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County of Surprises! Huntington County offers simple pleasures from our past and the refined elegance of our present. Whichever you choose, you are sure to savor the experience. Welcome to Huntington County. We invite you to enjoy the amenities of the city of Huntington and the towns of Roanoke, Warren, Andrews and Markle. We offer a great quality of life to our residents and our guests. You will find that our communities are great places to live, raise a family, start a business and entertain tourists. Located just minutes from Indiana’s I-69 cultural corridor, Huntington County attractions are loaded with history. Nearly 40,000 Hoosiers live in the county, and residents are proud to say that the 44th Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle, calls Huntington his home. The U.S. Vice Presidential Museum, which is the only one of its kind in the nation, is a must-see attraction for any Huntington visitor. Another key attraction is the newly opened Sheets Wildlife Museum, which offers a unique collection of nearly 200 species of exotic animals and fish from around the globe. At the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, you can learn about the Miami Native Americans and the early European settlers. Explore the city’s past at the Huntington County Historical Museum, or search for your roots at the Indiana Room Genealogy Center. Visitors may also enjoy seasonal entertainment at the Merillat Centre for the Arts and the historic Pulse Opera House. You may be surprised to find new performances in downtown Huntington at The Huntington- a newly restored historic playhouse that showcases New York style Broadway shows. A dinner show series will begin in July of 2008 in the theater lobby until the stage has been enlarged and the restoration project is complete in 2009. Outdoor enthusiasts can sink their spikes into any of the county’s seven great golf courses, or spend the day exploring over 20,000 acres of land and water at J. Edward Roush Lake or Salamonie Lake. These two state reservoirs offer a variety of educational, cultural and recreational programs and services, as well as swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling and other exhilarating activities. These two properties alone attract over one million visitors each year. In addition, the community’s skate park and new splash pad are popular and attract children from surrounding counties. Huntington County residents pride themselves on their “Hoosier Hospitality,” offering visitors a choice of four campgrounds and eleven lodging facilities, including the exclusive Inn at Joseph Decuis in Roanoke. There are more than 80 restaurants and taverns ranging from fine dining to downtown diners that serve some of the state’s best tenderloin sandwiches—a true Hoosier tradition. In fact the original hand-breaded tenderloin celebrates its one-hundredth birthday this year in downtown Huntington at Nick’s Kitchen. Go ahead and try one. We bet you’ll need both hands. Detailed location Information: Huntington County is located in NE Indiana just minutes from the I-69 cultural corridor. Take exits 73 (Warren), 78 (Huntington), 86 (Markle), and 96 at County Road 900/Lafayette Center Road (Roanoke). Indianapolis 106 miles • Chicago 157 miles • Lansing 160 miles • Louisville 214 miles • Columbus 165 miles

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Huntington County Highlights You Are Invited To... Smell the freshly made caramel corn and delicious chocolates as you walk through our Historic Downtown Merchant District. Celebrate with us at any of our lively Festivals and special Events. Seek out the state’s best Hand-Breaded Pork Tenderloin.

Festivals and Events.......................................................................................5 Huntington: County Seat...............................................................................7 Samuel Huntington: Was he the first real president of the United States?.........8

Delight in live Entertainment at the Merillat Center for the Arts.

Huntington Bicycle Challenge........................................................................9 Astonish yourself as you revel over our rich Architectural Heritage when taking one of our Self-Guided Architectural Tours.

Love Me Tender(Loin): 100 years of Nick’s Kitchen...................................... 11

See artifacts and memorabilia of the USS Salamonie at

Andrews: A Community Where Everbody Knows Your Name........................ 17

the Salamonie Valley Historical Museum. Visit the only Vice-Presidential Museum in the United States. Enjoy outdoor adventures on over 20,000 acres of land and water at the J. Edward Roush & Salamonie Reservoirs and Lakes. Make a reservation for your next live New York style Broadway Show at The Huntington Supper Club. Enjoy the finest in innovative cuisine and extensive award-winning wine selections. Research your Roots at the Indiana Room Genealogy

Andrews, 8 miles from Huntington

Huntington County Courthouse: Centennial Celebration............................. 18 City Maps..................................................................................................... 19 Removable tear-outs

Markle: A stroll through Walkway Park........................................................25 Markle, 10 miles from Huntington

Sports & Competitions: Let’s Play!............................................................... 27 The Indiana Room Genealogy Center...........................................................28 Roanoke: A Community With A Tradition of Heritage and Focus on Progress.....29 Roanoke, 11 miles from Huntington

Center at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

American Kobe Beef–Wagyu anyplace else?................................................... 31

Get “wild” at the Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center.

Deco Illusions............................................................................................... 32

See special exhibits, such as a variety of WWI and WWII

Warren: Rich in Heritage. Rich in Community Assets. Rich in Opportunity...... 35

Military Displays, at the Roanoke Area Heritage Center. Go back in time at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park. Learn about the Erie Railroad and Wabash & Erie Canals at the Huntington County Historical Museum.

Warren, 13 miles from Huntington

Sportsmobile: It’s a Lifestyle......................................................................... 37 Churches......................................................................................................38 New York Entertainment in Downtown Huntington: The Huntington............40

Sink your spikes into any of Huntington’s six great Golf Courses.

Huntington County Service Clubs:

There are lots of surprises in store for you when you visit and stay in Huntington County! Editorials: Rose Meldrum Contributing writers: Cammy Ackley, Alice Eshelman, Darcy Long, Rose Meldrum, Victoria Meldrum, Phyllis Renz, Mel Ring Contributing photographers: Matt Berry, Joel Froomkin, Mike Hanley, Bill Holden, Ben Hopper, Rose Meldrum, Kevin E. Musall, Mike Snelling (GIS), Scott Spahr Covers: Dennis White, Joel Froomkin The 2008 Huntington County Highlights is published for the Huntington County Visitor Bureau by Michiana Business Publications Inc., publisher of Business People and Fort Wayne Living magazines. Publication printed by Mignone Communications Inc. © 2008 Michiana Business Publications Inc. • All Rights Reserved Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau • 407 N. Jefferson St. • Huntington, IN 46750 • Phone: (800) 848-4282 • Web: www.visithuntington.org Michiana Business Publications Inc. • 536 W. Cook Rd. • Fort Wayne, IN 46825 • Phone: (260) 497-0433 • Web: www.businesspeople.com Mignone Communications Inc. • 880 E. State Street • Huntington, IN 46750 • Phone: (800) 355-3564 • Web: www.mignone.com 


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Huntington County Festivals and Events Call 1-800-848-4282 or visit www.visithuntington.org and click on community calendar for details.*

Coming 2009: State and National Corn Husking Contest.

