February 2019

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KMS boys top Canby, but fall in close game to Hancock at UM-Morris

Alex Call (right) goes up a shot during a recent KMS home game.

The KMS boys basketball team kept its overall record at .500 with a win and loss last week.  The Saints, who are 8-8 overall and 5-4 in the Camden North Conference, opened up last week’s action with a 61-47 home win over Canby, Thursday night, but then lost to Hancock, Saturday at Morris, 52-49.

The Saints were also supposed to play at Benson last Tuesday night, but that game was postponed due to weather and a new makeup date has not been set.

KMS is set to host Dawson-Boyd, Tuesday (yesterday) and ACGC, Thursday (tomorrow) before playing at MACCRAY, Friday...

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PICTURED: Alex Call (right) goes up a shot during a recent KMS home game.

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Benson boys fall to Mainstreeters, 65-41

Will Enderson (left) tries to dribble past fullcourt pressure during a recent home game for the Braves, who lost to Sauk Centre last week.

The Benson boys basketball team lost a 65-41 decision at Sauk Centre, Thursday night, lowering the Braves’ record to 4-13 overall and 3-8 in the WCC.  The Braves were also scheduled to host KMS last Tuesday night, but that game was postponed due to weather and a makeup date has not been set.

The Braves trailed only 34-23 at halftime against the Mainstreeters, but Benson scored just 18 points in the second half.  During the earlier meeting between the two teams, Benson lost a high-scoring game 80-65.

Benson has three games scheduled for this week beginning with a game at home against Lakeview, Monday, another home game, Tuesday (yesterday) against Melrose, and a game at Minnewaska Area, Friday...

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Benson wrestlers rally to beat Saints, 42-29

Mike Nagler controls Valentin Carpio of KMS before earning a 15-6 major decision during Benson’s 42-29 victory, Friday night.
Carlos Gonsor (top) appears to have control of his match with Jason Jones of KMS, but Jones would win by a pin in 5:25.

The Benson wrestling team picked up a big win over KMS last week during a triangular in Benson, Friday night.  The Braves topped the Saints, 42-29, winning against KMS for the first time since 2005.  Benson trailed early against KMS, 23-4, but rallied by winning seven of the final eight matches.

Later in the night, the Braves lost a close match to United (Montevideo, LQP, and DB), putting the team’s overall record at 10-7 and conference mark at 2-4.

“It was a big win for our team and program,” Benson coach Scott Thompson said.  “Our team is really wrestling well right now and we are peaking at the right time.  The win should get us the third or fourth seed in the section tourney, which means we will host a quarterfinal match in Benson, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.”

The Braves are set to close out the regular-season this week with the WCC Meet at BOLD, Tuesday (yesterday) and a triangular at BBE, Thursday (tomorrow), which also includes Quad County...

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

  CALL FOR QUOTES - The Six Mile Grove Township Board of Supervisors will be accepting quotes on the following: Class 5 Gravel on a per yard basis delivered anywhere in Six Mile Grove Township by August 1st.   Quotes for Grading, Snow Removal, Mowing (a minimum 9 foot top cut) on a per hour basis, also quotes for spraying.  Remit quotes with Certificate of Insurance by February 28, 2019 to Sara Wersinger at 420 Minnesota Ave, Danvers, MN 56231.  The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotes, to waive any information therein and to accept quotes deemed most advantageous to the Township.
Sara Wersinger, Clerk
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777,
Benson, Minnesota
Monday, December 17, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Mary Langan, Eric Peterson, Gary Williams, Chad Payne, Bill McGeary (arrived at 5:53 p.m.).  Members absent:  Jodi DeJong-Hughes.

No additions to the agenda.
Agenda approved as presented.

Citizen Comments:  Gymnastics Head Coach Kathy Ahrndt spoke regarding gymnastics concerns with the lease termination of the civic center.  Several gymnasts and parents spoke in support of the gymnastics program.  Dennis said the board is committed to finding space for gymnastics.

Progress reports included in the board members packets.

Old Business:
Certification of Final Levy:  The pay 2019 levy was approved at $3,387,371.94.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

   Prairie Five Community Action Council, Inc. is applying for funds to begin planning for a RTCC (Regional Transportation Coordinating Council) which will work to improve transportation coordination in Region 6W (counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow Medicine). This will be the planning phase of transportation coordination body. Comments or questions can be directed to deb.larson@prairiefive.org
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Susan Huston

SUSAN M. HUSTON
January 15, 1946 • February 1, 2019

Susan M. Huston, 73, of Grover Beach, California (formerly of Benson, Minnesota) died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at her home in Grover Beach.

Susan was born January 15, 1946 in Benson. She graduated from Benson High School and went on to obtain a drafting degree. She moved to California and worked in drafting and later changed careers to plumbing and worked for San Jose County for many years. She retired to Grover Beach to enjoy the beach and the Monarch butterflies.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Lydia (Anfinson) Huston and two brothers, James (Rhoda) Huston of Benson and Robert (Cathy) Huston of Orlando, Florida.

She is survived by her brother, William (Linda) Huston of Orlando, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.
 

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Winter’s Voice Hard When Below Zero Temps Reign

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

The voices of Winter

Winter’s frigid voice is hard when the temperature falls far below zero.

Before one even ventures out the door, leaving the morning warmth of home, the bitter cold announces itself in the long brittle crunching of a vehicle’s black tread stepping heavily on yesterday’s now spiky slush.

It is broadcast in the crack of the cold-stiffened wooden step that seems to fracture in protest against the weight it now bears as a bundled figure steps out the door.

It is heard in the crunch of a boot on Arctic snow, the boom of cracking ice on the lake, the scrape of a shovel on concrete, the tightening of the timbers in the home, and the whine of a cold engine starting.

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