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Spirits of Benton

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Scott County Genealogy and Historical Society members Mike Scherer, Roy Gunter and Deborah Gunter repair headstones in the Benton Cemetery. The organization is sponsoring "Spirits of Benton" at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Cemetery, and a haunted house tour will follow roughly at 7 p.m. at the town's oldest home owned by Rusty and Judy Stewart.
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Event will 'resurrect' prominent Benton residents from the grave

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

BENTON -- The Scott County Genealogy and Historical Society is bringing six of Benton's most prominent citizens back to life.

Set for 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Benton Cemetery, "Spirits of Benton" will feature historical interpretations of the town's founder William Myers and other influential citizens of Benton and Scott County.

A haunted house tour will follow roughly at 7 p.m. at Benton's oldest home owned by Rusty and Judy Stewart.

"Some of Benton's citizens from the 1800s will come up from their graves and tell you about their roles in Benton's history," said Judy Stewart, who serves as secretary for the organization.

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