Double grand opening held in Owen

Crooked Closet and Kids Club Daycare celebrate double grand opening.


Greenwood named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Greenwood School District is a 2022 Blue Ribbon School.


Clark horse shootings still unsolved

Public’s assistance requested for Clark horse shootings.

Tractors for Autism and Disabilities finds their forever home

Ribbon cutting celebration held for Tractors for Autism & Disabilities in Loyal.


Blackhawks shutout previous unbeaten Bluejays

The Owen-Withee Blackhawks are undefeated, beating Athens.


Will Power Legacy continues to give back

Will Maki memorial lives on.

Wells welcome visitors to their Owen farm 

Owen farm open for students and community.

Old School vandals uncovered

Two juveniles responsible for Owen Old School vandalism.


Nicole Rogers

Owen Mainstreet Car Show brought 72 participants

Results from the 2022 Owen Main Street Car Show.

Local Cross Country coaches preview the season

Owen-Withee and Thorp Cross Country Coaches preview the season.

High School Football season is here

Local coaches preview the high school football season.

2022 Varsity Volleyball Preview

Cloverbelt Conference volleyball coaches preview the season.

The luck of the draw

Colby graduate serves as Point brewmaster.


Clark County Fair Awards Of Excellence 

Many Awards of Excellence were given at the Clark County Fair.

O-W School Board tours new addition

OW School board tours new FEMA grant addition.

Jarocki memorialized at High Ground Honor Stone Ceremony

Tony Jarocki remembered at High Ground on August 6.


Nicole Rogers

Another Main Street Car Show will roll into Owen

Pin-Up contest added to this year's Owen Car Show.

Jake Brunette runs for Branch 2 County Judge 

Brunette runs for new Clark County judgeship.

Greenwood historical museum celebrates remodel

Ribbon cutting held for Greenwood Historical Museum remodel.

AIB judges tour Owen gardens and more

America in Bloom judges tour the City of Owen.

Ralph just loves to grow stuff

Owen gardener shares his story.

Clark County tussels over broadband expansion

Broadband bonding resolution fails; opportunity to bring back offer possible.


Nicole Rogers

OWACC host annual summer gathering

OWACC summer picnic held July 18.

Vandals strike the Owen Old School

$600 reward offered for information leading to conviction of Owen Old School vandal(s).

Clark County Board to consider bonding for broadband expansion

Clark County Board soon make a decision to increase broadband and cell service .

Owen couple celebrate 72 years of marriage

72nd wedding celebration held for Owen couple.


Anne Gajewsky

Diners’ Club continues after a two year pause 

O-W area diners get together again.


O-W FFA Members attend Washington Leadership Conference

Sierra Bakke and Gabby Goessl of the Owen-Withee FFA Chapter traveled to Washington, D.C.


Thorp softball tradition grows

Thorp Cardinal Softball Team ends season at the state tournament.

Local students compete at WIAA State Track Tournament

Local tracksters compete at the WIAA State Track Meet.


Nicole Rogers

Woodland Hotel owners tap into the past 

The Woodland Hotel Tap Room revamped and reopened in May.

DNR awards Barteck for 50 plus years teaching Hunters Safety

Noel Barteck received 50 Year Award for teaching Hunter's Safety.

Creating a miracle on 54th Street

Every Third Saturday (ETS) a resource for Veterans, held ribbon cutting.

O-W Lions Fishing Tournament drew record crowd

March 6 the O-W Lions Club Ice Fishing Contest came back big after missing a year.

Martin’s opens a fresh new grocery in Owen

Many locals flocked into Marten’s Fresh Market on March 10.

OWHS hosts Eastern Cloverbelt Solo & Ensemble

OWHS hosts Eastern Cloverbelt Solo & Ensemble

An ongoing trend

Kwik Trip celebrates new Thorp store with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Rural News

Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention to be held virtually

Details of the virtual WI Farmers Union Convention.


AARP foundation Tax-Aide program returns

Free help for tax preparation.

Jobs on an international platform

Speaking on international jobs.


JV Blackhawk boys take down Gilman and Greenwood

OW JV boys basketball team wins two.

O-W/Thorp wrestlers compete at Cadott and Thorp

Results from Cadott and Thorp wrestling matches.


Blackhawks win pair of Cloverbelt matchups

O-W Varsity Boys' basketball win two conference games.


Don Wyeth

One step forward two steps back

Re-classifying pyschedelic drugs.

