Honoring veterans with the $2 Senior Dining meal

November 1, 2018

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The November $2 Senior Dining meal will celebrate veterans. All veterans eat free and other seniors will receive their meal at a discounted rate.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Honoring veterans of the armed forces is an im­portant tradition in Lake Benton, and the November $2 Senior Dining Meal will be a part of that tradition.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Lake Benton Baptist Church families will spon­sor, host, and entertain for the $2 Senior Dining meal…

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

Lincoln County 4-H celebrates accomplishments

November 1, 2018

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From left — Record Award winners Shelby Korman (Intermediate), Charlotte Korman (Beginner) and Lacy Popowski (Senior).

Lincoln County 4-H members and volun­teers gathered on Sun­day, Oct. 28 to celebrate the achievements of local 4-Hers throughout the year. The event was held at the Lake Benton Com­munity Center and hosted by the Diamond Lake and Lake Stay 4-H Clubs.
The program began with a token of appreciation of the past year’s 4-H Club leaders. Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H organization, and without their assistance and dedi­cation, the 4-H program would not be successful…

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

Baxter will talk about three Minnesota authors at the library

November 1, 2018

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Kathleen Baxter will speak about three Minnesota authors who lived along Highway 14. Baxter will be in Hendricks and Lake Benton on Nov. 8 and 9.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

What do Maud Hart Lovelace, Wanda Gag and Laura Ingalls Wilder all have in common? Sev­eral things, actually. First of all, they were all au­thors of children’s books or children’s book series. They all lived in Minne­sota somewhere along US Highway 14, and they are all part of a presentation by southwest Minnesota’s own Kathleen Baxter.

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

The Shaw Band will perform once again in Lake Benton

October 26, 2018

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The Shaw Band will perform in a special reunion concert at the Lake Benton Bar on Saturday, Oct. 27.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

In a special one-night event, The Shaw Band will perform a reunion concert at the Lake Ben­ton Bar this Saturday night, Oct. 27. Enjoy the ballroom atmo­sphere once again with a ball­room band that performed at the Showboat Ballroom, as well as in other ballrooms during the height of the ballroom era.
The Shaw Band began as The Shaw-Allen Band in 1969, when Mike and Terry Shaw and Jim Al­len performed together in ball­rooms and other venues across the upper Midwest.

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

The Lake Benton mayoral race is on

October 26, 2018

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Bob Worth, candidate for Mayor, two-year term.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Lake Benton is one of two Lincoln County communities that will have a race for Mayor this general election. Incum­bent Mayor Bob Worth is being challenged by Larry Robins. This is the second time the two have run against each other for the Mayor’s position. The Jour­nal had the chance to interview both of them.

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

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Larry Robins, candidate for Mayor, two-year term.

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
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

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…

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

Introducing the Lincoln County Council of Active Generations

October 26, 2018

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Karen Lichtsinn of Lake Benton spoke to the crowd at last week’s Senior Fall Event.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The Showboat Pavilion was the site of the 2018 Lin­coln County Senior Citizens Fall Event last Thursday in Lake Benton. Over 130 were on hand for Bingo, a chicken supper, a short program, and entertainment by Ron Lar­son.
Ron Skjong of Tyler wel­comed the group to the event and talked about how seniors need to get involved in their respective commu­nities and not just “fade into the sunset.”

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

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
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

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…

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

Celebrate Halloween with fun family activities

October 26, 2018

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By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Lake Benton Chamber of Commerce invites community mem¬bers to celebrate Hal¬loween with family, Lake Benton style. Join them at the Lake Benton Area Community and Event Center on Halloween night, 5:30-9 p.m. for free family fun…

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

Early morning car fire brings LBFD out before the sun

October 26, 2018

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A car fire near ExpressWay early last Wednesday morning got the LBFD up before the sun.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

A car fire near Express­Way early last Wednes­day morning brought the Lake Benton Fire Depart­ment out before the sun was up. According to the car’s owner, Becky Gra­ham, she turned on her rear defrost and it began to smell funny…

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