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Members of the “Hoosiers” team to reunite at special showing

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – It’s time for movie goers to hit the gym. The Historic Artcraft Theatre will show the 1986 movie “Hoosiers” to commemorate Indiana’s bicentennial. An Indiana Classic “It’s a great Indiana tale and it’s filmed in Indiana,” said Dave Windisch, advertising and public relations director for the theatre. “There […]

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Donnelly pays a visit to state fair’s Pioneer Village

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The only thing setting Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, apart from pioneers at the Pioneer Village Thursday was his lack of overalls. The Indiana senator spent the morning at the Indiana State Fair where Donnelly went back in time and explored Indiana long before any attendees were even born — the […]

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Special state fair exhibit highlights bicentennial celebrations

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will celebrate its 200th birthday this December and Hoosier fairgoers can stop by the Bicentennial Pavilion to learn more about Indiana’s history and what the bicentennial means to the state. Valerie Beamer, Whitestown, works at the official bicentennial booth, which shows Hoosiers how they can get involved in […]

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Online coupon offers half-off state fair admission Thursday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana state fair goers can get half-off the price of admission Thursday with a coupon from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Thursday is “myBMV.com Discount Day” and anyone can go to the BMV website to access a coupon for a $6 discount. “Visiting the Indiana State Fair is such a […]

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All aboard: State fair goes 200 years back in time with train exhibit

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can step aboard 200 years of Indiana history when they climb on the Indiana Bicentennial Train at this year’s state fair. But the train is nothing new for Indiana. Since 2003, the Indiana Historical Society has used the big red train to cross the state to transport traveling exhibits. […]

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Pence’s state fair visit excites Indiana voters

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Haywood family attends the Indiana State Fair each of the 17 days it’s open. “We have every year for the last fifteen years,” Becky Haywood said. But this year’s opening day was different for the Indianapolis family. They listened to the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, […]

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Hoosier vendor makes big business at Gen Con

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Known as the host of the world’s “greatest spectacle in racing,” Indianapolis has another special event to brag about — Gen Con, or “the best four days in gaming.” In 2006, just three years after Indianapolis became the home of the national gaming convention, Tom Anders, of Fishers, decided to turn […]

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Record numbers expected at this year’s Gen Con

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – “The best four days in gaming” has returned to Indianapolis for the 14th time, and this year Gen Con expects to break records. “After 13 years of hosting Gen Con, it’s clear that Indy gets Gen Con and Gen Con gets Indy,” Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy, […]

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New at the state fair: Fan food award, Bison-tennial Field exhibit

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Starting Friday amusement rides, exhibits and deep-fried food return to the Indiana State Fair along with some new highlights. “The fair draws so many different people,” said Lesley Gordon, media and community relations manager for the fair. “Friends and family come together that you haven’t seen in a while and […]

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Annual police bicycle ride kicks off days after Dallas tragedy

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Police officers from across the state laced up their shoes, buckled their helmets and pedaled toward Richmond, Indiana Monday morning for the 15th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors Bicycle Ride. The 13-day ride, which raises funds and awareness of sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement and their families, covers […]

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