Knightstown Banner Online

Search The Banner Online

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS

earning your business everyday
RUSHVILLE CHRYSLER-JEEP-DODGE
New & used vehicles with a full line service & parts dept. Call 765-932-2447 or 866-576-7874 or visit us on the web for more info.
rushvillechryslerjeepdodge.com

open 7 days! dine-in or carry-out
PIT STOP PIZZA & PUB
Open for breakfast at 6 a.m., Mon-Sat. Steak special Fri-Sat. Daily homemade meal specials. 711 N. Main Street in Carthage. 765-565-6078

the caring professionals
HINSEY-BROWN FUNERAL SERVICE
Two locations: 7355 S. State Road 109, Knightstown (765-345-7400) and 3406 S. Memorial Dr. in New Castle (765-529-7100)
hinsey-brown.com

family-owned/operated
LEAKEY INSURANCE AGENCY
Call 765-345-5171 for info/quote.
leakeyinsurance.com

body repair experts
KNIGHTSTOWN COLLISION CENTER
Call 765-345-5380 for info/quote or visit us at 221 W. Main Street

parts for mowers
SUPERIOR MOWERS & MORE
Call 317-462-1323 or visit us on the web for more info
superiormowers.com

a family tradition since 1898
CONDO & SON FUNERAL HOME
Funeral services, monument sales. 130 S. Main Street in Wilkinson. Call 765-781-2435.
condoandson.com

Banner News

Please refer to our News Archives for more news links or hit your "back" button to go to your previous page.

 

 

 

 Home Legislation Moves to Senate Committee

March 4, 2009 - After overwhelmingly passing out of the Indiana House of Representatives last week, legislation that would prevent closure of the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home (ISSCH) has been assigned to a committee in the Senate.

House Bill 1722, authored by Rep. Scott Reske (D-Dist. 37), would change the name of the ISSCH to Morton Residence Academy and have the school operate year-round with "an age appropriate military structure." It would also take oversight of the Home away from the Indiana State Department of Health, the agency that currently administers it and wants to close it in May.

The House passed HB 1722 on Feb. 24 by a vote of 81-17, with 29 Republicans joining all 52 Democrats in voting for the bill. The next day, the bill was assigned to the Senate's Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure for first reading. As of Tuesday's deadline, no action had been taken on the bill in committee.

The Senate's Rules Committee is chaired by Sen. David Long (R-Dist. 16) of Fort Wayne, the Senate's president pro tempore, and is comprised of seven other Republicans and four Democrats. The other senators are Richard Bray (R-Dist. 37), Beverly Gard (R-Dist. 28), Lindel Hume (D-Dist. 48), Tim Lanane (D-Dist. 25), Connie Lawson (R-Dist. 24), Teresa Lubbers (R-Dist. 30), James Merritt (R-Dist. 31), Vi Simpson (D-Dist. 40), Connie Sipes (D-Dist. 46), Brent Steele (R-Dist. 44), and Thomas Wyss (R-Dist. 15).

Senators Gard and Lanane are two of HB 1722's three sponsors in the Senate. The third sponsor is Sen. Jean Leising (R-Dist. 42), in whose district the Home is located.

Persons wishing to contact members of the Senate's Rules Committee can mail correspondence to them at the Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Senators can also be contacted by e-mail at e-mail addresses that begin with a lowercase letter "s" followed by the senator's district number, then "@in.gov." For example, the e-mail address for Committee Chairman Long is s16@in.gov. They can also be reached by calling (317) 232-9400 or (800) 382-9467.

 

GO TO MARCH HEADLINES PAGE                                                                                              TOP OF PAGE