Danebod distributes funds to community

February 13, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
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An estate bequeath to Danebod Lutheran Church back in the mid-1980s received a boost in 2019 due to a strong stock market and enabled the financial advisory board at the Tyler church to distribute $62,000 through local and mission outreach. Outgoing board member Greg Peter said the board meets four times per year.
“The January meeting is a week before the church council meeting and before the annual meeting of the church,” Peter explained. ”The donation recommendations are given to the church council. The council approves them and then we present them to the congregation for approval or adjustments. It can happen where we may have overlooked a consideration. Not everybody requests donations.”

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A weekend snowstorm created hazardous weekend road conditions

February 13, 2020

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The Tyler area was hit with several inches of snow overnight on Saturday, making for a busy Sunday moving and playing in the snow.

By Shelly Finzen
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In a weekend winter snowstorm, Lincoln County was covered in several inches of snow. Snow began falling late Saturday evening and continued into the early hours of Sunday morning. Shortly after the snowfall ended, winds picked up and caused drifting, which interrupted the Sunday morning commute for many churchgoers.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that “An intense band of heavy snow developed over parts of east central South Dakota into southwest Minnesota Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The highest reports within the band of heavy snow were 10 to 12 inches along Highway 14 while amounts closer to I-90 in South Dakota were a half an inch to 2 inches and 2 to 5 inches along I-90 in southwest Minnesota. A few locations reported as much as 2 inches per hour for a brief time.”

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RTR One-Acts to perform this weekend

February 13, 2020

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David Cauwels, Caleb Harper, Brayden Appel, Rion Moat and Luke Johnson will be among the performers presenting “First Person Shooter” this weekend at RTR High School.

By Mark Wilmes
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Fresh off their seventh consecutive trip to the Minnesota State One-Act Play Festival, the RTR Drama Department will be presenting their one-act entry to the public this weekend along with two other plays. The play was performed on Thursday, Feb. 6, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Director Neil Witte said the students did a great job of performing at State.
“Our group didn’t Star up at State,” Witte said. “But they gave their best performance yet.”

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Lady Knights fall to YME by score of 43-37 last Monday

February 13, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The girls of RTR traveled to Granite Falls last Mon­day to play some Camden Conference basketball. The Lady Knights found the basket there not to their liking as they would fall to the Sting by a score of 43 to 37.
Both teams struggled from the field early as points were hard to come by. The score at the break was 18 to 18. The Lady Knights were in a position to win a game if they could put together a nice scoring second half.
Yes, the Lady Knights did score more points the second half, but the Sting were just a little better as they would come out on top…

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Lady Knights win and Knights lose over weekend

February 13, 2020

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Aiden Wichmann scores and picks up a foul to complete a three-point play during Friday’s game against Minneota.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls played their second strong game of the week by beating the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks in Dawson last Friday. The final score was 72 to 24. The Lady Knights led at the halftime break by a score of 43-7.
The Lady Knights would throw up 85 shots from the floor in this one and connect on 35 of them for 41.2%. The free-throw line was once again not that kind as only 2 of 7 fell in the proper spot.
Haley Muenchow had a very strong game for the Lady Knights as she led the scoring and rebound­ing with 17 points and 11 rebounds…
The RTR boys hosted the Minneota Vikings on Fri­day. After a very close first half, the Vikings came out the second half and blew the game wide open in route to a 85 to 57 Camden conference win.
The Vikings started the game by scoring eight of the first 10 points. How­ever, the Knights, behind two consecutive bombs from Hayden Gravley, went ahead by a score of 14-11. At the halfway mark of the first half the score was 17- 20 for the Vikings…

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Speech team competes at Minneota

February 13, 2020

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The RTR Speech Team competed in Minneota over the weekend. Pictured left to right in front are Cathy Grajeda, Melissa Barber, Kylie Kerkaert, Sophie Blagdon, Jenna Lingen, Julia Nilles and Caleb Witte; in back are Cassie Reese, Brianna Pattison, Natalie Nielsen, Caleb Harper, Grace Klumper, Amber Bakker and Brynn Peterson. Natalie Nielsen and Brianna Pattison placed third in Duo. Sophie Blagdon and Jenna Lingen placed fourth in Duo. Julia Nilles placed third in Discussion.

Eight Lincoln County youth attend leadership retreat

February 13, 2020

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Lincoln County BLU participants, pictured left to right in front; are Shelby Korman, Abby Johnson, Brynlee Hanson and Tarin Bingham; in back are Mallory Evans, Rachel Hexem, Kiera Larson and Madison Wells.

Minnesota 4-H held the Southwest BLU leadership retreat on Feb. 1 at SMSU in Marshall for 86 youth from across our region.
BLU – Building Leader­ship and Understanding – is an annual leadership retreat offered regionally across Minnesota. This year’s theme, Unmask Your Inner Leader, en­couraged youth to discuss their strengths, leader­ship styles, and the char­acteristics of great lead­ers…

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Corn and Soybean Growers held annual meeting last Saturday

February 13, 2020

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Auctioneer Kevin Swanson gets some help from scholarship winner Jon Lucero.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Grow­ers Association held its 18th annual meeting on Saturday evening at the Tyler Golf Club. Attend­ees were served a meal of roast beef, chicken and fixings before the meeting came to order. Chairman Tim Jerzak recognized the board of directors, includ­ing vice-chair Pat Jerzak, treasurer Lyle Koopman and secretary Nancy Po­powski. Directors for the past year were Kelly Krog, Mark Dunn, Fran Fier, Andy Deutz, Dennis Jens­en, Jon Johnson, Matthew Schreurs, Ronald Nuese, Tony Dunn, Ron Bun­jer, Brian Fruechte, Joel Schreurs and Bob Worth.

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Auctioneer Joe Weber with RTR graduate Jared Christensen during the scholarship auction.

Knights start and finish strong against the YME Sting

February 13, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys played host to the YME Sting last Monday. The team started on a strong note, faltered in the middle of the game, and came on strong at the end. The final score was 63 to 53 for the winning Knights.
Payton Hess would de­liver two bombs to get the scoring going for the home team Knights. The score was 8-2. The score would stay that way for at least the next five minutes of play. Corbyn Sitzmann would finally break the drought with a bomb. A Darrick Baartman field goal gave the Knights a lead of 11 points at the nine-minute mark. The score was now 13-2…

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Lincoln County Road and Bridge hearing set for March 3

February 13, 2020

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Mark Dunn and Dave Enke of Lake Benton spoke to the county board about contracting for police coverage for the City of Lake Benton.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lincoln County Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson spoke to the board concerning the highway department. According to Wilson, the county has already used more sand than usual on the roadways. Typically, the county uses 1,600 tons in a year, but this year they have already used 2,100 tons. Wilson estimates that they still have 1,700 tons left. “That is why we are telling the cities and towns that we are using it sparingly,” Wilson said.

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