Final curtain falls for RTR One-Acts

February 21, 2019

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The cast of “102” during Friday evening’s performance. From left— Emily Kern, Dajza Gilmore, Madison Witte, Cari Baune, Chloe Carlson, Julia Nilles, Amber Bakker, Sara Peterson, Luke Johnson, Graham Petersen, Kiley Griesse, Emma Gunnare, Garret Riesdorfer, Caleb Witte, Alex Duus and Andrea Escher.

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From left— Emma Gunnare, Emily Kern and Madison Witte during Friday’s performance of “Maniac Mansion.” Three one-act plays were performed for the public over the weekend.

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From left— Alex Duus, Andrea Escher and Graham Petersen were among the cast of “Dinner and a Swashbuckling.”

RTR board hears of eLearning program

February 21, 2019

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Student Council members Skylar Borresen (left) and McKinley Schreurs updated the RTR School Board on activities at the high school during last week’s monthly meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
RTR teacher Tammy Borman was on hand at last week’s regular meeting of the RTR School Board to discuss what she has discovered about a possible eLearning program for RTR. Superintendent David Marlette said many other school districts have been experimenting with the program.
“If they have a snow day they will have their teachers communicate with their students and do eLearning technology,” Marlette told the board…

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Facilities improvement project vote says yes

February 21, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The green light was given by voters of the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District to proceed with plans to build a new school in Tyler and cover the cost of demolition of buildings in Russell and Ruthton if needed, at a cost of $35 million.
In Russell a total of 472 voters turned out, with results: Yes-275 (58.26%) and No-197 (41.74%).
In Tyler a total of 545 voters were on hand, with results: Yes-482 (88.44%) and No-63 (11.56%).
In Ruthton a total of 543 voters turned out, with results: Yes-228 (41.99%) and No-315 (58.01%).
District-wide a total of 1,560 voters turned out with results: Yes-985 (63.14%) and No-575 (36.86%).

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Lady Knights fall to Panthers by a score of 57-42 in Tyler

February 21, 2019

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The RTR Girls Basketball Team honored parents and seniors Friday evening, Feb. 15. Seniors and parents pictured above, left to right, are Student Manager Jared Christensen with mom Cathy, Madison Muenchow with parents Lisa and David, Jonni Biren with parents Carol and John, and Brooke Thomsen with parents Tanya and John.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls held their Parents’ Night and Senior Night last Friday in Tyler. However, the action on the floor by the Lady Knights was not something to get that thrilled about. The team fell into a deficit of five points to start the game and could never catch up after that.
Kalleigh Carr tried to keep the game close by scoring the first seven points for the Lady Knights. A basket by Maddy Muen­chow made the score 13-9 for the visiting TMB Pan­thers after nine minutes of play…

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Lady Knights fall to Lakers by score of 55 to 45

February 21, 2019

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Photo courtesy of RTR Yearbook staff
Kalleigh Carr drives the ball around a Lakeview player during Saturday evening’s game against the Lakers.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR continued their late-sea­son shooting slump as they would fall to the Lakeview Lakers by a score of 55-45. The Lady Knights had some great chances to put pressure on the Lakers late in the game by con­verting on some bunnies to take a lead, but those bunnies could have just as well been 25-foot shots.
The Knights had an early lead at 7-4 when the Lak­ers scored 11 of the next 15 points to take their own advantage…

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Breakdown Sports featured players

February 21, 2019

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RTR Knights softball players Cora Alderson (left) and Kylea Baartman were recently selected by the Breakdown Sports staff to be among their featured players in the 2019 Minnesota High School Softball guidebook. The girls were part of a select group of players from all over Minnesota, representing different geographic areas and grades who have been selected for the honor. Breakdown has a panel that consists of members all across Minnesota. At the conclusion of the season, the staff submits its picks of players worthy to be considered among the best in the state and from that list, a group of finalists are selected for this honor.

Celebration of Music participants

February 21, 2019

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Fourteen RTR Middle School students have been chosen to participate in the 2019 Celebration of Music Festival on Wednesday, March 6 at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center. Honor Band students are, from left to right in front, are Ainsley Novak, Alex Nilles, Kylie Kerkaert, Colton Appel, Ben Guida and Hannah Wendland. Not pictured is Eryn Kraft. Pictured in back are Honor Choir students Ellie Frahm, Lexi Schreurs, Camden Hansen, Melissa Barber, Ava Schoenfeld, Joe Dagel and Katelyn Welgraven.

Knights suffer third straight loss as Arrows win 59-53

February 21, 2019

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Photo courtesy of RTR Yearbook staff
Payton Hess meets a Pipestone player at midcourt during Saturday’s game against the Arrows.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys, after a tough 75-71 defeat by the Minneota Vikings on Fri­day, took on the Pipestone Area Arrows Saturday af­ternoon. The Arrows used their muscle on the boards to beat the Knights. The rebounding edge for the Arrows was at least 12 boards.
The Knights had an early lead as Jared Hausedwell and Cooper Hansen made baskets to give the team a lead of three points when the score was 5-2…

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Bringing home some hardware

February 21, 2019

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The Marshall/Lakeview/RTR K-6 wrestling team landed a third-place team trophy and several individual trophies over the weekend at the Little SW MN Wrestling Championship in Redwood Falls. Pictured left to right in front are McCoy Marthaler, Colton Chandler, Levi Kraft, Ripley Hook, Keynan Coequyt, Tyson Louwagie and Easton Strand; in the second row are Tyler Kraft, Dawson DeCamp, Lincoln Christenson, Landon Marthaler, Brayden Chandler and Aiden Mattison; in the third row are Drew Chandler, Gavin Schaafer, Andrew Stelter, Sean Griesse and Joshua Kraft; and in the back row are coaches Randy Hook, Carey Mattison, David Kraft, Jay Strand and Lee Louwagie.

Food Fight – an FCCLA chapter service project

February 21, 2019

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Dawsen Bloom, Chase Christensen and Anthony Lovre are active FCCLA members at RTR Middle School.

Dawsen Bloom, Chase Christensen and Anthony Lovre, students at RTR Middle School, are helping host the FCCLA Chapter Service Project – Food Fight. The FCCLA Chapter Service Project is partnering with many different groups, including the Tyler Food Shelf, RTR Middle School Student Council, and RTR Civics class.
For two weeks starting the week of Feb. 25, the middle school will host a food and hygiene drive…

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