2021-09-01 E-Edition

‘Creative Fire’ Lights up the Fall

Newest edition of ‘The Phoenix’ available now

For a fresh spark of creativity, page through Benton Central’s newly released literary arts magazine, The Phoenix. Give witness to authentic young voices, and be reminded of the common fears and delights shared across hometowns and across generations. Original work from over one hundred local students (including Seniors 2020 since their final school year was truncated) is showcased in the […]

BCSC adopts new COVID rules

At an emergency meeting on Aug. 25, the Benton Community School Corporation’s School Board heard public comments and voted to change the COVID rules in the Continuous Learning Plan, effective Thursday, Aug. 26. Ten patrons and students spoke to the school board, with around 45 patrons, students, and staff members in attendance and more watching online. The meeting followed a […]

New Health Care Provider at Clinic

The Benton County Health and Wellness Clinic in Fowler is now being managed by Everside Health. The Clinic provides health services to Benton County government, Benton Community School Corporation, and businesses. Employees enrolled in their organization’s health insurance plan are eligible to use the Clinic. Employers sign a buy-in with Everside to provide free or low cost healthcare for employees. […]

‘Bison Proud’

This spotlight on Benton Central graduates is sponsored by: Council for Academic Excellence

The Council for Academic Excellence is featuring Benton Central graduates. This month’s spotlight shines on Karen D. Brummet who graduated in 1981. Q. Where do you work and what is your job? A. I am the CEO, Board of Directors Chair, and founding member of Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG). Since our inception in 2006, IPMG has been recognized as […]

Carolyn Ann Smith

Carolyn Ann Smith, 85, of Oxford, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 at Green-Hill Manor. Carolyn was born on Feb. 27, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Porter and Trancy (Harris) Lawwill. She was married to Glen Smith, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2016. Carolyn worked as a registered nurse for Bethesda […]

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. 23 – State of Indiana vs. Thomas D. Westray, resisting law enforcement, break and entering dwelling, battery against a public safety official, felony. Aug. 23 – State of Indiana […]

Arlene T. Goodman

Arlene T. Goodman, 88, Lafayette, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East. Born Oct. 2, 1932, in Earl Park, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Lillian (Senesac) Doyle. Arlene was a 1950 graduate of Fowler High School. On July 12, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fowler, she was united in Holy […]

Dr. James Leo Wittenauer

Dr. James Leo Wittenauer of Ft. Myers, formerly of Terre Haute, was called home to God Monday, August 23, 2021. He was born on May 4th, 1937 in Ambia to Martin and Bertha (Scherer) Wittenauer. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 60 years, Joy Diane (Porter) Wittenauer. He is survived by his sister, Norma Jean […]

Emmajean Beebe

Emmajean Beebe, age 98, passed away on Dec. 20, 2020 in Brainerd, Minn. A celebration of her life will be held at the Fowler Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.