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Commentary: Home for the holidays

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Commentary: Home for the holidays

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The sky is clear, the stars bright. I’m walking in my neighborhood on this chilly December night, feeling the cares of the day diminish, stride by stride. I find myself humming a holiday tune: “I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams….” This has been a bittersweet […]

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Attorney General launches campaign urging Hoosiers to freeze credit

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As the holiday shopping season ramps up, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says Hoosiers should consider freezing their credit. “The way we secure our finances must change in the digital age to respond to growing threats of identity theft and cyber hacks that jeopardize our credit and financial stability,” Zoeller said […]

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Video & story: Committee considers whether ‘Merry Christmas bill’ is necessary

Smith says protection is needed for holiday symbols on Vimeo. By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate Education Committee will vote on a bill next week that is meant to protect Christmas and other holiday celebrations that take place in Indiana schools, cities and towns. Senate Bill 233, authored by Sen. Jim Smith, R- […]

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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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5 places to celebrate the 4th of July

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If you’re ready for a change from your backyard barbeque or your hometown’s firework’s show, here is a list of five fun events in five different places in Indiana for your Independence Day festivities: Click to make the map larger. Pekin Fourth of July Celebration The small town New […]

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Senate passes bill to provide legal protections for Christmas celebrations

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate has passed a bill meant to provide legal protections to public schools that celebrate Christmas and other holiday traditions. The bill passed unanimously and moves to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 326 requires the State Board of Education to set guidelines for teachers and administrators to observe […]

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Commentary: Family marks holiday traditions

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When my daughter, my first-born, was small, we settled into a holiday ritual. I would buckle her into her car seat when the sun went down and start driving around the neighborhoods near our house. She would stare out the window in wonder at the Christmas lights people had […]

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Video: Gov. Pence reads Twas the Night Before Christmas

Gov. Mike Pence reads to students gathered at the Statehouse to decorate a 25-foot Christmas tree in the rotunda. Night Before Christmas video from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Students hang ornaments on Statehouse tree

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and first lady Karen Pence welcomed Hoosier elementary school students to the Capitol building on Friday morning to trim the Statehouse Christmas tree. Students from Eastbrook Elementary, Zion Lutheran School, Forest Glen Elementary, the Center for Inquiry and the Indiana Math and Science Academy met in […]

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Christmas events scheduled for Statehouse rotunda

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The public is invited to attend two Christmas at the Capitol events featuring musical performances by Hoosier groups this weekend in the Indiana Statehouse. The event will occur at 5 p.m. on Friday with more music again at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free. The program will […]

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