Hometown holiday

November 29, 2018

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The second annual TACC Small Town Saturday was held over the weekend. Top: Horse-drawn trolley rides were available this year. Below: Vanessa Bedow (left) and Becky Peterson served hot chocolate and lattes at The Rock on Saturday.

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Danebod Holiday event

November 29, 2018

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Danebod’s Christmas event moves to the second Saturday of December this year.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Danebod Lutheran Church W-ELCA will be hosting their annual Sharing Christmas Traditions at Danebod event on Dec. 8.
Christmas Shoppes will be open 3-5 p.m., with Danish coffee cake and other baked goods as well as traditional Danish meats for sale.

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

RTR School Board hires firms for project

November 29, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board held two special meetings last week, in the next step of the new facilities project. The board interviewed four possible architects and two construction managers. Marlette said the board had plenty of good choices.
“They were outstanding,” Marlette said. “Any of the six firms would have done a great job for our school district. The board voted unanimously to approve the hiring of CO-OP Architecture of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and R.A. Morton Construction Management of St. Cloud to lead our team moving forward toward the construction of our new PreK-12 facility in Tyler.”

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

Fair board reports on the 2018 fair at county meeting

November 29, 2018

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The Lincoln County Highway Department will purchase a new John Deere Gator. Engineer’s Assistant Dustin Hauschild and County Engineer Joe Wilson reported that the old UTV was sold for just over $5,000.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. All com­missioners were present for the meeting.
The new Veterans Ser­vices Officer (VSO), John Hovland, introduced him­self at the meeting. Hov­land said he is from Lake Benton and that the VSO position is a second job for him.

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

Opera House Christmas Show Saturday

November 29, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House will present its 22nd annual Christmas Show on Saturday, featuring talent from throughout the area. This year’s performers will include (pictured) Julia Nilles of Ruthton and Justin Condelli of Marshall.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Around 50 performers and crew from throughout the area will present the 22nd annual Opera House Christmas Show on Saturday. Tickets are $11 for general admission; seats available at the door. The show will feature solos, duets and group numbers of a variety of holiday favorites.
Each year, scores of past Opera House performers from various past shows gather to close out the Opera House schedule with this holiday production.

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

Holiday season arrives in Tyler

November 29, 2018

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New name for local hardware store

November 29, 2018

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Workers from Tyler Electric were busy last week changing signs on the front of the hardware store to Hardware Hank signs.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

After nearly seven de­cades, a downtown fix­ture in Tyler has changed names. The former Thom­sen Hardware is now known as Tyler Hardware. The change was made by owners Bob and Brenda Sichmeller, in conjunction with a brand switch from Trustworthy Hardware to Hardware Hank.

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

Small Town Saturday

November 21, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The second annual Small Town Saturday arrives this weekend in Tyler. The event replaced Browser Night in 2017 and will feature a host of activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Many of the downtown businesses will be open with specials, goodies and refreshments (see the ads in this week’s paper).

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

New owner at Johnson’s Flower Box in Tyler

November 21, 2018

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Hilary Thooft, new owner of Johnson’s Flower Box in Tyler.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
A long-time downtown fixture in Tyler has changed hands this month. Johnson’s Flower Box was originally opened in the mid-80s by Jane and Les Johnson, but was recently sold to daughter Hilary Thooft. Thooft took over on Nov. 1 and has hit the ground running with the holidays fast approaching…

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

Pool fundraiser held Sunday

November 21, 2018

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From left—Carter Hansen, Rylie Hess, Cade Jorgensen and Cooper Hansen helped out at Sunday’s Dad’s Belgian Waffles fundraiser for the Tyler Pool.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler American Legion Hall was the site of a fundraiser featuring Dad’s Belgian Waffles on Sunday. A big turnout helped local volunteers raise a grand total of $4,700 from the event.
Pool Manager Neil Witte said the donations will go to make improvements to the local municipal pool.

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