Saturday, January 21st, 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...

Chamber celebrates at 93rd Annual Dinner

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

The 93rd annual dinner of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce was held Monday evening, January 16 at the Huntington PAL Club. More than 170 Chamber members and their guests were in attendance.

Kay Schwob, 2016 Chamber chair, Huntington University, introduced the 2017 chair of the board, Ryan Lemon, Novae Corporation. The executive team for 2017 also includes Steve Petry, chair-elect, W.A. Zimmer Co.; Randy Warner, treasurer, Randal J. Warner CPA LLC and Sonya Foraker, assistant treasurer, Parkview Huntington Hospital. New board members include Eric Fawcett, Bippus State Bank and John Garrott, Beacon Credit Union... Read More...

Heritage Days community asks for support

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Heritage Days steering committee is looking for support from the community. The 2017 event will be held from Wednesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 18, with the theme: The 40’s: Liberty, Democracy, Dignity.

Part of the celebration will be a Friday evening, June 16, USO party at the Hotel LaFontaine beginning at 7 p.m. Those attending will enjoy the Erie Band performing songs of the era and delicious h’oeuvres. Guests will be encouraged to dress in 40’s garb and enjoy the Downtown Car Show before coming over to the hotel. Sponsors are needed for the event at the hotel... Read More...

American Family Insurance holds ribbon cutting

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

American Family Insurance Natalie Chevalier Agency held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, January 18. The local office is located at 2859 Northpark Avenue, Suite 109 in Huntington.

Natalie Chevalier, owner of the agency, opened for business on June 1 of last year. Chevalier has owned an American Family Insurance business in Columbia City for the past eight years and has been working with American Family Insurance for more than 11 years.

Tim Geerling, sales specialist at the Huntington office, has been with American Family Insurance for around four years and most recently working out of a Wabash office... Read More...

Special Olympics thanks the community

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

The Huntington County Special Olympics would like to thank the community for its support of the 10th Annual Huntington County Special Olympics Basketball Invitational held at Huntington North High School on January 14.

Fifty teams from 13 Indiana counties brought over 500 Special Olympic athletes, families and friends to the tournament. Without the help of the over 70 volunteers and the many businesses, it would be impossible to have a successful tournament.

A special thank you goes to the major sponsors Huntington County Community School Corporation, Pathfinder Services, Bowers Jewelers, JJ’s, Daniels Automotive and Markle Health and Rehabilitation... Read More...

Huntington County HELP offers scholarships

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

Huntington County HELP, Inc. for disabled citizens will award a minimum of five scholarships of up to $1,500 each to students who are working toward degrees in special healthcare 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 a graduate student; must be enrolled as a full-time student and must be a resident of Huntington County... Read More...

Terry Hershey to offer spiritual walk March 3 and 4

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

With Lent approaching, Victory Noll Center is offering opportunities for people to deepen their spiritual walk. The programs of Terry Hershey have been among the most popular offered at Victory Noll Center. The nationally-known author, speaker and humorist returns for a Lenten Retreat, Friday, March 3 from 7 p.m. to Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. encouraging us to make space for “God’s Light to Shine” through our lives.

During Lent, we are invited to give something up and to make a sacrifice. When we give something up, we make space. Space to see, to reflect and to come home... Read More...

HU’s Foundation Breakfast scheduled, February 8

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

The Huntington University Foundation Breakfast on Wednesday, February 8, will feature Mike Hacker, senior commodity Analyst of WelIra Investments, and R.D. Schrader, president of Schrader Real Estate, sharing information concerning trends in agricultural real estate and grain markets.

“You won’t want to miss this breakfast meeting. This will be a great opportunity to hear from two of our local experts who will share their insight about agricultural real estate and grain markets based on their years of experience in their respective fields,” stated Holly Sale, Foundation president... Read More...

Pathfinder Services offers free tax preparation

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing free tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $55,000 in 2016. This year, 2017, marks the eighth year for the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) Program. The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center will begin offering this service on Monday, January 23, and the service will run through Monday, April 17. A drop-off option is also available.

For those who wish to work one-on-one with a certified IRS preparer to file both state and federal taxes for free, call (260) 355-2510 or email Read More...

Learn how to brew your own beer at the Library

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

Ever curious what it takes to brew beer from your own home? The Huntington Library will host a workshop for those looking to craft their own beer on Saturday, February 11 at 1 p.m. The Huntington Beer Collective, a recreational beer brewing club in Huntington, will walk attendees through supplies, ingredients, various methods, and other details of those wishing to start the hobby will need to know. The workshop is free to the public.

RootsTech is the largest global genealogy conference, and this year it’s being held in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 8 through the February 11... Read More...

Webb’s study published in international journal

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

Dr. Jeffrey B. Webb, professor of American history and department chair of history & political science at Huntington University, was published in the international peer-reviewed journal Environment, Space, Place with his study of the redesign of the Upper Wabash River watershed.

“The research in this article builds on the work of geographers and environmental historians who seek a deeper understanding of how changes in the landscape impact a local community’s identity as well as a person’s sense of place,” states Webb.

The article examines the construction of the Huntington, Salamonie and Mississinewa reservoirs in northern Indiana’s Upper Wabash River drainage area... Read More...

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