School Board hears of new RTR Educational Foundation

January 16, 2019

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Tyler Mayor Joan Jagt spoke at last week’s meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Superintendent Dave Marlette announced that the RTR Educational Foundation has been formed and is currently “up and running” and taking donations.
“This foundation is run through the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) out of Hutchinson,” Marlette told the board. “This foundation is not controlled by or run by the RTR ISD #2902 School Board, but instead by a separate foundation advisory board of between 3-12 local stakeholders. This foundation business does not run through the school district books and is not part of our audit. The foundation is a 501(c)3, to be tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code. Any prospective donor can contact the RTR School District on how to donate to the foundation. All donations are tax deductible.”

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RTR 8th grade play presented at middle school

January 16, 2019

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The RTR Middle School cafeteria in Russell was the site of the annual 8th grade play on Tuesday evening. Many parents and family members braved icy, foggy conditions to see the performance. Pictured below: Director Renee Manian greeted the crowd before the show. Above: (l.-r.) Madyson Davis, Sara Hartson, Halle Gravley and Sophie Blagdon performed “Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Got Them All Wrong)” by Ed Monk.

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Informational meeting for district voters scheduled for Jan. 24

January 16, 2019

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A view of the RTR High School Campus. The red outline shows the footprint of the proposed new building. With the exception of the 1903 building, areas west of the outline would be used for classrooms for two years while construction is going on. It will then be razed and a parking lot will be installed.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
On Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. the RTR School Board will host an informational meeting for district voters at the high school gymnasium in Tyler. There will be a detailed presentation of the RTR bond tax impact, as well as information on the proposed project. Presenting and answering questions at this meeting will be professionals from CO-OP Architecture on design; R.A. Morton, construction manager on costs of project; Springsted Financial on bond tax impact; and RTR School Administration on election details. The meeting will have stations set up for each separate entity. The meeting will run for approximately three hours, if needed.
The building plan has changed from the original in that it will no longer be a two-phase project…

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KC Council free throw championships sees 12 winners

January 16, 2019

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest winners— from left to right in front are Lane Wichmann, Kyah Christianson, Ramsey Carr, Makayla Hesse, Tyler Wichmann and Cassandra Reese; in back are Blake Christianson, Avely Schreurs, Aiden Wichmann, Ally Nelson, Hayden Gravely and Lexi Schreurs.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The council division of the Knights of Columbus held their first round of free throw shooting in Russell last Friday. There were 42 girls and boys total ranging in age from nine years old to 14 years old. All of the shooters shot 15 consecutive free throws in this round of competition.
Kyah Christianson made nine free throws to win the bracket for the nine-year-old girls. Ellie Dyb­dahl made five tosses to finish second. Lane Wich­mann was the only boy in the division for the boys of age nine. He would sink four free throws to move on in this age group.

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Hole-in-the-Mountain Park among recommended recipients for grant dollars

January 16, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The Greater Minne­sota Regional Parks and Trails Commission has announced grant recom­mendations for the FY20 funding cycle. Vince Rob­inson of Lincoln County Enterprise Development Corp (LCEDC) said they have been working with the Lincoln County Parks Department and the Coun­ty Commissioners to apply for grant funds to update the Hole-in-the-Mountain (HITM) Park 20-year re­source plan.
“It appears that the fund­ing we have requested will be forthcoming; assuming the legislature again ac­cepts the recommendation of the Greater MN Region­al Parks and Trails Com­mission,” Robinson said. “This funding will help us to survey park users and regional community mem­bers about their usage of current HITM park ameni­ties and their interest in additional amenities.”

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County Commissioners kept busy at first meeting of the year

January 16, 2019

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Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson reported that a server used by the Roads and Bridges Department has reached its life expectancy. He will present a quote for a replacement server in a future meeting.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Court Administrator Wen­dy Rost administered the Oath of Office to new/ re-elected officials: Com­missioner District 2 Mic VanDeVere, Commissioner District 4 Joe Drietz, Audi­tor-Treasurer Deb Vierhuf, Recorder Michelle Facile, Sheriff Chad Meester, and Attorney Glen Petersen. VanDeVere was selected as board chair, with Drietz selected as vice-chair.
The board approved sev­eral resolutions. The coun­ty board also approved the 2019 Commissioner Com­mittee Appointments. The resolutions and appoint­ments are similar to previ­ous years’ appointments and resolutions.

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Align Chiropractor moves to new building

January 16, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Align Family Chiroprac­tic will hold a grand open­ing open house on Thurs­day, Jan. 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Danaca Janiszeski has relocated her practice to the former Hartquist Funeral Home building at 116 East Bradley Street in Tyler. Janiszeski says the building was purchased in July 2018 and has gone through some major reno­vations in the past few months.
“We completely re­vamped the floor plan,” she said…

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2018 Year-In-Review-Part 1

January 10, 2019

Check out this past year’s stories in the first part of the Year in Review.

Snow Week at RTR High School

January 10, 2019

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RTR Snow Week royalty, from left— Collin Wells, Jared Christensen, Emily Kern, Emily Vos, Emmala Gunnare, Gabrielle Krall, Jackson Kerr and Brett Kelley.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR Snow Week has been set for Jan. 14-19. Coronation of Snow Week royalty will take place during the girls’ basketball game vs. Lac Qui Parle Valley on Jan. 15…

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Driving a tank in WWII

January 10, 2019

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Dick Pinckney

Reprinted with permission from the Minnesota Legionnaire
He was born in 1919.
Dallas Pinckney, who has always gone by the name Dick, was born in Garvin, Minnesota, where his dad ran the livery.
Pinckney was the third son in the family, and his parents were hoping for a girl. Thus the name Dallas, which at that time was either a boy’s or a girl’s name.
“But grandmother said she’d always wanted a grandchild named for her brother, Dick. So she pinned Dick on me, and I never remember anybody in my family calling me anything else.”

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