Relay 2020 event held on Saturday

August 7, 2020

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Allen Lund of Tyler (left) donated $10,000 to Relay For Life/American Cancer Society in honor of his friend and former neighbor Doris Kragh (right) last week.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The 2020 Relay For Life of Lincoln County Virtual Event was held on Saturday on the county Relay Facebook page. The event kicked off at 5 p.m. with Lincoln County Co-Chair Kathy Wilmes and Leadership Team Entertainment Chair Mark Wilmes. Emma Lipinski of Ivanhoe provided the National Anthem, followed by the Invocation by Pastor Dave Christenson of Christ Lutheran Church of Hendricks.

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

Plans moving forward for in-person schooling . . . for now

August 7, 2020

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Plans are going forward for in-person school this fall at RTR Schools.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Flexibility—that is Superintendent Dave Marlette’s word for describing what will be required for the 2020-2021 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton school year.
“The district and the parents are going to have to be very flexible,” Marlette said. “Things are going to change.”
Marlette said the district has the distinct advantage of having lots of team members in what promises to be a long path of negotiating the twists and turns that lie ahead.

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City council awards Oak Street project bid

August 7, 2020

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Councilperson Scott Dressen

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Bids were awarded for the Oak Street Extension Project at Monday’s regular meeting of the Tyler City Council. Owen Todd of Bolton and Menk was on hand to discuss the bids that were opened on July 30.
“We received six bids between $481,000 and $381,000,” Todd told the council. “Just for reference, our final estimate based on the final quantities was $429,000, so about in the middle of the six bids we received. The low bid was from Town & Country Excavating out of Garvin with a bid of $381,645.70.

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RTR graduate elected as WFMT president

August 7, 2020

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Anita Swanson

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Russell native Anita Swanson, a 1995 graduate of RTR High School, has been elected as president of the World Federation of Music Therapy. She is the daughter of Gerald and Carol Swanson of Russell.
“I was elected from all the regions of the world to serve as president,” Swanson told the Tribute. “I have served on the council previously as North American Regional Liaison, Public Relations Chair, and Secretary.”
Swanson has been a music therapist for the past 20 years.

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Delaney Herefords recognized as a 2020 U of M Farm Family

August 7, 2020

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Delaney Herefords of Lake Benton has been named Lincoln County’s 2020 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.

Delaney Herefords of Lake Benton has been named Lincoln County’s 2020 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.
Jack Delaney started in the Hereford business in 1936, when he won his first purple ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair 4-H cattle show. Jack and Dor­othy Delaney started Dela­ney Herefords in 1969 with their six children. Delaney Herefords is now owned by Jack and Dorothy’s son Jerry, and his wife Shelley, with their five children.

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Peterson makes decision to retire from RTR music department

August 7, 2020

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RTR Superintendent David Marlette (left) presented former RTR music teacher Todd Peterson with a plaque commemorating his 35 years with the district. Peterson’s retirement was accepted by the school board at the July meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

For the first time in 35 years, RTR music students will not find Todd Peter­son teaching music in the district.
“I had planned to teach until 2022, but the corona­virus changed that,” Peter­son said. “Because of the uncertainty of the coming school year and the fact my wife Kathy is in the ‘high risk’ category, I felt the responsible thing to do was to retire.”
Peterson said he is very thankful to RTR Superin­tendent Dave Marlette and the RTR school board for their understanding and allowing him to retire with full benefits.

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“Do not plant,” MDA warns of unsolicited seeds received in the mail

August 7, 2020

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Minnesotans are receiving unsolicited seeds in the mail. The packages apparently come from China.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

According to several news sources, Minneso­tans are receiving unso­licited packages of seeds in the mail. The packages appear to come from Chi­na or possibly the Middle East and there is no iden­tification of who sent them or what types of seeds they are. The Minnesota Department of Agricul­ture (MDA) warns people not to plant them and not to throw them in the gar­bage.
According to CNN, the seeds have been received in all 50 states and the states’ agricultural de­partments have all issued warnings against planting them…

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August 7, 2020

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Karen Kelley at 308 W. Hughes St. is Tyler’s newest Yard of the Week honoree.

Solberg named National Delegate for SD Democratic Party

August 7, 2020

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Tyler High School graduate John Solberg (right) pictured with the late Senator George McGovern in 2010.

John Solberg, a retired Social Studies teacher at Mitchell High School, has been named an alternate pledged delegate for the South Dakota Democratic Party.
Solberg taught at MHS for 37 years and is enjoy­ing his first year of retire­ment. This opportunity is one he says he cherishes. “I’m a life-long Democrat,” he said. “My grandfather was appointed Postmaster of a small North Dakota town during the depres­sion…

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Connie Linnett

August 7, 2020

Connie A. Linnett, age 62, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. at Alliance Church in Tyler. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at church. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Tyler.
Hartquist Funeral Home – Tyler Chapel has been entrusted with arrange­ments. To view Connie’s life history or sign an on­line registry please visit www.hartquistfuneral. com.