RTR School Board wrestles with identifying roof repairs

March 23, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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Interim Superintendent Dick Orcutt spoke about the growing problem of backed up roof repairs to buildings in the district at last week’s regular monthly meeting in Ruthton. Orcutt said after checking with administration in other dis­tricts, he contacted Ron Hal­gerson of TSP to make a pro­posal on inspecting the three buildings.
“Right now we have over $1 million worth of roofing needs that need to be taken care of, between the three buildings,” Orcutt told the board. “We’ve got a long-term plan that is required by the State of Min­nesota. In that long-term plan we’re taking the monies that are available to us and utilizing those, but even taking the small smattering of roofing needs that we have we are actually overspending the amount of money that we’ve got coming in from the State of Minnesota. Therefore, the [Building and Grounds] committee, in their discussions, feel we need to do triage on our buildings.

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Showcase Night

March 23, 2017

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The middle school gymnasium in Russell was filled with projects and visitors on March 14 for Showcase Night.

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Youth wrestling team takes third

March 23, 2017

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The Marshall-Lakeview-RTR Youth Wrestling Team took third place in Region 2. RTR wrestlers included Levi Kraft, Drew Chandler, Sean Griesse and Joshua Kraft.

After 10 hours in the gym and five team match­es on Saturday, the Mar­shall-Lakeview-RTR Youth Wrestling team took third place out of 14 teams in Region 2, earning a spot in the NWYA State Tourna­ment to be held in Roches­ter March 31–April 2. The State Team Tournament consists of 32 teams from the five Minnesota State Regions.

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RTR Knights girls honored

March 23, 2017

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The RTR Girls Basketball Awards Banquet was held Sunday evening. Individual awards were as follows: Offensive Player of the Year – Tina Haroldson; Defensive Player of the Year – Hallie Lingen; Rookie of the Year – Jonni Biren; Scout Player of the Year – Brittney Thooft; Most Improved Player of the Year – Brooke Thomsen; Triple Threat Award – Tina Haroldson; Coach’s Award – Brooke Thomsen; Tina was All-Conference and Hallie was Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Pictured are the 2016-17 letter winners. From left to right in front are Brooke Thomsen, Jonni Biren, Makenzie Buchert, Morgan Johnson, Tina Haroldson and Hallie Lingen; in back are Chloe Hess, Mya Chris¬tesen, Alexis Nelson, Courtney Petersen, Brittney Thooft and Jackie Dressen.

Enemarks donate to FFA

March 23, 2017

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From left—RTR FFA members Lacey Barke, Johanna Nielsen and Collin Wells, Sandy and Mark Enemark, and RTR FFA members Tate Thooft, Courtney Snyder and Hallie Lingen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Mark and Sandy En­emark donated funds to the National FFA Founda­tion last week through the 2017 Syngenta and FFA Rising Sun Program. The program allows donors to choose one local FFA pro­gram to receive $300 out of each $1,000 donation.
Mark Enemark said that Syngenta, in turn, adds to the contribution.

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Knights fans turn it up a bit

March 16, 2017

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RTR Knights fans costumed up and arrived toting signage Thursday evening at the SMSU R/A Facility.

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SWEC holds special meeting Friday evening

March 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The Southwest Educational Cooperative (SWEC) Joint Powers Board held a special meeting Friday evening in Lynd. The purpose was to authorize an Executive Committee to mediate issues between the RTR School District and SWEC.

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Knights lose heartbreaker to Bluejays by 57-56 score

March 16, 2017

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Carter Hansen puts up a shot under the basket.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The crowds on both sides were into the game the whole way as the RTR Knights and the CMCS Bluejays, the number one seed, battled tooth and nail for 36 minutes. However, in the end the Knights had a chance to pull the upset, but a shot just fell a little short as the clock ran out of time for the Knights.
Both teams had their problems the first six min­utes scoring. The score af­ter those six minutes was 5-5…

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The Knights lined up for the medals ceremony after Saturday’s game.

Showing their support

March 16, 2017

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Top: The fans from Russell-Tyler-Ruthton were full of spirit Thursday evening, cheering on the Knights and encouraging excitement from the rest of the crowd. Below: RTR students cheered on their team during Saturday’s Section 3A North championship game. Both games were played at the SMSU R/A facility.

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Knights march on with semi-final victory over Blackjacks

March 16, 2017

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Westin Kirk scores in traffic against the Blackjacks.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys and the Dawson-Boyd boys met last Thursday at SMSU to settle the big issue of who would meet the CMCS Bluejays in the finals on Saturday. The Bluejays had already beaten the MAC­CRAY Wolverines in the first game. A large group of fans from both schools were in attendance for the revenge game for the Knights. The Knights pre­vailed as they would be the team that would play CMCS on Saturday. The fi­nal score was 58-52.
Westin Kirk was a big factor for the Knights get­ting a quick start as he would score nine of the first 22 points during the first nine minutes. Garrett Kern and Jonah Johnson helped the offensive cause with five and four points, respectively.

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Cooper Hansen puts up a shot in the lane during Thursday’s win over Dawson-Boyd.