School board approves public participation policy Monday night

October 23, 2014

The RTR School Board and some of the citizens attending the meeting are pictured above on Monday night, Oct. 20 in Russell.

The RTR School Board and some of the citizens attending the meeting are pictured above on Monday night, Oct. 20 in Russell.

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Board of Education approved Public Participation in School Board Meetings Policy 4-3 at its regularly scheduled October meeting on Monday night in Russell.
The policy was introduced at the board’s September meeting and was approved with revisions at Monday’s meeting.
Two revisions to the original policy were made. The first revision allows for individuals being allowed to speak for a maximum of three minutes during the open forum. The second revision makes the public forum part of the agenda, so all board members will be present and minutes of what was said during the open forum will be kept.
In accordance with the policy, the School Board Listening Time will normally last for 15 minutes with a maximum of five public forum speakers being allowed.
A written request to be placed on the school board agenda must be submitted no less than five days prior to the meeting of the school board. Each participant’s ability to speak during the Listening Time is contingent upon the review and approval of the school district’s legal counsel.

For more information on the meeting, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Blake named SD Art Teacher of the Year

October 23, 2014

At the Fall Conference of the South Dakota Art Educators Association, Pam Blake, K-12 art teacher in the Elkton, S.D. School District, was named the 2014 SD Art Teacher of the Year. Pictured with Pam are, on the left, SDAEA Awards Committee Chair Cathy Frederickson, and on the right SDAEA President April Geist. Pam lives in Tyler.

At the Fall Conference of the South Dakota Art Educators Association, Pam
Blake, K-12 art teacher in the Elkton, S.D. School District, was named the 2014
SD Art Teacher of the Year. Pictured with Pam are, on the left, SDAEA Awards
Committee Chair Cathy Frederickson, and on the right SDAEA President April
Geist. Pam lives in Tyler.

Tyler Senior Center hosts author of “Minnesota Railroads”

October 23, 2014

One of the slides shown during the Railroads presentation on Monday evening was of the former Tyler Depot building.

One of the slides shown during the Railroads presentation on Monday evening was of the former Tyler Depot building.

By Sandy Hanson

Many area residents, and some from Marshall, were in attendance at the Tyler Senior Center on Monday evening, Oct. 20, for an enjoyable and informative program by Steve Glischinski, author of “Minnesota Railroads, A Photographic History, 1940-2012.”
Glischinski, who grew up in St. Paul, shared childhood memories of watching the trains at the rail yards and at Union Depot. His love of trains continued throughout his youth and his first instamatic camera, a gift from his parents, started a decadeslong career of railroad photography.
Glischinski explained some of the history of railroads, which were an integral part of the growth of the nation. Rail use slowed somewhat in the 1920s-30s, but grew again during WWII, as troops and military supplies, as well as the raw materials used to make them, needed to be transported. Another decline in rail use began in the late 1950s as the interstate highway system became the main route of travel in the nation.

For the whole story, read this week’s Tribute.

Learning about fire safety

October 23, 2014

Members of the Tyler Fire Department visited Treasure Box Preschool during Nation Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters Kelly Dybdahl and Steve Lovre are pictured above with preschool students as they toured the firetruck. From left to right are Claire, Kelly Dybdahl, Keandre, Jenna, Dane, Jonah, Elizabeth, Steve Lovre and Eva.

Members of the Tyler Fire Department visited Treasure Box Preschool during Nation Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters Kelly Dybdahl and Steve Lovre are pictured above with preschool students as they toured the firetruck. From left to right are Claire, Kelly Dybdahl, Keandre, Jenna, Dane, Jonah, Elizabeth, Steve Lovre and Eva.

Harvest in High Heels and Tyler Home Tours held Saturday

October 16, 2014

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Dona Hanson hosted a home tour at her and Lyle’s home at 302 County Road 8 this past Saturday afternoon during the fifth annual Tyler Home Tours.

