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Henry County Community Foundation Awards $103,478.40 in Community Grants

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors approved and awarded $103,478.40 to 24 not-for-profits serving Henry County residents on March 24, 2015. The purpose of these grants is to assist local groups to promote and support human services, arts and culture, health and recreation, civic affairs and the educational needs of Henry County…

Personal Planner- Gifts with Life Income

Many friends of charity have acquired appreciated property over time. A great way to use this appreciated property is for a charitable gift. A donor of appreciated property receives a charitable tax deduction and also benefits from bypassing capital gains tax on that gift property. But some friends also want to increase their income. Two…

Diana Jo Briar

Diana Jo Briar, 60, passed away early Tuesday morning March 10, 2015 at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. A daughter of the late Elmer Foster and Marietta Ellen (Scott) Marshall, Diana was born in Wayne County, Indiana on September 27, 1954. A graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of…

Farmers Learn to Save and Protect their Assets

Speaking to a capacity crowd of farmers, local attorney, Greg Crider, also a Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, explained the “importance of having a will to protect assets and save on taxes.” Hosted by the Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) and in partnership with Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, the Ninth Farmers Breakfast was…

Catherine Ann (Renner) Adams

Catherine Ann (Renner) Adams, 62, of Arizona passed away January 22, 2015. She was born February 4, 1952, a daughter of Jack and Nancy (Merz) Renner. Cathie graduated from Walter P. Chrysler High School and was accepted into the YFU (Youth For Understanding) program and spent the following year in Belgium as a foreign exchange…

Community Foundation Names New Board Members

Three community members have been selected to join the board of the Henry County Community Foundation in 2015. The Foundation is governed by 15 community members who serve three year terms of overseeing the operation and governing of the non-profit organization. “Since 1985, our volunteer board members have been guiding the direction of the Henry…

Tri Family Math Night Success

On January 19th, Tri Elementary held their first Family Fun Night. Approximately 140 parents and students returned back to school on Monday night for a Sports themed learning experience. We were proud to be sponsors of this event through a Henry County Community Foundation TASC Grant. Parents learned about the new Indiana Academic Math Standards, along…

Sally Smiley Meredith

Sally Lou (Smiley) Meredith, of New Castle, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. She was born on November 11 in Rushville, a daughter of the late Gerald and Maxine (Walker) Smiley. Sally was a 1960 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. She enjoyed antiquing and was gifted and well known…

Ottis R. Slagle

Ottis R. Slagle, 82, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. He was born May 13, 1932 in Monticello, Kentucky the oldest son of the late Robert Vincent and Edna Mae (Dobbs) Slagle and moved to Henry County with his family…

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