Final curtain falls for RTR One-Acts

February 21, 2019

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The cast of “102” during Friday evening’s performance. From left— Emily Kern, Dajza Gilmore, Madison Witte, Cari Baune, Chloe Carlson, Julia Nilles, Amber Bakker, Sara Peterson, Luke Johnson, Graham Petersen, Kiley Griesse, Emma Gunnare, Garret Riesdorfer, Caleb Witte, Alex Duus and Andrea Escher.

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From left— Emma Gunnare, Emily Kern and Madison Witte during Friday’s performance of “Maniac Mansion.” Three one-act plays were performed for the public over the weekend.

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From left— Alex Duus, Andrea Escher and Graham Petersen were among the cast of “Dinner and a Swashbuckling.”

RTR board hears of eLearning program

February 21, 2019

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Student Council members Skylar Borresen (left) and McKinley Schreurs updated the RTR School Board on activities at the high school during last week’s monthly meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR teacher Tammy Borman was on hand at last week’s regular meeting of the RTR School Board to discuss what she has discovered about a possible eLearning program for RTR. Superintendent David Marlette said many other school districts have been experimenting with the program.
“If they have a snow day they will have their teachers communicate with their students and do eLearning technology,” Marlette told the board…

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Your ride is a phone call away

February 21, 2019

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One of the Community Transit buses based in Ivanhoe.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Imagine being able to call up a ride whenever you need a trip somewhere. Getting a weekday lift whenever you wanted to go shopping or play cards with friends or maybe just an afternoon trip to the doctor. Imagine getting a ride that is already warmed up and picking you up at your front door. Imagine being able to have this service for a lot less money than hiring a chauffeur.

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Facilities improvement project vote says yes

February 21, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The green light was given by voters of the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District to proceed with plans to build a new school in Tyler and cover the cost of demolition of buildings in Russell and Ruthton if needed, at a cost of $35 million.
In Russell a total of 472 voters turned out, with results: Yes-275 (58.26%) and No-197 (41.74%).
In Tyler a total of 545 voters were on hand, with results: Yes-482 (88.44%) and No-63 (11.56%).
In Ruthton a total of 543 voters turned out, with results: Yes-228 (41.99%) and No-315 (58.01%).
District-wide a total of 1,560 voters turned out with results: Yes-985 (63.14%) and No-575 (36.86%).

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Lady Knights fall to Panthers by a score of 57-42 in Tyler

February 21, 2019

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The RTR Girls Basketball Team honored parents and seniors Friday evening, Feb. 15. Seniors and parents pictured above, left to right, are Student Manager Jared Christensen with mom Cathy, Madison Muenchow with parents Lisa and David, Jonni Biren with parents Carol and John, and Brooke Thomsen with parents Tanya and John.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls held their Parents’ Night and Senior Night last Friday in Tyler. However, the action on the floor by the Lady Knights was not something to get that thrilled about. The team fell into a deficit of five points to start the game and could never catch up after that.
Kalleigh Carr tried to keep the game close by scoring the first seven points for the Lady Knights. A basket by Maddy Muen­chow made the score 13-9 for the visiting TMB Pan­thers after nine minutes of play…

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Lady Knights fall to Lakers by score of 55 to 45

February 21, 2019

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Photo courtesy of RTR Yearbook staff
Kalleigh Carr drives the ball around a Lakeview player during Saturday evening’s game against the Lakers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR continued their late-sea­son shooting slump as they would fall to the Lakeview Lakers by a score of 55-45. The Lady Knights had some great chances to put pressure on the Lakers late in the game by con­verting on some bunnies to take a lead, but those bunnies could have just as well been 25-foot shots.
The Knights had an early lead at 7-4 when the Lak­ers scored 11 of the next 15 points to take their own advantage…

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Breakdown Sports featured players

February 21, 2019

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RTR Knights softball players Cora Alderson (left) and Kylea Baartman were recently selected by the Breakdown Sports staff to be among their featured players in the 2019 Minnesota High School Softball guidebook. The girls were part of a select group of players from all over Minnesota, representing different geographic areas and grades who have been selected for the honor. Breakdown has a panel that consists of members all across Minnesota. At the conclusion of the season, the staff submits its picks of players worthy to be considered among the best in the state and from that list, a group of finalists are selected for this honor.

Pluto Boes Legal is the new kid on the block in Lake Benton

February 21, 2019

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Pluto Boes Legal held an open house on Friday, Feb. 15 to meet the community. The law firm is now headquartered in Lake Benton on Center Street, north of the Prairie Rose Gallery. Attorney Callyn Bedker and Attorney Melanie Boes, in front, and Legal Assistant Amy Robinson and Paralegal Traci Sherman, in back, were on hand to welcome their guests.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
There’s a new kid on the block in Lake Benton. Pluto Boes Legal recently moved their main office from Tyler to Center Street. On Friday, Feb. 15, the firm hosted an open house for the community to meet them and learn more about the services they provide.
According to attorney Callyn Bedker, the firm is owned by principal attorney Melanie Boes. They work primarily in the areas of guardianship and conservatorship, medical assistance planning, estate planning and business and farm succession planning…

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

Celebration of Music participants

February 21, 2019

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Fourteen RTR Middle School students have been chosen to participate in the 2019 Celebration of Music Festival on Wednesday, March 6 at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center. Honor Band students are, from left to right in front, are Ainsley Novak, Alex Nilles, Kylie Kerkaert, Colton Appel, Ben Guida and Hannah Wendland. Not pictured is Eryn Kraft. Pictured in back are Honor Choir students Ellie Frahm, Lexi Schreurs, Camden Hansen, Melissa Barber, Ava Schoenfeld, Joe Dagel and Katelyn Welgraven.

Two incidents occur on Hwy 75

February 21, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

On Tuesday, Feb. 12 at approx­imately 2 p.m., an incident in­volving two vehicles occurred on US Highway 75 at milepost 53, south of Lake Benton approxi­mately 1.5 miles. According to a report on the Minnesota State Patrol website, Keith J. Dillon of Pipestone was traveling south­bound in a Chevrolet HHR and Lisa A. Herbeck of Brooklyn Cen­ter was traveling northbound in a Chevrolet Equinox. Because of heavy drifting and poor weather conditions, the vehicles collided…

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