January 2019

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Vernon Chevalier

VERNON GEORGE CHEVALIER
June 8, 1929 – January 17, 2019

Vernon “Bud” Chevalier, 89, Benson, Minn., died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.  Visitation will be from 4–7 p.m., with a 5 p.m. Rosary and 7 p.m. Prayer Service, Sunday, January 20, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10–11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Interment will be in St. Malachy Catholic Cemetery in Clontarf. 

 

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Jose Lazaro de Ortecho

JOSE LAZARO DE ORTECHO
June 15, 1930 – January 17, 2019

Jose M. Lazaro de Ortecho, 88, died on Thursday evening, January 17, at his home in Benson. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will follow the service in the Benson City Cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Kurt W. Simmonds

KURT W. SIMMONDS
April 3 - January 16, 2019

Kurt W. Simmonds, 53, of De Graff, Minnesota died Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019 at his home in De Graff. Visitation was held Friday, January 18, 2019, at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in De Graff from 4-7 p.m. and continued Saturday for one hour prior to the service. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in De Graff. Interment followed the service in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Glioblastoma-American Brain Tumor Association.

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Krieger leads KMS girls to win over Braves

Maret Gjerde has her shot blocked by Benson’s Claire Ricard during the Braves’ loss to KMS last week.  Looking on are Katie Krieger (left), Mallory Rudningen (3), and Abbie Mitteness (right).

The Benson girls basketball team suffered a cold-shooting week last week which led to three losses for the Braves.  Benson averaged just 34 points per game in losing at Hancock last Tuesday night (36-33), to KMS at home, Thursday (61-33), and to Minnewaska Area in another home game, Saturday (61-37).

Benson has now been held in the 30s five times while dropping to 4-10 overall and 2-4 in the WCC.

The Braves hope to turn things around this week with a game at Melrose Area, Friday followed by the next home game, Tuesday, Jan. 22 versus the state’s top-ranked team, Sauk Centre...

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Gymnasts lose first meet by .3 to Redwood Valley

Torie Andrews competes on the uneven bars for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team during a meet against Redwood Valley last week.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored its second-best point total of the season, but still lost a close decision to Redwood Valley last Tuesday night in Benson, 131.925-131.625.

The Fighting Braves scored 133 points during a win over Litchfield earlier this season and also matched the 131.625 one meet later.

Mariah Ahrndt led Benson-KMS against Redwood Valley with a 35.725 total to place first in the all-around and win three of the four individual events.  It was one of the top scores for Ahrndt, who has a personal best of 36.4.

Benson-KMS did lose one of its top gymnasts, Allie Mitteness, during the meet at Marshall, Jan. 3.  Mitteness suffered a severe injury while competing in the floor exercise and is lost for the season.

The Fighting Braves were set to compete at Melrose Area, Thursday (tomorrow) before preparing for the final home meet of the season Tuesday, Jan. 29 versus NLS...
 

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Braves fall to Lakers and Morris Area Tigers

Cole Hedman drives around a Laker player on the way to the basket.

The Benson boys basketball team was held to 101 total points in losing to Minnewaska Area (67-50) and Morris Area (72-51) last week.  The Braves fell to 2-8 overall and 2-5 in the conference with the two losses, coming through with the two lowest point totals of the season for Benson.

Will Enderson provided most of the offense for Benson last week with games of 23 points at home last Tuesday versus the Lakers and adding 19 more during the game against the Tigers, Friday at home.

Benson has its 10th home game in the season’s first 11 games, Monday versus Hancock before going on the road for five-straight games, beginning with a game  at Montevideo, Tuesday (yesterday) and at ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow).  

The Braves lost to Hancock in the Case IH Invitational title game this year and picked up their only two wins of the season earlier this season against Monte and ACGC...
 

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Benson wrestlers fall twice at ACGC tri

Alex Wrobleski (top) is having a great season for the Braves, including a pin above during the Braves Wrestling Classic.

The Benson wrestling team lost twice at the ACGC triangular, Friday, losing a close match to the Morris Area Tigers, 36-33, and also losing to a strong ACGC team, 49-19.

The Braves fell to 2-3 in the conference and 6-4 overall with the two losses.  Benson was also supposed to compete at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday, but results were not available by presstime.

This week, the Braves were set to host Paynesville, Tuesday (yesterday) before competing at the KMS Invitational, Friday afternoon...
 

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PICTURED: Alex Wrobleski (top) is having a great season for the Braves, including a pin above during the Braves Wrestling Classic.
 

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KMS boys fall twice

KMS boys fall twice

The KMS boys basketball team fell below .500 for the first time this season after losing two games last week to Tracy Area (64-56) and RTR (76-54).  The Saints, who won their first three games to open up the season, dropped to 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the conference with the two losses.

KMS has only one game scheduled this week.  The Saints were set to host CGB, Tuesday (yesterday) before getting ready for a game at YME, Tuesday, Jan. 22...

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ESTATE OF CLINTON E. SCHUERMAN

ESTATE OF CLINTON E. SCHUERMAN

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