On going Pulse Opera House live theater production season www.pulseoperahouse.org Box office: (260) 375-7017 Huntington University Merillat Centre for the Arts season www.huntington.edu/mca Box Office: (260)-359-4261 The Huntington Theatre On-going live productions www.thenewhuntington.com Box Office: (260) 454-0603 June Huntington Heritage Days, Chamber of Commerce www.huntington-chamber.com (260) 356-5300 July Salamonie Summer Festival www.warrenindiana.com (260) 375-3900 Roanoke Patriotic Concert Evening, downtown Roanoke www.discoverroanoke.org Old Fashion 4th at the Forks US 24 & SR9 Historic re-creation www.historicforks.org (260) 356-1903 Flashback to the 1960’s Car Show Huntington University (260) 356-0621

August Andrews Western Days (260) 786-3848 Taste of Roanoke Downtown Roanoke Features local restaurants www.discoverroanoke.org (260) 672-8116 Markle Wildcat Festival www.wildcatfestival.com (260) 758-2303 Cornfest Drover Park Features Indiana sweet corn & entertainment (260) 356-9681 September Roanoke Fall Festival www.discoverroanoke.org Artisan Fest- Festival of the Arts Downtown Warren www.warrenindiana.com (260) 375-2020 Huntington Bicycle Challenge Race & Tour Visitor Center, downtown Huntington www.visithuntington.org (800) 848-4282 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Hier’s Park www.pioneerfestival.org 800-848-4282

October Great Pumpkin Fest Downtown Huntington www.visithuntington.org (800) 848-4282 November Christmas in the City Downtown Huntington www.visithuntington.org 800-848-4282 December Christmas in Roanoke www.discoverroanoke.org (260) 672-8116 December 31 FAM Night Hier’s Park Buildings Family oriented, alcohol-free (260) 359-2068 *All events subject to change. Please call ahead for actual dates.




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isit Huntington and you will enjoy the vintage landscape and beautiful architecture that highlights our community. The Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau is located in the heart of the historic downtown merchant district, so you will have easy access to attraction brochures, tourism maps and restaurant guides. Approximately 17,000 people live in the city of Huntington, which was named after Congressman Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. During your visit, take a tour of beautiful Huntington University. The campus is a Christian liberal arts college that provides students a high-quality, Christ-centered education and has been ranked among the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Reports. One of Indiana’s most famous sons, J. Danforth Quayle, was the fifth Hoosier to serve our country as vice president. The United States Vice-Presidential Museum was built in his honor and is still the only one in the country. It is a must-see attraction for all who visit. We invite you to see the chief’s house and all of the other buildings at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park. The Forks holds many special events throughout the year, with costumed interpreters, so families and visitors can relive the past. It attracts buses of school children and

tour groups who want to learn more about the relationship between government, the Miami and the early European settlers. The Wabash and Erie Canal was the longest in the world and used to travel through Huntington’s Downtown. The trading on the canal had a great effect on the development of our county. Visitors can see remnants of the canal and learn more about Huntington’s history at the Huntington County Historical Museum. The Chicago and Erie Railroad reached Huntington in 1882. During World War II, as many as nine passenger trains passed through per day. During your visit, you might want to have a sandwich in one of Huntington’s old train depots, Pizza Junction. Be sure to grab a seat by the window or a table outdoors and feel the rush as a train passes by. In the early 1900s, Huntington County was one of the largest lime producing areas in Indiana, which earned us the nickname “Lime City.” We invite you to camp or fish at Lake Clare, which was developed from an abandoned limestone quarry. Many water sport events take place there each year. It gained national recognition last year when it was named as the only place in the Midwest to hold a U.S. Olympic Qualifier for Open Water Swim. If flowers and gardens interest you, you may want to check out the Sunken Gardens, which

was developed from another abandoned limestone quarry. The Sunken Gardens draws tourists and garden clubs to the area. Many weddings are held there throughout the year, as well. Huntington Parks and Recreation maintains the gardens inside the old mine and also exhibits a wonderful light display at Christmas time. Huntington has progressed over the years, but it has kept its historic look alive. Many of the buildings in Huntington still look like they did in the 1920s. Tourists can shop at our shopping centers or find something memorable in a signature shop downtown. We also invite you to eat the local fare at restaurants around the city or enjoy dining at any one of our iconic diners. Unique gifts and antiques can be found in the historic downtown merchant area. A prestigious courthouse graces the center of our city. Tours are given to school groups and can be arranged ahead of time for tour groups who want to learn more about our courthouse and our justice system. Visitors usually spend several days here to see all of Huntington’s highlights. The new Sheets Wildlife Museum & Learning Center will fascinate you and your children with a collection of over 200 different species of unique animals and wildlife. The J. Edward Roush Lake and Reservoir offers all types of recreation, including camping, a new state-of-the-art shooting range and several popular bike trails. 


Huntington Samuel Huntington: Was he the first real president of the United States? History is not an exact science. Historians pass on versions of history for modern textbooks even though some historical facts are determined by a general consensus. Most of us believe what we have read and what we were taught in school. So I present this seemingly simple question—who was the first president of the United States of America?  George Washington is known as the father of our country. He was a revolutionary hero, an inventive farmer and gifted statesmen. But Samuel Huntington may have been our country’s first president. Our country was formed by a constitution that was drafted in 1787, but the first alliance of the thirteen colonies occurred six years before that in 1781 when the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union was signed. Many historians now believe that it was this event that created our country and therefore, the American presidency.   

Education Crestview Middle School 1151W 500N Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6210 Flint Springs Elementary School 1360 East Tipton Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7612 Horace Mann Elementary School 2485 Waterworks Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8312 Huntington Catholic Middle School 960 Warren Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-1926 www.huntingtoncatholic.org Huntington Catholic Primary School 820 Cherry Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-2320 www.huntingtoncatholic.org Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Superintendent’s Office 1360 Warren Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7812 www.hccsc.k12.in.us  Highlights of Huntington County

The document officially named this new collective as “The United States of America.” Samuel Huntington, the congressman for whom the city and county of Huntington, Indiana, are named, became the de-facto president of the United States in Congress Assembled when the articles were ratified.  He presided over the Continental Congress until the election of President Thomas McKean.  Eight more “presidents” followed.    When the articles failed, the writers of the U.S. Constitution expressed a desire to form a more perfect union. The perpetual union was specifically cited by Abraham Lincoln 80 years later to justify his forcibly keeping the South from seceding.  George Washington became president in 1789. President Samuel Huntington, like the others named before Washington, became a forgotten founder. History isn’t about the facts—it’s the interpretation.

