June 2013

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the Benson City Council at City Hall, 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, MN 56215 until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 for the purpose of furnishing all necessary skills, tools, materials, forms, and labor to furnish and install the following approximate quantities:
 
▪ 2,000 ton paver laid bituminous, more or less
▪ 1,000 square yards bituminous milling, more or less
▪ 70 Yards concrete milling, more or less
 
A bid sheet can be obtained by calling City Hall at 320-843-4775.
Bids shall be honored during the 2013 construction season.
The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids or waive any informalities contained therein.
 
Dated:  June 3, 2013
/s/ Paul Kittelson

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ESTATE OF LEWARNE PITTMAN

ESTATE OF LEWARNE PITTMAN

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 76-PR-13-284
In Re: Estate of LeWarne Pittman, Deceased

 

ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

 

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Cortez, Braaten and Johnson lead Lakers to win over Starbuck

by John Fragodt, Sports Editor

The Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers amateur baseball team raised its record to 4-2 overall with a 7-3 victory at Starbuck, Friday night.

Starbuck outhit the Lakers 10-6, but Norway Lake-Sunburg made the most of their hits, scoring two runs in the first and sixth innings, and three more in the third.

Chris Braaten earned the win with relief help from Jonah Johnson.  Braaten allowed six hits and three runs over 5 2/3 innings, while Johnson gave up just four hits and one walk over the final 3 1/3 innings.

Offensively, James Cortez had two big hits for the Lakers, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.  Chad Searcy added a two-run single, while Jonah Johnson, Kent Gjerde, and Kyle Baker also had hits for NL-Sunburg.

 

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Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend

Celebrate the end of the school year with a potential angler-to-be by fishing for free with a child 15 or younger, June 7-9, during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.

“This is a great opportunity to discover fishing,” said Mike Kurre, the DNR’s mentoring program coordinator. “Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don’t need a license that weekend. Opportunities for beginning anglers abound throughout Minnesota.”

 

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KMS softball team tops Edgerton for third-straight Section 3A title

by John Fragodt, Sports Editor

The KMS softball team is headed back to the state tournament for the third-straight year after beating Edgerton-Southwest Minnesota Christian, 3-0, in the Section 3A championship game, Thursday in Marshall.

The Saints improved to 22-0 for the season, giving the team a 70-2 record over the past three years with one third and one fifth-place finish at state the past two years.

KMS earned a berth in  the finals by beating Clinton-GB (12-0), Wheaton-HN (15-1), Wabasso (9-4) and Edgerton-SWC (6-2), earlier in the tourney.

KMS is set to begin state action against the Section 8A winner at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 6 in Mankato.

 

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Track teams send six entries to state

by John Fragodt, Sports Editor

The Benson-KMS girls track earned a second-place finish at the Section 3A Track and Field meet in Benson last Thursday afternoon.  The girls team, one of the best in the area for at least the last 5-10 years, earned 69 points and qualified five entries to the State Track and Field Meet, set for this Friday and Saturday, June 7-8 at Hamline University.

Luverne, one of BKMS’ main nemesis, won the overall title with 89 points and 4-of-18 event titles while Benson-KMS was second with 69 points, and Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd was third with 60.

Qualifying to state for the Benson-KMS girls were Emma Peterson in the high jump (second place) and 300 meter hurdles (first); Hannah Ricard in the shot put (second); the 1600 meter relay team of Peterson, Sydney Walsh, Bethany Rosemeier, and Emily Tostenson (first); and the 3200 meter relay team of Leah Tessem, Jessica Goff, Tostenson, and Rosemeier.

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‘Ride for Healing’ honors Vietnam War veterans

by Reed Anfinson, Editor

Benson Vietnam War veteran Neal Thompson was among the “Ride for Healing” bikers who passed through the city last week on his way to Brainerd.

The ride was the project of the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) State Commander Lee Ulferts. Funds raised by the ride will be used for the Vietnam Education Center in Washington, D.C.

Ulferts said it is his passion and belief that outstate Minnesota Vietnam veterans have never had the chance to be recognized and honored for their service. The ride was an attempt to “provide them with that honor and to welcome them home and give them a chance for the healing of all the hurts they have carried these many years. It will also give the public a chance to contribute to this cause in their honor as the caravan travels through the state.”

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Falk, Koenen see legislative session as successful

by Reed Anfinson, Editor

As they headed to the state Capitol in January, Rep. Andrew Falk and Sen. Lyle Koenen found themselves in the majority party with a governor who was also a Democrat.

In the November election, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party won back control of the House and Senate from the Republicans. With Gov. Mark Dayton halfway into his four-year term, the DFL had an opportunity to set the agenda. It was the first time since 1990 that the Democrats controlled both houses of the state Capitol with one of their own in the governor’s office.

But despite their majority rule, not all of what was on the DFL leadership agenda got through the Legislature. A minimum wage increase, a bill with more strict bullying provisions, and added gun control measures didn’t pass. However, all three are likely to end up on the legislative docket in 2014.

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Benson High School Class of 2013 graduation

by Reed Anfinson, Editor

Members of the Benson High School Class of 2013 stand at attention after processing into the BHS senior high gymnasium for the start of Benson High School’s 123rd commencement exercises Sunday afternoon.  From left to right are Gabi Doscher, Brandon Fifield, Angela Forsberg, Tre’ Giese, Brody Gimberlin, Andrew Hagstrom, Travis Hanson, and Gabriella Hoiland.  Sixty-five students graduated with the Class of 2013.

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Lou Reither Memorial service

A memorial service for Lou Reither will be held  at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Vine Evangelical Church, 3244 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota  55407 in lieu of the graveside service. 

 
Lunch will be served at the church following the service.

 

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