Football playoff game slated for Friday

November 7, 2018

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The RTR Knights football team defeated Ogilvie on Thursday to win their second consecutive Section 2 Nine-Man championship. The Knights will face undefeated Spring Grove on Friday in New Ulm.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Football Team has qualified for the Minnesota State Nine-Man Football Quarterfinals for the second straight year. The game will be played at New Ulm High School at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. The game time creates a need for an early release from school on Friday and reschedul­ing of some events as well as cre­ation of new ones…

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At 105, Tyler woman recalls her time as a WAVE

November 7, 2018

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Ardith Sween, age 105, served as a WAVE during WWII.

By Richard Siemers

Ardith Sween never thought about the fact that she was mak­ing history in 1943, but she was. Ardith was part of the second group of women to train for the Naval Reserve.
In July 1942 the U.S. Congress passed a law that authorized the U.S. Navy to accept women into the Naval Reserve. Their intent was for women to relieve officers and men from shore duty for sea duty. This branch of the military was called the WAVES, an acro­nym for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

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Prize Pumpkins

November 7, 2018

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Top to bottom—First, second and third place winners in the pumpkin carving contest at RTR High School.

Council moves forward with sewer project

November 7, 2018

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Bill Helget of Bolten & Menk spoke with council members Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
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Bill Helget of Bolton & Menk was on hand to talk to the Tyler City Council about possible funding sources for the upcoming sanitary sewer project in the city. Some of the funding is be­ing sought from the Clean Water Revolving Fund, Helget told the council.
“Every year they allocate a dollar amount,” Helget said. “They start at the top—highest priority—and start working their way down until the money runs out. We gather informa­tion and try to get you as many points as possible to get you up as high as we can on the list in order to get you in the fundable range.”

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Ladies Day Out

November 7, 2018

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The RTR High School gymnasium (top) and Tyler Golf Club (below) were filled on Saturday morning for the Holiday Boutique and Sip and Shop events that were part of Ladies Day Out on Saturday. A fashion show was also held at the golf club with lots of area ladies modeling clothing from Elbelle’s and Hair Expressions and Boutique.

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Vet’s life brings him full circle to his hometown

November 7, 2018

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U.S. Navy veteran Willie Oltmans, formerly of Lake Benton.

By Mark Wilmes
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Long-time Lake Ben­ton resident Willie Olt­mans has traveled a long and winding road in his life, which took him from his youth in Luverne to businesses in Tyler and Slayton, then on to Lake Benton. He now resides at the Minnesota Veterans Home in his hometown of Luverne. His walls and shelves are peppered with memories. The first thing that catches the eye is the big black and white sign that says Private Park­ing—Walleye Fisherman Only. Beneath that is a Certificate of Continuous Service for 70 years with the American Legion. He received the recognition three years ago. Below that is a Plank Owner’s Certificate dated 16 Oct. 1945 from the U.S.S. Point Cruz. There are pictures of his children and a wedding day picture of him and his wife of 53 years, Elsie.
He was excited to share a Halloween card he re­ceived from the Belview American Legion, and said he would love to hear from his friends in the Lake Benton and Tyler Legions.

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Trick or Treat at the nursing home

November 7, 2018

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RTR Yearbook staff focuses on photography

November 7, 2018

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Yearbook staff member Gavin Nielsen lines up a photo Halloween morning of students Katana Schmidt and Cari Baune.

By Mark Wilmes
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Students on RTR teacher Robyn Lampert’s yearbook staff have been taking a special interest in photog­raphy this school year. The students have been cover­ing sporting events and other activities. On Hal­loween morning, two of those staff members, Julia Nilles and Gavin Nielsen, joined Ms. Lampert in set­ting up a photo booth in the school hallway before school to take pictures of students decked out in costumes for the day. Nilles said they spent some time in the days leading up to last Wednesday finding the right settings on the camera.

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Financial aid information meeting Nov. 8 at RTR

November 7, 2018

RTR High School will be hosting Financial Aid In­formation Night on Thurs­day, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
David Vikander, Director of Financial Aid at SMSU, will be here to discuss the ins and outs of Federal Fi­nancial Aid including types of aid, estimating need, and applying for Federal Aid Programs.

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Happy Halloween!

November 1, 2018

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Halloween is busting out all over in Tyler. Pictured top: Tyler residents are celebrating the season with plenty of autumn and Halloween themes in yards and front stoops this year. Below: It was an early opportunity for area children to trick-or-treat (but mostly treat) at Danebod Lutheran Church’s Trunk-or-Treat event on Sunday afternoon. Candy collecting will resume tonight at 6 p.m. at Avera Nursing Home and area residences.

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