Ardis (Plackner) Just with her doll buggy. She was in the first Benson Kid Day parade in 1931. She plans to be in the 88th Kid Day parade Saturday.
Friday, July 20, 2018
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Ardis (Plackner) Just participated in her first Benson Kid Day parade when she was only four years old – that was 87 years ago and was the city’s very first Kid Day celebration. Born in 1927, Just’s mother decorated her doll buggy and made an outfit to go with it for the 1931... + continue reading
Blake Brehmer stretches to return a shot during a net drill at a mini tennis camp last week on the high school courts.
Friday, July 20, 2018
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Thirty-two young tennis players in grades 2-9 (for 2018-19 school year) took part in a three-day mini tennis camp last Monday through Wednesday at the high school courts in Benson....     For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift... + continue reading
Sam Lundebrek (left) comes up to retrieve a throw at second base during a game against the Kerkhoven Legion team earlier this summer in Benson.  The two teams met again last week at Kerkhoven.
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The Kerkhoven Legion baseball team split a pair of games last week with Benson and Montevideo.  Kerkhoven opened the week with a 10-0 shutout of Benson last Monday night, but then lost at Montevideo last Tuesday, 6-2. Kerkhoven is 5-5 overall with only one game left on the regular-season... + continue reading
2018 Benson, Minnesota Kid Day poster
Friday, July 13, 2018
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Benson is set to celebrate its 88th annual Kid Day Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22 with a number of activities also taking place in the days leading up to Kid Day weekend.  The theme of this year’s Kid Day is “Celebrating Kids!”. •  The Kid Day Medallion Hunt... + continue reading
Ardis (Plackner) Just with her doll buggy. She was in the first Benson Kid Day parade in 1931. She plans to be in the 88th Kid Day parade Saturday.
Blake Brehmer stretches to return a shot during a net drill at a mini tennis camp last week on the high school courts.
Sam Lundebrek (left) comes up to retrieve a throw at second base during a game against the Kerkhoven Legion team earlier this summer in Benson.  The two teams met again last week at Kerkhoven.
2018 Benson, Minnesota Kid Day poster

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Adrian Young pitches for the Benson Gold (3rd grade in 2017-18) baseball team during a 4-0 loss to KMS White, Thursday night at the Northside Rec Area as umpire Matt Laumeyer gets ready to call the next pitch., Members of one of the two Benson Chippewa Valley Softball teams compete against the other Benson team during an early-season game.
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