Making spirits bright

December 14, 2017

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RTR second grade students gave an animated performance of “Reindeer Rock” at the matinee presentation of the elementary Christmas program Thursday. The students performed the program again in the evening.

Future of city events at hand

December 14, 2017

Input needed at meeting Thursday, Dec. 14

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler Area Community Club is looking for local citizens to come forward to fill roles in guiding the town’s celebrations and activities in the months and years to come. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend the meeting to be held Thursday noon, Dec. 14 at the Kronborg.
The Community Club is also looking for new members and fresh ideas. TACC President Mark Wilmes is serving his final month in his position before Vice-President Kathy Guida takes over in January. The group is looking for community members who will fill the roles of Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as committee members and volunteers.

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SWCD presents project overview to Lincoln County Commissioners

December 14, 2017

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Dale Sterzinger gave a PowerPoint presentation on various erosion prevention methods in use throughout Lincoln County.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Dec. 7 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Dale Sterzinger of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District office showed an hour-long power point presentation containing photos and information on various methods of soil erosion prevention currently in use in Lincoln County.

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Helping feed children in need

December 14, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Three local churches have again joined forces this year to continue the We Care 4 Kids Backpack Program for students in RTR Schools. First English Lutheran Church, Danebod Lutheran Church and St. Dionysius Catholic Church are coordinating the efforts. The backpack program discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to children to eat when they are not in school. The food is distributed into the child’s backpack while in school. Dry cereals, breakfast bars, popcorn, crackers, individual servings of fruit, veggies, raisins, applesauce, granola bars, pudding, juice, Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese and tuna packets are distributed. Food donations can be dropped off at Apollo Water in downtown Tyler.

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Knights roll to first conference win with 70-23 victory over Lancers

December 14, 2017

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Westin Kirk puts up a shot while surrounded by Lancers during Friday’s win over Canby.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The atmosphere for the first home game for the RTR Knights was electric last Friday. A big crowd was on hand, not only to see the Knights play their first home game, but prob­ably cheering for many of the players who had just completed a very success­ful football season.
The Knights gave the crowd everything they wanted to see. The team would race to a quick 12-0 start before the Canby Lancers would score…

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Lady Knights cruise to another win as Lancers fall 59-43

December 14, 2017

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Mya Christensen puts up a shot over a Canby defender during last week’s win over the Lancers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls are hav­ing fun on the basketball floor as they won their third consecutive victory as they beat the Canby Lancers in conference basketball last Tuesday. Taking a seven-point lead into intermission with the score being 26-19, the team had an 11-point lead halfway through the second half. The lead bal­looned to 20 points when the score became 55-35 with four minutes left in the game.

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Head Coach Steve Krause directing the team during last week’s win against Canby.

Sting stops Lady Knights’ win streak with 80-72 win

December 14, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The YME Sting won a Camden Conference battle with the RTR Lady Knights last Thursday in Tyler, stopping the Knights’ three-game win­ning streak.
The Sting, returning all five starters from last year, had their problems in the first part of the game. The Lady Knights roared to a 10-point lead by scoring the first 10 points of the game. Jonni Biren would score the first five points on a 3-pointer and a bas­ket after a steal. A basket and two free throws by Mya Christensen plus a free throw by Tina Har­oldson were the other five points.

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Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team is geared up and ready for a great season

December 14, 2017

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The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team is geared up and ready for a great season! Team members pictured left to right in front are Brynn Peterson, Jacey Jorgensen, Gabbie Wieme, Heidi Nicola, Sydney Pierce, Calin Kor and Kara Jorgensen; in the middle row are Jaden Lindahl, Cora Hofer, Sarena Schwartz, Kristina Khudiakova, Greta Johnson and Katie Ekema; and in back are Mercedes Schwartz, Kaylee Johnson, Sophie Johnson, Contessa Baartman, Dajza Gilmore, Maddie Ekema and Emma Althoff.

Merry singers at the Christmas concert

December 14, 2017

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Santa is coming to Ruthton

December 14, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Santa is coming to Ruthton this Saturday, Dec. 16 and will arrive at 10 a.m. at the Ruthton Community Center. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the morning of food, fun, and visiting with Santa, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
There is no admission fee, but please bring a nonperishable item for the food shelf.

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