Huntington North High School 450 MacGahan Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6104 Huntington University 2303 College Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6000 www.huntington.edu Indiana Tech 2809 Commercial Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-8324 ext. 3920 800-288-1766 www.indianatech.edu Lancaster Elementary School 2932W 300S Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 468-2816 Lincoln Elementary School 2037 E. Taylor Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-2914 Northwest Elementary School 4524W 800N Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 344-1455

Riverview Middle School 2465 Waterworks Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-0910 Lodging Holiday Inn Express 2205 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3434 800-HOLIDAY Huntington Inn Formerly Days Inn 2998 West Park Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-8989 Sheryl Manor Motel 1800 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46760 (260) 356-0626 Super 8 2801 Guilford Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-8888 800-800-8000 Vista Inn & Suites Formerly AmeriHost Inn & Suites 2820 Hotel Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-9000 866-A1VISTA Meeting & Banquet Facilities Through the Parks Department: Heritage Hall and Family Living Building Hier’s Park, Briant & Taylor Streets Rec. Center, Condit Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-2323 Huntington University 2303 College Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6000 LaFontaine Center Ballroom 208 West State Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-9099 LaFontaine Golf Course & Ballroom 208 West State Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5820


Huntington Bicycle Challenge Adventure Race—Scenic Tours—Business Team Challenge Are you ready to ride? To commemorate its tenth anniversary, the Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau created a bike challenge showcasing Huntington County. That was five years ago. Today, the bike challenge has evolved and attracts cyclists from all over Indiana and surrounding states. The competitive USAC Two-Day Race travels along a 140-mile road course, but it also goes off-road through city parks and reservoir trails. Winners share a $6,000 purse offered in cash prizes. The police lead the race, and support vehicles and SAGS are provided. Helmets and licenses are required and are available on site. Not so ambitious? There are three on-road Scenic Tours for those who do not wish to compete in the race but want to enjoy a leisurely ride on an on-road course. All riders are eligible for door prizes. The newest event is the Business Team Challenge, which allows businesses or universities to sponsor a team to compete for prestigious medals and press. Need some practice? The Huntington County Visitor Bureau holds a weekly Fun & Fitness Ride on Monday evenings, June through August. An experienced rider with a medical background leads the rides. The route is an out-and-back so even slower riders end up with the rest of the group. The Fun & Fitness Rides are FREE! So, get off your couch and on your bike. It’s a great way to get in shape. Gear up for the Huntington Bicycle Challenge scheduled for the third weekend in September. Take advantage of the early-bird discount. For more details, visit www.visithuntington.org and click on the bike race link.

National Guard Armory 800 Zahn Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5806 North Star Civic Center 2824 Theater Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4426 Norwood Golf Club 5961 Maple Grove Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7409 PAL (Police Athletic League) 2099 Riverside Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-9272 The Huntington Theatre Lobby & private bar 528 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 454-0603 www.thenewhuntington.com West Park Skate Center IN 9 & US 24 Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3777 Caterers Country Post (260) 359-0508 Johnny’s (260) 356-5129 Nick’s Kitchen (260) 356-6618

Antiques & Collectibles 5th District Depot Antiques 500 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5615 Antiques & Ambience 439 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-4242 Plasterers Antiques 620 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-2191 P & E New and Used 515 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Today and Yesterday 449 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4931

Entertainment Goodrich Huntington 7 Stadium Seating Movie Theater 350 Hauenstein Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-8463 www.mrmovietimes.com/movie-theaters/Goodrich-Huntington-7.html Huntington Drive-In Theater Corner of US 24 and Condit Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5445 www.huntingtondrivein.com

The Huntington Theatre Supper Club starts summer of 2008 Live Broadway-style shows starts 2009 528 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 454-0603 www.thenewhuntington.com Merillat Centre for the Arts Featuring Zurcher Auditorium and the Robert E. Wilson Gallery 2303 College Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-4261 www.huntington.edu/mca

Recreation Drover Park/Bendix Hiner Spray Park 1215 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 Hayes Lemmerz Outdoor Skate Park 900 Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Oak Lanes Bowling Alley 235 Hauenstein Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5113 Rainbow Lanes Bowling Alley 850 South Briant Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5512 West Park Skate Center Hwy 24 W & State Rd 9 S Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3777




Huntington Golf Courses Clear Creek Golf Course (18 holes) County Road 300 W Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 344-1665 Frazanda Golf Course (9 holes) 945 West Division Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 468-2579 LaFontaine Golf Club (18 holes) 6129 North Goshen Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5820 Norwood Golf Club (18 holes) 5961 West Maple Grove Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5929 Museums Forks of the Wabash Historic Park Located at SR 9 and US 24 3011 West Park Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-1903 Open: Tuesday and Thursday mornings Other hours by appointment www.historicforks.org Huntington County Historical Museum One Block East of the Courthouse 315 Court Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7264 Open: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. www.huntingtonhistoricalmuseum.org Sheets Wildlife Museum 200 Safari Trail Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-WILD (9453) Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.wildlifemuseum.org

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United States Vice Presidential Museum At The Dan Quayle Center 815 Warren Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6356 Open: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday by appointment www.quaylemuseum.org

Memorial Park 1200 West Park Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 River Greenway Wabash River, between Jefferson & Lafontaine Huntington, Indiana 46750

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Riverside Park 700 Riverside Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750

J. Edward Roush Lake 517 North Warren Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 468-2165

Sunken Gardens/Shakespeare Gardens 1200 West Park Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750

Lake Clare Corner of Broadway & US 24 Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5218

Thornhill Nature Preserve Leadership Challenge Ropes Course 2504 W – 1000 N Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 344-3445

Parks For information on Huntington Parks, contact Huntington Parks & Recreation at (260) 358-2323. Drover Park/Bendix Hiner Spray Park 1215 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 Elmwood Park 1110 Williams Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Erie Park 936 2nd Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 General Slack Park 929 Guilford Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Hier’s Park 547 South Briant Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Laurie Park 524 Swan Street Huntington, Indiana 46750

