Thirty-two Lincoln County 4-H members in state livestock show

September 5, 2019

4H Ava Schoenfeld Champion Intermediate Market Goat Showmanship Interview Champion Reserve Champion Lightweight Meat Market Goat
Ava Schoenfeld, Champion Intermediate Market Goat Showmanship, Interview Champion, Reserve Champion Lightweight Meat Market Goat

Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties arrived with over 2,898 animals at the 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together for this year’s 4-H livestock encampment held Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 25. The number of livestock exhibits over the weekend included:  Beef—605 exhibits; Dairy—441 exhibits; Goats—354 exhibits; Poultry—235 exhibits; Rabbits—348 exhibits;  Sheep—383 exhibits;  Swine—454 exhibits; Llama—78 exhibits.

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4H Watthew Weber Beef Reserve Shorthorn Plus Heifer
Matthew Weber, Reserve Champion Beef Shorthorn Plus Heifer

2019 Intermediate 4-H general livestock judging contest

September 5, 2019

4-H Lincoln County Intermediate General Livestock Judging Team L to R Maxwell Johnson Ava Schoenfeld Reese Anderson(Jackson County) Matt Weber
Intermediate Team Second Place Sheep, left to right, Ava Schoenfeld, Reese Anderson (Jackson County), Maxwell Johnson and Matt Weber.

Hundreds of Minnesota 4-H’ers spend their sum­mer evenings looking at cattle, pigs, and sheep, determining the best rea­son to place one animal over another. Experience in judging livestock helps a participant select future projects and replacements for their own herd ven­tures. The judging experi­ence truly helps 4-H mem­bers base their decisions on sound reasons and implement several new life skills. The intermedi­ate division includes 4-H members who have com­pleted 6th–8th grade.

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2019 Senior 4-H general livestock judging contest

September 5, 2019

4H Mathew Weber Beef Reserve Intermediate Breeding Beef Showmanship
Mathew Weber, Reserve Champion, Beef Intermediate Breeding Beef Showmanship

Hundreds of Minnesota 4-H’ers spend their summer evenings evaluating cattle, hogs, and sheep. In addition to conducting the evaluations, 4-H’ers learn the art of oral reasons as a means of justify­ing their placing. Experience gained in judging livestock helps a participant select future projects and replace­ments for their own herd ven­tures. The judging experience truly helps 4-H members base their decisions on sound rea­sons and implement several new life skills.
Lincoln County 4-H mem­bers Collin Wells and Cody Gif­ford paired up with 4-H mem­bers from Jackson County and participated in the Senior Live­stock Judging Contest.

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Reclaim Community offering forums and events to public

September 5, 2019

Lake Benton boat cruise Sunday, Sept. 15

Reclaim Community is excited to be collaborat­ing with Future Forums, to facilitate its first commu­nity engagement session; the Future of Pipestone County. We want to listen to community members and hear what they believe to be important issues that the county is facing, and, as a community-led orga­nization, how we can pro­actively plan to address these needs through cre­ative revitalization efforts and collaboration with other community organi­zations. This grassroots organizing event opens the door to connect residents, business owners, commu­nity leaders, arts and cul­tural groups, artists, and anyone with a vision for change. The Forum will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at Memorial Hall in Jasper. Coffee will be provided along with some pastries, attendees are welcome to bring snacks to share. Questions can be directed to Elicia Kortus at 605-595-4693.

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Back to the books

September 5, 2019

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RTR Elementary students arrived at their school in Ruthton Tuesday morning, ready to start a new year of learning.

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The playground at RTR Elementary School in Ruthton was the place to reconnect with friends before classes began Tuesday morning, the first day of school.

Folk meeting fiddlers

August 29, 2019

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Tyler native Anita (Thomsen) Young (below) introduced members of the ASI SPELMANSLAG fiddle group from the Minneapolis American Swedish Institute on Saturday at the Danebod Gym Hall as part of the Fall Folk Meeting. The group also stuck around and played for anyone who wanted to dance after the concert.

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9/11 Service of Remembrance

August 29, 2019

Tyler Legion Post 185 will host a Patriot Day “A Day to Remem­ber” Service at RTR High School in Tyler at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
This program will be a com­munity commemoration service in remembrance of what hap­pened 18 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Open House at Legion

August 29, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 15, 2-5 p.m., Tyler Legion Post 185 will be hosting an open house at the Legion Hall in recognition of the 100th anniversary of A.C. Han­son Post 185 and as a way to thank the community of Tyler for their support of the Post over the last 100 years.
Cake and beverages will be served and an exhibit of historic Post artifacts will be on display.
Everyone is welcome.

Bids discussed at RTR School Board meeting

August 29, 2019

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Architect’s drawing of the future RTR PreK-12 building that will break ground in the near future.

By Mark Wilmes
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Preston Euerle, President/ CEO of R.A. Morton Construction Managers, and Kyle Raph of CO-OP Architecture were on hand last week at the regular meeting of the RTR School Board to dis­cuss bids received for the new PreK-12 building. Board mem­ber John Bloom was not present at the meeting.
Euerle went through several alternate bids to explain the spe­cifics and ask the board on di­rection as to whether to accept, hold or reject those specific bids from apparent low bidders.

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Parking markings created

August 29, 2019

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Students at RTR High School spent last Thursday and Friday painting their parking spots for the year. The event is a fundraiser for the Christmas is for Sharing program. The event is presented by the RTR chapter of the Minnesota State Honor Societies.