McGill to speak next week at TGC

January 10, 2019

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Pat McGill, as a Miss South Dakota candidate in the 1960s.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Former Tyler resident and area middle school teacher Pat McGill will return to Tyler to present “Thriving IS…Living Rural with Gratitude, Grit, Grace and Active Hope” at the Tyler Area Community Club Winter Wonderland annual meeting on Jan. 17 at the Tyler Golf Club. McGill’s program will be interactive, an opportunity to what Pat calls FREE THINK and sharing about our gratitude for what Tyler is and the grit and grace along with active hope that can help us thrive, not just survive…

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

Woodstock Communications to bring internet options to Tyler

January 10, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington (left) swearing in new members of the Tyler City Council on Monday evening, Mayor Joan Jagt and Councilpersons Cricket Raschke and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting began with the swear­ing in of Mayor Joan Jagt and Councilpersons Cricket Raschke and Tim Sanderson. Jagt opened her first meeting by stating that meetings going forward would start with the Pledge of Alle­giance and a roll call to deter­mine who is present. She also said the budget will be analyzed every other month to determine where finances for the year stand. In addition, she asked that the City of Tyler website include phone numbers for each of the council members to make it easier for constituents to con­tact them…

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

KC Council free throw shooting is coming soon to Russell

January 10, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The 2019 Knights of Co­lumbus Council free throw shooting will be held in Russell on Friday, Jan. 11. The time of the event will be 10 a.m.
All girls and boys who are 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 years old may par­ticipate. There are 12 age brackets in all, six for each gender. The age bracket a shooter shoots is deter­mined by his or her age on Jan. 1. In other words, if a shooter turns 13 on Jan. 7, that person will shoot in the age bracket for 12- year-olds.

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Gena Maria Koeberl new pastor at Danebod Lutheran

January 10, 2019

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Pastor Gena Maria Koeberl

Danebod Lutheran Church would like to wel­come Pastor Gena Maria Koeberl to Tyler. She will be their Called Minister beginning on March 1. While it is sad to see Pas­tor Kelly Heide go and we wish her all the best in her new calling in Hutchinson, Danebod is excited to start this new chapter in the life of their congregation…

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

Tyler Legion to celebrate 100 years in September

January 10, 2019

Establishment of the American Legion

By Duane Blake

Leading up to the cen­tennial of A.C. Hansen Post 185 of Tyler in September, the Tribute will be running a series of articles from various authors about the local organization.
Establishment of the American Legion 1919-2019 – From www.legion.org/history
The American Legion was chartered and incor­porated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veter­ans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, ser­vice members and commu­nities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-wea­ry veterans of World War I into one of the most influ­ential nonprofit groups in the United States. Member­ship swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the coun­try…

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

Fireplace story continues . . .

January 10, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
After our recent story on the fireplace decoration restoration by Barry Christensen we heard this from Niel Petersen, Tyler High School Class of 1956:
“My father, Harald A. Petersen, was school superintendent in Tyler from about 1931 through 1957. The fireplace idea was generated by him in the early 1930s, but he expected to use it only for a couple of years, building it from mostly scrap material…

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

Area was snowbound over the holidays

January 10, 2019

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Severe winter weather conditions impacted travel throughout the county during both of the recent winter storms. This vehicle was seen on Jan. 1 along U.S. Highway 14 between Lake Benton and Tyler.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The winter of 2018-2019 may be remembered for the heavy snows that have fallen across the region. A winter storm blan­keted Lincoln County with sev­eral inches of snow on Dec. 27- 28, 2018, and was followed by a second storm that included high winds which caused severe drift­ing on Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
The Dec. 27-28 snowstorm that hit Lincoln County extended up to the Canadian border, ac­cording to CBS. Their forecast map showed a Winter Storm Warning that covered Lincoln and Lyon Counties, then traveled through the state to the north­ernmost border…

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

Carris Health in Marshall joins Avera

January 10, 2019

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Some of the many IT technicians working on the integration of electronic medical records of Avera and ACMC.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Marshall Regional Medi­cal Center has announced that Carris Health Mar­shall has become part of Avera as of Jan. 1. In Sep­tember 2018, Avera an­nounced that Avera Mar­shall and Carris Health Marshall, a division of CentraCare, signed a letter of intent to integrate Car­ris Health Marshall Clinic and Surgery Center into Avera Marshall. On Friday, a group of administrators and physicians were pres­ent at a press conference at the newly-acquired fa­cility.

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

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The newly-signed Avera Clinic on Carlson Street in Marshall.

Timber Tavern under new ownership

January 10, 2019

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New Timber Tavern owner Kim Luther (left) and cook Tammy Mitchell.

By Mark Wilmes
and Shelly Finzen

The Timber Tavern in downtown Tyler has been under new ownership since Nov. 1, 2018 when Kim Luther purchased the bar and grill. Luther took over from Scott Rieder, who had owned the business for 10 years. Luther is originally from the Marshall area and also lived in the Ruthton/ Tyler area before moving to Kansas 25 years ago.

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

 

Helen Klingler has led a full life all over the United States

January 4, 2019

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Helen Klingler’s many travels have led her to Danebod Village.–Photo by Richard Siemers

By Richard Siemers
Tribute Feature Contributor

 
When she was 70, Helen Klingler took up race walking. She competed in over 100 races in five states and took home medals and trophies. Race walking fit right in with her active life, much of which was on the move.
Now 93, her race walking days are a memory, but making another move came naturally. This past fall she arrived at Danebod Village from Panama, where she had been living with her daughter-in-law and had been hospitalized. Her son, Dr. Richard Klingler, brought her here where he could keep an eye on her and communication was easier for someone who does not speak Spanish.

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