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Santa Claus came to Town

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Mallory Jefvert shyly tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas. The Town of Fowler held their annual Christmas Stroll on Saturday. There was a golf cart parade through town ushering Santa and Mrs. Claus to the fire station, free carriage rides through town by Borrowed Time EAP, Wishing Chimney sponsored by Tri-Kappa, Cookie decorating sponsored by Casey’s Gas Station, […]

Concerns raised over potential carbon capture and storage in Benton County

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Seismic data being collected

Last Friday morning the Benton County Commissioners and Plan Commission held a joint meeting where they voiced concerns as a result of Indiana House Bill 1209 and its possible result for Benton County. It was standing room only in the court house meeting room with many concerned landowners and government officials from neighboring counties also interested. House Bill 1209 addresses […]

Apply now for scholarships

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Attention Class of 2023 seniors. Starting Dec. 1, seniors are invited to apply online for community scholarships using the High School Common Application at www.bentoncf.org. The Benton Community Foundation High School Common Application opened Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 and closes Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 at 5 p.m. The Foundation currently provides over 45 scholarship opportunities within the online Common Application. […]

Students of the Week and All-Stars named

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Students of the Week at Benton Central Junior/ Senior High School are: Melanie Arenas- Johnson – Mrs. Butler; Jasmine Bice – Ms. Hogan; Skyler Smith – Mrs. Phelps; Reece Kerkhoff – Mrs. Fisher; Noah Winchester – Mr. Church; Andrew Plassard – Mrs. Kuckartz The winner of the Purdue Federal Credit Union/Amazon gift card is: Reece Kerkhoff 7th Grade All Stars […]

BC wrestlers start season with big win

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Benton Central’s wrestling team cheers on their teammate during the program’s opening season match against North Newton. The Bison ousted the Spartans 53-26.

BC defeats NN 53-26

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The Bison wrestling squad opened their season prior to the Thanksgiving holiday with an impressive showing against North Newton with a final team score of 53-26. Grabbing wins for the Bison were Kaleb Caliz, Jett Stokes, Jeremy Guarro, Cade Keller, Holden Deno, Caleb Kawleski, Wade Deno, Camden Carson and Samiyah Rich. Also wrestling for the Bison varsity were Kolby Schwartz, […]

State spelling competitor

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Emily Fitch earned her way to the State Individual Spell Bowl Competition by having a perfect round during the Area Competition. Emily competed at State on Nov. 16 in the individual competition. She had three perfect rounds during the State Individual Spell Bowl Competition. She is the first BC Spell Bowler to make it to State since 2014.

Annexation ideas expanded

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OTTERBEIN Town Council


New town board member welcomed The Otterbein Town Council convened for November on 2 meeting Thursdays—the 3rd and the 17th —both within the Horwedel Room at Otterbein’s Town Hall/ Community Center (111 South Main Street). For town board president Amy Brown, vice-president Jackey Apache, and council members Doyle Allison and Rick Hadley, this month’s work from the agenda of Otterbein […]

Holiday season is here

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Oxford held its third annual Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, Nov. 26 in the town square. Approximately 60 people joined in the celebration with a countdown, Christmas carols, tree decorating and refreshments.

Uneasiness over hazardous parking

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OXFORD Town Council


Monday of November 21 meant the Oxford Town Council’s pre-Thanksgiving meeting at the 105 South Howard Street town hall to complete this month’s working tasks. Opening this session at 7:01 p.m., townboard president Rusty Hoaks (who had all council members here: vice-president Jim Deckard, Larry Barnard, Tina Coffman, and Terry Zink) initiated the agenda from Oxford Clerk-Treasurer Christie Hale; tonight’s […]


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