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Shuffleboard: 10 a.m., every Monday, weather permitting. Baker Park court. Information: Nancy Paul, 520-8229.
Two-Town Theater Co.: Information: Dick Willis, 765-465-1244 or email him at: rmwillis@bsu.edu or twotowntheater@gmail.com.
Biblical Substance Abuse Counse . . . more »



Writers Group: Henry County Wordsmiths, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 376 S. 15th St.
Kennard AA: 7:30 p.m. Kennard Friends Church, 101 N. Vine St.
AA: 7:30 p.m. St. Anne Parish Center.
TOPS: 5:50 p.m. weigh-in, CR 950 N, Middletown.
New Castle-Henry County Kiwanis Club: no . . . more »



Safety Commission meeting rescheduled
The Henry County School Safety Commission rescheduled this month’s meeting to noon Jan. 30 at the New Castle Community School Corporation administration office, 322 Elliot Ave. The agenda includes how school offices shoul . . . more »


For the Record

Jan. 13
James A. Wilkinson, 26, New Castle, was driving east on Virginia Avenue, turning south on 25th St., when he slid off the road and landed between a telephone pole and a guard wire. He was issued citations for driving while suspended, having expired pl . . . more »





Randy Ollis to speak at soil and water, extension joint meeting

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
Local residents involved with two county-wide organizations will soon come together to look back on the past year and forward to things to come.
The Henry County Soil & Water Conservation District and Henry County Pur . . . more »


City EMS expanding to Broad Street

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
New Castle’s emergency medical responders are part of the plan for the former REMC property at 6th and Broad streets.
Mayor Greg York said the city will soon convert part of the current Habitat for Humanity . . . more »


High school seeking 'early college' approval

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
New Castle High School submitted it’s application Tuesday to be recognized as an “Early College” high school.
If everything goes through, Trojans will have the option to walk across the graduation st . . . more »


Public hearing on comp' plan is tonight

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
The public will get a chance to share their thoughts on the proposed county comprehensive plan during a public hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. today in the old circuit courtroom on the second floor of the Henry County C . . . more »


Pay no attention to the room behind the curtain

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
There’s no getting past the paper screens blocking the view inside the New Castle-Henry County Public Library’s Teen’Scape.
The corner room by the library’s young adult and comic book stacks ha . . . more »


Optimist Clubs sponsoring student essay contest

The Optimist Clubs of New Castle (Breakfast, Noon and Evening) are encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Can Society Function Without Respect?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2017-2018 school year.
The deadlin . . . more »


For the Record

Jan. 14
Wayne Voiles, 35, was arrested on a Madison County warrant for home improvement fraud. 
Jan. 15
A water line break was reported in the 1000 block of Innsdale Drive. 
A white male wearing an orange coat set off the door alarm at Family Dolla . . . more »


Local Briefs

Food giveaway is Friday
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at the monthly Second Harvest Tailgate Program from  9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at First Baptist Church, 709 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle. The distr . . . more »


Espiritu takes impromptu gold at Fishers speech meet

The New Castle speech team was among over 40 teams competing Jan. 6 at the Fishers Forensics Festival. New Castle had 24 entries competing in the preliminary rounds with over 750 students from around the state.
New Castle senior Priscilla Espiritu advanced fro . . . more »


Plans for cruise-ins, annual egg hunt approved

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
NEW CASTLE  – An effort to secure the financing needed to make improvements at New Castle’s wastewater treatment plant took a step forward Tuesday.
Members of the New Castle Board of Works voted unanimous . . . more »


Woman arrested, accused of writing bad checks

Courier-Times Staff Report
A New Castle woman remained behind bars Tuesday morning, accused of writing bad checks to local businesses to purchase food. 
Deborah Gona, 54, was arrested on a warrant Saturday. She is charged with conversion and two counts o . . . more »






NA: 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran.
AA: 7:30 p.m. 47 E. Main St. Hagerstown.
Breakfast Optimist: 6:30 a.m. Raintree Square.
BNI Primetime: noon, Montgomery’s Steakhouse.
Biblical Substance Abuse Counseling: 6:30 p.m. weekly, ongoing, childcare provided . . . more »


