2023-01-18 E-Edition

Swim teams race at conference meet

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Coach pleased with BC swimmers improvement

The Bison swim teams competed Saturday at the Conference meet held at Purdue University. According to Coach Dusty Hughes, “Despite finishing last at Hoosier Conference, we did quite well today. We are lower on numbers and less experienced than last season, but we are consistently improving.” Coach Hughes said of the 32 total races at conference, the Bison swimmers improved […]

Grant equips AED at Community Center

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TOWN OF Otterbein

The Benton Community Foundation has awarded the Town of Otterbein a $1,500 grant to provide an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the Otterbein Town Hall and Community Center to improve cardiac arrest survival. “We are very thankful for the generosity of the Benton Community Foundation,” said Treeva Sarles, Clerk-Treasurer. “Everyone should feel safe when using the Community Center, this AED […]

Artwork recognized

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Benton Central student Malanie Arenas-Johnson’s work “On the Run” was accepted to the 2023 AOHSAS juried art exhibit. The Award Ceremony will take place Sunday, January 22, from 2-3 p.m. Award announcements will start at 2:30 p.m. at Artists’ Own Gallery, 518 Main St. Lafayette, IN.

Water rate increase discussed

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TOWN OF Boswell

The Boswell Town Council (a quorum of president Jake Foster and member Kyle Brost—with third council member Mike Brody busy elsewhere) convened for its first 2023 meeting at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, January 10, in the 108 East Main Street Boswell Community Center (BCC). A concise agenda from Boswell Clerk-Treasurer Donna Musenbrock (helped by Deputy Clerk-Treasurer/Grant Township Trustee Tracy Lang) […]

Town Council reorganizes for new year

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TOWN OF Oxford

Monday of January 9, 2023, meant the first real meeting for Oxford’s Town Council—on a date pushed back from its regular, first Monday (Jan. 2) of the month slot, due to the extended New Years weekend; assembling at 7 p.m. in the 105 South Howard Street town hall, town-board leader/president Rusty Hoaks had a full showing of members: vice-president Jim […]


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BCSC hosts Community Meeting A community meeting for parents, teachers, school staff and community members will be held at 6:30 p.m. January 25 at the Benton Central Junior/Senior High School library. Indiana’s Employability Skills Standards allow students to be prepared for the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce. Community input is being sought to determine what skills students need for successful […]

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. 11 – State of Indiana vs. Brandon R. Wiseman, possession of marijuana, criminal misdemeanor. Jan. 11 – State of Indiana vs. Patrick T. Olson, operating a vehicle with a […]

Seven people arrested after Saturation Patrol

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Troopers from the Lafayette Post conducted a saturation patrol searching for dangerous and impaired drivers. During the patrol, troopers issued 106 warnings, 28 citations, arrested one person for possession of methamphetamine, and arrested six people for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. One of the OWI arrests resulted from the driver being involved in a crash. Arrested and Preliminary Charges: 1. […]

New rotary member welcomed

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On Jan. 11, the Fowler Rotary’s newest member, David Mattingly, was officially inducted into membership. He was presented with his official “Certificate of Membership” by Fowler Rotary President Linda Brouillette. David formerly was a member of Daybreak Rotary Club of Lafayette. He is currently the Deputy Prosecutor for Benton County.