10U Knights place third in Marshall

June 29, 2017

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The RTR Knights 10U baseball team finished third out of eight teams at the Marshall 10U tournament this weekend, beating New Ulm Gold 2-0, losing to Marshall Black 3-4, and beating Marshall Orange 16-15 for third place. Pictured left to right in front are Levi Tommeraasen, Gavin Schreurs, Kason Dybdahl, Drew Chandler, Tyler Wichmann and Shawn Griesse; in the middle row are Joshua Kraft, Seth Cowell, Isaac Janish, Brooks Hess, Isaac Dagel and Chase Christianson. In back are Coach David Kraft, Coach Trent Griesse and Coach Brent Dagel. Not pictured is Dawson Brust.

Building inspections paint bleak picture

June 22, 2017

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RTR board members, City Attorney Glen Petersen and incoming interim superintendent Lee Warne toured the 1903 building last Wednesday. To see more photos of the building, go to brnphotos.com.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR School Board held a work session meeting on Wednesday, June 14 to discuss the results of reports on inspec­tions of the 1903 and 1918 build­ings on the high school grounds and results of the roof inspec­tions at all three locations. Head Custodian Jerry Stefanick led a group of officials and school board members on a tour of the 1903 building and the basement of the 1918 building before the meeting. The 1903 building is no longer used, while the 1918 building houses the district of­fice, bookkeeping office and caf­eteria as well as classrooms and storage.
On hand to discuss the find­ings was architect Jim Wilson of Wendel Companies. Wilson was the lead architect preparing the proposal on the failed bond.

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10U team heads to state

June 22, 2017

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The RTR 10u team punched their ticket to the state tournament this past weekend with a fourth place qualifying finish in the Redwood Falls tournament. Pictured in front are Dawson Bloom, Gavin Schreurs, Tyler Wichmann, Kason Dybdahl and Sean Griesse; in back are Joshua Kraft, Chase Christianson, Drew Chandler, Brooks Hess, Isaac Dagel, Isaac Janish and Seth Cowell. Coaches are David Kraft and Trent Griesse. Not pictured is Levi Tommeraasen.

13U team places fourth

June 22, 2017

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The RTR 13U baseball team placed fourth in the Morris tournament. In first game the boys lost to host team Morris 5-2, but came back to defeat Marshal in the second game. They lost to Annandale in the third place game by a score of 4-2. Pictured in front are Darren Baartman, Aiden Wichmann, Sam Nibbe, Rion Moat, Jack Christianson and Tucker Haroldson; in back are Coach Grant Wichmann, Cody Wichmann, Logan Lamote, Dylan Anderson, Hayden Gravley, Dalton Meucke, Coach Lyle Lamote and Coach Josh Gravley.

Trap shoot team does well at state

June 22, 2017

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By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR MSHSCTL (Min­nesota State High School Clay Target League) Trap Team competed at the State Championships in Alexandria on June 12. The team members competed with approximately 800 shooters for the class 1A individual competition.

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The RTR trap shoot team, from left—Jason Honebrink, Max Schardin, Tate Thooft, Sam Schardin, Brenna Alexander, Lucas Erickson, Cameron Jorgensen and Landen Buse.

RTR Board to hire Lee Warne

June 14, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board Administrative Committee interviewed two candidates for interim superintendent on Monday. Dick Orcutt will be stepping down as interim superintendent at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, and comes on the heels of the district’s recent settlement agreement severing ties with the Southwest Educational Cooperative joint powers agreement.

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RTR board approves settlement with SWEC

June 9, 2017

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The RTR Board met in special session on Thursday morning. From left: Board members Craig Hess, Troy Chandler, Tony Dybdahl, Chair Jeff Hansen, Superintendent Dick Orcutt and board members Peggy Dunblazier, Pat O’Toole and Terry Gordon.

In a news release from the RTR School District last week, officials announced that on June 1, 2017 the Board of Education of Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) Public Schools unanimously ap­proved a settlement agreement with the Southwest Education Cooperative (SWEC) allowing RTR to immediately withdraw from SWEC. The agreement in­cludes a full and final release of RTR from any financial ob­ligations to SWEC as of May 25, 2017…

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Members of the SWEC board met in special session Monday evening in Lynd. Pictured clockwise from left are RTR board members Peggy Dunblazier and Craig Hess, Hendricks board member Tom Olson, Superintendent Bruce Houck, Lynd board member Mike Pochardt, Business Manager Mary Swensen and Lynd board member Michelle Williams.

Camden Conference squads are announced in softball and baseball

June 9, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The Camden Conference announced their all-conference teams in softball and baseball for this spring season. The RTR teams received three spots on the teams.
Kylea Baartman and Morgan Johnson were named to the all-conference team in the softball league…

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RTR track competes at Section 3A meet

June 9, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Several members of the RTR boys track team ad­vanced from sub-section competition to participate in the Section 3A meet at Paulsen Field in Pipestone on June 1. Results for RTR were as follows: 4×100 Relay:12th Place – Garrett Kern, Jonah Christensen, Jayden Strand, Tate Thooft – 47.50…

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RTR golfers fail to advance to State

June 9, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The second round of the Section 3A Golf Tournament was held at Worthington this past Wednesday. The total scores of both days were counted to determine the golfers who would ad­vance to state competition. Westbrook Walnut-Grove will advance to state com­petition as a team as they shot a 365 to advance. This is the first time to state competition for golf for ei­ther the boys or girls from WWG. The Windom Eagles will advance to the state competition in the girls’ competition.

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