Did You Know?

    Philip Hart, recorded in history as the first white man to build a home in Owen County, was appointed Owen County Treasurer for the year 1821. Full Story

It's Just Common Sense...

    Dear Editor, It is my understanding that the high school is going to start enforcing rules about driving to school, and use the previous year's grade point average and other violations this year to deny kids the right to drive to school. Full Story

Saddened By School's Closing

    Dear Editor, As I read about the recent closing of the alternative school in Owen County I was deeply saddened, and I would like to share my story. Ten years ago I found myself pregnant as a senior in high school, and was uncertain of my future. Full Story

Trees Spreading Destruction

    Dear Editor, Owen County is blessed with excellent conditions for forest growth. Our fine hardwoods are recognized around the world. These forests provide jobs and income for many Owen County citizens. Full Story

Today's Meditation

    Read Proverbs 22:6 and Ephesians 6:1-4 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." -Matthew 19:14 (NIV) PEOPLE often ask me at what point in my life I accepted Full Story

Mt. Zion Community Church grand Opening Revival

    Mount Zion Community Church, located on Mt. Zion Road just off of State Road 46 West in Spencer will host a grand opening revival on September 3, 4 and 5, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Full Story


Von L. Slough, Age 77

    Von L. Slough, 77, of Coal City, passed away at 11:08 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital. He was born August 1, 1932 in Coal City, to John "Matt" and Ada (Dyer) Slough. Full Story

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Catherine L. Craig, Age 85

    Catherine L. Craig, 85, of Coatesville, passed away August 21, 2009 at her residence. Born August 2, 1924 in Ohio, she was the daughter of Russell and Marphans Patton Sizemore. She married Kent Morris in 1943 and he preceded her in death. Full Story

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