Around Town – Jan. 12

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Orchids to

the very kind person who found my mother by Richards Elementary and helped her find her way home.

the Jan. 6 committee for finding the truth about those who planned, enabled and supported the insurrection.

the fantastic job Highway 46 band did at Donner Center Friday night.

Republican Senators Rounds and Romney for courageously refusing to support the “Big Lie.”

leaders we saw in the quiet moments on the Capitol steps who are trying to help us through this.

the accountability that is happening because of the Jan. 6 committee.

Lloyd at Walgreens drive-thru for your excellent customer service and sweet personality.

my St. Peter’s family, CFD, EMS personnel, and CRH emergency staff for excellent care, from Meredith.

CRH who put a large window in the construction area in NexusPark so we can watch the progress.

Bob DeWeese and Joy Lawler for their letters to the editor which show common sense.

Onions to

the same old blather of a fake conspiracy without a theory.

vaccinated politicians pushing legislation against requiring vaccinations

the lingering supply chain issues.

the radical right wingers who have apparently made the choice that power and Putin-style authoritarianism is preferred over equality and democracy.

our state representatives who thought it was a good idea to create laws restricting our voting rights.

those believing disinformation and not educating themselves in order to protect themselves.

the former federal elected official for rallying his supporters to commit sedition — they are sitting in prison cells and he is playing golf in sunny Florida.

Happy Birthday to

Lily Retz on No. 15, from Dad, Mom, April, Katie, Alyson, Tommi, Braelynn and Grandma.

Greg Franke, love Jennifer, Brandon, Chloe, and Kayleigh!

Ronnie Trowbridge, from Cindy, Joe, Trace, and Sidney.