TGC holds Kick-off

March 23, 2017

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Chase Christensen and his dad Carmen were winners of a new set of golf clubs at Saturday’s Golf Kickoff.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Golf Club youth committee held their third annual Kick-Off Event on Saturday. Over 100 youth and adult golf enthusiasts attended the event.
Over 80 raffle and silent auction items were awarded. Hendricks native Scott Midtaune won the door prize—an Odyssey White Ice Putter. Carmen and Chase Christensen were the lucky winners of a set of golf clubs and bag.

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RTR grad competes at NCAA National Championship in Alabama

March 23, 2017

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RTR graduate Jada Carr recently competed at the national level for her University of Sioux Falls track team.

By Mark Wilmes
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On March 9 Jada Carr was able to show what alot of hard work and strong dedication can do for a person. That was the date the 2014 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton graduate competed in the NCAA National Championship in Birmingham, Alabama. The University of Sioux Falls (USF) athlete entered the meet seeded 19th nationally in her first appearance at nationals. Carr proved she belonged in the field with a best leap of 5.52 meters (18-1.50), earning her a 16th place finish nationally in a field of 20. She ended up just 6.5 inches out of a second-team All-American finish.
Carr was among 11 USF team members in a variety of events to make the trip…

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Pancake season continues!

March 23, 2017

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Legion Post’s annual Pancake Brunch fundraiser. Above: Jim Brust serves up a plate for Gary Nielsen during the event.

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RTR School Board wrestles with identifying roof repairs

March 23, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Interim Superintendent Dick Orcutt spoke about the growing problem of backed up roof repairs to buildings in the district at last week’s regular monthly meeting in Ruthton. Orcutt said after checking with administration in other dis­tricts, he contacted Ron Hal­gerson of TSP to make a pro­posal on inspecting the three buildings.
“Right now we have over $1 million worth of roofing needs that need to be taken care of, between the three buildings,” Orcutt told the board. “We’ve got a long-term plan that is required by the State of Min­nesota. In that long-term plan we’re taking the monies that are available to us and utilizing those, but even taking the small smattering of roofing needs that we have we are actually overspending the amount of money that we’ve got coming in from the State of Minnesota. Therefore, the [Building and Grounds] committee, in their discussions, feel we need to do triage on our buildings.

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TE Underground team wins season

March 23, 2017

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The Tyler women’s bowling banquet was held March 15 at the Kronborg Inn. The TE Underground team were the team champions for the 2016-17 season. Pictured above, left to right, are Barb Dybdahl, Kathi VanDeVere, Peggy Wilmes, Sue Furan and Monica Lutterman.

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Individual winners, pictured left to right, are Lena Burckhardt, High Game – 230; Kristie Johnson, High Series – 541; Kathi VanDeVere, High Average – 153; Monica Lutterman, Most Improved Average.

Showcase Night

March 23, 2017

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The middle school gymnasium in Russell was filled with projects and visitors on March 14 for Showcase Night.

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Youth wrestling team takes third

March 23, 2017

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The Marshall-Lakeview-RTR Youth Wrestling Team took third place in Region 2. RTR wrestlers included Levi Kraft, Drew Chandler, Sean Griesse and Joshua Kraft.

After 10 hours in the gym and five team match­es on Saturday, the Mar­shall-Lakeview-RTR Youth Wrestling team took third place out of 14 teams in Region 2, earning a spot in the NWYA State Tourna­ment to be held in Roches­ter March 31–April 2. The State Team Tournament consists of 32 teams from the five Minnesota State Regions.

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RTR Knights girls honored

March 23, 2017

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The RTR Girls Basketball Awards Banquet was held Sunday evening. Individual awards were as follows: Offensive Player of the Year – Tina Haroldson; Defensive Player of the Year – Hallie Lingen; Rookie of the Year – Jonni Biren; Scout Player of the Year – Brittney Thooft; Most Improved Player of the Year – Brooke Thomsen; Triple Threat Award – Tina Haroldson; Coach’s Award – Brooke Thomsen; Tina was All-Conference and Hallie was Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Pictured are the 2016-17 letter winners. From left to right in front are Brooke Thomsen, Jonni Biren, Makenzie Buchert, Morgan Johnson, Tina Haroldson and Hallie Lingen; in back are Chloe Hess, Mya Chris¬tesen, Alexis Nelson, Courtney Petersen, Brittney Thooft and Jackie Dressen.

A touch of Broadway at Opera House

March 23, 2017

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The 11th annual Broadway Meets Lake Benton show was presented at the Lake Benton Opera House over the weekend. Pictured top: The cast performs “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast.” From left—Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton, Gabby Thooft of Tyler, Annalise Estey of Balaton, Pastor Stephen Rasmusson of Marshall, Eric Fish of Lake Benton, Joseph Cheadle of Ivanhoe (front and center), Tom Schmitt of Porter, Alexis Christensen of Lake Benton, Emilirose Rasmusson of Ivanhoe, Paula Nemes of Marshall, Julia Nilles of Ruth­ton, Lacey Barke of Arco, Aubree Cheadle of Ivanhoe and Lauren Johnson of Florence. Pictured above: Gabby Thooft sings “Feed the Birds” from “Mary Pop­pins” and Lauren Johnson accompanies Lacey Barke on the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Funds raised for youth programs

March 23, 2017

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Young golfers from the area greeted people at the door during Saturday’s Tyler Golf Club Golf Kickoff. Money raised at the event will go to help fund youth golf programs at the club.