Chamber invites businesses to networking breakfast

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Breakfast Showcase on Aug. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

The event will be held in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Presenters for the breakfast are Marty Burns and Tom McShannock, with New Options, and Mark Wickersham, from Huntington County United Economic Development, who will present a case study on tax abatement.

A question and answer session will follow Wickersham's talk.

John Mignone, of Mignone Communications, will be the emcee.

Flashback to the '60s car show held Friday in Huntington

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Joe Bellinger (right), of Waterloo, talks about his vintage car with Sandy Smith and Jim Starbuck during the Flashback to the '60s car show Friday, July 17, at Huntington University. The show was organized by the Country Cruisers and sponsored by Bippus State Bank.

Flying high

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The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 donated a 10-foot by 15-foot flag to Wabash Technologies.

Games ahead

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Sponsors stand behind items that will be given away at the United Way "Prize Basket Bingo" event on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Hall at Hier's. Pictured are (from left) Jennifer Eller and JoDeane Knowles, both from Teachers Credit Union, Sue Rumple from Beacon Credit Union and Satin Lemon from First Federal Savings Bank. Advance tickets can be purchased at Beacon, TCU and First Federal. Silent auction items include several Vera Bradley pieces and Notre Dame-Purdue football tickets.

Pathfnider, Habitat set cornhole tourney

Pathfinder Services Inc. and Huntington County Habitat for Humanity are partnering to hold a Cornhole Tournament.

The tournament, hosted by Edward Jones and Schneider Electric-Square D, will take place on Aug. 8 in the former Marsh parking lot located at 220 S. Jefferson St.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the tournament is set to begin at noon.

3 Pacesetters plan chicken barbecue

Mignone Communications, Inc., Pathfinder Services, Inc., and Shuttleworth, Inc. are partnering to kick off their United Way Pacesetter campaign with a Nelson's Chicken BBQ on Friday, July 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 4p.m., in the parking lot of Juergens Do-It Center in the Wal-Mart Plaza in Huntington.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the United Way.

Discounted tickets for the event can be purchased in advance. Advance orders of 10 or more chickens are eligible for delivery, within Huntington only.

4-H collecting various supplies for local food pantries

The Huntington County 4-H organization is collecting non-perishable food items, paper products and cleaning supplies for donation to local food pantries in Huntington County.

4-H members, families, friends and the general public are encouraged to bring items to the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 29. Items may be dropped off at the Zahm Trailer

Sales booth between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the days listed.

Johnny's is topic for historical group

The Huntington County Historical Society will present a program on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Historical Museum.

Speakers include Johnny Davis, owner of Johnny's Restaurant, as well as other former members of the South Side Business Association. They will talk about the group's history.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to share memories and stories about the Old South Side and its many businesses as well as view the continuing improvements to the museum.

The museum is located at 315 Court St.


Andrews Lions meet at HU recently to install officers for coming year

Joyce Walker (left) outgoing president ofhte Andrews Lions Club, passes the gavel to new President Othel "Slim" Fouts.
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The Andrews Lions Club held a dinner at Huntington University to install new officers for the coming year.

Balloon launch will kick off UW Pacesetter drive

Six local companies have volunteered to help the Huntington County United Way jump start its 2009 campaign, and those companies will lift off their campaigns with a hot air balloon launch on Wednesday, July 15.

The kickoff event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Huntington North High School parking lot with root beer floats and entertainment. The balloon will lift off at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

Michael Zahn, 2009 campaign chair, hopes the event will spark energy for the campaign.

Chicken sale to raise funds for Forks expansion

Funds from an upcoming chicken sale will help fund an expansion of the Visitor's Center at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.
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Volunteers from the Historic Forks of the Wabash will be selling Nelson's Port-a-Pit Bar-becue Chicken and "Pit-tatoes" on Saturday, July 18, in the parking lot of Juergens Do-It Center.

Proceeds from the fundraising event will be applied toward the completion of an expansion to the museum's Visitor Center. When completed, the new addition will double the amount of space for museum activities and gatherings.

During the last year, more than 5,000 students from Huntington and surrounding counties participated in the educational tours.

Duke Energy grant funds YSB mediation program

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for the agency's Conflict Mediation program.

"We greatly appreciate the generous support from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will help in the expansion of this very effective and vital program in our community," says Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau.

Skillman: State can help, but prsopserity up to individuals

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman addresses the “Advancing Hoosier Women in Business” seminar on July 7 at Huntington University’s Habecker Dining Commons. Skillman spoke about Indiana’s economy.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman says the state government is working to improve the state's economic climate.

During her address at the "Advancing Hoosier Women in Business" seminar on July 7 at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons, she focused on how the government can help entrepreneurs with a small business.

The seminar was part of a four-event series to encourage female entrepreneurship in Indiana. The event was co-hosted by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC).

Hurlburt first winner of Henn Memorial Award

Alyssa Hurlburt (second from right) was the winner of the first Rob Henn Memorial Scholarship, awarded recently.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alyssa Hurlburt is the first winner of the Rob Henn memorial scholarship.

Last year, a golf outing was held in order to raise money to give the scholarship this year; $2000 was awarded to Hurlburt, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, where she played basketball and ran track.

Barry Christen, event coordinator, says Hurlburt is a "very bright student athlete" and they are "happy to honor her."

The second annual golf outing is July 19 and will raise money for next year's honoree. To register for the outing, contact Christen at 359-9404.

Screaming fun

Jessica Willliams.

Shawn Mitchem Jr. enjoys an afternoon at the Bendix-Hiner Spray Park on Thursday, july 9.