February 2017

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Pastor Charles “Chuck” Jacobson

Pastor Charles “Chuck” Jacobson

Pastor Charles “Chuck” Jacobson
April 12, 1931 - February 9, 2017
 

Pastor Charles “Chuck” Jacobson, age 85 of Northfield, MN, passed away on Thursday morning, February 9, 2017, at the care center of the Northfield Retirement Community.

Charles Eugene Jacobson was born April 12, 1931, in Benson, Minnesota, to Eugene and Ethel (Anderson) Jacobson.  He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and graduated from Benson High School in 1949.  Following high school he attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, where he met the love of his life, Marilyn Anderson.  They married on July 18, 1953, at Swedlanda Lutheran Church in rural Hector.  After marriage they made their home in Rock Island, Illinois, while Chuck attended Augustana Theological Seminary, graduating with his Masters of Divinity in 1957.  He was ordained that same year.  He later received his Masters of Arts in Religious Studies from Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  

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Connie Renae Diehl

Connie Renae Diehl

Connie Renae Diehl
February 6, 2017

Connie Renae Diehl was called from this life February 6, 2017.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, Sunday, February 19 from 3-5 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 20 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson officiated by Father Steve Verhelst.

Connie is the daughter of Margaret “Peggy” Skarsten (Mortenson) and Lester Erickson of Benson.  Connie graduated from Benson High School in 1975 and attended Willmar Vocational & Technical School in Medical Transcription.  She worked for Affiliated Community Medical Center in Benson for 32 years before retiring.  

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KMS boys fall by three to RCW

Regan Carlson (right) uses a pick by Noah Thorson to drive around an opponent.  Carlson had 12 points during a close loss to RCW last week.

The KMS boys basketball team picked up its second win recently during a victory over BLHS, but the Saints have been knocking on victory’s door many other times over the last month, but haven’t found a way to get through.

KMS opened up last week with a 58-37 home loss to Prinsburg CMCS last Tuesday night and then fell at Renville County West, Friday, 72-69, the seventh time the Saints have lost by 10 or less points this season.

KMS is 2-15 overall and 1-11 in the Camden North Conference heading into a game at Wabasso, Monday, and a home game with Dawson-Boyd, Thursday....

 

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Storm edge Worthington for first win

Tony Bruns (30) pokes a puck away from the goalie crease as Logan Smith (3) helps out during a recent game in Benson.  The Storm won their first game last week at Worthington.

The MBA Storm came through with its first victory of the season Saturday at Worthington, shutting out the home team on the way to a 3-0 victory.

Dylan DeToy had two goals and Shawn Aarhus had a goal and assist to lead the Storm to their first win of the season.

MBA, now 1-15 overall, has four games left on the regular-season schedule, including games at Wadena-DC, Tuesday (yesterday) and at Prairie Centre, Thursday (tomorrow)....

 

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Pictured: Tony Bruns (30) pokes a puck away from the goalie crease as Logan Smith (3) helps out during a recent game in Benson.  The Storm won their first game last week at Worthington.

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Braves top YME, but also lose twice

Zack Sonnabend (middle) tries to work inside for a shot while being heavily guarded by two Minnewaska players during a loss to the Lakers, Friday in Benson.

The Benson boys basketball team picked up its fifth win of the season last Thursday with a 59-51 victory at YME.  That game was sandwiched between a 58-22 loss at Montevideo last Tuesday night and a 65-55 home loss to Minnewaska Area, Friday.

The Braves, who dropped to 5-13 overall and 1-9 in the WCC, have just one game scheduled this week at ACGC, Friday....

 

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Pictured: Zack Sonnabend (middle) tries to work inside for a shot while being heavily guarded by two Minnewaska players during a loss to the Lakers, Friday in Benson.  The Braves beat YME earlier in the week, 59-51.
 

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Gymnasts fall to Hendricks

Halle Hanson performs on the uneven bars for the Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnasts, set to compete at the WCC Meet at Melrose, Saturday.

The Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team scored over 137 points for the third-straight meet last week, but still lost at Hendricks, Friday, 139.9-137.8.

The 137.8 score is still among the top 10 scores ever posted by the Fighting Braves’ gymnastics program, and just off the season-high of 137.875 points set the previous meet against Litchfield-DC.

Benson-KMS, which finished the regular-season with a 6-3 record, now gets ready for the WCC Meet at Melrose, Saturday, Feb. 11, and the Section 6A Tourney at Willmar, Saturday, Feb. 18.  The State Gymnastics Meet is set for Feb. 24-25 at the U of M....

 

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KMS wrestlers rout Benson, 65-6

Dan Lenarz (left) battles KMS’ Michael Doubek at 195 pounds during the Saints’ win over Benson last week.  Doubek won this match, 6-2.

Saints show they are the top team in Section 5A again

The Benson wrestling team fell to 5-7 overall with a 65-6 home loss to KMS, Thursday night.  The Saints, ranked sixth in state Class A, won the first 13 matches before Ross Grussing closed out the contest with a forfeit win for the Braves.

It was also Alumni Night, Poster Night, and Senior Night for the Braves, who have just three regular-season matches remaining before the start of the Section 5A Tourney.
Benson was set to compete at Ortonville, Tuesday before coming home for a triangular with YME and Norwood Young-America, Friday, and competing at the Morris Invitational, Saturday....

 

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Stifling The Freedom To Assemble

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”

Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States
1801-1809

It was March 5, 1770, when a squad of British troops responded to a report of a sentry being heckled and pelted with snowballs by a group of colonial men. When confronted by the protesters, the British troops fired, killing four people. That day became known as The Boston Massacre and represented a pivotal moment on the road to the American Revolution as it “galvanized the colonial public to the Patriot cause.”

We are sure that British crown loyalists thought the men got exactly what they deserved and that a few more should have been shot that day to make sure the rebellious colonials got the message.

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Grant Michael Brustuen

Grant Michael Brustuen

Grant Michael Brustuen
February 10, 1994 - February 2, 2017
 

Grant Brustuen, age 22, of rural Appleton, died Thursday, February 2nd in Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  Funeral services were Friday, February 10th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Morris officiated by Pastor Michael Hanson.  Burial followed in Long Lake Cemetery, Hegbert Township.
 
Grant Michael Brustuen was born February 10, 1994 in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Stuart and Cindy (Hanson) Brustuen.  He was baptized May 22, 1994 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church –Hegbert Township, by Pastor Mary Feistner.  Grant attended Appleton and Milan Elementary Schools and Lac qui Parle Valley High School, graduating May 27, 2012.

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Catherine A. Zinda

Catherine A. Zinda

Catherine A. Zinda
September 27, 1933 ~ February 3, 2017
 
Catherine A. Zinda 83, of Kerkhoven passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am on Friday, at The Church of St. Mary in Willmar.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Kerkhoven.  Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home.  www.hafh.org
 

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