Jeff Galyen Recognized for Service to Community with the Judy Melton Award

Creating good in the community takes many individuals who are willing to contribute their time, talent, and treasure.  In recognition of this dedication, the Henry County Community Foundation awarded one individual for making a difference in Henry County. Jeff Galyen was announced as the 2022 Judy Melton Award winner because of the lives he has […]

Sowing Seeds of Hope

Hope to thrive, not just survive. It’s this hope that is growing in our community in subtle ways. It’s this hope that is taking root and springing up. It’s this hope that is experienced through the giving to and granting from the Foundation. And it’s this hope that we want to share in our annual […]

Richard Jay French

Obituary for Richard Jay French Richard “Jay” French, 73, of New Castle passed away peacefully on the evening of Saturday, June 18, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 12, 1948, in New Castle, IN, a son of the late David and Mary Jane French. Jay graduated from Union High […]

Margaret Ann Bowman

Obituary for Margaret Ann Bowman Margaret Ann Bowman, 91, of New Castle, died on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 20, 1930, in Boone County, Indiana, a daughter of the late Minnis A. and Lenora Alice (Hand) Yates. She married Bobby Bowman on September 4, 1949, and lived in […]

Mike Shepperd

Michael “Mike” Bruce Shepperd passed away on the 15th of June 2022 peacefully at home from natural causes. He was comforted by his daughters Shannon Upchurch, Emily Voiles, and best friend Tammy Austerman. Mike was 76 years old. Mike Shepperd was born in New Castle, in Henry County, Indiana on June 1, 1946. He was […]

Paul Harris

Paul Harris, 71, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Millers Merry Manor in Middletown. He was born April 9, 1951 in New Castle, Indiana, a son of the late Kenneth B. Harris and Mary Lou (Beavers) Wiatt. He was a 1969 graduate of Blue River High School and attended Ball State […]

Levi Muncy, Jr.

Obituary for Levi Muncy, Jr. Levi Muncy, Jr. 91, a resident of New Castle passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Heritage House of New Castle. He was born September 27, 1930, in New Castle to the late Levi, Sr., and Maggie (Smith) Muncy. A 1949 graduate of New Castle High School, he was a […]

Annual Meeting Memories

By: Jennifer Fox The Henry County Community Foundation Annual Meeting is just around the corner. I remember the first Meeting I attended in 2000. I was the executive director of a local nonprofit and received a grant that year. The Meeting was held in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church and the ladies of […]

June Alice Slick

June Slick, 97, a longtime resident of Middletown—one who looked for the best in people, and even when it took some searching, either found it or brought it out in them—passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022. She was born on August 26, 1924 in Richmond, IN, daughter of the late Roy Darland and Emma (Horr) […]

Dr. Raymond “Ray” Pavy, Jr.

Dr. Raymond “Ray” E. Pavy, Jr., 80, of New Castle passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 at his residence. He was born November 11, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Rev. Raymond, Sr. and Lois Amy (Weare) Pavy. Ray (reluctantly) moved to New Castle his sophomore year and attended New Castle High School. He […]