The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a stamp honoring long-time former University of Notre Dame President Father Theodore Hesburgh. The ceremony Friday at the Purcell Pavilion included comments from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is a Notre Dame graduate, U.S. Postal Service Post Master General Megan Brennan and Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins.
Hesburgh served as Notre Dame's president from 1952-1987 and received 16 presidential appointments during his lifetime from President Dwight Eisenhower to President George W. Bush. He focused on social issues on the local, national and global levels that included civil rights, peaceful uses of atomic energy, immigration reform, campus unrest and development in the Third World.
"Father Ted," as he was known, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2000 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. He's thought to have received the most-ever honorary degrees, a total of 150. Hesburgh died in 2015 at the age of 97.
By Brian Harris Executive Creative Director, Bradley and Montgomery
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The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s.
Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel has announced it will idle its tin mill operations in East Chicago, affecting nearly 300 workers, half of which will lose their jobs. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report U.S. Steel blames the layoffs on the Del Monte food company which announced its own mass layoffs.
The city of Bloomington has promoted Lucy Schaich to volunteer network coordinator, a program of the Community and Family Resources Department. She served as assistant coordinator from 2000 until 2018, when she became the volunteer network’s interim director. Schaich is a graduate of Indiana University.
Last month, it became legal for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp and a Gas City-based startup is being aggressive in being among the first to take advantage of market opportunities. Heartland Harvest Processing is helping farmers connect the new agricultural commodity to consumer products, including CBD. Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Moorman says the first hemp harvest under the new law is expected to begin next month. In an interview with Business of Health...
Ethanol production at an Indiana biofuels plant will be stopped and the owner blames Environmental Protection Agency policies and the oil refining industry. South Dakota-based POET Energy announced the plant in Cloverdale will be placed in “idle production” within several weeks, though no date has been set. The ethanol producer says 100’s of local jobs will be impacted, but the news release did not specifically mention “layoffs” at this point.