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Six awardees receive specialty crop grant funding

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 3, 2020) —  The Indiana State Department of Agriculture awarded more than $468,000 to six projects designed to grow the state’s specialty crop sector, funded by USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops. “Our Hoosier farmers …

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges and DUI

Vigo County – December 2, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Trooper Andrew Mattern was patrolling in the area of 10th Street and Harrison, when he stopped a 2004 Chevrolet for failing to stop at the stop sign.  The driver was identified as Thomas Hackl, age 41, of Terre Haute, Indiana.  Suspicious …

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Indiana State Police Seeks Recruits for the 81st Recruit Academy

The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 81st Recruit Academy.  Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm.  This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career …

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Visit Indiana’s The 20 IN 20; Winter Traditions

INDIANAPOLIS – (Nov. 18, 2020) – Bundle up for some Indiana winter fun. Visit Indiana’s final #The20IN20 list features the must-see, must-do winter traditions around the state. “There’s no shortage of activities in Indiana to do during the winter months,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast who likes sledding …

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Gov. Holcomb Quarantines After COVID-19 Exposure

INDIANAPOLIS — Several members of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s security detail have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box has advised Governor Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb to quarantine beginning today. Governor and First Lady Holcomb are considered close contacts and …

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State Awards Grants to Advance 21st Century Solutions in Defense

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 5, 2020) – Today, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced grant awards totaling $650,000 to three Indiana companies to foster innovation and technology development in the defense industry. The grants, which were recently approved following the state’s first Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) in July, will enable these businesses …

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INDOT Scholarships Available for Civil Engineering Students

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering civil engineering students scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester, and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation. Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s certified civil engineering schools and apply using the form at www.INDOTScholarship.IN.gov. …

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