Potential water contamination at Dead Coon Lake

September 25, 2014

Waterfowl hunters should be aware of potential water contamination at Dead Coon Lake and Coon Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), west of Russell.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are investigating the issue and have taken water samples after reports of milky blue water and dead or dying fish.  With the waterfowl opener this Saturday, Sept. 27, the agencies wanted to make hunters aware of the issue and potential harm to them and their dogs.  More information will be shared as it becomes available.  The 1,049-acre WMA is in Lincoln and Lyon counties in western Minnesota, and is a popular destination for area hunters.  For more information, contact Wendy Krueger, DNR area wildlife supervisor, at 507-537-6250.

Showing their RTR pride during homecoming parade

September 25, 2014

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The RTR Homecoming activities came to a close on Friday, Sept. 19 with the homecoming parade and football game. Pictured above, the RTR Marching Band made its way through the parade route that concluded at the RTR High School Football Field for a pep rally.
Pictured below, RTR Homecoming Queen Janel Wichern and King Hunter Burns rode in the parade to help wrap up the week.
Following the parade, a pep rally was held with a dance contest, ice bucket challenge and other activities to get everyone in the homecoming spirit.

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Serving up at Wine and Beer Fest

September 25, 2014

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The Tyler Golf Club House played host to the annual Wine and Beer Fest to benefit the Tyler Healthcare Center. The event was held to raise money for the Tyler Ambulance service. Pictured above, the crowd at Wine and Beer Fest was treated to fine food, wine and beer during the event. Pictured below, Dale Kruger, THC CEO, brought out some extra desserts to those in attendance. The event concluded with an auction and naming of the winners of the games and silent auction.

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County helps fund museum updates

September 25, 2014

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Orlan Sandro and Allan Johnson of the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum came before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday to talk about the new shingles that were put on the museum building.
The county approved allocating $10,630 to the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum to pay the remainder of the bill for the shingling project.
This amount is less than the county expected to provide since an anonymous gift of $25,000 was received by the museum, and $5,000 of that amount was used to offset the costs of the shingling project.
According to Lincoln County Environmental Manager Robert Olsen, the Judicial Ditch 13 project on the southeast side of Tyler has been ordered by the ditch authority to be completed. Olsen explained that through discussions with the engineer, the cost went from $830,000 down to $312,000.

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

Visitors from China stop in Lake Benton

September 25, 2014

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Three weeks ago, American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice-President Bob Worth of Lake Benton traveled to China on behalf of the ASA for the third time since becoming an ambassador for the group.
Last week, representatives from the Heilongjiang Province in China made a visit of their own to America for the first time in order to gain a better understanding of farming practices within the United States. On Friday, the group stopped at the Worth farm in Lake Benton for informational and a tour. Worth and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Vice-President Joel Schreurs were present to answer questions through a translator.
“It’s all about relationships,” explained Worth. “These folks are from the same area that I went to in the northeastern part of China. This is a country that looks exactly like Lake Benton. These people are coming back to see our farms and what we’re doing over here.”
Worth explained that only good things can come from establishing a good relationship with China when it comes to agriculture.

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

Wichern and Burns named RTR Homecoming King and Queen

September 18, 2014

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RTR Homecoming court includes Jordan Roedl, Amanda Petersen, Illana Peter, Shelby Hauswedell, Queen Janel Wichern, King Hunter Burns, Josh Christensen, Creston Dalle, Jesse Jasper and Dylan Stassen

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR Homecoming kicked off on Monday, Sept. 15 with the crowning of Hunter Burns and Janel Wichern as Homecoming King and Queen during coronation.
Along with Wichern and Burns, their follow candidates included Queen candidates Jordan Roedl, Amanda Petersen, Illana Peter and Shelby Hauswedell, and King candidates Josh Christensen, Creston Dalle, Jesse Jasper and Dylan Stassen.
The homecoming volleyball game was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, against CMCS with a bonfire planned to follow.
This week has been dress-up week at the high school and Wednesday marks Character/Superhero Day, Thursday is American Pride Day and Friday is Spirit Day.
Friday afternoon will see a parade at 2 p.m. through downtown Tyler with students from the elementary, middle school and high school making their way to the gym for a pepfest.
Homecoming week will conclude Friday night with a football game against MCC at 7 p.m.

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RTR Homecoming Queen Janel Wichern and King Hunter Burns pose for a photo during Homecoming Coronation on Monday, Sept. 15.

Art project at Wine and Beer Fest to benefit RTR Art program

September 18, 2014

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Tyler Healthcare Center is working with the RTR Art Department for the Wine and Beer Fest. Payton Strand, a senior in the advanced art class at RTR High School, pictured above, is doing a Napa Valley painting to be auctioned off at the Wine and Beer Fest on Friday, Sept. 19. The funds raised by the Napa Valley painting by Payton will go to the RTR Art Department for photography equipment. The Wine and Beer Fest is a fundraiser to purchase a new ambulance to service our local area.

Wolfington offered Tyler city admin. position

September 18, 2014

The Tyler City Council voted 5-0 to offer the Tyler city administrator position to Robert Wolfington of Tyler following an interview on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
After an initial round of interviews in August, the council voted to re-advertise the position to seek additional candidates.
Wolfington was one of five new applicants for the position after ten applicants were received in its initial posting.
Current City Administrator Bruce Williams is scheduled to finish up in the role in early October after submitting his resignation effective Oct. 3 back in June.
Wolfington currently serves as the managing editor for Buffalo Ridge Newspapers, including the Tyler Tribute, Hendricks Pioneer and Lake Benton Valley Journal.

School board tours elementary cafeteria

September 18, 2014

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board got its first chance to see the new elementary cafeteria during the regular RTR School Board meeting, Monday, Sept. 15.
Work started on the project this summer and is expected to be complete by the end of the week, RTR Superintendent Bruce Houck said.
A number of community members were on hand during the meeting and also took a look at the new facility.
The cafeteria is replacing an older cafeteria that has continued to be in use while the new project was completed. The new space is located in the former staff area and computer lab, which will be relocated to the former cafeteria location.

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

Sanderson part of Tyler Home Tours

September 18, 2014

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Four homeowners around the Tyler area will be opening their doors on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Tyler Home Tours.
Dane and Kayla Sanderson, Lyle and Dona Hanson, Darrell and Kelly Erb along with Aaron and Alissa Christianson will be hosting this year’s tour of homes.
Kayla Sanderson, a member of the Beautification Committee that is helping to put on the event, said she is looking forward to people getting a chance to see the home she has made with her husband.
Dane and Kayla live on County Road 8 and have a view from  their backyard that seems to go on forever. “Our favorite feature of the house is our view out the back deck,” Kayla said.

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