October 2017

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Benson falls to BOLD and ACGC

Claire Ricard (11) and Beth Cain (6) go up for a block attempt during the Braves’ four-game loss to BOLD last Tuesday night as Anna Gosson (10) looks on from behind.

Benson falls to BOLD and ACGC

 

The Benson volleyball team dropped a pair of winnable matches last week to drop into a tie for sixth place in the WCC with one regular-season match to go.
The Braves, who fell to 6-17 overall and 3-10 in the WCC, fell to BOLD last Tuesday night at home, 17-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-14 and then were swept at ACGC, Thursday, 25-19, 26-24,..........

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Claire Ricard (11) and Beth Cain (6) go up for a block attempt during the Braves’ four-game loss to BOLD last Tuesday night as Anna Gosson (10) looks on from behind.
 

 

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Aquifers - A Precious Resource Being Abused

Aquifers - A Precious Resource Being Abused

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

 “Once you have abundance in your head you kind of feel that you can consume it endlessly.”

DNR Region 4 Groundwater
 Planner Tim Gieseke
 

It’s hard to believe in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” that we don’t have enough water. That we could forever turn on the tap and clean, abundant water would always come gushing out was a given. No longer.

“We are in a situation where we know we have a limited resource on a downward trend,” Area Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Hydrologist Ethan Jenzen told the Swift County Board of Commissioners last month. He was speaking of the aquifers below central Swift County.

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James Lee Ehret

JAMES “JIM” LEE EHRET

JAMES “JIM” LEE EHRET

JULY 15, 1934 – OCTOBER 16, 2017

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Loren Harste

Loren Harste

Loren Harste, age 83, of Morris, formerly of the Appleton area, died Friday, October 13th in the St. Cloud Hospital.  Funeral services were held Friday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church – Shible Township.  Pastors Donald Klatt and Kenneth Harste officiated.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. 

Loren William Harste was born on March 23, 1934 to Karl F and Hannah (Behrens) Harste in Shible Township, Swift County, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible, where he attended parochial school through the 8th grade. In 1952, he graduated from Appleton High School.

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12
Oct
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KMS volleyball team 2-3 at Subway Classic to place sixth

Lexy Swanson (13) and Alexandra Walsh (5) go up for a block attempt as Mallory Rudningen (left) looks on from behind.

KMS volleyball team 2-3 at Subway Classic to place sixth

The KMS volleyball team had another busy week of play, competing in two conference matches during the week and also playing five matches at the SMSU Subway Classic in Marshall, Saturday.
The Saints fell to Minneota and MACCRAY in three games last Tuesday and Thursday night, respectively, but KMS did rebound to go 2-3 at the Subway Classic to place sixth in its division.
The Saints are now 9-13 overall and 3-7 in the Camden North heading into its final two regular-season dates, including a match at RTR, Tuesday (yesterday) and the Underwood Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 19.
MACCRAY is 8-2 in the Camden North and clinched the league title with one match to go, while the Saints are guaranteed to finish second.

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Saints fall to Parkers Prairie, 19-6

The Saints lost at Parkers Prairie, Friday, 19-6.  The Saints, who fell to 4-2, were set to play at BBE this week.  Above, the KMS team runs a reverse to Dylan Rudningen (22).  Identified are Josh Peterson (66), Ryan Torkelson (33), Weston Gjerde (3), and Caleb Collins (handing off).

Saints fall to Parkers Prairie, 19-6

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Oct
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Girls tennis team ends regular-season 10-6; to face Montevideo in 6A opener

Emma Heinzig stretches to return a shot at the net during a win at first doubles for the Braves.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team closed out the regular season with a win and loss last week.  Next up is the Section 6A Tourney.  The Fighting Braves edged Wadena-DC last Tuesday night at home, 5-2, but then fell to a strong Osakis team, Thursday at Osakis, 7-0.

The Braves, who ended the regular season with a 10-6 record, were seeded fifth for the upcoming Section 6A Team Tennis Tournament, set to begin Monday, Oct. 9 at Sta-Fit Athletic Club in Sartell (formerly Fitness Evolution).

Osakis earned the top seed and was set to face eighth-seeded MACCRAY at 9 a.m., while Benson-KMS and fourth-seeded Montevideo were set to play at 10:30 a.m., third-seeded LQP-DB and sixth-seeded YME will play at noon, and No. 2-Minnewaska Area and seventh-seeded Morris Area meet at 1:30 p.m.

The quarterfinal winners move on to the Section 6A “Final Four”, Wednesday, Oct. 11 (today) at the same location.

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Oct
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Benson falls to Melrose and SC in three games each

Claire Ricard and Anna Gosson (right) go up for a block attempt as Abbie Mitteness (3) looks on from behind.

The Benson volleyball team ran into two of the top teams in the WCC last week and the result was a pair of three-game loss to Melrose Area and Sauk Centre.

The Braves, who fell to 3-8 in the WCC and 6-15 overall, lost a match at Melrose last Tuesday night, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, and then fell in three games to Sauk Centre in Benson, Thursday, 25-9, 25-13, 25-12.

Sauk Centre, Melrose Area and Morris Area-CA all currently lead the WCC with 10-1 records.  Morris is set to face Melrose and Sauk Centre this week, while Melrose and Sauk Centre also square off in the regular-season finale, Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Sauk Centre......

 

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Braves fall to ACGC in Mud Bowl, 26-0

Mason Abner (with ball) goes up the middle for a short gain during the Braves’ 26-0 loss at ACGC, Friday night on a wet and muddy ACGC field.

The Benson football team fell to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Friday night, 26-0, leaving the Braves still searching for their first win of the season with only two regular-season games to go.

Benson recovered two fumbles and recorded four sacks on the wet and muddy Grove City field, but ACGC’s running offense was too much to overcome as the Falcons scored one touchdown in each quarter and ended the game with advantages of 19-5 in first downs, 325-75 in total yards, and 68-41 in plays from scrimmage.

“We played well in the first half, but field position was not in our favor,” Benson head coach Scott Gonnerman said.  “After ACGC scored in the first quarter, we were not able to sustain any long drives and change field position.  ACGC meanwhile, took advantage of some turnovers and really forced us to have to drive 70-80 yards, which would prove to be difficult with the wet, muddy field.”

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Rampant Voter Fraud - A Myth That Persists

Rampant Voter Fraud - A Myth That Persists

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

One of the most common popular myths we hear at this time of year is that if the first frost hasn’t come yet in late September or early October, it will come with the approaching full moon. It hasn’t in the 65 years that local records have been kept. It comes when cold Arctic air settles over Minnesota on a clear night.

Still the myth persists because it has been repeated so often that it has become a truth in many people’s minds. It is reinforced because we remember cold, clear nights with full moons and a frost in the morning. Proximity is enough to create truth.

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