March 2021

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ANNUAL BOARD OF REVIEW AND EQUALIZATION

ANNUAL BOARD OF REVIEW AND EQUALIZATION
  The Clontarf Township Board will meet Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall in Clontarf, MN on Grace Ave./Main Street for the Annual Board of Review & Equalization.
Anne Schirmer, Clerk

 

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CLONTARF TOWNSHIP ACCEPTING QUOTES

CLONTARF TOWNSHIP ACCEPTING QUOTES

Clontarf Township Board will be accepting quotes for gravel, road blading, ditch mowing and snow removal until Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The quotes will be opened at its regular monthly meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Clontarf Fire Hall on Grace Avenue/Main Street in Clontarf, MN.
In event of inclement weather, the meeting will be postponed one week to April 13, 2021.
Anne Schirmer
Clerk of the Township of Clontarf
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BOARD OF REVIEW FOR BENSON TOWNSHIP

 The Board of Appeals and Equalization for Benson Township will be held at the Benson Town Hall Monday,  April 12th
at 8:00 AM for the assessment year 2021 payable in 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to determine whether property has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.
Grant Herfindahl,
Clerk Benson Township
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City Council will decide April 5 on future of Armory

Benson's 1927 Armory could be coming down this spring

By Reed Anfinson
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Benson’s City Council will decide whether it is going to accept bids for the demolition of the Benson Armory or reject them to pursue options and costs for its future use.
Back in October, the council voted unanimously to move ahead with the demolition of the 1927 Armory building. But now that the bids are in front of it for a decision, there have been second thoughts among some members of the council.
Rather than take action on the bids at its March 15 meeting, the council delayed the decision to its April 5 meeting. That delay gave it time to discuss one more time whether the building should stand or be leveled.
Three bids were received:
MAAC, Inc. $78,950
Jim Riley & Sons $143,775
T&K Kennedy Excavating $154,329

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McGeary, Dineen Bring Home Gold

State Champs!

Benson sophomore Libby McGeary became the first gymnast at Benson or KMS to earn a gold medal and fellow sophmore Thomas Dineen became the third wrestler at Benson High School to win a state title.
Sunday both were recognized with a parade through town with fans lining the streets.

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COVID-19 cases spiking again in Swift County, state

By Reed Anfinson

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In the first 14 days of March, Swift County saw 16 new cases of   COVID-19, however, in the last 15 days it has seen a sharp increase with 43 additional cases.
The 59 cases as of March 29 is approaching four times the number of cases seen in February when there were just 16.
Last week, Swift County-Benson Health Services performed 40 COVID-19 tests in a single day with a high positivity rate, Co-CEO Dan Enderson told the governing board at its meeting Monday night.
 Last week, it did the most testing and saw the highest number of positive results since mid-November, he said.

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Don’t blow your chance to go to state, get vaccinated

Imagine being headed to a state tournament with the possibility of your team winning the championship. Then a couple days before you leave, several teammates are exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
The team loses key players, and its state tournament hopes are crushed. There is a way to avoid that disheartening outcome – get everyone vaccinated.
“We are trying to get the word out there that if you become fully vaccinated, two weeks after you receive your second dose, you can avoid quarantine,” Swift County-Benson Health Services RN Clinic Manager Sarah Young told the governing board Monday night.

 

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McGeary wins first gymnastics gold medal on balance beam

Libby McGeary became the first Benson-KMS gymnast to earn a state gold medal when she won the Class A balance beam at the State Meet, Friday at Champlin Park High School.

Benson sophomore Libby McGeary became the first gymnast at Benson or KMS to earn a gold medal.  McGeary, competing in the all-around at the State Gymnastics Meet, Friday, at Champlin Park, scored a 9.6 on the balance beam to place first in the Class A Gymnastics Meet.
The 9.6 score also broke a school record, giving McGeary her third school record of the season.
Last year, McGeary qualified to the state meet in the all-around, placing 19th overall in the State Class A competition.
McGeary went on to place 13th overall in the all-around in the Class A Meet while also placing 26th on the floor exercise, 32nd on the uneven bars, and 37th on the vault.
“Libby had a great meet,” coach Kathy Ahrndt said.  “I’ve looked at her balance beam routine many times and it was flawless; she did not even have a wobble.  I’m very happy for her.  She had a great season.”

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Dineen earns gold at State Wrestling!

Thomas Dineen (right) wrestles in the Class A 195-pound title match, Saturday.  He became the third BHS wrestler to win a gold medal at the state meet, joining Ryan and Scott Thompson.  Photo courtesy of Joe Brown, West Central Tribune.

Thomas Dineen became the third wrestler at Benson High School to win a state title when he went 3-0 to win the Class A 195-pound title at the State Wrestling Tournament, Saturday at St. Michael-Albertville High School.
Dineen, a sophomore, finished the season 38-0 and now has 107 career wins to place him tied for 11th on the all-time BHS wins’ list with two seasons to go.
He also qualified to state as an eighth-grader and freshman, going 0-1 at state his first year and then going 3-2 to place fifth last season.

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Lenora Margaret Heideman

Lenora M. Heideman, 88, of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Scandi Haven Village - Senior Living and Memory Care in Benson. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 30, 2021, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson.
   Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.  
   www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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