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Swift County, Minnesota

 


School News and Records


- - 1903 - - CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WINS THE DEBATE
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) March 7, 1903; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Defeats Benson's Team on Senatorial Election Question.
The debate at the Central high school last night between the crack teams of that school and the Benson (Minn.) high school was attended by a large audience of appreciative listeners.

The bone of contention was: "Resolved, That the United States senators should be elected by the direct vote of the people."

Those comprising the St. Paul team and defending the affirmative were Paul Ganger, Milton Firestone and Kenneth McMannigal. Benson's team consisted of Charles Thornton, Hugh McCune and Wylie Stone. Ten minutes were allowed to the main speeches and five minutes granted each candidate to reply. During the interval permitted the judges in which to make a decision, a vocal solo was contributed by Evelyn Dockstader, Messrs. Drake, Chase and Churchill, of the University of Minnesota faculty, acted as judges and rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of the affirmative.


- - 1912 - - Adena Fossberg
Source: The Enterprise (Harlem, MT) August 22, 1912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Miss Adena Fossberg left last evening for Benson, Minn., where she will teach school this winter.


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