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Meet Our Communication and Donor Engagement Manager, Amber Estelle

When I was very young, my family moved away from Wisconsin to this town in Indiana called New Castle. Because I was so young when we left, I’ve always considered Henry County to be my home. We were far away from family and friends, but neighbors took us in and became my surrogate grandparents. Church…

Calvin “Buzz” Leonard Duff

Born at home in Roane County, Tennessee on April 17, 1935, Calvin “Buzz” Leonard Duff, 85, of New Castle passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle following an extended illness. He graduated from Lincoln High School, the Wampus Cats, in Cambridge City, IN in 1953, and attended New Mexico…

Meet Our Director of Grants and Special Projects, Erin Riggle

A native of Hagerstown, I grew up less than a ¼ mile from the Henry County line, so New Castle and the surrounding communities were very familiar to me.  As a kid, my family often came to New Castle for shopping and dining, and some of my earliest memories involve the old JC Penney store…

Jeanette Tabor

Jeanette Tabor, 86, a resident of New Castle passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Henry Community Health. She was born October 23, 1934 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Cleff and Laura Jane (Jones) Madden. Jeanette was a 70 year member of Northside Church of God in New Castle where she taught Sunday…

Meet Our New President and Executive Director, Jennifer Fox

After growing up in Henry County and graduating from Blue River High School, I thought I wanted to move away from New Castle.  But when I married my husband, also a Henry County native, we decided we wanted to live and raise our family here. I am proud to have been raised in this community…

Joan M. Davis

Joan M. (McShirley) Davis passed away on December 29, 2020 at Clear Vista Health Campus. She was born the fourth child of Silvia and Herbert McShirley on March 12, 1925. She was raised in Sulphur Springs, Indiana and would often remark that there was something special about growing up in a small town. She attended…

Lena “Gay” Matthews

Lena “Gay” Matthews, 85, of New Castle passed away on December 30, 2020, after complications from COVID-19. She was born in Byrdstown, Tennessee on December 15, 1935 to the late W. O. Neal and Mattie Massengale Neal. She lived most of her life in New Castle and attended New Castle Schools. Gay retired from Chrysler…

David Gratner Sr.

On August 27, 1925 Floyd and Etta Gratner welcomed the birth of their son David. On December 28, 2020 with his wife Carolyn at his side, David began his ride into the sunset. He was born and raised on the family farm in Rensselaer, Indiana. His father’s repair shop is where David began his love…

Karen S. Glaser

Karen S. Glaser,  70, of Mooreland, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 in her home following an extended illness. She was born October 17, 1950, daughter of Lowell and Eleanor (Gindhart) Davis. Among the many ways we could express Karen in words, there are three that stand out. She was a lover, a fighter and a…

The Never-Ending Story

“It’s our Hometown”   “For the first 18 years of our lives – the years that shaped us into who and what we are today – our world evolved around New Castle and Henry County. “And many of the people and many of the memories that mean the most to us are still there. The farther…

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