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.

Making his list

December 12, 2019

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The Buffalo Ridge Community Organization handed out 114 goodie bags on Saturday to young and old as Santa Claus came to visit the Ruthton Community Center.

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With plunging temps, locals chill out

December 12, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Temperatures plum­meted early this week across the Upper Midwest. Standing temperatures were in the single dig­its, while winds created windchills in the negative double digits. New snow­fall also added to the situ­ation to create dangerous blowing snow and drifting conditions for the Monday morning commute.
According to the Nation­al Weather Service (NWS) NOAA website, tempera­tures over the weekend were in the 20s and 30s. They remained in the 20s until early Monday morning, when they be­gan plummeting to single digits…

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Final county tax levy set at 1% increase

December 12, 2019

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A crowd of Lincoln County taxpayers were on hand to speak to the county board at the Dec. 3 Truth in Taxation hearing concerning the 2020 tax levy. The county approved increasing the levy by 1% for the 2020 tax year.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Truth in Taxation (TnT) meeting was held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. at the Lincoln County Courthouse. According to the Minnesota House Research Department, “TnT was enacted with a goal of improving ac­countability by focus­ing taxpayers on the relationship between budget decisions and property taxes, and pro­viding taxpayers with a greater opportunity to become involved in the local government bud­geting process.” County landowners partici­pated in the meeting to discuss the proposed 3% levy increase and to learn what the final levy would be.

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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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Leigh Swanson

December 12, 2019

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Leigh Swanson, age 73 of Russell, passed away Tues­day, Dec. 3. Funeral Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Grace First Parish in Rus­sell. Interment followed in the Russell Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Grace First Parish in Russell.
Leigh Vale Schuchard was born to Reynold and Edna (Stuefen) Schuchard on Sept. 22, 1946 in Hendricks. She was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Peace Unit­ed Church of Christ in Elkton, South Dakota. Leigh gradu­ated from Verdi High School, graduating with the class of 1964.
On Sept. 26, 1964, Leigh was united in marriage to Vernon Swanson at the Evan­gelical Peace United Church of Christ in Elkton. The couple made their home on a beau­tiful acreage outside Russell, and raised three children. Leigh was a loving homemak­er and mother and helped Vernon raise horses before they moved into Russell in 1998. The couple was mar­ried over 55 years.
Leigh was a long-time mem­ber of Grace Lutheran Church (now Grace First Parish) in Russell, where she was a Cir­cle member. Her enjoyments in life included time spent at the lake, caring for her flower garden, crafts, turning her ga­rage sale finds into treasures, and supporting her children and grandchildren.
Leigh Swanson passed away Dec. 3 in Tyler, at the age of 73 years, two months, and 11 days. Blessed be her memory.
Leigh is survived by her loving husband, Vernon Swanson of Russell; chil­dren— Tara (and TJ) Law of Brandon, South Dakota, Russ (and Nancy) Swanson of Ab­erdeen, South Dakota, and Troy Swanson of Harrisburg, South Dakota; four grandchil­dren— Tasha Chapman, Teya Berndt, Rex Swanson and Trinity Law; four great-grand­children— Briley, Ella, Sophie and Blayke; her special dog Bella; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Leigh was preceded in death by her parents Reynold and Edna Schuchard, and her brother Dale Schuchard.
Arrangements by the Ham­ilton Funeral Home in Mar­shall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www. hamiltonfh.com.

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.

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