Small town life

August 15, 2019

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The warm sunshine in front of the George and Ellen Ruhman home on Oak Street seemed like the perfect place to relax for this tabby Tuesday morning. George told the Tribute that it is a testament to the lack of traffic on Oak Street on a Tuesday morning. The local editor says this is the kind of photo you get when it is a slow news week.

Next Celebrate the Positive is Carla Skjong

August 15, 2019

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The latest TACC Celebrate the Positive winner is Tyler librarian Carla Skjong.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The next Tyler Area Community Club Celebrate the Positive resident is Carla Skjong. Carla has served as the local librarian for nearly 30 years. Originally from New Jersey, Carla moved to Tyler with husband and Tyler native Ron in 1980.
Skjong is the only librarian that has ever served in the position.
“Lu Johansen ran Community Ed at the school for a long time and they were asked to form a library board,” Skjong recalled. “They wanted to join the Plum Creek Library system. Helga Rasmussen was the original librarian. It was located on the other side of this building and was only open a few of hours per week—in fact it was a come and go yourself type of thing.”

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

Council interviews administrator candidates at public meeting

August 15, 2019

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City administrator candidate Erik Gile fielding questions from the Tyler City Council (from left) Mayor Joan Jagt, councilpersons Cricket Raschke, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A special meeting of the Tyler City Council was held on Monday evening for the purpose of public interviews of three candidates for the city administrator position. Prior to the meeting there was a one-hour “meet and greet” with the candidates.

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

Lincoln County’s request to join PrimeWest denied by DHS

August 15, 2019

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Stacey Longtin of Southwest Health and Human Services spoke to the county board at the Aug. 6 meeting.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Aug. 6 for their regular meeting. All members were present at the beginning of the meeting, but Commis­sioner Rick Hamer had to leave early for an ap­pointment.
Risk Management Con­sultant Don Daraskev­ich of MCIT spoke to the board about managing county risk, especially in the area of Work­man’s Comp. According to Daraskevich, MCIT is a risk management service and was established for the purpose of providing property, liability, auto and worker’s comp ser­vices to government and public entities. They were established in 1979 and Lincoln County is a mem­ber of MCIT. Because the county is a member, they will receive a dividend from MCIT.

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

Back to work

August 15, 2019

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Fall sports practice began Monday morning for RTR High School students. From top: Head football coach Josh Fredrickson puts players through drills; Coach Daynica Brown’s volleyball players hit the court; cross country coach Chris Shaffer worked with the teams as the sport has been added for this fall. The football team will open their season on Aug. 29 against Adrian as they return to 11-man football this year. The volleyball team will start their season on Sept. 3 against Lac qui Parle Valley. The cross country team will compete at Lakeview on Aug. 26.

Press Night August 22

August 15, 2019

Area sports fans will have the opportunity to get their first look at the RTR fall sports teams at Press Night on Thurs­day, Aug. 22, beginning around 5 p.m. The public is invited to the Meet the Knights event to provide fans, parents, students and community members an opportunity to meet with the teams and take photos.

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

Elementary students get summer volleyball training

August 15, 2019

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Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s first through fifth graders attended summer volleyball training camp last week at the high school.

Red Letter Band was a musical treat at the fair

August 15, 2019

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The Red Letter Band performed at the Lincoln County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3. Red Letter Band is a Christian/Country band that performed a few classic country hits, as well as a number of their own songs.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Lincoln County Fair attendees had the opportunity to enjoy a musical treat. Minnesota’s own Red Letter Band played on the Outdoor Free Stage on Saturday, Aug. 3. The band, Inspirational Country in style, covered a number of country classics and performed many of their own songs.

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

Hendricks family named Farm Family of the Year

August 15, 2019

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The Farm Family of the Year, the Duane Schalek family — pictured from left to right in front are Wendy Sterzinger (daughter) and Alma Schalek (Duane’s mother); in back are Bill Sterzinger (son-in-law), Dan Schalek (brother) and Bonita Schalek-Lade (sister.)