Health and Wellness Section

October 18, 2018

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Check out the Health and Wellness Section of the paper this week for some interesting and helpful articles.

Happy 125th to the Lake Benton Fire Department

October 18, 2018

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The Lake Benton Fire Department celebrated 125 years strong last week.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

According to the official histo­ry of Lake Benton, “125 Years in the Valley,” the Lake Benton Fire Department (LBFD) “is probably the oldest service organization in Lake Benton today.” On Wednes­day, Oct. 10, the department celebrated 125 years of serving Lake Benton and the surround­ing communities. At an open house located at the fire hall, the current crew of the department served pulled-pork sandwiches with all the trimmings.

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

A First Responders founder will retire at the end of October

October 18, 2018

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Chuck DeBates

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The end of October, the Lake Benton First Responders will lose one of its founding mem­bers. After 20 years with the team, Chuck DeBates will let his EMT license expire, and will be­gin his retirement effective Nov. 1.
DeBates said a group of con­cerned citizens wanted to bring an ambulance service to Lake Benton. “After alot of research,” he said, “and the fact that there were four ambulance services already in existence within 25 miles of Lake Benton, we de­cided that the best route for us to go would to become a First Responder organization.”…

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

Hometown heroes teach students about fire prevention

October 18, 2018

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Several members of the Lake Benton Fire Dept. were at school to teach students about fire prevention.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lake Benton’s own Home­town Heroes, the Lake Benton Fire Department, gave the an­nual Fire Prevention presenta­tion at Lake Benton Elemen­tary School on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Many of the department’s members were on hand for the presentation, which included taking the students through a mock fire to teach them how to crawl out of a fire.
During the presentation, Fire Chief Pat McCarthy spoke to the students about fire safety…

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

‘Tis a time when seasons meet

October 18, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Eric Fish
Autumn and winter met on Sunday as around two inches of snow fell in Lake Benton. The autumn reds and golds were dusted with white by the first snow of the season.

Chamber members propose city-wide clean-up to council

October 18, 2018

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Maintenance Supervisor Todd Draper presented updates on several projects at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton City Council met for their regu­lar meeting Monday eve­ning at the City Offices/ Heritage Center. All trust­ees were present for the meeting.
Karen Lichtsinn and Jen­ny Nordmeyer, represent­ing the Lake Benton Cham­ber of Commerce, spoke to the council concerning or­ganizing a city-wide clean­up…

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

Be a Halloween helper

October 18, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton Cham­ber of Commerce is invit­ing local individuals, orga­nizations, and businesses to join them in the Family Halloween Event. On Hal­loween night, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event open to all ages that will include Trunk-or- Treat Center Street, a cos­tume contest for all ages, prizes, food, movies, and candy galore. Food will be available for purchase at the Showboat Pavilion.

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

Melanie Stringer, the face of Laura Ingalls Wilder

October 11, 2018

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Melanie Stringer presented a Laura Ingalls Wilder program at the Lake Benton Public Library on Friday, Oct. 5. Stringer posed as Laura and answered questions as Laura likely would have answered them.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Not everyone can live their pas­sion and teach others at the same time. Melanie Stringer, a native of New Hampshire, has discovered a way of doing just that. She trav­els the United States teaching people of all ages about Laura In­galls Wilder, by becoming Laura herself.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” series presented a char­acter that shared her name and some experiences with the au­thor, but the real Laura was a very different person.

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

A little murder in Lake Benton

October 11, 2018

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The Lake Benton Opera House comedy “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” continues this weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Pictured left to right in front are Mark Wilmes of Tyler as Detective Plotnik, Perry Anderson, Jr. of Marshall as Matthew Perry, Adam Madsen of Tyler as Donald Baxter, and Nathaniel Gates of Brookings, South Dakota on sound and lights. In back are director Morgan Benson of Tyler, Lori Sanderson of Tyler as Bunny Perry, Beth Reams of Brookings, South Dakota as Julia Perry, Eric Fish of Lake Benton as Buttram, and Brooke Sanderson of Tyler, stage crew. Not pictured are stage crew members Dilyn Werkman of Arco, Adalia Matzner of Ruthton, and Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton.

County scheduled Truth in Taxation meeting on December 6

October 11, 2018

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At the Oct. 2 County Board meeting, Dale Sterzinger presented an extensive report covering the many programs run by the Soil and Water Conservation District.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Oct. 2 for their regular meeting. Chair Mic VanDeVere was absent; Commissioner Joe Drietz led the meeting in his absence.
Dale Sterzinger of the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) presented an extensive report on the various programs run by the SWCD. According to his report on the Wetland Conser­vation Act, the Blazing Star Wind Energy project is in the process of planning the field roads for their towers, which requires a wetland delineation…

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