The Country House will sponsor a Relay For Life fundraiser event

July 11, 2018

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The CUREious George/Cancermals Relay For Life team will be helping out with the fundraiser meal. Pictured from left are Tony Schwing, owner of The Country House Supper Club, Kathy Wilmes, Mark Wilmes, and Jocelyn Klein.

The Lincoln County Relay For Life event was held Friday, June 22, where more than $28,000 was raised for cancer research. The fight is not over, however, and neither are the fundraising efforts. On Sunday, July 15, The Country House Supper Club in Lake Benton will host an all-you-can-eat chicken and ribs buffet. The idea is to help Relay For Life of Lincoln County raise their goal of $33,000 by the Aug. 20 deadline…

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SW Minnesota has had an above average weather year

July 11, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Southwest Minnesota is known for temperamental weather patterns, but the area does not typically see rainfalls or temperatures such as were experienced in LincolnCounty last month. The unusual weath­er appears to be a national phenomenon, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) on July 9.
According to the report, the United States has ex­perienced six weather- and climate-related disasters so far in 2018, which have resulted in an excess of $1 billion in damages for each incident…

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Commissioners hear SWHHS financial update

July 11, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard from Nancy Walker, Deputy Director of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS), who provided a financial update. Walker said that last fall, Director Beth Wilmes had spoken with the Commissioners about the “significant” financial issues SWHHS was having, forecasting a potential budget overage that could reach into the million dollar range. Walker was pleased to report that through several measures taken by SWHHS, including putting a pause on hiring, they have 15 positions open that have not been replaced, providing only required trainings, better utilization of cars, changes in IT and office supplies, and the list went on. Walker said the result is that “we have a much better financial standing than this time last year.”

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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.

“Farmer of the Year” debuts to a full house

July 6, 2018

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Around 250 people filled the Lake Benton Opera House last week for the southwestern Minnesota premiere of “Farmer of the Year.” The movie, produced by Vince O’Connell and Tyler native Kathy Swanson, was shot predominately in Lincoln County and has been making the film festival circuit. The film used dozens of extras from the Tyler area and many of those were invited up on the Opera House stage after the viewing for a group picture. The movie is showing at the Red Barn Theater in Hendricks through Thursday, July 5.

‘Skiver Float competition

July 6, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler Area Community Club and Æbleskiver Committee are again asking city residents to revive an old tradition for this year’s parade, the neighborhood float. TACC members Sharon Kolle and Cindy Dunham are encouraging people to get together with their neighbors and put forth their best entry, to be judged on the day of the parade.

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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
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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…

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Local Sturdevant’s Auto Parts sees a change in management

July 6, 2018

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Larry Wyttenback retired after 16 years at Sturdevant’s Auto Parts on Saturday.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
As of noon last Saturday, the Sturdevant’s Auto Parts store in Tyler will lose a familiar face. After 16 years in the store, 15 as manager, Larry Wyttenback will be retiring. Wendy Peters, employed at the store for the past seven years, will be taking over the position.
Wyttenback said he came to Sturdevant’s from Tholen Auto Sales in Marshall.

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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.

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

Wildcats all-stars selected

July 6, 2018

Submitted by
Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats ended their regular season with a 36-19 loss in Sioux Falls against the Sioux Empire Crusaders. The Crusaders ended their season undefeated, 8-0, and the number one seed in the West division as the Wildcats are the number two seed with a 6-2 re­cord.
Quarterback TJ Oates completed 15 of 20 passes good for 197 yards, two touchdowns and one in­terception while his broth­er David Oates completed 5 of 10 passes for 41 yards.

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