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Sharon Lynn Nagel

Sharon Lynn Nagel

SHARON LYNN NAGEL
July 20, 1962 - January 28, 2019

Sharon Lynn Nagel, 56, died on Monday Morning, January 28, 2019, at her home in Benson. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 1, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the First Evangelical Free Church in Benson, and will continue on Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:30 am. Interment will follow the service at the Benson City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Lustgarten Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Sharon Lynn Nagel was born July 20, 1962, at St. Alexius Hospital, in Bismarck, North Dakota, the daughter of Louis Lee and Jean Francis (Robidou) Tokach. She grew up in Mandan where she graduated from Mandan High School then attained her Registered Nursing Degree at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.

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Benson girls hold on for 40-31 victory

Claire Ricard drives to the basket during Benson’s loss to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Braves topped Osakis later in the week to improve to 5-13 for the season.

The Benson girls averted a three-loss week and snapped a six-game losing skid with a 40-31 home win over Osakis, Friday night.  Earlier in the week, the Braves fell at home to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night, 75-37, and also lost at BOLD, Thursday 60-47.

Claire Ricard had a big night for the Braves against Osakis with 23 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and four steals.

The Braves are 5-13 overall and 2-7 in the WCC heading into the homestretch of the regular-season.  Benson was set to play at Minnewaska Area, Tuesday (yesterday before hosting Lakeview, Thursday (tomorrow), and playing at ACGC, Friday.  The game with Waska has been postponed to Monday, Feb. 11...

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KMS wins twice at home triangular

Jared Carlson earned his 98th career win during a victory over Morris Area last Tuesday.  He earned victory No. 100, Saturday at Alexandria.

The KMS wrestling team had a busy week, hosting a triangular last Tuesday and also competing at the Alexandria “Big Ole” Tournament, Saturday.

The Saints won both of their matches during the triangular, beating Morris Area (46-27) and Paynesville (43-29) to raise their season record to 9-5.

At the Alexandria Tourney, KMS finished third of nine teams with Coy Gunderson (106 pounds), Will Magaard (120), and Richard Jones (170) winning individual titles for the Saints.

Jared Carlson went 2-1 to place second at 138 pounds during the Alexandria Tourney.  His first win during the tourney was his 100th career victory, making him the 37th wrestler at KMS to reach the major milestone.

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Braves dominate YME for fourth win

Austin Ose (left) dribbles past a defender during a recent game for the Braves, who were set to host KMS, Tuesday.

The Benson boys basketball team earned its fourth win of the season last week, winning at Yellow Medicine East, Thursday night in Granite Falls, 75-61.  The Braves played two other games last week, losing at Prinsburg last Tuesday night, 64-58, and also losing at BOLD, Friday 88-35.

The Braves fell to 4-12 overall  and 3-7 in the WCC heading into another three-game week this week.  Benson was set to host KMS, Tuesday, before playing at Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow) and hosting Lakeview, Friday.  The game with KMS has been postponed to a later date...
 

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PICTURED: Austin Ose (left) dribbles past a defender during a recent game for the Braves, who were set to host KMS, Tuesday.

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Benson wrestlers win twice at triangular

Brady Ascheman earned two quick pins in 41 and 43 seconds last week at the Border West triangular.

The Benson wrestling team went 2-0 last week, winning both matches at the Border West triangular, Friday at Wheaton.  The Braves won both matches by wide margins, beating the host Buccaneers 55-18, and also routing Osakis, 60-15.

The Braves, who improved to 9-6 overall, were also supposed to host a triangular, Thursday with Team United and Marshall.  However, that meet was postponed and the match with Marshall will not be made up.

Benson is set to host KMS in a key section match, Friday at 5:30 p.m., and the Braves will also take on Team United (LQP, DB, and Montevideo) at 7 p.m. the same night.
 
It’s also Senior Night for the Braves, Friday, and Benson’s seven senior wrestlers and student managers will be honored for their service to the program.

Also coming up is the WCC Meet at BOLD, Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Goff’s OT goal gives MBA 4-3 win

Brady Goff (20) tries to control a puck near centerice during a recent home game for MBA.  Goff set up the winning goal by Kolby Goff during a win, Saturday against Mayville-Portland Area.

Kolby Goff’s goal 7:19 into overtime lifted the MBA Storm to a 4-3 victory over Mayville-Portland, Saturday in Morris.  MBA trailed 3-1 after two periods, but goals by Matthew Tolifson and Jack Riley tied up the game and then Goff’s goal, set up by Brady Goff, gave MBA the exciting win.
MBA, which improved to 6-10 overall, had three games set for this week, including the finale in Benson, Tuesday (yesterday) against Windom, followed by a game in Morris against Red Lake Falls, Friday, and at Worthington, Saturday.  The game with Windom was eventually cancelled due to weather...
 

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Mary Langan, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne, Eric Peterson, Gary Williams.
Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Reed Anfinson, Mike Thompson, James Berens, Brian Samuelson, Paul Youngquist, Ryan Breitbach, Adam Breitbach, Rob Koenig, Courtney Cook, Cory Braaten.

Additions to the Agenda: Civic Center; Remove 3rd Grade Presentation
No citizens comments.
Acceptance and Oath of Office:  Eric Peterson signed and accepted the Benson School Board Oath of Office.
Approved Agenda.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

ISD 777 (“District”) requests proposals for group insurance coverage for the health plan year beginning July 1, 2019. Sealed proposals will be accepted in paper form until 5:00 pm central time on March 25, 2019 at Benson Public Schools, Superintendents Office, 1400 Montana Ave, Benson MN 56215. Copies of the request for proposal and exhibits may be requested from David Benson, Business Manager, and will be sent electronically at no charge. District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. District reserves the right to select the proposal which it determines to be in the best interest of the District.                                                              1-30-1c

 

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING/WORK SESSION

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD
 MEETING/WORK SESSION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Monday, December 17, 2018 – 2:30 p.m.
 Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 2:33 p.m. by Vice Chair Gary Williams.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Mary Langan, Bill McGeary, Eric Peterson, Gary Williams, Chad Payne (arrived at 4:30 p.m.).  Members absent:  Jodi DeJong-Hughes.
Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Dave Benson, Paul Youngquist, Ryan Breitbach, Tim Rabbits, Robert Neuman, Kyle Simonson, Sarah Todd, James Berens, Brian Samuelson, Reed Anfinson.

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

  NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION: To the Electors of the City of Clontarf in the County of Swift, State of Minnesota, Notice is Hereby Given that a Special Election will be held in the above named city at 301 14th Street North, Benson, MN 56215 on Tuesday, the Twelfth day of February 2019, at which time the polls will be opened at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of answering the question “Shall the Clontarf City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling center, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?”
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