A helping hand for the holidays

December 12, 2019

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RTR Honor Society students used money raised through their Christmas is for Sharing project to shop for two local families this year. Pictured seated, from left, are Maddison Wendland, Rylie Hess, Raelee Moat, Rhaegyn Petersen, Mallory Moat and Abby Moat. Kneeling behind them are Jordyn Buchert, Shawna Thomsen, McKinley Schreurs, Kalleigh Carr and Skylar Borresen; and in back are Advisor Alissa Moat, Payton Hess, Cody Gifford, Grace Klumper, Haley Muenchow, Allie Christianson, Ashley Owen, Collin Johnson and Kyle Fischer.

School building site manager charged with monitoring every aspect of the process

December 12, 2019

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Site Manager Michael Beach talking with Nycole Nibbe of A&C Excavation.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
It would be easy enough, considering the time of the year, to have a serious case of mistaken identity around town these days. Given his gray whiskers and fairly jolly laugh, Michael Beach—in spite of that bright yellow safety vest and hard hat—could be mistaken for a much more famous gentleman. The only present Mr. Beach is helping deliver to Tyler over the next couple of years is a new school building.
Beach is the Site Construction Manager for R.A. Morton Construction Managers of St. Cloud. Work has begun along County Road 8 on the west side of Tyler. He said the company is currently working with a partial permit from the State of Minnesota and after questions are answered in response to the original submission the full permit will follow. Beach has been doing this job for over 25 years.

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Youthful yule

December 12, 2019

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Mayumi Hall was among the many students at RTR Elementary School presenting their annual Christmas concert last Thursday in Ruthton. For more photos, go to brnphotos.com and this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Hesse family announced as Conservation Farmers of the Year for 2019

December 12, 2019

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At the Dec. 3 County Board meeting, Lauren Mellenthin and Chad Meester presented information on the Towards Zero Deaths initiative in Lincoln and Pipestone Counties.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meet­ing on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Commissioner Corey Sik was absent from the meeting, due to a schedul­ing conflict.
Lincoln County Sheriff Chad Meester and Lincoln Pipestone County Safe Roads Coalition Coordi­nator Lauren Mellenthin spoke to the board con­cerning the Towards Zero Deaths initiative. The co­alition received a grant from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, which works to prevent fatal and serious injury traffic crashes…

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RTR Elementary entertains

December 12, 2019

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We Scare Hunger

December 12, 2019

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Jackie Hess’ Civics students at RTR Middle School collected food this fall with their We Scare Hunger project. After collection the students made a field trip to the Tyler Food Shelf to deliver the goods.

Opera House Christmas Show

December 12, 2019

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Pastor Gena Maria Koeberl of Tyler

Pastor Gena Maria Koeberl of Tyler, Gwendolyn Serreyn of Russell, Julia Nilles of Tyler, and Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton with Dajza Gilmore of Tyler were among the 45 performers at Saturday’s Opera House Christmas Show.

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Julia Nilles of Tyler

Making his list

December 12, 2019

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The Buffalo Ridge Community Organization handed out 114 goodie bags on Saturday to young and old as Santa Claus came to visit the Ruthton Community Center.

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With plunging temps, locals chill out

December 12, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Temperatures plum­meted early this week across the Upper Midwest. Standing temperatures were in the single dig­its, while winds created windchills in the negative double digits. New snow­fall also added to the situ­ation to create dangerous blowing snow and drifting conditions for the Monday morning commute.
According to the Nation­al Weather Service (NWS) NOAA website, tempera­tures over the weekend were in the 20s and 30s. They remained in the 20s until early Monday morning, when they be­gan plummeting to single digits…

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Final county tax levy set at 1% increase

December 12, 2019

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A crowd of Lincoln County taxpayers were on hand to speak to the county board at the Dec. 3 Truth in Taxation hearing concerning the 2020 tax levy. The county approved increasing the levy by 1% for the 2020 tax year.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Truth in Taxation (TnT) meeting was held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. at the Lincoln County Courthouse. According to the Minnesota House Research Department, “TnT was enacted with a goal of improving ac­countability by focus­ing taxpayers on the relationship between budget decisions and property taxes, and pro­viding taxpayers with a greater opportunity to become involved in the local government bud­geting process.” County landowners partici­pated in the meeting to discuss the proposed 3% levy increase and to learn what the final levy would be.

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