August 31, 2020

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Tribute website discontinued

By Mark Wilmes

Due to a lack of interest in businesses advertising online, we will no longer be hosting a Tyler Tribute website. We will still update breaking news at www.facebook.com/tylertribute.

Area election filings

August 26, 2020

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By Mark Wilmes
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Final filing date for area elections was Aug. 11. The following is a look at who filed in area towns ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election.
In the City of Tyler, incumbent Joan Jagt was the only person filing for mayor; incumbents Scott Dressen and Kenneth Jensen filed for two open council seats.

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

Tale of two parking lots

August 26, 2020

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Pictured top: An aerial view of the newly-curbed parking lot at the RTR School site. Below: The old RTR parking lot also got a refresh, as RTR students donated money for the right to paint their own personal parking spot for the 2020-2021 school year. The RTR Honor Society under advisor Alissa Moat raised just over $1,000, with proceeds going to purchase t-shirts for the students and donations for Christmas is for Sharing, area hospice and other community programs.–Photos courtesy of Michael Beach

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Olsen happy to be back with students

August 26, 2020

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New RTR Elementary Principal Cristy Olsen.

By Mark Wilmes
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RTR Elementary students will be greeted by a new face in the principal’s office this week, as Cristy Olsen began duties in the position earlier this summer. Olsen, who has been in education since the mid-2000s, lives in Hendricks with her husband Travis.
“He grew up in this area,” Olsen said. “I grew up West River (South Dakota). I’m from Custer originally.”
The Olsens have two children, Taylor and Emily.

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County Commissioners hear update on broadband project

August 26, 2020

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County Commissioners Mic VanDeVere (left) and Jack Vizecky.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Lincoln County Commissioners received an update on the broadband project from Bryan Roth of IRC at last week’s meeting. Chairman Joe Drietz was not present at the meeting. Commissioner Mic VanDeVere ran the meeting in his absence.
Roth reported on the main line crews that are currently installing the distribution line for broadband access.
“That should be completed by the end of this month,” Roth said. “We are having a little issue with some DNR approval. I have reached out to (Sen. Amy) Klobuchar’s office to see if she can help expedite the process. It’s about two-and-a-half miles of main line that we can’t get in without the permit, but it does affect about 56 possible customers.”

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

Up to the challenge

August 26, 2020

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Chelsey Gravley holds a thank-you card she received from Tyler Legion Post 185. Chelsey recently completed the Veterans 22 Challenge, which consists of 22 push-ups a day for 22 days to raise awareness of the heart wrenching issue that there are 22 veterans a day who commit suicide. Each day Chelsey posted her push-up workout on Facebook and challenged a family member or friend to join her in the Veterans 22 Challenge.

Youth showcase a year of 4-H learning

August 19, 2020

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Cari Baune of Tyler, 4-H Fine Arts winner.

Throughout Minnesota, 4-H educators, volunteers, and youth are putting their innovation skills to work as they create alternative experiences to 2020 county fairs, including the Lincoln County Fair.
On July 25-31, Lincoln County 4-H’ers shared their skills and accomplishments with judges in a modified showcase environment, as necessitated by COVID-19. The annual livestock shows took place in an in-person setting that prioritized safe practices for youth. Static projects were judged in virtual settings. To help safeguard health and safety, the events were not open to the public. Photos and video highlights are available on the Lincoln County 4-H Facebook page.

For the full story and photos of the winners, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

Reserved parking

August 19, 2020

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RTR Students will be donating funds to the RTR Honor Society for the right to paint a personal parking spot at the high school this weekend. Money raised will be used to buy the members t-shirts as well as for our Christmas is for Sharing, hospice donation and other community donations. Pictured above—RTR student Madison Wells got her’s done a week early over the weekend.

Health and school officials ask for help from communities in keeping schools open by following pandemic mandates

August 19, 2020

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The RTR School Board meeting was held at the high school library last week.

RTR to begin classes Wednesday, August 27

August 19, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
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The RTR School District is scheduled to open the 2020-2021 school year with a detailed set of guidelines in order to keep students and families safe, with a goal of not needing to resort to distance learning if at all possible.
Local health officials stress that keeping schools open in Lincoln and surrounding counties will fall as much upon the behavior of community members as it will students. The first line of defense will start at home…

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