Tips to keep animals safe in the cold Minnesota winters

January 4, 2018

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Outdoor pets need a shelter to protect them from the cold Minnesota winds and extra calories to fight the negative temperatures.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Minnesota winters can be tough on everyone, es­pecially our furry friends. Keeping pets healthy and safe is already a big un­dertaking, but adding ex­tremely cold temperatures to the mix adds a new chal­lenge to the task. Here are some tips for keeping your pets healthy, warm, and safe this winter.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cru­elty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests that indoor-pet owners keep their homes humidified to prevent itchy, dry skin. Their tip is probably just as beneficial for the pet owner, as well…

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Sharing some Fa-la-la

December 28, 2017

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The RTR High School Choir, under the direction of Lorilee Malecha, took a midday break from school to sing holiday songs at last week’s Tyler Kiwanis Club meeting.

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RTR to drop participation in FLY

December 28, 2017

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Interim Superintendent Lee Warne presented plaques to Pat O’Toole (left) and Terry Gordon for their years of service on the RTR Board of Directors.

By Mark Wilmes
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Big changes will be coming to the RTR School District for the 2018-19 school year. Af­ter years of participating in the Flexible Learning Year (FLY), the school board voted to opt out of the program. RTR schools par­ticipated in FLY as part of a joint venture with the Hendricks and Lynd school districts, allowing a pre-Labor Day start to the school year. With the dissolution of the SWEC joint powers agreement with the two districts, RTR was out of compliance allowing them to participate in FLY. Interim Su­perintendent Lee Warne said the Department of Education indi­cated it would allow the district to remain in FLY if it desired to do so, or to go back to a Septem­ber start used by most districts in the state.

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Pre-registration for annual ice fishing tournament has begun

December 28, 2017

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The fourth annual Ice Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Lake Benton Sportsman’s Club, will be held Jan. 27, 2018 on Lake Benton Lake.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The weather has finally turned wintery-cold and the ice on Lake Benton Lake is building. That means the annual Lake Benton Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Tournament is right around the corner. Last year, hundreds of dol­lars in prizes were given away and men, women, and children from all over, and even outside, south­west Minnestoa gathered together for a day of ice-fishing fun.

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Elementary Winter Carnival

December 28, 2017

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Creating some holiday craft projects.

The RTR Elementary Winter Carnival was held on Dec. 19 with many activities offered.

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Hole-in-the-Mountain Park designated as Regional Park

December 28, 2017

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Daryl Schlapkohl of the Lincoln County Parks Dept.and Teresa Schreurs of DSI spoke to the Lincoln County Commissioners about the recent designation of Hole-in-the-Mountain Park as a Regional Park.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Teresa Schreurs of DSI and Daryl Schlapkohl of the Lincoln County Parks Department spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during the Dec. 19 meeting regarding the desig­nation of Hole-in-the-Mountain Park as a Regional Park.
The designation has been in process for some time. Part of the process was designing a mas­ter plan of park improvement projects…

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Ringing in the New Year as a family

December 28, 2017

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Once kids become part of the picture, the all-night-long New Year’s Eve parties become a distant memory. Don’t let a grow­ing family stop you from celebrating the close of one year and the begin­ning of the next. Here are some family friendly tips for ringing in the New Year.
Whether you will cel­ebrate in a small group or a larger one, there are sev­eral kid friendly activities you can incorporate into the celebration. Rachel Norman from the blog “A Mother Far from Home” gives several tips for cel­ebrating with younger children.

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Sharing at Christmas

December 21, 2017

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Emily Kern (left) and Brooke Thomsen wrapping presents.

By Mark Wilmes
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Christmas is for Sharing has provided the basic needs of many families in our communities at Christmas for nearly 20 years. During that time, we have had individuals, families, Sunday School classes, 4-H groups, churches and other groups give donations or volunteer each year to buy gifts for family members. This year two RTR groups, the National Honor Society and the FFA, have had active events to raise money for the program. Honor Society Advisor Alissa Moat said five families are slated to get donations this year in the area.

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RTR students recently spent some time on a Sunday to purchase and wrap presents for the Christmas is For Sharing program.

Just For Kix off to successful start

December 21, 2017

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Harper Petersen during Saturday’s show.

By Mark Wilmes
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Back in August, Robyn Condelli of Marshall began the process of starting up Tyler’s first-ever Just For Kix dance program. Condelli, wife of RTR band instructor Justin Condelli, had been dancing since she was a fourth-grader in Olivia. Just For Kix is a nationwide program, teaching multiple types of dance to children as young as two through seniors in high school. Condelli continued her own dance participation through high school and college. She started teaching dance as a sophomore at Olivia.
A meet and greet was held on Aug. 29 in Tyler and the program has continued to grow in the weeks since that first meeting…

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Lighting it up in Ruthton

December 21, 2017

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First place and $100 for the 2017 Buffalo Ridge Community Organization Lighting Contest in Ruthton goes to Pat and Cindy Engbart.

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