Konz’s trip to Israel was an unforgettable adventure

August 2, 2018

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Dan and Deb Konz’s incredible journey to Israel was a life changing experience. They are pictured in front of Skull Hill, known as Golgotha in Jesus’ time, the place where Christ was crucified.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

Several weeks ago, Dan and Deb Konz of Lake Hendricks were looking for adventure; they were looking to see the world. Their mission was simple—a Bethle­hem blessing, doing blessings for a persecuted church in Beth­lehem. Bethlehem used to be 80 percent Christian in the 1960s, and now they are 20 percent Christian.
Israel is a Middle Eastern coun­try on the Mediterranean Sea, regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Dan and Deb went with the Life ­Light group of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, hosted by Al and Vickie Green…

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Local All-Stars

August 2, 2018

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Cade Hexem of Hendricks and Kyler Carlson of Estelline, South Dakota took part in the 10-and under All-Star Game in Castlewood, South Dakota. They were on the American All-Star Team that defeated the National All-Star Team, 2-0.

Recreation program promotes Kids in the Kitchen

August 2, 2018

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One afternoon each week for seven weeks, young area chefs have gathered at Faith Lutheran Church in Hendricks to learn basic cooking and baking skills through the Hendricks Public School Recreation Program and sponsor, Faith Lutheran Church. Under the expertise of Trudy Lawburgh, Hendricks Public School first grade teacher and excellent cook and baker, the instructional activities have included mini pies, macaroons, cupcakes, cookies and pizza. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed measuring, mixing, baking and, most of all, tasting their finished products. Pictured after mixing up pie crust dough last Wednesday, from left to right in front, are Kiley Cahow, Isabella McCandless, Michael McCandless and Colsen Texley; in the middle row are Kadence Cahow, Aubrey Duis, Nora Olsen, Kiley Johnson and Ayla Texley; and in back are Rachel Hexem, Brenna Nuese, Blake Hanson, Katherine Kroger, Brynlee Hanson and instructor Trudy Lawburgh.

Fun time at Astoria Days

August 2, 2018

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Astoria, South Dakota held their annual summer celebration on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. A beautiful day made for a large attendance. Pictured above is Bailey Landmark, about to get dunked in the dunk tank.

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Benton-Fremont/Te Tonka Ha will be dedicated to the Burks

August 2, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
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The 20th annual Benton- Fremont/Te Tonka Ha Rendez­vous will begin this Friday and continue through Sunday. This year’s event carries a special tribute with it; it will be dedi­cated to the late Carl Burk, one of the founders of the historic celebration, and to his wife JoAn, for their dedication to Lake Benton history and the Benton-Fremont celebration.
Setup for the celebration be­gins at 10 a.m…

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Lincoln County Fair week begins

August 2, 2018

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

It’s Fair Week at the Lin­coln County Fairgrounds in Tyler. This year’s fair will be filled with fami­ly-fun events as well as educational activities and agricultural awareness programs throughout the weekend. Check out all they have going on.
This morning’s events began with the horse show at 8:30 a.m. All the non-livestock exhibits are on display for the public to view.

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Lincoln County moves forward in border-to-border broadband project

July 27, 2018

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The Lincoln County Commissioners met with Vince Robinson of DSI and Bryan Roth of ITC to discuss the likelihood of giving Lincoln County border-to-border high speed internet. Involved in the discussion were, clockwise from far left, Jack Vizecky, Mic VanDeVere, Rick Hamer, Deb Vierhuf, Bryan Roth, Vince Robinson and Joe Drietz.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for a special meeting on Monday, July 23. Commission­er Corey Sik was absent from the meeting. Although other topics were discussed, the main focus of the meeting was to speak with ITC CEO Bryan Roth concerning the border-to-border broadband project the county wants com­pleted…

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Fundraiser at Red Barn Theater

July 27, 2018

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Grace and Tina Davis, the mother and daughter team raising money for the Obakki Foundation.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
Mother and daughter team Tina and Grace Davis of Elkton, South Dakota share a passion for helping people. On Thursday evening, July 19, 7 p.m. at the Red Barn Theater in Hendricks, the two performed a piano and vocal solo fundraiser concert for the Obakki Foundation.
Obakki Foundation helps people in Africa survive…

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Companion synod program brings South Africans to Hendricks

July 27, 2018

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Pictured left to right are Douglas Mamaba, Agrippa Ntombela, Linden Mbuyazi and Ellios Mkhwanazi, all from South Africa. They were guests of Rusty and Barb Nelson and Don and Sharon Vettrus while visiting Hendricks last week. The group, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa, have a partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in this part of southwest Minnesota.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) has companion synod relationships that connect Lutheran churches throughout the world with ELCA synods and congregations. Through the program, companion churches and ELCA synods nurture and strengthen one another for life and ministry through prayer, study, communication, exchange of visitors, and sharing of resources.
Southwest Minnesota is paired with the South ELCSA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa), the main church in South Africa…

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“Footloose: The Musical” a show you don’t want to miss

July 27, 2018

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Katana Schmidt of Hendricks and Brianna Pattison of Lake Benton practice some steps during last week’s rehearsals for “Footloose: The Musical,” opening Thursday at the Lake Benton Opera House.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton Opera House’s summer show, “Footloose: The Musical,” will open this week with a talented cast of nearly 50 and a crew of 11. With so much talent and several hit songs, this is a show that should not be missed.
The story focuses on the conflict between Ren McCormick, a big-city boy who moves to a small, rural community, and Reverend Shaw Moore, the local pas­tor who insists on running the town from his pulpit…

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