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Saturday was a community-wide ladies day out in Tyler as the fifth annual Harvest in High Heels was held at the Tyler Golf Club followed by the annual Tyler Home Tours.
The Harvest in High Heels Women’s Expo was held at the Tyler Golf Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a variety of vendors in attendance.
Tastefully Simple, Home Décor, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, jewelry vendors, arts and crafts booths, purse vendors and many others were available to attendees. The Harvest in High Heels, sponsored by the Tyler Golf Club, was held in conjunction with the Tyler Home Tours that took place later in the afternoon on Saturday.
The Tyler Home Tours is an annual fund-raiser organized by the Tidy Up Tyler Committee; this year four homes were featured on the tour.
The homes of Aaron and Alissa Christianson, Lyle and Dona Hanson, Darrell and Kelly Erb, and Dane and Kayla Sanderson were the homes that were made available to tour this year.

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

Lincoln County Environmental still working towards proper usage of rural dumpsters

October 16, 2014

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One of the recycling sheds in Tyler is clearly marked for flattened cardboard only, however, many of the boxes were not flattened and the large styrofoam cooler in the center of the photo above should be in the garbage dumpster.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The continued misuse of the rural dumpsters located throughout Lincoln County prompted a request from Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office to implement a pilot project, sooner than later, that would place custodians at three of the sites—Hendricks, Lake Benton and Tyler—for the remainder of this year.
Olsen explained that one of the biggest problems has been cardboard boxes that haven’t been flattened but placed in the dumpsters. The boxes take up more space, which leads to the dumpsters filling up faster and being over-full. This results in overages. Additional items such as mattresses and construction debris have also been an issue, along with people who are not supposed to be using the dumpsters at all. A suggestion from Waste Management has been to place additional dumpsters at each site, the cost of which would be $200-$250, depending on the site. Olsen said he would like to avoid that additional cost if possible, and monitoring the sites could alleviate the problem as the custodians will be removing the boxes and other items that do not belong in the dumpsters that add to the capacity. These items are listed on signs located at each site.

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

Community Health Fair to be held Oct. 22

October 16, 2014

Tyler Healthcare Center will be hosting a Community Health Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 3-8 p.m. at the Tyler Golf Course.
Many area businesses will be attending such as Norwex, Tyler Dental Clinic, Avera Marshall, Natural Health Center, Pluto Legal, Western Mental Health, Southwest Family Chiropractic, Community Blood Bank, Whitney Sleep Diagnostics, Thrifty White Pharmacy, and many more.
There will be various booths with displays, health screenings, educational materials and demonstrations. Health-related activities will be offered for adults and children of all ages including balance screenings, diabetes, CPR, and kids’ crafts.
The MEGA Heart, which is the world’s first inflatable heart designed as an educational walk-through exhibit, demonstrates the effects of heart disease and ways to prevent and treat it.
Local massage therapists will be in attendance and giving free mini-massages.

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

Harvest in High Heels and Home Tours in Tyler

October 10, 2014

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By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Two big events in Tyler are being held Saturday, Oct. 11. Harvest in High Heels at the Tyler Golf Club, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tyler Home Tours, 1-4 p.m.
The day will kick off with the Harvest in High Heels event at the Tyler Golf Club.
Vendors from around the area will be on hand for the expo.
“We have a lot of new vendors this year,” said Golf Club Manager Tasia Dass. “We are directly tied in with the Tour of Homes this year.
“After the Harvest in High Heels expo we will have drinks and appetizers out here,” she said.
At 1 p.m. the Home Tours will kick off with four homes around the Tyler area.

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

 

Blithe Spirit opens at Opera House

October 10, 2014

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Jim Radloff and Betty Andries of Marshall are pictured during this past Sunday’s performance of “Blithe Spirit” at the Lake Benton Opera House. The show continues to run this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tyler Council approves admin. contract

October 10, 2014

The Tyler City Council approved the contract for new Tyler City Administrator Robert Wolfington III at its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 6.
The council interviewed Wolfington last month and opted to offer him the position.
Wolfington will take over the role on Monday, Oct. 13.
Monday’s meeting marked the final council meeting with current City Administrator Bruce Williams, who announced he would be leaving the position earlier this year.