Pete Seat, a candidate for next year’s open State Treasurer seat, will speak at the August meeting of the Henry County Republican Club. It will take place this Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m., at Republican Headquarters, 1325 Broad Street (State Road 38 downtown). The public and media are invite…

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MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown/Fall Creek Township Public Library is now accepting applications for its popular Storytime program for preschoolers. The free class, led by Erin Mangold, will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 1 and will meet each Wednesday at 10:30-11:30 a.m. through mid-December. Childr…

Heart of Indiana United Way (HIUW) is pleased to announce that it has received a second COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative grant for $1,038,592 from Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which HIUW is a member. The grant will be used to support our community in meeting …

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2022 Budget work sessions canceled, rescheduled

Can anyone else believe that Christmas will be here in just a few short months? I, personally, am still not over last Christmas! Time really flies when you get older, that is one thing for certain. Whenever I think of Christmas, especially Christmas in July, I start thinking about traditiona…

The New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation recently distributed funds to businesses that were awarded a Henry County Small Business Grant. The grant’s funding source is the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The federal national objective of the grants is to ben…

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First Annual Veterans Weekend at Memorial Park: Starts Friday, July 30th with a ham and bean supper 6-9 p.m. Smith Auditorium. Saturday, July 31st, 5K run starts at 7 a.m., Children’s workshop 9-11 a.m., Veteran’s Museum will be doing a weenie roast from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, August 1st the park …

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Completing all levels of swim lessons through the YMCA is a challenge few have accomplished. This summer, however, three local swimmers graduated from all lessons at the Henry County YMCA.

In order to ensure social distancing during the pandemic, New Castle First Church of the Nazarene has been having two Sunday morning worship services. This Sunday, Aug. 1, the church will resume Sunday School and go back to one worship service.

Food Truck Fridays: Next Date: TODAY - Friday, July 30th - 5-8 p.m. 1400 Plaza

Veterans Museum weenie roast Saturday

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Due to a significant outbreak of COVID-19 among students at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana, the Law Enforcement Training Board has made the decision to temporarily suspend the 2021-224 class at ILEA.

Senior Center Bingo at Baker: Next Date: TODAY! Thursday, July 29. Baker park, shelter house No. 2 at 1 p.m. For more information contact Brenda at 765-521-7414.

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Construction on The River’s Edge Townhomes has began. The first house on the left is on time to be complete before Nov 1. The second house to the right will be complete by Dec 1.

Rural communities often lack the reliable broadband service needed to thrive in today’s connected world. Organizations and businesses throughout the state and working together to identify this need and seek funding for broadband improvements. According to Inside Indiana Business, a primary e…

HER Magazine will be in Saturday

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Middletown American Legion Post 216 recently donated $500 to the Henry County Veterans. Pictured are Post Commander Dave Weir and Legionnaire and American Legion Riders Director Gerry VanAlst, Museum fundraiser chairman Kenny Norflee, Sons of the American Legion Commander 10th District Steve…

For many Hoosier teenagers, having a job is important – especially over the summer. But starting a new job can take some time as they wait on work permits from their schools.