Hamer and Vizecky are appointed to canvas results of general election

September 12, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Commis­sioners met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All members were present.
Environmental Officer Rob­ert Olsen reported that there will be a conditional use hear­ing on Sept. 19 to review and decide on a request of a permit by Ground Works, LLC, and Ex­cel Energy. The meeting will be­gin at 7 p.m. Olsen announced that County Ditch 15 needs to have the top two-thirds “dipped due to sediment in the system.” The estimated cost is $13,500…

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New location and new services for Junk Peddler’s Paradise

September 12, 2018

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Junk Peddler’s Paradise has moved to the corner of Benton and Center Streets.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Junk Peddler’s Paradise has a new location in Lake Benton. With the move come added services, as well.
Michelle Sanow, owner of Junk Peddler’s Paradise, is leasing the building on the southwest corner of the intersection of Benton and Center Streets…

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Lincoln County 4-Hers participate in General Livestock Judging Contest

September 12, 2018

Hundreds of Minnesota 4-Hers spend their sum­mer evenings looking at cattle, pigs, and sheep de­termining the best reason to place one animal over another. Experience in judging livestock helps a participant select future projects and replacements for their own herd ven­tures. The judging experi­ence truly helps 4-H mem­bers base their decisions on sound reasons and im­plement several new life skills. The intermediate di­vision includes 4-H mem­bers who have completed 6th – 8th grade.

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Lincoln County 4-Hers place 2018 Minnesota 4-H Livestock encampment

September 12, 2018

Minnesota 4-Hers from 87 counties arrived with over 2,800 animals at the 2018 Great Minnesota Get- Together for this year’s 4-H livestock encamp­ment held Wednesday, Aug, 22 – Sunday Aug. 26. The number of livestock exhibits over the weekend included:
Beef, 578 exhibits
Dairy, 447 exhibits
Goats, 366 exhibits
Poultry, 232 exhibits
Rabbits, 336 exhibits
Sheep, 372 exhibits
Swine, 462 exhibits
Llama, 75 exhibits
Min­nesota 4-Hers have been preparing for this event all summer long. There are several components a member considers when they decide to exhibit live­stock, including selection and preparation of the ani­mal, educational program­ming, scholarship applica­tions, and participation at county fairs.

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Student uses life-saving technique at school

September 12, 2018

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Photo courtesy of Elkton Record
Dylan Kuehl, senior at E-LB High School, recently performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking student at school. He received a letter of commendation from the school for his good deed.

Courtesy of the
Elkton Record

The first day of school is usually exciting for stu­dents, but for one high school senior it became a specifically memorable day.
Dylan Kuehl, a senior at Elkton-Lake Benton High School, said while at lunch on the first day of school he noticed a student choking and immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver on the student. “Basically it was just a shock moment and it just happened. I just started to give him the Heimlich ma­neuver, and I only had to do it two or three times, and he was fine after that and he could start to breathe,” said Dylan.

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Class of ‘78 is still looking great

September 12, 2018

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The Lake Benton Class of 1978 gathered for a 40-year class reunion last July. Pictured left to right in front are Maureen Doyscher, Erin (Williams) Schwing, Tammy (Nielsen) Davis, Dorothy (Petersen) Bau, Debra (Rochel) Noem, and Karen Lichtsinn; in the middle row are Teresa (Fehl) Bunkers, Tammy (Dobson) Slegers, Maribeth (Marti) Plankers, Ed Frost, Bethany (Helvig) Funk, and Luann (Gorter) Wiese; in back are Tony Schwing, Alan Carpenter, Mark Hurd, Paul Garbers, Mike Melcher, and Todd Draper

Lake Benton Elementary is a fine, fine school

September 12, 2018

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The third grade class thinks Lake Benton Elementary is a fine, fine school.

The students in Mrs. Coe’s 3rd grade class have been read­ing the story, “A Fine, Fine School” by Sharon Creech. In the story the principal, Mr. Keene, thinks they have such a fine, fine school that they should go to school more often, so he de­cides they need to go to school on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and all year long. … Students at Lake Ben­ton were asked why do you think Lake Benton Elementary is a fine, fine school.

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We’ve got Bobcat Class

September 5, 2018

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Lake Benton Elementary School teachers— from left to right in front are Amanda Drake (preschool), Kim Heibolt (occupational therapy), Channing VanOverbeck, Angie Coe (third grade), Maryjane Borresson (musical education), Louise Sandro (DAPE), Alissa Christensen (second grade), and Chelsey Hillard (SMSU student teacher); in the second row are Sandy Carpenter (fourth grade), Deb Rouge (first grade), Megan Stratmoen (special education), Mary Carmody (speech therapy), Rochelle Drietz (kindergarten), Kris Benson (Title), Jennifer Castle (fifth grade), and Kelli Larson (sixth grade). In back are Principal Jeff Hansen and Brian Malady (physical education teacher, after school program).

Tonic Sol-fa concert fills the Opera House

September 5, 2018

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Pictured from left are Theodore Brown, Greg Bannwarth, Shaun Johnson and Jared Dove of Tonic Sol-fa.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

One of the most popular vo­cal groups in the Midwest per­formed on the Lake Benton Op­era House stage last Wednesday evening, as Emmy- and Gram­my-award winning Tonic Sol-fa came to town. The group plays about 150 shows annually and have sold over two million cop­ies of their CDs. They have been the subject of three PBS specials over the years. A large crowd was on hand last week to see the popular a cappella quartet’s 105-minutes show.

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A new gaming club comes to town

September 5, 2018

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The Lake Benton Public Library’s Chess Club has been upgraded to Game Time, a family-friendly gaming club open to all ages.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Lake Benton Public Li­brary’s Chess Club has been upgraded. Beginning on Sept. 10, the library will host Game Time, a weekly gaming social club. Game Time is led by Rich Riley, chair of the Library Board. He was instrumental in starting the Chess Club that Game Time springs from. “Two years ago, the library board was looking for new library programs,” Riley said, “I suggested the idea be­cause my children had enjoyed a chess club that Chris Johnson had run in Tyler. Library board member Matt Meyer had expe­rience running a chess club at a school in Nebraska…

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