Column: Young writers show us: Not all Hoosier heroes the same

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Who are your Hoosier heroes?

That’s the question pondered by Indiana fourth-graders recently as they prepared to enter the annual Statehood Day essay contest. The event coincides with the state’s 197th “birthday” celebration at the Statehouse on Wednesday. That was the day in 1816 when Indiana became the 19th state to join the Union.

The ceremonies will include the top four winners of the essay contest. The young authors will read their entries to those gathered at various venues participating in the event.

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