Spring concert

May 17, 2018

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Students at RTR Elementary put on a spirited display of music mixed in with a few messages about good self-esteem and respect for others, featuring several student speakers. The show was under the direction of Mr. Todd Peterson.

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Golfers play nine at Minneota, Cottonwood

May 17, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The weather for a good game of golf was present last Monday in Minneota and Cottonwood as six teams started play in the morning hours of the day.
The golfers all played their first nine holes in Minneota, where the Hen­dricks girls and the Min­neota boys took home top honors with a 198 and a 173, respectively…

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RTR students compete at regional Science Fair

May 17, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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Ten fifth grade stu­dents from RTR El­ementary advanced to and participated in the regional Science Fair in Mankato on Satur­day, April 28. The stu­dents competed against 689 others from other schools in their region.
Purple Ribbon win­ners from RTR were Maryann Pagel for her project, Rainbow Col­or with Chalk, Elena Brandt (Appealing Ap­ples), …

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Just For Kix

May 17, 2018

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The Tyler Just For Kix students presented their spring show, “Sea Cruise,” on Sunday afternoon at the RTR High School gymnasium. Seven dance numbers were performed for a packed house, that included numbers by the Wee Petites, Tiny Kix, Mini Kix and Wee Kix age levels.
The group is under the direction of Robyn Condlli of Marshall and assisted by Emma Gunnare of Tyler.

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Memorial Day service on May 28 at Tyler Legion Hall

May 17, 2018

Tyler Legion Post 185 will be hosting a Memorial Day Service at the Tyler Legion Hall on Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
Minnesota American Legion 2nd District Officer Harvey Noble from Ivanhoe will be the guest speaker.

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Verona Peterson

May 17, 2018

Memorial service for Ve­rona Petersen, age 90 of Tyler, will be Monday, May 21, 11 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Interment will be at Dane­bod Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
She died peacefully on Sunday, May 13 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.

RTR exchange student from Russia enjoying her time in America

May 9, 2018

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Russian RTR exchange student Kristina Khudiakova of Arkhangelsk with her host kitty, Esmae.

By Mark Wilmes
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On Aug. 16, 2017, Kristina Khudiakova from the Russian city of Arkhangelsk arrived to begin an adventure in America that could span a number of years. Khudiakova is an exchange student who has been attending RTR High School since August, a move that she plans to eventually turn into a college education that will also be in the United States.
“I wanted to improve my English,” Kristina said. “I wanted to meet new people and have some new experiences. I wanted something new.”
She lives with her host family Sylvia Newell and Al VanBemmel and a hairless cat named Esmae.

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“Old Herbaceous” presented

May 9, 2018

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The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Artist Retreat was held on the Danebod Lutheran Church campus over the weekend. On Friday evening in the Danebod Gym Hall, a free performance of “Old Herbaceous” was presented. The play was a one-man show performed by Kurt Schulz of Glencoe. Schulz is a veteran of many productions with the Hutchinson Theater Company over the past several years.

RTR play “Virgil’s Wedding” opens Friday

May 9, 2018

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The RTR Drama Department will present “Virgil’s Wedding,” opening Friday evening at the Lake Benton Opera House. Among the cast are (from left) Garret Reisdorfer, Brooke Burns, Graham Dinnel, Andrea Escher, Jocelyn Klein, Amber Bakker, Dajza Gilmore, Madison Witte, Emily Kern, Graham Petersen and Emma Gunnare.

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR Drama Department will present the Eddie McPherson comedy “Virgil’s Wedding” this weekend at the Lake Benton Opera House. Show times are Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 10 at 2:30 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The audience will be invited to the “social clash of the century” as Ms. Delanie (played by Dajza Gilmore), a high-end wedding planner, and her assistant Barbie (Madison Witte) are hired to direct a simple ceremony for two of the town’s favorite lovebirds…

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Council approves local company for sealcoating Tyler streets

May 9, 2018

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Bill Helget of Bolton & Menk

By Mark Wilmes
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Bill Helget of Bolton & Menk was on hand to discuss bids on the 2018 sealcoating project for the City of Tyler. Helget said that the four proposals were received, with bids ranging between $44,456.40 and $59,411.20.
“The low bidder was RH Sealcoating and Asphalt Maintenance, Inc. of Russell,” Helget told the council. “The bid was five percent below the engineer’s estimate of $46,680. The second lowest bidder was 16 percent above the low bidder.”

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