Local snowfall reports don’t align with official reports in first snowfall

December 6, 2018

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Winter arrived to the area over the weekend as over a half-foot of snow fell on Saturday into Sunday, causing many area events to be cancelled.

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By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
If you are dreaming of a white Christmas in southwest Minnesota, you will most likely get your wish. The first major snowstorm of the season hit over the weekend, leaving inches of snow across the region.
Official reports from the National Weather Service show that Marshall received between six and seven inches, while Brookings, South Dakota only received two inches. Hendricks, Lake Benton and Tyler are reported as having between two and three inches. Locals have something different to say about the situation, however.

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RTR School Board calls for election on facilities project

December 6, 2018

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RTR School Board member Troy Chandler at last week’s special meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, for the purpose of adopting a resolution “relating to the issuance of school building bonds and calling for an election” on same. After a lengthy discussion, the board voted 5-1 to pass the resolution. Voting in favor were Chair Jeff Hansen and board members Tony Dybdahl, Craig Hess, Peggy Dunblazier and Troy Chandler. Voting against was Tami Nelson. Board member John Bloom was not present.

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City council approves budget

December 6, 2018

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington went over the 2019 budget at Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler City Council held its annual Truth in Taxation meeting on Monday evening at the fire hall. City Administrator Robert Wolfington presented the budget and levy information for 2019 to the council. Wolfington gave a breakdown of finances in all departments.

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Knights football awards banquet held

December 6, 2018

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RTR Knights Head Football Coach Josh Fredrickson talked about each of his senior players at Sunday evening’s awards banquet. Not pictured is Jack Kerr.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR football awards banquet was held on Sun­day evening in the high school cafeteria. Head Coach Josh Fredrickson greeted the crowd and called the senior players up to talk about their careers. Each senior also had to talk about their individual experiences during their high school careers. Before presenting awards, Coach Fredrickson announced that two players had bro­ken records for the school. Cooper Hansen became the all-time leading passer, eclipsing Todd Bouman. Cooper threw for 4,973 yards and 62 touchdowns. Carter Hansen became the all-time leading receiver, with 114 catches for 1,823 yards and 26 touchdowns.

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Lady Knights drop first conference game of year to Lakers, 62 to 54

December 6, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Cottonwood last Thursday to open the Camden Con­ference schedule of 2018- 19. Even though the RTR girls led the contest most of the way, the home team Lakers had the last run of the game to win the game 62-54.
Both teams were quite cold early from the field and were committing the usual turnovers for the first game. The Knights used three points from Jon­ni Biren and a bucket from Brooke Thomsen to open a six-point lead as the score was 9-3. However, the Lak­ers would then score nine straight points to grab a lead of three points when the score was now 9-12…

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Winter Concert held Monday

December 6, 2018

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Opening the RTR Middle School Winter Concert in Russell on Dec. 3 was a small group performance of “The First Noel,” featuring trumpet players (from left) Adalia Matzner, Andrew Harper, Josh Kraft and Brianna Pattison of the sixth grade band.

RTR Middle School held their Winter Concert on Monday, Dec. 3 in Rus­sell, with a large crowd in attendance. The concert opened with an instrumen­tal performance of “The First Noel” by members of the sixth grade band. That band then played “Winter Bells” and “Jingle Bones.”

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RTR Middle School’s seventh-eighth grade choir performed a variety of music, closing out the concert with “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Director Lorilee Malecha invited the audience to sing along to the chorus.

DAC donation has local connections

December 6, 2018

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Hope DAC in Tyler recently received a donation to purchase a new handicap accessible van. Pictured is DAC Executive Director Cathy Nelson receiving the check from donor Gary Nielsen (right). Also pictured is Gary’s nephew Mark Nielsen from the DAC.

By Mark Wilmes
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Hope DAC in Tyler was the recent recipient of a new van. Gary Nielsen, whose nephew Mark at­tends Hope DAC, saw a need for better transpor­tation options for Mark and the other people at Hope DAC and came for­ward with the donation.

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Muenchow and Schreurs named to Independent volleyball squads

December 6, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has released its 2018 volleyball teams. There were six members on the first, second and honorable mention squads. There were nine teams in the area that had players listed on these three differ­ent teams.
Haley Muenchow, a sophomore for the Lady Knights, was named to the Second Team…
McKinley Schreurs, also a sophomore for the Lady Knights, was named to the Honor­able Mention list for her work with the vol­leyball team this past year…

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Area performers present Christmas show

December 6, 2018

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Ellie Frahm of Tyler, Julia Nilles of Ruthton and Sarah Engels of Ivanhoe were among the performers in Saturday’s Lake Benton Opera House Christmas Show. Due to the snowstorm, the evening performance was cancelled. Options are being explored to add another performance in December. Watch the Tribute for further updates.

There is time for landowners to get in on a potential wind energy project

December 6, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Calling all area land-owners! A new wind energy project will potentially come to Lincoln County and there is still time for landowners to get in on the project. Representatives of NextEra Energy spoke to a group of approximately 50 area landowners on Tuesday evening at the Lake Benton Community Center.
According to Danell Herzig, NextEra of Juno Beach, Florida, would like to develop up to a 110-megawatt wind farm in the area, but time is of the essence. “We must be commercially operational by 2020,” Herzig stated.

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