Buffalo Ridge Chapter 20th annual Pheasants Forever banquet held Saturday evening at Center Post

September 17, 2015

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The 20th annual Buffalo Ridge Chapter Pheasants Forever banquet took place this past Saturday evening at the Center Post in downtown Lake Benton. A flock of like-minded outdoor folks were in attendance at the event, as seen here by the line that stretched out the door and across the street. The event included the raffling of mutliple guns, knives, outdoor gear, a silent auction as well as a raffle for kids.

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

Homecoming 2015

September 10, 2015

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Homecoming was held at Elkton-Lake Benton High School this past week. Pictured above is the 2015 Royal Court. From left, Queen Morgan Carmody, King Matthew Leiferman, Heidi Stoltenburg, Derek Skerl and Bobbi Huber. (Not pictured is Nick Krog)

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The Elkton-Lake Benton cheerleading squad was in full force throughout Homecoming week. The cheerleaders are pictured as they perform a routine to get the crowd pumped up at last Friday afternoon’s pep rally prior to the Homecoming football game. More photos of the Elkton-Lake Benton cheerleaders doing what they do best can be found on page 7.

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

Commissioners hear county dept. reports

September 10, 2015

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 

The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Board presented the 2014 Annual Report to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners during their Tuesday, Sept. 1 meeting.
The report contained information on priority concerns— listing the goals, objectives and actions taken to address the concern. One example of this was a concern for groundwater protection for the Verdi Well Field. The goal was to protect the public water supply from potential contaminant sources due to land use activities, and to establish and maintain a Wellhead Protection Plan continuing education and information program. The objective was the closing of abandoned wells, action taken was to provide cost-share assistance to landowners, with the result of five wells being sealed in the Big Sioux Watershed in 2014. Several more wells were also sealed in Lincoln County.

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

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

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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

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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.

 

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.