Lincoln County Fair Week begins

August 2, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

It’s Fair Week at the Lin­coln County Fairgrounds in Tyler. This year’s fair will be filled with fami­ly-fun events as well as educational activities and agricultural awareness programs throughout the weekend. Check out all they have going on.
This morning’s events began with the horse show at 8:30 a.m. All the non-livestock exhibits are on display for the public to view.

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

Æbleskiver tournament deemed a huge success

August 2, 2018

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Shootout Winners of the 2018 Aebleskiver tournament—Stu Larson, Shaun Thomas and Brandon Haag.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annu­al Æbleskiver Golf Tournament, which un­officially begins the big weekend of Æbleskiver Days, was another big suc­cess this year. The big reason and the num­ber one reason for all the successes during the weekend was the outstanding weather all three days. A per­son couldn’t ask for better conditions from the weather man or woman.
Before I forget what is on my mind, and most of the time not much is there, I have to mention and thank some people in charge of the ac­tivities at the course. Lance and his crew did a fine job of get­ting the course ready for play. The club­house people, guided by manager Carlene, were in the right places at all times. Fi­nally, the tournament com­mittee, run by many fine gentlemen, did a great job of keeping things moving when many golfers tried to slow the action down.

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Taste of Tyler/Bazaar

August 2, 2018

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The Taste of Tyler event returned to town last Wednesday as many downtown businesses served up food and drink. Above: Troy Tommeraasen and Tate Burckhardt at the Apollo Water food stand.

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Emily Hoffman, Darwin Dyce and Pete Lothringer of Kindred Spirits performed at last week’s Bazaar. Tonight, Laurie Lewis and Shelby and Emily Kern will perform. The Tyler Arts Council will be serving food for the event.

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In it to win it…

August 2, 2018

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Winners of the Æbleskiver Days Talent Contest pictured left to right, are Joslynn Drietz of Lake Benton ($100), Cameron Steen of Emery, South Dakota ($50), and Ashley Lovre of Tyler ($25).

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Grace Klumper of Tyler diving into the æbleskiver eating competition on Saturday at the fairgrounds.

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Benton-Fremont/Te Tonka Ha will be dedicated to the Burks

August 2, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The 20th annual Benton- Fremont/Te Tonka Ha Rendez­vous will begin this Friday and continue through Sunday. This year’s event carries a special tribute with it; it will be dedi­cated to the late Carl Burk, one of the founders of the historic celebration, and to his wife JoAn, for their dedication to Lake Benton history and the Benton-Fremont celebration.
Setup for the celebration be­gins at 10 a.m…

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Collecting a bit of “automobilia”

July 27, 2018

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Scott Peterson is seated on one of the stools from former Russell business, Ike’s Recreation.

By Richard Siemers
Contributing writer

 
Cars and horses have always had a role in Scott Peterson’s life. Early on, horses filled the corral.
“For 20 years, since the late 1980s, early 1990s, we [Scott and his wife Michele] traded horses. I’d buy them, train them, break them, sell them. We sold them all over the country. It was a really tough job. That’s how we made our living.”
But, as Scott said, not everyone needs a horse and the business was slowing down…

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The search is on

July 27, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Calling all ‘skiver hunters! It is time to fan out once again to find the wooden æbleskiver. Each day between Wednesday, July 25 and Saturday, July 28, new clues will be posted on the electronic sign, as well as the Tyler Tribute and Æbleskiver Days Facebook pages. Clues will also be revealed each morning on KLOH Radio, Pipestone.
Follow the clues! The lucky person to discover the prize sphere will win $50 in Tyler Chamber Bucks…

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

Æbleskiver week is here!

July 27, 2018

New times for parade and talent contest in 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The annual salute to the town’s Danish heritage and æbleskivers has arrived. Æbleskiver Days events begin Friday, July 21 and will run through the weekend.
The celebration kicks off on Friday with the Æbleskiver Days Golf Tournament, a three-person best shot tournament, which begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Tyler Golf Club. A pool party with games is planned at the Tyler Swim­ming Pool, running from 6 to 8 p.m…

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

 

Send off held for Johnson family

July 27, 2018

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Area residents gathered on the Danebod Lutheran Church campus Sunday morning to say farewell to Chris and Trina Johnson and family. Johnson has served the area as funeral director for Hartquist Funeral Services in Tyler and Lake Benton since 2004.

Pool party returns to 2018 ‘Skiver Days

July 27, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail. com

The workers at the Tyler Municipal Swim­ming Pool will be host­ing a pool party for everyone in the commu­nity on Friday evening, helping to kick off the Æbleskiver Days week­end. The crew will be hosting a picnic supper. Food will start at 5 p.m. and will be available for a free-will donation that will go toward buy­ing some equipment for the pool. Pool Man­ager Neil Witte said the fundraiser, as well as an upcoming fundraiser at the Lincoln County Fair, will continue to go to the pool slides that are on the wish list.
“So far we have raised $10,000 of the $45,000 needed for both in just one year’s time,” Witte said…

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