New Castle Cemetery Supt. Dan Denney finishes watering flowers at the entrance of South Mound Cemetery off Bundy Avenue Thursday morning. Denney said the entrance gets many positive comments from residents. Designed by Webb’s Flowers, Denney makes sure the arrangement is watered seven days a week.

Henry County Art Center is open: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 218 S. 15th St., New Castle. Masks are required. New exhibit runs through Sept. 4.

In June, reports indicated more than 700 federal, state and local law enforcement officers across the country were injured during nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.

On Sunday, Aug 9, Mt. Lawn Speedway in New Castle will host Kid’s Day at the Races with a special 4 p.m. start time.

Applications for COVID-19 business relief are still be accepted. A tower-ful local building is on the market again. A powerful marketing tool is one step closer to groundbreaking.

Henry County Art Center is Open: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 218 S. 15th St., New Castle. Masks are required. New exhibit runs through Sept. 4. Reception details to be announced soon.

An “inclusiveness” resolution local officials said goes hand-in-hand with the “Stellar” goal of being “Safe and Welcome” has now passed both city as well as county councils. However, the inclusiveness vote did not get a “yes” from everyone.

As Congress debates how to address the economic calamity we are facing, we have an unprecedented opportunity to put people to work addressing the climate crisis – and we should start by hiring laid-off oil and gas workers to help lead the way.

The Central Committee of the Henry County Democrats met Thursday, July 30 Democratic Headquarters. The committee is announcing the cancellation of the Annual Democratic Dinner (formerly J-J Dinner), due to COVID-19 and Indiana’s numbers rising.

Family members of 26-year-old Harley Rachelle Polston appealed to Henry County Council members last Thursday, complaining that Coroner Steve Hacker had not done his due diligence with the cause of her unexpected death on Friday, July 10.

EAGLES NO. 933 NEW CASTLE: Temporary reopening hours: noon-8 p.m. Sundays; noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Stars and Stripes Raffle suspended until further notice. Due to COVID-19, the Labor Day sale has been canceled.

Kathy Hunt, club manager for New Castle Elks 484, was the first in line to donate blood at the lodge’s recent blood drive. Overall, 20 units of whole blood were collected which, in turn, will go to 60 people in need. The Elks motto is “Elks Care, Elks Share.”

Eagles No. 933 New Castle: Temporary reopening hours: noon-8 p.m. Sundays; noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Stars and Stripes Raffle suspended until further notice. Due to COVID-19, the Labor Day sale has been canceled.

The New Castle Board of Public Works and Safety took another step toward getting the city’s street department into a new permanent home Monday.

New Castle Street Department Supt. Lee Walker looks upon the rubble left behind by a June 17 fire. Walker said clean up of the site is scheduled to begin next week.

Ivy Tech trustees meet virtually next week

The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted four temporary inspections and one water loss inspections during the third week of July. County inspectors identified one critical violation during that time period.

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He was described as a dedicated public servant, a retired educator who had rolled up his sleeves and worked tirelessly to research complex issues on behalf of his community. A true leader who helped Henry County earn a “Stellar” reputation and a $333,000 prize. A man of Christian faith.

SPICELAND — About a dozen women with ties to South Henry schools gathered Tuesday at Spiceland Friends Church to sew as many masks as possible for Tri children and personnel.