RTR Basketball squads sweep RCW on the road

January 10, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls and boys traveled to Renville to open the 2018 portion of their schedule in basket­ball. Both teams had suc­cess, as the girls beat the Jaguars 66-35 while the boys had their hands full, coming back from a deficit to beat the Jaguar boys by a score of 75 to 63…
The Lady Knights saw their overall record move to 5-7 with an away game against KMS on the 12th of January. On the 15th of January they will play Edg­erton at home.
The Knights, now 8-0 for the year, have three home games against KMS, Edger­ton and LQPV on the 12th, 15th and 16th of January.

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Pastor Cy Solberg

January 10, 2018

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Memorial services for Pastor Cy Solberg, age 87 of Tyler, were Saturday, Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Danebod Lutheran Cem­etery in Tyler.
He died Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pip­estone.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Cyrus LeRoy Solberg was born Nov. 25, 1930 to Carl and Lillian (Skjei) Solberg in Hatton, North Dakota, where he was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He at­tended school in Hatton, graduating in 1948. After high school he attended Mayville State University in Mayville, North Da­kota, Concordia College in Moorhead, and graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul in 1956. On June 30, 1956 Cy married Betty Jo Vogtsburger at Our Sav­ior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Their union was blessed with four children and 62 years of life together. Dur­ing his years as a parish pastor, Pastor Cy served Bethany and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches in As­toria, South Dakota; Ken­neth Lutheran and Blue Mound Lutheran Churches in Kenneth; Grace Luther­an Church in Dawson; First English Lutheran Church in Tyler; and United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. He retired from Elbow Lake and he and Betty Jo moved back to Tyler, where he was busy for many years serv­ing as an interim pastor in southwestern Minnesota. In 2014 he was named Pastor Emeritus from First English Lutheran Church. In the last few years, Cy experienced declining health. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, he died peacefully in his sleep at Pipestone County Hospice House at the age of 87 years.
Cy was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. In retirement, he and Betty Jo led senior and adult retreats at Shetek Lutheran Camp. He was a long-time member of Tyler Kiwanis. Cy had a love for sports, politics, and family. He enjoyed golf, all sport­ing events and attending his grandchildren’s events. He loved his many visits to Little Norway Resort and Itasca State Park at Park Rapids for over 60 years. Cy had the honor of marry­ing and baptizing all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He recently officiated at his grandson’s wedding in Itasca State Park.
Cy is lovingly remem­bered by his wife Betty Jo; his children—Mark (Kelly) Solberg of Cam­bridge, John (Lori) Solberg of Mitchell, South Dakota, Ruth (Jim) Rupp of Ruth­ton, and Sarah (Paul) Lib­bon of Duluth; ten grand­children— Matt (Sarah) Solberg, Sam Solberg, Nick (Saskia) Solberg, John Sol­berg, Megan Solberg, Ryan Solberg, Laisa (Jimmy) Dekker, Brennen Rupp, Elizabeth Libbon, and An­nalise Libbon; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Jordan; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lillian Solberg, and his sister Le­Anne Kae Solberg.
Blessed be his memory.

Vivian Olsen

January 10, 2018

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Funeral services for Vivian Olsen, age 93 of Tyler, were Saturday, Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m. at Tyler Alli­ance Church in Tyler. Buri­al was at the Ruthton City Cemetery. She died Dec. 31, 2017 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements were pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Vivian Mae Fuhrmann was born Oct. 12, 1924 on the family farm east of Florence to Erich and Christine (Ahlschlager) Fuhrmann. She attended District 68 country school through the 8th grade. She then worked in house­keeping and child care with various families in the Lake Wilson area.
On July 18, 1946 Vivian was united in marriage to Andrew Olsen at the Lutheran parsonage in Balaton. For a short while after marriage they lived on the Olsen family farm before purchasing their farm north of Twin Lakes in Lyon County, Shelburne Township. It was there they farmed the land, raised five children, and ran a dairy business. Alongside Andy, Vivian helped on the farm as well as baking, cooking, canning and freezing their homegrown produce. Ev­eryone enjoyed her deli­cious homemade biscuits, cinnamon rolls and pies. In 1982 Vivian and Andy retired from the farm and moved into their new home in Tyler, where they enjoyed 25 years together.
Vivian was a member of the Tyler Alliance Church and active in the Ladies Missionary Group, the Shelburne Birthday Club, and enjoyed embroidering, word-finds, puzzles, and cooking for and entertain­ing family and friends. It was the fall of 2007 when she moved to Danebod Vil­lage, and in 2010 she be­came a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home until her death on Dec. 31, 2017 at the age of 93.
Vivian is survived by her five children—Dorothy (Dan) Petersen of Owa­tonna, Roger (Pam) Ol­sen of Shoreview, LeRoy (Beth) Olsen of Tyler, Dale (Chris) Olsen of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Doris Olsen (Jesus Jiminez) of Hender­son, Nevada. She is also survived by her ten grand­children—Teri (Pat) Steck­elberg, Erica (Fernando) Roman, Julie (Noah) Bock, Matthew (KaSaundra) Olsen, Melissa (Andrew) Clark, Karla Olsen, Andrew L. (Robin) Olsen, Saman­tha (John Ruud) Olsen, KC Ryan (Chelle) Olsen, and Gregory (Melissa) Olsen; 16 great-grandchildren also survive. Also left to mourn her passing are siblings Norman (Bon­nie) Fuhrmann of Bala­ton, Dona Fuerstenberg of Worthington, and Gwen­dolyn Olson of Balaton.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 64 years, Andy; her par­ents; brother Edward Fuhrmann; and infant brother Gordon.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunrise Manor for the exceptional care given to Vivian during her several years there as well as the staff at Danebod Village for her care while she resided there. Memo­rials are preferred to the Tyler Alliance Church, Ave­ra@home Hospice of Tyler, or the donor’s choice.
Blessed be her memory.

