Lincoln County 4-H goes virtual

August 12, 2020

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Pictured clockwise from top left—Blake DeVries in the Beef Showcase; Aiden Jerzak in the Virtual Gardening Challenge with the longest cucumber; Matthew Grooters competing in the Virtual Dairy competition; Anna Wiese in the Virtual Cloverbud category.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Far too many stories this year have started with “nobody could have expected the 2020—fill-in-the-blank—to look like this.” You can add Extension Educator Michele VanDyke to the list of people with one of those stories. VanDyke is in charge of Lincoln County 4-H youth development. As with many other events this year, it was necessary for 4-H members to adapt and rework everything they had become ac­customed to in their respective years participating in the orga­nization.
“Lincoln County 4-H is part of the University of Minnesota Extension,” VanDyke said last week. “Therefore, we follow the guidelines laid out by the Uni­versity of Minnesota and our Extension leadership. Initially, all face-to-face programming was canceled through March 31, which was eventually extended through July 1.”

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Masking matters

August 12, 2020

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Minnesota’s mask mandate finds a willingly compliant “Ove” at Thrifty White Pharmacy these days.

Fall sports delayed until spring by MSHSL

August 12, 2020

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RTR Head Volleyball Coach Daynica Brown

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors, at its meeting on Aug. 4, approved moving football and volleyball to a modified spring season, with boys and girls cross country remaining in the fall for now. In a statement, MSHSL Executive Director Erich Martens said the board tried to balance the need for activities while keeping students healthy…

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Volleyball camp

August 12, 2020

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RTR Volleyball Camp was held earlier this week for 4-6 grade. Pictured in the foreground are Laken Baartman and Payton Johansen practicing their volleyball skills.

Tyler’s Yard of the Week

August 12, 2020

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This week’s honors go to Ron and Carole Carr at 626 S. Tyler Street.

Local fire squad comes out on top

August 12, 2020

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The Ruthton/Holland Fire Department Team won the Woodstock Fire/EMS Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 8, defeating Woodstock Fire/EMS, Woodstock Non-Fire, and Pipestone. Pictured from left to right in front are Andy Schelhaas, Merle Zeinstra, Matt Schelhaas, Devin Schulze, Nathan McConnell and Chris Schulze; in back are Nathan Boeve, Jared Dagel, Casey Fritz, Collin Moeller, Cody Fritz, Brent Dagel and Nick Schulze.

County will look at Monarch Butterfly preservation options within the county

August 12, 2020

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Jason Overby of Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water presented the annual report to the Lincoln County Board on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The meeting opened with Jason Overby of Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water (LPRW) presenting their annual report. According to Overby, LPRW received a clean audit report for their FY2019. Their total indebtedness decreased in 2019 and they added the community of Edger­ton to their system. Dur­ing 2019, LPRW added 40 new rural customers, three of them from Lin­coln County. The new cus­tomers were categorized in the following way: 27 residential customers, 10 livestock customers and three office buildings….

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Better to give

August 12, 2020

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Allen Lund recently donated $10,000 to the Tyler American Legion Post 185. Allen is a Korean War veteran and member of Post 185 for 65 years, having been recruited by his brother-in-law Leon Schnell. With this donation Allen hopes Post 185 can be on solid financial ground to continue to help veterans and community organizations in Tyler. Above: Pastor Wayde Kenneke accepted a $10,000 donation from Allen Lund last week for The Rock in downtown Tyler. Lund, who has made several do­nations to organizations in the past weeks says it is something that makes him happy. “It’s better to give than to receive.” Thanks to Allen from Tyler!

Sidewalk Entertainment

August 12, 2020

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Current and former RTR High School teachers Robyn Lampert and Chris Miller put on a concert for Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents on Saturday morning, performing on the sidewalk outside the dining room.

Connie Linnett

August 12, 2020

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Connie A. Linnett, age 62, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Her funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. at Alliance Church in Tyler. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service at church. Burial followed at Hope Cemetery in Tyler. Hartquist Funeral Home– Tyler Chapel was entrust­ed with arrangements. To view Connie’s life his­tory or sign an online registry please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Connie Adair Linnett was born June 20, 1958 to Rob­ert and Marjorie (Cleave­land) Linnett in Tyler. She was raised and attended school in the Tyler area, graduating in 1975. She furthered her education at Southwest State Univer­sity in Marshall, where she earned her degree. Connie then began a dedicated ca­reer of over 40 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Marshall, and later Burns­ville. On Sunday, Aug. 2 Connie passed away at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville at the age of 62 years, one month and 13 days.
Connie was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and enjoyed attending their games. She especially loved watching outdoor baseball in the summer­time. She also loved to fish and travel by train. Her father, Robert, had gifted her some snowshoes a few years ago, which she loved going out and using. Con­nie was a kind, thoughtful, caring and selfless person. She had a gentle heart. Connie always wanted the best for others and worked to make other people feel special. She never missed a milestone in her loved one’s lives and was always there to build them up. Connie saw the good qual­ities in people. She loved her family deeply and truly adored her nieces, neph­ews, and cats. She will be greatly missed.
Connie is remembered by her father, Robert Lin­nett of Tyler; siblings Ra­nae (Dave) Humpal of Indi­anapolis, Indiana, Russell (Cheryl) Linnett of Good­hue, and Janelle (Larry) Propp of West Fargo, North Dakota; nephews Daniel Humpal, Kyle (Marrissa) Linnett, Jason (Jenny) Lin­nett, and Adam Linnett (Mallory); great-nephew Liam Robert Linnett; and great-niece Lorelei Lin­nett. She was preceded in death by her mother Mar­jorie, and her beloved cats Ariel, Number One and Number Two.