Around Town – Jan. 25

Editor’s Note: Submissions to Around Town are opinions submitted anonymously by readers, not factual representations, and do not reflect the viewpoints of The Republic or its staff.

Orchids to

the ever-deepening investigation into ex-president Trump’s attack on democracy.

Edinburgh Community School Corp. for being responsible for students, staff and community.

the person who bought my lunch at Bob Evans last Wednesday, thank you very much, that was very kind of you.

Gramz’s Bakery for their generosity.

Onions to

the former guy whose actions on Jan. 6 were for the sole purpose of remaining in office to avoid imprisonment.

the foolish article from the Texas editorial board.

parents who keep their houses cold and make their children go on walks outside.

all the vaccinated people who are still spreading the virus.

my union for not prioritizing the well-being and mental health of its educators.

the towing company with a belligerent driver, and the owner who does not care.

the misguided leader who believes his community organization supports combating COVID.

the union not taking a stand to block hiring of a community’s most vulnerable citizens as substitute teachers.

the doctor not allowing an elderly patient to enjoy a cup of coffee in the waiting room prior to an appointment.

the uninspiring new logo which speaks nothing of guiding our learners to become agents of change, for themselves and the world.

the daily COVID count increase among students … will the count go down because we’ve run out of students?

the school system for not even pausing or modifying extracurricular activities in the face of full hospitals.

the school union that has not secured safe working conditions during the worst surge of the pandemic.

using a street as the drop-off lane instead of the actual lane.

leaders who don’t understand using the word “but” in an interview negates everything in front of it.

continuing to politicize the pandemic and treatment protocols because of shortages caused by folks refusing to get vaccinated.

homeowners who show no pride in their property by turning their yards into junk yards.

license plate reading systems that capture, store and share data about every vehicle that passes.

our leaders for alarm over a foreign country’s borders being invaded but not our own border.

all the street lights that are out downtown.

the false editorial cartoon.

organization with an event that did not follow COVID restrictions, servers without masks and no social distancing.

Happy Birthday to

Elisa Wang, from your family and Donna.

Beverly Hoagland, from Aunt Alma.