The literal sign of thanks posted at the north side of the Indiana State Fair track stands two stories tall and maybe 50 feet. wide - each letter of the message "Thank you, Indiana" is constructed of more than 5,000 Indiana National Guard uniform name tapes. Nestled at the bottom left side of the sign is a white flag constructed of 200+ white name tapes - the fallen. The soldiers welcome all Hoosiers to bring a memento or token to leave at the display.
After having sold 7,000 season tickets, the Eleven has marked several other milestones this month, including the addition of two local players, one international player and an assistant coach to the roster, plus major partnerships with two military groups.
Veterans' Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki warned House VA committee members Wednesday that if the shutdown doesn't end soon, come Nov. 1, more than 5.18 million beneficiaries - including veterans, family members and a portion of active duty service members - may not receive some $6.25 billion in payments.
Suicide efforts for teens and vets take many forms - including Brittany Mason, now a successful model and actress in LA, who is heading home to Indiana to throw an anti-bullying charity benefit at 8 p.m., Oct. 2, at Anderson High.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Tuesday announced a finalized settlement in a federal securities fraud lawsuit against the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
A public service message from the Indy's Fire Department: "Do not drive over hose lines. By doing so you are putting firefighter's lives at even further risk by potentially cutting off their water supply to attack the fire."