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Special Events & Festivals

Warren tractor show planned July 1-3

The Warren Area Antique Tractor and Engine Clube is hosting the 2022 annual show on the Ag Express Electronics and The Daugherty Companies grounds at 534 E. 1st St. in Warren on July 1 – 3.

For the first time since 2013, Allis-Chalmers Tractors and Implements will be featured. All makes and models of equipment and engines are welcome to register. There is no fee and registration will be on the grounds.

Salamonie Summer worship planned on Sunday, July 3

The Warren Salamonie Summer Festival Worship Service will take place on July 3 at the Warren Riverside Park Pavilion at 10:45 a.m.

There will be a combined community communion service. The churches participating are dismissing their regular services that morning so they can participate in this “Unity of Community” worship service.

Gerald Moreland, one of the three chaplains at Heritage Pointe, will bring the morning message and the service will conclude with a concert of praise and music by The Snyder Band.  

Sun shines brightly on Heritage Days festivities

The Huntington North High School marching band provided musical entertainment during the Heritage Days parade.
Photo by Phil Smith

Not a single cloud in sight as the hot, heavy days of the previous week lifted for the 58th Annual Huntington Heritage Day Parade Saturday, June 18.

As early as 9 a.m., chairs were being lined up and down Jefferson Street, holding places of spectators for the event. The owner/operators of Trend Boutique & Décor, Kathy Dill and Kari Lahr, staked their claim in front of their store with family members Josh and Julie Lahr, while children of the family, Ava 13, and Grant 10 sat on the curb in the sunshine.

Past & Present Chiefs of the Flint Springs Tribe

Photo provided

 Past and present Chiefs of the Flint Springs Tribe are, front row from left Darlene Stanley, 2013; Rosie Wall, 2011; Bill Hancher, 2007; Stan Bippus, current chief; Marj Hiner, 1989; Ruth Marsh, 2015 and Bob Burnsworth, 2021. In the back row, from left are John Niederman, 2019; Wilford Hahn, 1998; John Easterday, 2010; Mike Perkins, 2016; Stephen Zahn, 1990; Dr. John Regan, 2006; Michael Zahn, 2012 and Steve Mason, 2009.


Little Miss Heritage and Junior Miss Runner Ups & Winners

Photo by Claire Butler

The winners and runner ups from Little Miss Heritage and Junior Miss Heritage were announced after interviews with contestants and a modeling competition. Everyone who competed received a flower and a small trophy. Larger trophies, flower bouquets, and small tiaras were only awarded to the top five runner ups. Winners were awarded a flower bouquet, trophy and full-size tiara.

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.