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    Orchids to…

    • Sheriff Mark Gorbett for using the Heimlich maneuver to help a choking man Sunday.

    • the kidscommons board for the perfect selection of Ben Wagner as executive director.

    • Ben Wagner for his grace under fire and on being appointed executive director of kidscommons.

    • Kyle Whitis for winning five gold medals at the Tae Kwon Do Midwest Regional championship in Louisville, from Dad and Mom.

    • Bruce Thomason for his letter to the editor on improving public gun policy.

    • Madysen Garrett for making the eighth-grade honor roll at Central Middle School and Brayden Smith for making the honor roll at Parkside, from the whole family.

    • Braden Rouse for the beautiful photo of the rainbow published in The Republic.

    • the considerate paper carrier on Hillcrest Drive who places the paper on my porch every day.

    • Justin and Kyle for helping me open up my swimming pool, from neighbor Carl.

    • Onions to…

    • The Republic for reporting opinions, not facts.

    • the nail salons that don’t honor their appointments.

    • removing the Redmond linden trees from around City Hall.

    • anyone who thinks a bicycle does not have rights on the road just as a car has.

    • excessive use of train whistles.

    • the people who used air horns at graduation, making it impossible to hear the names being called.

    • those who are rude to the handicapped.

    • The Republic for not giving full-page graduation coverage to the smaller schools in the county.

    • the people sitting behind us who talked to each other and on their phones through the entire graduation ceremony on Saturday.

    • the city council member for attacking a valued city employee in a letter to the editor.

    • the drivers of the black truck, red truck and white truck who all ran the red light at Second and State streets Monday morning.

    • those who think assistance means forever free.

    • The Republic for not printing a list of the high school graduates.

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