2018-02-19 / Front Page

At a recent Owen County Council meeting, several council members raised concerns about the agreement Owen County Commissioners signed with Vortex.  Vortex is set to manage the county’s storage unit property throughout 2018.  Council P More...

2018-02-21 / Front Page

The Owen County Board of Commissioners heard several departmental updates Monday morning, including an EMS update which focused on the upcoming building project.  More...

2018-02-19 / Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to the editor in regards to the enormous amount of trash littering our state and county roads. As I drive around not only my road but many other county roads there are so many items of trash More...

2018-02-20 / Front Page

At a recent Owen County Council meeting, community grants for 2018 were handed out in addition to money for the sale of timber from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  The council first distributed the timber sales checks.  More...

2018-02-22 / Front Page

Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call about a crash involving a pickup truck and a bicyclist.  Michael Gilham, 55, of Poland, was struck by an oncoming vehicle while riding a bicycle, and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The p More...

2018-02-20 / Front Page

Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor plans to close Fletcher Avenue at State Road 46/ Morgan Street for several days this week - weather permitting - while crews excavate around an existing sanitary sewer line near McDonalds.  More...

2018-02-19 / Front Page

  There were chocolate treats of every shape, size, and combination at the third annual Nothin’ But Chocolate Challenge, held Saturday at In God’s Arms in Spencer. More...

2018-02-23 / Front Page

The Town Council defended their decision to increase parking permit rates at their meeting Tuesday night.  Owen County Commissioner Donnie Minnick said that several county employees wanted to know if anything could be done to receive a reduced r More...

2018-02-19 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  2-15   Rebecca Mobley, 30, Spencer, preliminary charges of fraud on a financial institution, forgery, and theft (unfounded). Arrested by Indiana State Police Trooper Ian Matthews.  INCIDENT REPORT   More...

2018-02-23 / Front Page

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, on Feb. More...

2018-02-20 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  2-18   Chesten R. Shrout, 25, Gosport, preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated/endangering a person. Arrested by Indiana State Police Trooper Ian Matthews.  More...

2018-02-20 / Front Page

The Owen County Board of Commissioners met Monday morning with all three in attendance. With Superintendent Tim Pierce in front of them, the trio addressed numerous agenda items pertaining to the County Highway Department. More...

2018-02-21 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  2-19   Terry Garrison, 52, Freedom, preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated. Arrested by Owen County Sheriff Leonard ‘Sam’ Hobbs.  More...

2018-02-19 / General

On Feb. 13, 32 Probationary Troopers from the 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class were issued their patrol cars at the Indiana State Police Youth Education and Historical Center in Indianapolis.  More...

2018-02-22 / Front Page

Despite the chilly name, Owen Valley High School’s Winter Guard is on a hot streak. More...

2018-02-23 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  2-21   Kamaris Stephens, 21, Spencer, preliminary charge of driving while suspended prior. Arrested by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Ed Westgate.  More...

2018-02-22 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  2-20   Kyle Cox, 28, Greencastle, preliminary charges of criminal trespass and theft or receiving stolen property. Arrested by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Gasparovic.  More...

2018-02-16 / Front Page

Monday, Feb. 19 is the legal holiday observing Presidents’ Day and the birth of George Washington, the first President of the United States. U.S. Post Offices will be closed and there will be no delivery or pick-up of regular mail.  More...

2018-02-22 / Front Page
Boston makes Zuercher donation

One more donation in regards to the Zuercher Radio System for the Spencer Police Department was announced at Tuesday night’s Spencer Town Council meeting.  More...

2011-02-28 / General

This week’s OVMS spotlight focuses on the upcoming ISTEP tests middle school students will be taking this week. The statewide ISTEP assessment is a multi-day test that can be stressful for students. More...

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