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Commentary: One of the season’s great gifts

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Commentary: One of the season’s great gifts

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The carolers warbling in the main concourse of Indianapolis International Airport ring a distant bell. Dressed in period costumes, they sing: We wish you a merry Christmas, We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. A couple with small children […]

Commentary: War is on sense, not Christmas

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Commentary: War is on sense, not Christmas

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Many of the good folks of Knightstown, Indiana, are in a lather. They’re upset because the town has had to pull down a cross that sat atop an evergreen in the town square. Every year, the tree is decorated for the holidays. This year, a Knightstown resident sought the […]

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Rotunda lights up during annual tree lighting ceremony at Statehouse

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 300 students filled the Statehouse Friday to help with the annual tree lighting ceremony with Gov. Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence. “The experiences and memories we create year after year during this annual holiday tradition are ones which the governor and I have come to cherish,” […]

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State urges safe holiday decorating

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After the effects of the turkey coma have worn off, many Hoosier will go straight into holiday mode, decking the halls with Christmas trees, holly and décor galore. The Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to keep safety in mind when decorating. According to the department, most house fires […]

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Town of Santa Claus announces 2015 postmark

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – While you may have once thought the thousands of letters written to Santa Claus each year end up in the North Pole being answered by pint-sized assembly line workers whose day job is creating toys for children around the world, the reality is about 13,000 end up being answered in […]

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Governor’s Residence adds tour dates to showcase holiday decorations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It may only be October but Indiana First Lady Karen Pence is already thinking about the holidays. Hoosiers will have 23 opportunities to visit the governor’s home this holiday season. It’s an annual tradition during the month of December to showcase the home’s holiday decorations. “We are excited to announce […]

Commentary: No war on Christmas?

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Commentary: No war on Christmas?

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Fear not! was the very first thing humankind was told upon the birth of Jesus Christ; and on this 2014th anniversary of that historic event or world-changing legend, it’s about the last thing we remember. That’s certainly the case in this country, where the overwhelming majority are members of one of […]

Commentary: Holiday wishes on a silent night

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Commentary: Holiday wishes on a silent night

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The holiday lights on houses and in yards glow white, green, red and blue in the dark. My children, both teenagers, and I walk our dog through the neighborhood. It’s a cold, crisp night. Down the street, one of my neighbors is hosting a holiday party. The music floats […]

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Photo gallery: Christmas at the Governor’s Residence

Gov. Mike Pence has taken photos of the Governor’s Residence to give Hoosiers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the holiday decorations around the property. Here are some of his photos:  

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Wreath is part of new traditions for Statehouse Christmas celebration

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The first sign that Christmas at the Statehouse would be a little different this year came last week when workers hoisted an enormous wreath up into the rotunda, suspended under the stained glass by wires from balconies on either side. That’s the spot under which a 25-foot tree typically […]

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