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Acts of Kindness in Huntington County

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020

Our Sunday Visitor makes $15,000 donation to Local Relief Fund

Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) has made a $15,000 donation to the Huntington County Emergency Relief Fund in partnership with the United Way of Huntington County and Huntington County Community Foundation.

“We know that organizations’ requests will be great, and this donation represents a small part of the resources needed, but we are happy to do our part for the local community,” says Jason Shanks, president of the OSV Institute. “We hope that this donation gives assistance to our local brothers and sisters in need during this pandemic.”

Contributions to the Emergency Relief Fund can be made by check payable to the Huntington County Community Foundation with Emergency Relief in the memo line or online at Read More...

Good thoughts shared with the community

Good morning,

Welcome to a brand-new week. I know it is easy to have a case of the Monday’s, but let’s see this as an opportunity to do something new and exciting. It would be so easy to get lost in the negativity of the pandemic but think of the impact we could make this week. This time in our lives has challenged us and changed us. We are so doing so much good in the world with each touch we have. Aim to have one small positive thought to start your morning off, it could be what makes all the difference in the direction of your day.

Be proud of yourself! This is truly a testament to our resilience, creative and drive to make our seniors’ world a better place. Thank you for reaching out and encouraging those around you. Before long we will be creating a new normal and we can’t wait to touch base with you.

Now let’s go get ’em!!! The virus may have slowed us but it will not stop us.

Heather Durham, Tipton Place, Huntington

Kline CPA purchases Chamber Bucks to be spent in community

Trent Wolfe of Kline CPA Group called the Chamber office the other day and placed a large order for Chamber Bucks. He said he plans to distribute them to his employees.

When asked about the large order, Wolfe said, “By purchasing Chamber Bucks and giving them to our employees, it is our way of keeping our local employees shopping locally. We want to do our part in helping keep our local business community alive and well.”

The Chamber Bucks program is designed to support our local businesses while embracing how important it is to support the Huntington County area first... Read More...

KFC provides dinner and a crew for Meal Ministry

The New Life Ministries’ Meal Ministry sends a big thank you to the local KFC for providing and serving dinner at the Meal Ministry. KFC provided dinner this past Monday evening.

Bob Burnsworth of the Meal Ministry would like to thank local owners Craig and Judy Lee and some of their crew from KFC for thinking of the Meal Ministry.

As small businesses all over Huntington County are struggling to make ends meet, they still find it in their heart to help those less fortunate.

Metalloid makes donation of hand sanitizer to the local EMA

In a note from Bob Jeffers, director, Huntington County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Metalloid Corporation, 500 Jackson Street, Huntington made a generous donation of hand sanitizer to the EMA.

According to Jeffers, “I met with Luke Vickrey at Metalloid and he had (228) 8 oz. bottles of hand sanitizers that they wanted to donate to EMA for distribution. The recipients were for employees of the Courthouse, Health Department, County Highway Department, Huntington County Dispatch and EMA. Luke advised that he will produce 228 more bottles in the next few days. It is great living is such a caring community."

Robert M. Jeffers, PEM, Huntington County EMA

Fusion Chemical converts to make hand sanitizer

Co-owner Matt East of Fusion Chemical, 99 E. Joe Street, said the company will convert some of its industrial lubricant operations to produce hand sanitizer. The Huntington County Health Department then will distribute it to local health care facilities and community partners short on supplies.

“It will be helpful for our community and help keep us safe and healthy,” HCHD Public Nurse Emily Schamehorn said.

Find Fusion Chemical online at

Indiana Tech offers food assistance to the community

In an effort to help those in our community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Tech’s Huntington location at 2809 Commercial Road set up a food donation table in early April. Staff from Indiana Tech purchased food items for the table, and members of the community have also dropped off donations to keep the table going.

While the table isn’t outside every day, staff from Indiana Tech set it up as donations are received and food is available. It’s open to anyone in the community.

The staff at Indiana Tech send appreciation to all of the members of the community who have helped keep the table going, and a special thank you to the generous donor who recently dropped off Easter baskets and packaged treats... Read More...

Farm Bureau Insurance to issue premium refunds during pandemic

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance will give back more than $8 million in auto insurance premiums to their fellow Hoosier clients. The company will provide clients premium refunds of $20 per eligible vehicle insured.

“With fewer people on the road during pandemic-driven stay-at-home orders, we felt it was only right to refund some of our clients’ personal auto policy premium dollars,” said Kevin Murphy, senior vice president, property and casualty division. “Our Farm Bureau family made a commitment to protect your family, and we remain dedicated to that vision – even during this unprecedented pandemic... Read More...

Mike's Car Care Center partners with NAPA and RelaDyne for free oil changes

Mike's Car Care Center has partnered with NAPA and RelaDyne to offer 50 FREE Oil Changes for first responders and hospital workers. First come/first served. Just show proof of ID. We can pick up and drop back off. Our hours are 8 am. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Here is a list of those that qualify: Nurses, Doctors, Police, Sheriff, Fireman and Emergency Management personnel.

If you do not see your group listed, please call.