2017-Year in Review-Part 1

January 4, 2018

Read this week’s Tyler Tribute to see what some of the highlights of the first part of 2017 were.

RTR 6th grader completes Avera project

January 4, 2018

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Kai Drake was able to do $500 worth of shopping for the Avera Children’s Ward in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with donations from the FCCLA project he began in November.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Back in November, the Tribute ran a story about Kai Drake, a 6th grader at RTR Middle School, who was doing an FCCLA project to collect donations for the Avera Children’s Ward in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Kai’s motive behind the project was to pay back to the regional emergency services facility for the care his brother Juhl received after an accident seven years ago. Kai is the son of Cade and Amanda Drake of Tyler.
“As a family, we saw the need for support to the Children’s Ward treasure chest, library, and group play room,” he said in November. “When visiting my brother, I was able to read books and play with games that had been donated to the Children’s Ward by others…

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With a little help from her friends . . . and family

January 4, 2018

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Tina Haroldson (pictured with teammate Jackie Dressen), injured in a Dec. 18 game against Pipestone, sat with her teammates during last week’s games at SMSU.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Dec. 18, 2017 is a day Russell-Tyler-Ruthton basketball player Tina Haroldson will remember most likely for the rest of her life.
And not in a good way.
That was the day the senior guard on the RTR Knights basketball team saw her high school sports career end with a thud…or more aptly, a pop. The Knights girls basketball team was facing the Pipestone Arrows at home on that Monday evening when Haroldson took a sharp left to drive around an opposing defender and suddenly dropped to the floor in pain.

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

Lady Knights split two at SMSU

January 4, 2018

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MCC’s Alyssa Groves gets tangled up with the Knights’ No. 1 Brooke Thomsen and Jackie Dressen on a rebound attempt.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Lady Knights played two games at SMSU in Marshall over the Holi­day period. On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Lady Knights ended their five-game los­ing streak with a 61-49 win over the Upsala Cardi­nals. On the morning com­mute on Thursday to play the MCC Rebels in a 10 a.m. game, the Rebels once again beat the Knights, 49- 43.
The Lady Knights jumped to a quick 17-2 ad­vantage in the first game of the week. Jackie Dres­sen had seven of the points while Jonni Biren added four points. At the nine-minute mark the score was 19-9…

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Tyler lighting contest winners

January 4, 2018

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The TACC town lighting contest winners this year were Jim and Beth Boyle of 110 Wilson Street, winners of $50 in Tyler Bucks.

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The TACC country lighting contest winners this year were Alan and Laura Benz of rural Tyler, winners of $50 in Tyler Bucks.

Gymnasts close out 2017 with victory against the Redmen

January 4, 2018

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Senior Maddie Ekema, pictured performing on the balance beam in their victory over Sisseton, South Dakota, scored a season-high 7.85, helping her team score 134.45 and post the victory.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR gym­nasts hosted Sisseton in a Christmas-themed match-up on Dec. 22, 2017.
The Grizzlies scored 134.45 to claim the win, bringing their dual record to 3-3 on the season. The Redmen scored 114.15 in their defeat.
Greta Johnson won the vault with a season high 8.925, followed by Cora Hofer (8.85) in second. So­phie Johnson and Maddie Ekema both scored 8.775 to tie for third…

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Grizzly gymnasts meet Brookings Bobcats at the Barn

January 4, 2018

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team hosted the Brookings Bobcats on Dec. 18 in The Barn.
The Bobcats won the an­nual match-up, 135.825 to 130.25.
“After our first two events we were basically tied with Brookings,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “Ka­tie Ekema fell in warm ups and didn’t know until af­ter the JV that she was unable to compete so we were down one gymnast…

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