Monday, October 19th, 2020

Featured: Support local businesses serving you!

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

During these tough economic times, the Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage all people of Huntington County to shop local. We are in times like we have never seen before, and all of us need to support our local businesses. In this posting you will find a list of businesses in Huntington County that are open. Along with their business name, you will find a link to their Facebook page if the business has one.

Other ways that we can support our local businesses include purchasing gift cards to use later. This includes your favorite shop, fitness studio, YMCA, restaurant and more... Read More...

The Bippus State Bank named a Five Star Member

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

The Bippus State Bank has been honored as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association. The award was presented on September 29 by Chris Bennett, IBA VP, in recognition of The Bippus State Bank’s Association involvement throughout 2019.

The Five Star Member designation recognizes those IBA-member banks which demonstrate outstanding commitment to the Association in five areas: political awareness, issues advocacy, life-long learning, IBA volunteerism and Preferred Service Provider utilization.

“We very much appreciate the dedication of The Bippus State Bank and as a Five Star Member bank,” said Amber Van Til, IBA president and CEO, “Our Association is strong, thanks to our supportive members... Read More...

HU Ag receives Swine Booster support with gift

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

Huntington University appreciates the support of the Huntington County Swine Boosters, whose gift of $2,500 toward the Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center, will amplify the University’s impact on and investment in agriculture students.

“The Swine Boosters are committed to making things better for local youth in Agriculture,” said Matt Buckland, president, Huntington County Swine Boosters. “When approached by HU about being part of this project, we were happy to contribute. With this facility being used for animal education for kids from kindergarten through college, we were happy to support the cause and the Agriculture Industry in our community... Read More...

Hochstetler earns YSB’s Steven L. Bailey Award

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

Each year the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County presents the Steven L. Bailey award to an individual or group who demonstrates a strong compassion for the youth and families of Huntington County. This year’s recipient is Ron Hochstetler.

“Ron has devoted his life to protecting others. He has spent the majority of his career working with abused and neglected children. He thinks outside of the box in an effort to get things done. He is a man true to his faith, believes in helping others and is known for his integrity, honesty and compassion for others,” shared Jan Williams, executive director, Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County... Read More...

HCTPL to tour historical Markle Cemetery

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will conduct a historical tour of the Markle Cemetery on Saturday, October 17. The tour will be held at 2 p.m.

The walk will take about an hour and will discuss the history of the cemetery, the people buried there, and the meanings of some tombstone styles.

Park near the maintenance shed. Be prepared to walk over uneven terrain. If it is raining or the ground is too soggy, the walk will be held the following Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m. Contact either the Keefer Center at the Huntington Library, the Markle Branch, or the library’s Facebook page for any postponements or additional details... Read More...

Dining with Diabetes program begins in Spanish

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

Purdue Extension Huntington County will offer Dining with Diabetes classes in Spanish beginning November 3. The classes will begin at 11 a.m.

This series will be held for four consecutive weeks on November 3, 10, 17 and 24. The classes will be held at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren. The cost for this program will be covered by a grant received by the Huntington County Health and Wellness Coalition from the Parkview Hospital Foundation.

This program is for individuals with diabetes, or those at risk for diabetes and their caregivers. The program is also helpful for friends and family members of those with diabetes or individuals interested in diabetes... Read More...

HARTA named Outstanding Trail Group

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

The Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA) was named Outstanding Trail Group by the Indiana Greenways Foundation at their annual luncheon on September 24. The award is given annually by the foundation to recognize a trail advocacy group with “passionate members” who employ “creative strategies” to achieve “real success in expanding Indiana’s burgeoning trail network.”

Eric Bruce, president of the HARTA board of directors, said of the award, “We are honored to receive this statewide recognition from the Indiana Greenways Foundation, which is the leading non-profit trail organization in Indiana... Read More...

PPE reimbursement grant program reinstated

Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

COVID-19 has altered the work environment for almost every business in our county. Huntington County wants to help keep our local businesses safe by reimbursing the cost of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you have a small business, this reimbursement grant can help you outfit your employees with the PPE needed to do their jobs safely, while helping you keep your facility “COVID clean.”

