October 2017

Tue
10
Oct
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Phyllis R. Harstad

Phyllis R. Harstad

PHYLLIS R. HARSTAD

APRIL 28, 1927 – OCTOBER 8, 2017

Tue
10
Oct
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Jeanette Sandven

OBITUARY NOTICE FOR JEANETTE SANDVEN      
MONTEVIDEO, MN
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09
Oct
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Donald Gabrielson

Fri
06
Oct
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BHS Homecoming Parade

One of the BHS student groups passes by some area youth while handing out candy.

The BHS Homecoming Parade took place Friday afternoon along the traditional Memorial Day Parade route.  Pictured, one of the BHS student groups passes by some area youth while handing out candy. 

More pictures from the Homecoming Parade can be found inside the October 4, 2017 edition of the Swift County Monitor-News - pick one up today!

Fri
06
Oct
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Sustainable aquifers are everyone’s responsibility

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part story on the Benson area’s aquifers. Questions are also being raised about aquifers in the Appleton area as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources works on a comprehensive assessment of the state’s groundwater resources.

In one of its studies on groundwater in Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources says that the state is in “urgency room” not the “emergency room.”

“We haven’t got to a stage where we are out (of groundwater) yet. A stage where everyone is needing water and no one has it,” Area DNR Hydrologist Ethan Jenzen told the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their meeting Sept. 5. “We are not California where they literally had to reduce their water use by 35 percent everywhere.”

Fri
06
Oct
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Benson recognized for hiring DAC workers

Benson City Manager tells DAC Executive Director Alethea Koehler how much the city appreciates the quality work her people provide.

Nominated by Swift County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) the City of Benson was named an Outstanding Disability Employer by the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation, MOHR.

Swift County DAC Executive Director Alethea Koehler presented the award to the city at the council’s meeting Monday night.

She told the council that the high visibility of these jobs brings a lot of positive feedback from the public, which is great for building morale among the individuals her organization serves.  “The supervisors and crews of the City of Benson always conduct business in a respectful way, and make it known that we are an integral part of how the town runs,” Koehler said.

Individuals with disabilities from the Swift County DAC in Benson help maintain the city’s image by mowing park areas, painting fire hydrants and other tasks.  They have also cleaned city offices and other properties, assembled meter boxes and stenciled safety cones.  

Fri
06
Oct
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Benson City Council to adopt naming policy

With a request before it to name the Northside Recreation Area baseball field after 1964 Benson High School graduate Johnny Goggin, the city council will have its planning commission review a proposed facilities naming  policy.

Goggin was a baseball enthusiast who played and coached kids from the area. When the old Benson baseball park was in decline in the late 1960s Goggin led the effort to build a new field. The old field was where the Nevada Square apartments sit today.

He secured a piece of land that is now the Northside Rec Area, then coordinated the volunteer effort that saw to the building of a new field, including an extensive sodding project, Benson resident Ron Hanson told the council at its meeting Monday night.

Fri
06
Oct
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Heartland Girls Ranch - Help Wanted

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Wed
04
Oct
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Saints lose to Camden matches

Mallory Rudningen (3) goes up for a block during a home match for the Saints this year as Katie Krieger (left) and Morgan Lesteberg (8) look on.

The KMS volleyball team had a disappointing week of play last week, losing a pair of four-game matches to Prinsburg and Yellow Medicine East.

KMS lost at Prinsburg last Tuesday night, 25-17, 27-25, 18-25, 25-22 as the Bluejays earned their first win of the season at the expense of the Saints.  Two nights later, KMS lost a home match with YME, 25-13, 25-9, 23-25, 25-17, giving the Saints their third-straight loss.

KMS fell to 3-5 in the Camden North Conference and 7-8 overall with the pair of losses.  This week won’t be any easier as the Saints were set to play at Minneota, Tuesday (yesterday) before hosting the Camden North-leading MACCRAY Wolverines, Thursday (tomorrow).........

For more stories like this, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

 

Wed
04
Oct
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KMS routs NY Mills for Homecoming

Weston Gjerde (with ball) picks up some yardage during a game earlier this season.  He had 63 yards rushing  during a 36-0 win over NYM.  Identified providing blocks for Gjerde above are Regan Carlson (64), Christian Diederich (74), Josh Peterson (66), Caleb Collins (3), and Caleb Heidelberger (63).

KMS routs NY Mills for Homecoming
 

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