December 2018

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Elna Vivian Hill

Elna Vivian Hill

Elna Vivian Hill
September 12, 1927 • December 25, 2018

Elna Vivian Hill, 91, of Morris, Minnesota, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the West Wind Village in Morris.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 31, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Federated Church in Morris. Pastor Lauren Hauger officiated. Visitation is Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, and for one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Summit Cemetery in Morris following the service.

Elna Vivian (Hoyer) Hill, daughter of Louis and Melanie (Bach) Hoyer, was born September 12, 1927 in the Hoyer home in Morris. She grew up and attended school in Morris graduating in 1945.  Following graduation, she worked in various jobs in Morris until she was united in marriage to Bennie Hjalmer Hill, August 16, 1952.

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Prairie Centre hands Storm 9-3 defeat

Zander Hoffman skates with the puck behind the MBA net during a recent home game for the Storm.

The MBA boys had its two-game winning streak snapped by Prairie Centre during a 9-3 loss, Thursday night at the Lee Community Center in Morris.

PC took a 3-0 lead after one period and 9-0 after two before MBA scored its three goals in the final period.

MBA fell to 3-4 overall with the loss.  Next up for the Storm is the Benson Tournament, Thursday (tomorrow) and Friday.  MBA is set to face Fairmont at 5 p.m., Thursday with Mayville-Portland and Prairie Centre playing in another semifinal game at 3 p.m.

The two losers are set to play at 1 p.m., Friday in Benson and the two winners play in the title game at 3 p.m...

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Redwood Valley edges Benson girls, 56-50

Claire Ricard is having a great season for the Braves, scoring in double figures for Benson in each of the first seven games.

The Benson girls basketball team lost a close game with Redwood Valley, 56-50 in a game played Thursday night in Benson.  The Cardinals edged the Braves by three points in each half, 27-24 and 29-26.

Benson, which was also supposed to host ACGC, Friday, fell to 2-6 overall with the loss.  The Braves, who are 0-3 in the conference, have 13 days off after the game with the Falcons to prepare for a Thursday, Jan. 3 game at Prinsburg CMCS...

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PICTURED: Claire Ricard is having a great season for the Braves, scoring in double figures for Benson in each of the first seven games.

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Braves fall to SC and Melrose

Matt Goossen is fouled while going up for a layup.

The Benson boys basketball, which started the season 2-2, has now lost three in a row including two last week to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night in Benson (80-65), and Thursday at Melrose (76-55).

Ben Peterson had 18 points and Will Enderson added 15 during the loss to SC, while Enderson had 14 and Peterson 12 during the loss at Melrose.

The Braves, who are 2-5 overall and 2-2 in the WCC, are off until Thursday, Jan. 3 when they host league-leading BOLD, followed by a home game with Minnewaska Area, Tuesday, Jan. 8...

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PICTURED:  Matt Goossen is fouled while going up for a layup.

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Gymnasts 4-0 after win over Morris Area

Mariah Ahrndt is having a great season for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team, who improved to 4-0 for the season with a win at  home against Morris Area, Thursday.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team improved to 4-0 for the season with a 131.625-115.675 victory over Morris Area, Thursday night at the Benson Armory.

Mariah Ahrndt won all five events again for the Fighting Braves, including a 35.375 in the all-around, while Allie Mitteness came within one-tenth of a point from her personal best in the all-around with a score of 32.7 to place second.

The Fighting Braves have two weeks off before their next scheduled competition, Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Marshall Invitational...
 

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Mariah Ahrndt is having a great season for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team, who improved to 4-0 for the season with a win at  home against Morris Area, Thursday.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED COMMUNICATIONS TOWER CONSTRUCTION

NOTICE OF PROPOSED
COMMUNICATIONS TOWER CONSTRUCTION

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

  Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Hoff Township, Pope County, Minnesota that filing for town office will be held for a two-week period beginning Tuesday, January 2 through Tuesday, January 16, 2019.  Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed with the town clerk at her home from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Please call in advance at 320-392-5926.  1 Supervisor Position-3 yr. term; 1 Treasurer position-2 yr. term.  Filing fee is $2.00.  Regular monthly meetings are the first Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  If the first Monday is a legal holiday the meeting will be the first Tuesday.  Meetings are at the home of Terry Meierding, 32605 300th St., Clontarf, MN 56226.                                            
Joanna Rustad,
Hoff Township Clerk
12-26-2c
 

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Border Security Is Far More Than A Wall

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

Most readers of this column will undoubtedly have seen the television commercials and stories about how Amazon could one day use drones to deliver packages right to your door wherever you live in America. Drones flying down the block dropping off packages and then zipping back to their base to pick up another, we are told, are coming in the not-too-distant future.

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Allen W. Lesteberg

Allen William Lesteberg

ALLEN W. LESTEBERG
October 14, 1947-December 22, 2018

Allen William Lesteberg, 71, of DeGraff, Minnesota died at his home in Kildare Township Saturday morning, December 22, 2018. Visitation was held Saturday, December 29, at the Bethesda Lutheran Church north of Murdock, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed the service in the Bethesda Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Allen William Lesteberg was born  October 14, 1947, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Walter and Isobel Casper Lesteberg. He was baptized at St. Francis Catholic Church and was confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock. He grew up in Benson and on the farm north of Murdock, Minnesota. He attended country school District #66 and graduated from Kerkhoven High School. Allen served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart.

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Nancy Kay Emmert

Nancy Kay (Wrobleski) Emmert

NANCY KAY EMMERT
June 12, 1963 - December 14, 2018

Nancy Kay Emmert, 55, of Dawson, Minnesota died Friday, December 14, 2018, at the Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, South Dakota.  Visitation was held Wednesday, December 19, from 5-7 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and continued from 10-11 a.m.  Thursday at the church. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 20, at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson.

Nancy Kay Emmert was born June 12, 1963, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Leo and Roberta Wrobleski. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Catholic Church. She grew up in Benson and attended Benson schools.

December 31, 2009, Nancy was united in marriage to Robert Emmert. She worked as a bartender at the Goose Bar in Watson and for the Clontarf Pub. She worked as a CNA at the Nursing Home in Morris and also at Jenni-O Foods in Montevideo.

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