Bandshell Bazaar returns tonight

July 11, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Bandshell Bazaar returns this week for the third year to the downtown park. Entertainment and food will be on hand for every week. Tonight’s entertainment will be the Pipestone quartet, the FROGS (Four Really Old Guys Singing).
July 18 entertainment will feature Adam and Lindsay Layman of Milford, Iowa…

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Fourth of July festivities held

July 11, 2018

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Morning rainstorms gave way to sunshine in time for the Ruthton Fourth of July Celebration parade on Wednesday morning. Above: The RTR Drumline under the direction of Robyn Condelli was one of many entries in the annual event.

City council seeks fix for water problems

July 11, 2018

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From left—Councilperson Kenny Jensen, Mayor Greg Peter, City Administrator Robert Wolfington and Councilpersons Tim Sanderson and Scott Dressen look at a proposed upgrade to the city sewer system.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Excessive rains in recent weeks have continued to put a strain on the city’s sanitary and storm sewers, creating issues for residents. At last week’s regular Tyler City Council meeting, City Administrator Robert Wolfington discussed the matter after meeting with the city engineer.
“We had a significant rain event that created sewage backup in a couple of residences on Oak Street,” Wolfington said. “I reached out to our city engineer, Bill Helget with Bolten & Menk. He came down and talked sewer mains with (Maintenance Supervisor) Dean (Beck).”

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Tyler athlete helps bring home some hardware from Orlando

July 11, 2018

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Kalleigh Carr of Tyler holding the national championship trophy.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

A pair of Lincoln County volleyball players were among a 16-and-under volleyball team that found themselves the last team standing in a 183-team field, taking the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Florida. RTR’s Kalleigh Carr and Sophie Johnson of Hendricks played on a Southwest Minnesota Juniors volleyball team that also included players from Canby, Yellow Medicine East, Marshall, Murray County Central, Lakeview and Minneota.
The tournament opened on June 25 and went on for four grueling days, trimming 183 teams down to just one. The day began for the team each day at 6 a.m. in order to be ready to play an 8 a.m. game.

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Red, white & Ruthton

July 11, 2018

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Ruthton’s Fourth of July Celebration was a popular destination last Wednesday as crowds lined the streets for the parade and gathered at the city park for food, fellowship and games.

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The Country House will sponsor a Relay For Life fundraiser event

July 11, 2018

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The CUREious George/Cancermals Relay For Life team will be helping out with the fundraiser meal. Pictured from left are Tony Schwing, owner of The Country House Supper Club, Kathy Wilmes, Mark Wilmes, and Jocelyn Klein.

The Lincoln County Relay For Life event was held Friday, June 22, where more than $28,000 was raised for cancer research. The fight is not over, however, and neither are the fundraising efforts. On Sunday, July 15, The Country House Supper Club in Lake Benton will host an all-you-can-eat chicken and ribs buffet. The idea is to help Relay For Life of Lincoln County raise their goal of $33,000 by the Aug. 20 deadline…

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SW Minnesota has had an above average weather year

July 11, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
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Southwest Minnesota is known for temperamental weather patterns, but the area does not typically see rainfalls or temperatures such as were experienced in LincolnCounty last month. The unusual weath­er appears to be a national phenomenon, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) on July 9.
According to the report, the United States has ex­perienced six weather- and climate-related disasters so far in 2018, which have resulted in an excess of $1 billion in damages for each incident…

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Commissioners hear SWHHS financial update

July 11, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Nancy Walker, Deputy Director of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS), who provided a financial update. Walker said that last fall, Director Beth Wilmes had spoken with the Commissioners about the “significant” financial issues SWHHS was having, forecasting a potential budget overage that could reach into the million dollar range. Walker was pleased to report that through several measures taken by SWHHS, including putting a pause on hiring, they have 15 positions open that have not been replaced, providing only required trainings, better utilization of cars, changes in IT and office supplies, and the list went on. Walker said the result is that “we have a much better financial standing than this time last year.”

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“Farmer of the Year” debuts to a full house

July 6, 2018

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Around 250 people filled the Lake Benton Opera House last week for the southwestern Minnesota premiere of “Farmer of the Year.” The movie, produced by Vince O’Connell and Tyler native Kathy Swanson, was shot predominately in Lincoln County and has been making the film festival circuit. The film used dozens of extras from the Tyler area and many of those were invited up on the Opera House stage after the viewing for a group picture. The movie is showing at the Red Barn Theater in Hendricks through Thursday, July 5.

‘Skiver Float competition

July 6, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler Area Community Club and Æbleskiver Committee are again asking city residents to revive an old tradition for this year’s parade, the neighborhood float. TACC members Sharon Kolle and Cindy Dunham are encouraging people to get together with their neighbors and put forth their best entry, to be judged on the day of the parade.

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