DYW finals held last week

July 19, 2017

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Pictured are the Distinguished Young Woman of Minnesota finalists who competed last weekend in St. Paul. From left—Kira Gifford of Ivanhoe, Gabby Thooft of Tyler, runner-Up Laura Woltjer of Willmar and new Distinguished= Young Woman of Minnesota Gianna Rucki of Lakeville. Ricki will represent Minnesota at the National Finals in Mobile, Alabama in June 2018.

Royals split a pair of games, head to playoffs in Windom

July 19, 2017

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals trav­eled to Pipestone on July 12, and fell to the A’s by a 10-1 score. Chris Dough­erty started and took the loss, going eight innings and giving up all 10 runs, only two of which were earned, thanks to six er­rors in the game. Dain La­Rock, Brent Wiering, Tyler Gylling, Taylor Delaney and Jake Fischer all had hits.

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Derek Wellnitz

July 19, 2017

Aug. 6, 1973 – July 12, 2017

Derek Wellnitz, age 43 of Pipestone, died Wednes­day, July 12 at Avera McK­ennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. In­terment will take place at a later date. Visitation was Sunday, July 16, 5-9 p.m. at the church with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m.
Hartquist Funeral Home, Pipestone Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Thooft, Gifford compete at 2017 Minnesota DYW

July 13, 2017

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Kira Gifford of Ivanhoe

High school girls from across Minnesota will join together for the Distinguished Young Women of Minnesota State Fi­nals to be held Saturday, July 15 at Eden Prairie High School.
Two local girls will be among the finals contestants.
Gabby Thooft is the daughter of Christopher and Lee Thooft of Tyler and qualified to par­ticipate through the At Large program…
Kira Gifford is the daugh­ter of Brandon and Kristy Gif­ford of Arco. She is the current Distinguished Young Woman of Ivanhoe…

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Gabby Thooft of Tyler

Princess in the park

July 13, 2017

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Harper (left) and Aurora Winsel of Holland took advantage of a photo op with “Elsa” during the Ruthton 4th of July celebration last week.

Tyler City Council approves rezoning

July 13, 2017

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City Attorney Glen Petersen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The City of Tyler approved a rezoning request at the regular monthly meeting on July 3. The property owned by Tom Gladis to the north of Buffalo Ridge Concrete was in question as the city has conflicting information on how it is currently zoned. Documents have been discovered stating that the property is zoned as agricultural property with a separate document claiming it is commercial.

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Girl Scouts visit Henry Doorly Zoo

July 13, 2017

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Nine girls from the RTR and Lake Benton Girl Scouts recently made a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. Pictured left to right in front are Brooklyn Cauwels, Kylie Kerkaert, Hailey Wigton, Zoey Williams, Allyssa Rode and Savanna Sanow; in back are Dana Ahl, Emily Alexander and Brooke Struthers.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

On July 1-2, nine girls from the RTR and Lake Benton Girl Scout Troop traveled to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska for a Sleeping Bag Safari. Co-leaders Cassy Struthers and Julie Williams accompanied the girls on the trip.
Williams said the girls camped in the Scott Aquarium building for the night.

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Ruthton Royals go 0-4 in July

July 13, 2017

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Brent Wiering was on the mound for the Royals on July 3.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals dropped four games over the past couple of weeks in amateur baseball action.
On July 2 the Royals lost a close one to Tracy, falling 5-4. Chris Dougherty took the loss giving up five runs in 8-1/3 innings. Brent Wiering was 3-for-4 at the late with a double. Tylan Gylling was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

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Fischer named to second team by Marshall Independent

July 13, 2017

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

Jake Fischer of the RTR baseball Knights was re­cently named to the sec­ond team by the Marshall Independent newspaper. There were nine players named to both the first and second team this year.
Fischer, a junior this past year for the Knights, was the top hitter for the team as he batted .364 at the plate…

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SWMN Horseshoe league

July 13, 2017

C.A.S. – Canby defeated Kronborg Inn of Tyler 11-6. C.A.S. was led by Gene Eilers who went 4-0 with 60 ringers. Sig Armit­age had high ringer game on the night with 30. The Kronborg Inn was led by Jason and Jordyn Buchert who were both 2-2. Jor­dyn had 13 ringers on the night, and Jason had high ringer game of 14.

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