‘Skiver Days arrives in Tyler next week

July 18, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The 2019 Æbleskiver Days celebration arrives next week. The weekend kicks off with the search for wooden ‘skiver for a chance at $50 in Tyler Bucks. Clues will begin on Wednesday in our newspaper as well as the Tribute and Æbleskiver Days Facebook pages.
Friday will be the golf tournament with registration beginning at 8 a.m. From 5-7 p.m. will be a picnic supper at the Tyler Pool followed by pool games and open swim for free admission…

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Danebod Lodge dedication held

July 18, 2019

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Many Tyler residents as well as Danebod Family Campers from throughout the country were on hand for Sunday’s dedication of the new Danebod Lodge.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The new Danebod Lodge dedication was held on Sunday afternoon at the new facility. John Bornhoft addressed the crowd of local residents and family campers who attended the event.
“The project started in 2013 when the August Danebod Family Camp donated $1,000 to start the fund,” Bornhoft said. “There were 215 separate donations to the building and they ranged anywhere from $10 to $100,000. Currently we are at about $509,000 raised and when the bills are paid we will have spent $512,000. We’re about $3,000 short. With that being said, we are going to get it covered one way or another. It will be donated to the Danebod Folk School with no debt.”

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It’s big and green and coming to Lake Benton this month

July 18, 2019

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Gena Maria Koeberl of Tyler and Alan Riedel of Brookings, South Dakota rehearsing a scene as Fiona and Shrek.

By Shelly Finzen
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What’s big and green and coming to Lake Benton later this month? It’s “Shrek: The Musical,” of course. The Lake Benton Opera House’s summer musical opens in just eight days and seats are already filling up for all shows.
“Shrek” is a fun story that celebrates equality. It features an ogre, Shrek, played by Alan Riedel of Brookings, South Dakota, and a princess, Fiona, played by Gena Marie Koeberl of Tyler. The show is directed by Mark Wilmes of Tyler and has a cast of 58 people on stage and several who work behind the scenes.

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Policies and fees for RTR 2019-20 school year discussed

July 18, 2019

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Dr. Kelly Smith of Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors spoke to the RTR School Board about the School Building Bonds and Ag 2 School Credits at Wednesday’s meeting.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 10 at the RTR Middle School Cafeteria. All board members were present; however, Superintendent Dave Marlette was absent for an unexpected family event.
During the public forum, John Bornhoft spoke to the board concerning the RTR Educational Foundation. Bornhoft reported that the foundation is busy with their promotional and fundraising efforts. He requested that the board consider the naming rights for specific rooms in the new school, such as the auditorium, music room or gymnasiums…

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“Farmer of the Year” comes to Tyler

July 18, 2019

A special one-night-only screening of the award-winning comedy-drama, shot largely in Tyler, comes to the Danebod Gym Hall.
Yellow House Films an­nounces a special screen­ing of the “coming of ag­ing” feature film, “Farmer of the Year.” The film, by the husband and wife team of Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell, stars Emmy-nominated Barry Corbin (“Northern Expo­sure,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Urban Cowboy,” “War Games”), Mackinlee Waddell (“Good Christian Belles”), and Terry Kiser (“Weekend at Bernie’s”) and is their first feature.

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Wildcats end season with playoff loss to Crusaders

July 18, 2019

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By Michael Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats ended their season with a loss to the Sioux Empire Crusaders in Har­risburg, South Dakota on Saturday night by a score of 18-16.
The Wildcats gave up a safety in the first quarter, which turned out to be the difference in the game, as both teams scored twice with successful 2-point conversions following…

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Royals win two, open playoffs tonight in Jackson

July 18, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals played host to Tracy last Wednesday, defeating the Engineers by a score of 12-2. Brandon Verly went the distance for Ruthton, giving up a pair of runs on seven hits and racked up seven strikeouts. Shay Wabeke had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double…

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Engineer It! 4-H Day Camp

July 18, 2019

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Engineer It! 4-H Day Camp was held July 8 at the Tyler Pool Park, where participants made craft stick catapults. Pictured left to right in front are Evan Jensen, Tyson Vos, Connor Johansen, Eva Erb, Skyy Anderson, Corbin Hatton and Archer Bedow; in back are Tate Johansen, Tucker Vos, Everett Erb, Bennett Bedow, Branton St. Aubin, Trevor Dagel, Elsie Bedow and Lily Wiering. Not pictured are Merrick Bloom and Madalyn Wooge.

Participants in the Engi­neer It! Day Camp learned about different types of engineers, simple ma­chines, and how to work together to solve different challenges. This day camp was held on July 8 at the Tyler Pool Park with 16 youth participants.
Participants learned about what an engineer is and what they do. We learned about civil en­gineers, mechanical en­gineers, aerospace engi­neers, chemical engineers, and industrial engineers.

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Eight RTR students compete at National STAR event

July 18, 2019

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Clockwise from top left: Chase Christensen, Jaden Borman, Josh Kraft, Connor Kremin and Emma Althoff, Kai Drake, Eryn Kraft, and Grace Klumper

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)’s Na­tional Leadership Confer­ence (NLC) was held June 28-July 4 in Anaheim, California. More than 8,700 participants from across the country gath­ered together to attend leadership and program trainings, hear national speakers, meet youth leaders from across the nation, participate in competitive events, and explore college and ca­reer options…

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Celebrating Independence Day

July 11, 2019

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Janna Burckhardt was dressed for the holiday as she watched Thursday’s 4th of July parade in Ruthton.

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