Ruth Fischer

February 13, 2020

May 6, 1924 – Feb. 9, 2020

Ruth E. Fischer, age 95, formerly of Tyler, passed away Feb. 9 at Morning­side Heights Care Center in Marshall.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thurs­day, Feb. 20 at Tyler Alli­ance Church with Pastor Wade Kenneke officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.
Ruth was born May 6, 1924 in Tyler to Carl and Clara Jensen. She was unit­ed in marriage to Henry Fischer on Nov. 24, 1944.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry, her parents, three sisters and one son-in-law. She is survived by her six children— Don (Marian), Carol, Lucille (Donald), Su­san (William), Roger (Kar­en) and Shirley (Dan); 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Buffalo Ridge Newspapers pick up awards

February 5, 2020

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Buffalo Ridge Newspapers picked up three Better Newspaper Contest awards in Brooklyn Park on Thursday evening. Pictured left to right are BRN Managing Editor Mark Wilmes, BRN Publisher Chuck Hunt, Minnesota Newspaper Association President Karin Ramige and BRN Advertising Manager Amber Knudson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
The annual Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) convention was held last week at the Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Ad Manager Amber Knudson was on hand to pick up an award for Advertising Excellence at Thursday evening’s Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet. Knudson creates advertising for the Tyler Tribute, Lake Benton Valley Journal and the Hendricks Pioneer. Judges praised Knudson’s work for her “exciting ads.” Entries in the contest were judged by the newspaper association in Indiana.

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

RTR One-Acts head back to State

February 5, 2020

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Photo courtesy of Amber Behnke
The RTR One-Acts advanced to the Minnesota State One-Act Festival with a first-place finish on Saturday in Redwood Valley. Pictured left to right in front are Katelynn Behnke, Madison Witte, Dazja Gilmore, Alex Duus, Luke Johnson, Brooke Burns amd Kiley Griesse; in the middle row are Director Neil Witte, David Cauwels, Julia Nilles, Rion Moat, Jake Johnson, Chloe Carlson and Asst. Director Erick Harper; and in back are Desiree Breems, Jenna Lingen, Grace Klumper, Cari Baune, Brayden Appel, Gavin Nielsen, Dom Rouillard and Caleb Harper.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
For the 10th time in school history and the seventh consecutive year, RTR One-Acts are heading back to state competition. The play, “First Person Shooter,” received first place this past weekend at the Section 3A competition in Redwood Falls. With eight schools competing, the RTR play received first place votes from each of the three judges to advance. In addition to RTR, Red Rock Central finished second, Redwood Valley third, Morris area fourth, Central Minnesota Christian fifth and Edgerton, Renville County West and Lac qui Parle Valley tied for sixth. RTR will now move onto the One-Act State Festival this coming Thursday, Feb. 6, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Director Neil Witte’s group will compete at 10 a.m. Witte invites area residents to come and see the show.

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

Council hears updates from hospital, new school

February 5, 2020

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Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson and Avera Regional President Mary Maertens gave the council an update on the local healthcare facility.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson and Avera Regional President Mary Maertens gave their annual report to the city at Monday’s Tyler City Council meeting. Anderson reported that Avera Tyler added a new provider to the local facility this week.
“Travis Erickson joined our team as an advanced practice provider,” Anderson said. “He is going to be working out of the Tyler, Lake Benton and Ivanhoe clinics. He’s got a background in pain management and we’re going to leverage some of those resources.”
Anderson also reported that the finances have continued to improve since Avera took over the Tyler facility.

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Travis Erickson, DNP, joins Avera Medical Group Tyler

February 5, 2020

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Travis Erickson, DNP, Family Medicine

Avera Medical Group Ty­ler welcomes Travis Erick­son, DNP, Family Medicine, to the local medical team.
Erickson holds a Doc­tor of Nursing Practice degree from South Dakota State University in Brook­ings, South Dakota. He is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Prac­titioners. Prior to joining Avera, he worked in clinic, urgent care, student health and pain clinic settings in Brookings.

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

RTR basketball teams take it on the chin in Renville

February 5, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR basketball teams traveled to Renville last Monday to make up a game postponed by weath­er. The RCW Jaguars were not that great as hosts, as they would win both the girls’ and boys’ games. The final scores of the games were 54-53 and 71-27, re­spectively.
The game with the girls saw some good scoring by both teams the first part of the game. Allie Chris­tianson scored six points while Haley Munechow added four points for the Lady Knights with a 16-all tie in the first nine minutes of play…

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Second-place finish

February 5, 2020

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Photo courtesy of Joy Wichmann
RTR placed second in the sixth grade Montevideo Tournament over the weekend. Pictured left to right in front are Tyler Dagel, Tyler Wichmann, Isaac Janish, Isaac Norgaard, Tyson Bruns, Jens Drake and Juhl Drake. In back are Carson Lensing, Brice Roelofs, Colten Thomsen, Jackson Kerkaert and Kolby Louwagie.

RTR Knights win wild affair in Canby, 59-55

February 5, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR boys once again found themselves trailing their opponent early in a contest. One hot player from Canby gave his team a 16-point advantage as the Lancer players and fans were having a little too much fun against the struggling Knights.
One Will Varcoe would score 21 points in the first half for the Lancers as they would own a lead of 12 points when the score was 41-29 at the break. Aiden Wichmann tried to keep the Knights within striking distance by can­ning five 3-pointers in that first half.

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Where in the world?

February 5, 2020

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The annual RTR Middle School Geography Bee was held on Tuesday last week. Pictured left to right are the finalists— Logan Roelofs, Kai Drake, Isaac Dagel, second place winner Isaac Norgaard, Drew Werkman, Ben Guida, School Champion Zoey Williams, third place winner Brooklyn Cauwels, Joe Dagel and Shae O’Leary. Zoey will now take an online test to see if she can qualify for the Minnesota State Geography Bee.

Lady Knights struggle from the floor and fall to Lancers

February 5, 2020

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls hosted the Canby Lancers last Friday in Camden Conference ac­tion. The Lady Knights had shots all night, but saw few of them fall into the proper area of the rim. The Lanc­ers also struggled in that area, but at the end the Lancers had just enough to pull out the conference win by a score of 37 to 34.
Shawna Thomsen gave the Lady Knights their first lead of the game when her bucket saw the girls with an 11-10 advantage half­way through the first half…

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