City council holds special meeting

December 26, 2018

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington (left) and Mayor Greg Peter at last week’s special meeting of the Tyler City Council.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Tyler City Council met in special session to address two agenda items. City Administrator Robert Wolfington explained that the first agenda item was to satisfy a state require­ment.
“Starting last year the state started to require that each year cities adopt their polling location,” Wolfington said. “We did not do that this year yet, so we will need to pass a resolution designating 138 E. Bradley Street [Tyler Legion Hall] as the polling location for the city voting jurisdiction for the year 2019. We are required to do it regardless of wheth­er we have an election or not.”

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County receives lighting rebate

December 13, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Lin­coln County Courthouse in Ivanhoe. The meeting was set for Thursday due to a schedule conflict with the normal Tuesday time.
As one of her last offi­cial acts as County Trea­surer, Loretta Lundberg presented the annual no­tification of compliance.

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

Residents ask questions at county Truth in Taxation meeting

December 13, 2018

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Mic VanDeVere

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lincoln County held its Truth in Taxation meet­ing on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Lincoln County Court­house. Several people were on hand to comment and ask questions about the recently received Pro­posed Property Tax state­ments for 2019.
John Appelen of Canby asked what impact the new wind farms would have in tax relief…

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

Lundberg, Paluch retire from County after decades of service

December 13, 2018

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Loretta Lundberg and Sue Paluch were honored for their service to Lincoln County on Friday, Dec. 7.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Lincoln County will lose two dedicated employees in January. Loretta Lundberg and Sue Paluch are both retiring from their positions in the county, effective Jan. 7, 2019. A retirement party was held at the courthouse in Ivanhoe last Friday, Dec. 7.
Lundberg has served Lincoln County for more than 50 years. She began working at the courthouse at the age of 18 years. “They had to have a babysitter for me,” she said with a smile, “No one under the age of 21 could sign any official documents and I was only 18.”…

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

City council approves budget

December 6, 2018

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington went over the 2019 budget at Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Tyler City Council held its annual Truth in Taxation meeting on Monday evening at the fire hall. City Administrator Robert Wolfington presented the budget and levy information for 2019 to the council. Wolfington gave a breakdown of finances in all departments.

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

Fair board reports on the 2018 fair at county meeting

November 29, 2018

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The Lincoln County Highway Department will purchase a new John Deere Gator. Engineer’s Assistant Dustin Hauschild and County Engineer Joe Wilson reported that the old UTV was sold for just over $5,000.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. All com­missioners were present for the meeting.
The new Veterans Ser­vices Officer (VSO), John Hovland, introduced him­self at the meeting. Hov­land said he is from Lake Benton and that the VSO position is a second job for him.

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

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…

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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
tributeeditor@gmail.com

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