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Children’s home backers renew Ind. Statehouse push

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“font-family: Verdana”>Advocates are using a Statehouse rally to

renew their push for Indiana legislators to keep open a state home

for troubled children.

“font-family: Verdana”>The State Department of Health wants to

close the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home in

Knightstown, saying it costs too much money. The state spends about

$10 million a year on the facility, and the 53-building campus

needs repairs that could cost up to $200


“font-family: Verdana”>But supporters say the facility about 25

miles east of Indianapolis gives at-risk youths a loving, safe

environment where they can flourish. Advocates are planning a

noontime rally Monday to draw attention to their


“font-family: Verdana”>The Department of Health wants to move the

115 students at the home into traditional schools in


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