Lions Club has been serving Lake Benton for 50 years and still going

October 27, 2017

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Luann and Lyle Wiese of the Lake Benton Lions Club, left, presented a check for $4,500 to Ralph and Jolene Trageser. Both Tragesers have been battling cancer. Jolene’s is in remission while Ralph’s treatments are ongoing.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
There are several charitable organizations in Lake Benton. The Lake Benton Area Foundation supports local programs, organizations, and activities which build up the community. Local church clubs support a wide variety of charities and programs, and the library’s various groups support local endeavors as well. However, one organization stands out as supporting individuals and groups who need an extra pick-me-up. The Lake Benton Lions Club has been supporting Lake Benton residents and non-profit organizations for 50 years.

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

LB Grocery installs new freezer

October 27, 2017

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The Lake Benton Grocery Story recently purchased and installed a new freezer. This was made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Good Food Access Program.

Guided discussion on health needs to be held in Lake Benton

October 27, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Southwest Health and Human Services would like Lake Benton residents who are age 55 or older to join them in discussions about health needs in the community. In a partnership with the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAA), several guided discussions are being held throughout Lincoln County. The purpose of these discussions is to discuss community’s needs related to health, especially focusing on access to healthy foods and physical activity…

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

Fifth grade decorated pumpkins at Sr. Dining

October 27, 2017

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These Lake Benton Elementary fifth graders participated in a pumpkin decorating contest at Senior Dining on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The pumpkins will be judged by one of the card clubs and the winners will be announced next Tuesday at the school. Pictured left to right are Abbie Timm, Liberty Guza, Blake DeVries, Riley Nordmeyer, Brooks Hess, helper Isaiah Olson and Rylen Coe. Allyssa Rode was also present, but not pictured.

Lake Benton School Board approves contracts

October 27, 2017

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton School Board met last week, on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Lake Benton School Library.
The board approved two contracts during the meeting. Michael Koranda has been hired as a long term substitute for the fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Castle, who will be going on maternity leave soon. Kara Christensen was hired as the Kitchen Assistant to fill the position left absent by Dawn Dykstra.

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

County Commissioners have several approval items on agenda

October 27, 2017

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Dale Sterzinger provided the quarterly SWDC update for the Lincoln County Commissioners.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Dale Sterzinger provided the SWCD quarterly report for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday, Oct. 17 meeting. Sterzinger said they have reached the implementation stage of the Watershed One Plan, and that a signed agreement was needed to move forward. This was approved by unanimous consent.

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

Small Cities Grant update given at City Council meeting by Schreurs

October 19, 2017

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Teresa Schreurs was on hand to talk about the next steps in the Small Cities Grant process.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton City Council met for their regular meeting Monday night. Immediately after the meeting began, the council closed for executive session. When the meeting reopened, Trustee David Enke made the following motion: “I would like to move to authorize Mary Tietjen of the law firm of Kennedy and Graven Chartered to bring a motion before administrative law judge James LaFave to have the City of Lake Benton dismissed from the action entitled in the matter of the City of Lake Benton versus Thor Tollefson, the City of Ashby, and the Public Employees Retirement Association having number OAH60-3600-34056.” The motion was approved.
Teresa Schreurs of Developmental Services, Inc. was on hand to present an update to the Small Cities Grant…

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

Where’s the Lakeside Park pier?

October 19, 2017

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When is the last time you saw the Lake Benton Lake levels this high in October? The rains this summer have sure added to the water level of the lake.

Harvest 2017 has begun

October 19, 2017

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This harvesting equipment, owned by Olsen Custom Farms, awaits the operators in the early morning light. The harvest season for 2017 has begun. Please remember road and farm safety during this busy season.

Lake Benton Fire Department teaches fire safety and prevention

October 19, 2017

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Alivia Fruechte received the second $50 poster award, presented by Scott Christensen.

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Lane Schindler was awarded $50 for one of the two best Fire Prevention posters. The check for Schindler was presented by Garrett Petersen.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Lake Benton Elementary School learned about fire safety last week, thanks to the dedicated Lake Benton Firemen. Twelve members of the Lake Benton Fire Department were on hand last Thursday to teach school-aged children about the importance of knowing how to escape from a home fire. The program focused on the theme for 2017, “Every second counts; know two ways out.”
The program began with Fire Chief Pat McCarthy talking to students about what might happen if a fire breaks out in a home.

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

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Olivia Borresen and Ty Wininger (not pictured) were randomly selected to receive special gifts by the Lake Benton Fire Department. Josh Gums presented the gifts.