November 2016

Wed
09
Nov
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Langan joins McGeary, Abner and Williams on school board

Andy Abner, Gary Williams and Bill McGeary all won re-election to the District 777 Board of Education and will be joined by Mary K.W. Langan who won her first term. The only incumbent unseated was Alan D. Pagel.

Seven candidates were running for the board of education with four seats open.

 

 

Election results

Candidate                 Votes            Percent

x-Andy Abner             1,986            19.70

x-Gary Williams         1,602            15.89

x-Mary KW Langan     1,584            15.72

x-Bill McGeary           1,563            15.51

David Nagler              1,462            14.51

Alan D. Pagel             1,253            12.43

Larry Smith               608              6.03

Write-ins                   21                0.21

Tue
08
Nov
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Ricky “Moose” Dale Molden

RICKY “MOOSE” DALE MOLDEN

RICKY “MOOSE” DALE MOLDEN
JANUARY 28, 1963 – NOVEMBER 6, 2016
OBITUARY
 
Ricky “Moose” Dale Molden, age 53, of Hancock, Minnesota died Sunday, November 6, 2016.  Per Moose’s wishes, there will be a private family memorial service followed by a visitation and celebration of life for the public from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, MN.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.
 

Tue
08
Nov
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Inez I. Hanson

Inez I. Hanson

Inez I. Hanson
October 24, 1931 • November 5, 2016

Inez I. Hanson, 85, of Maple Lake, Minnesota died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Annandale Care Center.

Memorial Services were held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake with Rev. Tom Heyd officiating. Visitation was at 3:00 p.m.  Thursday at the funeral home. Private family burial will be held at a later date.

Inez Ingeborg Hanson was born October 24, 1931 in Benson, Minnesota to Reinhart and Lillian (Franzmeier) Simonson. Inez grew up in Benson and attended school there. Inez worked as waitress for the golf club and various cafes.

Tue
08
Nov
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Wayne Nicholson

Wayne Nicholson

Wayne Nicholson
November 9, 1938 • November 1, 2016

Wayne Nicholson of Benson, Minnesota passed away peacefully  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the St. Cloud hospital, just eight days before his 78th birthday.

A memorial gathering will be held November 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at McKinney’s in Benson. This will be a time for family and friends to gather, visit and say goodbye. A private service will take place at a later date.

Tue
08
Nov
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Mary I. Manley

Mary I. Manley

Mary I. Manley
September 17, 1922 • November 3, 2016

Mary Irene Manley (formerly of Silver Bay and Benson, Minnesota) died November 3, 2016 in hospice care at her daughter’s home in Marine on St. Croix.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Silver Bay at 10 a.m. December 12, 2016. Burial will be at Fort Snelling at 1:05 p.m. December 13, 2016.

Mary was born September 17, 1922 in Miller, SD to Irving and Lucile Edwards Tamblyn.  She moved to Isle, Minnesota as a teenager and graduated from Isle High School in 1941.  She attended St. Cloud Teacher’s College earning a teaching certificate and went on to teach 3rd and 4th grades in Bock, Mink’s District, Kerkhoven and Hanover schools.  She married Michael Manley  June 2, 1948 in Murdock.  They farmed near Kerkhoven, Swift Falls and Benson.  They retired to Silver Bay in 1986.

Fri
04
Nov
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County board members unopposed

Swift County voters will find three incumbent commissioners up for election Nov. 8, but none has an opponent. That was also true four years ago when Gary Hendrickx, Pete Peterson and Eric Rudningen ran for election.

There was one active write-in campaign in 2012 as Ed Pederson sought to win the District 2 seat. Though he lost, he won the seat in the 2014 election when his name was on the ballot.

Due to redistricting in 2012, Klemm and Commissioner Joe Fox, District 4-Hegbert Township, had to run for re-election after having won four-year terms in 2010. Because their district boundaries had changed with redistricting, they had to run for re-election in 2012. However, Klemm didn’t seek re-election to another term in 2014. Commissioners Pederson and Fox are now serving four-year terms that do not end until December 2018.

Hendrickx was first elected to the county board in 1996 representing the Appleton area serving District 1.

