January 2019

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James Lye

James A. Lye

JAMES A. LYE
December 11, 1942 - December 30, 2018

James A. Lye, 76, of Danvers, Minnesota, Marysland Township, Swift County, died Sunday evening, December 30, 2018, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.

Visitation was Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Big Bend Lutheran Church in Big Bend, followed by the funeral  service at  1:30 p.m. Interment was in the West Bank Cemetery.  

James Andrew Lye was born December 11, 1942, at the Swift County Hospital in Benson, the son of Bennie and Helen (Larson) Lye. He was baptized and confirmed at the West Bank Lutheran Church. He grew up in the Danvers area and attended country school in District #62 and Benson High School. James served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After the war, he returned to the farm in Marysland Township.

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Ricard, Berreau, and Lundebrek lead Benson girls to third win of season

Kaitlyn Berreau goes up for a shot and is fouled during a recent game in Benson as teammates Hannah Andrews (far left), Claire Ricard (11), and Olivia Hoffman (22) look on.  The Braves topped ACGC last week for their third win.

The Benson girls basketball team closed out the 2018 portion of its schedule with a 54-43 home win over Atwater-CGC, Friday, Dec. 21.  Claire Ricard, Kaitlyn Berreau, and Abby Lundebrek all scored in double figures for the Braves, who improved to 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the WCC.

The Braves are set to continue with their season, Thursday, Jan. 3 at Prinsburg CMCS followed by a home game with Montevideo, Friday, Jan. 4...

 

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Pictured: Kaitlyn Berreau goes up for a shot and is fouled during a recent game in Benson as teammates Hannah Andrews (far left), Claire Ricard (11), and Olivia Hoffman (22) look on.  The Braves topped ACGC last week for their third win.
 

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Ten teams to compete at Braves Wrestling Classic

Ten teams to compete at Braves Wrestling Classic

The Benson wrestling team was set to host the Benson Braves Wrestling Classic at 10 a.m., Saturday in the senior high and auxiliary gyms.

The Braves are 4-1 overall after routing Ortonville just before the holiday break.

Also set to compete at the Benson Invitational are Ortonville, Fergus Falls, Canby, Morris Area, Tracy Area, Quad County, Crosby-Ironton, Border West, and Norwood-Young America.

Dylan Stewart and Brady Ascheman lead the Braves with nine wins each this season, while Adam Koosmann and Thomas Dineen each had eight victories, and Hunter Mondor has seven.

After the Benson Invitational, the Braves have some time off to prepare for a triangular at ACGC (Morris Area also there), Friday, Jan. 11, and the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday, Jan. 12.

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Boys Basketball

Austin Ose (right) plays defense against Sauk Centre for the Benson boys basketball team, which is set to host BOLD, Thursday (tomorrow).

PICTURED: Austin Ose (right) plays defense against Sauk Centre for the Benson boys basketball team, which is set to host BOLD, Thursday (tomorrow).

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JV gymnasts top Morris Area for second-straight victory

Karly Ascheman performs on the balance beam for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team, which is set to compete at the Marshall Invitational, Jan. 5.

Result #1:  Benson-KMS 111.6, Morris Area-CA 95.2, Dec. 20 in Benson

Individual results for BKMS:  

All-around-(1) Emma Krusemark 28.55  (2) Hannah Rosen 28.1  (3) Elise Duncan 27.4  (4) Maranda Wieber 24.55

Vault-(1) Duncan 8.3  (2) Rosen 8.25  (3) Ellie Krusemark 8.2  (4) Taylor Rohner-Swart 8.1 . . . Wieber 8.0, Emma krusemark 7.8, Emma Holmgren 7.8, Olivia Noble 7.4

Uneven bars-(1) Emma Krusemark 6.55  (2) Rosen 5.7  (3) Duncan 5.4 . . . Ali Gunderson 3.65, Noble 3.55, Wieber 2.95

Balance beam-(1) Wieber 7.3  (2) Torie Andrews 7.1  (3) Rosen 6.7 . . . Emma Krusemark 6.2, Duncan 6.1, Rohner-Swart 5.9, Noble 5.2, Halle Bundy 5.1

Floor exercise-(1) 1) Emma Krusemark 8.0  (2) Duncan 7.6  (3) Rosen 7.45  (4) Ali Johnson 7.1  (5) Rohner-Swart 6.9 . . . Holmgren 6.8, Wieber 6.3, Noble 5.7

Overall record:  2-0

Coaches:  Kathy Ahrndt, Julie Carroll, Greta Chevalier
 

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Lac qui Parle rallies for 72-66 win over KMS boys

The KMS boys basketball team lost for the third-straight time, Friday, Dec. 21, losing at Lac qui Parle Valley, 72-66.  It was the second-straight close loss for the Saints, who also fell to RCW at home three nights earlier, 65-62.

“It was another tough one, but on a different note,” coach Matt Fragodt said.  “We lead for most of the game, but had a few mental breakdowns.  I think some of our youth showed up late in the game and LQP got into our heads a little.  It is also a really tough place to play.  We played hard and gave LQP all it could handle; I just wish we had the last five minutes back.”

KMS, which fell to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Camden North Conference, was set to play in the Windom Area Tournament, Friday and Saturday.  The Saints won both games last year at Windom to earn the four-team title...

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ESTATE OF JONATHAN ALONZO JONES

ESTATE OF JONATHAN ALONZO JONES

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 76-PR-18-624
Estate of: Jonathan Alonzo Jones,
   Decedent.

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NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR
PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
 
The Benson Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, January 14, 2019, in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave. The hearing is held to take testimony either for or against the issuance of a variance at 1800 Nevada Avenue for the school to build closer to the  setbacks than allowed.

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing or submit written comments to the office of the City Manager, 1410 Kansas Ave, Benson, MN 56215, prior to the hearing.
 
Dated: December 31, 2018
/s/ Rob Wolfington
Zoning Administrator
1-2-2c
 

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Capitalizing On Our Opportunities

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

In many ways, 2018 was a good year despite what could have otherwise been seen as a year of loss and decline for the community.

We lost Benson Power, once known as Fibrominn, with its 45 full-time jobs and support for perhaps another 100 jobs in the area, its $8 to $10 million economic impact, and its $765,142 in local taxes paid to Benson, Swift County, and Benson Public Schools.

We saw our school continue to struggle against the impact of declining enrollment on its ability to provide all the classes and facilities our children deserve.

We saw the farm economy continue to struggle as low commodity prices persist and we saw its ripple effect on main street.

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