June 2014

Fri
20
Jun
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Fr. William J. Coy Memorial Saturday

 A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Fr. William J. Coy will be held Saturday, June 21 at 1 p.m. at the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers.
Fr. Coy died December 18, 2013 at Maryknoll, NY.

Fri
20
Jun
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Benson Planning Commission

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Benson Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave. The hearing is held to take testimony either for or against the issuance of a conditional use permit for a business to open a diesel fueling station across from 1020 Atlantic Avenue in Benson.
All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing or submit written comments to the office of the City Manager, 1410 Kansas Ave, Benson, MN 56215, prior to the hearing.
 
Dated: June 16, 2014
 /s/  Rob Wolfington
Zoning Administrator
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Fri
20
Jun
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West Bank Township

NOTICE
WEST BANK TOWNSHIP  ROAD DAMAGE POLICY

Damage to West Bank Township Roads over $100 per incident that is not an act of nature will be billed to the responsible party and/or adjoining land owner for the remaining amount to repair road to original condition.
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NOTICE TO IRRIGATORS
It is unlawful to allow an irrigator to cause damage and/or create a public safety hazard on West Bank Township Roads and Right of Ways. Law enforcement will be notified of violation and dealt with in a fair and just manner.
West Bank Township
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Fri
20
Jun
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NL-Sunburg Lakers top NLS Twins, 14-6

The Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers improved to 4-1 overall with a 14-6 victory over New London-Spicer, Friday night in Spicer.
The Lakers scored early and often against the Twins, scoring single runs in the first through fourth innings to take a 4-3 lead and then adding six in the seventh, three in the eighth, and another run in the ninth.
Overall, the Lakers outhit the Twins, 15-6, with Chris Braaten going 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored, and Kyle Baker going 3-for-5 with two RBI.
Braaten earned the win for Norway Lake-Sunburg, giving up just five hits and three runs over six innings and leaving with the score 10-3 in the Lakers’ favor.
Jonah Johnson came in for relief, and gave up three unearned runs in the seventh on one hit and one walk.

Fri
20
Jun
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VFW splits with Madison and Morris

The Benson VFW baseball team split a pair of league games last week with Madison and Morris.  Benson, which is 2-1 after its first full week of action, beat Madison last Tuesday night, 11-5, but then fell at Morris, Friday, 10-5.
Benson, coached by Adam Foslien, was set to host Starbuck, Tuesday (yesterday) to begin a five-game homestand before hosting Montevideo, Monday, June 23, and entertaining the Alexandria 16s, Tuesday, June 24.

Benson 11, Madison 5
Benson pulled out an 11-5 victory over Madison last Tuesday night thanks to a couple of big innings in the third and fifth.
Benson trailed 2-0 before scoring three runs in the third inning on a wild pitch, fielder’s choice by Brett Sulier, and RBI-singly by Nick Miller.
Madison went back up with three runs in the fifth inning, but Benson took the lead for good with six runs in the fifth.

Fri
20
Jun
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Band parade gets rained on

Nick Collins (foreground) plays the tuba as other members of the Benson High School marching band perform in front of the judging stand and in the pouring rain during the 2014 Pioneerland Band Festival, Saturday night.  Only seven of the 11 bands were able to perform due to the wet and soggy conditions.

Parade goers needed an umbrella and coat to view the Pioneerland Band Festival - and many stayed to watch despite the weather.  Rains held off for most of the day until right before the start of the parade at about 6:15 p.m. 

Color guard members of the Champlin Park band were probably wishing they were somewhere else as they knelt in the water with their band to start the routine in front of the judging area.
 

Fri
20
Jun
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City to spend $20,000 studying crossing options

Benson will spend $20,000 in the coming months to study options for reducing the public safety hazard and general inconvenience of trains blocking the three city downtown crossings.
The city is putting in $10,000 and asking Swift County to match that.
In its 2014 budget, the Swift County Board of Commissioners set aside $25,000 to create the  “Swift Planning Grant” fund. The purpose of the fund is to encourage cities and townships in the county to complete comprehensive or strategic planning activities. Grants of up to $10,000 can be requested.
The City of Appleton has already been approved for a $10,000 grant to develop its comprehensive plan.
Council members agreed that the problem of trains blocking the tracks in Benson, and blocking emergency vehicles, is an issue important to residents of the county as well as the city.

Thu
19
Jun
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Tornadoes by Benson Thursday; water at the Benson golf course

Late Thursday afternoon Gracie Lens took this photo southwest of Benson.

That funnel was apparently one of several swirling around the city as tornado warnings were issued from Benson to Kerkhoven.

At 4:05 yesterday law enforcement confirmed a funnel cloud north of Danvers.  That started the next hour of cloud watching as several funnel clouds west and southwest of Benson formed and retreated.

Tthe sirens sounded in Benson as several other funnels were spotted by county personnel on the south edge of town.

Downtown employees streamed into the streets to look as a funnel bounced up and down, missing Benson entirely. 

As the dark clouds moved east there were twin funnels snaking in the distance as DeGraff issued a tornado warning and the warnings continued east on highway 12 to Kerkhoven.

Thu
19
Jun
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Special weather statement, possible hail and thunderstorm Thursday

THUNDERSTORMS MOVING OVER CHIPPEWA,
SWIFT AND YELLOW MEDICINE
COUNTIES THROUGH 915 AM CDT...

AT 819 AM CDT...WEATHER SERVICE
RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 4 MILES SOUTH
OF LAC QUI PARLE STATE PARK TO
8 MILES NORTHWEST OF COTTONWOOD.
THESE STORMS WERE MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WINDS UP TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

* LOCATIONS IN OR NEAR THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE...
  CLARKFIELD.
  HAZEL RUN.
  MILAN.
  MONTEVIDEO AIRPORT.
  HAGEN.
  DANVERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE
STORM TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. SEEK SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY.

* * * * * * *

Tue
17
Jun
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Lory L. Paulson, 51 of Raymond

Lory L. Paulson, 51 of Raymond, died on June 14, 2014 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  Her funeral will be 1:30 pm on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Monson Lake Lutheran Church in rural Sunburg.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Monson Lake Church Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.  www.hafh.org
Lory Lynn Paulson was born on April 13, 1963 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Dwight and Myra (Christenson) Johnson.  She grew up in the Kerkhoven area and graduated from KMS High School in the class of 1981.  She went on to receive medical training at Willmar Vo-Tech.
Lory was united in marriage to Dennis Paulson on August 17, 1991.  They lived in rural Raymond.
Lory worked several jobs in the area including the Lindberg Rest Home in Kerkhoven.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

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