RTR to hire elementary art teacher

May 25, 2017

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Tom Watson of The Watson Consulting Group spoke to the RTR Board last week about the new busing contract.

Silence from Lynd on continued sharing

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR Interim Superintendent Dick Orcutt reported that the dis­trict will need to hire an elementary art teacher. He reported that during the past year the position was covered by the Achievement and In­tegration grant that was shared with the Lynd School.
“A couple of months ago I wrote a letter to Lynd, spe­cifically requesting that we continue to host that program together,” Orcutt said. “I didn’t get a response. That was on the 15th of March. I wrote an­other letter at the end of last month and requested that we continue to share that program along with the RN that we currently share with Lynd. I still didn’t get a response. Therefore I come to you that we continue to host an art program at the elementary school.”

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Knights baseball team bow to KMS in six innings, 16-3

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The KMS Saints used some timely hitting and the stolen base to score seven runs in the sec­ond and third innings as they would beat the RTR Knights in baseball action at Ruthton last Tuesday.
After striking out the first batter in the second inning Jared Baartman ran into trouble. He would hit a batter, then walk a batter before giving up a hit for a run. When the Saints final­ly were done, they would have scored five runs on four hits and three stolen bases.

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Knights beat MCC Rebels 6 to 5 in non-conference tilt

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights traveled to Slayton last Friday to play the MCC Rebels in a non-conference action. In a thrilling finish, the Knights came from be­hind in the final inning to beat the home team. The game time temperature was about 50 degrees.
The first real threat of the game came in the top of the second inning as hits from Cameron Jorgensen and Kyle Fischer of the Knights put both runners on base. However, a strike­out ended the threat.

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Baseball team suffers tough loss to Vikings

May 25, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR baseball squad entertained the Minneo­ta Vikings last Friday in Ruthton. The Knights were short-handed as three starters were not available for this game. The game was a very close one for five innings as the score at that time was 1 to 1. How­ever, the Vikings, who had lost only one game all year, jumped on the Knights for nine runs in the sixth in­ning on their way to an 11 to 1 win.
Hunter Vanlerberghe started on the hill for the Knights and probably had his best effort of the year. He would go five plus in­nings and give up only two hits while allowing five runs, only two of them earned runs. He struck out five Viking batters…

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Track teams travel to Slayton

May 25, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR track teams competed in the Dick Da­vidson Invitational in Slay­ton on May 11. The boys finished in sixth place with the girls ending up in 10th.
Top five finishers were as follows:
Boys
200 Meters
5th Place – Jayden Strand – 24.29
400 Meters
3rd Place – Tucker Baune – 56.20

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Camden Conference track meet held in Cottonwood

May 25, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR track teams competed in the Camden Conference track meet in Cottonwood last Thurs­day. The boys finished in 5th place with 58 points. Lac qui Parle Valley won the meet with 132. The girls finished in 9th place. Canby won the meet with 141.5 points.
Top five finishers for the Knights was as follows:
Boys
200 Meters
4th Place – Tate Thooft – 25.71
110m Hurdles
5th Place – Zach Miller – 20.30

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8th grade recognition

May 25, 2017

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The RTR eighth graders were recognized for their achievements throughout the year and their time at the middle school on Thursday morning, May 18.

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5th grade grads

May 25, 2017

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The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton fifth graders, accompanied by Mr. Todd Peterson, sing their graduation song,
“It’s Time To Go,” after receiving their diplomas on May 16.

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RTR students update Russell sign

May 25, 2017

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Front—McKenna Greenfield, Chloe Carlson, Ashton Lindahl. Row 2— Julia Nilles, Eryn Kraft, Rylie Serreyn, Whitney Bruns, Madison Lawrence, Kalleigh Carr, Maryn Johansen, Tucker Haroldson, Art Teacher Paul Tuszynski. Back row—Timothy Gilmore, Amber Clark, Grace Klumper, Jordyn Buchert, Barbara Hammer, McKinley Schreurs.

By Mark Wilmes
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Students at RTR Middle School recently created a new sign that will soon go on display along High­way 23 outside of Russell. Art teacher Paul Tuszyn­ski created a design and several of the students stepped up to utilize their art skills to get the sign finished before school was out for the summer.
Tuszynski said the City of Russell contacted the school to check into the possibility of the students participating in the proj­ect to replace the current weathered sign outside of town.

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RTR Class of 2017 says farewell

May 25, 2017

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Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School graduated 32 in the Class of 2017 on Saturday afternoon at the high school gymnasium.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR High School Class of 2017 graduated 32 in ceremonies held on Saturday afternoon in the high school gymnasium. The Class Welcome was given by Katelyn Petersen, followed by a performance of “Over the Rainbow” by the RTR High School Choir under the direction of Lorilee Malecha.
Valedictorian Stephanie Kuhlman and Salutatorian Lauren Johnson gave their respective addresses, fol­lowed by a slide show of the seniors.

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