Logan Schauer is pictured with a 18.25” walleye from Lake Reno last week.
Friday, June 16, 2017
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The Swift Fishing League pulled Lake Reno from the hat for its June 8th event.  It was a sunny 84 degree evening at the 6 p.m. start.  Water temperature was 72 degrees with a light wind.  The league members were expecting a big night at the weigh-in table, since the bite on Reno had... + continue reading
Eric Hoium led the Braves boys tennis team in 2017 with a 13-8 record.  He and Nathan Habben also both earned All-Conference this season.
Friday, June 16, 2017
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The Benson-KMS boys tennis team recently completed its season at the Section 6A Boys Tennis Tournament. The team was seeded eighth in the team tourney and fell to top-seeded Litchfield in the first round, 7-0.  The Dragons went on to earn the section title and went on to place fifth at the... + continue reading
Jon Tostenson, who has qualified to three-straight State Track and Field Meet, ran a personal best to place third at the State Track Meet, Saturday.  Photo courtesy of Mike Milbrandt, Montevideo American-News.
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Jon Tostenson saved his best for last! Tostenson, a junior from KMS High School, had the ninth and final qualifying time in the boys 800 meter run prelims at the State Track and Field Meet, Friday, but during the finals, Saturday, Tostenson ran a personal best time of 1:58.42 to place third... + continue reading
Benson High School’s Marching Band performs in its new uniforms in the Memorial Day parade. It will lead off next Wednesday’s Pioneerland Band Festival parade.
Friday, June 9, 2017
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Pioneerland Band Festival will celebrate its 30th parade in honor of Flag Day Wednesday, June 14, in Benson, starting at 6:30 p.m. Despite all the sidewalk, curb and street work going on in the community, the parade will follow its traditional route starting out on west U.S. 12/Minnesota Avenue... + continue reading
Logan Schauer is pictured with a 18.25” walleye from Lake Reno last week.
Eric Hoium led the Braves boys tennis team in 2017 with a 13-8 record.  He and Nathan Habben also both earned All-Conference this season.
Jon Tostenson, who has qualified to three-straight State Track and Field Meet, ran a personal best to place third at the State Track Meet, Saturday.  Photo courtesy of Mike Milbrandt, Montevideo American-News.
Benson High School’s Marching Band performs in its new uniforms in the Memorial Day parade. It will lead off next Wednesday’s Pioneerland Band Festival parade.

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