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Indian Creek Intermediate School would like to send a gigantic heart to Joe Napier and the Trafalgar Dairy Queen for sponsoring the school’s Outdoor Movie Night on Sept. 28. Activities like this bring together families at school and make lasting memories for students. We appreciate his support in allowing it to take place. A huge heart also goes to the PTO volunteers who made the event happen without a hitch. Your hours spent helping do not go unnoticed by the staff and students. Thank you for your support and helping make Indian Creek Intermediate School a great place to learn and work.
Indian Creek Intermediate School principal
and staff members
Hearts to the Johnson County Extension Homemakers for my “Olympic” MVP medal in honor of my 75 projects exhibited at our county fair in July. You all are the best.
Hearts and more hearts to Tom Haywood for his dedicated work he does for the Civil War encampment. I had the pleasant opportunity to assist Mr. Haywood during several of his encampments. Students from his class not only read life from this era, they also have a chance to live it. Watching the students see the actors in action is a joy in itself. Thanks to the Daily Journal for doing such a wonderful article on Mr. Haywood. Words cannot express the admiration I have for Mr. Haywood. What a joy to have such a dedicated and superior leader of our community.
Big hearts to everyone who donated and participated in the Zumba Fest for Angee Poe. A special thanks to Franklin College and Franklin Parks and Recreation for organizing the event. We feel so blessed to live in such a loving and supportive community.
The Poe Family
Hearts to the state excise police for their work on campuses to protect young brains and decrease dangerous behavior by decreasing excessive and underage drinking.
All of us at Union Elementary School would like to thank Union PTO, including Becky Nelson, Gwen Mirise, Julie Gregory, Lori Brichler, Kimmie McDaniel, Maleta Schmidt and Jaime Street, for all of their hard work for our chili supper. It was a huge success. We are so appreciative of our PTO and parents.
Union Elementary School
Hearts to the families who attended the 2012 Pregnancy Expo. How exciting to see families coming out to learn about safe practices and products for babies. Special thanks to our speakers Brian Carter, Johnson Memorial Hospital Maternity, Carole Higgins and Anne Guthrie and our sponsors Johnson Memorial Hospital and Guild, Johnson County Women’s Care Group, Anthem, Indiana Tobacco Quitline and Grace United Methodist Church, our host, Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County’s Maternal and Child Health Action Team and to all exhibitors for sharing knowledge with families. Thanks to all above for “Helping babies get their very best start in life.”
Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County
On Sept. 22 the Greenwood Community High School’s Marching Band hosted a marching band invitational contest with several high school marching bands from around the state performing throughout the day. This is a huge event and would not be possible without the more than 130 band parent volunteers who give so much to its success. We had a great day because of your efforts and hard work. Thank you so much, you are the best!
Tony Shea and Shawn Smerdel,
Darts to the planners for improvements at Greenwood Main Street and State Road 135. According to the Daily Journal (Oct. 6), the state has earmarked $425,000 for improvements but details have yet to be determined and the Indiana Department of Transportation will get public input after deciding on a specific plan. Appears exactly the opposite of what I would anticipate.
Daily Journal reporting errors keep being repeated. First, that Greenwood trails have no visible names. Main Street trails have signage visible to users on their yellow vehicle-blocking bollards. Second, that schools get no increases in tax revenue when the city of Greenwood creates a TIF district. Council member Mike Campbell’s recent letter to the editor well-explains why that is incorrect. Third, that Greenwood prohibits smoking 25 feet from an entrance when it’s actually from the building because HVAC systems have air intakes at places besides entrances. Please stop repeating these errors in every fresh story on these three topics.