2017 Year-in-Review-Part 2

January 10, 2018

Check out the stories we highlighted from the year past in Part 2 of the Tyler Tribute Year in Review.

Snow Week scheduled at RTR

January 10, 2018

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RTR High School’s 2018 Snow Week candidates, from left to right, are Boone Van Overbeke, Hunter Vanlerberghe, Johannah Nielsen, Morgan Johnson, Jackie Dressen, Mya Christensen, Jared Baartman, and Andrew Williams.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR High School Snow Week candidates for 2018 were revealed Friday morning in front of the student body. Queen candidates are Mya Christensen, Jackie Dressen, Morgan Johnson, Johannah Nielsen and Gabby Thooft. King candidates will be Jared Baartman, Boone Van Overbeke, Hunter Vanlerberghe and Andrew Williams.
Coronation is planned for Jan. 12 between games of a boys/girls double header basketball game with Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. The girls’ game will begin at 6 p.m.

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

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Queen candidate Gabby Thooft.

New owner, name at Pluto Boes Legal

January 10, 2018

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Melanie Boes, new owner of Pluto Boes Legal of Tyler.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Pluto Legal of Tyler announced last week that the law office is under new ownership and will now be known as Pluto Boes Legal. New owner Melanie Boes said the firm will continue to offer clients the same service they have known in the past, with the addition of areas in which she specializes.
“We’re going to continue practicing the way Pluto Legal has practiced during its previous years in business,” Boes said. “We’re going to add my specialization, which is guardianship/conservatorship law.”

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

Superintendent search begins at RTR

January 10, 2018

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Sandy Gundlach, Director of School Board Services for the MSBA.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
On Wednesday, Jan. 3 the RTR School Board held a special reorganizational meeting at the middle school cafeteria in Russell. A work session was also held for the upcoming superintendent search, during which the board met with Sandy Gundlach, Director of School Board Services for the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA). The MSBA will be advertising for the position on behalf of the RTR School District. Gundlach said applications that come in will be reviewed by a panel of three or four staff members. They will subject each of the applicants to the criteria set by the RTR board and pass on qualifying applicants to the district.

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

Council hires new police officer

January 10, 2018

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Former Tyler police officer Eric Bloch.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

City Administrator Robert Wolfington told the council that the personnel committee has ac­cepted the recommendation of Police Chief John Spindler to of­fer the vacant police officer po­sition to A.J. Anderson at Mon­day evening’s regular Tyler City Council meeting. A starting sal­ary of $19.00 per hour plus ben­efits will be implemented. The council voted unanimously to hire Anderson with a six-month probationary period. Spindler said Anderson was enthusiastic about the new position…

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

VanDeVere elected county chairperson

January 10, 2018

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Mic VanDeVere (left) was elected Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners by his fellow commissioners. Joe Drietz (right) was elected Vice-Chairman.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with several beginning-of-the-year annual items on the agenda for approval.
The first order of business was to elect the 2018 Board Chair. Commissioner Joe Drietz nominated Commissioner Mic VanDeVere, with this motion seconded by Commissioner Corey Sik and approved unanimously. Commissioner and out-going Board Chairman Rick Hamer was not present.

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

2017-Year in Review-Part 1

January 4, 2018

Read this week’s Tyler Tribute to see what some of the highlights of the first part of 2017 were.

RTR 6th grader completes Avera project

January 4, 2018

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Kai Drake was able to do $500 worth of shopping for the Avera Children’s Ward in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with donations from the FCCLA project he began in November.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Back in November, the Tribute ran a story about Kai Drake, a 6th grader at RTR Middle School, who was doing an FCCLA project to collect donations for the Avera Children’s Ward in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Kai’s motive behind the project was to pay back to the regional emergency services facility for the care his brother Juhl received after an accident seven years ago. Kai is the son of Cade and Amanda Drake of Tyler.
“As a family, we saw the need for support to the Children’s Ward treasure chest, library, and group play room,” he said in November. “When visiting my brother, I was able to read books and play with games that had been donated to the Children’s Ward by others…

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

With a little help from her friends . . . and family

January 4, 2018

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Tina Haroldson (pictured with teammate Jackie Dressen), injured in a Dec. 18 game against Pipestone, sat with her teammates during last week’s games at SMSU.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Dec. 18, 2017 is a day Russell-Tyler-Ruthton basketball player Tina Haroldson will remember most likely for the rest of her life.
And not in a good way.
That was the day the senior guard on the RTR Knights basketball team saw her high school sports career end with a thud…or more aptly, a pop. The Knights girls basketball team was facing the Pipestone Arrows at home on that Monday evening when Haroldson took a sharp left to drive around an opposing defender and suddenly dropped to the floor in pain.

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

Tyler lighting contest winners

January 4, 2018

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The TACC town lighting contest winners this year were Jim and Beth Boyle of 110 Wilson Street, winners of $50 in Tyler Bucks.

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The TACC country lighting contest winners this year were Alan and Laura Benz of rural Tyler, winners of $50 in Tyler Bucks.