2022-09-21 E-Edition

‘Honorary Captain’

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Benton Central athletic director Jared Hall fixes honorary Benton Central Captain Diego Arenas’ crown prior to the beginning of Friday’s Homecoming Football game with Twin Lakes. The Bison won the game, their first homecoming win in 10 years.

Royalty Crowned

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At halftime of Friday night’s Benton Central home football game Logan Hardebeck and Abby Begley were crowned this year’s Homecoming King and Queen. Junior princess was Arianna Arredondo. Junior prince was Zeke Bennett. Sophomore prince was Austin Kuckartz. Sophomore princess was Chauncey Keller. Freshman prince was Jesus Escobar. Freshmen princess was Samiyah Rich. The 2022 Homecoming Royalty was crowned by […]

Award winning ‘Writers at Work’

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The 2022 Phoenix Literary Arts Magazine features award-winning BC writers’ pieces as judged by Purdue University’s highly regarded High School Literary Arts Contest: Livia Richey (2nd place); Emily Fitch (2nd place); Kassidy Reynolds (honorable mention); and Kaleigh Slavens (honorable mention). Two BC student writers placed in the state level Indiana Association of Secondary Principals’ (IASP) Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay […]

Sectional Champions

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By just two strokes over Western Boone, the Lady Bison golf team won the IHSAA sectional at Harrison Hills Golf Course on Saturday. This is the third sectional championship in School History for a Lady Bison golf team. Benton Central topped the ten team sectional with a score of 386, followed by Western Boone with 388 and Seeger with 398. […]

Time changes for school board meetings

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BCSC School Board

The Benton Community School Corporation’s school board, at the September 12 meeting, voted to change the starting time for their 2023 meetings to 6 p.m. from 7 p.m. Another change is that there will be one meeting hosted at each of the three BCSC schools during March, April, and May. The finalized 2023 school board meeting calendar will be posted […]

Community mourns loss of political leader and Benton County supporter

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Benton County lost a political leader and community supporter last week. A long time Republican Party Chairman and County Council representative, Bruce Buchanan passed away on Sept. 15. The 1965 Oxford High School graduate and local farmer was active in the community and received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Holcomb in 2017.


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The community is invited to support BC students and Riley Children’s Hospital by attending this year’s Fall Cabaret. Bring the family out to Benton Central for a fun night of entertainment and surprises. Children 4 and under are free.Tickets sold at the door.

Fowler hosts annual Sidewalk Sales

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Left: Vendor at Saturday’s Fowler Sidewalk Sale, Calhoun Fisher helps a customer with some fresh vegetables. Right: Emma Jessie colors for a contest hosted by Flower Crowns and Mud Pies. Downtown Fowler was packed full of vendors for this year’s annual Sidewalk Sale.

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. Zachary Alan Munson, public intoxication, intimidation, disorderly conduct, felony. Sept. 15 – State of Indiana vs. Lizete C. Cruz, operating a vehicle without […]