Impact Stories

Honorary Scholarship Fund Leads to the Gift of a Lifetime

Honorary Scholarship Fund Leads to the Gift of a Lifetime By Amber Estelle Along with winning the IHSAA Class 2A Girls Basketball Tournament during the 2002-2003 school year, Shenandoah player, Amanda Norris, was awarded the Mental Attitude Award. This award also provides $1,000 to the school corporation from Farm Bureau Insurance. A few years after […]

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward by Jennifer Fox There were many days in 2020 when we grappled with the unknown.  As the number of individuals contracting COVID-19 grew, it became less a question of if we knew anyone with it but a shudder of dismay upon hearing who was most recently sick. How bad are they? As […]

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop the Generosity of the Henry County Community

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop the Generosity of the Henry County Community by: Jennifer Fox For 7 years, the women of Henry County have pooled their resources and granted over $41,000 to 18 different nonprofit organizations through the Women’s Circle of Friends Pass-Through Fund.  These dollars were made available with donations from community women who attend the […]

Kiwanis Club Shoe Program Sustained through Choose Henry Grant

Kiwanis Club Shoe Program Sustained through Choose Henry Grant By: Amber Estelle With a local poverty rate among children of 16.4%, Henry County schools see many students with a wide range of physical needs. One issue of concern is the need for students to have new shoes that fit. The Kiwanis Club of New Castle […]

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Makes an Impact

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Makes an Impact By: Rachel Snavely Kyle Siewert, M.D., shares his experiences in high school, playing basketball, and growing up in a close-knit community. He was born and raised in northern Henry County and attended Blue River Valley High School. “I have always felt a strong connection to my community. […]

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient – Emma-Kate Moore

  Emma-Kate Moore, a Knightstown High School senior, is the 2020 recipient of the Henry County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Senior class president, 5 sport athletes, member of Art Club, SADD, FCA, FCCLA, IHSAA Student Advisory Committee, French Club, and Panther Athletic Council, Emma-Kate also finds time to work two part-time jobs and […]

A Brighter Home for Local Animals Championed by Garvin Family

As a Chrysler worker and a third grade teacher at Tri, James and Carolyn Garvin spent most of their lives in New Castle. They grew up in Henry County, married, had children, attended First United Methodist Church, joined the Kiwanis Club, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and supported the Henry County Community Foundation. James and […]

Archie’s Promise: From Grief to Giving Back

Archie  Alexander Cox was born on April 16, 2021. Weighing 4 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 17.5 inches long, he arrived with a head full of dark, wavy hair, long legs, and a sweet little chin. Archie lived four days on this earth. During his brief time here, he was surrounded with love and care. […]

Perfect Timing for Parks Improvements

By: Amber Estelle Each New Year, we anticipate the experiences ahead of us. Through the dark and cold of winter, we often look forward to warm weather and sunshine. We become eager for playdates at the playground, family reunions at the parks, and all of the great outdoor activities available to us. The year 2020 […]