E-LB Homecoming King and Queen named Monday night

September 19, 2018

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The 2018 Elkton-Lake Benton Homecoming King and Queen were crowned at the coronation Monday night, Sept. 17 in Elkton, South Dakota. Pictured left to right in front are crownbearers Adeline Brunsting, Harper Houselog, Tayley Jaacks, Ryder Squires, Remington Bebensee and Jadin Otto; standing behind them are Jayla Prosch, Tiffany Rouge, Queen Baylee Jandahl, King Dylan Kuehl, Devin Sopko and Taryn Krog.

Fun run benefit was a success

September 19, 2018

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These colorful ladies were victorious in E-LB’s FCCLA Color Run held last Saturday. Cara Bressler, left, took second place and Jodie Greer crossed the finish line first. Congratulations, ladies!

Submitted by Alexis Christensen,
FCCLA Treasurer

On Saturday, Sept. 15, 13 people attended the Elkton-Lake Benton 5K Color Run 5K/Fun Run supporting Naomi Schuurman and Bob Redlinger. There were three children in the Fun Run event, the winners being Kalla Foerster, daughter of Becka and Danny Foerster, in first place, and Kaylie Kuehl, daughter of Sara and Shane Kuehl, in second place…

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

Candidate names released for 2018 general election

September 19, 2018

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Running for the position of Mayor of Lake Benton this year are Larry Robbins, above, and incumbent Bob Worth, below.
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By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Candidate names for the 2018 General Election on Nov. 6 have been released. They are as follows—
In the City of Hendricks:
For City Council – incum­bents Darren Schumacher and Nate Nuese have both filed for re-election.
For School Board, three 4-year terms – Tom Olson, An­gie Schumacher (both incum­bents)
In Lincoln County:
For County Commissioner Dist. 2 – Mic VanDeVere (in­cumbent)
For County Commissioner Dist. 4 – Joe Drietz (incum­bent)
For County Auditor/Treasur­er – Deb Vierhuf (incumbent)
For County Recorder – Mi­chelle Facile (incumbent)
For County Sheriff – Chad Meester (incumbent), Nathan Nafziger

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

City will purchase new pickup for the maintenance department

September 19, 2018

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Maintenance Supervisor Todd Draper reported that there may be recycled asphalt later this year, which can be used on the cemetery roads.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton City Council met for a short regular meeting on Monday evening. Maintenance Supervisor Todd Draper was on hand for the first half of the meeting to present a quote for the purchase of a new maintenance department pickup. The lowest quote he received was from Midway Ford for $27,939.92. The city has the funds available in CDs and a designated fund and will move forward with the purchase immediately.

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

Lincoln County volunteers honored Monday in Ivanhoe

September 19, 2018

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A.C.E. Executive Director Michelle Baumhoefner revealed the top ten volunteer organizations in Lincoln County.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

Over 60 Lincoln County volunteers gathered Mon­day at the Ivanhoe V.F.W. to enjoy a steak supper, door prizes and entertain­ment as a thank you for all of their time and talents throughout the year.
In 2017, Lincoln County recorded a total of 333 volunteers at 52 volunteer stations throughout the county…

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

A day of farm safety for LBE third graders

September 19, 2018

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Lake Benton third graders attended CHS Friends of the Farm Day at the Tracy airport on Thursday, Sept. 13. Students spent the day learning about farm safety, which included farm equipment, grain bins, propane safety, electricity, fire extinguishers, calling 911, and live animals. Lunch was provided by CHS, then a mock scenario involving an ATV accident was staged. Students watched as rescue crews arrived to help the victim of the accident. All the students were given a backpack with a t-shirt, pencils, stickers, etc.

LBFD remembers the fallen on 9/11

September 19, 2018

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The Lake Benton Fire Department raised flags in memory of the fallen of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

A hidden beauty on the hill

September 12, 2018

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Congratulations to Clarence and Mary Caraway at 305 W. Bluff St. Their yard was honored as the final Yard of the Week for the season.

Elkton-Lake Benton High takes care of one of its own

September 12, 2018

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Elkton-Lake Benton High School students and staff will sponsor two benefits, with proceeds going to Bob Redlinger, school custodian.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Elkton-Lake Benton High School students and staff appreciate the support they are given throughout the year by a variety of people in a variety of ways. This week, they will show their appreciation for one of their own—Bob Redlinger, who has served as a school custodian for the last year.
Lake Benton’s Bob Redlinger was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on July 21…

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

Police Chief Sievert reported 68 applicants for the deer hunt

September 12, 2018

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The By the Teens, For the Teens (BTFT) library club donated $50 to the City of Lake Benton for planting trees at Westside Field Park. Mayor Bob Worth accepted a check from BTFT member Alexis Christensen at the Sept. 4 meeting. Other members of the club include Blake DeVries, Anika Finzen, Arthur Finzen, Noah Greer, Zoey Greer, Alyssa Kotsala and Gabby Thooft.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton City Council met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4 with all trustees present.
City Maintenance Supervisor Todd Draper presented a lengthy report that included updates on several projects. According to Draper, he has been in contact with representatives of the Cem­etery Association concerning the condition of the cemetery road­ways…

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