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Today's News

  • Owen County High School Graduation 2010

    Parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and friends filled the gymnasium at Owen County High School Friday to watch 102 students take another step into adulthood and to receive their diplomas.

    Graduate Daniel Dauwe opened the ceremony with invocation, followed by remarks from Owen County High School Principal Shannon Treece.

    Treece said she was proud of each graduate and that their potential was proved by beating their highest CATS scores from last year, 80.6 to 81.

  • Owen emergency manager urges public to be prepared

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, would like to remind residents that a flood can happen to your home even if you are not near a river or creek. Floods can happen anywhere, throughout the year, and are more common than you might think.

    Some of the information we have learned during the 2010 flood are: Where it can rain it can flood. Floods are consistently the most common, costly and deadly natural disaster Americans face each year – 90 percent of all natural disasters in North America involve flooding.

  • Recanvass won’t change results

    A requested recanvass of votes in the May primary election came up with the same results.

    According to Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid, a recanvass was requested by second-district constable candidate Bryan Riddle.

    The race was very close with incumbent Don Slaughter holding off Riddle’s challenge by three votes, 287-284.

    “In a close race like this, a recanvass is pretty common,” Kincaid said.

  • Monterey News

    Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather was great. Finally, a weekend with no rain. I could’ve laid out by the pool this weekend only it isn’t quite ready yet. I’m sure we’ll be working on that this week.

  • Rebels’ baseball season comes to an end

    The Owen County Rebels entered the 31st District Tournament May 24 with nothing to lose. The Rebels were hoping to carry the momentum gained from the win over Grant County into the contest with Carroll County.

    The Panthers had defeated Owen County twice during the season and were looking to advance to the championship game. The Rebels’ plans also included taking a trip to the title game and capping off a disappointing season with a trip to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Traveling across time and history

    As far as we can tell, Nancy and I aren’t kin, not even a smidgen. However, my cousin’s grandmother (that would be Uncle Ed Hudson’s wife who was a Davis) is her great-aunt. Thus, in the exacting way of computers, her Google quest for roots led her to my Hudson Family tree posted on the Internet.

  • Beach Boys rock winery with classic tunes

    \Despite dark skies and the threat of rain, fans came out strong for Elk Creek Winery’s popular summer concert series kick-off.

    The series began Friday with a show by a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Beach Boys.

    The group took the audience on a musical journey, performing hits that spanned their entire career, including “409,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo.”

    General Manager of Elk Creek Winery Kristine Walker said about 1,400 attended the show.

  • Lady Rebels fall short in tourney

    Before taking the field May 24, the Owen County Lady Rebels were sure of one thing. If they were going to win the 31st District Tournament, they would have to go through a pair of nemeses.

    The first was Gallatin County. The two teams split four games during the regular season. No team won any of the four by more than three runs, and Gallatin County won its two games in the final at-bat. As a result, it was assumed that the first round district match-up would be similar. It was.

  • Relay raises over $70,000

    There is supporting a cause and then there is dedicating yourself to a cause.

    This weekend, dozens of Owen countians braved some showers and then some humidity and then long hours to show how much they care about and will sacrifice for the people in Owen County who are, or perhaps will be, battling cancer.

    Although the 13th annual Owen County Relay for Life formally kicked off promptly at 7 p.m. Friday, the work that led to that moment began months before. That dedication also led to a happy announcement during the opening ceremonies.

  • Owen judo squad shines in Hoosier state

    On May 22, the Owen County Judo Team competed in Portland, Ind., at the  Indiana State Judo Invitational and placed seventh out of 29 teams.

    The Owen County Judo Team returned with four first-place medals, three second-place medals, three third-place medals and one fourth-place. award

    Team players placed as follows:  Chelsae Smith, second; Jamie Sourders, third; Robert Beverly, first; Zac Widener, second; Noah Malcomb, first; Laura Lubbe, third; Madison Lubbe, third; John Thompson, second; James Thompson, first; Douglas Tyler, first; and Brandon Tyler, fourth.