Lake Benton Elementary School stomps out bullying

October 17, 2019

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Lake Benton Elementary students learned about bullying and bullying prevention last week at a Stomp Out Bullying rally. Each class made a poster to encourage a bullying-free school.

A gathering of good friends

October 17, 2019

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The Lake Benton High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 55-year reunion in fine style on Sept. 14 in Forest Lake. Class members and spouses, totaling 21, gathered at the local VFW for dinner and reminiscing. They then met the next day at the popular Keys Restaurant for more visiting and a wonderful breakfast. We thank Bill Prinsen and Gary Hurd for planning such a great get-together. Pictured are Wesley Holn, Gayle (Koehne) VanVooren, Bill Prinsen, Coralee (Krog) Rochel, Leonard Kwilinski, Marcia (Coulson) Miller, Larry Halsne, Marilyn (Evans) Olson, Richard Johnson, Dinan (Miller) Trulock, Gary Hurd and Dave Schardin.

Elk running teams place in top 10 at DVC in Coleman

October 17, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The E-LB Cross Country runners competed in the DVC meet held in Coleman, South Dakota on Wednes­day, Oct. 9. Coach Mark Harming said, “It was a good day for the Elks.” The varsity boys finished fourth in the conference, “just two points out of third place,” Harming said. The varsity ladies finished in sixth place, with two la­dies running in their first varsity meet…

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Elk CC runners gallop through the Invitational in Colman-Egan

October 17, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Benton Cross Country Team trav­eled to the Sunrise Ridge Golf Course in Coleman, South Dakota to run in the Coleman-Egan Invitational meet. E-LB runners were lower in number than usu­al, so the varsity runners competed as individuals.
Hunter Riley led the herd for the varsity boys. He placed seventh with a time of 19:04…

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Hannah Krog reaches milestone and is honored with MVP

October 17, 2019

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Hannah Krog, holding the volleyball, hit a milestone on Saturday at the Chester Challenge. She made her 1,000th kill and earned Game MVP recognition. Congratulations, Hannah!

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The E-LB Lady Elks had a lot to celebrate on Satur­day, Oct. 12. They defeated the Deubrook Dolphins in the Chester Challenge and Hannah Krog, a ju­nior, reached the 1,000th kill milestone and earned the Game MVP honors. Ac­cording to Coach Melissa Erickson, Krog is the first of her players to reach the 1,000th kill milestone.
The ladies played three sets against the Dolphins, defeating them in all three, 25-20, 25-14 and 25-13…

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Lady Elks improve their record

October 17, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Jason Salzman/Salzman Studios
Elkton-Lake Benton’s No. 4 Aubrey Wirth leaps for a block during the second set of the Elks’ 3-0 match victory over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland (ORR) Thursday night in Elkton, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lady Elks were chal­lenged by the ORR Raid­ers at home on Thursday, Oct. 10. They appeared to be up to the challenge, as they defeated the Raiders in both the JV and varsity games.
The JV ladies defeated the JV Raiders in two sets. 25-19 and 25-6. Kayla Go­ertz led the team in service aces, putting three over the net, while McKenna Krog made two and Madi­syn Nielsen added one…

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More wins for E-LB Lady Elks

October 17, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lady Elks chalked up another night of wins last week. They faced the Howard Tigers on Monday, Oct. 7 in a series of games originally scheduled for Sept. 13. The game was postponed due to severe flooding in South Dakota last month.
Coach Melissa Erickson said that her junior high players won all four of their sets. The JV ladies started out slow, but they finished on top, defeating the Tigers 22-25, 25-21 and 15-11. Kayla Goertz and Tevan Erickson led the JV ladies in service aces, each making two for the team. Aubrey Schindler and Madisyn Nielsen each added one ace to the stats…

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Fire Safety Week

October 17, 2019

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The posters made by fourth graders Sabrina Ralls and Lane Fruechte were selected as the 2019 Fire Safety Poster winners. Both students received a monetary award, presented in memory of Alecia Vos and Randy Petersen.

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Fourth graders Johnny Rybinski and Summer Rochel were randomly drawn to receive gifts from the Lake Benton Fire Department.

Verdi School class reunions held

October 10, 2019

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The Verdi School held class reunions on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Ward Community Center in Ward, South Dakota. Classmates, their families and other classes were invited. There was visiting and stories. A catered meal by the Feather’s Nest was served, followed by a short program. The Verdi Class of 1959, pictured left to right— Lyle Oye of Pipestone; Marlene (Bergman) Mueller of Elkton, South Dakota; and Leo Coughlin of Belle Fouche, South Dakota. Not pictured is Pat (Finley) Beattie of Brookings, South Dakota.

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The Verdi Class of 1960, pictured left to right— Arlene (Petersen) Lambert of Verdi; Susan (Steuck) Landsman of Altoona, Wisconsin; Shirley (Sudtelgte) Robinson of Brookings, South Dakota; Ralph Trageser of Verdi; and Dick Clarksean of Mankato; Not pictured is Pat Kelly of Hopkins.

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The Verdi Class of 1961, pictured left to right— Dennis Dagel of Lake Benton; LaVonne (Prichett) Edmundson of Ruthton; Jim Wright of Lake Preston; Ronald Bergman of Granite Falls; Charles Draper of Pipestone; and Lyle Noble of Spring, Texas.

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The Verdi Class of 1962, pictured left to right— Corlys (Otkin) Griebel of Pipestone; Katheen (Gilbert) Priester of Pipestone; Kathy (Rosenboom) Otto of Hugo; Bob Miller of Lake Benton; Kathryn (Biertz) Anderson of Sterling, Virginia; Darlene (Klingbile) Hash of Prior Lake; Joyce (Jackson) Otkin of Fulda; and Carl Knutson of Warrensburg, Missouri. Not pictured is Carol (Clarksean) Hawes of Sargent Bluff, Iowa.

Lady Fliers fly home with a defeat

October 10, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lady Elks faced the Flandreau Fliers on Thursday, Oct 3. The ladies played well, covering the floor well and executing offensively, according to Coach Melissa Erickson. They sent the Fliers home flapping, with the junior high defeating them 2-1, the JV team winning 2-0, the C squad losing 1-2 and the varsity ladies winning 3-0
In the JV game, the E-LB ladies finished with scores of 25-20 and 25-15. Madi­syn Nielsen and Kinsley Krog led the ladies in ser­vice aces, with two each, while Tevan Erickson put one service ace over the net…

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