July 2016

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Jody Lynn Anderson

Jody Lynn Anderson

Jody Lynn Anderson
May 19, 1969 – July 11, 2016
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Jody Lynn Anderson, age 47, of Appleton, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota.  Visitation will be held 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Zniewski Funeral Home Vaala Chapel in Appleton.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 12 – 1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Moyer Township.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Homes.
 

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Joann Tate

Joann Tate

Joann Tate, 59, of Benson, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at her home in Benson.

She is survived by her children: Angie Pierce of Benson, Derek (Kelli) Tate of Willmar, Ashley Tate of Bradenton, FL, Amber Tate of Johnstown, NY, and Zoe Cassels of Amenia, NY; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers; and one sister. 

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.   www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

 

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Harris Jerome Gjerdingen

Harris Jerome Gjerdingen

Harris Jerome Gjerdingen
May 1, 1921 - July 10, 2016
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Willmar, Minnesota – Harris Jerome Gjerdingen, age 95, of Willmar, formerly of Rolling Forks Township, died Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016, with visitation for one hour prior, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.
 

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86th annual Kid Day set for Saturday, Sunday, July 16-17

2015 outgoing Kid Day King and Queen Tyler Kent and Abbey Brown

Benson is set to celebrate its 86th annual Kid Day Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17 with a number of activities also taking place in the days leading up to Kid Day weekend.  The theme of this year’s Kid Day is “All Aboard!”.

Kid Day buttons now on sale -- 2016 Kid Day buttons are now on sale for $2 each at Lewis Drug, Breen’s Drug, Bank of the West, and First Security State Bank.  In addition, several 7th graders are selling buttons to earn money for their Washington, D.C. trip.  If others are interested in selling buttons, they can e-mail Roger Ebnet at bensonkidday@gmail.com. They feature the 2015 outgoing Kid Day King and Queen Tyler Kent and Abbey Brown.
 

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Thunderstorms finally bring much needed rain to area

June is typically the wettest month of the year, but not this time. The month ended with just 1.92 inches of rain, 2.47 inches below the month’s average of 4.39 inches.

The month also saw slightly above average temperatures with five days seeing temperatures between 90 and 94 degrees. The months highs averaged 80.8 degrees, 1.9 degrees above average while lows averaged 56.7 degrees, right on their average.

Already the combination of warm temperatures and a shortage of rain are showing on the landscape. A drive through the countryside shows that every field with an irrigator is pumping water onto crops. Lawns are turning brown.

While many areas of the state saw substantial June rainfall as thunderstorms passed through Minnesota, west central counties were consistently missed. As a result, drought conditions are spreading.

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It’s down to the wire for Swift Fishing League after night at Lake Oliver

Nathan Thompson holds the top walleye from a night of fishing at Lake Oliver.

The Swift Fishing League held its weekly event at Lake Oliver, Thursday, June 30.  Water and air temps were 74 degrees, with a 22 mph north wind making boat control interesting for those fishing in the whitecaps.  Lake Oliver is split into east and west sides by a county road, with a water access on each side.  The teams were split on both sides of the lake.  Only 5 walleyes were brought to the measuring table.  The big fish point for the night went to sub Corey Joyce for Shake ‘n Bake.  Mike Haas and Corey Joyce measured two walleyes at 25.25” and 20.75” to win the event with 13 points.  Marble Eyes (Nathan Thompson and Bob Hoberg) came in second with a 24.25” walleye and 7 points.  Nathan had a wrestling match in the parking lot with his fish while trying to get it measured.  Based on the accompanying picture, we think Nathan won, but we’re not sure.  Taking third place and earning 5 points were the Old Pole Benders (Bruce Bernardy and Pat McGeary) bringing in a 19.75” walleye...

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Mini Tennis Camp Held

Mini Tennis Camp 2016

It's summer, and that means it's time for sports camps!

Pictured are participants of a Mini Tennis Camp last Monday through Thursday at the high school courts.  Pictured below are participants in the Level I group (grades K-4). 

In front from left to right are Jack Cook, Joseph Ascheman, and Joseph Wilcox.  Sitting -- Hazel Habben, Blakely Koenig, Carly Tolifson, and Mariah Goossen.  Back row -- coach Kelsey Rajewsky, Cooper Koenig, Kale Wrobleski, Grace Nagler, Julia Claussen, Gwendolyn Wilcox, Micah Schwiderski, and coach Joey Fragodt.

Not pictured were coaches Aaron Szczur, Abby Fragodt, and John Fragodt. 

Camper of the Day winners were Hazel Habben, Micah Schwiderski, Carly Tolifson, Gwendolyn Wilcox, and Kale Wrobelski.
 

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Cornelia B. Fredrick

Cornelia B. Fredrick

Cornelia B. Fredrick

January 17, 1923 •  June 28, 2016

Cornelia B. Fredrick, 93, of Paynesville, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.

A family memorial service will be held.

Cornelia is survived by her sons: John (Judi) Fredrick of Paynesville, Les (Linda) Fredrick of Dalton, Allan Fredrick of Illinois and Steven (Teresa) Fredrick of Paynesville; her daughters: Mildred (David) Peshong of Paynesville, Irma (Donald) Pittman of DeGraff, Rose Smith (special friend Jim Staton) of Benson and Barb (Dave) Theel of Paynesville.; sister: Bert of Iowa; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
 

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Benson volleyball camp for grades 3-6

Julia Claussen

It's summer, and that means it's time for sports camps!

Pictured is Julia Claussen (right), working on a receiving drill during a volleyball camp last Monday night in the high school gym for grades 3-4.  Earlier in the day was a camp for grades 5-6.
 

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“Wrestlers of the future”

Ryan Thompson, Aaron Zosel

The 21st annual Braves Wrestling Camp for kids in grades K-6 was held last Monday and Wednesday in the senior high cafeteria.

Pictured, Ryan Thompson (right), a 2010 graduate of Benson High School, was the featured camp clinician at the 21st annual Braves Wrestling Camp, June 27 and 29 for grades K-6.  Thompson is a two-time state champion in 2009 and 2010 and the all-time BHS wins’ leader with 170 victories, while his older brother, Scott, who won a state title in 2005, is the current co-head wrestling coach for BHS with Randy Weber.  In the picture above, Ryan Thompson demonstrates a move on BHS junior Aaron Zosel.
 

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