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Farming experts try to educate public, stay afloat in trade war

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The soybean has become a de facto symbol of the Indiana farmer.   Shuttles carrying families from the south to the north venues of the Indiana State Fair, a hub for state agriculturalists, are emblazoned with signs that read “powered by soy diesel.” Near the Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Glass […]

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Metal detectors, Big Top Circus greet visitors at the Indiana State Fair

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—For Charlie Ogborn and his daughter, Hailey, the start of the 2018 Indiana State Fair was daddy-daughter day. Ogborn and his daughter were among the first through the new security metal detectors Friday morning as the state’s annual homage to all things agriculture kicked off. “We want to see the circus, the […]

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State fair opens with a salute to Indiana’s circus history

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Take a trip to the Big Top Circus as Indiana’s annual summer celebration of all things agriculture salutes the state’s circus history. The 2018 Indiana State Fair opens Friday at the state fairgrounds and runs through Aug. 19. In addition to the usual agriculture exhibits, deep-friend foods and state pride, the […]

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Eiteljorg’s Indian Market and Festival draws artists from across U.S. and Canada

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—More than 100 Native American artists from the 50 tribes in the United States and Canada will gather at the Eiteljorg Museum this Saturday and Sunday to showcase their art work at the annual Indian Market and Festival.  “Visitors tell us that the Indian Market and Festival broaden their cultural horizons […]

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Eiteljorg nods to Western film in new exhibit

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Take a walk through the world of Hollywood’s wild west in the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s limited-time exhibit, “The Reel West.” Visitors can walk along a trail of Hollywood stars paying tribute to famous Western film and TV actors and see props and costumes belonging […]

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Therapy dogs lend a paw to those in need

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com BROOKVILLE, Ind.— Transforming your backyard into a dog rescue may seem farfetched to some, but for Dr. Michelle Roberts-Schneider it was another step to ensure her rescue animals enjoy a happy life and a second chance that includes helping others. “We’ve always taken in the dogs nobody else wants, or the […]

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INDOT halts road construction projects for holiday weekend

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Most highway maintenance and construction projects will be halted by the Indiana Department of Transportation so that holiday and Indianapolis 500 traffic will flow more smoothly this weekend. Whether traveling to the Indianapolis 500, vacationing or visiting family, INDOT encouraged drivers to plan extra travel time. INDOT directed contractors to […]

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Indiana Statehouse tour attracts thousands of visitors

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 60,000 visitors from 50 states and 95 countries were guided through the Indiana Statehouse by the tour office last year. And it’s not just the kids who are visiting on school field trips, even though they make up about two-thirds of the visitors each year.  “This has […]

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Holcomb is ringmaster of new State Fair promotion

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A marching, circus ringmaster is calling Hoosiers to the 2018 Indiana State Fair. In a new promotional video for the State Fair’s theme, “Step Right Up!”, Gov. Eric Holcomb enters the scene dressed as a classic ringmaster for a traveling circus. The theme, which usually relates to food, will […]

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Crane plays key role in U.S. national security

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly continues to bring defense leaders to see the work being done at the warfare division in Crane, Ind. Monday, the Indiana Democrat hosted Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat and ranking member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, joined Donnelly as they toured several labs […]

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