October 2016

Fri
07
Oct
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Eunice Ann Quick

Eunice Ann Quick

   Eunice Ann Quick, 96, of Benson, MN formerly of Nevis, MN was called to her eternal resting place on October 4, 2016 at the Gabriel House Assisted Living Home in Murdock, MN.

   Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Nevis Church of Christ in Nevis, MN.  Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5 until 7 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Nevis, MN.  Visitation will also be held for 1 hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.  Co-Officiants will be Pastor Paul Bowles and Pastor Barry Klein.  Interment will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery in Nevis, MN.  Friends may leave online condolences at ceasefuneralhome.com.   Arrangements are being handled by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Nevis, MN.

Thu
06
Oct
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Braves drop to 1-4 with 28-19 loss at ACGC

The Benson football team outgained the Falcons by 70 yards during their sub-district showdown in Grove City, Friday night, and also registered their first interception of the season, but ACGC used an early return of a fumble for a touchdown, 203 yards rushing, and several costly Benson penalties to beat the Braves in a key section game, 28-19.

Benson went up 7-6 with a touchdown pass from Layton Connelly to Max Peterson and pulled to within 14-13 at the end of the first half when Ty Hedman hit Peterson for a 90-yard scoring play.

ACGC went up 28-13 with the first two touchdowns of the second half, but Benson had one last chance when Brett Sulier hauled in a 45-yard pass from Connelly for a touchdown, but when the extra-point kick failed, the Braves were too far back with only a few minutes left in the game.

Thu
06
Oct
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BHS celebrating Homecoming; parade is Friday

2016 BHS Homecoming Royalty

Benson High School kicked off its Homecoming week Monday night with coronation of its king and queen. While there are events scheduled throughout the week, Friday will feature a parade ahead of the Homecoming football game between the Benson Braves and Montevideo Thunderhawks.

The Homecoming dance takes place later that night.

The parade will follow the same route as the Kid Day parade.  A pep fest is also scheduled for 1:15 p.m., Friday, in the senior high gym.

Businesses are encouraged to take part in the Homecoming parade, either with a float, vehicle, or with people walking in the parade.  One idea would be to highlight the BHS graduates that currently work for that business, or to just promote BHS and Homecoming. 

Parade lineup is at 1:45 p.m. behind the high school.  Contact Tom Foley at 320-843-2710 or tfoley@benson.k12.mn.us to register your business for the parade.

Wed
05
Oct
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Swift County Benson Health Services

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Wed
05
Oct
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All Digital World Means No Community Newspaper

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

Last week we received an email through the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editor’s listserv from a journalism student at a university researching when community newspapers would go all digital. She was talking about the day there would be no more printed newspapers.

When this question has been asked by other young people it is asked with the assumption that when print goes away there will be plenty of sources from which to get the news you need to be an informed citizen. You’ll get all the news that connects you to your community’s life from your schools, to your clubs, to the births and deaths, marriages and anniversaries, to the farm community, to business news, letters and opinions from fellow citizens, and much more. You’ll also get all the information that keeps you up-to-date with what your city, school district, county and hospital are doing.

Tue
04
Oct
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Lewis “Ted” Jacobson

Lewis ‘Ted’ Jacobson
March 14, 1944 • September 30, 2016
 
Lewis Theodore “Ted” Jacobson, 72, of Sartell, Minnesota, passed away  Friday, September 30, 2016 peacefully in his sleep, at the VA Hospice Unit in St. Cloud.

A funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m.  Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell. Visitation was held at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids, from 6-8 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 5. Burial took place Friday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.

Ted was born in Benson, Minnesota  March 14, 1944 to Clarence & Viola (Soltau) Jacobson. He graduated from Benson High School in 1962.

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04
Oct
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Hjordis ‘Jo’ Dahlberg

Hjordis ‘Jo’ Dahlberg

Hjordis ‘Jo’ Dahlberg
September 27, 2016

Hjordis (Jo) Dahlberg, 89, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016  at home in Dellwood, Minnesota.

A funeral service was held Monday, October 3  at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Luthern Church, 900 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi. Visitation was one hour prior at the church.

Hjordis (Jo) Dahlberg was born in Swift County, Minnesota and was raised in Danvers. She graduated from Benson High School in 1944 and subsequently attended Minneapolis Business College. In Minneapolis, Jo met and married her husband Robert (Bob) Dahlberg. They raised four children in the Falcon Heights area until 1963 when they moved to Dellwood. Bob passed away in 1981, and Jo continued to live in Dellwood until she died.

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