Big storm dumps nearly 18 inches of snow across county

April 19, 2018

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The winter that just keeps giving continued over the weekend with another 1.5 feet of winter splendor. City crews and local homeowners spent most of Sunday digging out streets, cars and as show above, bicycles from yet another storm.

By Shelly Finzen and
Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Old Man Winter did not want to let go of southwest Minnesota. The latest blizzard began Friday, April 13 and the snow continued through Sunday, April 15. When it finished, nearly 18 inches of snow had been dumped across Lincoln County.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported on the blizzard.
“A powerful early spring storm system brought back winter with a vengeance on April 14, 2018. The storm unleashed an historic blizzard which produced wind gusts of 45 to 65 mph along with record-setting snowfall amounts which topped one foot in many locations,” the website stated…

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It was hard to tell where the snowbank ended and where the local editor’s car began on Sunday morning. Another 2-4 inches of snow was forecast for overnight Tuesday and Wednesday this week with a tantalizing promise of over 50 degrees next week.

RTR students head to state speech meet

April 19, 2018

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Dajza Gilmore (left) and Madison Witte placed first in Duo last week to advance to the State Speech Meet in Apple Valley this weekend.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A magical year continues at RTR High School, with yet another pair of students heading to state competition. In November the football team played in the state tournament with a game at U.S. Bank Stadium; in February the RTR Drama Department took their one-act play to the Minnesota State One-Act Play Festival in St. Paul. The basketball team recently completed a dream season with a Minnesota Class A Basketball championship in March, playing at Williams Arena and Target Center. This week, two more students advance, heading to Apple Valley High School to compete in the Minnesota State Class A Speech Tournament.

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Hospice Auction to be held next week

April 19, 2018

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 23rd annual Hos­pice Benefit and Auction will be held Friday, April 27 at the Tyler Golf Club, beginning with the meal and silent auction at 5 p.m. Pick of the Auction and the live auction will begin at 7:15. Tickets are available at the door, which will include a meal of roast beef and fixings. Funds raised at the event will go to Avera@Home Southwest Minnesota to support care in Tyler and the surrounding area. Donations of items (new only) for the auction or monetary donations will be accepted through April 20 and can be brought to the front desk at the Tyler hospital.

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Button designs sought by TAC

April 19, 2018

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The Tyler Arts Council will take contest submissions until May 1 for button designs.

The Tyler Arts Council is sponsoring an Aebleskiver Button Design contest for the 2018 summer celebration. This year’s theme is either patriotism or the 100th anniversary of the Tyler tornado. View the button displays at Citizens State Bank or at the Tyler Tribute office for ideas.

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Board of Appeals meeting held

April 19, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Tyler City Coun­cil Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting was held on Monday evening at the Tyler Fire Hall. Lincoln County Asses­sor Bruce Nielson was on hand for the meeting.
Nielsen told the council that there was one request in the city for a review of the property value on property owned by Tom Gladis.

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Middle school musicians shine

April 19, 2018

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RTR Middle School’s 7th-8th grade band, directed by Justin Condelli, is pictured performing “Worksite,” with percussionists beating out the rhythm on buckets, a brake drum and garbage can lid.

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Dana Ahl, Lily Klumper, Brooke Struthers, Kylie Kerkaert and Melissa Barber started off the RTR Middle School Spring Concert on April 10 in Russell with “Bye Bye Blackbird.”

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Opera House show extended

April 19, 2018

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Pictured above are Lacey Barke of Arco (left) and Kathy Holck of Ruthton in a scene from the Lake Benton Opera House production of “Steel Magnolias.” The show has been extended one more weekend due to weather cancellations over the past weekend. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, April 20- 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m.

Minnesota author Brian Freeman comes to Tyler this month

April 19, 2018

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Author Brian Freeman will give a presentation on the Minnesota locations he included in his novels.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Are you an author in your spare time or are you interested in writing? Are you searching for in­spiration? Would you like to find out more about the writing and publish­ing process? Learn from a published Minnesota au­thor, Brian Freeman.
Hosted by the Tyler Pub­lic Library, Freeman will be in Tyler on Friday, April 27 at The Rock. He will speak about his books and his career as an author. He will also give a read­ing from his newest book, “Alter Ego.”

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New superintendent gets settled in at RTR

April 19, 2018

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New superintendent David Marlette began duties at RTR Schools on April 2.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

As of April 2, 2018, Da­vid Marlette took his place as the new superinten­dent of RTR Schools and is ready hit the ground run­ning, even if that means dodging snowstorms.
“I told my wife that this is a heck of a job, I’m here one day and get a snow day the next day,” Marlette said. “But things are going well. I’ve been getting out and meeting staff and go­ing through all the build­ings. I’ve been trying to meet some people in the community and get my feet wet.”

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February refuses to leave…

April 12, 2018

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Winter continues to hold off the arrival of Spring 2018 in large areas of the country. A snowstorm last week was responsible for this semi-truck pointing north across the east and westbound lanes of Highway 14 near Florence on Tuesday. More snow arrived on Sunday, causing cancellation of several area events and another two-hour late start at RTR Schools. Hang on, more snow is forecast for this weekend as mid-April continues to look nothing like mid-April.