2021-07-21 E-Edition

Project judging begins

Benton County Fair
Fair building projects showcased

4-H ten year members and Junior Leaders Courtney Albertson and Kassidy Campbell place ribbons on photography projects at the Benton County Fair on Saturday. The Benton County Fair begins this week, but 4-Hers have already spent months preparing their projects for judging and exhibition. This year Benton County’s 290 4-Hers have contributed 363 building projects for the fair. Building project […]

Boswell Alumni awards scholarships

The 2021 Boswell Alumni Banquet was held on July 17 at The Outpost in Lafayette. Scholarships in the amount of $600 were awarded to Logan Martin and Melodie Ramos. Special Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $750 were given by the family of Paul Allen, a 1960 Boswell graduate, to Jace Brunton and Makayla Griffith.

New town marshal welcomed

A soggy, cloud-bursting, July 13 Tuesday afternoon didn’t prevent a good showing at the Boswell Town Council’s only monthly meeting (underway at 6 p.m.), within the Boswell Community Center (BCC). All of the local governing body – president Jake Foster, Kyle Brost, and Mike Brody – took in the agenda of Boswell Clerk-Treasurer Donna Musenbrock, one that featured the usual […]

Greater Lafayette Region Seeking Project Submissions

The Greater Lafayette Region, made up of local governments, economic development organizations, non-profits and businesses from 6 local counties, is seeking projects for possible inclusion in a regional development plan (RDP). Once completed, the plan will be used to apply for up to $50 million in state funding through the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative, or READI, a program […]


Benton County athletes selected for Team Indiana

Melony Salla and Shelby Baker have been selected to participate on Team Indiana for the Special Olympics USA Games 2022. They were both chosen from Benton County’s very own Special Olympics track and field team from a large pool of candidates. They will be traveling to Orlando, Florida during the Summer of 2022 and competing in events yet to be […]

Paul Galen Shultz

Paul Galen Shultz, 89, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully at his home on July 15, 2021. He farmed throughout his life in the Earl Park area of Benton County. Born on Sept. 12, 1931 to the late Paul and Nellie Victor Shultz. His formative years were spent in Brookston graduating from there in 1949. Galen is […]

Joanne ‘Nanny’ ‘Sis’ M. Waddle

Joanne “Nanny” “Sis” M. Waddle, 79, of Oxford, passed Saturday, July 10, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born, April 20, 1942, in Hammond, to the late Joe and Marie (Freyman) Luttrell. She married Carl Waddle, April 23, 1960, in Oxford; he died March 5, 2020. She attended Oxford High School. Joanne worked as a Childcare Provider and loved caring […]

Police & Courts

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: July 12 – State of Indiana vs. Nathan J. Gramm, operating a vehicle with BAC of at least .08, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with BAC of […]