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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.
 

Wed
26
Jul
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3rd Grade Baseball

  A member of the Benson 3rd grade baseball team pitches against NLS during a game in Benson earlier this season during the Willmar league.  Playing in the 3rd-4th grade league, the Benson 3rd graders went 3-5-1.

 A member of the Benson 3rd grade baseball team pitches against NLS during a game in Benson earlier this season during the Willmar league.  Playing in the 3rd-4th grade league, the Benson 3rd graders went 3-5-1.

Wed
26
Jul
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B.A.C.K Softball Game

Jeff Reuss pitches for the Benson Fire Department during a Kid Day game of softball against members of the Swift County Law Enforcement as shortstop Dave Tolifson and others look on.

Jeff Reuss pitches for the Benson Fire Department during a Kid Day game of softball against members of the Swift County Law Enforcement as shortstop Dave Tolifson and others look on.
 

Tue
18
Jul
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Fundraiser Softball Game

Kid Day B.A.C.K program fundraiser softball game.

The Kid Day B.A.C.K. program fundraiser softball game, between members of the Benson Police Department/Swift County Sheriff’s Office and the Benson Fire Department, took place Sunday afternoon at the Northside Rec Area.  More pictures of the game will appear in next week’s Monitor-News.
 

Tue
18
Jul
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Tennis Camp

Alex Claussen (right) returns a shot during a mini tennis camp last week as Jada O’Leary (left), Harold Habben, Elizabeth Jopp, and Tara Beyer look on.  More pictures of the camp can be found on page 8B.

Alex Claussen (right) returns a shot during a mini tennis camp last week as Jada O’Leary (left), Harold Habben, Elizabeth Jopp, and Tara Beyer look on.  More pictures of the camp can be found on page 8B.
 

Tue
18
Jul
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Gjerde wins MVP award for 2017 KMS baseball

Weston Gjerde was named the MVP for the KMS baseball team this season.

The KMS baseball team closed out the 2017 season with a 13-5 overall record, which included a 7-3 mark within the Camden Conference...

Weston Gjerde was selected as the Saints’ MVP for the 2017 season.  In addition, he was selected to the All-Section 3A, All-Conference, and West Central Tribune All-Area first teams.

Gjerde, who led the Saints in several statistical categories, also earned the KMS Offensive MVP award, most runs scored, most hits, most RBI, top OPS, most home runs, and most stolen bases’ awards.

Gjerde was 3-1 on the mound with a 1.56 ERA for KMS, played shortstop, and had the Saints’ only home run of the season, collecting five RBI during an 18-0 win over Lakeview early in the season.

He batted .373 and was the team leader in all but one offensive category....
 

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