Extension Service offering two programs

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
The Henry County Extension office will soon offer a couple of programs members of the local agribusiness community will likely want to keep in mind.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30, a required training for Dicamba applicators wi . . . more »



AA: 7 p.m. Middletown United Methodist Church, 625 High St. Use east entrance.
Search & Rescue: 6:30 p.m.
Knights of Pythias: 7 p.m. Pythias Hall.
Noon Optimists: Mancino’s.
Henry County Community Band: 7-8:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
NA: . . . more »


For the Record

Jan. 12
Harlon Carter, 64, was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 
Jan. 13
Deborah Gona, 54, was arrested on a warrant for conversion and two counts of check deception. 
Jama Yusuf, 38, was arrested on a prel . . . more »



By Katie Clontz - Kclontz@thecouriertimes.com
Commissioners ask for public input by Feb. 1
Henry County residents interested in viewing documents pertaining to wind energy development within the county: the Economic Development Agreement, the Decommission Agreement . . . more »


Rep. Saunders invites students to the Statehouse

Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).
Pages have an opportunity to join Saunders during the legislative session and . . . more »


West Point leadership program open to high school juniors

Approximately 1,000 current high school juniors throughout the USA will be accepted into one of two sessions for the annual Summer Leaders Experience at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
The first session will take place June 2-8; the second . . . more »


'Love our enemies'

By Eldon Pitts - For The Courier-times
The soul-stirring praise music of Buchanon Unity filled a packed sanctuary at The Place church Sunday night to set the stage for a program observing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
King was the chief spokesperson for nonv . . . more »


Flu is cause for concern

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
Health officials continue to sound the alarm about the increasing number of influenza (flu) cases they are seeing.
The Indiana State Health Department’s Weekly Influenza Report dated Jan. 12, 2018 states confirmed c . . . more »


Baby Bottle Boomerang begins Sunday

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
Local churches have the chance this weekend to support the life-affirming ministry of the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center in a fun and easy way.
Sunday marks the official start of the center’s Baby Bottl . . . more »


Habitat for Humanity offering 'partner' classes

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
Henry County residents with an interest in purchasing their own home, but don’t qualify for needed financing through a traditional mortgage  from a bank or other lending institution, may want to consider a . . . more »


Multiple ways to support women, their families

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
Don’t toss out that crib or highchair just because your baby has outgrown it. 
You can pass those gifts along to the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center and help families in the area take care of their . . . more »


Public Meetings

This listing of government bodies meetings for the coming week is compiled from notices provided to The Courier-Times. People planning to attend may wish to contact the group first to be sure the meeting has not been canceled.
Henry County Redevelopment Comm . . . more »



Ball State University has released its Fall 2017 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes undergraduates who earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average for 12 or more credits of graded course work during a semester, or for six or more credits of graded cour . . . more »



Shenandoah High School has announced its honor roll lists for the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year.
All A Honor Roll
Grade 9
Megan Marie Anderson, Kaitlyn Nicole Craig, Mikayla Marie Donahue, Elena Marie Fries, Tanner Grissom Goff, Erikka Saige Hill, Lan . . . more »


Local funeral director receives professional re-certification

Thomas David Sproles, CFSP, a funeral director with Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle, has recently qualified for re-certification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
. . . more »


For the Record

Jan. 11
Derick Fields, 22, was arrested on a warrant for operating a vehicle without a license, possession of a synthetic drug, criminal mischief and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle. 
Jonathon Maddux, 45, was arrested on preliminary charges of cri . . . more »


County needs more preschools, daycares

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
A team of educators and childcare providers are working to make Henry County a better place for children.
The Early Childhood Learning Coalition got to meet their new coordinator this week, Niki Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald . . . more »


Rep. Saunders files bill for wind farm transparency

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) submitted a bill Thursday that deals with industrial wind turbines.
More specifically, House Bill 1225 addresses concerns about potential ethics violations between coun . . . more »


'We believe it's a scam'

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
NEW CASTLE — Local businesses have been getting emails and calls from a company out of Texas about buying sponsorships for Trojan games.
The problem is, the New Castle High School Athletic Department just f . . . more »


'Large' trash discussion continues

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
A special committee appointed by the New Castle City Council to review and consider changes to the city’s trash ordinance has agreed to several amendments that will be recommended to the full council.
For the past c . . . more »