Baptism of our Lord

Reflecting on the baptism of our Lord.

Snow Fort Ethics

A snowy day at the school yard playground brings joy.

It only takes five minutes

Explaining Biofeedback.


DNR offers snowmobile safety reminders

Snowmobile safety reminders.

O-W FBLA collects money for March of Dimes

O-W FBLA hold Mad Minute for March of Dimes.

Five candidates run for O-W School Board

Primary will be held for OW School Board candidates.

O-W Police Committee discuss equipment updates

O-W Police Committee monthly meeting of Jan. 4.

Rural News

National Children's Center shines a light on farm safety

National Children's Center for Rural & Ag. Health & Safety at FFA Convention.



Spencer graduate helps claim national title

Hunter Luepke helped NDSU football team to national championship.


MMC purchases The Sentinel & Rural News

Nicole and Travis will both continue to contribute articles to the publication.


Our Final Christmas Open House

I hope we can all view 2021 from the sunny side

Letting Go of the Reins

I wish the new Sentinel and Rural News owners the absolute best of luck.

A Last Word from this Editor

A farewell from the departing editor


Don Wyeth

The Nativity Story and Astrology

There is a definite connection between this story and the ancient practice of astrology.

Editorials and Responsibility

I'd like to start by reminding everyone that... this is my opinion and my thoughts

A Christmas Devotion

Readings and Recitations for Christmas


Travis Rogers, Jr.

Gilman Kicks Off Christmas Season

Party in the Park Draws a Crowd


Frank Varney

Frank in France #38

December 14, 2021


Travis Rogers, Jr.

The Sad Story of Badfinger

Such a talented band...and so mismanaged.


Don Wyeth

The End of the World

And I Feel Fine


Don Wyeth

Walt Disney

Yes, I was a Mouseketeer back in 1955


Don Wyeth

Hydrogen Fuel

our main source of hydrogen has come from petroleum...

Rural News

Darleen Jarocki

Some Christmas Treats

Recipes for the Holidays

A Couple of Thoughts

The election and Climate Summit

Tobit's Dog

from the Apocryphal book of Tobit


Sermon for Sunday, December 12, 2021

Third Sunday of Advent

Sermon for Sunday, December 12, 2021


Arian Knops

A Heart Surgery Primer

“Praying for the best results and the Lord to guide the hands of the surgeon.”


Travis Rogers, Jr.

David Janeway's Distant Voices

Pianist David Janeway has just released his third trio recording, Distant Voices.


Travis Rogers, Jr.

Randal Clark – Imaginary World

Alto/tenor/soprano saxman Randal Clark has released his debut albu


Travis Rogers, Jr.

Elena Maque's Feel Again

Elena Maque has just released her debut album


Travis Rogers, Jr.

Alexander McCabe's Body & Soul

Alexander McCabe is a brilliant saxophonist, pianist, and composer.


A Desperate Cry for Warmth and Shelter

A plea for tents, gloves, and more.

Thorp’s Fantasy Bazaar

So Much Stuff, So Little Space

Second Sunday in Advent

Sermon for Sunday, December 5

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Sermon for Sunday, December 5


Christmas Tree Safety

Around the Thanksgiving holiday we begin to think about or start “sprucing” up


Frank Varney

Frank in France #37

December 7, 2021


Don Wyeth

Lunar Eclipses

Happy sky watching!

I Read the News Today. Oh, Boy...

"God loves wondrous variety."


Don Wyeth

Climate Change, an Overview

Understanding the issues can be rather daunting.


A Tribute to Art Feldman

The passing of Art Feldman was a substantial loss for Owen-Withee


Arian Knops

Three Bags of Potatoes

When I was in high-school I was a bit on the wild side


Travis Rogers, Jr.

Murder 4 Fun Coming to Owen

No, you are not allowed to choose who gets murdered...


Travis Rogers, Jr.

Our Yearly Visit to There Once Was a Barn

An annual occurrence on Small Business Saturday

On Thanksgiving and Art Feldman

Sadness amid the blessing.

Thanksgiving at Our House

Our house…is a very, very, very fine house… So says Crosby, Stills, & Nash.

First Sunday of Advent 2021

Sermon for November 28, 2021

A Different Story

Sermon for November 28, 2021


Don Wyeth

Are EV Vehicles ‘Green’?

On the surface, this question appears to be patently obvious.