Front row at the fair

August 8, 2018

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Connor Christensen had a front row view of the Dairy Show last week at the Lincoln County Fair. Watch for next week’s fair supplement with lots more photos from the fair.

Public invited to August 15 RTR task force meeting

August 8, 2018

Survey still open through August

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board continues to encourage residents in the Russell, Tyler and Ruthton districts to fill out a community survey to make sure your voice is heard on replacing or repairing the facilities in the three towns. Printed copies of the survey can be found at the city offices in each community or can be found online at rtrschools.org. Click on the Facilities Survey link.
The first task force meeting was held on Aug. 1, and Superintendent David Marlette said the meeting went very well. The committee has a total of 37 members, including 10 residents from Russell, 11 from Tyler and 12 from Ruthton, three members of the RTR School Board Building Committee and Superintendent Marlette.

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

Council sets second August meeting

August 8, 2018

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington reported on a proposed sewer project that will be discussed at a special Aug. 21 council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A number of items were tabled at an abbreviated regular meeting of the Tyler City Council on Monday evening. City Administrator Robert Wolfington said that due to the absence of councilpersons Scott Dressen and Erick Harper, he was requesting a special meeting to be held at a later date. Mayor Greg Peter and councilpersons Tim Sanderson and Kenny Jensen agreed to set Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for the special meeting.
One of the items tabled was a meeting with Bolton and Menk engineer Bill Helget. Wolfington gave the council a briefing on proposals to fix the sanitary sewer issues that have been plaguing a number of residents in town during several large rain events…

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

Tyler Golf Course named 2018 Tyler Business of the Year

August 8, 2018

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The Tyler Golf Club was named as Tyler’s 2018 Business of the Year on Æbleskiver week¬end. Pictured from left are staff members Courtney Petersen, Natalie Madsen, Golf Board President Trent Hess, Manager Carlene Taylor, Nikki DeBoer and Kristina Hernandez.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The 2018 Tyler Business of the Year was named over Æbleskiver Days weekend. This year’s award was presented to the Tyler Golf Club. The club is managed by Carlene Taylor and kept in shape by Maintenance Superintendent Lance Tykwinski.
Board President Trent Hess said the award was well-deserved by the staff.

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

Volleyball volunteers

August 8, 2018

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A total of 33 RTR volleyball players, coaches and parents put in some volunteer time for Æbleskiver Days weekend, helping with the first shift of æbleskiver baking, as well as the Chalk the Walk event.

“Footloose” ends successful run in Lake Benton

August 8, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House production of “Footloose: The Musical” ended on Sunday after 10 performances. Pictured are the cast, orchestra and crew. From left to right in front are Sarah Engels, Lynn Carpenter, Sandy Hanson, Ashton Lindahl, Sydney Johansen, Amanda Engels, Robyn Condelli, Justin Condelli, Adam Madsen, Lauren Johnson, Emma Gunnare, Taylor Engel, Jodi Greer, Nathaniel Gates, Bailey Riedel, Josh Reese, Darla Biel and Zach Haltvick. In the second row are Tom Schmitt, Katie Roberts, Alexis Christensen, Graham Petersen, Luke Bielfeldt, Jocelyn Klein, Crystal Enga, Cecilia Rabaey, Chesney Panka, Taylor Holck and Carrie Enga. In the third row are Ian Lundgren, Annie Nichols, Mary Porter, Lacey Barke, Kay Finzen, Ben Engels, Jackson Jeremiason, Anika Finzen, Jacob Haen, Emma Lipinski, Luke Johnson, Sabel Christensen, Katana Schmidt, Brianna Pattison, Cameron Nelson and Deven Edinger; and in back are Arthur Finzen, Noah Greer, Gabby Thooft, Emma Kampmann, Jenna Holien, Ellie Frahm, Amber Bakker, Channa McCurdy, Holly Juutilainen and Cari Baune. Not pictured are Jesse Linneman and Mark Wilmes.

4-H at the fair

August 8, 2018

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Ava Schoenfeld with her entry in last week’s horse show. Look for lots more photos in next week’s Lincoln County Fair Souvenir Issue.

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Dr. Scott Kuecker of Hendricks talked with Jenna Kremin and Jesse DeJaeghere about their entries in last week’s 4-H Pet Show.

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

New trainees joining Avera EMT team

August 8, 2018

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New EMT applicant Brandon Merrill of Tyler.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Staffing shortages are a chronic problem through­out the country in the area of emergency services. Lincoln County is no dif­ferent. Emergency Medi­cal Technicians (EMTs) provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for people who are in need. They provide first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people, which may be in the person’s home, at an accident site or number of other places. It is a crucial service that is provided to our area.
Avera Tyler Ambulance Coordinator Peggy Dun­blazier says there is al­ways a need for new tech­nicians…

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

Lincoln County man runs for U.S. Congress

August 8, 2018

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U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Prosch and his family.

By Violet Nelson 
vanelson70@gmail.com

The halls of U.S. Congress might soon contain a familiar face from Lincoln County. Lo­cal businessman Matt Prosch of Lake Benton has been busy with his campaign to represent our congressional district in Wash­ington, D.C. He eagerly awaits his first big hurdle, which is the Aug. 14 primary election.

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

In service to our country…

August 2, 2018

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Military units featured in this year’s Æbleskiver Days parade gathered for a photo after the parade.