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Governor honors Reginald Jones with Sachem Award

Governor honors Reginald Jones with Sachem Award

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Reginald O. Jones Sr., a Hoosier businessman, community leader and mentor, is the state’s newest recipient of the 2020 Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor. Gov. Eric Holcomb presented him with the award last week in a ceremony that honors those who have lived lives of virtue and excellence, bringing honor to Indiana. Previous recipients […]

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New multi-use trail dedicated in Clarksville

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The state completed another link in its Next Level Trails program Thursday with the dedication of a 1.9 mile link in Clarksville, Indiana’s oldest town. Gov. Eric Holcomb joined members of the Clarksville Town Council and Redevelopment Commission to officially open the newly completed Discovery Trail. The asphalt multi-use trail was built with […]

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Celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote goes virtual

By Tabby FitzgeraldTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Women officially gained the right to vote in Indiana on Aug. 26, 1920, but it was a victory that took nearly 70 years to achieve from the first women’s rights convention to Congress finalizing the 19th Amendment. Twice in that time women came close. The first was in 1881 when state lawmakers approved […]

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State parks provide outlet for those whose travel plans were upset by the pandemic

By Tabby FitzgeraldTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As businesses and activities slowed or even stopped at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana’s state parks saw a surge in visitors that is lasting through the summer. “It’s been really busy,” Brown County State Parks Interpretive Naturalist Patrick Haulter said. “And it’s interesting because it’s in different times than […]

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Funding from the National Park Service helps to preserve Indiana history

By Isaac GleitzTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Funding from the National Park Service will be used to rebuild and preserve 14 historic and archeological sites across Indiana, including a church in Angola,an  iron bridge in Fort Wayne, old camp sites near in Monroe and Morgan counties and an aging school building in Monticello. The announcement of the $481,000 in grants, […]

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Indiana Historical Society documenting COVID-19 by collecting public artifacts

By Tabby Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to capture a holistic perspective of the past when pieces of it get lost and different sides to the story go untold.  But when COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic, it presented a unique and rare opportunity to collect history as it happens, said Jody Blankenship, president and CEO […]

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State grants awarded to preserve Indiana history

By Taylor Dixon  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—After years of decay, the Friends of the Chapel of Our Sorrowful Mother in Ferdinand, Indiana are excited to begin restoring a piece of their history that dates to the founding of their town with the help of the state’s Historic Renovation Grant Program.    “It means a lot to the town,” Diana Hoppenjans, chair of the Friends […]

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State parks set to host firework displays for Independence Day

By Isaac GleitzTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—As many towns and cities have struggled to find ways to hold Independence Day celebrations because of the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, some Indiana State Parks have taken up some of the slack.  From Pokagon State Park in the far northwest corner of Indiana to Patoka Lake in the south, […]

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COVID-19 disrupts and changes July 4th celebrations across Indiana

By Isaac GleitzTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Communities across Indiana that usually put on large celebrations for the Fourth of July are scaling back or outright canceling fireworks displays and surrounding events because of the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. From Indianapolis to Evansville, many of the state’s largest cities are canceling events, while smaller ones like Zionsville, […]

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Lawmakers appeal to Holcomb to restore trails funding

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A bipartisan group of Indiana lawmakers want Gov. Eric Holcomb to reconsider his decision to freeze and then eliminate a $30 million grant that was to fund an expansion of Indiana’s network of hiking and walking trails. The lawmakers, in a letter sent May 28 but made public Thursday, said that Indiana has seen […]

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