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Additional Revenue Helps County Fund ‘16 Retirement Contribution

An emphasis on generating additional monies through the collection of tax warrants, civil processing fees, and fines assessed for ordinance violations will help Owen County fund its contribution to the sheriff’s retirement fund in 2016. More...

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Government - Free Access

Your Government At Work...

Connecting You To Local Government & Schools

Owen County Community Corrections will hold an advisory board meeting Monday, August 31, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Owen County Probation Department, located at 64 East Market Street in Spencer. More...


Lady Patriots Suffer 7-0 Soccer Loss To Sullivan

Sullivan scored four goals in the first half and three in the second last Thursday evening, leading to a 7-0 girls’ soccer win over host Owen Valley. More...

Lady Patriot Runners Win Chad Smith Invitational At Sullivan, OV Boys Third

Coaches Micki Strunk and Norm Warner took their Owen Valley cross country teams to Sullivan Thursday evening to take part in the 2015 Chad Smith Invitational. More...

Lady Patriot Golfers Lose A Tough Match To South Vermillion, 207-195

The Owen Valley girls’ golf team traveled to Rae Park Golf Course in Terre Haute last Thursday to take on South Vermillion. Despite playing a solid match, the Lady Patriots fell 207-195. More...


Today's Meditation

A Much-Loved Baby

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” - Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy Frank Burr, Sr., 81

Billy Frank Burr, Sr., 81, of Bicknell, formerly of Gosport, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. More...

Maryanne Sparks, 73

Maryanne Sparks, 73, of Spencer, passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on August 29, 2015. More...

Author James Alexander Thom’s New Novel, Fire In The Water, To Be Released In October

Readers know a James Alexander Thom novel is going to be an adventure. His latest production will be released in October. More...

School Board Approves Several Employment, Field Trip Requests

The Spencer-Owen School Board breezed through a rather light agenda last Thursday evening, spending fewer than 18 minutes from start to finish addressing several leaves of absence, employment, and field trip requests. More...

ISP Investigation Yields Evidence Of Methamphetamine Production

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Master Trooper Jon Patrick of the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Team, officers received several tips regarding methamphetamine production at a residence located on Hancock School Roa More...


L.O.F.T. Home School Group To Begin New Fall Semester

L.O.F.T. (Legacy of Faith Teaching) Home School Group will be meeting for the fall semester beginning Friday, September 25 and will continue for six weeks, ending on October 30th. More...

OVMS Spotlight

New PE And Health Teacher, Mr. Webb

This week the Spotlight shines on our new Physical Education (PE) and Health teacher, Mr. Jordan Webb. Mr. Webb graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education and a focus on Health. More...

Police Notes

(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. The list below is up-to-date as of 6:00 a.m. the day prior to publication.) More...


The Super Handyman

It’s Important To Change Old Hacksaw Blades

I finally changed the blade on my hacksaw. It was way past due, too. I had an extra blade, as I bought a multi-pack of replacement blades awhile back. So I just used a couple of screws to attach it to the top edge, along the side of my workbench. More...

Community Calendar

FOOD AND BINGO AT THE FREEDOM COMMUNITY CENTER, Monday, August 31, beginning at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Owen Valley Health Campus. More...

Purdue Extension Corner

A Growing Public Health Problem

Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing public health problem in the United States. More...

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