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50 Years Ago in the Benton Review

50 Years Ago in the Benton Review


Sept. 2, 1948

AMBIA BALL TEAM WON FROM BROOKSTON 11-1: With several new players in the lineup, Ambia won a non-league game Sunday from Brookston by a score of 11-1. Marko and Kincade divided the pitching chores for Ambia with Neathery on the receiving end.

VICTOR HUNTER BUYS BUSINESS BUILDING NEAR COURT HOUSE: Victor H. Hunter who recently sold his garage on North Adams street has re-embarked in business, having closed a deal with Leo H. Cyr for the Drive-In filling station and cafe, at the corner of Fifth street and Grant avenue, and the new Cyr electrical appliance and tire store building just north of the filling station, on Grant avenue. Mr. Hunter will handle farm implements, automobiles, etc. in the building facing Grant avenue and lease the Drive-In service station and cafe.

SOCIETY AND PERSONAL: Miss Cecilia Muller held a piano recital hat her home, at which time her pupils entertained their parents and friends.


September 6, 1973

SOCIETY AND PERSONAL: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rosenbarger and family were in Columbus over the weekend where they attended the United States Pony Trotting Association races held at the fairgrounds there.

KING’S KOMMENTS: Ole buddy Andy says that prune is a plum that didn’t take care of itself.

DEPARTMENT STORE CHANGES OWNERSHIP: Mrs. Jo Ann Anderson announced that she has sold the A&H Department Store and building at 121-123 East Fifth Street, Fowler, to Mr. and Mrs. Phil Smith of Brookston. The transaction was immediate, and the Smith’s son, Greg, and daughter-in-law Peggy Smith, took over the active management of the business.


Sept. 9, 1998

BISON SHORT SHOTS: The boys varsity tennis team was defeated on Saturday by Kankakee Valley 2-3. Winners for the varsity were Brad Greives and Ryan Sipe.


Sept. 11, 2013

FOWLER NETS $500,000 GRANT: Fowler Town Council members announced that Fowler has received a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community Rural Affairs, to build a waste water treatment plant addition.

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