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David S. Denton

David Denton, Mooreland, passed away Tuesday, August 10th, after a brief illness. Dave was born in New Castle on July 31st, 1955 and attended New Castle Chrysler High School before starting a career at Goodwin Brothers Auto, where he worked as a body man and assistant manager of the body shop for forty years. Dave…

Ruthann Hawk

Ruthann Hawk, 82, of New Castle passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Hickory Creek. She was born July 21, 1938 in New Castle to the late George and Delma (Wolf) Forbes. Ruthann retired from Citizens State Bank following 34 years of service. She was a former member of the United Women’s Circle and Trinity…

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY TOGETHER

In celebration of the 35 years of good work accomplished through the donors, volunteers, and staff of the Henry County Community Foundation, this new series will focus on various areas of impact. It’s a big year but not for just the obvious, challenging times.  The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) is celebrating 35 years of…

Victoria (Vicki) Lynn McDivitt Johnson

Victoria (Vicki) Lynn McDivitt Johnson, age 56, formerly of Knightstown, passed away peacefully at her residence in Boynton Beach, Florida on Thursday, April 30, 2020 with family by her side. Vicki had the sweetest smile and was loved by everyone she met. Vicki valued and enjoyed her time with family and friends. Especially visiting with…

Nancy Julia (Merz) Renner

Nancy Julia (Merz) Renner, 93, of New Castle, passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on September 2, 1926, in Muncie, Indiana, a daughter of the late Harry L. and Emily (Carmichael) Merz. Nancy grew up in Muncie and graduated from Muncie…

Walter Francis McCormack

Walter Francis McCormack Jr., 91, of Spiceland, IN passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, IN. He was born March 28, 1929 to the late Walter and Lola (Wechter) McCormack. Walter moved from New Castle to Spiceland when he was in 6th grade where he lived until moving…

Planning for the Unexpected

If we have been taught anything over the last few months, it is that things are unpredictable. Words like novel, unprecedented, and unparalleled have been scattered across the news and social media. We received announcements which were book-ended with statements assuring us updates would come as new information was available. And these times have left…

DISAPPOINTMENT WITH SCHOOL YEAR CUT SHORT

Doesn’t Overshadow Seniors’ Impact and Experience When the initial mandatory pandemic shutdown was passed down to the public schools, so much was left unknown, especially for the class of 2020.  As time marched on, school would not resume and the end of high school careers would look a little different for this year’s senior class. …

Leading the Community Foundation to a New Decade

Jennifer Fox to take the helm in 2021 These are exciting times for Indiana community foundations, which are taking more visible leadership roles. Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) is at the forefront of this trend. The leadership initiative uses a collaborative approach to identify community needs and create a more vibrant and prosperous Henry County.…

Henry County Community Foundation Awards over $104,000 in Community Grants through the Choose Henry Flex Fund

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors has awarded $104,160 to 22 organizations serving Henry County residents.  The purpose of these grants is to assist local nonprofits to promote and support social services, arts and culture, health and recreation, civic affairs, and the educational needs of Henry County residents. The grants were made…

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