March 2016

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Hagen, Ahrndt, Ascheman earn All-WCC for gymnastics team

Mariah Ahrndt, performing on the balance beam, earned her second-straight All-WCC award.  She was fifth overall.

The Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team had another highly-successful season in 2015-2016.  The Fighting Braves went 8-1 in dual meets, losing only to Melrose Area, and also placed second to Melrose at the WCC Meet and fourth at the Section 6A Tourney.

Benson-KMS-Montevideo scored over 130 points in 12 of its 13 meets this season, including a team high of 135.925, set Jan. 19, 2016 at Morris Area. The Fighting Braves were also third at invitationals at Marshall and Morris Area this season.

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Rosanne M. Howe

Rosanne M. Howe

October 27, 1949 ~ February 20, 2016
 
Rosanne M. Howe, 66, of Willmar died Saturday, February 20, 2016, at St. Cloud Hospital.  Arrangements are pending with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

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VanHeuvelen second, Ascheman fifth at State Wrestling Tourney

Karter VanHeuveln highlighted a successful high school wrestling career with a state runner-up finish at 220 pounds.
Mitch Koosmann (top) won his first match at state, but was then hurt in the second match and was forced to default.
Most of the KMS wrestlers came to the state tourney with their hair dyed blonde.  They weren’t the only team to do so as Sibley East and Minneota did the same thing.

KMS senior Karter VanHeuveln placed second at 220 pounds, and Benson senior Grant Ascheman was fifth at 145 pounds to highlight the Benson and KMS wrestlers’ efforts at the State Individual Tourney, Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

VanHeuveln went 3-1 to claim the runner-up medal at his second-straight state tourney after placing fifth last season.  He ends his senior season with a 39-6 record and with 118 career wins, placing him tied for 18th on the all-time career wins’ list at KMS.

Ascheman meanwhile, went 4-2 to place fifth at 145 pounds, ending his senior season of wrestling with a 34-8 record and his high school career with 126 career wins, which places him fifth on the all-time Benson list.

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Marsh Lake gets federal funding to move ahead with restoration project

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, center, listens to DNR Regional Wildlife Manager Dave Trauba explain the $12.93 million project that will take place in 2016 and 2017 to restore Marsh Lake near Appleton, MN.
Marsh Lake has the largest pelican rookery in the nation.

A $12.9 million ecosystem renovation of Marsh Lake is moving ahead with the commitment of $7.59 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Saturday, Feb. 20, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in Appleton to meet with Minnesota Department of  (DNR) Resources officials who will lead the project.

At one time, Marsh Lake was a prime destination for duck hunters in the fall, and fishermen in both the summer and winter. But today it lacks the habitat that encourages ducks to stop and stay for awhile and its muddy waters favor carp, not game fish like walleye and northern pike.

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We Welcome Political Letters, But....

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

It is the season of political letters to the editor again. This means those who ardently support one candidate or another will be mailing out letters to area newspapers hoping to put a plug in for voters to cast a ballot for their candidate.

The Swift County Monitor-News has a few rules that we apply to letters that are submitted before deciding whether they will be published.

One of our basic rules is that letter writers should be local, preferably subscribers to the Monitor-News. We get inundated with letters from far and wide. They come from outside this region and even other states. Letters that are not local are unlikely to get printed.

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Jane Klingle

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Jane Klingle, 78 of Dubuque, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016.  Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3200 Asbury Rd, where the family will greet friends 1:00 pm till service time Friday at the church.  Burial will be at a later date in Green Field Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony, Minnesota.  Local arrangements are entrusted with Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd.

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