Tyler hosts youth tournament

June 6, 2019

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The RTR 10U and 12U baseball teams participated in an 11-team tournament in Tyler on Saturday. Pictured above: Micah Johnson delivers a pitch in the opening game for the 10U team. Below: Chase Christianson helped pitch the 12U team to the championship on Saturday.

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Next stop—high school

June 6, 2019

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RTR Eighth Grade Recognition was held on Thursday at RTR Middle School in Russell.

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Elementary students compete at Mankato

June 6, 2019

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A total of 14 RTR fifth grade students participated in the regional science fair in Mankato on April 27. Pictured left to right in front are Olivia Lange, purple ribbon; Taya Christensen, blue ribbon and bronze medal for her category/grade; Summer Labrune, purple ribbon and first place trophy for her category/grade; Avianna Redsten, purple ribbon and bronze medal for her category/grade; Jens Drake, purple ribbon and silver medal for his category/grade; and Isaac Janish, purple ribbon. In back are Alexander Streeter, blue ribbon; Sophie Peterson, blue ribbon; Clara Pagel, blue ribbon; Colten Thomsen, purple ribbon; Hannah Dagel, red ribbon; Juhl Drake, purple ribbon; Lucas Kidman, blue ribbon; and Carson Lensing, purple ribbon. Purple ribbons signify top scoring, excellent projects, above expectations; blue ribbons signify that the project met expectations, superior in category; red ribbons signify a great project, judges indicate there could be development or that it could be improved with additional work; green ribbons signify a great project, judges indicate there could have been more work and thought put into the project/research/plan.

Spring planting

June 6, 2019

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Students in the RTR High School Biology class and FFA students help plant flowers in the downtown planters in Tyler on Thursday.

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A look under the hood

May 30, 2019

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Kyle Raph of CO-OP Architects was on hand to discuss plans for the new school building.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board held a special meeting last Wednesday to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming PreK-12 school building that will be built over the next two years. RTR Superintendent David Marlette greeted the crowd and introduced Kyle Raph of CO-OP Architects.
“We’re looking for your ideas or comments and we’re here to show you where we are at,” Marlette said.
Raph went through each aspect of the project, from access to parking to classrooms…

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On to the next chapter

May 30, 2019

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May means the end of the school year and graduations from many levels of education. Above: Olivia Barron (left) and Khloe Beck after receiving their diplomas at last week’s kindergarten graduation at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Elementary School.

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Belgian exchange student enjoying the American life

May 30, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
If you are a regular at RTR High School concerts and theater productions, you probably have seen Angéle Bastin. She plays piano and saxophone, has sung with the choir and had a part onstage and in the orchestra with “Mary Poppins.”
Angéle is from Belgium and spent the last few months attending RTR through the exchange student program while living with host parents Greg and Sharyce Baartman. Angéle arrived in America on Aug. 24, 2018 and will return to Belgium on June 16, where she graduated from high school a year ago.
“I will be going to college for five years to study English and Spanish,” she said.

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Knights drop season finale

May 30, 2019

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Cody Wichmann delivers a pitch against Edgerton last Thursday. RTR fell to the Dutchmen by a 3-0 score to close out the Knights regular season.

Lady Knights win first ever postseason softball game

May 30, 2019

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Whitney Bruns squares away on a pitch during last week’s playoff win over RRC.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights had to wait two extra days to play their first round game against the RRC-WWG Falcons in softball. The wait was well worth it as the Lady Knights won their first ever postseason game as the final score saw every Knights player and fan very happy. The final score was 3-2.
Both pitchers were dealing in the game as the first six innings took only one hour to play with no runs for either team. The Falcons had only two hits off RTR pitcher Kylea Baartman while the Lady Knights were held hitless by the Falcon pitcher.

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Knights win thriller against Jaguars of RCW, 5 to 4

May 30, 2019

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Aiden Wichmann puts the bat on the ball during last week’s game against RCW.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Baseball Knights got to play some baseball last Monday in Ruthton in Camden Confer­ence action. The Knights, trailing after four innings of play, scored four runs in the fifth inning to pull out an exciting win.
The Jaguars scored a run in their half of the second inning on two hits. The Knights responded with a run of their own in their half of the second inning. Carter Hansen reached base on an error and scored on a loud double to left field by Kyle Fischer…

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