Lincoln County board approves several resolutions

November 15, 2018

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The County Commissioners met for their regular meeting last Tuesday, Nov. 6. Pictured are Mic VanDeVere (District 2), Corey Sik (District 1), and Rick Hamer (District 3).

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met Nov. 6 for their regular meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Vince Robinson, repre­senting Lincoln County HRA, was on hand to re­quest that the county sup­port the HRA in their ef­fort to provide small cities grants to rental property owners in Tyler and Lake Benton. The Small Cities Development Program would provide zero per­cent loans to rental prop­erty owners to address health and safety needs, energy efficiency and ac­cessibility improvements…

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

General election results for 2018; Jagt elected new mayor of Tyler

November 15, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The 2018 general election was labeled the “most important midterm in history,” by many media sites. The results of the various races were surprising to some, and expected by others.
Locally, in the U.S. Senate race, Republican Jim Newberger beat incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar in a very close race. Newberger earned 49.96 per­cent of the Lincoln County votes while Klobuchar earned 47.94 percent of the votes. Dennis Schuller gained 1.69 percent and Paula Overby obtained 0.41 per­cent of the Lincoln County votes. Statewide, Klobuchar retained her Senate seat, gaining 60.31 percent over Newberger’s 36.21 percent.

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

Council moves forward with sewer project

November 7, 2018

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Bill Helget of Bolten & Menk spoke with council members Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
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Bill Helget of Bolton & Menk was on hand to talk to the Tyler City Council about possible funding sources for the upcoming sanitary sewer project in the city. Some of the funding is be­ing sought from the Clean Water Revolving Fund, Helget told the council.
“Every year they allocate a dollar amount,” Helget said. “They start at the top—highest priority—and start working their way down until the money runs out. We gather informa­tion and try to get you as many points as possible to get you up as high as we can on the list in order to get you in the fundable range.”

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

Lincoln County Sheriff election

November 1, 2018

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Chad Meester

The race for Lincoln County Sheriff will be decided on Election Day, with incumbent Chad Meester squaring off against Nate Nafziger. We asked each candidate to talk about their qualifications for the job.

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

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Nate Nafziger

General Election November 6

November 1, 2018

By Shelly Finzen and Mark Wilmes

The General Elec­tion will be held on Tuesday, November 6. Polling in Tyler will take place at the A.C. Hansen Legion post from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for residents in the City of Tyler, Hope Township and Marsh­field Township. Lake Stay Township voters will vote at the Arco Community Center from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Commissioners updated on curly-leaf pondweed

October 29, 2018

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Angela Larson of United Community Action Project presented a report for the organization.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Lin­coln County Courthouse. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
The first topic of discus­sion was to open the sealed agriculture land bids and approve one. There were three bids submitted for the 101.5 acre plot. The high bid of $15,936 per year for three years, sub­mitted by Matt Toft, was selected.

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

City council talks police reports

October 11, 2018

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Pictured from left to right are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Greg Peter, and Councilpersons Erick Harper, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Police Chief John Spindler spoke with the Tyler City Council about the issue of police reports at Monday’s rescheduled regular monthly meeting. Spindler addressed the aftermath of comments made at last month’s meeting about the lack of a printed police report for council members at the monthly meetings.
“I gave you guys an example of what I used to do in reports,” Spindler began. “If you read the paper on a weekly basis, the dispatchers put in more of a detailed report of everything that happens in the county. It’s all there, regardless of whether I give you a report or not, it’s there.”

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

County hears SWCD report

October 11, 2018

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At the Oct. 2 County Board meeting, Dale Sterzinger presented an extensive report covering the many programs run by the Soil and Water Conservation District.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Oct. 2 for their regular meeting. Chair Mic VanDeVere was absent; Commissioner Joe Drietz led the meeting in his absence.
Dale Sterzinger of the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) presented an extensive report on the various programs run by the SWCD. According to his report on the Wetland Conser­vation Act, the Blazing Star Wind Energy project is in the process of planning the field roads for their towers, which requires a wetland delineation…

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

November candidates

September 26, 2018

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Joan Jagt

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Candidate names for the 2018 General Election on Nov. 6 have been released. They are as follows:
In the City of Tyler:
Three positions will be on the ballot for elections for the City of Tyler this fall. Terms will end this year for Mayor Greg Peter and councilpersons Erick Harper and Tim Sanderson…

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

County will install security cameras in the jail, courthouse

September 26, 2018

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County Maintenance Manager Bob Verschelde presented quotes to build a 32×48-foot building in Ivanhoe. The commissioners approved the project.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Sept. 18. Commissioner Rick Hamer was absent from the meeting, due to car problems.
Jail Administrator/Civil Process Robin Sik and Sheriff Chad Meester presented a quote for adding additional security cameras to the courthouse. It was proposed by Scott’s Electronics that the county begin with installing six cameras in the courthouse at a cost of $3,577, including installation. One concern about the project brought up was that the courthouse is an historical building. Sik reported that she had spoken to the installer about that concern and he would use the wires that were already running through the hallways, protecting the historical integrity of the building.

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