April 2019

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Merle Fennell

Merle Fennell

MERLE FENNELL
January 26, 1934 • April 18, 2019

Funeral services for Merle Fennell of Cyrus, Minnesota were  Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris with Father Todd Schneider serving as celebrant. Visitation was Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 5:00 and a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church, Friday. Burial was in St. Malachy Catholic Cemetery in Clontarf.

Merle Thomas Fennell was born  January 26, 1934 in Clontarf  to Joseph and Eleanor (Bouta) Fennell.  Merle was baptized, made his First Communion, and was confirmed at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf. He attended Clontarf Elementary School, and graduated from Benson High School in 1953.

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Kyle Edward Opoien

Kyle Edward Opoien

KYLE EDWARD OPOIEN
November 15, 1965- April 18, 2019
 
Kyle Edward Opoien, 53, of Miami, Florida, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 18, 2019 at his home in Miami.

A memorial in his honor will be held  Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota.

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Dashing To Collect Easter Eggs

There were lots of smiles on the kids participating in Saturdays’ Easter Egg hunt at the Evangelical Free Church in Benson. Kids collected the eggs, then went inside where they were given a bag of treats and a book.

There were lots of smiles on the kids participating in Saturdays’ Easter Egg hunt at the annual Benson Evangelical Free Church in Benson. Kids collected the eggs, then went inside where they were given a bag of treats and a book. Saturday’s warm weather, with highs nearing 60 by 10 a.m., brought out a large crowd.

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Swift County-Benson Health Services Walk/Bike Color Run

Swift County-Benson Health Services Walk/Bike Color Run

Walkers, runners and bikers started out at Swift County-Benson Health Services where Benson firemen gave them their first dousing of colored powder. The event's 150 participants raised $673 for Kid Day.

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Tennis team splits matches at triangular

Peyton LeClair makes a nice save of a shot near the baseline during a match against LQP-DB last Tuesday in Benson.
Kyle Reese returns a shot at first doubles during the Benson triangular with NLS and LQP-DB last Tuesday night in Benson.

The Benson-KMS track and field teams were set to compete at Morris last Tuesday night, but due to wet conditions at the Morris facility, the meet was moved to Minnewaska Area and nine teams took part in the invitational.

Minnewaska Area continued its early domination in area girls track and field with the team title, while the Benson-KMS girls were fourth with 62 points, and Morris Area-CA also maintained its early grip on team titles in the boys competition, with 147 points, while the Fighting Braves’ boys were also fourth with 63 points.

Ethan Hauge won the only individual title for the Fighting Braves with a first in the long jump (19-1), while Benson-KMS also had seconds by the boys 3200 meter relay team, by Brandon Kallstrom in the triple jump, by Claire Ricard in the 300 meter hurdles, by Denise Zdauc in the 400 meter dash, and by Mariah Ahrndt in the long jump.

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Track teams both fourth at Waska meet

Abbie Mitteness placed fourth in the 200 and with the 1600 meter relay at a meet at Minnewaska last week.
Brady Ascheman (left), shown sprinting toward the finish line in a relay race last year, placed fourth in the 3200 meter run at Minnewaska Area last Tuesday.

The Benson-KMS track and field teams were set to compete at Morris last Tuesday night, but due to wet conditions at the Morris facility, the meet was moved to Minnewaska Area and nine teams took part in the invitational.

Minnewaska Area continued its early domination in area girls track and field with the team title, while the Benson-KMS girls were fourth with 62 points, and Morris Area-CA also maintained its early grip on team titles in the boys competition, with 147 points, while the Fighting Braves’ boys were also fourth with 63 points.

Ethan Hauge won the only individual title for the Fighting Braves with a first in the long jump (19-1), while Benson-KMS also had seconds by the boys 3200 meter relay team, by Brandon Kallstrom in the triple jump, by Claire Ricard in the 300 meter hurdles, by Denise Zdauc in the 400 meter dash, and by Mariah Ahrndt in the long jump.

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Washington, D.C. trip a great learning experience

One of the students is pictured with the Washington Monument in the background.

by Barb Schwarz, BHS staff member and 7th grade Washington, D.C. trip coordinator

People always ask me if I ever get bored with seeing the same things over and over in Washington DC.  I always think, how can I, I’m traveling with seventh graders and do you really know how their minds work; it’s amazing how they see and experience the world, and it’s always a joy when they discover a new idea.  It is never boring exploring the sites and sounds of DC with seventh-graders.  Boredom is not an issue even if I have seen many memorials and monuments over and over again.  This trip allows for conversations about history, and conversations run from the very basic level to in-depth topics.  It is an amazing experience to explore with them.

Thirty-five students and 13 adults took part in this year’s trip and we had good weather in the 70’s and a lot of DC color.  The cherry blossoms, magnolias, and tulips were all in bloom...

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS MATTER

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS MATTER

STATE OF MINNESOTA
SWIFT COUNTY   
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 76-JV-19-112
Case Type: Juvenile

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children(ren) of:
Melissa Sue Helberg, Parent
Michael Brian Helberg, Parent
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NOTICE TO: Michael Brian Helberg, above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s).

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NOTICE OF THE SWIFT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 NOTICE OF THE SWIFT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Swift County Board of Commissioners will be in attendance for the tour of the Appleton Prison.  The tour is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. and run until approximately 1:00 p.m. on April 24, 2019 at the Core Civic Prison, 445 South Munsterman Street, Appleton, MN 56208.  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
April 19, 2019

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