Saturday, April 21st, 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...

“Bear Hunt” to take place at Izaak Walton June 24

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

A Heritage Days “Bear Hunt” will be held on the Izaak Walton League grounds, Hauenstein Road, Sunday, June 24. The event will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for families with their children. VFW Post 2689 is the sponsor of Heritage Days 2018.

Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League, the “Bear Hunt” will include stuffed bears hidden throughout the club’s grounds. Families can purchase a “hunting license” for each child “hunting bear” for $5. A conservation officer will present the hunting license, and when a child finds a bear, they can get their picture taken with the conservation officer... Read More...

Island Vibe to bring tropical sound to Roanoke

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

The beach party sound of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean will fill the stage as Tropical Music duo Island Vibe performs Friday, May 18 at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Roanoke Lions Club.

Island Vibe is a popular party band from Fort Wayne featuring steel drummer and percussionist Doug Laughlin and guitarist Rod Bowers. 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...

Farmers’ Market to open Wednesday, May 16

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

The Downtown Farmer’s Market will open for its sixth consecutive year on Wednesday, May 16. The Downtown Farmer’s Market is held in the city parking lot on Cherry Street. The market has changed its hours this year to better accommodate those that attend. The market will be open on Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m., from May 16 through October 10. Setup time for vendors is from 3 to 4 p.m.

The market still plans to accept credit and debit cards, EBT and WIC vouchers. The market promises to have plenty of produce, baked goods, cupcakes, cookies, jewelry, honey, maple syrup, plants and much more... Read More...

Hotel LaFontaine story to be told at HU April 27

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

The story of the Hotel LaFontaine and other points of interest in Huntington will be told on Friday, April 27. The long awaited documentary will be shown at the Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University at 7 p.m. WPTA Channel 21’s Eric Olsen was in town recently to cover the documentary, click here to view the segment.

The documentary was produced by Auburn resident Matthew Murray of Whitehorse Entertainment Company, and was supported in part by local donations. The public is invited to the showing and there is no admission charge... Read More...

Cricket Wireless under new management

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Cricket Wireless is now under new management at its Huntington location. Chris Spencer, a Huntington North High School graduate, took over as manager of the store on March 8. Prior to his job at Cricket Wireless, Spencer worked for the State of Indiana.

Spencer said he was excited to get back to his hometown of Huntington. “It feels good to be back home and working with the people of Huntington.” Spencer went on to say, “I want to get more involved and give some of my time to my hometown. Our staff is also searching for ways to become more involved.

According to Spencer, “Cricket Wireless offers all of the high end cell phones that are found at other locations, but also has a selection of budget-friendly cell phones for those that do not need all the amenities that come with the high end phone... Read More...

Creative Abilities Arts Studio to hold After Hours

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

A Chamber After Hours will be held at Pathfinder Services Creative Abilities Arts Studio, on Tuesday, May 1. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the studio’s location at 2806 Theater Avenue (former Huntington Fitness Center). Light refreshments will be served and all attendees can register to win a free work of art. There will also be art available for purchase by cash, check or charge.

The Creative Abilities Art Studio provides creative opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities who are served by Pathfinder Community Supports’ Day Services program. This program offers adults full or part-time person-centered activities to facilitate life skills through community and center-based activities... Read More...

Vehicle, music to be a part of Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

Heritage Days will include two vehicle shows as a part of the celebration for 2018. A downtown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by MetroNet, will be held Friday evening, June 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, June 23 at Huntington North High School from 3 to 8 p.m. VFW Post 2689 is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2018.

Friday evening in downtown Huntington promises to celebrate Huntington’s heritage with a festival atmosphere. As part of the Heritage Days theme for 2018, “The ’50s: Community Strong,” the evening also includes ’50s music by The Moon Cats Band... Read More...

Noon Kiwanis Club honors 22 students

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

The Huntington Noon Kiwanis Club held it’s first-ever Career & Technical Educational (CTE) Banquet. The banquet was held on Thursday, April 12 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive.

The Kiwanis Club invited the honored students, their parents and teachers to the event. Rick Farrant, communications director for Northeast Indiana Works, was the guest speaker. Farrant spoke to those in attendance about the job market over the next few years.

Farrant said that since many of the Baby Boomers are retiring, and the need to be able to replace the skills that these workers have, will make it tough for some businesses to find qualified employees... Read More...

Ecolab plans long-term growth in Huntington

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

Submitted by Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

Ecolab, a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, announced plans recently to expand its operations, investing $4.5 million at its Huntington plant in northeast Indiana.

“Across the globe, Indiana’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse continues to be heard loud and clear,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “By investing in new machinery at the Huntington plant, Ecolab can bring on a new product line, expanding its manufacturing presence and continuing to support good jobs in the community... Read More...

VFW donates $3,147 to AVFD, raises over $8,000

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department held a fundraiser on Saturday, March 31. The fundraiser was held at the local VFW Post 2689, 220 W. Park Drive.

The Andrews Volunteer Department held the fundraiser to help them purchase a new piece of equipment to extract injured individuals from vehicles and get the victims out of harmful situations. VFW Post 2689 presented the AVFD with a check for $3,147. The AVFD also held a live auction during the event and total funds raised were over $8,000.

Shown in the photo are members of local VFW Post 2689 and members and friends of the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department... Read More...

Huntington Twin Drive-In to open tonight

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

Goodrich Quality Theaters will open the Huntington Twin Drive-In for its 68th season tonight. Huntington Twin Drive-In is located at 1291 Condit Street. Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, the drive-in will play a double feature of Rampage and Ready Player One on Screen 1 and a double feature of Truth or Dare/Blockers on Screen 2. Ticket prices are $8.50 for adults and $4 for children three to 11.

The 2018 movie lineup is packed with summer blockbusters that include: Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hotel Transylvania 3, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and many more... Read More...

Blackham announced as Pathfinder first COO

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

Pathfinder Services is pleased to announce that Carrie Blackham is now the first chief operating officer (COO) for the organization. Blackham joined the organization on March 7, 2018.

Carrie Blackham previously lived in Owensboro, Kentucky and brings nearly 19 years of experience in the field of health and human services to her new role. Before joining Pathfinder Services, Blackham served nonprofit organizations in many sectors. Most recently, she worked in the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities, community action and anti-poverty programs. Prior to her time in Kentucky, Blackham worked in the fair housing and criminal justice fields in Syracuse, New York... Read More...

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