Home » Archives by category » Across Indiana (Page 39)

Camp Riley kids ski, climb, cook and more despite disabilities

Fun at Camp Riley in Indiana from The Statehouse File on Vimeo. By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – This week at summer camp, 15-year-old Melanie Richmond of Evansville has enjoyed water skiing, climbing rock walls and other fun, physical activities. But Melanie’s participation in such events is not necessarily a given. The […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \

Video & story: Small farmers suffer from drought too

By Kendra Rhonemus The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The drought that has left much of Indiana with little or no rain for months has not just impacted big farms that sell corn and soybeans to customers across the country – and the world. It’s affected the little guys too, the ones who focus on delivering […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \

More Hoosier counties, farmers qualify for drought disaster assistance

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Federal officials have declared additional counties in Indiana as disaster areas due to drought, which means more Hoosier farmers can now qualify for emergency assistance. Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, the state’s secretary of agriculture, announced that 14 additional counties in Indiana have been declared primary natural disaster […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \

State drowning deaths are on pace for higher number

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – At least 35 Hoosiers have drowned this year in Indiana’s lakes, pools, ponds and rivers. The number appears to be on pace to beat the 46 open-water drowning deaths that Indiana conservation officers investigated in 2011. But Lt. Bill Browne, head of the Department of Natural Resources […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Group seeks $10 each from public to plant 1 million trees across state

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana program that seeks to plant 1 million trees by 2016 will use the emerging trend of crowd-funding to try to raise money for the project. The Indiana Tree Project has partnered with the philanthropic branch of the online coupon site Groupon to start a campaign […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\

Renovation uncovers artifacts

By Kendra Rhonemus The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Landscapers working at a Victorian home-turned-law office uncovered artifacts this week that could date back to 1870. Grave stone markers, broken glass and animal bones were lying just below the surface at the Blackburn and Green law office in Granger, a community just northeast of South Bend. […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\

Video & story: County fair season brings local competition, entertainment

By Monica Harvey and Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demolition derbies, 4-H fair queen contests, livestock competitions and hog wrestling have become the entertainment options of choice for thousands of Hoosiers this month as fairs open across the state. The vast majority of Indiana’s county fairs take place in July and more […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Video: State wants your help checking historical markers

The Indiana Historical Bureau maintains 475 markers across the state that provide information about key moments, people and places in Hoosier history. The bureau is now seeking help to check on the condition of the markers. Hoosiers can help survey historical markers from The Statehouse File on Vimeo. Video by Lauren Casey, The Statehouse File.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\

Indiana license branches receive service award – again

Indiana BMV awarded for customer service from The Statehouse File on Vimeo. By Monica Harvey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – For the third time in the past five years, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has won an international service award. The award, from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, has gone to Indiana in […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \

Officials warn of online rental property scams

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana real estate agent was shocked to find people posing as missionaries had illegally used one of her listings in a Craigslist scam. Scammers found one of real estate agent Diane Flowers Brooks’ property listings on Craigslist, copied the information and listed the home for lease […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email