County Commissioners kept busy at first meeting of the year

January 16, 2019

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Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson reported that a server used by the Roads and Bridges Department has reached its life expectancy. He will present a quote for a replacement server in a future meeting.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commissioners met for their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Court Administrator Wen­dy Rost administered the Oath of Office to new/ re-elected officials: Com­missioner District 2 Mic VanDeVere, Commissioner District 4 Joe Drietz, Audi­tor-Treasurer Deb Vierhuf, Recorder Michelle Facile, Sheriff Chad Meester, and Attorney Glen Petersen. VanDeVere was selected as board chair, with Drietz selected as vice-chair.
The board approved sev­eral resolutions. The coun­ty board also approved the 2019 Commissioner Com­mittee Appointments. The resolutions and appoint­ments are similar to previ­ous years’ appointments and resolutions.

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Align Chiropractor moves to new building

January 16, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Align Family Chiroprac­tic will hold a grand open­ing open house on Thurs­day, Jan. 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Danaca Janiszeski has relocated her practice to the former Hartquist Funeral Home building at 116 East Bradley Street in Tyler. Janiszeski says the building was purchased in July 2018 and has gone through some major reno­vations in the past few months.
“We completely re­vamped the floor plan,” she said…

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Earl Gruis

January 16, 2019

Earl Gruis, age 67 of Ruthton, died Monday, Jan. 14 as the result of an auto­mobile accident.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Holland. Visita­tion will be held one hour prior to the service, 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Holland Cem­etery. Arrangements are with the Hartquist Funeral Home – Pipestone Chapel.
Please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com to read Earl’s full obituary and sign an online regis­try.

2018 Year-In-Review-Part 1

January 10, 2019

Check out this past year’s stories in the first part of the Year in Review.

Snow Week at RTR High School

January 10, 2019

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RTR Snow Week royalty, from left— Collin Wells, Jared Christensen, Emily Kern, Emily Vos, Emmala Gunnare, Gabrielle Krall, Jackson Kerr and Brett Kelley.

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR Snow Week has been set for Jan. 14-19. Coronation of Snow Week royalty will take place during the girls’ basketball game vs. Lac Qui Parle Valley on Jan. 15…

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Driving a tank in WWII

January 10, 2019

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Dick Pinckney

Reprinted with permission from the Minnesota Legionnaire
He was born in 1919.
Dallas Pinckney, who has always gone by the name Dick, was born in Garvin, Minnesota, where his dad ran the livery.
Pinckney was the third son in the family, and his parents were hoping for a girl. Thus the name Dallas, which at that time was either a boy’s or a girl’s name.
“But grandmother said she’d always wanted a grandchild named for her brother, Dick. So she pinned Dick on me, and I never remember anybody in my family calling me anything else.”

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McGill to speak next week at TGC

January 10, 2019

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Pat McGill, as a Miss South Dakota candidate in the 1960s.

By Mark Wilmes
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Former Tyler resident and area middle school teacher Pat McGill will return to Tyler to present “Thriving IS…Living Rural with Gratitude, Grit, Grace and Active Hope” at the Tyler Area Community Club Winter Wonderland annual meeting on Jan. 17 at the Tyler Golf Club. McGill’s program will be interactive, an opportunity to what Pat calls FREE THINK and sharing about our gratitude for what Tyler is and the grit and grace along with active hope that can help us thrive, not just survive…

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Woodstock Communications to bring internet options to Tyler

January 10, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington (left) swearing in new members of the Tyler City Council on Monday evening, Mayor Joan Jagt and Councilpersons Cricket Raschke and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
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Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting began with the swear­ing in of Mayor Joan Jagt and Councilpersons Cricket Raschke and Tim Sanderson. Jagt opened her first meeting by stating that meetings going forward would start with the Pledge of Alle­giance and a roll call to deter­mine who is present. She also said the budget will be analyzed every other month to determine where finances for the year stand. In addition, she asked that the City of Tyler website include phone numbers for each of the council members to make it easier for constituents to con­tact them…

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RTR basketball teams sweep CMCS with nice crowd watching

January 10, 2019

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Jack Kerr saves the ball from going out of bounds during Friday’s win over Central Minnesota Christian.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls and boys both used tough defense last Friday in Tyler to beat the CMCS Bluejays. The RTR girls won their game by a score of 65-45 while the Knight boys used a strong second half to win their game by a score of 60-46.
The Muenchow sisters, Maddy and Haley, led the RTR girls to a quick start as they would combine for eight points as the team led by a score of 17-6. Kal­leigh Carr would then hit a bomb to make the score 20-9. The score at the nine-minute mark of the first half was 20-13…
The Knight boys saw the Bluejays with the early lead as 3-pointers by the visitors got them ahead early. Finally, 3-point plays by both Cooper and Cart­er Hansen plus a bomb by Payton Hess put the Knights on top by a score of 17-10. Carter Hansen would record two more baskets as the team had an advantage of six points at the halfway mark of the first half…

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Brooke Thomsen drains a free throw during last week’s win over CMCS.

Gymnasts defeat Redwood Valley, Luverne in triangular

January 10, 2019

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Gabbie Wieme performs on the floor exercise at a triangular meet against Luverne and Redwood Valley on Jan. 4.

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

The Redhawk Gymnas­tics Team came up with a win on Jan. 4 in a triangu­lar against host Luverne and Redwood Area. The Redhawks scored 132.175 for the victory. Redwood was second with a score of 128.7 and Luverne’s 119.975 put them in third place.
“All of our practices were cancelled over break, due to weather, so I’m super thrilled with what we ac­complished tonight,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “We had a lot of little things that we did well and a lot of our girls posted personal bests or competed new skills so it was a fun night!”

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