Veterans Day programs held last week

November 16, 2017

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A.C. Hansen Post 185 held its annual Veterans Day Dinner Saturday evening. Pictured are participants in this year’s program. From left to right in front—Richard Siemers, Jessica Guida, Sandy Hanson, Larry Myers, and Post Commander Duane Blake. In back are Chloe Hess, Mya Christensen, Westin Kirk, Andrew Williams, Lacey Barke, Johannah Nielsen, and Dave Guida.

By Mark Wilmes
and Sandy Hanson
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Veterans Day programs were held in each of the three RTR school buildings as well as at A.C. Hansen Post 185 on Friday and Saturday last week.
RTR Elementary School in Ruthton hosted the Woodrow Wilson American Legion Post and Auxiliary of Ruthton for their Veterans Day program on Friday morning…

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

Fan bus scheduled for state football tournament

November 16, 2017

Advanced ticket sales for the state semifinal nine-man football game at US Bank Stadium are available in the RTR District office (Robin Knudsen office). Ticket prices are $14 for Adults and $9 for students grades K-12. Tickets will be available until 4 p.m. on Thursday.
A chartered Fan Bus is being planned for the game, held in Minneapolis. The bus would leave the high school parking lot on Friday, Nov. 17 at 4:15 a.m. and return immediately following the game. The cost of the bus ride is $35, payable when registering. A minimum of 40 people registered and paid is needed to make the trip possible. Sign-up for the fan bus will be in the high school office (deadline noon today, Wednesday). Game tickets are sold separately.

Knights heading to the “Bank” after another nail-biter

November 16, 2017

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Jonah Johnson led the Knights in rushing and receiving in Friday’s win over Mountain Lake Area.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Yes, the weather for football last Friday in New Ulm was not the most pleasant thing for most of the fans. But as Coach Mik­kelsen would say after the game, “We are in the Final Four.”
The RTR Football Knights have been fighting adversity all season in the majority of their games. Once again, at the start of the game against Mountain Lake Area, things did not look good…

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

Three elected to RTR School Board

November 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Area voters went to the polls last Tuesday to choose three for positions on the RTR School Board.
In the Tyler precinct, Peggy Dunblazier was reelected to her seat with 93 votes. There were two write-in votes…

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

Post-season awards for RTR volleyball teams

November 16, 2017

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RTR Knights senior volleyball players at Sunday evening’s awards banquet, from left to right, are Makenzie Buchert, Lexi Wendland, Maddie Ekema, Tina Haroldson, Morgan Johnson, Chloe Hess and Mya Christensen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2017 RTR volley­ball awards banquet was held Sunday evening in the cafeteria at RTR High School. C-team Coach Ken­zie Goodmund presented the following awards to her team:
MVP: Skylar Borresen and Allie Christianson
Most Improved: Lexi Schreurs
Best Offensive Player: Allie Christianson

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

Children’s Theater will present “The Jungle Book” at the LBOH

November 16, 2017

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Joe Dagel, Zoey Greer, Keira Larsen and Rachel Hexem receive tips from director Crystal Enga as the rest of the crew prepare for practice.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Lake Benton Opera House (LBOH) will welcome friends and family of a cast of young people who will present Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” This children’s classic will come to life under the direction of LBOH alumnus Crystal Enga of Marshall, and assisted by Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton. Rachel Hexem of Hendricks stars in the play as Mowgli, a human child raised by jungle wolves. Shere Khan, played by Aubree Bales of Lake Benton, hates Mowgli because humans are evil and will destroy the jungle using the “red flower” (fire), according to Enga…

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

Christensen and Haroldson make all-conference volleyball

November 16, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Camden Conference all-conference teams have been announced and two Lady Knights were named to the squads. Mya Chris­tensen was named to the first team while Tina Har­oldson was named to the honorable mention team.
Mya Christensen was the setter for the team and had over 1,000 set assists in her high school career. She was also one of the players who was looked up to by the younger members of the team.

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

Essay winners

November 16, 2017

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RTR Principal Daniel Bettin congratulating Veterans Day Essay Award winners. From left— Anika Finzen, 2nd place ($50); Ashley Borchert, 1st place ($75); and Jacob Fischer, 3rd Place ($25).

We Believed!

November 16, 2017

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We BELIEVED and Here We Are— heading to the U.S. Bank Stadium for the MN State Football tournament! With the help of businesses in the RTR communities we were able to provide our amazing fans with RTR Knights Rally Towels. THANK YOU to the following businesses: Buffalo Ridge Concrete, Buffalo Ridge Plumb¬ing, Christianson Crop Insurance, Christianson Implement, Drake Lawn Care, Efficient Electric, Enemark Seeds, First Independent Bank of Russell and Balaton, Gravley Livestock, Rich’s Plumbing/Heating, Schulze Farms, Scott’s Electronics, Southwest Family Chiropractic, Thomas Electric, Trent Hess, Tyler Motel, Tyler Tribute.

Wendland signs with DCTC

November 16, 2017

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Lexi Wendland signed a Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the Blue Knights of Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount on Sunday evening. Wendland is pictured with Head Coach Daynica Brown and parents Jenni and Jerry Wendland.