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Peyton Willoughby

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members.

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Audrey Winter

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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New Castle student selected for National Society of High School Scholars

New Castle High School student Paisleyanne Webster has received a membership to The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Webster enjoys school, particularly any subject pertaining to literature. Writing is a personal hobby of hers and she aspires

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Nominations being accepted for Farm Service Agency committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Henry County Executive Director Tam

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY NA: 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. AA: 7:30 p.m. 47 E. Main St. Hagerstown. Breakfast Optimists: 6:30 a.m. Raintree Square. BNI Prime Time: noon, Montgomery’s Steakhouse. THURSDAY Democrat Club of Henry County: 7 p.m. UAW 200 N. Main St. New Ca

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A BEAR AT THE FAIR

Camrie Spurgin looks over a stuffed bear made out of blue-jean fabric Monday afternoon at the Henry County 4-H Fair. The be-ribboned bear is the handiwork of Rosalind Richey, who lives near Cadiz. The bear is one of 57 craft, sewing, crocheting, foods and other homemade entries in the annual Homemakers’ Open Show. Show Chairwoman Melody Bowman was pleased with the display and the “good helpers” she had. Of the entrants, Bowman said, “They’re just creative, creative people.” See inside today’s paper for more 4-H fair coverage.

A BEAR AT THE FAIR

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TASTES AND TALENTS

Linda Holcomb of New Castle shows her ribbon and a slice of her reserve-champion Rhubarb Coffee Cake, a quick bread that she entered in the annual Homemakers’ Open Show. The recipe came from a New Hampshire church cookbook. Holcomb had not made the sweet treat before entering it in the fair’s competition that is open to adults. “I made it, then I tried it. Then I brought it,” she said. “I love rhubarb.”

TASTES AND TALENTS

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Sidewalks might solve Spiceland traffic issue

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com If Spiceland is successful in obtaining a Community Crossings grant, more than one problem facing the town could be solved. That was the consensus of town officials who approved a plan for a half mile of paving

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No boating allowed at Memorial Park

By ELDON PITTS - For The Courier-Times Signs will be going up at Henry County Memorial Park stating that boating is not allowed on the lakes or ponds. The Memorial Park Board made that decision Monday after a person was seen recently in a kayak on Shively Lake. Boa

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A promise of new life for Danielson Center

The New Castle Community School Corporation officially accepted ownership of the Danielson Learning Center during Monday night’s board meeting. Pictured from left are IU East Vice Chancellor for External AffairsJason Troutwine, NCCSC Superintendent Dr. Matthew Shoemaker,IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, NCCSC Board of Trustees President Jamey Marcum and Greg Crider, a longtime member of the IU East Board of Advisors and NCCSC legal counsel.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle Community School Corporation is adding a new facility to its inventory. Indiana University East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe presented the deed for the Danielson Learning Center to NCCSC Board Presiden

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School vacancies filled before new year starts

Several newNew Castle school leadership positions werefilled Monday. From left, Nick Middleton is the New Castle High School assistant principal, Lisa Smith is the new assistant superintendent, Aimee Flynn is the new principal of Riley Elementary School,Kelley Cox is the New Castle Middle School assistant principal and Adam McDaniel is the new principal of New Castle Middle School.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle School Board announced several new hires Monday, although some of the faces are already well-known among the student body. As often happens when the school year is over, some educators retired over the summe

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For the Record

POLICE July 16 Michael Catron, 47, was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and public intoxication.  Ronald Clark, 18, was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, public intoxicat

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EDITOR'S NOTE

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Courier-Times will provide daily 4-H photos and a schedule of upcoming activities while the fair is ongoing. A special 4-H section, including full feature stories and photos, will appear in the newspaper Aug. 5.

