2022-02-09 E-Edition

‘Snowed In’

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County Highway and Town Street Departments worked hard to clear the roads in Benton County during last week’s snow. Some areas saw more than one foot of snow. The storm which started last Tuesday evening and blanketed the area, ironically on Groundhog Day, caused a travel warning to be issued, postponed events and left everyone forced to dig themselves out […]

BCSC names Athletic Director

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Jared Hall was named Benton Community School Corporation’s Athletic Director at the February school board meeting. Hall is a familiar face, having served as BCSC athletic trainer. “What stood out to the search committee is Hall’s attention to detail, his work ethic, his understanding of the many necessary work hours,” his managerial experience, and his communication skills explained Superintendent Scott […]

US Senator Representative visits county commissioners

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Jose Diaz, Regional Director for United States Senator Todd Young, was a special visitor at the Feb. 1 Benton County Commissioners’ Meeting. Diaz works out of the senator’s Valparaiso office, “I consider it a great privilege to represent the senator in the counties here in northwest Indiana and to represent him in the best way I know how and to […]

New Veterans Service Officer selected

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Benton County Commissioners have selected Navy veteran Paul Griner to serve as Benton County Veteran Services Officer (VSO). Commissioner Mike Freeland commented that, “Paul Griner has an extensive resume’. He is very detail oriented and has a lot of experience that will help him in the VSO position here.” Griner is on duty in the part time position and currently […]


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Card Shower A Birthday Card Shower is requested for Alice Silvers, who will turn 90 years old on Feb.16. To wish her a Happy Birthday, cards can be mailed to 810 N. Adams Ave., Fowler, IN, 47944. Local author at Oxford Public Library Meet the author. Oxford Public Library will be hosting a public book signing on Saturday, February 26 […]

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: Jan. 31 – State of Indiana vs. Brandon S. Battering, driving while suspended, criminal misdemeanor. Jan. 31 – State of Indiana vs. Sean P. Phelps, reckless driving, speeding, criminal misdemeanor. […]

Janet K. Payne

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Janet K. Payne, 80, of Fowler, was reunited with her family and Christ in Heaven at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. She was born in Danville, Ill., on March 22, 1941, the daughter of the late Robert M. and Elizabeth J. (Schuff) Layden. Janet was a Wellington, Ill. High School graduate and attended Lincoln Bible Institute in Lincoln, Ill., […]

Carol S. Neff

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Carol S. Neff, 81, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, Feb. 4. She was born to the late Harold and Hazel Wilhelm. Carol graduated from Otterbein High School and then attended Lafayette Business College after which she began working as a clerical typist at Purdue in the physics department where she retired after 33 years of […]

Mary Diane Dunwoody

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Mary Diane Dunwoody, 75, of West Lafayette, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022. She was born on July 2, 1946 to Stanley and Mary Anne Jarosinski of Chicago, Illinois. Diane married Charles D. Dunwoody on Feb. 14, 1998 and never wasted one moment of their life together. They had many hobbies together that provided beautiful friendships and all […]