Fall Festival light rail

September 12, 2019

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“Engineer” Dan Paluch provided rides for children at Sunday’s St. Dionysius Fall Festival in Tyler.

 

Antique appraiser returns to area libraries

September 12, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Plum Creek Regional Library System will once again sponsor free antique appraisals by expert appraiser Mark Moran. Moran toured the region in early 2018.
Moran is the author of dozens of antique reference guides. His resume also includes formerly serving as senior editor of antiques and collectibles books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin, a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine, serving as editor of Antique Review East magazine, as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and as editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group…

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Active Generations event

September 12, 2019

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The Lincoln County Active Generations Fall Event was held Thursday at the Ivanhoe V.F.W., providing an evening of food and entertainment to area senior citizens.

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Fall fun at St. Dionysius

September 12, 2019

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Human Foosball

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Farmers Market

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4-H youth exhibit their best at the Minnesota State Fair

September 12, 2019

4H Mallory Evans Lama Costume Contest
4H Mallory Evans Lama Costume Contest

Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties brought over 2,300 exhibits, delivered about 175 public presen­tations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and perfor­mances at the 2019 Min­nesota State Fair.
Throughout the year, 4-H youth select project areas that reflect personal areas of interest and pur­sue hands-on learning that is both self-directed and guided by adult volun­teers. The results of their learning are exhibited at county fairs across the state. A collection of the best exhibits from each county fair is brought to present in the 4-H Build­ing at the Minnesota State Fair.

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4H Abby Johnson Lama Costume Contest
Abby Johnson in the Lama Costume Contest

New public access recently completed on Lake Benton Lake

September 12, 2019

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The newly completed $600,000 lake access on Lake Benton Lake.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com
A group of area residents and officials and personnel gathered to celebrate the completion of a new $600,000 public water access facility on the southwest area of Lake Benton Lake on Friday morning.
Senator Bill Weber introduced officials from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and recalled part of his own life living on the shores of the lake.

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Lincoln County receives clean opinion on 2018 audit; approves 3% increase

September 12, 2019

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Cody Pederson, pictured with Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester, began his duties as a Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was introduced to the commissioners before the meeting began.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the meeting room of the Lincoln County Court­house in Ivanhoe. All com­missioners were present for the meeting. Before the meeting began, Sheriff Chad Meester introduced new county deputy Cody Pederson to the board.
Following the approval of the consent agenda, Doug Host of Clifton Lar­son Allen LLP presented the 2018 Audit Report…

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Nursing home resident fills time by creating art

September 5, 2019

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Jean Runia with two of her four flower paintings that she will be sending to her nieces in Washington.

By Richard Siemers

 
The latest art exhibit in town can be found in an unlikely place—the dining room at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Twenty-five paintings by resident Jean Runia are displayed on the windowsills.
“I had so many pictures around my room I decided one day I’ll just put them down in the lunch room,” Jean said. “They can keep them there, or otherwise I’ll bring them back to the room.”

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A painting of Jean’s favorite place of worship, Skandia Evangelical Free Church near Balaton.

Faring well at the fair

September 5, 2019

4H Lincoln County Livestock Judging Team Members L to R Matt Weber Cody Gifford Collin Wells Maxwell Johnson Ava Schoenfeld

4-H members from Lincoln County repeatedly showed up at the top of the class in competition at the Minnesota State fair this year. Above: Lincoln County Livestock Judging Team, left to right, Matt Weber, Cody Gifford, Collin Wells, Maxwell Johnson, Ava Schoenfeld. Pictured below: Jared Christensen, Purple Ribbon, Sheep Suffolk Ewe Lamb.

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Stephanie LaBrune accepts Tyler City administrator position

September 5, 2019

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Stephanie LaBrune

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Stephanie LaBrune has accepted the position of city administrator for the City of Tyler and will begin duties on Sept. 9, pending final approval of the employment agreement by the city council at the September meeting, according to Vince Robinson of Development Services, Inc. (DSI).
LaBrune lives on a farm near Holland with her husband Ryan and children Danica and Lincoln. The LaBrunes own Ultimate Woodworking, Inc., which Ryan operates out of their home.

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