City purchases DeZeeuw property

March 14, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler City Council held a special meeting on Monday evening at the fire hall. City Administrator Robert Wolfington reported that the council agreed to purchase agricultural land on the west edge of Tyler…

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Carr named second team All-America

March 14, 2019

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Jada Carr was in the champion circle last week.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR alum Jada Carr recently achieved second team All-America honors while competing last week at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. Second team All-America honors are for those finishing in 9th-12th place in their individual events. Carr wound up with an 11th place finish—just three places from a podium finish—in the long jump with a jump of 5.68 meters. Carr went into the competition as the 14th seed.
Carr, a 2014 RTR graduate, went as a member the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Cougars team. She finds it all a bit surreal…

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Risk of flooding for area

March 14, 2019

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This tabby was spotted hanging out among the mounds of snow on Oak Street last week before the next storm hit over the weekend.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

With the recent heavy snow­fall across Lincoln County and more in the forecast, the next threat to the area may be heavy flooding.
The most recent snowfall reports for the area include seven inches in Lake Benton, five inches in Hendricks and Marshall, and as much as 10 inches in Canby. The recent snowfall brings the winter’s total for Sioux Falls, South Da­kota to more than 44 inches for the 2018-19 season…

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“Broadway Meets Lake Benton” opens this weekend at the LBOH

March 14, 2019

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From left— Ellie Frahm of Tyler, Julia Nilles of Ruthton and Katie Roberts of Tyler are among those performing in “Broadway Meets Lake Benton” on Saturday, March 16.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Looking for a great family-friendly event to beat back the winter blues? The 2019 produc­tion season for the Lake Benton Opera House begins this Satur­day, March 16 with the annual “Broadway Meets Lake Benton” show. Two shows will take place on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Veterans of past Opera House musicals return to perform their favorite Broadway hits in this show. Performers from age two years and up will delight audi­ences with performances of their favorite songs from their favorite musicals…

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Knights bow out in post-season with loss to Eagles

March 14, 2019

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Carter Hansen took the ball to the basket in the first half of Thursday’s playoff loss to Southwest Christian.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The game with the SWC Eagles was as advertised last Thursday in Wor­thington. All the so-called experts said the game would be a classic with the last minute of the game deciding the outcome. It was that and more. Jared Houswedell of the Knights would nail a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in the game to make the score 68-67 for the Eagles. The Eagles would then close out the game in their favor by scoring the final four points of the game to ad­vance.
The game started with the Eagles in control early. The Knights had problems with their stellar defense early as the Eagle players seemed to find easy bas­kets close to the basket. Also, the Knights had some problems taking care of the ball in those early min­utes of the game…

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RTR fans created a Hawaiian vibe at Thursday’s game against Southwest Christian.

Junior high speech grabs second

March 14, 2019

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The RTR Junior High speech team traveled to Minneota on Monday, coming home with a second place team finish. Pictured left to right in front are Julia Nilles – Discussion, third place; Caleb Witte – Humor, first place; Madysen Davis – Extemporaneous Reading, third place; Brooklyn Cauwels – Creative Expression, second place; Brynn Peterson – Storytelling, third place; Melissa Barber – Duo, sixth place. In back are Joe Dagel – Original Oratory, third place; Jenna Lingen – Duo, second place; Sophie Blagdon – Duo, second place; Emily Alexander – Poetry, fourth place; Lily Klumper – Humor, second place; Kylie Kerkaert – Duo, sixth place.

RTR girls basketball awards banquet held

March 14, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Tanya Thomsen
Letter winners, pictured left to right in front— Jonnie Biren, Skylar Borresen, Maddison Wendland and Shawna Thomsen; in back— Allie Christianson, Brooke Thomsen, Madison Muenchow, McKinley Schreurs, Haley Muenchow, Ashley Owen and Rylie Hess.

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RTR Elementary Science Fair With 60 Students Participating

March 14, 2019

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Scott Leeson demonstrated blowing bubbles for several elementary students during Friday’s science fair at RTR Elementary School.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The annual RTR El­ementary Science Fair was held Friday morning in the elementary gym­nasium. A total of 60 stu­dents participated from fifth grade classes taught by Kayla Thooft and Tay­lor Ossefoort as well as the 4th/5th grade combo class taught by Kelsey Brust.
Thooft said 12 members of the community were re­cruited to do the judging of the projects, including school board members, Lions Club members and retired teachers…

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Three free-throw wizards win way to state KC contest

March 14, 2019

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From left: Aiden Wichmann, Hayden Gravley and Ally Nelson move on to state competition.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Knights of Colum­bus will hold their state free throw championships in St. Cloud later in March. The regional contest was just completed in Adrian for the winners in four different districts in the regional area. The local council of Tyler-Lake Ben­ton sent six individuals to the regional contest from the district. However, be­cause of conflicts, only four of these six participated at the regional level.
The winners from the Tyler-Lake Benton coun­cil who will participate at the state level are Ally Nel­son, Aiden Wichmann and Hayden Gravley…

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Happy Birthday to the American Legion

March 14, 2019

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Tyler American Legion members serve deceased veterans with graveside ceremonies.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

In February 1919, a group of 20 war-weary World War I of­ficers met in Paris, France. They were members of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) and they had been asked to find ways to improve troop morale after one of the most emotionally dev­astating wars in history. Lieuten­ant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the eldest son of President Teddy Roosevelt, proposed an organization of veterans, accord­ing to Legion.org, and the incep­tion of the American Legion had begun.
In March 1919, about 1,000 officers and enlisted men at­tended the Paris Caucus, where a temporary Constitution was adopted and the name American Legion was adopted…

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