Veterans Day programs held last week

November 16, 2017

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A.C. Hansen Post 185 held its annual Veterans Day Dinner Saturday evening. Pictured are participants in this year’s program. From left to right in front—Richard Siemers, Jessica Guida, Sandy Hanson, Larry Myers, and Post Commander Duane Blake. In back are Chloe Hess, Mya Christensen, Westin Kirk, Andrew Williams, Lacey Barke, Johannah Nielsen, and Dave Guida.

By Mark Wilmes
and Sandy Hanson
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Veterans Day programs were held in each of the three RTR school buildings as well as at A.C. Hansen Post 185 on Friday and Saturday last week.
RTR Elementary School in Ruthton hosted the Woodrow Wilson American Legion Post and Auxiliary of Ruthton for their Veterans Day program on Friday morning…

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

Fan bus scheduled for state football tournament

November 16, 2017

Advanced ticket sales for the state semifinal nine-man football game at US Bank Stadium are available in the RTR District office (Robin Knudsen office). Ticket prices are $14 for Adults and $9 for students grades K-12. Tickets will be available until 4 p.m. on Thursday.
A chartered Fan Bus is being planned for the game, held in Minneapolis. The bus would leave the high school parking lot on Friday, Nov. 17 at 4:15 a.m. and return immediately following the game. The cost of the bus ride is $35, payable when registering. A minimum of 40 people registered and paid is needed to make the trip possible. Sign-up for the fan bus will be in the high school office (deadline noon today, Wednesday). Game tickets are sold separately.

Knights heading to the “Bank” after another nail-biter

November 16, 2017

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Jonah Johnson led the Knights in rushing and receiving in Friday’s win over Mountain Lake Area.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Yes, the weather for football last Friday in New Ulm was not the most pleasant thing for most of the fans. But as Coach Mik­kelsen would say after the game, “We are in the Final Four.”
The RTR Football Knights have been fighting adversity all season in the majority of their games. Once again, at the start of the game against Mountain Lake Area, things did not look good…

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

Small Town Saturday November 25 in Tyler

November 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Local residents will be en­couraged to “shop small” this year as Small Town Saturday comes to Tyler for the first time. Small Town Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are local as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday promoted by big box and online retailers as a way to help keep Christ­mas shopping in Tyler. The event is presented by the Tyler Area Community Club (TACC).

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

Three elected to RTR School Board

November 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Area voters went to the polls last Tuesday to choose three for positions on the RTR School Board.
In the Tyler precinct, Peggy Dunblazier was reelected to her seat with 93 votes. There were two write-in votes…

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

Danish Christmas scheduled for December 2 in Tyler

November 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Danebod Lutheran Church will be hosting their annual Traditional Danish Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Tyler.
The Christmas decorations and holiday displays throughout the Danebod Campus, along with the Julebutikker (Christmas Shops), Holiday Songfest and the Danish Supper all set the mood of a traditional Danish Christmas.

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

Tyler Tour of Homes

November 16, 2017

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The Tyler Tour of Homes returned on Saturday, with over 120 people buying tickets to the Tyler Area Community Club event. Clockwise from top left—Jolean Faaborg, Kayla Sanderson, Jamie Schreurs and Joyce Jensen at the Jon and Jen Schreurs home; Amanda and Trevor Carlson greeted visitors to the Don and Sue Buhl home; Teresa Gleis, Jane Fenicle and Marcie Eisfeld were visitors to the Mike and Kim Bloom home; some of the many who stopped in at the Josh and Briana Wieme house.

Children’s Theater will present “The Jungle Book” at the LBOH

November 16, 2017

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Joe Dagel, Zoey Greer, Keira Larsen and Rachel Hexem receive tips from director Crystal Enga as the rest of the crew prepare for practice.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Lake Benton Opera House (LBOH) will welcome friends and family of a cast of young people who will present Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” This children’s classic will come to life under the direction of LBOH alumnus Crystal Enga of Marshall, and assisted by Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton. Rachel Hexem of Hendricks stars in the play as Mowgli, a human child raised by jungle wolves. Shere Khan, played by Aubree Bales of Lake Benton, hates Mowgli because humans are evil and will destroy the jungle using the “red flower” (fire), according to Enga…

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

Local SMSU students sing in Chorale Concert last week

November 16, 2017

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RTR graduate Illana Peter had a solo in one of the songs during the SMSU Chorale concert on Nov. 7.

By Nancy Mulder 
valleyjournaloffice @gmail.com

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) Chorale held their first concert of the season at FirstLutheranChurch in Marshall. The title of the concert was “Build­ing Dreams: A Concert in Honor of the 50th Anni­versary of SMSU.” Dr. Ste­phen Kingsbury, the Cho­rale Conductor, explained to the audience that this is the 50th anniversary of SMSU and this concert is a celebration of the mile­stone. Dr. Kingsbury stat­ed, “What you might not be aware of is that this year also marks the 50th anni­versary of the SMSU choir, which gave its first perfor­mance in the fall of 1967.” Local residents have been a part of the SMSU Choir’s legacy from the beginning.

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

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The SMSU Chorale held their first concert Tuesday evening, Nov. 7. Among the choir members pictured are Rachael Blake in the front row, second from right, and Courtney Mulder, second row, far right.

Essay winners

November 16, 2017

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RTR Principal Daniel Bettin congratulating Veterans Day Essay Award winners. From left— Anika Finzen, 2nd place ($50); Ashley Borchert, 1st place ($75); and Jacob Fischer, 3rd Place ($25).