The RTR Class of 2013 threw their caps into the air in celebration at the end of Saturday’s commencement ceremony. Forty students, including two exchange students, participated in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18 in Tyler.
By Robert Wolfington
It was an emotional day for the students, staff and community of RTR as the Class of 2013 said farewell.
Thirty-eight seniors and two foreign exchange students were recognized during a commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 18 at RTR High School.
Class President Kole Vogt opened the ceremony welcoming those in attendance. A performance by the RTR High School Choir followed.
Megan Klumper, a teacher at RTR High School, presented a poem she wrote dedicated to the Class of 2013.
Hannah Kruger and Shane Vogt provided the commencement addresses during the ceremony.
Krista Johnson provided the class farewell before the class formed a receiving line outside for family, friends and neighbors to visit with the new graduates.
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Memorial Day services will be observed in Tyler and the surrounding towns on Monday, May 27
Tyler: 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend with the A.C. Hansen Post 185 conducting the service at the Legion Building at 138 E. Bradley. Following the program everyone is invited to gather for refreshments.
Russell: 10:30 a.m. at the Russell Community Center. The speaker is Terry Wing, Lyon County Veterans Service Officer.
Ruthton: 11 a.m. at the Ruthton Community Center. Speakers are Pastor Steve Rasmussen and girls going to Girls State. There will be a Memorial Day luncheon following
Arco: Combined service in Ivanhoe at 9 a.m.
Lake Benton: 9:30 a.m. at the Opera House. Coffee and cookies will be served at the community center following the program.
By Robert Wolfington
The RTR School Board accepted the resignations of school board member Stephanie Cordes and RTR High School Principal Pam Bush during its regular board meeting Monday night.
Bush’s resignation is effective on May 31, 2013 when her contract expires.
School Board Chair Paul Henriksen presented Bush with a plaque of appreciation during the meeting.
Cordes’ resignation was not initially part of the agenda for Monday’s meeting, but she announced that she would be moving out of the school district and would be unable to continue on the board.
The school board did not discuss replacement plans for either the principal or school board position during the meeting Monday.
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By Robert Wolfington
Hannah Kruger and Shane Vogt rarely found themselves lacking in things to do each day.
Kruger and Vogt will be talking about the future and the past as they serve as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for their graduating Class of 2013.
Valedictorian Kruger said her time at RTR was filled with challenging course work and fun extracurriculars.
“It has been a pretty good time (here at RTR). I had some difficult classes but I’ve gotten through them,” said Kruger.
During her time at RTR Kruger has been involved in a number of extracurricular activities including speech, golf and the music department.
Kruger’s final year in high school speech ended with a trip to the State Speech Tournament and she is currently participating in the golf program.
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Story and photos
By Richard Siemers
There is the thought among some that when you reach the later years of life, especially when you are in your 90s, it is time to sit back and relax. You have fulfilled your obligation to the world.
Ardith Sween and Vivian Rickford will have none of that.
Ardith will be 100 years old on June 15 and Vivian will be 98 years old on May 28, and these two sisters are strong into doing mission work from their homes.
Ardith has three quilt tops ready for the First English Lutheran Church quilting group. She joins the group once a month to assemble the quilts.
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By Tammy Mathison
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved a request from Environmental Administrator Robert Olsen to hire a part-time employee for the summer at the cost of $5,000 to survey residents using the county trash and recycling dumpsters and to educate them on recycling and what can and cannot be left at the dumpster sites. In addition to surveying and providing recycling information to the residents at each dumpster site, the summer employee will be raking and cleaning the sites and painting the sheds.
Olsen had told the Board that proper sorting of waste materials by residents could potentially save the county $25,000 to $30,000 a year.
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By Tammy Mathison
Dan Kuss of Lake Benton has accepted the position of Lincoln County Veterans Service Officer (VSO) replacing Gary Serie, also of Lake Benton, after over 20 years of service to the county.
As VSO, Kuss will interview veterans or dependents to determine eligibility for service benefits, gather the supporting documents and process claims and appeals through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Kuss will also complete applications for Federal and State benefits, process disability compensation, loans, scholarships and burial allowances.
He will also assist veterans with obtaining admission and treatment at Veteran Affairs medical and long-term care facilities and attend meetings with Veteran Organizations and Veterans Affairs. “I would like to get younger veterans involved with the American Legions,” said Kuss.
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The RTR Middle School band and choir performed their final concert for the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday, May 7. Students from each grade performed throughout the concert which featured traditional songs along with a handful of current pop music.School |
The Tyler Fire Department has been spending the last few months training for a series of tests.
In April the Fire Department practiced working with vehicle extraction. The two vehicles were donated by Ted and Tanya Kern and Christensen Metal Yard.
Pictured above, the Tyler Fire Department was tested for state certification on Friday, May 3 at the Tyler Fire Hall.
RTR students are set to perform “Cinderella” by Music International this weekend at the Lake Benton Opera House
The RTR Spring Musical Cinderella by Music International will be performed Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and a final performance on Sunday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m.
RTR students, pictured above and below, have been rehearsing over the last few weeks for the production that is filled with song and humor.
See the ad in this week’s Tyler Tribute for ticket information.