July 2016

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MYRTLE M. KNUTSON

Myrtle Mary Knutson

MYRTLE M. KNUTSON
JUNE 22, 1913 – JULY 19, 2016
FUNERAL NOTICE
 
Myrtle Mary Knutson, age 103, of Benson, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Golden Living Center – Meadow Lane. 

Visitation will be held 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue on Friday, July 29, 2016, from 12 – 1 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church. 

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Homes.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

Thu
21
Jul
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Benson Kid Day Car Show

Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show

Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show, which has also taken place at the Northside Rec Area and Benson Bowler.

There were a total of 71 entries at this year’s Kid Day Car Show.  The event was scheduled for 4-7 p.m., but because of bad weather, it was closed down early at 6 p.m. and the Kid Day car cruise through Benson was cancelled.

The following entries were among the winners of the 2016 Benson Kid Day Car Show, held Saturday afternoon at Ambush Park in Benson.

Thu
21
Jul
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Patrick’s Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney

Patrick’s Bar and Grill held its annual Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney Saturday afternoon during Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration.

Patrick’s Bar and Grill held its annual Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney Saturday afternoon during Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration.  Pictured, some of the competitors take part in the early rounds in the blocked-off area east of Patrick’s.
 

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Thu
21
Jul
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Hospice Motorcycle Ride

The group of about 50 motorcyles get ready for their 100-mile motorcycle ride starting at 1 p.m. from Roosevelt Park.

The annual Hospice Motorcyle Ride event took place Sunday afternoon.  The motorcycles were lined up at Roosevelt Park prior to the start of the 100-mile ride.
 

Pictured, the group of about 50 motorcyles get ready for their 100-mile motorcycle ride starting at 1 p.m. from Roosevelt Park.

Thu
21
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Free swimming at the Outdoor Pool

Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day

Area youth enjoyed a refreshing dip in the Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day, Saturday.   It was the place to be during a hot afternoon before the storm.

 

Thu
21
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Kid Day B.A.C.K. softball game

Isaac Froehlich rounds third base on the way to home for the Law Enforcement team during a fun game of softball to raise money and awareness for the B.A.C.K. program.

The B.A.C.K. (or Benson Area Cares for Kids) softball game between the Benson Fire Department and members of the Sheriff’s Office/Benson Police Department was a fun addition to Kid Day Sunday afternoon.

Pictured, Isaac Froehlich rounds third base on the way to home for the Law Enforcement team during a fun game of softball to raise money and awareness for the B.A.C.K. program.

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!

Thu
21
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Assessing Our Community

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

Benson and Swift County sit on the eastern edge of the Great Plains. We lie just at the very edge of the Minnesota lakes country. We aren’t a regional hub of business, medical services, entertainment or shopping.  But despite the seeming disadvantages, Benson and the county do have some positive attributes that make us attractive to businesses looking for a place to locate and a place for people to settle down.

Our challenge is identifying the strengths we have so we can build on them as well as the weaknesses we face so that we can do our best to overcome them.

Tue
19
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DeWane L. Wall

DeWane L. Wall

DEWANE  LEE  WALL
JANUARY 20, 1931 – JULY 18, 2016
OBITUARY
 
DeWane Lee Wall was born on January 20, 1931, in Calhoun County, Iowa, the son of George and Ella (Armstrong) Wall. He graduated from Jolley High School in 1949 and enlisted in the United States Air Force on December 7, 1950. He served in Germany and England during the Korean War and was discharged on March 8, 1953 following his father’s death.
     

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Howard James Lang

Howard James Lang

Howard James Lang
November 27, 1922 • July 12, 2016

Howard James Lang was born November 27, 1922, in Barry, Minnesota to Raymond and Blanche Lang.

Howard died  July 12, 2016 in Naples, FL.  

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with aeronautical engineering and business degrees, he married Barbara Ann Bennett in 1944.  He served in the U.S Navy during World War II.  Upon returning stateside, he worked as an aeronautical engineer for McDonnell Douglas in San Diego.

Howard moved to Benson, Minnesota to harvest bluegrass.  He and Barbara also owned and operated oil/gas business interests in seven states.

As a private pilot, Howard flew throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and even explored above the Arctic Circle.  Hobbies included snow skiing, scuba diving, sailing, golfing, fishing and hunting.  

Tue
19
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Dorothy Evelyn Lye

Dorothy Evelyn Lye

Dorothy Evelyn Lye
september 22, 1924 – July 18, 2016
Obituary
 
 
 
Dorothy E. Lye, 91, of Benson, died on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 am, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the West Bank Lutheran Cemetery.

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