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BP's Fowler Commerical
Commercial filmed in Fowler shown nationally
Santa Claus Came To Town!
Lynlie Robinson, Jade Hood and Rowan Drake with help from Genessa Robinson (Girl Scout Troop 1568) do some caroling outside the Fowler Fire Station. Santa was in town on Saturday.
Junior High Band Performs at Veterans Day Salute
0:02 / 0:20 ‘Sounds a little nasally’
Austin Sandel shows off his unique musical skills at the Otterbein Street Festival by playing a song through his nose.
Meet the 2018 Benton County Queen Candidates
  • ‘Rock – and hopefully Roll’
    ‘Rock – and hopefully Roll’

    A rock-painting hobby has turned into a small capital raising venture for a 15-year-old girl in Fowler with the goal being an eventual driver’s license and an accessible van. 

    Susan Hasser who works with Fowler resident – and soon to be Benton Central sophomore  Breanne Butler – brought some rocks over to paint for fun in early March, with the idea of finding some things to keep her busy while everyone was staying home. Breanne says she’s been painting them ever since.

    And that’s no exaggeration. Hundreds of rocks adorn the make-shift rock painting factory in Breanne’s home.

  • DHPA announces winners of photo contest
Includes Fowler picture
    DHPA announces winners of photo contest Includes Fowler picture
    In honor of the state’s Historic Preservation Month, which is May, the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is announcing the winners of its annual Historic Preservation Month photo contest.
  • Senior Signs provided by Community Foundation
    Senior Signs provided by Community Foundation

    Benton Central High School seniors would normally be ramping up for prom, spring athletics, extracurricular performances, and senior events such as awards night, senior day and more.

    COVID-19 caused most of those things to be cancelled or postponed, but the Benton Community Foundation wants to show their seniors some love and let them know the community supports them.

    A group of senior moms decided senior yard signs would be a great way to honor the class of 2020. Megan Creek, mom of senior Chase Creek, was the one who got the project started. She designed the signs and reached out to all the senior moms she knew how to connect with and started taking orders for signs.  Within hours she had orders for 65 signs.

  • ‘Normal life Interrupted’
    ‘Normal life Interrupted’

    Life has changed dramatically in the last week in Benton County, the state, and country due to the CoVID-19 virus and response.

    School has been cancelled. Events postponed and new restrictions have been put in place at record speed in the state and country in an effort to curb the spread of CoVID-19.

    According to county officials no cases of the CoVID-19 (corona virus) have been identified in Benton County as of Tuesday, March 17.

    Local partners in Benton County gathered March 16 to develop plans in response to the CoVID-19 concerns. According to the Benton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security, “Partners from numerous agencies will stand up Benton County’s Emergency Operations Center, if deemed necessary, to ensure resources are available for the community.”

    A phone resource number has been established 765-884-1359 for those needing assistance or those that have questions.

     
  • Team of Benton County youth joins teens from across the U.S. at 
National 4-H Youth Summit on Healthy Living in Washington, D.C.
    Team of Benton County youth joins teens from across the U.S. at National 4-H Youth Summit on Healthy Living in Washington, D.C.

    Hands-on learning experience prepared youth to develop an action plan to address local, community health challenge

     
    
‘Rock – and hopefully Roll’DHPA announces winners of photo contest
Includes Fowler pictureSenior Signs provided by Community Foundation‘Normal life Interrupted’Team of Benton County youth joins teens from across the U.S. at 
National 4-H Youth Summit on Healthy Living in Washington, D.C.
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  • A rock-painting hobby has turned into a small capital raising venture for a 15-year-old girl in Fowler with the goal being an eventual driver’s license and an accessible van. 

    Susan Hasser who works with Fowler resident – and soon to be Benton Central sophomore  Breanne Butler – brought some rocks over to paint for fun in early March, with the idea of finding some things to keep her busy while everyone was staying home. Breanne says she’s been painting them ever since.

    And that’s no exaggeration. Hundreds of rocks adorn the make-shift rock painting factory in Breanne’s home.



  • Because of COVID-19 Tri Kappa’s Spring Purse Bingo scheduled for April 9 and then re-scheduled for May 28 was cancelled.
    The committee decided to offer an online auction as a fair way for a chance to purchase a designer purse – Kate Spade, Coach and Michael Kors. Also available are raffle prizes, a Spa Package and Tote Wagon full of family fun items.

     
  • Class of 2020 commencement information has been released and Benton Central has a ceremony planned to take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7 in the Student Parking Lot at Benton Central.

    According to a release by the Benton Central Administration and Graduation Committee, “We understand this is not the graduation that everyone envisioned throughout their school years. However, we are thankful for the opportunity to have a ceremony that allows the Class of 2020 to celebrate together, bid farewell to Benton Central, and commence the rest of your life.” 

  • According to a press release sent by Principal Corey Robb, Benton Central has been planning some creative ways to celebrate the Class of 2020.

    “We know these special celebrations will not replace all of you being together, but our hope is that in some small way these events honor your achievements and bring you joy as you say farewell to your Benton Community School years,” said Robb.

    The B.C. principal also said that with the current events and restrictions in place concerning the pandemic, unfortunately a “traditional” graduation

    ceremony can’t be held inside Benton Central. “We still want our seniors to experience the final moments of their senior career, but in the safest way possible,” he said. 

  • The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to thank the community for their continued support of  programs and events.

    Due to the current social gathering restrictions, the group’s annual Arbor Day program at the Fowler Park for the county’s second graders in which they each receive a free tree has been cancelled. Thanks to the help of the Town of Fowler and community volunteers, this has been a 16-year tradition.

     “In appreciation of the community’s continuous support we would like to offer these trees free on Tuesday, May 19, at Monarch Commons next door to the Fowler Theatre on 5th Street in Fowler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” said Chrissie McCutcheon Benton County SWD Program Assistant.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb announced at a press conference Friday, May 1 that most of Indiana’s counties moved to Stage 2 of five stages to reopen Indiana on Monday, May 4. Marion and Lake, the two most populous counties, will begin Stage 2 on May 11 to ensure new testing and contact tracing programs are up and running. Cass County, which recently had an outbreak, may start Stage 2 May 18 to make sure they don’t overwhelm the health care system.
  • In honor of the state’s Historic Preservation Month, which is May, the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is announcing the winners of its annual Historic Preservation Month photo contest.
  • Q & A with Natalie Kidd, Benton County Clerk, about primary election voting.

    Q: If residents have concerns about voting in the June 2, 2020 Primary Election where can they get answers and find out important information? 

    A: Call our office with any questions or concerns at 765-884-0930 or fax at 765-884-0322 or email at nkidd@bentoncounty.in.gov. We can walk you through the process. Our office is here for you to answer your questions!

     
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