RTR NHS induction ceremony held

October 11, 2018

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The RTR National Honor Society induction ceremony was held last Wednesday. Pictured are the current members after the ceremony. From left to right in front are Kyle Fischer, Cody Gifford, Payton Hess, Cade Jorgensen, Rhaegyn Petersen, Madison Witte, Morgan Bloom, Ashley Owen, Shawna Thomsen, Rylie Hess and Collin Johnson; in back are Advisor Alissa Moat, Andrea Escher, Emily Vos, Jared Hauswedell, Emma Gunnare, Brooke Thomsen, Jonni Biren, Graham Petersen, Lauren Alsaker, Emily Kern, Madison Muenchow, Jayda Johansen, Jackson Kerr, Jared Christensen and Cooper Hansen. Not pictured: Carter Hansen and Taryn Bedow.

Tyler Public Library hosts author chronicling alleged paranormal incidents in state

October 11, 2018

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Author Chad Lewis was hosted by the Tyler Public Library on Friday morning at the Tyler American Legion Hall.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Author Chad Lewis of Eau Claire, Wisconsin made an appearance at the Tyler American Legion Hall on Friday morning, presenting a program—Most Haunted Locations of Minnesota. Lewis, author of over 20 books on supernatural tales, was brought to town by the Tyler Public Library.
Librarian Carla Skjong introduced the author, telling the audience that Lewis was making a return trip to Tyler, having appeared previously over eight years ago.
Lewis told the crowd he has been investigating odd stories for over two decades.

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

Senior Fall Event on October 18

October 11, 2018

The Lincoln County Senior Citizens Fall Event will be Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Lake Benton Event Center with Bingo at 5 p.m. and a catered dinner at 6 p.m. There will be entertainment by Ron Larson.

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

City council talks police reports

October 11, 2018

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Pictured from left to right are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Greg Peter, and Councilpersons Erick Harper, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Police Chief John Spindler spoke with the Tyler City Council about the issue of police reports at Monday’s rescheduled regular monthly meeting. Spindler addressed the aftermath of comments made at last month’s meeting about the lack of a printed police report for council members at the monthly meetings.
“I gave you guys an example of what I used to do in reports,” Spindler began. “If you read the paper on a weekly basis, the dispatchers put in more of a detailed report of everything that happens in the county. It’s all there, regardless of whether I give you a report or not, it’s there.”

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

County hears SWCD report

October 11, 2018

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At the Oct. 2 County Board meeting, Dale Sterzinger presented an extensive report covering the many programs run by the Soil and Water Conservation District.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Oct. 2 for their regular meeting. Chair Mic VanDeVere was absent; Commissioner Joe Drietz led the meeting in his absence.
Dale Sterzinger of the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) presented an extensive report on the various programs run by the SWCD. According to his report on the Wetland Conser­vation Act, the Blazing Star Wind Energy project is in the process of planning the field roads for their towers, which requires a wetland delineation…

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

The Rock hosts bargain hunter’s paradise

October 11, 2018

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The Rock in downtown Tyler was filled with bargain hunters and volunteers on Friday and Saturday with its annual fundraiser rummage sale. Sales of donated items raised a total of $8,272. A total of 38 volunteers logged 566 hours to make the event happen.

Opera House show continues

October 11, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House comedy “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” continues this weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Pictured left to right in front are Mark Wilmes of Tyler as Detective Plotnik, Perry Anderson, Jr. of Marshall as Matthew Perry, Adam Madsen of Tyler as Donald Baxter, and Nathaniel Gates of Brookings, South Dakota on sound and lights. In back are director Morgan Benson of Tyler, Lori Sanderson of Tyler as Bunny Perry, Beth Reams of Brookings, South Dakota as Julia Perry, Eric Fish of Lake Benton as Buttram, and Brooke Sanderson of Tyler, stage crew. Not pictured are stage crew members Dilyn Werkman of Arco, Adalia Matzner of Ruthton, and Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton.

Tyler man included in Midwest Honor Flight

October 4, 2018

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Wiering standing in front of the Korean War Memorial.

By Mark Wilmes
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It was a very long day and one that nearly didn’t happen, but Clarence Wiering of Tyler ended up on the trip of a lifetime on Sept. 25, as he was one of over 80 veterans from the region to travel to Washington, D.C. as part of the Midwest Honor Flight. A 5 a.m. flight took the group from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Reagan National Airport. From there they would visit Arlington and the District of Columbia, including stops at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to witness the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, stops at the Iwo Jima (Marine) and Air Force Memorial, as well as the Navy Memorial and a visit to each of the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War memorials.

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

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Midwest Honor Flight veterans on the tour posed for a group photo in front of the National Archives.

Parade pride

October 4, 2018

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Pictured above: RTR Elementary students were out in force cheering and bearing colorful signs to show their Knight Pride during the Homecoming Parade in Tyler on Friday.

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The Homecoming Court cruised through the parade in golf carts. Pictured are Queen Brooke Thomsen and King Jon Lucero.

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

TAC Coffee House Concert next week

October 4, 2018

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Pictured from left are Darwin Dyce, Emily Hoffman and Pete Lothringer of Kindred Spirits.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler Arts Council will be sponsoring a Coffee House Concert on Saturday, Oct. 13, featuring Kindred Spirits at The Rock in downtown Tyler.
The trio consists of Darwin Dyce, Emily Hoffman and Pete Lothringer, who say their music is rooted in jazz and blues.

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