Santa Claus visits Ruthton

December 21, 2017

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It was activities and refreshments for people of all ages at Saturday’s BRCO holiday event at the Ruthton Community Center.

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By Mark Wilmes
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The Ruthton Commu­nity Center was bustling with plenty of pre-holiday action on Saturday as the Buffalo Ridge Commu­nity Organization (BRCO) hosted its annual holiday event. Those attending were asked to donate a nonperishable food item for the Tyler Food Shelf.
Games were available for all ages, as well as cof­fee, hot chocolate, cider, rolls, popcorn and juice boxes…

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Fran Hanson celebrates 100 years of life in the valley

December 21, 2017

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Fran Hanson celebrates 100 years of life today. She was born and raised in Lake Benton and has lived here almost her entire life. Today, she lives with her daughter and son-in-law on her family’s farm.

By Shelly Finzen
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Today, Dec. 20 marks a very special milestone in Frances “Fran” (Charter) Hanson’s life. Today she celebrates 100 years of life in the valley, as well as the changes, the people, and the love that were a part of the last 100 years.
Fran was born on the family’s farm, located in Diamond Lake Township just outside of Lake Benton, to Alice and Chester “Chet” Charter.

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Making spirits bright

December 14, 2017

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RTR second grade students gave an animated performance of “Reindeer Rock” at the matinee presentation of the elementary Christmas program Thursday. The students performed the program again in the evening.

Future of city events at hand

December 14, 2017

Input needed at meeting Thursday, Dec. 14

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Area Community Club is looking for local citizens to come forward to fill roles in guiding the town’s celebrations and activities in the months and years to come. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend the meeting to be held Thursday noon, Dec. 14 at the Kronborg.
The Community Club is also looking for new members and fresh ideas. TACC President Mark Wilmes is serving his final month in his position before Vice-President Kathy Guida takes over in January. The group is looking for community members who will fill the roles of Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as committee members and volunteers.

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SWCD presents project overview to Lincoln County Commissioners

December 14, 2017

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Dale Sterzinger gave a PowerPoint presentation on various erosion prevention methods in use throughout Lincoln County.

By Tammy Mathison
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During the Dec. 7 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Dale Sterzinger of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District office showed an hour-long power point presentation containing photos and information on various methods of soil erosion prevention currently in use in Lincoln County.

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Helping feed children in need

December 14, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Three local churches have again joined forces this year to continue the We Care 4 Kids Backpack Program for students in RTR Schools. First English Lutheran Church, Danebod Lutheran Church and St. Dionysius Catholic Church are coordinating the efforts. The backpack program discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to children to eat when they are not in school. The food is distributed into the child’s backpack while in school. Dry cereals, breakfast bars, popcorn, crackers, individual servings of fruit, veggies, raisins, applesauce, granola bars, pudding, juice, Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese and tuna packets are distributed. Food donations can be dropped off at Apollo Water in downtown Tyler.

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Merry singers at the Christmas concert

December 14, 2017

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Santa is coming to Ruthton

December 14, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Santa is coming to Ruthton this Saturday, Dec. 16 and will arrive at 10 a.m. at the Ruthton Community Center. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the morning of food, fun, and visiting with Santa, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
There is no admission fee, but please bring a nonperishable item for the food shelf.

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A jubilant RTR Christmas concert

December 14, 2017

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Due to last week’s weather, the Middle School Concert was postponed and presented Monday as a combined concert with the high school. Ava Schoenfeld is pictured singing her solo, “Silent Night.” She was accompanied by Colby Frahm on guitar.

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The RTR High School Concert Band presented “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “The Lullaby in the Mirror,” and “Of Wind and Fire,” under the direction of Mr. Justin Condelli at Monday night’s concert in Tyler.

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Traditional Danish Christmas

December 7, 2017

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Saturday’s Traditional Danish Christmas event concluded with a Christmas songs led by Marijane Borresen and Adam Madsen and dancing around the Christmas tree in the Danebod Gym Hall.