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Today's News

  • Church News | July 19, 2017

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Join us at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, for adult Bible study and women’s Bible study. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays. The church fitness group meets at 7 p.m., Friday.
    Our church will have a table at the Back to School Bash from 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 1, at the Owen County Public Library. If you can help out during the event, please let Tracy Carter know.

  • Parker receives national honor

    The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Owen County High School student Kaitlyn Carol Parker has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

  • Local WMU collects shoes, socks for Owen Co. students in need

    By Joan Kincaid
    WMU Director

  • Owen Co. remains ‘home’ for those who have traveled far and wide

    Perhaps it’s memories of the lay of the land or reminisces of our childhood that evoke a longing for the place of our birth. Maybe it’s the remembrance of parents and grandparents whose daily lives reflected an era of the hardworking folks that helped create a prosperous and enduring America.
    Whatever the reason for our nostalgia, the stories of our lives give insight into our past and are treasures to share with future generations.

  • Appreciation: A lost art. Judge encourages reviving appreciation for others

    Judge Thomas Funk

    Guest Columnist

  • Looking Back | July 12, 2017

    5 years ago
    July 11, 2012
    Owen Co. Fair
    returns

    For 81 years, the annual Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show has brought smiles to the faces of the young and old with a variety of activities and summertime fun.
    Owen County Fair Board President Mark Baldwin assures that this year’s fair will be more of the same, with new memories made each night.
    The fair will kick off Saturday with a walking horse show at 6:30 p.m.

  • July Property Transfers

    Roger L. Bihl II and Pamela H. Bihl to William D Wright and Brenda L. Wright, land in Owen County, parcel a, division for Pamela and Roger Bihl, $144,000.
    Eddie D. New to Janetta A. New, land in Owen County.
    Janetta A. New to Eddie D. New, land in Owen County.
    Frances Doreen McElroy to Geraldd Jones, two parcels of land, $19,800.
    Sharon Hohn, Michael Hohn, Ron Dickman, Diane Tesch, Ralph Dickman and Marie Dickman to Richard R. Dickman, lot 425 and 426, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $5,500.

  • Owen District Court | July 12, 2017

    James B. Combs, 1983, speeding 10 mph over limit, fined $20; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license, 30 days, to serve 10 days, conditionally discharged for 20 days, credit 10 days; two counts of contempt of court, dismissed.
    Rodrick Deitz, 1979, second degree assault, preliminary hearing July 21.
    Aaron Douglas Hunt, 1983, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operator’s license suspended pre-trial; second degree disorderly conduct; resisting arrest; failure to surrender revoked operators license; pretrial conference July 21.

  • Saying goodbye to a dear old friend
  • Cool, wet spring may cause bramble issues

    By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardner