RTR students to present three one-act plays

February 16, 2018

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The RTR Drama Department will present three one-act plays this weekend. Pictured above are Dajza Gilmore and the cast of “The Nameless Princess” rehearsing on Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR one-act play, “All Out,” was presented at state competi­tion on Friday afternoon in St. Paul. The top eight Class A pro­ductions from across the state presented throughout the day. A total of 214 Class A schools were in the 2018 competition. On Friday, RTR was the seventh production of the day…

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TACC, FCCLA team up at The Rock

February 16, 2018

Chili cook-off, all-you-can-eat chili, board games and trivia challenge on Sunday

By Mark Wilmes
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It will be board games, trivia competitions and all-you-can-eat chili on Sunday at The Rock in downtown Tyler on Sunday, Feb. 18. Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be chili and family board games leading up to the trivia competition at 2 p.m.

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RTR grad shines for Lady Jays

February 16, 2018

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Ashlynn Wabeke

By Mark Wilmes
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Russell-Tyler-Ruthton graduate Ashlynn Wabeke of Ruthton has found a home on the basketball court, two years after her last game with the Knights. Wabeke has es­tablished herself as an integral part of the nationally-ranked Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team, currently riding a 13-game winning streak and sitting on top of the South Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) with an 11-0 record. The team has an overall record of 19-4 and is rated No. 9 in the nation.
Wabeke said she is doing her best to keep her eye on the prize and not get caught up in the spotlight that is shining on her team.

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Lake Benton in need of whole treatment for curly leaf pondweed

February 16, 2018

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Robert Olsen spoke to the Board of Commissioners about several topics, including the need for Lake Benton Lake to be treated.

By Tammy Mathison
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During the Feb. 6 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmen­tal Office presented the year-end DNR Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) report, then informed the Board of Commissioners of the need to treat Lake Benton for curly leaf pondweed. Olsen said since treating up to 400 acres of the lake would cost between $100,000 and $120,000 and that treating the whole lake would be about $150,000 per year over three years, treatment for the whole lake was the preferred op­tion. The treatment, when done at the proper time, will prevent the plant from reproducing. Ol­sen told the board that the Lake District would need to borrow funds from the county if treat­ment began in 2018, but would not have to borrow any funds if the treatments begin in 2019.

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Annual meeting held

February 16, 2018

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The Tyler Golf Club was the site of the 2018 Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers Association Annual Meeting and Banquet on Saturday evening. Inset: Chairman Tim Jerzak presided over the annual meeting. Those in attendance were treated to a roast beef and ham dinner as well as scores of door prizes.

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Free antique appraisal opportunities to be hosted by Plum Creek Libraries

February 16, 2018

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Mark Moran will be traveling through the Plum Creek area for 19 Antique Appraisal events. Local libraries are seeking people to preregister antiques for a free appraisal at one of 19 events across the Plum Creek Library System.

By Shelly Finzen
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Have you ever wondered what the vase passed down from great-great-grandma is worth? How about that unique tea set you bought at an auction for a dollar or those old gas station signs you found in Dad’s garage? The Plum Creek Library System is offering you the chance to have your an­tiques and rare finds appraised for free.
Thanks to a grant from Min­nesota’s Arts and Heritage Fund, also known as a Legacy Grant, Mark Moran will travel through the Plum Creek region libraries for a total of 11 appraisal events during the month of March. Hen­dricks, Lake Benton and Tyler are all on his list of stops.

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RTR One-Acts return to State

February 8, 2018

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The RTR one-act play took first place at the Section 3A competition in Redwood Falls on Saturday. Pictured left to right in front are Andrea Escher, Jocelyn Klein, Gabby Thooft, Lacey Barke, Ashley Borchert and Max Schardin; in the middle row are Asst. Director Erick Harper, Brooke Burns, Dajza Gilmore, Madison Witte, Emily Kern, Emma Gunnare, Cooper Hansen and Alex Duus; and in the back row are Carter Hansen, Dalton Galbraith, Graham Petersen, Luke Johnson, Garret Reisdorfer, Zach Reese and Director Neil Witte.

By Mark Wilmes
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For the fifth consecutive year the RTR One-Act team will be heading to state competition after placing first in the Section 3A One-Act Play Contest at Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls on Saturday. RTR competed against eight other schools, including Central Minnesota Christian, Dawson-Boyd, Hancock, Montevideo, Morris Area, Pipestone Area, Red Rock Central and Redwood Valley.
The win advances RTR to state competition this week, where they will again perform the play “All Out.”

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Tyler Arts Council to offer classes

February 8, 2018

The Tyler Arts Council (TAC) will be offering three classes this spring and summer.
Acrylic painting with Paul Tuszynski will be Monday, March 5, 6–9 p.m. in the RTR High School art room in Tyler. Participants will create a color landscape using wet-on-wet techniques. Register by March 2. To be able to offer the class, a minimum number of eight participants needed.
Basket weaving with Pam Blake will be Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., giving all participants plenty of time to complete the basket…
Backyard Pharmacy with Mary Meneely will be Saturday, June 9, 1–2:30 p.m. in Mary’s backyard in Arco…

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Council hears update from Avera

February 8, 2018

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Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson and Regional President/CEO of Avera Health Mary Maertens gave their annual report to the council Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
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Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson and Avera Regional President Mary Maertens were on hand to give a report on the local healthcare organization. Anderson reported on changes at the local nursing home, reducing the number of beds at the facility.
“One of the changes we did make at the facility was the decision to delicense a number of beds,” Anderson told the council. “We went through a lengthy process and I did just get confirmation that our delicensing was accepted by the Minnesota Department of Health. We went from a 38-bed nursing home to a 30-bed nursing home.”

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Come for the chili, stay for the games

February 8, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Area Community Club (TACC) will hold the third annual Family Board Game Day on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Rock in downtown Tyler.
Kicking off the event, the RTR Family, Career and Com­munity Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be hosting a chili feed fundraiser.

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