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Tyler Tribute - Page 4 Opinion Getting the newspaper to you The staff at Buffalo Ridge Newspapers works very hard every week to bring you the newspaper you are reading right now. Advertising sales people pound the pavement selling ads that pay for the whole opera- tion. Our news staffis out gathering information and taking photos of events both day and night, then spending a lot of time writ- ing up stories. Staff members also take in other news reports--such as obituaries and engagements-- and others handle the business things that need to be done in order to keep the doors open. Our graphic artists put the whole thing all together in an at- tractive package each week. Then it is off to the printers where the pressmen take over, creating the actual physical ink-on-paper newspaper each week. But, all this hard work and ef- fort goes for naught but for the work of one other important de- partment. It's called circulation. They are the people who actu- ally get the paper out to you, our readers. There is the driver who brings the papers back from the print- ing plant in Slayton. He takes the copies of the paper to our offices, to the post office, and Notes from the Publisher By Chuck Hunt Buffalo Ridge Newspapers to the stores that sell it over the counter. There are the postal carriers who deliver it to subscribers. And, last hut certainly not least, is Laurie Lewis, circula- tion manager for Buffalo Ridge Newspapers, who oversees the whole operation. That is no small task. It in- volves an awful lot of paper work to keep track of it all. Most of the time it goes pretty smoothly, but occasionally there are slip-ups and a few glitches. That can be expected when you are trying to get nearly 3,000 copies of our three differ- ent newspapers delivered in a timely manner. If you live in the Lincoln Coun- ty area and subscribe by mail you should get the paper on Wednesday mornings. Out-of- area mail subscribers may get it another day or more later. And, of course, if you pick up a copy of the paper at a store newsstand, you should be able to do that starting bright and early Wednesday morning, as well. When your copy of the Tyler Tribute, Hendricks Pioneer or Lake Benton Valley Journal is late or missing altogether, ve cer- tainly want to hear about it. Sometimes we can check on the address label and make a change to it that will help expe- dite the delivery. Or we can check with the post office and see if we can get it to you in a faster manner. If the pa- per fails to be delivered we can even put a tracer on the next copy mailed out. But, sometimes, we simply have to rely on the postal service for delivery and there is little we can do to speed it up after it leaves our hands and enters the mail. For our out-of-state subscrib- ers, it is going to take a few days to get the newspaper to your door, no matter what. Still, if your copy of one of our newspapers fails to show up at all, we want to hear about it. And we will do what we can to fix it. Trust me on this. It is very important to all of us that you are able to read the Tribute, Pioneer or Valley Journal each and every wee And, in or- der for that to happen, we need to get it into your hands. If that doesn't happen, let us know. We will see what we can do about it. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 A helping hand this holiday season It always creeps up on us quickly. The holiday season is of- ficially here. Since last Friday we have seen a number of open houses throughout Tyler businesses and they will continue through Friday, Nov. 29. I encourage everyone to visit these businesses filled with hard-working people. There was another open house this past weekend that I'd like to highlight. The Tyler Area Food Shelf held its grand opening at its new lo- cation behind the Tyler City Hall in downtown Tyler. A lot of work and donations from various community mem- bers and organizations went into getting the food shelf to its new location. The holiday season is a perfect time to think about groups like the food shelf. Many of us are fortunate and don't need to use services like the food shelf, but some of our neighbors are in need of help. This holiday season the Tyler Area Food Shelf is taking do- From the desk of Robert Wolfington nations to go toward holiday meals. Many of the churches around the area are making donations of specific food items that will help make a Christmas dinner. While the donations from the churches will go a long way, I un- derstand other donations will be welcomed. The holiday season should be about giving. Not just giving gifts to your family and friends, but also gifts to your neighbors, to those in your community who might need a little help. This holiday season, please consider making donations to things like the Tyler Area Food Shelf. It's a good way to help spread the true spirit of the holiday. Pheasant Fest set for Feb. 15 Dear Editor: With Pheasant Fest taking place close to home again (Mil- waukee, Wisc.), we have a great opportunity to involve some of our youth shooting teams. Like last year at Pheasant Fest, we would like to invite every youth shooting team (school-based, club, or FFA) to not only attend Pheasant Fest for free, but if they register and attend on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 we (PF/QF and the MidwayUSA Foundation) will make a $5,000 contribution to their team's MidwayUSA Scho- lastic Shooting Trust account just for showing up. In order to qualify we need a minimum of three athletes and one coach Letter to the Editor from each team, but they can bring as many of each as they like. PF will be offering free clin- ics on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 for coaches and athletes featuring the top instructors, Olympic ath- letes, Team USA members and coaches from around the United States. Thank you. Hilary Boonstra MN