Big Ride strides through Tyler

July 18, 2014

American Lung Association’s Big Ride Across America made a stop in Tyler during cross country trip

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Eleven riders, along with their support team, were in Tyler, staying at RTR High School as they participated in the Big Ride Across America.

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Every year the Big Ride Across America makes its way across the United States from the State of Washington to the District of Columbia.
After passing the halfway mark, Bekah Titus of Story City, Iowa and the rest of the riders made a stop to rest in Tyler on Thursday, July 10.
“I wanted to explore the U.S. and this was a chance to do that,” said Titus.
The group of riders started out on June 15 and are expected to complete their ride on Aug. 2.
While in Tyler the group stayed at RTR High School and were fed through the Log Cabin.

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

Æbleskiver Days celebration set for July 25-27 in Tyler

July 18, 2014

The stage is set for a fun-filled weekend during Æbleskiver Days 2014.
From July 25-27 activities are planned throughout the community kicking off Friday, July 25 with the annual golf tournament.
Early Saturday, July 26 the fun will run on as the amble run/bike 5K and eight-mile event will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration starting at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds at 7:45 a.m.
Æbleskiver will be served at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds 4-H building starting at 9 a.m.
Youngsters looking for some competition can check out the Junior Fun Olympics will be held at the RTR Football Field starting at 10 a.m.
Those looking up to the sky can head to the Tyler Municipal Airport for a model airplane demonstration from 10 a.m. until noon.
The Tyler Lions Club will be manning the Bingo stand at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds starting at noon.
At 1 p.m. those who want to show off their talents are invited to compete in the ‘Skiver Talent Show followed by the ‘Skiver Eating Contest, at teh fairgrounds.
The Brookings Sons of Norway “Nordic Nimble Feet” will present a dancing exhibit at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
A dunk tank and Whopper feed will set up shop at the bandshell park in downtown Tyler starting at 1 p.m. with Whoppers served from 3-6 p.m.
The grand parade will move through Tyler starting at 7 p.m. that Saturday and will be followed by a street dance at the Tyler Fire Hall.
Activities are planned throughout the day on Saturday on the Danebod Campus (more info on page 3).
See the ad in this week’s Dining and Entertainment section for a full list of activities.

Kiwanis dinner and auction ‘Skiver Sunday

July 18, 2014

The Tyler Kiwanis is hosting a dinner and silent auction at noon on Sunday, July 27 as part of Æbleskiver Days weekend.
The silent auction is being conducted by a group of RTR students who are raising money for a trip to Europe next year.
The students are looking for silent auction items that can be dropped off at Citizens State Bank of the Tyler Public Library.
The meal will follow the Community Church Service and will be held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds 4-H Canteen.

Fire Dept. plans street dance ‘Skiver Saturday

July 18, 2014

The ‘57 Chevy Band is set to rock in front of the Tyler Fire Hall on Saturday, July 26 during Æbleskiver Days weekend.
The Tyler Fire Department Relief Association will be hosting the event that will kick off around 8 p.m. following the Æbleskiver Days parade.
There will be $5 wrist bands sold for beer and a sober bus will be available during the event.

‘Skiver talent contest July 26

July 18, 2014

The Æbleskiver Committee would like to announce that the 2014 Æbleskiver Talent Contest start time has been changed to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Tyler.
Anyone wishing to compete in the contest should contact Mark Wilmes at markwilmes@gmail.com or by calling 507-828-6957.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants: First Place—$100; Second Place—$50; Third Place—$25.
Deadline for signup is Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m.

Sommers resigns as County Emergency Manager

July 18, 2014

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of Lincoln County Emergency Manager Jeanna Sommers effective Aug. 8.
Sommers has accepted a job with the State of Minnesota in Homeland Security Emergency Management as a regional program coordinator for Region 4, which is the west-central area of the state, and she will be moving closer to her family.
She began work for the county in 2011 just prior to the massive storm that came through the county that summer.
“It’s been a great three years,” said Sommers. “I greatly appreciate everything that you guys have done for me to let me grow this position to really work with the community members and work with the responders and build those relationships.”
In turn, each commissioner thanked Sommers for her service to the county.
“I’d like to congratulate Jeanna for all the service she has given and the opportunities that are ahead of her,” said Commissioner Larry Hansen.
“We hate to see you leave,” said Chairman Don Evers. “We wish you the best of luck.”

Baking a tasty treat at Tyler Summer Rec

July 11, 2014

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Tyler Summer Rec kicked off earlier this week with activities planned throughout the summer. One of the activities held on Tuesday included baking biscuits covered in cinnamon and sugar. The program taught participants about baking.

Tyler Council hears FD proposal for street dance

July 11, 2014

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Michael “Mic” VanDeVere, left, was presented a plaque by Tyler Mayor Kurt Thomsen during the regular Tyler City Council meeting on Monday, July 5. VanDeVere recently retired from the city after a number of years of service.

Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler Fire Department is working on putting together a street dance to be held during the Saturday of Æbleskiver Days.
Representatives from the fire department made a request during the regular council meeting Monday, July 7, for the city to take on the insurance for the dance that would be held in front of the Tyler Fire Hall.
Fire department member John Spindler made the request in addition to a request for a liquor license for the event.
Spindler said the event would include live music from a band that has been lined up for Saturday of Æbleskiver Days.
Spindler said if the city would put the additional coverage under its insurance the cost would be substantially less than an individual group going for insurance.
Mayor Kurt Thomsen said he was not in favor of the city holding insurance for an event that would be serving alcohol.
Thomsen made a motion to deny the request for the license but it died for lack of a second to the motion.

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

Jacobsen was community minded

July 11, 2014

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By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Former Tyler mayor and businessman Henry “Hank” Jacobsen died on Wednesday, July 2, at the age of 89.
Jacobsen is remembered as a man who would go the extra mile for his customers and his community.
He served as Mayor of Tyler for 12 years, from 1974 until 1981. During his tenure he worked hard to make his hometown community a better place to live and own a business.
The Tyler native graduated from Tyler High School in 1943 and worked with his father at Jacobsen Jewelry in Tyler from 1948 until 1951 when he became a State Farm Insurance agent.
Larry DeBoer of DeBoer Motors in Tyler said Jacobsen was a trusted insurance representative in the community and served a large number of people.
“We used to have to get proof of insurance when we sold a car,” said DeBoer. “I’d say 70 percent of the people said they were insured with Hank.”

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

‘Skiver Days just around the corner

July 11, 2014

Æbleskiver Days will be celebrating its 51st year later this month. From July 25-27 activities are planned throughout Tyler including events at the fairgrounds and the campus of Danebod. For a list of planned activities see their ad in this week’s Dining and Entertainment section.