December 2018

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Dec
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David Glenn Odden

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.

David Glenn Odden was born September 21, 1953, in Benson, Minnesota, to Richard and Martha Ahlschwede Odden.  Dave obtained his private pilot’s license before graduating from Benson High School in 1971.  Following high school, Dave attended Kundert Aviation in Fargo, ND, where he received his aircraft and power-plant mechanic licenses and continued his flying lessons. 

Tue
11
Dec
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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

Tue
11
Dec
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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
12-12-1c

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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
12-12-2c

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11
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NOTICE FOR FILING

Filing Notice for West Bank Township. Affidavits for candidacy for the office of supervisor for a three year term, and treasurer for a two year term may be filed with the township clerk from Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 until Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Filing fee is $2.00.

Linda Styrbicky,
Clerk
12-12-2c
 

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NOTICE FOR FILING

 NOTICE FOR FILING for township election in Tara Township, Swift County, Minnesota. Affidavits of candidacy for the office of supervisor for a 3 year term and the office of treasurer for a two year term may be filed with the township clerk from Tuesday, January 1, 2019 until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Filing hours on January 15 will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.  Filing fee is $2.00. You may contact the clerk at 320-444-0283.

Patty Buyck,
Tara Township Clerk
12-12-2c
 

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11
Dec
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Splitting From Republicans A Risk For Miller

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

For the first time since he started serving in the Minnesota House in January 2016, Republican District 17A Rep. Tim Miller is going to be in the minority party – and by choice, a minority of the minority.

Democrats regained the majority in November when they took 18 seats previously held by Republicans to gain a 75-59 advantage.

District 17A includes all of Swift and Chippewa counties, all but two townships in Renville County, and the four southern Kandiyohi townships of Edwards, Holland, Roseland and Lake Lillian.

With that control, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party now sets the agenda for bills in the House. New House Speaker Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park controls who serves on what committee and whom the chairs and subcommittee chairs will be starting in a few weeks.

Fri
07
Dec
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Swift County voter turnout hits 70%

In the Nov. 6 mid-term elections, Minnesota was number one in the nation for voter turnout with 64.25 percent of eligible voters casting ballots.

Swift County was among the top counties in a state that is perennially near the top, or number one, in voter turnout each election cycle.

Swift County had a voter turnout of 70 percent. There were 5,615 voters registered as of 7 a.m., Nov. 6, with another 203 registering at the polls. Of those registered in the county, 4,077 voted. “Very nice turnout,” Swift County Auditor Kim Saterbak said of the county’s voter participation.

“It’s now official: For the second election in a row, Minnesota’s voter participation was the best in America,” Secretary of State Steve Simon said. The total number of voters was 2,611,365. That means 64.25 percent of eligible Minnesotans participated in the 2018 election, surpassing the next closest state, Colorado, by more than a full percentage point.

Fri
07
Dec
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Benson sends PUC letter favoring Brightmark project

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

 

Benson Mayor Terri Collins has sent a letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) restating the city’s support for Brightmark Energy’s proposed biogas facility at the former Benson Power biomass electric generation site.

The letter was sent to counter BioPro Power’s (BPP) requesting that the PUC slow the process down through which Brightmark will be purchasing the site from Xcel Energy. It wants time for a proposed project of its own, which would create steam from corn stove to be considered. However, it has come to the process very late.

Xcel Energy, which owns the Benson Power site and buildings, took bids Oct. 4 from Brightmark (BME) and BPP. Brightmark was interested in the fuel hall building, the administration building, the truck washing facilities, scale and road infrastructure.

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05
Dec
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KMS girls open up season with two wins

Pictured above from left to right are KMS captains Madeline Stallings, Kourtni Strandberg, Katie Krieger, and Mallory Rudningen, and head coach Justin Johnson.

The KMS girls basketball team opened up the 2018-19 season with a pair of wins.  The Saints, who were 7-21 overall last season, beat Atwater-CGC to open up the season, Thursday, 64-43, and also won at home against Dawson-Boyd the next night, 55-42.

Taking over as head coach of the program is Justin Johnson, who takes over for Brady DeBaere.  Johnson will be assisted by Dwayne Riley, Philip Hauge, and Tracy Herzog.  “I am very excited for the opportunity to coach these girls,” coach Justin Johnson said.  “I think there is a lot of potential here with this team, both now and in the future.”

The Saints lost only one player from last year’s team, Dacotah Rohner, so KMS should have a great chance at moving above .500 this season.

Lac qui Parle won the Camden North Conference title last year a 14-2 record, followed by MACCRAY (11-5), Dawson-Boyd (6-10), KMS (4-12), Prinsburg CMCS (3-13), and RCW (1-15).

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