Bud Fehrman

July 11, 2019

June 10, 1934 – July 5, 2019

Durwood “Bud” Feh­rman, age 85 of Ash Lake Township, Lincoln County, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5 in Ash Lake Township. Visitation was Tuesday, July 9, 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation will con­tinue one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. In­terment will be in Diamond Lake Cemetery in Diamond Lake Township, rural Lake Benton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hartquist Funeral Home – Lake Ben­ton Chapel.
Durwood “Bud” Louis Fehrman was born June 10, 1934 to Louis and Meda (Babcock) Fehrman in Dia­mond Lake Township, Lin­coln County. He was united in marriage on Feb. 15, 1958 to Ardis June Johnson at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church.
Bud is survived by his four children— Paul (San­dy) Fehrman of Lake Ben­ton, Lisa (Loren) Hansen of Redwood Falls, Jay Feh­rman of Arden Hills, and Jon (Jessie Jo) Fehrman of Sioux Falls, South Da­kota; special friend Mavis Bruening of Marshall;12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Ann Koop­man of Ivanhoe. He was preceded in death by his wife Ardis, his parents, his son Vernon, and daughter-in-law Lori Fehrman.

TACC “Celebrate the Positive”

July 3, 2019

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The newest Celebrate the Positive selection by the TACC is Neil Witte, pictured last week at the Tyler Swimming Pool.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Tyler Area Community Club has chosen its third Cel­ebrate the Positive community member. The TACC hopes to celebrate a new person each month who may not always be in the headlines, but has done significant work behind the scenes to better the community. Each winner will be interviewed for the paper and receive $25 in Tyler Bucks.
The newest Tyler resident to be chosen is Neil Witte. Witte has taught 28 years at RTR Mid­dle School. He teaches science, coaches one-act plays, directs the spring plays and coaches volleyball and speech, working countless hours after school and in his spare time helping young people.

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Hoping for a cure…

July 3, 2019

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The annual Relay For Life of Lincoln County event was held at Gilson Field in Ivanhoe on Friday evening. Pictured above: Lincoln County cancer survivors gathered for a photo before Friday’s ceremony. Pictured below are members of the Leadership Team with their annual group hug. Nearly $30,000 has been raised so far, with fundraising continuing through Aug. 20.

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Tyler city council hires DSI for admin services

July 3, 2019

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City Administrator Robert Wolfington at his last regular meeting before moving on to his new position with the City of Montevideo.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Vince Robinson of Develop­ment Services. Inc. (DSI) was on hand to discuss helping with city administrator duties while the search for a new administrator is being conducted. Current ad­ministrator Robert Wolfington will be taking a new position with the City of Montevideo in July. Wolfington said DSI had submitted a preliminary propos­al to serve in the interim.
“We have a proposal from DSI to contract for administrative services as you are looking for your city administrator,” Wolf­ington said. “They would work with the city on various things including the sewer project. They also offer services for minutes of meetings if you’d like that.”

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Tyler Legion commemorative pictorial postmark out Sept. 16

July 3, 2019

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Tribute graphic designer Amber Knudson with the Tyler Legion commemorative pictorial postmark.

By Duane Blake, cmdr.
Tyler American Legion

In September, the United States Postal Service will be issuing a pictorial postmark to commem­orate the 100th anniversary of Tyler Legion Post 185. The pic­torial postmark was designed by Tyler Tribute graphic designer Amber (Casperson) Knudson. Tyler Postmaster Dawn Wichern submitted the application for the postmark on request of Tyler Legion Post 185. The Tyler Post Office will be a temporary sta­tion for the use of the postmark. The postmark is only valid be­ginning Sept. 16 to the end of the month. To have your mail hand canceled with this commemora­tive pictorial postmark go to the Tyler Post Office during regular postal hours from Sept. 16-Sept. 30 and request the use of this postmark.

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Lincoln County represented at GMRPT Commission’s quarterly meeting

July 3, 2019

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Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere, far right, sat in on the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission meeting last Wednesday, June 26.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPT) met for their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 26. The meeting was held at the Chalet located at Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park of Lake Benton, which was recently designated as a regional park. In addition to the members of the commission, Lincoln County Board Chair Mic VanDeVere and Lincoln County Parks Supervisor Daryl Schlapkohl attended the meeting, as well as Vince Robinson, Teresa Schreurs and Lisa Graphenteen with Development Services, Inc. (DSI).
Schlapkohl, who has worked with the Lincoln County Parks system since 1979, spoke to the commission about the county park…

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Royals drop three

July 3, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Ruthton Royals suf­fered three losses over the past week in amateur baseball action. The local nine traveled to Adrian on Friday, losing 11-2 to the A’s. Brandon Verly was tagged with the loss, giving up four runs on only four hits over five innings. Dain LaRock went 3-for-5 at the plate. Colin O’Rourke was 2-for-4, with Ryan Bridge­water and Eric Wiering each driving in one of the Royals two runs.

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Ruthton set to celebrate America’s birthday July 4th

July 3, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The annual Ruthton 4th of July celebration arrives on Thursday with a full day of activities. The cel­ebration will kick off with the 5K Run/Walk. Regis­tration is 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start. At 10 a.m. lineup will commence at Peace Lutheran Church for the parade that starts at 11 a.m. This year’s prize will go to the best superhero.

Following the parade a potluck lunch will be presented downtown at the city park…

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Tasty treats in Tyler

July 3, 2019

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Tyler was bustling last Thursday as Crazy Days and Taste of Tyler returned to downtown. Businesses had crazy sale prices and samples of food for visitors. A flea market was held in the bandshell park with lots of food choices as well as music by Lonnie Carpenter.

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Garden tour

July 3, 2019

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The Tyler Area Community Club will hold a Garden Tour on July 11 from 3 p.m.
to 8 p.m. The public will be able to view home gardens of Mic and Kathi VanDevere
(pictured above); Jim and Beth Boyle; Barry and Marlys Christensen; Carroll and Joyce Friedrichs and Kent and Deb Mikkelsen. Stop in at ElBell’s on W. Bradley Street for a $10 tour ticket, treats and special deals.

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