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Holcomb names new adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard

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Holcomb names new adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb has selected Col. R. Dale Lyles as the new adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard. When he assumes the top National Guard position on Oct. 1, Lyles will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general. He has been eligible to hold that rank since May when he […]

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Gov. Holcomb honored by Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has been selected by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as the 2019 Birch Bayh-Richard Lugar Government Leader of the Year for his “Next Level” agenda, in particular his focus on the opioid epidemic and its impact on community, families and the workforce. “Substance misuse has hit Indiana […]

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Doctor recognized for the good he has done in his community

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, as long as you can.” These words echoed throughout the Indiana State Museum auditorium Tuesday as Gov. Eric Holcomb recited the motto that Dr. George Rapp, the 2019 Sachem award winner, lives his […]

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Out of Office: The family’s bees-ness

Out of Office is an occasional series about the people and place of Indiana. By Victoria Ratliff   TheStatehouseFile.com MARTINSVILLE, Ind.— Tracy Hunter’s life in beekeeping took root more than a century ago when his maternal grandfather, Gilbert Perigo, was given a beehive as a high school graduation present from his parents. By 1910, Perigo […]

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Humanitarian Dr. George Rapp receives 2019 Sachem Award

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Dr. George Rapp, an orthopedic surgeon and humanitarian, is this year’s recipient of the Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor. Gov. Eric Holcomb will present Rapp with the award at a ceremony Tuesday. First Lady Janet Holcomb announced Rapp’s honor Thursday evening at the Hoosier Art Salon’s 95thAnnual Exhibition preview event […]

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Immigrants celebrate Independence Day as new citizens

By Victoria Ratliff TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—To shield his then 8-year-old son from war, Baitullah Khoram moved his family to the United States in 2014 after working for the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan. Wednesday, the 39-year-old father and his wife, Zubaida, each gripped an American flag that is now their flag as they and 96 other immigrants […]

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Eiteljorg showcases Native American culture at annual festival

By Victoria Ratliff TheStateouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—DG House spent the early years of her career as a photographer for the New York Rangers hockey team and doing more mainstream artwork. In 1995, she decided to be more involved with her culture as a member of the Cherokee of Northeast Alabama tribe. She began photographing, painting, and capturing […]

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Four Indiana Students Receive Governor’s STEM Team Honors

By Brandon Barger TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Annie Ostojic already has an impressive resume: Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list, The Best Schools 50 Smartest Teens list, and holds patents for creating a microwave that saved energy and for creating a battery charger that takes indoor light and recycles it. All at the age of […]

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Hundreds gather at Statehouse to remember former Sen. Birch Bayh

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers said goodbye Wednesday to a senator, but also a father. Hundreds packed the Indiana Statehouse to say farewell to former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who died March 14 at age 91. His son Evan Bayh, who served as Indiana’s governor before following his father’s footsteps to the Senate, […]

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Holcomb, Hogsett, friends celebrate Richard Lugar’s life

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Huddled under a few tents outside on a rainy afternoon, public officials, friends, family and former staffers gathered to celebrate the life of Richard Lugar as a leader on the world stage who never forgot his Hoosier roots. Gov. Eric Holcomb, one of the politicians who paid tribute Lugar Monday, […]

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