Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014

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...

CSP selected as Business of the Month for June

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

Continental Structural Plastics, 1890 Riverfork Drive West, was named Business of the Month for June. CSP was named for their long-standing membership and support of the Chamber and its activities including Leaders EDGE and the HR Group. CSP’s recent announcement of a 130,000 square foot addition and their plans to hire over 160 individuals is great news for our community.

The Chamber of Commerce congratulates Jerry Reid, plant manager, and the entire staff of Continental Structural Plastics.

Shown in the photo, front row from left, are Terry Miller, Real Living Ness Bros... Read More...

Fifty-one Purple Heart bricks installed on May 25

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The Purple Heart Monument located at the Veterans’ Memorial at Memorial Park now has fifty-one Purple Heart bricks installed. The bricks were installed by Clounie Landscaping on Wednesday, May 25. Bricks purchased between May 1 and October 15 will be laid for Veterans Day and bricks purchased after October 15 through April 30 will be laid for Memorial Day.

The initial fundraising went to purchase the Purple Heart monument and the bricks to be used for each Purple Heart recipient. Purple Heart recipients, or family members can have a Purple Heart installed by contacting the Veterans Service Office and filling out an application... Read More...

JeFFFest canvases now on sale

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The LaFontaine Arts Council is inviting artists to purchase a 5x7 canvas to create and contribute to the silent auction for JeFFFest. The proceeds of the auction will go to the yearly Arts in Education programming sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council. All entered canvases will become property of the Arts Council to be used in the silent auction.

The canvases are on sale now at Four Corners Custom Framing, 419 N. Jefferson, and the cost is $5 each. Canvases should be completed and returned to Four Corners Custom Framing by Friday, June 10. Silent Auction bids take place June 16 to 19... Read More...

U.W. grant to help KinderKamp, Learning Center

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

Through the work of the Indiana Association of United Ways and the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the United Way of Huntington County has applied and received a UnitedIN16 grant. The Indiana Association of United Ways issues match-based grants to local United Ways to build and/or expand community impact strategies through either a campaign or impact incentive match formula. Support from Lilly Endowment, Inc. created this opportunity for United Ways and United Funds in Indiana to increase local giving and pursue community results. Results are seen across the state in areas of education, financial stability and/or health... Read More...

Farmers’ Market to open Wednesday, June 1

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The Downtown Farmer’s Market will open for its fourth year on Wednesday, June 1. The Downtown Farmer’s Market is held in the city parking lot on the corner of Warren and Market Streets. The market will continue in this location and will be open on Wednesdays, from 4 to 7 p.m., from June 1 through October 12.

New at this year’s market, the market will accept credit and debit cards, EBT and WIC vouchers. The market promises to have plenty of produce, baked goods, salsa, cupcakes, cookies, jewelry, honey, maple syrup, plants and much more. Also planned for the 2016 season will be more demonstrations and entertainment... Read More...

HR Group to hear about proposed overtime rule

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The next HR/Professional Development Group meeting will be held on Friday, June 10 at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue. The group will hear from attorney, H. Joseph Cohen, from the office of Barrett & McNagny, Fort Wayne, as he gives an update to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) newly proposed rules for minimum wage and overtime pay for salaried employees.

The Department of Labor released its final rule regarding the salary level used to determine if employees are classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rule increases the salary level from $23,660 to $47,476 and Highly Compensated Employees (HCE) from $100,000 to $134,004 per year for exempt status... Read More...

The Bee Hive to offer classes in June, annual open

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The Bee Hive will offer a series of classes at its annual open house in June. The Bee Hive is located at 5386 W 200 S.

The classes are all “Make & Take” with the first 3 hour Honey Beeswax Soap class to be held on Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. It will be taught by Cindy Sheets and each attendee will take home a minimum of 1.5 pounds of soap. The cost is $75 per person. The next “Make & Take” is a Doggy Essential Oil Class taught by Dawn Bennett on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. The class is 60 minutes and each individual will take four doggy items home. The cost is $25 per person... Read More...

United Way announces 60th anniversary events

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The United Way of Huntington County has announced a number of events this summer to commemorate its 60th anniversary in the community, as well supporting and participating with the Indiana Bicentennial celebration.

The season kicks off with the Bison Project reveal at 2 p.m. in Rotary Centennial Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. In January, each United Way across Indiana received its own five-foot fiberglass bison statue. Over the last weeks, local artists have painted the Huntington County bison to reflect the culture and heritage of our region, including many Miami symbols and history embedded within the artwork... Read More...

Olympian diver to speak at Huntington Library

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

The Huntington Library is proud to welcome Mary Beth Dunnichay, Olympic Diver on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team, to speak at the Huntington Library Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. She will speak all about her time at the Olympics, the training involved to get there and other related subjects.

Dunnichay became a U.S. Olympic Team member (synchronized 10-meter) in 2008. She was the youngest member of the U.S. delegation in all sports. A brief list of her accomplishments includes being a 2008 Olympian (placing 5th in synchronized 10-meter), a 2009 World Championships silver medalist in synchronized 10-meter with Haley Ishimatsu, a three-time World Championships team member (2007, 2009, 2011) and a 2007 Pan American Games bronze medalist in synchronized 10-meter... Read More...

HomeOwnership Center honors volunteers

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center a NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center recently held an appreciation dinner honoring the volunteers who made the organization’s free tax preparation program a success. More than 25 people attended the thank you celebration.

2016 was the seventh year for the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and a record 1622 tax returns were completed free of charge with 354 families qualifying and receiving over $715,000 in Earned Income Tax Credit and a total of nearly $2.4 million in tax refunds. The Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC, provides tax credits to working adults and families with low or moderate incomes... Read More...

Porter granted Crop Adviser certification

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

Dr. Raymond Porter, director of the Huntington University Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies and associate professor of agriculture, has earned his Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) certification from the Indiana CCA Board.

CCA certification is for any adviser or consultant who spends time working with growers or farm managers/operators on agronomic practices. CCA enhances a person’s career credentials because it shows their commitment, education and expertise in multiple subjects. The CCA program is the largest, most recognized agricultural certification program in North America and the program’s professional standards are widely respected by industry, academia and government... Read More...

Rotarians hold ribbon cutting for new park

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

The Rotary Club of Huntington County held a ribbon cutting at its new park located in downtown Huntington at the former Wolf & Dessaur and Lehman Electronic Building on the corner of N. Jefferson Street and E. Park Drive. The park was recently completed and the celebration held on Tuesday, May 17.

The Rotary Club is preparing to celebrate its centennial in 2017 with the development of the park. The clock adjoining the park was contributed by Rotarian Mel Ring in honor of his late wife, Loretta, a long-time teacher in the Huntington County Community School System. Also honored was Rose Wall, Rotary president in 2015, when the idea for the park was brought to the forefront... Read More...

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