April 2019

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Apr
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Kurt Lynn Benoit

 

KURT LYNN BENOIT
April 3, 1965 - March 25, 2019

Kurt Lynn Benoit was born April 3, 1965, in Joliet, Illinois and he passed away unexpectedly March 26, 2019, at Parkview Manor from complications of diabetes. He served for six years in the United States Navy. He is survived by his mother Lois (Donald) VanderWeyst; brothers, Michael (Shari) and Douglas; a sister Susan; nieces and nephews; four aunts and many cousins. Burial will be in the Peotone Cemetery, Peotone, Illinois. The Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

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Lorraine Schwartz

Lorraine Ellen Schwartz

LORRAINE SCHWARTZ
December 6, 1944 • April 7, 2019

Lorraine Schwartz, 74, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Clarkfield) passed away with her family by her side Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Gabriel House in Murdock.

Funeral services were Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Pastor Zane Anderson officiated and burial was in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Boyd.  Visitation with the family was held Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Lorraine Ellen Schwartz was born  December 6, 1944 in Clarkfield to Ted and Helen (Zietlow) Pieschke. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Tyro Township.  She graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1962. 

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Duane J. Talge

DUANE J. TALGE

DUANE J. TALGE
May 1, 1948 • April 11, 2019

Duane J. Talge, a long-time citizen of Moorhead, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at his adopted winter home of Carlsbad, CA, April 11, 2019, concluding a stoic, decades-long fight with heart disease.

A visitation is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with remembrances at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Wright Funeral Home, 605 2nd Avenue South Moorhead. Duane’s memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4000 28th Street South Moorhead (with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and a reception to follow). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Moorhead Athletic Spud Boosters, Concordia College Cobber Football, or Good Shepherd Helping Hands.

Wed
10
Apr
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Little Putting Practice

With Monday’s high reaching 64 degrees, Taylor King and son Thomas enjoy a little putting practice at the Benson Golf Club. Below, a brief thunderstorm brings out a rainbow.

With Monday’s high reaching 64 degrees, Taylor King and son Thomas enjoy a little putting practice at the Benson Golf Club.

Wed
10
Apr
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Emerald Eve

Swift County-Benson Health Services Foundation President Jerry Peterson informs, and entertains, the crowd gathered for the annual Emerald Eve fundraising event at McKinney’s on Southside Friday evening.

Swift County-Benson Health Services Foundation President Jerry Peterson informs, and entertains, the crowd gathered for the annual Emerald Eve fundraising event at McKinney’s on Southside Friday evening.

Wed
10
Apr
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School board gets input on proposed 2019-20 budget cuts

At its April 1 meeting, the District 777 Board of Education went through the painstaking list of proposed cuts for the 2019-20 school year as it tries to balance its budget.

Based on current state funding and local tax revenues, the school district estimates it is facing a deficit of $631,900 with general fund operating income for the coming school year projected at $9,350,700 and expenses of $9,982,600.

A decision on $636,440 in cuts will be made at the school board’s April 15 meeting.

With salaries and benefits making up over 70 percent of the school district’s expenses, staff positions and course offerings are necessarily on the table for reductions.

There are two principal reasons for the projected budget deficit: The lack of state funding and falling enrollment.

Wed
10
Apr
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Citizen committee formed to study justice center proposal

Bowing to persistent public pressure over the past three months, the Swift County Board of Commissioners created a Community Perspective Committee to give it input on a proposed $17.48 million justice center.

The committee will have two people named from each of the five county commission districts. At their April 2 meeting, commissioners said they want all the names of potential committee members submitted by April 15 so they can appoint the representatives at their April 16 meeting.

A listing of the towns and township in each district is at the end of this story.

 If more than two people from a commission district apply, County Board Chair Gary Hendrickx, District 1-Appleton, said what he would look for was a variety in who is named - male, female; people for and
people against. “You do not want to stack this in one way at all,” he said.

Wed
10
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Sheriff, attorney criticize Swift County retention policies

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County has lost Assistant County Attorney Allison Whalen to neighboring Stevens County. It is a loss that will have a deep impact on the office’s ability to prosecute cases as well as provide services to victims.

Both Swift County Sheriff John Holtz and County Attorney Danielle Olson roundly criticized the county board of commissioners and Administrator Kelsey Baker for their lack of effort to retain Whalen at the board’s meeting Tuesday, April 2.

It could get worse for the county with both Olson and her remaining assistant having sent out job applications for open positions in area counties.

Wed
10
Apr
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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES

SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
March 05, 2019

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10
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ASSESSMENT NOTICE

ASSESSMENT NOTICE

   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Review – of the Township of Clontarf in Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said Fire Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday the 18th day of April, 2019 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Town for the year 2019. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
   No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such compliant.

Given under my hand this 1st day of April, 2019
Anne Schirmer
Clerk of the Township of Clontarf
4-10-2c
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