October 2018

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE
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THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:

Mortgagor: Ricky L. Longnecker, a single person

Mortgagee: C.U. Mortgage Services, Inc.

Dated:    12/14/2005
Recorded: 01/09/2006
Swift County Recorder Document No. 220981
Transaction Agent: N/A
Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: N/A
Lender or Broker: C.U. Mortgage Services, Inc.
Residential Mortgage Servicer: Servion, Inc.
Mortgage Originator:  C.U. Mortgage Services, Inc.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

The November meeting for the Clontarf Township Board will be held one week early due to Election Day 2018. The meeting will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the new Clontarf fire department building.    
 
Anne Schirmer, Clerk
Clontarf Township Board
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PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

  The Public Accuracy Test for the following precincts will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.   Testing will be held in the lower level break room - Swift County Courthouse located at 301 14th Street North, Benson, MN 56215 for the General Election on November 6, 2018.  The Precincts are the Townships of:  Appleton, Camp Lake, Cashel, Clontarf, Dublin, Edison, Fairfield, Hayes, Hegbert, Kerkhoven, Marysland, Moyer, Shible,  Six Mile Grove, Swenoda, and Tara; and the Cities of:  Clontarf, Danvers, Holloway, and Murdock.  The Public is invited to attend.
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The Threat of News Deserts & Ghost Newspapers

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

“The fate of communities and local news organizations are intrinsically linked - socially, politically and economically.”

Penelope Muse Abernathy
Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics
University of North Carolina

Just this past week we wrote about the vital role newspapers play in their small rural communities. We certainly didn’t plan on writing about it again this week until we read a deeply disturbing story on a report from the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism by Tom Stites.

In his story titled “About 1,300 U.S. communities have totally lost news coverage,” Stites writes about the unexpected extent of developing news deserts in America and growing threat the loss of newspapers means to our nation.
The UNC study shows that:

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Brenda Kurkosky-Ingebretson

Brenda Jean Kurkosky-Ingebretson

Brenda J. Kurkosky-Ingebretson
June 14, 1973 – October 14, 2018

Brenda Jean Kurkosky-Ingebretson, 45, died on Sunday morning, October 14, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and will continue on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday October 20, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.

Interment will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Benson. 

Brenda Jean Kurkosky-Ingrebretson was born July 14, 1973, in Appleton, Minnesota, the daughter of Gerald and Linda Wrobleski Kurkosky. July 29, 1973, she was baptized at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. April 26, 1981, she received her first communion and May 11, 1990, she was confirmed by the Bishop Raymond Lucker at St. Francis Catholic Church. She graduated from Benson Senior High School in 1991.

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Marjorie Evenson

Marjorie “Marge” Evenson

MARJORIE A. L. EVENSON
January 18, 1928 • October 10, 2018

Marjorie “Marge” Evenson, 90, Benson, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at home under Hospice care.  

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2018, at the church.  Interment was in Swenoda Lutheran Cemetery.  

Marjorie Ann Lou (Holstad) Evenson was born January 18, 1928, to Agnes (Norby) Holstad and Henry Holstad.  She was baptized and confirmed at Swenoda Lutheran Church.  Marge grew up on a farm in Swift County where she helped her dad with farm work.  She dreamed of becoming a dancer, and although she never became one, she did marry her life-long dancing partner, Floyd O. Evenson, at Our Redeemer’s parsonage December 7, 1944.  They were married for almost 60 years.

Fri
12
Oct
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Swift County veteran numbers continuing to decline

As World War II veterans pass away, the numbers of veterans enrolled with Swift County’s Veterans Service Office are dwindling.

The total number of veterans living in the county was estimated at 654 in 2017 by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, down 395 from 1,049 in 2007.

Based on local statistics, 305 veterans have died in the past 11 years. However, just between 2015 and 2017, there were 101 deaths.

The number of deaths climbed between 2015 and 2017 as a lot of World War II veterans died, Swift County Veterans Service Office Dave Barrett told the board of commissioners at their Oct. 2 meeting. There were also some Korean War veterans who died, he added.

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New 5G technology a challenge for rural America

Swift County is one of the rare very rural counties in America that has high-speed broadband internet service to all rural residents and businesses.

It sets us apart from many other rural areas and appeared to close the opportunity gap with residents and businesses served by high speed internet in large metropolitan areas.

In 2016, the county sold $7.805 million in general obligation bonds to finance broadband service expansion in eastern Swift County.

With the bond funds, as well as a $4.95 million state broadband grant, Federated Telephone Cooperative of Chokio expanded high-speed internet service to an estimated 600 households, 425 businesses and 75 community institutions.  The project affects 13 of the county’s 21 townships concentrated in areas just east of the Benson city limits.

Western Swift County was already served by Federated’s broadband service.

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Persistent October rains slowing fall harvest efforts

Falls colors are starting to dominate the landscape. Another sign of fall is farmers in the field harvesting crops; however, persistent rains are slowing the harvest down.

Rain has again slowed the area’s corn, soybean and sugarbeet harvest. The rain has not only prevent the harvest a crop ready to take in, but has raised the moisture content of both corn and soybeans that had been drying down in the field.

Dry weather is needed to get farmers back in the fields. Warm days are needed to help reduce the moisture in crops. Starting Thursday it looks as if the dry weather will return, but warmer days don’t show up in the forecast until later next week.

Through the first eight days of October temperatures have made it feel more like late October or early November. Add in the wet, cloudy days and the unusually cold days feel even more chilling.

Highs have averaged just under 52 degrees since Oct. 1, that’s the average high for Oct.  28. Take out the high of 72 degrees Oct. 3, and the averages are closer to 48 degrees – the average for Nov. 1.

Lows have been averaging 38 degrees, the average for Oct. 13.

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KMS earns 5-game win over MACCRAY

Mallory Rudningen (3) and Lexy Swanson (14) go up for a block attempt during a recent match in Kerkhoven.  The Saints topped Kimball, Monday, to improve to 10-7.

The KMS volleyball team earned a five-game win over MACCRAY, Thursday night in Kerkhoven.  The win by the Saints kept the team’s title hopes alive as KMS improved to 5-5 in the Camden North Conference with one match to go, and the Wolverines fell to 6-3.

Earlier in the week, the Saints lost in three games to state-ranked Minneota.

The Saints are now 9-7 overall and 5-5 in the conference with four scheduled competitions left in the regular-season.

KMS was set to play at Kimball, Monday and home RTR, Tuesday (yesterday) before closing out the regular season with two tournaments, one Oct. 12-13 at SMSU and the final one at Underwood, Thursday, Oct. 18.

If MACCRAY loses its final two matches against Tracy and RTR and the Saints beat RTR in their final Camden Conference match, the two teams would be co-champs.  Hurting KMS earlier this season was a five-game loss at home to RCW....

 

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