Around Town – February 28

Orchids to …

• Lou at Parker/Furlani State Farm Insurance for your patience and responsiveness last week, from Sheryl.

• Bartholomew County Indivisible for standing up for the little guys.

• Steve Schoettmer for your letter to the editor submission.

• public school teachers that work hard and have high expectations of responsibility for their students.

• Sharon Krieg for the delicious homemade cookies, from Jay Phelps and entire Bartholomew County Clerks Office.

• The Republic for the editorial in Sunday’s paper on the importance of the redistricting bill 1014.

• Steven Schoettmer and The Republic for their opinion pieces.

• Mark Massa for his column in Sunday’s paper on the importance of a free media.

• John Vanderbur for his letter to the editor about the proliferation of guns in our country.

• Stanford High School for their peaceful rallies in support of public education.

Onions to …

• The Republic for thinking the guy throwing chairs in a courtroom is more important than a Columbus man killed in a crash and tucking his information on the fourth page.

• the yellow pickup truck that pulled out in front of me on National Road on Friday afternoon.

• the newspaper for printing the story about the person in the pickup truck on the front page of Saturday’s paper.

• restaurant owners for dragging their feet to reduce the outrageous overuse of salt.

• those who don’t realize free birth control could result in fewer abortions.

• janitorial staff employed at public businesses who do not keep the building clean.

• doctors who show no compassion for people when they are ill.

• the manager who never seems to be at work.

• church bulletins that use political talking points and knock a certain organization.

• the manager and the waitress at the restaurant around midnight Saturday who got into a screaming match with another waitress and for having such a messy dining room.

• those providing or participating in fenced hunting.

Happy Birthday to …

• Margaret Darnell, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Kirstin Hoene on No. 18, from Mamaw and Papaw Hoene.

• Hannah Gladden, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Daniella McNeill, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Ohmer Miller, from Alma.

• Katelin Gephart, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• John C. Long.

• Amanda Fleenor.

• Ohmer Miller.

• Margaret Darnell, from Florence, Nyla and Larry.

• Julie Zeigler, from Richard and Peggy.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Vera Brummett on No. 90, from Basil, Shauna and Jess.

• Charlene Hormann Terry, from all your neighbors.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Tom and Joy Lux, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Stuart and Bonita Records, from Connie and Colleen.