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Bippus named new Flint Springs Chief

Newly-named Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Stanley Bippus, left and outgoing Chief Bob Burnsworth share a laugh during the presentation.
Photo by Phil Smith

The crowd roared with laughter when all the subterfuge was over and newly-named Chief of the Flint Spring Tribe, Stanley Bippus, was announced.

You see, Bippus had been summoned to the 53rd Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast on Thursday morning, June 16, under false pretenses. During the presentation of the Legacy Gift, outgoing Chief Bob Burnsworth presented Bippus’ charity organization, The Piddlers, with that particular accolade. It was how Bippus was present to be announced chief without his prior knowledge.

Car shows are returning to 2022 Heritage Days

Heritage Days will once again include two vehicle shows as a part of the celebration for 2022. A downtown Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, sponsored by MetroNet, will take place on Friday, June 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car and Truck Show will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Huntington North High School. Huntington University is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2022, celebrating 125 years in the community.

Heritage Days plans released

Huntington University at 125 years will be the theme of Heritage Days 2022. The rich history of Huntington’s local university and its contributions to the area and the world will be celebrated Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday, June 19 throughout the community. Huntington University is also the sponsor of Heritage Days 2022.

Christmas fun


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Roanoke Elementary School Principal Jami Craft appeared as an Elf on the Shelf in different places around the school each morning the week before Christmas break so that the students could find her.

HCCSC announces winners of annual Christmas card contest

Five Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) students have been selected as the winners of the corporation’s annual Christmas card cover design contest, with two winners coming from Riverview Middle School and one winner coming from each of Crestview Middle School, Lincoln Elementary School and Salamonie Elementary School.

Christmas Sweater Day


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Roanoke Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Kriston Hosler purchased a double sweater and had the twins in her room try it on for Christmas Sweater Day. Pictured are Alex (left) and Allen Kuhns wearing the sweater.

Salamonie participates in Silver Package Project

Salamonie School recently participated in a Silver Package Project to benefit children in need. Featured are students from Marci Roller’s third grade class showing their Silver Package donations.
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The students at Salamonie Elementary School participated in a special project for the holiday season.

During their class counseling lessons with Counselor Melinda Huber, students listened to the story “Silver Packages” by Cynthia Rylant. This is the true story of the Christmas train, which began running in the Appalachian Mountains in 1943.

Forks of the Wabash shares winners of Festival of Trees

On Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, community members were able to vote on their favorite sponsored trees and wreaths at the Christmas at the Forks event. Featured is the Pathfinders Kids Kampus tree, depicting several Toy Story characters.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, the Forks of the Wabash Museum hosted its annual Christmas at the Forks event. The day began with Breakfast with Santa that was sponsored by Continental Structure Plastics and served by the Optimist Club.

Following the breakfast, the Festival of Trees began. Along with the 15 trees and eight wreaths that were on display, the Miami Nation from Fort Wayne decorated the Chief Richardville House and had tours.

Christmas Eve services coming up in Huntington County

The TAB has compiled a list of area Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services, which are listed below by location and time. All service dates will be Friday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise specified.

Huntington

St. Mary Catholic Church – Children’s Mass at 4 p.m. will feature the children’s choir singing and the use of incense. Midnight Mass will also take place at 12 a.m. Located at 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.