Mini marchers

September 29, 2016

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Pictured above and below, many young Knight fans braved a chilly, misty Friday afternoon to march in the RTR Homecoming Parade on Friday.

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RTR Board member suggests starting over with joint powers

September 29, 2016

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SWEC Superintendent Bruce Houck (left) and Hendricks School Board representative Tom Olson at last Thursday’s meeting in Hendricks.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

During the Sept. 20 meeting of the Hendricks School Board, after reviewing the bills, Superintendent Bruce Houck suggested not cooling the entire school next summer as a three month bill from the gas company was $11,000. Board members were shocked by the bill. Nick Citterman commented on the Ameresco project saying, “I thought this was supposed to save us money?” Houck said the district will need to figure something out for next summer, most likely only cooling the areas needed for the summer camps that are offered, but not through the whole summer in order to save on cooling costs.

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

Avera taps community members for input

September 29, 2016

New CNP, dentist to come on staff soon

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Officials from the Avera Medical Group and Avera Ty­ler Board of Directors invited a group of people to gather at the Tyler Golf Club on Monday to talk about the future of the local hospital.
Avera Tyler Board Mem­ber George Jorgensen said the meeting was productive and informational.
“It was a group of people we felt were community leaders, or community influencers,” Jorgensen said. “One of the big goals out of the meeting was to get an answer to Mary [Maertens] question and that was ‘do you want Mary to pur­sue the idea of a new facility at some point in our commu­nity?’”

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School board met in closed session last Wednesday with Pemberton lawyer

September 29, 2016

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A large crowd was on hand at last week’s RTR School Board meeting in Ruthton.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR School Board met at 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday before the regular 8 p.m. meeting for the purpose of a closed session with Attorney Kristi Hastings of Pemberton Law Office.
Before closing, Hastings ex­plained the reason for closing the meeting.
“There is a statement we have to make on record,” Hastings told the board. “We have to state the grounds for closing, and then the subject.”
Hastings said the discussion would be covered by attorney/ client privilege laws, and the subject would be “pending or threatened litigation between SWEC and RTR, and that involves discussion of the joint powers agreement.”

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

Lady Knights enjoy Homecoming volleyball

September 29, 2016

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No. 4 Chloe Hess works the front line during last week’s match against Dawson-Boyd in Tyler.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad had a great evening of vol­leyball in their Homecom­ing match as they would shoot down the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks in three straight sets last Tuesday. The RTR crowd, especially the RTR student body, was very vocal the whole eve­ning as the Lady Knights piled on points through the match.
Coach Brown was very pleased with her team as they would reach the 500 mark in wins and losses…

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Lakers spoil Knights’ Homecoming game Friday

September 29, 2016

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Chris Muecke picks up some yardage early in Friday evening’s Homecoming game against Lakeview.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lakeview Lakers, with a load of seniors and juniors on their squad, handled the RTR Knights in the Knights’ Homecom­ing game last Friday. The Lakers had a total of 20 se­niors and juniors while the Knights only have nine such players. The final score was 48-6.
The Lakers would score twice in the first quarter on busted plays. A bad snap to their quarterback led to a 30-yard run for a touch­down…

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JV play TMB Panthers

September 29, 2016

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR junior varsity football team played the TMB Panthers last Mon­day in Tyler. The RTR JV program is quite short on junior varsity players. Because of the low num­bers of upperclassmen, the kids who should be playing JV ball are playing varsity ball. This leaves the JV team with plenty of 9th graders playing. The 9th graders give it their all, but because of size and in­experience, they struggle somewhat against teams who have more size and experience.

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Commissioners hear quotes for remodel

September 29, 2016

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Chris Sorensen and Stacy Longton, representatives of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS), regarding additional quotes for the remodel of the space in the courthouse they lease from the county.
Bids for construction materials were received from Thomson Lumber at $13,111 and Tyler Lumber at $9,934. Both bids were for the same or similar materials. Commissioner Mic VanDeVere commented on the difference and accepting the bid from Tyler, “We can save about three grand.” The board was told that SWHHS had been hoping for bids from two contractors, however, only one of the two are able to do the job.

