2022-04-27 E-Edition

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BC’s Wilkinson signs with Anderson University

Last Thursday, in front of family, coaches and friends, Benton Central senior Colin Wilkinson announced his intention to continue his academic and football careers at Anderson University. Colin says he is going to study Exercise Science and that he visited Anderson University several times and thought it was a great fit for him. He is the son of Andrew and […]

Changes in library/media specialist assignments considered

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The Benton Community School Board’s April 18 session opened with Audience to Visitors. Benton Central Jr.-Sr. High School Language Arts Department Coordinator and Benton Education Association (BEA) representative Edie Fisher presented paper copies of a letter as well as research information. She read aloud the letter concerning the changes being considered for library/media specialist assignments. “To Whom It May Concern: […]

Town of Otterbein receives over $1 million in grant funding

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The Town of Otterbein was recently awarded a total of $1,681,200 in grant funding from the State of Indiana. “Grant funding, like the Community Crossings, Next Level Trails, and the Community Development Block Grants, allows Otterbein to improve quality of life and infrastructure needs that quite honestly couldn’t happen without these amazing programs” stated Clerk-Treasurer Treeva Sarles. CENTRAL AVENUE PROJECT […]

Indiana Waterways Film Tour stops in Fowler

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Fowler Theater was filled to capacity on April 19 as Indiana Humanities hosted two evening viewings of the local film, “Land Values”, a short documentary by director Johnny Klemme and film maker Ben Massie, as part of the nine-city Waterways Film Tour. The BlackRock Serenaders strummed, the Sun Dog Café offered a sumptuous appetizer buffet, the Fowler Theater had concessions […]


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Golden Egg Hunt winner Larah and Eli Noble are this year’s winners of the 2nd annual Golden Egg Hunt. The $50 cash prize was claimed by Larah. This event was sponsored by the Oxford Lions Club. BC student’s essay receives recognition Congratulations to Anderson Robb who placed 2nd and was awarded $300 in the Senior Division of the IASP 2022 […]

Communities in Senate District 6 receive more than $4.7 million in road-funding grants

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Communities in Senate District 6 will receive more than $4.7 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Rick Niemeyer (R-Lowell). The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since its enactment, the […]

Virginia Wolfe Kitterman

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Virginia Lee Wolfe Kitterman passed from her earthly bounds on April 19, 2022. She was born south of Earl Park on Feb. 27, 1934. Ginny and the love of her life, Charles (Bud) Kitterman were married for 72 years. Together they raised their four children in Earl Park. Gin assisted Bud in the operation of their construction business, ran a […]

Sharon Louise Klemme Tice

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Sharon Louise Klemme Tice, 81, of Irvine, Calif. and formerly of Benton County, died, December 19, 2021. Sharon was the first born of 8 children of Dean and Marie Tyrrell Klemme on April 7, 1940 in Lafayette. She spent her early years in Benton County and after graduating from Freeland Park High School she studied Cosmetology and worked as a […]

Andrea Faye Messer

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Andrea Faye Messer, 75, of Indianapolis, passed away March 18, 2022. She was born Nov. 24, 1946 in Benton County to the late Huie and Dovie Dick Anderson. Andrea received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and her master’s in education from Ball State University. She was a teacher for multiple school corporations and an avid golfer. A grave […]