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2018 Henry County 4-H Schedule

NOTE: This is a partial list of upcoming fair activities. A complete schedule can be viewed online at the Henry County Purdue Extension Office website, https://extension.purdue.edu/ Wednesday, July 18 9 a.m. – Goat show 1:30 p.m. – Cats and small pets s

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White Estates, Autumn Oaks projects move forward

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com A New Castle-area subdivision and a popular city apartment complex received important green lights to keep improvement projects moving forward at Monday’s city council meeting. Council members approved the

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Library settles on remodel contractor

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Changes could soon be coming to the floor plan of the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. The library board selected a bid Monday to convert the under-used computer lab into additional meeting room space. City and coun

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LOCAL BRIEFS

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

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FINE TIME FOR SWINE

A couple of youngsters watch with interest as a contestant escorts her pig around the arena during Monday’s Swine Show at the 4-H fair.

FINE TIME FOR SWINE

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Lori Thomas

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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David Stevenson

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY NA: 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 535 S. 14th St. New Castle. AA: 7:30 p.m. 47 E. Main St. Hagerstown. Breakfast Optimists: 6:30 a.m. Raintree Square Retirement Apartments. BNI Prime Time: noon, Montgomery’s Steakhouse. NOTE: These do not meet

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'Boogie Woogie Kid' in concert July 26

Matthew Ball, also known as the “Boogie Woogie Kid,” will be in concert on Thursday, July 26, at New Castle-Henry County Public Library.

New Castle-Henry County Public Library welcomes Matthew Ball in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26. Ball, also known as the Boogie Woogie Kid, is a national touring artist from Detroit. He will perform favorites from the Swing Era and New Orleans. The free concert

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AT THE END OF THE DAY...

Sydney Dungey, asFantine in“Les Misérables,” reads a letter about her young daughter. Filling the Guyer Opera House stage, a workhouse full of women worry that Fantine will be nothing but trouble. “Les Misérables” premieres at 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 19 at the Guyer. Tickets can be purchased online at www.guyeroperahouse.com.

AT THE END OF THE DAY...

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A TISKET A TASKET SHE MADE A BASKET

Makenzie Foga, 11, designed and made a basket, which she showcasedat crafts judging Thursdayin the W.G. SmithBuilding during the Henry County 4-H Fair.

A TISKET A TASKET SHE MADE A BASKET 

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SPICELAND FREEDOM DAYS

Jayden Weber and Josiah Hamilton tried to hook pretend fish for prizes Friday at Spiceland Freedom Days.

SPICELAND FREEDOM DAYS 

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Adult Learning Coordinator knows her stuff

Amy Harnishfeger is the new Adult Learning Center Coordinator at New Castle-Henry County Public Library. Her goal is to help community members improve their budgeting and reading skills while also encouraging one another.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Amy Harnishfeger isn’t reading a script when she talks about how life-changing a high school diploma and college education can be. She’s not pulling statistics off a pamphlet or out of a textbook, either. 

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Building a stronger educational foundation

Students fromAgapé Learning Center were a part of the celebration Friday whenEarly Learning Indiana President & CEO Maureen Weber, center, presented a check to Agapé Director Shari Neal, left,and Foursquare Gospel Church pastor Jim Becker, far left.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Agapé Learning Center, a ministry of New Castle’s Foursquare Gospel Church, is about more than daycare and preschool. It is about putting children on a path to a better life. Agapé will soon

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TEENCON '18

Local photographer Dakota "Dax" Orr, left, and illustrator Jordan "WhaleChief" Harrison, right, had a table of their art available Saturday during TeenCon '18 at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. Orr is known for his cosplay portraits. More of Harrison's art can be found athttp://jordanharrison59.wixsite.com/portfolio

TEENCON '18

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SIT...STAY...GOOD DOG!

Judge Justin Platt watches at Claire Goodwin works with her dog, Tiny, a Sheltie, Saturday at the Henry County 4-H Dog Show. Goodwinwon grand champion in the showmanship portion of the show. There were 19 4-H members, and their dogs, entered in this year’s show, hosted by the Henry County 4-H Tailshakers and sponsors.

SIT...STAY...GOOD DOG! 

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FLAVORS TO SAVOR

New Castle High School Senior and Henry County 4-H member Olivia Carnes topped off her grilled pineapple delight with honey before serving it during the outdoor cooking competition Sunday at the Henry County 4-H Fair.As the only 4-H participant in the event, Carnes took all the awards, which is an outdoor cooking project for 4-H members. A separate outdoor cooking category was available for adults and two people participated.Besides her dessert, Carnes also prepared a fresh garden salad with creamy ranch dressing; hot honey grilled chicken breast; Parmesan crusted green beans; roasted gold potatoes and grilled pineapple delight - vanilla ice cream with pineapple, graham crackers and honey.

