Need some help? Give them a call

September 3, 2015

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Pictured from left to right in front are Mini Knights Gabi Borresen, Brynn Borresen, Tatum Hess and Ally Nelson. In back are volleyball players Britney Miersma, Bailey Possail and Danielle Blanchette.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 

The RTR volleyball team is beginning a fundraising program for the volleyball program that will run until Oct. 4. If you have any small tasks you need done give them a call and they will take care of the job for you at a suggested donation of $10 per hour.
Need some housecleaning done? Vacuuming? How about someone to clean your garage? They might as well do your car while they are at it. The girls are willing to take on tasks from babysitting to yard work.

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

4 Paws for Lexi draws many to TGC

September 3, 2015

 

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From left: Lexi Schreurs, Ashlynn Wabeke and Lexi Wendland manned the donation table at the 4 Paws for Lexi event on Saturday at the Tyler Golf Club. The benefit included a golf tournament, silent auction and Whopper Feed to raise money to acquire a diabetic alert dog to help Miss Wendland more efficiently monitor her blood sugar levels in dealing with her type 1 diabetes. Donations can still be made at www.youcaring.com. Type “Wendland” in the search box to go to Lexi’s page.

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Legion to hold flag disposal ceremony

September 3, 2015

Tyler Legion Post 185 will have a Disposal of Unserviceable Flags Ceremony in October. In preparation for this ceremony, during the month of September, members of the public who have unserviceable flags can drop them off at Knudsen’s BP gas station where Post 185 will collect them.

Tyler Legion to host a Patriot Day September 11 at High School

September 3, 2015

Tyler Legion Post 185 will host a Patriot Day “A Day to Remember” service at RTR High School in Tyler at 1 p.m. on Sept. 11. This program will be a community commemoration service in remembrance of what happened 14 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.

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

Help available for area businesses

September 3, 2015

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The PACE program, through SRDC, helped building owner Patty Torkelsen install new lighting in the former Dueber’s building.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 

One of many ways that the Southwest Regional Development Commission (SRDC) helps area businesses is through the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The PACE program is designed to help agriculture, commercial and industrial businesses with improvements that will substantially increase energy efficiency. The program allows businesses to make fixture improvements without the up-front capital outlay, and allows the owner to pay back the money through a special assessment on their property taxes.
Patty Torkelson of Tyler says the program helped her greatly when opening the former Dueber’s Variety Store building for her Tae Kwan Do classes on Tyler Street. Torkelson received help from the PACE program in replacing old ballast-style lighting in the building.

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

One local teen’s fight with diabetes

August 27, 2015

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By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
On Sunday, Aug. 30, the “4 Paws for Lexi” benefit golf tournament will be held at the Tyler Golf Club. In addition, the public is invited to a silent auction in the clubhouse, as well as a Whopper feed at the club from 5-7 p.m. The fundraiser will help RTR High School student Lexi Wendland, daughter of Jerry and Jenni Wendland, place another piece of what will be her lifelong battle that started over two years ago when her life took a quick and frightening turn. Money from the fundraiser will help the Wendland family acquire a diabetic alert dog for Lexi.

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

Tyler High School’s oldest (?) alumnus turns 97

August 27, 2015

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Lewis Vadheim in 1934, pictured from his school days at Tyler High School.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The following is the first in a series that will run in the coming weeks about Lewis Vadheim, through conversations with him, his family and a detailed memoir of his life that he wrote back in the late ’90s, after his retirement from over 30 years as a physician in Minnesota and California. Lewis is the son of A.L. Vadheim, for whom the hospital in Tyler was named in the late 1950s. The memoirs will be donated by the family to the Tyler Public Library once the final installment of this story has run in the Tribute. At 97, Vadheim is the oldest living graduate of Tyler High School that we have found. If anyone knows of someone older, please contact us and let us know.
Jim and Connie Roth were sitting around with Connie’s dad Lewis Vadheim talking about reunions one day earlier this summer. “We suddenly realized that it would be his 80th high school reunion,” Connie said.
That was when Connie placed a call to Robin Knudsen at RTR High School to let the district know Lewis was still around.

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

Students get a preview of the school year

August 27, 2015

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Jacey Schreurs sorted the school supplies she brought to her classroom into the proper totes at the Preschool Open House held at RTR Middle School in Russell last week. More photos at photos.buffaloridgenews.com and in the Tyler Tribute.

County hears 2016 budget proposals

August 27, 2015

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is working on the 2016 budget. As such, various departments and other entities that receive county funds have been coming before the Board to present their proposed budget for their department.
The Plum Creek Library System is one of the entities that received funds from the county. These funds are shared between the libraries in Lincoln County that are part of the Plum Creek Library system…

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

Here we go again!

August 27, 2015

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The RTR Elementary School hallways were alive once again at last Thursday’s open house. School resumed for RTR students on Monday.

For more school photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.