July 2018

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BHS Trap Shooting team completes another season

Pictured above are members of this year’s Benson High School trap shooting team.

Notes from coach Andy Abner
 

The 2018 BHS Trap Shooting season was an interesting one with the spring weather we had. The first few practices had to be canceled due to the cold wet spring. For those of you that are not familiar with the Benson Trap Team, we typically start shooting the first week in April and shoot for nine consecutive weeks. We shoot out at Cottonwood Creek by Big Bend each weekend and we submit our scores to the MN Clay Target League each week. After we are done with the final week of shooting the end of May, we all  look  forward  to  the  MN  State Shoot held in Alexandria.

The state shoot is the largest trap shooting event held in the world. It is nine days of shooting with approx. 800-plus kids shooting each day. We shot on Sunday, June 17 to finish up our regular season. Even with the weather not cooperating, the kids did great, and most of the team members shot their averages or  above their at the state shoot.

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Five Braves and Saints earn All-Area recognition in softball for 2018

Pictured is Morgan Lesteberg, scoring a run for the Saints.

Five KMS and Benson softball players earned All-Area recognition when the West Central Tribune of Willmar named its All-Area softball teams for 2018.

KMS junior Katie Krieger and sophomore Morgan Lesteberg were both named to the 9-member All-Area first team, while KMS’ Maret Gjerde, Mallory Rudningen, and Savanna Hagen, and Benson’s Lizzie Staton earned recognition on the 28-member All-Area honorable mention team.

Krieger batted .578 for the season with an on-base percentage of .632 with 46 runs scored, 12 doubles, 20 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.  She was also 7-3 on the mound with 41 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings pitched.  Krieger set a KMS school record with 48 hits this season and joined the exclusive 100-hit club as well.  She had at least one hit in all the games for KMS this season.

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Kerkhoven Legion splits games with Tri-Town and Willmar

Brandon Rasmusson pitches for Kerkhoven during a Legion game in Benson earlier this summer.  He picked up the win for Kerkhoven during a 12-9 victory over Willmar last week.

The Kerkhoven Legion split a pair of league games last week with Tri-Town and Willmar.  Kerkhoven, which improved to 3-3 overall opened up last week’s action with a 9-1 loss to Tri-Town, Thursday night, but came back a couple nights later with a 12-9 win at Willmar.

Kerkhoven, coached by Justin Johnson, was set to host NLS, Monday night and play at Litchfield, Tuesday before taking the rest of the Fourth of July weekend off to prepare for a home game with Benson, Monday, July 9....

 

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Pictured: Brandon Rasmusson pitches for Kerkhoven during a Legion game in Benson earlier this summer.  He picked up the win for Kerkhoven during a 12-9 victory over Willmar last week.
 

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That’s A Keeper has big night on Lake Oliver to win 2018 Swift Fishing League title

Byron Giese shows off a 26.75 inch walleye that he caught Thursday night at Lake Oliver.  The fish ended up helping his team win the overall title and also was the top walleye for the season.

(Note:  Thanks to Dave Benson for providing weekly fishing results from the Swift Fishing League for 2018.)

 

The league closed out the 2018 calendar Thursday, June 28 on Lake Oliver.  The evening was a sunny, warm 87 degrees.  Teams were thankful for the 12 mph SE wind to keep cool.  Surface water temperature was 75 degrees.  Teams launched boats on both the east and west sides of the lake.  The competition for season’s the top spot was on!  

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Death On The Front Lines Of Community Journalism

Just a few miles north of Benson in Pope County there is a grave marker for Carl Andreas Hiaasen. Last Thursday his grandson Rob Hiaasen, 59, was murdered in the newsroom at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Four of his colleagues also died in the mass shooting.

Born in 1894, Carl Andreas Hiaasen spent his early years in North Dakota. His connection to our community came through his marriage to Clara Judith Landmark of Benson. They had one son before her death in 1930 at the age of only 30. Clara, who was born in Pope County, was buried in the West Zion Cemetery in Hoff Township though the couple was living in Florida by then.

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REQUEST FOR BIDS

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Request for Bids
Submittal Deadline:  
10:30 AM Tuesday July 31st 2018
Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS –
   The Swift County Highway Department is requesting BIDS for the following items until:

10:30 AM Tuesday July 31st 2018

GRAVEL PROCESSING BIDS

Production and stockpiling of approximately 40,000 cubic yards of Class 5 aggregate in Swift County for use on the County Road System.

Specifications and detailed information for each item can be obtained from the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, PO Box 241, Benson, MN 56215.  Sealed bids/quotes will then be opened and publicly read at 10:30 AM on Tuesday July 31st 2018 at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, Benson, MN 56215.   
Andrew C. Sander
Swift County Highway Engineer
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ESTATE OF LORI KAY NORBY

ESTATE OF LORI KAY NORBY

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Pearl R. Rasmusson

Pearl R. Rasmusson, 91, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Morris) passed away June 28, 2018.
Pearl was preceded in death by husband, Gorden C.; daughter, Kayla Jean; and son, Wayne Lee.
She is survived by sons: Arnold (Mary), Leon (Mary), Richard, Lyle; grandchildren: Aric, Michael, Randy, Andrew, Brandon and great-grandchildren. Service details pending.
 

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Roland ‘Rolly’ Hartmann

Roland “Rolly” E. Hartmann

ROLAND "ROLLY" HARTMANN
December 9, 1973 • June 23, 2018

Roland “Rolly” E. Hartmann, 44, of Big Stone City, SD, formerly of Mahnomen, Minnesota, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Essentia Health Systems in Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services were held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11 a.m.  at the Anderson Family Funeral Home in Mahnomen with visitation starting at 9 a.m. and going until the time of the funeral.  Burial was  in the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Mahnomen.  

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