Borman named top proficiency award winner

May 27, 2020

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Jaden Borman

Forty-three individuals will receive the top FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards during this week’s virtual State FFA Conven­tion; Students have each developed specialized skills through Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs) working with their high school agriculture in­structors.

The proficiency areas correspond to career path­ways related to agricul­ture…

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Seniors left without final spring sports season

May 27, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
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Among the many disap­pointments involved in the collateral damage from the pandemic, is depriving the 2020 seniors of their final season participating in spring sports. We reached out to seniors on their feelings about the sports that they have played in their high school careers and will share here the remainder of the athletes responding to our ques­tions.
Kylea Baartman – RTR softball – pitcher
“I started playing soft­ball when I was in seventh grade,” Baartman said…

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Elementary staff to hold parade

May 27, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
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In an effort to bring some normal closure to the end of the RTR Elementary school year, the staff in Ruthton have scheduled a parade on Thursday, May 28. In a message to the families, the school staff said that they were miss­ing the “see you laters” that typically happen in the last week of school.
“While we can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling fac­es, we do need to remind everyone to abide by social distancing guidelines,” the message said. “Please do not congregate together in groups larger than 10 and if possible, please watch the parade from inside a vehicle.”

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RTR board meeting June 10

May 27, 2020

Due to the current health pandemic, RTR School Board Chairman Jeff Hans­en has determined that an in-person meeting is not prudent, and has declared that the June 10, 2020 RTR School Board Meeting will be held by electronic means…

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RTR school board special meeting to be held June 3

May 27, 2020

A special meeting of the RTR School Board will be held on June 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to hold a school board work-session for building construction and other pertinent items…

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RTR Speech awards

May 27, 2020

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RTR speech coaches Neil Witte (left) and Erick Harper took this year’s awards presentation online last week.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The 2020 season for the RTR speech team was abbreviated due to the switch to distance learning in schools across the country during the pandemic. That didn’t prevent students being recognized for the work they did during that shortened season. In an online recorded awards ceremony, speech coaches Erick Harper and Neil Witte listed the 2020 award winners. A link to the program can be found on the Tyler Tribute Facebook page.

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Burger fundraiser donates $6K

May 27, 2020

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Last week’s drive-through Burgers and Fries fundraiser at the Kronborg Inn sold a total of 604 meals and raised $6,000 for the RTR Educational Foundation.

Birds-eye view

May 20, 2020

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RTR Senior Cade Jorgensen watched Sunday’s Danebod senior recognition parade through the top of the family vehicle.

For the 2020 Graduate Insert, read this week’s Tyler Tribute.

RTR post-graduation events

May 20, 2020

By Mark Wilmes
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Events have been set up for after Sunday’s RTR High School graduation ceremonies to honor the 2020 graduates. The events are separate from the district event and not set up by RTR Schools.
A drive-through “recessional” has been organized for all three Russell-Tyler-Ruthton communities. Well-wishers are encouraged to park along the road and “wave, honk, clap or whatever can be done” to pass on a congratulatory message.

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

RTR graduation ceremonies will look different this year

May 20, 2020

2020 valedictorian Ashley Owen
Valedictorian Ashley Owen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2020 RTR High School graduation ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. Due to health and safety guidance coming from collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education, the district is bound to health guidelines laid out for them by the State of Minnesota.
On Sunday, parents and students should start arriving at their designated arrival times. Parking spots will be randomly drawn and will be lined up by number. These numbers will be distributed during senior material drop off on May 20.

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

2020 salutatorian Shawna Thomsen
Salutatorian Shawna Thomsen