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09
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KMS Marching Band

Members of the KMS Marching Band closed out a busy summer of marching at the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday, July 29 in Kerkhoven.

Members of the KMS Marching Band closed out a busy summer of marching at the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday, July 29 in Kerkhoven.

 

Wed
09
Aug
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Community Education Summer Program

The Community Education summer program schedule is winding down.  Area youth have had the opportunity to play baseball, softball, golf, tennis, gymnastics, wrestling, volleyball, track and field, basketball, football, and more thanks to a great Community Ed program.

The Community Education summer program schedule is winding down.  Area youth have had the opportunity to play baseball, softball, golf, tennis, gymnastics, wrestling, volleyball, track and field, basketball, football, and more thanks to a great Community Ed program.
 

Wed
09
Aug
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Benson Girls Tennis Practice

Sophia Curriel returns a shot for the Benson girls tennis team during action last year.  Benson went 16-3 last year for one of the best girls tennis seasons in school history, but the team lost eight starters from last year’s team.

Benson girls tennis captains’ practice to start this week

Captains practice for the Benson girls tennis team is set to begin Monday, Aug. 7 from 8-11 a.m. and is set to run each day at that time through Friday, Aug. 11 for players in grades 9-12 at the Benson High School tennis courts.
This year’s captains are seniors Emma Heinzig and Grace Arnold.
The Benson girls tennis team went 16-3 overall last year and 7-1 to place second in the WCC, but the team graduated eight key seniors from last year’s team.
Only three players return from last year’s team that saw at least one match at the varsity level -- juniors Olivia Hoffman (24-1), Sophia Curriel (18-2), and Gracie Lenz (5-2).  Other returning letterwinners from last year are Heinzig and Arnold, and juniors Brenna Knutson and Anna Samuelson.

Wed
09
Aug
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Elementary Football Camp

Benson hosted an elementary football camp for players in grades 1-8 last week at the practice football fields.  Above, participants in grades 1-4 take part in an agility drill, including Charlie Taintor (far right).

Benson hosted an elementary football camp for players in grades 1-8 last week at the practice football fields.  Above, participants in grades 1-4 take part in an agility drill, including Charlie Taintor (far right).
 

Wed
02
Aug
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KMS Marching Band

Members of the KMS High School Marching Band march in the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday.  More pictures of the parade can be found throughout this week’s paper.

Members of the KMS High School Marching Band march in the Kerkhoven Town and Country Days Grand Parade, Saturday.  More pictures of the parade can be found throughout this week’s paper.

Wed
02
Aug
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2017 Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship Winners

Max Peterson, recipient of the Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship

2017 Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship winners

Presley Gonnerman and Max Peterson (pictured above) were the 2017 recipients of the Benson High School Jim Mills Memorial Scholarships. They are pictured above with tournament representative, Lee Baker, near a memorial for Jim Mills at the 12th tee of the Benson Golf Club.  Presley is the daughter of Scott and Maureen Gonnerman, and Max is the son of Eric and Lisa Peterson.  The Mills scholarships are awarded annually to a pair of BHS graduating seniors.  The scholarships are funded with proceeds from the Jim Mills Memorial Golf Tournament, which is scheduled this year for Saturday, Aug 5.  This year’s proceeds will also be donated to the BHS Scoreboard Fundraiser.  The tournament is open to the public and there are no entry fees, only normal green fees.  Golfers can call the Benson Golf Club at 842-7901 to reserve their groups in the tourney.
 

Wed
02
Aug
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18U Softball Game

Leah Thompson raps a hit to score a run for Benson during a 18U softball game in Benson earlier this summer.  Looking on in the background is coach Melinda Wrobleski.

Leah Thompson raps a hit to score a run for Benson during a 18U softball game in Benson earlier this summer.  Looking on in the background is coach Melinda Wrobleski.
 

Wed
02
Aug
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Learning To Swim

Gracie Grussing (left) and Katie Samuelson, two lifeguards at the Benson Outdoor Swimming Pool, have some fun playing in the water with young swimming lesson students.

Gracie Grussing (left) and Katie Samuelson, two lifeguards at the Benson Outdoor Swimming Pool, have some fun playing in the water with young swimming lesson students.
 

Wed
26
Jul
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Little Linkers Golf

Coach Anna Samuelson (back right) watches as Alex Claussen (left) and Cooper Koenig (middle) practice some short-range chip shots.  More pictures of Little Linkers golf can be found on page 8B.

Coach Anna Samuelson (back right) watches as Alex Claussen (left) and Cooper Koenig (middle) practice some short-range chip shots.  More pictures of Little Linkers golf can be found on page 8B.
 

Wed
26
Jul
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Swimming Lessons

Benson lifeguard Katie Samuelson (right) helps a young swimming lesson participant during an Introduction to Water Skills class last week at the outdoor pool.  The final session of swimming lessons is set to begin Monday, July 31.

Benson lifeguard Katie Samuelson (right) helps a young swimming lesson participant during an Introduction to Water Skills class last week at the outdoor pool.  The final session of swimming lessons is set to begin Monday, July 31.
 

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