Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014

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...


Hougendobler celebrates 30 years in Huntington

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

Parkview Huntington Hospital honored Duane Hougendobler, MD, Parkview Physicians Group – Pediatrics, Parkview Huntington Hospital, on Friday, May 8, for his 30 years of service with Parkview Health. Hougendobler, a Huntington native and graduate of Huntington North High School, completed his doctorate of medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, in 1981. He immediately returned to his hometown to begin practicing medicine and providing care to Huntington County residents.

“Dr. Hougendobler is a talented pediatrician and has significantly impacted healthcare in the Huntington community... Read More...



Digital Media Arts program ranked nationally

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

Huntington University was named the No. 9 “Hidden Gem” college in the U.S. for employers seeking graduates with skills in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects. There were 11 winners of College Recruiter’s 2015 Hidden Gem Index.

“This national ranking of HU’s Digital Media Arts Department affirms the strength of our graduates in the marketplace,” said Dr. Lance Clark, department chair. “High-caliber companies like Paramount and DreamWorks are employing Huntington University graduates, and this year alone, our students have won more than 30 regional and national awards... Read More...



Local law firm awards scholarships

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

The Huntington County law firm of Bowers, Brewer, Garrett & Wiley, LLP has announced the winners of their 2015 educational scholarships. Merrideth Goetz received the James W. Bowers Scholarship in honor of the late James W. Bowers. Kaitlyn Oswalt and Nathan Lundy also received scholarships to be used toward their continuing education.

Shown in the photo at left, along with Bob Garrett, second from left of the law firm, are Merrideth Goetz, second from right, the daughter of Ron and Julie Goetz, Huntington. She plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University majoring in Communications and Public Relations... Read More...



Barrus wins TSP award at Thorne Insurance

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

Joel Barrus has been given the “TSP” (Top Sales Producer) Award at Thorne Insurance Agency, Inc. Jason Dawes, vice president and office manager, presents only one of these awards in January of each year for all of Thorne’s locations.

Dawes said that this award is earned by being the top sales producer within the company for standard written property and casualty business for the given year. He further stated, “Barrus excelled in 2014 in new written business and earned the award. Barrus is an agent for my Wabash office location.”

Dawes went on to explain, “This is a very hard award to win, and it takes many hours outside of the office both working and networking with people to accomplish sales at this higher level... Read More...



HU's summer theater camp features Disney

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

Join Huntington University’s Theatre Arts Department for its 2015 Summer Theatre Youth Camp. The camp runs from June 22 to July 11, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

It is open for all children and youth entering grades 2-12 next fall. The camp will be held on HU’s campus in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. This summer’s camp will step into the magical world of Disney. For generations, Disney has been the pinnacle of entertainment for children and adults alike. This summer, children will have the opportunity to experience some of the most well-loved Disney characters and music from classics such as “Mary Poppins,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Jungle Book” and more... Read More...



Graduation should be a celebrated time of life

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

Article submitted by LACE

Welcome to graduation season. It’s a time of celebration, and a time when some parents face the decision of whether or not to allow teens to drink alcohol in their homes. There are serious negative consequences for both parents and teens when parents make the choice to provide alcohol. Unfortunately, many parents subscribe to common myths and misperceptions related to underage drinking:

Myth: Parents who serve alcohol to teens at home are under no legal jeopardy. Truth: There are criminal penalties for any adult who serves alcohol to teens... Read More...



LAC recognizes april's Artists of the Month

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

Each month students from county middle schools and the high school are recognized as Artists of the Month by the LaFontaine Arts Council. These students are nominated by their fine arts teachers as exhibiting outstanding achievement in their area of study. In April, the following students were recognized by their teachers at Huntington North High School.

Art teacher, Teri Fuller-O’Brien, nominated Hannah Ringo for her excellence in Visual Art. Ringo is a junior and the daughter of Thomas and Susan Ringo. She has taken art classes every year of high school. She plans to continue in her art classes in her senior year... Read More...



Public invited to nominate torchbearers

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Indiana’s Bicentennial Celebration for 2016 will include a traveling torch created by Purdue University. The torch will travel throughout Indiana, and Huntington County will help celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the state of Indiana on Friday, September 30, 2016, when the torch travels through the area for three hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will start in Corydon, Indiana’s first state capitol, on September 9, 2016 and cover 2,300 miles, reaching Huntington County September 30. The relay will culminate on October 15, 2016 on the grounds of the statehouse in Indianapolis, and is designed to connect Hoosiers across the 92 counties in the state during the bicentennial year... Read More...



Holly Sale presents at Customer Service Seminar

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held its spring Lunch n’ Learn on Tuesday, May 12. The title of the seminar was “How to Put the Cherry on Top,” and focused on the importance of customer service. It took place at the Horace Mann Educational Center, 2485 Waterworks Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holly Sale, the director of rehabilitation and wellness, and expert in service excellence from Parkview Huntington Hospital, presented. She discussed the importance of work performance and took attendees “back to basics” with customer service. She also detailed customer service “must-haves” for your organization... Read More...



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