November 2017

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Earl William “Bill” Orr

Earl William “Bill” Orr

Earl William “Bill” Orr
August 29, 1923 – November 10, 2017

Earl “Bill” Orr, 94, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday, November 10, 2017, at Gabriel House in Murdock, Minnesota.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 14, from 4-7 p.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday afternoon. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15 (today), at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Earl William Orr was born August 29, 1923 in Rice County, Minnesota, the son of Earl and Rose (Caron) Orr. He grew up and attended grade school in Dundas, Minnesota. He graduated from Faribault High School and worked at Rexall Drug. In 1942 Bill enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during World War II from January of 1942 to May of 1946.

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ELAINE C. SCHULTZ

Elaine Clair Schultz

ELAINE C. SCHULTZ
SEPTEMBER 11, 1934 – NOVEMBER 8, 2017
FUNERAL NOTICE AND OBITUARY
 
Elaine Clair Schultz, 83, of Benson, Minn., died Wednesday, November 8, 2017, surrounded by family.  Visitation will be from 9 – 10 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Interment will be in Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.
 

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JAMES H. HOLTAN

James Harlan Holtan

JAMES H. HOLTAN
NOVEMBER 15, 1929 – NOVEMBER 7, 2017
FUNERAL NOTICE AND OBITUARY
 
James Harlan Holtan, 87, of Clara City, Minn., formerly of Montevideo, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Clara City Care Center. 

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Charles Darrell Connelly

Charles Darrell Connelly

Charles Darrell Connelly
October 11, 1932 – November 7, 2017
Notice and Obituary
 
Benson, Minnesota – Charles D. Connelly, age 85, of Benson, Minn. died on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Gabriel House in Murdock, Minn. 

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Collins, Schreck, Evenson elected to council; District 777 operating levy gets broad support

Terri Collins

Terri Collins was elected Benson’s next mayor in a landslide getting 626 votes to challenger Anita Flodstrom’s 76. Collins currently serves as a member of the city council.

Mark Schreck received the most votes in the race for two seats on the council with incumbent Jack Evenson finishing second with 450 votes.

Collins, Schreck and Evenson will be sworn into office Jan. 2.

District 777’s operating levy won decisively with 827 votes in favor and 150 votes against. In the City of Benson, the vote was 598 to 116 while among district voters not living in the city it was 229 to 34.

Residents of the city had a separate ballot since they were also voting for a major and two council members.

 

 

 

 

Benson Mayoral Race

 

Candidate         Precinct 1      Precinct 2          Total

Collins              338               288                   626

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Harry Sherman Klyve

Harry Sherman Klyve

Harry Sherman Klyve
March 30, 1919 • November 4, 2017

Harry Sherman Klyve, 98, of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Monday, November 13, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. Interment will be in Rolling Forks Cemetery.

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William ‘Bill’ Anderson

William “Bill” Anderson

William ‘Bill’ Anderson
May 12, 1931 • November 3, 2017

William “Bill” Anderson, 86, of Glenwood, Minnesota died Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Glenwood Retirement Village.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Glenwood United Parish. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Benson City Cemetery.

William Marvin Anderson, the son of John and Amelia (Morton) Anderson, was born  May 12, 1931, at the family home, just outside of Benson, in Torning Township, Minnesota. He and his family were members of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Benson and he attended school in Benson.

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Alice E. Loen

Alice E. Loen
Death Notice

Alice E. Loen, 95, of Starbuck passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Holly Ridge Manor in Starbuck.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.
 

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Benson man surrenders after several hour standoff

Thursday evening Benson police, with support from agents of the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force and Swift County Sheriff’s deputies, attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Ryan Aust at a home on 18th Street North in Benson. Aust was wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

When officers entered the home, Aust barricaded himself in a locked bedroom and said he had a firearm.

Officers backed out of the residence, a report from the Benson Police Department released Friday said, and set up a perimeter around the house. A call was then made to the West Central SWAT team. It is made up of five area county and city law enforcement officers who receive additional training.

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SCBHS continues to work on assisted living financing

Swift County-Benson Health Services continues to wait to hear whether or not the United States Department of Agriculture economic development division will back its loan with Bremer Bank of Willmar.

That $7.352 million loan would provide the majority of financing needed to build an assisted living-memory care facility adjacent to SCBHS. If approved, the USDA would back 70 percent of the project financing. Its backing is essential to closing the loan with Bremer.

Bremer is only financing 80 percent of the appraised value of the project and the SCBHS assets pledged towards it. The gap between the bank loan and the project cost has to come from other sources.

The gap funding would come from Swift County, the City of Benson, equity SCBHS has invested in the project, land equity, grants from the Sonsteng Foundation and cash on its balance sheet. These sources total $2.33 million, bringing the total project cost to $9.682 million.

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