September 2013

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Joseph Allen Aust, age 35, of Willmar,

Joseph Allen Aust, age 35, of Willmar, died on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at his home in Willmar.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers.  Burial will follow the mass at the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Church.
 
Joseph suffered from the effects of diabetes, after a five year struggle with this disease; he was called home by his Creator.  He is survived by his son, Logan; father, Scott Aust; and other family members and friends.
 
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

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New Benson flag is half mast in commemmoration of 911

As communities and cities around the US commemmorate the tragedy of 911, the city of Benson is flying a flag that was originally made to be seen - and in a big way.

The original 30' x 42' "Garrison" flag was the one that Francis Scott Key saw on the morning of September 14, 1814. It inspired him to write the words to "The Star Spangled Banner."

Today the original of this flag is displayed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

The flag was especially made for the garrison in Baltimore, MD in 1812.  It was made by Mary Pickersgill, a well-known flagmaker in Baltimore. She worked relentlessly on heavy, woolen flags, one of which was to be the largest garrison flag ever flown.

Today's tribute in Benson is being flown from the newly installed flag pole. 

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Lois H. Murray, age 83, of Benson

Lois H. Murray, age 83, of Benson, died Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota.
Services:  10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Paul Idstrom officiating.
Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

 

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KMS has three-game sweep of Hancock

by John Fragodt, Sports Editor

The KMS volleyball team opened up the 2013 season with a three-game sweep of Hancock last Tuesday night in Kerkhoven.
The Saints, coming off a 6-17 season from a year ago, swept past the Owls 25-23, 25-20, 25-21.
Back to lead the Saints this year is second-year head coach Joquel Molenaar, who is assisted by Tami Ruff and Laura Suter.
Gone from last year’s team are Megan Holt, Jessica Walz, Kelly Holt, Lyndsay Jorgenson, Erin Haglund, and Sam Dunn, but among the returning letterwinners are seniors Shelby Baker, Madison Strandberg, and Katie Wilts; and juniors Alison Krieger, Elizabeth Wilts, and Kalli Forsell.

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06
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Braves fall to Melrose, 14-12

by John Fragodt, Sports Editor

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06
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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Swift County Board of Adjustment

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

There will be a meeting of the Swift County Board of Adjustment on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the Swift County Courthouse, 301 14th St. No., Benson, MN to consider the following:

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Swift County Planning Commission

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

There will be a meeting of the Swift County Planning Commission on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the Swift County Courthouse, 301 14th St. No, Benson, MN to consider the following:

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CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DRAFT WATER PLAN 10-YEAR UPDATE

CONTINUATION OF
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DRAFT
WATER PLAN 10-YEAR UPDATE

SWIFT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
COMMISSIONERS ROOM
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013, AT 11:00 A.M.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT

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