Your Community Foundation Connection

Have you ever wondered what the Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) does? Maybe you’ve heard of HCCF when a student receives the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Perhaps you’ve seen a Choose Henry Grant Recipient sign. Or possibly you have never heard of us before. That’s okay! I’m here to share with you the great work […]

The River Launch

The River Launch By: Rachel Snavely In Henry County, the local population enjoys many hidden gems. One gem, in particular, has been made possible by generous donors through the Henry County Community Foundation. Beautify Knightstown INC received an HCCF grant to renovate the Sunset Park Extension for the kayak and canoe launch.  Initially, the surrounding […]

State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant

State Farm Neighborhood Assist State Farm® is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022 by building State Farm Neighborhood Assist® bigger. That means more submissions, more grants, and spreading good to more communities.   This year, the program will award 100 $25,000 grants (vs. 40 grants in previous years) to nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement […]

Christopher Duane Olsen

Obituary for Christopher Duane Olsen Christopher Duane Olsen, 61, of New Castle, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a rare viral non-covid pneumonia. He was born on July 10, 1960, in Dearborn, Michigan, a son of the late MaryAnn (Mahan) and Duane Olsen.Chris was a 1978 graduate […]

Sylvia J. Edwards

Sylvia J. Edwards, 81, of New Castle, passed away Christmas evening, December 25, 2021, at Henry Community Health. She was born June 7, 1940, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Gene and Helen Burgess. Sylvia spent an active life in her community. She believed that what matters is not the duration of your […]

Delinda Caldwell

Delinda Caldwell, 85, of Acton, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Otterbein United Methodist Community in Franklin. Dee was born July 1, 1936, the daughter of Norman Pennington Reeves and Evelyn Jane (Fort) Reeves. She was a graduate of Knightstown High School and received her BS in education and MS in counseling at Butler […]

Jerry M. “Doody” Bevans

Obituary for Jerry M. “Doody” Bevans Jerry M. “Doody” Bevans, 85, of New Castle passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born June 7, 1936 in Magness, Arkansas to the late Ewing and Christine (Barnes) Bevans. Doody had worked at Brooks Foods in Mt. Summit, Conner Chevrolet in […]

A Legacy of Joy

By: Amber Estelle A classroom is primarily a place of learning. It’s where students go to understand new subjects and concepts. It’s an environment of exploration and creativity. Some classrooms manage to stretch beyond the educational needs of students and provide a safe space. In these classrooms, there is freedom to be yourself and find […]

TASC Funding Provides Softball League with Equipment and Life Lessons

By Amber Estelle When Henry County community member, Josh Estelle, became involved with the New Castle Youth Girls Softball League, he immediately noticed a need and he came to the TASC (Teens About Serving the County) Youth Grants Committee for help.  The New Castle Youth Girls Softball League serves girls ages 5-14 in Henry County. […]

Community Effort Supplies Students with School Necessities

Community Effort Supplies Students with School Necessities By: Amber Estelle Imagine walking into your first day of school without any crayons, pencils, or paper. You sit at your desk while watching the other students fill up their desks with shiny new folders. You feel embarrassed when the teacher tells the class to pull out their […]