FLAVORS TO SAVOR

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STOP AND SMELL THE LAVENDER

Colleen Stuvick looks over the potted lavender plants offered for sale during the Lavender Festival Saturday at Millstone Farms and Gardens in New Castle.

STOP AND SMELL THE LAVENDER 

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2018 Henry County 4-H Schedule

NOTE: This is a partial list of upcoming fair activities. A complete schedule can be viewed online at the Henry County Purdue Extension Office website, https://extension.purdue.edu/ Tuesday July 17 9 a.m. – Beef show 9:30 a.m. – Rabbit show 1 p.m. ̵

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EDITOR'S NOTE

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Courier-Times will provide daily 4-H photos and a schedule of upcoming activities while the fair is ongoing. A special 4-H section, including full feature stories and photos, will appear in the newspaper Aug. 5.

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Board of Works members 'cover the bases'

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com Sidewalks and base paths paved the way Monday for a short New Castle Board of Public Works meeting. The board approved a payment of $500 to Don Sparks, who recently completed a sidewalk replacement project in front o

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PORKERS ON PARADE

Ashtyn Harvey (foreground) and her older sister, Auburn, both students at Tri, are the only two left in the rink displaying their hogs in Class #7 (hogs weighing 256-262 pounds) during Sunday’s 4-H Barrow Show in the show arena at Memorial Park. Auburn’s pig nipped Ashtyn’s for first place in the class and Auburn’s hog was Reserve Grand Champion and Ashtyn’s third overall among all pigs on display Sunday. A barrow is a male pig that has been castrated.

PORKERS ON PARADE

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POULTRY, PIDGEONS AND DUCKS

Brooklynne Corn, 11, New Castle, calms down her Modena Pidgeon, Sassy, Monday morning during judging at the Henry County 4-H Fair. Brooklynne and her sister, Kassidy, 9, had pidgeon entries. The girls’ grandfather, Bill Lowry, got them interested in the pastime. Lowry said that while some people eat the fowl, he and his family do not. “It’s just a hobby,” he said. The girls are daughters of Lora Hardy and Robert Corn.

POULTRY, PIDGEDONS AND DUCKS

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For the Record

POLICE July 13 April Durrett, 22, was arrested on a warrant for conversion.  An attempted burglary was reported in the 1000 block of S. 19th St. A front window was broken out and forced entry occurred. Nothing was taken from the home, but two dogs got out thro

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EDC seeks EPA grant

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com What’s old can be new again. With that optimistic frame of mind, the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation Board enthusiastically approved a request from its director to reapply for a $500,00

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4-H KICKOFF: A PROGRAM FOR ALL SEASONS

Five-year-old Ruthie Lovett draws a name for Tim Chapman during Saturday’s 4-H Kick-Off and Fashion Revue Program. She drew Seth Butler, winner of a $500 scholarship sponsored by Ag Express and Chapman Farms. It was one of several awards presented during a humid, yet well-attended kick-off program.

4-H KICKOFF: A PROGRAM FOR ALL SEASONS

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Helicopter crashes, pilot not injured

A helicopter crashed Monday morning in the 1000 block of W. County Road 100 N. in New Castle. The pilot was not injured.

By KATIE CLONTZ - kclontz@thecouriertimes.com A helicopter crashed Monday morning in the 1000 block of W. County Road 100 N. in New Castle.  The pilot, Lonnie G. Jensen of Lufkin, Texas, was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene, accordin

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Local Briefs

Walk Away From Silence is Sept. 15 Walk Away From Silence, a suicide prevention walk, will be part the Middletown Fall Fun Fest at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 in Dietrich Park. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. The walk is sponsored by Torchlight Counseling Services, LLC, as wel

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Josie Riggs

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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Aaron Steen

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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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. MONDAY New Castle Utility Review Board

