United Methodist Rally held

September 11, 2014

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The Lake Benton United Methodist Church celebrated Rally Sunday a little differently this year with an outdoor service. This is the beginning of the Sunday School year so they always do something special, like having Bozo the Clown visit. Pictured in front are Sharon Hudson, Madisyn Nielsen, Sydney DeVries and Blake DeVries; in back are Lay Leader Jim Sorenson, Bozo the Clown and Carol Sorenson.

Fall Festival Sept. 14

September 11, 2014

St. Dionysius Catholic Church annual Roast Beef Dinner will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, serving from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The church is located at 213 Linwood Ave. in Tyler. Meals on Wheels will be available by calling 247-3464. There will be live entertainment, bingo, kids’ games, kiddie train rides, silent basket auction, country store, sewing booth and cake walk. See their ad for more details.

Water meters to be installed this week in city

September 11, 2014

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The city’s new water meters have arrived and are expected to be installed in town throughout this week.

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
At the first regular meeting of the Lake Benton City Council, City Maintenance Supervisor Todd Draper explained that the city’s new water meters have arrived and are scheduled to be installed in residences beginning on Tuesday of this week.
The council approved a motion to extend the no parking limit by an additional 45 feet for a 60-day period at the intersection of Grant Street and Benton Street.
This extension of the no parking zone is being done to address safety concerns regarding the blind corner at that intersection. The issue will be readdressed at the end of the 60-day period.

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

County hires temp Emergency Manager

September 11, 2014

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has hired Amber Scholten as a temporary part-time Emergency Management Director.
Scholten is currently a dispatcher for the county and she will be serving as the county’s temporary part-time Emergency Management Director until the end of the year. At that time, the position will be assessed before the county moves forward with filling the position on a full-time basis.
The board has hired Robert Verschelde to fill the custodian position at the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Verschelde previously worked in the Transportation Department for the county, so that vacancy is to be filled.
Vince Robinson of the Lincoln County Enterprise Development Corporation provided the board with an update and stated that a seat is available on the LCEDC Board for anyone interested.

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

Directions to Dell Rapids for football game due to construction

September 11, 2014

Due to road construction, fan may want to follow these directions to the E-LB Football on Friday night in Dell Rapids. The bridge by the city park in Dell Rapids is being repaired and cannot be crossed. Please see the following directions on how to get to the football field.
If you are coming from the interstate: From the 4-way stop by T & C gas station, head south for about a mile. Turn left on Centennial Place. Go about 1/8 of a mile to the intersection, turn left, and head back north to the field.
If you are coming in on the backside of Dell Rapids: When you hit the train tracks on Garfield street, take a right down Main Street until you hit the 4-way stop by T & C gas station, then head south for about a mile. Turn left on Centennial Place. Go about 1/8 of a mile to the intersection, turn left, and head back north to the field.

Old student, new teacher

September 5, 2014

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Jennifer Castle, a former student of Lake Benton High School, has now returned to teach the fifth grade at Lake Benton Elementary School.

By Steven J. Hurd
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Jennifer Castle, formerly Sixta, is a 2003 graduate of Lake Benton High School and she has now returned to the Lake Benton School District as the new fifth grade teacher.
After leaving Lake Benton in 2003, Castle attended Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. and graduated with her degree from DSU in 2008. Since graduating from college, Castle has taught in Milroy, Wabasso and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.
Castle explained that teaching has always been her passion.
“Honestly, it was something that I wanted to do my entire life,” said Castle. “Ever since third grade, I’ve wanted to teach school and I’ve never thought about doing anything else.”
Castle oversees 11 students in her fifth grade class and she also teaches fourth grade and sixth grade social studies. She looks forward to inspiring her students just as she was inspired in her time as a student in Lake Benton.

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

The challenge has been made

September 5, 2014

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Danebod Lutheran will be hosting an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of Roger Gylling

By Robert Wolfington
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
If you’re on Facebook these days, the videos are hard to escape.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept across the country with friends and neighbors challenging each other to dump icy water on their heads and make a donation to the ALS Association.
This Sunday the challenge has been made for the area to come out and participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of Roger Gylling, who died over the weekend.
The event is scheduled for 11:24 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7 as part of the God’s Work, Our Hands Day at Danebod.
In mid-August, Pastor Jennifer Thul shared a story about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Facebook. Danebod congregation member Karlee Wyttenback suggested they take on the challenge in a big way as part of the Sept. 7 event.

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

THC’s Wine and Beer Fest is Sept. 19

September 5, 2014

A taste of the Napa Valley will be coming to Tyler later this month.
The fifth annual Tyler Healthcare Center Wine and Beer Fest 2014 will be held Friday, Sept. 19. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Tyler Golf Course.
Dale Kruger, THC CEO, said the wine served will come from the famous California wine area.
“We’re going with a Napa Valley theme for the wines,” said Kruger.
The event is a fundraiser for THC’s ambulance service for the area to ensure the best equipment is on hand.
An endless buffet including soups, hot entrees and hors d’oeuvres will complement the excellent wine and beer choices. An evening of food, beverages, entertainment, live and silent auctions, give-a-ways and gaming.
Melissa Maranell, marketing representative for THC, said some new attractions will be on hand during the event.

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

Filings for various elected positions

August 28, 2014

A number of county, city, township and school board elections are set for this November.
A recent filing deadline has passed with a number of candidates filing.
Lake Benton School Board (elect three)
Janell Devries and Anthony Schwing
Lake Benton School Board
Steven J. Hurd
Lake Benton Mayor
Barb Powell and Larry Robins
Lake Benton City Council (elect 2)
Susan Johnson
Lake Benton City Council
Jack Redlinger
Tyler Mayor
Mervyn Peterson
Tyler City Council (elect two)
Darrel Denny, Erick Harper and Tim Sanderson
Russell Mayor
Jim Kerkaert
Russell City Council (elect two)
Jamie Schultz and
Gordie St. Aubin
Ruthton Mayor
Stan Townsend
Ruthton City Council (elect two)
Lori Dagel and Darwin Sietsma
Arco Mayor
Todd Dressen
Arco City Council (elect two)
David Cahow, Denise Gladis, Bradley Kuehl and Duane Joseph Thooft, Sr.
Hope Township
Seat A – Ivan Kuhlman
Seat C- Roger W. Peters
Town Treasurer – Mark Wiering
Marshfield Township
Seat B – Mike Wiering
Seat C – Darrell Thomsen
Treasurer – Janice Thomsen
Hendricks School Board (elect three)
Nick Citterman, Al Dunn, Tom Olson and Angela Schumacher
Hendricks Mayor
Julie Hogie
Hendricks City Council (elect two)
Scott Pearson and Darren Schumacher
• Keep an eye on on the Lake Benton Valley Journal for more coverage of the election as we get closer to November.

School is in session

August 28, 2014

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School is officially back in session for the faculty, staff and 159 students enrolled from preschool to sixth grade at Lake Benton Elementary School as classes began last Wednesday.