Joe Wilson appointed County Highway Engineer

October 12, 2017

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Joe Wilson (right) was appointed Lincoln County Highway Engineer by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. He is pictured with Dustin Hauschild, who, along with Wilson, represented the Highway Department at the Oct. 3 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners appointed Joe Wilson as the County Highway Engineer at their Tuesday, Oct. 3 meeting.
The possibility of appointing Wilson, who is replacing Dave Halbersma in the position, was brought forth last month by Halbersma, whose services Lincoln County has been sharing with Pipestone County. Halbersma had suggested appointing Wilson to the position now versus in May, as Halbersma felt Wilson is ready to take over the position. Halbersma had reminded the Lincoln County Board that the original plan was to have their own highway engineer, and that for the past few years Wilson had been working to complete his degree.

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Rummaging at The Rock

October 12, 2017

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Shoppers of all ages and species were on hand for the big rummage sale at The Rock Friday and Saturday.

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Bandshell repairs will continue into fall

October 12, 2017

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Work continues on the bandshell in downtown Tyler. The restoration project will continue this fall as long as weather permits and resume in the spring.

By Mark Wilmes
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Serious deterioration of the bandshell in downtown Tyler prompted the Tyler Lions Club to begin a fundraising drive this spring to restore and save the landmark. Mayor Greg Peter, a Lions Club member, said a crew of workers has been putting in a large number of hours on the project, including Jim Jensen, Mik VanDeVere, Curt Madsen, Harlan Petersen, Don Buhl. Paul Schramm and Peter himself.

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Phone scams ever-changing, target area residents frequently

October 12, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is asking Minnesotans to step up their vigilance in preventing phone scams that become more and more a part of daily life. The unwanted phone calls are more than just a nuisance. A recent study by the spam-fighting phone app Truecaller reveals that Americans were scammed out of $9.2 billion in 2016. And it doesn’t just happen “someplace else.” Tyler Police Chief John Spindler said many scam attempts get reported to his department as well as the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department on a regular basis.
“Phone scams are common and the strategy of them changes frequently,” Spindler said.
Spindler said the culprits are hard to track down.

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Knights ground Raiders 54-6 in football action Friday nite

October 12, 2017

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Jake Fischer picks up some yardage during Friday evening’s football game against Fulda.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Football Team once again used a very good ground game to de­feat the Fulda Raiders last Friday in Tyler. The Knights amassed 418 yards of rushing offense as they controlled the ball throughout most of the game.
Coach Fredrickson was happy with his kids. “We started early in the game playing our type of ball and continued the effort the entire game. We now need to have the same type of effort against Edgerton- Ellsworth this week.”

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RTR volleyball squad romps over CMCS in three straight

October 12, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights traveled to Prinsburg last Tuesday and did the prop­er activity by beating the Bluejays of CMCS in three straight sets. The scores were 25-16, 25-18 and 25- 21. The win by the Knights moved their conference mark to 5-4.
Tina Haroldson and Lexi Wendland led the Lady Knights with 15 and 14 kills, respectively…

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Lady Knights have success at Marshall Subway Classic

October 12, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball girls played five matches in Marshall in the annual Subway Classic last Fri­day and Saturday. Two matches were played on Friday and three on Satur­day. The Lady Knights won both matches on Friday so they were placed with oth­er teams which also won matches on Friday.
The team defeated Springfield 25-14 and 25-5 in the first match and took care of HLO 25-16 and 25- 15 in the second match on Friday.

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Lady Knights fall to Vikings

October 12, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The fourth-ranked Min­neota Vikings came to Ty­ler last Thursday to play the Lady Knights in anoth­er volleyball match. Yes, it was a conference affair and it also was another victory for the Vikings over the Knights. The Knights played the Vikings tough all night, but in the final results, the winning score was always the visiting Vi­kings. The scores were 25-19, 25-20 and 25-22.

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One County Read program brings generations together

October 12, 2017

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The Lincoln County library group toured the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum in Granite Falls.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lincoln County Libraries—Tyler Public Library, Lake Benton Public Library, Siverson Library in Hendricks, and Ivanhoe Public Library— took 29 library patrons to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum near Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 7. The trip was the culmination of a county-wide library program, One Book-One County Read. A variety of programs were offered by the four libraries during the month of September, all of which focused on WWII history. Not only did the programs and trip teach Lincoln County residents about WWII history, but also brought different generations together for a shared experience.
Four generations attended the museum tour with ages ranging from 15 years old to 90-something.

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Buffalo Ridge Chorale concert slated for Oct. 22

October 12, 2017

The Buffalo Ridge Chorale will present a fall concert entitled “Melodies of Peace” on Sunday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m. at the Church of St. John Cantius, Wilno.

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