KC free throw shooting crowns nine champions

January 16, 2020

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Pictured are free throw champions from last week. From left to right in front are Gavin Schreurs, Makayla Hesse, Lincoln Schreurs and Lane Wichmann; in back are Cassie Reese, Laken Baartman, Blake Christianson, Morgan Tommeraasen and Levi Tommeraasen.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The annual council level of the Knights of Columbus free throw championships was held last Friday in Ty­ler. There were only 23 par­ticipants this year, down al­most 50% from last year.
Lincoln Schreurs won the division for the 9-year-old boys by making three free throws. All contestants shot 15 free throws at the council level of shooting. There were no other boys shooting. There were also no girls in this age group.

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Hamer found guilty of drug possession charge at trial

January 16, 2020

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Rick Hamer

By Deb Gau
Reprinted from the
Marshall Independent

Lincoln County Com­missioner Richard Hamer was found guilty of drug possession on Friday, Jan. 3 after a trial held in Lyon County.
A jury returned guilty verdicts for fifth degree controlled substance crime, and for posses­sion of drug parapherna­lia. However, Hamer was found not guilty of a more serious charge of possess­ing methamphetamine with the intent to sell. Ju­rors also found that pos­session of guns found in a shop building owned by Hamer were not an aggra­vating factor in the drug possession charge.

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RTR mythology class enjoys a Yule dinner by the Finzens

January 16, 2020

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The RTR mythology class students were treated to a Yule dinner and a talk about Norse traditions last Friday. Pictured at the buffet, from left, are Desiree Breems, Chloe Carlson and Richard Jacobson.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The RTR mythology class, taught by Erick Harper, studies a variety of myths from ancient cul­tures, including the Norse, Greco-Roman, Sumer­ian, Egyptian, and other cultures. While they will probably never come into contact with most of those cultures’ beliefs, on Fri­day, Jan. 10, the students learned about the ancient Norse culture from an in­dividual who continues to follow some of the tradi­tions.
Ivan Finzen said he be­came a Heathen (which means “of the heath”) ap­proximately 20 years ago. Finzen said his beliefs are part of a recreationist reli­gion based on the culture of the Norse peoples of the Viking age…

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Tyler Tribute 2019 Year in Review, part 3

January 9, 2020

Check out the last part of 2019 Year in Review. There may have been a story you missed.

Peggy Dunblazier is the latest “Celebrate the Positive” resident

January 9, 2020

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Celebrate the Positive winner Peggy Dunblazier

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Several times per year the Tyler Area Community Club shines a spotlight on someone in the community who they feel has a positive influence on Tyler. This week the TACC has named Peggy Dunblazier as the latest recipient.
Dunblazier’s journey to Tyler was a long and winding one. She was born at Port Lyautey, a former United States Naval Air Station in Morocco that closed in 1977.
“We moved from there to Virginia,” Peggy said. “I spent my first year in Africa and then four years in Virginia. Then we moved to Mason City, Iowa where my grandparents were.”

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RTR High School Snow Week 2020

January 9, 2020

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Snow Week at RTR High School will be held Jan. 13-18 this year. Snow Week royalty candidates were revealed on Tuesday afternoon. The 2020 candidates are, from left to right in front, Gabryelle Wieme, Tianna Beaulieu, Rhaegyn Petersen, Brooke Burns and Jaden Sanderson; in back are Jaden Borman, Luke Johnson, Payton Hess, Harley Nielsen and Cody Gifford. The Snow Week King and Queen will be crowned on Tuesday, Jan. 14 between the girls and boys basketball games against the MACCRAY Wolverines. Dress-up days will be held each day next week, with the week of activities concluding with the Snow Week Dance that will be held on Jan. 18.

The 11th Day of Christmas

January 9, 2020

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Local storyteller Richard Siemers shared holiday tales during the Tyler Arts Council Coffee House Concert on Saturday evening at First English Lutheran Church.

34 years of service

January 9, 2020

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Sheriff Chad Meester with Guy Harding, who retired from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department after more than 30 years in law enforcement.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
After more than 30 years of service, Guy Harding retired from law enforcement at the end of 2019. During his years, he served communities in both England and the United States, ending up as a Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff until his retirement.
Harding began serving in law enforcement in England, his native land, beginning in 1985. He worked as an officer there for 15 years before he moved to the United States in 1999. Before entering law enforcement, Harding spent 12 years as a paramedic in a large city. Harding and his wife moved to Lincoln County in 2000.

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City council pledges help in cleaning ditch on west side of town

January 9, 2020

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Pictured from left are City Attorney Glen Petersen, City Administrator Stephanie LaBrune, Mayor Joan Jagt, and Councilpersons Cricket Raschke, Scott Dressen, Kenny Jensen and Tim Sanderson.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
City Administrator Stephanie LaBrune reported that she had received a request from Tom Gladis of Gladis Trucking for the city to help pay to clean out a ditch behind his business property. An estimate of $4,000 had been obtained from T.E. Underground of Tyler to do the work. Gladis was requesting $1,000 from the City of Tyler.
“He’s having issues with water backup onto his property and wants to get [the ditch] cleaned out,” LaBrune told the council. “He would like to get it done this winter. He has been working with [Buffalo Ridge Concrete], DeZeeuws and will be talking to the school also.”

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Girls fall to SWC

January 9, 2020

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Kalleigh Carr puts up a shot over an SWC defender.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The RTR Knights girls gave Southwest Christian all they could handle on Thursday evening in Ty­ler. The Knights trailed by two at the half, 32-30 and stayed within striking dis­tance throughout before bowing by seven, 72-65.
Kalleigh Carr had a big night for RTR, leading the team in scoring (21 points), rebounds (10), steals (6) and assists (4)…

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