CSB celebrates 100

May 25, 2017

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Citizens State Bank of Tyler is commemorating its first 100 years with an open house on Friday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pictured from left are President Gregory Peter, Elizabeth Platcek, Alma Thomsen, Lisa Sik and Craig Gades.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Citizens State Bank will be cel­ebrating 100 years of existence this month. The bank was found­ed and chartered on May 28, 1917, with Hans Lauritsen serv­ing as the first president. It is one of three banks that operated in Tyler in the early part of the 20th century, including Farmers State Bank and First National. Citizens State Bank has been the only bank in town since 1930…

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Local Memorial Day Services will take place on Monday

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day Services around the area will take place on Mon­day, May 29. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for re­membering the people who died while serv­ing in the coun­try’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently ob­served every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the Ameri­can Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veter­ans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on differ­ent days, had merged, and Me­morial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

Observances in our area are:

Tyler—Tyler Legion Post 185 will host the Memorial Day ser­vice at 10 a.m. at the Tyler Le­gion Hall.

Ruthton—Memorial Day ser­vices will be 11 a.m. at the Ruth­ton Community Center.

Russell—Memorial Day servic­es will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Russell Community Center.

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RTR to hire elementary art teacher

May 25, 2017

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Tom Watson of The Watson Consulting Group spoke to the RTR Board last week about the new busing contract.

Silence from Lynd on continued sharing

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

RTR Interim Superintendent Dick Orcutt reported that the dis­trict will need to hire an elementary art teacher. He reported that during the past year the position was covered by the Achievement and In­tegration grant that was shared with the Lynd School.
“A couple of months ago I wrote a letter to Lynd, spe­cifically requesting that we continue to host that program together,” Orcutt said. “I didn’t get a response. That was on the 15th of March. I wrote an­other letter at the end of last month and requested that we continue to share that program along with the RN that we currently share with Lynd. I still didn’t get a response. Therefore I come to you that we continue to host an art program at the elementary school.”

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County mulls clean air

May 25, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Ann Orren of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week, presenting informa­tion on a Clean Air Ordinance.
Orren told the board that in 2007, the State of Minnesota had passed an ordinance re­garding smoking inside, and in 2014 added e-cigarettes, ban­ning the use in government-owned buildings, hospitals, schools and state colleges.
Orren talked to the Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers about creating an indoor air policy for the county, including e-cigarettes in the policy and creating setbacks from entranc­es and exits of at least 10 feet for smokers.

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Knights baseball team bow to KMS in six innings, 16-3

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The KMS Saints used some timely hitting and the stolen base to score seven runs in the sec­ond and third innings as they would beat the RTR Knights in baseball action at Ruthton last Tuesday.
After striking out the first batter in the second inning Jared Baartman ran into trouble. He would hit a batter, then walk a batter before giving up a hit for a run. When the Saints final­ly were done, they would have scored five runs on four hits and three stolen bases.

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Knights beat MCC Rebels 6 to 5 in non-conference tilt

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights traveled to Slayton last Friday to play the MCC Rebels in a non-conference action. In a thrilling finish, the Knights came from be­hind in the final inning to beat the home team. The game time temperature was about 50 degrees.
The first real threat of the game came in the top of the second inning as hits from Cameron Jorgensen and Kyle Fischer of the Knights put both runners on base. However, a strike­out ended the threat.

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Baseball team suffers tough loss to Vikings

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR baseball squad entertained the Minneo­ta Vikings last Friday in Ruthton. The Knights were short-handed as three starters were not available for this game. The game was a very close one for five innings as the score at that time was 1 to 1. How­ever, the Vikings, who had lost only one game all year, jumped on the Knights for nine runs in the sixth in­ning on their way to an 11 to 1 win.
Hunter Vanlerberghe started on the hill for the Knights and probably had his best effort of the year. He would go five plus in­nings and give up only two hits while allowing five runs, only two of them earned runs. He struck out five Viking batters…

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Track teams travel to Slayton

May 25, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR track teams competed in the Dick Da­vidson Invitational in Slay­ton on May 11. The boys finished in sixth place with the girls ending up in 10th.
Top five finishers were as follows:
Boys
200 Meters
5th Place – Jayden Strand – 24.29
400 Meters
3rd Place – Tucker Baune – 56.20

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Camden Conference track meet held in Cottonwood

May 25, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR track teams competed in the Camden Conference track meet in Cottonwood last Thurs­day. The boys finished in 5th place with 58 points. Lac qui Parle Valley won the meet with 132. The girls finished in 9th place. Canby won the meet with 141.5 points.
Top five finishers for the Knights was as follows:
Boys
200 Meters
4th Place – Tate Thooft – 25.71
110m Hurdles
5th Place – Zach Miller – 20.30

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8th grade recognition

May 25, 2017

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The RTR eighth graders were recognized for their achievements throughout the year and their time at the middle school on Thursday morning, May 18.

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