September 2017

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BHS Homecoming Royalty for 2017

BHS Homecoming Royalty for 2017, front from left to right, are Kaden Schmidt, Shane Flower, Aaron Zosel, Matt Connolly, and Sam Lundebrek.  In back are Kelsey Gimberlin, Halle Hanson, Courtney McNeill, Anna Gosson, and Lizzie Staton.

Pictured: BHS Homecoming Royalty for 2017, front from left to right, are Kaden Schmidt, Shane Flower, Aaron Zosel, Matt Connolly, and Sam Lundebrek.  In back are Kelsey Gimberlin, Halle Hanson, Courtney McNeill, Anna Gosson, and Lizzie Staton. 

BHS Homecoming coronation is set for 7:30 p.m., Monday night in the senior high gym.  More information about BHS Homecoming can be found on Page 2 of the Sept. 20, 2017 edition of the Swift County Monitor-News.

 

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Commission takes input on closing Benson Power

Members of the Legislative Energy Commission took testimony at the state Capitol last Thursday on the impact of closing Benson Power, LLC, will have on suppliers and the community.

Legislature to get DEED report on economic impact on businesses, community in February

When the Minnesota Legislature approved a deal to compensate the City of Benson with $20 million in payments over four years for the loss of Benson Power, LLC, it also wanted to know what the impact the plant’s closing would have on other businesses tied to its operation.

It set aside $150,000 and directed commissioner of the Department Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to conduct a study “to examine the economic impact of the closure of a biomass facility located in the city of Benson that uses poultry litter to generate electricity.” DEED is to report its findings to the Legislature by Feb. 15.

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Council updated on projects during Monday night tour

Benson Police Chief Ian Hodge gives members of the Benson City Council, city staff, and council candidates a tour of the new city police department. The city added on to the former Loen Electric building to create a facility with 5,357 square feet.

Police station to be ready in early November; cemetery expansion nearly complete
 

Benson City Council toured the new city police station during its Monday night meeting. This past February, the city agreed to buy the former Loen Electric building at the corner of Hall Avenue and 22nd Street South in southwest Benson.

The tour also took the council to the Heartland Girl’s Ranch where a new home is being built that will have room for 10 girls. It looked at the north end of the Civic Center that the Benson Public Schools is looking to rent for its gymnastics program as well as other programs and events.

Benson’s CNH currently leases the north end of the Civic Center. It had intended to be out by the end of the building by the start of October, but now it appears it won’t vacate later in November, City Manager Rob Wolfington said.

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Four inductees chosen for 2017 Benson High School Hall of Fame

The 2017 Benson Public Schools Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is set for Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Benson Bowler.

This year’s inductees will be Bill Orr (distinguished service), Leon Brockmeyer (distinguished service), Don Eckhoff (distinguished service), and the 1945-46 undefeated football team.

Biographies for each of the inductees will appear next week, along with information about the 1945-46 football team and the complete roster list.

The induction dinner will begin with a social hour  (cash bar) at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner at 5 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The inductees will also be highlighted during halftime of the Benson vs. BOLD Homecoming football game, Friday, Sept. 29.

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Annabelle E. Kern

Annabelle E. Kern

Oct. 18, 1931—Sept. 20, 2017

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Meadow Lane help wanted RNs - LPNs in Benson

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Benson volleyball team fourth at Waska Tourney

Courtney McNeill (2) and Claire Ricard (11) go up for a block for the Braves, who fell to Sauk Centre and BOLD last week before placing fourth at the Waska Tourney.  In back are Mariah Ahrndt (left) and Leah Molden.

Benson volleyball team fourth at Waska Tourney

 

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Saints fall to USA, 24-14

Christian Diederich (74), Weston Gjerde (4), and Josh Peterson (66) come up for a tackle of Benson’s Adam Zosel during the first game of the season.

Saints fall to USA, 24-14

The KMS football team ran into a strong Upsala-Swanville Area team, Friday night at Upsala, and the Saints gave the Patriots a great battle before falling 24-14 in a Mid-State sub-district game.
USA opened up the scoring with two quick touchdowns, but the Saints came back with two touchdowns of their own to pull to within 16-14 at halftime.
The Patriots would go on to score the only touchdown of the second half, while the KMS offense was shut down by the USA defense, which forced the Saints into three turnovers.
The Saints fell to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-State Blue sub-district, while USA is in first place in the sub-district with a perfect 3-0 record.
This week, KMS has a great chance to pick up its third win as it plays at 0-3 Kimball Area at 7 p.m., Friday.

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Tennis team falls to Monte, LQP-DB

Gracie Lenz is off to an 8-2 start for the Benson-KMS girls tennis team at second singles.  She was the only Benson-KMS player to win a match during a pair of 6-1 losses last week.

Tennis team falls to Monte, LQP-DB

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team ran into two of the top teams in the conference and the result was a pair of 6-1 losses to Montevideo and Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd.
The Fighting Braves, who fell to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference, lost a home match to Montevideo last Tuesday night, 6-1, and also fell by the same score at LQP/DB, Thursday.
Gracie Lenz, playing at second singles, was the only Benson player to win during both matches.  She currently leads the team with an 8-2 overall record.
Minnewaska Area currently leads the WCC with a perfect 6-0 mark, while LQP/DB is second at 5-1 and Montevideo close behind at 4-1.
This week, Benson-KMS is set to go on the road for three events.  The Fighting Braves are set to compete at....

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First-half deficit too much to overcome as Braves fall to Osakis, 27-6

Aaron Zosel (34) barrels over a couple of Osakis defenders on the way to a big gain Friday night.  Providing blocks for the Braves are Kaden Schmidt (74), Shane Flower (51), Riley Grube (56), and Matt Tolifson (2).

Osakis scored four first-half touchdowns on the way to a 27-6 victory over Benson, Friday night in Osakis.  The Silverstreaks improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid State sub-district white, while the Braves fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.
 

After Osakis scored on its first drive, going 61 yards in nine plays, the Braves also scored on their first drive of the night to tie up the game at 6-6 with 2:36 left in the first quarter, but that would be it for the Benson offense, which was held to 208 total yards on 46 offensive plays.
 

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