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Geneva Earlene (Poynter) Grass

Geneva Earlene (Poynter) Grass, age 85, New Castle resident, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Glen Oaks Health Campus. She was born November 2, 1929 in Keiser, Arkansas a daughter of the late Earl and Necie (Crews) Cater. She had resided in New Castle most of her life, and was a Beautician, owning and…

Sharla Huffman Massengale

Sharla (Huffman) Massengale, 51, of Lewisville passed away at her home while surrounded by her family on Monday, November 17, 2014. Sharla was born in New Castle, Indiana on June 12, 1963 to Eldon “Eck” and Hazel (Mohler) Huffman. She graduated from Tri High School with the class of 1981and worked as a receptionist at…

Spirits are flying high on new Wilbur Wright Trail

It’s rapidly becoming one of the most heavily used two-mile stretches in Henry County – and there isn’t a brake light in sight. On any given day, no matter what the weather, the recently opened Wilbur Wright Trail is in use by walkers, joggers, bicyclists and bird-watchers. Because of the smooth, asphalt-surface trail, even local…

Making a Difference

The Henry County Community Foundation is in a unique position to make a tremendous difference in our community. But, we couldn’t do it without the generosity and vision of you, our donors. We are here to honor your intentions and support the causes you care most about. When you establish your unique fund at the…

New Castle Class of 1963 is “Paying it Forward”

Lana (Bouslog) Enlow and her fellow classmates from the New Castle Class of 1963 knew they wanted to give back to the community that had raised them.  Finding a way to do this and meet all their varied interests posed a dilemma until Lana suggested the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants at the Henry County…

Get a Match- Double Your Impact

Receiving a Match for Your Gift Background The Lilly Endowment Inc. has played a critical role in the support and growth of the Henry County Community Foundation since it incorporated in 1985. Over the last 23 years, the Lilly Endowment has provided an opportunity to match gifts made to the Community Foundation on five separate occasions…

Men’s shelter receives boost at women’s gala

Dozens of Henry County women flexed their collective philanthropic muscle Tuesday night during the Women’s Circle of Friends Gala, an outreach of the Henry County Community Foundation. Each woman donated at least $50 for the opportunity to listen and vote as representatives from three local non-profits told about their organizations. The $5,027 collected was pooled…

Judith Ann (Maroska) Trennepohl

Judith Ann (Maroska) Trennepohl, 75, resident of Middletown, passed away Sunday evening at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother to many, and a daughter of God. She was born in Indianapolis, October 3, 1938, the daughter of Jesse D. Maroska and Iva Wilson Maroska Gale. She married Tom…

Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger

Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger, 93, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Henry County on March 12, 1921, a daughter of the late Fred C. and Mary (Straub) Wayman. Dorothy was a 1939 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School and continued her studies at Earlham College…

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