Holiday season arrives…dressed in red

December 1, 2016

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Santa Claus introduces his elf brigade after his arrival by firetruck in downtown Tyler Friday evening as part of the annual Browser Night event, kicking off the season.

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Danebod to host annual Christmas celebration—Traditional Danish Christmas

December 1, 2016

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Volunteers decorated the Christmas tree at the Danebod Gym Hall on Sunday afternoon, in preparation for this weekend’s event.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A touch of Denmark returns to Tyler this week as the annual Traditional Danish Christmas and Julebutikker will take place on the Danebod Lutheran Church Campus in Tyler on Saturday, Dec. 3. A full slate of events is scheduled for the afternoon and evening. The event began over 10 years ago as an expansion of the Ladies Christmas Bazaar and has grown steadily over the years.
Everyone is invited for coffee and pastries at the Stone Hall from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

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Avera signs new dentist

December 1, 2016

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Dr. Eugene Ingles, DDS

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor @gmail.com

The Avera Medical Group announced this week that they are ex­pecting Dr. Eugene Ingles to be joining the staff at Avera Tyler Dental after the first of the year.
Amber Crowley, Avera Marshall Vice-President of the Medical Group for the Marshall Region, said last week in a phone in­terview that Dr. Ingles has signed on to provide dental service to the clin­ic and is working through the Minnesota licensing process at this time.

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Looking to make school lunch seem a little more like home

December 1, 2016

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

A change in the calendar page earlier this month also brought some changes for students in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton school system. On Nov. 1, a new food service plan went into effect, and early feedback has been mostly positive from an age group who can be a bit finicky with their food choices.
A couple of new developments in the district popped up, neces­sitating a change. With the com­ing year-end retirement of Busi­ness Manager Dave Lehnhoff, who had also served as RTR’s Food Service Director, and a re­cent spike in food service costs, changes needed to be made.

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RTR boys hope to improve on last year’s success

December 1, 2016

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys basket­ball team of 2015-16 had 12 players who all played about the same amount of time every game. This for­mat allowed the team to post a very solid record of 17-10 for the season. Head Coach Ted Kern is back while his assistants from last year, Darin Gravley and Shay Wabeke, will be at their posts to help in the coaching process.
The Knights lose four starters to graduation. Wyatt Kirk, Dain LaRock, Ryan Fischer and Kaleb Larsen will be missed, but the returnees all have valuable experience from last year.

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TACC Holiday Lighting Contest returns

December 1, 2016

The Tyler Area Com­munity Club will again be holding the annual Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest this season. Judg­ing will take place on the evening of Dec. 9. Prizes will be awarded for both in-town and houses in the surrounding country.
Rural residents who would like to be part of the competition should regis­ter your address at South­west Family Chiropractic, or by email at amy_deter­man@hotmail.com before 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.
The contest is sponsored by the TACC Awards and Recognition Committee.

Marlys DePietro

December 1, 2016

Aug. 31, 1938 – Nov. 12, 2016

Memorial services for Marlys DePietro, age 78 of Lake Benton, will be Fri­day, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Lake Benton. Visita­tion will be Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.
She died Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Pipestone Coun­ty Hospice House in Pip­estone.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton. On-line registry may be found at www.hartquistfu­neral.com.
Marlys Jean DePietro was born Aug. 31, 1938 on a farm near Verdi to Ralph and Bethel (Dial) Rochel. On Feb. 13, 1959 Marlys married James DePietro in Elkton, Maryland.
Marlys is survived by her husband Jim of Lake Benton; her children, Da­vid (Romy) DePietro of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Danette DePietro of Co­lumbus, Nebraska; five grandchildren; her sib­lings—Donna Pierce of Mankato, Dale (Florence) Rochel of Lake Benton, Lyle Rochel (Ellen Christensen) of Tyler, Dennis Rochel of Lake Benton, Gerald (Faye) Rochel of Lake Ben­ton, Sandra (Roger) Sik of Lake Benton, Keith “Butch” Rochel of Lake Benton, Richard (Deanna) Rochel of Florence, Arizona, and Linda Borresen of Lake Benton; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Betty and Anthony DeZeeuw, and brothers Ronald and Da­vid Rochel.

New business to open on Browser Night

November 23, 2016

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Shallyn Dybdahl, owner of El Bell’s Décor & More, which will open for business beginning Browser Night, Friday, Nov. 25.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A new source for gifts is opening in Tyler, just in time for the holidays. El Bell’s Décor & More will hold their store opening on Browser Night, Nov. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. The new shop, located at 215 W. Bradley, will be offering shoppers hot apple cider and holiday treats while they shop.
Owner Shallyn Dybdahl has spent the last several years working at Tyler Dental but decided it was time to take on a new adventure.

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City council meets in special session

November 23, 2016

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Head Election Judge Alvina Welgraven was on hand at last week’s special Tyler City Council meeting to answer questions about the Election Day process.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler City Council met on Nov. 15 to canvass the 2016 General Election results. City Administrator Robert Wolfington reported to the council that 561 residents voted. In the mayoral race, as reported last week, Greg Peter received the most votes with 295. Brad Wojahn received 229 votes with a total of 15 write-ins. For the position of city council, voters were to vote for two. Votes were cast as follows: George Ruhmann received 118 votes, Kenneth Jensen 231 votes, Cricket Raschke 193 votes, Scott Dressen 252 votes, Karen Meyers 128 votes and there were 80 write-in votes. The council voted to approve the election results. Council-person Erick Harper was absent for the meeting.

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County budget review

November 23, 2016

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Curt Madsen of the Lincoln County Fair Board, left, spoke with the Lincoln County Commissioners at their last meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

Budget review was the item of the day at the Nov. 15 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commis­sioners.
Lincoln County Engineer Dave Halbersma said there was nothing to change on the Highway Department’s budget, adding that the biggest thing is fuel prices, noting they have been go­ing down each year and he anticipates them to be what they were last year. Com­missioner Mic VanDeVere asked about the building in Tyler. Halbersma said he is looking into sizes and pric­es and plans to come back to the board with that infor­mation. Halbersma said the building will not impact the 2017 budget.

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