Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Huntington University has produced a video highlighting Huntington County. The video details the many ways in which individuals are able to enjoy a high quality of life, right here in Huntington County.

The video highlights the great agricultural community throughout all of Huntington County, the many different restaurants we have to offer, entertainment, the Dan Quayle Center in Huntington, to the Pulse Opera House in Warren and more. Two EE’s Winery, Joseph Decuis and the new zip line at Camp Timber Lake are all highlighted in the Roanoke area... Read More...

Chamber sponsors small business workshop

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

Twenty-five individuals gathered at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, July 16 to hear from expert business mentors from SCORE Northeast Indiana as they presented a free workshop on starting a small business. The workshop was coordinated by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, a SCORE branch office, and was free to all those attending.

The workshop featured five SCORE mentors each with many years of business experience ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small single proprietorships. Topics covered in the two-hour workshop included the Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship, What’s in a Business Plan, Legal Business Structures and Financial Tools and How to Put It All Together... Read More...

Remembering Hee Haw coming to the Honeywell

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

Remembering Hee Haw, starring original cast members “The Kornfield Friends” will perform at the Honeywell Center on Friday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. The show is welcomed by 105.9 The Bash’s Saturday Morning Classic Country Hits.

Hee Haw cast members Lulu Roman, Misty Rowe, Jana Jae, and Buck will bring a touch of Kornfield Kounty to the Ford Theater during a performance celebrating the popular television comedy. The tour will have the audience involved from beginning to end with singing, clapping and laughing.

Debuting in 1969, Hee Haw featured music by country legends and hillbilly-themed antics and skits starring Roman, Rowe, Jae and Trent... Read More...

Police Academy applications needed by July 26

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

The Huntington Police Department in conjunction with the Huntington University Police Department is pleased to announce the second Citizen’s Police Academy that will begin on August 21. The classes will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. with graduation held on October 9.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is designed to educate citizens about the operation, methods and goals of the police department so that communication and understanding between the community and police are enhanced. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the Chief of Police, Chad Hacker, and many other officers within the Huntington Police Department and the Huntington University Police Department as they instruct in many different areas of law enforcement... Read More...

Cottage Event Center to hold Salute to the ’60s

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

A salute to the music of the 1960’s will rock Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center Friday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. The music will be presented by The Bobby Swag Band and the event will raise funds for The Roanoke Public Library.

The group is made up of: Bob Sweigert, bass guitar and vocals; John Escosa, guitars and lead vocals; Jeff Degitz, drums and lead vocals and Kara Jaurigue, vocals. The performance will salute to the songs of 50 years ago, 1969, including the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. The date of the event, August 16, coincides with the biggest day of the iconic musical gathering... Read More...

Pathfinder to host “Meraki” at Two EE’s

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

Pathfinder Services is pleased and proud to host a concert and wine tasting event on August 29, at Two EE’s Winery in Roanoke. All proceeds from the event will support Pathfinder Services Creative Abilities Art Studios.

The name of the event, Meraki (may-rah-kee), “when you do something with creativity or love; putting a piece of yourself into what you do,” is a true description of what this event is all about.

Pathfinder Creative Abilities Art Studios provide creative opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities who are served by Pathfinder Community Supports Day Services program... Read More...

Trinity United Methodist to host block party

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

Trinity United Methodist Church invites the Huntington community to a neighborhood block party along with an afternoon of food, games, dunk tank and music. The event will be held on Sunday, August 11, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The church will provide free hot dogs and ice cream.

Entertainment will include ACE DJ Productions from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Indiana WILD: Live animal program at 2 p.m. and the Wildcat Valley Cloggers at 2:30 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 530 Guilford Street.

First Federal announces four promotions

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

Elizabeth Cary, left, has been assigned to the head teller/new accounts representative position for the South Bend Drive, Fort Wayne, office. Cary has been with First Federal Savings Bank since October of 2017. Prior to joining First Federal she had over 20 years of customer service, cash handling and supervisory experience. A native to Huntington, Cary has two children and attends Concordia Lutheran Church.

Miriam Barker, center, has been assigned to customer service manager/loan processor for the north office in Huntington. Barker celebrated 30 years of service at First Federal this past February... Read More...

Northeast Indiana Bancorp announces earnings

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:  NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, announced net income for the six months ended June 30, 2019 increased by $49,000 to $2.18 million ($1.82 per diluted common share) when compared to net income of $2.13 million ($1.78 per diluted common share) for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The current six months earnings equate to an annualized ROA of 1.25% and an ROE of 11.32% compared to an annualized ROA of 1.33% and an annualized ROE of 11.91% for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

Net income also increased by $93,000 or 9...

JJ’s to hold Financial Peace University classes

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

JJ’s will again be sponsoring Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class this fall. The class will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. at Pathfinder Services located at 2824 Theater Avenue. Classes begin on September 18.

Financial Peace University is a nine week personal money management class held across the country. Dave Ramsey and his team teach the lessons on video, followed by discussion and activities with your classmates. This class teaches you the stuff about money they should have taught you in high school.

This is also a great benefit for small businesses to offer their employees... Read More...

Purdue Extension Office to hold several events

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

Saturdays in the Garden will be hosting a Butterfly Workshop on July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Helping Hands Community Garden. The Community Garden is located at 1350 S. Jefferson Street, behind the Purdue Extension Office.

There will be a small fee for each participant. For more information and to pre-register, please call Purdue Extension at (260) 358-4826 or contact Becky Arnett at

Other workshops coming up are Outdoor Painting on August 24, Scarecrow Building on September 28 and Pumpkin Carving on October 26... Read More...

Humane Society to hold a cleanup day on July 20

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

The Huntington County Humane Society will hold a cleanup day at the shelter on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter is located at 390 Thurman Poe Way.

Weather permitting workers will also be prepared to paint the exterior of the shelter, thanks to help with the cost of the paint from Ace Hardware and Juergens Hardware.

Additional helpful donations for this cleaning day would be paint rollers, trays, brushes, mops, buckets, cleaning products and facemasks. Those who are interested in donating items are asked to contact the shelter at so that donations can be coordinated... Read More...

Pulse Opera House presents “Guys and Dolls”

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

The Pulse Opera House in Warren presents “Guys and Dolls,” a live musical comedy production featuring local talent. Highlights from the score are the songs Luck Be a Lady Tonight, I’ve Never Been in Love Before and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

“Guys and Dolls” will run weekends from July 12 through July 28, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. Show dates are: July 12, 13, 14; 19, 20, 21; 26, 27 and 28. The box office opens one hour before the performance... Read More...

Arts Council announces judge for Regional Exhibit

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

The LaFontaine Arts Council is pleased to announce that Sayaka Gantz has been selected as the judge for the Regional Art Exhibit. Gantz received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and continued to create welded sculptures of animal forms independently. In 2008 she received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She taught design and drawing courses at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne between 2002 and 2012.

Using reclaimed metal and plastic objects as materials, Gantz’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy... Read More...

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