October 2017

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31
Oct
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Katherine Jacobson

Katherine Evelyn Jacobson

Katherine Jacobson
November 23, 1928 • October 30, 2017

Katherine Evelyn Jacobson, 88, of Scandinavian Lake, rural Glenwood, Minnesota, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Homestead North in Benson under Rice Hospice Care.  

A Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 with visitation two hours prior to the service at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. A reception will follow. Interment will be in the Rolling Forks Cemetery.

Katherine was born November 23, 1928 in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, the daughter of Oliver and Bertha (Hoff) Pederson. She was baptized January 20, 1929 at the Swift Falls Lutheran Church by Rev. J.J. Strand.

She was confirmed June 14, 1942 also at Swift Falls Lutheran Church by Rev. Melvin P. Kaatrud.

Katherine graduated from Benson High School in 1946.

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30
Oct
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Marie Muehlbauer

Marie Muehlbauer

Marie T. Muehlbauer
August 30, 1930 • October 27, 2017

Marie T. Muehlbauer, 87, of Danvers, Minnesota, died Friday morning, October 27, 2017 at her home in rural Danvers. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., with a Rosary at 5 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service at 6 p.m.,  Wednesday, November 1 at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation continued from 9 - 10 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 2, at the Church of the Visitation Catholic Church in Danvers. Interment was in the Church of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery.

Fri
27
Oct
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SCBHS working with county, city on assisted living financial package

As Swift County-Benson Health Services works to close the deal on financing that will allow it to build an assisted living and memory care facility, it is seeking backing from the City of Benson and Swift County.

It has been negotiating with Bremer Bank in Willmar to provide the majority of financing for the $10.32 million project.  Bremer’s $7.352 million loan would have to be secured by the assets of the proposed facility along with other SCBHS assets. However, an appraisal has left it about $750,000 short.

To help it cover that shortfall, SCBHS is asking for help in two ways:

First, it is asking that the City of Benson secure the $750,000 asset shortfall with its taxing authority. This would mean that if the assisted facility and memory care facility went broke, the city’s taxpayers would have to come up with the money to pay off any balance on the note.

Fri
27
Oct
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Collins, Flodstrom running for mayor; five seeking council seats

Tuesday, Nov. 7, City of Benson voters will go to the polls to elect a new mayor and two members to the council.

Council Member Terri Collins is running for mayor along with Anita Flodstrom.

Current Mayor Gary Landmark is not seeking re-election to a second term. He served 24 years as a member of the city council and is completing his first two-year term as mayor.

There are five candidates seeking election to the council: Incumbent Jack Evenson, Mark Schreck, Brad Johnson, Terry Flodstrom and Larry Smith. Council Member Stephanie Heinzig also is not seeking re-election. Council members serve four-year terms.

Thu
26
Oct
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School levy before voters Nov. 7 funds daily operations

There are three key points District 777’s Board of Education and administration would like to make about the upcoming operating levy vote that will take place Tuesday, Nov. 7:

First, it will not increase property taxes over their current levels since it doesn’t add a new tax, but simply maintains the current levy. In fact, taxes will actually drop by a few dollars.

Second, this levy does not apply to the vast majority of agricultural land in the county. It taxes only the house, garage and one acre of land. It also taxes residential, commercial and business properties. It is not levied on recreational property.

Third, if the levy is not approved it would mean substantial cuts in the courses and programs Benson Public Schools are able to offer its students.

Thu
26
Oct
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Girls tennis team ends season at section tourney

Grace Arnold was one of six BKMS girls tennis players who competed at the section individual tourney.

Sophia Curriel went 1-1 in singles, while Grace Arnold was 0-1 in singles, and Emma Heinzig-Brenna Knutson were 0-1 in doubles.

Olivia Hoffman and Gracie Lenz, who were seeded sixth, won their first two matches to reach the semifinals, but then lost to the seventh-seeded team from Minnewaska Area and also in the third-place match to finish fourth.
 

The 2017 State Girls Tennis Tournament is set for Oct. 24-27 in Minneapolis.
 

Gracie Lenz finished the season as the top winner for Benson-KMS with a 20-6 record, while also finishing above .500 were Stacy Johnson (16-7), Amy Zniewski (15-8), Olivia Hoffman (15-12), Emma Heinzig (12-11), and Susan Knutson (12-11).

Thu
26
Oct
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Minnewaska Area runs past Braves in regular-season finale, 35-14

Sam Lundebrek (84) and Aaron Zosel (34) bring down Minnewaska Area’s Jaeger Jergenson after a short gain on a pass during the Lakers’ 35-14 victory.  The two teams are set to meet up in the Section 5AA opener this week.

Minnewaska Area quarterback Matt Gruber ran for 187 yards and passed for another 131 as the Lakers topped Benson in the regular-season finale on Brock Field last Wednesday night, 35-14.

Benson ended the regular-season with an 0-8 record and now gets set to open up the Section 5AA playoffs, Tuesday, Oct. 24 (yesterday).

BOLD ended up as champion of the Mid State White sub-district with a perfect 7-0 record.  ACGC, Minnewaska Area, and Sauk Centre all tied for second with 5-2 records, while Morris Area-CA was 3-4, Montevideo was 2-5, Osakis was 1-6, and Benson 0-7.

The Braves were seeded seventh in Section 5AA and were set to play the second-seeded Lakers for the second time in six nights.....

 

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Wed
25
Oct
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Vote "Yes" On School Operating Levy

If You Support Education, Business, And A Vibrant Community...
Vote ‘Yes” On School Operating Levy

 

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

When families consider moving to a new community one of their top is checking out the school system.

Are the facilities up-to-date or old? Are the teachers good or indifferent? Is the school board forward thinking or complacent? Are the sports teams successful with coaches working from the bottom up to build excellence or are they fragmented with uninspired youth? Do the people in the community support their schools or are they tight with their tax dollars?

These are all questions they ask. The answers reveal a lot about the character of the school, its leadership, and the community.

Wed
25
Oct
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Madeline "Jiggs" C. Hughes

Madeline “Jiggs” Cecelia Hughes

MADELINE “JIGGS” C. HUGHES

MAY 3, 1932 – OCTOBER 24, 2017

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23
Oct
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James Douglas Kampff

JAMES “JIM” D. KAMPFF

MARCH 18, 1957 – OCTOBER 19, 2017

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