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Students, first lady decorate Statehouse Christmas trees

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS —’Twas three weeks before Christmas when students sat on the floor, ready to fill the Statehouse with Christmas decor. They listened to the first lady, her friends and First Dog Henry, while patiently hoping Santa would come down a chimney.   “We have gathered here at the Statehouse for our […]

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Governor, first lady get flu shot

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb rolled up his sleeve Tuesday to get his flu shots part of a gubernatorial tradition. “That wasn’t too bad,” Holcomb said after getting his shot. “Now let’s hope I don’t have to play basketball for a few days because my arm is for sure going to […]

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First Lady and friends adjust to life in political spotlight

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — She’s a jack of all trades — an artist, a firearms instructor, a cook. “She does everything,” Miriam Weaver said. “We’ve shot guns with her and then watched how great she is at entertaining and having people over and making sure everybody in the room is happy.” She looks […]

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First Dog Henry dishes on life in the residence, social media popularity

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With a bowtie around his neck, grey floppy ears and a cute beard, First Dog Henry Holcomb prances through the Hoosier State — tail wagging and tongue panting. The 6-year-old Miniature Schnauzer is often seen tagging along with his mom, First Lady Janet Holcomb, at events or hanging out […]

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Nearly 2,000 guests attend governor-elect’s inaugural ball

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana-themed decorations filled the grand ballroom at the JW Marriott Saturday to help kick off Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov.-elect Suzanne Crouch’s time in office.  Of the nearly 2,000 in attendance, some distinguished guests at the inaugural ball included former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, State GOP Chairman […]

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Janet get your gun: Incoming first lady provides gun safety training

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  EDINBURGH, Ind. — First lady-designee Janet Holcomb started her husband’s inauguration weekend out with a bang. Janet Holcomb, a National Rifle Association certified shooting and safety training instructor, hosted a virtual weapon training experience with nearly 450 constituents Saturday. The purpose of the event was instruct Hoosiers on proper weapon training […]

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Holcomb and his wife plan creative inaugural events

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb and his wife, Janet, are taking a shot at creative pre-inaugural events. Janet Holcomb will be hosting a tactical training experience at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh on Saturday. The inspiration for this event came from both the governor-elect and the future first lady wanting to expose […]