December 2018

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KMS boys open up season 2-0

Pictured above from left to right for the KMS boys basketball team, which is 2-0 to start the season, are head coach Matt Fragodt, and senior captains Regan Carlson, Weston Gjerde, and Ethan Hauge.

The KMS boys basketball team opened up the season with two big wins over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (64-31) and Dawson-Boyd (60-56) last week.

The Saints, who were 15-13 overall last year, are hoping to stay above .500 this season and compete for the Camden North Conference title.

This week, KMS was set to play at Prinsburg CMCS, Thursday (tomorrow) and at BBE, Friday, before coming home again Tuesday, Dec. 18 for a game with Renville County West.

KMS 64, BLHS 31

The Saints opened up the season with a commanding 64-31 win at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart last Monday night...

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Lady Storm edge Park Rapids in OT

MBA goalie Leah Thompson (right) makes a save for the Lady Storm during the season opener in Benson.  MBA is set to host another game in Benson this Saturday vs. Fairmont.

The MBA girls hockey team edged Park Rapids in overtime last week to earn its second victory of the season.  The Lady Storm took a 4-2 lead, but Park Rapids forced overtime with two late goals before Hannah Zimmel scored the gamewinner in overtime.

One night later, MBA hosted Crookston in Morris and the Lady Storm lost 6-3 to fall to 2-8 overall.

This week, MBA was set to host Prairie Centre in Morris, Tuesday (yesterday) before hosting Fairmont at the Benson Civic Center, Saturday.

MBA 5, Park Rapids 4, ot

The Lady Storm earned their second win of the season with a 5-4 overtime victory over Park Rapids, Thursday night at Morris.

MBA also secured its first victory of the season, Nov. 17 at Park Rapids, 3-2...

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Benson girls top Bulldogs, 53-39

Abbie Mitteness (left) and Hannah Andrews apply tough, half-court defense pressure during an early-season win for the Braves.

The Benson girls basketball team split a pair of games last week, winning at Paynesville last Tuesday night in a non-conference game, 53-39, but losing at Sauk Centre two nights later, 64-31.

Benson 53, Paynesville 39

Kaitlyn Berreau, Claire Ricard, and Abby Lundebrek combined for 49 points to lead the Benson girls to a 53-39 victory at Paynesville last Tuesday night.

The Braves, 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the WCC, have two more games scheduled for this week, beginning with a home game against BOLD, Tuesday (yesterday) and continuing with a game at NLS, Thursday (tomorrow)...

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

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Benson wrestlers rout SC-Melrose for first win

Thomas Dineen (left) wrestles during a quick pin at 220 pounds during the Braves’ win over SC-Melrose.

The Benson wrestling team had a busy week last week, competing in a home triangular, Thursday, and also competing at the Willmar Tournament, Saturday.

The Braves split their matches at the triangular, beating Sauk Centre-Melrose in the first match, 63-15, but also losing to Detroit Lakes in the final match of the night, 66-6.

At Willmar, Benson placed sixth and KMS was third in a meet dominated by the host Cardinals, who won nine of the 14 individual titles on the way to 243 points with St. Cloud in second with 141.5 points.

Coy Gunderson (106 pounds), Will Magaard (126), and Jared Carlson (145) won titles for the Saints, with Chase Magaard (113) and Richard Jones (182) placing second, while for Benson, Wyatt McGee (160 pounds) and Alden Syltie (22) both placed second to lead the way.

The only competition for Benson this week is the BOLD triangular, Friday, which also includes a strong Wabasso-Red Rock Central team...

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Braves end losing skid with win over Montevideo

Matt Goossen (middle) drives toward the basket during Benson’s 71-64 victory over Montevideo last Tuesday night in Benson.  The win broke a 28-game losing streak for the Braves.  The Benson girls also won the same night over Paynesville, which was the first time in nearly six years the two teams won the same night.

The Benson boys basketball team snapped a long losing streak with a 71-64 victory over Montevideo last Tuesday night at home.  The Braves led for most of the game, and held on for the win, which ended a 28-game losing streak for the Benson boys basketball program.

The Braves also played at Paynesville, Friday, and stayed with the host Bulldogs for most of the game before Paynesville increased a 26-25 halftime lead with 45 points in the second half to earn a 71-56 non-conference win.

The Benson boys are set to host the Benson Boys Basketball Invitational this Friday and Saturday.  The Braves are set to host ACGC in one game, Friday, while MACCRAY and Hancock meet in the other game.

The two losers will play at 6 p.m., Saturday and the winners will play for the championship at about 7:30 p.m., Saturday...

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Roger Fragodt

ROGER FRAGODT, 66, of Cottonwood, formerly of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at his home in Cottonwood.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.  A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will then continue one hour prior to the service, from 10:00-11:00 a.m.,  Thursday at the church in Cottonwood. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Swan Lake Evangelical Free Church in Cottonwood.  Interment will follow in the Cottonwood City Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at:
 www.hamiltonfh.com

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David Glenn Odden

DAVID GLENN ODDEN, 65, of Starbuck, Minnesota died Sunday, December 9, 2018, at home under Hospice care. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 12-1 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 1 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Kerkhoven Evangelical Free Church. Private family Interment will be in Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.
www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 
 

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 12, 2016
ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $60,257.00

MORTGAGOR(S): Kristen Schwendemann, single
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC, its successors and/or assigns

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING:
Recorded: August 15, 2016 Swift County Recorder
Document Number: 243133

LOAN MODIFICATION:
Dated: May 18, 2018
Recorded: July 25, 2018
Document Number: 246743

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NOTICE OF THE SWIFT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Swift County Board of Commissioners will be having two public meetings on:

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Appleton Civic Center
323 Schlieman Avenue
Appleton, MN 56208

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Kerkhoven Civic Center
208 10th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252

  The Board of Commissioners will be discussing the possibility of a new government facility and jail. Both meetings are scheduled to start at 6:00 PM and run until approximately 7:00 PM. The board will take no official actions at this meeting.

  Do not hesitate to contact the County Administrator Kelsey Baker at 320-314-8399 if you have any questions or need further information.
Kelsey Baker
County Administrator
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NOTICE FOR FILING

  NOTICE OF FILING- For Six Mile Grove Township, Swift County.  Any resident of Six Mile Grove Township who is qualified to vote in the general election and wishing to place his or her name on the ballot for township office must file an affidavit of candidacy, which will be open Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and close Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Offices to be elected are one Supervisor for a 3 year term.  There is a fee of $2.00.  You may contact the Clerk at 320-815-2769.

Sara Wersinger, Clerk
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