Rodeo action hits Russell one last time

June 7, 2018

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Dylan Peper of Centuria, Wisconsin is pictured dropping off his galloping horse onto a galloping steer Friday night at the Russell Stampede Rodeo. He was able to wrestle the steer to the ground in 13.1 seconds. Organizers of the event have announced that after 15 years, this will be the final Stampede Rodeo at Bandwagon Days.

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ATV trail becomes a reality in Russell

June 7, 2018

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Gary Thooft standing by the official ribbon that was cut on Saturday at the ceremony to open the new Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Trails near Russell.

By Mark Wilmes
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It was over two decades in the making and lots of hard work, not to mention more than a little red tape to fight through, but last Saturday the ribbon was finally cut to signify approval of Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Park. The four-wheeler ATV trails became a reality behind the hard work and passion of Gary Thooft of Russell. The ceremony was scheduled to take part in Bandwagon Days events over the weekend, but by the time the signage for the trails are installed, it will not be officially open to the public until around Independence Day…

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Council faces concerned citizens over city’s appearance

June 7, 2018

Special public meeting scheduled for Monday

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Tyler residents Jim Boyle and Joan Jagt were among the people speaking during the Public Express portion of Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
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Over a dozen Tyler residents were on hand to speak during the public express before Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting, speaking on a variety of issues. The discussion went on for nearly two hours, over an hour of which was devoted entirely to the lack of improvement to blighted properties in the city…

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Eighty years of fishing

June 7, 2018

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Don Kuhn of Tyler has been fishing for eight decades.

By Richard Siemers

Fishing season opened on Saturday, May 12, and there was no question what Don Kuhn would be doing that day. “It was cold and windy but my son (Bryan) and I fished and had good luck,” Don said. “I wore my snowmobile suit.”
There was no way he could stay home on fishing opener.

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Knights bow out with 14-3 loss to LQPV Eagles

June 7, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The RTR baseball boys saw their successful season come to a quick end as they would fall to the LQPV Eagles last Thursday in Yankee Stadium. No, it was not the Yankee Stadium we think of when we think of pro baseball. This ball park was in Milroy where the Milroy Yankees play their games. We do have to realize that many of these Knights have played in some special places this school year.
The Eagles started the scoring in their first inning by scoring four runs. Jared Baartman, the Knights pitcher, had trouble finding home plate in this inning as three consecutive walks all scored.

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Season ends for RTR tracksters at Section 3A meet

June 7, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton track teams competed in seven boys’ events and three girls’ events at last Thursday’s Section 3A Track and Field Championships at Montevideo High School. The top two finishers in each event advance to state as well as any performance that surpasses or exceeds the established standard for each event.

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Knights move on with 7-2 win over Adrian Dragons

June 7, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The RTR baseball squad won an elimination game last Tuesday in Windom against the Adrian Dragons to continue their run in the Section 3A baseball postseason. The two teams enjoyed a very pleasant 82 degree temperature with bugs.
The Dragons put three hits together in the first inning to grab an early lead, but the Knights quickly tied the game in their half of the inning.

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Royals hit tough stretch

June 7, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Royals have gone 0-4 over the past cou­ple of weeks in amateur baseball.
On May 25, the Royals dropped a 4-3 decision to Pipestone in Ruthton. Pip­estone rallied for two in the top of the 9th to seal the win. Chris Dougherty took the complete game loss, giving up four runs on 11 hits while striking out seven. Tylan Gylling was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Dougherty, Eric Wiering, and Walker Kor each had hits in the game, going 1-for-4.

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RTR 11U advances to state

June 7, 2018

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The RTR 11U baseball team qualified for the state tournament over the weekend. The Knights defeated Windom 6-1, Willmar 20-13, Marshall 12-2 and Redwood Falls 8-2. The team will compete in the state tournament in Mankato at the end of July. Pictured left to right in front are Shawn Griesse, Drew Chandler, Eli Determan, Issac Dagel, Jase Wieme and Tyler Wichmann. In the middle row are Brooks Hess, Kason Dybdahl, Josh Kraft, Dakota Cowell and Seth Cowell; and in back are Coaches Trent Griesse, Brent Dagel and Dave Kraft.

Simon visits Tyler to present the Economic and Business Conditions report

June 7, 2018

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, second from left, visited Tyler last Tuesday, May 29 on a tour through the counties of southwest Minnesota. Simon spoke about the Southwest Minnesota Economic Business Conditions Report and a new survey they are offering, called the Minnesota Business Snapshot.

By Shelly Finzen 
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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited Lincoln County last week, Tuesday, May 29, to talk about the economic and business conditions of south­west Minnesota. He met with Tyler City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Tyler Mayor Greg Peter, and Lonnie Lambertus of Tyler Regional Economic Devel­opment (TRED) at the Tyler Fire Hall. Simon said he makes an an­nual visit to all the counties in southwest Minnesota.
During the meeting, Simon presented the Southwest Min­nesotaEconomic and Business Conditions Report, Fourth Quar­ter 2017

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