Looking Back | Jan. 25, 2017

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 Jan. 25, 2012

5 years ago

Rebels head to All ‘A’ State tournament after winning championship over Walton-Verona: ‘A’ great achievement


The Owen County Rebels were expected to play an unscheduled road game Jan. 26. None of them were complaining.

For the first time since 2003, the Owen County High School Rebels  were the Eighth Region All ‘A’ champions. 

Owen County claimed its third title Saturday night at Trimble County High School as they defeated Walton-Verona 65-58. The team also won in 1996.

Deaths: Patsy Lou Ellis Cammack, 71; Patrick Neal Fornash, 49; Bobby K. Hearne, 70; Michael Louis Jividen, 60; Tracey Johnson Manica, 48; Mildred Holbert Wiser, 91


Jan.  24, 2007

10 years ago

Senior-led team 13-4 under rookie head coach


Familiarity breeds contempt – or so the old cultural proverb says. However, in the case of the 2007 edition of the Owen County High School boys’ basketball team, familiarity has bred success.

Starting five seniors and bringing another off the bench, the Rebels had already won as many games as it did all of the 2006 season, the first-year head coach Devin Duvall credits much of the winning to the players knowing one another well.

“These guys have been playing together for a long time,” he said.

Deaths: Vernon Clifton, 89; Charles Beck, 85; Robert Burke, 58; William Thornton, 90; Nadina Sizemore, 37; W.T. Lynn, 94; Viola Estes, 97


Jan. 22, 1992

25 years ago

Interlocal Agreement Kicks Off ‘911’ Plans


Owen County Judge Executive Horace “Doug” West had recently announced that Owen County had joined Henry, Trimble and Carroll counties in forming an interlocal agreement for the 911 system.

911, which officials say will provide all the counties with a much stronger emergency response capability, is expected to bring a number of benefits. According to West, the 911 system will help reduce caller and dispatcher confusion as well as delays in getting the proper information to emergency units.

Deaths: Richard Jordan Green, 43; Roy M. Minch, 69; Lillian Steger, 85; Charles “Bob” Niccum, 50; Ruby Casey Sparrow, 91


Jan. 26, 1967

50 years ago

4-H Leadership School Saturday Very Successful


The first-ever 4-H club officers and leaders working seminar at Owen County High school was termed a big success by those participating.

Mrs.  Martha Lee Stamper, county Extension home agent, said local club officers and their leaders were very pleased with the day’s achievements.

More than 90 percent of the county’s 10 clubs were presented by a full compliment of officers and leaders. 

Mrs. Harold Vannarsdall, 1966 county Homemaker president, worked with club presidents and vice presidents, explaining their duties and what qualities were necessary for them to be effective leaders in their local clubs.

Deaths: Guy Whitehead Sr., 81; Orville Mefford, 54; Dr. Ralph Davis Keightley, 68; Raymond W. Kelly, 38