2021-09-22 E-Edition

Fowler celebrates 150th birthday

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On Saturday night, downtown Fowler as well as the area around ‘Monarch Commons’ was alive in celebration of the town’s Sesquicentennial. The evening included live music, cruise-in, contests, food and members of the historical society were on hand. According to the Fowler ‘Centennial” book, a historical record compiled by the Benton County Historical Society in Cooperation with The Fowler Centennial […]

Wetli earns spot in Regional Golf Tournament

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The Lady Bison golf team concluded their season on Friday with a 6th place finish (score of 443) in the Lafayette Sectional. Sophomore Ellie Wetli fired a round of 100 to finish in a tie for third place individually from the non-advancing teams. This got her into a playoff for a chance to fill the final spot in the Regional […]

Drainage issues receive discussion

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The Boswell Town Council conducted its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. – within the Boswell Community Center (BCC, at 108 East Main Street); president Jake Foster, plus council members Mike Brody and Kyle Brost, heard the latest agenda from Boswell Clerk-Treasurer Donna Musenbrock (and deputy clerk-treasurer/Grant Township trustee Tracy Lang). Among the topics were department reports […]

‘Change is upon us with opportunities for growth’

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OPL building project discussed

The Otterbein Public Library (OPL) Sept. 17 information and question-and-answer session, “On the Horizon,” was well attended. OPL Board members, Town Council members, Town Clerk, town legal counsel, and community patrons were in attendance. OPL Director Latisha Provo explained that the OPL Board has been planning for a library building and programming expansion for many years. The current library was […]

Police & Courts

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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: Sept. 12 – State of Indiana vs. Shaun P. Cooper, residential entry break and enter dwelling, theft, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, felony. Sept. 13 – […]

K. Dale Best

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K. Dale Best, 79, of Lafayette, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 after a five-year battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer. He was born Oct. 6, 1941 in Lafayette, the son of R. Andrew and Ethel M. (Guntle) Best. Dale was a 1959 graduate of Montmorenci High School. He married Mary B. (Shidler) Smith in 1960 and they had two […]

Lt. Gov. Crouch: Benefits of Broadband Ready designation

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Broadband has been a topic of great discussion over the last 18 months, and for good reason. Connectivity is ever important. From work and school to recreation and relaxation, broadband plays a part. The Indiana Broadband Office encourages communities to become “broadband ready” through the Broadband Ready Communities Program. This tool serves as an informative and beneficial resource to help […]

Toast of the town

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I’d like to provide an update on some technology I’ve been wrestling with. I haven’t made any headway with my computer, my iPhone or my iPad, but I have done really well with the state-of-the-art toaster I bought several years ago. Occasionally new things pop up, but overall, I have become quite adept at toasting. When I took the toaster […]

York Township Library holds open house

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On Saturday, Sept. 11 the York Township Library held its fall open house event. The afternoon began with a presentation by local resident, Brian Capouch. Capouch shared fascinating information from his research of the history of Sunnycrest Farm, whose original “old house” dates back to the early 1870’s. He led the audience through the farm’s history and the story behind […]