIES LOCATED IN THE RM OF RUDY & DISTRICT
Bethania Norwegian Lutheran SE 04-31-07 W3M
Broderick – St. Peter & Paul Memorial SW 21-29-07 W3M
Glenside NE 08-29-06 W3M
Green Valley Lutheran NW 34-27-07 W3M
John Hus United SE 26-28-07 W3M
Outlook NE 21-29-08 W3M
Saskatchewan River Lutheran NW 20-30-07 W3M
Spring Creek Lutheran NE 09-31-06 W3M