Around Town – January 1

Orchids to …

• Michael at Lowe’s for the great deal on patio rope lights.

• Jane and Pat for hosting a wonderful holiday break and especially for letting Rosie chase squirrels in the yard.

• Mayor Kristen Brown for being the best mayor Columbus has ever had and will ever have again, and best wishes for your future.

• all of our newspaper customers for your generosity and kindness, from Albert and Jessica Crider.

• all those in the theater Dec. 30 at the 2:15 p.m. showing of “Star Wars” who were understanding of the special needs children.

• those who have helped me, called me or sent notes during 2015, from John Tinkey.

• Danielle on her first day of work at Carson’s and helping me to find the perfect necklace.

• Dick and Diane Holdeman for the Dilbert calendar, from Carla.

• MK Roofing for the awesome job they did on our home and for having wonderful employees, from Ronnie and Sheilla Allen.

• Audrey Wetzel for scoring 1,000 points for the Lady Olympians basketball team, from a Columbus East fan.

• the postal worker who helped with my package at the kiosk.

Onions to …

• The Republic newspaper for its coverage of Mayor Kristen Brown, from a taxpayer of Columbus who believes she did a great job for residents.

• those seeking to legalize discrimination in Indiana.

• the person who put Onions in the paper regarding marijuana not being legalized, because I guess you would rather watch an innocent child have 30 to 40 seizures a day when marijuana use could stop them.

• the city for not making 15-minute parking along the post office during the post office construction.

• cars that run red lights.

• whoever is responsible for the big hole in the blacktop on County Road 450S, just east of County Road 500W.

• The Republic for focusing on contentions rather than positives.

• the replacement window company because it has been four weeks since they were supposed to come and fix my windows but they didn’t show up and won’t return my calls.

Happy Birthday to …

• Tina Frazee.

• Elizaveta Tresler, from all your friends at St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish.

• Ricky Smith, from Pam, Lincoln, Gabby, Carmyn and Lucas.

• Carol Johnson, from Janice.

• Abby Calender, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Brandon Fletcher.

• Jeff Gilbert.

• Joe Burney.

• Kristopher Allman.

• Gina Perkins, from Colleen and Connie.