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Tammy J. Hankenhoff

Tammy J. Hankenhoff, 58, of New Castle passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born October 21, 1958 in Milan, IN to the late Henry Allen and Juanita (Brooks) Pribble. She was previously employed at Fujitsu Ten in Rushville for 20 years and currently employed at Keihin Corp.…

Culinary Arts Teacher, Lou Nell Richardson, Recognized for Excellence

Lou Nell Richardson, Culinary Arts teacher at the New Castle Career Center, is the recipient of the 2017 Teacher Excellence Award. Mrs. Richardson was awarded a certificate of recognition and award on May 10, 2017 from the Henry County Community Foundation. The Teacher Excellence Award is the highest honor the Foundation can bestow on an…

Evelyn I Rentchler

Evelyn Irene Rentchler, 96, New Castle resident, passed away Monday April 24, 2017 at Henry Community Health. She was born August 31, 1920 in Clinton, Missouri, a Daughter of the late William G. and Clara H. (Holcomb) Rentchler. She was also preceded in death by one Sister, Helen R. Epple and one Nephew, T.H. Epple…

Jane E. Roberts

Jane E. Roberts, 81, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at Heritage House of New Castle. She was born on December 22, 1935 in New Castle to the late Eldon and Frances “Fanny” (Cannon) Horney. She was an employee of Chrysler Corporation in New Castle and later worked at New Castle Chrysler…

Mike Buggle

Mike Buggle, 67, of New Castle, IN passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  He was born on February 8, 1950 in New Castle, son of the late Joe and JoAnn Buggle. Mike was a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School.  He was employed by Allegheny Ludlum for 32 years and…

Joan Carnahan Stairs

Joan Carnahan Stairs, age 88, of New Castle, Indiana passed away on April 5, 2017. She was born on November 5, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Alexandria High School with the class of 1946, Joan then enrolled in Ball State Teachers College and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in…

David Nelson States

David Nelson States, 70, 343 Parkview Dr., New Castle, Indiana, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at home. He was born on June 11, 1946 in Wabash, Indiana, to Charles Bradley States and Phyllis Maxine (Weitzel) States. Surviving is his brother Jeffrey W. (Karen) States, Oro Valley, Arizona. David is proceeded in death by his parents…

White Family Foundation Grant Opportunity

“Thanks to a generous gift from Pride Investment Partners, LLC, the White Family Foundation Fund will award $25,000 in grants in 2017. The purpose of the White Family Foundation Fund, a fund of the Hancock County Community Foundation, is to assist local community development and support initiatives that enhance the desire to live, work and…

Betty Rae Ricke

Betty Rae Ricke, 94, of New Castle, and formerly of Columbus, died on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Heritage House of New Castle. She was born January 17, 1923 in San Antonio, Texas, the only child of the late Raymond and Ruby (Harvey) Davis. Betty was a 1939 graduate of Thomas Jefferson…

FAFSA Extension–April 15

Indiana extending financial aid filing deadline to April 15, 2017 Hoosiers have one more chance to file FAFSA for college financial aid Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers announced today that the state’s March 10th financial aid filing deadline would be extended to April 15th this year in response to recent issues with a…

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