Fair fun!

August 8, 2018

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Connor Christensen had a front row view of the Dairy Show last week at the Lincoln County Fair. Watch for next week’s fair supplement with lots more photos from the fair.

Jeff Hansen began his duties as Principal in July at LB Elementary

August 8, 2018

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Jeff Hanson began his position as Principal of Lake Benton School in July. He is excited to be a part of this district.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Jeff Hansen joined the Lake Ben­ton School staff as the principal in early July. He brings with him a depth of experience and a passion for serving others. We recently had the chance to visit with him about joining the team.
Hansen is a native to the area. He grew up on a hog farm in Ruthton. He started out farming, but, when the farm economy took a down-turn, Hansen returned to college with the intent to pursue agricul­tural education. His plans changed when he spent time observing an elementary school classroom. “I just really loved that and found that to be my home,” he said. He finished college with a degree in elementary education.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Prosch to run for U.S. Congress

August 8, 2018

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U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Prosch and his family.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The halls of U.S. Congress might soon contain a familiar face from Lincoln County. Lo­cal businessman Matt Prosch of Lake Benton has been busy with his campaign to represent our congressional district in Wash­ington, D.C. He eagerly awaits his first big hurdle, which is the Aug. 14 primary election.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Benton-Fremont/Te Tonka Ha!

August 8, 2018

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Many of the Benton-Fremont/Te Tonka Ha visitors enjoyed seeing the different stones and wares available at the event.

A yard as pretty as a picture

August 8, 2018

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Congratulations to Mike and Janell DeVries at 400 E. Benton Street. Their yard was selected as the Yard of the Week.

“Footloose” ends successful run in Lake Benton

August 8, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House production of “Footloose: The Musical” ended on Sunday after 10 performances. Pictured are the cast, orchestra and crew. From left to right in front are Sarah Engels, Lynn Carpenter, Sandy Hanson, Ashton Lindahl, Sydney Johansen, Amanda Engels, Robyn Condelli, Justin Condelli, Adam Madsen, Lauren Johnson, Emma Gunnare, Taylor Engel, Jodi Greer, Nathaniel Gates, Bailey Riedel, Josh Reese, Darla Biel and Zach Haltvick. In the second row are Tom Schmitt, Katie Roberts, Alexis Christensen, Graham Petersen, Luke Bielfeldt, Jocelyn Klein, Crystal Enga, Cecilia Rabaey, Chesney Panka, Taylor Holck and Carrie Enga. In the third row are Ian Lundgren, Annie Nichols, Mary Porter, Lacey Barke, Kay Finzen, Ben Engels, Jackson Jeremiason, Anika Finzen, Jacob Haen, Emma Lipinski, Luke Johnson, Sabel Christensen, Katana Schmidt, Brianna Pattison, Cameron Nelson and Deven Edinger; and in back are Arthur Finzen, Noah Greer, Gabby Thooft, Emma Kampmann, Jenna Holien, Ellie Frahm, Amber Bakker, Channa McCurdy, Holly Juutilainen and Cari Baune. Not pictured are Jesse Linneman and Mark Wilmes.

Donated benches in Lake Benton

August 8, 2018

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The Class of 1958 donated a bench to sit in front of the cabin at the Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park. In addition to the bench, the class donated $1,000 for improvements and maintenance of the cabin. Pictured are Romelle (Trade) Pritchett, Doug Jordahl, James Koster, Daryl Schlapkohl of the Lincoln County Parks Department, Roy Hinz and Gayle (Trautman) Koster.

For more photos, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Joyce Carpenter celebrates 80 years

August 8, 2018

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Joyce Carpenter, formerly of Lake Benton, celebrated her 80th birthday in Marshall on July 29. Attending the gathering were Roger, Terry, Deb, Pam, Kurt and Bruce, and many nephews, nieces and other family and friends. Bob was unable to attend. Joyce was married to the late Alvin Carpenter.

Canoe building demonstrated at Benton Fremont/TeTonkaHa Rendezvous

August 8, 2018

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Dick Berreth demonstrated how canoes are built from birch bark.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The 25th annual Benton- Fremont/Te Tonka Ha Ren­dezvous took place in LakeBenton this past weekend. Although the weather was not the most cooperative, those who attended the event enjoyed the food, fun, and festivities.
Demonstrations took place on Saturday morn­ing. Dick Berreth from near White, South Dakota, taught visitors about build­ing canoes out of birchbark in the traditional way of the Native Americans.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

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Photo courtesy of Eric Fish–A tomahawk throw was held during the event, where participants could try their hand at throwing a tomahawk.

Old Community Center’s future discussed at council meeting

August 8, 2018

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Diann Powell, front left, and Dustin Drietz, front right, were both present to speak to the council during the two-minute forum. Lisa Willert, back left, and Darcy Miller, back right, were both at the meeting to discuss agenda items.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The City of Lake Ben­ton met for their regular meeting on Monday eve­ning. During the meeting, Police Chief Tony Sievert presented his police re­port. The LBPD attended 61 calls during the month of July. There were 22 traffic calls, 10 public as­sist calls, seven calls to assist another agency, and six calls concerning suspected criminal activ­ity. There were three ani­mal complaint calls, and two calls of each type fu­neral escort, driving com­plaints, and for South­west Health and Human Services. There was one call of each of the follow­ing types: an ambulance call, a theft, a DWI, a war­rant for arrest, a traffic crash, a burglary, and a verbal argument.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.