June 2017

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Charlotte Adella McChesney

Charlotte Adella McChesney

Charlotte Adella McChesney
February 03, 2017 – June 22, 2017
Funeral Notice
 
 
Benson, Minnesota – Charlotte Adella McChesney, age 4 months, passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on Thursday, June 22.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 28, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Interment will be in the Lake Lillian Community Cemetery.

Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.
www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Lorraine J. Every

Benson, Minnesota – Lorraine J. Every, age 84, died on Friday morning, June 16, 2017, at the Swift County Benson Hospital. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Gladys Marien Pederson

Gladys Marien Pederson

Gladys Marien Pederson

1921 – 2017 

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Civic Center to be looked at for school sports facility

With CNH Industrial notifying the City of Benson that it is likely to move out of the north end of the Civic Center this fall, the possibility the space could be available for the Benson High School gymnastics program and other sports is now under discussion.

District 777’s Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to have architect Paul Youngquist, of Architects Rego + Youngquist of St. Louis Park, do an assessment of the 14,000-square-foot space.

They want an estimate of what it would cost to renovate the space for high school athletics use and an estimate on what the annual operating cost of the building would be for the district.

School board members were faced with looking for new space for the gymnastics program this past year when Benson’s City Council announced it would likely be renovating the Armory for use as a new city hall. The gymnastics program leases the gym space in the Armory.

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Permit may be needed to tear down rural buildings

Swift County is considering requiring rural landowners to get a permit if they plan on demolishing a building on their property as a way to track what happens with the debris that is created. At this point, it knows that not all demolition debris is being disposed of according to the law.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Swift County Environmental Services Director Scott Collins received “calls, complaints, concerns” about the burying of demolition debris and garbage on farmsteads.

While some people may be unlawfully burying demolition debris on their farm sites, there are contractors who are bidding to haul it to demolition sites and dispose of it lawfully, he told the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their meeting June 6.

“The concerns that some of the contractors have is whether or not all the rules are consistent, are they being applied consistently, who is the police of the rules and how is it all going to be done?” Collins said.

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County to decide June 20 who will enforce buffer law

Should Swift County’s Board of Commissioners be the enforcing authority for buffer strips or should it turn that authority over to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources?

That decision is likely to be made at the county board’s Tuesday, June 20, meeting set to start at 5 p.m. However, those who plan to attend need to be aware of a change in where the county board will be meeting starting with the June 20 meeting and extending for perhaps the next six months or more.

Because extensive renovation and construction work is set to start later this month at the Swift County Courthouse, county commissioners will be meeting in the Benson City Council chambers in city hall. It is just to the north of the Family Dollar store at 1410 Kansas Avenue.

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Lake Reno gets the best of Fishing League during week #4

Logan Schauer is pictured with a 18.25” walleye from Lake Reno last week.

The Swift Fishing League pulled Lake Reno from the hat for its June 8th event.  It was a sunny 84 degree evening at the 6 p.m. start.  Water temperature was 72 degrees with a light wind.  The league members were expecting a big night at the weigh-in table, since the bite on Reno had been pretty good the past week, and the weather was favorable.  As it is with fishing, you never really know what will happen until you get on the water.  It turned out to be a very slow bite, with only a few fish caught.  As the evening went on, the mayflies were emerging from the water in droves.  By the time for the 9 p.m. weigh-in, there were clouds of millions of mayflies swarming above the landing.  All that food in the lake was likely a factor in the slow bite.  

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Hoium and Habben All-WCC in tennis

Eric Hoium led the Braves boys tennis team in 2017 with a 13-8 record.  He and Nathan Habben also both earned All-Conference this season.

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team recently completed its season at the Section 6A Boys Tennis Tournament.

The team was seeded eighth in the team tourney and fell to top-seeded Litchfield in the first round, 7-0.  The Dragons went on to earn the section title and went on to place fifth at the State Class A Boys Tennis Tourney.

In the individual tourney, Eric Hoium and Nathan Habben won their first two matches in the doubles’ tourney, but lost to the top-seeded team from Foley in the semifinals and also lost the third-place match to finish fourth.

Also competing at the section individual tourney, but failing to advance past the first round, were Taylor Duncan and Jonas Habben in singles, and Kevin Johnson and Josh Clark in doubles.

The Braves, coached by Jonas Grossman, finished the 2017 season with  a 3-13 overall record, including a 2-3 mark within the WCC to place fourth.  

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Tostenson runs personal best to finish third in 800 meter run at State Track

Jon Tostenson, who has qualified to three-straight State Track and Field Meet, ran a personal best to place third at the State Track Meet, Saturday.  Photo courtesy of Mike Milbrandt, Montevideo American-News.

Jon Tostenson saved his best for last!

Tostenson, a junior from KMS High School, had the ninth and final qualifying time in the boys 800 meter run prelims at the State Track and Field Meet, Friday, but during the finals, Saturday, Tostenson ran a personal best time of 1:58.42 to place third overall.

The 800 meter run finals was not without its share of drama as a pair of runners fell nearing the finish line, allowing Tostenson to move up two places at the end.

His time of 1:58.42 was just .23 off the school record of Tony Rosemeier, set in 1988.

Tostenson, who also qualified to state as a freshman and sophomore in the 800 meter run, has a chance to become one of only a few BKMS athletes to qualify to four-straight State Track and Field Meets next spring.

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Estate of Jean C. Lonneman

ESTATE OF JEAN C. LONNEMAN

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