September 2018

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School board to hold off on proposed HVAC levy

Benson Public Schools will not pursue a levy for heating, cooling, and air conditioning (HVAC) improvements to the senior high school at this time.

The decision to delay action on what could have been a $4.6 to $5 million bond levy for the HVAC work at the senior high appeared unanimous as no school board member disagreed with the delay.

Unlike the $26.3 million levy approved by the district’s voters Aug. 14 by a nearly 70 percent margin, this levy would not have needed voter approval.

It was very appropriate for the board of education to explore the options for funding HVAC improvements to the school in conjunction with the voter-approved building levy, Supt. Dennis Laumeyer said Monday night.

There were efficiencies to doing it now, he added, as a reason for exploring the possibility for the additional levy.

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KMS dominates USA during 28-14 victory

Christian Diederich kicks the extra-point for the Saints as Weston Gjerde (7) does the holding.

The Saints scored 22 points in the second half to turn a 6-6 halftime tie into a 28-14 victory at Upsala-Swanville Area, Friday night.

KMS, which improved to 1-1 in the sub-district and 2-1 overall, dominated the game with 461 yards of offense, including 303 yards rushing on 34 carries by Dylan Rudningen, who now has 712 yards rushing through three games with nine touchdowns.

The Saints are set to celebrate Homecoming week this week with a home game against Kimball Area, Friday in Murdock....

 

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Pictured: Christian Diederich kicks the extra-point for the Saints as Weston Gjerde (7) does the holding.

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RCW rallies for 3-2 win over Saints

Mallory Rudningen (3) and Haylee Johnson go up for a block attempt as KMS coach Joquel Molenaar looks on from behind during the Saints’ five-game los to RCW last Tuesday night at home.

Renville County West rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat KMS in five games during a Camden Conference volleyball match in Kerkhoven last Tuesday night.  A couple nights later though, the Saints rebounded with a four-game win at Lac qui Parle.

Lydia Wagner had 16 kills during the loss to RCW, while Lauren Krieger had a team-high 13 kills during the win over LQP.  The Saints are 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference through the first third of the 2018 schedule.

KMS had two important conference matches this week at home.  The Saints were set to host Canby, Tuesday and host Dawson-Boyd, Thursday....

 

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Benson volleyball team earns 5th at Waska Invite

Abbie Mitteness goes low to return a shot against Sauk Centre as Matilyn Short (left) and Beth Cain look on.  The Braves lost in three games.

The Benson volleyball team kept busy last week, playing six matches over five days.  The Braves opened up the week with a 3-0 loss to Sauk Centre, last Tuesday night at home.  Benson also fell in three games at home to BOLD, Thursday, before the Braves went 1-2-1 at the Minnewaska Area Tourney, Saturday, to place fifth.

The Braves, now 2-7-1 overall, were set to go on the road for two weeks.  Benson was set to play at ACGC, Tuesday (yesterday), at Montevideo, Thursday (tomorrow), and at the Lakeview Tournament, Saturday....

 

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Pictured: Abbie Mitteness goes low to return a shot against Sauk Centre as Matilyn Short (left) and Beth Cain look on.  The Braves lost in three games.

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Osakis rebounds from slow first half to rout Benson Braves, 56-8

Matt Goossen (right) makes a great catch along the sidelines during the Braves’ loss to Osakis.  Goossen had seven catches for 74 yards.

For the second week in a row the Benson football team gave up eight touchdowns.  This time, however, the Braves came through with just one of their own, resulting in a 56-8 loss to Osakis during a battle between sub-district teams in Benson, Friday night.

Jacob Backes, of Osakis, also became the second runningback in a row to rush for four touchdowns.  Backes had 194 yards rushing on only eight carries, scoring on TD runs of 49, 7, 43, and 55 yards.

“We started out with a nice drive to open the game and were able to move the football through the air with short passes, but were unable to get across the goalline in the first quarter,” Benson head coach Scott Gonnerman said.  “Will Enderson did a nice job of reading the defense and making some quick throws to different wide receivers.  Jared Knutson, Matt Tolifson, and Matt Goossen all had early catches in the game for us.  Osakis did a great job in the second half.”

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Hazel Harguth

Hazel Harguth

HAZEL HARGUTH
October 6, 1920 • September 17, 2018

Hazel Harguth,  97, of Clara City, Minnesota passed away, surrounded by her loving family, Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Clara City Care Center.

Mass of the Resurrection was held Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clara Catholic Church in Clara City with burial in the church cemetery.

Hazel Dorthea Harguth was born October 6, 1920, in Crate Township, rural Clara City, Minnesota, to John and Christine (Johnson) Uttermark.  She was baptized  July 24, 1921, and later confirmed in her faith in 1934, both at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City.  Later, Hazel joined the Catholic Church and embraced the doctrine.  She grew up on the family farm and attended District #57 and later the Maynard High School.

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A Key To Growth: Solving Workforce Housing Needs

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

In communities throughout rural America, one of the primary challenges in attracting people to fill the vacant jobs our industries and businesses are working hard to fill is providing affordable housing. The problem exists with both rental properties and the housing stock for sale.

In meeting this challenge, numerous questions need to be studied and answered.

What is affordable housing? It is a question that will have to look at the cost of renting or buying in relation to what working families are earning.

What do young families want for housing when they come to a community? Do they want to rent, or buy?

What kinds of housing do they find attractive and what turns them off?

Does the city subsidize the construction of a townhome complex so that rents can be lower?

Does it create its own fund for renovating homes that are outdated?

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CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME
 MINNESOTA STATUTES, CHAPTER 333

The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

Assumed Name: Subway of Benson, MN
Principal Place of Business: 301 14th St. South, Benson, MN 56215 USA
Nameholder: Unlimited Success, Inc., 301 14th St. South, Benson, MN 56215 USA

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RESOLUTION FOR THE CITY OF CLONTARF

RESOLUTION FOR THE CITY OF CLONTARF

BE IT RESOLVED that the Clontarf City Council has declared the sewer maintenance fee will be raised from $17/month to $20/month as of Oct. 1, 2018.

FURTHER RESOLVED the Clontarf City Council declares that all sewer maintenance fees for 2019 and forward will be assessed to property taxes in the City of Clontarf for all properties with sewer hook-ups. This amount will be $240 per unit for 2019.

FURTHER RESOLVED the Clontarf City Council will be reinstating the garbage assessment for garbage pick-up .  This will begin in 2019 and go forward.  Garbage assessment amount will be based on the size of garbage can you have with the smallest being $185, the middle size $220, and the largest $260 for the year.

Adopted this day Sept. 11, 2018
Tom Staton
Mayor
Belinda Brandt
City Clerk
CERTIFICATION
State of Minnesota
City of Clontarf

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 28, 2004

MORTGAGOR: Jennifer R Knutson, a single person.

MORTGAGEE: Lake Region Bank.

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded April 29, 2004 Swift County Recorder, Document No. 216587.

ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE:   Assigned to:  Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.  Dated April 28, 2004 Recorded April 29, 2004, as Document No. 216588.                

TRANSACTION AGENT:  NONE

TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE:  NONE

LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE:  Lake Region Bank

RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER:  U.S. Bank National Association

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