Putting a lid on it…for a buck

April 20, 2017

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RTR Elementary students posed for a picture last week on Caps on for Cancer Day. Students and staff in the three RTR school buildings helped raise nearly $350 for Relay For Life of Lincoln County.

LBLIA restocks local lake with variety of fish

April 20, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
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On Tuesday, April 11, Lake Benton Lake was restocked with game fish. Approximately 800 pounds, which is around 8,000 to 10,000 spawning adults, were dumped in the lake. The fish species included bluegills, black crappies, and yellow perch. The fish were raised and released by Bosek Fisheries out of Garfield. Since about 2007, the Lake Benton Lake Improvement Association, currently chaired by Sam Hedge, has hired the fishery to restock the lake. Bosek Fisheries has been here seven out of the last eight years.
According to Bosek, keeping the game fish count high will reduce the counts of rough fish in the lake…

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State representative visits Tyler

April 20, 2017

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Rep. Joe Schomacker (left) talked with Hope DAC Director Cathy Nelson and Jim Nichols on a visit to Tyler last week.

By Mark Wilmes
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State Representative Joe Schomacker paid a visit to Hope DAC in Tyler last week. The DAC provides community-based day services for people with developmental disabilities, providing day training and habilitation services to individuals.
Schomacker toured the facility to see some of the work that is done by the clients.
Executive Director Cathy Nelson told the representative that the DAC provides crucial individualized care for their clients.

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Sportsman Show returns

April 20, 2017

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The Lake Benton Fire Department Sportsman Show returns to the Tyler Golf Club April 22.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Fire Department will present their third annual Buffalo Ridge Sportsman Show on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tyler Golf Course. A full slate of events will fill the day, headed by Walleye Tour Pro Guide Gary Stewart, who will speak from 2 to 3 p.m.
Fireman Troy Tommeraasen said the event has been a great success.

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Baseball team suffers loss to MACCRAY in opener

April 20, 2017

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Jake Fischer makes some solid contact during the first inning of Thursday’s game against MACCRAY.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Team played host to the MAC­CRAY Wolverines at Ruth­ton last Thursday. The opening ceremony was held as the Minnesota Twins Community Fund awarded grant money to the baseball team. In the game itself the Wolverines, in the Knights’ opening game of the year, recorded an 8-2 win.
The Wolverines took ad­vantage of their first bat­ter getting hit by a pitch in both of the first two in­nings…

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RTR girls compete at Marshall

April 20, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls participat­ed in the annual Marshall Invitational last Tuesday at the Marshall Golf Club. The weather, after a nice little snow on Monday, was quite nice for the 10 teams participating.
The Marshall girls shot the best round of the day with a 353. All the teams played 18 holes of golf. Bold finished second with a score of 355. LQPV was the third place team with a 18-hole total of 367. The RTR girls finished in sixth place with a four-player total of 439.

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Bowling champs!

April 20, 2017

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Pictured is the 2017 league champion Thomsen Hardware bowling team. From left—Jason Nielsen, Shawn Nelson, Chad Drake, Bob Sichmeller, Tylan Gylling and Travis Borresen. Winner of the Highest Average award for 2016-17 was Nelson with an average score of 198. Nelson also had the highest series with a 725. Drake was recognized for the highest game with a 279.

Buffalo Ridge Wildcats gearing up for the 2017 season

April 20, 2017

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats are gearing up for the start of their 2017 season. The Wildcats are returning almost their entire offense from last season with the exception of two lineman who have retired. Their defense on the other hand are almost completely re­building after losing five of nine starters to retire­ment.
The Wildcats are looking forward to a host of new players to step up and fill these holes…

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Bonding with the bunny

April 20, 2017

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Dozens of children gathered at the swimming pool park in Tyler on Saturday get a glimpse of the Easter Bunny, collect some Easter eggs and take home some candy. The event is scheduled annually by the Tyler Kiwanis Club.

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Ruthton baseball field receives funds

April 20, 2017

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The Ruthton Baseball Club recently received $5,000 from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund’s Fields for Kids program to agri-lime and dugout upgrades. The field dedication took place before Thursday’s RTR/ MACCRAY baseball game. Pictured from left are Jake Fischer, Cameron Jorgensen, Athletic Director Daniel Bettin, School Board Chair Jeff Hansen, Ruthton Baseball Club President Brian Baartman, Head Coach Josh Fredrikson, Jared Baartman and Hunter Vanlerberge.