Friday, May 25th, 2018

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...

Innovative Packaging celebrates 30 years

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

Innovative Packaging, Inc., 1312 Flaxmill Road, celebrated their 30th year in business on May 16. The business is now being operated by the second generation. Innovative Packaging, Inc. was begun in 1988 in a 6,000 square foot building on West Park Drive and its current operations are located in the 132,000 square foot Flaxmill facility.

The business was begun by Liz McClain and Gene Fleck and has now been handed down to the second generation. Today’s executive leadership team consists of three siblings, Chris Fleck, Lori Cox, Carrie Miller and Brien Blackburn. McClain is now retired and Gene Fleck is also retired, but still participates in the business as its chairman of the board... Read More...

“Bear Hunt” to take place at Izaak Walton June 24

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

A Heritage Days “Bear Hunt” will be held on the Izaak Walton League grounds, Hauenstein Road, Sunday, June 24. The event will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for families with their children. VFW Post 2689 is the sponsor of Heritage Days 2018.

Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League, the “Bear Hunt” will include stuffed bears hidden throughout the club’s grounds. Families can purchase a “hunting license” for each child “hunting bear” for $5. A conservation officer will present the hunting license, and when a child finds a bear, they can get their picture taken with the conservation officer... Read More...

Rotary Strawberry Feed has new location

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

The Huntington Rotary Club Strawberry Feed will have a new location for Heritage Days 2018. The annual event will take place on Thursday, June 21 at the PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive from 5 to 7 p.m.

Strawberries, shortcake, ice cream with whipped cream will be served and tickets are available at local banks, from Rotary members or at the door. The “all you can eat” price is $5, with kids five and under eating for free. Huntington VFW Post 2689 is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2018. Visit www.huntingtonheritagedays... Read More...

Love INC to hold After Hours on June 28

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

A Chamber After Hours will be held at Love INC, on Thursday, June 28. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at their 715 Byron Street location.

Love INC staff and officers will be available to offer tours of the facility along with providing refreshments for the late afternoon event. Refreshments will include fruit kebabs, vegetable tray with dip, cheeses/cracker, cookies, UCD tea and water.

The mission of Love INC is to mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. Love INC manages the Clearinghouse Call Center, Community Food Pantry, Supply Closet, Diaper Depot, Back-to-School Fair, Christmas Shop, Covered with Love Thrift Store and Loving Neighbors Relational Ministry... Read More...

Parkview Regional Medical Center expanding

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

Parkview Health officials announced plans to invest in the Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) campus. The expansion plans call for the construction of a six-story, 168,000 square foot medical tower that will allow for the hospital to add 72 new inpatient beds. Approximately 63,000 square feet of the new tower will be shell space, allowing for future expansion plans to further support forecasted inpatient and ambulatory care growth.

“The number of people who choose Parkview for their care continues to rise. We have deployed many initiatives to best meet these growing needs, including investments that have allowed for increased capacity at PRMC and Parkview Hospital Randallia... Read More...

Regan Valedictorian Scholarship announced

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

The Huntington County Community Foundation is honored to announce the recent creation of the Delene Anne Regan Valedictorian Scholarship. The scholarship honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the memory of Delene Anne Regan, Valedictorian of the Huntington High School Class of 1953.

Delene attended Indiana University Bloomington where she graduated with high scholastic honors. She was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta and Beta Gamma Sigma scholastic honoraria. The Beta Gamma Sigma honorary represents the top ten percent of students in the IU School of Business. She received one of four Keys presented to that group her senior year, representing top achievement in the Business School... Read More...

PHH Rehab and Wellness desk adjusts hours

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

The front desk at Parkview Huntington Hospital’s (PHH) Rehab and Wellness Center is now staying open longer on weeknights for the convenience of rehab patients.

Previously, Rehab and Wellness team members who staffed the center’s front desk closed at 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Now, the desk is remaining open until 6:30 p.m. so rehab patients who are finishing up end-of-day appointments will have the opportunity to schedule or reschedule appointments on their way out, if they so desire.

“With our expansion project underway, we’re re-evaluating all of our processes with an eye toward an enhanced experience for our rehab patients,” said Angie Hormann, manager, PHH Rehab and Wellness Center... Read More...

Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride to benefit trails

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

The Huntington Heritage Days 4th Annual Bicycle Poker Ride is a family event intended to promote and educate everyone on our growing trail system. The ride will take place on Sunday, June 24 beginning at 2 p.m. at Schenkel Station. There will be two divisions or age groups: Children/youth and adult. The event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

The ride will be a slow paced 6.5-mile ride leaving from Schenkel Station and riding on the completed sections of our trails and low traveled city streets with five various stops. At each stop the riders will be given a card that they will keep with them until they return to Schenkel Station... Read More...

Bootcamp Challenge Lake Clare Fitness, June 24

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

The Bootcamp Challenge, a new event for Heritage Days 2018, will be held Sunday, June 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Hosted by Huntington Catholics in Action Youth Group, the Bootcamp Challenge will be held at the Lake Clare Fitness Park located at the corner of Broadway and Old U.S. Highway 24.

Registration information is available on Search for the Bootcamp Challenge. The fee to enter is $20 per two person team, and registration must be completed before June 17. The fee then becomes $25 up to the day of the event.

The two person teams must have one member 18 years of age or younger... Read More...

One-Eyed Jack to make debut at Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

Hot Air Balloons will be present on Saturday, June 23, 6 to 10 p.m., at Huntington North High School. DJ Dick Smart of Smart Productions will provide musical selections and announce the events. New and making its debut this year will be a balloon shaped like a One-Eyed Jack. The Huntington County Disaster Team will offer a car show beginning at 3 p.m. also on Saturday at HNHS.

Archery Tag, obstacle course and Hover Ball by Christian Life Tabernacle and The Mission International will also be a part of the Hot Air Balloon Festival this year. Both events will run from 5 to 8 p.m., on the west side of Huntington North High School, participants can play Archery Tag on teams of five for $50 per team or $10 per person... Read More...

FFSB named in Top 200 Community Banks

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

First Federal Savings Bank (FFSB) has been named to American Banker Magazine’s Top 200 Community Banks for the seventh consecutive year. The magazine qualifies banks for this listing if they have less than $2 billion in total assets and have stock that is publicly traded.

There were 633 banks eligible to be ranked using these qualifiers. FFSB came in at number 75 on this year’s list. The magazine ranked the institutions based on the profitability metric, Return on Average Equity, over a three year period. Only 12 banks from the state of Indiana made this elite list.

Michael Zahn, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank, states, “It is an honor to be recognized by American Banker Magazine for the seventh year in row... Read More...

Salamonie Summer Festival seeks vendors

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

The Salamonie Summer Festival committee is seeking marketplace vendors to take part in the festival, which will be held the weekend of June 29 to July 1.

Anyone who deals in antiques, crafts, collectibles, flea market items, hobby items or home party items may participate. Spaces start at 10 feet by 10 feet, with larger spaces available. Cargo trailers are allowed as long as they open from the side to display items. Electrical service is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Machelle Suchcicki at (260) 375-3130 or Read More...

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