October 2018

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Benson volleyball team falls to Lakers in five

Claire Ricard (left) and Abby Lundebrek combine for a block during a recent home game for the Braves.

The Benson volleyball team lost a heartbreaking five-game match with Minnewaska Area last Tuesday night, 25-19, 25-27, 25-23, 12-25, 16-14, and the Braves also lost at Morris Area in three games, Thursday, 25-15, 25-10, 25-11.

In the match against the Lakers, the Braves actually won more points, 108-103, but Minnewaska Area was able to pull out key wins in games three and five.
Against Morris Area-CA, things weren’t nearly as good as the Tigers outscored the Braves 75-36.

Benson has a tough week scheduled for this week as the Braves are set to face two of the top three teams in the WCC, beginning with a match at home against Melrose Area, Tuesday (yesterday) and continuing with a match at Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow).

During the match with Melrose, it will also be “Dig Pink Night” and BHS will unveil its new sports scoreboard in the senior high gym....

 

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Cross-country teams compete at two meets

JayEven McGee (middle) competes at a recent cross-country meet for the Fighting Braves.

The Benson-KMS boys cross-country team placed second at the Paynesville Invitational last Tuesday night.  Melrose won the team title with 43 points, while Benson-KMS was second in the 10-team field with 65 points.

Leading the way for the Fighting Braves was JayEven McGee, who was third overall.

In the results that follow is also a recap of the Milaca “Mega Meet” Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 22.  The Benson-KMS were 12th of 26 teams and the girls were 20th of 24 teams.

Only two regular-season meets remain for the Benson-KMS cross-country teams, including the Montevideo Invitational, set for Tuesday (yesterday), and the Benson Invitational, set for Monday, Oct. 8 at the Benson Golf Course....

 

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Tennis team claims 2nd in WCC

Gracie Lenz leads the Benson-KMS girls tennis team with a 17-2 overall record heading into the playoffs.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team topped Sauk Centre, Thursday, 6-1, to claim second place in the final WCC standings.  The Fighting Braves also competed at the Litchfield Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 22, but the conference tournament, Saturday at Alexandria was canceled due to weather.

That means Benson-KMS finished the regular-season with a 13-3 overall record and 7-1 mark within the WCC after going 10-7 last season.

The Fighting Braves also earned the third seed in the Section 6A Girls Tennis Tournament and were set to host Yellow Medicine East in the first round, Thursday (tomorrow) in Benson.  

The winner advances to the Section 6A “Final Four”, set for Tuesday, Oct. 9.  The Section Individual Tourney is set for Oct. 10 and 16.  Minnewaska Area and Osakis earned the top two seeds...

 

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BOLD handles Braves with ease during 78-8 thrashing in Olivia

The yards were hard to come by Friday night at Olivia as evidenced by Hunter Gonnerman’s short gain above against the tough BOLD defense.  The Warriors, ranked first in state, led 62-0 at halftime on the way to the 78-8 win.

The Benson football team ran into the state’s top-ranked Class AA football team, Friday night, and the result was a 78-8 thumping at the hands of the BOLD Warriors in a game played at Olivia.

BOLD, which improved to 5-0 overall, didn’t score its first touchdown until 4:47 had elapsed in the game, but the Warriors went on to score 62 points over the final 19:13 of the first half to go into halftime with a 62-0 lead and then scored the first touchdown of the second half to build its lead to 70-0.

Hurting the Braves were seven total turnovers (three fumbles and four interceptions).  Benson had just one turnover (interception) over the first three games, but has 10 turnovers (three fumbles and seven interceptions) in the last two games combined.

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First Impressions Important To City's Future

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Will Rogers
American humorist, author

A couple times a year the Benson City Council takes a trip around the community to survey areas where work is underway, where work needs to be done, and to plan for the future.

During Monday night’s meeting it traveled out to the Benson Power plant site, now owned by Xcel Energy, to discuss future possibilities and obligations should it pursue an economic development project with Brightmark Energy. The California company is proposing a biogas facility for the site that could, if the project is undertaken and proves successful, see $250 million invested in Benson.

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ESTATE OF DEAN A. BOGIE

ESTATE OF DEAN A. BOGIE

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT                                                                       
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 76-PR-18-501

In Re:  Estate of Dean A. Bogie,
  Deceased.    
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ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR
DETERMINATION OF DESCENT
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The petition of Cheryl J. Bogie dated September 11, 2018, having been filed in this Court representing that the above named decedent has been dead for more than three years leaving certain property therein described. The petition requests the Court determine the descent of such property and assign the property to the persons entitled.

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

The Swift County Board of Commissioners does hereby give notice of the Intent to Adopt the Swift County Ordinance Regulating Solar Power Energy. A public hearing is being held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room, Lower Level of the Swift County Courthouse, 301 14th St. No., Benson, MN to consider the following:

The Swift County Solar Power Ordinance is for the purpose of establishing the processes for permitting solar energy systems and to regulate the installation and operation of solar energy systems within Swift County.

A complete copy of the ordinance is available on the Swift County website and a paper copy is available at the Swift County Environmental Services office located at 1000 Industrial Drive, Benson, MN.  

All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place.

Scott Collins, Director
Swift County Environmental Services
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Sharon Hanson

Sharon Lenore Hanson

SHARON HANSON
July 19, 1942 • September 24, 2018

Sharon Hanson, 76, of Willmar, Minnesota (formerly of Appleton and Benson) died Monday, Sep. 24, 2018 in the St. Cloud Hospital.  Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Pastor Art Wiese officiated.  Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery.

Sharon Lenore Hanson was born July 19, 1942 in Appleton, the daughter of Wilfred and Leonora (Maynard) Stock.  She was baptized August 23, 1942 and was confirmed June 9, 1957, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Sharon was raised in Appleton where she graduated from Appleton High School, Class of 1960.  She earned a two year accounting degree and also completed courses in Women’s Studies.  

November 27, 1960, she was united in marriage to Reuben Hanson at Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor Clifford Nelson.  This union was blessed with one daughter, Terri, and over 54 years together.

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