March 2018

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Saints win 3A opener, but eliminated by Lakeview

Weston Gjerde (13) dribbles downcourt for the Saints, who beat Wabasso in the 3A opener, but fell to Lakeview two night later. In back is Isaac Call.

The KMS boys basketball team won its first Section 3A playoff game against Wabasso, Thursday night at home, 65-53, but the season came to an end two nights later when the Saints fell 62-49 at Lakeview, Saturday.

KMS ended the season 15-13 overall, including a 7-9 mark within the Camden North Conference.

Lakeview, the third seed in KMS’ half of the section, advanced to the sub-section semifinals, March 8.  The Section 3A championship game is set for 5 p.m., Thursday, March 15 at SMSU in Marshall.

Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s KMS boys basketball team are Brandon Rasmusson, Josh Peterson, and Hunter Weber....
 

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09
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Mondor and Stewart lose in first round of State Wrestling

Hunter Mondor (right) competes at the State Wrestling Tournament.

The State Wrestling Tournament took place last weekend at the ExCel Energy Center in St Paul.  Competing for the Braves were Hunter Mondor at 120 pounds and Dylan Stewart at 182.

Benson sent two wrestlers (Aaron Zosel and Jared Knutson) to the state tourney two years ago, but did not have any state qualifiers last season.

Mondor lost his first match, Friday, by a 10-1 major decision, and Stewart lost by a pin in 2:13 in his opening match.  Both of the wrestlers were eliminated later in the day when the person they lost to also lost in the quarterfinals.

Mondor went 2-1 at 120 pounds to claim second at the Section 5A Tourney at Minnewaska Area, while Stewart went 4-1 at 182 pounds to earn a true-second berth.

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09
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Four BKMS gymnasts earn All-WCC honors

Pictured are the four All-Conference gymnastics honorees from Benson-KMS, Halle Hanson (left), Makenna Kelley, Mariah Ahrndt, and Allie Mitteness.

Three Benson-KMS gymnasts earned All-Conference this winter and another gymnast earned honorable mention, giving Benson-KMS four of the top 13 gymnasts in season-ending awards announced following the WCC Gymnastics Meet, Feb. 10.

Earning All-Conference were senior Halle Hanson, sophomore Mariah Ahrndt, and ninth-grader Makenna Kelley, while earning honorable mention was sophomore Allie Mitteness.

It was the fourth-straight All-Conference honor for Ahrndt, who was the top-ranked gymnast this season after ranking sixth as a seventh-grader, fifth as an eighth-grader, and second last season.

Hanson earned All-Conference as a ninth-grader, but was honorable mention the last two seasons after missing part of the year with injuries both seasons, and Kelley was one off the mark for earning honorable mention last season.

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Benson boys eliminated by Lakers in 3AA opener

Matt Goossen (14) tries to set up the Benson offense while facing heavy defensive pressure from Minnewaska’s Matt Gruber.

Minnewaska Area held Benson to seven points in the first half on the way to a 65-22 victory in the Section 3AA opener, Saturday night at Minnewaska Area High School.

The Braves closed out the season with an 0-26 record, including an 0-14 record within the WCC.

Minnewaska Area, the top seed in Benson’s half of the section, moved on to face Morris Area.  It was the third victory over Benson this year for Minnewaska, which won the other two games 70-22 and 58-36.

Benson trailed early 5-3 before Minnewaska Area went on a 16-0 run to take charge of the game.  The Braves finally scored again to make the score 21-5, but the Lakers would go on to outscore Benson 16-2 over the final 5:42 of the first half to go into halftime with a 37-7 lead.

Seniors lost to graduation from this year’s team, coached by Roger Lindahl, Scott Gonnerman, and Adam Foslien, are Kaden Schmidt, Matt Connolly, Dan Lenarz, and Sam Lundebrek....

 

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Magaard becomes sixth KMS wrestler to win state wrestling gold with title at 106 pounds

Will Magaard (right), a sophomore for KMS, went 4-0 at the State Wrestling Tournament to win the 106-pound title.

Will Magaard capped another great season of wrestling for the KMS Saints by winning the 106-pound state Class A title, Saturday night.

Magaard, ranked No. 1 at 106 pounds for most of the season, went 4-0 at the state tourney to win the sixth individual state gold medal for the KMS wrestling team.

Also competing at state for the Saints were Jon Tostenson (138 pounds), Caleb Collins (145), Dylan Rudningen (152), and Ryan Torkelson (195).  Collins lost his first match and was eliminated, Tostenson and Torkelson both went 0-2, and Rudningen was 2-2 overall to tie for seventh.

Wed
07
Mar
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Our Problem Isn't Video Games; It's Guns

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

As those who would stop any attempt to pass laws that could perhaps stop the next mass shooting in America, they are faced with an opposition that is well-financed, holds their clout over lawmakers more interested in re-election than children’s lives, and one with a massive propaganda machine.

First, for our readers, let’s establish the fact that we are not against all guns. We grew up hunting. We enjoy shooting a rifle for target practice. We just don’t believe that the 2nd Amendment and the Founding Fathers who wrote it contemplated assault rifles with high capacity magazines.

Wed
07
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Six Mile Grove Twp., County of Swift, State of Minnesota, that the annual election of town officers and annual town mtg. will be held Tuesday, March 13 at the town hall located in Sec. 29. The annual mtg. will commence at 4 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. Polls will be open from 5-8 p.m. at which time the voters will elect 1 supervisor for 3 yrs. In case of inclement weather, the mtg. and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. 

Sara Wersinger, Clerk
3-7-2c

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ESTATE OF KEITH C. MOIST

ESTATE OF KEITH C. MOIST

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT   
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 76-PR-18-100

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
 
Residents of Benson are hereby notified that in accordance with Section 92.43, of the Ordinance Code of Benson all weeds and grass are declared to be a public nuisance if they are allowed to grow to a height of 12 inches or more.

The owner shall abate or prevent such nuisance on their property and on the land outside the traveled portion of the street or alley abutting on such property or the City shall cause said weeds or grasses to be destroyed at the expense of the owner and if not paid, the charge for such work will be made a special assessment against the property concerned and collected with the taxes. No further notice to the property owner shall be necessary according to the Ordinance.
 
Dated: March 7, 2018
/s/ Glen Pederson                
City Clerk
3-7-1c

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PUBLIC NOTICE ELM WOOD PILES

PUBLIC NOTICE
ELM WOOD PILES
 
Residents of Benson are hereby notified that all elm wood with bark intact must be burned or removed by April 1, 2018. Bark-intact elm wood can undo much of the progress the community has achieved so far in controlling Dutch Elm Disease. This wood is a breeding place for the elm bark beetles that carry Dutch Elm disease fungus to healthy trees. In the spring, adult beetles - up to 1,500 in a single fireplace log - emerge from diseased wood with the fungus clinging to their bodies. When the beetles fly to healthy elms to feed, they spread Dutch Elm disease to previously uninfected trees.

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