Lincoln County Senior Citizens Spring Fling

May 16, 2019

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Above: The annual Lincoln County Senior Citizens’ Spring Fling was held at the American Legion Hall in Tyler on Thursday evening. Below: Richard Siemers of Tyler was one of four storytellers who spoke at the Spring Fling event.

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Parks Department awarded short-term loan for campground improvements

May 16, 2019

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County Attorney Glen Petersen requested approval for Registered Survey #3 for property to build the new school for ISD #2902.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7. Commissioner Jack Vizecky was absent from the meeting.
Beth Wilms and Sarah Kirch­ner of Southwest Health and Hu­man Services (SWHHS) spoke to the county board to give an update on the organization’s fi­nancial status. “We did a deep dive into our finances,” Wilms stated, “and found that we weren’t where we wanted to be.”

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Memorial Day Service May 27 at the Tyler Legion Hall

May 16, 2019

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Tyler Legion Post 185 will be hosting a Memorial Day Service at the Tyler American Legion Hall on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.

Michael Dale Thompson of New Prague will be the guest speaker. As a child, Mr. Thompson’s parents— Dale, who worked as a shingler, and his mother Marilyn, who worked in the school cafeteria— moved to Tyler in 1968 when Michael was an 8-year-old third grader. His three sisters are Becky, Deb and Patti.

For the full story, read the Tyler Tribute.

A big step backward for spring

May 16, 2019

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Spring took a big step backward as snow covered lawns, gardens and more than a few fern peonies, like this plant on McGoudy Street in Tyler, last Wednesday.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Spring took a big step backwards last week. In an unusual, but not unheard of, late spring snowstorm, Lincoln County was covered by snow on Wednesday, May 8 into Thursday, May 9. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), up to 3.5 inches of snow and up to two inches of rain fell on the county.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Talk on the Homefront Effort in Minnesota during WWI May 18

May 16, 2019

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Erick Harper

By Shelly Finzen 
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The Lake Benton Public Library has a great event planned for WWI history buffs. World War I trans­formed the world as it was known. A new era of war­fare began; a new era of world politics opened, and the view of the humanity was changed forever. The changes weren’t all far-reaching; the American Homefront was changing as well, even in rural Min­nesota.

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Local family thankful for hospice services

May 9, 2019

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Karen and Mike Kelley

By Mark Wilmes
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The 24th annual Hos­pice Benefit and Auction will be presented on Fri­day, May 10 at the Tyler Golf Club. Tickets for the event include the meal of roast beef, potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and des­sert. The meal and silent auction will begin at 5 p.m., with Pick of the Auc­tion at 7:15 p.m. followed by the live auction.
Avera@Home serves around 70-80 patients each year in Lyon and Lin­coln counties, according to RN Agency Manager Shee­na Sanow…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

TACC’s Celebrate the Positive choice is Curt and Darla Madsen

May 9, 2019

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The newest Celebrate the Positive honorees from the Tyler Area Community Club are Darla and Curt Madsen.

By Mark Wilmes
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The second Celebrate the Positive choice from the Tyler Area Community Club is Curt and Darla Madsen. The Madsens, 1971 and 1972 graduates of Tyler High School, have done their share of helping with area events over the years.
“I’ve been on the fair board for probably 20 years,” Curt said. “My parents were on the board for about 25 years and my dad and mom were secretary and treasurer for probably eight of those years. I kind of grew up on the fairgrounds…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Freed from the Farm

May 9, 2019

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Friday was Drive Your Tractor to School Day at RTR High School. The caravan proceeded down Tyler Street before classes began Friday morning.

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Tyler City Council approves funds for new pool splash pad

May 9, 2019

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Pictured from left are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Robert Wolfington, Mayor Joan Jagt, and council members Cricket Raschke, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
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Continued discussion on the proposed street and sewer project was held at Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Tyler City Council. Options for extending Oak Street to the west to provide access to the proposed parking lot on the south side of the school building was the main topic. City Administrator Robert Wolfington received an estimate from Bolton and Menk that indicated a 600-foot extension of the street would cost approximately $256,000…

For the full story, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Prom 2019

May 9, 2019

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Abigail Witt and Tucker Baune

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Brooke Burns and Gavin Nielsen

For more photos, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.