LLEC crew worked long hours to restore power in area counties

April 18, 2019

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Journeyman Lineman Dan Houselog collects a piece of line that had to be replaced. Ice can be seen surrounding the section of line.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The early spring ice and snowstorm that pummeled the area last week not only clogged up area roads, but also left many area residents without power. Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative (LLEC) General Manager Tim O’Leary said the problems began to arise last Thursday.
“The outages started around the Tyler area the early morning hours of April 11th, but quickly moved east,” O’Leary said on Monday. “The crews spent a majority of their time working east of Highway 23.”

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They did brunch

April 18, 2019

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Over 90 women were in attendance Saturday to hear motivational speaker Pat McGill in the lower level of the Kronborg Inn for the “Let’s Do Brunch” event.

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Council holds special meeting

April 18, 2019

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Lincoln County Assessor Bruce Nielsen was on hand for the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Lincoln County Assessor Bruce Nielsen was present at a special session of the Tyler City Council on Monday for the annual Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. One local resident made an appearance to appeal his tax assessment at the meeting. Nielsen encouraged the resident to stop in to get forms to apply for an exemption as a disabled veteran and he would help get the taxes reduced…

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Lincoln County bombed by Winter Storm Wesley with snow, ice, winds

April 18, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lincoln County was hit by one of the biggest win­ter storms in history. Win­ter Storm Wesley bombed through the county Wednes­day through Friday, April 10-12, leaving behind inches of snow, ice and devastation in its path.
Early last week, the Na­tional Weather Service issued statements that suggested a blizzard would hit Lincoln County, with the expecta­tion of high winds, a wintery mix, and several inches of snow falling before the storm ended…

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

Baseball Knights open season Madison Burns with 9-2 win over Vikings

April 18, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The baseball season opened and shut down last week for the RTR Knights. Last Monday the Knights opened the spring sports season in Ruthton with a big win over the Vikings of Minneota. However, by Wednesday the big storm hit the area and shut down anything that had to do with going outside. This reporter, however, had the luxury of basking in the sun in Florida and miss­ing the first game and the storm.

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

Knights split double-header with Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks

April 18, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights softball team split a pair of games against the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks to open the sea­son last Tuesday.
The first game wound up being a pitching duel with Kylea Baartman and D-B’s Mary Bothun facing off on the mound. The Knights held a 1-0 after five, but struggled offensively and the Blackjacks put togeth­er a late rally, scoring three in the top of the sixth to pick up the 3-1 win.

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Have a Happy Easter

April 18, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The official first day of spring was March 21, but last week’s blizzard may make locals wonder if Lady Spring will ever truly arrive. Traditionally, Eas­ter is when spring really begins. To help get ready for this Sunday’s Easter celebration, here is a look at the origins of some fa­vorite Easter traditions.
Easter’s changing date – According to timeanddate.com, “Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon date, based on math­ematical calculations, that falls on or after March 21.” March 21 wasn’t selected because it is the first day of spring; it was chosen by the church as the church equinox. “The date of the Paschal Full Moon, used to determine the date of Eas­ter, is based on mathemati­cal approximations follow­ing a 19-year cycle called the Metonic cycle,” Time­anddate.com explains.

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Champs!

April 18, 2019

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The RTR JO 15s volleyball team took home first place in gold at the Redwood Falls 16s Tournament. Pictured left to right in front are Ella Hesse, Ainsley Novak and Kate Cowell; in back are Whitney Bruns, Kyah Ellefson, Madison Lawrence, Casey Swanson and Coach Bethany Blegen.

Free concert by Christian musician at St. John’s Lutheran

April 18, 2019

Christian musician Chris Driesbach is homeless and couldn’t be happier about it. In June 2006, he paid off his debts, sold his home and belongings and got in his car to travel the coun­try.
Driesbach is a Christian musician, originally from New Orleans… Sunday evening, May 26 at 4 p.m, Chris will be sing­ing his songs in a free con­cert at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 113 Garfield St. in Lake Benton.

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

Students compete at state competition

April 18, 2019

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Above: Pictured at the state speech tournament in Wayzata on Fri¬day, April 12 are the four RTR students who advanced to state competition. From left—Taryn Bedow competed in Serious Poetry, Andrea Escher competed in Serious Drama, and Dajza Gilmore and Madison Witte competed in Duo.

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Dajza Gilmore, left, and Madison Witte competed in Duo at the state speech tournament, where they made the final round to perform in front of 200 people in a packed auditorium. They received sixth place in the state.