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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Williamsport Review-Republican newspaper.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2005)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Williamsport Review-Republican newspaper.

    Whereas, December 20, 2004, marked the beginning of the 150th year of continuous publication for the Review-Republican newspaper;

    Whereas, The Review-Republican published its first volume on December 20, 1854, providing Warren County, Fountain County, and Benton County residents news with a local flavor;

    Whereas, Although it provides national news to its readers, it is the local information that has kept the Review-Republican alive for 150 years;

    Whereas, The Review-Republican covers Seeger High School sports, trials, police news, county fairs, town festivals, reunions, and other events that other newspapers do not cover;

    Whereas, It gives its 3,400 readers information they are unable to get from the national newspapers or television news broadcasts;

    Whereas, The Review-Republican gives readers a look at life around them by telling them about what is happening in their own communities;

    Whereas, Small towns and small town newspapers are the

lifeline of Indiana history, and it is through these entities that Indiana maintains its famous Hoosier hospitality; and

    Whereas, The Review-Republican has been bringing this information to people in Warren County, Fountain County, Benton County, and places beyond for 150 years: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the members of the Indiana General Assembly thank the owners and staff of the Review-Republican newspaper for providing information with a hometown feel for more than 150 years. It is through the efforts of these wonderful people that the heart and soul of Indiana will be kept alive forever.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Lee Ann Akers, editor of the Review-Republican.