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Gets Funds .. Page 3 " 7 i Read. Then Recycle.. Coon Creek 4-H Win Ribbons ... Page 5 t /<>' Lund Wins Ladies Golf Tournament ... Page 7 963-720 Tyler, Minnesota 56178 Vol. 32 No. 12 Thursday, August 28, 2003 Price: 75 cents S 00bile In Aug. 28 Tyler Community will be in Tyler Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to 6 ,ler Healthcare Cen- Closed Y 'LER Due to the Labor all government and most of Tyler's will be closed on September 1. i i; ' Office Sept. 4-5 The Tyler Trib- be closed Thurs- Friday, Sept. 4 and 5. hours will resume the week. Claudia Schmidt To Perform Sept. 19 At Danebod Lutheran Church TYLER - Claudia Schmidt, whose 26 years of touring has taken her across the United States as well as Europe, and who has performed in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theaters to tistival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners, is coming to Tyler. The Tyler Arts Council is sponsor- ing a concert by Claudia Schmidt on Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church. (The church building is one block south from the main intersection of High- way 14 and Tyler Street.) In addition to her touring, Schmidt has appeared on "A Prai- rie Home Companion" and on Min- nesota Public Radio's "The Morn- ing Show." She will be a guest on "The Morning Show" on the 19th before traveling to Tyler for her evening concert. A Michigan native, she was last year honored by Michigan music fans as Best Solo Folk Artist, but she isn't limited to folk music. Ac- companying herself on 12-string guitar (and sometimes dulcimer), Schmidt has delighted audiences with a mixture of folk, gospel, jazz, and blues, interspersed with her storytelling. Her joy and love of CLAUDIA SCHMIDT easily and diversely as she manipu- lates her instruments. Schmidt is truly a genius of variation." Schmidt has recorded 13 al- bums since 1979. You can hear her live in Tyler on September 19 for only $10. There is no reserved seat- ing, but advance tickets are avail- able in Tyler at Koster Pharmacy, Tyler Tribute, and the Tyler Public Library, or by mail. To get tickets by mail, send a stamped, self-ad- dressed envelope with a check made out to "Tyler Arts Council" ($10 per ticket) to Tyler Arts Coun- cil, Box 207, Tyler, MN 56178. This program is made possible, 2003-2004 School Year Gets Underway Tuesday, Sept. 2 RTR - The first day of school for the 2003-2004 RTR school year will be Tuesday, September 2. The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for grades K-12. Kindergarten classes at RTR Elementary in Ruthton begin Thurs- day, Sept. 4. Kindergarten will be held for a full day, every day there- after. They will follow the same school schedule as the rest of the elementary. RTR Elementary's Early Child- hood Special Education Preschool will begin on Monday, September 8 at 12:30 p.m. the preschool van will stop to pick up children as it did last year. Parents will be ad- vised of any changes in schedule. Elementary students are to re- port to their classrooms when they arrive on the first day. Class lists will be posted in the office win- dow. Middle School students are to report to the gymnasium, Russell, at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, and in Tyler, the RTR High School students are to report to the gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. The RTR High School building is nearly ready for students to come back Tuesday. The rock is in a new position, because a sewer line was dug up and replaced over the summer. School lunch ticket prices are as follows: RTR Elementary: breakfast, $.50; Lunch, $1.30 or $26 for 2( lunches; and milk, $.15 or $3 for 20 cartons. - Continued On Page 2 - performing are contagious, draw- in part, with financial support and Peach ing her audiences into her world of backing provided by the Southwest anecdotes and songs. According to Minnesota Artsand Humanities Group From Lincoln County Meets With one critic, "She uses her voice as Council's Cultural Bank. - Due to the Labor Peach ads must be DNR Commissioner About Lake Benton Tribute by Fridaynoon, Lack Of Rain Startirlg 29. ST. PAUL- On Friday, August and recreational effects it has on fected with the curly' leaf pond e PickUp TO Be Felt [la The _/00l:ea - In observance of City Offices will be Sept. 1. Garbage s rescheduled to Tues- 2. Update - Tyler Public Li- Will be closed Saturday, 30 as well as Labor Manor Day tion Babe and Elaine will ring the Brick Manor 6. Come ,abor Day with them. in this week's Tyler more details. Festival er 7 - St. Dionysius Fall Will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 a.m. mass. See week's Tyler Trib- rnes and events. s Meet rS 'one is wel- the weekly Wednes- of the Tyler 12:05 p.m. at Ranch. Enjoy a meal know and get ith new faces. AREA - The spigot has been turned