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Newton County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, March 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – The William Frederick Stath Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 129 years, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and State Sen. Rick Niemeyer (R-Lowell). The William Frederick Stath Farm, located in Brook and in operation since 1890, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial

Lafayette family farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, March 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – The Kirkpatrick Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 178 years, according to State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica). The Kirkpatrick Farm, located in Lafayette and in operation since 1841, received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.

Local family farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

 STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.

Local family farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

 STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.

Miami County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for more than 100 years, according to State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) and State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver).

The Graham-Scott Farm, located in Bunker Hill and in operation since 1893, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award. The Vincent Farm, located in Amboy and in operation since 1865, received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.

LaPorte County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – The Shurte Family Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 165 years, according to State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) and State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie). Located in Wanatah and in operation since 1854, the Shurte Family Farm received Hoosier Homestead Centennial and

Adams County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – The Jacob and Mary Henschen Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for more than 100 years, according to State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne). Located in Decatur, the Jacob and Mary Henschen Farm has been in operation since 1913 and received a Hoosier

Negele’s bill cracking down on synthetic drug dealers heads to governor

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) — The Indiana Senate recently supported legislation authored by State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) cracking down on synthetic drug dealers and manufacturers. Synthetic drugs are those with properties and effects similar to other illegal drugs. The current penalty for dealing or possessing a synthetic drug ranges from a

Student pages join State Rep. Jeff Ellington at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They helped staff with daily duties and joined Ellington on the House floor during the

Mayfield’s bill streamlining campaign finance reporting heads to governor’s desk

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) bill requiring all state legislative candidates to file campaign finance reports electronically could soon be law. “All candidates for statewide offices are already required to file their campaign finance reports electronically, but legislative candidates still

Steuerwald’s legislation to help keep schools safe could soon be law

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – State Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Avon) proposal providing schools and local sheriff’s departments another tool to protect students could soon be law. After passing out of the House of Representatives and the Senate unanimously, House Enrolled Act 1225 is now headed to the governor for his consideration. The

Mulberry farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Two Mulberry family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) and State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston). The Skiles/Oliver Farm, in operation since 1908, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award. The Rothenberger

Howard County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for more than 100 years, according to local legislators.

The Alice L. Maish and Myron E. Maish Farm, located in Russiaville and in operation since 1860, received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. The Peters Farm, located in Kokomo and in operation since 1908, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

LaGrange County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – The Foster-Oliver Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1881, according to State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) and State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

Rep. Lucas: Local grads gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) — Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

 

Lyness: Governor signs bill adding rare genetic disease to newborn screening panel

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Sydney Livingston  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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CAPTION: Gov. Eric Holcomb (seated, center) signs legislation co-sponsored by State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) (standing, fourth from right) adding Krabbe, a rare genetic disease that breaks down the nervous system, to Indiana’s newborn screening panel Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Statehouse. Holcomb and Lyness are joined by Joel and Andrea Clausen (seated) who advocated for the legislation after their son Bryce was diagnosed with Krabbe at 6 months old.

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation Monday co-sponsored by State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) adding a rare neurological disorder to Indiana’s newborn screening panel.

House supports Ziemke’s bill updating child abuse reporting

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The House of Representatives Monday supported State Rep. Cindy Ziemke’s (R-Batesville) legislation to better protect Hoosier children from abuse.

Rush County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Hodson Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 106 years, according to State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

Bartholomew County farms recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Local family farms were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.

Allen County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Marshall Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1855, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne).

Student pages join State Rep. Beau Baird at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) recently welcomed student pages to the Statehouse. As a House page, these participants toured the governor’s office, the House and Senate chambers, and the Indiana Supreme Court. They also helped staff with daily duties and joined Baird on the House floor during the legislative

Noble County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Piper/McLallin Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1869, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange).

Local family farms recognized at the Statehouse 

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Two Vigo County farms and a Parke County farm were recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. Families can qualify for

May: Local business recognized for over 50 years of operation

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) — Hoosier Hills Credit Union recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for being in operation since 1969, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford). Hoosier Hills is a Bedford-based financial cooperative, which operates eight financial service centers in south central and southwest Indiana,

Bill supporting at-risk youth heads to governor

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – Legislation sponsored by three local lawmakers creating a pilot program to support Hoosier children at high risk of becoming juvenile offenders could soon become law.

According to State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), proposed legislation would establish a two-year pilot program in five counties throughout the state to serve as an intervention initiative for children not yet in the court system. These children exhibit extreme behavioral issues that put themselves at risk.

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