Sunday, June 26th, 2016

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...

Splash on the Wabash barrels ready for auction

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016

The annual Splash on the Wabash event Rain Barrel Auction is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, at 12 noon at the Forks of the Wabash. Ten extremely talented artists have transformed the barrels into spectacular works of art. These artists are donating their time and talent to paint designs on ten rain barrels. Opening bids will start at $50.

All rain barrels have spigots installed on them that attach to hoses. Harvesting rainwater is good stewardship practice for conserving and protecting clean water in the community. A rain barrel is a container that collects and stores the water from roofs and downspouts for future uses such as watering lawns, gardens and house plants; cleaning off gardening tools; and washing cars... Read More...

First Federal presents $100,000 to Parkview "Y"

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA has reached the $1 million mark in fund-raising toward its capital campaign for capacity building, CEO Ben Davis has announced.

Last summer, the YMCA started the campaign planning process with a feasibility study. The study consisted of a series of interviews with community leaders and YMCA donors to learn about the image and perception of the YMCA in the community, as well as to identify opportunities for new programs and initiatives.

The YMCA will continue its campaign activities over the next 18 months, with a targeted end date of December 2017... Read More...

Crone is Raintree Business Associate of the Year

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016

Michelle Crone was chosen as the Raintree Business Associate of the Year for 2016. According to her nomination letter, Crone has worked in the community for more than 23 years and advanced her career with seven different promotions. She is a business associate with Wells Fargo Bank and is responsible for several locations in Indiana.

Education has always been a top priority to Crone where she has completed her Associates Degree in Business Administration Management from Indiana Tech in 2012. She is also very active in continuing education through American Business Women’s Association, completing the 21st Century Leaders, according to the news release... Read More...

Community Garden opens for harvest Saturday

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016

All are welcome! Purdue Extension is seeking to provide fresh, wholesome, locally grown produce to those in our community who have limited access to it. This season, garden harvest times will be Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Community members and those who harvest from the garden are asked to work during designated harvest times or by scheduling another time with Purdue Extension.

We now have kale, Swiss chard, spinach and yellow summer squash ready for harvest, soon to be followed by broccoli and kohlrabi. We have also planted beets, green beans, zucchini squash, cabbage, lettuce, herbs, okra, red potatoes, onions, several varieties of tomatoes, peppers and winter squash, etc... Read More...

Victory Noll to become independent non-profit

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016

Fifteen years after it was established as a ministry of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, Victory Noll Center is set to move into the next step in its history by becoming a separate non-profit organization. The Center, located on the Victory Noll campus in Huntington, will retain close ties with the Sisters, and will mirror them in their mission and purpose.

Started in 2001, the Center offers a variety of programming and retreats designed as an outreach to individuals and groups. Their mission statement reflects their past and future, stating “To extend the charism and legacy of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sister by inviting all people to discover their capacity for God’s Mission... Read More...

HU post-graduate employment rates high

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016

Huntington University is pleased to announce that as of June 7, the employment rate for the class of 2015 was 84.7 percent and is more than 20 percent higher than the national average of 64.4 percent. If you combine employment rates and graduate school attendance, HU stands at 99.7 percent compared to the national average of 83.9 percent.

“I am excited to see the class of 2015 moving forward in their career fields, using their talents, skills and passions,” stated Martha Smith, associate dean of student life & director of career development & counseling services. “The faculty and staff at Huntington University have done an excellent job in preparing students for their future employment opportunities and graduate school... Read More...

Heritage Days parade winners announced

Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016

The winners of the Heritage Days Parade include: Best Youth Group, Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County; Best Adult Group, Pathfinder Services; Best Motorized Unit, Mizpah Racing Shriners; Best Antique Vehicle, Ageless Iron of Roanoke; Best Religious Unit, Christian Life Tabernacle; Best Theme Float, Norwood Health & Rehabilitation; Best Marching Color Guard, VFW Color Guard. Congratulations to the winners, plaques may be picked up in the Chamber office, 305 Warren Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Perkins named Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016

The 48th Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast was held Thursday morning, June 16 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash with 122 people in attendance. Mike Perkins was named the 2016 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe in recognition of his contributions to Huntington County.

Ruth Marsh, 2015 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, introduced Perkins and presented him with the traditional Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe plaque holding the traditional chief design. He was touched emotionally as he reflected on the design.

“Years ago, my dad was asked to come up with an idea and a friend of his, an artist friend of his in Indianapolis named Bill Steinberg, developed this, this chiefs’ face,” said Perkins... Read More...

Two named Little Miss, Junior Miss Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016

Kirsyn Kindler, right, was chosen as Little Miss Heritage Days 2016 at the pageant held Wednesday evening, June 15 at Crestview Middle School. Madeline Cooper, left, was crowned Junior Miss Heritage Days 2016.

Kindler, 7, is the daughter of Zach and Alisha Kindler while Cooper 11, is the daughter of Billy and Jenni Cooper. The newly-crowned queens will preside over events of the 53rd Huntington Heritage Days, including taking a ride in the Heritage Days parade on Saturday, June 18.

The outgoing 2015 queens, Gabrielle Betterly and Arianna Betterly, placed crowns on Kindler and Cooper and presented them with flowers and trophies... Read More...

Violins in the Vineyard, buy tickets at JeFFFest

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016

The LaFontaine Arts Council, in partnership with Huntington Sheet Metal, will present “Violins in the Vineyard” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on September 21. The event will be held at Two-EE’s Winery and will feature a string quartet from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic playing the sounds from the 60s and 70s.

In addition to the entertainment, sweet and savory appetizers, two wine tastings and a $10 voucher toward a purchase that night are included in the $50 ticket price. The big news is that tickets will go on sale this Sunday evening at JeFFFest. We will accept cash, checks, and credit or debit cards... Read More...

HU is pleased to announce Institute Fellows

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016

Huntington University is pleased to announce that Andrew Cook, Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, Steve and Twyla Lee, Dr. Larry A. Mercer, Dr. Gary J. Oliver and Dr. Dave Rahn have accepted positions as Fellows for the Institute for Leadership and Counseling.

“Huntington University has assembled a team of outstanding men and women whose experiences and training will add tremendous value to our students. The students in the Institute for Leadership and Counseling will benefit by learning directly from the depth and breadth of knowledge and perspectives offered by Institute Fellows,” stated Dr... Read More...

HomeOwnership continues NeighborWorks Week

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center is releasing the fourth and fifth of five homeownership success stories as they recently ended the week-long celebration nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week. During NeighborWorks Week (June 4-11), Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country will mobilize tens of thousands of residents, business people and government officials in a week of neighborhood change and awareness.

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center is part of the national NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of more than 240 non-profit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico... Read More...

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