UCAP serves Lincoln County

September 19, 2019

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By Shelly Finzen
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When tough times hit unexpectedly, Lincoln County residents can find help through United Community Action Partnership (UCAP). UCAP is a non-profit organization that “brings together a multitude of resources to help communities prosper,” according to their website.
UCAP’s corporate office is located in Marshall. It is represented and led the by the counties it serves, with tri-partite board of 27 members. The website explains, “Community Action Agencies (CAAS) have a tri-partite board system that is composed of one-third representation from the consumer sector (low-income individuals and families in their community), one-third representation from the public sector (elected officials), and one-third representation from the private sector (representatives of business, industry, labor, faith-groups, law enforcement, education and other groups and interests in the community). UCAP serves nine Minnesota counties: Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Redwood and Renville.

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Legion open house

September 19, 2019

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Tyler native Mike Thompson was on hand at Sunday’s Legion Open House with an archive of newspaper clippings with area military veterans news and photos.

The Tyler Legion members celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization on Sunday afternoon.

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Clayton Halling

September 19, 2019

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Clayton E. Halling, age 74 of Florissant, Missouri, passed away Friday, Sept. 6 at SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis, Mis­souri.
Clayton Eugene Halling was born May 18, 1945 in Tyler. He was the son of the late John E. Halling and Norma Blegen. Clay­ton grew up on a farm near Arco. He attended Ty­ler High School, where he graduated in 1963. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, where he served as an SP5. He met the love of his life, Patricia “Pat” Menderski, while work­ing in St. Louis, Missouri. On Aug. 3, 1968, Clayton and Patricia were united in marriage at St. Aloy­sius Catholic Church in St. Louis. They were blessed with 51 years of marriage and two children, Jeff and Lisa. Clayton and Pat spent the majority of their mar­ried life in St. Louis. Clay­ton was a retail manager of a national furniture store until his retirement in 2005. After retirement, he remained active by working as a driver for En­terprise Rent-A Car a few days a week, while spend­ing time golfing, hunting, doing puzzles and enjoy­ing a cup of coffee with his coffee group. If he wasn’t on the golf course, you could find Clayton on the sidelines, cheering on his grandchildren during their various sporting events. He visited Arco annually to spend time with his family and friends, telling stories, golfing and playing cards until the sun would set.
Clayton passed away on Friday, Sept. 6 at SSM Health DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the young age of 74 years. Blessed be his memory.
Clayton is survived by his wife, Pat Halling of Florissant, Missouri; his children— Jeff Halling of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Lisa Molner and her hus­band David of Florissant, Missouri; grandchildren Ben, Austin and Elizabeth Halling of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Megan, Al­lison and Lindsey Molner of Florissant, Missouri; his sisters Maureen (James) VanGaal of Solon Springs, Wisconsin, Karen (Rob­ert) Feldman of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Valerie (Den­nis) Paluch of Ivanhoe; his brother Glenn Halling of Arco; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Clayton was preceded in death by his father and mother John and Norma Halling; mother-in-law Regina Menderski; and brothers-in-law Stanley Menderski, Jr. and Thomas Menderski

Bronwyn Goehle latest Celebrate the Positive winner

September 12, 2019

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The latest TACC Celebrate the Positive selection is Bronwyn Goehle.

By Mark Wilmes
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The next Tyler Area Community Club Celebrate the Positive winner is Bronwyn Goehle. Bronwyn is currently the Food Service Director for RTR Schools, where she has served for the past few years after starting out as the head cook at RTR Middle School in 2015. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the students and the challenge of coming up with five meals a week for three buildings. During the summer months she fills the role of head cook at Danebod, where she feeds the Danebod Family Camps. She grew up in Colorado and spent time with husband Henry in Hill City and the Black Hills before moving to Tyler in 2011.
“I have been in the food service biz 40 years and did manage to squeeze in 15 years working for the U.S. Forest Service,” Bronwyn said. “I did wild land firefighting and public relations and various other things within the agency.”
The forest service was where she met her eventual husband Henry, a Tyler native.

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QOVF presents Pinckney with quilt

September 12, 2019

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On Wednesday, Sept. 4, D.C. Pinckney took a break from canning beets and tomatoes he had harvested from his large vegetable garden to accept a handmade quilt from the Quilt of Valor Foundation (QOVF). Making the presentation to Mr. Pinckney, a WW II Army veteran, was Nancy McCain from Wood Lake, regional coordinator of the QOVF. According to the QOVF website, the quilts are “tokens of appreciation that unequivocally say ‘Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor.’” Holding the quilt with Nancy (far left) is Carol Peterson of Russell, who recommended Mr. Pinckney receive the quilt. Carol, along with Laureen Thooft (far right), are members of the area quilting group Pieces for Heroes that design and sew the quilts. As a side note, next month on Oct. 14 Mr. Pinckney will be celebrating his 100th birthday.

Council hears rezoning requests, audit report

September 12, 2019

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Legion members Larry Wyttenback (left) and Duane Blake were at Monday’s meeting to thank the City of Tyler for its support.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Tyler City Council worked through a long list of agenda items during a three-and-a-half- hour meeting on Monday evening at the Tyler Fire Hall.
A Public Hearing was held at 7 p.m. for the Small Cities Development FY18 Grant. Vince Robinson of DSI spoke to those present.
“For Tyler, you are approved for construction from the state of $208,000,” Robinson explained. “Then you had committed $15,000 towards it for a total construction fund of $223,000. Of those funds, currently available we have $182,550 left. Our rehab goal for Tyler was 13 (homeowners) and we have two under contract right now. We’ve had five applicants who are not yet under contract. This is an owner-occupied rehab program.”

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Fall Festival light rail

September 12, 2019

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“Engineer” Dan Paluch provided rides for children at Sunday’s St. Dionysius Fall Festival in Tyler.

 

Volleyball ladies do it right in Clara City

September 12, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR volleyball squad traveled to Clara City to battle the MACCRAY Wol­verines in Camden Confer­ence action. The Ladies of RTR-land decided to play a little more volleyball on this night as they would play four sets against the home team. The scores of the sets were 25-18, 25- 17, 17-25 and finally the winning set by a score of 25-14.
The huge RTR crowd en­joyed the first two sets as the Lady Knights seemed to be in cruise control. However, a touch of real­ity set in in the third set as the Wolverines decided that enough was enough…

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Volleyball squad opens season with solid effort

September 12, 2019

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Madison Witte watches a kill go through the arms of a Lac qui Parle Valley defender during last week’s home opener.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Volleyball Team, with a very nice crowd present last Tues­day, showed their fans why they should be ex­cited about the upcoming season. The Lady Knights used three impressive sets to take down the LQPV Ea­gles in Camden Conference action. The scores were 25-12, 25-11 and 25-10.
The first set saw the Ea­gles take leads of 1-0 and 2-1. Those two leads were the only time the rest of the evening that RTR trailed in the three sets…

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Looking to the future for volleyball program

September 12, 2019

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Over 100 players and coaches were involved in the recent third-sixth grade volleyball camp held at RTR High School and will continue this weekend. The young athletes went through training of volleyball fundamentals and participated in scrimmages against area teams, as well as creating a little art on the sidewalks in front of the gymnasium. Helping with the camp were high school coaches, seventh-eighth grade players and members of the varsity team as well as B and C squads.