September 2017

Fri
22
Sep
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Four inductees chosen for 2017 Benson High School Hall of Fame

The 2017 Benson Public Schools Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is set for Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Benson Bowler.

This year’s inductees will be Bill Orr (distinguished service), Leon Brockmeyer (distinguished service), Don Eckhoff (distinguished service), and the 1945-46 undefeated football team.

Biographies for each of the inductees will appear next week, along with information about the 1945-46 football team and the complete roster list.

The induction dinner will begin with a social hour  (cash bar) at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner at 5 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The inductees will also be highlighted during halftime of the Benson vs. BOLD Homecoming football game, Friday, Sept. 29.

Fri
22
Sep
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Annabelle E. Kern

Annabelle E. Kern

Annabelle E. Kern

Oct. 18, 1931—Sept. 20, 2017

Wed
20
Sep
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Benson volleyball team fourth at Waska Tourney

Courtney McNeill (2) and Claire Ricard (11) go up for a block for the Braves, who fell to Sauk Centre and BOLD last week before placing fourth at the Waska Tourney.  In back are Mariah Ahrndt (left) and Leah Molden.

Benson volleyball team fourth at Waska Tourney

 

Wed
20
Sep
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Saints fall to USA, 24-14

Christian Diederich (74), Weston Gjerde (4), and Josh Peterson (66) come up for a tackle of Benson’s Adam Zosel during the first game of the season.

Saints fall to USA, 24-14

The KMS football team ran into a strong Upsala-Swanville Area team, Friday night at Upsala, and the Saints gave the Patriots a great battle before falling 24-14 in a Mid-State sub-district game.
USA opened up the scoring with two quick touchdowns, but the Saints came back with two touchdowns of their own to pull to within 16-14 at halftime.
The Patriots would go on to score the only touchdown of the second half, while the KMS offense was shut down by the USA defense, which forced the Saints into three turnovers.
The Saints fell to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-State Blue sub-district, while USA is in first place in the sub-district with a perfect 3-0 record.
This week, KMS has a great chance to pick up its third win as it plays at 0-3 Kimball Area at 7 p.m., Friday.

Wed
20
Sep
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Tennis team falls to Monte, LQP-DB

Gracie Lenz is off to an 8-2 start for the Benson-KMS girls tennis team at second singles.  She was the only Benson-KMS player to win a match during a pair of 6-1 losses last week.

Tennis team falls to Monte, LQP-DB

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team ran into two of the top teams in the conference and the result was a pair of 6-1 losses to Montevideo and Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd.
The Fighting Braves, who fell to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference, lost a home match to Montevideo last Tuesday night, 6-1, and also fell by the same score at LQP/DB, Thursday.
Gracie Lenz, playing at second singles, was the only Benson player to win during both matches.  She currently leads the team with an 8-2 overall record.
Minnewaska Area currently leads the WCC with a perfect 6-0 mark, while LQP/DB is second at 5-1 and Montevideo close behind at 4-1.
This week, Benson-KMS is set to go on the road for three events.  The Fighting Braves are set to compete at....

Wed
20
Sep
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First-half deficit too much to overcome as Braves fall to Osakis, 27-6

Aaron Zosel (34) barrels over a couple of Osakis defenders on the way to a big gain Friday night.  Providing blocks for the Braves are Kaden Schmidt (74), Shane Flower (51), Riley Grube (56), and Matt Tolifson (2).

Osakis scored four first-half touchdowns on the way to a 27-6 victory over Benson, Friday night in Osakis.  The Silverstreaks improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid State sub-district white, while the Braves fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.
 

After Osakis scored on its first drive, going 61 yards in nine plays, the Braves also scored on their first drive of the night to tie up the game at 6-6 with 2:36 left in the first quarter, but that would be it for the Benson offense, which was held to 208 total yards on 46 offensive plays.
 

Wed
20
Sep
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Manipulating Facebook To Manipulate Voters

Manipulating Facebook To Manipulate Voters

 

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.     

Luc De Clapiers

We all hate being duped. Conned into believing one thing only to find out later it was false. That we had built arguments and made decisions based upon false information we had every reason to believe is aggravating and embarrassing.

It is our own fault to some degree that we get suckered. We are geared to believe that which strokes our egos, our prejudices, and reinforces what we are already inclined to hold to be the truth. There is a word for those tendencies – motivated cognition.

Tue
19
Sep
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Gertrude L. Breen

GERTRUDE L. BREEN

GERTRUDE L. BREEN

August 21, 1927 – September 17, 2017

Wed
13
Sep
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Estate of David C. Schuerman

ESTATE OF DAVID C. SCHUERMAN

Wed
13
Sep
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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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