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30 Laws in 30 Days: Process in place to help unclaimed veterans have a proper funeral

By: Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­­— Fallen Hoosier heroes are now more likely to be properly laid to rest, even if they are unclaimed, thanks to a new law. The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 145 earlier this year and will take effect July 1. Sen. Jim Banks, R-Colombia City, co-authored the legislation and said the […]

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Former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb remembered as a “Hoosier hero” and more

By Max Bomber TheStatehousFile.com INDIANPOLIS— Former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb will be remembered as a Hoosier hero. His funeral service was held in the rotunda of the Statehouse Friday for family, friends and citizens to pay their last respects. “Today all of Indiana mourns the passing of this great man whose life encouraged service and inspired generations […]

Rep. Harris to be remembered at calling and services on Friday, Saturday

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Rep. Harris to be remembered at calling and services on Friday, Saturday

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Arrangements have been announced for the funeral of Rep. Earl Harris, D-East Chicago, who died Monday. The visitation will take place from 2-8 p.m. CDT Friday at the Divinity Funeral Home in East Chicago. The family will be available from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will take place at 11 […]

Commentary: Jacobs’ funeral brings out history’s greats

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Commentary: Jacobs’ funeral brings out history’s greats

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. – James Joyce, “The Dead”  INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps it was fitting that the familiar figures traipsed to the Statehouse between […]

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Hoosiers honor Andy Jacobs at Statehouse funeral

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of Hoosiers gathered Friday at the Indiana Statehouse to celebrate the life of former Rep. Andy Jacobs of Indianapolis. Jacobs served with the Marines during the Korean War, where he was disabled. Later, he became a representative in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1959 to 1960, and […]