Vaping on the rise with local teens

November 14, 2019

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Ann Orren of Southwest Health and Human Services, left, with Cricket Raschke of Tyler during last week’s Vape Talk at RTR High School.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR High School hosted a Vape Talk during parent/teacher conferences on Nov. 7 in the high school library. The event was sponsored by Southwest Minnesota Health and Human Services (SWMHHS) in light of the fact that youth tobacco rates have increased for the first time in 17 years due to the use of e-cigarettes.
Presenter Ann Orren of SWHHS explained that vaping is done with e-cigarettes—battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine and flavorings to the user in the form of an aerosol.
“Companies are targeting kids,” Orren said.

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Tyler Swimming Pool fundraiser scheduled for this weekend

November 14, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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The annual Dad’s Belgian Waffle fundraiser for the Tyler Pool will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All you can eat waffles, sausages, toppings and beverages will be on the menu, with gluten-free options available for a free-will offering. Carry-out plates are available at a cost of $7.

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Children’s theater production opens Saturday at Opera House

November 14, 2019

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Photos courtesy of Yolanda Drietz
Among the actors in this weekend’s production of “Stories Under the Big Top,” pictured clockwise from left, are Sophie Peterson, Jack Rybinski, Jenaya Drietz, Willow Hoff, Hannah Dagel, Kendra Gleis and Everett Erb.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton Opera House production of “Stories Under the Big Top” will be performed Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The show is directed by Crystal Enga of Marshall. The play is performed in a circus setting and is comprised of five vignettes that showcase each story.
Among the actors performing is Willow Hoff, who lives outside Balaton and is homeschooled.

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Junior Achievement of Lincoln County awarded Small Grant

November 14, 2019

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Pictured from left are Jessica Gums and Shelby Otto, receiving the United Way grant on behalf of Junior Achievement of Lincoln County.

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Board of Di­rectors recently approved Small Grants in Round I totaling $2,000. The Small Grant program is an out­reach of the Community Impact funding process. The available amount of grant dollars each year is subject to change. One-time grants up to $5,000 are awarded to organizations aligned with UWSWMN’s priority areas.
Financial Stability: Ju­nior Achievement of Lin­coln County…

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Ladies Day Out

November 14, 2019

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For those who were not out tracking deer on Saturday there was a Ladies Day Out event in Tyler. The annual Tour of Homes was held as well as a Sip & Shop at the Tyler Golf Club, with lunch, a fashion show and plenty of vendors.

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Guy Harding retirement resignation submitted to Lincoln County board

November 14, 2019

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Lincoln County Parks Manager Daryl Schlapkohl spoke to the county board concerning a septic system project at Picnic Point and the electrical upgrades project at Norwegian Creek.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, Nov. 5. All board members were pres­ent for the meeting.
Environmental Officer Robert Olsen reported that the county’s recycling pro­gram may be in trouble. Ac­cording to Olsen, the recy­cling from the rural drop-off sites has a high garbage contamination. County residents are not using the recycling and garbage bins appropriately and are put­ting trash into the recycling dumpsters. Furthermore, many residents are using garbage bags, which are not recyclable, to contain their recyclable waste and are dumping the garbage bags in the dumpsters with the recycling…

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Thank you Veterans

November 14, 2019

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Veterans Day ceremonies were held at RTR High School and Middle School on Monday. Speakers at the events were veterans Sarah Griesse (top) in Russell and Wayne Herold (pictured below) in Tyler.

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Veterans Honored in Ruthton

November 14, 2019

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Members of Woodrow Wilson Post 506 of the American Legion in Ruthton, guest speaker Wayne Herold, and ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary of Ruthton are pictured during the Veterans Day Program at RTR Elementary School on Monday.

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Thooft recipient of Shinoda Foundation scholarship award

November 14, 2019

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Elite students from some of the country’s top flori­culture programs received awards totaling $23,500 as the Shinoda Foundation Board of Trustees present­ed its annual scholarships.
“Our foundation was created to encourage fresh, ambitious young talent to pursue careers in floricul­ture, and our newest crop of scholarship recipients represents some of the best and brightest,” says Bob Otsuka, president of the Shinoda Foundation.
2019-20 Shinoda Foun­dation Scholarship recipi­ents include:… Gabrielle Thooft, South Dakota State University, Sophomore, $1,000…

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Pancakes!

November 14, 2019

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Pictured are members of the Tyler Legion and Tyler Lions Club, who teamed up on Saturday for the second annual Deer Opener Breakfast. The event was a fundraiser to help raise money to support the Tyler Food Shelf and the Tyler bandshell project.

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Tim Sanderson (left) and Lennie Burckhardt (right) were among the many area deer hunters and residents who enjoyed a hearty predawn breakfast at the second annual Deer Opener Breakfast jointly hosted by the Tyler Lions and Tyler Legion.