Friday, November 24th, 2017

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

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...

YSB seeking nominations for Bailey award

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is currently accepting nominations for its annual Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award. This award has been presented annually since 1999 to an individual or group who demonstrates a strong compassion for the youth and families of Huntington County. The nominee can be an individual or a group who has made a positive impact in the lives of young people through activities that empower, encourage and support our youth.

“During his life, Steve strongly believed everyone had strengths, and he was willing to provide the support needed for them to reach their fullest potential... Read More...

Workforce is talking point at General Assembly

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Source: Inside INdiana

The 2018 General Assembly met yesterday during Organization Day at the Statehouse and the workforce remains a common talking point among influential members of both parties. Aside from Governor Eric Holcomb, only Senate Democrats have formally released their legislative agenda. Republicans, who again hold a super-majority in the House and Senate, and Democrats, who will soon have a new House Minority Leader with incumbent Scott Pelath (D-9) stepping down from the role, have used the days leading up to the first gavel to sound off on topics like jobs, education, voting rights and health care... Read More...

Indiana Chamber favors increasing smoking age

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released its legislative priorities Monday – including a push to raise the age to buy cigarettes. The Indiana General Assembly gathered for Organization Day yesterday and will come back for a short legislative session on Wednesday, January 3.

The Indiana Chamber’s legislative priority is reducing the state smoking rate. One way the business group proposes to do so is raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. It also wants to repeal a special “Smoker’s Bill of Rights” that currently prohibits companies from screening potential hires for tobacco use... Read More...

Rehab and Wellness Center named for Holly Sale

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Parkview Huntington Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony on the Parkview Huntington Hospital campus on Friday, November 17. Parkview hospital officials launched the construction project that will expand the facility’s Rehab and Wellness Center and create a wound clinic. They also announced a new name for the expanded center: the Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

The name honors the center’s long-time director, Holly Sale, who passed away unexpectedly in June. She had just completed the process of working with the architect to design the expansion.

“Holly brought all of her 39 years of experience in physical therapy and her management skills and personal instincts to this project,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital, in a tribute at the groundbreaking event... Read More...

Adult Leadership Academy preparing for 2018

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Huntington County Leadership, Inc. and Purdue Extension are partnering to offer the Huntington County Adult Leadership Academy again in 2018. The academy offers training for individuals who are willing to give their time and talents to serve the needs of others and their community.

Confident, skilled and knowledgeable leaders are needed to inspire, lead and build dynamic and viable organizations and communities. Graduates from past academies are actively using skills they developed during the series as directors and board members in the community. This series of workshops will increase the capacity of existing and emerging leaders through an eleven module leadership development training program... Read More...

Annual Holiday Pops Concert at Honeywell

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Honeywell Center welcomes the return of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra for its annual “Holiday Pops” concert on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. The corporate sponsor for the Philharmonic is provided by First Farmers Bank & Trust. All tickets are $18.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s annual concert has become a regular tradition at the Honeywell Center, and never fails to spread holiday cheer. With seasonal favorites such as “Sleigh Ride” and the popular sing-a-long, the Holiday Pops will bring a smile to your face and warmth in your heart... Read More...

Honeywell to present a ‘Shocking’ Holiday

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Very Electric Christmas will light up the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater stage on Sunday, December 17 at 6 p.m. The corporate sponsorship is provided by Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Centre.

Lightwire Theater is internationally known for their electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling. All ages will enjoy the dazzling visuals and popular music that accompany the story of Max, a young bird making his way south for the winter with his family. After he accidentally ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins as he encounters caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King... Read More...

‘Spectacular’ slated at Honeywell Center

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Honeywell Center will host Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular in the Ford Theater on Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.  Corporate sponsorship is provided by Afena Federal Credit Union.

Featuring 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, Carol of the King brings the inspiring Christmas story of love and salvation to life. The Irish dance troupe performs lightning-fast hard shoe rhythms and graceful soft shoe jigs to an epic orchestral soundtrack, while state-of-the-art lighting and Christmas spirit ignite the stage into an explosive display of dance and music... Read More...

Veterans Day celebration deemed a huge success

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017

Veterans Day for 2017 will go in the history books as one of the best ever. This year’s event included new plaques to recognize the KIA’s (killed in action) from the Korean War and Vietnam War, and a monument and statue to recognize all the veterans who served in Vietnam. Topping off this year’s event was the visit of the American Huey 369 from its home in Peru, Indiana.

The 2017 parade had a record number of entries and began staging at Huntington North High School at 8:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start time. Prior to the start, American Huey 369 arrived at 9:45 a.m. and landed on the front lawn of the high school... Read More...

Heritage Days volunteers and ideas welcomed

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is looking for ideas and volunteers for this year’s Heritage Days. If you have an idea of an event, or would like to be a part of the Heritage Days steering committee, the Chamber would like to hear from you.

Heritage Days in Huntington will take place Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24. The events for Heritage Days are in the planning stages and new volunteers for the events or those who have ideas for new events for Heritage Days are welcome to attend the Heritage Days planning meetings which are held monthly.

The Heritage Days steering committee meets at the Chamber of Commerce office, 305 Warren Street, on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p... Read More...

Honeywell Center to present The Lettermen

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017

105.9 The Bash welcomes The Lettermen Holiday Show to the Honeywell Center Ford Theater on Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. Pop vocal trio The Lettermen will perform Christmas classics including “White Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” and “Little Drummer Boy,” along with their classic hits like “Goin’ out of My Head,” “Theme From a Summer Place” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The three beautiful voices, blending as one, first hit the music charts in 1961 with “The Way You Look Tonight.” This hit was soon followed with another chart-topper entitled, “When I Fall in Love,” earning them the best vocal group of that year... Read More...

HU named a “2017 Top College” by Forbes

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017

Huntington University has been named one of “America’s Top Colleges 2017” by Forbes. Out of the 650 schools ranked, HU was #440 in the nation and #101 in the Midwest. Huntington was ranked #15 in the state of Indiana. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are more than 4,500 college campuses across the United States.

“It’s a blessing to represent northeastern Indiana on this list. To be considered in the top 10 percent of colleges nationwide is a testament to the diligence of our student body and the commitment of our faculty and staff,” stated Daniel Solms, Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing... Read More...

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