We Believed!

November 16, 2017

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We BELIEVED and Here We Are— heading to the U.S. Bank Stadium for the MN State Football tournament! With the help of businesses in the RTR communities we were able to provide our amazing fans with RTR Knights Rally Towels. THANK YOU to the following businesses: Buffalo Ridge Concrete, Buffalo Ridge Plumb¬ing, Christianson Crop Insurance, Christianson Implement, Drake Lawn Care, Efficient Electric, Enemark Seeds, First Independent Bank of Russell and Balaton, Gravley Livestock, Rich’s Plumbing/Heating, Schulze Farms, Scott’s Electronics, Southwest Family Chiropractic, Thomas Electric, Trent Hess, Tyler Motel, Tyler Tribute.

Commissioners approve Sheriff’s Department staffing requests

November 16, 2017

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Lincoln County Deputy Isaiah Wahl and Sheriff Chad Meester spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding the need for an additional full-time deputy.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester, accompanied by Deputy Isaiah Wahl, Dis­patcher Sarah Koch and Jail Administrator Robin Sik, were in attendance at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to speak about staffing needs.
Sheriff Meester and Dep­uty Wahl spoke to the board about difficulties the depart­ment has had with trying to hire a part-time deputy; get­ting people to apply for the position has been an issue. Meester proposed hiring a full-time deputy to garner more interest in the position and to alleviate the difficulty in filling shifts left open be­cause of sick, vacation or fam­ily leave.

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Football Knights advance to State

November 9, 2017

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The RTR football team, coaches, student managers and statisticians are pictured with the Section 2A trophy after Thursday’s win over Red Rock Central.-Photo courtesy of Brennan Rupp

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
It was the game for the right to advance to state competition last Thursday at SMSU. The opponent for the RTR Knights was the number one seed in Section 2 and also unbeaten RRC Falcons. The Knights were the second seed in the section. The Knights would hang on to a six-point lead to send many happy RTR players, coaches and fans home, looking forward to another game this Friday.
Head Coach Josh Fredrickson, a RRC graduate, was absolutely elated with his team’s win. “Our defense was huge. I can’t say enough about these guys. Play after play they stepped up. They battled through adversity. It was all heart. We knew defense was going to be a big part of this thing and it was. I really can’t describe my feelings right now. I love every one of these guys.”

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Tour of Homes Saturday

November 9, 2017

Tickets available the day of the tour at El Bell’s

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
After a three-year absence, the Tyler Home Tours will return on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s tour will include the homes of Jon and Jen Schreurs, Mike and Kim Bloom, Josh and Briana Wieme and Don and Sue Buhl.

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Council to encourage sidewalk repairs

November 9, 2017

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Pictured from left are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Greg Peter, and Councilpersons Erick Harper, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
City Administrator Robert Wolfington brought before the Tyler City Council a program to incentivize property owners to replace badly cracked and eroded sidewalks in town at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. The project would require property owners to apply for the city to cover 30 percent of the cost with the owner responsible for the remaining 70 percent. The amount of the city match would not exceed $400, or $800 for lots with sidewalks on two sides of the property…

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Local Veterans Day programs scheduled

November 9, 2017

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Richard Siemers will be the guest speaker at the Veterans Day program.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The public is invited to at­tend the Tyler Legion Post 185 Veterans Day Dinner and Pro­gram on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Legion Hall.
Following the dinner will be the Veterans Day Program. The guest speaker will be Rich­ard Siemers. Richard Siemers is a 22-year resident of Tyler where he has worked at vari­ous jobs, and most consistently helping at Hartquist Funeral Home….
Area schools will also honor veterans with programs sched­uled for Friday, Nov. 10 in Rus­sell, Tyler and Ruthton.
In Russell, the Veterans Day program will be at 8:30 a.m. in the RTR Middle School gym. Trent Hess of Tyler will be the guest speaker…
The Veterans Day program in Ruthton will be held at 9 a.m. at the RTR Elementary School gym with the Wood­row Wilson American Legion Post members participating with the Procession of Colors and Retiring of Colors. Guest speaker will be Percy Lindahl of Ruthton…
Trent Hess of Tyler will also be the guest speaker at the Veterans Day pro­gram at 10 a.m. on Friday at the RTR High School gym.

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Fun with Bingo daubers…

November 9, 2017

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Pictured at the annual holiday office party for Buffalo Ridge News with Bingo daubers in hand were (clockwise from left) Carol Kopel, Tribute Sports Writer Jim Kopel, Publishers Pam and Chuck Hunt, Michael Nelson, Pioneer Feature Writer Violet Nelson, Pioneer Ad Salesperson Bonnie Christianson, Dennis Christianson, Valley Journal Office Manager Nancy Mulder, Joe Mulder, Ivan Finzen, Valley Journal News Editor Shelly Finzen, Tribute Office Manager Michelle Breems (attempting to hide), BRN Advertising Manager Amber Casperson, Kathy Wilmes. Not pictured: Pioneer News Editor Tammy Mathison, BRN Photo Editor Sandy Hanson, BRN Managing Editor Mark Wilmes, BRN Billing Manager Diana Mertens.

Candy crusade

November 9, 2017

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Area children came to Avera Tyler Nursing Home on Halloween evening to pick up candy treats and show off their once-a-year costume choices.

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Decking the halls with Halloween costumes

November 9, 2017

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Freshmen and sophomores at RTR High School got in the Halloween spirit last week.

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Big Stone Therapies to hold open house Nov. 14 in Tyler

November 9, 2017

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Big Stone Therapy staff, pictured left to right in front, are Morgan Blasius, PTDPT; Victoria Lau, OTR/L; and Elizabeth Fusselman, PT-DPT; in back are Jody Oetken, SLP; Laura Kerr, PTA/Clinic Manager; Jessica Olesch, Clinic Administrative Assistant; and Gail Beck, COTA.

Big Stone Therapies is holding a pediatric open house event on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Members of the therapy team will share informa­tion on services that can support children’s devel­opment and improve co­ordination, balance, walk­ing and gross motor skills…

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