October 2014

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J. Marie Stehn, 97, of Benson

J. Marie Stehn, 97, of Benson, died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Bethesda Pleasant View in Willmar.  
A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson where a visitation was held one hour prior to the service.  
Burial was in the Benson City Cemetery.  
Judell Marie Stehn was born  March 28, 1917 in Mandt Township of Chippewa County the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Townswick) Thompson. She was baptized at Mandt Lutheran Church by Pastor J.M. Mason and confirmed  October 12, 1930 by Pastor C.T. Jenson.  
Marie graduated from Benson High School in the class of 1934.  

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Benson in 10th place in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive contest

With only a few days to go, Benson Schools is in the top 10 of the Celebrate My Drive contest, sponsored by State Farm.  The contest encourages safe driving with a chance to win big.  Benson Schools was in the top 50 schools last year and won $25,000, this time, Benson Schools is hoping to get into the top five.
Cascade High School, of Iowa, was the No. 1 school in the small schools’ division as of Tuesday morning, while Benson Schools was ranked 10th.
Benson Schools staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road and because of that, they are asking  everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, and vote from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24.

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City looks to bond for $990,000; heliport considered

 To pay for $440,000 in water and sewer utility work done this year and to finance the $450,000 construction costs for a new building, Benson city staff will be working on a bonding resolution for council approval.
The proposed construction project would double the size of the current city street department building and would allow the city to discontinue use of the former Benson Bottling building. That building is used by the city parks department and for city bus storage. It is also used for storage by the Benson Police Department.
The Benson Bottling building is in such bad condition that is becoming unsafe, the city council has been told.
With interest at around 2.6 percent, now is the time to consider the bonding to pay for the sewer and water projects, as well as for the new construction City Director of Finance Glen Pederson told the council Monday night.

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Finke, Olson face off in race for county attorney

When Swift County residents go to the polls Nov. 4 they will see a contested race for the county attorney’s office for the first time in 24 years.
Assistant Swift County Attorney Danielle Olson is challenging County Attorney Robin Finke for the job.
Finke was named county attorney by the county board of commissioners in 2000 when then County Attorney Dave Mennis was named to the 8th Judicial District Court bench. Finke served the remaining two years in Mennis’ four-year term and then won election to the office in 2002. He also won elections in 2006 and 2010. In all three races he was unopposed.
It was back in 1990, when Mennis first ran for the county attorney’s office that county voters had two candidates to choose from on the ballot. He was challenged by John Riches; both had law practices in Benson. Mennis easily won the election and was unopposed in both 1994 and 1998.

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Countryside prepares for Ebola

Possibility low, but preparation essential

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NOTICE: PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
The Public Accuracy Test for the following precincts will be held Tuesday, October 28th, at 9:00 a.m.Testing will be completed in the New Commissioner’s Room - Swift County Courthouse located at 301 14th Street North, Benson, MN 56215 for the General Election held on November 4th, 2014. The Precincts are the Townships of: Appleton, Camp Lake, Clontarf, Cashel, Dublin, Edison, Fairfield, Hayes, Hegbert, Kerkhoven, Marysland, Moyer, Shible, Six Mile Grove, Swenoda, and Tara; and the Cities of: Clontarf, Danvers, Holloway, and Murdock. The Public is invited to attend.
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DEGRAFF City Notice

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO FILE APPLICATION

The City of DeGraff has filed an application for financial assistance with USDA Rural Development.  The specific purpose of this application is to construct a wastewater collection and treatment system.  
Any written comments regarding this application should be provided within (15) days of this publication to USDA Rural Development, 1005 High Avenue NE, Willmar, MN 56201.  Requests to receive a copy of this application should be directed to this office.
Lacy Joyce, Clerk
City of DeGraff
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ELECTION NOTICES - october 2014

NOTICE

NOTICE to West Bank Township voters. A public accuracy test of the electronic voting machines will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the West Bank Town Hall.
Linda Styrbicky, Clerk
West Bank Township
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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

NOTICE to West Bank Township voters. A general election will be held at the West Bank Township Hall on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, for the purpose of electing federal, state, judicial county and school district offices. The polls will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
Linda Styrbicky, Clerk
West Bank Township
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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

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ESTATE OF HARLAN J. KRUPKE

ESTATE OF HARLAN J. KRUPKE

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PUBLIC NOTICE - Positive Train Control

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Initiation of the Section 106 Process-Public Participation in accordance with the FCC’s Program Comment for Positive Train Control and Infrastructure. BNSF Railway proposes to construct an approximately 50’ monopole communications pole at the following approximate locations in Swift County, Minnesota within the existing railroad right-of-way:
• Coordinates:  45.27936, -95.75526, Mile Post 7.27, Danvers;    
•     Coordinates:  45.25261, -95.88334, Mile Post 13.77, Holloway.
Parties interested in providing comment on the proposed undertaking relative to cultural resources should contact GSS, Inc., 3311 109th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322 (515) 331-2103(GSS #V14966-MN-5/6).
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