May 2014

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08
May
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BHS Craig Johnson/Ernie Wheeler Athletic Awards Night set for May 19

The 59th Annual Craig Johnson/Ernie Wheeler Athletic Awards Night is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 19 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in conjunction with the Senior Scholarship & Awards Ceremony.
The Senior Scholarship & Awards Ceremony is scheduled from 7-8:10 p.m. at the same night and location, and the Athletic Awards Night is set from 8:30-9 p.m.
Each year, student-athletes at Benson High School are recognized and rewarded for their positive influence as role models to younger athletes.
The evening itinerary will include the introduction of West Central Conference performers, Army Reserve National Scholar Athletes and many other awards. The evening will be capped off with the announcement and presentation of the Craig Johnson and Ernie Wheeler Awards.

Thu
08
May
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Track teams win titles at Benson Invitational

The Benson-KMS boys and girls track teams both claimed titles at the Benson Invitational, Monday night.
The Benson-KMS boys won the title with 192 points, followed by Minnewaska Area with 156.5, BOLD-BLH with 152.5, Paynesville with 57, Community Christian with 42, and Hancock with seven.
Lincoln Pahl led the Benson-KMS boys with three titles.  Pahl won the 200 meter dash (23.67), triple jump (36-10), and 300 meter hurdles (42.94), while Grant Molden took first in the 800 meter run (2:11.45), Alex Forsberg won the high jump (5-8), and three relay teams were also first -- the 800 meter relay team in 1:46.15, the 1600 meter relay team in 3:48.33, and the 3200 meter relay in 9:14.51.
•  In the girls competition, Benson-KMS totaled 186 points to edge BOLD-BLH (158) for first.  Paynesville was in third with 138.5 points, followed by Minnewaska Area with 109.5, Hancock with 20, and Community Christian with three.

Wed
07
May
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Rosella W. Hooth, 96, of Corona, South Dakota

Rosella W. Hooth, 96, of Corona, South Dakota passed away April 21, 2014.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, 2014, beginning at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona.  Visitation was at Mundwiler Funeral Home Thursday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. and continued at the church one hour prior to the service.  Rev. Caleb Schewe officiated.  Music was provided by Corrine Hanson and Roy DeBoer.  Casket bearers were Dennis Rohlfs, Ron Moon, Chad Wendland, Jared Wendland, Chris Nelson, Todd Cina, Derek Lawrence, and Tim Miller.  Honorary bearers were Rosella’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Milbank City Cemetery.
Rosella Wilhelmine Hooth was born  July 20, 1917, to Thomas M. and Elsie W. (Hoffmann) Rohlfs in Roberts County, South Dakota.  She grew up on a farm in rural Corona, South Dakota.  Rosella was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church in Corona  November 13, 1932.  She completed eight years of education.

Wed
07
May
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Peter Ollendick, Benson, and Rita Schmidt, formerly of Clontarf

A Memorial Mass for Peter Ollendick and Rita Schmidt will be held Saturday, May 10 at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf  at 11 a.m.
Burial of ashes will be the church cemetery.
A luncheon will be served at the Prairie Pub in Clontarf until 3 p.m.
Peter and Rita were the brother and sister of Anne Schirmer of Clontarf.
Peter and Rita were preceded in death by their parents, Ray and Esther (Schwebach) Ollendick and a sister, Lucy Gorres.

Wed
07
May
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Edna Marie Lundebrek, 85, Tennessee, formerly of Todd County

Edna Marie Lundebrek, 85, went to be with the Lord, October 27, 2013. Her ashes will be laid to rest May 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at East Zion Lutheran Church at 28745 County Road 10, Starbuck, Minnesota.
Edna was born to Edward and Catherine Spandle in Todd County, Minnesota. She worked many years and was a Supervisor for TEC Electronics. She retired in 1974.  
Edna enjoyed fishing, camping/travel, gardening, canning, and crocheting. She loved drawing, playing guitar when younger, bowling, softball, enjoyed watching western movies and was an avid reader. She was loved and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her loving husband Odell of 55 years. They began their lives together in Hopkins, Minnesota, then moved to Cambridge in 1974. They spent 16 of their later years in Apache Junction, Arizona. In 2012, they moved to Tennessee to be with their daughter Linda and her husband Bill, where she lived until her passing.  

Wed
07
May
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Cool spring;

Early Sunday morning the temperature at the National Weather Service monitoring site at the Benson airport fell to 28 degrees. It was cool, but not a record. The record low for May 4 was set in 1967 when it fell to 21 degrees.
Could that Sunday morning low be our last frost of the spring?
Based on daily temperature records for Benson that go back to 1953, half the last frosts have come by May 2 with half May 3 or later. Last year, the final frost of the spring didn’t come until May 12.
Based on the NWS 10-day forecast, lows are supposed to be in the 40s with highs in the mid-60s – no low 30s ahead. With each passing day, the chances of a frost get smaller. After May 10, only one in five years has seen a frost.
The latest the area has seen a killing frost was May 22 in 1963 when it fell to 28 degrees. The earliest last frost was in 1987 when the temperature fell to 29 degrees April 5 and didn’t drop below 32 degrees again until the fall.

Tue
06
May
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Everett Selmer Eye, 94, Benson

Everett Selmer Eye, 94, died on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be in the East Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hanley Falls, Minnesota.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Zniewski Funewral Home in Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

Tue
06
May
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Kid Day may have a street dance

As part of this summer’s Kid Day celebration, the Chamber of Commerce approached Patrick’s Pub  & Grill about conducting a street dance.
Monday night at the Benson City Council meeting Patrick’s owners Terry and Jennifer Sullivan presented their plans to the council and sought approval for the event, which is set for Saturday, July 19. A band is being booked to play outside from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The street dance would take place on 13th Street between Pacific Avenue and Kansas Avenue – the area between Patrick’s and Jimmy’s Pizza. The area would be fenced off with people entering the area required to go through the inside bar.

Tue
06
May
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Scare at Northside in Benson; school continues as "usual"

by Reed Anfinson, Editor

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