November 2018

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Senior Night game

Seniors on the Benson football team are introduced prior to the start of the Senior Night game.  Season statistics from the 2018 Benson football season will be published next week.

Pictured: Seniors on the Benson football team are introduced prior to the start of the Senior Night game.  Season statistics from the 2018 Benson football season will be published next week.

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Benson volleyball falls in five games to Royalton in Section 5A quarterfinals

Rachel Berens pounds a shot over the net during the Section 5A opener against KMS as Abbie Mitteness (left), Mariah Ahrndt (2), Maranda Wieber (9) and Abby Lundebrek (14) look on.

The Benson volleyball team rallied from two games down to win the next two games and force a deciding fifth game during its Section 5A quarterfinal match against Royalton last Tuesday at Long Prairie-GE High School.

However, unlike a match earlier when the Braves earned a 16-14 victory in the fifth game to beat the KMS Saints, this time, Royalton was able to regroup and the Royals went on to win in five games, 25-16, 25-18, 25-27, 21-25, 15-10, ending Benson’s 2018 season.

The Braves were seeded third in their “pod” of Section 5A, while Royalton was one of four top seeds.

Royalton improved to 22-6 overall with the win, while the Braves ended the season with an overall record of 8-15-1 after winning three of their final four matches.

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Saints fall in Section 4A finals to Lester Prairie-HT, 33-6 Bulldogs score first three touchdowns and hold KMS to 82 rushing yards

Dylan Rudningen, who had over 2,000 yards going into the game, was held to 55 yards on 24 carries, although he did complete one pass for another 37 yards.

The KMS football team was eliminated for the season with a 33-6 loss to Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity in the Section 4A championship game, Friday night at St. John’s University.

The Saints, who closed out the season with a 9-2 overall record, fell behind 20-0 before scoring their first and only touchdown.  KMS had several chances to tack on another score to pull even closer, but after coming up short, LP-HT scored two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the final score.

KMS, seeded first in the section, had opened up the tournament with a 63-20 victory over BBE and 28-12 win over fifth-seeded Kimball Area before losing to the Bulldogs at St. John’s.

Dylan Rudningen, who had over 2,000 yards rushing this season, was held to 55 yards on 24 carries.  He also completed one pass of 37 yards to Isaac Call, which came one play before Rudningen went over from the 8-yard line for the Saints’ only score of the game.

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SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT

SUMMONS and COMPLAINT

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
IN DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
TYPE OF CASE: No. 14 OTHER CIVIL
Action to Determine Adverse Claims
File No. 76-CV-18-546

ESTATE OF JAMES W. AUST,
    Plaintiff,

vs.

All known heirs of James W. Aust (deceased),
all known beneficiaries of the James W. Aust
Revocable Trust, and all other persons unknown
claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien
in the real estate described in the complaint
herein.
    Defendants.
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THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

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Public Has Chance To Shape Community’s Future

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

Would you like to help shape the future of the Benson area? You will have the opportunity during a public meeting with author, economic development strategist and community therapist Doug Griffiths Friday, Nov. 16.

Griffiths, the co-author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, will be in Benson two full days next week. He is meeting with local business groups, community leaders of all ages, citizens on the street and you – if you care about this community.

He will be here Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 with a community meeting planned for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Benson Golf Club. All are welcome.

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Randall Lee Olson

Randall Lee Olson

RANDALL LEE OLSON
September 4, 1961 – November 5, 2018

Randy Lee Olson, 57, of Benson, Minnesota, died Monday, November 5, 2018 at his home in rural Benson.  Visitation was held Thursday, November 8, from 5-7 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and continued from 10-11 a.m.  Friday at the church. Funeral services were held  Friday, November 9, at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson.

Randall Lee Olson was born in Benson, September 4, 1961, the son of Donald and Myrtle “Penny” (Mann) Olson. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. He grew up in the Benson area and attended Benson Schools. He lived in Benson and worked for Lor-Al Manufacturing in Benson and at Polaris Dealership in Roseau, Minnesota. Most recently, he was employed with Case New Holland in Benson.

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Peterson, Carruth, Samuelson, Berens win school board seats

 

Eric Peterson won the two-year term on the District 777 Board of Education beating his nearest competitor Chad Payne by 389 votes. Payne is the current chair of the school board. There was only one two-year term on the ballot. It was to fill the vacancy left by an earlier resignation.

 

Two-year term

Candidate                     Vote

*Eric Peterson                 897

Chad Payne                    508

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Viola E. Schuerman

VIOLA E. SCHUERMAN

VIOLA E. SCHUERMAN
June 15, 1914 • November 3, 2018

Viola Esther Schuerman, 104, of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Homestead North.  Visitation was from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.

Viola Esther Schuerman, 104, died peacefully in her sleep November 3, 2018, at Homestead North in Benson. Born on June 15, 1914, in Milbank, SD, to Traugott and Ida Loeschke, she was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Milbank. Viola’s 1929 confirmation verse Psalm 13:5-6, “But I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing unto the Lord, because He hath dealt bountifully with me,” fit her well throughout her lifetime.

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Walter F. Gades

Walter F. Gades

WALTER F. GADES
May 7, 1938 • November 1, 2018

Walter F. Gades, 80, of Appleton, Minnesota passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 in the Appleton Area Health Services - Care Center.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5  at Trinity Lutheran Church - Fairfield Township.  Pastor Donald Klatt was the officiant.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Walter Fred Gades was born May 7, 1938 on the home farm in Fairfield Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Laura (Suckow) Gades.  He was baptized at home  May 12, 1938 and was confirmed May 18, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield Township.  Walter was raised in rural Holloway, where he attended Country School during his grade school years and during his high school years he attended the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris.  He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard for 15 years.  

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Ervin ‘Swede’ V. Ahrndt

ERVIN "SWEDE" V. AHRNDT
February 26, 1936 • October 17, 2018

Ervin “Swede” V. Ahrndt, 82, of Isanti, Minnesota (formerly of Herman) passed away in his home under Hospice Care, October 17, 2018 following a three-year battle with lung cancer.

Interment was by private ceremony October 22, 2018 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.  There was a Celebration of Life October 23 at the VFW Post #2735 in Isanti.  Military honors were provided by VFW Post #2735.

Swede was born February 26, 1936 in Benson, Minnesota to his parents, Ernie and Edna Ahrndt (deceased).  He joined the USAF in 1954 and served his country for 20 years before retiring at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Washington.

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