75 YEARS AGO
Oct. 31, 1946
– ENTER LIVESTOCK IN INTERNATIONAL SHOW: Benton County’s first entries for the 1946 International Live Stock Exposition and Horse Show were made here last week by Lucile and John Patton, Jr., of Earl Park. They will exhibit in the purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle classes of the Chicago show which will be held from November 30 to December 7 in the International Amphitheatre at the Chicago Stock Yards.
– SOCIETY AND PERSONALS: Mrs. Kate B. Hay was a week end guest of Harold Robinson and Lloyd Ferguson and their families at Mulberry. They were all former Fowler residents.
– OXFORD SCHOOL NOTES: Freida Harris visited her sister, Maxine in Marion over the weekend. Maxine, an Oxford graduate is attending Marion College.
– AMBIA NEWS: Mrs. Carrie Cowan has returned home after visiting the past week with Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pierson, near Mulberry.
– STUDENTS OF FOWLER SCHOOL EXCEED GOAL IN MAGAZINE SALES: The students of Fowler high school exceeded their $800 goal in the magazine sales benefit drive by $129. Of the $300 subscriptions sold totaling $929 the school will retain $346.80 as sales commission. After deducting the cost of the radio, the individual prizes, and 20 grand awards the balance left will be turned over to the treasurer of the Parent-Teachers Association and ear-marked for new Fowler school band uniforms. The following students will receive a “Certificate of Achievement” for their sales ability: Marjorie Tubbs, Richard Turley, June Days, and Mary Ellen Baxter. Others receiving special recognition for having sold $20 or more in subscriptions include Louise Hutson, VonRay Tucker, Alice Clute, Joanne Wright and Joan Naugle.
50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 4, 1971
– FIREMEN MAKE TWO RUNS THIS WEEK: The Fowler Fire Department was called at 7:20 p.m. Monday to the residence of Ed Bell in Fowler. A motorcycle owned by Mark Ferrenc had caught fire in the garage. Firemen reported the motorcycle burned beyond repair. The fire was extinguished, and no other damage was reported. The Fowler-Center Township Firemen made a run at 4:12 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, to the Albert Cyr farm, 3 1/4 miles east and 1 mile south of Fowler. Firemen reported that the wind had blown burning trash against a tree which caught fire and threatened fire to the garage. The blaze was extinguished by water, and no damage was reported.
– BENEDICT NAMED BANK DIRECTOR: Mr. R. Don Gibson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fowler State Bank, announced the appointment of William L. Benedict to membership on the Board of the local bank, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Jack Anderson. A 1939 graduate of Fowler High School “Bill” is married to the former Ruth McPherson of Bloomington, Ill., and they are the parents of two daughters Mrs. Susan Windler, and Robin, in the 8th grade of Benton Central, Jr. High School. The six members of the Bank Board are: Wm. J. Backoff, Robert L. Bates, Harold M. Benner, Gene A. Christensen, Bernard I. Gick, and Gibson.
– SOCIETY AND PERSONAL: Mr. and Mrs. Levaughn Fletcher spent the weekend with their daughter, Arletta a student at Hanover College, Hanover and attended the Dad’s Day activities.
– KING’S KOMMENTS: If you happen to have a 1915 calendar around don’t throw it away. It’s exactly like 1971.
25 YEARS AGO
Oct. 30, 1996
– PAXTON, MAILLOUX SHINE IN STATE OLYMPICS FINALS: Stephanie Paxton and Steve Mailloux, both of Fowler, kept the scoreboard lit up in the Indianapolis Natatorium as their named appeared frequently in the Special Olympics State Finals last Saturday. Stephanie swam away with three gold medals and a silver. Steve earned three gold medals and a bronze.
10 YEARS AGO
Nov. 9, 2011
– BAND STUDENTS EARN HONORS: Eighth grade students Ashlyn Ellis and Hunter Rice have been chosen to represent Benton Central at the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-Region Honor Band at Sunnyside Middle School in Lafayette.