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For the Record

POLICE July 12 Brittany Dunham, 28, was arrested on a warrant for theft.  Jason Enix, 39, was arrested on a warrant for possession of meth, possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance and escape.  Jordan Jared, 27, was arrested and preliminaril

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FOOD INSPECTION REPORTS

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted three pre-operational inspections recently. County inspectors identified multiple items that needed corrected before the

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Amended town ordinance allows backyard chickens

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Thanks to a Thursday vote by the Lewisville Town Council, some folks in the southern Henry County town will no longer be running afoul of county laws. Town leaders now have the local authority to grant exemptions to t

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Financing options for new jail

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Now that most everyone agrees Henry County needs a new jail, it is up to the county council to figure out how to pay for it. Consultant James Robertson told county leaders and elected officials from the City of New Castle

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EDITOR'S NOTE

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Courier-Times will provide daily 4-H photos and a schedule of upcoming activities while the fair is ongoing. A special 4-H section, including full feature stories and photos, will appear in the newspaper Aug. 5.

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2018 Henry County 4-H Schedule

  NOTE: This is a partial list of upcoming fair activities. A complete schedule can be viewed online at the Henry County Purdue Extension Office website, https://extension.purdue.edu/   Sunday July 15 11 a.m. – Outdoor cooking competition (4-H and a

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LLAMA LLAMA

Stella Dearing, left, and 4-H Judge Alicia Criswell look over Dearing’s crochet llama and discussthe process of making the stuffed animal Thursday during crafts judging at the Henry County 4-H Fair.

LLAMA LLAMA

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Skilled worker shortage? Former felons might be the answer

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com There was a time when Henry County stood at the top of the state’s unemployment rate rankings, but when people talk about the economy these days, the focus is on finding workers, not work. Indiana Gov. Eri

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ALL IN THE 4-H FAMILY

Jenny Cornett looks on with sons Jonah, standing, left, and Joel, seated, as daughter Julia shows her mini 4-H project Friday afternoon. The Henry County 4-H Fair shifts into high gear today with the Sunday Night Barrow Show starting at 4 p.m. Monday’s highlights include the poultry and pigeon show at 9 a.m. and the mini 4-H Swine Show at 11 a.m.

ALL IN THE 4-H FAMILY

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A T-riffic day

Wendy Cahoom of Palmer, Massachusetts, relaxes in her 1923 Model T Touring Car Friday afternoon at the Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum near Millville. Her vehicle was among more than 100 from 24 states, including both coasts, which converged on the Henry County historic site.

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com One by one vintage automobiles arrived Friday at the birthplace of a man who helped humanity learn to fly. Just five years after the Wright Brothers took off in their glider at Kitty Hawk, N.C. in 1903, the Model T a

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Cameron Matthews

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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Lauren Lowe

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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Why the Thailand rescue affects us all

By NATHAN EDWARDS - For The Courier-Times Like much of the world, I’ve been following the rescue of a boys soccer team in Thailand with heart-rending attention. What would it be like to be one of those parents whose child was missing for nine days, only to le

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY AA: 7:30 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church. AA: 9 p.m. First Baptist Church, 709 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle. SATURDAY NA: 6 p.m. The Sanctuary, 1-866-683-2022. New Castle Class of 1957: 11 a.m. Stack’s. SUNDAY Celebrate Recovery: Middletown Church of t

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Raintree Square dedicates new patio area to administrator

Long-time Raintree staff members JoyceCriswell, Phyllis Denney and Rich Lee joinRaintree SquareadministratorSteve Wrayin dedicating the new patio area at Raintree Square.

Raintree Square of New Castle recently dedicated its new back patio area to honor Steve Wray, who has served Raintree Square since 2010 and as administrator since 2015. The celebration included music from the Brown family, a snack buffet and a special pre

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FOR THE RECORD

CORRECTION Autumn Oaks Manager Darcy Garvin was referenced by the wrong name in a July 5 story. The Courier-Times regrets the error. POLICE July 11 Joan Blackburn, 57, was arrested and preliminarily charged with public intoxication.  Jessica Boram, 39, was arr

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Another tool in safety

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Indiana State Police and the Department of Administration are giving schools across the state free handheld metal detectors. All they have to do is ask. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the program Monday as part of his

