Sunday, October 22nd, 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...

Plans for parade, Vietnam Monument, Huey

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Plans are underway for the Veterans’ Day parade and ceremony in Huntington that will include the unveiling of the Vietnam Monument on Saturday, November 11. A visit by an American Huey that was flown during the Vietnam War will also be a part of the day.

The American Huey was refurbished by John Walker, Walker’s brother and other volunteers at the American Huey 369 museum in Peru, Indiana. The events for the day will begin when the Huey arrives at 9:45 a.m. where it will land at Huntington North High School prior to the start of the Veterans’ Day parade.

Motorcycles will line the front entrance to the high school prior to the parade... Read More...

Beauty Bar Beautique opens in downtown

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Beauty Bar Beautique has opened in downtown Huntington with services including air brush spray-on tans, haircuts and other beauty supplies. The business is located at 414 N. Jefferson Street.

Travis and Misty Harrison are the owners of the new business while daughter-in-law, Kaitlyn Harrison, will manage the store. The full-service salon will be a hair styling and hair cutting salon that will serve the community through cuts, styles, shampoos, conditioners, rinses, coloring and more.

According to Misty Harrison, “The new business will specialize in air brush spray-on tanning for a safe way to tan without those harmful ultraviolet lights that has been known to cause skin cancer... Read More...

Chamber holds meeting with Banks, Zay

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a meeting on Tuesday, October 17 to talk about political issues facing the small business community. U.S. Congressman Jim Banks and State Senator Andy Zay spoke to a group of about 18 local business owners and managers.

The town hall type meeting was held at the Chamber office where Congressman Banks shared his experience in Washington to his time in Indianapolis. Banks shared his vision and some of the “hot” topics facing not only the nation but Hoosiers right here in Huntington County.

Some of the topics discussed were the Affordable Care Act (ACA), tax reform, the opioid epidemic facing the nation, government entitlement programs, unemployment issues and much more... Read More...

Pathfinder Services’ Annual Dinner, November 9

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Pathfinder Services, Inc. will hold their Annual Dinner Thursday, November 9, at the Police Athletic League Club in Huntington. The theme for this year’s dinner is “Recognizing our Talents and Helping Dreams Come True for People Along the Path to Self-reliance and Inclusion.”

Also at the dinner, the prestigious Herbert D. LaMont award will be presented to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly toward creating opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in the Huntington Community. The Timothy Hancher award honoring a direct service staff member of Pathfinder Services, Inc... Read More...

Mad Ants, Habitat partnering for game

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m. as the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Habitat for Humanity partner together for their game that evening.

The following is a link to purchase tickets for you, your family, friends, etc. & support Habitat: Half of the proceeds from tickets purchased through this specific link will come right back to Habitat’s ministry. Feel free to share this link with others in your network (friends, church, place of work, etc.).

Along with this partnership, Habitat will be promoting a build day with the Mad Ants organization and others in the community out at Fuller’s Landing on November 30... Read More...

Award-winning artist, David Phelps to perform

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps, will perform his Classic Christmas concert on Friday, December 8, at HU’s Merillat Center for the Arts.

The Classic Christmas concert is one of more than a dozen Phelps and his seven-piece musical entourage will make during November and December. This musical event will be a special evening of worship and will feature many of the songs included on Phelps’ O Holy Night recording, along with his recently released Freedom recording.

Once a childhood musical prodigy from Tomball, Texas, Phelps went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in music from Baylor University... Read More...

Holiday Walk, Festival of Trees in Warren

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The organizers of Warren’s sixth annual Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees are seeking local businesses, individuals and organizations to decorate trees for the event. The Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, November 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Warren.

Participating businesses will serve as hosts for the decorated trees. Visitors are invited to view the trees and receive treats and shopping incentives. Trees will be decorated by businesses, individuals, families and adult and youth organizations.

Downtown visitors will be provided a map of tree locations during the event and will be asked to vote on their favorite trees... Read More...

U.S. Army Band to offer free concert in Wabash

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The U.S. Army Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will present a free-admission concert at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Monday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. No tickets will be required for this concert. Seating will be a first-come-first-serve general admission basis.

The mission of Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus is to “serve and inspire the American people by telling the Army story and honoring our Soldiers and Veterans at home and abroad as “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”  As such, they perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities... Read More...

Community invited to dialogue on diversity

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The City of Huntington Prevention Task Force has planned an upcoming Community Dialogue on Poverty to take place Monday, October 30. The dialogue will be held at the Huntington City-Township Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of the Community Dialogues on Diversity series is to bring people together around topics that affect our community and to hear different thoughts and opinions in order to understand one another more fully in diversity and disagreement. These conversations align with and put into action the Huntington City Council mission statement which reads that Huntington will be ‘a community of civility and inclusion, where diversity is honored and differences are respected... Read More...

First Farmers announces buyback program

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX:FFMR) announced that at its October 10, 2017 board meeting, the board of directors approved a plan to repurchase, on the open market, up to 7,000 shares of the Corporation’s outstanding common stock.

The timing, price and quantity of purchases under the stock repurchase plan will be at the discretion of management and the plan may be discontinued, suspended or restarted at any time depending on the facts and circumstances. The program will be funded from current available working capital.  First Farmer’s management feels the stock repurchase plan, depending upon market and business conditions will provide capital management opportunities and add value for the Company’s shareholders... Read More...

Ron White and Weird Al coming to Honeywell

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Two famous comedians are coming to the Honeywell Center, guaranteeing humor on a scale of knee-slapping to seam-splitting laughter. The impish and sometimes shocking Ron White will return once again to the Honeywell Center on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

One week later, the zany and often bizarre Weird Al Yankovic with his the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour show, with special guest Emo Philips, will take the Ford Theater stage on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for both shows go on sale today at 10 a.m.

Ron White, left, is best known as a funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon... Read More...

Rodeway Inn under new ownership, management

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The Rodeway Inn, 2820 Hotel Avenue, opened for business on March 4, 2017 under new ownership and management. James Heister, left, was named the general manger in July.

The 60 room Rodeway Inn is still a Choice Hotel but has been purchased by another group of investors. The new owners have completely remodeled the hotel, literally from top to bottom. Included in the remodel are a complete new roof, new paint, beds, sheets, pillows, carpeting, flooring, TVs, all new landscaping and new blacktop and striping in the parking lot.

According to Heister, “The Rodeway Inn is one of the best hotels in Huntington with the best price... Read More...

Parkview awards Jill Dreyer Scholarships

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Two Parkview Huntington Hospital nurses have been awarded Jill Dreyer Scholarships for the fall 2017 semester. Kathleen Leckrone, RN, and Amy Rosen, RN, each received $750 toward their education costs for the current academic semester.

Leckrone, of Huntington, is a nurse in the hospital’s Emergency Department. She is working on her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Southern Indiana.

Rosen, a Wabash County resident, is the hospital’s professional development and clinical care educator. She is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing through Western Governors University... Read More...

1st Source reports record quarterly earnings

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Source Corporation (NASDAQ: SRCE), parent company of 1st Source Bank, today reported a record high net income of $17.18 million for the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 20.46% compared to $14.26 million reported in the third quarter a year ago, bringing the 2017 year-to-date net income to $50.06 million compared to $42.56 million in 2016, an increase of 17.61%.

The year-to-date net income comparison was positively impacted by gains on the sale of investment securities available-for-sale of $2.76 million. Also, gains on the sale of fixed assets and leased equipment of $0.86 million and solar tax equity investment gains of $0... Read More...

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