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Homer Hiner selected as the 49th Chief

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

The 49th Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast was held Thursday morning, June 15 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash with 107 people in attendance. Homer Hiner was named the 2017 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe in recognition of his contributions to Huntington County.

Mike Perkins, 2016 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, introduced Homer Hiner and presented him with the traditional Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe plaque holding the traditional chief design.

Perkins recognized Hiner for his many contributions to the community, and for his willingness to always help with many different events and facets of the community. He explained that Hiner has always been a behind-the-scenes guy and can be counted on to “get things done.”

Hiner responded to the award with a simple “Thank You” and returned to his seat. He returned to the podium moments later to read the proclamation officially beginning Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration which continues through Sunday, June 19.

Chief Hiner joins wife Marj as part of the Flint Springs Tribe. Marj was named a chief in 1989 and the Hiners make the first husband/wife team to be named chiefs. The Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe tradition recognizes someone who has made Huntington County “a desirable place to live, work and prosper.”

Shown in the photo, at left, is Mike Perkins, 2016 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, presenting the official plaque to Homer Hiner, 2017 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe.