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Jensen Home On, House Tour '.. Page 2 Read. Then Recycle. RTR Volleyball Team Beats Rebels More Homecoming Activity Pictures ... Page 7 Ill I Tyler, Minnesota 56178 Vol. 32, No. 17 Thursday, October 2, 2003 Price: 75 cents o 963-720 S oming e In Friday - The RTR Schools' will hold a Home- in downtown on Friday, October 3 at 11 Homecoming Candi- 'ill be riding around the field prior to the foot- Friday, October 3. is 6:30 p.m. is encouraged to Holiday g ber 1 - The 2003 Danish 'Happening will be held Nov. 1 with home a Danish luncheon along [oliday Boutique at the School gymnasium. ad in this week's Tyler for more details. Note the date change. Class Oct. 14 - Tyler Healthcare Will be hosting a CPR :ation and Refresher ,'sday, Oct. 14 in the conference room at THC, 507-247-5521, Affairs Oct. 2 Tyler Arts Council branch meets Oct. 2. 7 p.m. at the Library. Open to all )le. Call 247-3811 ttion. be Rock ge Sale 4 The Rock will have age sale Saturday, Oct. 2 p.m. See the ad in'. Tyler Tribute for raft Show 4 BENTON - The 26th thena Women's Club )ow will be held Satur- 4, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at Benton High School the ad in this week's for more details. School Fundraiser 5 ER. Danebod Folk Fundraiser will Oct. 5, 9:30 .m. at the Folk this week's 'Ute for more detailsl "I Ought To Be In Pictures"... Stuart Meiby and daughter Katie of Brookings, SD, star as Libby and Herb Tucker in the Lake Benton Opera House production of "I Ought To Be In Pictures": ..... Photo by Mark Wilmes Brookings Father/Daughter Team To Star In Opera House Production LAKE BENTON - Stu Melby of Brookings, SD will return to the Lake Benton Opera House stage for .the eighth time when Nell Simon's "I Ought To Be In Pictures" opens on October 3. Melby plays washed- up script writer Herb Tucker, who divorced 16 years earlier, leaving a wife and two children when he moved from Brooklyn to Holly- wood. Tucker's life changes dramati- cally when his 19-year-old daugh- ter, Libby, shows up on his door- step after 16 years. With trepida- tion, humor and more than a little biting sarcasm, Herb and Libby get to know each other and grow closer than either could have ex- pected. Libby is played by Melby's real- life daughter Katie, a Brookings High School graduate. Katie last appeared on the Opera House stage in 1999's "State Fair." After high school, Katie attended The Ameri- can Musical and Dramatic Acad- emy, a musical theatre conserva- tory in New York City. She has spent the last year and a half work- ing with three different professional theatre companies, traveling around the country. After the final performance of "I Ought To Be In Pictures," Katie will fly to London, where she will - Continued on Page 13 - r00ering, Minett, Chosen As 2003 IHomecoming King And Queen TYLER- Joel Wiering and Kelli Minett were chosen as the 2003 RTR Homecoming King and Queen on Monday night at the coronation ceremony. Wiering is the son of Ron and Rhonda Wiering of Tyler, and Minett is the daughter of Joel and Karen Minett of Ruthton. Other candidates were Audrey Bakker daughter of John and Pamela Bakker, Laisa Rupp daugh- ter of James and Ruth Rupp, Kristi Thooft daughter of Ron and Pam Thooft, Bobbie Vos daughter of Gary Vos and Robyn Lenz, Nathan Blegen son of Brad and Darla Blegen, David Gladis son of Dan and Darla Gladis, Brooks Newton son of Criss and Rhonda Newton, and Chris Van Damme, son of Jim and Vicki Van Damme. Masters of Ceremony at the Royalty Night program were Shelby Bush and Alex Skjong. The evening also included a Tal- ent Show. The winners were: First Place - Stuart Jorgensen singing "Thunder Rolls"; Second Place - Alejandro Johnston playing"Ballade Pour Adeline" on piano; and Third Place - Hannah Jorgensen singing "Broadway Baby." Stuart Jorgensen sings "The Thunder Rolls". He won the Tal- bent Show. - Photo by Chuck Hunt Queen