January 2016

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Kenneth J. Ose and Lillian K. Ose

Kenneth J. Ose and Lillian K. Ose

Kenneth J. Ose, 94, and Lillian K. Ose, 87, died at Homestead Place North in Benson on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Funeral Services for Kenneth and Lillian will be held on Saturday, January 9, at 3:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, January 8, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturdaysday. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements. www.zniewskifuenralhome.com

Kenneth J. Ose                
October 18, 1921-January 5, 2016

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George Franklin Higdon

George Franklin Higdon

May 13, 1920-December 31, 2015

George Franklin Higdon was born on May 13, 1920, in McFall, Missouri, the son of George Franklin and Nellie Agnes (Salmon) Higdon. He was baptized in McFall Missouri. He graduated from high school and on June 29, 1941, Frank was united in marriage to Ruby Valentine at the Kandiyohi County Courthouse in Willmar, Minnesota. Together they shared in over 74 years of marriage. He was a career military man and his service to our country required them to live all around the world. Frank entered the United States Army Air Corps in 1941. He participated in World War II, the Berlin Airlift, and the Korean War.  Frank retired from the Air Force in 1971 and made Benson, Minnesota their home. He was a member of the Benson VFW Post #1403.  He enjoyed crossword puzzles, coin collecting, reading, and was an avid sports fan.  Frank died on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at his home in Benson.

 

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Caroline E. Hagen

Caroline E. Hagen
November 20, 1937-January 1, 2016
 

Caroline E. Hagen, 78, died at her home in Benson on Friday, January 1, 2016. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements. www.zniewskifuenralhome.com
 

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Ruth Loretta Clemens

Ruth Loretta Clemens

1937 ~ 2015

 

Ruth Loretta Clemens, age 78, of Appleton, formerly of Holloway, was called to her heavenly home December 26, 2015 in Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND.  Funeral services were Thursday, December 31st, at 11:00AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holloway, officiated by Rev. Donald Klatt.  Burial followed in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Holloway.

 

Ruth was born on October 2, 1937 to Loretta and Walter Holzheimer in their home in Fairfield Township.  Shortly after, she was baptized into the Christian faith.  Upon her mother’s death, Ruth was raised by her grandmother Anna Marie Heldt and two very special uncles Eddie and Roy.  Growing up around Holloway she enjoyed animals especially their dog and her horse Blackie.  Ruth confirmed her baptismal faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holloway.    She graduated from Holloway High School in 1955. 

 

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Gymnasts off to great start

MiKaylie Hagen performs on the vault for the Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team at a recent home meet.  The gymnasts have two more home meets this season on Jan. 7 (Long Prairie-GE) and Jan. 28 (Hendricks).

The Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team is off to a great start this season.  The team  has won its first four meets, including a 135.475-129.075 victory over Maple Lake, Friday, Dec. 18, in which the team scored a team total that hasn’t been topped in almost nine years.
The school team scoring record for the Benson-KMS gymnastics team is a 141.375 team total set Feb. 19, 2005 by a team that included Allison Johnson, Kristi Steinhaus, Carrie Hanson, Brittany Johnson, Sarah Hengel, and Jessica Ascheman.  Karen Ascheman was the coach.

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KMS boys fall to CGB

Pictured above are members of the KMS B-squad boys basketball team.  In front from left to right are JT Driscoll, Cade Melin, Emmanuel Cuellar, and Coy Norton.  Back -- coach Justin Johnson, Ethan Hauge, Trey Nelson, Kolby Lindquist, and David Finberg.  A couple of other members were not pictured because they also play on the varsity team.

The KMS boys basketball team dropped a 53-33 decision at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley last Tuesday night.  The loss dropped the Saints to 1-8 overall.  Next up for the Saints is the Windom Holiday Tourney, Dec. 29-30 followed by games at Tracy (Jan. 5) and RTR (Jan. 7).

Clinton-GB 53, KMS 33
KMS trailed 34-16 at halftime before holding CGB to just 19 second-half points during the 53-33 road loss last Tuesday night.

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KMS girls fall to Ortonville, 58-56

Pictured above are members of the KMS varsity girls basketball team for 2015-2016.  In the front row from left to right are Eden Norton, Alexis Lamecker, Sam Gjerde, Kari Holt, and Molli Strandberg.  Back row -- Ashley Just, Andrea Olson, Molly Jeppesen, Hanne Tebben, Wendy Bauman, and head coach Brady DeBaere.  Not pictured was Kallee Anderson.

The KMS girls basketball lost its second close game in the last week with a 58-56 non-conference loss at Ortonville, Monday night.  The Saints led 36-27 at the halftime break, but Ortonville rallied for the two-point win by outscoring KMS 31-20 in the second half.
The Saints also lost in overtime to Lac qui Parle six days earlier, 49-41, and are now 3-4 overall heading into the Windom Tourney, Dec. 29-30.  The next home game for KMS, which is 3-2 in the Camden North Conference, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 5 against Camden South leaders, Tracy Area.
 

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Lady Storm fall to 1-9 with loss to Marshall

Kayla Benson (2) battles with an opponent for possession of the puck after a faceoff as teammate Nicole Berens (16) looks on from behind.

The Lady Storm girls hockey team fell to Marshall in the last Southwest Conference game of 2015 last Tuesday night at Marshall, 3-0.  MBA fell to 1-3 in the conference and 1-9 overall with the loss.
The Lady Storm are now set to compete in the Crookston Holiday Tournament, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30. After that, MBA is set to take to the ice for a game at Worthington, Saturday, Jan. 2, and at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Jan. 5.
 

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Saints rout Kimball 69-4 for third win

The KMS wrestling team improved to 3-1 overall with a 69-4 rout of Kimball Area last Tuesday night in Kimball.
The Saints won 13 of the 14 individual matches, including nine by pin.
KMS has some time off now before its first meet of 2016; the BBE Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 2, followed by the first home match of the season, Tuesday, Jan. 5 against Wabasso.
Through the early part of the season, the top records for the Saints are owned by Dylan Rudningen (13-3), Karter VanHeuveln (11-2), Brandin Dahl (11-4), Derek Krieger (11-5), David Gordon (10-5), Wyatt Jones (10-6), Israel Rodriguez (9-3), and Jon Tostenson (9-4).
 

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Benson wrestlers fall twice at home triangular

Mike Nagler (right) wrestles for the Braves during a recent home triangular.

The Benson wrestling team fell twice at a home triangular last Tuesday night.  The Braves fell to Team United and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa by identical 48-25 scores, while United edged BBE in the championship match, 38-31.
Jarid Wersinger (126 pounds) and Mitch Koosmann (182) were the only Braves to win both matches.
Eight Benson wrestlers....

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