Yeoman/Hayes Lemmerz Outdoor Skate Park 900 Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Camping J. Edward Roush Lake 517 North Warren Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 468-2165 Lake Clare Corner of Broadway & US 24 Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5218 Dining Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 346 Hauenstein Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-1977


Happy Birthday to the Hand-Breaded Tenderloin 100 years: Nick’s Kitchen The sale of the first “original” pork tenderloin sandwich occurred a century ago in Huntington, Indiana, when Nick Freienstein began pedaling his tenderloin wagon on North Jefferson Street. The sandwich was so popular that he built a restaurant on that very street, which became Nick’s Kitchen. It gained national attention in 1988 when Dan Quayle stood on a chair in the restaurant and began campaigning during the Bush-Quayle election. A Quayle burger was added to the menu after he won the vice presidency. The breaded pork tenderloin has become a well-known Hoosier favorite, and it is what has made Nick’s so famous over the years. Visitors travel great distances just to have the Nick’s “tenderloin experience”- a pork tenderloin pounded by hand, then breaded, fried and served on a bun. And full as they may be, diners can’t leave without trying a slice of Jean Anne Bailey’s sugar cream pie. Jean Anne is the current owner of Nick’s Kitchen, having purchased it from her parents, Gene and Peg Drabenstot, who owned it since 1969.

Nick’s Kitchen now has a full line of menu items, but many of the old originals are still available. Roadfood.com has listed the pork

tenderloin sandwich at Nick’s Kitchen as the best in the country.

Arby’s 2702 Guilford Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7794

Bob Evans 2207 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-9928

Coffee D’Vine 44 Vine Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0565

Baxter’s Restaurant 1901 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-9889

Boondocks Bar & Grill 2000 East State Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3052

Copper Kettle 29 East Washington Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0733

B-K Drive-In Restaurant 1218 South Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6920

Burger King 1918 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3508

Country Post 65 Commercial Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-0508

Bell Café–Tavern 770 East Franklin Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-9900

Burger Palace 201 South Jefferson Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 224-6811

Dairy Queen Brazier 1105 First Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3828

Big Daddy’s–Tavern 20 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4381

Candy’s Bar & Grill 843 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5440

Blue Collar Bar 23 East Washington Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-8030

Coach & Horses Family Restaurant and British Sports Pub 2817 Theater Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-0900

Dairy Queen, Etna Avenue Open seasonally 1005 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8341 Domino’s Pizza 1268 South Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-9700

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Huntington Milligan’s Restaurant & Pub 32 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Nick’s Country Café 1643 Old US Hwy 24 E. Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4849 Nick’s Kitchen 506 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6618 Paesan’s Pizza to Go 735 East State Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5101

Nick’s Kitchen Don Rafael’s Mexican Cuisine Located in Huntington Plaza 1910 North Jefferson Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-0290 Elizabeth’s Tea Room Located in the historic Purviance House 326 South Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-0903 Great Wall Chinese Restaurant Located in Huntington Plaza 1982 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8828 Heidelberg Club 435 Cherry Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7620 Hoosier Drive-In 1473 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260)-356-7826 JD’s Bar & Grill 23 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4391 Johnny’s Restaurant & Catering 26 Riverside Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5129 Kentucky Fried Chicken 2840 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4112 12 Highlights of Huntington County

King’s Garden Chinese Restaurant 2807 Hotel Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-8780 Legends Sports Bar 19 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-0610 Little Rib Shack 905 West Park Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-2222 Long John Silver’s/A&W Rootbeer 102 Frontage Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-9223 Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant 1235 South Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4222 Market Street Bar 39 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-9997 McDonald’s of Huntington 60 Home Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8016 Meyer’s Ice Cream Parlor Open seasonally 2809 Theater Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6440

Papa John’s Pizza Located in Huntington Plaza 2084 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-1020 Party Shop Coffee & Confections 413 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0142 Pizza Hut US 24 & SR 5 Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7022 Pizza Junction Located in Historic Freight Depot 201 Court Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4700 Red Eye Bar & Grill 40 East Washington Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-1556 Richard’s Restaurant Located behind K Mart 2865 Guilford Street Extended Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-2964 Sit-N-Bull Cafe 874 Cline Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 Subway 2048½ North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3424 Subway 1260 South Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0930


Did You Know? Subway Inside Wal-Mart 2800 Wal-Mart Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0601 Taco Bell 2810 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-1647 Tasty Pizza 1203 South Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-1142

~ On July 3, 1835, the Wabash and Erie Canal officially opened from Fort Wayne to the Dickey Lock, which was located in Roanoke near the US 24 and 2nd street intersection. At its completion in 1853, the canal was 468 miles long, making it the longest artificial waterway in North America. ~ In Huntington in the 1830s, a fine of $3 was collected from a settler for swearing three profane oaths. ~ Huntington University used to be named Central College. It was renamed around 1915 to Huntington College and became Huntington University in 2005. Bishop Milton Wright, father of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, laid the Cornerstone of Becker Hall. ~ Cloud C. Carey who for twenty-five years designed many of the toys that were used as prizes in the Cracker Jack boxes was from Warren, Indiana. ~ Congressman J. Edward Roush, from Huntington, lobbied for a nationwide emergency system and that is how the 911 emergency system came to be.

The Beach 510 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-5099

Wendy’s 103 Frontage Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4524

Ugalde’s Family Restaurant & Lounge 2990 West Park Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-0988

Wings Etc. 317 Hauenstein Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-2146

Uptown Tavern 32 Washington Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-9066

Young’s Café–Tavern 855 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-9811

Zesto Ice Cream Open seasonally 2830 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-0555 Z-Place Pizza 538 Warren Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4500

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ndrews is a small rural community located on the west side of Huntington County, and it is a community in which the residents truly know each other. The town was named after one of the officials of the railroad, Andrewsia. Andrews is part of Dallas Township. It is located 30 miles southwest of Fort Wayne and 81 miles north of Indianapolis. The Norfolk & Southern Railroad bisects the downtown, and the US-24 Hoosier Heartland corridor is on

Andrews’ north boundary, making it an ideal location for industrial development. The town is family friendly and was recently enhanced by a beautiful new elementary school and an upgraded water and sewer system. The small town’s festival offers food, fun and entertainment, such as a rodeo or demolition derby, which brings the town residents together and welcomes festival goers from other areas. The town’s greatest assets are its state park and reservoir. The Salamonie Lake and Sala-

monie River State Forest comprise over twelve thousand acres. Both tourists and residents may enjoy camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking. There are even bridle trails, cross-country ski trails and snowmobile trails on the state property. The new Salamonie Interpretive Center offers interpretive activities and workshops for both the young and young at heart.

