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Effective Monday, Dec. 10, subscribers of The Courier-Times print edition will need to create a free online account if they also read the news at www.thecouriertimes.com. Because this is a revamped website, each subscriber will need to create a new online account. An online only subscription is $9.99 per month. Beginning Dec. 10, subscribtion services will be available at www.thecouriertimes.com/subscribe.php.

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Senior center Christmas party at Grace Baptist 

The annual Henry County Senior Center Christmas party is at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at Grace Baptist Church, 2649 Q Ave, New Castle. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a side dish or $3 (to help pay for the meat). For questions, call Brenda Asberry at 765-521-7414.

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Lodge hosting Breakfast with Santa Dec. 15

New Castle # 91 Masonic Lodge along with New Castle Chapter # 116 Order of the Eastern Star will host a Breakfast with Santa event from 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday, Dec. 15 at the lodge at 251 W. Ind. 38 in New Castle. All children, young and old are welcome to come and have breakfast with Santa. The lodge asks for attendees to bring a toy, if possible, to be donated to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots holiday fundraiser.

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Memorial Park Board to meet in executive session

The Henry County Memorial Park Board will be holding an executive session after the regular park board meeting Dec. 17. The purpose of this session is to review the job descriptions that were updated by Waggoner, Irwin and Scheele in 2017. 

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Shirley Fire Department Collecting Toys

The Shirley Fire Department is collecting toys to give to families in the area. They are coordinating with Eastern Hancock school counselors and the Knightstown Cheer Guild to help children have a good Christmas. All new toys will be delivered to the school and cheer guild for distribution in their programs to help area families. Drop-off donation boxes will be available at  Ben’s Friendly Bar, Shirley Town Hall, Tennant Chiropractic Clinic, Wilkinson Dollar General, Wilkinson Church of Christ and Wilkinson Insurance. The boxes will be collected Dec. 19 so the items can get to the schools before they release for the holidays. For more information, call 765-738-6590 or email shirleyfiredept@hotmail.com.

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Grant workshop coming in January

The Workshop for the next Choose Henry Fund grant cycle is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. The workshop is required for any interested nonprofit wishing to apply for a grant.


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Christmas Tree Festival winners named

The 2018 Wilbur Wright Birthplace Christmas Tree Festival have been announced. Weenee World won first place, followed by Luellen LP Gas Inc, and third place goes to Raintree Square – Independent Retirement Community.

The 2018 Christmas Tree Festival sponsors were Ace Hardware, Alphi Phi, ASI, Associated Insurance, Beck’s Hybrids, Bill Baker Insurance, Booth Farm, Bowman & Thaus Insurance, Buck Creek Church CBNF, Cate’s Hearing Aid Service, Country Acre, Cutshaw’s Market, Dudley Interprises, E. S. Hair, Edward Jones, Fallon’s Painting, HC Conv & Visitors, HC Shrine, HC Wright Flyers, HCCF, Heritage House, Hinsey-Brown, ICAP Senior Services, Liberty Twp VFD, Luellen LP Gas, Lyle W Amrhein, Magna Machine & Tool, Magna Powertrain, Sean & Christy McKinnies, Megan McKinnies, NC BPW, NC Breakfast Opimist, NC Noon Optimist Club, Nettle Creek Hardware, NLTC, Parkview Family Dentistry, Pritchett’s Backhoe, Professional Design, Quality Fab, Raintree Square, REMC, Senior Living Forest Ridge, Servpro, Sherry Family, Showtime Cattle Company, Cindy & Joseph Shreve, Smyrna Missionary, Tis the Season Flowers, Top Hat 2/Forest Ridge, UAW Local 371 and Weenee World.

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Johnson Cattle join national organization

Knightstown’s Johnson Cattle Company is a new member of the American Angus Association(r), reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

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