Wednesday, June 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...

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...

EMA prepared for weather during Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The Huntington County Emergency Management Agency has prepared their annual plan for possible severe weather during the downtown Heritage Days events. During all of the Heritage Days events in the downtown area, Our Skywarn team will be constantly monitoring the weather.

If a severe weather event does occur and the downtown area needs to be evacuated, the outdoor warning siren at the Lafontaine Center will be sounded. This does not necessarily mean there is a tornado, but means get to shelter. Designated shelter areas will be: the Huntington City-Township Public Library, the City Building and the Lafontaine Center... Read More...

Vaudeville at the Forks has been cancelled

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

Due to a conflict in scheduling Vaudeville at the Forks, presented by Huntington Theatre Guild Act II, has been cancelled. The variety show was slated to take place Saturday, June 16 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash Museum and Park.

The show will not be part of the 2018 Heritage Days Entertainment.

Strawberry Feed has new location, PAL Club

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The Huntington Rotary Club Strawberry Feed will have a new location for Heritage Days 2018. The annual event will take place on Thursday, June 21 at the PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Strawberries, shortcake, ice cream with whipped cream will be served and tickets are available at local banks, from Rotary members or at the door. The “all you can eat” price is $5, with kids five and under eating for free. Huntington VFW Post 2689 is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2018. Visit www.huntingtonheritagedays... Read More...

Archery Tag, obstacle course at car, balloon fest

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

Archery Tag and an obstacle course by Christian Life Tabernacle and The Mission International will be a part of the Heritage Days Disaster Team vehicle show and Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, June 23. From 5 to 8 p.m., on the west side of Huntington North High School, participants can play Archery Tag on teams of five for $50 per team or $10 per person. The obstacle course is free for all who use it and will be set up in the same area.

These events are designed to be fun for the whole family or can be set up as a team event. For more information about Archery Tag, call (260) 358-9100 or go to Read More...

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

Posted: Friday, June 15, 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...

Arts Council announces JeFFFest food offerings

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The LaFontaine Arts Council has announced the food offerings for JeFFFest, the annual family-friendly event held downtown. This year’s festival will be held Sunday, June 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The local and area food vendors and their taste-size portions of “fun food” are as follows: JJ’s Noble Roman’s pizza by the slice, cheese stix, dip and brownies; The Berg, BBQ ribs, cherry-smoked pork sandwiches, hand-battered corn dogs, fries and hot dogs; Nadean’s Cakes, Cookies and Catering will serve small fruit pies, BBQ pork sliders and Italian beef sliders... Read More...

Bootcamp Challenge Lake Clare Fitness, June 24

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The Bootcamp Challenge, a new event for Heritage Days 2018, will be held Sunday, June 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Hosted by Huntington Catholics in Action Youth Group, the Bootcamp Challenge will be held at the Lake Clare Fitness Park located at the corner of Broadway and Old U.S. Highway 24.

Registration information is available on Search for the Bootcamp Challenge. The fee to enter is $20 per two person team, and registration must be completed before June 17. The fee then becomes $25 up to the day of the event.

The two person teams must have one member 18 years of age or younger... Read More...

Art Guild exhibit at Honeywell June 20 to July 27

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The Wabash Art Guild will have an art display at the Honeywell Center Clark Gallery from June 20 through July 17. Celebrating their 59th year, the Wabash Art Guild promotes the study, appreciation and encouragement of the arts. Sponsorship for this exhibit is provided by Richard Tucker in memory of Cheryl Jackson.

The Wabash Art Guild Exhibit is an example of how the Clark Gallery supports the visual arts. The Clark Gallery hosts more than ten exhibits per year and features students, amateurs, and professionals. Because the Gallery encompasses the semi-circle of the Honeywell Center Porter Lobby, foot traffic exceeds 170,000 guests per year... Read More...

Library to host pub-style trivia with The Berg

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a night of pub-style trivia at the Berg Ale Haus on Monday, June 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Teams of two and up to six adults are welcome, and will compete against other teams on a variety of topics in the traditional style of pub trivia - questions asked in a series of rounds with varying point values. Prizes will be awarded to the top three placing teams at the end of the night.

There’s no registration required and no fee to enter. Participants simply show up the night of the event ready to eat tasty food (available for purchase) and compete against other trivia buffs... Read More...

Giggy wins United Way giveaway at Senior Expo

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018

The United Way of Huntington County offers their congratulations to Glenda Giggy who won the United Way of Huntington County’s Senior Expo drawing to give away $500 to a United Way funded partner of choice. Giggy was randomly drawn from over 150 names entered at the Senior Expo.

Instead of picking just one funded partner to donate to, Giggy chose to give $125 to four partners. The chosen funded partners were Cancer Services of Huntington County, LOVE, Inc., Place of Grace and the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County.

The United Way of Huntington County appreciates all who entered to win this opportunity and are excited to be able to offer another opportunity to give away $500 to a funded partner to all community members who stop by the United Way booth at the 4-H Fair this summer... Read More...

Police to launch Police Academy August 29

Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018

The Huntington Police Department in collaboration with the Huntington University Police Department is pleased to announce the first Citizens’ Police Academy that will begin on Wednesday, August 29. The eight classes will be held at Huntington University every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. with graduation ceremonies held on Wednesday, October 17. Once the participants finish the courses, they will receive a certificate of completion.

According to Captain Chris McCutcheon, “We want these classes to be very interactive with the citizens of the community. If they have questions or concerns, we want to hear from them... Read More...

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