E-LB grads celebrate a milestone of life May 12

May 16, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Jason Salzman/Salzman Studios
It was time for the Elkton-Lake Benton Graduating Class of 2019 to celebrate on Sunday, as they completed a milestone in life.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Elkton-Lake Benton seniors hit a milestone on Sunday, May 12, as they became the Graduating Class of 2019. Friends and family joined them in the graduation ceremony that took place in the Elkton-Lake Benton High School Gym.
As the graduating class proceeded to the stage, the E-LB high school band, directed by Amy Weight, played “‘A’ Band.”

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

E-LB Spring Concert Monday night was “totally awesome”

May 16, 2019

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At her final high school concert, Alexis Christensen performed “Syrinx La flute de Pan” by Claude Debussy arr. by G. Henle Verlag.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Benton Spring Music Concert, performed by the seventh through 12th grade students, was held Monday, May 6 at Elkton-Lake Benton High School. Several numbers were per­formed and awards were presented dur­ing the event. Several of the audience mem­bers were impressed by the performances and one commented that the concert was “totally awesome!”

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

Parks Department awarded short-term loan for campground improvements

May 16, 2019

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Nancy Walker and Beth Wilms reported that SWHHS is “in the black,” during the May 7 Commissioners’ meeting.

 

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7. Commissioner Jack Vizecky was absent from the meeting.
Beth Wilms and Sarah Kirch­ner of Southwest Health and Hu­man Services (SWHHS) spoke to the county board to give an update on the organization’s fi­nancial status. “We did a deep dive into our finances,” Wilms stated, “and found that we weren’t where we wanted to be.”

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

E-LB seniors making memories

May 16, 2019

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Senior Class visited the Lake Benton Opera House on Wednesday, May 8 for a photo shoot in the historic building.

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

A big step backward for spring

May 16, 2019

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Spring took a big step backward as snow covered lawns, gardens and more than a few fern peonies, like this plant on McGoudy Street in Tyler, last Wednesday.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Spring took a big step backwards last week. In an unusual, but not unheard of, late spring snowstorm, Lincoln County was covered by snow on Wednesday, May 8 into Thursday, May 9. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), up to 3.5 inches of snow and up to two inches of rain fell on the county.

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

Western Vet, keeping pets healthy and safe

May 16, 2019

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The annual rabies clinic was held in Lake Benton on Tuesday, May 7. Dr. Loren Johnson DVM of Western Vet Clinic, along with Kristina, administered rabies and other vaccinations to local pets. All dogs and anyone with chickens (on less than 10 acres of land) in Lake Benton must be registered with the city offices. Contact the Lake Benton City Office at 507-368-4641, ext. 1, for more information.

Talk on the Homefront Effort in Minnesota during WWI May 18

May 16, 2019

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Erick Harper

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton Public Library has a great event planned for WWI history buffs. World War I trans­formed the world as it was known. A new era of war­fare began; a new era of world politics opened, and the view of the humanity was changed forever. The changes weren’t all far-reaching; the American Homefront was changing as well, even in rural Min­nesota.

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

Lake Benton Spring Concert was filled with old and new, smiles and tears

May 9, 2019

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Eli Determan and Blake DeVries were featured in “Trombo Mambo.”

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
After 43 years of teaching music, Marijane Borresen directed her last school concert at Lake Benton Elementary School. The audience was treated to a mix of new songs and the classics that Borresen’s concerts have become known for.
The evening began with the fifth and sixth-grade band playing “Mah-na Mah-na,” followed by “Trombo Mombo,” which featured Eli Determan and Blake DeVries on trombones. The final song they played was the traditional “Let’s Go Band.”

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

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The students and staff sang a special version of “The Kindergarten Graduation Song” to show Mrs. Borresen how much she is loved. Her smile shows that she gets the message.

Jr.-Sr. High Spring Concert

May 9, 2019

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Jr.-Sr. High Spring Concert was held Monday evening, May 6. The high school boys sang “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” with Julia Drietz playing a solo sax part during the song. See next week’s edition of the Lake Benton Valley Journal for more photos and the full story.

Local kitty attacked with a hunting arrow

May 9, 2019

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Midnight, the Coleman family cat, was found with a hunting arrow shot through its back legs on Thursday night. The Lake Benton Police Department is investigating the incident.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
On Thursday, May 2, the Coleman family, who live on Garfield Street in Lake Benton, attended the Lake Benton Elementary Concert. When they arrived home following the concert, they discovered their house cat, Midnight, had snuck out of the house. Collin, their 13-year-old son, discovered Midnight in the backyard with a hunting arrow shot through his legs. The family immediately contacted law enforcement.

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