Lady Elks fight hard, fall in first round of regionals

November 7, 2018

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The Lady Elks finished their volleyball season in a final battle against Colman-Egan on Monday, Oct. 29. Kailyn Drietz led the team in service aces, making three for the night.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lady Elks finished their volleyball season on Monday, Oct. 29 in the first round of the regional playoff games. They were defeated in four sets by Colman-Egan, 25-18, 24- 26, 22-25, and 23-25. The girls played hard, battling to the end, but could not get enough points for the win.
Kailyn Drietz led the Lady Elks in serving aces, with three…

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National Honor Society inductees

November 7, 2018

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Elkton-Lake Benton High School students Caden Grimsrude, Jayla Prosch and Dylan Kuehl were inducted into the National Honor Society Monday evening in a ceremony that took place at Lake Benton’s Country House. The three were selected based on their academic standing, their volunteerism, their leadership and their character.

Quarriers bury the Lady Elks in the final game of the season

November 1, 2018

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks played their final match of the season against the Dell Rapids Quarriers.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Ben­ton Lady Elks finished their volleyball season on a low note, with a defeat by the Dell Rapids Quar­riers last week, 25-13, 25-15, and 25-19. This put their conference re­cord at 16-14.

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E-LB Elk runners place 17th in State Meet

November 1, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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Five Elk runners on the E-LB Cross Country Team represented the school at the state meet on Satur­day, Oct. 20. The team had qualified to compete as a team at the Regional meet that took place Wednes­day, Oct. 10.
Freshman Miles Harm­ing was the first Elk run­ner to cross the finish line. He made it in 18:37.73, earning him 57th place out of 120 runners.

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Lake Benton School’s after school program is a step on the ladder to success

October 26, 2018

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After School Program Coordinator Mary Nordmeyer

By Shelly Finzen
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In May, the Star Tribune re­ported that after-school pro­grams across the state were clos­ing due to lack of funding. That is not the case in Lake Benton. Lake Benton Elementary School has committed to providing oppor­tunities that will assist students in their climb to success.
Lake Benton’s after-school program is currently coordinat­ed by Mary Nordmeyer, a para­professional who has served the school for a number of years in a number of areas…

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Seniors honored at Cancer Match

October 26, 2018

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Seniors Ashleigh Rodriguez, left, and Baylee Jandahl, right, were honored at the Cancer Match volleyball game on Oct. 16. Rodriguez is a team statistician and Jandahl is an outside hitter. The ladies are pictured with Coach Melissa Erickson.

Elks fall to Cardinals in first round of playoffs

October 26, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Jason Salzman/Salzman Studios
Elkton-Lake Benton’s No. 55 Taryn Krog makes a tackle on Arlington-Lake Preston’s Miguel Campos during the first quarter of the Elks’ 55-20 loss to the Badgers in the first round of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs Thursday night in Arlington, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
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The E-LB Elks played the Arlington Cardinals in the first round of the Dakota Valley Conference playoffs. The Cardinals defeated the Elks, 55-20.
Offensively, four Elks ran the ball 18 times, for a total gain of 40 yards…

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Lady Elks hit hard by the Cardinals at home

October 26, 2018

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s Brooklyn Nielsen blocks a spike attempt for a point during Set 3 of the Elks’ 3-0 loss to Arlington Tuesday night in Elkton, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks were hit hard last Tuesday, Oct. 16, by the Arlington Cardinals at home. The Cardinals defeated the Lady Elks in three sets, 25-10, 25-17, and 25-19.
As one audience mem­ber put it, “The ball was all over the court and the Car­dinals never let it hit the ground…”

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E-H Redhawks defeat the Lady Elks in Hendricks

October 26, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks defeated the Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks in a non-conference game played in Hendricks Monday night. The final score was 25-20, 25-15, and 25-22.
Three Lady Elks each made an ace serve in this game—Hannah Krog, Ju­lia Drietz and Baylee Jan­dahl…

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School board moves forward on contracting for mental health services

October 26, 2018

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The Lake Benton school board discussed several topics during the October meeting. Pictured are, clockwise from left Roger Rudebusch, Chair Tony Schwing, Superintendent Loy Woelber, Heath Houselog, and Janell DeVries. Also present was LaDon Prosch.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lake Benton School Board met for their regu­lar meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Board member Steven Hurd and Principal Jeff Hansen were absent from the meeting,
Superintendent Loy Woelber requested that the school board consider contracting with Greater Minnesota Family Services of Willmar for children’s mental health needs with­in the school…

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