To benefit hospice

April 17, 2014

The 19th annual Ridgeview Hospice Benefit is scheduled for Friday, April 25 at RTR High School

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The office at Ridgeview Hospice in Tyler was filled with grills, tables and other donations last week for the Hospice Benefit scheduled for April 25.
Elise Williams, Home Care and Hospice Manager for Tyler Healthcare Center, said the donations have been strong this year.
“The monetary donations have been wonderful,” said Williams. “We’ve deposited over $8,000 just in monetary donations.”
Williams said the support from the community means a lot for Ridgeview Hospice.
“People continue to support us and know that this is a good cause,” said Williams.
One item identified as a need for Ridgeview is a special bed.
“We’re really excited because we’re purchasing a brand new bed for the hospice room this year,” said Williams. “It’s going to be a bed that will be comfortable for the patient and will have an alarm that is built right into the bed.”
Williams said the benefit goes a long way to ensuring Ridgeview Hospice has sufficient funds for the year.

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Lake Benton teen killed in weekend crash on Highway 14

April 17, 2014

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A Lake Benton teen was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday, April 13 on Highway 14 near Lake Benton. Pictured above is the semi-truck involved in the crash.

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 

A Lake Benton teen was killed in a head-on crash Sunday, April 13 at 5:03 p.m. on Highway 14, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Delbert Willert, 17, of Lake Benton was driving a 2002 GMC Yukon traveling westbound, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Jimmy Nystrum, 60, was driving a Kenworth truck traveling east on Highway 14.
Willert’s vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the Kenworth truck driven by Nystrum, State Patrol said.
Willert was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nystrum was taken to the Tyler Healthcare Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The Lake Benton Police Department and Lake Benton Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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Delbert Willert

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

April 17, 2014

The Tyler Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at the Pool Park. See their ad in this week’s issue.

Public forum April 24 on proposed law enforcement center project

April 17, 2014

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners have received a facility study from Baldridge & Nelson Architects and Engineers, Inc. for a possible expansion to areas of the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Center and would like to invite any interested residents to attend a public forum on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Courthouse Assembly Room.
Jeff Nelson and the Lincoln County Board will be on hand to review the study and answer any questions the public may have. If you have any questions regarding this forum please call Sheriff Jack Vizecky at 507-694-1664.

MnDOT hosts public forum on Hwy 14 project

April 17, 2014

By Robert Wolfington
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is preparing for a road improvement project on Highway 14 later this summer.
Representatives from MnDOT met with community members to discuss the project at a hearing on April 9 in Tyler.
Nick Klisch, project engineer for MnDOT, said the project will mean a detour on County Road 8.
“We have a standard detour plan,” said Klisch. “When we looked at the detour plan I know we looked at both the Main Street and County Road 8 options. That was determined by the local road authority, which is the county.”
Lincoln County Commissioner Joan Jagt said the County Board looked at both options of taking the detour on Tyler Street or County Road 8 and determined, because of the high pedestrian traffic on Tyler Street, that County Road 8 was the best detour option.

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Working toward the nursery project

April 14, 2014

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Members of the Me, Mama, Jesus and Java group are pictured with members of the Tyler Kiwanis, as Kiwanis presented a check from a soup dinner the two groups worked together on in February. The money will go toward a nursery being constructed in the back of The Rock in downtown Tyler.

A room in the back of The Rock in Tyler is being transformed into a nursery by the Me, Mama, Jesus and Java group.
Earlier this year the group helped with a Tyler Kiwanis soup dinner to help raise funds for the project.
Currently, the walls and ceiling have been mudded, taped and painted and flooring is underway. Making the room fun for younger kids is to follow.
The Me, Mama, Jesus and Java group said The Rock is providing the space for a nursery.
Scott Peterson and Jorge Grajeda have been providing work and recommendations on the room and the Tyler Lumber Company donated a door for the room.
The group meets every first and third Thursday of the month and all mothers are welcome to come with their children.

First Security Agency is under new ownership

April 14, 2014

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Siblings Kim Harding and David Frank are the new owners of First Security Agency, now known as First Security Hendricks. They will be keeping the offices in both Hendricks and Tyler.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
David Frank and Kari Harding of Southwest Insurance Services, Inc. of Canby purchased the insurance business at First Security Bank last Tuesday, April 1.
Frank and Harding are a brother-sister team who have been in the insurance business since the 1990s.
Harding has worked in insurance since 1992. In 2004 she moved back to the area from Rochester with her husband and three children after her father, LeRoy Frank, asked her if she and David would like to purchase the agency in Canby from him. “It was a rare opportunity,” said Harding, “I thought it would be crazy not to.”
Frank had been working with his father since 1996. He is a bit more familiar with Hendricks than Harding, as he has been a member of the Hendricks Golf Club for the past few years. Frank and his wife currently reside in Canby with their two children.

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Tyler council talks Stoney Point lease

April 14, 2014

Council also to explore combined police force with Lake Benton

By Robert Wolfington
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Dan Ellefson and his family are entering the second season as owners of the Stoney Point Recreation and Campground, a venture that includes the leased Stoney Point Park from the City of Tyler.
Ellefson visited with the Tyler City Council on Monday, April 7 where he requested the council considering selling him the park on contract.
The council denied his request to purchase the property, but expressed appreciation of the hard work he and his family have put into the property.
Ellefson said they have added 55 new campsites and installed water and sewer at all the campsites.
Ellefson said the campground will include 100 campsites with 90 seasonal and 10 weekend sites.
Ellefson said campsites are largely booked for the season.
With the 100 campsites, Ellefson estimates around 400 campers when the facility is fully booked.
Council member Darrel Denney said he was impressed with everything Ellefson has accomplished.
“Look at the benefits the city derives from what they’ve done,” said Denny. “They’re bringing people to town.”

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County Law Enforcement Center open forum Scheduled

April 14, 2014

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The proposed expansion of the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Center is being met with questions from many of the county’s residents.
The expansion was again discussed at the April 1 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, with clarification given that the expansion is not a jail expansion.
Chairman Don Evers said he had received a letter from some residents in the Lake Benton area regarding the expansion. The letter was not read aloud during the meeting, nor was it signed, rather it contained a list of typed names.
Sheriff Jack Vizecky was also in attendance at the meeting and told the Board that he is willing to answer questions by the public, and asked Evers for a copy of the letter so he could contact the residents listed and answer their questions.

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Camden Conference basketball squads named for all-conference

April 3, 2014

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Pictured Top: Brett Peterson was named MVP in the Camden Conference.
Pictured Bottom: Justine Possail was selected to the Camden Conference team.

 

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The Camden Conference recently announced their players for both the boys and girls in the sport of bucket ball. Two boys and two girls were named from the RTR Knights and Lady Knights.
Brett Peterson of the Knights was named the MVP in the South half of the Camden Conference. Peterson led the Knights to a 14-10 record, averaging over 27 points per contest. He also had over 11 rebounds per game this past season. Brett Vercruysse also was named to the South squad. He was the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging almost 18 points per game. Vercruysse also pulled down eight boards per contest.
Joey Lee of the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks was named the North MVP. Mr. Jon Hanson, head coach of the Canby Lancers, was named Coach of the Year for leading his team to the State Tournament for the first time since 1951.

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Pictured Top: Brett Vercruysse was named to all-conference squad.
Pictured Bottom: Kaylie Nielsen was selected to the all-conference team for the Lady Knights.