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Andrews Education Andrews Elementary School 509 East Jefferson Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 786-3021

Huntington County Courthouse

Salamonie Lake 9214 West Lost Bridge West Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 468-2125

Centennial Celebration Better a Century Late than Never

Camping Meeting & Banquet Facilities Salamonie Interpretive Center 3691 South New Holland Road Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 468-2127 Golf Courses Etna Acres Golf Course (18 holes) 9803 W - 600 W IN 124, Mt. Etna Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 468-2906 Parks & Lakes Andrews Park Washington Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 786-3848

Salamonie Lake 9214 West Lost Bridge West Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 468-2125 Dining Bernie’s Sports Bar Family room open until 9 p.m. 72 North Main Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 Kermit’s Food Shop 23 South Main Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 786-3644 Miller’s Pub Family room open until 10 p.m. 21 North Main Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 786-0401

As the centerpiece for the city of Huntington and temple of justice for the county, the Huntington County Courthouse is an object of pride for the citizens of Huntington County. And, they may be prouder now than ever before as they prepare for the courthouse centennial and official dedication. The dedication is unconventional—and about 100 years late! When the members of the centennial committee began researching the courthouse’s history, they discovered that the beautiful building had never been officially dedicated. The staff of the Indiana Room Genealogy Center, which is housed within the Huntington City/Township Public Library, poured over historical records to discover that a dedication ceremony had been scheduled but postponed because of an illness related to the speaker. A gala day is scheduled for August 23, 2008. It will end with a dedicatory speech and will be patterned after an activity that may have been held on the courthouse lawn a century ago.  The Huntington County Courthouse is one of the community’s most valuable tourist attractions. Courthouse tours are available to visiting bus tour groups and classes of school children, and the venue is even offered as part of the Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau’s mystery tour, educational tour and city spotlight tour options. The GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Room attracts veterans for meetings, conferences and reunions and may be the only one left in the state. 

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A Stroll in Autumns Days. Photo by Scott Spahr.

Markle:

A Stroll through Walkway Park a r t i c l e by D a rc y L o n g

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he town of Markle was founded and incorporated on May 6, 1889, on the banks of the Wabash River in Huntington and Wells Counties in northeast Indiana. It is a small, rural community with a rich history rooted in agriculture and small manufacturing. Today there are approximately 1,104 people that call Markle home. Despite this modest number, growth is occurring. We are witnessing this growth in new industries and the start of an 80-home subdivision. Many opportunities for recreational activities exist in Markle. One of the most well known is the Markle Fish and Game Park, which features the famous Markle Pool and many other swimming, fishing, picnicking and recreational opportunities. The park also hosts many softball

and baseball tournaments. Other recreational opportunities in Markle include the Markle Walkway Park. The Walkway is a paved, milelong path for walking, running or biking. The park has beautiful trees and antique decorative lighting. Markle is also close hundreds of acres of public hunting ground. In these public hunting areas, deer, rabbit, squirrel, turkey and other game abound for the avid sportsman. If you are looking for other outdoor activities in Markle, there is the Wildcat Festival, which takes place the third weekend in August. The Festival offers many free activities for the whole family. Activities include a pie-baking contest, kids games, food vendors, music, a parade and the election of the four grouches.

If you’re interested in antiques, you can visit the Markle Antique Mall, where there are 90 booths of collectibles. The Markle Chamber hosts an annual Town-wide Garage Sale Event the first Saturday in May each year. Markle also offers many amenities for travelers. There are two hotels, the Guesthouse Inn and the Super 8, and many dining establishments, including the Davison, the Huddle House Restaurant, Dairy Queen, Crossroads Pantry, or for the 21-and-older crowd, Pickle and Duffy’s Tavern. The Markle Quick Stop also offers daily homemade specials. Whatever your interests, Markle has something for you. Stop by and visit anytime.

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Markle Pool Lodging Guesthouse International Inn Formerly Seasons Inn 730 West Logan Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-8111

Super 8 610 Annette Drive Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-8888 800-800-8000 Antiques & Collectibles

Did You Know? ~ Dr. Marion Fishbaugh of Markle, Indiana, was a famous Hollywood surgeon in the 1930s and was an attending physician to Jean Harlow. He was present at her bedside when she died at the age of 26. ~ The former Hotel LaFontaine, with its elegant lobby and ballroom, decorated with exotic murals and luxurious furnishings, and its magnificent Egyptian swimming pool, was at one time a favorite hotel of celebrities. Some of its famous guests include Johnny Weissmuller, well known for his role as Tarzan; Henry Ford and his son, Edsall; Ronald Coleman; Betty Hutton; pilot Amelia Earhart; and even the notorious bank robber, John Dillinger.

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Markle Antiques Antiques Mall 250 East South Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2038 Lakes Markle Fish & Game Club Park Markle Pool Exit 86 off of I-69 in Markle Markle, Indiana 46770 www.marklepark.org

Davis Family Restaurant 165 North Clark Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2263 Duffy’s Bar & Grill 148 East Morse Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260)758-2300 Huddle House 694 West Logan Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2909 Markle Quick Stop Cafe Inside the Sunoco Station 110 West Logan Street (SR 224 & 3) Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2301

Dining

Subway 552 West Morse Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-3322

Crossroads Pantry 115 Logan Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-3271

The Pickle 102 Morse Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2400

Dairy Queen 615 Annette Drive Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2196

Vinatelli’s Italian Cafe 617 Annette Drive Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-9011


Sports & Competitions:

Let’s Play!