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Hagerstown schools receive $100,000 Lilly Counseling grant

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Eastern Henry County families will soon benefit from a partnership between Wayne County schools. Nettle Creek School Corporation in Hagerstown found out recently that they received a $107,800 grant from the second rou

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Local Briefs

New place, times for C.A.S.T. Showcase The Creative Arts Summer Troupe (C.A.S.T.) will perform their end-of-camp show, “Law & Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit,” at 2 p.m. July 20-21 at the Guyer Opera House, 110 W. Main St., Lewisville. Tickets are $5

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Persistent water issues eroding solid waste dollars

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com More than 7,000 reasons have surfaced for the Henry County Solid Waste Management District to solve a longstanding water problem.  During Wednesday’s meeting, HCSWMD Administrative Assistant Brenda Bockove

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BAKER BATHROOM MOVING FORWARD

New Castle city workers Daniel Jackson, left, Michael Weiland, Fred Duvall andCity of New Castle Public Works Director Dave Barker, right, pour the concrete foundation Thursday morning for a new restroom going in by the F.U.N. Park in Baker Park. Park bathrooms have been an ongoing concern for residents and the city parks board.

BAKER BATHROOM MOVING FORWARD

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EDITOR'S NOTE

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Courier-Times will provide daily 4-H photos and a schedule of upcoming activities while the fair is ongoing. A special 4-H section, including full feature stories and photos, will appear in the newspaper Aug. 5.

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2018 Henry County 4-H Schedule

NOTE: This is a partial list of upcoming fair activities. A complete schedule can be viewed online at the Henry County Purdue Extension Office website, https://extension.purdue.edu/ Friday July 13 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Enter all remaining 4-H projects, Mini 4-H an

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Spiceland Council finds middle ground on cemetery issue

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com “Green” burials may be the latest trend, but if you’re the person assigned to dig the graves in a crowded cemetery, they can also be a perpetual nightmare. Wednesday night, Spiceland Town Council me

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Area chip seal projects start Tuesday

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced multiple chip seal preservation projects are scheduled to begin next week. Work is scheduled for various roadways in Henry, Randolph and Wayne counties. Chip sealing on U.S. Hwy 40 from Ind. 3 to Ind. 103

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Yorks celebrate 50th wedding anniversary with family trip

Brenda and Dale York of New Castle recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 29. Dale and the former Brenda Huckeby were married June 29, 1968 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Castle by Pastor Alan Dietz. Both are retired from The Cou

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Elizabeth LaMar

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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Julie Lanzer

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by a 10-year 4-H member about the topic “What 4-H Means To Me.” The Courier-Times received the essay from the Henry County Purdue Extension Office. This year, there are 26 10-year 4-H members. The

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OUT ABOUT FAITH

Brain Workout Classes: 10 a.m.-noon, through Aug. 2, Glen Oaks Health Campus, 601 W. County Road 200 S, New Castle. Partnering with Total Brain Health to host classes supporting daily thinking skills and reduce risk for memory loss. Free sessions but advance regist

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY AA: 7:30 p.m. Kennard Friends Church, 101 N Vine St. Kennard. 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: noon, Mancino’s. BNI: 7 a.m. Raintree Square. NA: 6 p.m. Sanctuary

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School board approves hiring 'interventionist'

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com KNIGHTSTOWN —While the ABCs will always be a key component of education, Charles A. Beard School Board members took action Tuesday night on an “I” that’s becoming an important need in the ever

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Perdue leaves Blue River

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Blue River Valley Jr./Sr. High School is looking for a new principal. Adam Perdue, who has led BRV High School since 2015, recently accepted a position as the new principal of Wes-Del Middle/High School

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HAVING A SEW-SEW TIME

First-year 4-Her Caroline Watterson, 9, of New Castle, listens while sewing-construction judge Susan Heiden evaluates her reversible apron Tuesday night in the Smith Building. Caroline got a blue ribbon for her project. She is the daughter of Jeff and Dee Watterson. If there is enough fabric left she might make her doll a matching apron. The little girl also likes to cook with her mamaw and mother.

