RTR board approves moving forward

November 21, 2018

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The RTR School Board voted 6-1 to proceed with a new facility at last week’s regular monthly meeting. Pictured from left— board members John Bloom and Peggy Dunblazier, Chair Jeff Hansen, Superintendent David Marlette, board members Tony Dybdahl, Craig Hess, Jeff Chandler and Tami Nelson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board voted last Wednesday evening to move forward with the recommendation of the RTR Facilities Task Force to proceed with the steps needed to build a new PreK-12 facility in Tyler. Task force members Alan Matzner, Darrell Erb, Tanya Thomsen and Jodi Schreurs each reviewed much of the information that has been shared at recent community meetings leading up to last week’s vote. The task force has spent the last few months disseminating data from community input and surveys, cost estimates, condition of buildings and many other sources to debate the path forward, considering options for remodeling, new construction, or a combination of both as well as location. In a printed statement, the task force conveyed that “the task force found that this school district requires quality public educational facilities to succeed and grow.

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Lady Knights have high hopes for successful season

November 21, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR basketball sea­son for the girls looks quite promising as Head Coach Steve Krause and able as­sistant Kent Mikkelsen greeted 23 girls out for the sport last Monday. Three seniors, four juniors, eight sophomores and eight freshmen will try to make the season a successful one.
The coaches will try to replace eight graduat­ing seniors from last year. Those who graduated were Mia Christensen, Chloe Hess, Tina Harold­son, Makenzie Buchert, Morgan Johnson, Jackie Dressen, Johannah Nielsen and Catherine Vogt.

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Camden Conference All-Conference named

November 21, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2018 Camden Con­ference All-Conference team was named earlier this month. Three RTR players received rec­ognition on the squad. Kalleigh Carr and Haley Muenchow were both named to the team for Coach Daynica Brown’s 6-5 Knights. McKinley Schreurs was given Hon­orable Mention to the team…

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Lock-down at RTR Elementary Monday

November 21, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

RTR Elementary School was in lock-down for less than 15 minutes on Mon­day morning at the rec­ommendation of the Pip­estone County Sheriff’s Department, due to a situ­ation in the City of Ruth­ton.

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RTR task force meetings

November 15, 2018

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Members of the RTR Facilities Task Force held three public informational meetings over the past week to give area residents the process behind arriving at a recommendation to the school board. Pictured at Monday’s meeting in Russell are, clockwise from top left, Alan Matzner, Tanya Thomsen, Darrell Erb and Jodi Schreurs. The Task Force will be making a recommendation to the school board Wednesday evening.

Knights battle but fall short in quarterfinal round, 27-26

November 15, 2018

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Jonah Christensen grinds out some tough yards in the first quarter of Friday’s playoff game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It was cold and windy last Friday in New Ulm as the RTR Football Knights and the Spring Grove Li­ons took the field in the first round of the nine-man state tournament. The temperature at game time was 17 degrees and the wind was out of the north about 25 mph.
The Lions were the 2017 champions and had a 25-game winning streak at game time. The Knights were 8-3, but were playing their best ball of the year, outscoring their three sec­tion opponents by a 150 to 22 margin.

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Pep Fest!

November 15, 2018

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Veterans Day programs

November 15, 2018

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Members of the Ruthton American Legion salute as Todd Peterson, right, plays the keyboard and leads the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” Friday morning at RTR Elementary School’s Veterans Day program in Ruthton. Helen Schulte was this year’s guest speaker.

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Veteran Jeff Reisdofer spoke at the RTR middle and high schools on Friday, and at the Veterans Day Supper on Sunday at the Legion Hall.

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The RTR High School Choir performed “In Flanders Field.”

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Prize Pumpkins

November 7, 2018

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Top to bottom—First, second and third place winners in the pumpkin carving contest at RTR High School.

Knights advance to State Tournament for second straight year with 46-0 win

November 7, 2018

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Freshman Jonah Christensen stretches out for a score during Thursday’s win over Ogilvie at SMSU.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The football Knights scored early and often in their section final game with the Ogilvie Lions last Thursday at SMSU under ideal weather conditions. Maybe the Lions and their fans didn’t think the condi­tions were that great. The win by the Knights moved them to the state football tournament, which will start in New Ulm this Fri­day.
The Knights received the opening kickoff and after three runs by Jon Lucero for a first down, the Knight coaches didn’t think the Knights were scoring fast enough…

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