TGC holds Kick-off

March 23, 2017

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Chase Christensen and his dad Carmen were winners of a new set of golf clubs at Saturday’s Golf Kickoff.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Golf Club youth committee held their third annual Kick-Off Event on Saturday. Over 100 youth and adult golf enthusiasts attended the event.
Over 80 raffle and silent auction items were awarded. Hendricks native Scott Midtaune won the door prize—an Odyssey White Ice Putter. Carmen and Chase Christensen were the lucky winners of a set of golf clubs and bag.

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RTR grad competes at NCAA National Championship in Alabama

March 23, 2017

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RTR graduate Jada Carr recently competed at the national level for her University of Sioux Falls track team.

By Mark Wilmes
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On March 9 Jada Carr was able to show what alot of hard work and strong dedication can do for a person. That was the date the 2014 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton graduate competed in the NCAA National Championship in Birmingham, Alabama. The University of Sioux Falls (USF) athlete entered the meet seeded 19th nationally in her first appearance at nationals. Carr proved she belonged in the field with a best leap of 5.52 meters (18-1.50), earning her a 16th place finish nationally in a field of 20. She ended up just 6.5 inches out of a second-team All-American finish.
Carr was among 11 USF team members in a variety of events to make the trip…

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Pancake season continues!

March 23, 2017

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Legion Post’s annual Pancake Brunch fundraiser. Above: Jim Brust serves up a plate for Gary Nielsen during the event.

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RTR School Board wrestles with identifying roof repairs

March 23, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Interim Superintendent Dick Orcutt spoke about the growing problem of backed up roof repairs to buildings in the district at last week’s regular monthly meeting in Ruthton. Orcutt said after checking with administration in other dis­tricts, he contacted Ron Hal­gerson of TSP to make a pro­posal on inspecting the three buildings.
“Right now we have over $1 million worth of roofing needs that need to be taken care of, between the three buildings,” Orcutt told the board. “We’ve got a long-term plan that is required by the State of Min­nesota. In that long-term plan we’re taking the monies that are available to us and utilizing those, but even taking the small smattering of roofing needs that we have we are actually overspending the amount of money that we’ve got coming in from the State of Minnesota. Therefore, the [Building and Grounds] committee, in their discussions, feel we need to do triage on our buildings.

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A touch of Broadway at Opera House

March 23, 2017

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The 11th annual Broadway Meets Lake Benton show was presented at the Lake Benton Opera House over the weekend. Pictured top: The cast performs “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast.” From left—Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton, Gabby Thooft of Tyler, Annalise Estey of Balaton, Pastor Stephen Rasmusson of Marshall, Eric Fish of Lake Benton, Joseph Cheadle of Ivanhoe (front and center), Tom Schmitt of Porter, Alexis Christensen of Lake Benton, Emilirose Rasmusson of Ivanhoe, Paula Nemes of Marshall, Julia Nilles of Ruth­ton, Lacey Barke of Arco, Aubree Cheadle of Ivanhoe and Lauren Johnson of Florence. Pictured above: Gabby Thooft sings “Feed the Birds” from “Mary Pop­pins” and Lauren Johnson accompanies Lacey Barke on the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Knights fans turn it up a bit

March 16, 2017

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RTR Knights fans costumed up and arrived toting signage Thursday evening at the SMSU R/A Facility.

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SWEC holds special meeting Friday evening

March 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The Southwest Educational Cooperative (SWEC) Joint Powers Board held a special meeting Friday evening in Lynd. The purpose was to authorize an Executive Committee to mediate issues between the RTR School District and SWEC.

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Winter makes an encore appearance over past weekend

March 16, 2017

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A late winter storm brought around eight inches of snow to the Tyler area on Sunday, causing some driving issues for area travelers. The storm combined with a city-wide planned power outage to bring a little extra chill to local residents.

By Mark Wilmes
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Nine days before the calendar says spring begins, the Tyler area received a reminder that winter is not quite done with us. Two days of snow flurries turned into a reported 8-10 inches of snow on Sunday. The winter storm caused some driving difficulties throughout the region, and late starts for some area schools Monday morning. The RTR School District had a previously scheduled day off for students on Monday.

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Opera House season begins

March 16, 2017

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From left—Gabby Thooft of Tyler, Julia Nilles of Ruthton and Lauren Johnson of Florence will be among the performers in Broadway Meets Lake Benton this weekend at the Lake Benton Opera House.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 11th annual Broad­way Meets Lake Benton show comes to the Lake Benton Opera House this weekend. The show will feature 26 area perform­ers who have appeared in past musicals on the Opera House stage, singing their favorite Broadway songs.
Among the perform­ers will be Tom Schmitt of Porter, who has played some major roles in past productions,…

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Commissioners hear about Buffer Law

March 16, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
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Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding the Buffer Law. Olsen told the board that under the current governor, the law isn’t going to go away, and at this point the deadline for implementation is November of this year. Olsen said they are hoping to get federal dollars to compensate farmers for acres that are put into buffers. Commissioner Jack Vizecky asked how many acres would be lost. Olsen said, “Not a lot to meet compliance.Olsen went on to further clarify that amount to be about two to four acres.

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