Council hires new police officer

January 10, 2018

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Former Tyler police officer Eric Bloch.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

City Administrator Robert Wolfington told the council that the personnel committee has ac­cepted the recommendation of Police Chief John Spindler to of­fer the vacant police officer po­sition to A.J. Anderson at Mon­day evening’s regular Tyler City Council meeting. A starting sal­ary of $19.00 per hour plus ben­efits will be implemented. The council voted unanimously to hire Anderson with a six-month probationary period. Spindler said Anderson was enthusiastic about the new position…

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VanDeVere elected county chairperson

January 10, 2018

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Mic VanDeVere (left) was elected Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners by his fellow commissioners. Joe Drietz (right) was elected Vice-Chairman.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, with several beginning-of-the-year annual items on the agenda for approval.
The first order of business was to elect the 2018 Board Chair. Commissioner Joe Drietz nominated Commissioner Mic VanDeVere, with this motion seconded by Commissioner Corey Sik and approved unanimously. Commissioner and out-going Board Chairman Rick Hamer was not present.

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Hole-in-the-Mountain Park designated as Regional Park

December 28, 2017

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Daryl Schlapkohl of the Lincoln County Parks Dept.and Teresa Schreurs of DSI spoke to the Lincoln County Commissioners about the recent designation of Hole-in-the-Mountain Park as a Regional Park.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Teresa Schreurs of DSI and Daryl Schlapkohl of the Lincoln County Parks Department spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during the Dec. 19 meeting regarding the desig­nation of Hole-in-the-Mountain Park as a Regional Park.
The designation has been in process for some time. Part of the process was designing a mas­ter plan of park improvement projects…

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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
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
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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Council holds Truth in Taxation meeting, no levy increase for 2018

December 7, 2017

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington and Mayor Greg Peter at Monday’s Truth in Taxation meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler City Council held its annual Truth in Taxation meeting Monday evening at the Tyler Fire Hall. City Administrator Robert Wolfington reminded the council that they had previously approved a preliminary levy with a five percent increase for 2018 over 2017, but with a review of the budget it has been decided by the budget committee that the increase would not be needed.

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County Commissioners hear report from Fair Board members

November 30, 2017

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The Lincoln County Commissioners heard from Curt Madsen, left, and Frank Jorgensen of the Lincoln County Fair Board last week. Don Evers is pictured in the background.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

Members of the Lin­coln County Fair Board— Curt Madsen, Don Evers and Frank Jorgensen— presented a report on the 2017 Lincoln County Fair. “We had a really good fair,” said Madsen, who added that the weather was good and attendance was up. No records are kept on attendance, however, at­tendance was up at the demolition derby and the 4-H canteen had record sales in the first three days. Madsen said since the prices have not been raised at the canteen, this was also an indication that attendance was up at the fair this year.

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Commissioners approve Sheriff’s Department staffing requests

November 16, 2017

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Lincoln County Deputy Isaiah Wahl and Sheriff Chad Meester spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding the need for an additional full-time deputy.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester, accompanied by Deputy Isaiah Wahl, Dis­patcher Sarah Koch and Jail Administrator Robin Sik, were in attendance at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to speak about staffing needs.
Sheriff Meester and Dep­uty Wahl spoke to the board about difficulties the depart­ment has had with trying to hire a part-time deputy; get­ting people to apply for the position has been an issue. Meester proposed hiring a full-time deputy to garner more interest in the position and to alleviate the difficulty in filling shifts left open be­cause of sick, vacation or fam­ily leave.

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Council to encourage sidewalk repairs

November 9, 2017

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Pictured from left 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

 
City Administrator Robert Wolfington brought before the Tyler City Council a program to incentivize property owners to replace badly cracked and eroded sidewalks in town at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. The project would require property owners to apply for the city to cover 30 percent of the cost with the owner responsible for the remaining 70 percent. The amount of the city match would not exceed $400, or $800 for lots with sidewalks on two sides of the property…

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New Verizon cell tower planned for county

October 27, 2017

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Dale Sterzinger provided the quarterly SWDC update for the Lincoln County Commissioners.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Dale Sterzinger provided the SWCD quarterly report for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday, Oct. 17 meeting. Sterzinger said they have reached the implementation stage of the Watershed One Plan, and that a signed agreement was needed to move forward. This was approved by unanimous consent.

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Joe Wilson appointed County Highway Engineer

October 12, 2017

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Joe Wilson (right) was appointed Lincoln County Highway Engineer by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. He is pictured with Dustin Hauschild, who, along with Wilson, represented the Highway Department at the Oct. 3 meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners appointed Joe Wilson as the County Highway Engineer at their Tuesday, Oct. 3 meeting.
The possibility of appointing Wilson, who is replacing Dave Halbersma in the position, was brought forth last month by Halbersma, whose services Lincoln County has been sharing with Pipestone County. Halbersma had suggested appointing Wilson to the position now versus in May, as Halbersma felt Wilson is ready to take over the position. Halbersma had reminded the Lincoln County Board that the original plan was to have their own highway engineer, and that for the past few years Wilson had been working to complete his degree.

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