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Wet May not expected to stop Memorial Day fun at Indiana State Parks

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a soggy May, all DNR campgrounds and cabins at state parks, state reservoirs and state recreation areas are booked to capacity for the holiday weekend.  Across the state, eight state parks are experiencing closures of beaches and/or boat ramps because of recent heavy rainfall. According to Christie Sorrels, […]

Commentary: No place better than Indianapolis

Commentary: No place better than Indianapolis

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Glinda, the good witch from Oz, said it best when she instructed Dorothy to say, “there’s no place like home.” I’m sure plenty of people feel that way. Most people do I bet. But when it comes to celebrating Memorial Day, no place in America does it better than Indianapolis. And […]

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Flags ordered to half-staff for Memorial Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags will fly at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Gov. Mike Pence Friday ordered flags at state facilities across Indiana to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 30. According to a press release from the governor’s office, Pence also has asked businesses and […]

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Commentary: In homage to those who served

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – They stand, one by one, as their names and ranks are called, old warriors at home in the embrace of family. The old warriors, my father among them, listen as the school’s head recites their years of service. For many of them, time has left its marks. Their faces […]