Indiana State Wrestling Association Tournament Huntington North High School Huntington County hosts many sports competitions and tournaments, and we are proud that many event organizers elect to come back year after year. New and existing sports facilities that are close to restaurants, shopping, attractions and lodging make Huntington an ideal location for tournament play. Two state reservoirs and other lakes and parks throughout the county not only provide recreation, but also perfect venues for other types of competitive sports. Homier Field, a new four-diamond baseball park, has hosted an AABC baseball tournament and several other tournaments. The Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau offers services to event organizers that can make their event run more professionally. The VCB also provides materials about tourist opportunities for participants, families and spectators, so they can enjoy themselves while they are in the area. The VCB staff works closely with the area’s lodging properties in order to offer the best pricing on hotel rooms. Let us help you plan your next event. Below are some of the sporting events and other competitions that have taken place in Huntington County: WRESTLING ISWA State Wrestling All Star Wrestling FISHING Purdue Top Ten Bass Fishing Tournament Crappie USA Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo BASKETBALL American Youth Basketball Tournament Indiana Regional Basketball Tournament WATER SPORTS USA Olympic Trials Open Water Swim Glen S. Hummer Swimming Tournament Open Water Swim State Championships American Power Boat Association Races Indiana State Power Boat Races Wake Board Competition

BICYCLING Huntington Bicycle Challenge DRT Racing Series VEEP Triathlon Cornfest MARATHONS HUFF 50K Run Huntington Frozen Four RURAL State Corn Husking Tournament National Corn Husking Tournament BASEBALL AABC Baseball Regional Baseball Tournament CONCERTS Varsity Singers Show Choir Competition Battle of the Bands

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The Indiana Room

Genealogy Center

The Indiana Room Genealogy Center, located inside the Huntington County City-Township Public Library, is the depository for Huntington County history. Visitors travel here from all over the United States to trace their family lines. More patrons visit the Indiana Room than any other museum in the county, and many stay for two or three weeks at a time. The Indiana Room is a non-circulating reference and resource collection of historic materials pertaining to the history of Huntington County. In addition to complete microfilm files of county newspapers, it has files on local businesses and industries, school yearbooks and Huntington city and county directories dating from 1892 to the present. Books have been collected from states east of Indiana to the Atlantic Coast to aide research.

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Inquiries will be answered by mail if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the query. Copying may be required at a cost of 20¢ per page from books and 25¢ per page from microfilm. Mail is answered as time allows. Patrons present in the Indiana Room have first priority. E-mail will NOT be answered. Congratulations to Huntington County Historian, Joan Keefer, for being recognized by the state of Indiana as the official Genealogist for Huntington County. Visit Joan in the Indiana Room to put her talents to work for you. Main Library       200 West Market Street • Huntington, Indiana 46750  260-356-0824 • fax 260-356-3073 • www.huntingtonpub.lib.in.us  


ACD Hoosier Tour

Roanoke:

A Community With A Tradition of Heritage and Focus on Progress

a r t i c l e by A li c e Es h e l m a n

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oanoke, Indiana, located in the northeast corner of Huntington County, is charming, diverse and one of the fastest growing communities in the county. This small Indiana town embodies “hometown” with its inviting neighborhoods, outlying rural farms, historic downtown and beautiful town park. As the crown jewel of the county, it is equidistant to Huntington and Fort Wayne, offering the best of both worlds. We love our small-town atmosphere here, and we adamantly believe that this is an ideal community for family life. Roanoke Elementary School consistently achieves awards for excellence, including the prestigious “Four Star” award from the State of Indiana, and the Roanoke Library is local and proudly independent. Our 25-acre town park is home to athletic fields where many of our youth are involved in soccer and baseball. With the tennis courts, basketball

court, playground and picnic pavilion, the park is a hub for family activity and recreation. Our citizen volunteers and local business leaders coordinate popular community events that create lasting memories for our families. The Fall Festival, with its parades, carnival rides, cake contest and tractor pulls, has been in existence for over 50 years and is a Roanoke tradition. The Chamber’s Taste of Roanoke in August is an annual town-wide neighborhood block party, and the charming weekly Farmer’s Market has wonderful fresh produce, handcrafted items and family-centered entertainment. The Patriotic Pops Concert, 4th of July fireworks and Christmas in the Village are all family-centered, community-wide, affordable events. With Roanoke’s History Center and our many churches and activities, the town provides a strong quality of life for its residents and a strong community in support of its businesses,

which are an eclectic collection of nationally and regionally recognized restaurants, retailers, artisans and small corporations. It is an ideal location for both small entrepreneurship and large industries; both General Motors and Vera Bradley have chosen to set up their businesses near Roanoke’s borders because of the easy highway access. Charmingly historic and inviting, Roanoke combines the tradition of its past with a focus on its future. We’d love for you to discover more about our community at www.discoverroanoke.org. Ideally located between the cities of Fort Wayne (10 miles) and Huntington (8 miles), Roanoke is off of a US 24. It is only 2 miles away from I-69, a major north/south interstate. Roanoke also has easy access to the Fort Wayne International Airport (7 miles).

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Roanoke

The Cottage at Joseph Decuis Education

Antiques & Collectibles

Dining

Roanoke Elementary School 423 West Vine Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2806

Antiques from Bruce Cheney 10979 North Roanoke Road at 1100 N. Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-9744

Joseph Decuis Fine Dining 191 North Main Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-1715

Museums Lodging Inn at Joseph Decuis, Bed & Breakfast Corner of Main & Fifth 492 North Main Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-1715

Roanoke Area Heritage Center Sat. 9 a.m. to Noon, spring through Dec. 20 Open additional hours by appointment 102 West First Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2773 Parks & Lakes

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Lock No. 4 Food & Spirits 4162 East Station Road Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-0024 Nick’s Junction 4215 East Station Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2977

Camp Timber Lake 1740 E - 675 N Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 672-3251

Paragraph 96 Behind bowling alley 966 Locust Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2961

Roanoke Park Seminary Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-8116

Roanoke Village Inn 190 North Main Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-3707

Camping

Subway 8976 N. US 24 E. Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-8975

Camp Timberlake 1740 E - 675 N Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 672-3251

The Rusty Pan 170 North High Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-8415


Delicious Locally-Raised American Kobe Beef:

Wagyu anyplace else?

