May 2019

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Bernice Wanberg

Bernice Wanberg
 

Bernice Wanberg, 101, of Benson, Minnesota died Friday morning, May 24, 2019 at the Meadow lane Nursing Home in Benson.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the St. Pauli Cemetery.

Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.
 

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Marlys E. Tengvall

Marlys E. Tengvall
June 5, 1923 • April 19, 2019

Marlys Elizabeth Alsaker Tengvall passed away peacefully April 19, 2019, in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  Funeral services will be at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11a.m. Brief burial and luncheon to follow.

Marlys Elizabeth Alsaker Tengvall was born to Carl and Cora Alsaker June 5, 1923, in Benson, Minnesota.  She was confirmed by the Rev. Melvin Andrews at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in 1938, and graduated from Benson High School in 1941.

She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield for one year and from 1943 to 1949 worked at the University of MN, Morris Campus as an extension department secretary.
From 1950-51 she returned to St. Olaf College and roomed with her sister Solveig.  Marlys then enrolled and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 1953.

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Benson’s 129th annual commencement exercises were Sunday afternoon.

Benson’s 129th annual commencement exercises, Sunday afternoon.  More pictures and the BHS Graduation Special can be found inside.

Benson’s 129th annual commencement exercises were Sunday afternoon. 
 

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BHS Athletic Award winners

Pictured above are BHS Ernie Wheeler Award recipients, Brady Ascheman (left) and Paige Cain (second from left), along with Craig Johnson Award winners, Maranda Wieber, and Matthew Goossen (right).  The awards were announced at last Monday night’s Athletic Awards Banquet.

Pictured above are BHS Ernie Wheeler Award recipients, Brady Ascheman (left) and Paige Cain (second from left), along with Craig Johnson Award winners, Maranda Wieber, and Matthew Goossen (right).  The awards were announced at last Monday night’s Athletic Awards Banquet.

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Boys tennis eliminated in opener

Taylor Duncan has had a great season this year, going 13-3 so far at second singles.  He will also be taking part in the Section 6A Individual Tourney.

New London-Spicer topped Benson-KMS by a 4-3 score for the third time this season during the Section 6A quarterfinals, Thursday at NLS High School.

The loss ended the Fighting Braves’ team portion of the season with a 6-8 overall record.

NLS advanced to the Section 6A “Final Four”, while Benson-KMS now gets set for the individual portion of the section tourney, scheduled to begin Wednesday (today) at Foley High School.  The “Final Four” from that competition advance to the finals, set for Tuesday, May 28 at St. Ben’s.

The top two singles’ players and top two doubles’ teams advance to the State Boys Tennis Tournament, set for June 4-7 in Minneapolis...

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Golf teams host Benson Invitational

Katelyn Young tees off for the Benson girls golf team at the Benson Invitational last Wednesday.

The Benson girls golf team finished sixth in the final standings after placing sixth and third at the final two WCC meets last week at Montevideo and Benson.  Minnewaska won the final two WCC meets to win the overall title by six points over runner-up BOLD (63-57).

Stacy Johnson had the low score during the final two WCC meets for Benson, shooting a 47 at Montevideo and a 42 at Benson to place eighth overall.

One day earlier, the Braves hosted the Benson Boys and Girls Golf Invitational and Benson placed second of the four full teams with Alissa Maurer leading the way with an 86.

In the final All-Conference list for this season, Maurer missed out on All-Conference by one placing.  She was 14th overall in the final tally and only the top 13 earned All-Conference...

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Saints earn four more wins; improve to 13-1

Levi Sweere comes across to score a run for KMS during its win over YME last week as KMS coach James Cortez (left) also waves around Weston Gjerde.

The KMS baseball team won four more games last week to improve to 13-1 overall.  The Saints fell for the first time, Friday, May 10, against Albany (1-0), but that has been the only setback for the Saints, who are a couple more wins from repeating as Camden Conference champions.

During last week’s action, the Saints beat Border West last Monday night (7-2), won at home against YME last Tuesday (9-0), won by a rout at Ortonville Thursday (18-0), and also won a game at the BBE Wooden Bat Tourney against Browerville-EV, Friday (6-2).

Believe it or not, the Saints actually had two more games scheduled for Saturday, but a game against Willmar in the second round of the BBE Tourney and a home game with MACCRAY were both called off due to weather...

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Braves split double- header with Montevideo

Matt Goossen (right) pitches for the Benson Braves during their loss to Melrose last Monday night on Chiefs’ Field in Benson.  The Braves are set to open up the playoffs, Saturday at Paynesville against Montevideo.

The Benson baseball team had three games last week, going 1-2.  The Braves fell to Melrose last Monday night at home, 10-0, but came back the next night to win at Montevideo, 11-6.  The Braves also hosted WCC-leading Minnewaska Area, Friday, and the Braves fell just short of the upset, losing 2-1.  Benson also fell to the Lakers earlier this year, 1-0.

Benson, which is 6-8 overall and 4-8 in the conference, has just one more scheduled date during the regular-season as the Braves were set to host Morris Area-CA, Tuesday (yesterday).

Benson is also set to take part in the Section 3AA Tourney openers, Saturday.  The Braves were seeded fifth and open up the tournament against Montevideo at 1 p.m. at top-seeded Paynesville.  The Braves beat Montevideo twice this season, 6-1 and 11-6.

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Elaine H. Becker

Elaine H. Becker

Elaine Hope (Nelson) Becker entered Heaven to be with her Lord,  May 18, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. May 25, 2019 at the Community Country Church in Holdingford, Minnesota. Reviewal will be at the church one hour before the service, and visitation, with lunch, following the service. Burial will be in the City Cemetery in Benson.

 
 
 

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Fred Wrobleski

Fred Wrobleski

Fredrick Michael “Fred” Wrobleski, 80, of Cannon Falls, Minnesota died Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at The View.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 9-11 a.m., at First English Lutheran Church, 511 W. Belle St., Cannon Falls. Interment will follow at the Cannon Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.LundbergFuneral.com
 

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