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.

Lady Knights suffer tough loss to YME by 56-49 score

December 12, 2019

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Shawna Thomsen puts up a shot in traffic during Thursday’s game against the Sting.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Lady Knights con­tinued to suffer a rough time making baskets as they would be on the short end of a Camden Confer­ence game against the YME Sting last Thursday in Ty­ler. The Knights did over­come a seven-point deficit at the break, but at the end the Sting used the 3-point shot to win the game.
The Sting outscored the Lady Knights 15 to 10 the first quarter of the game and continued to score in the second quarter as the halftime score was 28-21 for the visiting team from Granite Falls.

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

Knights fall to HBC Patriots 69-49 in opener

December 12, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Boys Basket­ball Team played the HBC Patriots last Monday in non-conference action. The Patriots used their inside size throughout the game and gradually pulled away for a 69-49 victory. The Knights used differ­ent combinations of play­ers throughout the game and played hard. Howev­er, when the final buzzer sounded, the Patriots were the team with more smiles on their faces.
The first nine min­utes of play saw a very close game. The Knights hit some bombs to keep it close…

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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.

Baartman and Muenchow honored

December 12, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The Marshall Indepen­dent has announced its volleyball squad for the past fall season. There were six players on both the first and second team, while 12 players made the honorable mention list.
Kylea Baartman, a senior for the Lady Knights, made the second team with her play this past season… Haley Muenchow, a junior, made the honor­able mention list with her play this year…

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Knights win thriller in Granite Falls by 69-66 score

December 12, 2019

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Dylan Anderson goes up high to defend against the Sting Friday evening.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys ran into a buzzsaw in Granite Falls against the YME Sting last Friday. The Sting came out hot as they would race to a very impressive 15-point advantage after nine min­utes of play when the score was 24-9 for the Sting. The lead would grow to 17 points before the Knights started to reduce their deficit. Hayden Gravley led the charge to get the half­time deficit to 11 points, a manageable amount for any RTR team. Gravley had 11 first-half points. Payton Hess had nine points in the first half while Myles Williams would chip in with four points on free throws.

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Corbyn Sitzmann eyes a rebound during last week’s game at Yellow Medicine East.

Knights sweep the Lancers for first conference win

December 12, 2019

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Myles Williams works the ball around a Canby defender.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys won their first Camden Conference win of the year on their home court as they would bounce the Canby Lancers by a score of 55-49. The Knights led at the halftime break by a score of 28-17.
Darrick Baartman got the team started with a field goal. Hayden Gravley nailed a 3-pointer to make the score 7-2. Myles Wil­liams would hit a bomb at the halfway mark of the first half to give the Knights a lead they would never give up when the score became 10-8.

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Darrick Baartman puts up a shot over a Canby defender in last week’s win over the Lancers.