March 2015

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Richard “Ric” McGinty, 69, Benson

Richard “Ric” McGinty, 69, died at his home in Benson   Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held  Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Interment was in St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in De Graff.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, and for one hour prior to the service at the church  Monday.  
Richard “Ric” Thomas McGinty was born July 28, 1945, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Michael Lloyd and Mary Bernice (Reynolds) McGinty.  He was baptized August of 1945 and confirmed, by Bishop Alphonse Schladweiler, June of 1961 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff.  He grew up in the DeGraff and Benson areas and graduated from Murdock High School.  

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Hildagard “Toots” Wood, 87, formerly of Murdock

Hildagard “Toots” Wood, 87, formerly of Murdock, died   Thursday evening, March 19, 2015  at the Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson, Minnesota.  
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Saturday, March 28,  with visitation one hour prior, at the Evangelical Free Church in Benson.  Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Request for quotes - Clontarf Township Board

REQUEST FOR QUOTES

  The Clontarf Township Board will accept quotes for snow removal, road blading, ditch mowing until 6:30 p.m. April 7, 2015 at their regular monthly meeting at Clontarf Community Center, 121 Grace Ave., Clontarf, MN. Board retains right to reject any and all quotes. Quotes may be mailed to: Anne Schirmer, Clerk, P.O. Box 347, Clontarf, MN 56226.
Anne Schirmer, Clerk
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PRAIRIE FIVE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL

PRAIRIE FIVE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL
RECEIVES FOOD AND SHELTER FUNDS

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School Board Minutes - Feb. 17

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – 5:30 p.m. – Benson High School Media Center

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25
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ORDINANCE NUMBER 206-City of Benson

ORDINANCE NUMBER 206
AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE STREETS
 
The City of Benson does ordain:

   WHEREAS,  The City Council finds that it is in the best interest of the public that certain streets, dedicated to the public use and lying within the Sunwall Addition to the City of Benson, be vacated in accordance with the Charter of the City of Benson and the laws of the State of Minnesota:
 
  NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED that the following streets be and are vacated:

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25
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING April 6, 2015 - Swift Cty. Planning Commission

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

There will be a meeting of the Swift County Planning Commission on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the Swift County Courthouse, 301 14th St. No., Benson, MN to consider the following:

IN THE MATTER OF:   City of Benson, 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, MN  56215 (Owner) & Benson Sportsman’s Club, % Ian Hodge, 704 17th St. S., Benson, MN  56215 (Lessee).

REQUEST:  Conditional Use Permit for a shooting range for rifle, shotgun, handgun and archery located on City of Benson property located on Highway 9.

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ASSESSMENT NOTICES - March 25, 2015

ASSESSMENT NOTICE

Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Review of the City of Danvers, in Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the City Clerk in said City Hall at 7:00 o’clock p.m. Wednesday, the 8th of April, 2015, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said City for the year 2015. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected. No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.
Given under my hand this 16th day of March, 2015.
Shari Swanberg
Clerk of the City of Danvers
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Braves earn two All-WCC basketball picks

Two members of the Benson boys basketball team were named to the All-Conference team for 2014-2015.  
Named to the WCC South All-Conference team for this season are senior guard Aaron Ahrndt and sophomore guard Layton Connelly.
They were joined on the 11-member All-WCC South team by three players from league champion ACGC, and two each from Paynesville, BOLD, and YME.
ACGC won the WCC South this year with a 10-5 league mark, while BOLD was 7-6, Paynesville was 4-11, YME was 3-11, and Benson was 3-13.
In the WCC North, Sauk Centre (13-2) and Melrose Area (11-2) tied for the title, followed by Montevideo (9-6), Minnewaska Area (7-9), and Morris Area-CA (6-8).  
Melrose Area went on to win the Section 6AA title and won three games at state to also earn the Class AA state championship.

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Rail tax plan aimed at improving safety

If a proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton to put an additional tax on railroads is passed Swift County could receive nearly $123,000 annually to address crossings safety issues.
The City of Benson would receive more than $27,000 each year while Appleton would get $35,472.  In all, Swift County’s eight towns would receive $91,437 a year to improve the safety at crossings in their communities.
In all, Dayton’s proposal would spend $330 million over the next 10 years to provide safer rail crossings. He is also recommending $3.1 in funding for a new training facility at Camp Ripley to provide hands on training for emergency managers and first responders regarding oil train derailments and other hazardous material spills.

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