Health and Wellness Section

October 18, 2018

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Check out the Health and Wellness Section of the paper this week for some interesting and helpful articles.

Avera introduces VP of Mission Services

October 18, 2018

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LuAnn Trutwin is the Vice-President of Mission Services.

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center and Avera Tyler welcome LuAnn Trutwin as the Vice-President of Mission Services.
Trutwin comes to Avera with 15 years of ministry experience and is a board-certified chaplain through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC).

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Holiday Boutique returns to Tyler in November with many artists

October 18, 2018

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One of the many artists on hand at the Holiday Boutique in November will be Leon Betz of Worthington. Leon is now retired, but owned and operated a craft store and art gallery for 25 years before retirement. Most of his work now is wood-turning on the lathe. He has been doing lathe work for about 15 years.
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By Pam Blake
Tyler Arts Council

 
The Tyler Arts Council is again sponsoring the Holiday Boutique at the RTR High School gym in Tyler on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our mission statement from when we were first organized in 1980 reads, “The purposes for which this corporation is formed are to promote, encourage, increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation for the arts, and to coordinate and provide services to the arts to foster their growth and practice.”
Originally, the Holiday Boutique was only for artists and craftsmen. Over the years we allowed commercial exhibitors to join us…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Task force zeroing in on recommendation

October 18, 2018

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RTR School Board members, from left— Tony Dybdahl, Tami Rupp, John Bloom, Chair Jeff Hansen, Superintendent David Marlette, Troy Chandler, Craig Hess and Peggy Dunblazier.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board met on Oct. 10 in the cafeteria of the middle school building in Russell.
Superintendent David Marlette reported that the task force is getting close to putting forward a recommendation to the school board.
“We have another meeting coming up on Thursday, Oct. 25,” Marlette said. “That is at Tyler. I think that if things keep moving the way they are, I would think we would have something for the school board on or about that November board meeting.”

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

RTR Facilities Task Force shaping a vision for RTR future

October 18, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The next RTR Facilities Task Force meeting will be Thurs­day, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school library in Tyler. A tour of the facility will begin at 6 p.m. for those who are interested.
In an interview with RTR Su­perintendent David Marlette on Thursday, he discussed the process of the task force meet­ings as well as an informational community meeting held in Rus­sell last week at the request of former RTR board member Gary Erdmann of Russell.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Lady Knights sweep KMS in last home match

October 18, 2018

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Above: Kylea Baartman winds up for a kill attempt during last week’s game against KMS.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad made their last regular season volleyball match a good one as they would defeat the KMS Saints by scores of 25-13, 25-22 and 25-15. A very nice crowd of RTR fans were there to not only cheer on the Lady Knights, but also thank the two seniors on the squad for their work during their volleyball careers. The seniors are Maddy Muen­chow and Brooke Thom­sen.
The first set was back and forth with neither team running away from each other early…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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The Knights celebrate a point during last week’s KMS game. Pictured from left are Rylie Hess, Maddison Wendland, Madison Witte, Kylea Baartman and McKinley Schreurs.

Locks of love donation

October 18, 2018

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Before and after pictures of Betty Driemeyer of Tyler donating to Locks of Love in honor of a friend with cancer. Also pictured is beautician Betty Pearson and Betty’s grand-doggy Stella, as well as a photobomb of the inexperienced Tribute photographer in the mirror.

Lake Benton First Responders’ founder retires end of October

October 18, 2018

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Chuck DeBates

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The end of October, the Lake Benton First Responders will lose one of its founding mem­bers. After 20 years with the team, Chuck DeBates will let his EMT license expire, and will be­gin his retirement effective Nov. 1.
DeBates said a group of con­cerned citizens wanted to bring an ambulance service to Lake Benton. “After alot of research,” he said, “and the fact that there were four ambulance services already in existence within 25 miles of Lake Benton, we de­cided that the best route for us to go would to become a First Responder organization.”…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Lady Knights shine in Marshall

October 18, 2018

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The RTR Knights were division champs in the Jimmy John’s Classic Volleyball Tournament held in Marshall over the weekend. The last time RTR were champs was 21 years ago on a team that included Coach Daynica (Drake) Brown during her senior year. From left to right in front are Skylar Borresen, Kyah Ellefson, Madison Muenchow, Maddison Wendland, Lexi Schreurs and Kalleigh Carr; in back are Kylea Baartman, Madison Witte, Rylie Hess, Allie Christensen, Haley Muenchow, Brooke Thomsen, McKinley Schreurs, Head Coach Daynica Brown and Asst. Coach Neil Witte.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad was mighty impressive at the Jimmy John’s Classic in Marshall over the past weekend. They would win five straight matches to move their overall record to 15-8 and, more impor­tantly, get in a great men­tal attitude for the upcom­ing postseason.
On Friday, the Lady Knights defeated Kimball Area and WWG. The scores were 25-8 and 25-14 against Kimball and 25-18, 24-26 and 15-11 against WWG…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Knights fall to E-E Dutchmen by score of 26-20 in football

October 18, 2018

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Photo courtesy of RTR yearbook staff
Jon Lucero rips off some yardage during Friday’s game against Edgerton.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Sometimes the football just doesn’t bounce the proper way for a team. That seemed to happen last Friday in Tyler as the Edgerton-Ellsworth Flying Dutchmen beat the RTR Football Knights 26-20. The Dutchmen came into the game with just one win under their belts for the year while the Knights had racked up five victories.
The Knights received the ball to start the game and fumbled the ball to the Dutchmen on their first of­fensive play…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.