Friday, August 17th, 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...

Duke Energy gives to Educational Program

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018

The Honeywell Foundation Educational Outreach Program (EOP), now beginning its 21st year, provides arts-in-education opportunities to students in pre-school through twelfth grade. During the 2017-18 school year, the program served 14 counties in Northeast Indiana with more than 48,000 student interactions.

Since 2002, Duke Energy has been an outstanding partner for the program. Duke Energy funding helps bring EOP to Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley county school systems.

“There are a lot of budget demands on schools today, and the Honeywell Center program brings arts experiences to education that might not otherwise happen,” Kevin Johnston, government and community relations manager, Duke Energy, said... Read More...

Johnson wins United Way giveaway drawing

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018

The United Way of Huntington County sends their congratulation to Angela Johnson. Johnson won the United Way’s 4-H Fair drawing to give away $500 to a United Way funded partner of choice.

Johnson was randomly drawn from over 50 names entered at the 4-H Fair. Johnson chose to give $250 to the Salvation Army as her kids attended the Latchkey program and $250 to Girl Scouts as her daughter has been in Girl Scouts for several years.

The United Way of Huntington County appreciates everyone who stopped by the United Way booth at the 4-H Fair to enter this opportunity and looks forward to meeting with and hearing from community members as we kickoff the 2018 campaign in September... Read More...

Italian Mozzarella company picks Huntington Co.

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Golfo di Napoli Dairy announced plans Thursday to locate a commercial organic cheese plant in Huntington County, creating up to 35 new, high-wage jobs by 2021.

“Indiana’s agriculture industry supports approximately 107,500 jobs, providing opportunities for Hoosiers and their families across the state,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture. “With nearly 1,000 Hoosier dairies and 26 dairy processing plants, Golfo di Napoli Dairy will have quick and plentiful access to fresh milk, making Indiana the perfect fit for its first U... Read More...

Research shows CBD oil may have benefits

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

There’s a new product on the market. The ads for Cannabidiol (CBD oil) are enticing and make positive claims for many common ailments. But can you believe what you’re hearing? If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on a product, is there evidence to support its use and effectiveness?

Beau Links, DO, Parkview Physicians Group – Family Medicine, Huntington, is a self-described skeptic of gadgets and other products that are claimed to be “life-changing.” At first, he was inclined to lump CBD oil into the “snake oil” category, thinking it would make a lot of people money and then fade away when the results didn’t match expectations... Read More...

LAC announces Regional Art Show winners

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

The LaFontaine Arts Council Regional Art Show reception and awards night was held Thursday, August 2, at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Alejandro Avila, of Huntington, won Best of Show for his airbrush painting entitled “WAR.” Alejandro recently moved to Huntington and opened his 218 Art Studio LLC., located at 2080 W. Park Drive. Ejenobo Oke, the art show judge and chair of the art department at Manchester University, commented: “this work shares a powerful message – so appropriate to today’s traumatic times... Read More...

Library to host renowned Genealogist

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Genealogy research can often hit a wall where the data doesn’t quite fit together or leads on new information run dry. For hobbyists, this can grind progress to a halt; however, professional researchers and genealogists have some tricks up their sleeves that can help anyone in their research.

This informative presentation, Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data aims to share that knowledge with everyone and will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 20 in the Huntington Library’s Indiana Room. Presented by Elissa Powell, a professional genealogist and researcher, it will demonstrate a variety of tricks used in advanced levels of research and ways to look at what data you have from different angles... Read More...

HARTA-Ween Zombie Dash is October 13

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Join HARTA for the 2nd Annual HARTA-Ween Zombie Dash on Saturday, October 13 at Yeoman Park and experience the Erie Trail firsthand. The race is open to all ages. Participants may choose a 5K or the newly added 10K route and a one-mile loop is available for non-competitive participants. Proceeds and contributions from the event will go toward supporting the development and maintenance of trails in Huntington County.

The participant’s goal is to complete the 10K, 5K, or one-mile loop with as many lives left on their life belt as possible. Zombies will appear on the trail and will try to snatch away their lives... Read More...

Dokken will be ‘Rockin’ the Honeywell Center

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Radio station 101.9 ROCKS will welcome heavy metal bands Dokken with special guest Jack Russell’s Great White on the night of their performance on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Rick’s Auto Repair and 24-Hour Towing.

Dokken exploded out of the boiling hard rock/heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. 1983’s “Breaking the Chains,” with its catchy title track, set the stage for Dokken becoming the most dominant creative and commercial force in the world of Melodic Hard Rock for the following years... Read More...

Bridges to Contemplative Living study to be held

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Many people are drawn to the works of Thomas Merton, the Cistercian monk of Gethsemane in Kentucky, who has written extensively on the spiritual life. “Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton” is a study of prayer and especially designed for small group dialogue. This program offers space for prayer, reading, reflection and dialogue. Sue Wilhelm, director of Victory Noll Center, will facilitate the study.

Bridges to Contemplative Living Book 2 will take place on eight Friday mornings between September and December from 9 to 11 a.m. For those who have participated in previous studies, Book 7 study will be offered on eight Friday afternoons from 2 to 4 p... Read More...

Library looking for photos of Huntington County

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Last year the Huntington City-Township Public Library created and sold a wall calendar of historic photos of Huntington, sourced from the Indiana Room’s digital collection. The wall calendar was so popular the library has decided to make it an annual tradition, with this year’s theme being “Naturally Beautiful: Nature Scenes in Huntington County.”

While last year’s photos all came from the Indiana Room, this year the library is seeking submissions from the community to fill the nature-themed pages. “We want this calendar to really highlight what Huntington residents love about nature in our county,” said Devon Henderson, communications specialist for the library... Read More...

Victory Noll Center offering four week study

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Pope Francis invites all of us to consider the call to holiness into today’s world through his Apostolic Exhortation: “Gaudete et Exsultate.” Victory Noll Center is offering a four week guided study on this Exhortation beginning in September.

Pope Francis writes: “My modest goal is to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities. For the Lord has chosen each one of us ‘to be holy and blameless before him in love’ (Eph. 1:4).”

Dr. Earl Kumfer, emeritus professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Saint Francis, and Sue Wilhelm will guide the sessions... Read More...

Gene Stratton-Porter portrayed at Ford Home

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

A presentation of the life of Gene Stratton-Porter as portrayed by Mrs. Juanita Rapp will take place on Tuesday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the gardens of the Dr. James Ford Historic Home. Mrs. Rapp, a LaFontaine native, earned her Masters of Education degree from Ball State University, and taught in Marion elementary schools for twenty-one years. She is passionate about learning from history and sharing those lessons in her first-person presentations.

Born on a farm in Wabash County on August 17, 1863, Geneva Grace Stratton was the youngest of 12 children. Gene’s mother died in 1875 after suffering from typhoid fever, and her father was left to raise the couple’s many children by himself... Read More...

Shuttleworth Inc. named Business of the Month

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2018

Shuttleworth Inc., 10 Commercial Road, was named Chamber Business of the Month for August by the Chamber Ambassadors. Shuttleworth Inc. was founded by James Shuttleworth in 1962.

The Chamber Ambassadors selected Shuttleworth Inc. as Business of the Month for their long-time support of the Chamber and their many contributions to the Huntington community.

Shuttleworth Foods began in 1938 when Charles Shuttleworth, a tomato farmer, started his canning operation in Warren, Indiana. In 1952, Charles, along with his 13-year old son, Jim, developed the “Can Un-scrambler” to assist in the process of canning tomatoes... Read More...

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