September 2013

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Benson schools plan fall levy referendum

In April, the District 777 Board of Education went through the agonizing process of cutting $635,909 from its budget.
It meant eliminating and paring back programs that teachers, parents and former students said were essential to give the children of the community a well-rounded education. It also meant larger class sizes, one less bus route and putting off necessary capital expenditures for things such as fixing roofs and purchases for the computer lab.
Now faced with declining enrollment continuing to take a toll on revenues, the board needs to raise additional money to avoid even deeper cuts over the next several years. This fall the school board will seek voter support for what is called a “revoke and replace” levy.

Tue
03
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Joseph J. Vlach, 93, of Benson

Joseph J. Vlach, 93, of Benson, died on Monday, September 02, 2013, at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, September 07, 2013, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Burial will follow the mass at St. Francis Catholic Church Cemetery near Benson. 

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.  Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.

Tue
03
Sep
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Benson's Northside school wins the Target contest; tentative concert date set

by Reed Anfinson, Editor, Publisher

Target launched a new gift card promotion this year, and is giving away $5 million to schools. Northside Elementary School of Benson was third in the nation last year, and incredibly enough, took the top prize Wednesday around noon.
Second grade teacher Roger Ebnet said.  “It’s great to see the whole town rally for something positive.”
The school, besides winning money, wins appearances by music and sports stars and celebrities like Country Star Luke Bryan, NFL star Donald Driver, Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas, and movie stars LaLa Anthony and Sophie Bush.

Supporters voted by following this link:

https://apps.facebook.com/givewithtarget/school/26090

No word yet from Target when the school will collect on its winnings or appearances by the stars. 

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03
Sep
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Joseph J. Vlach, 93, of Benson

Joseph J. Vlach, 93, of Benson, died on Monday, September 02, 2013, at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, September 07, 2013, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. 

Burial will follow the mass at St. Francis Catholic Church Cemetery near Benson.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.  Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.

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