Friday, June 18th, 2021

Featured: Heritage Days, Duke Energy sponsor

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Festivities celebrating Huntington’s 57th Heritage Days, The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom, will relate to the 1970’s, and will be held at locations throughout the community, Wednesday, June 16 through Sunday, June 20. Duke Energy is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2021. Download a copy of the Heritage Days 2021 brochure by clicking here.


Little Miss, Junior Miss Heritage Days
Huntington County girls are invited to become contestants for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Saturday, June 12 at 7 p... Read More...

Burnsworth 52nd Chief; Little, Jr. Miss named

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021

The 52nd Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast was held Thursday morning, June 17 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash with over 100 people in attendance. Bob Burnsworth, Director of the New Life Meal Ministry was named the 2021 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe in recognition of his contributions to the New Life Meal Ministry and Huntington County.

Darlene Stanley, 2013 Chief and Huntington County Chamber board chair, opened the breakfast, and introduced Kay Schwob, Huntington University, as the master of ceremonies. Schwob welcomed those in attendance and began the celebration with “Isn’t it wonderful to be together again... Read More...

Pershing is new vice president of patient care at PHH

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) will soon welcome back a familiar face as its new vice president of Patient Care Services assumes her new post on June 20. Alison Pershing, MSN, RN, CNOR, will take over in the hospital’s number two leadership role, filling the position vacated when Doug Selig became the hospital’s president earlier this year.

Pershing has been with Parkview for more than 21 years, starting as a student nurse technician at Parkview Randallia. She has served in a number of nursing roles over the years, including 15 years as a nurse in the emergency department (ED) and operating room at PHH... Read More...

Youth Services Bureau to offer “Tools for School”

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021

The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Huntington County will once again be assisting with school supplies through the “Tools for School” program. The program is open to any student in Huntington County.

Items dispersed include folders, crayons, glue, paper, pencils, pens, rulers, markers and basic school supplies. The agency does not provide gym shoes, Kleenex, or specialty items such as scientific calculators, copy paper, etc.

To sign up for the program, contact the office at (260) 356-9681 or visit the office located at 1344 Maple Drive. The summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a... Read More...

BBBS to hold 48th Annual Gourmet Dinner

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (BBBS) will hold their 48th Annual Gourmet Dinner on Tuesday, June 22. The dinner will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.

This year the featured guest speaker is NFL three-time All-Pro and former Defensive Rookie of the Year Darius Leonard. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. (for any media setup). Leonard will do open group 10-minute Q&A’s starting at 5 p.m. with no exclusives. RSVPs are required to attend.

The Gourmet Dinner is an annual fundraiser that benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs and efforts of creating one-to-one mentoring matches for the youth in our community... Read More...

HC DCS donates to Blessings in a Backpack

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021

The Huntington County Department of Child Services (DCS) recently donated $2,500 to Blessings in a Backpack of Huntington County.

“We are so excited to be able to support this worthwhile program. They have such an impact on the children of Huntington County,” shared Kerri Baker, Huntington County DCS director.

“The funds will allow us to purchase more protein items that we can provide in the backpacks,” stated Sharon Pulver, Blessings in a Backpack.

To learn more about Blessings in a Backpack email questions to Read More...

Change in youth employment takes effect July 1

Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

By Michael Myers
Bureau of Youth Employment Director
Indiana Department of Labor

The countdown is on – and employers have less than a month left to prepare for a change in youth-employment law in Indiana. In the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly amended youth-employment law to eliminate work permits for minor employees effective July 1, 2021. But that change comes with a new responsibility for Hoosier employers, and one that bears a penalty of up to $400 per infraction if an employer is found to be out of compliance with the new law... Read More...

Area bands to perform at Rotary Centennial Park

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021

Several area bands will be performing at a free concert at Rotary Centennial Park on Thursday, June 17. The concerts will begin at 7 p.m.

The first band to perform will be the Huntington Erie Community Band. Following the community band will be the Erie Jazz Band, Club Saxophone and Lime City Brass. Individuals are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to the event.

Rotary Centennial Park is located at 551 N. Jefferson Street at the corner of W. Park Drive and Jefferson Street.

EMA prepared for weather during Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021

The Huntington County Emergency Management agency has prepared their annual plan for possible severe weather during downtown Heritage Days events.

During all of the Heritage Days events in the downtown area, the EMA’s Skywarn team will be constantly monitoring the weather. If a severe weather event does occur and the downtown area needs to be evacuated, they will have the outdoor warning siren at the Lafontaine Center sounded.

This does not necessarily mean there is a tornado, but means get to shelter. Designated shelter areas will be: the Huntington City-Township Public Library, City Building and the Lafontaine Center... Read More...

Michelle Banks is new CFO at Pathfinder Services

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021

Pathfinder Services President and CEO Danielle Tips has announced the appointment of Michelle Banks as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the organization.

Banks has more than 15 years of experience in corporate and non-profit accounting. Banks has been the CFO at the YWCA of Northeast Indiana for the past three and a half years, where she managed all financial operations, including budgeting, financial analysis, investments, cash flow and commercial insurance.

“Michelle is a respected leader in fiscal matters,” says Tips. “Her extensive background in finances and her knowledge of working for a non-profit make her a perfect fit for our organization... Read More...

Report: record-high unfilled job openings in May

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021

Source: Inside INdiana

A monthly jobs report from the National Federation of Independent Businesses shows a record-high 48% of small business owners in May reported unfilled job openings. The NFIB says May is the fourth consecutive month of record-high readings for unfilled job openings and is 26 points higher than the 48-year historical reading of 22%.

“Unfortunately, this is another new and bad record for small business owners,” said NFIB State Director in Indiana Barbara Quandt. “Thank goodness that the federal unemployment benefits end here in Indiana on June 19... Read More...

Tesla, STOMP, Adkins coming to Honeywell

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021

Honeywell Arts & Entertainment announces the addition of three crowd-pleasing performances to the Honeywell Center 2021-22 live entertainment lineup. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m. via

Honeywell Center Ford Theater performances include: Tesla – Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., Honeywell Center. Most seats $29, $59; Limited premium seating $125. Tesla was born in the 80s and their bluesy and soulful sound remains popular decades later with hits like “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out),” “Love Song,” “What You Give,” and their mega-hit “Signs... Read More...

Musicians from around the world to perform live

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021

Elite musicians from around the world will play three live performances at Eagles Theatre as part of Honeywell Arts Academy, a premier summer music program debuting in June. Performances will feature the diverse musical talents of thirty world-class scholars, curated by professional musicians including Time for Three Founder Ranaan Meyer, pianist/NPR host Peter Dugan, and five other esteemed faculty members.

Honeywell Arts Academy, a part of Honeywell Arts & Entertainment, is a unique full scholarship music academy that will bring elite musicians from around the world – from the U... Read More...

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