Thursday, November 26th, 2015

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...

Mason retirement party, December 17 at the Forks

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Steve Mason is retiring from Insurance Services agency at the end of 2015, after more than 37 years. Mason began his insurance career with Continental Insurance Company in 1971 eventually becoming the fidelity-surety bond underwriting manager for the state of Indiana. Mason’s duties included marketing and underwriting Continental’s bonding/insurance products for insurance agencies throughout the state of Indiana.

During a routine visit with the owners of Insurance Services, Steve was offered a position as a commercial lines agent. Mason and his wife Jen moved to Huntington in the spring of 1978... Read More...

Union Church donates to By the Book program

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

“By the Book” Weekday Religious Education program received a check from Union Church for $4,857.28 on Wednesday, November 25. The money received was earned from an annual fish fry held at Union Church to help fund the program. The church served almost 1,100 individuals during the evening.

Dave Stamper stated “We would like to thank the entire community for the overwhelming support of the “By the Book” Weekday Religious Education program. Without the help of the community and the many volunteers this would not be attainable.”

“By The Book” classes meet once each week, for 32 weeks, in trailers located near each of the seven Huntington County elementary schools... Read More...

HU ranked as Exceeding Expectations

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Huntington University has been named to the list of “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations 2016” by Christian Universities Online. The ranking highlights schools that go above and beyond when it comes to students’ academic achievements.

“This ranking highlights the excellent work that our faculty and academic support staff are doing,” said Dr. Mike Wanous, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty... Read More...

IEDC board to receive recommendations

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

By Dan McGowan, Writer/Reporter
INside Indiana

The Regional Cities Initiative Strategic Review Committee is set to make its final presentation to the Indiana Economic Development Corp. board December 15. The IEDC tells Inside INdiana Business the board will discuss the recommendations and make an announcement once a decision is finalized. Seven regions are vying for a place in the $84 million pilot program.

Regional Cities aims to boost quality of life and market portions of the state as regions to better compete on the global scene. More than 420 projects have been included in the various proposals... Read More...

AT&T expands 4G LTE to Huntington

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

By Andy Ober, Assistant Managing Editor
INside Indiana

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced the business has expanded its 4G LTE service to Huntington. The company says the five cell towers will provide the high-speed, wireless technology throughout the northeast Indiana city and surrounding areas.

State Representative Dan Leonard (R-50) says having fast mobile Internet is key to economic development and job creation. He says the investment is “tremendous news for northeast Indiana, and we appreciate that the company continues to be a great partner in our community and business growth efforts... Read More...

Leonard has a head and a pen for business

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Article submitted by Vince Buchanan
Executive Director, Regional Chamber of Commerce

The most important legislation to pass through the Indiana General Assembly is sometimes the least flashy. Read on to learn why I know this is true, and why every Hoosier has reason to thank Rep. Dan Leonard, right, of Huntington.

Last month, Gov. Mike Pence authorized the state to pay off a significant federal loan, sparing Hoosier businesses more than $300 million in penalty payments due in 2016. That’s $300 million businesses can reinvest in their workforce, use to hire additional employees, accelerate training programs or update equipment... Read More...

Pathfinder training for tax preparation

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing free tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with low-to-moderate income and is in need of volunteers from January through April. Anyone can volunteer for the free tax preparation program.

The IRS provides free tax law training and all the materials needed to prepare basic individual income tax returns. Volunteers do not need to have prior tax experience; Pathfinder Community Connections will train all volunteers at their office located at 2824 Theater Avenue... Read More...

JA looking for Bowl sponsors and bowlers

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015

Junior Achievement of Huntington is looking for support for its Achieve-A-Bowl through sponsorships or by forming a team of bowlers. The fundraising event is to be held Saturday, January 30, 2016. Time slots include 12 Noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

The Achieve-A-Bowl is a signature fundraising event allowing Junior Achievement to grow its student enrollment, which allows the growth of the JA mission to students. JA of Huntington County is hoping for 100 bowlers to help reach the goal of $10,000. All money raised supports JA programming in Huntington County.

For more information call (260) 760-0746 or email

Torchbearer nominations due by December 30

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015

Indiana’s Bicentennial Celebration for 2016 includes a traveling torch. The torch will travel throughout Indiana’s 92 counties over six weeks, reaching Huntington County on September 30, 2016. A public celebration will be held at Hier’s Park.

Torchbearers are needed from Huntington County for that day toward this effort, and may be nominated based on exceptional service to the community. A set of criteria that recognizes Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state will be used in the selection process... Read More...

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