Rodeo action hits Russell one last time

June 7, 2018

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Dylan Peper of Centuria, Wisconsin is pictured dropping off his galloping horse onto a galloping steer Friday night at the Russell Stampede Rodeo. He was able to wrestle the steer to the ground in 13.1 seconds. Organizers of the event have announced that after 15 years, this will be the final Stampede Rodeo at Bandwagon Days.

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ATV trail becomes a reality in Russell

June 7, 2018

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Gary Thooft standing by the official ribbon that was cut on Saturday at the ceremony to open the new Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Trails near Russell.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
It was over two decades in the making and lots of hard work, not to mention more than a little red tape to fight through, but last Saturday the ribbon was finally cut to signify approval of Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Park. The four-wheeler ATV trails became a reality behind the hard work and passion of Gary Thooft of Russell. The ceremony was scheduled to take part in Bandwagon Days events over the weekend, but by the time the signage for the trails are installed, it will not be officially open to the public until around Independence Day…

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Council faces concerned citizens over city’s appearance

June 7, 2018

Special public meeting scheduled for Monday

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Tyler residents Jim Boyle and Joan Jagt were among the people speaking during the Public Express portion of Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Over a dozen Tyler residents were on hand to speak during the public express before Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting, speaking on a variety of issues. The discussion went on for nearly two hours, over an hour of which was devoted entirely to the lack of improvement to blighted properties in the city…

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Eighty years of fishing

June 7, 2018

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Don Kuhn of Tyler has been fishing for eight decades.

By Richard Siemers

Fishing season opened on Saturday, May 12, and there was no question what Don Kuhn would be doing that day. “It was cold and windy but my son (Bryan) and I fished and had good luck,” Don said. “I wore my snowmobile suit.”
There was no way he could stay home on fishing opener.

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Simon visits Tyler to present the Economic and Business Conditions report

June 7, 2018

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, second from left, visited Tyler last Tuesday, May 29 on a tour through the counties of southwest Minnesota. Simon spoke about the Southwest Minnesota Economic Business Conditions Report and a new survey they are offering, called the Minnesota Business Snapshot.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited Lincoln County last week, Tuesday, May 29, to talk about the economic and business conditions of south­west Minnesota. He met with Tyler City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Tyler Mayor Greg Peter, and Lonnie Lambertus of Tyler Regional Economic Devel­opment (TRED) at the Tyler Fire Hall. Simon said he makes an an­nual visit to all the counties in southwest Minnesota.
During the meeting, Simon presented the Southwest Min­nesotaEconomic and Business Conditions Report, Fourth Quar­ter 2017

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Museum of Danish America

June 7, 2018

The Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn, Iowa, is meeting at Danebod Folk School June 14-16 and invites the commu­nity to join us for two dif­ferent events, both free to the public.
Event 1 – Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m. The documen­tary “Finding Hygge” will be shown at Danebod Lu­theran Church followed by refreshments in the dining hall. The film is 90 minutes long.

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Avera nurses attend Hospice and Palliative Care Conference

June 7, 2018

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Avera Tyler Registered Nurses Jessica Guida (left) and Danielle Brandt.

Registered Nurses Jes­sica Guida and Danielle Brandt, Avera@Home Southwest Minnesota, re­cently attended the annual conference of the Min­nesota Network of Hos­pice and Palliative Care in Bloomington.

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Float competition revived

June 7, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Tyler Area Commu­nity Club and Æbleskiver Committee are asking city residents to revive an old tradition for this year’s parade, the neighbor­hood float. TACC members Sharon Kolle and Cindy Dunham are encourag­ing people to get together with their neighbors and put forth their best entry, to be judged on the day of the parade.

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Memorial Day observed in area

May 31, 2018

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Area Boy and Girl Scouts join Harvey Noble in a salute as the Memorial Wreath is laid by the flag.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Programs to honor fallen service men and women were held throughout the area on Monday morning. A.C. Hansen Post 185 held a program at the Tyler Legion Hall. Post Commander Duane Blake welcomed the crowd and introduced RTR student Cari Baune, who sang the National Anthem.

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Mya Christensen spoke to the audience in Ruthton about her experience at Girls State last summer, concluding with the reading of the poem “In Flanders Field.”

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Roll Call was held on Monday morning at the Russell Cemetery in honor of deceased veterans. Colors were presented and names read by members of George C. Johnson Post 460 of Russell. A potluck lunch was served at the Russell Community Center after the ceremony.

Semper paratus (always ready)

May 31, 2018

By Al Zdon

 
Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of a two-part story reprinted with permission from The Minnesota Legionnaire newspaper.
After leaving the Everglades, Sanderson moved further south to Key West, where he was assigned to a buoy tender. The buoys were very important in those shallow waters, and they had lights on them. The lights were fueled by LP gas. “So we would have to travel around, pull them on board, clean them up, and put in a new gas tank. And then seal it all up again.”

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