Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Chamber to feature comedian/impressionist

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

The 91st Annual Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Dinner will be held Monday evening, January 19, 2015 at the PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive. The event will begin with a social time at 6 p.m. followed by dinner catered by Sodexo at 6:45 p.m.

Craig Tornquist will be the featured entertainer for the evening. Tornquist has performed more than 3,000 stand-up comedy shows across the country. Known for his quick wit, celebrity impressions, novelty songs and hilarious audience participation routines, Tornquist’s unique brand of completely clean comedy has put smiles on even the most skeptical of faces... Read More...

Learning Center campaign goes over $1 million

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

A campaign to raise $1.3 million for a Huntington County Community Learning Center has topped the $1 million mark, organizers said.

Reaching the milestone of nearly $1.1 million in contributions and pledges was achieved in part through a one-for‐two match in which Huntington manufacturer PHD Inc. and Huntington University contributed $50,000 each to encourage additional contributions of $200,000. Since the matching program was announced in September, $270,000 has been contributed or pledged, bringing the total to $1,080,400. Some of the money was pledged independent of the match.

The PHD/Huntington University matching opportunity will remain open until January 31, 2015... Read More...

Chamber holds ribbon cutting at Hangar 59

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the new Hangar 59 restaurant on Wednesday, December 10. The ribbon cutting took place at 1:30 p.m. at Hangar 59’s location, 2809 Theater Avenue, which was formerly the Myers Ice Cream Parlor.

The restaurant is a locally owned Pizza King franchise with an aeronautical theme. It will specialize in Pizza King Pizza, gourmet sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads, desserts and Ashby’s ice cream. The restaurant is owned by Michael and Shaunna Minnick.

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

J.O. Wolf Tool & Die moves to Huntington

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

J.O. Wolf Tool and Die announced Wednesday, December 10 that it is moving into the former Huntington Electric building, located at 550 Condit Street. The move will officially take place in mid-January.

According to Keith Miller, co-owner of J.O. Wolf Tool and Die, “We design and build plastic projection molds, factory fixtures and do some small production runs along with some medical work.” Miller went on to say “We simply had to add on to our existing building or move to another location. We are bursting at the seams where we currently are in Roanoke.”

Mark Wickersham, executive director of the Huntington County Economic Development, said, “The former Huntington Electric building is a 15,000 square foot building which is an improvement from their former building which only had about 4,800 square feet... Read More...

Parkview Boys & Girls Club building underway

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

The new Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County building is under construction behind its current facility at 608 E. State Street. Felderman Design Build is working on the construction while First Federal Savings Bank is financing the project.

The $3.2 million project has been made possible with the support of the community. Ground was broken on Monday, October 6 for the 20,000-square-foot building. The mission of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens... Read More...

Businesses contributing to United Way campaign

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

Listed are several smaller businesses in the county that have given generously to this year’s United Way campaign. Those businesses include, Bernie’s Sports Bar, Citizens Telephone Corp., Classicut/Natural Nails, Cline Transfer & Storage, Country Class Hair Care, Courthouse Studio, Crain Ford, Crossroads Pantry, Deb’s Hair Designs, DeWeese Soft Water/Appliances, Warren; East of Chicago Pizza, Warren; Economy Auto Parts, Inc., El Shaddai Inc., Frederick’s Photography, Garage Door Services of Huntington, Inc., Gebhart’s Flora Barn, Warren; Bowers Jewelers, Griff’s the Cutting Edge, H... Read More...

Koenig Equipment hosts book signing event

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

Koenig Equipment, 5303 Mishler Road, hosted a book signing event on Wednesday, December 10 for the new children’s book, “A Year on the Farm.”

The signing was held at their facility from 3 to 5 p.m. Author Holly Dufek and illustrator Paul E. Nunn were both in attendance.

“A Year on the Farm” is designed for children ages four through eight who have an interest in farming or big equipment. The book uses images of real tractors and farm equipment, along with cartoon characters, to explain equipment that is used on a modern farm.

It is the first in a series of children’s books featuring Case IH farm equipment... Read More...

Historic Forks Christmas Tree Walk winners

Posted: Monday, December 8, 2014

The Historic Forks of the Wabash held the annual Christmas Tree Walk December 6 and 7. Nineteen decorated trees and five wreaths were part of the event provided by businesses, organizations and individuals in the community.

Individuals visiting the Christmas Tree Walk voted on their favorite tree or wreath. Drawings were then held and the winning trees and wreaths, and the winners of each tree and wreath have been announced. The three winning trees in the Business and Professional category receiving the most votes respectively include, first place, Lake City Bank, The Money Tree; second, Tam-a-Sak, A “Convenient” Christmas and third, Town & Country Flowers and Gifts, Festive Flowers through the Year... Read More...

Kim's Katered Affair opens restaurant in Warren

Posted: Friday, December 5, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the new Kim’s Katered Affair restaurant on Monday, December 1. The ribbon cutting took place at 10:45 a.m. at their new location, 115 N. Wayne Street in downtown Warren.

According to Kim Nelson, owner of the restaurant, “Lunch is offered, with specials advertised on a sidewalk billboard, and will be listed on her Facebook page. Entrees include lasagna, chicken fettuccine alfredo, pulled pork, soup and sandwiches or a breadstick and salad.”

Kim’s Katered Affair is open Monday through Friday from 9 a... Read More...

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