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Wed
17
Jun
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All eyes on the ball.

The first day of Summer Rec baseball and softball took place Monday at the Northside Rec Area with Mark Grussing supervising the baseball and Barb Schwarz supervising softball.

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Wed
10
Jun
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Ambush Park; a hidden gem in Benson

Ambush Park in Benson is one of the most scenic places around the City of Benson.  Camping has opened up at Ambush Park, but there’s still plenty of room at the park for walking, enjoying nature, playing mini golf, having a picnic, and much more.

Wed
10
Jun
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BHS graduate runs virtual half-marathon due to COVID

We all have our stories of how the COVID-19 shutdown affected our lives, Katelyn Tolifson, a 2019 graduate of Benson High School, has her own.  Katelyn was set to run in the Fargo (ND) Half Marathon, May 9, but because of the COVID-19 shutdown, the actual race was called off.  Most runners had pre-registered and because there were no refunds, the runners were left with two choices.

“The runners had two options; to either run on the new race date of Aug. 29 or run in a ‘virtual race’,” Katelyn said.  “If you chose to run in the virtual race, the committee sent you a bib, a sweatshirt, and your medal.  I decided to stick with my original plan and run the virtual race May 9 since I had already been training and there were no refunds.”

Wed
10
Jun
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Community Ed trying to go ahead with limited schedule

Community Education in Benson is set to open up the summer with summer baseball and summer softball, but many of the other activities have been canceled, or are still on hold and under consideration for this summer.

The Community Education/District Newsletter will not be published this spring/summer.  Information concerning summer rec activities will be posted on the Community Education Facebook page and on the Community Education page on the school district website as information becomes available. 

A list of summer offerings from the Community Ed classes can also be found in this week’s Monitor-News.

“As of right now, we have planned a softball and baseball summer program and an older girls gymnastics camp,” Community Ed Director Shelly Vergin said.  “There’s are also open gym opportunities for high school volleyball and girls basketball, a speed and strength training class, and several other opportunities...”

Wed
03
Jun
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Eleanor Habben and Stacy Johnson earn All-State honors

BHS Band Director Brock Duncan recently informed the Monitor-News that 2020-21 junior Eleanor Habben (All-State Mixed Choir) and 2020-21 senior Stacy Johnson (All-State Concert Band-French horn) were both accepted into the 2020-21 MMEA All-State groups. 

“The All-State experience will also be affected by COVID-19.  There will be no summer camp, which usually takes place for a week in August,” Duncan said.  “The current plan is to have students gather in February to rehearse and present a concert.  Although the experience will not be the same, it is still a great honor to be accepted.”

Wed
27
May
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Painting during the COVID-19 shutdown

Painters with Steve Ricard Painting of Benson work on a house near the Zniewski Funeral Home while wearing face masks and trying to keep a little social distance.

Wed
27
May
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BHS seniors: Not the ending they had in mind

By John Fragodt
Sports Editor

BHS seniors miss out on special memories to close out high school years

Benson High School is set to conduct graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 this Friday at the outdoor swimming pool park.  A total of 62 students are listed as members of the BHS graduating Class of 2020.  The graduating list can be found on page 2 of this week’s paper.

The outdoor graduation ceremony, which includes social distancing restrictions, is just of the many changes the BHS seniors have had to overcome as they closed out their final two years of high school.

Seniors throughout the state and country have missed out a lot in their final year of high school.  After coming together as students in Head Start, preschool, and kindergarten, the Class of 2020 has gone through 12 years of high school together before their final three months were taken away due to the COVID-19 shutdown,.

Wed
20
May
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What are you doing during the shutdown?

KMS senior Maddy Rohner commits to playing basketball at M-State-Fergus Falls

Wed
13
May
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What are you doing during the shutdown?

Emma and Jacob Schliep (pictured above) helped plant a garden with their grandmother, Joann Schliep.  After only a week, the peas and radishes were up as Jacob and Emma point out.  They are the children of Doug and Alicia Schliep of Holloway. -- Joann Schliep, of Holloway

Wed
06
May
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More glimmers of hope

Communities throughout the state and country, including the city of Benson, have been decorating their homes and businesses with “glimmers of hope”.

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