Tyler Legion commemorative pictorial postmark out Sept. 16

July 3, 2019

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Tribute graphic designer Amber Knudson with the Tyler Legion commemorative pictorial postmark.

By Duane Blake, cmdr.
Tyler American Legion

In September, the United States Postal Service will be issuing a pictorial postmark to commem­orate the 100th anniversary of Tyler Legion Post 185. The pic­torial postmark was designed by Tyler Tribute graphic designer Amber (Casperson) Knudson. Tyler Postmaster Dawn Wichern submitted the application for the postmark on request of Tyler Legion Post 185. The Tyler Post Office will be a temporary sta­tion for the use of the postmark. The postmark is only valid be­ginning Sept. 16 to the end of the month. To have your mail hand canceled with this commemora­tive pictorial postmark go to the Tyler Post Office during regular postal hours from Sept. 16-Sept. 30 and request the use of this postmark.

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Lincoln County represented at GMRPT Commission’s quarterly meeting

July 3, 2019

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Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere, far right, sat in on the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission meeting last Wednesday, June 26.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPT) met for their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 26. The meeting was held at the Chalet located at Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park of Lake Benton, which was recently designated as a regional park. In addition to the members of the commission, Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere and Lincoln County Parks Supervisor Daryl Schlapkohl attended the meeting, as well as Vince Robinson, Teresa Schreurs and Lisa Graphenteen with Development Services, Inc. (DSI).
Schlapkohl, who has worked with the Lincoln County Parks system since 1979, spoke to the commission about the county park…

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Ruthton set to celebrate America’s birthday July 4th

July 3, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The annual Ruthton 4th of July celebration arrives on Thursday with a full day of activities. The cel­ebration will kick off with the 5K Run/Walk. Regis­tration is 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start. At 10 a.m. lineup will commence at Peace Lutheran Church for the parade that starts at 11 a.m. This year’s prize will go to the best superhero.

Following the parade a potluck lunch will be presented downtown at the city park…

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Tasty treats in Tyler

July 3, 2019

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Tyler was bustling last Thursday as Crazy Days and Taste of Tyler returned to downtown. Businesses had crazy sale prices and samples of food for visitors. A flea market was held in the bandshell park with lots of food choices as well as music by Lonnie Carpenter.

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Garden tour

July 3, 2019

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The Tyler Area Community Club will hold a Garden Tour on July 11 from 3 p.m.
to 8 p.m. The public will be able to view home gardens of Mic and Kathi VanDevere
(pictured above); Jim and Beth Boyle; Barry and Marlys Christensen; Carroll and Joyce Friedrichs and Kent and Deb Mikkelsen. Stop in at ElBell’s on W. Bradley Street for a $10 tour ticket, treats and special deals.

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Relay For Life Friday in Ivanhoe

June 28, 2019

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Relay For Life of Lincoln County returns to Gilson Field in Ivanhoe this week.

By Mark Wilmes 
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Hundreds of participants will come together this weekend in Ivanhoe to honor cancer survi­vors and their caregivers and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The 2019 Relay For Life of Lincoln County will be at Ivan­hoe’s Gilson Field this year…

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Variance request, city administrator position discussed

June 28, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington and Mayor Joan Jagt at last week’s special meeting of the Tyler City Council.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler City Council met for a special meeting on Thursday, June 20. Council members present included Tim Sanderson, Ken Jensen, Cricket Raschke and Mayor Joan Jagt. City Administrator Robert Wolfington was also present.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting began with discussion on a variance requested by Kevin Kuestermeyer to build a garage on his property…

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Tyler youth headed to national TKD tournament

June 28, 2019

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Colby Frahm pictured with Brookings coach Mark Anawaski and Tyler coach Patty Jurrens.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
This week the 2019 USA Taekwondo National Championships arrive in Minneapolis. Due to his success at the 2019 Minnesota championships, Colby Frahm of Tyler will be one of the competitors at the event. Colby, the son of Chad and Sandy Frahm, will be one of 12 state champs competing as a red belt in Cadet Sparring on July 1. Each competitor will have three one-minute rounds with single elimination. The top four take home a medal and certificate, and a chance at a world class ranking.
Colby will weigh in Sunday night and spar on Monday.

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Christensen Honorary Caregiver for 2019 Relay for Life event

June 28, 2019

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Dyllen Yockey with mom Brittany Christensen.

By Brittany Christensen
Special to the Tyler Tribute.

My name is Brittany Christens­en. I am a mother to two amazing boys—Hayden, 12, and Dyllen, 10. Hayden was born with a rare brain malformation amongst other ailments that have affected his life and changed ours, for the better, of course. April of 2018, after many trips to the doctor’s office and tests, Dyllen was di­agnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Burkett’s Lymphoma. Focusing on Hayden’s needs for 11 years, I never imagined needing to re­focus on, now, Dyllen’s medical needs as well.
I had to shift into overdrive and lean on those around us to help with Hayden’s care so I could fo­cus on helping Dyllen beat this awful disease. I took six months off of work—I am a hairstylist— to be able to be with Dyllen dur­ing his chemo treatments…

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FEMA to visit Lyon County June 26 for disaster relief meeting

June 28, 2019

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Dustin Hauschild and Joe WIlson spoke to the commissioners concerning bidding for upcoming road projects in Lincoln County.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Lincoln County Emergency Manager Amber Scholten spoke to the board requesting permis­sion to travel to Chicago, Illinois for a wireless/broadband confer­ence. She was asked by the radio board to represent our region at the ARMER Radio training con­ference. When she returns, she will report to the rest of the re­gion the topics discussed at the conference. The board granted Scholten the permission she re­quested.

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