Avera donates sunscreen

June 22, 2017

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The Avera Medical Group donated approximately 200 bottles of sunscreen for swimmers at the Tyler Swimming Pool. From left—lifeguards Rylie Hess, Jocelyn Klein, Cooper Hansen, Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson, lifeguards Cameron Nelson, Jayden Strand, Graham Petersen and Madison Witte.

By Mark Wilmes
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In an effort to keep area residents safe from the sun this summer, the Avera Medical Group has donated around 200 bottles of sunscreen to the Tyler Swimming Pool. Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson was at the pool with the donation on Monday. He said the donation is there for anyone who doesn’t have sunscreen, or if you just forgot to bring some.

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Arcola Days return to Arco Saturday

June 22, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Arcola Days is returning to the town of Arco again this year, with the celebration set for Saturday, June 24. Several events have been planned for the day, most centered around the Brick Manor building.
The Arco Sportsman’s Club have been selling t-shirts for the event…

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2017 Relay For Life will be June 23 in Hendricks

June 22, 2017

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Marie and Kenny Rybinski.

By Mark Wilmes
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The 2017 Relay For Life of Lincoln County event moves to Hendricks this year, held at Veterans Memorial Park on June 23. The evening will kick off with the opening of camps at 4 p.m., followed by a pork chop supper at 5 p.m. The event will also feature a silent auction, entertainment and Opening Ceremony.
Featured entertainment will include the Little Rascals team from Canby, Shelby Kern and Emily Kern of Tyler, Jeff Moen of Hendricks and Ivanhoe native Kristi Citterman.

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Building inspections paint bleak picture

June 22, 2017

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RTR board members, City Attorney Glen Petersen and incoming interim superintendent Lee Warne toured the 1903 building last Wednesday. To see more photos of the building, go to brnphotos.com.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board held a work session meeting on Wednesday, June 14 to discuss the results of reports on inspec­tions of the 1903 and 1918 build­ings on the high school grounds and results of the roof inspec­tions at all three locations. Head Custodian Jerry Stefanick led a group of officials and school board members on a tour of the 1903 building and the basement of the 1918 building before the meeting. The 1903 building is no longer used, while the 1918 building houses the district of­fice, bookkeeping office and caf­eteria as well as classrooms and storage.
On hand to discuss the find­ings was architect Jim Wilson of Wendel Companies. Wilson was the lead architect preparing the proposal on the failed bond.

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Horsin’ around in Lake Benton

June 22, 2017

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Many area horse enthusiasts took part in the Lake Benton Saddle Horse Holiday events at Horse Hill Sunday afternoon. Pictured above is Nathan Althoff of Tyler navigating the barrels.

Island Lake Church to celebrate 125 years Sunday

June 22, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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On Sunday, June 25 at 10 a.m., Zion Evangelical Lu­theran Church will be cel­ebrating its 125th anniver­sary with a special service. The Lutheran Ceili Orches­tra of Milwaukee, Wiscon­sin will perform at the cel­ebration, with former Zion Pastor Bill Limmer leading the service. Limmer and his wife, Jacky, have served congregations in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. They have two children, Andrew and Alyssa. Pas­tor Limmer served Zion from 1990-1995, coming to the church direct from the Seminary, and served during the church’s 100th anniversary. Pastor Wm. Ziebell is the current pas­tor, one of 21 ministers to serve the church since its inception.

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CHS Ruthton supports local food shelves with Harvest for Hunger campaign

June 22, 2017

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Karen Kelly (left) accepted a donation on behalf of the Tyler Area Food Shelf from Jenny Alderson of CHS.

CHS Ruthton joined CHS locations across the coun­try in sending more than $725,000 and 610,000 pounds of food to hungry families through the annu­al CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive led by the Country Opera­tions division of CHS, the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative.
Since the program’s launch in 2011, more than $4.7 million and 3.4 million pounds of food have been raised…

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New veterinarian begins at Western Veterinary Clinic

June 22, 2017

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Cassy Griebel recently began veterinarian duties at Western Veterinary Clinic.

By Mark Wilmes
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Western Veterinary Clin­ic welcomed a new vet, as Cassy Griebel began duties on May 30.
“I graduated in May from the University of Minneso­ta,” Griebel revealed.
She said she is happy to land a position close to her native Pipestone.

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Chinese trade team visits Schreurs farm

June 22, 2017

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An international trade team from China visited the Joel and Teresa Schreurs farm north of Tyler on Friday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
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A group of Chinese trade team participants paid a visit to the Joel and Teresa Schreurs farm on Friday evening. The group was on a tour through South Da­kota and Minnesota, learn­ing more about hogs and the livestock feed industry. Joel Schreurs is a director on the Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Board, as well as a national director on the American Soybean As­sociation Board. Schreurs said his farm was the final leg of their journey.
“They leave early [Satur­day] morning and fly back to Beijing,” he said.

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RTR Board to hire Lee Warne

June 14, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board Administrative Committee interviewed two candidates for interim superintendent on Monday. Dick Orcutt will be stepping down as interim superintendent at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, and comes on the heels of the district’s recent settlement agreement severing ties with the Southwest Educational Cooperative joint powers agreement.

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