RTR Board will switch meeting nights to second Wednesday starting in July

May 24, 2018

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Superintendent David Marlette

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.coms

The board approved moving future monthly school board meetings at last week’s regu­lar meeting in Tyler. Begin­ning with the July 2018 meet­ing, meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month instead of the third Wednesday. Superintendent Dave Marlette said the major­ity of the school boards hold meetings on the second week of the month.
“Third week gets a little bit late,” Marlette said. “Alot of our invoices are past due by those dates. Alot of those are [due] on the 15th of the month.”

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On to 1st grade

May 24, 2018

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Mrs. Vandenbosch’s class and Mrs. Gylling’s class are all together for kindergarten graduation May 15.

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County monitoring area lakes

May 24, 2018

By Tammy Mathison 
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During the May 15 meet­ing of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Of­fice spoke to the commis­sioners about Lake Ben­ton, saying that samples of the lake had been taken. However, the temperature of the lake is rising and it won’t be possible to treat the lake before the water temperatures are too high. As a result, the lake will not get treated this year. Olsen said they will be making application in September or October to be ready for next year, and is hoping to look at a three-year vari­ance. Olsen said that last time, they treated for four years.

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Pops Concert

May 24, 2018

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Justin Condelli directing the RTR High School Band at last week’s Pops Concert held at the Lake Benton Opera House.

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Eighth Grade Recognition May 17 at the middle school

May 24, 2018

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A total of 48 eighth grade students at RTR Middle School were honored at 8th Grade Recognition ceremonies on May 17.

By Mark Wilmes
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Eighth grade students at RTR Middle School were honored for their achieve­ments for the 2017-18 school year at a ceremony last Thursday. Each middle school teacher presented awards to top performers in their respective classes.
Math: Most Improved— Kara Jorgensen, Riley Owen…

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Valedictorian, Salutatorian announced at Senior Awards

May 17, 2018

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Announced at last week’s Senior Awards Night were 2018 RTR Valedictorian Johanna Nielsen and Salutatorian Gabrielle Thooft.

By Mark Wilmes
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Two students were revealed at last week’s Senior Awards ceremony as the top of the senior class academically at RTR High School. High School Principal Daniel Bettin presented Johannah Nielsen as Valedictorian and Gabrielle Thooft as Salutatorian for the Class of 2018.
Many other awards and scholarships were presented throughout the evening…

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Spring sing

May 17, 2018

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The RTR Elementary Spring Concert was presented Thursday afternoon and again on Thursday evening…See the pictures that made the paper—as well as many that did not—in full color at brnphotos.com.

RTR grad returns to open dental practice

May 17, 2018

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Tyler native Kristal Wilmes will be opening a dental practice in the former Tyler Dental Clinic this summer.

By Mark Wilmes
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If all goes as planned, Tyler will once again have a local dentist by the end of the summer. Tyler native and 2001 RTR High School graduate Kristal Wilmes hopes to have her new practice up and running by the end of July. Wilmes graduated earlier this month from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and plans to hit the ground running. She said she has worked as a dental hygienist in the Twin Cities for 12 years and decided it was time to take the next step.

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Fourth graders create underwater world

May 17, 2018

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Fourth grade students at RTR Elementary School created their own underwater world as part of this spring’s science class. Pictured from left are Teacher Chelsey Javner and students Levi Tommeraasen, Carson Lensing and Caycee Krall.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Fourth grade students at RTR Elementary School participated in creating a neighborhood on the floor of the ocean this spring, complete with “water,” “plants” and a total of 54 “sea creatures.” The result was a spectacular dis­play in a former exercise room and the hallway leading to the room in the elementary build­ing.
“We started by learning about the water cycle and the plants,” Miss Javner said. “We spent three or four days in class researching. I gave them a big list of animals and they had to pick their three favorites.”

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RTR Senior Awards Night

May 17, 2018

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RTR Scholarship Fund Scholarship winners, from left to right in front, are Morgan Johnnson, Hunter Vanlerberghe, Boone Van Overbeke, Alexis Wendland, Andrew Williams, Gabrielle Thooft. In the second row are Julie Bedow of the RTR Scholarship Committee, Riley Williams, Chloe Hess, Courtney Snyder, Jennifer Reyes, Jocelyn Klein, Hailey Carr, Paige Buchert, Makenzie Buchert, Ashley Borchert, Tina Haroldson, Madison Gylling; and in back are Jacob Nelson, Evan Swanson, Max Schardin, Johannah Nielsen, Madeline Ekema, Jacklynn Dressen, Mya Christensen, Westin Kirk, Cameron Nelson, Jonah Johnson, Jacob Fischer, Lacey Barke, Jared Baartman. Not pictured are Damian Beaulieau, Chloe Lear, Zachary Marr, Natalee Possail, Catherine Vogt anfd Anika Finzen.

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