Remembering 9-11

September 12, 2018

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A flag-adorned fire truck was parked outside the Tyler Fire Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to honor the New York City firefighters who gave their lives responding to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Elsewhere in town, flags were flown at half-staff. A 9-11 remembrance program Tuesday evening at the high school will be pictured in next week’s Tyler Tribute.

Hamer and Vizecky are appointed to canvas results of general election

September 12, 2018

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Lincoln County Environmental Officer Robert Olsen presented a proposal for one-year ditch assessments. The assessments would be payable with the 2019 taxes.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All members were present.
Environmental Officer Rob­ert Olsen reported that there will be a conditional use hear­ing on Sept. 19 to review and decide on a request of a permit by Ground Works, LLC, and Ex­cel Energy. The meeting will be­gin at 7 p.m. Olsen announced that County Ditch 15 needs to have the top two-thirds “dipped due to sediment in the system.” The estimated cost is $13,500…

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

Election candidates announced

September 12, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Three positions will be on the ballot for elections for the City of Tyler this fall.
Terms will end this year for Mayor Greg Peter and councilpersons Erick Harper and Tim Sanderson. Peter and Harper did not file for reelection.
Filing for mayor, a two-year position, was Joan Jagt.
Filing for two councilperson positions, both four-year terms, were Sanderson and Cricket Raschke.

Council hears report on health equity study

September 12, 2018

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Janet Bush of Southwest Health and Human Services spoke to the council at Monday’s meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Janet Bush of Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was present at Monday evening’s regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council. Bush was on hand to report on a recent study of health concerns in the county.
“I am partially employed though the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) through a grant from the State of Minnesota,” Bush explained. “We work on health promotion, so rather than being reactive to health we are trying to be proactive. We are trying to look at ways people can move more, eat healthier, use tobacco less. Part of that is looking at health disparities.”

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

RTR seeking Homecoming parade entries

September 12, 2018

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Staff at RTR High School are looking for some help from the community for this year’s Homecoming festivities. Student Council advisors Taylor Topinka and Alissa Moat say they have a goal of having more community involvement.
“We would like to continue to build unity throughout our communities,” Topinka said.

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Knights use kicking game to beat CM/C 27-24 in wild one

September 12, 2018

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The Knights’ Payton Hess pulls in a long pass during the second quarter of RTR’s win over Cedar Mountain-Comfrey.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The crowd at the RTR vs. Cedar Mountain-Comfrey football game last Friday were well entertained in a wide open affair in Ty­ler. There were many long touchdowns in the game which changed the posi­tion of the score on the scoreboard. In the end it was the RTR kicking that won the game. Both teams scored four touch­downs, but Payton Hess of the Knights converted on three of four extra point kicks while the Cougars did not convert on any ex­tra points.

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

Thomsen signs with Dordt basketball program

September 12, 2018

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Brooke Thomsen signed a Letter of Intent to play in Sioux Center, Iowa for the Dordt Defenders women’s basketball program in 2019. Pictured with Brooke (clockwise) are RTR Athletic Director Daniel Bettin, RTR Head Coach Steve Krause and Dordt Head Basketball Coach Bill Harmsen.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

One RTR senior took a big step toward her life-long dream last Wednes­day afternoon, as Brooke Thomsen signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
“I remember through­out the day being super excited because ever since I was a little girl I have al­ways wanted to play col­lege basketball,” Thomsen said. “Dad asked me if had my signature ready. I told him I had been practicing all day.

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Lady Knights lose exciting match to YME in five sets

September 12, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights of RTR played their first Camden Conference match of the year last Tuesday in Tyler. However, after taking two of the first three sets, the YME Sting would finish the evening by taking the final two sets to win the match. The scores were 18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 23-25 and 11-15.
The first set saw Kylea Baartman start the set off on the right foot with two aces…

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Bill Vollmer is 2018 Tyler Club Golf Champion

September 12, 2018

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Tyler Club Champion Bill Vollmer

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Bill Vollmer, a strong golfer for many years at the Tyler Golf Course, fi­nally finished in first place in the annual club tourna­ment held the past two weeks. Bill would fire a 36-37-38 for 27 holes for a very nice score of 111 to win. Jeff Paluch finished in second place with a score of 114. Corey Skogrand shot a 116 to take home third place honors.

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

Lady Knights at SW Challenge

September 12, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Thirty-two teams from all over the state and South Dakota invaded Marshall last weekend to play some volleyball. They would play at the Marshall High school and SMSU.
All teams played two matches on Friday and then were divided into four separate eight-team brackets depending on how they did in the Friday matches…

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