City administrator to step down in July

June 20, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington

By Mark Wilmes
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City Administrator Robert Wolfington announced to city staff last week that he has accepted a position with the City of Montevideo and will be stepping down in July from his Tyler position. Wolfington’s last day of employment in Tyler will be July 10. He will begin duties in Montevideo on July 15. Wolfington conveyed his thanks to the city for his time here.

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RTR adds fall activities

June 20, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board is proceeding with exploring the possibility of adding up to four activities for the new school year. Activities being considered for fall are cheerleading for football with an approximate budget of $5,700; gymnastics ($21,000, not including equipment, if needed); danceline ($10,000); boys and girls cross country ($9,000).
Athletic Director Dan Bettin said he has been in talks with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton about joining with danceline.

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RTR School Board proceeds with new construction bonds

June 20, 2019

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Dr. Kelly Smith was on hand last week to answer board questions on moving forward with the sale of bonds for the new RTR school construction.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board approved a resolution to provide the sale of general obligation school building bonds at last week’s regular meeting. Financial consultant Dr. Kelly Smith was on hand to answer any questions.
“The resolution you have before you effectively sets the sale date and sale process for your school building bonds,” Smith told the board. “The sale date is July 10.”
The bids will be collected and presented on the evening of July 10—the evening of the regular July meeting.

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Car shopping at the golf club

June 20, 2019

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Jarrett and Jacey Stenerson with dad Jeff, wondering what size bid it would take to take home a Batmobile during last week’s silent auction at the Tyler Golf Club. The auction was part of a larger fundaising event to help Tyler resident Ron Ries in his battle with ALS. Event organizers deemed the event a big success and send thanks to everyone who contributed in any way.

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RTR 11U places second in tournament

June 20, 2019

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The RTR 11U Baseball Team took second place in the Marshall Tournament over the weekend. The young Knights beat Marshall Black 11-7, Hutchinson 3-0, and tied Howard Lake 8-8, winning their pool. The team then went into the championship, facing Marshall Orange, losing 11-5. Pictured left to right in front are Isaac Janish, Tyson Burns, Levi Tommeraasen, Levi Schultz, Gavin Schreurs and Dillan Dressen; in back are Coach Tory Schreurs, Jackson Kerkaert, Carson Lensing, Tyler Wichmann, Kolby Louwagie, Colton Thomsen, Brayden Chandler and Coach Grant Wichmann.

Fundraiser draws crowd to golf club

June 20, 2019

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The Tyler Golf Club was filled with friends, family and acquaintances of Ron Ries, who were on hand to help him raise funds in his battle with ALS.

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Ron Ries (left) with former classmate John Solberg at last week’s benefit.

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Horsing around in Lake Benton

June 20, 2019

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Scenes from Sunday’s Saddle Horse Holiday parade on Sunday in Lake Benton.

Design winner

June 20, 2019

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Pictured above is Teri Ningen (left) of the Tyler Arts Council presenting $25 in Tyler Bucks to Jayne Salentiny, with sons Timothy (standing) and James. Salentiny submitted the winning design for the 2019 Æbleskiver buttons (pictured below). The council thanks everyone for their submissions.

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JoAnn Klein

June 20, 2019

July 26, 1936 – June 14, 2019

JoAnn (Nielsen) Kruse Klein, age 82 of rural Tyler, died peacefully while sur­rounded by family on Fri­day, June 14 at her home.
A visitation was held Tuesday, June 18, 10-11:30 a.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. A private family prayer service fol­lowed the visitation on Tuesday, starting at 11:30 a.m. Interment was in the Ruthton City Cemetery in Ruthton.
Arrangements were with the Hartquist Fu­neral Home-Tyler Chapel. To read JoAnn’s life his­tory and sign an online registry, please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com

Royals take one, drop two

June 20, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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Last Wednesday the Ruthton Royals traveled to Worthington and defeated the Cubs, 12-9. Brandon Verly got the win on the mound, going six innings and giving up five runs (four earned) with three strikeouts. Chris Dougherty got the three-inning save, giving up only one earned run…

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