Taste of Tyler, final Bandshell Bazaar tonight

August 23, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The final week of the Tyler Area Community Club Bandshell Bazaar arrives tonight(Wednesday), featuring the music of Lonnie Carpenter.
A food vendor will be on hand and the Tyler Arts Council will be on hand to serve ice cream bars. The Tyler Kiwanis Club will be serving popcorn.
Produce, flea market and craft vendors are welcome. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
From 4–6 p.m. this afternoon, a variety of downtown businesses will be offering food in front of their respective businesses. Check this week’s ad for more information.

Mini Knights program returns for volleyball season

August 23, 2017

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RTR Knights volleyball players posed with five Mini Knights last week to kick off this year’s program. From left to right in front are Ashley Borchert, Maddie Ekema and Alexis Wendland; standing are Makenzie Buchert, Morgan Johnson, Tina Haroldson, Chloe Hess and Mya Christensen; and the Mini Knights are Brezlynn Buchert, Elena Brandt, Claire Brandt, Payton Johansen and Taya Christensen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Kindergarteners through 6th graders can once again sign up to be an honorary team member as the Mini Knights program continues for the 2017 volleyball season. For $15, students will receive an autographed mini volleyball, admission to the game and an opportunity to wear a team jersey while being introduced with the team before the match.
Students will be given a choice of eight home games to participate in.

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County holds special meeting

August 23, 2017

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

A special meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was held Monday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discuss­ing potential litigation stemming from a protest that occurred related to the bid opening for the box culvert project on Tuesday, Aug. 15.
On Monday morning, Lincoln County Attorney Glen Petersen told the Board of Commissioners that he had received com­munication from the at­torney of Qualm Construc­tion, Inc., the party that is protesting the results of the bid opening.

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Roof repairs to begin

August 23, 2017

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Board member Peggy Dunblazier hears a recommendation from Ron Halgerson of TSP Engineering on the roofing repair project.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Interim Superintendent Lee Warne reviewed preliminary cost estimates on roof repairs that were designated for “immediate replacement” on the elementary building. A total of six roofs were included in the report from TSP Engineering, with total cost of replacement estimated at $200,500 – $237,500. The roofs on the Ruthton 1923 building alone would cost $155,000 – $175,000, on what they designated as Roof 1 and Roof 2.
Warne showed pictures that revealed scores of patches that have been applied in the past and many more rips and tears in the membrane covering the roof.

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Condelli starting a Just for Kix dance program in Tyler

August 23, 2017

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Just For Kix instructor Robyn Condelli

By Lacey Barke
Tribute reporter

Just For Kix — a national dance program started by Steve and Cindy Clough — is now extending its reach to Tyler through dance instructor Robyn Condelli.
Just for Kix is a program that provides a way for the youth of the community to be able to en­gage in the art and activity of dance. Condelli provides more background information on the program.
“This program is for kids as young as two up to high school seniors,” Condelli said. “Just For Kix offers many different types of dance (such as Jazz and Lyrical dance) all throughout the United States in 200 different locations.”

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Volleyball team hopes to improve on 14-13 record from last year

August 23, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Daynica (Drake) Brown, head volleyball coach, and her assistants Neil Witte and Kenzie Goodmund welcomed 34 players to the first practice last Mon­day. These 34 potential stars will fill the C, B and varsity squads during the coming season.
The Lady Knights lost three pieces to gradua­tion from last year. Katie Petersen, Lexi Nelson and Courtney Petersen were valuable, especially in the front line of defense. Ka­tie’s length will be hard to replace since that size belongs on the younger members of the team this year.

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RTR football squad will have new experience this fall

August 23, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The 2017 RTR Football Team will be doing some­thing quite different this coming season. They will be playing a nine-man schedule as the result of lower numbers out for the sport. This nine-man schedule of games will be played for at least two sea­sons.
Head Coach Josh Fre­drickson, along with assis­tants Ted Kern, Kent Mik­kelsen, Granger Maranell and Darren Baartman, will try to make sure there are only nine men on the field at any given time.
The Knights will try to improve on a record of 3-6 from last year, which were the first wins for the Knights in four years. The key losses from last year are Tate Thooft and Jayden Strand.

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First round of tournaments for horseshoe league

August 23, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The No. 6 seed Kronborg Inn traveled to Canby to play No. 1 C.A.S. Plumbing, falling by a score of 11-6.
Sig Armitage went 4-0 (141 ringers) for C.A.S., with Gary Hanna finishing 3-1 (24 ringers). Steve Meier was 2-2 (33 ringers) and Jason Buchert 1-3 (42 ring­ers) for the Kronborg.

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LCEDC asks county commissioners for increase in their 2018 budget

August 23, 2017

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Vince Robinson and John Engels, representing the Lincoln County Enterprise Development Corporation (LCEDC), spoke to the Lincoln County Commissioners last Tuesday providing an update on LCEDC activities and presenting their 2018 budget request.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Vince Rob­inson and John Engels, representing the Lincoln County Enterprise De­velopment Corporation (LCEDC). They reviewed the projects and services provided by the LCEDC and their importance, and where staff time is spent. Robinson presented the 2018 budget request of $58,000. Last year’s bud­get request was $52,000, but the board kept the amount appropriation at $45,000. Robinson and Engels explained that the LCEDC’s reserves are de­pleted, and they would like the Board of Commission­ers to consider appropriat­ing the requested amount. The Board of Commission­ers is currently reviewing the budget for 2018, and took the request under consideration.
Robinson requested the approval of the submission of the Hole-in-the-Moun­tain Master Plan, which was approved by unani­mous consent.

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County volunteers recognized

August 23, 2017

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A.C.E. of Lincoln County sponsored a Volunteer Appreciation on Aug. 17 at the Ivanhoe VFW.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Volunteers from all cor­ners of the county gath­ered at the Ivanhoe VFW on Thursday to be recog­nized for the work they do throughout the year. The group was treated to waf­fles and door prizes.
A.C.E. Executive Direc­tor Michelle Baumhoefner spoke to the crowd about the programs that are in place and the volume of volunteer hours in the county.

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