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Elementary schools participate in annual ‘Safety Week’

The week of Sept 11-15 Benton Community School Corporation held Safety Week at Otterbein Elementary. The next week, Sept 18-22 it was Prairie Crossing Elementary staff and students turn. Safety Weeks are scheduled early in the school year so that students and staff can practice and prepare for a number of different emergencies that could possibly occur in schools, leaving […]

BC soccer season nears conclusion

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This just-completed, past week was the last big docket for Benton Central soccer, prior to the 2023 Sectionals (pairings and locations were announced on Sept. 24). And each lineup for each respective, Green and Gold Bison eleven: the BC boys’ club and the Lady Bison – hardly stacked up as a trot through a clover field for either boomer squad. […]

Council motions to take legal action against Clerk/Treasurer

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The Oxford Town Council, on Monday of September 18, worked to conclude this month’s business in the 105 South Howard Street town hall; town-board leader/council president Rusty Hoaks had a quorum of members: vice-president Jim Deckard, Larry Barnard, and Tina Coffman present. From Oxford Clerk-Treasurer Christie Hale came these major matters of local concern—first, council leader Hoaks requested that the […]

Former Benton County student comes back home to celebrate new book

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Former Benton County student and Ambia resident Peggy Perdue will be publishing her new book Comfort (forthcoming Oct. 19, 2023) after deciding the traditional model wasn’t going to work for her. “I grew up reading books, got a degree in English-Journalism, spent more than a decade in the publishing world, and never thought I’d not follow the […]

Golf team advances to Regional

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TOP: The Benton Central girls golf team finished 2nd in Sectional 14 at Harrison Hills on Saturday with a team score of 386. Ellie Wetli placed 2nd individually shooting an 80. The team will compete in the Regional tournament this coming Saturday day at Battleground Golf Club. LEFT: Top three finishers: Addison Meadows (Southmont), Ellie Wetli (Benton Central), Sydni Crain […]

BC runners compete at large invitational

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The BC cross country team competed at the New Prairie Invitational Saturday. Both teams ran well at one of the biggest invitationals in the state and top courses in the U.S. The girls were led by Sydney Ishmiel who ribboned with a 21st place finish out of 196 girls. The boys leader was Carter Fox who placed 62 of 216 […]

Golden Horseshoe winner

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Congratulations to Dailey Fox for finding the $100 Golden Horseshoe at the Dan Patch Festival this year. The award was presented to Dailey by Oxford Lions Club President Karen Ahlbrand.

Caucus set to fill open Fowler Town Council seat

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A Republican caucus is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Fowler Town Hall for the open seat on the Fowler Town Council. This is an opening created by the resignation of Kristine Muller. Applications for the seat can be picked up at the Fowler Town Hall or Benton County Clerk’s office.

New Town Marshal welcomed

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The Boswell Town Council met for its sole September meeting on Tuesday, the 12th, in the 108 East Main Street Boswell Community Center (BCC)/Boswell Town Hall at 6 p.m. Town-board president Mike Brody, plus other council members Kyle Brost and Jake Foster, absorbed from Boswell Clerk-Treasurer Donna Musenbrock’s agenda (assisted here by Deputy Clerk-Treasurer/Grant Township Trustee Tracy Wortley) these major […]


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Benton Central Homecoming Court selected INFORMATION PROVIDED Congratulations to the following Benton Central students for being selected by their peers to the 2023 Homecoming Court. Mark your calendars for BC’s homecoming game on Sept. 29. Senior KingCandidates:Ezekiel BennettCayden HardebeckTyler KlemmeJacob BrouilletteCorbin Cooley Senior QueenCandidates:Sienna FosterLily EtterLeah BlackArianna ArredondoSarah Gick Junior PrinceCandidates:Gus RobbSam MolterKolton WattAustin KuckartzAiden Jessie Junior PrincessCandidates:Chauncey KellerAvery HardebeckBella […]

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