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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Area & School Tyler Tribute - Page 5 News from around the area Edgerton Enterprise-Edgerton Eagles Administrator Roger Gorius has ac- are headed to the state boys basket- cepted a new job in Tomah, Wisc. His ball tournament where they will meet last slated day of work is April 12. : up with Walker-Hackensack-Aikley on Balaton Press Tribune - In recent city Thursday. council business, new street signs Murray County News - The Murray were approved, a proposal from Xcel County Central Knowledge Bowl Team Energy to rent a place to store equip- is preparing for the upcoming state ment was heard, and there was dis- Knowledge Bowl meet. Knowledge cussion on a new storage shed at the Bowl coach is Sue Bau and team mem- golf course. bers are Michael VanderWal, Tyler lvanhoe Times - Kyle VanOverbeke is Telkamp, Michael Beek, Dylan John- taking over lvanhoe Electric from his son and Josh Weidert, dad, Greg, on April 1. lmberton News - The American Le- Danielle Breberg is the newest cosme- gion Post 41 observed the Legion's tologist to join Shear Image in Ivan- 93rd birthday with a social, meal, pro- hoe. gram and comedy program by Tina Hendricks Pioneer - Cedric's in down- and Lena at the legion hall in Lamber- town Hendricks is transforming space ton with 199 seats filled, formerly used to store boats and cars Pipestone County Star - The Hiawatha into an elegant banquet room with Club clarified their "offer" of the Song seating for 100 people. of Hiawatha Pageant Grounds to the lake Benton Valley Journal - The Lake county. What they were intending to Benton Sportsmen's Club put on their do is see if there was interest in it by annual Wild Game Feed Saturday the county or the city. They are not yet night, serving over 250 people in an in a position to offer it to either, hour. Tracy Headlight Herald - Tracy City Lake Area Tech named one of top four community colleges The Aspen Institute Col- lege Excellence Program announced that Lake Area Technical Institute in Wa- tertown, S.D. is a finalist- with-distinction for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Com- munity College Excellence. Selected from the nation's more than 1,000 public community colleges, Lake Area Technical Institute-- a second-time finalist-- will receive a $100,000 prize to support its pro- grams. As the nation's signa- ture recognition of high achievement and per- formance in America's community colleges, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for outstand- ing achievement in four areas-- student learning outcomes, degree comple- tion, labor market success in securing good jobs after college, and facilitating minority and low-income student success. "From the moment stu- dents enroll, Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) is structured so that stu- dents have a great chance of both completing their degrees and gaining the hands-on skills needed to land a good job," said Josh Wyner, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Pro- gram. "With clear, rigorous programs aligned to avail- able jobs, LATI shows the way to not just high gradu- ation rates, but degrees with high value for both students and employers alike." Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, joined John Engler, Presi- dent of Business Round- table and former Governor of Michigan, Richard Ri- ley, former U.S. Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor, and Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine, at the Newseum in Washington, DC in celebrating the pro- gram and the hard work of the applicants. The win- ners and finalists-with-dis- tinction were selected by a Prize Jury of 12 prominent leaders in education; busi- ness, civil rights and pub- lic service. Prize winners Santa Barbara City College (CA) and Walla Walla Com- munity College (WA) will each receive $400,000. The second finalist-with- distinction, Kingsber- ough Community College (CUNY) (NY), also receives $100,000. Three of every four full- time students who begin at Lake Area Technical In- stitute graduate or trans- fer within three years-- a rate among the highest of any community college in the U.S. Offering only tech- nical degrees, its defined, block program structure and strong focus on stu- dent advising create a clear pathway to a degree. Faculty members provide an extremely high level of individualized support to each student in order to shepherd them through courses and semesters, and into their chosen ca- reers. With exemplary workforce training pro- grams in 27 different ar- eas from aviation mechan- ics to nursing, programs work closely with indus- try representatives, some bringing them in almost every week to work with students. 76 percent of first-time full-time students gradu- ate or transfer to four- year colleges within three years, compared with the national average of 40 per- cent. Recent graduates earn 40 percent more on av- erage than do other new hires in the area. 41 percent of first-time full-time students receive Pell grants, the main fed- eral financial aid program for students. Photo by Sandy Hanson RTR High School hosts open house day for parents and community Jason Buchert, far right, had a good view of the RTR band rehearsing under the direction of Mr. Christie on Tuesday, March 19 during RTR High School's open house. Zimmer 2013 United Way Volunteer of the Year Tricia Zimmer was hon- ored as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year by United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Zimmer has served on the Board of Directors from 2002-2008 and as president in 2006-2007. In 2011 she returned to the board and currently serves as the chair of the Success By 6 Initiative Committee, which focuses on school readiness and literacy. Zimmer helped research the possibilities of under- taking local sponsorship of the Dolly Patton Imagi- nation Library Program in 2005, which has sent out nearly 200,000 books to young children through- out our five-county service area. Tricia Zimmer is" i'n- cerned and caring indi- vidual who doesn't seek credit for what she does and consistently demon- strates what it means to Live United. T!ller Area Professional Directory Tyler Healthcare Center Avera uTlnn Family Practice Call today for an appointment: (507) 247-5521 1-800-644-6813 Michael R. Thomas, D.D.S. D.W. Cha, D.D.S. ,- Patient Friendly Hours -=z- - Open Evenings and Fridays f I ......... ---f' I New Patients Welcom . Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1511 Carlson Street, Marshall, MN 507-532-3353 * Toll free 877-801-1988 www.smiledesignersmn.com I Southwest Family WherCyh2rf?mPyra?atihCis # 1 !   Dr. Christo )her Determan c p' J  - L_ 251 N. 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