Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019

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...

Chamber celebrates at 96th Annual Dinner

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020

The 96th annual dinner of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce was held Monday evening, January 20 at the Huntington PAL Club. More than 155 Chamber members and their guests were in attendance.

Randy Warner, 2019 chairman of the board, Randal J. Warner CPA, LLC, spoke to the group about some of the accomplishments the Chamber was involved with over the past year. He stated that the success of any organization comes down to the people.

Warner said, “I would personally like to thank Steve Kimmel and Angie Garcia for their leadership and dedication. It’s amazing how much they are able to accomplish... Read More...

Foundation announces leadership changes

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020

Staff changes and new faces are starting off the New Year at the Huntington County Community Foundation. Newly appointed executive director Matt Ditzler has replaced Michael Howell, now retired, who served the past nine years in that position. Hired in 2012, Ditzler started out as the director of accounting for the Foundation, moving up to associate director in 2018. Now, with seven years under his belt, Ditzler is ready to take the helm.

“As a lifelong Huntington County resident, I’m honored to take on this new position,” says Ditzler. “I am excited to carry out the mission of the Community Foundation and work alongside all of the people who call Huntington County home... Read More...

Community Choirs, Arts Council collaborate

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020

In collaboration between the LaFontaine Arts Council and Community Choirs of Huntington County, Katy Strass, Debbie Dyer and Denise Gilliland met to discuss preparations for an April 19 event.

Titled “I See a Song,” the Community Choirs will sing songs depicting artwork presented by area artists. Included in the performance will be a live rendering of artwork which will reflect a song performed by one of the five choirs.

The concert will be held on April 19 at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 50 E. Tipton Street, Huntington. For more information, contact Denise Gilliland at Read More...

HELP accepting application through March 20

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020

HELP will award a minimum of five scholarships of up to $1,500 each to students who are working toward degrees in special health care fields. Specific areas of training that will qualify for awards include: speech and hearing, special education, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, pediatric, orthopedic and other medical and/or mental health specialties.

Recipients, at the time scholarships are awarded, must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student; must be enrolled as a full-time student and must be a resident of Huntington County.

In addition, HELP will award one scholarship in the amount of up to $1,500 in memory of longtime board member and caseworker, Jane Nes... Read More...

Mayor Strick to give the State of the City, February 28

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce will host a “State of the City” for 2020 event on Friday, February 28 with Mayor Richard Strick. The event will take place at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue, at 7:30 a.m. The Chamber will provide coffee for those attending.

Mayor Strick plans to update those in attendance on plans he and his administration have for 2020. This will all be followed by a question and answer session.

If you would like to attend this event, please reply to or call the office at (260) 356-5300... Read More...

Huntington University receives $1 million gift

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020

Step Forward, Huntington University’s comprehensive campaign, continues to grow and gather support from alumni and friends of the University. This was particularly evident in a recent $1 million anonymous estate gift to the University in connection with Step Forward.

“The overwhelming support of the Forester Family continues to amaze us,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “This gift will make a significant impact both toward our goals for the comprehensive campaign and for the University.”

Officially launched in October of last year, Step Forward is a $40 million comprehensive campaign which will take Huntington University to the next level as an institution... Read More...

Simon & Garfunkel Story headlining Ford Theater

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020

The Simon & Garfunkel Story, as part of the Wabash Valley Music Association Series (WVMA) presented by Parkview Wabash Hospital, will feature Taylor Bloom (Art Garfunkel) and Benjamin Cooley (Paul Simon) playing the parts of the famous Simon & Garfunkel duo. The concert will be held on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. Ford Theater doors will open at approximately 6:45 p.m.

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, will return to the Ford Theater stage after a sold-out, worldwide tour and blockbuster tour of North America. The nostalgic multimedia experience will feature an immersive, concert-style theater show telling the story of folk-rock duo Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel... Read More...

Trinity to hold first Evensong concert of 2020

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020

The first Evensong concert series of 2020 will be given by Cindy Romano on Trinity’s refurbished 1958 Möller pipe organ on Sunday, January 26. The concert will begin at 4 p.m.

The theme for Dr. Romano’s program is classical works for organ that incorporate hymns and chorale tunes, as well as other types of church music. Among the composers represented are J.S. Bach, Johann Pachelbel and Ralph Vaughn Williams.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call the church office at (260) 356-0961 or check out www... Read More...

Flu prompts visitor restrictions at hospitals

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020

Public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity. This includes Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan is advising healthcare facilities impose the following restrictions to help protect patients, visitors and staff: Anyone coming to a healthcare facility for treatment who has cold- or flu-like symptoms (such as fever, cough or muscle aches) should wear a mask while in public areas, including waiting rooms. No visitors under the age of 18 and no visitors of any age with flu-like symptoms should be allowed to visit patients... Read More...

First Farmers to host Agricultural Summit

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020

First Farmers Bank & Trust will host their 3rd annual Agricultural Summit on January 28. The event will be held at Ross-Ade Stadium-Shively Center on the campus of Purdue University.

The summit serves as the premiere agricultural client, prospect and industry partner event of the calendar year for the organization. The program is designed to be an informational presentation, academic discussion and networking event in a non-sales environment.

This year’s speakers include Eric Snodgrass of Nutrien Ag Solutions; Dr. Jason Henderson, Director of Extension at Purdue University; Dave Toth, Senior Market Analyst at RJ O’Brien and Podcast Host, Damian Mason... Read More...

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