There is a lot of mystique surrounding the highly touted, melt-in-your mouth Kobe beef from Japan. Do the cows really drink beer? Are they actually massaged with Sake? In Japan the meat is so highly valued that it is more often sold by the ounce instead of the pound, and it has been called the finest tasting and healthiest beef in the world. Why is that? It revolves around the breed of cattle, called Wagyu. For centuries the Wagyu were work cattle in Japan and because of their genetics, they have developed the rare capacity for intramuscular marbling. This marbling is what makes for its tender, rich taste. And because it is high in mono-unsaturated fat, it is healthier. Joseph Decuis, the award-winning restaurant in Roanoke, Indiana, is the only dining establishment in the country that raises, harvests and serves its own American Wagyu beef – a pairing of the Japanese Wagyu and the American Angus. It also raises free-range chickens for their eggs and cultivates a large organic garden for in-season vegetables and herbs. Joseph Decuis’ beef is also sold at The Emporium at Joseph Decuis, a gourmet shop nearby that offers many of the restaurant’s signature foods frozen and ready to buy. So now you won’t need to ask, where’s the finest beef in the world?  Visit Roanoke in Huntington County, Indiana, and enjoy something extraordinary. Wagyu anyplace else?  Check out Joseph Decuis online at www.josephdecuis.com or call 260-672-1715 for reservations. 

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Warren:

Rich in Heritage. Rich in Community Assets. Rich in Opportunity

Dogwood Glen Golf Course

a r t i c l e by C a m my A c k l e y

“It is my home.” “I like the small town atmosphere.” “It has friendly and caring people.” “It has a lot of historical value.” “I like the location and ease of transportation.” “It is safe for my family.” “It is a progressive community.” Is this how you feel about your community? This is how the residents of Warren feel about theirs. Warren, Indiana, was established in January 1837. It is named after Dr. Joseph Warren who was a well-known General during the Revolutionary War. Did you know that Warren was known as a “boomtown” during the early 1880s? It is reported that there were about 3,000 working oil wells within a six-mile radius of Warren at one time. During the early 1900s, people came from

all over to attend the famous fairs at the local fairground, which featured quilt shows, food stands and horse racing. The interurban train was a popular way to travel and for several years, it ran from Marion through Warren, Bluffton and then on to Fort Wayne. You can still see the stone supports in the Salamonie River where the interurban bridge crossed. Visit the Salamonie Valley Museum located at the Knight-Bergman Center and take a look at our history, which is painted on a 19-foot canvas mural, along with the history of the USS Salamonie, an American Naval Fighting Ship that served her country from 1941 until 1968. The Knight-Bergman Center is the former Warren Elementary/High School that is now being used as a community center. Here you will find meeting rooms, winter basketball leagues, a food pantry, a museum and community sponsored

dinners. Visit Warren today and you will find a town that is proud of its heritage and of its future. Have you heard of the Pulse Opera House? Warren is home to this 100-year-old cultural asset, and it is the oldest running live theatre in the State of Indiana. The Salamonie Summer Festival, a threeday event that is held in early July, is always a crowd pleaser. Come to Warren and you will be able to enjoy a parade, live music, dancing in the street, a rodeo, demolition derby, food vendors, car show, road rally, laser light show and more. To top it all off, we have our own fireworks display. Whatever your age or background, you’ll always feel welcome. Come and find out why so many families “Come Home to Warren!”

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Warren

Knight-Bergman Center

Education

Caterers

Parks

Salamonie School 1063 E 900 S Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-3434 or (260) 356-8995

Kim’s Catering (260) 375-4474

Tower Park Corner of Grover & Jefferson Streets Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-2656

Entertainment Lodging Comfort Inn Formerly LaQuinta 7275 S – 75 E Exit 78 off of I-69 Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-4800 800-4CHOICE Huggy Bear Motel 7588 South Warren Road Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-2505 Motel 6 Formerly Super 8, Warren 7281 S – 75 E Exit 78 off of I-69 Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-4688 800-4MOTEL6

Pulse Opera House 127 North Wayne Street Warren, Indiana 46792 Box Office: (260) 375-7017 www.pulseoperahouse.org

Dining

Antiques & Collectibles

East of Chicago 111 East First Street (SR 218) Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-2000

Rescued Relics State Road 124 - 300 E. Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 519-2278 Golf Courses Dogwood Glen Golf Course (9 holes) 753 E - 900 S Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-4750

Meeting & Banquet Facilities

Museums

Knight Civic Center 132 Nancy Street Warren, Indiana 46792

Salamonie Valley Historical Museum 132 Nancy Street Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-3711 Visit by appointment

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Chocolate Café 204 North Wayne, Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-4655

Edibles SR 5 & I-69 Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-2888 Huggy Bear Quick Stop SR 5 & I-69 Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-2503 Huggy Bear Ice Cream 431 Huntington Avenue Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-3255 Lightning 5 Coffee House & Café 1104 Huntington Avenue (SR 5) Warren, Indiana 46792


Sportsmobile: It’s a Lifestyle

McDonald’s SR 5 & I-69 7221 South Warren Road Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-4280 Subway Located inside Marathon Station SR 5 & I-69 7251 South Warren Road Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-4300 Opening in the Fall of 2008 Tea House Downtown, 2nd & Matilda Warren, Indiana 46792 Ugaldes Family Restaurant SR 5 & I-69 7753 South Warren Road Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-4511 Wagon Wheel Cafe 215 North Wayne Street Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-9960

Sportsmobile Inc. manufactures custom-built class B conversion vans for unconventional needs, including luxury vans, travelhomes and sports cargo storage. Forty-five floor plans and a custom design studio can be found on the company’s website, www.sportsmobile.com. The company was founded in 1961 when it began converting the Volkswagen Bus, offering options such as main electricity hookups, mosquito screens, a penthouse roof and an awning that doubled as a sunroom. The company started within General Engineering (Gemco) in Andrews, Indiana, before moving to Huntington in 1975. In 1986 it opened another manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas (Sportsmobile Texas Inc.), and then another in Fresno, California, (Sportsmobile West Inc.) in 1992.  The Huntington location (Sportsmobile North Inc.) produces 40 to 45 luxury conversion vans each year and generates approximately $100,000 in sales per month.  “People come here from all over the world to pick up their new vehicles,” says Jim Friermood, vice president of Sportsmobile.  The Huntington location also serves as the pickup point for customers from the eastern portion of the United States. Buyers often make a vacation out of the trip and visit local museums or shop while in the area. Plant tours can be set up for prospective Sportsmobile buyers, as well. Sportsmobile works with Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet and handles both two-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles. Orders can be made online or by emailing the Huntington plant, which is located at 250 Court Street, at sportsmobile@ctlnet.com. Orders generally take three to four months to be filled. Sportsmobile was named as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. 500.  It has also been featured in Trader Life, MotorHome, Four Wheeler and Truck Trend magazines. 

