RTR Homecoming next week

September 19, 2018

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Kneeling in front (left to right) are RTR Homecoming King candidates Jon Lucero, Cooper Hansen, Jared Hauswedell and Carter Hansen; standing behind them are RTR Homecoming Queen candidates Taylor Greenfield, Jonni Biren, Brooke Thomsen and Madison Muenchow.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR High School will be celebrating the annual Homecoming Week next week. This year’s Homecoming Queen and King candidates were revealed to each candidate individually. Student Council Advisors Taylor Topinka and Alissa Moat notified parents that they would be arriving to wake (and video) candidates at around 5 a.m. Monday. Topinka, Moat and student council members Connor Kremin and Jonah Christensen made the visits followed by breakfast at Lange’s Café in Pipestone for everyone.

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Volunteers honored

September 19, 2018

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A.C.E. Executive Director Michelle Baumhoefner revealed the top ten volunteer organizations in Lincoln County.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Over 60 Lincoln County volunteers gathered Mon­day at the Ivanhoe V.F.W. to enjoy a steak supper, door prizes and entertain­ment as a thank you for all of their time and talents throughout the year.
In 2017, Lincoln County recorded a total of 333 volunteers at 52 volunteer stations throughout the county…

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RTR teacher selected for National History Day program

September 19, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Mr. Erick Harper, a teacher at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School in Tyler, is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program entitled “Legacies of World War I.” The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day. Harper will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the world. As one of the selected teachers, he receives free tuition, graduate credits, and materials for the online program.
Harper said he has a strong interest in the war.
“I’ve always been fascinated by World War I, but it has always been the forgotten war,” Harper said. “It gets overshadowed by World War II and more recent conflicts alot, even though it has alot of world consequences we are only seeing play out now.”

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School board declines extra kitchen help; commends Goehle

September 19, 2018

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RTR School Board Chair Jeff Hansen

By Mark Wilmes
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Head Food Service Director Bronwyn Goehle was at last week’s regular meeting of the RTR School Board to request the hiring of an additional part-time elementary kitchen position. Goehle said the move would free up extra time for her to work on paperwork required of her posi­tion.
“We’ve got a lot of new paper­work that is required from the state,” Goehle told the board. “Production records all need to be done digitally now. That’s something we’re trying to get started this year.”

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Knights move to 3-0 with 43- 14 win over WWG Chargers

September 19, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Last year the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers came to Tyler and ruined the Knight Homecoming. This year the Knights trav­eled to Westbrook and ruined the Charger Home­coming by scoring on nearly every possession with the ball. The defen­sive effort by the Knights was also quite impressive.
The Knights wasted no time in this one to score. Cooper Hansen would score from one yard for the first points…

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Middle school football squads play some hot football Saturday

September 19, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The middle school foot­ball 7th and 8th graders played a scrimmage in Ty­ler last Saturday against Marshall and MCC. It was a very warm day with plenty of water used in the scrim­mages. The 8th grade has 11 players out for football while the 7th grade has 15 boys out for the sport. However, since the 7th grade had more players, they would give some of their bigger players to the 8th graders in the scrim­mage. This, of course, hurts the 7th graders some in their scrimmage.
The 8th grade had a rather successful day as they would beat both Mar­shall and MCC. The score against Marshall was 28- 20 while the MCC score was 24-0…

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Taking time to remember on 9-11

September 19, 2018

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Above: In remembrance of 9/11, members of A.C. Hansen Post 185 of the American Legion in Tyler— Jim Brust, Kenton Stanek, Duane Blake and Frank Jorgensen— present the Colors as RTR High School Choir members sing the National Anthem before the volleyball game on Sept. 11.

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Brooke Thomsen, left, is pictured before the volleyball game on Sept. 11, speaking to the crowd about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Lady Knights even record with great win over TMB

September 19, 2018

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Lady Knight No. 10 McKinley Schreurs sets up the ball for No. 7 Haley Muenchow during the Sept. 11 game vs. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Tyler.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It has been many years since the RTR volleyball team has beaten the TMB Panthers. Last Tuesday in Tyler, a full house of mostly RTR fans saw the Lady Knights beat those Panthers in five sets. The scores were 18-25. 25-21. 25-17, 25-27 and 15-13.
The first set was very frustrating for the Lady Knights and their fans. The start of the set saw both teams with small leads…

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First-ever Avera Tyler Golf Tournament raises $4,000

September 19, 2018

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Monday’s winners of the Avera Tyler Golf Tournament were the Tyler Golf Club team of (l.-r.) Steve Borchert, Trent Hess and Joel Wiering.

By Mark Wilmes
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The first-ever Avera Ty­ler Golf Tournament was held on Monday at the Tyler Golf Course. Teams were able to get in four or five holes before the first rainstorm hit Tyler at around 11:30 a.m. The teams halted play and gathered in the clubhouse to warm up, dry out and have lunch provided by Subway of Marshall.
Avera Tyler Foundation Executive Director Abby Ahmann said the tourna­ment was able to resume and get a few more holes in before the second wave of rain came.

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Wilma Siemers

September 19, 2018

June 16, 1921 – Sept. 14, 2018

Funeral services for Wilma Siemers, age 97 of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were Monday, Sept. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Burial was in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Alcester, South Dakota. She died Friday, Sept. 14 at Good Samaritan – Sioux Falls Center. Full obituary at www.millerfh.com.
Wilma was born June 16, 1921 to George and Inez (Shuck) Fickbohm in their farmhouse near Alcester, South Dakota. She mar­ried Richard W. Siemers in 1941, and moved from the farm to Sioux Falls, South Dakota upon his death in 1963.
Grateful for having shared her life are her son Richard of Tyler; son-in-law Ronald Tickle of Huntington, West Virginia; sisters Iva Siemers of Al­cester, South Dakota and Opal Keiser of Hawarden, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her daughter Mary Tickle, her parents, six brothers and three sisters.
Blessed be her memory.