- Owensville High School
Owensville Montgomery Township
Location Owensville, Indiana
Information Type Public High School Closed 1974 Consolidated into Gibson Southern. School district South Gibson Grades K-12 Enrollment 226 (1973) Color(s) Athletics conference Mascot The Chief Kick
Owensville High School, sometimes referred to as Owensville Montgomery High School or Owensville Montgomery Township School was a K-12 Public learning facility located in Owensville, Indiana.
Owensville High School was one of the three high schools under South Gibson School Corporation that merged into Gibson Southern High School in 1974. Like the current Owensville Community School, the mascot is the Kickapoos and school colors were Black and Gold. Owensville High School was one of the nine founding members of the Pocket Athletic Conference in 1938 and its membership was transferred to Gibson Southern High School along with Fort Branch Marlette High School.
The school continued to be used as Owensville Community School until the current building was completed in 1992. The School was subsequently demolished. Owensville High School's gym still exists as the REH Center. The school was located on the southwest corner of Walnut and Mill Streets in Owensville.
An Odd Fact about OHS
Owensville High School had the first high school gymnasium in Indiana with a glass backboard. One of those backboards is now in the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame proudly located in New Castle, Indiana. When the gym was completed in November 1950, it was Indiana's first underground gym. It was also one of the largest gyms in the state with a capacity of 4,500 (compared with Gibson Southern's 3,780 and Princeton's old gym's 4,100.) "Remember Pearl Harbor!" was once printed out in huge, white chalked letters on the school's sidewalk. The prankster's graffiti was discovered on the morning of December 7, 1939. 'Fateful Forecast' is found on page 191 in Frank Edwards book; "STRANGE WORLD" True events so fantastic and amazing as to baffle the most brilliant scientific mind! It is still available for purchase at Amazon.
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