January 2018

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DENNIS LOOSE

Dennis Loose

Dennis Loose 
November 19, 1933 - January 16, 2018                                                                                                                          

Dennis Loose, 84, of Willmar, formerly of Appleton, died Tuesday, January 16th at his home.  His funeral will be 11:00 am Friday, January 19 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Benson City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Dennis was born November 19, 1933, on the farm in Shible Township, Swift  County, Minnesota, the son of George and Margaret (Schmidt) Loose.  He grew up in Shible Township and graduated from Morris Ag School.  Following his graduation, Dennis farmed and milked alonside his father before eventually taking over the family farm.

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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Tue
16
Jan
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Minutes Of the Special School Board Meeting

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:30 a.m. - District Office

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Minutes Of the Regular School Board Meeting

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Monday, December 18, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
 Benson High School Media Center

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16
Jan
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Estate of Lyle G. Sathre

ESTATE OF LYLE G. SATHRE

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15
Jan
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Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe

Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe

Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe
June 5, 1945 – January 12, 2018

Rose Anne (Grossman) Bowe, 72, of Benson, Minnesota died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., with a parish prayer service at 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at the church.  Interment was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, Kentucky.  In lieu of flowers, memorials or donations may be made to: St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson or to St. Mary Catholic Church in Chokio.  

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Prior Lake’s Becca Kufrin is a top ‘Bachelor’ contestant

Becca Kufrin, along with sister Emily and mother Jill, are pictured at a February 2012 ceremony where the late Steve Kufrin was inducted into the Minnesota Waterfowl Hall of Fame. At right, is BHS graduate and former local State Farm agent Paul Hanson.

Her parents once lived, worked in Benson
 

By Maggie Stanwood
Prior Lake American

Editor’s note: Becca Kufrin is the daughter of the late Steve Kufrin and Jill Kufrin, who now lives in Prior Lake. Steve was the sports editor and a columnist for the Monitor-News in the 1970s and 80s. Jill was a teacher at Northside Elementary. Her aunt, Amy (Kufrin) Benoit and her husband Larry, live in Benson.
 

There are spoilers of this season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” in this article. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Prior Lake native Becca Kufrin already has Arie Luyendyk Jr. on one knee.

Literally.

During the season premiere of ABC’s “The Bachelor” on Monday night (Jan. 1,) Kufrin, 27, used her limo gimmick (what girls do to try and stand out on the first night once they exit a limo, meeting the bachelor for the first time) to have Luyendyk ask her if she was “ready to do the damn thing?”

Fri
12
Jan
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Benson police settling into new headquarters

Benson’s new police station is in the southwest corner of the city. It provides the security lacking in the old offices in the basement of city hall.

Benson’s Police Department is now operating out of its new headquarters at the corner of Hall Avenue and 22nd Street South in the far southwestern corner of the city.

The new facility is in the renovated former Loen Electric building. A 1,755 square foot addition was built onto the 3,602 square foot building bringing its total size to 5,357 square feet.

Loen’s building was purchased for $199,500 with at least another $661,000 spent on the renovation. There was also a $45,850 architect’s fee. The total cost, at this point, is $907,250. That price does not include furniture, the security system, phones, and the cost of several change orders as work was underway. City council members were expecting a total cost of under $500,000 when they started looking at the new police station.

With crime never taking a break, and December one of the busiest months of 2017 for the department, the move into the new station is a work in progress.

Fri
12
Jan
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School board seeks citizens for input on building projects

Advice would shape May levy referendum cost

With the forming of four committees representing diverse interests in the Benson Public Schools, the board of education is hoping to gather input that will provide it with direction for addressing building maintenance needs.

That direction would be the basis for going to the voters in May to seek approval for bonding to pay for the work.

The four committees will consist of school staff, landowners and farmers, business owners and community members at large.

“The Benson school board is seeking volunteers to serve on a school committee to analyze the school facilities,” the school board asks in a letter presented at its meeting Monday night. “Each committee will work independently with the school architect and superintendent to analyze the current facilities and make a facilities improvement recommendation to the board.

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Jan
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Braves’ offense still struggling in losses to BOLD, LQP

Austin Ose dishes off a pass for Benson, which lost twice last week to fall to 0-9.  Benson plays winless Montevideo, Tuesday, before playing at KMS, Thursday.

The Benson boys basketball team lost twice last week to drop to 0-9 overall and 0-3 in the WCC.  The Braves fell at BOLD, Thursday night, 73-32, and also dropped a 71-46 decision to Lac qui Parle on the home floor, Saturday.

The Braves are set to play one of the weaker teams in the area when they play at Montevideo (0-8 record), Tuesday, and Benson also is set to play at KMS, Thursday....

 

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Pictured: Austin Ose dishes off a pass for Benson, which lost twice last week to fall to 0-9.  Benson plays winless Montevideo, Tuesday, before playing at KMS, Thursday.

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