May 2017

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Girls golf 4th and boys 7th in final WCC standings

Members of the BKMS girls golf team before heading out for the WCC meet last week.  From left to right are Elizabeth Langan, Alissa Maurer, Katelyn Young, Danielle Reuss, Anna Samuelson, Nicole Ascheman, and Kellie Enderson.
Kellie Enderson earned her sixth-straight All-Conference honor in golf last week, placing ninth overall among all WCC girls golfers, and helping lead the BKMS girls to fourth place in the final WCC standings.

The Benson-KMS girls golf team competed in the final two WCC meets last week at Montevideo and Benson, Thursday.

The Fighting Braves placed fourth in both meets and ended up fourth in the final standings as well.

Minnewaska Area won another WCC title with 62 total points, winning six of the eight meets, while BOLD was second with 57, followed by Morris in third, Benson-KMS in fourth, Sauk Centre, Montevideo, Melrose, and ACGC.

In addition, Kellie Enderson earned her sixth-straight All-Conference honor in girls golf.  The top 14 golfers earned All-Conference and Enderson was ninth overall with a 46 average on her best six rounds in the eight WCC meets.

Danielle Reuss was 18th in the final standings, while Nicole Ascheman was 23rd, Alissa Maurer was 25th, and Liz Langan was 26th, and Katelyn Young 35th.

More about the complete All-Conference girls golf team will appear in the coming weeks.

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House Request For Bids

HOUSE REQUEST FOR BIDS

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April 18, 2017 School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

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April 24, 2017 School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777,
Benson, Minnesota
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.
Benson Junior High Auditorium

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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date:  May 19, 2017

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED
1. Date of Mortgage:  February 25, 2010
2. Mortgagors:  Violet Marie Loen
3. Mortgagees:  State Bank of Danvers
4. Recording Information:  Recorded on March 4, 2010, as Document number 6738 in Book 8 of Titles, page 171 in the Office of Swift County Land Records.
5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any:  N/A

INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES
6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 
    23-1298-000
7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises:  Lot One (1), Block Two (2), Westwood Acres Addition to the City of Benson, Swift County, Minnesota.
8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises:  708 18th St. S., Benson, MN  56215

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Notice To Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Benson, MN Police Station Addition & Remodel
 

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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF BENSON
SWIFT COUNTY
STATE OF MINNESOTA

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Some Young Men Choose Video Games Over Work

Some Young Men Choose Video Games Over Work

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

In rural America every young person who can be filling a job vacancy at a local business is considered a valuable asset. Businesses advertise far and wide seeking workers. They conduct job fairs hoping to draw in new employees. But even in western Minnesota hundreds of jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find the people to fill them.

It is hard enough to get young people to move to rural Minnesota, leaving the big cities where there is a lot more action and other young people to socialize with, to fill job vacancies. Who knew that a growing challenge for employers would be that potential employees are being stolen away by video games?

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Carl Lane Johnson

Carl Lane Johnson

Carl Lane Johnson
January 28, 1988 - May 19, 2017

 

Carl Lane Johnson, age 29, died unexpectedly Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home in Canton, SD.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 25 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation with family present will be Wednesday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Carl was born January 28, 1988 in Sioux Falls, SD to Darcy and Sharon (Brake) Johnson.  He attended school in Canton and graduated from Benson (MN) High School in 2006.  He worked at Johnson Feed in Canton and was currently working at Aladdin Companies in Sioux Falls as an entrepreneur and a commodity sales rep.  Carl loved his dogs, spending time outdoors, tinkering with technology, grilling, and laughing with friends and family.

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KMS softball team edges Benson

Savanna Hagen comes across to score a run for KMS during a 7-1 victory at Benson, Friday, as KMS coach Eileen Suter (left) also waves around Katie Krieger from third for another run.  Catching for Benson is Danielle Himley.
Morgan Tangen raps a hit during the Braves’ loss to KMS, Friday.  She was also 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI against Sauk Centre earlier in the week.

The Benson softball team had four games last week during one of the busiest weeks of the season for the Braves, earning its third win of the season in the process.  The Braves fell to Montevideo in a close game last Monday night, 3-0, but came back the next night to edge Sauk Centre, 13-12.

Montevideo and Benson met up again Thursday, and this time, the two teams combined for 27 runs as Montevideo beat the Braves for the second time in the week, 15-12.  The week came to an end with a 7-1 non-conference loss to KMS, Friday in Benson.

The Braves, 3-11 overall and 2-10 in the WCC, have three more regular-season game left, including home games with Sauk Centre, Monday, ACGC, Tuesday, and NLS, Thursday....

 

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