Sharing Christmas Traditions this Saturday at the Danebod complex

December 12, 2019

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Danebod’s Sharing Christmas Traditions returns this weekend.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Danebod Lutheran Church will be host­ing their annual Sharing Christmas Traditions on Saturday, Dec. 14 in Tyler. Christmas decorations and holiday displays will be seen throughout the Dane­bod Campus, along with the Julebutikker (Christ­mas Shoppes), holiday en­tertainment and the Dan­ish Meat Supper, all setting the mood of a traditional Danish Christmas.

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Holiday season kicks off at The Rock

December 5, 2019

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Bev Gylling of Tyler gets the North Pole treatment by Santa and his entourage during last weekend’s Small Town Saturday event at The Rock in Tyler. More photos at brnphotos.com.

“Farmer of the Year”; a five-year journey completed

December 5, 2019

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Filmmakers Vince O’Connell and Kathy Swanson.

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When Tyler native Kathy Swanson and her husband Vince O’Connell decided they wanted to make a feature film, they had no idea it would be such an all-consuming five-year journey. From the first word of the screenplay on that blank page to recently launching an online store to sell “Farmer of the Year” DVDs, the couple has thought of little else for, well, five years.
“People started avoiding us at parties because they knew all we would talk about was the film,” laughed Swanson.

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Thanksgiving holiday travel was impacted by a winter storm

December 5, 2019

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Snow and ice fell throughout the area over the Thanksgiving weekend, making travel plans a bit dicey while painting an eye-appealing winter scene with ice-covered trees and a blanket of snow.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
A far reaching winter storm blanketed much of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska over the Thanksgiving holiday. The storm began in Lincoln County on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 26 and finished on Sunday, Dec. 1. Many local events were cancelled or postponed because of the weather and travel plans were severely impacted for many holiday travelers.
According to Keloland Weather out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a winter storm warning was issued for the region at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. They predicted up to eight inches of snowfall across the Marshall area.

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

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City council approves levy, discusses burn site

December 5, 2019

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Lyle Lamote of Lamote Tree Service spoke to the council about reconsidering the closure of the burn site for the winter.

By Mark Wilmes
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Lyle Lamote of Lamote Tree Service was on hand at Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Tyler City Council to ask that the decision to close the burn site for the winter be revisited. In the past, a $50 fee allowed tree removal businesses the privilege of getting a key to use outside of city office hours to access the burn site.
“I just wanted to voice my concerns,” Lamote told the council. “It is a benefit to the people of Tyler. For instance, last weekend we dodged an ice storm. Where would those branches have gone?”
Mayor Joan Jagt explained that the city crew had requested the change in policy…

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Only in a Small Town

December 5, 2019

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The third annual Small Town Saturday event was held in Tyler on Saturday. Many braved rain, ice and snow to attend the event. Santa and Mrs. Claus appeared with their crew at The Rock and many of the businesses gave away treats and refreshments as well as special prices on many items.

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RTR Middle School presents annual Fall/Winter Concert

December 5, 2019

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Accompanying the sixth grade choir on guitars are Natalie Nielsen, Brianna Pattison, Alex Nilles and Ben Guida.

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Pictured on the right are Adalia Matzner on keyboard and Elena Brandt on bells as they accompany the girls choir on “Ding Dong! Merrily On High.”

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Selecting and caring for your Christmas Tree

December 5, 2019

By Melinda Myers

The holiday tree is the center of many family celebrations. Ornaments collected over the years decorate the boughs while brightly wrapped gifts are carefully placed under­neath.
But the hunt for the per­fect tree can be an impor­tant part of the tradition. Many try to find the right size and shape for the space allotted, a fragrance the whole family prefers and good needle retention for long lasting beauty. Load the family into the car or walk to the corner Christmas tree lot and let the hunt begin.

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Opera House celebrates Christmas through local performers on Saturday

December 5, 2019

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Over 40 area performers will present the 23rd annual Opera House Christmas Show on Saturday. Among the performers will be (clockwise from top left) Ellie Frahm of Tyler, Tom Schmitt of Porter, Sarah Engels of Ivanhoe, Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton with Dajza Gilmore of Tyler, Eric Fish of Lake Benton and Robyn Condelli of Marshall.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Around 50 performers and crew from throughout the area will present the 23rd annual Opera House Christmas Show on Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $11 for general admission seats available at the door. The show will feature solos, duets and group numbers of a variety holiday favorites.
Each year, scores of past Opera House performers from various past shows gather to close out the Opera House schedule with this holiday production…

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Youth snowmobile safety class to be held in Lake Benton

December 5, 2019

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Photo by MN DNR

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Lake Benton School will sponsor a snowmobile safety training class at the Hole-in-the-Mountain Chalet on Sunday, Dec. 15. The class is open to students from any school district, including homeschooled students, who are at least 11 years old before Dec. 15, 2019.
This is a two-part course, consisting of an online course and a field day…

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