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    Snow Removal Orchids to…

    • Jim on Tulip Drive, from Nellie and Bob Hoeltke.

    • Chris Burton, from Tammy Burton.

    • Orchids to…

    • Phil Swaim for the accurate description of the City Council’s bullying of the mayor, from an eyewitness.

    • Norvin Williams and Williams Construction for a great job on the kitchen remodel, from a very happy customer.

    • Freedom Indiana and the demise of the HJR-3 anti-freedom amendment to the constitution.

    • Dalton Noblitt for your hard work, determination and your amazing wrestling season and career.

    • Kevin Meyer for saying it for all walkers and runners, from the Logans.

    • the Third Street McDonald’s manager who took a minor disappointment on Wednesday evening and turned it into a special treat, from an appreciative family.

    • the Rockcreek boys and girls basketball teams for working and having a great season, from your fans.

    • Little Seeds Preschool teachers at Asbury United Methodist Church for their commitment to a learning environment that meets the developmental needs of young children while successfully preparing them for kindergarten, from the Johnson family.

    • JCB employees for the refuge from the cold, the coffee and hot water during the evacuation of The Commons this past week, from Jeff, Mel, Stephanie and Tami.

    • the kind gentleman who helped my mother get her steering wheel unlocked in the Kohl’s parking lot.

    • the two police officers who pushed me out on 14th Street after I got stuck, and the gentleman who helped me out at the end of Pennsylvania Street, from a very appreciative lady.

    • Pam and John Brooks for a delicious supper and the other members of the family for eating with us, from Jeanette and JB Freeman.

    • Courtney Bell for the Valentine’s surprise dance, from from Parkside residents.

    • Shirley Davis for always being a thoughtful and caring person, from Darla Brown.

    • Kirk Johannesen for his column on Valentine’s Day, from Jean J. Abner.

    • The Republic for having two human-interest stories on Thursday’s front page.

    • Cathy Wendowski for running many of my errands and bringing Rebbecca to see me at Four Seasons, from Mary Fenske.

    • the people at Manufacturer’s Furniture for all the help they gave me in repairing the broken cord on my recliner, from Phyllis Kreinop.

    • Sally Van Dyk for her great letter to the editor, from Sheila Deiwert.

    • Onions to…

    • the laundromat that doesn’t have a path shoveled to the door, making the parking lot very dangerous.

    • rude bank greeters.

    • people that don’t understand state and federal money is still taxpayer money.

    • those who don’t realize landlords pay higher interest rates, higher taxes and higher insurance premiums because they are a business.

    • all elected officials who want the costly and unneeded roundabout.

    • the gas attendant Friday morning who falsely accused a customer of pumping more gas than she did.

    • the city for flooding the downtown with bars.

    • local business for encouraging donations that will help a university sell alcohol.

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