RTR Drumline shakes up halftime

February 16, 2017

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Pictured from left are Mya Christensen, Jose Hernandez, Gwyn Duus, Lauren Johnson and Madison Witte of the RTR Drumline performing last week between halves at the RTR vs. Lakeview game.

RTR returns from state competition

February 16, 2017

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Pictured from left—Andrea Escher, Katy Broin and Alex Duus will be among the many students presenting three one-act plays to the public this weekend at the RTR High School Cafeteria.

Students will perform three one-act plays for the public

 

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR High School one-act play participants are fresh off another trip to state competition after performing Friday at St. Catherine University. This year marked the fourth consecutive trip to state competition, and their fifth in six years.
Participants in A and AA com­petition do not get ranked, but only have two options, getting a star from the judges, or not. RTR did not receive a star ranking for their entry, “Not by Chance,” but Witte said the performance was a popular one at the competi­tion.

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Housing study shows need for more units in the county by 2030

February 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Earlier this year, officials from all corners of the county gath­ered in Ivanhoe to talk about the future of housing in the area. Vince Robinson of the Lincoln County Enterprise Development Corporation (LDEDC) and Jay Thompson of Viewpoint Consult­ing Group, Inc. were on hand to discuss the results of an analysis that was prepared in 2016. Cal­culations of estimates of housing demands for 2016 through 2030 were presented.
Robinson told the group the information should give officials a better feel for what lies ahead.
“We will talk about how we can utilize the information to enhance and develop housing needs within the county,” he said.

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County hears from Lake Benton regarding law enforcement

February 16, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Eileen Chris­tensen and Dave Enke of Lake Benton, who came before the board to ask questions regarding con­tracting with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Depart­ment for law enforcement coverage in Lake Benton.
Christensen and Enke said Lake Benton has been assessing the ef­ficiency and practicality of their law enforcement options—one being to continue as they have with their own police de­partment and the other to contract with the county, similar to what Hendricks is doing.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Knights Express reaches 20 wins with solid 70-44 victory

February 16, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys rolled to their 10th straight win as they handled the Canby Lancers last Thursday in Canby. It was the seventh game for the team in 10 days. They managed to survive the 10 days by winning all seven games.
The Knights wasted lit­tle time in this one as they would roll to an 18-6 score after nine minutes of play. Garrett Kern and Cooper Hansen each scored six points during this time.
The Lancers did not give up the ship as they would score 13 straight points to take the lead when the score suddenly became 19 to 18 for the home team…

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Knights roll to 19th win with 71-65 victory over Lakers

February 16, 2017

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Chris Muecke drives the lane against the Lakers last week.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lakeview Lakers came to Tyler to try to break the winning streak of the Knights, which had reached eight games. The Lakers played the game the right way the whole night, but in the end the Knights walked off the floor with their ninth straight win.
The game started with the Lakers in control through much of the first half. The Knights got their first lead of the game when Sam Schardin put back a rebound basket. The score was now 18-17…

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Gymnasts wrap up regular season

February 16, 2017

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team won it’s final regular season meet at The Barn on Feb. 9. The Grizzlies recorded their second highest score of the season, defeating Big Stone Lake Area and Pipestone Area, 138.7 to 112.8 and 111.0.
“It was a great way to end the regular season,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “We had a great crowd and some amazing perfor­mances. We’ve got a great group of girls that are just fun to be around and it’s so rewarding to watch them work hard and compete with confidence!”

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Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers hold annual meeting

February 16, 2017

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Bob Worth, Chairman and MSGA Director, called the meeting to order at the annual Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4.

By Nancy Mulder
valleyjournaloffice@gmail.com

On Saturday evening, Feb. 4, the Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers held their annual meeting at the Center Post in Lake Benton.
The Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers Association organize a Plot Day every year featuring side-by-side compar­isons of area corn and soybean varieties. According to their website, the association also hosts foreign trade teams.
Mark Dunn, a new member elected to the board, welcomed everyone to the evening’s ac­tivities. He said he was taking the place of Lake Benton May­or Bob Worth for the evening. Everyone had a good laugh.

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Where in the world?

February 16, 2017

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Pictured from left are third place winner Kole Vanlerberghe, first place winner Conner Kremin, and second place winner Richard Jacobson.

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RTR splits doubleheader with Edgerton Flying Dutchmen

February 16, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The girls and boys of RTR traveled to Edgerton last Monday to play some non-conference basket­ball. The girls lost their game by a score of 63-60 while the Knight boys won their eighth game by beat­ing the Flying Dutchmen by a score of 88-52.
The Lady Knights played a close first half against the Edgerton girls as the score at the break was 27-26 for the home team…
The RTR boys scored a healthy 29 points during the first nine minutes of play in their game. Garrett Kern was red hot for the Knights as he would go five for five from 3-point land in those first nine min­utes. Along with those 15 points Westin Kirk would find time for six additional points….

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