November 2015

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Norma A. Wrobleski

Norma A. Wrobleski
March 5, 1943-November 6, 2015
Funeral Notice
 
Benson-Norma A. Wrobleski, 72, died on Friday morning, November 6, 2015, at the Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Marion Grace Antolick

Marion Grace Antolick

Funeral Notice

October 10, 1918 – November 5, 2015

Grace Antolick, age 97, died Thursday at Meadow Creek Assisted Living in Montevideo, MN.

     Funeral Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, MN with Rev. Dennis McManus officiating.  Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery. 

     Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN. 

Wed
04
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Golf Club Valuable Community Asset

Let’s start with the acknowledgement that there are no easy answers to the financial crunch faced by the Benson Golf Club. We also need to acknowledge that the City of Benson, and thus the taxpayers of the community, are the owners of the golf clubhouse and course.
That ownership comes with the responsibility to maintain it so that it continues to be an attractive asset. Benson’s City Council has taken on that challenge with an understanding that not everyone will support its actions.
Benson’s Golf Club has been falling behind financially for the past several years. Its losses are due to declining membership, a series of severe weather events that reduced the number of rounds being played by those paying greens fees and renting carts, and increasing costs of operation.

Wed
04
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Collins, Hatlestad, Dahl, VanHeuveln, Rodriguez among leaders for Saints

Brandin Dahl (23) led KMS in tackles this season, while Rylan Hatlestad (27) was among the leaders in several categories.

The KMS football team closed  out the season with its second-straight 1-8 season.  The Saints also went 1-6 in the Mid-State Blue sub-district and had their season end with a 28-6 loss to Mayer Lutheran in the Section 4A quarterfinals.
Mayer Lutheran fell to Minneapolis North in the Section 4A championship, advancing to the state tourney.
 

Wed
04
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Saints fall to Kimball in volleyball section opener

The KMS volleyball team was eliminated with a loss to Kimball Area in the first round of the Section 5A Tourney, Thursday night in Kerkhoven, 25-17, 25-16, 12-25, 25-19.
The Saints came into the section tourney as the second seed from its sub-section, but Kimball got off to a fast start and held off KMS for the upset win.

Wed
04
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Volleyball team shut out by Tigers

Megan Amundson (left) bumps up a serve during the Braves’ section opening loss to Morris last week as Kelsey Pederson looks on from at right.  Photo courtesy of Brooke Kern, Morris Sun-Tribune.

The Benson volleyball team opened up the Section 3AA Volleyball Tourney with a 25-11, 25-15, 25-11 loss at Morris Area-CA, immediately ending the 2015 season.
The Braves, who were seeded eighth in their half of the section, fell to the Tigers for the third time this season by a 3-0 score.  Benson ends the year 5-19 overall and 2-12 in the WCC.
 

Wed
04
Nov
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Bailey earns berth at State Cross-Country Meet

Josh Bailey capped a great season of cross-country for Benson-KMS with a state berth at the Section 6A meet last week at Long Prairie-GE.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams competed at the Section 6A Meet, Thursday at Long Prairie and highlighting the local teams’ efforts was a state berth by Benson junior Josh Bailey, who finished seventh place overall to earn his first state berth.
The Benson-KMS boys finished seventh place overall, while the girls team finished 16th.
Morris Area-CA won the girls meet by 16 points over runner-up Eden Valley-Watkins, while West Central Area edged Ottertail Central by five points for the boys title.  The top two teams and top eight other individuals all advance to the State Meet, set for this Saturday at St. Olaf College.
Bailey, one of the top runners in the area for several years, will compete in the State Boys and Girls Cross-country Meet  Saturday morning, Nov. 7 at St. Olaf College.
 

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04
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Mildred B. Johnson

Mildred B. Johnson
A memorial service with Holy Communion for Mildred Bernice Johnson will be celebrated Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Benson, Minnesota, with burial next to Ed to follow  Saturday, November 7, in Mahtowa, Minnesota. Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, in Benson or to her favorite charity: The World Hunger Appeal of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, c/o Trinity Lutheran Church. Mildred passed away November 2, 2015.

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04
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Gerald H. Fahl

 Gerald H. Fahl
November 28, 1924 •  October 24, 2015
Gerald H. Fahl, 90, died Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson, Minnesota.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Burial was in the Benson City Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church and continued for one hour prior to the service.
Gerald Henning Fahl was born  November 28, 1924, to Walfred and Jenny E. (Johnson) Fahl.  He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  He attended country school District # 93 and graduated from Benson High School in 1942.  Gerald served his country in the United States Army during WWII and spent a year in Europe with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.  

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04
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Dennis W. Paulson

Dennis W. Paulson
June 23, 1965 • October 25, 2015
Dennis W. Paulson, 50, of rural Raymond, Minnesota, died   Sunday morning, October 25, 2015, as a result of a car accident near Webster, South Dakota.
A memorial service was held Monday, November 2, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m.  Sun., November 1, at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, and for one hour prior to the service at the church  Monday.

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