Lincoln County Veterans Services receives donated handicap van

July 20, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Veterans Ser­vices was chosen by Newgate School, located in the Twin Cit­ies, as the recipient of a handi­cap-accessible van to be used for transportation of county veter­ans to VA Medical Centers. The van had been donated to New­gate School, who, after making sure the van was mechanically sound and detailed like new, in turn donated the van to Lincoln County veterans at the annual Dennis Kirk Patriot Ride, which they help sponsor.
The van is a 2007 Ford E350 XLT Superduty, with just 32,000 miles on it. It features a wheel­chair lift, and one of the rear pas­senger captain’s chairs works as a lift chair that swings out and down via an electronic control to aid those who cannot step up into the van.

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Tyler City Council approves rezoning

July 13, 2017

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City Attorney Glen Petersen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The City of Tyler approved a rezoning request at the regular monthly meeting on July 3. The property owned by Tom Gladis to the north of Buffalo Ridge Concrete was in question as the city has conflicting information on how it is currently zoned. Documents have been discovered stating that the property is zoned as agricultural property with a separate document claiming it is commercial.

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Lincoln County may receive a van to transport county veterans

July 13, 2017

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Commissioner Jack Vizecky reviews the draft letter that is going out regarding the transfer of county roads to townships.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Lin­coln County Veterans Service Of­ficer (VSO) Dan Kuss at their Wednesday, July 5 meeting.
Kuss talked about an opportunity to get a veterans van with four captain chairs for seating and a wheelchair lift in the back. Kuss said the Freedom Riders raise money to help with veter­ans programs, and they are giving away a $30,000 van. Kuss said he submitted for Lincoln County, and was told they think providing the van for Lincoln County veterans is a worthy cause…

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Cornell joins the Lake Benton Police Department part-time

July 5, 2017

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Dallas Cornell

By Shelly Finzen
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On June 1, Dallas Cornell began serving the City of Lake Benton as a part-time police officer. Cornell will work up to 16 hours a week.
Dallas Cornell is 26 years old and was born and raised in the Canby area. He is a Canby High School graduate, Class of 2009. He began his college career at Bemidji State University in the field of Fisheries Biology; however, in 2010 Cornell transferred to Alexandria Community and Technical College to study law enforcement. He graduated in 2012.

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Bids accepted for Tyler shop

June 29, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners accepted the bid from Sussner Construction in the amount of $143,600 for the construction of a 50×70-foot engineered building, which will be the new Highway Depart­ment building located in Tyler. Bids for the building had been opened at the previous meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Board of Commis­sioners, saying he was “formal­ly” asking to move the recycling site in Hendricks back to the county property where it had previously been located.

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Council to gauge interest in grant program

June 14, 2017

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Teresa Schreurs of DSI spoke to the Tyler City Council about the Small Cities Development Grant Program.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Teresa Schreurs, Director of Community Development for Development Services, Inc. (DSI) was on hand to speak to the council about the federally-funded Small Cities Develop­ment Grant Program at Mon­day’s regular meeting of the Tyler City Council. The program distributes funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Ur­ban Development (HUD) to local units of government for a vari­ety of community development projects for low-to-moderate income residents. In Minne­sota, the funds are distributed through the Department of Em­ployment and Economic Devel­opment (DEED).
Schreurs told the council that the City of Tyler has participated in the program in the past.

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Four bids received for new Highway Department building

June 14, 2017

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Bids were opened for the Tyler Shop at the June 6 Commissioners meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Bids were opened for the new Lincoln County Highway Depart­ment maintenance building, which will be located in Tyler, during the Tuesday, June 6 meet­ing of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
Bidders were requested to submit bids on four alternatives. The first, listed as Alt 1A, was on a 50×60-foot engineered build­ing with fiberglass insulation; the second, listed as Alt 1B, was on a 50×60-foot engineered building with closed cell spray foam insu­lation; the third, listed as Alt 2A, was for a 50×70-foot engineered building with fiberglass insula­tion; and the fourth, listed as Alt 2B, was for a 50×70-foot engi­neered building with closed cell spray foam insulation.

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Prosch to announce candidacy for US Congress

June 9, 2017

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Matt Prosch

This Saturday, June 10, from 1-4 p.m., Matt Pro­sch will be announcing his candidacy for United States Congress, at the Lake Benton Community Center. Everybody is wel­come to attend, to have the opportunity to meet Matt firsthand, to hear his plans for western Minnesota moving forward.
Matt Prosch was born and raised in western Min­nesota to a respectable farming family. At a young age, he had a knack for success. He attended the Lake Benton High School from 1999-2003, where he excelled at football and basketball; in football, he was offered numerous scholarships. Matt turned all of them down, when he enlisted in the US Army. His love of country enticed him to join and serve in the US Army National Guard for eight years…

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County mulls clean air

May 25, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Ann Orren of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week, presenting informa­tion on a Clean Air Ordinance.
Orren told the board that in 2007, the State of Minnesota had passed an ordinance re­garding smoking inside, and in 2014 added e-cigarettes, ban­ning the use in government-owned buildings, hospitals, schools and state colleges.
Orren talked to the Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers about creating an indoor air policy for the county, including e-cigarettes in the policy and creating setbacks from entranc­es and exits of at least 10 feet for smokers.

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Secretary of State Simon visits county

May 25, 2017

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon made a stop at the Lincoln County Courthouse last Friday to talk with Barb Dybdahl and County Auditor Deb Vierhuf about last year’s election process.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Secretary of State Steve Simon dropped in at the Lincoln County Court­house in Ivanhoe on Friday as part of his yearly state­wide tour. Simon visited with County Auditor Deb Vierhuf and Deputy Audi­tor Barb Dybdahl to learn of any issues that may have shown up during the recent election.
Overall, Vierhuf said the local election process went smoothly.
“It went really well,” Vi­erhuf told Simon.

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