2016-12-07 / Front Page

A local couple was taken into police custody Monday afternoon after Owen County Sheriff’s Detectives uncovered a large indoor marijuana cultivation and dealing operation on Texas Pike, just outside of Spencer. More...

2016-12-07 / Front Page
Spencer Council hears suggestions for remedy

No decisions were made, or hints of a direction to take, in reference to the eyesore that is the property at 640 East Franklin Street Monday night by the Spencer Town Council. More...

2016-12-05 / Front Page
GOP to hold caucus in January 2017

Owen County is losing another official before the end of his elected term in office, following the resignation of Coroner Stan Frank Thursday.  Frank’s resignation comes in order to pave the way for his newly accepted position as the South More...

2016-12-05 / Front Page
New sidewalks, curbs, lighting for portion of square

Downtown Spencer has a face lift in its future, the result of a lot of organizational man hours, philanthropic donations, and a large check from the State of Indiana.  More...

2016-12-05 / Front Page

A head-on collision Friday morning sent one to a local hospital. Just before 8 a.m., Owen County 911 Dispatch received a report of a head-on collision in a curve on Childers Road, just east of Limestone Creek Road.  More...

2016-12-08 / Front Page

After a rigorous application process including an essay, an interview, and demonstration of outstanding achievements, Andrew Johnson of Quincy has been named the 35th Owen County recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  More...

2016-12-06 / Front Page

Lucas Foutch posed an innocent but relevant question to his father. The result has been a growing community-wide toy drive to benefit children impacted by a massive wildfire in the mountains of Tennessee.  More...

2016-12-09 / Front Page

A fond and familiar face throughout Indiana will be laid to rest Saturday, following the recent death of Spencer’s own Max Carpenter.  The 142nd Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the state of Indiana, Carpenter More...

2016-12-06 / Front Page

Monday morning discussion regarding the future of the Owen County ‘Robert E. (Bob) Clark’ Recycling Center was limited to an accurate and current view of the financial forecast as 2016 comes to a close. More...

2016-12-08 / Front Page

Patricksburg native Al Tucker already has a high school basketball floor named after him at Cloverdale High School, but the former coach will join a new fraternity in March 2017.  Tucker was among the 12 individuals announced Tuesday as the 56th More...

2016-12-08 / Front Page

The newest production of the Owen County Civic Theatre, “Dashing Through The Snow,” will appear live on stage at the Tivoli in Spencer this weekend. Showings are set for Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. More...

2016-12-06 / Columns

(Note: Items selected are from the daily police logs provided by Owen County Security Center Dispatch. Times shown are when the incidents were reported to the police.)  Daily Arrests  12-4   More...

2016-12-06 / Front Page

The holidays are a time of wonder… a time when seeing the first snowflake of the season, hearing a Christmas carol being sung, or even catching a glimpse of Santa is enough to bring “oohs” and “ahhs” from the young and More...

2016-12-05 / Columns

(Note: Items selected are from the daily police logs provided by Owen County Security Center Dispatch. Times shown are when the incidents were reported to the police.)  Daily Arrests  12-1   More...

2016-12-09 / Columns

(Note: Items selected are from the daily police logs provided by Owen County Security Center Dispatch. Times shown are when the incidents were reported to the police.)  Daily Arrests  12-7   More...

2016-12-06 / Front Page

Do you have a friend or family member who enjoys local history? If so, give them a special gift this Christmas. More...

2016-12-07 / Columns

Owen Co. Sheriff’s Department: 829-4874 Spencer Police Department: 829-3932 Crime Tip Hotline: 829-4874, ext. 6050 Gosport Police Department: 879-5762 ISP - Bloomington Post: 1-800-423-1286 Indiana DNR District 5: 765-795-3534   More...

2016-12-09 / Front Page

Christmas on the Square in Spencer has been proclaimed a success by organizers.  Almost 20 groups participated in the parade, more than 300 came to visit Santa at the Owen County Courthouse, and the Tivoli Theatre had more than 400 in attendance More...

2016-12-07 / Front Page

Take a trip to the past this Saturday by visiting the seventh annual Gosport Holiday Festival. The theme is “Old-Fashioned Christmas 2016.” Activities begin at 11 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. More...

2016-12-05 / Front Page

Jolly Ole’ Saint Nick arrived in downtown Spencer on Saturday afternoon, escorted by the Owen Valley Volunteer Fire Department to the Owen County Courthouse. More...

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