RTR Homecoming is Sept. 15-19

September 11, 2014

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The Candidates: Dylan Stassen, Janel Wichern, Hunter Burns, Illana Peter, Shelby Hauswedell, Jesse Jasper, Amanda Petersen, Creston Dalle, Josh Christensen and Jordan Roedl

Homecoming week has been changed to the week of Sept. 15-19.
Dress-up days have been decided and they are:
Monday—Decade Day
Tuesday—Redneck/Camo Day
Wednesday—Character/Super Hero Day
Thursday—American Pride Day (also HS school picture day)
Friday—Spirit Day
Congratulations to the following Homecoming Candidates for 2104. They are, for King—Jesse Jasper, Dylan Stassen, Hunter Burns, Josh Christensen and Crestin Dalle; and for Queen—Shelby Hauswedell, Janel Wichern, Jordan Roedl, Illana Peter and Amanda Peterson. Coronation will be Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the RTR High School gym.
Tuesday, Sept. 16 is the RTR volleyball game vs. CMCS at RTR at 7 p.m. with a bonfire to follow. The Homecoming Parade will be on Friday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. with a pep fest at 2:15 p.m. and the football game at home at 7 p.m. against MCC.
The parade will start at 2 p.m. at the bank and come down the main street. It will then turn right and go one block, turn left and go one block, cross Strong Street then go to the gym for the pep fest. This alternate route is due to the Hwy. 14 detour and high use of Strong Street.

A big bucket challenge at Danebod

September 11, 2014

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Around 30 participants took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge at Danebod in the memory of Roger Gylling, who died recently. The event raised more than $1,900 for ALS research.

Tyler looks at pasture animal policy

September 11, 2014

Council selects additional candidate for city administrator interview

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 

The Tyler City Council will be reviewing its policy of having pasture animals within the city limits following a discussion related to a recently purchased property on the edge of the city.
William and Michelle Tiede purchased land on the northwest end of town that was previously grandfathered with the former owner to hold livestock.
According to City Administrator Bruce Williams, once the land changed hands the grandfather clause was revoked.
“Farm animals used to be allowed in agricultural districts of the City or where permitted by Conditional Use Permit,” Williams wrote in a letter presented to the council. “However, a change was made to the municipal code a couple years ago which essentially states that there shall be no special use permits granted for feedlots or pastures within city limits.”

Williams said the council could elect to remove the current code to allow for a conditional use permit.

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

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The Tyler City Council selected an additional candidate to interview for its city administrator position.
The council elected to offer an interview to Robert Wolfington, editor for Buffalo Ridge Newspapers.
The council received five applications after extending the application process following three previous interviews.
The council previously offered interviews to Ted Cherry of Vermillion, S.D., Marc Dannison of Woodbury, Boin Guise of St. Peter and Tyler Klatt of Sioux Falls, S.D. and former RTR High School Principal Justin Hinks.

County hires temp Emergency Manager

September 11, 2014

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has hired Amber Scholten as a temporary part-time Emergency Management Director.
Scholten is currently a dispatcher for the county and she will be serving as the county’s temporary part-time Emergency Management Director until the end of the year. At that time, the position will be assessed before the county moves forward with filling the position on a full-time basis.
The board has hired Robert Verschelde to fill the custodian position at the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Verschelde previously worked in the Transportation Department for the county, so that vacancy is to be filled.
Vince Robinson of the Lincoln County Enterprise Development Corporation provided the board with an update and stated that a seat is available on the LCEDC Board for anyone interested.

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

The challenge has been made

September 5, 2014

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Danebod Lutheran will be hosting an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of Roger Gylling

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
If you’re on Facebook these days, the videos are hard to escape.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept across the country with friends and neighbors challenging each other to dump icy water on their heads and make a donation to the ALS Association.
This Sunday the challenge has been made for the area to come out and participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of Roger Gylling, who died over the weekend.
The event is scheduled for 11:24 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 as part of the God’s Work, Our Hands Day at Danebod.
In mid-August, Pastor Jennifer Thul shared a story about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook. Danebod congregation member Karlee Wyttenback suggested they take on the challenge in a big way as part of the Sept. 7 event.

