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Gets ... Page 9 I  !mtm.i I RTR Volleyball Team Beats cy Is Business Spotlight... Page 8 Read. Recycle. 963-720 Tyler, Minnnesota 56178 Vol. 31 No 16 Thursday, September 25, 2002 Price: 75 cents vs. Luverne Game game scheduled for 1 will now be held 00ming Section The Homecoming next week's Tyler If you would like to your son or daughter or please call, the Tribute by this September 27. First served. See the ad in 's Tyler Tribute for Arts Oct. 1 - Tyler Arts Coun- Affairs branch Oct. 1, 7 p.m. at Library. Open Call 247- Holiday g 9 - Mark your calen- Happening: Nov. 9, 10 p.m. at the Tyler Ameri- Fair Oct. 5 BENTON - Athena a's Club 25th Annual be held Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the School gym. See 1 this week' s Tyler Trib- details. Arrived The 2002 RTR Year- Any alumni members can pick at the school main of- Funeral Sept. 23 (Wil- of Russell, MN Lday, September 23, Sunrise Manor in at the age of 94. be held on 2:00 September 26, First Presbyterian In Russell. Visitation p.m. Ly, September 25, Almlie Funeral lrl Balaton MN. There prior at the church on ay. RTR Knights Rock For Homecoming 2002 RTR - The RTR Student Coun- cil has been busy planning for Homecoming 2002. The theme for this year's fes- tivities is "Rock The Rebels, Roll The Trojans." The students have chosen five dress up days to celebrate this tra- dition. Prizes will be awarded to the winning costumes. Monday, Sept. 30, students will dress up for Hawaiian Day. Coro- nation will also be held on this evening, which will be MC'd by Kelli Minett and David Gladis at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Tuesday will be Super Hero Day. Students will dress as their favorite hero or cartoon character. Wednesday will be Signature Day. Students will bring their fa- vorite t-shirt/marker and will sign each other's shirts. Thursday is Duct Tape Day. Students should duct tape over old clothing items to create a new out- fit. The RTR Lady Knights take on the Lincoln HI Rebels starting with the C squad at 5 p.m. The week will end with Spirit Day on Friday, Oct. 4. Students will come dressed in RTR colors. This year the Student Council de- cided to do a Power Puff Volley- ball game. The freshmen will play the sophomores followed by the juniors playing the seniors. The fi- nal game will result in one of these teams playing the faculty. The pa- rade will start at 11 a.m. Commu- nity members are encouraged to enter floats. Please call the high school office to register your float, 247-5911. Community members will judge student floats and the winning float will be announced at the football game. A traveling tro- phy will be awarded for - Continued on page 7 - The 2002 RTR High School Homecoming candidates posed for a photo in the RTR gym last week. The queen candidates in the front row, left to right, are: Crystal Keifer, Sarah Johnson, Jennilee Hiliquist, Amber Hanson and Kayla Thooft. The king candidates are Reed Burckhardt, Josh Rasmussen, Zac Dubbledee, Todd Vercruysse and Dane Sanderson. Coronation is Monday, September 30th. - Photo by Chuck Hunt yon-Lincoln Linemen Compete In international Lineman's Rodeo In K00nsas Citv Randy Keifer along with Journey- man Linemen Lyle Lamote and Shawn Marthaler of Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative of Tyler re- cently had the opportunity to com- pete in the International Lineman's Rodeo held in Kansas City. This marks the second year that Lyon-Lincoln Electric line- men have competed in the annual event. The rodeo is an opportunity for journeyman linemen and appren- tice linemen to compete in several events pertinent to their profes- sion. Participants include linemen from electric cooperatives, mu- nicipals and investor owned enti- ties. This year, contestarits from all across the United States as well as five other countries were repre- sented. Each year the contest in- cludes two events which the line- men are aware of ahead of time, and three events which are dis- closed upon the start of the com- petition. This year the events were the pole climb, hurtman rescue, insulator replacement, install emergency switch and jumpers, KANSAS CITY-CrewChief  and moving the A and C phase from vertical to steer horn con- Lyle Lamote and Shawn Marthaler are hard at work on this pole. . Submitted photo struction. One of the major stories this year was the weather. Rain was present each day which made for sloppy conditions and added an- other element to the competition. Even with the poor conditions, the Lyon-Lincoln team represented the cooperative extremely well even placing 32nd out of 233 teams en- tered in the hurtman rescue event. When the employees were asked what they thought some of the highlights from the competition were, each had their own perspec- tive. Shawn Marthaler indicated that the competition events using equipment such as hotsticks were great since it offered an opportu- nity to use some traditional equip- ment to electric linework, which is not used much anymore due to technological advances with equip- ment. Randy Keifer stated that "by observing so many competitors you can see techniques which may be an improvement over the method you are currently using." He also said that since the competitors are trying to do these exercises to per- fection, it seems more realistic and A field of utility poles are set - Submitted photo is more effective than many of the normal training exercises linemen go through. Lyle Lamote expressed that pride plays a big part in why he enjoys this competition so much. "Coming from a small co- operative it makes you feel proud of the profession you are in to be able to compete against linemen from huge entities and do very up at the competition site. well." All three Lyon-Lincoln line- men should be commended on the dedication they displayed in train- ing for this year's competition. Each spent many hours practicing for these events and it was evident that they were set on representing the cooperative well. "Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical" opens next week at the Lake Benton Opera House. Pictured above (l-r) Stuart Melby, Val Langbegn and Teresa Binkiey, all of Brookings, SD, Kathy Wilmes of Tyler, and Nlkki Glover (seated) of Elkton, SD. - Photo by Lindsay Jensen 99 Nuncrackers To Open October 3 at Lake Benton Opera House LAKE BENTON - The fourth of Dan Goggin's "Nunsense" se- ries is coming to the Opera House in Lake Benton. "Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical" will open on Thursday, October 3rd and will run for a total of nine perfor- mances over two weeks. "Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical" finds the Little Sisters of Hoboken attempting to tape their Christmas show for the upcoming holiday. This is your chance to observe, and perhaps even help, their well-intentioned but sometimes bungled efforts. When the convent Christmas pre- sents wind up disappearing, the cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, heads to the police station for help, leaving Father Virgil to do the holi- day cooking show - as Sister Julia. It isn't a pretty sight. A backstage injury to the aspiring ballerina, Sr. Mary Leo, necessitates a Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies by the good Father and Reverend Mother that you may never forget. Starring in the show are Nikki Glover of Elkton as the mischie- vous Sister Robert Anne, Stuart Melby of Brookings as Father Virgil, Val Langbehn of Aurora as the Reverend Mother, Teresa Binkley of Brookings as the daffy Sister Amnesia and Kathy Wilmes of Tyler as Sister Hubert. Also ap- peanng, as the children of Mount St. Helen's School are Karissa Borchert, Brittany Johnson and Melissa Johnson, all of Tyler. The show is directed by Mark Wilmes of Tyler. For ticket infor- marion call the Opera House Ticket Office at 507-368-4620 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.