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Local trails, parks bring $1.5 million to region

Henry County is one of six counties working to make the overall region grow. The partnership is already paying off and could pave the way for more project funding. Henry County is part of the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, along with Blackford, Delaware, Jay, Madison and Randolph counties. New Castle-Henry […]

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Caring for Creatures Great and Small: Meet the Weimers

DJ Weimer developed a love for the agricultural community as a child, growing up on a family farm in the Knightstown area. Meanwhile, Sarah Weimer was living in Long Island, New York, helping her equine veterinarian father at thoroughbred racetracks. The two met in veterinary school at Purdue. While DJ’s […]

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The Sky is the Limit

Sixty-six years ago, in 1952, Clifford “Bill” Marlatt built an airport with a 2,350 foot grass runway. Bill, now 91 years old, was on hand Saturday as a new 4,200 foot runway on County Road 400 South in New Castle was dedicated despite rainy weather and overcast skies. A plaque […]

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Two Henry County Communities Receive Grant Funding

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch recently announced more than $10 million in federal grant funding awarded to 19 communities through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Knightstown and New Castle are among the recipients of these Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). “We are excited to support Hoosier communities […]

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New Castle Roots Lead To Business Ownership

Jennifer Barnett’s family history is rooted deeply in New Castle. She and her husband Kevin both graduated from New Castle High School, just like her parents and grandparents. While attending Purdue University, Jennifer had the opportunity to study fashion in New York City during her junior year. Living in a […]

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Local factory planning to expand, increase workforce

The Henry County Council may have broken the record for its shortest meeting Wednesday afternoon, adjourning just under the half-hour mark. The council is preparing for the 2019 budget year and didn’t have too many accounting issues to handle this week. The biggest project on their agenda was a request […]

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Area Realtor Trades Suburban Life for Henry County Living

Living in the suburb of McCordsville seemed like a great idea to Cara Taylor after graduating from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Residential Property Management. She enjoyed the amenities of being close to Indianapolis. After a few years, however, she discovered that instead of visiting the city, […]

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‘It’s all about readiness’

Duke Energy has selected a 143-acre site in Henry County as one of six around in the state in the company’s 2018 Site Readiness Program. The property, at the corner of County Road 300 S and Ind. 103, is owned by local company Hissaydar Investments LLC, New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President […]

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A Workforce Way Forward

Right before their eyes were keys to future economic development. For members of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Board Wednesday morning, those keys were not available land drawings or tax abatement incentive documents. They were young people displaying true talent. Shenandoah FFA students served as guest speakers for […]

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