March 2020

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SCBHS asks for Swift County, Benson financial assistance

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County-Benson Health Services unanimously passed a resolution Monday night seeking financial backing that could save it $300,000 in interest payments annually. In all, the interest savings could come to $5 million over the terms of the debt financing.

Those funds could be used to address the need for building and equipment upgrades, the governing board says.

SCBHS is seeking $9.227 million in county general obligation bond backing for the sale of revenue bonds to refinance debt that is currently paying interest rates between 5.49 to 6.24 percent. It is seeking $1.3 million from the City of Benson for capital improvements over the next two years...

 

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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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ANNUAL MEETING

The Clontarf Township Board will meet Tues., March 10, 2020 starting at 5:00 p.m. for its Annual Meeting at the Fire Department in Clontarf on Main Street/Grace Ave.
Anne Schirmer, Clerk
Clontarf Township

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HOFF TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Hoff Township, County of Pope, State of Minnesota that the annual election of town officers and annual town meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at West Zion Church. Offices open for election are: One Supervisor - 3 year term. One Clerk - 2 year term.  The annual meeting will be from 4:00-5:00 pm. The tax levy will be discussed.  Election polls will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Board of Canvass will meet immediately after the polls are closed and the votes are counted. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election will be held on March 17, 2020 at the same location and times. 
Joanna Rustad,
Hoff Town Clerk

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ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE FOR BENSON TOWNSHIP

The Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Township Meeting for Benson Township, Swift County will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Town Hall in Section 10.  The Annual Meeting will begin at  4:00 P.M.     Election poll hours will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at which time the voters will elect a supervisor for a three-year term and a clerk for a two-year term.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until March 17th.    The Board of Canvass will meet Thursday, March 12, 2020 to certify the election results.
 Grant Herfindahl, Clerk

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Coronavirus Is Coming Here - Are We Ready?

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Just as 2019 was ending, Chinese authorities reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) that a potentially new virus was circulating in the city of Wuhan. It was a respiratory virus causing pneumonia-like symptoms – congestion, shortness of breath and fever.

The next day, Jan. 1, the suspected source of the infections, the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, was closed. The fresh meat market was a place where animals and humans were in close contact with each other. Such markets have been the source of past viral disease outbreaks.
One week later on Jan. 7 Chinese authorities confirmed a new, or novel, coronavirus was infecting people in Wuhan and four days later, Jan, 11, it reported the first death from what is now labeled Covid-19.

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Coronavirus Is Coming Here - Are We Ready?

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Just as 2019 was ending, Chinese authorities reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) that a potentially new virus was circulating in the city of Wuhan. It was a respiratory virus causing pneumonia-like symptoms – congestion, shortness of breath and fever.

The next day, Jan. 1, the suspected source of the infections, the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, was closed. The fresh meat market was a place where animals and humans were in close contact with each other. Such markets have been the source of past viral disease outbreaks.
One week later on Jan. 7 Chinese authorities confirmed a new, or novel, coronavirus was infecting people in Wuhan and four days later, Jan, 11, it reported the first death from what is now labeled Covid-19.

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August William Grothe

August William Grothe, 89, of Benson, died on Sunday morning, March 1, 2020, at the Swift County Benson Hospital. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and continue from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday, March 6, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment will be held at the Benson City Cemetery following the service.

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Bernard “Bernie” Fjordbak

Bernard “Bernie” Fjordbak, 66, of Benson died on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the Meadowlane Nursing Home in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to  7:00 pm on Friday, March 13, and continue from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, on Saturday, March 14, at the First Evangelical Free Church in Benson, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am. Interment will follow the service at the Benson City Cemetery.

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Doris Lagred

 

Memorial services for Doris Lagred of Starbuck, formerly of Swift Falls area, Minnesota, will be held Thursday March 5, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Scandia Lutheran Church, rural Glenwood, Minnesota, with Reverend Ronald Knutson officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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