April 2017

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James Francis Grossman

James Francis Grossman
January 5, 1934 – April 21, 2017
Funeral Notice
 

James Francis Grossman, age 83, of Benson, died at his home surrounded by family on Friday morning, April 21, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30 am at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, April 24 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a Rosary at 4:00 pm and a Parish Prayer service and a time for sharing memories at 6:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Interment will follow the service at the St. Francis Catholic Church Cemetery in Benson. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested toward a memorial bench in Benson.

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Large city roads project gets underway in May

Starting in May and lasting into the late summer the City of Benson will see significant street and sidewalk work affecting vehicle traffic flow, pedestrian walkways, and parking availability – especially in the north half of the city’s downtown.

A comprehensive road and sidewalk project will affect all three highways that go through the community – Minnesota Highway 29, Minnesota Highway 9 and U.S. Highway 12.

Construction on Benson’s roads and sidewalks will take place in two phases. First, starting in the first half of May, work will begin on the sidewalk upgrades to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.)

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Benson’s assessed value increases by nearly $1.5 million

Each April the City of Benson’s Board of Equalization (the city council) conducts a public hearing at which property owners in Benson can come and talk about their taxes.

Swift County Assessor Wayne Knutson and Swift County Appraiser Darla Schwendemann spent the good part of the afternoon and early evening in the city council chambers prepared to go over assessments with homeowners and business owners. The city council sets aside an hour to hear complaints or appeals along with recommendations on any changes from Knutson and Schwendemann.

But at Monday night’s meeting no one showed up. With a light agenda, the council meeting got underway with the opening of the public hearing and then proceeded on to other business. That took just over 20 minutes. So for the next 40 minutes the council was required to stick around until the published time of 6:30 p.m. for end of the public hearing arrived.

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They’re back . . . BHS choir students return from 6-day trip to New York City

Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.

Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.  Immediately after waving goodbye in the picture above, the students boarded buses at about noon, Friday, April 7.  They didn’t return again until 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 12.  Over 70 students, and nine adult chaperones took part in the trip.  “The entire trip was a success and so people many contributed to its success; the students, the chaperones, the tour guides, and the bus drivers,” BHS choir director Shelly Mikkelson said.  “Highlights included the Empire State Building, Central Park, a Broadway workshop and Broadway musical, “Come From Away”, the 911 Memorial, Radio City Music Hall, and the Spirit Dinner Cruise.”

 

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21
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Saints top Ortonville and Lakeview

Pictured: Ryan Torkelson bats for the Saints during the season opener at Benson, Tuesday, April 4.  Torkelson went 2-for-4 with two doubles during a 5-3 win last week over Ortonville, and also picked up the victory on the mound during an 18-0 victory over Lakeview later in the week.

The KMS baseball team improved to 3-0 overall with a pair of wins last week.  The Saints opened up the week with a 5-3 victory at Ortonville last Tuesday night and then routed Lakeview, Thursday night at home, 18-0.

During the win over Lakeview, Brandon Rasmusson went 3-for-3 and Weston Gjerde clubbed a three-run homerun to lead the Saints at the plate.

The Saints have three games scheduled this week beginning with a game at Renville County West, Tuesday and continuing with home games against Lac qui Parle, Thursday, and Tracy Area, Friday....

 

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Track teams compete at Morris Invite

Zach Burns (right) has been a multiple-point threat for the Fighting Braves this season in the hurdles, pole vault, high jump, and relays.

The Benson-KMS boys and girls track teams competed at the Morris Invitational last Tuesday night, competing shorthanded in both meets due to the BHS choir trip to New York last week.

Morris Area dominated both meets, almost doubling up the runner-up team in both meets.  The Morris Area girls totaled 170 points compared to 95 for West Central Area and 19 for eighth-place Benson-KMS, while the Morris Area girls had 136.4 points compared to 71.33 for runner-up Melrose and 56.75 for fifth-place Benson-KMS.

The only winners for Benson-KMS were Carlie Lenz in the girls pole vault (6-6), Josh Bailey in the boys 3200 meter run (10:29.02), and Zach Burns in the boys pole vault (10-6).

Next up for the track and field teams are the Minnewaska Area Invitational, Tuesday, April 18 and the Lac qui Parle Invitational, Thursday, April 20....

 

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Braves fall to Melrose Area, 11-4

Benson catcher Lane Geyer (right) applies the tag just a little too late to get a Melrose runner, who scored on a sacrifice fly to right field.  In the background are firstbaseman Shawn Aarhus and rightfielder Aaron Zosel.
Aaron Zosel raps an RBI-double for the Braves during their 11-4 loss to Melrose last Tuesday night on Chiefs’ Field.

The Benson baseball team fell to 0-3 overall with an 11-4 loss to Melrose last Tuesday night in Benson.  The Braves opened up the season with a pair of losses to KMS and Montevideo the first week of the season.

The Braves and Dutchmen were tied at 3-3 through two innings before Melrose scored five unearned runs in the third to put the game away.

This week, Benson is set to host Morris Area for a doubleheader, Tuesday, April 18 before going on the road to Sauk Centre, Friday, April 21....

 

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Alan Hendrickson

Alan Hendrickson

Alan Hendrickson
December 19, 1934 - April 20, 2017
 

The funeral service for Alan Hendrickson of Morris, MN will be held Monday, April 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris, with Pastor Dell Sanderson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.  Alan will be buried at the West Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery following the fellowship at Faith Lutheran Church.

Alan Hendrickson, son of Tilford and Ida (Berg) Hendrickson, was born December 19, 1934, in Starbuck, MN. He was raised on the family farm in rural Hancock and was baptized and confirmed at West Zion Lutheran Church.

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Dennis R. Erdman

Dennis R. Erdman
March 10, 1955 – April 17, 2017
Funeral Notice
 

Dennis R. Erdman

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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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