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Contact: Steve Knowles
Officers / Staff Info
Address: 2535 South 30th Street, Suite 7
Lafayette, IN 47909
765-474-4460 *2
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Jul 11, 2017 (08:36:30)



1.  Two (2) scholarships will be awarded to two high school seniors or graduates that have been accepted as full-time students in a college or university.  The value of each scholarship is $1,000.00.  Each applicant must be a dependent child of a member of a local union in good standing with the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council.

2. The winners will be selected from all entrants who submit a short essay on "How Can the Building Trades Unions Better Recruit Soon-to-Be High School Graduates into Apprenticeships?”  

3. Essays should be between 200 and 500 words in length and be typewritten and double-spaced.

4. All essays submitted shall become the property of the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council and entrants give express permission to the publication of all entries with the name of authors.

5. The Executive Board of the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council shall administer this scholarship program, and its decision shall be final.

6. Entries MUST include: a cover sheet with the student’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, name of university or college which they plan to attend, their relationship to a building trades union member, and the name of the local union of which that person is a member.  

7. Entries MUST be mailed to the: Edwin Marsh Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council, 150 W. Market St., Suite 805, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

8. Entries MUST be received by 4:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, August 25, 2017.  Entries received after this time will not be considered.

9. When received, each essay will be assigned a number.  A master list will show the number and the name of the person submitting the essay.  The review committee will NOT see the name of the applicant or the cover sheet accompanying the essay.  Any personal information included within the essay will be redacted.  Therefore, the review committee makes their selection based solely on the content of the essay.

10. Selection of scholarship recipients will be announced on or after September 18, 2017.  Winners will be notified by mail.  Those not winning will be notified via e-mail. 

With Deepest Sympathy

Jun 28, 2017 (08:23:08)

Life Legacy



Miles Keith Biery, 81, of Lafayette died on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Miles was born October 27, 1935 in Dayton, Indiana to Paul Haven Biery and Maud Elizabeth Paul Biery.  He joined his older sister Carolyn Biery Finkenbinder and older brother Edwin Bruce Biery. Miles graduated from Dayton High School in the class of 1953.   At Dayton he participated in basketball, the school play and was class president his junior and senior years. On May 22, 1953 Miles married Sue Ricks.  They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  They had known each other for 72 years.

He was a brick mason and ended his career at Purdue University as a building inspector. Miles and Sue loved to travel all over the country and often their children and grandchildren accompanied them. Faith Church was a big part of Miles’ life and he dedicated his life to Christ.   

Surviving is his devoted wife Sue, his children Charlene Jo Biery, Marla Sue Moses (husband Greg), and Kevin Paul Biery (wife Kim).  His daughter Teresa Ann Sixbey predeceased him leaving a special grandson Ely Thomas Sixbey. Eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive. Miles’ sister Carolyn Biery Finkenbinder survives him and his brother Edwin Bruce Biery is deceased.

Visitation Friday June 30, 2017 from 1pm -3pm Soller-Baker Lafayette chapel followed by funeral service at 3pm. Officiating will be Pastor Brent Aucoin. Interment Dayton Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s research.

Larry Sherry State Apprentice Contest Judge

Apr 24, 2017 (11:04:00)

Still going strong! Thanks for your help Larry!

Steve Knowles and Blake Anderson

Apr 24, 2017 (10:59:48)

Blake Finished 3rd and the Statewide Apprentice contest for first year apprentices.

Congratulations Blake!

Terry Hodge 50 year Gold Card

Feb 15, 2017 (11:14:28)
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