off, and crops and lawns in the area are starting to feel the heat. After getting a good amount of rain in June, and an adequate amount in July, the area is starting to feel the pinch from the lack of rain in August. The area around Tyler seems to have faired better than some. Jeff Davis, an agronomist with Harvest States in Marshall, says there is a lot of variation in rainfall amounts in the area. "The area north of Tyler got close to an inch last week," he said, "while the area around Marshall has gone three to four weeks short of rain." Tyler's official rain gauge mea- surer, Don Petersen, reported 4.81 inches of Tyler in June, just 2.11 inches in July, and now only 1.35 inches in August. Dry ground around e corn crop. The official amounts are: August 5 - .47 August 6 - .02 August 10- .02 August 19- .58 - Continued On Page 2 - 22, a delegation from Lincoln county, along with Senator Gary Kubly, District 20 and Representa- tive Aaron Peterson, District 20A met at the State capitol with Com- missioner Gene Merriam, Depart- ment of Natural Resources and three of his staff concerning the Curly Pond Leaf weed in Lake Benton Lake and treatment to con- trol the weed. Those attending the meeting were Commissioners Jim Nichols and Larry Hansen of Lincoln County, Robert Olsen, Environ- mental Administrator, Lincoln County, Betty Popkes, Sam Hedge, Ed Gruhot, Mark McCullum and Greg Peter. After introduction of each of the delegation to acquaint Commissioner Merriam and his staff of the position each person attending as to business and prop- erty ownership approximately an hour or more was spent informing the DNR officials of the serious problem that exists with Lake Benton Lake because of the Cur!y. Leaf Pond weed and its economm Lincoln County. Sam Hedge, President of the Lake Improvement for Everyone (LIFE) presented a proposal to the Minnesota DNR to use Lake Benton Lake as a high priority pilot project for controlling curly leaf pond weed by treatment with fluoridone in the spring of 2004.. An experienced lake management company licensed and approved for exotic aquatic plant management would be retained to do the application. The delegation had an excellent discussion with Commissioner Merriam and his staff concerning what action can be permitted and taken to correct the serious prob- lem that exists with curly leaf pond weed and its effect on recreational use of the lake by residents, visi- tors to the campgrounds and parks as well as the economic develop- ment of the area. The concerns of DNR have always been about the fish habitat,costs of application and effective results. They were re- minded that with the lake so in- weed that fishing is virtually im- possible and recreational use virtu- ally impossible a good part of the summer months. Attention was also made to the annual pollution around the lake and in the lake due to de- cay of the weed each summer in the month of July. Urgency to do something was the message to DNR but appreciation also Ibr the opportunity to meet with the Com- missioner and staff to discuss a need to improve the lake because it is at the point and time that a pro- gram of action is essential. Robert Olsen presented a report of a survey recently conducted but not yet complete regarding the eco- nomic impact Lake Benton Lake has on Lincoln County and the tax base around the lake in compari- son to each of the business com- munities in the County of Lincoln. The study was funded by Lincoln County Environmental Office and RCRCA (Redwood Cottonwood - Continued o Page 10 - The Log Cabin Drive-ln. Log Cabin Drive-h To Re-Open SatJ ay TYLER- The Log Cabin Drive- In will re-open this week, on Sat- urday, it was announced. New owners Gary and Mary Manson of Tyler said the restau- rant will be open as of Saturday at 6 a.m., for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Their hours will be Tuesday thru Sunday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., ac- cording to an ad in this week's Trib- ute. They will be closed Mondays except for this Monday, Labor Day. Watch for more information in next week's Tyler Tribute. Historical (;roups Recreate the Life Sty of the Middle Ages By Char Telkamp LAKE BENTON - Lake Benton received a ,visit from the past this last weekend as the SDSU Medi- eval Society and the Brookings Area Society for Creative Anach- ronism hosted their annual "Raid on the Mountain" event. The groups recreate the life style and activities of the medieval period. Members chose a time period Be- tween 600-1600 and a country to  represent. They then pick a name, ; make the clothing and relivethe ,', culture of that time and place. Some of the more popular choices include Norse (Viking), Highland Scot, English and Middle East Mus- lim cultures. Activities include archery - - Continued On Page 2 - Tribute intern Char Telkamp at the Medieval Weekend in Lake Benton.