Tuesday, March 20th, 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...

Jan King opens BeachBums Handyman Service

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Jan King has opened a handyman business in Huntington called BeachBums Handyman Service. At this time, he plans to do the jobs on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

King’s Facebook page reads: Do you need something done around the house? If so, we handle odd jobs, pressure washing, small repairs, metal detecting, storm cleanup, tile and grout steam cleaning and more.

Odd jobs of any sort, lightbulbs, polishing, pressure washing, storm cleanup, metal detecting, hauling, landscaping, etc. BeachBums can do just about anything you can think of and more. If you are looking for a handyman, contact BeachBums Handyman Service by calling (260) 519-2943 or find them on Facebook by clicking Read More...

Girls invited to join Heritage Days Pageant

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Huntington County girls are invited to become contestants for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at Crestview Middle School. The pageant is open to girls age five to 12, and is part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration.

Two divisions will be judged including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls, age five to eight, and Junior Miss Heritage Days, age nine to 12. The objective is for girls to learn about stage presence and gain self-confidence. Girls will be taught to model a dress of their choice and answer interview questions on stage... Read More...

Healthy Hut opens new store in Huntington Plaza

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Healthy Hut is a new health venue that opened Saturday, March 10 at 2086 North Jefferson Street in the Huntington Plaza Shopping Center. The new business is owned by Michael Cripe and features a smoothie bar and health food products.

Healthy Hut is all about making the community healthier and happier. Along with smoothies, energizing teas are available and good nutrition is promoted. The business will also hold healthy active lifestyle events.

For more information visit the Facebook page here or call (248) 820-7253... Read More...

Heydes, new owners B-K Drive-In Restaurant

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Kirk and Kim Heyde are the new owners of the B-K Drive-In Restaurant. The couple purchased the business from Roger Stephens on January 1. B-K is located at 1218 S. Jefferson Street and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., but will eventually expand its hours to 10 p.m.

The Heyde family formerly owned the Huggy Bear in Warren, and also the hardware store in that community for several years. Kim Heyde has worked at First Merchants Bank for several years and will continue her employment there. She also plans to help out at the restaurant along with Kirk’s sister, Stacey Kellam, as needed... Read More...

Former city/township high school floats a go

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Alumni from nine of the former city/township high schools that were still open in the 1950’s attended a planning meeting Monday night to make a decision whether or not to proceed forward with the goal of having each of the former high schools enter a float in the Heritage Days parade.

Even though most schools represented at the meeting were a bit concerned about finding enough people to build a school float for the parade, everyone agreed they were up to the challenge to build a float for Heritage Days. The alumni representing the Clear Creek Bulldogs are setting the example of what can be accomplished with enthusiasm and confidence... Read More...

Healthy Steps offers helpful options April 14

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

For fans of Healthy Steps, Parkview Huntington Hospital’s (PHH) semi-annual wellness fair, April typically means getting necessary lab testing done at a reduced rate. While lab testing is one of the centerpieces of the event, Healthy Steps offers much more to help area residents create a healthier lifestyle. The spring event will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 7 to 11 a.m., in the hospital lobby and lower level.

Free health screenings - Health screenings by clinical staff members and physicians will be available. Healthy Steps guests are welcome to take advantage of these screenings: hearing, vision, dental health, skin cancer, bone density, balance, foot health and breathing... Read More...

Fitness Park to add equipment, donations sought

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Plans are underway to add six new obstacles to the youth course and an additional climbing wall obstacle to the primary course at the Lake Clare Fitness Park. The park is located on the north end of Lake Clare off old U.S.-24E.

In order to complete the obstacles, the park’s construction coordinators are seeking to fundraise an additional $1,200. The coordinators wish to thank the Huntington Lions Club, which recently voted to purchase a $750 cargo net to help complete one of the obstacles.

Additionally, the coordinators are hoping to construct a fitness trail on the north end of Lake Clare... Read More...

Forks busy with volunteers, tours, events

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

The Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, is busy preparing for spring school tours and many special events. A special gathering for Forks of the Wabash volunteers took place on Thursday, March 8 to discuss new policies and give all the volunteers an opportunity to get information pertinent to the coming events.

The Forks is always in need of volunteers. People are needed to serve as guides by taking students from one interpretive site to another. Interpreters, who can serve in one of the historic buildings and share information about items of interest and the cultures that came together at the Forks of the Wabash, are also required... Read More...

Sider to be honored at Parkview Huntington Gala

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Todd Sider, MD, will be honored at the seventh Parkview Huntington Community Gala on the evening of Saturday, April 7, at the PAL Event Center in Huntington. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Sider, of Parkview Physicians Group (PPG) – General Surgery, will receive the Dr. R.B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award for Excellence in Healthcare. The award is named for two Huntington physicians who were instrumental in advancing health services locally and in establishing Parkview Huntington Hospital at its Stults Road location. The presentation will be the centerpiece of the gala evening... Read More...

Foundation scholarship applications available

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

The Huntington County Community Foundation universal scholarship application can be found at www.huntingtonccf.org. In 2017, roughly three out of every four applicants received an average of $1,461 in financial aid. In a record year, 80 local students were awarded a total of $116,850 in scholarships.

HCCF scholarships are funds established at the Huntington County Community Foundation by the generosity and forethought of Huntington County citizens just like you. Each named scholarship fulfills a distinct purpose set out by the priorities and motivations of the original donor... Read More...

Purdue Extension Office to present seminar

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

When payday rolls around, many consumers will be trying to figure out which bills they will pay and which ones will wait until another paycheck comes in. With increasing costs for necessary expenses such as gasoline, utilities and healthcare, consumers are finding it harder to make ends meet. If you, like many others, are wondering how you can stretch your paycheck and make your money go further, you will want to attend the program “Where Does Your Money Go?”

“A fresh look at your financial situation can give you new insight into ways to change spending behaviors in order to have more money,” says Karen Hinshaw, Purdue Extension Huntington County Educator for Health & Human Sciences... Read More...

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