February 2016

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Charlene Hunter

Charlene Hunter

Charlene Hunter
February 5, 1934 • February 13, 2016

Charlene Clare Hunter passed away peacefully Saturday,  February 13, 2016 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 17 (today), at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines, Iowa.  The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 at Iles-Westover Chapel,   6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines Iowa.

Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Charlene was born February 5, 1934, in Danvers, Minnesota, to Daniel Leo and Clara (Dolan)   Connolly.  She married Robert (Bob) A. Hunter  August 2, 1958 at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers.  

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Willard “Bill” Knutson

Willard C. Knutson
January 28, 1922  • February 15, 2016

Willard “Bill” Knutson, 94, of Benson, Minnesota died Monday, February 15, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Meadow Lane in Benson, Minnesota.  

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson with visitation for one hour prior to the service.  Burial is at the Benson City Cemetery.  

Willard Chauncey “Bill” Knutson was born  January 28, 1922 in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Emma (Olson) Knutson.  He was baptized  April 30, 1922 and confirmed  December 16, 1955 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.  Bill lived most of his whole life in the family home on 13th Street North.  

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Ronald C. Overlander

Ronald C. Overlander

Ronald C. Overlander
August 21, 1928 - February 11, 2016
Funeral Notice
 
 
Benson, MN- Ronald C. Overlander, age 87, died on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Golden Living Care Center in Benson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 15th, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson with visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday at the church. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.
 

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The Necessity Of Duplicity

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

“You’re a flip-flopper!” is considered one of the most damaging accusations to confront a challenger with in the political arena. “You were for it before you were against it!” Score another point for a candidate’s opposition.

But can we really blame politicians when they seemingly change their stands on issues? Or, should we blame ourselves for dropping out of the early stages of the electoral process letting the far right and far left dictate the debate, and thus the outcomes of primaries and caucuses?

Are candidates disingenuous flip-floppers or is he or she a political realist while the accuser is simply politically naïve? Do we blame ourselves for lacking the sense of harsh political reality that demands we accept the necessity of duplicity?

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Swift County Fair’s Mitteness named Fair Person of the Year

Elaine Mitteness, in red shirt at left, has been instrumental in reviving the Swift County Fair. She was behind starting the My Dolly & Me contest, which has been growing in popularity each year.

“The fair is kind of a way of life for me,” Elaine Mitteness of Benson said last week as the Monitor-News interviewed her about winning the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs Fair Person of the Year for District 7.
Mitteness, who has served 23 years on the Swift County Fair board of directors and nine years as its secretary, was presented the award at the federation’s annual meeting in Bloomington in January. District 7 includes 19 counties from Wilkin and Douglas to the north down through Swift County to the Iowa border along the western side of Minnesota.

For more, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

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KMS boys lose close games to RCW, ACGC

Layton Connelly picks up a loose ball for a steal during a win over KMS last week as Tanner Rohner (11) follows up the play.
Weston Gjerde (left) had a couple of big games for the Saints last week with 15 points one game and 10 assists the next.

The KMS boys basketball team played some of its best basketball of the season last week, but still came out on the losing end of three Camden games at Prinsburg last Monday night (69-30), at home to Renville County West in Murdock, Friday (64-50), and at Atwater-CGC, Saturday (87-64).

To keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!
 

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KMS wrestlers top Benson, 57-9

In one of the best matches of the contest, KMS’ Derek Krieger and Benson’s Grant Ascheman lock up in front of the Benson bench.  Ascheman went on to win the match 3-0.

The Benson wrestling team ended the regular-season with a 6-11 record after losing a non-conference match to KMS, Friday night in Kerkhoven, 57-9.  One night later, the Braves competed at the Morris Invitational, placing fourth of eight teams and also earning three individual titles by Hunter Mondor, Grant Ascheman, and Mitch Koosmann.

To keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!
 

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Strong first-half not enough for Benson girls at Litchfield

All eyes are on the loose rebound, including those of Amanda Nissen (middle), Danielle Himley (with mask), and Megan Amundson (right).

The Benson girls basketball team dropped three games last week, including non-conference losses to NLS at home last Monday night, 62-37, and a loss at Litchfield, Saturday, 57-33, sandwiched around a 69-32 thumping by Minnewaska Area in WCC play, Thursday night in Benson.

To keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

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Darold E. Roggeman

Darold Roggeman

Darold E. Roggeman

June 24, 1928 - February 8, 2016

Funeral Notice

Benson, MN - Darold E. Roggeman, age 87, died at the Swift County Benson Hospital on Monday, February 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, Minnesota. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com 

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Darrell L. Rice

Darrell L. Rice

May 28, 1939 – February 6, 2016
 
Darrell L. Rice, 76, of Willmar, died Saturday, February 6th, at his home after an 8 year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.  His funeral will be 11:00 am, Saturday, February 13th at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg.  Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery at a later date.   Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #167.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Friday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  www.hafh.org

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