Cong. Peterson discusses the future of agriculture

June 6, 2019

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Congressman Collin Peterson addressing area farmers at last week’s event in Marshall.

By Lacey Barke 
Contributing Writer

Tensions are build­ing, farms are closing and prices are rising. Time is running out for farmers nationwide, as they are faced with tough deci­sions brought on by even tougher weather and for­eign trade. At Congress­man Collin Peterson’s May 31 town hall meeting in Marshall, he attempted to explain how United States agriculture got to where it is now and what Midwest farmers should expect moving forward.
“I know you are all want­ing the specifics of what’s going on here so you can make your decisions and unfortunately I’m prob­ably going to disappoint you,” the current head of the Agriculture Committee said. “I’m not going to be able to tell you exactly but I can give you some indica­tion of where I think this is heading.”

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Here comes the sun…

June 6, 2019

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After seveal weeks of a variety of precipitation, all forms of life in the area enjoyed being out in the sun over this past few days.

Spring planting

June 6, 2019

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Students in the RTR High School Biology class and FFA students help plant flowers in the downtown planters in Tyler on Thursday.

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A look under the hood

May 30, 2019

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Kyle Raph of CO-OP Architects was on hand to discuss plans for the new school building.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School Board held a special meeting last Wednesday to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming PreK-12 school building that will be built over the next two years. RTR Superintendent David Marlette greeted the crowd and introduced Kyle Raph of CO-OP Architects.
“We’re looking for your ideas or comments and we’re here to show you where we are at,” Marlette said.
Raph went through each aspect of the project, from access to parking to classrooms…

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Memorial Day program

May 30, 2019

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Memorial Day services were held throughout the area on Monday.The Tyler Legion’s rifle squad braved a steady shower of rain as they went outside for the rifle volley salute near the end of the Memorial Day program at the Tyler American Legion Hall.

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On to the next chapter

May 30, 2019

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May means the end of the school year and graduations from many levels of education. Above: Olivia Barron (left) and Khloe Beck after receiving their diplomas at last week’s kindergarten graduation at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Elementary School.

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Belgian exchange student enjoying the American life

May 30, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
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If you are a regular at RTR High School concerts and theater productions, you probably have seen Angéle Bastin. She plays piano and saxophone, has sung with the choir and had a part onstage and in the orchestra with “Mary Poppins.”
Angéle is from Belgium and spent the last few months attending RTR through the exchange student program while living with host parents Greg and Sharyce Baartman. Angéle arrived in America on Aug. 24, 2018 and will return to Belgium on June 16, where she graduated from high school a year ago.
“I will be going to college for five years to study English and Spanish,” she said.

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Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Class of 2019

May 30, 2019

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Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School presented 33 diplomas in ceremonies held Friday evening in the high school gymnasium. Pictured in the receiving line after the program are (from left) Jared Hauswedell, Madison Muenchow, Jackson Kerr, Jonni Biren and Jared Christensen.

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From left— Principal Dan Bettin, Exchange Student Angéle Bastin, Superintendent David Marlette and Board Chair Jeff Hansen.

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RTR Pops Concert

May 30, 2019

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Seniors Emma Gunnare and Tucker Baune are interviewed by “Mr. Rogers,” Alex Duus.

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Girls from the RTR Choir sang “Safe and Sound.”

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Moving to middle school

May 30, 2019

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Fifty-five 5th graders received their walking papers last week as they celebrated their move to the middle school in Russell next year.

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