Sunday, December 15th, 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...

Triple LLL Truck Repair holds ribbon cutting

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

A ribbon cutting and a check passing ceremony took place at Triple LLL Truck Repair, Inc. on Thursday, December 12. The ceremony was held at their new location, 8254 W 300 N in Andrews.

Triple LLL Truck Repair is a full service maintenance and repair facility for all makes and models of private and commercial vehicles and equipment. The business is owned and operated by Ryan Long, a fourth generation owner of the company. Long moved his business to Huntington County from Wabash County in November.

Long constructed a 60’ x 78’ building addition to the facility that existed on the current property to work on semis and large trucks... Read More...

Sportsmobile featured in Van Life magazine

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Source: Van Life Magazine

Sportsmobile North, Huntington, were featured in the December 2019 edition of Van Life magazine. Below is an excerpt of what was written in the article.

Jim Friermood, vice president of the company remembers when he first started his job at Sportsmobile North, “I’ve been working here for 43 years now. When we started, it was basically just Volkswagen vans.”

Friermood recalls a time in the late 70s when dealerships made orders for custom travel vans. Friermood and others converted the vans out of an old McCormick Tractor Factory that was built in 1902... Read More...

Howell has retirement party on December 11

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Michael Howell has announced his retirement as the executive director of the Huntington County Community Foundation as of the end of 2019.

A retirement open house was held at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Wednesday, December 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a special recognition time at 6 p.m.

Visitors were asked to bring a written memory to give to Howell. Light hors d’oeuvres and retirement cakes were served to those that attended.

“During Howell’s nine years of service, Foundation assets grew by 83% and 30 new endowed funds were created,” according to Marshall Sanders, board member... Read More...

Island Vibe bring tropical sound to “Beach Party”

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

The beach party sound of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean will fill the stage as tropical music duo Island Vibe returns New Year’s Eve to Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center.  The event, which includes appetizers and dinner, is a fundraiser for Oak Hill Farm.

Island Vibe is a popular party band from Fort Wayne featuring steel drummer and percussionist Doug Laughlin and guitarist Rod Bowers from Huntington. The duo performs throughout Indiana, Ohio and Michigan at platforms ranging from the Three Rivers Festival to Put-in-Bay.

The group boasts a staggering repertoire of over 600 songs, giving them the ability to customize their song list on the spot for any audience... Read More...

First Federal, Zahns, support wellness center

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Huntington-based First Federal Savings Bank and members of the family that has been at the helm of the institution for more than a half-century have made a major gift dedicating the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation/Fitness Gym area in the Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH).

The $50,000 gift was made jointly by Michael and Susan Zahn, Stephen and Alyce Zahn and First Federal Savings Bank and will be part of an unrestricted fund administered by the Parkview Huntington Foundation and used for enhancements and improvements throughout the Holly D... Read More...

Love In the Name of Christ gains new leadership

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Love In the Name of Christ is gaining new leadership with the promotions of Erin Didion, left, to executive director and Kelley Miller, RN, BSN, to assistant director. In addition to her ministry and volunteer coordinator responsibilities, Didion will develop new funding opportunities and oversee financial operations. Miller will continue to oversee the food pantry operations and Matthew 25 telemedicine clinic, and she will begin supervising the Covered With Love store.

Didion is a 2017 graduate of Huntington University with a major in Not for Profit Leadership. She has served as Love INC’s ministry and volunteer coordinator for the past two and a half years... Read More...

Williams receives Community Education Award

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, received the 2019 Community Education Award. The award was presented by the Indiana Youth Service Association of Indiana.

“The Community Education Award is presented to the agency or person making the most significant impact in the state through educating the community about issues impacting the lives of youth and their families in Indiana. This person is well-known and respected not only in her service region, but within the youth services field, working locally, statewide and nationally. She shares her knowledge and talents freely on a variety of youth-related topics and IYSA community education initiatives such as suicide prevention, human trafficking, Safe Place and Make Good Decisions... Read More...

Santa, Rody, visit Metro Kiwanis for Christmas

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Huntington Metro Kiwanis held their annual Christmas party on Monday, December 9. The event was hosted for some special young children.

The evening festivities began with Metro Kiwanis members greeting and visiting with the children. The children were then treated to a special prepared dinner by Santa’s little helpers.

After the meal the children were visited by Teresa Rody of the DNR and a great horned owl that had been injured. Rody talked about the owl being a predator bird, and the unlawfulness of keeping a bird of this type, even if it is injured. She also spoke about other interesting facts about the bird... Read More...

Duke Energy winter assistance funds increase

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Duke Energy has increased its winter assistance funding for qualifying Indiana customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills. The company is contributing $650,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program this year.

In addition, Duke Energy Indiana customers and employees have contributed more than $96,000 through November, and more is expected in December, raising this year’s total energy assistance to approximately $750,000. A portion of the company’s funding is the result of an agreement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor... Read More...

Dream Center to host free Christmas Dinner

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

The Indiana Dream Center will host a free Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 25.

The dinner will be held at the Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan Street, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delivery is available by calling (260) 519-0168. The dinner is free but monetary donations are welcome!

“The Dream Center Discipleship exists for the purpose of helping adult men and women become free from addictions and other life-controlling problems. The Dream Center offers an effective and comprehensive faith-based program and teaches giving back selflessly to the community through volunteerism to better prepare the individual for a productive and successful life... Read More...

Call to entry for Honeywell’s art competition

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Calling all artists! Whether you are amateur or professional, the Honeywell Foundation’s Clark Gallery will be hosting its annual 92 County Art Show from January 9 through February 19, 2020. Entries will be accepted on Monday, January 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The competition is open to artists of all ages living in any of Indiana’s 92 counties. Exhibit sponsorship is provided by the Eclectic Shoppe.

Marking its 27th year in 2020, the 92 County Art Show consists of three primary categories: drawings, paintings and other art forms. An entry fee of $20 includes up to three entries... Read More...

Chamber's Annual Dinner to feature speaker John Bry

Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019

The 96th Annual Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Dinner will be held Monday evening, January 20, 2020 at the PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive. The event will begin with a social time at 6 p.m. followed by dinner catered by Kim’s Katered Affair at 6:45 p.m.

The Chamber will hold its annual meeting where retiring members of the board and incoming board members will be recognized. The Chamber will also honor the Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and present the Community Excellence Award. This year’s event will have featured speaker John Bry as he presents on “The Revitalization of a Community... Read More...

University announces Strauss Animal Center

Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019

Huntington University’s agriculture footprint continues to grow as plans are finalized for the latest capital addition to the institution: The Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center.

The development of the nearly 6,500-square-foot structure was made possible thanks to a generous lead gift from Strauss Veal Feeds and Midwest Poultry Services.

Named in honor of the late Don Strauss, a fourth-generation member of the Strauss family in North Manchester and founder of Strauss Veal Feeds and Midwest Poultry Services, the animal science education center will house many of the key livestock elements of HU’s agriculture degrees... Read More...

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