Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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...

1st Source named SBA Lender of the Year

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recognized 1st Source as the Great Lakes Community Lender of the Year for Indiana. 1st Source received the award as the bank that best embodies community lending and embraces the SBA program.

“As the #1 SBA volume lenders in northern Indiana, 1st Source is proud of our strong SBA lending program,” said Joe Kuzmitz, 1st Source senior vice president of business banking. “We’ve helped many companies in our community utilize SBA loans, growing their business and adding jobs as a result. The SBA expertise of our lenders has really made a difference... Read More...

Markle Health holds car, truck and bike show

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

Markle Health & Rehabilitation, 170 N. Tracy Street in Markle, held their first annual “Show Us Your Ride” on Saturday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event was open to cars, trucks and motorcycles.

The event saw forty-seven vehicles attend to be a part of the show. Money raised from the show went to the Alzheimer’s Association, Caring for Kids, Wells County Boys & Girls Club and the Steve Kelly Cancer Foundation.

According to Belinda Clancy, marketing director at the facility, they plan to do the show again next year. Clancy went on to say, “It was a blast, we all had a great time... Read More...

Ditzler named People's Choice Award winner

Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014

Kelly Ditzler was the winner of the Splash on the Wabash People’s Choice Award for the painted rain barrels that were auctioned the evening of the Splash on the Wabash Event on July 26 in the Marsh parking lot. Ten rain barrels were painted by local non-profit organizations and artists.

All of the rain barrels were sold at auction that evening. The event encouraged the use of gathering rain water to maintain gardens throughout the year. Master Gardeners were stationed by the rain barrel auction area to answer any questions regarding the utilization of rain barrels.

Shown in the photo is Paula Whiting, left, of Lake City Bank and Cheryl Jarret, right, of Huntington County Soil & Water Conservation as they present the People’s Choice Award plaque to Kelly Ditzler... Read More...

A B.I.G. Day may have a million dollar winner

Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014

The 2014 Huntington County Chamber of Commerce’s A B.I.G. Day Golf Outing has been scheduled. The golf outing will be held on Wednesday, September 17 at the LaFontaine Golf Club located at 6129 N. Goshen Road.

This year’s event has several prizes which may be won by participants. Those shooting a hole-in-one on one of the par 3’s, may win a new set of irons or woods, a new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze from Pace Chevrolet or $10,000 in cash sponsored by W.A. Zimmer. The grand prize will give one individual a chance to win $1,000,000. Club pros are not eligible for the $1,000,000 prize... Read More...

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