Around Town – January 11

Orchids to …

• to the staff at Brown County Health & Living Community and to Our Hospice for the exceptional and tender care for my mom, from Bob Valek.

• Kim at Furlani State Farm for always being so helpful and for your vast knowledge about insurance, from Sheryl.

• Miss Molly at St. Peter’s Lutheran School for greeting all of the students each morning with a smile, hugs and kind words — you are a blessing to all.

• President Trump and his willingness to work with leaders of both parties to have a clean bill for DACA, have immigration reform and provide pathways for citizenship for hardworking people.

• the Columbus Police Department for the fast response Tuesday at the shopping center parking lot after the domestic violence incident.

• the young man who picked up the trash in front of Mill Race Center.

• The Republic delivery person in Elizabethtown for putting my paper on the rocker so I don’t have to go out onto the snow and ice.

Onions to …

• an unacceptable application form and fines for a rental housing registration ordinance.

• grade-school parents who are driving too fast through parking lots.

• relatives for mocking rather than supporting my New Year’s resolution.

• the nonprofit organization that forces you to have a pitch-in every month with the same people who always eat but never bring anything.

• entities that don’t provide safety fencing around retention ponds.

Happy Birthday to …

• Joe Perdue, from Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Kami Thalls, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Jeanne Snyder from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Scott Drysdale from Debbie, Leah, Adam, Claire, Noah, Greg, Dani, Cambry, Xavier, Dad, Mom and all your family and friends.

• Stephanie Thayer.

• Aaron Thayer, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Joshua Adams.

• Dorthea Bragg.

• Bob May, from Mary and Elsie.

• Jonas Fleener.

• Leeann Stewart, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Luke Toross, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• William Toross from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Gary and Mary Morrow on No. 43, from Michael and Daniel.