2020-02-05 E-Edition

‘You can put lipstick on a pig’

Audio Article
It’s still a pig

During a pep session last week, Benton Central’s FFA and Student Council had a Jar Wars Fundraiser to raise money for Benton Central’s Riley’s Dance Marathon. Over $180 was collected. The top three jar collectors and prize winners to kiss a pig were faculty members: Brad Ruff (right); Corey Robb (top left) and James Warf (bottom left).

Hardcourt Royalty named

Audio Article
Brown and Daily selected

On Saturday night at the Benton Central basketball game, Rayanne Brown and Charlie Daily were named this year’s Hardcourt Queen and King. Hardcourt is unique in that the Benton Central teachers vote on the first round of candidates, then the seniors vote for the king and queen. Since teachers are the ones to nominate the top ten candidates, each of […]

Love to make a difference in the life of a child?

Audio Article
Become a CASA

Typically New Year’s resolutions have already been ignored or forgotten by February so how about trying something new? This year, why not resolve to do something even more lasting: improve the life of a local child who has suffered from abuse and neglect. As a court appointed special advocate (CASA), volunteers receive training to advocate in court and in the […]

‘Bison Proud’

Audio Article
Spotlight on Benton Central Alumni

The Council for Academic Excellence is featuring Benton Central graduates. This month’s spotlight is Nathaniel Beaver who graduated in 1999. Q. Where do you work and what is your job? A. I am the Owner/Director of my production company, Parry-Riposte Films (www.parry-ripostefilms.com). We just celebrated our 10- year anniversary! I write, direct, produce, film & edit videos, short films, events, […]

Community meetings begin concerning county broadband improvements

Audio Article

Mainstream Fiber Networks will be holding a community information session at the Earl Park Town Council meeting on Feb. 10 concerning the upcoming Benton County Broadband project. More informational meetings are set for each community in Benton County during the month of February and early March.The Town Council meetings is held at 7 p.m. Mainstream’s presentation is last on the […]

Robert ‘Bob’ Melvin Akers

Audio Article

Robert “Bob” Melvin Akers, age 92 of rural Pine Village, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2020 at Franciscan Health East in Lafayette. Bob was born in Lafayette on May 17, 1927. He was the son of George W. Akers and Floy (Blind) Akers. He was a lifetime resident of Warren County. Bob was a 1945 graduate of […]

John R. Gilbert

Audio Article

John R. Gilbert, 72, of Remington, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at Franciscan Health Hospital of Rensselaer. He was born March 9, 1947 in Lafayette to James and Phyllis (Hackley) Gilbert. John was a 1965 graduate of Remington High School. Shortly after he joined the National Guard from 1966 to 1972. His marriage was to Bernice Bower […]

Arthur Benjamin ‘Art’ Knochel

Audio Article

Arthur Benjamin “Art” Knochel, 96, lifelong resident of Remington, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at Cumberland Pointe of West Lafayette. He was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Remington to the late Gust and Eunice (Nussbaum) Knochel. Art graduated from Remington High School in 1941. His marriage was to Donna Leona Blume on September 28, 1946; she survives. Art and […]

Police & Courts

Audio Article

Editor’s Note: A lawsuit filed or an arrest made is only one side of a story. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benton County Courts Criminal: Jan. 31 – State of Indiana vs. Michael A. Hoskins, operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license, criminal misdemeanor. Jan. 31 – State of Indiana vs. Ashley M. […]