Football results: North Decatur 21, Edinburgh 0 (end of 2nd quarter).
Football results: Whiteland 13, Center Grove 7 (end of 2nd quarter).
Football results: Roncalli 7, Franklin Central 6 (end of 2nd quarter).
Football results: Franklin 21, Shelbyville 7 (end of 2nd quarter).

Column: Time for candidates to debate the issues




If there’s one thing all Hoosiers can share pride in, it’s our tradition of feisty political independence.

The two Republicans in the U.S. Senate were preceded by Democrats, and Mitch Daniels, a Republican who is wrapping up eight years in the Statehouse, was preceded by three Democrats.

Democrat Barack Obama carried the state four years ago; for decades before that, the GOP seemed to have a lock on presidential contests here.

Voters here have a strong tradition of judging the candidates by what they say, do and stand for rather than by what party they belong to.

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