Thursday, November 12, 2020

Exciting News about OCG's Future!

 We are so very pleased to announce the introduction of a new business model for the Owl Creek Gazette  ... one that will not only help the publication grow, but will help create a broader and stronger Owl Creek Community across the country!  We will be offering Owl Creek Gazette Business Licensing Agreements which will allow for not just one OCG magazine, but 50 ... yep, that's one per state!  We're thrilled that long time OCG columnist, Shanan Strode, has purchased the Owl Creek Gazette-Illinois license (and we also have someone expressing a genuine interest in the Owl Creek Gazette-Indiana license as well)!

Shanan will be happily honoring current OCG subscriptions and all OCG pre-paid advertising agreements in the OCG-Illinois magazine! She also plans to bring the magazine back to a monthly publication, grow the distribution area, and continue building on the mission and message that first inspired us to begin publishing the Owl Creek Gazette back in 2011. 

Look for Shanan to have her first issue out in January 2021! We wish her well on this new journey and know she will do justice to the community she will serve! 

Stay tuned for additional details!

Monday, April 6, 2020


 In late March, we had announced our decision to move the Owl Creek Gazette to a quarterly publication. This would have found us producing an April/May/June issue. However, due to the mandated closures of designated "non-essential" businesses along with the limited services (curbside/carry) and shrinking hours of many designated "essential" businesses, the number of distribution sites our readership may now pick up copies of our publication has been drastically reduced. Of the 100+ locations we regularly place the OCG, only 20 remain fully open with unaffected business hours and/or restricted access.

This finds us in a real quandary which takes many factors into account ... all of which come back to distribution availability. With the cost of printing, the time and expense of delivery, the inconvenience to our readership, and the disservice to our advertisers' investment that less distribution (and thus less eyes on their ads) would bring ... should we even attempt to produce a print issue until the mandated closures have been lifted? Would an online version of our publication be a beneficial use of time and energy? There is so much to consider as we wade through the muck and mire that has become our nation's new "business normal". Alas, the struggle is real ... and ongoing (coupled with Don's health issues as well).

Perhaps the best we will be able to offer in the coming days are glimpses into what would have appeared in this issue here on our website ... featuring our wonderful writers' work, piece by piece ... so please stay tuned. And thanks, as always folks, for your owlsome concern for and support of the OCG!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Owl Creek Gazette Co-Editors and Creekside Community Brew Co-Owners Share Their Unplanned Journey

Don Stover writes about his recent health challenges
"From Stroke to Cancer: Our Unplanned Journey"

We've never asked for help like this ever before... but...
On March 5th, as many of you know, I had a stroke. After finding myself on the floor of our coffeehouse, hours spent in the ER followed by an ambulance trip to St. John's Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in Springfield for continued scans, tests, blood work and eventual conversations with a cardiologist, a stroke specialist and, yes, an oncologist (some weird bone lesions had been discovered during several of the scans) Jan and I began a journey we never thought we would be on... a journey of fighting Cancer(s)…
We invite you to continue reading HERE 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Check Out Our January/February 2020 OCG!

New Year ... New Edition ... New Writers ... New Events ...
owlsomely blended with the tried and true message of our magazine!
Open up a copy of the January/February Owl Creek Gazette online by clicking on our Current Issue page!

Friday, November 8, 2019

YES! You Can Read the Latest Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette Online!

Just Click HERE to go to our Current Issue Page and check out the November/December 2019 Issue of the Owl Creek Gazette!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

OCG Co-Editors Don and Jan Stover Celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary with Family and Friends at their Creekside Community Brew Coffeehouse

A wonderful celebration ... and the cake reads "40 Owlsome Years" 


Mike and Becky Tracy who baked and decorated the Stover's Wedding Anniversary Cake pose with Jan and Don Stover on the big day. 

The kids came home to help celebrate: Pictured here from left to right: son Zac and wife, Jamie, Jan, Don (getting ready to cut the cake) and Gabe Stover.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Our 6th Annual Owl Creek Gazette Autumn Dinner Was a Hit!

So many wonderful memories were made at this year's Owl Creek Gazette Autumn Dinner as we honored American Frontiersman and their families with a focus on Daniel Boone's wife, Rebecca, creating the dinner menu from recipes selected from the Rebecca Boone Cookbook! 

Angie Chute's Portrayal of Rebecca Boone Captured Dinner Guests Attention and Imagination!

Arlena Coffman, Angie's Mother and Owl Creek Gazette Columnist Came from Indiana to Enjoy Her Daughter's Performance.

The Evening's Unique and Tasty Meal Included a First Course: Apple Walnut Baby Greens Salad; a Main Course: Daniel's Favorite Smothered Chicken, Tomato Pudding and Pickled Eggs; the Dessert Course was Pepper Cookies and Creekside Community Brew Coffee. 

The Dinner was held at Creekside Community Brew Coffeehouse in Downtown Greenville, IL OCG Co-Editors Don and Jan Stover, are the Owners of the Coffeehouse, Purchasing it in late April of this Year.