CHS Ruthton supports local food shelves with Harvest for Hunger campaign

June 22, 2017

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Karen Kelly (left) accepted a donation on behalf of the Tyler Area Food Shelf from Jenny Alderson of CHS.

CHS Ruthton joined CHS locations across the coun­try in sending more than $725,000 and 610,000 pounds of food to hungry families through the annu­al CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive led by the Country Opera­tions division of CHS, the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative.
Since the program’s launch in 2011, more than $4.7 million and 3.4 million pounds of food have been raised…

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New veterinarian begins at Western Veterinary Clinic

June 22, 2017

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Cassy Griebel recently began veterinarian duties at Western Veterinary Clinic.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Western Veterinary Clin­ic welcomed a new vet, as Cassy Griebel began duties on May 30.
“I graduated in May from the University of Minneso­ta,” Griebel revealed.
She said she is happy to land a position close to her native Pipestone.

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Chinese trade team visits Schreurs farm

June 22, 2017

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An international trade team from China visited the Joel and Teresa Schreurs farm north of Tyler on Friday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

A group of Chinese trade team participants paid a visit to the Joel and Teresa Schreurs farm on Friday evening. The group was on a tour through South Da­kota and Minnesota, learn­ing more about hogs and the livestock feed industry. Joel Schreurs is a director on the Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Board, as well as a national director on the American Soybean As­sociation Board. Schreurs said his farm was the final leg of their journey.
“They leave early [Satur­day] morning and fly back to Beijing,” he said.

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Harlan Elving

June 22, 2017

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Harlan Andrew Elving was born Feb. 8 1931 and called home by his heav­enly father on June 4.
The celebration of his life was held Monday, June 12, 11 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hugh­son, California.
Harlan grew up on a ru­ral farm in Tyler. He was drafted into the U.S. Army where he drove a tank in the Korean War and reached the rank of Sergeant. He received his Bachelors De­gree in Science at Mankato University. Barbara and Harlan were married in 1955 and drove west to to start their adventure in life. Harlan accepted a position at Modesto High School, Modesto, Califor­nia, where he taught for 38 years starting with wood­shop and drafting, with the last 10 years teaching computers and Auto Cad. During the early years of his teaching career he ob­tained his Masters Degree in Education from Chico State in California.
When celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary they incorporated many of the things he loved when they took the whole fam­ily to Hawaii. They spent time in the ocean and golfed but mostly Barbara and Harlan enjoyed being with their whole family in one place at one time for a whole week. Harlan enjoyed bowling, fishing, and traveling, including a trip to the Holy Land. He was an active Sunday School teacher and a coun­selor for the High School Christian Youth Club.
He is survived by his lov­ing wife of 62 years, Bar­bara; sons Ken (Stacey) and Jon; daughters Kay Cummins (Todd) and Ka­rie Wendt (Ken). Barbara and Harlan were blessed with 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents David and Clara, sister Elvira and brother Bob.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreci­ate sending donations to the Dementia Society or a favorite charity of your choice.

RTR Board to hire Lee Warne

June 14, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The RTR School Board Administrative Committee interviewed two candidates for interim superintendent on Monday. Dick Orcutt will be stepping down as interim superintendent at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, and comes on the heels of the district’s recent settlement agreement severing ties with the Southwest Educational Cooperative joint powers agreement.

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Meshke installed as new pastor at First English Lutheran Church

June 14, 2017

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Pastor Lisa Meshke

By Richard Siemers
Tribute contributor

 
Rev. Lisa Meshke, 35, was installed as pastor of First English Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 4. She is a native of Minnesota, but comes from the other side of the state. Her parents, both retired school teachers, still live in Blooming Prairie.
This is Meshke’s first parish, but it is not her first job. After getting degrees in finance and accounting—she earned her MBA at Iowa State University—she worked a number of years in finance. Over six of those years she worked in the home mortgage department of Wells Fargo Bank in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Relay For Life 2017 in Hendricks June 23

June 14, 2017

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2017 Survivor speaker Brenda Citterman

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2017 Relay For Life of Lincoln County event moves to Hendricks this year, held at Vet­erans Memorial Park on June 23. The evening will kick off with the opening of camps at 4 p.m., followed by a pork chop supper at 5 p.m. The event will also feature a silent auction, entertainment and Opening Ceremony.
Featured entertainment will include the Little Rascals team from Canby; Adam Layman and Lindsay Jensen of Milford, Iowa; Shelby Kern and Em­ily Kern of Tyler; Jeff Moen of Hendricks; and Ivanhoe native Kristi Citterman.

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Team captains for the 2017 Relay For Life event on June 23, from left to right, are Kathy Wilmes of CUREious George/Cancermals; Lola Hinbjorgen of Hendricks Shining Stars; Lynette Madsen of Forever Jen; Priscilla Osland of #CURE; Mia Wente and co-captain Tracy Wente of Little Rascals. Not pictured are Carrie Birath of CUREious George/Cancermals; Jenna DeVries of Magic of Healing; and Mandy Koster of Faith, Hope, Love.

Council to gauge interest in grant program

June 14, 2017

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Teresa Schreurs of DSI spoke to the Tyler City Council about the Small Cities Development Grant Program.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Teresa Schreurs, Director of Community Development for Development Services, Inc. (DSI) was on hand to speak to the council about the federally-funded Small Cities Develop­ment Grant Program at Mon­day’s regular meeting of the Tyler City Council. The program distributes funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Ur­ban Development (HUD) to local units of government for a vari­ety of community development projects for low-to-moderate income residents. In Minne­sota, the funds are distributed through the Department of Em­ployment and Economic Devel­opment (DEED).
Schreurs told the council that the City of Tyler has participated in the program in the past.

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Four bids received for new Highway Department building

June 14, 2017

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Bids were opened for the Tyler Shop at the June 6 Commissioners meeting.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Bids were opened for the new Lincoln County Highway Depart­ment maintenance building, which will be located in Tyler, during the Tuesday, June 6 meet­ing of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
Bidders were requested to submit bids on four alternatives. The first, listed as Alt 1A, was on a 50×60-foot engineered build­ing with fiberglass insulation; the second, listed as Alt 1B, was on a 50×60-foot engineered building with closed cell spray foam insu­lation; the third, listed as Alt 2A, was for a 50×70-foot engineered building with fiberglass insula­tion; and the fourth, listed as Alt 2B, was for a 50×70-foot engi­neered building with closed cell spray foam insulation.

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So what are you doing for your dad on Sunday, Father’s Day?

June 14, 2017

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Jason Hartung will celebrate Father’s Day with his wife Ashley and his six children, five of whom were once their foster children.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

After observing how the world celebrates mothers a month ago, this Sunday we set our focus on cel­ebrating fathers. Celebra­tions might include spend­ing time with a biological father, a father figure, a grandfather, a stepfather, an adoptive father or the memory of a father.
Jason and Ashley (Nor­gaard) Hartung, of Aurora, South Dakota will celebrate the day with their six chil­dren, five of whom were once in their foster care. In their 15 years of marriage, the Hartungs have fostered over 50 children, a process they started in 2005.

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