November 2015

Wed
04
Nov
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City commits funds to golf club

Benson’s Golf Club will get its credit line paid off at the end of the year and a $60,000 cash infusion for operations for 2016.

That credit line draw, which could go as high as $150,000, is at around $115,000 today and could be as high as $130,000 by Dec. 31. The city council unanimously approved the expenditures at its meeting Monday night.

While Benson’s Golf Club is currently managed by a board of directors elected annually by the membership, the facility belongs to the City of Benson.

Wed
04
Nov
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November starts with warm days

Bill Dethloff putts on the 16th green at the Benson Golf Course Monday affernoon as the high hit 68 degrees. The average high for Nov. 2 is 49 degrees. Joining Dethloff are Paul Tatge, center, and Steve Collins.

Though Monday’s high of 68 was the warmest Nov. 2 high since it hit 70 degrees back in 2008, it was still 7 degrees short of the record high of 75 degrees set in 1978.

Tuesday the high hit 70 degrees in Benson, 5 degrees below the Nov. 3 record high of 76 degrees set in 1978. Wednesday the National Weather Service was forecasting a high of 67 degrees with much cooler temperatures coming Thursday with the high reaching 54 degrees but then falling through the day to a low of 34 degrees. Highs the rest of the week are in the 40s.

The average high for the first few days of November is 48 degrees with a low of 29 degrees. The month averages 5.21 inches of snow.

Tue
03
Nov
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Landmark, Collins, Pogge-Weaver win election to city council

Gary Lanmark won the mayoral election by 8 votes.

Former Benson City Council Member Gary Landmark won a very narrow victory over attorney Tara Ulmaniec in Tuesday’s election for mayor.

Landmark won by just eight votes, 394 to 386.

Terri Collins and Jonathon Pogge-Weaver were the top two voter getters in the race for two open seats on the Benson council among the six candidates in the field.

 

Terri Collins                           479

Jonathon Pogge-Weaver             359

Mike Fugleberg                        296

Dennis Minor                          190

Larry Smith                             123

Don Krumwiede                       94

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