Friday, October 2, 2015

The October Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is Available In Print and Online

We kick off our 5th year in publishing with our October 2015 issue ... 
gracing this month's cover is an original photograph by 
Gary Adolf of Highland, Illinois.

To read, the October issue of the Owl Creek Gazette, 
visit our Current Issue page

Gary's original photograph

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Updates on Our Little House on the Prairie ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder Autumn Dinner

Be transported back in time, 
with the food, stories and music of the beloved
Little House on the Prairie books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 18th from 6pm-8:30pm
WHERE: St. Lawrence Catholic Church Posch Center 
420 South Prairie Street, Greenville, IL

Meet our Autumn Dinner Storyteller, Linda Dust:
After years of dabbling in folk music, Linda Dust became a fan of storytelling and began attending concerts and festivals.  It wasn't much  of a leap from singing Folk Ballads to telling Folk Tales.  The opportunity presented itself for her to take to the stage at an open mic event at the Prairie Tales Storytelling Festival at Lincoln's New Salem State Park. She told her first story and sang a ballad.  That was the beginning of a journey that has led to many and varied performances in front of small and large audiences as far away as The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, New York.  She has told stories at festivals in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Peoria, Illinois,   doing concerts in front of audiences of all ages.  Her stories include folk tales from a variety of cultures and personal and historic tales of her family. Linda has titled the presentation she will be bringing to the dinner, 
"From Ballads to Stories ...  Little House on the Prairie Style".

Posters for the event are going up! 

Tickets for this unique dinner and storytelling event are $20 per person and on sale now at the Owl Creek Gazette office and Terra Mater Botanicals in Greenville, IL, at the Sunshine House Health Food Store in Vandalia, IL and via this website (see right hand side of homepage).
NOTE:  Tickets must be purchased in advance of the dinner.
The last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday, October 14th.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Greenville's Bicentennial Celebration,"A Party 200 Years in the Making", was a HUGE Success!

We were happy to be a part of this great weekend ... and how nice it was to have "front row seats" to so many of the activities as they took place on Second Street!  Below are a few photos from the Bicentennial weekend starting with the Owl Creek Gazette office (and our sister shop, Don's Uniques and Repair) getting all decked out for the occasion)!

Festive bunting graced businesses throughout the town.

Our OPEN sandwich sign invited folks to come on in (as well as advertising our upcoming Little House on the Prairie ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder Autumn Dinner) and our handy rack holding issues of the Owl Creek Gazette (April through September 2015) was set up for passers by to pick up and enjoy any or all of the issues we've published and distributed over the last six months!

As part of our window display, we set up these owls, cooking with their cast iron kettle over an open fire (in honor of the Cast Iron Cooking contest going on during the Bicentennial and as a hat tip to the Little House on the Prairie Series too)!

Mark and Debbie Gasser of Greenville, and friends of the Owl Creek Gazette, entered the Bicentennial Cast Iron Cooking Contest and dropped by the office to say "Hello" in their period attire.  Mark has offered to share some of his cast iron cooking recipes in the October issue of the OCG!

The Clydesdales were gorgeous ... what a great addition to the Greenville Bicentennial parade!

We also ran this ad in the local newspaper, the Greenville Advocate, inviting folks to drop in and see the 1938 Greenville movie we were showing over the weekend ...
lots of great images of faces and places from days gone by!

A special thanks to Hope Walker for sharing this film with us and allowing us to share it here in the office/shop during the Bicentennial!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The September Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is Out In Print and Online!

We're pleased to announce the September Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette is available to pick up at over 100 locations throughout 10 counties in South Central Illinois AND to read online right here on our website's CURRENT ISSUE page!   

Below is the original artwork from which our cover was taken:  

Apple Days by the late Robert Horsfall

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The AUGUST 2015 Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette in Out ... In Print and Online

Check out the August issue of the Owl Creek Gazette ... 
24 pages full of information and inspiration
available in print and online via our Current Issue page 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our "Creekside with Don and Jan" Podcast Nears the Top 25 in Podomatic's Society and Culture Section!

We want to extend a BIG THANKS to all the folks who graciously support our Creekside with Don and Jan podcast ... by being regular listeners, sharing the link to each week's episode, or being one of our great guests!

It's exciting to see the show's stats at #26 in PodOmatic's Society and Culture section today and to also be ranked at #906 over all!

To give a listen to this week's podcast with Ellen Ludwig (Episode 129) or any of our shows, just tune in online via Owl Creek Radio at

UPDATE: The following day our ranking had improved a bit more ... showing us at at #21 in the Society and Culture section and #796 over all.  Woot!