Bandshell Bazaar

July 20, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The second year of Bandshell Bazaar returns this week to downtown Tyler. There will be a weekly event beginning tonight and continuing each Wednesday through Aug. 23.

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

Æbleskiver Days filled with new events for 2017

July 20, 2017

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The Æbleskiver Days Talent Contest returns again this year, beginning Saturday, July 22 at noon. To enter, contact Mark Wilmes at markwilmes@gmail.com. Pictured is one of last year’s participants, Ali Arnold of Savage.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The annual salute to the town’s Danish heritage and handball-sized delicacies has arrived. Æbleskiver Days events begin Friday, July 21 and will run through the weekend.
The celebration kicks off on Friday with the Æbleskiver Days Golf Tournament, a three-person best shot tournament, which begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Tyler Golf Club. A pool party and games is planned at the Tyler Swimming Pool, running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday will wrap up with a dance in the Kronborg Inn parking lot featuring IV Play.

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

Seattle man meets America walking to NYC

July 20, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
About the time most of us were heading back to work after the Memorial Day weekend, Zach Thomas was taking the first few steps of a three-month adventure. Thomas loaded up a backpack and left Seattle on May 30 of this year…on foot. He plans to keep walking around 35 miles per day until he gets to his destination, High Line Park in New York City on about Sept. 4.
Last week he was walking through southwestern Minnesota, traveling on Highway 19 through Ivanhoe and on his way to Marshall. He had plans to meet up with a friend in Minnesota, but a sore spot on his foot was impeding his progress…

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

Pool crew planning splash bash Friday evening of ‘Skiver weekend

July 20, 2017

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Pool lifeguards (from left) Cameron Nelson, Carter Hansen, Graham Petersen, Cooper Hansen, Riley Hess, Chloe Hess and Jocelyn Klein.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The workers at the Tyler Municipal Swimming Pool will be hosting a pool party for everyone in the community on Friday evening, helping to kick off the Æbleskiver Days weekend. The crew will be grilling hot dogs and serving baked beans, chips, watermelon and lemonade. Food will start at 5 p.m. and will be available for a free-will donation that will go toward buying some equipment for the pool. Neil Witte helps manage the local pool and says the purchases will add to the swimming pool experience.

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

Lincoln County Veterans Services receives donated handicap van

July 20, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Veterans Ser­vices was chosen by Newgate School, located in the Twin Cit­ies, as the recipient of a handi­cap-accessible van to be used for transportation of county veter­ans to VA Medical Centers. The van had been donated to New­gate School, who, after making sure the van was mechanically sound and detailed like new, in turn donated the van to Lincoln County veterans at the annual Dennis Kirk Patriot Ride, which they help sponsor.
The van is a 2007 Ford E350 XLT Superduty, with just 32,000 miles on it. It features a wheel­chair lift, and one of the rear pas­senger captain’s chairs works as a lift chair that swings out and down via an electronic control to aid those who cannot step up into the van.

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

Gold Cup winners

July 20, 2017

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Pictured above, left to right, are Tyler team members Lisa Meshke, Jamie Schreurs, Emily Citterman, Marlys Christensen, Terri Borchert, Lissa Gravley, Kathi Vandevere and Sharon Hanson.

The Tyler Golf Club hosted the 65th annual Women’s Gold Cup on Monday, July 17. Com­peting were teams of eight ladies each from Hendricks, Madison, Granite Falls, Redwood Falls, Marshall and Tyler. Tyler brought home the Gold Cup with a com­bined team total of 551. Madison won the Silver Cup.

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Lisa Meshke was the medalist for the day with a total score of 80.

Horseshoe League results week 6

July 20, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Kronborg Inn team of Tyler traveled to Balaton to play First Independent Bank, losing by a score of 11-6.
First Independent Bank was led by Lowell Wich­man, who went 2-1 with 47 ringers, followed by Darrel Giles who went 2-2 with 39 ringers. The Kro­nborg was led by Steve Meier who went 3-1 with 45 ringers, followed by Rolland Dobberstein who went 2-0 with four ring­ers…

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

Fifty-eight youth in annual youth tournament in Tyler

July 19, 2017

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Jeff Hansen (left) speaks to participants in the free youth golf tournament held last week at the Tyler Golf Course.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Tyler Golf Course was buzzing with young golfers last Wednesday as the annual youth golf tournament was played. The course was ready to play by noon as the work­ing crew had the course cleaned up after the winds and rain from the previous evening. A total of 58 kids from 17 different towns were represented. These kids played nine holes with three different age brackets.

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

The rules of the road: Dealing with non-traditional road traffic this summer

July 19, 2017

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

With summer in full swing, motorists can ex­pect traffic to pick up as well. However, vehicles with four wheels aren’t the only traffic that driv­ers need to watch for. Here are some tips to keep you and everyone else on the roads safe.
Be aware of bicycles. According to YieldtoLife.org, “In all states, cyclists are deemed by law to be drivers of vehicles and are entitled to the same rights on the road as mo­torists…Treat them as you would any slow-moving vehicle.”

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

The Lego Guy visits area

July 19, 2017

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Children were given an opportunity to make their own Lego designs at the event.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

On Friday, July 14 the Lake Benton Public Li­brary’s meeting area was overrun by a minia­ture city built out of Lego pieces. Curtis Mork, also known as The Lego Guy, came all the way from Colorado, bringing thou­sands of Lego pieces with him. He set up a miniature city scene and displayed many Lego figurines. He also talked about the his­tory of Legos and how he began collecting them. The program ended with more than 30 local children building “something that comes from LegoCity” with Lego blocks, creat­ing several interesting and unique structures.

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