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New Perspective on Living

A few years ago Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences administration provided Extension Educators with the book “The Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner. We were encouraged to read the book and learn some new perspectives on aging. Blue Zones have been identified on the map as geographical areas of the world where the population is known for their longevity. People living in the Blue Zones reach age 100 at 10 times the average rate. The book shares the prescription to living longer. In the book centenarians share their stories about diet, lifestyle, and recipe for a long life. The researchers identified longevity hotspots: Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; Sardina, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Nicoya, Costa Rica.
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Co-Parenting for Successful Kids classes planned in Benton, Warren counties

Helping Indiana families cope with separation, divorce, and child custody issues is the goal of Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, the research-based education classes provided by Purdue Extension, according to information provided. On-site classes are offered at locations throughout Indiana. The single four-hour session includes videos, handouts and educational presentations. Participants...
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The Atkinson family settled in Benton and Warren counties

Before the first permanent European-American settler made his home in Benton County, before the town of Chicago was incorporated, and even before Benton County was founded, there was Thomas Atkinson. As a young man of 24, Thomas was tasked with the responsibility of taking a drove of cattle from near Cincinnati to the vast verdant prairie in order to graze and fatten them on the rich grasslands near Pine Creek. This was the edge of the prairie where the tall grasslands met the eastern woodlands. Then in early winter he drove the cattle to market in Philadelphia. The year was 1830. In 1832 more government land was purchased and Thomas’s herding area extended through Benton County northward to Beaver Lake. At that time the area was inhabited by Indian trappers, wolves, prairie chickens and occasional sportsmen. The town of Fowler had not been established, and the landmark location was only marked by a lone tree on the prairie.
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Declining enrollment leads to closure of Boswell Elementary

BOSWELL, Ind. (WLFI) -- Students and staff at a Benton County Elementary school will start the next school year in a different building because their current school is closing down. "It's been a very tough decision for our school board to make," said Benton Community School Corporation Superintendent Scott Van...
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New Perspective on Living

A few years ago Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences administration provided Extension Educators with the book “The Blue Zones” by Dan Buettner. We were encouraged to read the book and learn some new perspectives on aging. Blue Zones have been identified on the map as geographical areas of the world where the population is known for their longevity. People living in the Blue Zones reach age 100 at 10 times the average rate. The book shares the prescription to living longer. In the book centenarians share their stories about diet, lifestyle, and recipe for a long life. The researchers identified longevity hotspots: Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; Sardina, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Nicoya, Costa Rica.
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Benton Central Jr/Sr High School confronting mental illness

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)— Students at Benton Central are confronting mental illness by bringing awareness. "I'm one of them that some days I just want to give up and other days I just want to keep on going," said Senior at Benton Central, Lindsey Crum. Many of the choir students...
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Indiana State Police request public's assistance in locating burglary suspects

BENTON COUNTY, INDIANA – Detectives from the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post are seeking the public’s assistance locating two suspects from a burglary that took place in Fowler on Feb. 9, 2021. Detectives have identified two suspects, and their names are Caleb Oppelt and Paija Bennett, according to information from the state police.
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ISP searching for two Fowler burglary suspects

Benton County – Detectives from the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post are seeking the public’s assistance locating two suspects from a burglary that took place in Fowler, IN on February 9, 2021. Detectives have identified two suspects, and their names are Caleb Oppelt and Paija Bennett. Caleb Oppelt is a...
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Police searching for 2 men wanted for February burglary, shooting in Benton County

FOWLER, Ind. — Indiana State Police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding two men wanted for a February burglary and shooting. Detectives from the ISP Lafayette Post identified 21-year-old Caleb Oppelt and 23-year-old Paija Bennett as suspects in a burglary and shooting that happened in Fowler, Indiana just after midnight on Feb. 9, 2021.
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Benton County remembers Kevin McCombs

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Firefighters, EMT's, police officers and others gathered on March 13 at the Benton Central Jr. Sr. High School to celebrate the life of Boswell Marshall Kevin McCombs. He was killed in a single car accident on Februay 28. Speakers included Deputy Chief of the Wabash...
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Michiana Community Remembers Kevin McCombs

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - South Bend native Kevin McCombs, 34, devoted his life to helping others. Sunday morning, McCombs died in a car crash in Benton County, Indiana. For an unknown reason, his vehicle ran off the road, struck a utility pole and came to stop in a field.
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Boswell town marshal killed in off-duty crash

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. — A Benton County town marshal was killed Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash east of Oxford. According to a release from the Indiana State Police Post at Lafayette, Boswell Town Marshal Kevin McComb, 34, died when his pickup truck crashed on S.R. 352 just before 3:30 a.m.
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Benton County community mourns death of off-duty law enforcement officer

The Benton County community is mourning after learning of the death of a an off-duty law enforcement officer. According to Indiana State Police reports, Boswell Town Marshal and Benton County Emergency Management Public Information Officer Kevin McCombs was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning. According to police reports,...
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Crash claims life of off-duty Boswell Town Marshal

A single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning claimed the life of an off-duty Boswell Town Marshal. According to a press release issued by the Indiana State Police, deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Department responded at 3:30 a.m. Sunday to the scene on State Road 352 near C.R. 500E. A preliminary...