Kelli Minett and King Joel Wiering are the 2003 RTR Homecoming Royalty. They were crowned Monday night. - Photo by Chuck Hunt Other talent show entrants in- cluded: Alyssa Carmany and Shana Jensen - duet, Dan Pohlman - pi- ano solo, Salina Spain and Trista Wyatt - duet, Laura Wiering - solo, Rebecca Bettendorf- solo, Tasia Dass - solo, and Powermaster (Alex Skjong, Eric Meyer, Nate Thomsen and Shana Jensen) - rock band. Judges were Mary Wabeke, Pam Hunt and Jeanna Possail. The King and Queen were crowned by last year's royalty, Crystal Keifer and Dane Sanderson. Amber Meulebroeck and Adam Lingen presented flowers and the game ball to the Queen and King. ttomecoming events continue this week with volleyball games on Tuesday and Thursday, and the football game Friday night versus MCC. Also on Friday there will be Powder Puff football games dur- ing the day, and a Homecoming Parade in downtown Tyler at II a.m. Brick Manor Bar & Supper Club Is Sold; Kay-Les, Inc. Takes Over Ownership New Owners of Brick Manor Bar & Supper Club... Tammi Shelton of rural Ivanhoe (center), Howard Coon, rural Ivanhoe (left) and Howard's brother James Coon (right) who reCently moved with his family from Clinton, IA, to Lake Benton, have c[ a corporation, Kayes, Inc. Kay-Les, Inc. has purchased the Brick Manor Bar & Supper of Arco from Babe an E lai ne Dressen. Babe started the Brick Manor Bar & Supper Club 46 years ago on Labor Day weekend in 1957. Photo courtmy of Ivanhoe Times by Brent Beck, lvanhoe Times ARCO - On Monday, Sept. 29, the Brick Manor Bar & Supper Club in Arco will be under new owner- ship. After starting the busines 46 years ago in 1957, Babe and Elaine Dressen of Arco are selling their business to Tammi Shelton of ru- ral lvanhoe. Shelton and Howard Coon, also of rural Ivanhoe, have formed a corporation, Kay-Les, Inc., and it is their corporation that is purchas- ing the Brick Manor Bar & Supper Club. "We formed a corporation and it is the corporation that is buying the business," Shelton said. "The corporation will be taking over the business on September 29th." Shelton said that they are cur- rently looking for a bar manager and they already have a kitchen manager hired. Their kitchen manager will be Murray Widmark. "Murray will be out kitchen manager. He used to work The Kronborg Inn in Tyler and Edgewood Bluff in Lake Benton," Shelton added. Kay-Les, Inc., includes three' officers. They are Shelton who is the president of the corporation and Howard Coon who is the vice- president and Howard's older brother James Coon will be the trea- surer of the corporation. James recently moved to Lake Benton with his family, his wife Sue and two of their three daughters from Clinton, IA. James and ue Coon have three daughters. Their two youngest daughters Sarah, age 15; and Linda, age 13; will be at- tending Lake Benton High School. Their oldest daughter Julia is 19- years-old and lives in Indiana. Shelton's experience in the food industry includes waitressing and serving as an Assistant Manager of a cafe in Memphis, TN. She has also worked in bars. "I've always wanted to own a bar and now ! will be," Shelton said. "Because I've worked at a lot of different bars 1 know if you run them right they can be great places to go out and have fun with family and friends, and they can be suc- cessful business operations." Shelton said that plans call br some updating and remodeling of the Brick Manor Bar & Supper Club. "We plan on expanding the din- ing room to give people who want to dine out, a quiet place to enjoy their meals away from the bar. And, we plan to renovate the restrooms," Shelton said. They will also add a new bar menu that will include such staples as burgers and fries and hot buf- falo wings. "When the Brick came up for sale, I thought of what the smaller communities in the area needed as far as entertainment is concerned and I came up with a list of ideas - Continued on Page 13 -