March 2013

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Public hearing school cuts

District 777's Board of Education to conduct public hearing on $650,000 in proposed cuts.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 06:00
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School looks at $650,000 in cuts

District 777's board is looking at deep cuts in scool funding.

By Reed Anfinson

$650,735 In Proposed Cuts

2013-14 school year

 

Reductions                                         Savings

 

Capital outlay                                                   $100,000

      Delay roof work

      Delay computer lab purchases

      Delay other possible expenditures

 

Delay bus purchase                                            $85,000

The school district has been on a rotation of buying a new bus every other year. That keeps the fleet in good shape. However, Westrum said he thought the district could delay a year since its most recent bus purchase was made the end of last year and that new bus only has one year of service on it.

 

English teaching position                                   $73,800

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27
Mar
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Rev. John H. “Jack” Brooks, 88, of Sioux Falls

Rev. John H. “Jack” Brooks, 88, of Sioux Falls, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

John Herman Brooks was born in Chicago, IL on June 5, 1924. His parents were Edward L. Brooks and Minnie C. (Zarbach) Brooks. Jack was raised in the rural resort community of Beulah, Michigan, graduating from the Benzonia High School in 1943. For 6 years, he worked at the local drug store, and served as a licensed minister at his boyhood Eden Congregational Church.

In the fall of 1949, he enrolled in the Yankton College School of Theology in Yankton, SD. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953, and his Bachelor of Theology degree in 1954. He was ordained into the Christian Ministry on December 12, 1954. He served the Letcher and Loomis Congregational Churches from 1952 to 1958. On June 24, 1956, he was united in marriage with Ramona Brost.

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Easter Egg Hunt March 30; First Evangelical Free Church to sponsor

First Evangelical Free Church;
Easter Egg Hunt March 30

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages three through sixth grade Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church, 900 13th St. S. in Benson (south edge of town). There will be an egg hunt whatever the weather -- rain, sun, or snow. Candy, special prizes,and Easter handouts will be given out to the children, as well as door prizes for all age categories.  Have fun and hear the story of Easter told using Resurrection Easter Eggs!

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Leslie G. Fenton Bolt, 58, of Kerkhoven

Leslie G. Fenton Bolt, 58, of Kerkhoven, died Sunday afternoon, March 10, at the Rice Care Center in Willmar.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m.  Thursday, March 14, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Willmar.

Leslie G. Fenton Bolt was born  June 1, 1954, in Litchfield, Minnesota, the daughter of Hugh and Virginia (Stevens) Fenton. She grew up in Litchfield and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1972 and then attended the Willmar Community College.

In 1973, Leslie was united in marriage to Wayne Evenson and they lived in Litchfield, Park Rapids and Arizona. In 1993, Leslie was married to Jerry Bolt and they lived in North Carolina. In 2000, Leslie returned to live in Kerkhoven. She was employed at Darold’s Super Value Foods in Benson.

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Steve Nokleby, 61, Montevideo

Steve Nokleby died Friday, March 8, 2013 at his home in rural Montevideo at the age of 61.  

Memorial services were conducted  Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo with Rev. Marie Eckberg officiating.

Organist was Nancy Strand and vocalist was Dorian Chalmers who sang  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”. Congregational hymns were  “O Jesus, I Have Promised” and “For The Beauty Of The Earth”.
Honorary bearers were all his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Interment was in the Jevnaker Lutheran Cemetery.  

Steven Craig Nokleby was born  April 4, 1951 in Montevideo, Minnesota to Arnold and Eileen (Anderson) Nokleby.  He was baptized and confirmed at Jevnaker Lutheran Church.  He attended rural school, Milan Public Schools and graduated from Montevideo High School in 1969.  He attended Concordia College in Moorhead and Southwest State in Marshall.  

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Win District 5 VFW contests

by John Fragodt, Monitor-News Staff

Two of Benson’s entries to the VFW District 5 writing contest placed very high.  In the Voice of Democracy Essay contest, BHS senior Jessica Mooberry (left) placed second in the district contest and received a cash prize of $100 along with a plaque from the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5.  In the Patriot’s Pen Essay contest, sixth-grader Eric Hoium (right) placed first in the district contest and received a cash prize of $150 along with a plaque from the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5. 

In addition, Eric’s essay has been forwarded to the Minnesota Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, to continue in the statewide competition.  Should his essay be judged best in the State of Minnesota, he will receive an award at that level and his essay would go on to national competition. 

Wed
20
Mar
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Roselle Evelyn Johnson, age 78, of Benson

Roselle Evelyn Johnson, age 78, of Benson, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Golden Living Center – Meadow Lane in Benson, MN.           Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Gary Brandenburg officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Trinity Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.
    
Roselle “Grandma Zell”, the daughter of Ross David Mills and Ellen Victoria (Anderson) Mills, was born August 23, 1934 in Six Mile Grove Township.  She was 78 years old and one of four children. Roselle was baptized into the Christian Faith by Reverend Schell and confirmed in 1949 by Reverend J.G. Swedeburg, both at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, MN.  Roselle graduated from Benson High School in 1952.

Wed
20
Mar
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Benson-Clariene A. Stutelberg, age 83, of Benson

Benson-Clariene A. Stutelberg, age 83, of Benson, passed away on Thursday Morning, March 14th, 2013, at the Golden Living Center Meadowlane Health Care Center in Benson.
 
Services-Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday March 21, 2013, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson with Rev. Seth Novak officiating.
 
Visitation-Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and for one hour prior to the service at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

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Is Hwy 9 the worst ever?

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