May 2019

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Spring Concert

From left to right Jonas Habben, Taylor Duncan, Devon Liles, and Kyle Reese perform “Lydia, The Tatooed Lady” during the Spring Concert, Monday night in the senior high gym.  The Junior High concert took place at 5 p.m. followed by the 9th-12th grade concert at 7 p.m.  More pictures next week.

From left to right Jonas Habben, Taylor Duncan, Devon Liles, and Kyle Reese perform “Lydia, The Tatooed Lady” during the Spring Concert, Monday night in the senior high gym.  The Junior High concert took place at 5 p.m. followed by the 9th-12th grade concert at 7 p.m.  More pictures next week.

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BKMS girls golf at Minnewaska, Morris

Alissa Maurer was one of only two girls’ golfers competing last week because of the National BPA Leadership Conference.  Also competing last week was Katelyn Young.  Benson is set to host the Girls and Boys Invitational, Wednesday (today).

The Benson girls golf team competed at the second WCC doubleheader of the season last Tuesday night at Morris and Minnewaska Area.

The Braves were competing with only two golfers as the other three were traveling with the Benson BPA group at the National Leadership Conference.

Minnewaska won the meet at Glenwood by 15 strokes over BOLD (161-176), while BOLD earned the team title at Morris by three strokes over the Lakers (165-168).

Alissa Maurer and Katelyn Young golfed for Benson and Maurer was tied for 10th at Glenwood and ninth overall at Morris.

This week, the Benson girls golf team has two more WCC meet at Sauk Centre and Melrose, Tuesday (yesterday) before hosting the Benson Girls and Boys Golf Invitational, Wednesday (today)...

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Track teams both second at Montevideo Invitational

Above, Stefan Linder (right) hands the baton to Jonas Habben during the boys 800 meter relay at a recent meet in Benson, while at right, Riley Grube competes in the triple jump.

The Benson-KMS track and field teams competed at the Montevideo Invitational Track and Field Meet, Thursday.  Four teams took part in the competition and Benson-KMS placed second in both meets.

Winning titles for Benson-KMS were Brandon Kallstrom (100 meter dash and triple jump), Landon Thompson (800 meter run), Brady Ascheman (1600 meter run), Chaden Carroll (pole vault), Erika Collins (pole vault), Makenna Kelley-Wieland (100 meter hurdles), Abbie Mitteness (200 meter dash), Denise Zdauc (400 meter dash), and the girls 800 and 3200 meter relays.

The Fighting Braves were also supposed to host a home invitational last Tuesday, but that meet was canceled due to weather.

Benson-KMS also was set to compete at an elite meet at Sioux Falls, Friday and Saturday, but no BKMS athletes took part.

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Braves fall to Saints, but rout BOLD

Claire Hauge pitches for the Saints during their victory over Benson last week at the Northside Rec Area in Benson.
Marissa Connelly stands on second base after a double against KMS as Saints’ shortstop Katie Krieger looks on.  Connelly was 7-for-8 last week as Benson won two games.

Too bad the Braves couldn’t face BOLD every week.  The Benson softball team picked up its first two wins of the season last week against BOLD.  The Braves rallied for a 21-10 victory over BOLD, last Monday and then, after losing a home game to KMS, Thursday (15-0), Benson won at BOLD, Friday, 19-0.

The Braves have scored 17 runs in their six losses combined, but scored 40 runs during its two wins over BOLD, both  shortened due to the 10-run rule.

Benson was set to play at Montevideo, Tuesday (yesterday), play a doubleheader at Minnewaska Area, Thursday (tomorrow), and host ACGC for a doubleheader, Friday...

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Benson baseball team tops Hancock for fourth win

Matthew Tolifson pitched a solid game for the Braves at Melrose last week, but the Braves still lost 3-1.  They topped Hancock, Friday, 6-2.

The Benson baseball team earned its fourth win of the season, Friday, beating the visiting Hancock Owls in a rare night game, 6-2.

Earlier in the week, Benson lost a close game at Melrose, 3-1.  The Braves were also supposed to play at Morris Area last Tuesday, but that game was postponed due to rain.  It will be replayed as part of a doubleheader in Benson, Tuesday, May 21.

“It was two more closely-contested baseball games this week,” coach Mark Grussing said.  “Against Melrose, we couldn’t get the hits when we needed them, but Friday against Hancock, we were able to.”

This week, the Braves are set to play a doubleheader at ACGC, Tuesday (yesterday), and a single game at BOLD, Thursday (tomorrow)...

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Irene Gertrude McGeary

Irene G. McGeary
August 3, 1924 • May 5, 2019

Irene G. McGeary, 94, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Danvers) died  Sunday morning, May 5, 2019, at the Scandi Haven Village in Benson. Visitation was held  Friday, May 10 at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary, and continued for one hour prior to the service at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers, Saturday.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers. Interment followed the service in the Church of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery.  

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Elaine M. Mikkelson

ELAINE M. MIKKELSON

  Elaine M. Mikkelson, 83, of Glenwood, died peacefully at home  April 28, 2019. A memorial service, officiated by Rev. Randy Chrissis,  was held Monday, May 6 at Glenwood Lutheran Church. Inurnment in Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery took place following the service. Arrangements were with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.
 

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Sheila Rae Jeffery

Sheila Rae Jeffery
February, 22, 1948 • May 2, 2019

Sheila Rae Jeffery, 71, of Benson, Minnesota died Thursday evening, May 2, 2019, at Scandi Haven Village in Benson. Visitation was held Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; with a 7:00 p.m. Parish Prayer Service. Interment will be held at the St. Malachy Catholic Cemetery in Clontarf at a later date.
Sheila Rae Jeffery, was born February 22, 1948 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the daughter of Ray and Alyce (Reardon) Amlin. She grew up and attended Elementary School in Clontarf, Minnesota. She graduated from Benson Senior High School in 1966.  After high school, she attended Business College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Bernice Ruth Rodi

BERNICE RUTH RODI
October 30, 1925 • May 3, 2019

Bernice Ruth Rodi, 93, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at Gabriel House in Murdock, Minnesota.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. Interment will be in the St. Pauli Cemetery in Swift Falls.

Bernice Ruth Rodi was born October 30, 1925, at home in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, the daughter of Bernt and Ruby (Hanson) Thompson.  She was baptized November 20, 1925 and confirmed June 11, 1937, at Rolling Forks Lutheran Church.  She grew up in Swift County and attended Country School District 73, Riverside School and Murdock High School.

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Leo Dale Wente

LEO WENTE

LEO DALE WENTE
October 9, 1928 • April 30, 2019

Leo Wente, 90, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Scandi Haven Village in Benson, Minnesota. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation continued from 1-2 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfield Township.  Interment was in the Church Cemetery.

Leo Wente was born October 9, 1928, at the family farm in Fairfield Township, Swift County to Henry and Martha (Erdman) Wente.  He was baptized in October 1928 and confirmed March 29, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield.  He attended country School through the eighth grade at Dist. 51 in Fairfield Township.

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