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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY
AA: 7 p.m. Middletown United Methodist Church, 625 High St. Use east entrance.
Search & Rescue: 6:30 p.m.
Knights of Pythias: 7 p.m. Pythias Hall.
Noon Optimists: Mancino’s.
Henry County Community Band: 7-8:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
NA: . . . more »

   

For the Record

POLICE
Jan. 12
Harlon Carter, 64, was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 
Jan. 13
Deborah Gona, 54, was arrested on a warrant for conversion and two counts of check deception. 
Jama Yusuf, 38, was arrested on a prel . . . more »

   

LOCAL BRIEFS

By Katie Clontz - Kclontz@thecouriertimes.com
Commissioners ask for public input by Feb. 1
Henry County residents interested in viewing documents pertaining to wind energy development within the county: the Economic Development Agreement, the Decommission Agreement . . . more »

   

Rep. Saunders invites students to the Statehouse

Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).
Pages have an opportunity to join Saunders during the legislative session and . . . more »

   

West Point leadership program open to high school juniors

Approximately 1,000 current high school juniors throughout the USA will be accepted into one of two sessions for the annual Summer Leaders Experience at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
The first session will take place June 2-8; the second . . . more »

   

Three arrested, preliminarily charged with murder



Courier-Times staff report
Three men have been arrested in relation to an ongoing homicide investigation. 
The arrests were made Sunday and include William Michael Anderson, 21, who was originally from Winchester but now resides in New Castle; Jordan Davis Bol . . . more »

   

'Love our enemies'



By Eldon Pitts - For The Courier-times
The soul-stirring praise music of Buchanon Unity filled a packed sanctuary at The Place church Sunday night to set the stage for a program observing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
King was the chief spokesperson for nonv . . . more »

   

Flu is cause for concern



By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
Health officials continue to sound the alarm about the increasing number of influenza (flu) cases they are seeing.
The Indiana State Health Department’s Weekly Influenza Report dated Jan. 12, 2018 states confirmed c . . . more »

   

Baby Bottle Boomerang begins Sunday

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
Local churches have the chance this weekend to support the life-affirming ministry of the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center in a fun and easy way.
Sunday marks the official start of the center’s Baby Bottl . . . more »

   

Habitat for Humanity offering 'partner' classes

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
Henry County residents with an interest in purchasing their own home, but don’t qualify for needed financing through a traditional mortgage  from a bank or other lending institution, may want to consider a . . . more »

   

Multiple ways to support women, their families

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
Don’t toss out that crib or highchair just because your baby has outgrown it. 
You can pass those gifts along to the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center and help families in the area take care of their . . . more »

   

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
Henry County Redevelopment Comm . . . more »

   

BALL STATE DEAN'S LIST

Ball State University has released its Fall 2017 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes undergraduates who earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average for 12 or more credits of graded course work during a semester, or for six or more credits of graded cour . . . more »

   

SHENANDOAH HIGH SCHOOL

Shenandoah High School has announced its honor roll lists for the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year.
All A Honor Roll
Grade 9
Megan Marie Anderson, Kaitlyn Nicole Craig, Mikayla Marie Donahue, Elena Marie Fries, Tanner Grissom Goff, Erikka Saige Hill, Lan . . . more »

   

Local funeral director receives professional re-certification



Thomas David Sproles, CFSP, a funeral director with Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle, has recently qualified for re-certification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
. . . more »

   

For the Record

POLICE
Jan. 11
Derick Fields, 22, was arrested on a warrant for operating a vehicle without a license, possession of a synthetic drug, criminal mischief and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle. 
Jonathon Maddux, 45, was arrested on preliminary charges of cri . . . more »

   

Substance abuse: A critical conversation



By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
It is going to take a group effort to tackle the complex drug abuse issue in Henry County.
HOPE Initiative hosted a forum this week to let community members hear from experts in the education, judicial and medical fields a . . . more »

   

County needs more preschools, daycares



By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
A team of educators and childcare providers are working to make Henry County a better place for children.
The Early Childhood Learning Coalition got to meet their new coordinator this week, Niki Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald . . . more »

   

Rep. Saunders files bill for wind farm transparency

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) submitted a bill Thursday that deals with industrial wind turbines.
More specifically, House Bill 1225 addresses concerns about potential ethics violations between coun . . . more »

   

'We believe it's a scam'

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
NEW CASTLE — Local businesses have been getting emails and calls from a company out of Texas about buying sponsorships for Trojan games.
The problem is, the New Castle High School Athletic Department just f . . . more »

   

'Large' trash discussion continues

By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
A special committee appointed by the New Castle City Council to review and consider changes to the city’s trash ordinance has agreed to several amendments that will be recommended to the full council.
For the past c . . . more »

   

SHENANDOAH HIGH SCHOOL Honor roll

Shenandoah High School has announced its honor roll lists for the second nine week grading period of the 2017-2018 school year.
All A Honor Roll
Grade 9
Megan Marie Anderson, Kaitlyn Nicole Craig, Mikayla Marie Donahue, Elena Marie Fries, Tanner Grissom Goff, Erikk . . . more »

   

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TODAY
AA: 7:30 p.m. St. James Episcopal.
AA: 9 p.m. First Baptist Church, 709 S. Memorial Drive.
SATURDAY
NA: 6 p.m. The Sanctuary.
New Castle Class of 1957: 11 a.m. Stack’s.
SUNDAY
Middletown Church of the Nazarene: 765-354-2327.
AA: 4 p.m. St. Anne Parish C . . . more »

   

For the Record

CORRECTION
New Castle High School junior Dakota Case is the New Castle Career Center student of the month for January. He was named incorrectly in Thursday’s newspaper. The Courier-Times regrets the error. 
POLICE
Jan. 10
Tyler Johnson, 24, was arrested . . . more »

   

Man arrested following attempted armed robbery at travel plaza



By Katie Clontz - Kclontz@thecouriertimes.com
A North Carolina man allegedly involved in an attempted armed robbery at the New Lisbon Travel Plaza remained behind bars Thursday afternoon. 
Austin Hagee, 20, Fayetteville, North Carolina, was arrested Wednesday . . . more »

   

AS WINTER WEATHER APPROACHES



AS WINTER WEATHER APPROACHES . . . more »

   

Motivational speaker, former pro wrestler coming to Knightstown



By Kevin Green - Kgreen@thecouriertimes.com
KNIGHTSTOWN — The entire Henry County community is invited to a local appearance by former professional wrestler, author, and motivational speaker Marc Mero.
The public forum is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesd . . . more »

   

Suggestions welcome on wind farm agreements

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
The Henry County Commissioners are looking for input on the three agreements the county requires for prospective wind farm development.
County residents and officials have been working with wind company representatives to . . . more »

   

State rep sends out constituent survey

By Travis Weik - Tweik@thecouriertimes.com
Indiana State Representative Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) wants to know what the people in District 54 think.
Saunders’ 2018 legislative survey started landing in mailboxes this week. The survey questions cover b . . . more »

   

Flu recommendations given for Henry Community Health

With flu on the rise in Henry County, Henry Community Health is suggesting the community be prepared for limited visitation at Henry Community Health’s main campus/hospital.
“At this time, these are only recommendations and visitation is not restricted, . . . more »