RTR High School says farewell to 37

May 25, 2016

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Jeremy Alsaker’s classmates applaud at the end of his Class Farewell at Saturday’s RTR High School graduation ceremonies. From left: Britney Miersma, Brandi Barke, Danielle Blanchette, Josh Condelli and Bryton Dressen.

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR High School graduated 37 students during ceremonies held on Saturday afternoon in the school gymnasium.
Bailey Possail gave the Class Welcome, followed by the RTR High School Choir under the direction of Samuel Johnson, performing “We Belong.”
The Valedictorian and Salutatorian addresses were given by Dain LaRock and Hunter Schouviller, respectively.

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Area Memorial Day programs scheduled

May 25, 2016

Tyler, Russell, and Ruthton will all host Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30.
Tyler Legion Post 185 will be hosting a Memorial Day Service at the Tyler Hall at 10 a.m. with speaker Francis Buesgens. A coffee lunch will be served following the program by the wives of the veterans at the Tyler Legion Hall.
A Memorial Day Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Russell Community Center. Speaker will be Kenton Stanek. Potluck meal following the activities.
A Memorial Day Program will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ruthton Community Center with speaker Dr. Richard Klingler. Awards for 60 years service will be presented to Chet Petersen, Wilford Sanderson, and Dorothy Madsen. Proceeds from luncheon put on by the Auxiliary will go to Girls Stater Courtney Peterson.

Tyler post a bright light in the District

May 25, 2016

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Support from area businesses, organizations and residents helps keep the Tyler post healthy and relevant.

By Mark Wilmes
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Each year, across the country, the number one struggle for Legion posts, Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions clubs and the like is membership. The days when these service organizations thrived is in the past, so Tyler Post Commander Duane Blake is thrilled when he can say that A.C. Hansen Post No. 185 has picked up 17 new members over the past two years. The current roster includes 63 local members. “That’s way down from the hay day of 150 members after the Korean War,” Blake said. “But that is what veterans did then.”

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RTR eighth grade recognized, say goodbye

May 25, 2016

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The Middle School Student Council honored retiring Principal Jim Burns for 42 years of service with “Mr. Burns Through the Years.”

By Shelly Finzen
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The RTR eighth grade celebrated the year on Thursday with a recognition ceremony at the Russel Middle School. The program was opened by Student Council President Rylie Hess. She welcomed the friends and family, as well as the other students, who were in attendance.
Each teacher handed out awards to the eighth grade students who shone in their classrooms throughout the year…

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RTR Elementary graduates 46 to next level

May 25, 2016

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RTR School Board Chair Jeff Hansen presents Halle Gravley with her diploma at last week’s 5th grade graduation ceremony.

By Mark Wilmes
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Graduation ceremonies were held at RTR Elementary on Thursday, May 19 for 46 fifth grade students who passed all requirements to attend middle school in the fall.
The Welcome was given by student Emily Alexander, followed by speeches by Brynn Peterson, Ellie Frahm and Matthew Weber.

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RTR Elementary site of Kindergarten Graduation

May 25, 2016

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The RTR Elementary Kindergarten Graduation was held on Wednesday, May 18 in Ruthton. At total of 41 students were given the green light to move on to first grade in the fall. Above, the students add some choreography to their song, “Mosquito Blues.”

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Lady Knights put the broom on RCW by scores of 6-2 and 15-4

May 25, 2016

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights swept their second doubleheader of the year, this time in front of the home folks. Ashlynn Wabeke, the only senior on the team, led the squad to the sweep by collecting seven hits and eight RBIs in the two games.
The first game saw both teams score a run in the first inning. RCW would take the lead with a third inning run. The bottom of the third saw the Lady Knights score three runs. Kylea Baartman started things with a hit. Maddie Wendland had an RBI. Ashlynn Wabeke also had an RBI with a base knock.

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Knights fall to MCC

May 25, 2016

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Jake Fischer delivers a pitch during last week’s game against the Rebels.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights played their third straight game last Thursday in Ruthton. The MCC Rebels of Slayton were the opponents. The Rebels would be the winning team on this day by scoring runs in the late innings to win. The Knights had a strong start to the game by scoring four runs in their half of the first inning to take the lead by one run…

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Baseball Knights win a pair by besting YME and TMB

May 25, 2016

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball team got back on the winning track by beating the YME Sting last Wednesday by a score of 3-0. They also beat the TMB Panthers in Tracy on Tuesday by a score of 6-5.
Levi Hurst did a very nice job on the mound in the win over the Sting in Ruthton. He would pitch the complete game shutout. Levi allowed only three hits while walking two batters. He struck out eight Sting batters.

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Tracksters in Camden Conference meet in LQPV

May 25, 2016

RTR tracksters participated in the Camden Conference held Thursday, May 19, at Lac Qui Parle Valley High School. Following are the mens’ results: 100 meter—3rd Jayden Strand, 11.88; 19th Jon Lucero, 13.66 200 meter—17th Jon Lucero, 28.54….
Womens results are: 100 meter—19th Emma Gunnare, 15.69 200 meter—12th Jaylen Miller, 31.67; 17th Emma Gunnare, 32.68

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