Benson’s 129th annual commencement exercises, Sunday afternoon.  More pictures and the BHS Graduation Special can be found inside.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Benson’s 129th annual commencement exercises were Sunday afternoon.    + continue reading
Pictured above are BHS Ernie Wheeler Award recipients, Brady Ascheman (left) and Paige Cain (second from left), along with Craig Johnson Award winners, Maranda Wieber, and Matthew Goossen (right).  The awards were announced at last Monday night’s Athletic Awards Banquet.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Pictured above are BHS Ernie Wheeler Award recipients, Brady Ascheman (left) and Paige Cain (second from left), along with Craig Johnson Award winners, Maranda Wieber, and Matthew Goossen (right).  The awards were announced at last Monday night’s Athletic Awards Banquet. For more... + continue reading
Matt Goossen (right) pitches for the Benson Braves during their loss to Melrose last Monday night on Chiefs’ Field in Benson.  The Braves are set to open up the playoffs, Saturday at Paynesville against Montevideo.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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The Benson baseball team had three games last week, going 1-2.  The Braves fell to Melrose last Monday night at home, 10-0, but came back the next night to win at Montevideo, 11-6.  The Braves also hosted WCC-leading Minnewaska Area, Friday, and the Braves fell just short of the upset,... + continue reading
Soybean planting as of Sunday was 11 days behind the five-year average in Minnesota and four days behind last year.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Area farmers made good progress with planting early last week, where the soils weren’t too wet to work or plant, but still remain far behind where they should be by the third week in May. Planting stopped as more rain fell on already saturated soils Saturday and Sunday. Benson officially... + continue reading
Benson’s 129th annual commencement exercises, Sunday afternoon.  More pictures and the BHS Graduation Special can be found inside.
Pictured above are BHS Ernie Wheeler Award recipients, Brady Ascheman (left) and Paige Cain (second from left), along with Craig Johnson Award winners, Maranda Wieber, and Matthew Goossen (right).  The awards were announced at last Monday night’s Athletic Awards Banquet.
Matt Goossen (right) pitches for the Benson Braves during their loss to Melrose last Monday night on Chiefs’ Field in Benson.  The Braves are set to open up the playoffs, Saturday at Paynesville against Montevideo.
Soybean planting as of Sunday was 11 days behind the five-year average in Minnesota and four days behind last year.

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Pictured above are BHS Ernie Wheeler Award recipients, Brady Ascheman (left) and Paige Cain (second from left), along with Craig Johnson Award winners, Maranda Wieber, and Matthew Goossen (right).  The awards were announced at last Monday night’s Athletic Awards Banquet.
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