August 2019

Tue
27
Aug
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School board to look for ways to bring students back

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

As they look to the year ahead, members of the District 777 Board of Education were asked to set down goals they would like to accomplish that would improve educational opportunities for students, the quality of education provided and help make the district more financially secure.

One suggestion that has been offered to school board members is that they spend a day in classrooms in Benson Public Schools. Board Chair Brian Samuelson said board members could spend an hour in a variety of classrooms in the school to get a sense of what the faculty is dealing with on a daily basis...

 

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Tue
27
Aug
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SCBHS takes next step to affiliate with Carris Health

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County-Benson Health Services will consider signing a non-binding letter of intent to pursue affiliation through a lease with Carris Health at a special meeting set for next Tuesday. Carris is a subsidiary of CentraCare serving west central and southwestern Minnesota.

At the 5:30 p.m. meeting at SCBHS, the governing board will be asked to sign the letter of intent, which begins the process of developing the details of how the lease relationship would work. Essentially it would mean that Carris would take over operations of the facility while SCBHS still owned its current physical assets.

Wed
21
Aug
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Dr. Douglas Coy

Dr. Douglas Coy, formerly of Danvers, MN, died August 10; he was 91 years old.  

Wed
21
Aug
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Dorothy F. Thedin

Dorothy Frances Demo was born on April 29, 1927, in Benson, MN,. to Alice Nina (née Buroker) and James Bernard Demo. She spent her early years on the Swift County farm of her parents and grandparents, where she and her twin brother, DeWayne, were the oldest of ten children. In the early 1940’s, she moved to St. Paul, MN, with her family and attended Mechanic Arts High School, graduating in 1945. After graduation, Dorothy worked as a hostess for Rene Boursier’s Restaurant in downtown St. Paul. She attended Minnesota School of Business, later working as a secretary at Johnson High School in St. Paul and George T. Walker Company in Minneapolis, MN.

Wed
21
Aug
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SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Request for Bids Submittal Deadline: 10:30 AM Wednesday, August 28th 2019 Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS –

  The Swift County Highway Department is requesting BIDS for the following items until:

10:30 AM Wednesday August 28th 2019

GRAVEL PROCESSING BIDS

  Production and stockpiling of approximately 30,000 cubic yards of Class 5 aggregate in EASTERN Swift County for use on the County Road System.
  Specifications and detailed information for each item can be obtained from the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, PO Box 241, Benson, MN 56215.  Sealed bids/quotes will then be opened and publicly read at 10:30 AM on Wednesday August 28th 2019 at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, Benson, MN 56215.  

Andrew C. Sander
Swift County Highway Engineer
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Wed
21
Aug
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT

Notice is herby given per Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116, that Rod Lindquist, has made application to the County of Swift for a permit to construct or expand a feedlot with a capacity of 500 animal units or more.

The existing and Proposed feedlot will be located in the SE ¼ of section 13, range 37W, township number 120N, Pillsbury Township, Swift County Minnesota. The existing facility consists of Holstein, Dairy, 367 animals of various sizes, 303 animal units;  consisting of confinement building and buildings with open lots, using liquid and bedding pack manure storage.  The Proposed facility consists of Holstein, Dairy, 300 animals, 318 animal units; consisting of a confinement building with liquid manure storage, in an earthen basin. The total animal unit capacity will be 621 animal units.

Wed
21
Aug
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Darrell Hovland

Darrell Hovland
May 18, 1929 • August 14, 2019

Darrell Hovland of Alexandria, Minnesota and formerly of Montevideo, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Bethany on the Lake Assisted Living in Alexandria at the age of 90.

Memorial services were held Monday, August 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with Pastor Jeff Fitzkappes officiating.  Burial was in Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota.

Darrell was born May 18, 1929 in Minneota, Minnesota to Louis and Sara (Severson) Hovland.  He attended and graduated from Minneota High School.  Following high school he farmed at home, and also spent a year working at Boeing in Washington while living with his sister, Lila. 

Wed
21
Aug
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Swift County Fair 2019

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County
Monitor-News
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Wed
21
Aug
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Learning how to swim!

A young boy takes advantage of some free time at the end of swimming lessons during the last of three sessions of summer swimming lessons at the Benson Outdoor Pool, July 29-Aug. 9...

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Wed
21
Aug
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Girls tennis team opens up season with victories

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team got the season underway Monday, Aug. 19 with a home triangular, beating both BBE and Parkers Prairie by 7-0 scores.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team is one of the most successful programs at BHS, going 14-4 overall last year for its sixth-straight winning season and 13th winning season in the last 15 years.

Jonas Grossman, the head coach of the Benson-KMS boys tennis team, is taking over for Don Brehmer, recently retired as head coach after 17 years and an unofficial coaching record of 215-111...

 

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