June 2013

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Murien A. Sonsteng, age 85, of Benson

Murien A. Sonsteng, 85, of Benson, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center - Meadow Lane in Benson, Minnesota.  

          
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, at the East Zion Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck, with Rev. Jacqueline Harvestine officiating.  Friends called for one hour prior to the service.  

Burial was in the East Zion Cemetery in Langhei Township, Pope County.  

Arrangements were with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  

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11
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Bueford W. Peterson, 89, of Glenwood, formerly of Swift Falls

Bueford W. Peterson, 89, of Glenwood, formerly of Swift Falls, passed away  Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Glacial Ridge  Health Services in Glenwood.  

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls.  Visitation was held  Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church before the service.  
Burial followed the service at the Swift Falls Cemetery in Swift Falls.  

Bueford was born  December 28, 1923 in Mound, Minnesota to Walter and Mathilda (Leaf) Peterson.  He graduated from Mound High School and was employed by a plumber, but was anxious to help with chores at his father’s dairy farm and chose to farm instead.  

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Pioneerland Band Festival set for Friday

by Reed Anfinson

The 26th annual Pioneerland Band Festival is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday in Benson.  The grand marshal for this year’s parade is Candace Monson-Sowers.

The parade will follow the traditional route from just south of Runnings and Do-Mat’s in Benson to Amoco, and then going north toward the high school.

Bands scheduled to perform at this year’s Pioneerland Band Festival are Bertha-Hewitt, KMS, and New York Mills in Class A; Fergus Falls, Hutchinson, and Alexandria in Class AA; Bemidji, the Patriots of St. Anthony, and Maple Grove in Class AAA; and Benson High School in exhibition only.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Benson High School Football Field immediately following the parade as soon as the judges have completed their tabulations.  Cash prizes of over $2,500 will be awarded to the top bands.

Judges are from Tri-State Judges Association of Decorah, IA.

 

Tue
11
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Four to be charged in connection with burglaries

by Reed Anfinson, Editor

Two juveniles and two adults face charges later this week in relation to burglaries in the community that go back to last August.

The adults face felony charges. The juveniles are old enough that they could also be charged as adults, but that is a decision for Swift County Attorney Robin Finke, Chief Ian Hodge said in an interview Monday.  

While patrolling in Benson around 1:30 the night of May 30, Officer Ben Badowich ran into two people who he stopped to talk with. At the time, they had burglary tools in their possession, Hodge said. That led to a search of both their vehicles. Discussions with the two led to a small amount of information that officers then used to pursue their investigation of a series of burglaries of vehicles and garages in recent months.

Tue
11
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Four to be charged in connection with several months of burglaries

by Reed Anfinson, Editor

Two juveniles and two adults face charges later this week in relation to burglaries in the community that go back to last August.

The adults face felony charges. The juveniles are old enough that they could also be charged as adults, but that is a decision for Swift County Attorney Robin Finke, Chief Ian Hodge said in an interview Monday.  

While patrolling in Benson around 1:30 the night of May 30, Officer Ben Badowich ran into two people who he stopped to talk with. At the time, they had burglary tools in their possession, Hodge said. That led to a search of both their vehicles. Discussions with the two led to a small amount of information that officers then used to pursue their investigation of a series of burglaries of vehicles and garages in recent months.

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11
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Stella Kalthoff, age 68, of rural Murdock

Stella Kalthoff, age 68, of rural Murdock, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at her home.
 
Arrangements are pending with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

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Chiefs pick up two wins

by John Fragodt, Sports Editor

The Benson Chiefs are 3-1 overall after falling to Montevideo, Saturday.  Benson opened up the season with a win over Montevideo, May 18 (14-4), and then took two more games from Appleton (11-5) and Ortonville (4-3) last weekend before falling to Montevideo (7-2).

Benson, 3-1 overall and coached by John Reardon, was set to play at 7 p.m., Wednesday (today) in Morris followed by a game in Benson at 4 p.m., Saturday against Dumont, and Sunday at 6 p.m. at Dawson.

Wed
05
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Swift County Bids Part II

(Part 2)

Swift County Bids:

Wed
05
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SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Bids

(Part 1)

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Bridge Replacement Projects
BIDS CLOSE June 26th, 2013
Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 10:00 AM on June 26th  2013, at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, PO Box 241, Benson, MN 56215.  Sealed bids will then be opened and publicly read at 10:00 AM at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, Benson, MN 56215 for the construction project listed below:

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05
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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