Benson plows were clearing city streets Sunday., With more than 7 inches of snow and ice over the weekend, and 17 inches of snow this month, Benson High School spring sports are on hold.
Friday, April 20, 2018
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For a while Friday evening it appeared the area had missed the big snowfall that was predicted to come with the weekend blizzard. After some freezing rain, ice pellets and snow late Friday afternoon the precipitation stopped. But the spring snowstorm was just getting started. “A significant... + continue reading
Pictured are all the players, coaches, and referees during the BHS Student Council Seniors vs. Staff game.  The game was held Saturday, April 7 in the senior high gym. This was the fifth annual fundraiser basketball game between the BHS Staff and Seniors.
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Pictured are all the players, coaches, and referees during the BHS Student Council Seniors vs. Staff game.  The game was held Saturday, April 7 in the senior high gym. This was the fifth annual fundraiser basketball game between the BHS Staff and Seniors.   For more great photos from... + continue reading
Dan Enderson, Kory Johnson, Ben Wilcox, Terri Collins, Jerry Peterson, Ron Laycock, Kurt Waldbillig, Donna Force, Tom Anderson, Marlys Boone, Mark Frank, and Bob Hoberg help break ground for Scandi Haven Village last Wednesday. They represented hospital staff, board of governors, the City of Benson, Scofield Place, and the Sonsteng Foundation.
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Assisted living-memory care facility already has more people interested than beds available Ground was broken last Wednesday afternoon for Scandi Haven Village, a 46-unit assisted living facility with 18 units dedicated to memory care. It will be constructed south of Scofield Place and east... + continue reading
Built in 1984-85, the Swift County Law Enforcement Center and Jail closely matches the historic courthouse. The LEC would be torn down with a two-story, 35,000-square-foot building replacing it., An architect’s drawing of how the new facility would be placed.
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Jail, sheriff, county attorney, 6W Corrections, human services under one roof If the Swift County Board of Commissioners goes ahead with building a new multi-agency building on the west side of the courthouse, there are several ways in which it can pay for it. All of its options call for... + continue reading
Benson plows were clearing city streets Sunday., With more than 7 inches of snow and ice over the weekend, and 17 inches of snow this month, Benson High School spring sports are on hold.
Pictured are all the players, coaches, and referees during the BHS Student Council Seniors vs. Staff game.  The game was held Saturday, April 7 in the senior high gym. This was the fifth annual fundraiser basketball game between the BHS Staff and Seniors.
Dan Enderson, Kory Johnson, Ben Wilcox, Terri Collins, Jerry Peterson, Ron Laycock, Kurt Waldbillig, Donna Force, Tom Anderson, Marlys Boone, Mark Frank, and Bob Hoberg help break ground for Scandi Haven Village last Wednesday. They represented hospital staff, board of governors, the City of Benson, Scofield Place, and the Sonsteng Foundation.
Built in 1984-85, the Swift County Law Enforcement Center and Jail closely matches the historic courthouse. The LEC would be torn down with a two-story, 35,000-square-foot building replacing it., An architect’s drawing of how the new facility would be placed.

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Built in 1984-85, the Swift County Law Enforcement Center and Jail closely matches the historic courthouse. The LEC would be torn down with a two-story, 35,000-square-foot building replacing it., An architect’s drawing of how the new facility would be placed.
Friday, 13/04/18
Jail, sheriff, county attorney, 6W Corrections, human services under one roof If the Swift County Board of Commissioners goes ahead with building a new multi-agency building on the west side of the courthouse, there are several ways in which it can pay for it. All of its options call for... + continue reading
Ground will be broken next Wednesday for construction of a new assisted living-memory care facility next to Swift County-Benson Health Services. It should be open for business by February 2019.
Friday, 30/03/18
Swift County-Benson Health Services (SCBHS) will break ground Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. for its new assisted living and memory care facility. To be constructed just south of Scofield Place and east of the clinic and hospital, Scandi Haven Village will be a 46-unit assisted living facility... + continue reading
Sticky notes stating good things about BHS and its challenges were sorted into categories at a Feb. 19 meeting attended by parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, and interested District 777 residents. The primary objective of the meeting was to look for ways to improve the competitiveness of the high school’s athletic programs.
Friday, 02/03/18
A group of 45 Benson Public Schools residents attended a two-and-a-half hour meeting Feb. 19 hoping to find solutions for improving the performance of athletic programs that have been struggling for years now. It’s not all about winning, those at the meeting agreed, but Benson High School... + continue reading

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Eric Hoium, the first singles’ player for Benson, stretches to return a shot during action last spring.  The Braves had three road matches scheduled this week, two of which have already been postponed, with the first two home openers set for next week.
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The Benson-KMS boys tennis team opened up the season with a 6-1 loss at Minnewaska Area, Thursday afternoon.  The two teams were originally set to meet in Benson, but the Braves’ courts... + continue reading

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By Reed Anfinson Editor, Swift County Monitor-News   For the past several years, Swift County, the City of Benson, and Benson Public Schools have all been working to come to up with... + continue reading

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