September 2016

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Girls tennis team starts out season 7-0

Gracie Grussing gets ready to return a shot at the net during first doubles’ action against BBE, Friday, as partner Katie Samuelson looks on from behind.  The shot by their opponents didn’t make it over and eventually found its way into the net, giving Benson the point.

The Benson girls tennis team ran its record to 7-0 to start the season with five more wins last week.  The Braves won two matches last Monday night at the Benson triangular, and then won two more at the NLS triangular last Tuesday, beating NLS (5-2) and Long Prairie-GE (5-2).

The Braves came home Thursday and Friday, winning two matches at the Benson triangular, Thursday, over Morris Area (7-0) and Annandale (4-3), and then improved to 7-0 overall with a 6-1 rout of BBE, Friday.  “We’re playing very good tennis right now and the girls have been mentally strong,” head coach Don Brehmer said.  “There are not too many teams that can stay with our depth.”

This week, Benson opens up the conference schedule with a match at home against defending WCC champion Melrose, Tuesday (yesterday), followed by a match at Sauk Centre, Thursday (tomorrow).

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Braves to host EV-Watkins, Friday

Ortonville and KMS play in a separate scrimmage on the other half of Brock Field, Benson quarterback Layton Connelly gets ready to take in the snap from center, Saturday morning during a scrimmage against Lac qui Parle.

The Benson football team is set to open up the 2016 season at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at home against Eden Valley-Watkins, followed by a game YME, Friday, Sept. 9.  

The Benson football team, coached for the 16th-straight season by Scott Gonnerman, lost eight key players from last year’s team, including Josh Manzke, Adam Lindahl, Connor Staton, Mitchell Koosmann, Grant Ascheman, Andrew Lindahl, Everett Lee, and Max McDonald.

However, the team does return a good nucleus of talent, including starting quarterback Layton Connelly, fullback Brett Sulier, wide receiver Max Peterson, linemen Shawn Aarhus, Zack Sonnabend, and Devin Vergin, and linebacker Aaron Zosel.

Head coach Scott Gonnerman lists 13 seniors, seven juniors, 10 sophomores, and 10 freshmen out for football this season.

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Becoming A Diverse, Accepting Community

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

"If my child had prejudice in his head, I’d be ashamed. I would see it as my failure as a parent."  -- Salman Rushdie, Author

When our grandfather came to rural Benson as a young boy of five-years-old, he couldn’t speak English. Norwegian was his native tongue. But he quickly learned English attending country school in Six Mile Grove Township. He only attended school through the eighth grade but was one of most well read people we knew growing up.

He grew up working on the farm, then as many did, worked a variety of jobs before becoming a plumber who also dug and built basements. Ole Anfinson worked hard to make a better life for his three children. His oldest child, Ronald Anfinson, graduated from Benson High School and went on to be a bombardier on a B-24 bomber in World War II. After the war he went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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DIANNE KAY MCGEARY

Dianne Kay (Jaeger) McGeary

DIANNE KAY MCGEARY
AUGUST 1, 1950 – AUGUST 30, 2016

Dianne Kay (Jaeger) McGeary, age 66, of Benson, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at home under Hospice care.  Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Claude B. Cassidy

Claude B. Cassidy, 90, of Benson, Minnesota, passed away peacefully August 30, 2016.

Family services will be held at the Fort Snelling Cemetery, Friday, September 9 at 12:15 p.m., Lane #2.

Claude is survived by children, Janet Bennett and Steven (Roxann); grandson, Raymond; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores.

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