Enemarks donate to FFA

March 23, 2017

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From left—RTR FFA members Lacey Barke, Johanna Nielsen and Collin Wells, Sandy and Mark Enemark, and RTR FFA members Tate Thooft, Courtney Snyder and Hallie Lingen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Mark and Sandy En­emark donated funds to the National FFA Founda­tion last week through the 2017 Syngenta and FFA Rising Sun Program. The program allows donors to choose one local FFA pro­gram to receive $300 out of each $1,000 donation.
Mark Enemark said that Syngenta, in turn, adds to the contribution.

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Former downtown businessman dies

March 23, 2017

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Ed Henkelman

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Former Tyler business­man Edward Henkel­man died Friday, March 17 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was 70 years old. Henkelman will be remembered by many as the controversial owner of The Black Bear, where the Timber Tavern is currently located.
He is survived by his sons Matt Henkelman and Mark (Jena) Henkelman, both of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandchildren Matthew, Avery and Pay­ton; brothers David, Mike, Steve and Tony; and sis­ters Marcella, Dori, Mary, Sylvia and Connie. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Pat and Jerry.
Services to celebrate his life will begin at noon on Thursday, March 23, with a reception continuing un­til 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 1701 W Legion Dr., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Lisa Pluto

March 23, 2017

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Lisa Kay Pluto, age 48 of Dodge Center, died Wednesday, March 8 at St. Marys Hospital in Roches­ter.
Memorial service was 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center, with Rev. Barb Streed of­ficiating. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Mankato at a later date. Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the family for the children’s college edu­cation fund. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home Rochester Chapel. Online condolenc­es may be sent to the fam­ily at www.mahnfamilyfu­neralhome.com
She was born Feb. 6, 1969 in St. Cloud to Lyn­don and Joyce (Rogers) Su­kola. She graduated from Apollo High School and received her undergradu­ate degree in international business from St. Cloud State University, and her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. On Aug. 18, 2001 she was united in marriage to Christopher Pluto and they lived in St. Paul until 2006, when they moved to Dodge Center. In the early stages of her career she practiced all areas of law. In January 2007, she started her own practice, Pluto Legal, concentrating on Medical Assistance and Estate Planning. Lisa great­ly enjoyed helping others, and this was evident in her work as she assisted others, especially the el­derly, helping to put their affairs in order. She was well respected and trusted in her expertise and had frequently presented on Medical Assistance, Estate and Disability Planning. She was a member of sev­eral organizations includ­ing the Wealth Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The Hennepin County Medical Assistance Committee, The Elder Re­source Association, South­ern Minnesota Estate Planning Council, LLC, the Minnesota State Bar As­sociation Agricultural and Rural Law and Elder Law.
Growing up, Lisa had traveled the world with her family and had also studied abroad in Japan as an undergrad. Her love of travel stayed with her throughout her life, but most of her free moments were spent and cherished with her family. She was also quite creative and crafty, often making or de­signing something for or with her children. She was a member of Faith Luther­an Church, Triton Founda­tion and the Girl Scouts.
She will be dearly missed by her loving hus­band, Christopher Pluto of Dodge Center; daugh­ters Morgan and Sydney; son Graham; her parents Lyndon and Joyce Sukola of St. Cloud; sister Lynda (Kevin) Larson of Coon Rapids; niece and nephew Madeleine and Corey and brother-in-law Jon Pluto. She was preceded in death by her mother- and father-in-law John and Barbara Pluto.

