2015 Homecoming Royal Court

September 3, 2015

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The Homecoming Court—(front) Crown Bearers Brienna Boersma, Brooklyn Boersma, Lauryn Mutziger, Jaycob Westley, Aiden Melchor and Zeke Carpenter; (back) Candidates Bobbi Huber and Heidi Stoltenburg, Queen Morgan Carmody, King Matthew Leiferman, candidates Nick Krog and Derek Sckerl.

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

Elks open up Cross Country season with first place finish

September 3, 2015

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Benton cross country teams traveled to Six Mile Creek Golf Course in White, S.D. this past Saturday to compete in the Deubrook Invitational in their season opener.
The boys’ varsity team of Cameron Harming, Cole DeRuyter and Grant DeRuyter took first place overall in the 5k dash at the invite.

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

Opera House prepares for fall production of “The Odd Couple”

September 3, 2015

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Rehearsals have begun for the Lake Benton Opera House fall production of the female version of “The Odd Couple,” opening Oct. 2. Pictured from left are Kristen Tiegs of Tracy, Kayla Lindberg of Marshall, Beth Reams of Brookings, S.D. Aubree Cheadle of Brookings and Sirrina Martinez of Lake Benton. Also included in the cast are Sue Nelson of Tracy, Blake Erickson of Brookings, and Steven Hurd of Lake Benton.

The Bobcats are back!

August 27, 2015

School Photo 1
School resumed at Lake Benton Elementary School last Wednesday. Above: students, faculty and staff took time out of their first day to offer a salutation to the community followed by a word from Superintendent/Principal Ryan Nielsen about being respectful, responsible and positive students throughout the school year.

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Students in the four-year-old pre-school class were all smiles on their first day of classes at Lake Benton Elementary School.

Read the Lake Benton Valley Journal each week for coverage of all the school’s events and Student of Week announcements.

Elkton-Lake Benton 2015 Homecoming candidates named

August 27, 2015

ELB Homecoming cadidates
Homecoming royalty candidates at Elkton-Lake Benton High School, pictured from left to right in front, are Bobbi Huber, Heidi Stoltenburg and Morgan Carmody; in back are Nicholas Krog, Derek Sckerl and Matthew Leiferman.

Homecoming Week Aug. 31 through Sept. 4

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The 2015 Elkton-Lake Benton Homecoming candidates have been selected. Queen candidates are Morgan Carmody, Bobbi Huber and Heidi Stoltenburg. King candidates are Nicholas Krog, Matthew Leiferman and Derek Sckerl.
Homecoming coronation will take place on Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the school’s north gymnasium.

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

County discusses 2016 budget

August 27, 2015

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is working on the 2016 budget. As such, various departments and other entities that receive county funds have been coming before the Board to present their proposed budget for their department.
The Plum Creek Library System is one of the entities that received funds from the county. These funds are shared between the libraries in Lincoln County that are part of the Plum Creek Library system…

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

 

Lake Benton Volunteers for Education provide prizes for returning students

August 27, 2015

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Locker organizers and pizza vouchers were provided by the Lake Benton Volunteers for Education and Veire’s Mini Mart of Lake Benton to selected students at Lake Benton Elementary School. Pictured above are the winners, from left, Aubrey Schindler, Teigan Krog, James Trigg, Coco Snow, Isley Gladis, Xander Glynn, Tabitha Sanderson and Rylen Coe.

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

Why did the turtle cross the road?

August 20, 2015

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Zoey Greer displays the turtles she was able to save from certain doom this past summer just before she released them into Lake Benton last Friday morning.

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Since the age of five, Zoey Greer of Lake Benton has been raising turtles. By that, I mean she has been raising them up off the highway and providing them a safe haven to live in throughout the summer months.
Each summer, Zoey and her grandmother Diann Powell of Lake Benton set out on a rescue mission to make sure no harm comes to the turtles that attempt to cross the road.

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

 

 

City reviews new ordinance book, renews insurance for 2016

August 20, 2015

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton City Council finalized the city’s 2016 insurance renewal at a rate of $24,300 for a $1,000 deductible per claim for all covered property.
The council also approved renewing an accident plan for coverage on any of the city’s volunteers at a cost of $109. The council approved leaving the workers compensation deductible for the city’s employees at zero dollars.
Daryl Schlapkohl spoke during the open forum about the problem with chickens running at-large on Garfield Street. Schlapkohl also explained that he is concerned with the lack of visibility of the city’s new police chief. Schlapkohl stated that he believes the city should consider contracting with the county for police services in order to save money.

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

Lake Benton school board seeks renewal of expiring referendum

August 20, 2015

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton Board of Education passed a resolution relating to renewing the expiring referendum revenue authorization of the school district.
The current referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $1,850.54 per pupil is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2016. If the referendum extension passes following the special election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2017.

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