Pool raises funds…deliciously

November 20, 2019

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Waffle-lovers of all ages were at Sunday’s Tyler Swimming Pool Fundraiser. The waffles and sausages were prepared by Dad’s Belgian Waffles of St. Cloud. Tyler Pool Manager Neil Witte reported that, after expenses, a total of around $3,000 was raised. “We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations,” Witte said. “People can still give tax deductible donations toward the pool with checks made out to the Tyler Area Foundation. We have now taken in around $35,000. Our overall goal is $45,000. Again, thanks to everyone in their donations and volunteer help to make this happen.”

You better watch out…

November 20, 2019

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The third annual Small Town Saturday returns to Tyler next weekend with a full slate of activities and in-store goodies and savings. Santa will again drop in at The Rock with the sole purpose of collecting Christmas lists. See next week’s Tribute for the full story, as well as ads from area merchants.

RTR School Board hears audit report

November 20, 2019

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RTR Student Council representatives Ashley Owen (left) and Madison Witte updated the board on activities at the high school.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board heard the audit report from Matt Taubert of Meulebroeck, Taubert & Co. of Pipestone. Board member Craig Hess was absent from the meeting. The report goes through the end of the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019.
“It is an unqualified opinion, which is exactly what you are shooting for,” Taubert told the board. “It is the highest opinion we can render on the financial report.”
Among the data in the report was the fact that the final payment to the Southwest Educational Cooperative (SWEC) was made as part of the agreement to be removed from the co-op. The total of the final payment was $142,974.

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

Avera looks for input on potential new facility at town hall-style meetings

November 20, 2019

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Artist’s rendering of the front entrance of a potential new Avera Tyler facility.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Avera Tyler held a pair of town hall-style meet­ings last week with the hope of gaining some in­sight into excitement from Tyler-area residents on a potential new facility. The meetings were facilitated by Avera Tyler Adminis­trator Allen Anderson and Avera Tyler Executive Di­rector Abby Ahmann on Wednesday and Thursday. Anderson said local Avera officials have been work­ing on moving the project forward for nearly three years.
“I think we’re in a really good spot right now, both in our community and in our health system that would maybe afford us the opportunity to move this forward,” Anderson said. “I’ve communicated all along that we do not have an approved project yet. This is really just a founda­tional piece of trying to get to that point.”

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

Rutz signs letter of intent to MSU

November 20, 2019

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Ali Rutz (center) with parents Steve and Karie.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Ali Rutz, granddaughter of Jim and Joyce Jensen of Tyler, has signed on to be part of the women’s soccer team at Minnesota State University next fall. Ali is the daughter of Tyler native Karie Rutz and husband Steve of North Mankato.
Rutz is a four-year starter and four-year letter winner for the Mankato West Scarlets…

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

NDSU representative to visit RTR

November 20, 2019

A representative from the Office of Admission at North Dakota State Univer­sity is scheduled to visit an area high school in Tyler, Minnesota.
The representative is set to meet with students at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School on Monday, Dec. 2, at 9:15 a.m.

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

“Stories Under the Big Top”

November 20, 2019

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The Lake Benton Opera House Children’s Theater presented two performances of “Stories Under the Big Top” by area fourth-sixth graders. Pictured seated, from left, are Jack Rybinski, Izzy Bakker, Kendra Gleis, Jenaya Drietz, Everett Erb, Hannah Dagel, Sydney Nibbe and Willow Hoff. In back are Sophie Peterson, Breanna Drietz, Anna Drietz, Wyatt Osland, Director Crystal Enga and Aliyah Drietz.

Beat Old Man Winter with cheap and easy tips

November 20, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Old Man Winter may not have set in for good, yet, but he will come and he will bring the cold with him. Before that happens, winterize your home with these low cost, easy tips from Bob Vila.
Believe it or not, the first tip Vila gives on bobvila.com is to clean the gutters. “Making sure that water can flow freely through your gutters now will help prevent icicles and ice dams from forming later.”

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

Wood carving

November 20, 2019

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Pictured from left are Brenda Jensen and Betty Pearson of Tyler and instructor Joe Hauger of Granite Falls at last week’s wood chip carving class at RTR High School. The event was sponsored by the Tyler Arts Council. Each of the 15 participants completed a project to take home.
Due to the high interest in the class, the arts council hopes to be able to offer the class again next year.

Veterans honored Monday

November 15, 2019

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The annual Veterans Day supper was held Monday evening at the Tyler Legion Hall. A meal catered by the Kronborg Inn preceded the program. Participants were (above, front, l.-r.) Chaplain Larry Myers, speaker John Hovland, Post Commander Duane Blake. Back row: Colton Thomsen, Girls State participants Rylie Hess and Shawna Thomsen, Army Pvt. and RTR senior Harley Nielsen. Pictured below: Soloist Robyn Condelli.

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