Celebrating Independence Day

July 11, 2019

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Janna Burckhardt was dressed for the holiday as she watched Thursday’s 4th of July parade in Ruthton.

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Danebod Lodge dedication Sunday

July 11, 2019

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The new Danebod Lodge will be dedicated at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The formal dedication of the new Danebod Lodge will take place on Sunday, July 14, 3 p.m. at Danebod on the deck of the new facility in Tyler. Although Danebod Lodge has been in use since last December, the final landscaping and cement work was recently finished, completing this five-year project. The Lodge is open to the public for rental of sleeping rooms with private bath as well as for meetings. Rooms to rent have single beds, are spacious and fully handicap-accessible. With rental of the room, one has access to the common room and kitchenette. The common area is also available to rent separately.

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2019 Garden tour Thursday in Tyler

July 11, 2019

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Carroll and Joyce Friedrichs’ flower garden.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Area Community Club will hold a Garden Tour on Thursday, July 11 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public will be able to view home gardens of five area residents.

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Girl Scouts donate money

July 11, 2019

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Pictured left to right in front are Ellie Devries, Kelly Kallemeyn, Claire Brandt, Kendra Gleis, Grace Devries, Laura Minet, Izzy Blagdon, Elsie Bedow, Brynlee Behnke and Rorye Jobe; in back are Pool Manager Neil Witte, Lifeguard/Swim Coach Madison Witte, Kamryn Novak, Payton Johansen, Brooke Struthers, Aubree Bales, Sophie Blagdon, Trinity Halling, Abbie Timm, and Girl Scout leaders Karie Novak and Amber Behnke.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Swimming Pool recently received a $2,000 donation from the RTR Area Girl Scouts. The money was raised from the last Girl Scout cookie season. Pool Manager Neil Witte said good use was made of the generous donation.

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Road and bridge projects discussed by the county board

July 11, 2019

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen spoke to the board about recycling sites in Hendricks and Verdi. Pictured from left are Commissioner Corey Sik, Commissioner Rick Hamer, Auditor-Treasurer Deb Vierhuf and Olsen.

By Shelly Finzen 
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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, July 2 at the Lincoln County Courthouse. All commissioners were present.
Nancy Walker of South­west Health and Human Services (SWHHS) spoke to the council about approv­ing a resolution supporting Prime West as the health plan provider for Lincoln County. According to Walk­er, every four to five years, procurement takes place…

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Velkommen to Æbleskiver Days at the Danebod campus

July 11, 2019

The Danebod Lutheran Church campus will be hosting a variety of ac­tivities during Æbleskiver Days as they have done in the past. With the recent completion of the new Danebod Lodge, ongoing tours will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Along with the tours they will be offering an opportunity to win a free one-night stay for two in the new lodge. The date will need to be arranged around family camps and other scheduled activi­ties. Stop up at the Dane­bod Lodge on Saturday of Æbleskiver Days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to register for this mini vacation.

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A girl and her horse going far together

July 11, 2019

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Gabby Wieme has been involved in rodeos since she was 13 years old. Wieme will be competing in barrel racing at a Canistota, South Dakota rodeo this weekend.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Girls and horses belong together, or so some would say. And when the girl and horse work well together, they can go places. That is what has been taking place for Gabby Wieme and her horse Twister.
Weime is the 16-year-old daughter of Shaun and Nicole Slegers of Lake Benton. She is a junior at RTR High School in Tyler. Weime has four siblings, Riley Engbarth, Andrew Wieme, and Emily and Kensley Slegers. She also has three fur-baby family members, Oreo, Chipper and Tank. When she is not on the back of her horse, Wieme is active in FCCLA, FFA, and FCA in school, and she works at ExpressWay in Lake Benton.

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TACC “Celebrate the Positive”

July 3, 2019

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The newest Celebrate the Positive selection by the TACC is Neil Witte, pictured last week at the Tyler Swimming Pool.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Area Community Club has chosen its third Cel­ebrate the Positive community member. The TACC hopes to celebrate a new person each month who may not always be in the headlines, but has done significant work behind the scenes to better the community. Each winner will be interviewed for the paper and receive $25 in Tyler Bucks.
The newest Tyler resident to be chosen is Neil Witte. Witte has taught 28 years at RTR Mid­dle School. He teaches science, coaches one-act plays, directs the spring plays and coaches volleyball and speech, working countless hours after school and in his spare time helping young people.

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Hoping for a cure…

July 3, 2019

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The annual Relay For Life of Lincoln County event was held at Gilson Field in Ivanhoe on Friday evening. Pictured above: Lincoln County cancer survivors gathered for a photo before Friday’s ceremony. Pictured below are members of the Leadership Team with their annual group hug. Nearly $30,000 has been raised so far, with fundraising continuing through Aug. 20.

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Tyler city council hires DSI for admin services

July 3, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington at his last regular meeting before moving on to his new position with the City of Montevideo.

By Mark Wilmes
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Vince Robinson of Develop­ment Services. Inc. (DSI) was on hand to discuss helping with city administrator duties while the search for a new administrator is being conducted. Current ad­ministrator Robert Wolfington will be taking a new position with the City of Montevideo in July. Wolfington said DSI had submitted a preliminary propos­al to serve in the interim.
“We have a proposal from DSI to contract for administrative services as you are looking for your city administrator,” Wolf­ington said. “They would work with the city on various things including the sewer project. They also offer services for minutes of meetings if you’d like that.”

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