October 2015

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Oct
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Tennis team falls to Monte at sections

Gracie Grussing returns a shot during doubles’ action for the Braves.  Benson was eliminated by Montevideo in the section team tourney, but Grussing is among six players playing in the section individual tourney this week.

The Benson girls tennis team was eliminated for the season with a 4-3 loss to Montevideo in the first round of the Section 6A Team Tourney.  The Braves, who ended the season 15-6, were the fourth seed in the nine-team section, while the Thunderhawks were seeded fifth.
Six members of the team are still alive in the Section 6A Individual Tourney, which was set for Monday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Fitness Evolution in Sartell.
Playing for the Braves are Kellie Enderson and Rose McDonald in singles, and the teams of Kelsey Rajewsky-Katie Samuelson and Gracie Grussing-Olivia Vergin in doubles.

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23
Oct
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Cross-country teams host Benson Invite

Ashley Tostenson, Kaitlyn Berreau (middle) and Serenity Driscoll (behind Berreau) race for the Benson-KMS girls cross-country team at the Benson Invitational.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams hosted the Benson Invitational last Monday night at the Benson Golf Course.  Twelve teams competed in the meet with Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd winning both meets.
Morris Area was a close second in the girls’ meet, while Benson-KMS was seventh.  In the boys meet, Montevideo was a distance second and the Benson-KMS boys were right behind in third.
 

Fri
23
Oct
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Bulldogs top Braves, 64-35

Brett Sulier (44) runs for some hardearned yards against Paynesville.

The Benson football team ended its season at Paynesville last Wednesday night during the opening round of the Section 5AA Tourney.  The Braves scored 35 points and had over 400 yards of offense, but Paynesville was just a little better, piling up over 600 yards of offense and scoring 64 points during a 64-35 victory.
The loss ended the Braves’ season with a 1-8 record, while Paynesville moves on with its 6-3 record to face ACGC in the next round, Tuesday (yesterday) in Paynesville.  Also still alive in the section tourney are Minnewaska Area and Sauk Centre.
“We were able to move the football against Paynesville’s defense and I thought we did a very good job running the ball,” Benson head coach Scott Gonnerman said.  
 

Thu
22
Oct
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Stanley Lloyd Glimsdal

Stanley Lloyd Glimsdal

Stanley “Stan” Lloyd Glimsdal, 76, of Benson, formerly of the Appleton area, died Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 21 (today), at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, officiated by Rev. Art Wiese.  Visitation was  Tuesday, 5-7  p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to services at the church  Wednesday.  Burial will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Appleton City Cemetery.
Arrangements with Zniewski Funeral Home – Benson.

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22
Oct
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Roger A. Hanson

Roger A. Hanson

Roger Allen Hanson, 84, of Benson, died Friday, October 16 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.  
Memorial services will be Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with officiating by Rev. Dennis McManus.  Visitation will be for one hour prior to services at the church Saturday.  Burial will follow at the Benson City Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

Thu
22
Oct
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Nicholas Z. Larson

Nicholas Z. Larson
January 2, 1987 • October 12, 2015
Nicholas Zane Larson, 28, of Benson, Minnesota, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the Minneapolis VA Health Care Systems Hospital.
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 at the Evangelical Free Church in Benson. Visitation was held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Zniewski Funeral Home and continued for one hour prior to the service at the church Monday.
Burial was in the Benson City Cemetery.
Nicholas “Nick” Zane Larson was born January 2, 1987, in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Randall “Randy” M. Larson and Dori R. Lagred.  He was baptized at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church by Rev. John Smith and grew up on the Larson family farm in Swenoda Township, Swift County.  

Thu
22
Oct
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Golf club, city face tough decisions

Members of the Benson City Council and the Benson Golf Club Board of Directors discussed the golf club’s financial, equipment and clubhouse needs at a special council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14. Above, course Superintendent Sally Jones explains how a newly installed irrigation system works.

Benson’s Golf Club is at a pivotal point in its 90-year history.
Decisions that will be made in the coming months by the City of Benson and the Golf Club Board will determine who will operate it, how it will be financed, the quality of its facilities, and what role the taxpayers’ of the community will play.
This tipping point has arrived gradually. It has been brought on by a loss of membership and the accompanying loss of revenues. Ever increasing costs of operations and equipment have also played a role.
Last Wednesday evening, the Benson City Council and the golf club’s board of directors sat down at the clubhouse to talk about what comes next.
 

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22
Oct
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Fire damages Case quad-trac tractor

Benson firemen put out the flames that engulf a Case quad-trac tractor. It is suspected that cornstalks became lodged in one of the tracks and caught fire.

Very dry conditions are making the fall harvest a little more risky as the threat of fire grows with farmers finishing the corn harvest and completing fall tillage.
Around noon Monday the Benson Fire Department was called to a tractor fire in a harvested cornfield just south of the city on the east side of Minnesota Highway 29. When the firemen arrived at the scene, the large quad-track Case tractor was already engulfed in flames.
“Field conditions are quite dry, which greatly increases fire danger to remaining cornfields, as well as to farm equipment,” Kent Thiesse writes in his column this week on Page 7. “Extreme caution is advised during harvesting, especially on windy days.”
The dry conditions are showing up on the U.S. Drought Monitor map, which now shows a growing number of western Minnesota counties “exceptionally dry.” Much of both Pope and Stevens counties are now in this area, though Swift County so far has no townships in the affected area.

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William V. Suckow February 14, 1923 • October 6, 2015

William V. Suckow
February 14, 1923 • October 6, 2015
William V. Suckow, 92, of Appleton, Minnesota died Tuesday, October 6 in Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.  
Funeral services were Saturday, October 10 at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Moyer Township, officiated by Pastor Michelle Rowell.  Burial followed at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
William Valentine Suckow was born February 14, 1923 in Moyer Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of William F. and Amelia (Buttenhoff) Suckow.  William was baptized  March 14, 1923 and was confirmed  April 25, 1937 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Moyer Township.  He was raised in the Holloway area and attended Moyer Township Country School through the eighth grade.  

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Eunice M. Wilts June 25, 1939 - October 8, 2015

Eunice M. Wilts
June 25, 1939 - October 8, 2015

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