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Archive - Feb 2013

February 22nd

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect from home invasion in Benton is caught in Dallas

February 22, 2013

Authorities told The Saline Courier today that a man accused of breaking into a home in Benton, attacking the occupants and fleeing in their vehicle early Thursday has been taken into custody.

Daphne M. 'Jean' Nissen

February 22, 2013

Daphne M. "Jean" Nissen, 88, of Bryant passed away Thursday, Feb. 14.  She was born Feb. 10, 1925 in Sydney, Australia. 
Mrs. Nissen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ellen Rice; her husband, Orval Eric “Bud” Nissen; and a daughter, Daphne Pearl Tudor.
She is survived by her son, Gary Nissen of Marshfield, Mo.; a daughter, Sue Lawson of Bryant; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Panther Swim has exciting 1st year

February 22, 2013

BENTON - The Benton High School Panther swim team was in the water Tuesday evening for one of the last practices they will have before the Arkansas State Swim and Dive meet on Saturday after the boys finished third (246 points) in the South District Meet championship on Friday, Feb. 8, and the girls (142.5) finished fifth. This is the first official year for the team as a part of the Benton High School athletics department, even though there has been a swim team representing the Benton Panthers for the last six years.

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