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Ruth Hansen

September 29, 2016

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Memorial services for Ruth Hansen, age 94 of Tyler, will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. at Dane­bod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Memorial visitation was Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Burial will be in Danebod Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
She died Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Ruth Hansen was born July 11, 1922 on the family farm south of Tyler to Vic­tor and Signe (Mikkelsen) Jensen. She was baptized Aug. 6, 1922 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler, and later confirmed there on May 23, 1937. She grew up on the farm, attending Danebod parochial school for grades one through five, then Tyler public schools, graduating from Tyler High School. On Nov. 20, 1941 Ruth married Ralph Hansen at Danebod Lutheran Church. Their union was blessed with four daughters and 70 years of life together. The couple farmed near Tyler from 1941-1997, when they retired and moved into town. Later they be­came residents of Dane­bod Village. Ralph died Sept. 13, 2012, at which time Ruth and Ralph lived at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. There, on Sept. 20, Ruth died at the age of 94.
Ruth was a member of Danebod Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and participated in the women’s group. She enjoyed playing golf, knit­ting, playing cards, bowl­ing, reading, winters in Arizona, gardening, sing­ing, and raising her four daughters.
Ruth is lovingly remem­bered by her daughters—Elizabeth Baxter and her husband William of Phoe­nix, Arizona, Karma Ding­man and her husband Richard of Littleton, Colo­rado, Ruthann Dorn and her husband Darwin of West Bend, Wisconsin, and Gail Newell and her special friend Neil Enderson of Ty­ler; nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchil­dren; two brothers-in- law, Alfred Hansen and Ejvind Hansen; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, her parents, and a granddaughter, Megan Du­pre.
Blessed be her memory.

Richard Sartell

September 29, 2016

obit-dick-sartellAug. 7, 1941 – Sept. 18, 2016

Richard M. Sartell, age 75 of Sartell and all points north, south, east and west, our sweet, enduring Hus­band, Dad, Papa, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa died Sunday, Sept. 18 in Sartell after a lengthy and valiant struggle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.
Dick was born and raised in St. Cloud and Sartell. He attended the St. Cloud State Lab School. He was an active Boy Scout and achieved the Order of the Arrow and worked hard to become an Eagle Scout. He was a 1959 graduate of Tech High School where he was a National Honor So­ciety member and on the swim team. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul where he was a mem­ber of the Bagpipers and where he met the love of his life, Diane Swenson Sartell. They were married May 29, 1962 in Mason City, Iowa. He was a 10-year member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He worked in information for Greyhound Buslines until 1969 when he joined Per­kins Restaurants. He was part-owner-operator of the first Perkins in Brain­erd. After a short turkey farming caper he worked as a manager for FasGas then opened two restau­rants—Oasis Inn in Pequot Lakes and Sportland Café in Nisswa. Later he was a sales rep for Continental Foods until he returned to St. Cloud State Univer­sity and graduated from the University of Minne­sota with distinction in 1989. He was a Minnesota Mortician Emeritus serv­ing as staff mortician at Cavallin Funeral Homes in Two Harbors and Grand Marais, J.S. Klekatsky Fu­neral Homes in Eagan, South St. Paul and West St. Paul, Crawfords in Duluth, the Cremation Society in Duluth, Utoft-Johansen in Tyler and Lake Benton and Dobmeiers in Barnesville. He belonged to the Ameri­can Legion A.C. Hansen Post 185 of Tyler. He was a past active member of the Tyler Lions and their melodramas, Tyler Kiwan­is, Tyler Arts Council and the Grand Marais Little Theater, where he played the lead in “Mass Appeal.”
Dick will be painfully missed by his family and friends. Life with him was never boring. There was always an adventure in the offing and things were always changing. He deco­rated our lives in so many ways. He was a cherished, dedicated, creative, hard- working husband, father, grandfather, good friend, patriarch, thespian, intel­lect, history buff, come­dian and occasional hike master.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents Rich­ard A. Sartell and Marga­ret E. Hannahs (Nee Cole), brother Samuel C. and sis­ter Julee M.
He is survived by his best friend and love of 54 years, Diane; children—Richard (Mayuree) Sartell of Mankato, Joelynn Lahr of Champlin, Steven (Dawn) Sartell of Brookings, South Dakota, Nicholas (Mia) Sartell of Norwood/Young America, Tiffany (Ben) An­derson of Sartell, Megan (Terry) Patzner of Sartell and Lace (Randy) Davis of Lino Lakes; 22 grandchil­dren—Thai, Talay, Drew, Brock, Cole, Max, Jake, John, Danny, Alex, Peter, Paige, Ben, Chet, Kenzie, Matt, Kate, Scout, Carson, Ethan, Evin and Grace, and great-granddaughters Me­lissa and Sparrow.
A reflection of Dick’s life and gifts of happiness, love and humor will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Founders Room at St. John’s University, Col­legeville. Memorials pre­ferred in lieu of flowers.