HAVING A SEW-SEW TIME

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JUDGE DELIVERS VERDICT

At 10 years-old, Case Morehouse receives congratulations from 4-H judge (and New Castle attorney) Katie Manning, along with the grand-champion ribbon in Tuesday night’s 4-H public speaking contest. The Sulphur Springs boy is the son of Sarah and Brad Morehouse. He spoke about livestock judging, another activity that he enjoys. He also shows pigs.

JUDGE DELIVERS VERDICT

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IN STEP WITH THE QUEEN

Moments before modeling her consumer-clothing outfit in the 4-H fashion review Tuesday night, Macie Morehouse, 8, in a basketball outfit she put together, gets a lesson in how to properly walk the runway from Miss Henry County Cora Russell. Macie is a Shenandoah Elementary School student.

IN STEP WITH THE QUEEN

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United Fund dissolved, becoming United Way

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com The Henry County United Fund Board of Directors voted June 28 to dissolve the local United Fund organization. The board of directors has been meeting regularly and discussing reorganization since Nov. 10, 2017, when they f

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'The county's albatross'

Henry County Council member Clay Morgan, left, addresses members of the Henry County Commissioners, the New Castle City Council and New Castle Mayor Greg York, in blue, during a special meeting Tuesday. The various government officials met at the county courthouse to discuss the need for a newcommunitydetention center.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com Henry County’s jail is overcrowded and crumbling underfoot. The design is obsolete and dangerous for both inmates and correctional officers. There is a federal court case underway because a man was allegedly beaten t

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5 snagged in separate drug arrests

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com The Henry County Area Drug Task Force (ADTF) arrested five New Castle residents during two different incidents Tuesday afternoon. On-duty detectives observed what they believed to be a drug transaction taking place be

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LOCAL BRIEFS

Drug take-back event is July 18 at Kroger A prescription drug take-back event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Kroger, 120 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle. Local law enforcement and staff members from the Indiana Attorney General̵

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For the Record

POLICE July 10 Kevin Rowland, 40, was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving while suspended prior and public intoxication.  Daniel Weston, 26, was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of meth, main

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Man pleads guilty to goose death

By KATIE CLONTZ - kclontz@thecouriertimes.com A New Castle man who shot a Canada goose to death with a pellet gun while a child watched pleaded guilty Tuesday in Henry Circuit Court 3.  Whalen L. Abbott, 78, was charged with unlawful hunting of migratory birds

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Women accused of illegally selling raccoons plead not guilty

By KATIE CLONTZ - kclontz@thecouriertimes.com Two New Castle women who allegedly sold three baby raccoons to an undercover agent from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) entered not guilty pleas Tuesday during initial hearings in Henry Circuit Court 3. K

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CAB schools to receive handheld metal detectors

By DARREL RADFORD - dradford@thecouriertimes.com Handheld metal detectors will soon be coming to the Charles A. Beard School Corporation. Just one day after Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a new initiative to provide schools with the security devices, Supt. Jed

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2018 Henry County 4-H Schedule

NOTE: This is a partial list of upcoming fair activities. A complete schedule can be viewed online at the Henry County Purdue Extension Office website, https://extension.purdue.edu/ Thursday July 12 6 p.m. – Crafts judging Friday July 13 3:30-5:30 p.m. –

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EDITOR'S NOTE

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Courier-Times will provide daily 4-H photos and a schedule of upcoming activities while the fair is ongoing. A special 4-H section, including full feature stories and photos, will appear in the newspaper Aug. 5.

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No injuries reported following car wreck

A New Castle medic holds one of two children who were passengers in a car accidentthat took place around 3:48 p.m.Tuesday afternoon near S. 14th Street and Central Avenue. No injuries were reported. According to a report from the New Castle Police Department, a gray 2014 Nissan Sentra driven by Shelby D. Hernandez, 22, of New Castle, pulled out in front of a red 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Linda Smith, 48, of New Castle. At the time of the crash, Smith was driving on S. 14th Street and Hernandez was driving on Central Avenue. Hernandez told police she thought the intersection was a four-way stop. Hernandez was cited for driving the wrong way down a one-way street, the police report stated.

No injuries reported following car wreck

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