Rain and shine for ‘Skiver Days

July 31, 2014

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Larry, left, and Liz Hansen served as Grand Marshals in the Æbleskiver Days Parade on Saturday, July 26. They were recognized as Tyler’s Citizens of the Year.

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A Saturday morning rain couldn’t put a stop to a weekend filled with fun activities during Æbleskiver Days in Tyler.
From July 25 through July 27 activities were planned throughout the community including a street dance from the Tyler Fire Department Relief Association and a fun run that drew more than 200 participants.
A few activities were canceled due to the weather, including the kiddie olympics and the model air show.
While some activities weren’t able to happen, a large crowd stopped by Danebod, the Lincoln County Fairgrounds and the parade route for the weekend activities.

For more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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A number of crafts were demonstrated and were on display at Danebod throughout Æbleskiver weekend.

South African visitors in Tyler

July 31, 2014

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A delegation from South Africa are visiting the churches of the Prairie Conference of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). First English and Danebod Lutheran Churches are both in the Prairie Conference. The delegation Ellios Mzikayifani Mkhwanazi, left, Muriel Phumzile Mkhwanazi, Rev. Shadrack Bongani Mahlobo and Nkosinathi Rodney Mbuyazi. comes from the Mfolozi Circuit of the Southeastern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa. The Mfolzi Circuit and Prairie Conference are companion partners. The delegation has come to visit churches of the Prairie Conference to experience life and ministry in our corner of southwestern Minnesota. During their visit, the group attended a Tyler Kiwanis meeting and shared songs from back home with members of the Kiwanis.

Lincoln Co. Fair this week

July 31, 2014

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Fair is set to kick off this Thursday, July 31 with activities planned through Sunday.
Things will get started on Thursday night with the 4-H Fashion Review located at the outdoor free stage starting at 7 p.m.
Friday will include activities like “Paint it Yourself!” with Michele Steffen from 4-7 p.m. at the interactive area in the exhibit building.
Starfire will be performing ‘50s and ‘60s rock music from 7-9 p.m. at the outdoor free stage Friday night.

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

Primary election Aug. 12

July 31, 2014

Two Lincoln County Commissioner seats and the Lincoln County Sheriff have contested races this year.
Four candidates have filed to serve as Sheriff in Lincoln County. Guy Eric Harding of Lake Benton, Chad Meester of Ivanhoe, Al Rensvold of Tyler and John Spindler of Tyler have each filed for the office of Sheriff.
Three candidates have filed for the District 2 Lincoln County Commissioner seat.
Michael Kevin Lovre, Gary Manson and Michael VanDeVere have filed for the District 2 seat currently held by Larry Hansen of Tyler.
A primary election will be held on Aug. 12 for the Sheriff’s position and the District 2 County seat.
The Tyler Tribute will be publishing our candidate questions in the next edition.

Police chase ends near Hendricks

July 31, 2014

A law enforcement pursuit that started in the Marshall area ended in Lincoln County one-half mile from the South Dakota border, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The incident occured on Tuesday, July 22 at 3:15 p.m. and lasted for about 45 minutes, the news release said.
Two individuals identified as Devin Donald Hexum, 21, and Derek Michael Hexum, 19, were taken into custody, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office said.

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

Vehicle pursuit ends in Lincoln County

July 24, 2014

The following is a news release from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office related to a vehicle pursuit that ended in Lincoln County on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

On July 22, 2014 the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshall Police Department were involved in a pursuit with a vehicle that had two suspects from the assault that resulted in the shooting of Daniel Scheff south of Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County on July 18th.  The pursuit started south of Marshall, MN on highway 23 at about 3:15 pm, and continued for several miles lasting over 45 minutes. The pursuit traveled through Lyon and Lincoln Counties.  The pursuit was terminated when a Minnesota State Patrol Trooper used the PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle on county road 137 about a half a mile from the South Dakota line in Lincoln County.  The vehicle rolled onto its top as a result of the PIT maneuver.

The driver and passenger were treated at the Hendricks hospital and released to the custody of the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff.  Other agencies involved in the pursuit were the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Benton Police Department.

The two individuals are identified as Devin Donald Hexum (21) and Derek Michael Hexum (19).  Brothers from the rural Balaton, MN area.  They have been arrested and are being held in the Yellow Medicine County Jail pending formal charges by the Yellow Medicine County Attorney.

No further information is available at this time.

Tyler’s Citizens of the Year

July 24, 2014

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Liz, left, and Larry Hansen have been named Tyler’s Citizens of the Year for 2014.

Larry and Liz Hansen moved to Tyler in the 1980s and, over the last few decades, have spent time volunteering to help make their home city and county a better place.
The Æbleskiver Committee is recognizing Larry and Liz Hansen as Tyler’s 2014 Citizens of the Year.
Larry and Liz moved to Tyler after Larry got a job with Hope Mutual Loss Control.
Not long after arriving in Tyler, Larry’s job expanded at Hope Mutual.
“I moved into doing all of their settlements on claims for mostly on property claims,” said Larry.
While working with Hope Mutual, Larry said he worked with a number of other insurance companies in the region to work on claims.
Larry retired from Hope Mutual in 1995.

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

First clue to hidden æbleskiver

July 24, 2014

It’s time once again for all the treasure hunters to keep a keen eye around Tyler for the hidden æbleskiver.
Each day between Wednesday, July 23 and Saturday, July 26 new clues will be posted on the new community sign and the front door of the Tyler Tribute office as well as on www.aebleskiverdays.org.
Keep an eye out for the clues for your chance to win $50 in Tyler bucks.
First clue to find the hidden æbleskiver.
1. Once again, the Skive is on public ground…..
Keep a sharp eye, you might see it around!

Aebleskiver Days this weekend

July 24, 2014

Æbleskiver Days 2014 is here and the weekend is filled with fun activities for the whole family. This year marks the 51st year for the celebration that honors Tyler’s Danish heritage.
From July 25-27, events are scheduled throughout the community starting Friday with the annual golf tournament. The tournament fills up fast and this year’s tournament was no exception. Expect a large crowd at the golf course.
Early Saturday, July 26 the fun will run on as the amble run/bike 5K and eight-mile event will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration starting at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds at 7:45 a.m. Æbleskiver will be served at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds 4-H Building starting at 9 a.m.
Youngsters looking for some competition can check out the Junior Fun Olympics which will be held at the RTR Football Field starting at 10 a.m.
Those looking up to the sky can head to the Tyler Municipal Airport for a model airplane demonstration from 10 a.m. until noon.

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

New polling location in Tyler

July 24, 2014

Voters who have used the RTR High School in Tyler as their polling place will now need to go to the Tyler Legion Hall.
Starting with the Aug. 12 primary, voters in the Tyler, Hope Township and Marshfield Township voting districts will need to go to the Legion Hall to cast their ballots.
Barb Powell from the City of Tyler said the same voting machines will be on hand during the election and no other changes other than the location are expected.