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

RTR Building Committee tours RTR High School

September 5, 2014

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Superintendent Bruce Houck and the RTR Building Committee met to discuss bringing in a contract group to look at the condition of RTR High School in Tyler. The committee toured the facility, looking at some of the aging pieces of the building.

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR Building Committee got an up-close look at the condition of various parts of RTR High School in Tyler last Thursday.
The committee determined, after looking at the building, that it would recommend the school board work with Banner Engineering to determine what can be done to repair pieces of the building that are falling apart.
Bricks from the corner of the administrative section have begun to come loose in a corner along with cracks in the brick in the 1994 addition to the building.
The committee toured the inside of the 1903 portion of the building. Houck said the third floor of the building cannot be entered due to safety concerns.
The committee also saw the condition of the boiler room, which had some standing water.

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

THC’s Wine and Beer Fest is Sept. 19

September 5, 2014

A taste of the Napa Valley will be coming to Tyler later this month.
The fifth annual Tyler Healthcare Center Wine and Beer Fest 2014 will be held Friday, Sept. 19. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Tyler Golf Course.
Dale Kruger, THC CEO, said the wine served will come from the famous California wine area.
“We’re going with a Napa Valley theme for the wines,” said Kruger.
The event is a fundraiser for THC’s ambulance service for the area to ensure the best equipment is on hand.
An endless buffet including soups, hot entrees and hors d’oeuvres will complement the excellent wine and beer choices. An evening of food, beverages, entertainment, live and silent auctions, give-a-ways and gaming.
Melissa Maranell, marketing representative for THC, said some new attractions will be on hand during the event.

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

Filings for various elected positions

August 28, 2014

A number of county, city, township and school board elections are set for this November.
A recent filing deadline has passed with a number of candidates filing.
Tyler Mayor
Mervyn Peterson
Tyler City Council (elect two)
Darrel Denny, Erick Harper and Tim Sanderson
Russell Mayor
Jim Kerkaert
Russell City Council (elect two)
Jamie Schultz and
Gordie St. Aubin
Ruthton Mayor
Stan Townsend
Ruthton City Council (elect two)
Lori Dagel and Darwin Sietsma
Arco Mayor
Todd Dressen
Arco City Council (elect two)
David Cahow, Denise Gladis, Bradley Kuehl and Duane Joseph Thooft, Sr.
Lake Benton School Board (elect three)
Janell Devries and Anthony Schwing
Lake Benton School Board
Steven J. Hurd
Lake Benton Mayor
Barb Powell and Larry Robins
Lake Benton City Council (elect 2)
Susan Johnson
Lake Benton City Council
Jack Redlinger
Hope Township
Seat A – Ivan Kuhlman
Seat C- Roger W. Peters
Town Treasurer – Mark Wiering
Marshfield Township
Seat B – Mike Wiering
Seat C – Darrell Thomsen
Treasurer – Janice Thomsen
Hendricks School Board (elect three)
Nick Citterman, Al Dunn, Tom Olson and Angela Schumacher
Hendricks Mayor
Julie Hogie
Hendricks City Council (elect two)
Scott Pearson and Darren Schumacher
• Keep an eye on on the Tyler Tribute for more coverage of the election as we get closer to November.

Challenge accepted

August 28, 2014

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All of the students at RTR Elementary School in Ruthton assembled on the playground after classes on Friday, Aug. 22 to witness 11 staff members accept the ice water challenge. Before the buckets were dumped, Principal Pat Lindeman’s ice water challenge to the high school staff was met with applause and cheers from the students, who became even more excited when their own teachers and staff got their cold showers.

THC recognized for efforts to protect patients from influenza

August 28, 2014

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Tyler Healthcare Center was recognized recently for its work to protect patients from influenza.

Ninety-nine percent of facility’s employees received influenza vaccination in 2013-2014

Healthcare workers can potentially spread influenza to their patients. One way to help protect patients from the harmful effects of flu is to vaccinate the people who provide care for them. More than 180 Tyler Healthcare Center employees, representing 99 percent of staff, received influenza vaccinations during the past season of the Minnesota FluSafe  program. The facility received a blue ribbon and certificate of achievement from Minnesota Health Commissioner Edward Ehlinger for its efforts.

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