Administrative Assistant Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever Clara City, MN 56222 1993: D's Restaurant opens in Russell 75 Years Ago, 1938 A girls' sextet, comprised of Ms. Jean Holdridge, Ms. Valborg Johansen, Ms. Leona Pedersen, Ms. Verna Linnett, Ms. Milda Kruse and Ms. Martha Buhl, sang at the morning services in the English Lutheran Church last Sunday. Volleyball was played by a group of 14 men at the Tyler High School gymnasium on Tuesday evening. Those partici- pating enjoyed the session and are hoping to get more recruits for the next game. 50 Years Ago, 1963 Leroy Knudsen, manager of the local Standard Oil Sta- tion, announced that his station has joined with the S&H Green Stamp Company and will offer free stamps with purchases at the station in the future. Community Chest Chairman Edith Petersen reported that Ty- ler is about halfway to its $2,500 goal. Mrs. Folke Duus will be col- lecting the rest of the solicitors' money at the Tyler Telephone Company office. 40 Years Ago, 1973 An interesting and informa- tive program on the wonders of the undersea world by Charles Zieske, lecturer and traveler, was given at the Tyler auditorium. He showed the audience samples of Looking Back many of the walks of life from the ocean floor. The climax of the program was when Kent Mikkel- son donned the deep sea diving uniform, which weighed around 200 pounds. John Wichern, Reuben Bolles- en and Jack Johnson helped pick corn at the Glen Hansen farm. Approximately 45 acres of corn were picked. 30 Years Ago, 1983 The Red Cross Bloodmobile received 94 pints of blood at Tyler. Naomi Jorgensen, Diane Sorensen and Merv Peterson received their two-gallom pins, and Lu Johansen, Roger Hansen, Charles Gackstetter andl Steve Bush received their one-gallon pins. Phyllis Rochel, owner of Smith's Corner Store on High- way 14, announced that she has sold the business to Tom and Shirley Faaborg. They will call it The Corner Store. 20 Years Ago, 1993 The GFWC Hiawatha Club hosted the Senior Girls Recog- nition Night at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton. Carolyn Hol- ck and Donna Swan presented the program with musicad selec- tions and emphasis on the gift of reading. After waiting for two years, residents of Russell again have a successful restaurant and gath- ering place. Derrick Garvey and Pat Dahms opened D's Restau- rant in September. It replaces the Main Street Car6 that was de- stroyed by fire in 1991. 10 Years Ago, 2003 Clifford and Betty O'Toole cel- ebrated their 50th wedding an- niversary with a private celebra- tion hosted by their children and grandchildren-- Larry and Linda Dolan, Sean and Katie of Sartell and Pat and Brenda O'Toole, Kyle and Ryan of Tyler. There was a huge crowd at the Veterans Day dinner. Boys Staters David Gladis and Jarod Hansen gave speeches as well as Girls Stater Katy Jaspersen. Le- gion Commander Larry Hansen was Master of Ceremonies. 5 Years Ago, 2008 Laurie ]o Johansen, RN, was re- cently presented with the Nurs- ing Service Excellence Award for Friend of Education at the Avera Nursing Excellence Conference. Laurie is currently the Patient Care Coordinator for Tyler Home Care and Ridgeview Hospice. Letters to the Editor :)olicy The Tyler Tribute encourages readers to participate in the editorial page of this paper. Original and diverse opinions through the form of letters to the editor are encouraged. Due to limited space the Tyler Tribute asks that letters be limited to 300 words or less. Tyler Tribute reserves the right to edit or reject letters that include: Crude or profane language Personal attacks Comments that are disrespectful of individual's race, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation or ethnicity Endorsements or complaints about commercial products or services Fiction, short stories or poetry Issues that don't relate to or impact the region Letters signed "anonymous" or those we are unable to contact will not be printed The Tyler Tribute will not knowingly publish inaccurate information. Letters intending to address previously published letters should identify the previous letter and address the issues it presented. All submitted letters should be signed and include a phone number the writer can easily be contacted through, the writer's street address for verification purposes. That information will not be included in the published letter. Letters must be received by noon Friday for consideration of publication in the Wednesday edition of the Tyler Tribute. Additional questions can be directed to Managing Editor Robert Wolfington at 507-247-5502. Mail to: Tyler Tribute PO Box Q Tyler, MN 56178 or E-mail to: tributeeditor@gmail.com Tyler00Tr!.bute Established in -- Phone and fax -- 507-247-5502 Email tribute@tylertribute.com Publisher -- Charles R. Hunt Editor -- Robert Wolfington Subscriptions $34.00 - Lincoln, Pipestone, and Lyon Counties $39.00 - Residents with 561 or 562 zip codes (excluding the above named counties) $45.00 - All other subscriptions A "Snow Bird" rate is available for $1.00 per month extra 50 off to Senior Citizens 62 or older POSTMASTER: Address changes to: The Tyler Tribute EO. Box Q, Tyler, MN 56178 USPS 963-720 Staff Directory Robert Wolfington tributeeditor@gmail.com Composition: Pare Hunt chuckpamh@gmail.com Graphics and ad design: Michele Rowell tributeadvertising@gmail.com Photo editor: Sandy Hanson sanhanson@frontiernet.net Circulation: Laurie Lewis brncirculation@gmail.com The Tyler Tribute is the official newspaper of Lincoln County, City of Tyler and the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District Published Weekly on Wednesdays by Buffalo Ridge Newspapers, LLC 124 North Tyler Street Tyler, MN 56178 This newspaper tries conscientiously to report the news fairly and accurately. When we fall short of this objective, we welcome complaints to our editor whose name is listed on this page. k