Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Hydrant painting public art exhibit to open

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014

The Arts Initiative, Inc., is pleased to share final details of the hydrant painting public art exhibit, which opens from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 7.

Anyone who wants a sneak peak at the books that will be depicted on the hydrants can visit the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Library employee Amber Hudson used books, book covers and copies of book covers, along with stuffed animals featured in some of the books, to create a colorful display. Most of the books are also available for check out during regular library hours.

Library Director Beka Lemons sees this as an opportunity for the library to be involved in this community event... Read More...

Martina McBride to perform at Honeywell Center

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014

WWKI 100.5 will welcome country singer superstar Martina McBride for her performance on the Ford Theater stage at the Honeywell Center on Saturday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m. Corporate sponsorship for this performance is provided by the Wabash County Hospital. Associate sponsor is Hibu.

Recently McBride made history as the first solo female artist to debut at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart with an independently released and distributed album in the chart’s 50-year history. Her album Everlasting is Martina’s fifth #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Martina first made the country charts in 1992...

Smith named CEO at Indiana Physical Therapy

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014

Indiana Physical Therapy (IPT) has named Jon Smith as chief operating officer. Smith will continue to be responsible for the day to day operations of IPT including all services provided in and by the IPT business office. He will additionally represent IPT and its owners in external organizational, operational and licensure matters and issues.

Jon joined IPT in 2007 as an athletic trainer. He then added industrial services coordination and expansion duties to his responsibilities followed by his promotion to referral development manager in 2011. Smith’s exposures to most of the operations of IPT, his successful experience and many accomplishments have given us a strong belief he can help lead IPT in our future endeavors... Read More...

Anderson-Senter wins Hoosier Hospitality Award

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann presented Erica Anderson-Senter, of Two-EE’s Winery in Huntington, with a 2014 Hoosier Hospitality Award for outstanding contributions to the tourism industry during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair. Eighteen representatives of Indiana’s travel, tourism and hospitality industry earned the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award for their high level of service in tourism-related jobs at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations.

“Without today’s recipients doing their jobs in such an outstanding way, our tourism efforts would be meaningless,” said Ellspermann... Read More...

City of Huntington hosting job fair August 19

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

The City of Huntington will host a job fair on Tuesday, August 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. The job fair will be held in the council chambers, on the third floor of the city building.

The City of Huntington is accepting applications for positions in the City Services Department. Positions include equipment operator, mechanic, solid waste compactor operator and solid waste maintenance. Job requirements vary and will include but are not limited to: excellent oral and written communication skills and mechanical skills. The work for some positions includes operation of light to heavy duty pieces of equipment and/or working on them along with other city vehicles... Read More...

Steps for Success another successful event

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

The Indiana Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals in the community. This year the Dream Center presented its 5th Annual Steps for Success event on Saturday, August 9. The event was held at Drover Park on Etna Avenue with a record crowd.

In the previous years’ Steps for Success has served 700 plus school-aged students by providing free tennis shoes to help jump start students into a great new school year. This year the Dream Center offered that and so much more.

The Indiana Dream Center provided free tennis shoes for students in grades K through 12, socks, food, water, hot dogs, carnival games, sno-cones and more... Read More...

The Honeywell Center presents Bill Engvall

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

WWKI welcomes Bill Engvall, comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature “Here’s Your Sign” bit, and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group to the Honeywell Center Ford Theater for two performances on Saturday, October 18 at 6 and 9 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Kirtlan Automotive.

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals... Read More...

Victory Noll Center focuses on isses of aging

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

The past decade has been marked by increased public awareness of the dynamics of the aging process for persons worldwide. With the growing number of the elderly populations within our communities, and the acknowledgement of social justice issues impacting them, Victory Noll Center in Huntington presents “Elder Awareness Day” on Friday, September 12, in an effort to raise public awareness to the social and psychological issues of aging.

The need for understanding how the aging process impacts the well-being of an elderly individual, and their loved ones and caretakers, is an important step forward in intergenerational development, the empowerment of the elderly, and skills for improved service strategies of elder care-ism... Read More...

Bellamy to re-enact as French courier at library

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

Local re-enactor Randy Bellamy will appear at the Huntington City-Township Public Library as a 17th-century French courier du bois at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 25.

Bellamy, who has had multiple sclerosis for 20 years, and has been a re-enactor for 23 years, often portrays his courier du bois, or Great Lakes fur trader and trapper, character at local and regional historical events such as the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival and the Five Medals Gathering in New Paris, Indiana.

In the 17th century, the French-language term courier du bois or “runner of the woods” was used to describe an independent entrepreneurial French-Canadian woodsman who voyaged into the wilderness of New France and the interior of North America and engaged in (often illegal) trading with Native Americans, usually trading various European items for furs, especially beaver pelts... Read More...

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