Rosalyn Zvorak

September 20, 2017

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Rosalyn Pearl (Dunte­man) Zvorak, age 95 of Cold Spring, passed away Sept. 12 at the Assumption Nursing Home. A memori­al service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. A gathering of relatives and friends will be 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.
Rosalyn was born in Lyon County on May 16, 1922 to Herman and Laura (Sathoff) Dunte­man. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Tracy, and graduated from Tra­cy High School. Rosalyn graduated from the Mar­shall Nursing School and later completed her LPN degree. She was united in marriage to Charles F. Zvorak on Dec. 23, 1944. To this union three sons were born, Royce, Charles A. and Dwight.
Rosalyn spent the major­ity of her life in Russell and in her later years moved to Cold Spring. Her career as a nurse was spent primar­ily at the A.L. Vadhein Me­morial Hospital in Tyler; she retired after 47 years of service. Rosalyn was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 460 and was involved with Cub Scouting when her sons were younger. She was active with the United Presbyterian Women at the First Presbyterian Church in Russell, the Senior Citi­zens group of Cold Spring, and was leader of the Loss Support Group. Rosalyn enjoyed gardening and supplying friends and fam­ily with summertime pro­duce and delighted many people with her counted-cross-stitch creations. She was a devoted wife and mother and was especially fond of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons—Royce and Marisa (Lòpez), Charles A. and Lee Ann (Braun), and Dwight and Paulette (Buesing); six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and special friend Avis Ander­son.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles F.; her parents; her parents-in-law Roy and Ellen (Erickson) Zvorak; brother Gerald Dunteman and sisters Viona Pagel, Annola Pagel and Laurene Harris.
Blessed be her memory.

Gary Williams

September 20, 2017

June 10, 1946 – Sept. 12, 2017

Gary Williams, age 71 of Brookings, South Da­kota, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. at Ascension Luther­an Church in Brookings. Burial was 2:30 p.m. at Sa­lem Lutheran Cemetery at Center. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday at church, fol­lowed by prayer service.
Gary Earl Williams was born June 10, 1946 to Ruth (Evans) and Earl Williams of Winfred, South Dakota. U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieu­tenant. He served one year in Vietnam as a U.S.Army 2nd Lt.. In 1971 he mar­ried Veronica (Button) in Carthage, South Dakota.Gary worked in banking for 40 years.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, moth­er, stepfather Jim Westall and two step-siblings.
He is survived by his wife Veronica; daughter Threasa (Wayne) Hopkins of Arlington and son Gar­ron (Alyssa Stitt) Williams of Mankato; grandchildren Noah, Zoe and Jonah Wil­liams and William Hop­kins; sister Kay (Steve) Julius of Madison, South Dakota; brother Ken Wil­liams of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; three stepsisters and five stepbrothers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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A queen and king are crowned!

September 14, 2017

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The 2017 RTR Homecoming Court pictured at Monday evening’s coronation— in front are Crownbearers Oakley Schreurs and Lincoln Schreurs; from left to right behind them are Ashley Borchert, Paige Buchert, Tina Haroldson, Courtney Snyder, Queen Chloe Hess, King Jonah Johnson, Riley Williams, Westin Kirk, Evan Swanson and Jacob Fischer.

For more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Seniors mark their territory, raise funds

September 14, 2017

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RTR senior Jocelyn Klein used her parking space to share a quote by Nelson Mandela. The students were allowed to come up with a parking lot creation by donating to Christmas is For Sharing.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
We all have our favorite spots—where you sit at church, your living room chair at home, your parking spot at work. Admit it or not, we all get a little annoyed we get to any of those places and…gasp…our spot is taken. Seniors at RTR High School were able to claim their favorite parking spots at the high school over the weekend, for charity.
Two dozen seniors forked over $25 each for the opportunity to claim their favorite spot with a personalized work of art. RTR Science teacher Alissa Moat said the money will go to a local charity.

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

County approves preliminary plat for Shaokatan

September 14, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Sept. 5 meeting, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Office spoke to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners regarding a subdivision on Lake Shaokatan. Olsen was requesting the approval of a preliminary plat, as the same had already been approved by the Planning and Zoning Board.
Olsen said the public had a chance for input and questions, with a favorable result. However, there was a question regarding excavating for a boat ramp. Olsen is working with the landowner and coming up with alternatives.

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

Council hears audit report for 2016

September 14, 2017

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Matt Taubert discussed the 2016 audit report at Monday’s Tyler City Council Meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Matt Taubert of Meule­broeck, Taubert & Co. gave the 2016 audit report at Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Tyler City Council. Taubert reported that the audit had earned a clean opinion with the exception of an issue with the volunteer fire relief asso­ciation regarding the depart­ment having an actuarial done on their pension fund. Taubert said that it was not a major concern for the auditors due to the relatively small amount of money.
“It is expensive to have an ac­tuarial done,” Taubert said. “If something comes about where I think that the city should rec­ommend that the fire depart­ment [should address] that, we’ll definitely let you know.”

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

Knights dump Wildcats 44-6

September 14, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Football Team used their high octane of­fense to full capacity in the first quarter last Friday as they would score 30 points in the quarter to race to a 30-0 advantage after one frame over the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats. It was the second straight win with over 40 points scored.
Carter Hansen would play his first snaps of the year in the game as he was recovering from an ankle problem…

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Lady Knights fall to MACCRAY Wolverines in four sets Thursday

September 14, 2017

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Chloe Hess threads the volleyball between a pair of MACCRAY defenders during Thursday’s home volleyball game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team started the Camden Conference match with the MACCRAY Wolverines in style last Thursday by win­ning the first set. However, the rest of the evening the Knights tried to catch up from large deficits. The scores of the four sets were 25-22, 17-25. 11-25 and 19-25.

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

VB milestone

September 14, 2017

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Tina Haroldson (center) was presented a volleyball and a sign by teammates Mya Christensen (left) and Chloe Hess in honor of her 1,000th dig as an RTR Knight before last week’s game.

Lady Knights lose two on the road

September 14, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The volleyball Knights got the season off to a rough start as they would lose their first two match­es to Pipestone Area and YME, respectively. Both of these matches were road contests.
The match in Pipestone saw the Arrows win the first set by a score of 25-18. The Lady Knights would come back to tie the match with a 25-18 win…

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