Local Veterans Day programs scheduled

November 9, 2017

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Richard Siemers will be the guest speaker at the Veterans Day program.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The public is invited to at­tend the Tyler Legion Post 185 Veterans Day Dinner and Pro­gram on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Legion Hall.
Following the dinner will be the Veterans Day Program. The guest speaker will be Rich­ard Siemers. Richard Siemers is a 22-year resident of Tyler where he has worked at vari­ous jobs, and most consistently helping at Hartquist Funeral Home….
Area schools will also honor veterans with programs sched­uled for Friday, Nov. 10 in Rus­sell, Tyler and Ruthton.
In Russell, the Veterans Day program will be at 8:30 a.m. in the RTR Middle School gym. Trent Hess of Tyler will be the guest speaker…
The Veterans Day program in Ruthton will be held at 9 a.m. at the RTR Elementary School gym with the Wood­row Wilson American Legion Post members participating with the Procession of Colors and Retiring of Colors. Guest speaker will be Percy Lindahl of Ruthton…
Trent Hess of Tyler will also be the guest speaker at the Veterans Day pro­gram at 10 a.m. on Friday at the RTR High School gym.

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

Lady Knights fall against number two Canby, 3-0

November 9, 2017

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Chloe Hess makes a play at the net against Canby during last week’s playoff loss to the Lancers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

It was not the type of performance the RTR Lady Knights, coaches or fans expected last Tuesday at SMSU in Marshall. The Lady Knights would be playing the Canby Lancers for the right to play for the north half of the section cham­pionship. However, the Lancers had the better per­formance on this night as the sweep by the Lancers moved them to the cham­pionship game against the Minnesota Vikings. The scores were 25-21, 25-18 and 25-16.
Coach Brown had these thoughts on the tough night. “We fought to the bit­ter end. Yes, we just didn’t play the way we have been playing the last two weeks. We were tentative and the timing was off. Maybe we were just too excited about the situation.”

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

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RTR volleyball fans supported the Knights in full Halloween getup last Tuesday at SMSU.

On to the state tournament

November 9, 2017

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The RTR offensive line opened up a big hole for Corbyn Sitzmann during the Section 2A championship game at SMSU. RTR advances to face Mountain Lake Area on Friday at New Ulm High School at 5:00 p.m. Presale tickets are available until noon Friday at the RTR district office.

Decking the halls with Halloween costumes

November 9, 2017

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Freshmen and sophomores at RTR High School got in the Halloween spirit last week.

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School board contemplates future building decisions

November 2, 2017

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Interim Superintendent Lee Warne

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
As part of the Public Forum at last week’s regular RTR School Board meeting, Polly Dressen of Tyler asked that the board consider new construction for RTR facilities.
“It isn’t economically feasible to continue fixing our old school buildings,” Dressen said. “Maybe it’s time to seriously put together plans for a new school…

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

School board to elect three

November 2, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton District 2902 will hold an election to fill three seats, all four-year terms, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
Up for election is a board member for District 1, a position currently held by Terry Gordon. Nobody filed for the position by the deadline.
In District 2, incumbent Peggy Dunblazier is the only person who filed for the position.
Two candidates have filed in District 3, currently held by Pat O’Toole. Steven Hesse and Tami Nelson will both appear on the Nov. 7 ballot.
Polls will open from 4-8 p.m. with polling places at the RTR High School library, RTR Middle School gymnasium and RTR Elementary library.

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

Football Knights advance to second round with win over Wolverines

November 2, 2017

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RTR’s Corbyn Sitzmann saw nothing but green ahead of him as he broke off a long run against the MACCRAY defense.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

For the first time in a long time the RTR football Knights will play a second-round playoff game in football. The Knights ad­vanced to play BLHS this past Saturday by beating the MACCRAY Wolverines by a score of 60-0.
Coach Fredrickson was pleased with his teams’ play. “We came out ready to play. The boys were ready for this one. We had guys step up. We finished drives, unlike the last time when we played them. We left points on the field then.

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

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Pictured left to right are RTR Football statisticians Morgan Johnson (who threatened the photographer to get this photo in the paper), Paige Buchert, Ashley Owen and Courtney Snyder at last Tuesday’s game.

Knights move on with impressive win over BLHS 48-10

November 2, 2017

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Knight quarterback Carter Hansen and receiver Jonah Johnson hook up on a pass early in Saturday’s Section 2A playoff win over the Mustangs.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather was perfect for a late October football game in Tyler. The crowd was in great spirits for the second round matchup between the RTR football Knights and the Buffalo- Lake-Hector-Stewart Mus­tangs. The teams were seeded second and third, respectively in the section. The Knights were not to be denied in this one as they would score the first four times they had the ball in the first half to cruise to a rather convincing 48-10 final. The win moves the team to the section final on Thursday against the number one seed, the RCC Falcons.

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

Volunteers Read for the Record in area schools and libraries

November 2, 2017

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Tribute Editor Mark Wilmes read the book “Quackers” by Liz Wong to Mrs. Topinka’s first grade class on Thursday as part of the Read for the Record event.

Local volunteers across Southwest Minnesota participated in Read for the Record last week. The United Way of Southwest Minnesota locally coordinated Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, again this year. One hundred seventy volunteers read “Quackers” at 20 schools, nine libraries, 11 child care/preschool centers and one radio station in southwest Minnesota on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Liz Wong’s “Quackers” is a wonderful story about a kitten that grows up believing he’s a duck, until the day he meets another kitten. What follows is a sweet tale about understanding, acceptance and learning its okay to be whoever you want to be.

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

 

Lady Knights pull upset over MACCRAY by 3-1 score

November 2, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The volleyball Knights traveled to Clara City last Friday to battle the Wol­verines of MACCRAY in a quarter-final round of vol­leyball. The Wolverines were seeded third while the Knights had the sixth seed. The Lady Knights would lose the first set, but would shine the next three sets to move on in Section 1A North play. The scores were 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-20.
The first set saw the Knights tentative in their play. They would have only one kill while getting 10 points. The Wolverines made some hitting errors to give the Knights some points…

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