Sarah Jeanne Hurst

Sarah Jeanne Hurst, 78 of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 3, 2021. She was born on March 25, 1942, in Rushville, Indiana, to Bernard and Florine (Sliger) Hurst.  She is survived by her sister, Marge Cox (Jerry) of Bonita Springs, Florida, and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded […]

Mark Clay Stamper

Mark Clay Stamper, 71, of New Castle, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his home after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was born November 4, 1949, in New Castle, Indiana, a son of the late Wilburne and Ruth (Williams) Stamper. He attended Mount Summit School and was a 1968 graduate […]

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 […]

Randy H. Brewster

Randy H. Brewster, 68, of Straughn, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was born November 22, 1952, in New Castle to the late Hollan H. and Eva Mae (Shelton) Brewster. Randy was a 1971 graduate of Blue River Valley High school and later went to […]

Virginia (Ginny) Jo Morris

Virginia (Ginny) Jo Morris of Indianapolis died Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in Indianapolis following a brief illness. She was born on January 11, 1950, in New Castle, Indiana, a daughter of the late Joseph Newby and Virginia “Jean” (Hicks) Morris. She was a 1968 graduate of Chrysler High School where she was a member of […]