http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Rockport Journal prepared readers for 1918 event http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/rockport-journal-prepared-readers-1918-event <img src="http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/eclipse_history_08.jpg" alt="A photo taken during the 1918 total eclipse of the sun, the last one prior to Monday’s event to be partially observable here in Indiana. Photo courtesy of University of Chicago Photographic Archive, Special Collections Research Center." title="A photo taken during the 1918 total eclipse of the sun, the last one prior to Monday’s event to be partially observable here in Indiana. Photo courtesy of University of Chicago Photographic Archive, Special Collections Research Center." align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> County to be shadowed by eclipse Monday http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/county-be-shadowed-eclipse-monday <p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Chrisney awards bid for trail work, honors officers http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/chrisney-awards-bid-trail-work-honors-officers <img src="http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chrisney_council-_cooper_gary_graham_john.jpg" alt="Above, left, is Chrisney Marshal Gary Cooper and part-time officer John Graham as they hold up the customized wooden display cases built to house their recently retired sidearms. The town’s small police force has recently had its firearms replaced after 20 years of service." title="Above, left, is Chrisney Marshal Gary Cooper and part-time officer John Graham as they hold up the customized wooden display cases built to house their recently retired sidearms. The town’s small police force has recently had its firearms replaced after 20 years of service." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Rockport police have busy July http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/rockport-police-have-busy-july <p> By HEATHER POWELL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> news@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Citizens come forward to share thoughts on possible grant http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/citizens-come-forward-share-thoughts-possible-grant <p> By HEATHER POWELL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> news@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> What you need to know about the eclipse http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/what-you-need-know-about-eclipse <p> On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America, as well as parts of South America, Europe and Africa, will, weather permitting, be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun.</p> Quality of Place grant to kick-start new Art Park in Rockport’s downtown http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/quality-place-grant-kick-start-new-art-park-rockport%E2%80%99s-downtown <img src="http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ocra_rockport_grant.jpg" alt="Community leaders from across Rockport gathered Thursday afternoon for an impromptu celebration after Mayor Gay Ann Harney received word from Indianapolis that Rockport had been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop its planned art park. In front, from left are Mary Lee Olson, Megan Lashley, council member Donna Lashley, council member Connie Hargis, Mayor Harney, Helen Garrett, Carol Evrard, Emily Davis, Shania Mundy and Dan Rininger. In back are council member Ferman Yearby, Rockport Police Officer Shon Shourds, Gary Rhea, Jim Olson, council member Roxie Decker, Susan Arnold and Bob Arnold." title="Community leaders from across Rockport gathered Thursday afternoon for an impromptu celebration after Mayor Gay Ann Harney received word from Indianapolis that Rockport had been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop its planned art park. In front, from left are Mary Lee Olson, Megan Lashley, council member Donna Lashley, council member Connie Hargis, Mayor Harney, Helen Garrett, Carol Evrard, Emily Davis, Shania Mundy and Dan Rininger. In back are council member Ferman Yearby, Rockport Police Officer Shon Shourds, Gary Rhea, Jim Olson, council member Roxie Decker, Susan Arnold and Bob Arnold." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Author shares quest of proving famous lineage http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/author-shares-quest-proving-famous-lineage <img src="http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wayne_john.jpg" alt="John T. Wayne (left) talks with local resident Steve Spinks, a devoted fan of his namesake, about the details of his hidden heritage and their shared love for the Western genre. " title="John T. Wayne (left) talks with local resident Steve Spinks, a devoted fan of his namesake, about the details of his hidden heritage and their shared love for the Western genre. " align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>