2017 Year-in-Review-Part 2

January 10, 2018

Check out the stories we highlighted from the year past in Part 2 of the Tyler Tribute Year in Review.

Snow Week scheduled at RTR

January 10, 2018

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RTR High School’s 2018 Snow Week candidates, from left to right, are Boone Van Overbeke, Hunter Vanlerberghe, Johannah Nielsen, Morgan Johnson, Jackie Dressen, Mya Christensen, Jared Baartman, and Andrew Williams.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR High School Snow Week candidates for 2018 were revealed Friday morning in front of the student body. Queen candidates are Mya Christensen, Jackie Dressen, Morgan Johnson, Johannah Nielsen and Gabby Thooft. King candidates will be Jared Baartman, Boone Van Overbeke, Hunter Vanlerberghe and Andrew Williams.
Coronation is planned for Jan. 12 between games of a boys/girls double header basketball game with Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. The girls’ game will begin at 6 p.m.

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Queen candidate Gabby Thooft.

New owner, name at Pluto Boes Legal

January 10, 2018

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Melanie Boes, new owner of Pluto Boes Legal of Tyler.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Pluto Legal of Tyler announced last week that the law office is under new ownership and will now be known as Pluto Boes Legal. New owner Melanie Boes said the firm will continue to offer clients the same service they have known in the past, with the addition of areas in which she specializes.
“We’re going to continue practicing the way Pluto Legal has practiced during its previous years in business,” Boes said. “We’re going to add my specialization, which is guardianship/conservatorship law.”

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Superintendent search begins at RTR

January 10, 2018

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Sandy Gundlach, Director of School Board Services for the MSBA.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
On Wednesday, Jan. 3 the RTR School Board held a special reorganizational meeting at the middle school cafeteria in Russell. A work session was also held for the upcoming superintendent search, during which the board met with Sandy Gundlach, Director of School Board Services for the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA). The MSBA will be advertising for the position on behalf of the RTR School District. Gundlach said applications that come in will be reviewed by a panel of three or four staff members. They will subject each of the applicants to the criteria set by the RTR board and pass on qualifying applicants to the district.

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Council hires new police officer

January 10, 2018

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Former Tyler police officer Eric Bloch.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

City Administrator Robert Wolfington told the council that the personnel committee has ac­cepted the recommendation of Police Chief John Spindler to of­fer the vacant police officer po­sition to A.J. Anderson at Mon­day evening’s regular Tyler City Council meeting. A starting sal­ary of $19.00 per hour plus ben­efits will be implemented. The council voted unanimously to hire Anderson with a six-month probationary period. Spindler said Anderson was enthusiastic about the new position…

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VanDeVere elected county chairperson

January 10, 2018

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Mic VanDeVere (left) was elected Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners by his fellow commissioners. Joe Drietz (right) was elected Vice-Chairman.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with several beginning-of-the-year annual items on the agenda for approval.
The first order of business was to elect the 2018 Board Chair. Commissioner Joe Drietz nominated Commissioner Mic VanDeVere, with this motion seconded by Commissioner Corey Sik and approved unanimously. Commissioner and out-going Board Chairman Rick Hamer was not present.

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Lady Knights down Lady Panthers 51-35

January 10, 2018

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Jonni Biren works around Ellsworth’s Lizzie Chapa during Thursday’s game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Ellsworth Panthers came to Tyler last Thurs­day to battle the Lady Knights in non-conference action. Both teams were like the weather, cold, es­pecially in the first three quarters of the game when it came to making baskets.
The first nine minutes saw the Panthers with a one-point lead. Mya Chris­tensen would give the Lady Knights a lead with a 3-point play to make the score 13-11…

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Let’s shoot some free throws, nine through 14-year-olds

January 10, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annual Knights of Co­lumbus free throw shoot­ing contest will be held Jan. 19 at the Tyler gym. The shooting will start at 4 p.m. The varsity girls and boys will play MACCRAY in a doubleheader later in the evening.
Any girl or boy, ages nine through 14, may participate in the contest…

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Gymnasts defeat Cardinals

January 10, 2018

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Grizzly Gymnastics Team defeated the Luverne Car­dinals 134.85-120.45 at The Barn on Jan. 5.
“We probably had our best performances overall this season,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “We post­ed our second best team score and know that we are capable of great things!”…

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RTR girls and boys use the brooms as they dust off the Bluejays

January 10, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The basketball troops of RTR traveled to Prins­burg last Friday in a dou­bleheader with the CMCS Bluejays. Both teams were highly successful as the RTR girls beat the Bluejays 55-44 while the RTR boys ran to their ninth straight win with a 58-27 victory over the home team.
The RTR girls had a close one with the Lady Bluejays during the first half. The score was tied at 11 at the middle of the first half with neither team making many shots…
The RTR boys used a rapid scoring burst to end the first half as they would rattle off seven quick points in 30 seconds to have a nice 17-point lead at the break when the score was 36 to 19…

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