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Vol. 44 No. 57 r~ Youth/Guardian Golf page 9 $1.00 Tournament ! 2 "lllhh'lm"llp,hl,,Wlpm,,,Ipallhimw,m,nllhl *****************MIXED ADC 553 SMALLTOWN PAPERS 2 ! 7 W COTA ST 98584-2263 June 29, 2016 USPS 963-720 Tyler, Minnesota 56178 Dozens of cancer survivors participated in the ceremonial first lap around the track at Friday's Relay For Life event in Lake Benton. County Relay For Life event raised ,OOO so far; fundraising continues By MarkWilmes ily member Keith ]ensen. The Co-chair Kathy Wilmes of Tyler tributeeditor@gmaiLcom 2016 Honorary Caregiver Chair said the work of these volun- was Lynette Madsen of Arco.teers is crucial. The 2016 Relay For Life of Lynette's husband Ron told her "The success of our Relay For Lincoln County event was held emotional story as caregiver for Life event depends on so many Friday evening at Hole-in-the- her daughter ]en during her bat- generous people," Wilmes said. Mountain Park in Lake Benton. tie with cancer. "Thank you to the community Hundreds gathered at the event Cancer survivors present were for attending and donating, to on the warm and windy summer all honored and gathered for a our fabulous Event Leadership night to raise money and aware- group photo before taking the Team for the planning, to our ness in the battle against cancer, ceremonial first lap around the inspiring speakers for sharing The Opening Ceremonies in- track. This year's track was lined their stories and to our teams cluded a speech from Avera Ty- with over 700 luminaria bags, for the fundraising during the ler Administrator Jonathan Moe, which were lit after sundown, year. Together we will continue explaining why the company is As of Closing Ceremonies at 1 to fight for a cancer free world." a corporate donor to Relay For a.m. on Saturday, the fundraising Fundraising will continue un- Life. total was at $25,061.66 toward til the end of August. Anyone The 2016 Honorary Survi- a goal of $40,000. The success wishing to donate should con- vor Chair was Lake Bentop of the event lies heavily on two tact Wilmes at 507-247-3833 native John Schwing of Siot/k dozen committee members foror ]ulienne Prosch at 507-368- Falls, South Dakota. Schwing fundraising, planning, logistics, 9239, or any Relay For Life team story was told by extended fan food and a host of other needs, member. ..... ,io _ation over, decides no action necessary By Mark W|lmes "complete preliminary consid- eration of allegations or charges again an individual subject to Southwest Educational Coop- the board's authority:' erative (SWEQ Chairman Nick On June 23, the Buffalo Ridge Newspapers contacted Citterman Citterman released the following statement last week, concerning allegations against SWEC Super, intendent Bruce HoucE Board Member Terry Gor- don commented at last week's RTR meeting that a decision was made on May 26 by the joint powers board that ' :he investi- gation was complete" and there was no need for action. The Thursday, May 26 meeting SWEC of the SWEC Boardwas dosedto man Tribute file photo Chairman Nick Citter. about the decision. Citterman re- plied that the decision was made in dosed session at the May 26 meeting. '3Ne came back into open ses- sion stating no action taken;' Citterman said. "There has not been another meeting or action taken" SWEC board continues on page 5 Photos by Mark Wilmes Jenifer Vollmer of Tyler Wkes advantage of a cute baby op- portunity and entertains ylor Jobe, son of Matthew and Bet- thani Jobe of Tyler, during Friday's Relay For Life Opening Cer- emonies. Cl By Mark Wilmes $267,116;' Taubert revealed. tributeeditor@gmaiLcom Taubert reported that the city did more than $60,000 better Matt Taubert of Meulebroeck, than budget on expenditures. Taubert, & Co. of Pipestone was "That is a very good general on hand to go over the audit re- fund," Taubert told the council. port at Monday evening's special In other business: meeting of the Tyler City Coun- Voted unanimously in a roll cil. call vote to approve selected Tauberttoldthecouncilthatonutility easements in the Bicen- the revenue side of the General tennial Second Addition in Tyler. Fund, the council had budgeted Tabled the approval of a vari- for $809,011 in revenue and ac- ance request for the construc- tual revenue was $1,076,127. tion of a fence at 108 Marsh "So we did better than bud-City Council get in our revenue categories by continues on page 5 eran By Chuck Hunt and Steve Carmany. Each pastor brnewspub@gmaiLcom recalled their time at First Eng- lish and gave an update on their First English Lutheran Church current lives and their family has been a part of the commu- members. nity of Tyler for 100 years, since There was also singing under the church was first organized in the direction of Betty Jo Solberg, March of 1916. a meal catered by the Log Cabin Last weekend the church cel- Drive In, and of course, much ebrated its centennial with two time for catching up with past days of events that included and current members of the many current and past parish- church and reminiscing and tell- loners as well as seven past and ing stories about First English. current pastors of the church. Special recognition was giv- The celebration began on Sat- en to the oldest member of the urday evening, June 25, with a church, 103-years-young Ardith banquet and program at the Ty- Sween, and also long-time mem- ler Golf Club with over 150 per- ber Les Sanderson, who just sons attending the event, celebrated his 95th birthday. Mark Schwanebeck, president Schwanebeck also recognized of the First English Lutheran his mother, Elly Schwanebeck, Church congregation and chair- who was also along-time church man of the Centennial Commit- member and had served on the tee, emceed the evening's pro- Centennial Committee until gram which included a history her recent passing. He said his of the church and greetings from mother loved history and loved five former pastors of the church First English Lutheran Church. as well as the current interim The next day, Sunday, June 26, pastor, Pastor Patrick Ziems. The the six pastors were joined by five former pastors who spoke one more former pastor, Lyle were Marvin Sandness, NormEi- First English trheim, Cy Solberg, Vern Bigalk continues on page 7 Photo by Chuck Hunt Seven pastors who have served at First English Lutheran Church participated in the Centennial Celebration Service on Sunday morning. Pictured left to right are Pastors Vern Bigalk, Interim Patrick Ziems, Lyle Snyder, Cy Solberg, Marvin Sandness, Norm Eitrheim and Steve Carmany. Weekend Weather Tyler Tribute , Page 2 -" 25 :: : Page4 Sunny : " Faith ' Friday, fun. 24 i Sunday, fun. 26 Hi 86 -- Low64 Hi 85 -- Low 650 tTagg Sunny Sunny ij/~ , : E-maih tribute@tylertribute,com www,