Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, January 1, 2018

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...

Nix is the 50th Chief; Little Miss, Jr. Miss named

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

The 50th Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast was held Thursday morning, June 21 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash with 127 people in attendance. Jeremy Nix was named the 2018 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe in recognition of his contributions to Huntington County.

Mike Perkins, 2016 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, on behalf of Homer Hiner, 2017 Chief, introduced Nix and presented him with the traditional Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe plaque holding the traditional chief design.

Perkins recognized Nix, a local attorney, for his many contributions to the community, and the many different boards he has chaired... Read More...

Art Studio presents Chamber with hot air balloon

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

To thank the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce for the work involved with organizing Heritage Days 2018, The Little River Art Studio presented the Chamber with a replica hot air balloon. The Little River Art Studio is part of the Pathfinder Services State Street facility.

The group created the hot air balloon in their studio. They invite the community to attend the Hot Air Balloon Festival this Saturday at Huntington North High School from 5 to 10 p.m. The event includes a vehicle show, Archery Tag, Hover Ball, an obstacle run, food vendors, Samaritan helicopter, emergency vehicles, Joy Pleaser clowns and more... Read More...

Young professionals group begins in Huntington

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

H.Y.P.E., Huntington Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, as the name describes, is a group of young professionals meeting together twice monthly. The group was begun as a project of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and an idea of Brooke Sommers, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union.

The group’s intent under the direction of Sommers is to give young professionals in the area a place to connect, engage and build community. The plans for the group include building relationships, community involvement and volunteer opportunities.

The first two meetings have already taken place with average of ten young professionals in attendance... Read More...

YMCA to host Battle of Business competition

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is currently planning its annual Battle of the Business Competition for September 7 to 16. The competition allows businesses to form teams and compete against one another in two weekends of recreational activities. Past activities have included canoe racing, corn hole, 5K walk/run, scavenger hunt, volleyball, bicycle poker ride, kickball and various other activities.

The “battle” is an opportunity for companies to engage in fun events, build team unity, and get to know others in the community.

Businesses of all sizes are invited to participate...

Dr. Otto U. King celebrated with a historical marker

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

A new historical marker became a part of downtown Huntington in a public ceremony on Wednesday, June 20. The marker honors Dr. Otto Ulysses King, a Huntington dentist and the first general secretary and editor of the American Dental Association.

The marker is located just north of Smith Furniture at 322 N. Jefferson Street. The text for the state marker, entitled “Dr. Otto U. King, 1873-1951,” reads: “Huntington dentist Dr. Otto King was essential in leading the American Dental Association as its first General Secretary and Editor, 1913-1927. He founded The Journal of the American Dental Association, first published in this city by Whitelock Press... Read More...

HNHS named 2018 Model School, one of 23

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), whose mission is to challenge, inspire and equip today’s educators to prepare students for lifelong success, has named Huntington North High School as a Model School for 2018. Huntington North is being recognized for its future-focused approach, and the implementation of a rigorous and relevant curriculum that challenges students to think beyond the classroom to solve real-world problems.

Huntington North is one of 23 innovative schools that will share best practices at ICLE’s 26th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 24 to 27 in Orlando... Read More...

Parkview Field named ‘Best of the Ballparks’

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

Source: INside Indiana

The home field of the Fort Wayne TinCaps has again received the most votes in a national Best of the Ballparks competition. For the second time in three years, Parkview Field came out on top in online brackets from Ballpark Digest. Four Winds Field in South Bend, home of the South Bend Cubs, finished second. The brackets involved 30 teams from the Midwest League and South Atlantic League.

TinCaps president Mike Nutter says, “Thank you so much to everyone that voted and helped spread the word for us. We are blessed to have such great fans and an amazing ballpark... Read More...

New shows booked by Honeywell, tickets on sale

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

More new shows have been added to the Honeywell Center’s entertainment roster, three of which are making debut performances. The shows include, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, The Oak Ridge Boys, Craig Ferguson and RENT. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

The Honeywell Center welcomes Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos to perform in Legacy Hall on Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., to “rock” the crowd with a vast selection of popular hits of today and yesterday, making for a total entertainment experience. The rousing performances of Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos never fail to get people off their seats and onto the dance floor... Read More...

Northwest partners on Legacy Scholarship

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

Respecting others, engaging commitment, accepting reality, denying selfishness, and seeking improvement. These principles of The Northwest Way have been on full display during the 50th and final year of Northwest Elementary School. And now, thanks to a new scholarship created by the Northwest PTO through the Huntington County Community Foundation, the legacy of Northwest Elementary School and The Northwest Way will live on in the Huntington community forever.

“This was a collaborative idea and effort from the Northwest Elementary community to continue to honor and recognize students for their pursuit of higher educational attainment,” said Mark DuBois, Principal of Northwest Elementary School... Read More...

Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa awards four scholarships

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

Huntington’s Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority recently awarded four general scholarships and the Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship. A total of $3,000 in scholarships was awarded this year. The scholarships are awarded annually by Tri Kappa and are based on academic achievement, character and impact.

Those receiving general scholarships are:

Haley Jo Burnau, $500 scholarship. Burnau plans to attend Indiana University and study Nursing. Her plans are to become a Nurse Practitioner, Cardiologist Specialist. While at HNHS, Burnau was a student athlete participating in cross country, tennis, volleyball and was the manager of the girls’ basketball team... Read More...

Kids Kampus announces golf outing winners

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

The 27th Annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Golf Outing, presented by Culp CPA Group, was held Friday, June 8 at Norwood Golf Club. Lunch and appetizers were sponsored by Novae Corporation, and golfers were treated to complimentary food at the turn thanks to NACCAP.

First place in the outing went to the team from Parkview Huntington Family YMCA with members Tim Allen, Justin Berger, Ben Davis and Joe Davis. The YMCA team had a score of 51. The Wings, Etc. team took second place with a score of 53 and the team from State Farm Insurance, Jake Stroup, placed third with a score of 53.

The Annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Golf Outing is held to raise funds for the programs and services offered to the children and families served by the child care center... Read More...

Former dentist King to be honored with marker

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating Huntington dentist Dr. Otto U. King, the first general secretary and editor of the American Dental Association, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20. The marker dedication will begin at 11:30 a.m. at 322 N. Jefferson Street, located next to Smith Furniture. Parking for the event will be available along the side streets in the area.

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony for this state historical marker. The marker examines Dr. King’s contributions to dentistry and advancements in the field in the 20th Century... Read More...

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