RTR High School principal Bettin ready to work for students

August 14, 2014

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New RTR High School Principal is looking forward to the start of the school year and to get the know the community.

 

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Daniel Bettin is getting to know the RTR community as he prepares for his new role as RTR High School Principal.
Bettin, who has 18 years experience as a principal, said he’s looking forward to starting the new school year.
“I’m in it for the kids,” said Bettin. “My main goal is to see every kid cross at graduation. That’s a once in a lifetime experience for the kids and I want to make sure every student has that opportunity.
“I’m not going to just give them that diploma, they have to earn the diploma, but I’ve got some things I could do that have gotten other kids through their senior year.”
Bettin was inspired to become a principal while serving as a teacher and watching his principal at work.

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68th Danebod Folk Meeting Aug. 20-24 in Tyler

August 14, 2014

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Providing the Saturday evening entertainment at Danebod are the Sutter Brothers, pictured
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Aug. 20-24, the Danebod Folk School Campus will be the center of activity for the 68th Danebod Folk Meeting in Tyler. You are invited to be a part of this event—an event that brings people together for social, spiritual and intellectual renewal.
The program includes nine lectures, story telling, devotions, a Danish language experience, songfests and folk dancing. Your registration fee includes the programming, housing in the campus dormitories, dining in the cafeteria—four breakfasts, four noon meals, five evening meals and ten, yes ten, coffee times.
The opening lecture on Wednesday evening features Tova Brandt, currently the Albert Ravenholt Curator of Danish American Culture at the Museum of Danish Americans in Elk Horn, Iowa. Tova will discuss the “Happy Danes on the Plains” exhibit. This traveling exhibit will be on display at the Danebod Campus during the Folk Meeting.

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

Craig Hess addresses RTR School Board

August 14, 2014

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board held its postponed July regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 in front of a large number of community members.
RTR community member Craig Hess of Tyler made a formal request to be on the agenda to address “school finances that the public believes are being withheld from us, talk to the board and receive responses and to better understand where our tax dollars are going.”
Prior to Hess addressing the board, School Board Chairman Paul Henriksen said Hess had five minutes and needed to stay on the agenda topic.
Hess objected to the time limit and asked the board if they voted to approve a time limit.
Peggy Dunblazier and other school board members said they did not agree with placing a time limit on Hess.
According to Hess, he has spoken to a number of teachers who recently left the RTR School District that he said expressed frustration with the school administration.

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

Tyler City admin. finalists named

August 14, 2014

Four candidates have been identified for interviews for the Tyler City Administrator position.
The Tyler City Council reviewed nine applicants for the Tyler City Administrator position during a special meeting held on Monday, Aug. 11.
Of the nine, the council decided to interview four candidates.
Ted Cherry of Vermillion, S.D., Marc Dannison of Woodbury, Boin Guise of St. Peter and Tyler Klatt of Sioux Falls, S.D. were identified as candidates to receive interviews for the position.
The council determined Friday, Aug. 22 would be the main interview date with opportunities to continue the interviews the following week if it was needed.

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

Summer fun at the Lincoln Co. Fair

August 8, 2014

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The Lincoln County Fair was held over the weekend, drawing crowds for the exhibits and rides at the fairgrounds in Tyler from July 31 through Aug. 3. Pictured above, a couple of fairgoers enjoy one of the rides on hand throughout the weekend. For more coverage of the Lincoln County Fair be sure to pick up next week’s Tyler Tribute for a special edition with more photos and info.

Benton-Fremont Days this weekend

August 8, 2014

By Steven J. Hurd
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The 16th annual Benton-Fremont Days Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous begins this Friday, Aug. 8 at Hole-in-the-Mountain Park in Lake Benton.
The festivities begin Friday and wrap up Sunday. The weekend activities will offer the opportunity for attendees to walk through the camp and ask questions of the many demonstrators and artists about life during the early development of Minnesota and the American West.
This year’s events will include the second annual Tatonka Knap-In, in which many flintknappers who have attended the event in previous years will return to demonstrate the ancient craft of making tools and artifacts from stone. The flintknappers will be demonstrating this art form all weekend as well as answering any questions that attendees may have.

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Rain and shine for ‘Skiver Days

July 31, 2014

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Larry, left, and Liz Hansen served as Grand Marshals in the Æbleskiver Days Parade on Saturday, July 26. They were recognized as Tyler’s Citizens of the Year.

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A Saturday morning rain couldn’t put a stop to a weekend filled with fun activities during Æbleskiver Days in Tyler.
From July 25 through July 27 activities were planned throughout the community including a street dance from the Tyler Fire Department Relief Association and a fun run that drew more than 200 participants.
A few activities were canceled due to the weather, including the kiddie olympics and the model air show.
While some activities weren’t able to happen, a large crowd stopped by Danebod, the Lincoln County Fairgrounds and the parade route for the weekend activities.

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A number of crafts were demonstrated and were on display at Danebod throughout Æbleskiver weekend.

South African visitors in Tyler

July 31, 2014

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A delegation from South Africa are visiting the churches of the Prairie Conference of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). First English and Danebod Lutheran Churches are both in the Prairie Conference. The delegation Ellios Mzikayifani Mkhwanazi, left, Muriel Phumzile Mkhwanazi, Rev. Shadrack Bongani Mahlobo and Nkosinathi Rodney Mbuyazi. comes from the Mfolozi Circuit of the Southeastern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa. The Mfolzi Circuit and Prairie Conference are companion partners. The delegation has come to visit churches of the Prairie Conference to experience life and ministry in our corner of southwestern Minnesota. During their visit, the group attended a Tyler Kiwanis meeting and shared songs from back home with members of the Kiwanis.

Lincoln Co. Fair this week

July 31, 2014

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Fair is set to kick off this Thursday, July 31 with activities planned through Sunday.
Things will get started on Thursday night with the 4-H Fashion Review located at the outdoor free stage starting at 7 p.m.
Friday will include activities like “Paint it Yourself!” with Michele Steffen from 4-7 p.m. at the interactive area in the exhibit building.
Starfire will be performing ‘50s and ‘60s rock music from 7-9 p.m. at the outdoor free stage Friday night.

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Primary election Aug. 12

July 31, 2014

Two Lincoln County Commissioner seats and the Lincoln County Sheriff have contested races this year.
Four candidates have filed to serve as Sheriff in Lincoln County. Guy Eric Harding of Lake Benton, Chad Meester of Ivanhoe, Al Rensvold of Tyler and John Spindler of Tyler have each filed for the office of Sheriff.
Three candidates have filed for the District 2 Lincoln County Commissioner seat.
Michael Kevin Lovre, Gary Manson and Michael VanDeVere have filed for the District 2 seat currently held by Larry Hansen of Tyler.
A primary election will be held on Aug. 12 for the Sheriff’s position and the District 2 County seat.
The Tyler Tribute will be publishing our candidate questions in the next edition.