RTR Homecoming next week

September 19, 2018

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Kneeling in front (left to right) are RTR Homecoming King candidates Jon Lucero, Cooper Hansen, Jared Hauswedell and Carter Hansen; standing behind them are RTR Homecoming Queen candidates Taylor Greenfield, Jonni Biren, Brooke Thomsen and Madison Muenchow.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR High School will be celebrating the annual Homecoming Week next week. This year’s Homecoming Queen and King candidates were revealed to each candidate individually. Student Council Advisors Taylor Topinka and Alissa Moat notified parents that they would be arriving to wake (and video) candidates at around 5 a.m. Monday. Topinka, Moat and student council members Connor Kremin and Jonah Christensen made the visits followed by breakfast at Lange’s Café in Pipestone for everyone.

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

Volunteers honored

September 19, 2018

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A.C.E. Executive Director Michelle Baumhoefner revealed the top ten volunteer organizations in Lincoln County.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Over 60 Lincoln County volunteers gathered Mon­day at the Ivanhoe V.F.W. to enjoy a steak supper, door prizes and entertain­ment as a thank you for all of their time and talents throughout the year.
In 2017, Lincoln County recorded a total of 333 volunteers at 52 volunteer stations throughout the county…

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

RTR teacher selected for National History Day program

September 19, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Mr. Erick Harper, a teacher at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School in Tyler, is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program entitled “Legacies of World War I.” The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day. Harper will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the world. As one of the selected teachers, he receives free tuition, graduate credits, and materials for the online program.
Harper said he has a strong interest in the war.
“I’ve always been fascinated by World War I, but it has always been the forgotten war,” Harper said. “It gets overshadowed by World War II and more recent conflicts alot, even though it has alot of world consequences we are only seeing play out now.”

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

School board declines extra kitchen help; commends Goehle

September 19, 2018

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RTR School Board Chair Jeff Hansen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Head Food Service Director Bronwyn Goehle was at last week’s regular meeting of the RTR School Board to request the hiring of an additional part-time elementary kitchen position. Goehle said the move would free up extra time for her to work on paperwork required of her posi­tion.
“We’ve got a lot of new paper­work that is required from the state,” Goehle told the board. “Production records all need to be done digitally now. That’s something we’re trying to get started this year.”

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

Taking time to remember on 9-11

September 19, 2018

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Above: In remembrance of 9/11, members of A.C. Hansen Post 185 of the American Legion in Tyler— Jim Brust, Kenton Stanek, Duane Blake and Frank Jorgensen— present the Colors as RTR High School Choir members sing the National Anthem before the volleyball game on Sept. 11.

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Brooke Thomsen, left, is pictured before the volleyball game on Sept. 11, speaking to the crowd about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

First-ever Avera Tyler Golf Tournament raises $4,000

September 19, 2018

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Monday’s winners of the Avera Tyler Golf Tournament were the Tyler Golf Club team of (l.-r.) Steve Borchert, Trent Hess and Joel Wiering.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The first-ever Avera Ty­ler Golf Tournament was held on Monday at the Tyler Golf Course. Teams were able to get in four or five holes before the first rainstorm hit Tyler at around 11:30 a.m. The teams halted play and gathered in the clubhouse to warm up, dry out and have lunch provided by Subway of Marshall.
Avera Tyler Foundation Executive Director Abby Ahmann said the tourna­ment was able to resume and get a few more holes in before the second wave of rain came.

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

Remembering 9-11

September 12, 2018

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A flag-adorned fire truck was parked outside the Tyler Fire Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to honor the New York City firefighters who gave their lives responding to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Elsewhere in town, flags were flown at half-staff. A 9-11 remembrance program Tuesday evening at the high school will be pictured in next week’s Tyler Tribute.

Hamer and Vizecky are appointed to canvas results of general election

September 12, 2018

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen presented a proposal for one-year ditch assessments. The assessments would be payable with the 2019 taxes.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All members were present.
Environmental Officer Rob­ert Olsen reported that there will be a conditional use hear­ing on Sept. 19 to review and decide on a request of a permit by Ground Works, LLC, and Ex­cel Energy. The meeting will be­gin at 7 p.m. Olsen announced that County Ditch 15 needs to have the top two-thirds “dipped due to sediment in the system.” The estimated cost is $13,500…

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

Election candidates announced

September 12, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Three positions will be on the ballot for elections for the City of Tyler this fall.
Terms will end this year for Mayor Greg Peter and councilpersons Erick Harper and Tim Sanderson. Peter and Harper did not file for reelection.
Filing for mayor, a two-year position, was Joan Jagt.
Filing for two councilperson positions, both four-year terms, were Sanderson and Cricket Raschke.

Council hears report on health equity study

September 12, 2018

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Janet Bush of Southwest Health and Human Services spoke to the council at Monday’s meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Janet Bush of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was present at Monday evening’s regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council. Bush was on hand to report on a recent study of health concerns in the county.
“I am partially employed though the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) through a grant from the State of Minnesota,” Bush explained. “We work on health promotion, so rather than being reactive to health we are trying to be proactive. We are trying to look at ways people can move more, eat healthier, use tobacco less. Part of that is looking at health disparities.”

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