Weather dampens weekend events

July 28, 2016

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Above: Cameron Steen of Emery, South Dakota and Faith Steen of Lincoln, Nebraska kicked off the 2016 Æbleskiver Days Talent Contest on Saturday. Both are grandchildren of Rietz Hannemann of Tyler.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 

Heat, humidity, rain and glaring sun. Æbleskiver Days 2016 saw all of that before some relief on Sunday in time for the community church service. The annual Æbleskiver Amble was delayed nearly an hour due to lightning. Winners were as follows: 5K male, 1st – Andrew Carmany, 2nd – Kai Drake; 5K female, 1st – Nicole Renkly, 2nd Tiffanie Hess; 10K bicycle, 1st place, Vince O’Connell.
The rains also delayed the start of the model airplane demonstrations at the airport.

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

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Above: Brooke Thomsen of Tyler was among the contestants competing to eat the most ‘skivers.

Car dealership back in Tyler

July 28, 2016

By Taryn Bedow
Intern Reporter

From selling quarter horses to hydraulic doors, Scott Peterson was a salesman long before opening the Car Corral in Tyler. Ever since first learning to drive, Peterson has loved cars, especially the Ford Mustang. Once he learned to fix them, it became a hobby. Not long after, he discovered that fixing and selling cars was his passion. Even before selling cars professionally, Peterson was always looking for a promising car to fix and turn up a profit.
Peterson previously worked for Kruse Motors in Marshall, but the idea of working for himself appealed to him a bit more.

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

Avera Tyler re-designated as Level 4 Trauma Hospital

July 28, 2016

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Pictured are registered nurses Briana Wieme and Jessi Reber, part of the team that worked with the trauma designation process.

Avera Tyler has again been designated a Level 4 trauma hospital by the Minnesota Department of Health. Avera Tyler has voluntarily participated in the designation process to be part of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system since 2010. The process includes an outside review of the hospital’s resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. Avera Tyler met standards of commitment, clinical and equipment resources and staff training. The hospital also participates in a continuous performance improvement process.

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

Anderson-Kopel-Sorensen win Æbleskiver shoot-out

July 28, 2016

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Æbleskiver Golf Tournament champs Chris Anderson, Aaron Kopel and Brad Sorensen are pictured on the Tyler Golf Course.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather was about as hot as any normal hu­man being could stand. Of course, most of the golfers who golfed in the 16th an­nual Æbleskiver tourna­ment, probably weren’t acting as normal human beings when the tourna­ment finally ended some 10 hours later. There were 64 teams entered again this year. The top flight had 12 teams while the other four flights had 13 firing squads. Most of the squads were not firing on all cylinders at the end of play.

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Silver Cup ladies in Madison

July 28, 2016

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Pictured are Lissa Gravley, Allison Midtaune, Becca Johnson, Marlys Christensen, Emily Citterman, Sharon Hanson, Terry Borchert and Brittany Moser, who played recently in Madison, achieving the best net score and winning the Silver Cup.

Royals fall in playoffs

July 28, 2016

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals opened post-season play last Wednesday, travel­ing to Fairmont to begin a best-of-three series.
The local nine were held scoreless in the first game, with Fairmont tak­ing a 13-0 victory. Brent Wiering took the loss for the Royals, going 5-1/3 in­nings. Walker Kor mopped up on the mound with the final two outs of the game.

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Sheriff Meester talks software with county commissioners

July 28, 2016

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Jay Trusty of SRDC showed the commissioners a power point presentation outlining the strategic planning process and direction for the future.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Sheriff Chad Meester spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding soft­ware that would be used for creating reports and providing mapping systems and up-to-date records, all in one system. The software would be used by officers and dispatchers and can also be used by EMS and fire departments. Meester said there are many different com­panies that provide similar software at varying prices, but he chose this particular soft­ware as it is compatible with LyonCounty’s.
The total cost of the soft­ware is $195,667, some of which could be paid for with 911 funds, with the remainder being spread out over three years.

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

Betty Gordon

July 28, 2016

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Betty Gordon, age 87 of Tyler, passed away Monday, July 18 at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Burial is in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be placed at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service-Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Betty Jane (Kerr) Gordon was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Ogema, Wisconsin to John Byron and Johanna Louise (O’Hearn) Kerr. She was baptized, received her first communion, and was confirmed at the Church of Saint Mary’s in Tracy. She attended Tracy Public School.
Betty was united in marriage to Manley Gordon on July 3, 1944 in Luverne. The marriage was later blessed by the Catholic priest in Milroy. Betty worked as a nurse’s aide and cook at the school and the hospital, and bookkeeper and meat wrapper at the Tyler Locker. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Betty enjoyed reading, bird-watching, refinishing furniture, and canning. She loved to dance, listen to country music, and watch old movies.
Betty is survived by her children—Patty, Gary, Alan, Kathleen, Marlene, Rita, Sue and Jim; grandchildren—Jason, Joe, David, Scott, Erin, Jeri, Mindi, Chad, Darin, Brock, Reed, Michelle, Natasha, Tessa, Melissa, Keith, Amber, Brittany, Clint, and Cheyanne; 32 great-grandchildren; and her brother Jim Kerr. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Johanna, husband Manley, and brother Roger Kerr.

‘Skiver week is here!

July 21, 2016

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The æbleskiver eating contest will be one of many attractions over the weekend of the 2016 Æbleskiver Days celebration.

By Sandy Hanson
tributephotoeditor@gmail.com
and Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The annual salute to the town’s Danish heritage and handball-sized delicacies has arrived. Æbleskiver Days events begin Friday, July 22 and will run through the weekend.
The celebration kicks off on Friday with an Æbleskiver Days Community Swim Meet at 8 a.m. hosted by the Tyler Swimming Pool for ages 2 and up. Race groups will be determined by age and gender. The Æbleskiver Days Golf Tournament, a three-person best shot tournament, begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Tyler Golf Club.

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

Water foul

July 21, 2016

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Ron and Sharon Stenerson had a little fun with their new backyard pool as passers-by slowed to check out this beast lurking in the water.

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