2022-10-19 E-Edition

Sectional Champs

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The Lady Bison Volleyball team defeated West Lafayette on Saturday to win the Sectional Championship. They will compete this coming Saturday in the Regional at Norwell in the opening morning contest against Angola.


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New ‘Journey’ begins

On Sunday, October 9, a special worship service for Fowler Christian Church was held under a tent on 10 acres of farmland on East Street and Lingle Avenue instead of at the church on Madison Avenue. The service was a celebration and ground breaking for the future home of the Journey Christian Church. At the service, the church’s Lead Minister […]

Caucuses choose Bellar and Conner to fill political vacancies

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On Oct. 3, a caucus was held at the Benton County Annex for the purpose of selecting a Republican Party Chairman due to the death of Bruce Buchanan. Judy Bellar, who has been serving as the Party Vice Chairman, was voted in by the Precinct Chairmen and Vice Chairmen to fill the vacancy of GOP Chairman for the remainder of […]

Harman hits the Big Stage at the National FFA Convention

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What started as just an outlet to sell extra meat to family and friends has turned into a full-fledged business for one recent Benton Central graduate. A 2022 National Beef Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Finalist Will Harman will walk the stage of the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo on October 27 in Indianapolis, to hopefully hear his name called as […]


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State Road 18 to close for culvert work on or after Oct. 24 west of Fowler The Indiana Department of Transportation announces State Road 18 will close on or after Monday, October 24 for culvert work. This closure is between County Road 700 W. and Co. Rd. 800 W., west of Fowler. It’s expected to reopen at the end of […]

As services end, First Presbyterian’s Fowler congregation shares its legacy

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On Sunday, the First Presbyterian Church of Fowler turned what was a challenging day into a celebration of the congregation’s legacy. On Oct. 16 the church held its closing ceremony. But in a bittersweet moment, the congregation shared its legacy by donating to organization important to them, including an enormous $582,500 gift to the Benton Community Foundation. Also receiving monetary […]

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: Oct. 10 – State of Indiana vs. Shelley L. Hermes, operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance in body, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession […]

John C. Moyars

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John C. Moyars, 76, of Estero, Fla., died Friday, September 30, 2022. He was born, April 18, 1946, in Lafayette, to the late Roy D. Moyars and Flossie Eileen (Cordell) Moyars. He was a 1964 graduate of Oxford High School. He joined the Air Force and was enlisted until he received an honorary discharge in 1969 while stationed at Keesler […]

Clara Louise Hoaks

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Clara Louise Hoaks, 84, of Oxford, died, Monday, October 10, 2022. She was born, April 3, 1938, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, to the late Ervin and Velma (Stokes) Toy. She had attended Oxford High School. She married, Arthur Russell Hoaks, February 19, 1955, in Covington; he died, April 17, 2009. She was a member and Past Matron of the Order of […]