May 2019

Wed
29
May
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SCBHS board votes to pursue affiliation

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County-Benson Health Services has voted unanimously to pursue affiliation with CentraCare Health of St. Cloud, or Carris Health of Willmar. CentraCare owns Carris at its meeting last Thursday. Carris also has a relationship with CentraCare.

Its vote came after months of study, public input, and research into the option of continuing to exist as a stand-alone operation.

Prior to last Thursday’s meeting, the health service’s Strategic Planning Committee met to go over the steps necessary to move SCBHS toward affiliation.

It discussed the possibility of affiliating and what that might look like with Bryan Lydick of Carris Health of Redwood Falls. Redwood Falls was an independent operation prior to going with Carris.

Tue
28
May
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Darin M. Rasmussen

Darin M. Rasmussen
August 22, 1971 • May 22, 2019

A memorial service for Darin Michael Rasmussen will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Benson, Minnesota.

Darin Michael Rasmussen was born August 22, 1971 and on May 22, 2019, at the age of 47, he was released from his pain and suffering of more than five months. Darin resided in Fridley, Minnesota and passed away at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Darin graduated from Benson High School in 1990 and later worked for a moving company in the Twin Cities area, did carpentry work, and his hobby was collecting agates, an interest he shared with his mother. He also loved feeding birds and squirrels just like his dad.

Tue
28
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Dale R. Schuck

Dale Robert Schuck
February 8, 1943 • May 24, 2019

Dale Robert Schuck passed away Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, with his wife Myra and his daughters at his side.

A Memorial Service was held Monday, June 3, 2019 at Mahn Family Funeral Home - Mahler Chapel in Pine Island from 5-7 p.m.

Dale was born February 8, 1943, to Robert and Arlene Schuck. He and his sister, Lois Haugen, were raised by their grandparents, Ernest & Ella Schuck, in the rural Zumbrota area. He graduated from Zumbrota High School in 1961.

Dale and Myra were married  November 23, 1963. They made their home in the Pine Island area until 1976 when they, with their daughters, moved to rural Clontarf, Minnesota. In the fall of 2016, Dale and Myra moved to Mazeppa to be near their girls.

Fri
24
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Bernice Wanberg

Bernice Wanberg, 101, of Benson, Minnesota, died  Friday morning, May 24, 2019 at the Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson. Visitation was 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 was in the St. Pauli Cemetery. 

Bernice Evelyn Wanberg was born  July 12, 1917, at the Ole R. Svor Home in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the daughter of Ole R. and Selma Ellingson Svor. She was baptized  July 22, 1917 at the St. Pauli Lutheran Church and later confirmed there August 16, 1931. She grew up on the farm in Camp Lake Township.  She attended Benson Public Schools.

November 24, 1945, Bernice was united in marriage to Walter Ellsworth Wanberg, at the home of Ole R. Svor.  This union was blessed with over 59 years of marriage and a daughter Nancy.

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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.

Wed
22
May
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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. 
 

Wed
22
May
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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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Wed
22
May
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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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Wed
22
May
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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...

Wed
22
May
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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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