Local Features

Throwback Thursday: December 29

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News from around Johnson County as reported on Dec. 29 in the pages of the Daily Journal and the Franklin Evening Star from the last 110 years.

Party time: New Year’s Eve options abound this year

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New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to tie a bow on the past year and celebrate the potential of a coming one.

Janet Hommel Mangas: Four nights before Christmas

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It’s four nights before Christmas and snow is on the way,

David Cook: The first Christmas was as hectic as yours

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One reason singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve feels so serene is because the path to get there is usually chaos.

Sushi school: Southside shop teaches Japanese cooking essentials

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The knife slid through the sticky rice, seaweed wrap, imitation crab, avocado and cucumber, cutting cleanly despite the novice hand guiding it.

Lori Borgman: The wonder of Christmas stories

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My mother used to say she dreaded the day she returned to school after Christmas vacation. The standing assignment in that small country school was to write about their holiday and the gifts they received.

Ryan’s Picks

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CHRISTMAS ACRES, 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 25, 6211 N. CR 500 E., Franklin.

Throwback Thursday: December 22

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News from around Johnson County as reported on Dec. 22 in the pages of the Daily Journal and the Franklin Evening Star from the last 110 years.

Jazz trio to perform sountrack to ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

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“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a cultural icon for so many reasons.

Janet Hommel Mangas: Christmas cigars

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I stopped by the farmhouse to drop off some photos of my grandparents that my sister borrowed for my Dad’s funeral — at the end of May 2020. There’s no need to be in a hurry about getting all your errands done in one or two years, you know.