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Today's Features

  • Deer season started last weekend. The Whitesburg crew came down or up as the case may be, to hunt. It was a great weekend for walking in the woods, playing golf, raking leaves, even picnicking – but not for hunting deer. Only a very few were hanging at the hunting shack by Billy Ballinger’s house. It was just too warm for preserving the carcasses. They had to be skinned, processed and refrigerated to save the meat. Like killing hogs, one doesn’t do that till it’s 35 degrees and the meat can hang a while.

  • Dr. Henry Shirmer Riley was born and grew up in the Wheatley community. A retired family physician from Madison, Ind., he now resides in Hanover, Ind.

    James L. Pirtle of Milton, is a professional photographer, an Indiana State University graduate, and a gentleman farmer.

  • This weather we’ve been having lately has been awesome, like no other November I can ever remember. It’s been so warm that Lee didn’t even go hunting this past weekend. With his dad being down, I suppose he just wasn’t in the mood to go alone. That’s something they always did together. Some may remember that I ended my last column talking about Ralph being in the hospital. He got to come home briefly only to be taken back Thursday morning. Seems he had a little more wrong with him then they had originally thought. This time they sent him to St.

  • It had been in the planning for months. The idea was to bring together as many people as possible who attended New Liberty School whether they graduated or not.

    On Oct. 18 at The Pines restaurant in Madison, Ind., former students gathered to celebrate and reminisce about the school that served the New Liberty area from 1908 to 1951.

    Four people spearheaded the efforts to make the reunion possible. Mary Lou Williams Hall (1951), Schirmer Riley (1946), Virginia Thompson Williams (1941) and Nancy Williams Perkins spent hours preparing for the big night.

  • Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll

    Megan Decandia, William Dempsey, Mariah Derringer, Lynsey Farrar, Madison Gamble, Keegan Johnson, Olivia Karsner, Felicia Neal, River Riddle, Justin Shelton, Julie Spaulding, Stephen Stanley, Katelyn Sutherland, James Thompson, Tyler True, Courtney Waldrop, McKenna Webster, Mark Wright

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

  • Making Memories was a program presented at the library Oct. 26.

  •  First Nine Weeks

    Sixth grade super honor roll

    Victoria Cammack, Garrett Cobb, Makenzie Davis, Nicole Jacobs, Baylee Keeton, Heather Mertz, Kirsten Parker, James Washer, Megan Wilhoite, Micaela Wilhoite

    Sixth grade honor roll

  • I hope everybody had a happy Halloween. That holiday kind of passed us by. There aren’t many children on the Branch now.

  • First Nine Weeks

    Fourth grade super honor roll

    Destiny Bruce, Grant Cobb, Blake Duncan, Isaiah Gibson, Lindsay Gill, Nash Glacken, Walker Hartman, Reagan Hearn, Taylor Hoffman, Joshua Juarez, Grant McMillen, Rachel Miller, Haileigh Noll, Trace Ogden, Katie Patterson, Breanna Schadler, Madelin Shelton, Sydni Toole

    Fourth grade honor roll

  • On Oct. 1, the Owen County 4-H Program held its annual achievement banquet.

    The goal of the annual banquet is to recognize and acknowledge the local 4-Her’s for the involvement, participation, and accomplishments they have received over the course of the club year. This year, the following Owen County 4-H members were recognized: