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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…

Brenda Smith Pfenninger Catron

Brenda Smith Pfenninger Catron, 73, of Westfield, passed away on March 16, 2017 following a brief illness. A daughter of O.B. Smith and Virginia Evelyn Amonett Smith, she was born in Byrdstown, Tennessee on January 15, 1944. Brenda was in the New Castle High School class of 1962 and attended Ball State University, where she earned straight…

Teacher Excellence Award Program

The Henry County Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Teacher Excellence Award.  This award is one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual through the Foundation. The honor is designed to recognize teachers who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to inspire students to reach for difficult and lofty goals.  Persons nominated…

HCCF Announces New Officers and Board Members

Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) announced its new slate of board members and officers. Elected as 2017 officers of the HCCF Board of Directors are Jeff Galyen, Galyen & Row, as Board Chair; Mark Taylor, Citizens State Bank, Vice Chair; Debi Ware, Star Financial Bank, as Treasurer; and Marsha Gratner, Davis Gratner LLC, Secretary/Second Vice…

Vickie Rhodes is new Executive Assistant at Foundation

     The Henry County Community Foundation has hired Vickie Rhodes as Executive Assistant and Gift Manager. She will assist the President and the Foundation to provide donors a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving – so their gifts do good works within the community, forever. “I’m just very fortunate, very blessed and very…

Jerald Edgar “Jerry” Murphy

Jerald Edgar “Jerry” Murphy, 80, of New Castle, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born July 15, 1936 to William Edgar and Lorna (Smith) Murphy in Spiceland, Indiana. Jerry was a graduate of Spiceland High School – Class of 1955. He attended Texas Western College in El Paso, Texas.…

Joan M. Wantz

Joan M. Wantz, 83, of New Castle, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 28, 1933 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Allen and Phoebe (Wagner) Rees. The youngest of five children, Joan graduated from New Castle High School in 1952 and married right out of…

Richard Henry Leitch Jr.

Richard Henry Leitch Jr., 96, of New Castle, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 6, 1920 in Muncie, Indiana, a son of the late Richard Henry Leitch Sr., and Cecil Fern (Benbow) Leitch. Dick was a 1938 graduate of Muncie Central High School.…

Dorothy Katherine Knotts

Dorothy Katherine Knotts died early in the morning of Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Henry County Memorial Hospital after several months of declining health. She was 99 years old. Born April 25, 1917, in Stony Creek Township, the third of six children of James Duke and Evalena (Reece) Houser, she was a lifelong resident of…

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