October 2013

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Oct
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Fall back on Sunday morning

Fall back; spring ahead – an easy little saying to tell you what to do with your clocks and watches this coming Sunday morning.
At 2 a.m. Sunday, Daylight Saving Time ends giving you an extra hour of sleep.
Most people will turn their clocks back an hour before they go to bed while those with digital devices will simply rely on technology to automatically do it for them.
Saturday morning the sun will rise at 8:03 and set at 6:08 p.m. But with the end of Daylight Saving Time, Sunday morning it will rise at 7:06 a.m. and set at 5:07 p.m.
As we move toward the Winter Solstice Dec. 21, the days will keep getting shorter and shorter.
Evenings keep getting darker as we move into December. From Dec. 4 to Dec. 16, the sun sets at 4:40 p.m. Then, Dec. 17, the sun sets one minute later at 4:41 and by the end of December it is setting at 4:49.

Tue
29
Oct
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

   The City of Benson and Independent School District #777 will hold a public accuracy test of the electronic voting system to be used at the November 5 General Election. The test will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave.
 
Dated: October 28, 2013
        /s/ Paul Kittelson
    Mayor
Attest:  /s/ Glen Pederson             
City Clerk
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NOTICE OF LOCATION WHERE BALLOTS WILL BE COUNTED

NOTICE OF LOCATION WHERE BALLOTS WILL BE COUNTED
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777
(BENSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
STATE OF MINNESOTA

  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the election judges for Independent School District No. 777 shall count the ballots cast in the School District’s November 5, 2013 special election at the following location:

COMBINED POLLING PLACE:    The Benson Armory
    203 14th Street South
    Benson, MN  56215

Dated:  August 19, 2013.
            BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
By  /s/ Shelly Vergin
School District Clerk
Independent School District No. 777
(Benson Public Schools)
State of Minnesota
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28
Oct
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Gerald “Jerry” John Hughes, age 76, of Marshall, formerly of Danvers

Gerald “Jerry” John Hughes, age 76, of Marshall, formerly of Danvers, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. He suffered a long battle with lung disease. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, with a 4:00 PM Rosary and 7:00 PM prayer, at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 29, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The American Legion Post 113 will provide Military Honors. Burial will be at the Church of the Visitation Cemetery, in Danvers, at a later date. Condolences may be given to the family at www.hamiltonfh.com

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Virginia M. McGeary, age 101, Benson

Virginia M. McGeary, age 101, of Benson, died Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Southview Manor Home in Benson.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers, with Father William Sprigler officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, November 1st, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a Rosary at 4:45 PM.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers on Saturday.

Thu
24
Oct
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Accident north of Benson blocks roads

Minnesota 29 north of Benson could be blocked until at least 10 a.m. Thursday due to an accident between a pickup hauling two field anhydrous ammonia tanks and a semi-tractor trailer truck.
One person was taken to the Swift County-Benson Hospital by ambulance complaining of possible neck injuries.
The Swift County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 6:47am, of the accident about 1 mile north of Benson on Highway 29.  A pickup pulling two 1,000 gallon field nurse anhydrous tanks struck a patch of ice on the bridge and rolled into the ditch on the north side of the bridge.
At this time, most of the product has been released and there is no emergency to the immediate area, the sheriff’s office said.  Agencies responding to the scene were Swift County Sheriff’s Department, Benson Fire Department, Benson Ambulance, Benson Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, and the Swift County Emergency Manager.

Thu
24
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KMS football team ends the regular-season

The KMS football team ended the regular-season without a win after losing in the regular-season finale last Wednesday night in Murdock to Osakis, 52-6.  The Saints scored just 21 points over its final five games, and scored 63 total points for the season.
Osakis went up 20-0 after one quarter , 36-0 by halftime and 44-0 early in the third quarter before the Saints finally got on the board on a 15-yard touchdown run by Rylan Hatlestad.
KMS earned the seventh seed in the upcoming Section 4A Tourney and was set to play at second-seeded Atwater-CGC in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs at 7 p.m, Tuesday (yesterday) in Grove City.  With a win, the Saints would move on to the section semifinals at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 against most likely Minneapolis North.

Wed
23
Oct
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Benson schools to close earlier starting Monday Nov. 4

The following letter was posted on the school's facebook page this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 23:

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23
Oct
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Joyce Julaine Jossart, 75, of St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly of Benson

Joyce Julaine Jossart, 75, of St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died Thursday, October 17, 2013, peacefully at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul.
A Celebration of Life service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church at Minnehaha Falls, 5212 41st Ave S., Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Our Lady of Peace Home, where Mom spent her last days in the loving care of the staff there. You can also send donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Tue
22
Oct
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Benson-KMS girls first and boys second at WCC Meet

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams are peaking at the right time.
The girls’ cross-country team edged Montevideo for the title at the WCC Cross-Country Meet last Wednesday, while the boys team placed second behind Montevideo.
In addition, the Benson-KMS girls had four runners place among the top-11 to earn All-Conference, including Bethany Rosemeier , who was second overall with a time of 15:31, and the boys team had one All-Conference runner as Josh Bailey, placed sixth overall with a time of 18:27.
The WCC meet had been scheduled for last Tuesday, but was moved back a day due to rain and cold.
Next up for the cross-country teams is the Section 6A Cross-Country Meet, set for Thursday, Oct. 24 at Long Prairie-GE.

Photo: The Benson-KMS girls team won the WCC meet and Bethany Rosemieier (above) placed second in the individual portion of the meet.
 

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