March 2014

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Loren August Peterson, 93, of Kerkhoven

Loren August Peterson, 93, of Kerkhoven, died Thursday March 6th at Rice Memorial Hospital, in Willmar. His memorial service will be at 11 am on Saturday, March 8th at Bethel Baptist Church, in Kerkhoven. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a spring burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the family. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, in Kerkhoven.

 

Loren was born on April 12, 1920 to August and Margaret (Johnson) Peterson in Kerkhoven. He attended country school then Kerkhoven Elementary before graduating from Benson High School in 1938. After high school Loren was active in the Air Force. He served from 1942 to 1945 before becoming honorably discharged.

 

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06
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Rita Schmidt of Hewitt

The Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Schmidt of Hewitt will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bertha, with Father Peter VanderWeyst as celebrant. Friends may call on Thursday at the Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with Prayers at 6:00 and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Surrounded by her family, Rita passed away at the age of 62, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her home in Oak Valley Township, Otter Tail County, MN.
 

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06
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Lois Hatlelid, 81, of Storm Lake, Iowa

Lois Hatlelid, 81, of Storm Lake, Iowa and formerly of the Swift County area, died Friday, February 21, 2014 while vacationing in Palm Springs, California.
Memorial services were Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:30 at the Alta Church of Christ in Alta, Iowa.
Visitation was Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Thu
06
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It’s Time To Legalize Medical Marijuana

By Reed Anfinson, Editor, Publisher

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06
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Braves score season- low 38 points in Section 6AA-opening loss to Litch

A season that began with so much promise ended in a thud as the Benson boys basketball team lost its third-straight game, ending the season with a 50-38 loss at Litchfield in the opening round of the Section 6AA Tourney.
Benson was seeded sixth in its half of the section, while the Dragons were seeded third.  The 38 points scored was a season-low for the Braves, who have also scored 39 and 40 points this year, but have also scored a season-high 83 points during a win over ACGC.
The loss ended the Braves’ season with a 12-15 overall record and 8-8 mark within the WCC South to finish third behind ACGC (8-6) and Paynesville (8-7).
Benson started out 3-0 and 5-2 this season and was still at 9-7 late in the year before going 3-8 in its final 11 games.
Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s team are Alex Forsberg, Zach Maurer, Ryan Hampton, Christian Larson, Zach Jensen, Kenny Dieter, and Jacob Goff.

Wed
05
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Two BHS gymnasts earn All-WCC honors

Two members of the Benson-KMS gymnastics team earned All-Conference honors during the 2013-2014 season.
KMS sophomore MiKaylie Hagen and Benson senior Caitlin Flower both earned All-Conference for the Fighting Braves, while BHS senior Shayla Burns earned honorable mention.
The top 12 gymnasts from the regular-season and tournament earn All-Conference in the WCC, while 13th through 16th earn honorable mention.
This was the second-straight All-Conference honor for Hagen and Flower, while Burns, who earned All-Conference last season, just missed earning All-Conference due to missing the WCC Meet with an injury.

Photo: MiKaylie Hagen earned All-Conference honors for the Fighting Braves this season, joining Caitlin Flower.

Tue
04
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Benson Fire Department looking at replacing aerial truck

Fire calls up slightly in 2013

Tue
04
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Family with Benson ties fights to make medical marijuana legal

For one Minnesota family, the current session of the state Legislature has one issue before it that rises above all others: Will the state approve the sale and use of medical marijuana?
Among those waiting anxiously to see what the state Legislature will do are Mick and Marlys Boone of Benson. They have a seven-year-old granddaughter who suffers from debilitating and frequent epileptic seizures. The chemicals in medical marijuana have proven to be the one drug that provides hope for Greta Botker to have a better life.
Greta is the daughter of Maria and Mark Botker of Clinton; Maria is a 1994 graduate of Benson High School and the daughter of Mick and Marlys Boone. The Botkers also have two other daughters, Emma and Lora.

Tue
04
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City of Benson Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

Tue
04
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 1-13-2014

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Independent School District No. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Monday, January 13, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
Benson Senior High Media Center

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