Sunday, December 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...

Recycled Percussion 'beats’ its way to Honeywell

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

The popular drumming group known as Recycled Percussion will rock the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. with their mind-blowing talent of making music with everyday items like power tools, ladders, buckets and trashcans, by turning them into percussion instruments.

Formed in 1995, Recycled Percussion has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. Playing over 4,000 shows and over 400 corporate events in over 15 countries, the group has also done guest appearances on “Carson Daly,” “The Today Show,” “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards... Read More...

Beacon CU and JA partner for financial literacy

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

Beacon Credit Union awarded a $1,000 check to Junior Achievement of Huntington County to help support their mission of financial literacy education in Huntington County. Junior Achievement’s programs help students build practical skills, such as entrepreneurial thinking, workplace interpersonal effectiveness, goal-setting, decision making, and the fundamentals of economics.

An estimated 1,600 students in Huntington County will be impacted by community members who volunteer to teach JA programs inside area classrooms. The volunteer’s unique approach and experience helps bring local relevancy to the classroom... Read More...

Music of Elvis featuring guitarist Kenny Taylor

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center plays host to a night of tribute to the music of legendary singer Elvis Presley with a concert by “El’s Angels,” starring guitar virtuoso Kenny Taylor. The event is a fundraiser for the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight and will take place on Friday, January 19.

The event will feature two hours of Elvis songs, ranging from his early recording at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis to the later works on RCA. The concert is not an impersonation but rather an attempt to honor the spirit of Presley’s art and pay tribute to his influence on popular music... Read More...

HU Foundation honors board member Strickler

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

The Huntington University Foundation honored long-standing board member Rocky Strickler for his 40 years of service. Strickler, who is a life-time resident of Huntington, was honored for his service at a November HU Foundation Luncheon.

“Rocky served the foundation well over the years,” stated Kay Schwob, Senior Director of Advancement Operations. “Rocky was ahead of his time in that he supported women’s athletics back in the late 1970’s. He established and funded three perpetual enthusiasm awards as well as the Rocky and Carol Strickler Endowment that supports the arts, specifically for Digital Media Arts here at Huntington University... Read More...

1st Source Bank donates $5,000 to Ombudsman

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

1st Source Bank donated $5,000 to expand the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Northeast Indiana. This contribution will allow the non-profit to add ten new certified volunteer ombudsmen and expand the program.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Northeast Indiana is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of life for people living in long-term care facilities in Northeast Indiana through advocacy and empowerment. The non-profit will empower residents and family member to advocate for themselves or their loved one.

Regional president, Larry Mayers commented, “1st Source Bank recognizes the positive impact that the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has on the lives of residents in the community... Read More...

Fitting healthcare testing into your schedule

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

The holiday season brings festive programs, community and church celebrations, and fun projects with the kids. But with all those extra demands on your time, how do you still fit in time to take care of your health – particularly since the insurance year is running out?

If you need diagnostic testing between now and the end of the year, knowing when you can schedule services can be the key in organizing your time. Parkview Huntington Hospital offers this handy schedule for your convenience.

Need a lab test? If you need a blood draw, expert phlebotomy services are available in the hospital’s Diagnostic Services area during expanded hours on weekdays, 6 a... Read More...

“The Brat Pack” returns for New Year's Eve show

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center will celebrate the Las Vegas style sound of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more as they present “The Brat Pack” for their annual New Year’s Eve Dinner Show. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Oak Hill Farm.

The Brat Pack features the singing trio of Chadd Michaels, Todd “Mister Broadway” Frymier and Lindsey K. The Fort Wayne based trio has performed in Chicago and Indianapolis in addition to a variety of Fort Wayne area venues. Besides tunes made popular by “Old Blue Eyes” and “Dino,” the trio performs standards from artists like Bobby Darin, Michael Buble’ and Sammy Davis Jr... Read More...

Santa visits the Metro Kiwanis on December 11

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis held their annual Christmas party on Monday, December 11. The club hosted children from the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club.

The evening festivities began with Metro Kiwanis members greeting and visiting with the children. The children were then treated to a specially prepared dinner by Santa’s little helpers. After the meal the children were visited by LynnAnn Fager of the Wabash DNR Interpretive Center and a screech owl that had been injured. Fager talked about the screech owl being a predator bird and that it is unlawful to keep a bird of this type even if it is injured... Read More...

Library to offer Winter Boredom Busters

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

The Huntington Main Library invites kids ages eight to 12 to come to the library during the HCCSC Winter Break for Winter Boredom Busters activities. Each weekday during the break from school, the library will offer a different Boredom Buster activity - stop by anytime during regular library hours to take part and have fun. These activities are free, and no registration is required. See the library’s website at for the full schedule of programs.

The Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library will kick off a year-long program featuring the library’s genealogy internet resources with a workshop on Ancestry: Library Edition... Read More...

Christmas Open House held at City Building

Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017

A Christmas Open House and After Hours were held last evening in the third floor Council Chambers of the City Building. The open house was hosted by Mayor Brooks Fetters and his staff.

Artwork by first and second grade students from Flint Springs, Lincoln and Huntington Catholic elementary schools was on display throughout the public areas of the City Building. Clients of Pathfinder Services created a Santa mailbox that children attending the event could place their letters to Santa in. An area and supplies were provided for children to write letters. A trio of singers consisting of Matthew Blomeke, Leann Ringenberg and Sydnee Gradeless entertained the crowd throughout the late afternoon with musical selections... Read More...

Chamber Dinner to feature Alicia Pyle Quartet

Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017

The 94th Annual Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Dinner will be held Monday evening, January 15, 2018 at the PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive. The event will begin with a social time at 6 p.m. followed by dinner catered by Kim’s Katered Affair at 6:45 p.m.

The Chamber will hold its annual meeting where retiring members of the board and incoming board members will be recognized. The Chamber will also honor the Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and present the Community Excellence Award. The Alicia Pyle Quartet will be the featured entertainer for the evening.

According to their Facebook page, the Alicia Pyle Quartet (APQ) was officially formed in 2010, forging a creative path as they perform their music for events across Northeast Indiana... Read More...

First Industrial Maintenance class graduates

Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017

The Learning Center, 2201 N. Jefferson Street, celebrated the first Industrial Maintenance class graduation on Tuesday, December 5. Six employees from the area graduated from the class.

The Ivy Tech Industrial Maintenance Skill-Link Training Program had six students, representing three different local employers. Novae Corporation, Our Sunday Visitor and Nurture Soap sent employees to the training.

All participants in the 26-week course earned the OSHA 10 training certification. Three participants chose to earn a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) certification and two participants earned an Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) certification... Read More...

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