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Huntington County Churches ALLIANCE Cornerstone Alliance 5833 East - 900 North Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2257

New Testament Baptist Church (Independent) State Road 9 North at the Bypass Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-0439 BRETHREN CHURCH

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Bethel Assembly of God 1640 East Taylor Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8363 BAPTIST Bethesda Freewill Baptist 116 South Main Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 786-3617 Bible Baptist 205 Leba Lane Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5169 Charity Baptist 6000 Old U.S. 24 (at Lake Clare) Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3573 E-mail: charity1@huntington.in.us First Baptist 220 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5063

First Brethren Church 245 South Marion Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5769 Roanoke Brethren Church 415 South Main Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-3796 CATHOLIC St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 641 North Main Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2838 St. Mary’s Catholic Church 903 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4398 SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 840 Cherry Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-4798 CHRISTIAN

First Baptist of Warren 122 West Eighth Street Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-3353

Markle Church of Christ 455 East Morse Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2171 Web site: www.marklechurch.org

First Freewill Baptist 1805 Salamonie Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6138

Northview Church of Christ 2900 North Jefferson Street Extended Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-2383

Gethsemane Ministries Church 2239 Hartman Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 519-3031

Warren Church of Christ 302 North Wayne Street Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-3022 Information: www.warrenchurchofchrist.org

Huntington Baptist (SBC) 2435 Waterworks Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6954 Website: www.huntingtonbaptist.org New Life Fellowship Church 246 East Franklin Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0065

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CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Andrews Church of the Brethren East McKeever Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 Huntington Church of the Brethren 306 East Washington Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7983

Loon Creek Church of the Brethren 734 West - 100 South Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 468-2344 Turnpointe Community Church of the Brethren 520 West Logan Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-3376 Salamonie Church of the Brethren 2662 West – 600 South Warren, Indiana 46792 CHURCH OF CHRIST Heritage Church of Christ 826 Jackson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5797 Huntington Church of Christ (Non-instrumental) 1105 South Broadway Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5381 Website: www.huntingtoncoc.org CHURCH OF GOD Faith Community Church of God 3615 North Norwood Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-5476 Huntington Church of God 676 South Briant Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 DISCIPLES OF CHRIST Central Christian Church 500 MacGahan Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8154

EPISCOPAL Christ the King Episcopal 1224 North Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3570

EVANGELICAL ANGLICAN The Church of Our Glorious King 404 Grayston Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0436


LATTER-DAY SAINTS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Southwest corner of Ind. 9 North and U.S. 24 Bypass Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7171 LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran Church 3416 East – 900 North Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-1140 St. Peter Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 648 North LaFontaine Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6528 NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene 1555 Flaxmill Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-1614 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Chapel Hill Seventh-Day Adventist 470 East Morse Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2920

Liberty Christian Fellowship 1511 College Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0447 Monument Chapel 9046 West – 250 South Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260)-786-3554 St. Paul’s County Line Church 3995 North -1000 West Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260)786-3365 St. Peter’s First Community Church 206 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-7728 Union Church 3688 East – 400 North (Riverside Drive Extended) Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 758-2550 PENTECOSTAL

Clear Creek Church 750 North and Clear Creek Road Huntington, Indiana 46750

Life Community Church 900 East State Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 355-0055 New Beginnings Worship Center 569 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 359-8233

Dillman United Brethren 8888 South - 1100 West-90 Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-3554 Good Shepherd United Brethren 1280 Hitzfield Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-3789 New Hope United Brethren 2001 Engle Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-0870 UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Plum Tree United Church of Christ 3029 East - 600 South (Ind.-124) Warren, Indiana 46792 Warren United Church of Christ 202 East Second Street Warren, Indiana 46792

Christian Life Tabernacle 943 Swan Street (old Lincoln School building) Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 358-9100

UNITED METHODIST

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian 50 East Tipton Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8680 SALVATION ARMY

Gospel Community Church 313 East Franklin Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6803

College Park Church 1945 College Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-2642

Apostolic Grace Fellowship 98 Snowden Street Andrews Indiana 46702 (260) 786-1000

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Church of God of Prophecy 1427 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750

UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST

Salvation Army 1424 East Market Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (269) 356-3485 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Chapel Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church 470 East Morse Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2920

Andrews United Methodist 39 West McKeever Street. Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 786-3606 Bethel United Methodist 625 Riverside Drive Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-8391 Christ’s United Methodist 148 West Third Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2945 Evangelical United Methodist 1000 Flaxmill Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6975 Jefferson Center United Methodist 9019 South - 300 West (Corner of CR 900S and CR 300W) Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-2997 Markle United Methodist 145 West Morse Street Markle, Indiana 46770 (260) 758-2855 39


New York Entertainment in Downtown Huntington: Mt. Etna United Methodist 6089 South - 600 West Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 468-9690 Monson Chapel Church 11431 Lower Huntington Road Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-3036 Pleasant Chapel United Methodist 880 East -1100 North Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-2957 Pleasant Grove United Methodist 500 West and 100 North Huntington, Indiana 46750 Seminary United Methodist 285 North Seminary Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783 (260) 672-3167 Zion United Methodist 6276 North Old Fort Wayne Road Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 672-2327

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Trinity United Methodist 530 Guilford Street Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-0961 Warren United Methodist 227 North Main Warren, Indiana 46792 (260) 375-2329 WESLEYAN CHURCH Andrews Wesleyan 63 Madison Street Andrews, Indiana 46702 (260) 786-3457 Etna Avenue Wesleyan 1131 Etna Avenue Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 356-6188 Lancaster Wesleyan 3147 West - 543 South Huntington, Indiana 46750 (260) 468-2411

The Huntington Imagine what life was like in the early 1900s when live entertainment and vaudeville shows took center stage inside magnificent theatres in the center of town. Huntington, Indiana, was once home to several playhouses and will be again soon. The Huntington, a historic movie theatre in the heart of the city, undergoes renovations to restore it to a live stage performance house and reclaims its glory from the days of vaudeville. The grand theatre was converted to show movies when the vaudeville era ended, but it sat empty for a number of years before new owners saw its potential and began restoring it to its original grandeur. The Huntington will host live performances again soon. The owners, actor Rich Najuch and director Joel Froomkin, moved from New York to create a regional company of actors to stage professional-quality shows and musicals.  Live Broadway-style show performances will open in 2009 and debut with “The Sound of Music”. The Huntington Supper Club, a seasonal dinner show series, is held during the summer in the lobby of the historic structure. Each of these musical revues is crafted especially for The Huntington. Catering is by Jean Anne Bailey and a full cash bar will be available throughout the evening.


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