Thursday, August 17th, 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...

Life’s Better Here in Huntington aired August 10

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Life’s Better Here TV promotion series aired on ABC21 WPTA on Thursday, August 10 in Huntington. The promotion aired following the noon broadcast.

There will be four interviews during the segment with Mayor Brooks Fetters; Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development; Crystal Cully, Huntington University and Rose Meldrum, executive director, LaFontaine Center. Music was provided by John Wenning and the Did You Know Facts was be provided by Sarah Kirby of the Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

If you missed the broadcasts, the interviews are posted on wpta... Read More...

Employment report brings ‘encouraging news’

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The director of Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research says July’s national jobs numbers, indicating 209,000 jobs were created, offering an encouraging assessment of the U.S. labor market. Mike Hicks says, while the unemployment rate remains at 4.3 percent, the labor force and wages grew.

Hicks said, overall, the July numbers offer a more solid assessment of the labor market than June’s data did. He says top-line job growth of 205,000 jobs is well above the replacement rate. He adds that labor force growth was “very strong,” estimating 300,000 idle workers began again to look for employment... Read More...

The Learning Center continues into second year

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Huntington County Community Learning Center, “The LC,” 2201 N. Jefferson Street, is open for its second year. The Learning Center provides automotive, certified nurse aid (CNA), emergency medical technician (EMT), internships and precision machining programs for all HNHS students beginning as early as their sophomore year. Students are also given the opportunity to receive dual credits through Ivy Tech programs.

There are also several classes available for adults including industrial maintenance, welding, principals of advanced manufacturing, fundamentals of public speaking, English, phlebotomy and introduction to psychology to name a few... Read More...

Huntington Fire Department earns ISO 3 rating

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Fire Chief Tim Albertson of the Huntington Fire Department announced at the Huntington City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 8, that the fire department has been rated an Insurance Service Organization ISO 3. Prior to this rating, the fire department was rated an ISO 4. The new rating will take effect on November 1, 2017.

ISO, an organization that tracks property and casualty insurance risk, evaluates and rates a community’s ability to handle fires. Many insurers factor that information into the formulas they use to come up with your home insurance premium. The thinking behind using ISO ratings is this: The better equipped a community is to fight fires, the less likely it is that homes and businesses in your area will sustain major fire damage... Read More...

Ivy Tech executive extols benefits of dual credit

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Source: Inside INdiana

The senior vice president of workforce alignment at the state’s largest post-secondary education institution says completion and availability of dual credit courses for Hoosier high schoolers continue to rise. Chris Lowery says 59,000 high school students right now are taking college courses offered by Ivy Tech alone, double what it was two years ago. In May, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released a study showing dual credit course participation is at an all-time high.

In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Lowery said taking college courses in high school can have big benefits for students and parents... Read More...

YSB sends a “thank you” to the community

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County would like to send a huge “thank you” to all of those who helped with this year’s “Tools for Life” school supply program. Approximately 400 students received the supplies they needed to start the school year. This program depends solely on community support. Without the many caring businesses, churches, civic groups and individuals donating, the YSB would not be able to meet this need.

There are so many we need to thank for their generous donations. First, to those companies that collected items this year. Those businesses were: Dr... Read More...

Parkview Regional ranked 10th best in nation

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Source: Inside INdiana

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best hospitals in the nation. The publication includes state-by-state rankings as well as specialty rankings in 16 areas, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery and orthopedics.

In the Indiana rankings, the IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis tops the list, followed by IU Health North Hospital in Carmel and St. Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville and IU Health West Hospital in Avon, which tied for third.

University Hospital is also ranked in seven specialty areas, each of which includes 50 hospitals... Read More...

LAF announce winners of Regional Art Show

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The LaFontaine Arts Council Regional Art Show Reception and awards night was held Thursday, August 3, at 6 p.m. at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University. Lisa Bliss Rush’s piece “Woodland Nymph” won the Best of Show award. The award was sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank.

A resident of Camden, Indiana, Lisa states: “I love to draw the human face. The “Woodland Nymph” offered an exciting challenge by allowing me to draw a face without using traditional skin tones. I was very pleased with the blues and lavenders in her skin tones which forced me to think “outside the box” and see the subject, not as skin, but as values of light and dark... Read More...

“Walk with a Doc” scheduled for August 19

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Take some steps towards better health! Begin your journey by participating in the “Walk with a Doc” program.

Dr. Matt Pflieger and Dr. Janelle Maxwell from Cardinal Family Medicine will host a “Walk with a Doc” on Saturday, August 19. If you plan to walk, they ask that you meet at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, at the pavilion at 9 a.m., for a short discussion on exercise and medicine. After the meeting, the group plans to take a walk on the trail.

According to Dr. Pflieger and Dr. Maxwell, walking can lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol; raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) the good cholesterol; lower blood pressure; manage weight; improve moods and helps you stay strong and fit... Read More...

VNC offering Wellness Practices in September

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Victory Noll Center is offering Wellness Practices for Self-Care Tuesdays. The events will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 12 and 19 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Come join with others and learn practices that nourish your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Maintaining a sense of personal awareness and balance, along with caring and compassion for ourselves, can enrich the care and compassion we offer to others.

Classes will include calming breath work, gentle T’ai Chi movements/meditation, quiet reflection, standing yoga stretches and more. Casual, comfortable clothes are recommended... Read More...

Libraries offer a variety of activities

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Are you looking for a job and would like to spruce up your resume? Come to the Resume Writing Class at the Markle Library Wednesday, August 16 at 6 p.m. Learn how to create the document itself, what to put in it and what to leave out, how to convey experience through words and more. Computers will be provided, though attendees are welcome to bring their own. Registration is requested for supply purposes at

Teens are invited to the Huntington Library all day Friday, August 18 to help celebrate Bad Poetry Day. Come and share your painful prose and revolting rhyme by creating the worst poem you possibly can... Read More...

Purdue Extension to hold Butterfly Workshops

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Huntington County Purdue Extension Office will be providing two workshops on August 17 at 12 noon and 6 p.m. The workshops will be held at the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor Street.

This Butterfly Workshop will feature butterfly life cycles, butterfly facts and myths, and information on how to attract butterflies. Butterfly eggs, caterpillars in varying stages and butterflies will be available for viewing. Participants will tour a milkweed patch, weather permitting, to search for Monarch butterfly eggs... Read More...

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