Hilda Hansen

March 23, 2017

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Hilda Hansen age 95 of West Fargo, North Dakota, formerly of Tyler, passed away Tuesday, March 7 at Eventide Sheyenne Cross­ings in West Fargo. Me­morial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be placed at www.ste­phensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service-Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Hilda Marie (Bollesen) Hansen was born Jan. 20, 1922 in Tyler to Lars and Henrietta (Andersen) Bollesen. She was bap­tized and confirmed at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler and graduated from Tyler High School in 1940. Hilda attended Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa. Hilda was united in marriage to Or­val Johannes Hansen on Sept. 8, 1946. Together the couple lived and farmed in the Tyler area for many years. Hilda worked at Citizen’s State Bank for a short time and also at the Tyler Fairway store. They managed Danebod Village Apartments from 1973-1979. Beginning in 1981, they wintered in California and for several years were caretakers for the Prescott family in Santa Ana, Cali­fornia. They served as caretakers of the Lincoln County Fairgrounds for a period of time. Hilda was a lifelong member of Dane­bod Lutheran Church and was active in Ladies Aid. Hilda loved family gather­ings and was often the or­ganizer of many of them. She made the best home­made bread and baked goods. She enjoyed cross stitch embroidery, cro­cheting and sewing. She and Orval loved to play cards and she taught her grandchildren how to play cards. In the latter years, she enjoyed giving tours of the Danebod Lutheran Church campus. Hilda was very proud of her Dan­ish heritage and enjoyed introducing Danish tradi­tions to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Orval died Feb. 25, 2005. In 2012 Hilda sold their home and moved to The Living Center in Moorhead so she could be near her children. In September 2015 Hilda was admitted to Eventide Senior Living Communities following a hip fracture. In Janu­ary 2016 Hilda moved to Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo, North Dakota, where she resided until her death. She will be lov­ingly missed by her fam­ily and friends, as well as the Sheyenne Crossings staff. The staff had a bed­side memorial service on March 7 and shared their memories of Hilda and her pranks. The family would like to thank the Sheyenne Crossings staff for their wonderful care and com­passion during her stay.
Hilda is survived by her sister Alma Miller of Brainerd; children— Roger (Betty) Hansen of Fargo, North Dakota, Owen (Paula) Hansen of West Fargo, North Dakota, and Sharon Hansen; eight grandchildren— Ryan (Shawn) Hansen, Dayna Olson, Loren (Whitney) Hansen, Joel (Amy) Han­sen, David (Becky) Han­sen, Nathan Hansen, Chad (Jody) Faaborg and Kresta Faaborg; 15 great-grand­children—Shelby, Maddi, Luke, Ross, Madysen, Chloe, Lindsey, Alex, Pres­ton, Bryce, Gavin, Sydney, Samantha, Melissa and Soren; step-great-grand­sons Trevor and Tanner Chastek; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, hus­band Orval, brothers and sisters-in-law Reuben and Ardyce Bollesen and Arvid and Joann Bollesen.

Knights fans turn it up a bit

March 16, 2017

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RTR Knights fans costumed up and arrived toting signage Thursday evening at the SMSU R/A Facility.

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SWEC holds special meeting Friday evening

March 16, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Southwest Educational Cooperative (SWEC) Joint Powers Board held a special meeting Friday evening in Lynd. The purpose was to authorize an Executive Committee to mediate issues between the RTR School District and SWEC.

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Winter makes an encore appearance over past weekend

March 16, 2017

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A late winter storm brought around eight inches of snow to the Tyler area on Sunday, causing some driving issues for area travelers. The storm combined with a city-wide planned power outage to bring a little extra chill to local residents.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Nine days before the calendar says spring begins, the Tyler area received a reminder that winter is not quite done with us. Two days of snow flurries turned into a reported 8-10 inches of snow on Sunday. The winter storm caused some driving difficulties throughout the region, and late starts for some area schools Monday morning. The RTR School District had a previously scheduled day off for students on Monday.

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Opera House season begins

March 16, 2017

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From left—Gabby Thooft of Tyler, Julia Nilles of Ruthton and Lauren Johnson of Florence will be among the performers in Broadway Meets Lake Benton this weekend at the Lake Benton Opera House.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 11th annual Broad­way Meets Lake Benton show comes to the Lake Benton Opera House this weekend. The show will feature 26 area perform­ers who have appeared in past musicals on the Opera House stage, singing their favorite Broadway songs.
Among the perform­ers will be Tom Schmitt of Porter, who has played some major roles in past productions,…

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Commissioners hear about Buffer Law

March 16, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding the Buffer Law. Olsen told the board that under the current governor, the law isn’t going to go away, and at this point the deadline for implementation is November of this year. Olsen said they are hoping to get federal dollars to compensate farmers for acres that are put into buffers. Commissioner Jack Vizecky asked how many acres would be lost. Olsen said, “Not a lot to meet compliance.Olsen went on to further clarify that amount to be about two to four acres.

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Youth Golf Kickoff coming up this weekend

March 16, 2017

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By Jim Kopel

Well, it’s that time of the year again! Time for the old guy to find something to amuse his spring, summer and fall fun. Yes, I guess it is the time to start think­ing about finding the clubs and getting them ready for some more miss-hits.
Speaking of golf, the Tyler Golf Course is NOT open as I try to write this little article. Lance is very careful and wants to make sure everything is on the up and up before he lets a bunch of crazy people on the course.

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