Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter Arrives at the Owl Creek Gazette ... in November!

A snowy look at our recently-moved-into Owl Creek Gazette office and Don's Uniques and Repairs shop now located at 112 South Second Street in downtown Greenville, Illinois.

"Though we still have much more to do organizing the place, we can tell our new digs will be a good fit and we are pleased to have the added space, good neighbors and a growing business we truly enjoy!"

~ Don and Jan Stover

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The November Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is Something to Hoot About!!!

The Owl Creek Gazette is now 24 pages, folks!We published our first issue back in October 2011 with just 12 pages and over time grew the magazine to 16 pages, then 20 pages and now 24!How's that for something to hoot about?!!!  Thanks to our advertisers, writers,readers and friends for making this growth possible!To read this month's issue, simply visit our
Current Issue page

... and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Taste of History Dinner and Owl Creek Gazette Anniversary Open House Recap

Photos from our wonderful Taste of History Dinner
held on Friday, October 17, 2014
and our Owl Creek Gazette Anniversary Open House
held on Saturday, October 18th
show a good time was had by all!

And dinner was served ...
Front: Peppered Slaw, Anadama Bread,  Traditional Beef Stew,
Back: Pumpkin Chowder and Blueberry Pie

Jes Adam, owner of Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse  ...
the epitome of service with a smile!

Co-Editor Don Stover serves up the first course of Pumpkin Chowder
to dinner guests.

 Co-Editor Jan Stover shares information on the history of the recipes
chosen from the City Tavern Cookbook.

OCG writer, Keith Ford, shares with dinner guests
how he first became acquainted with the publication.

Jan Stover, at the Open House, poses for a quick pic at the
Owl Creek Gazette counter with the covered wagon
(which serves as an invite for folks to join in the
  Owl Creek Gazette Books and More Club

 starting back up in November) and a jar of honey
(gifted to Don and Jan from an OCG reader as an Anniversary Gift). 

Gift Baskets folks had the opportunity to register to win
during the Open House
-- one from the Sunshine House Health Food Store
and one from the Owl Creek Gazette.

Winners to be announced shortly.

Click HERE to give a listen as Don and Jan
 along with their special guest Jes Adam
recap their Taste of History Dinner adventures on
Creekside with Don and Jan.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Owl Creek Gazette Honored by the Greenville Women's Club with the Hometown Pride Award!

We were truly surprised and so very pleased when we received this letter from the Greenville Women's Club informing us we were recipients of the Hometown Pride Award. The organization recognized our publication for "filling an important gap in the news media, giving an in-depth emphasis to articles about local people and businesses in the area".   

Co-Editors and Publishers, Jan and Don Stover, with the 
Hometown Pride Award.
The Award is now proudly displayed in their office window at
 208 South Second Street in Greenville, IL

We were honored to be among the recipients of this year's Greenville Women's Club Awards. We want to thank the Women's Club and give a mention to the other recipients who were also recognized and pictured here in this photo: (l to r) Don and Jan Stover, owners of Owl Creek Gazette, for Hometown Pride Award; Jeff Leidel, editor of the Greenville Advocate, for Community Appreciation Award; Gayle Wise for Greenville Women's Club Best Member Award; and Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston for Community Service Award. Not present were Dan and JoAnne Johnson, owners of Johnson Signs & Designs for Restoration Award. 

Photo courtesy of Greenville, IL Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hot Off the Press and Ready to Read ... the October 2014 issue of the Owl Creek Gazette!

We're pleased to announce the October 2014 issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is available to read in print and online via our
check it out and see what's new in our independent, out-of-the-box, off-the-grid, self-reliant, voluntaryist and kitschy world here at the OCG!  

We also hope readers will enjoy the sepia tone look we've added to the cover (front and back) and the centerspread (pages 10-11) in this month's issue.  We think it gives a nostalgic feel to the publication ... harkening back to an era we fondly refer to as "the good old days".

Happy Reading!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

We're Back From Our Road Trip with Photos and Memories to Share of the Madonnas of the Trail

The Owl Creek Gazette was pleased to feature the Madonna of the Trail (located in Vandalia, IL) on the cover of the September issue with an informative article inside ... and we are equally pleased to share photos of three other Madonnas from across the country as we made our way west on our recent road trip.

Our first Madonna of the Trail stop was in Lexington, Missouri.



Our second stop was in Council Grove, Kansas where we found the Madonna on a beautiful day in a beautiful setting.



We found the Madonna of the Trail in Albuquerque, NM, located at the corner of Marble Ave. and Fourth St. in a small park on the grounds of the Federal Courthouse.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

We're on Vacation...

The Owl Creek Gazette
Don's Uniques & Repairs 
will be closed Wed, Thurs, and Fri
(September 10th, 11th and 12th)
'cause, we're ...

In the mean time, we'll be sharing our travels on the Owl Creek Gazette facebook page at and we invite you to check and see what we're up to! 

Feel free to send us an email with your questions: -- or --