This grant reimburses a business for its PPE purchased on or after March 1, 2020, through October 31, 2020. Up to $2,000 of PPE can be reimbursed per business. Applications will be accepted from October 15 through October 31... Read More...

County again to say thank you to veterans

Posted: Friday, October 2, 2020

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is asking local businesses to help thank our veterans during Veterans Day week. The week of November 8 to November 14 will be observed as Veterans Day week.

The Chamber is asking that businesses that are offering specials or deals during this week to let the Chamber know. We will then compile all of the specials offered throughout Huntington County and share them with local veterans.

A flyer will be designed and posted on the Chamber’s Facebook page, and will be printed and displayed at each veteran organization in Huntington County... Read More...

Huntington University receives $1M Lilly grant

Posted: Friday, October 2, 2020

Huntington University is pleased to be a recipient of a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Lilly Endowment’s initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities.

The initiative is designed to help Indiana’s 38 public and private higher education institutions further develop strategies to strengthen their effectiveness and sustainability. Lilly Endowment is making $108.2 million in grants available to Indiana colleges and universities throughout the three-phase initiative.

At Huntington University, the grant will assist in the further development of and growth in HU’s health sciences programs, including undergraduate nursing, undergraduate occupational therapy assistant, the master’s degree program in clinical mental health counseling and the doctoral program in occupational therapy... Read More...

Thorne Insurance Agency wins prestigious award

Posted: Friday, October 2, 2020

Thorne Insurance Agency, 8075 South Marion Rd – 35, was presented with the Presidential Partner Agency Award. This award was recently presented to Thorne Insurance Agency from Western Reserve Group, Wooster, Ohio.

According to Kevin, Killen, president, “This is very difficult award to win.” Killen went on to say, “This is the highest honor an agency can earn from this company, and very few insurance agencies are able to achieve this level of recognition status.”

The award is based on overall written premium volume, agency retention and profitability... Read More...

Pathfinder’s Annual Turkey Trot goes virtual

Posted: Friday, October 2, 2020

Pathfinder Services will hold the 16th Annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk as a virtual event on Thanksgiving Day 2020. Pathfinder Services came to this decision after careful thought and consideration, and with the health and safety of the 1,100+ participants, volunteers and staff members in mind.

“We can’t begin to express how difficult this decision was to make since this is our main fundraiser and all of the proceeds go to support the children and families we serve,” says Elizabeth Hire, Kids Kampus administrator. “Now, more than ever, with the effects of the pandemic on our families, we need your help... Read More...

Huntington, Markle libraries offering delivery

Posted: Friday, October 2, 2020

The Huntington and Markle libraries are now offering delivery services to any patrons in their service areas.

Patrons can sign up by visiting the library’s website. Once registered, patrons can request specific items, topics, genres, or even just list books or media they’ve enjoyed in the past, and receive a monthly delivery of new items, hand-delivered by library staff, to their doorstep.

When new items are delivered, library staff can pick up the previous month’s delivery items as well. So those with mobility issues, or anyone who wants to social distance while still enjoying their library’s services, can stay safe and worry-free at home... Read More...

Grants available at Community Foundation

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

Grant opportunities are being offered once again by the Huntington County Community Foundation. Applications are available at for the Make a Difference grant and the Classroom Education grant due by October 15.

Make a Difference grants are awarded for charitable purposes that will make a positive material difference in Huntington County. Organizations or groups serving Huntington County who are classified as charitable 501(c)3 organizations or who have a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. To apply for a Make a Difference grant, please visit Read More...

Pathfinder Services moves Annual Dinner online

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

Pathfinder Services is moving the 2020 Annual Dinner to an online recognition video celebration.

Each year, Pathfinder Services dedicates an evening to celebrating accomplishments and recognizing individuals for outstanding dedication in the creation of opportunities for those we serve to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Given the circumstances of COVID-19 and the priority to protect our award recipients, guests, staff, and all those served through Pathfinder Services, we will be moving the in-person event to an online video celebration.

“We believe it is extremely important to recognize those who go above and beyond for those we serve,” says Danielle Tips, president and CEO of Pathfinder Services... Read More...

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