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Today's News

  • Wedding announcement: Reed-Smither

    Elizabeth Reed and Aaron Smither were wed at 6:30 P.M. on Aug. 27, 2011 at St. Dominic Church in Springfield.
     Elizabeth is the daughter of John Boyd and Patricia Reed of Springfield.
     Aaron is the son of Maurice Ray and Norma (Estes) Smither of Lexington.
     The ceremony was performed by Father Pepper and Father Brown.

  • Extension service news: Stay off the SoFAS this holiday season

    The holidays are here again!
    While being active is important in maintaining a healthy weight, staying off the SoFAS has a different meaning and focus, in terms of weight management.

  • Owen County District Court - Dec. 9 -Dec. 16, 2011

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  • Last call for Santa Claus

    My name is Allen and I am 8 years old. How are you doing? For Christmas, I want a phone and a Ninjaga Spinner Battle set. I also want a big skateboard ramp, a bike ramp and a skateboard. I really want the Lego Death Star!
    Allen Mason

    For Christmas, I want an iPodtouch.
    Jake Patton

    For Christmas, I would like a DSI, a phone, an iPod 2, a dress for Harmony, my own dog and a car.
    Melody Sams

  • Letter to the editor: Santa is pure in spirit to all


    Santa has been the most important person in my life, at least for November and December, for as long as can remember.
    Sad to say, but our world is full of sadness, crime, political problems, a bad economy, and illnesses top today’s news. 
    Santa is the only guy we can count on a couple of months out of the year to bring a surprise and reward for personally doing a good job! 
    Santa’s job is to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Society makes a little history this year

    “A knowledge of the past prepares us for the crisis of the present and the challenge of the future.”
    These words of President John F. Kennedy are a poignant reminder of the vital necessity to preserve the history of our nation, our state, our community, and our families. Artifacts, stories, and documents of our ancestors serve as a bridge connecting us to our past.

  • Local cheerleaders win competition

    Both the Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County Parks and Recreation cheerleaders recently took top honors at a competition at Grant County.
    On Dec. 10, the two squads competed at the Jingle Bell Classic at Grant County High School. Each team performed and was judged on a two-and-one -half minute routine against teams from Grant County, Gallatin County and Walton-Verona.
    After the judging was completed both squads were awarded first place in their respective divisions.

  • Trio to spread Christmas cheer at Disney World

    For three Owen County cheerleaders, Christmas morning will be more about what is on television than what is under the tree.
    Why?
    They will be watching themselves.
    This summer, five Owen County cheerleaders attended NCA Cheer Camp and were named all-American. Kri Tuttle, Cheyene Gaines, Emily Allen and Ashley Smith were named varsity all-Americans and Tayler Johnson was selected as a middle school all-American.

  • Owen team honored for service

    When disaster strikes Owen County, the Owen County Emergency Management team has continuously been at the ready to assist citizens across the community.
    The team’s hard work recently paid off when they were awarded with the 2011 Spirit of Public Health Community award. The award is given by the staff of Three Rivers District Health Department each year, to a member or group within their community that has made virtuous and admirable efforts toward the overall support of the agency’s mission and the goals of public health.

  • Population at Owen shelter worries officials

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is looking for options to reduce the amount of dogs at the Owen County Friends of Animals Shelter after each magistrate recently visited the shelter and found it in what some feel is an overcrowded state.
    The shelter currently has about 20 dogs, with some in crates in the shelter’s office and bathroom, but Owen County Friends of Animals Director Hilari Gentry said the dogs are not being crated inhumanely.