Snow day with LBVE

March 5, 2020

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Students, staff and families enjoyed an afternoon of sledding at Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park. The event was sponsored by the Lake Benton Volunteers for Education (LBVE) and a light lunch was served in the Chalet.

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

Lake Benton students: “We love reading!”

February 27, 2020

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Lake Benton Elementary students love to read. These students earned enough Accelerated Reading points for a photo in the paper. Congratulations to (from front left) Elsie Bedow, Mya Rochel, Hadley Fruechte, Elizabeth Determan and Brystel Kuehl. In back are Alivia Fruechte, Payton Kuehl, Logan McConnell, Gavin Erickson, Jackson Olson and Angie Deutz.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Students at Lake Benton Elementary School cel­ebrate reading during the month of February. During February’s I Love to Read activities, the kindergar­ten, second grade, sixth grade and school library are showing how they love reading.
According to kindergar­ten teacher Rochelle Dri­etz, “In kindergarten for I Love to Read Month, the students have a goal to lis­ten to or read 15 books. If they reach their goal, they will get a new book!…

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

Cardinals override the Elks

February 27, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks challenged the Dell Rapids St. Mary Cardinals in Dell Rapids, South Da­kota on Monday, Feb. 17. The Elks gave it their all, but the Cardinals defeated them 72-60. Coach Steve Erickson said, “I’m proud of the effort that our kids gave and played with all night. We were right there and had opportunities, we just didn’t make the plays down the stretch that we needed to in order to win the game and, unfortu­nately, they did.”

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

Two losses for the Lady Elks

February 27, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks challenged the Dell Rapids St. Mary Car­dinals on Tuesday, Feb 18 in Dell Rapids, South Da­kota. After a hard battle, the Cardinals defeated the Lady Elks 39 – 38.
Brooklyn Nielsen scored double digits in the game, putting up 13 points with two 2-point baskets and three 3-pointers. Rachael Krog added eight points for the Lady Elks with two 2-pointers, a 3-pointer and a free throw…
The Lady Elks chal­lenged the Baltic Bulldogs on Thursday, Feb. 20. The Lady Elks fought hard, but the Bulldogs topped them, defeating them by two points, 40-38.
Rachael Krog broke double digits in scoring, making 14 points with five 2-point shots and four free throws…

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

Ladies defeated by Chester Flyers in regional playoffs

February 27, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The number nine Lady Elks played the number eight Chester Area Flyers in the first round of the Re­gion 4 playoffs. The ladies battled hard, but the Fly­ers rose above, defeating them 41-35.

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

New school sign discussed at school board meeting

February 27, 2020

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Head Custodian Steve Bennett

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton School Board met for their regu­lar meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19. All board mem­bers and administration were present. Sixth grade teacher Kelli Larson repre­sented the school staff at the meeting.
Following the approval of the minutes of the previ­ous meeting and the bills, Principal Jeff Hansen pre­sented his monthly report. According to Hansen, the school hosted Magic Man Rusty with Dakota Assem­blies on Jan. 28. “Magic Man Rusty put on a great show and had a message about dedicating yourself to hard work,” Hansen said.

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

Olson and Bedow are reading into success at Lake Benton Elementary

February 20, 2020

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Bennett B. and Jackson O. are Lake Benton Elementary School’s top readers. See why they love to read below.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Reading is essential for success in school. Success in school is usually important for success in life. Lake Benton Elementary School works with students to help them succeed both in school and in life. The school participates in the Accelerated Reading (AR) program sponsored and facilitated by Renaissance Learning.
According to the National Center for Education and Evaluation (NCEE), “Accelerated Reader™ is a computerized supplementary reading program that provides guided reading instruction to students in grades K–12. It aims to improve students’ reading skills through reading practice and by providing frequent feedback on students’ progress to teachers…

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

Celebrating women’s voices

February 20, 2020

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Six talented young women from Elkton-Lake Benton High School participated in SDSU’s Festival of Women’s Voices on Thursday, Feb. 13. Pictured are Rachael Krog, Brooklyn Nielsen, Emily Miller, Emma Kampmann, Aubrey Schindler and Karissa Olsen.

A friendly competition at Lake Benton Elementary School

February 20, 2020

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Lake Benton’s third and fourth grade (top) and fifth and sixth grade (below) girls elementary basketball teams faced off against Elkton’s third and fourth grade, and fifth and sixth grade teams last week. The ladies were able to work on skills that all teams will contribute to the future of the Lady Elks.

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Elks battle the GPL Panthers for a win on the road Feb. 11

February 20, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Ben­ton Elks battled the Great Plains Lutheran Panthers on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Elks worked together to top the Panthers, defeat­ing them 63-55. Coach Steve Erickson said, “Our kids battled and made the plays they needed to down the stretch to pick up the win on the road.”
Matthew Nibbe led the Elks in scoring, putting 26 points on the board with nine 2-point field goals and eight of eight free throws…

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