Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, January 1, 2018

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 awards scholarships to CTE students

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Three students from Huntington North High School were each awarded a scholarship by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships were awarded during the Student Awards Day held on Monday, April 15 at Huntington North High School. The scholarship winners included Shelby Smith ($500), Dakota Pepper ($500) and Colin Betterly ($1,000).

While attending school, Shelby works two part-time jobs and participates in the Skilled Trades Competitions. Shelby plans to continue her training at Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis. She said, “One day you will see me as one of the top female mechanics on an NHRA team, building engines for race cars... Read More...

Senator Todd Young talks global food security

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke at Huntington University for a timely discussion on global food security, hosted by the Farm Journal Foundation.

Senator Young discussed the important role of U.S. leadership in advancing global food security and international agricultural research. “Addressing global hunger and food insecurity is a national security issue and a moral imperative for our nation,” Senator Young said. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to shine a light on the issue and discuss how we can work together to support the world’s most vulnerable... Read More...

Oak Hill Farm fundraiser features BBQ, music

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Non-profit organization Oak Hill Farm, which provides therapy to children and adults by teaching how to ride and care for horses, is again sponsoring the People’s Choice BBQ Chef Cook-Off event. The fundraiser is set for Friday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke.

The BBQ chef Cook-Off will allow attendees to pay one price and sample a variety of barbecue food items from an assortment of professionals and then vote for their favorite. Among the participating food providers this year are Moose & Mollies of Roanoke, Jimmy’s Barbecue of Fort Wayne, Triple B’s BBQ of Fort Wayne, former winner and Walnut Hill Catering of Fort Wayne, another former winner... Read More...

Music in the City Concert Series begins on May 3

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

The 2019 “Music in the City Concert Series” kicks off the 2019 season on Friday, May 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Downtown Huntington on Jefferson Street between Washington and Market Streets. The Huntington Arts and Entrepreneurial Center, a collaboration of Pathfinder Services and Lafontaine Arts Council is our Stage Sponsor for our opening band, Roustabout.

Music in the City is a family friendly event that is sponsored by the Huntington Downtown Business Association. We encourage you to bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the evening with us. The 2019 dates include: Friday, May 3, Friday, June 7, Friday, July 5 and Friday, August 2... Read More...

Island Vibe brings tropical sound to Roanoke

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

The beach party sound of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean will fill the stage as Tropical Music duo Island Vibe returns Friday, May 10 to Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Roanoke Lions Club.

Island Vibe is a popular party band from Fort Wayne featuring steel drummer and percussionist Doug Laughlin and guitarist Rod Bowers from Huntington. The duo performs throughout Indiana, Ohio and Michigan at platforms ranging from the Three Rivers Festival to Put-in-Bay. The group boasts a staggering repertoire of over 600 songs, giving them the ability to customize their song list on the spot for any audience... Read More...

Huntington North to host Operation Safe Prom

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Huntington North High School will once again be hosting its annual Operation Safe Prom, an event designed to remind students about the importance of making safe and responsible decisions. Operation Safe Prom will be held in the west parking lot on the campus of Huntington North High School on Friday, April 26 at 10:15 a.m.

This year marks the fifth anniversary for the Operation Safe Prom event being dedicated to Buddy Brennan, a strong advocate that dedicated much time and many resources to the Huntington community and its youth. The Operation Safe Prom event is a collaborative partnership among the following local agencies: Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Huntington EMS, Parkview Health System, Huntington North High School and the Huntington North Prom Committee... Read More...

Dennis DeYoung to perform at Honeywell Center

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

101.9 ROCKS to welcome Dennis DeYoung, founding member of the rock group Styx, to perform The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater. Corporate sponsorship for this concert is provided by Bott Electric, Inc. Tickets prices are $75, $50 and $35.

In 1977, history was made upon the release of “The Grand Illusion” album. Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx celebrate that history by performing the album in its entirety, plus all eight Top Ten hits ”Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Best of Times,” “Mr... Read More...

YSB to offer Suicide Awareness Training April 25

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Youth Services Bureau will be hosting a Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training on Thursday, April 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. This free suicide prevention training will be held at the Youth Services Bureau, 1344 Maple Drive. Participants will learn local and state statistics, myths and facts, warning signs and risk factors, local resources and more.

“This training is geared for family members, friends, pastors and others who want to learn more about this critical issue,” said Stephen Ward, QPR instructor.

The QPR training will provide participants with the following information: The extent of the problem on a state and national level, common myths and facts associated with suicide... Read More...

Huntington Twin Drive-in to open April 19

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Goodrich Quality Theaters will open the Huntington Twin Drive-in for its 69th season on Friday, April 19. Huntington Twin Drive-In is located at 1291 Condit St. in Huntington.

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, the drive-in will play a double feature of Dumbo and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Screen 1 and a double feature of US/Pet Semetary on Screen 2. Ticket prices are $8.50 for adults and $4 for children ages three to 11.

The 2019 movie lineup is packed with summer blockbusters that include: Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Dark Phoenix, Men in Black: International, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw and many more!

Drive-in Classics returns to Huntington Twin Drive-in for the third season on Thursday nights starting May 23... Read More...

On My Way Pre-K provider taking applications

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

On My Way Pre-K at Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a program that allows the early education facility to provide free preschool and child care to four year old children for the 2019-20 school year and through the remainder of the summer of 2020. Pathfinder Kids Kampus is now taking inquiries for free preschool openings.

On My Way Pre-K is a free program for families who qualify and this high-quality preschool option is an essential component to the future success of the children in our community. High quality early childhood education provides opportunities for children to build their language skills, social and emotional skills, math concept awareness, and more, building a foundation for lifelong learning and success... Read More...

YSB announces Safe Place Contest winners

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

In conjunction with the National Safe Place Awareness Week March 17, the Youth Services Bureau held a Coloring/Art contest for elementary and middle school students. Over 300 elementary students from Lincoln, Andrews and Flint Springs participated, along with three middle school students. The purpose of the event was to bring awareness of the Safe Place program and how Safe Place can help in times of crisis.

“We are excited to announce the winners of the contest were; Maggi Hall a fifth grader from Lincoln, Braxten Davis a third grader at Andrews and Serenity Sadler a second grader at Flint Springs,” shared Chelsea Winner, Safe Place/Host Homes coordinator... Read More...

ACRES acquires preserve in Huntington County

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Source: Inside INdiana

ACRES Land Trust has acquired another preserve in Huntington. The Philip and Jean Ross Preserve is the sixth property permanently protected by the local land trust in Huntington. A total of 7,094 acres in the tristate area are now protected by ACRES, including 372 acres in Huntington, primarily along the Wabash River.

The Philip and Jean Ross Preserve totals 23 acres overlooking the Wabash River and includes a wetland forest, meadow and ravine. Jean Ross says she and her husband bought the property in the late 80’s... Read More...

Packnett named Sagamore of the Wabash

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019

Michael J. Packnett, president and CEO of Parkview Health, was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. The award was presented to Packnett by Dave Haist, chairman of the Parkview Health board of directors, and John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, on behalf of Gov. Holcomb at Parkview’s quarterly leadership meeting at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation.

The Sagamore of the Wabash award is Indiana’s highest civilian honor. It is given to exemplary Hoosiers in recognition of their distinguished statewide service... Read More...

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