RTR FCCLA members compete at National Leadership Conference

July 19, 2018

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Mya Christensen – Leadership Senior – Gold Medal

RTR FCCLA members joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Con­gress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28-July 2, to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leader­ship Conference (NLC).
The conference provid­ed RTR FCCLA students opportunities to come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, ex­panding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways…

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

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Chase Christensen, Dawsen Bloom and Camden Hansen – National Programs in Action Junior (Community Service – The Backpack Project) – Gold Medal.

Three baseball Knights make all-area Independent teams

July 11, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

 
The Marshall Independent has announced its all-area baseball teams for the spring season of 2018. There were nine players on both the first and second teams and five players named to the honorable mention list. There were 10 teams that were represented for all-area…
Hunter Vanlerberghe of the Knights was named to the first team. Hunter was the lead-off hitter for the Knights. He batted .452 for the season which was the fourth best among area players. He finished with 28 hits, 13 RBIs and 19 runs scored…

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

All-state recognition for team

July 11, 2018

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Photo courtesy of George Ruhmann
The RTR Girls Golf Team received the 2018 Section Academic All-State Award given by the Minnesota State High School Golf Coaches Association. The girls were Section 3A champs and placed fourth in the entire state. Pictured left to right are Ainsley Novak, Rylie Hess, Allie Christianson and Skylar Borresen.

RTR district looking for community input

July 6, 2018

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Superintendent Dave Marlette talking to the crowd at last week’s community listening session at the high school gymnasium.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School District held community listening sessions in Russell, Tyler and Ruthton last week to start a dialogue on how the district should proceed in the area of facilities. The school is currently operating out of three aging buildings that have become expensive to maintain. According to statistics handed out at the session, the average age of the three buildings is 72 years old, compared to a state average of 41 years old in the State of Minnesota. The information said that the five year average of maintenance is three quarters of a million dollars, with annual custodial costs of over $339,000…

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

3-on-3 Summer League

July 6, 2018

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RTR 3-on-3 basketball champions for 2018 Seth Cowell, Aiden Wichmann, Alex Nilles and Brooks Hess.

For more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

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RTR 3 on 3 basketball champions: (l.-r.) Ella Hesse, Emelia Thooft, Addison Serreyn, Ally Nelson and Kelsey Vanderplaats.

RTR travels to Europe

June 27, 2018

By Taryn Bedow
Special to the Tribute

 
This summer, on the morning of June 6, a group of RTR students and several parents found themselves stepping out of a plane and into an adventure that would stay with them for the rest of their lives. After a long flight and an eight-hour time difference, all were tired and in need of a nap, but ready to experience the RTR History Club Europe Trip of 2018.
Day 1: The first day of our tour was spent flying from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Toronto, Canada and on to Athens, Greece from there…

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

School board to ask for public input

June 27, 2018

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RTR Middle School teachers Neil Witte and Sheri Tinklenberg spoke to the RTR board on Wednesday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 20 in Ruthton. Superintendent David Marlette discussed the upcoming public meetings scheduled for this week.
“When I was hired I asked the board to put forward some goals for me,” Marlette said. “One of the goals was to meet with the community to start talking about concerns.”

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

Independent announces 2018 softball all-area teams

June 27, 2018

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All-State Academic Softball Team players Courtney Snyder and Johannah Nielsen of RTR High School.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has released its 2018 softball all-area teams. There are nine players on both the first team and second team with five players making honorable mention. There were nine teams involved in the all-area selections… Makenzie Buchert, a se­nior for the Lady Knights, was named to the first team for her play with the Knights this past season. Buchert was the second leading hitter in the area, carrying a .531 average.

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

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Camden Conference Softball All-Conference Award recipients Kylea Baartman, Makenzie Buchert and Morgan Johnson. Not pictured is Cora Alderson, All-Conference Honorable Mention.

Baseball awards

June 27, 2018

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Camden Conference recognition went to Honorable Mention recipient Jake Fischer, and All-Conference Team players Hunter VanLerberghe and Jared Baartman.

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RTR Baseball Team Awards recipients, from left to right, are Most Improved Player Payton Hess, Rookie of the Year Parker Wendland, Golden Glove Award winner Hunter VanLerberghe, and Cy Young Award winner Jared Baartman. Not pictured is Batting Champion Cooper Hansen.

RTR listening sessions

June 22, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR School Board has scheduled listening sessions for Russell, Tyler and Ruthton next week. The board will be seeking input from the public on short-and long-term solutions to a va­riety of issues.
The meetings, all scheduled for 7 p.m., will be as follows:
June 26 – middle school gym­nasium in Russell
June 27 – high school gymna­sium in Tyler
June 28 – elementary lunch­room in Ruthton
The school board members and facilities task force will use the information to determine the most pressing concerns from area citizens before moving for­ward.