Fri
04
Nov
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Zombie 5K Fun Run/Walk/Bike

Even zombies have to stay warm.  Volunteer zombies Catie Lee (left) and Brian McNeill warmed up while waiting for the arrival of the Zombie Fun Run/Walk/Bike participants at the NS Rec Area.

Even zombies have to stay warm.  Volunteer zombies Catie Lee (left) and Brian McNeill warmed up while waiting for the arrival of the Zombie Fun Run/Walk/Bike participants at the Northside Rec Area.  The Zombie 5K Fun Run/Walk/Bike was a fundraiser for the Washington, D.C. trip and Benson Prom Afterbash.

To see more photos from the Zombie 5K Fun Run/Walk/Bike, pick up a copy of this week's Swift County Monitor-News at our office, or any of the following locations:

In Benson: Breens Pharmacy, Lewis Drug, DoMat’s, Glacial Plains, Runnings, Shell, SuperValu, Holiday, & Benson Bakery.

In Kerkhoven: Lamecker’s General Store & Super America.

In Murdock: Dooley’s.

In DeGraff: Country Pet.

In Appleton: Ascheman Uni-mart.

 

Fri
04
Nov
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Braves swept by Litchfield in playoffs

Sophie Ascheman (right) puts a spike across the net during the Braves’ season-ending loss to Litchfield, Friday night.

The Benson volleyball team was eliminated for the season with a 25-18, 25-7, 25-5 loss at Litchfield, Friday night, in the Section 3AA volleyball opener.

The Braves closed out the 2016 season with a 4-20 overall record, which included a 3-11 mark within the WCC.  The only wins for Benson this year were against ACGC twice, Minnewaska Area once, and LPGE during the Minnewaska Tourney.

Litchfield came into the tournament as the second seed, behind top-seeded Morris Area.  Litchfield improved to 21-7 overall with the win over Benson and advanced to face NLS in the next round.

Morris Area earned the top seed in Benson’s half of Section 3AA, followed by Litchfield, NLS, Paynesville, Montevideo, Minnewaska Area, Benson, and Eden Valley-Watkins.

The Section 3AA Tourney continues Nov. 1, 3 and 5 with the Section 3AA championship at SMSU in Marshall at 7:30 p.m.

Fri
04
Nov
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KMS tops ACGC and Belgrade-BE to open up Section 5A tournament

 Alexandra Walsh (5) pounds a spike past the ACGC defense during the Section 5A opener, Thursday as teammates, Sam Gjerde (left), and Morgan Lesteberg (8) look on.  KMS also beat BBE in its second section match.

The KMS volleyball team opened up the Section 5A Tournament with a pair of wins, advancing the Saints into the quarterfinal round this week.

KMS, seeded fourth in one of four “pods” in Section 5A, opened up the tournament with a 25-16, 25-19, 18-25, 25-19 victory over fifth-seeded ACGC, Thursday night in Kerkhoven.

The Saints then upset top-seeded Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Friday, in a three-game sweep, 25-20, 25-20, 25-14.  “It was an awesome night at BBE,” coach Joquel Molenaar said.  “The girls put everything together and played a clean match.  The girls started the night with the attitude that this was not going to be it for them for the season.  They were determined to play had and multiple players stepped up, playing at the next level.”

Fri
04
Nov
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Bailey earns return trip to State Meet

Josh Bailey (left), shown running during the Benson Invitational, placed sixth at the section meet to earn a second-straight state berth.

Josh Bailey placed sixth at the Section 6A Boys and Girls Cross-County Meet at New London-Spicer, Thursday, earning his second-straight trip to the State Cross-Country Meet.

The Benson-KMS boys team finished ninth overall of the 21 teams, while the girls team was 19th.

West Central Area topped NLS by 18 points to earn the Section 6A team title, while Eden Valley-Watkins edged West Central Area by one point (75-76) to win the girls’ title.

The top two teams and top eight individuals, apart from the top two teams, earn a trip to the state meet.

Libby Peters had the top finish for the Benson-KMS girls, placing 33rd overall, while Jon Tostenson had the second-best finish for the boys team, placing 26th.

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