National Honor Society welcomes new students

September 20, 2017

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The RTR chapter of the National Honor Society held induction ceremonies Sunday evening in the high school cafeteria. Pictured left to right in front are previously inducted students Jacob Fischer, Evan Swanson, Alexis Wendland, Ashley Borchet, Madeline Ekema, Chloe Hess, Jocelyn Klein and Gabrielle Thooft. Not pictured are Johanna Nielsen, Jonah Johnson, Lacey Barke and Mya Christensen. In the middle row are inductees Emily Kern, Lauren Alsaker, Madison Muenchow, Jayda Johansen, Brooke Thomsen, Andrea Escher, Emma Gunnare, Emily Vos and Taryn Bedow; and in the back row are inductees Tucker Baune, Carter Hansen, Jared Hauswedell, Jared Christensen, Graham Petersen, Jackson Kerr, Courtney Snyder, Catherine Vogt, Cooper Hansen, Andrew Williams and Westin Kirk. Not pictured is Jonni Biren.

Knights, Lancers team up to fight cancer

September 20, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Knights and Canby Lancers volleyball teams will oppose each other on the court Thursday, Sept. 28, but will be on the same side in the fight against cancer.
The two teams will team up for Pink Out Cancer night at the RTR gymnasium.

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Donuts and athletes

September 20, 2017

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The RTR Sports Department will hold a Donut With the Athletes event Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:30-10 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. Pictured above, Knights volleyball players Chloe (left) and Rylie Hess do their best to demonstrate the joy that comes from eating a Hendricks Bakery Long John.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Knights Volleyball Team will be on hand Saturday morning at the high school cafeteria to chat with community members and share a pastry from the Hendricks Bakery during the first-ever Donuts with the Athletes event.
Head volleyball coach Daynica Brown said it will be an opportunity for the players to reach out beyond just playing in the games.

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Changes coming to Thanksgiving weekend

September 20, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Local residents will be encouraged to “shop small” this year as Small Town Saturday comes to Tyler for the first time. Small Town Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are local as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday promoted by big box and online retailers as a way to help keep Christmas shopping in Tyler.
The event will replace a long-time Tyler event, Browser Night, beginning this fall…

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RTR celebrates Homecoming

September 20, 2017

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King Jonah Johnson and Queen Chloe Hess during Friday’s Homecoming parade in downtown Tyler getting a lift from Jackie Dressen.

Homecoming parade

September 20, 2017

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The RTR Middle School Marching Band led the Homecoming parade on Friday afternoon though the Tyler business district. The parade ended at the high school with a pepfest in the gymnasium.

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A queen and king are crowned!

September 14, 2017

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The 2017 RTR Homecoming Court pictured at Monday evening’s coronation— in front are Crownbearers Oakley Schreurs and Lincoln Schreurs; from left to right behind them are Ashley Borchert, Paige Buchert, Tina Haroldson, Courtney Snyder, Queen Chloe Hess, King Jonah Johnson, Riley Williams, Westin Kirk, Evan Swanson and Jacob Fischer.

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Seniors mark their territory, raise funds

September 14, 2017

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RTR senior Jocelyn Klein used her parking space to share a quote by Nelson Mandela. The students were allowed to come up with a parking lot creation by donating to Christmas is For Sharing.

By Mark Wilmes
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We all have our favorite spots—where you sit at church, your living room chair at home, your parking spot at work. Admit it or not, we all get a little annoyed we get to any of those places and…gasp…our spot is taken. Seniors at RTR High School were able to claim their favorite parking spots at the high school over the weekend, for charity.
Two dozen seniors forked over $25 each for the opportunity to claim their favorite spot with a personalized work of art. RTR Science teacher Alissa Moat said the money will go to a local charity.

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County approves preliminary plat for Shaokatan

September 14, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
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During the Sept. 5 meeting, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding a subdivision on Lake Shaokatan. Olsen was requesting the approval of a preliminary plat, as the same had already been approved by the Planning and Zoning Board.
Olsen said the public had a chance for input and questions, with a favorable result. However, there was a question regarding excavating for a boat ramp. Olsen is working with the landowner and coming up with alternatives.

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Council hears audit report for 2016

September 14, 2017

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Matt Taubert discussed the 2016 audit report at Monday’s Tyler City Council Meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
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Matt Taubert of Meule­broeck, Taubert & Co. gave the 2016 audit report at Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council. Taubert reported that the audit had earned a clean opinion with the exception of an issue with the volunteer fire relief asso­ciation regarding the depart­ment having an actuarial done on their pension fund. Taubert said that it was not a major concern for the auditors due to the relatively small amount of money.
“It is expensive to have an ac­tuarial done,” Taubert said. “If something comes about where I think that the city should rec­ommend that the fire depart­ment [should address] that, we’ll definitely let you know.”

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