December 2020

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James Deiter

James Deiter, 81, left this life Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home in Howard Lake, Minnesota. With him were Nancy, his wife of over 58 years and other family.

A memorial service was held Monday, December 14 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake beginning at 11 a.m. Visitiation was at 10 a.m. Internment will be in the spring at Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield, SD near his parents. Memorials may be directed to Ridgeview Hospice or the music department at St. John‘s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.

The family was served by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Homes of Howard Lake. www.swansonpeterson.com

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Genevieve Morrissey

Memorial services for Genevieve Morrissey, 99, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Morris) will be held at a later date. Genevieve died Monday, November 30, 2020 at Central MN Senior Care in Benson.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
09
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ESTATE OF ROLAND H. FROEHLICH

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT     
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No.: 76-PR-20-469
In Estate of   
ROLAND H. FROEHLICH,   
   Decedent.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR
FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT
OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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09
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LEGAL NOTICE

Notice to qualified voters of Hoff Township, Pope County, Minnesota that filing for town office will be held for a two-week period beginning Tuesday, December 29, 2020 through Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed with the town clerk at her home from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  Please call in advance at 392-5926.  1 Supervisor Position-3 yr. term; 1 Treasurer position-2 yr. term.  Filing fee is $2.00. Regular monthly meetings are the first Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  If the first Monday is a legal holiday the meeting will be the first Tuesday.  Meetings are at the home of Terry Meierding, 32605 300th St., Clontarf, MN 56226.            
Joanna Rustad, Hoff Township Clerk

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Highlights in sports from years gone by . . .

With the start of the winter high school sports season delayed by at least 3-4 weeks this winter, we’re bringing back the “Highlights from years gone by . . .” column for the month of December.

We hope you enjoy reading about the BHS and KMS student-athletes from the past in news stories taken from Monitor-News issues from one to 50-plus years ago.

I know it’s not quite the same as the actual competition this winter, but our hope is that Benson and KMS will be back competing on the basketball court, wrestling mat, at the gymnastics center, or on the hockey rink very soon.

Hang in there Benson and KMS student-athletes as well as coaches, parents and fans...
 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
09
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Calls, Rudningen, Lottman, and Jones among leaders for KMS football team in 2020

The KMS football team ended the 2020 season with a 3-2 overall record.  The Saints had their season cut short following a 26-0 shutout win over BBE, Nov. 6.  Following the game, head coach Jason Fernholz informed the team that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and the team would be forced to cancel the rest of the season.

The Saints did finish with at least a .500 record for the fifth-straight season after going 5-5, 5-5, 9-2, and 5-5 the previous four seasons and this year’s seniors at least finished their high school careers with a victory, not something a lot of high school football players get to do.

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09
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Hedman, Petersons, Schmidt, Dineen, and Zosel among leaders for Braves in 2020

The Benson football team had a winning record for the first time since 2008 and also won four-straight games for the first time since that season.

All in all, it was a great season of football despite the Braves losing in the first round of the Section 4A playoffs.

The Benson football team started the 2020 season off with a 35-21 loss to BOLD, which had placed second at the state tourney the previous year....
 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Wed
09
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Faith In Our Elections The Real Loser

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

In the 2000 presidential election between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush, it came down to Florida. Whoever received its 25 electoral votes would become the nation’s 43rd president.

Election night November 2000 the networks called Florida for Gore, giving him the presidency. They then reversed their call in the tightly contested race giving Florida to Bush only to renew Gore’s hopes when they switched that call.

Florida initiated a recount, but it was appealed to the U.S. Supreme court, which ruled that the recount could not be completed by the Dec. 12 deadline giving the state to Bush. Gore lost by 537 votes with nearly 6 million cast. While he strongly disagreed with the Court’s decision, in his concession speech, Gore said, “For the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession.”

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09
Dec
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Somber board gives COVID-19 Swift County Fair report to county

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

It was a somber Swift Fair board executive committee that met with the Swift County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday. For a county fair that has seen so much success in the recent past 2020 will be a year to forget.

It was a year of missed celebration for the Swift County Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the departure of a mainstay of the board, and the tragic loss of an influential and hardworking fair board member.

This summer, Swift County Fair president and long-time fair board member Jon Panzer left Appleton to take a job with WDSE/WRPT Public Television in Duluth. He had spent over 30 years with Pioneer Public TV in Appleton and then Granite Falls. He held the positions of director of engineering, station manager and interim general manager with the station.

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09
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County gives $1,000 more to hurting businesses

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County has paid out nearly $1.18 million from its $1.22 million in federal CARES Act funds to help local healthcare, businesses and its own operations in addressing the impact of COVID-19.

At its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1, the county board of commissioners approved two additional applications for funding, one from the Clontarf First Responders for $23,020 and the Danvers First Responders for $5,443.

 It also approved another $15,000 in $1,000 grants to the 15 businesses considered most in need of help out of the 45 that applied for CARES Act funds from the county...

 

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

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