Lake Benton kindergarteners and sixth graders in graduation ceremonies

May 24, 2018

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The kindergarten class is moving up to the first grade. They celebrated completing the year on Thursday, May 17 with a graduation ceremony followed by treats.

By Shelly Finzen
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Two Lake Benton School classes walked the stage, last Wednesday, May 16, as the kindergarten and sixth grade classes cel­ebrated milestones in two different graduation cere­monies. The kindergarten ceremony was held in the morning and was followed by cupcakes and juice in the school lunch room. The sixth grade class held their ceremony in the af­ternoon, and was also fol­lowed by treats.

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

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KaDan Smith receives his certificate from Principal Dale Weegman and Board Secretary Roger Rudebusch.

Five E-LB tracksters qualify for State May 25-26

May 24, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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Five members of the Elkton-Lake Benton track team qualified for the state meet to be held in Rapid City, South Dakota over Memorial Day Week­end. Hunter Nielsen quali­fied twice, in the Pole Vault event and in the 110 Me­ter Hurdles. Though they did not qualify for state, several team members competed in the regional track meet held in Chester, South Dakota, with many of them placing in the top ten finalists.

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

E-LB choir performed and toured in Kansas City metro

May 24, 2018

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Choir took a trip to the Kansas City Metro area this past April. While on the trip, they performed five times and visited several attractions, museums, and performances.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Choir took the classroom out of the state this past April. Forty-eight of the 60-member choir went to the Kansas City Metro area to perform and tour the area.
According to Susan Sud­telgte, Choir Director of Elton-Lake Benton High, the choir makes the trip every two to five years, depending on student in­terest, to take part in the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music…

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

Technology replacement schedule presented Wednesday

May 24, 2018

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Lincoln County Parks Manager Daryl Schlapkohl was on hand for the May School Board meeting to discuss severe weather safety for his campers with the board.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lake Benton School Board met for their regu­lar meeting on Wednesday, May 16. Board Chair Tony Schwing was absent, so the meeting was led by Vice-chair Steven Hurd. Board member Heath Houselog was also absent from the meeting.
There was no old busi­ness to discuss at the meeting, so discussion turned to new business. Lincoln County Parks Manager Daryl Schlapkohl approached the board to request that the school be designated as a storm shelter for campers at Lincoln County parks…

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

Thirty-one students graduate from Elkton-Lake Benton High School

May 17, 2018

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The E-LB Select Choir sang “New Day” for the graduates and their friends and families.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton (E-LB) Class of 2018 met a milestone on Sunday, May 13. A total of 31 students graduated from E-LB High School, honoring and celebrating with those who helped them reach this goal.
The senior class entereed to “Pomp and Circumstance,” directed by Amy Weight, played by the E-LB band members. The Welcome was given by Senior Class President Samantha Schindler and Senior Class Vice-President Callie Otkin…

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

Jeff Hansen hired as Lake Benton School Principal

May 17, 2018

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Jeff Hansen, center, has been hired as the principal of Lake Benton Elementary School. Board Chair Tony Schwing, Hansen, and Board Secretary Roger Rudebusch sign the necessary documents to make the decision final.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lake Benton School Board called a special meeting on Wednesday, May 9 to approve offering a contract to Jeff Hansen of Tyler for the position of Elementary Principal. There were 18 candidates who submitted applications. After careful review, the interviewing committee, which included school board members, staff members, teachers, and a community member, eliminated all but two of the candidates. Hansen and one other candidate were interviewed for the position on Monday, April 30 in open-to-the-public interviews…

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

E-LB boys take second in DVC track meet May 10

May 17, 2018

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Noah Greer jumped 16-07.50 in the Long Jump event at the DVC track meet.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Dakota Valley Conference meet for track was held on Thursday, May 10 at Estelline, South Dakota. Both the girls and boys teams participated in the events, with many of them placing in the top 10 finalists.
In the girls events, Brooklyn Nielsen placed fifth in the 400 Meter Dash with a final time of 1:08.09. Aubrey Wirth placed ninth in the event, finishing at 1:11.03.

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

Several E-LB athletes rank top 10 in track and field events

May 17, 2018

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Hunter Nielsen ranked in the top 10 in the boys 300 Meter Hurdles event.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton boys and girls track teams competed in the Quarrier Invite meet in Dell Rapids, South Dakota on Monday, May 7. Several individuals and relay teams finished in the top 10.
E-LB boys finished in sixth place in the 4×800 Meter Relay with a time of 10:24.29. Hunter Nielsen placed fourth in the boys 110 Meter Hurdles. Hunter’s younger sister, Brooklyn Nielsen, placed eighth in the girls 100 Meter Dash with a final time of 14:36…

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

Wiskur eighth in DVC

May 17, 2018

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Caleb Wiskur placed eighth in the DVC Golf Tournament in Colman, South Dakota last week.

By Shelly Finzen
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Caleb Wiskur and Lukas Yearous of the Elkton- Lake Benton Golf Team played in the Dakota Valley Conference on May 7 at the Sunrise Ridge Golf Course in Colman, South Dakota. For this meet, the varsity teams golfed 18 holes, hitting each hole on this course twice…

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

New playground nearly finished

May 17, 2018

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Installation of the new playground equipment at School Park began last Thursday, May 10. As of the time this photo was taken, the concrete needs to set and the ground-cover needs to be laid. A special thank you to the volunteers who helped with this project and the community members and organizations who donated to the project.