Homegrown Hoosier

Hoosier pride. Hoosier hospitality. Hoosier homecoming. Growing up in Indiana has given me various opportunities. Indiana is located in the Midwest; easily accessible to the east coast and northern part of North America. Residents of Indiana could be at the Atlantic Ocean in just over 12 hours, and to the Canadian border in a little over 8 hours. Even though… Read more →

Indianapolis torchbearers continue to affect the city

When two Marion County torchbearers carried the torch, they symbolized the work and impact that they have carried throughout the community.   Henry Leck founded the Indianapolis Children’s Choir 30 years ago, the same year he began teaching at Butler University. He has been watching the progress of the torch throughout Indiana before his time came to carry it through… Read more →

Hoosiers: A Love Letter to the Heartland

As the photographs and videos from the Bicentennial Torch Relay have demonstrated, Indiana is a beautiful state. The visual appeal stems from the simplistic aesthetic that infuses every aspect of the state – a certain simplicity that is endearing and genuine. Outsiders may mistake this simplicity as naiveté, and this is perhaps the reason why so many television shows and… Read more →

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Look Ahead: Day 33

INDIANAPOLIS (October 14, 2016) – The Torch Relay is the premier event of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebrations. A Visit Indiana Initiative, designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers by symbolically “passing the torch,” connecting generations to IGNITE our future. The torch will make its way through the final county, Marion on Saturday, October 15, 2016: Marion County: Stops along the relay route… Read more →

Dillinger’s Notorious Run

As the torch passed through Lake County on October 9th and 11th, it also made its way past the John Dillinger Museum located in the Lake County Courthouse in downtown Crown Point, Indiana. John “Jackrabbit” Dillinger is infamous in the county for his ability to escape inescapable prisons. Dillinger was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 22, 1903 to a… Read more →