Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, January 1, 2018

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...

“Rolling into Roanoke” rescheduled for July 28

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The “Rolling into Roanoke” Car Show, originally scheduled for tomorrow, July 21, has been postponed until Saturday, July 28 due to the threat of severe storms in the area. The car show will take place July 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Roanoke and in Roanoke Park.

The event will feature vintage classic cars, exotic sports cars and high-performance and custom street rods, along with vehicles from several museums. Tribute Cars for 2018 on Main Street will be “Across the Pond” European sports cars. Vehicles will be on display throughout downtown amidst Roanoke’s charming shops and eateries... Read More...

Dedication of the Statue of Father Solanus Casey

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

St. Felix Catholic Center will dedicate a statue of Father Solanus Casey on Monday, July 30. The event will begin at the St. Felix Friary, 1280 Hitzfield Street, beginning at 2 p.m.

Father Solanus, born Bernard Casey in Wisconsin in 1870, was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II in 1994, and was beautified at Ford Stadium in Detroit in 2017 before 60,000 people. This will be the first celebration of his Feast Day, made possible by the declaration of being “Blessed,” which is one step away from being declared saint.

Father Solanus was at the St. Felix Friary in Huntington from 1946 to 1956... Read More...

The Moon Cats to bring ’50s & ’60s sounds

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

Performing hits by artists ranging from Elvis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly to The Beatles, Chubby Checker and Willie Nelson, The Moon Cats will bring the sounds of the ’50s & ’60s to the Cottage Event Center on Friday, August 24. The concert, which is the group’s first appearance at the Roanoke venue, will raise funds for the Shepherd’s House facility for Homeless Veterans.

The Moon Cats are made up of Mark Most, lead vocalist; Michael Miller, lead guitar and vocals; Matt Butler, bass and vocals and Scott Herzog, drums. Prior to forming The Moon Cats, Most and Butler were members of the popular band Surrender Dorothy which opened for such big name acts as Mitch Ryder, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and Paul Revere and the Raiders front man Mark Lindsey... Read More...

City to hold ribbon cutting on Old U.S.-24

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The City of Huntington is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the reconditioning of Old U.S.-24 on Tuesday, July 31, beginning at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place near the Our Sunday Visitor facility on Old U.S.-24. Parking will be available at Our Sunday Visitor.

Representatives from the City of Huntington, E&B Paving, Our Sunday Visitor and area businesses will be in attendance and offering brief comments before the cutting of the ribbon reopening Old U.S.-24. There will also be a memorialization of the upgraded roadway to Archbishop Noll Parkway in honor and recognition of the legacy of economic and spiritual development established by Archbishop John Noll in the Huntington community... Read More...

PHH addition becoming a bricks/mortar reality

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

From hole-in-the-ground to steel skeleton to bricks-and-mortar structure, the addition at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) has evolved dramatically as 2018 has unfolded.

In recent weeks, construction crews and contractors have been furiously busy. They’ve poured and finished the concrete slab, put up exterior sheeting, worked on roofing and weatherproofing, roughed-in the walls, installed door frames, added fireproofing and insulation, run electrical conduit, framed exterior windows, installed ductwork and more.

Drivers who pass the hospital on U.S.-24 on a regular basis have noted the changing colors of the building’s exterior, from sheeting yellow to weatherproofing blue to brick red... Read More...

Arts Council announces 2018 hydrant theme

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The LaFontaine Arts Council announces that the theme of this year’s fire hydrant painting project will be “Comic Characters.” Artists will choose well-known animated characters from comic books, television or movies. All of the hydrants to be painted are in and around the downtown Huntington area.

This purpose of this public art project is to enrich, to entertain and to educate. In addition, it will promote arts and culture, provide a showcase for local and area artists and increase pedestrian traffic in the downtown area. Opening day of the project is scheduled for September 9... Read More...

Mike’s Car Care to sponsor local food drive

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

Mike’s Car Care Center, 1745 Etna Avenue, is sponsoring a canned food drive throughout the month of July. Customers who bring in one or more cans of food will be offered a discount on oil changes.

Customers who do not need service are still welcome to make a food or monetary donation. All donations will be given to the New Life Meal Ministry in Huntington.

For more information, call Mike’s Car Care at (260) 359-8000.

Zahn selected as candidate for Indiana Bankers

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

First Federal Savings Bank president and CEO Michael S. Zahn has been slated as a second vice chairman candidate for the 2019 Indiana Bankers Association board of directors.

Zahn joined the bank in 1996, was named president in 2005 and CEO in 2011. Zahn is currently president of the Huntington University Foundation, a member of the board of trustees for Huntington University and a member of the board of directors of Huntington County Economic Development. Additionally, he is a past chair of the United Way of Huntington County’s Capital Campaign, the Bowen Center, the Optimist Club, Parkview Huntington YMCA, Huntington Junior Achievement, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and Lime City Economic Development... Read More...

Honeywell adds shows; tickets go on sale July 26

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The Honeywell Center has added five more shows to its entertainment line-up. The shows include Cirque Dreams Holidaze, the annual holiday concert by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops, Ann Wilson of Heart, B-The Underwater Bubble Show and a performance by The Illusionists. Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m.

Audiences can witness soaring acrobats defying gravity during the very festive performances of Cirque Dreams Holidaze on Sunday, November 18, with show-times at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The elaborate productions will feature imaginative costumes, illusions and more. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Cirque Dreams Holidaze! Tickets are$20, $35 and $45... Read More...

Fair trip reservation deadline near for August 7

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The deadline to make a reservation for the Huntington County Council on Aging’s bus trip to the Indiana State Fair is drawing near. The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7.

Miller’s Merry Manor will provide a free light breakfast for everyone at 7 a.m., prior to departure. The bus will leave from the Senior Center’s location at Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan Street parking lot, at 7:30 a.m. sharp. The bus will stop in Anderson on the return trip for an early dinner at participants’ own expense and return to Huntington around 6 p.m.

The price includes the roundtrip ride in the motor coach bus and a ticket into the fair... Read More...

Bridges out of Poverty Training is scheduled

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

Bridges out of Poverty is a powerful model for economic and social change and stability. Bridges helps education, social, health and legal professionals redesign programs to better serve clientele, build skill sets for management to help guide employees and increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work. Purdue Extension Huntington County and Bowen Center are bringing this two day workshop to Huntington on November 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The first day gives participants key lessons in dealing with individuals from poverty. Participants will learn how to use models to communicate effectively, and to assist clients from poverty to retain information... Read More...

Love INC to have ninth annual Unity Feast

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

Love In the Name of Christ will have its ninth annual Unity Feast on Sunday, August 19. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Merchants Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on S. Briant Street.

Volunteers are needed to help out with several duties, including making pies and desserts to greeters, ticket takers, servers and carry-out.

Contact Erin Didion at (260) 356-0933 to volunteer.

LaFontaine Arts Council names judge for show

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018

The LaFontaine Arts Council is pleased to announce that Ejenobo Oke, chair of the Art Department at Manchester College, will judge the Regional Art Exhibit that opens at Huntington University’s Merillat Centre for the Arts on Friday, August 3.

Ejenobo “Jena” Oke, a fiber and ceramic artist, is an Associate Professor of Art at Manchester University. Her works range from loom-controlled weavings to batik quilts to sculptures that incorporate ceramics, paper, felt and basketry materials. A Nigerian-American, she grew up in her father’s country, but immigrated with her family to the United States in 1987... Read More...

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