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5 times Henry Holcomb’s beard was better than Santa’s

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Who’s got a beard that’s long and white? Must be Santa Claus, right? Yes, Santa has one of the most iconic long, white beards of all time, but there’s a new man in town: First Dog Henry Holcomb. With a hint of grey in his long, white beard, the […]

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Crowdfunding campaign dedicated to food justice

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A crowdfunding campaign sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will bring a new community space dedicated to food justice and resident empowerment to Indianapolis. “Access to quality, fresh foods is a necessity for communities throughout our state,” Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a statement. The crowdfunding […]

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Produce available to food pantries through Gleaners partnership

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN – Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana made an extra delivery of apples, potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes to the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County for Giving Tuesday. “We’re very pleased to kick off a new round of produce distribution in Johnson County,” said John Elliot, president and CEO of […]

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Indiana Dunes heading for a change in name only

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one step closer to being called Indiana Dunes National Park. “Designating the dunes as a national park would give the area the recognition it deserves, attracting more visitors and helping further grow the economy in northwest Indiana,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, said in […]

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FFA blue and gold dominates downtown Indy

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The streets of Indianapolis are running blue for the National Future Farmers of America Convention, which started Wednesday and will wrap up on Saturday. “We were given books to get signatures from every state,” said FFA member Tripp Johnson, whose signature blue and gold jacket was emblazoned with his […]

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Lack of reliable internet leaves rural Hoosiers in the dark

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In southeastern Indiana in the middle of miles of cornfields is a long stretch of road that is home to students, laborers and farmers, but lacks one necessity of the 21st century – access to efficient internet service. “It’s very frustrating not having the internet because it limits what […]

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Limited budgets force parks to survive on user fees

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At least once a week Daniel May, a pastor at Church on the Rock in Dillsboro, sits under a park shelter prepping passages for his sermon or hiking one of the many trails at Versailles State Park. “My wife and I go to a state park every week,” said […]

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Free admission to state parks Saturday to encourage volunteer efforts

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can enjoy free admission to all state parks and forestry sites in Indiana Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day. “It’s a day to celebrate the public lands around the nation, to approach people to use outdoor recreation, celebrate conservation, and for us state parks in Indiana […]

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Historical Society brings Gettysburg to life

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fourth graders from Sycamore Elementary in Avon were ushered into the 1863-themed parlor and gathered at the feet of Mahala Beem, wife of David Beem, as she recounted one of the more notable letters she received from her husband, a soldier at the battle of Gettysburg. While the […]

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Former AG Eric Holder entertains and informs Anderson students

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com ANDERSON, Ind. — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wore many hats during his six years in the position and Tuesday at Anderson University he talked about his experiences — both good and bad. And his talk and the chance to spend the day with him enthralled sophomore Zachary Van Duyn, […]

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