Archive - Sep 19, 2013
The Saline County patrol that was reported to be missing since May has been located.
It turns out, the vehicle was actually assigned to a detective, and was believed to be missing because the VIN was copied down incorrectly.
This is the reason it was not located in the initial review of the vehicle roster when the vehicle was suspected to be missing, Lt. Scott Courtney said.
The error was discovered during a detailed inventory of vehicles in the sheriff's office in preparation of the leadership transition.
Crews have just responded to the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St. for a broken water main, according to the Benton Utilities Facebook page.
They have called in an emergency locate and are gathering the supplies needed to repair it. Water will be off for 2-4 hours while the repair is completed. No boil order is expected for this area.
Hunter McBride Hardin, 20, of Searcy passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 25, 1992, in Benton, to Joe Kelly and Kim Moore Hardin.Â Hunter attended Benton High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Kelly Hardin; and his grandparents, Dewey Hardin, Marcelle Hardin and Jerry L. Moore.
He is survived by his mother, Kim Hardin of Searcy; a sister, Shelby Hardin of Fayetteville; and his grandmother, Joyce Moore of Searcy.
Norma Lee (Bright) Hostetler of Benton passed away in Little Rock on Sept. 17, 2013, at the age of 79. She was born in Bryant on Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Lewis E. Bright and Cora (Gentry) Bright.Â
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her two brothers, Euell â€śDickâ€ť Bright and Curtis â€śBurrâ€ť Bright; and one sister, Ruth Bright.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Sanders and Doug Sanders; a daughter, Tanya Brazil; and two sisters, Billie Jean Hibbard and Carolyn Colemen.
She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Warren â€śPeteâ€ť Kuhn Sr., 76, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 27, 1937, in New London, Conn., to the late Harry and Alice Beeney Kuhn.
Pete was a member of Park Place Baptist Church of Bryant, the American Red Cross and Salem Fire DepartmentÂ He was retired from the Air Force and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department..
Pete was preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter, Briauna Ceree Tavares.
CABOT â€“ The Benton Junior Lady Panther volleyball team went to Cabot to play the South team and came away with their first conference victory of the season on Monday night. Benton beat Cabot South in close sets, losing the first 25-27 before taking the next two 25-18 and 15-13.
It was the Jr. Lady Panthers' first close win of the year and Benton's first three-set win. Emme Edmondson had eight kills, Lenzie Newman seven and Sydney Channel had five for a well-rounded attack.Â