Caffeine fix coming

May 23, 2019

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Sabrina Condelli is the owner of the new Deja Brew coffee shop opening in June.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
That buzz that has been evident in the community over the past few weeks isn’t from caffeine…yet, but from the prospects of a new business that will open soon in downtown Tyler. Owner Sabrina Condelli says she is shooting for a June opening of Deja Brew, a new coffee shop in the works in the former Pizza Ranch building on Tyler Street.

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

Getting their Kix

May 23, 2019

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Pictured from left to right— Ellie Fedde, Cece Dill and Nora Bliss were among the Tyler Just For Kix dancers performing Sunday afternoon in the RTR High School Gymnasium. More photos of this event are inside this issue and all photos from the day can be found at brnphotos.com.

RTR to graduate 33 on Friday

May 23, 2019

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Valedictorian Emily Vos (left) and Salutatorian Jonni Biren.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Class of 2019 will hold commencement exercises for 33 graduating seniors on Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The Class Welcome will be given by Cooper Hansen before a selection by the RTR High School Choir under the direction of Lorilee Malecha.
The Valedictorian Address and Salutatorian Address will be given by Emily Vos and Jonni Biren, respectively.

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

Memorial Day

May 23, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The following Memorial Day programs will be held in the area on Monday:
Tyler Legion Post 185 will be hosting a Memorial Day Service at the Tyler Legion Hall on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. Michael Dale Thompson of New Prague will be the guest speaker. As part of the Tyler Legion Post’s recognition of the 100th anniversary of the forming of the Post, at this year’s service, all names printed in the Memorial Day Service handout will be read. Following the conclusion of the service, refreshments, provided by Friends of the Legion, will be served in the Post Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

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RTR scholarships top half a million

May 23, 2019

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Avera Tyler Healthcare Scholarship award winners Lauren Alsaker and Emily Kern.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The 2019 Senior Awards Night was held last Wednesday evening. RTR Principal Dan Bettin, coaches and advisors gave out senior awards in several extra-curricular areas to open the evening. Bettin opened the scholarship portion of the program by congratulating students on their headstarts for college education.
“This is what your children have accomplished over the last year or two,” Bettin told the crowd. “Through dual enrollment, 32 students in the senior class have received college credit of some kind. Credits range from three credits all the way up to 38 credits. Collectively, this class has earned 569 college credits…

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

Lake Benton Lake treated for CLP

May 23, 2019

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Dallas Cornell treated Lake Benton Lake for the curly-leaf pondweed infestation.

By Shelly Finzen
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The treatments for the curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) infestation in Lake Benton Lake have been completed. Lincoln County Environmental officers Robert Olsen and Dallas Cornell shared some information about the treatments with the Valley Journal.
According to Olsen, approximately 1,100 acres on the east end of the lake, “everything east of the Narrows,” have been treated with Sonar, a chemical commonly used to control CLP.

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

RTR Elementary spring concert

May 23, 2019

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The RTR Elementary students presented “Assignment: Earth—What Kids Can Do to Save the Planet” for their spring concert on Thursday afternoon. The entire group opened the program by singing “It’s Our World.”

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Taya Christensen and Levi Tommeraasen performing with the 5th grade band.

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

Wax Museum

May 23, 2019

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Ryan Beck- Sir Isaac Newton

RTR fifth grade students presented a “Wax Museum” on May 9 at RTR Elementary School, depicting famous people from throughout history.

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Jaeryn Buchert-Queen Elizabeth I

Students visit Avera

May 23, 2019

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RTR second grade students were given a tour of Avera Tyler last week. The students were welcomed by Hospital Administrator Allen Anderson before touring the ambulance, Big Stone Therapy, X-ray and Lab and hospital rooms. A total of 46 students and four chaperones made the trip.

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Pheasants released

May 23, 2019

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The Arco Sportsmen’s Club, with the help of the Lake Benton Sportsmen’s Club, purchased and released 675 hen pheasants onto local WIA’s and wildlife management land in the Tyler, Arco, Lake Benton and Ivanhoe areas this past Tuesday. This is the club’s second year of releasing birds to help improve numbers in the local area. Pictured above are members unloading the birds for distribution. The birds were purchased from a colony near Carpenter, South Dakota. Below, club member Sonny Johnson and club president Troy Tommeraasen are releasing birds on Walk in Access (WIA) land near Arco.

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