January 2015

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07
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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE - Hess

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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07
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LANGHEI TOWNSHIP

LANGHEI TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF FILING

  Notice is hereby given that the filing for offices in Langhei Township, Pope County, Minnesota, will be open at the clerk's residence on December 30, 2014, and close  January 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Positions open on the Township Board are one supervisor position for a three year term and treasurer for a two year term.

Gary Williams, Clerk
Langhei Township
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07
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Robert Pierce, 79, of Benson, Geraldine M. Pierce, 64

Robert Pierce, 79, of Benson, died Monday, January 5th at his home.  Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.  www.hafh.org
Robert was born on May 16, 1935, in Burbank, California, the son of Robert and Bertha (Ritzschke) Pierce.  Because his father was a merchant marine, their family moved a lot, living in California, Oregon and Arizona before settling in Benson when he was 13 years old, graduating from Benson High School in 1953.
 On November 10, 1962, he was united in marriage to Geraldine Roth in Benson.  He worked for the Swift County Highway Department and US Fish and Wildlife, retiring in the mid 1990’s after 38 years.
 Surviving are his daughters, Kim Pierce and Kristi Wetzel, both of Benson; grandsons, Nicklas and Mitchel Wetzel and sister-in-law, Jenni Pierce of Tempe, AZ.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Geraldine on February 29, 2008 and brother, Joe Pierce.

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07
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Donna Yvonne Bjorngjeld, 80, of Sugarland, Texas

Donna Yvonne Bjorngjeld of Sugarland, Texas died December 31, 2014, peacefully at home. She was born November 13, 1934 in Pope County, MN and was the daughter of the late Ole and Alice (Jackson) Nelson.

Donna graduated from Benson High School in 1952 and received a B.S. Degree in Education at St. Cloud State University.  She taught elementary school.  She married Paul Bjorngjeld August 20, 1958 and spent 20 years in the U.S. military as an Army officer’s wife.

She loved being a homemaker and cherished time with her family hosting regular get together’s for the children and grandchildren.  She was an excellent seamstress and loved to sew.  Donna is survived by her husband and three children, John and Matthew Bjorngjeld of Sugar Land and Ann Simmons of Aledo, Texas.  She had 9 grandchildren.

Tue
06
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City’s rail crossings ranked high for potential danger

Benson’s 14th Street crossing with the Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks was ranked first on the recently released study looking at crossing safety concerns in relation to the transportation of Bakken crude oil by rail.
But that first place ranking in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s “Improvements to Highway-Rail Grade Crossings and Rail Safety” study did not put it in line for any of the $2 million the 2014 Legislature set aside for crossing improvements.
To fully fund the recommendations in the study would take more than $280 million.
Out of the 683 at-grade crossings included in the MnDOT study, Benson’s three downtown crossings ranked first, eighth and 15th among those considered a high priority in addressing safety concerns. The 13th Street crossing ranked number eight while the 12th street crossing was number 15.

Fri
02
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DEATH NOTICES: Alice M. Larson; Betty Jean (Sievert) Thompson

Alice M. Larson, 98, of Benson, passed away Saturday, December 27, at the Swift County-Benson Hospital.  
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 3, at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Benson. Visitation will begin at noon at the church.  Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery following services.

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Betty Jean (Sievert) Thompson, 80, of Woonsocket, SD passed away December 24, 2014 at the Prairie View Care Center.
Funeral services were held December 27 at the Basham Funeral Home with Rev. John Hansen officiating.

Fri
02
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Robert Brouwer, age 91, of Montevideo

Robert Brouwer, age 91, of Montevideo formerly of Clara City passed away Thursday at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4:00 PM at Bethany Reform Church in Clara City and will continue for one prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice or American Heart Association.  Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Clara City www.wingbain.com

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