St. Dionysius Fall Festival

September 14, 2017

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Lots of baked goods and garden produce were available at the event.

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Civics Building Citizenship class

September 14, 2017

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Last week Andrea Lingen spoke to students in 7th grade Civics Building Citizenship class, taught by Jackie Hess at RTR Middle School.

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR Middle School So­cial Studies teacher Jackie Hess is offering a Civics Building Citizenship class for 7th graders this school year. Hess, in her first year of teaching in the RTR dis­trict, said she will be in­viting various community speakers to come and talk to the class.
“We are calling it coffee with the community,” Hess said.

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Sixteen youth represent Lincoln County at the State Fair

September 14, 2017

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Katie Landrus received the only purple ribbon in the non-livestock judging at the Minnesota State Fair for Lincoln County this year. She received it in the Fine Arts. She is from the Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4-H Club.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

According to a news re­lease from the University of Minnesota Extension, 4-H members from 86 counties and two tribal nations presented more than 2,600 projects, de­livered 175 presentations to the public, and partici­pated in a wide variety of group learning experienc­es and performances dur­ing the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Lincoln County had 16 members present­ing in the following non-livestock areas:
Foods and Nutrition – Food Preservation—Alli­son Citterman and Jack­son Lacek of the Ivanhoe Greenleaf Club received a blue…

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Benefit planned for Mike Sperl

September 7, 2017

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Heather and Mike Sperl with granddaughter Alieah.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Fire Department is sponsoring a benefit for fireman Mike Sperl of Tyler on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Kronborg Inn. The TFD will sponsor two bean bag tournaments while Danebod Lutheran Church will provide a bounce house and kids’ games for the younger people. The first bean bag tournament will be an open tournament with prizes. There will be a $20-per-team entry fee with registration beginning at noon for a 1 p.m. start. The second tournament will involve area fire departments with an opportunity to wager on your favorite team.

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High school skills in the real world

September 7, 2017

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Tribute advertising manager Amber Casperson is pictured speaking to Robyn Lampert’s English class at RTR High School on Thursday.

By Mark Wilmes
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While planning for her English 11 and English 12 courses this summer, RTR teacher Robyn Lampert was contemplating how to help her students connect what they are learning in the classroom with the real world that awaits them.
In August, she attended a four-day Technology Integration Workshop through BestPrep in Minneapolis. The non-profit organization’s mission is to “prepare students with business, career and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life.”

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RTR Homecoming Week

September 7, 2017

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Pictured are the 2017 RTR Homecoming candidates, from left—Chloe Hess, Evan Swanson, Tina Haroldson, Jacob Fischer, Paige Buchert, Jonah Johnson, Ashley Borchert, Riley Williams, Courtney Snyder and Westin Kirk. Coronation will be held Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

By Mark Wilmes
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Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Home­coming Week 2017 arrives next week with a full slate of activi­ties…
Coronation will be held on Monday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. The volleyball team will face Renville County West on Thursday evening, followed by a bonfire.

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A new face on the sidelines

September 7, 2017

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RTR Athletic Trainer Aaron Sattler (right) checks Knight Evan Swanson for signs of a concussion after taking a hit during Thursday’s game. Swanson passed without issues and was able to return to the game.

By Mark Wilmes
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Beginning this fall at RTR High School, Avera Tyler will be providing a new athletic trainer who will be present at all games and practices for Knight teams throughout the year. Aaron Sattler of Big Stone Therapies has been hired at no expense to the district to provide on-the-spot services to deal with sports injuries.
Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson said the service has been successfully implemented over the past few years at Marshall, Wabasso, Lakeview and Minneota.
“We wanted to expand that service to RTR,” Anderson said. “It is a big commitment to the school, to the community, to the kids.”

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Livestock results at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair

September 7, 2017

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The Livestock Judging Team-Intermediate was 4th out of the top 10 teams. Matt Weber of Lake Stay 4-H Club placed 9th out of the top 10 individuals. Pictured left to right are team members Taylor Lacek, Joey Rybinski, Matt Weber and Sydney Boersma.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lincoln County was well rep­resented by livestock exhibits at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. A total of 32 livestock exhibits shown by 31 exhibitors from Lincoln County were judged, with nine purple ribbons and eight blue ribbons awarded. The Livestock Judging Team–Inter­mediate Level placed fourth. Members of this team included Taylor Lacek, Matt Weber and Sydney Boersma, all of the Lake Stay 4H Club, and Joseph Rybin­ski of the Ivanhoe Greenleaf 4H Club. Lacek placed ninth in the individual competition.

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Æbleskiver Days group donates to team

September 7, 2017

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The Fun at the Fairgrounds committee donated $500 to the RTR Football Team for all of their help at this year’s Æbleskiver Days celebration in Tyler. Pictured from left are Westin Kirk, Jonah Johnson, Diane Borresen, Barb Brust, Evan Swanson, Jacob Fischer and Coach Josh Fredrickson.

WWII History programs offered by county libraries

September 7, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
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Beginning in September, the Lincoln County Public Libraries, including Ivanhoe, Siverson in Hendricks, Tyler, and Lake Benton, will sponsor OneBook/One County Read with a focus on WWII events and speakers. As part of this county-wide program, each library has provided a limited number of copies of “Finding Foxholes” by Faye Berger to county residents. If a resident would like to read the book, but cannot get one of the free copies, there are also copies available to check out. In addition to the free books, the libraries will host a variety of special guest speakers in September and October for county residents to hear and enjoy.
On Saturday, Sept. 23 the Lake Benton Public Library will host Erick Harper, World War II history buff and RTR World History teacher…

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