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Mary Frances Leitch

Mary Frances (Greenlee) Leitch, 95, of New Castle, was born on June 28, 1925 to Claude and Ethel Greenlee. Mary passed away peacefully on September 30, 2020 at Glen Oaks Health Campus of New Castle. Although Mary was born in Indiana, she spent most of her youth in California. One of her favorite California memories,…

Rilla M. Denton

Rilla M. Denton, 94, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. She was born December 25, 1925 in Henry County, daughter of the late Carroll and Denzil (Hall) Millikan. After graduating from New Castle High School in 1942, Rilla attended Indiana University before moving to New York to work as…

Henry County Community Foundation Awards over $158,000 in Community Grants through the Choose Henry Flex Fund

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors has awarded $158,386 to 23 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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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…

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