2021-08-11 E-Edition

Otterbein Street Festival

Salla crowned National Miss Amazing

Melony Salla said when she sees the trophy she recently earned for being National Miss Amazing 2020 Miss, she sometimes can’t believe she won. At the beginning of the month, Melony traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the National Miss Amazing contest. The program advocates for girls with disabilities. Melony spent a few days at the event talking with […]

Possible water project discussed

The Oxford Town Council kicked off the month with a regular meeting on Aug. 2 with a community resident audience of no less than a dozen Oxford citizens. The town board (a complete quorum of attendance) – Rusty Hoaks (president), Jim Deckard (vice-president), Larry Barnard, Tina Coffman, and Terry Zink – opened this session at 7:04 p.m., taking in several […]

Wayne L. Peck

Wayne Louis Peck,78, of Fowler, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at his home, surrounded by loved ones. Wayne was born July 17,1943 in Wadena, Ind. to the late Paul and Ruth (Sorensen) Peck. Wayne has a surviving sister Marilyn Briles of Williamsport. Wayne married his surviving spouse Judy (Ream) Peck, Feb. 24, 1963 in Fowler. Wayne graduated in Kentland. […]

Rosialeta O’Lane

Rosialeta O’Lane, age 76, came to rest with our heavenly father on August 5, 2021 at 4:20 a.m. at Greenhill Manor in Fowler. Rosie was born Jan. 23, 1945 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Griffin) and Harold Russell Girdler of Somerset, Kentucky. She married James W. Jarred, July 12, 1962. During their union they had […]

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: Aug. 5 – State of Indiana vs. Wesley M. Spikes, operating a vehicle with schedule I or II controlled substance in body, possession of marijuana, criminal misdemeanor. Civil: Aug. 2 […]

Couple with Benton County connections earn Navy promotions

Lieutenant Commander Scott Margolis, USN Surface Warfare Officer was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 2010. His first sea assignment was in the Engineering Department in USS Comstock (LSD-45). Lieutenant Commander Samantha Fromme Margolis, USN, Surface Warfare Officer was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program at Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., in 2012. […]

Mary Jane Smith Oliphant

Mary Jane Smith Oliphant was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Tuesday morning, August 3,2021. She was born on July 31, 1941 to Clifford and Mary Louise Smith at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend, Ind. The family moved to Battle Ground, when she was very young. On May 22, 1961, Mary Jane wed Charles M. Oliphant. […]

Kappa Kappa Kappa welcomes new members

Information Provided Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa met on June 21 and welcomed new members Kelsey Muller and Adrian Senesac. Members want to thank all those who attended the purse Bingo at the Cardinal Roost in Earl Park on June 10. The capacity crowd filled out a survey to help the Fall Committee make decisions on location, food, etc. […]