Lincoln County man runs for U.S. Congress

August 8, 2018

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U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Prosch and his family.

By Violet Nelson 
vanelson70@gmail.com

The halls of U.S. Congress might soon contain a familiar face from Lincoln County. Lo­cal businessman Matt Prosch of Lake Benton has been busy with his campaign to represent our congressional district in Wash­ington, D.C. He eagerly awaits his first big hurdle, which is the Aug. 14 primary election.

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Valerie Petersen

August 8, 2018

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Doris Valerie Petersen, age 94 of Ruthton, died Aug. 3 at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. Funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 9, at 1:30 p.m., with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m., at Hartquist Chapel in Tyler. Burial will follow at the Ruthton City Cemetery in Ruthton. To sign an online registry, please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Doris Valerie Petersen was born March 8, 1924 in Wellington, Kansas to Pastor Eilert C. and Edna S. (Sandberg) Nielsen. She was baptized by her father in Wellington and confirmed at Augsburg Lu­theran Church in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 1938. Valerie’s family moved of­ten in her younger years. She began school in Val­ley Falls, Kansas, then at­tended middle school at Yale School in Chicago, then Parker High School in Chicago, before graduating from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Kansas. She furthered her education by attending Bethany Col­lege in Lindsborg, Kansas, graduating with a BA De­gree in English. Valerie worked four years at the Blue Earth Post and Farib­ault County Register as a reporter. Then she taught school in District 58 south­west of Ruthton for two years, 1948 to 1950.
On Dec. 28, 1950 Valerie was united in marriage to Norman J. Petersen at Hope Lutheran Church in Ruthton. The service was officiated by her father, Pastor Nielsen. To this union, four children were born. The couple made their home near Ruthton and Valerie raised their young family. In 1965, Val­erie received her teach­ing degree after attending Sioux Falls University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Then she taught English at Ruthton High School until 1971. She continued to serve as a substitute teacher for the district until retiring in 1982. On April 15, 1997 Norman preceded her in death. Val­erie continued to reside at her home on the farm and she spent her winters in Florida with her daughter until June 2018, when she became a resident at Heri­tage Pointe Senior Living in Marshall. On Friday, Aug. 3, while at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Valerie went to be with the Lord at the age of 94 years, four months and 26 days.Valerie was a member of Peace Luther­an Church in Ruthton. She was active in the church, serving as librarian from 1978 until 2010, a mem­ber of the Peace Lutheran Church Women, Circle, and serving as a Sunday School teacher and Bible School teacher. She enjoyed help­ing people and the com­munity and served on the committee which put on the 4th of July Celebration in Ruthton. She also vol­unteered at Senior Dining in Ruthton. Valerie was an avid reader and frequently referenced the encyclo­pedia to her children. She also spent time knitting and playing Scrabble. She enjoyed riding on a golf cart around her daughter’s neighborhood while in Florida.
Valerie is lovingly re­membered by her four children—Evelyn Ambler of Fort Myers, Florida, Eric (Gail) Petersen of Ruthton, Arne (Rachel) Petersen of Roswell, New Mexico, and Elsa (Larry) Voltz of Bemi­dji; eight grandchildren— Jennifer (Adam) Ambler, Christopher (Tennille) Madden Petersen, Heidi (Matthew) Schaefer, Cor­win (Jan) Petersen, Alison Petersen, Clinton Petersen, Lars (Joyce) Voltz and Leif Voltz; seven great-grand­children—Joshua, Alize, Trinity, Truman, Rose, Jameson and Vivian; and a sister, Beverly Nielsen of Hemet, California. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman, parents Pastor Eilert and Edna Nielsen, and a sister, Mu­riel Payson Crane.
In lieu of flowers, me­morials may be directed to Shetek Lutheran Bible Camp.

In service to our country…

August 2, 2018

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Military units featured in this year’s Æbleskiver Days parade gathered for a photo after the parade.

2018 Æbleskiver Days

August 2, 2018

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Neighborhood float winner from Section 2.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2018 Æbleskiver Days celebration was held over the weekend in Tyler under blue skies and mild July tempera­tures and drawing good crowds to events.
The weekend kicked off with the annual wooden æbleskiver hunt. The talisman was found by Noah Johnson of Tyler for the second consecutive year. The wooden ‘skiver was found in the sandbox near the softball dia­monds, inside a tractor tire, and netted Johnson the $50 prize.

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Lincoln County Fair Week begins

August 2, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

It’s Fair Week at the Lin­coln County Fairgrounds in Tyler. This year’s fair will be filled with fami­ly-fun events as well as educational activities and agricultural awareness programs throughout the weekend. Check out all they have going on.
This morning’s events began with the horse show at 8:30 a.m. All the non-livestock exhibits are on display for the public to view.

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Three make Independent all-area

August 2, 2018

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has announced its all-area baseball teams for the spring season of 2018. There were nine players on both the first and sec­ond teams and five players named to the honorable mention list. There were 10 teams that were repre­sented for all-area…
Hunter Vanlerberghe of the Knights was named to the first team. Hunter was the lead-off hitter for the Knights. He batted .452 for the season, which was the fourth best among area players. He finished with 28 hits, 13 RBIs and 19 runs scored. He was the Knights’s center fielder and caught everything in sight. Hunter also pitched for the team when needed, striking out 39 batters in 31.1 innings of work.
Jared Baartman and Jake Fischer both made the all-area second team for their efforts with the Knights…

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Æbleskiver tournament deemed a huge success

August 2, 2018

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Shootout Winners of the 2018 Aebleskiver tournament—Stu Larson, Shaun Thomas and Brandon Haag.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annu­al Æbleskiver Golf Tournament, which un­officially begins the big weekend of Æbleskiver Days, was another big suc­cess this year. The big reason and the num­ber one reason for all the successes during the weekend was the outstanding weather all three days. A per­son couldn’t ask for better conditions from the weather man or woman.
Before I forget what is on my mind, and most of the time not much is there, I have to mention and thank some people in charge of the ac­tivities at the course. Lance and his crew did a fine job of get­ting the course ready for play. The club­house people, guided by manager Carlene, were in the right places at all times. Fi­nally, the tournament com­mittee, run by many fine gentlemen, did a great job of keeping things moving when many golfers tried to slow the action down.

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Taste of Tyler/Bazaar

August 2, 2018

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The Taste of Tyler event returned to town last Wednesday as many downtown businesses served up food and drink. Above: Troy Tommeraasen and Tate Burckhardt at the Apollo Water food stand.

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Emily Hoffman, Darwin Dyce and Pete Lothringer of Kindred Spirits performed at last week’s Bazaar. Tonight, Laurie Lewis and Shelby and Emily Kern will perform. The Tyler Arts Council will be serving food for the event.

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In it to win it…

August 2, 2018

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Winners of the Æbleskiver Days Talent Contest pictured left to right, are Joslynn Drietz of Lake Benton ($100), Cameron Steen of Emery, South Dakota ($50), and Ashley Lovre of Tyler ($25).

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Grace Klumper of Tyler diving into the æbleskiver eating competition on Saturday at the fairgrounds.

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Benton-Fremont/Te Tonka Ha will be dedicated to the Burks

August 2, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The 20th annual Benton- Fremont/Te Tonka Ha Rendez­vous will begin this Friday and continue through Sunday. This year’s event carries a special tribute with it; it will be dedi­cated to the late Carl Burk, one of the founders of the historic celebration, and to his wife JoAn, for their dedication to Lake Benton history and the Benton-Fremont celebration.
Setup for the celebration be­gins at 10 a.m…

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