Hearts & Darts – January 12

Hearts and Darts

EDITOR’S NOTE — Hearts and Darts is published Monday and as space is available.

To submit an item, email editorial assistant Anna Herkamp at aherkamp@dailyjournal.net, fax to 736-2766, call 736-2712 or mail to P.O. Box 699, Franklin, IN 46131.

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Writers are asked to name no more than 10 individuals and five businesses in hearts and not to name individuals in darts. Items should not exceed 100 words. We do not print darts related to business disputes.

Hearts and more hearts

  • To the Franklin post office, outstanding service during the Christmas rush. I personally observed the ladies on the windows going out of their way several times to go beyond expectations for their customers. We are so fortunate to have you in our post office.

Sue Davis


  • A grateful thank-you to the gentleman who reacted quickly to aid me when I took a literal nose dive in the line at Jonathan Byrd’s carryout on the afternoon of Dec. 28. You did all the correct things as I lay sprawled face down on the floor. You have had to have training in caring for situations just like the one I created. I’m so sorry we didn’t get your name as you deserve a medal of sorts! Again, thank you so much for all your help.

Janet Laut


  • Mr. Gordon Goss and his wife open their home every Christmas and have a Christmas party for Mr. Goss’ fifth-grade students at Northeast Elementary School. I want to thank them for doing this. This party means so much to these children. Thank you again.

Sharon Overton


the Overton family


  • A big heart to Amber McIninch, a dispatcher, and two Franklin police officers, Lt. Steve Hinkle and Sgt. Kevin Scheuermann. Dec 21, we were leading a 7-mile walk in Franklin to see Christmas lights at both the Masonic and Methodist homes. Because there were 24 members of the Indianapolis Hiking Club on this walk, I was concerned about crossing U.S 31, but the two officers helped us cross safely. Most of the walkers were from Indianapolis and were very impressed at how helpful our police force was and how pretty our town looked. It made us very proud of Franklin.

Mary Williams


Mary Ann Layman


  • The Edinburgh athletic department would like to thank our sponsors, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Sports Plus Inc., DiTech and Fletcher Dodge Chrysler Jeep for helping make our inaugural Holiday Basketball Classic Tourney a great success.

David B. Walden

athletic director,

Edinburgh Community high school and middle school

  • Huge hearts and a sincere thank-you to the couple who paid for our dinner at House of Tokyo on New Year’s Eve. It was a complete surprise and a great way to greet the new year. We will definitely “pay it forward.”

Jim and Sara Petersen


  • We would like to thank the Van Dyke, Peddycord, McCullough, Utterback, Reese, Reed, MacLennan, Dicken and Ahlfeld families for providing food for Aleta Blackwell Hurm’s family. Thank you for loving and supporting us.

Nathan and Lisa Blackwell


the Blackwell/Hurm family


  • My husband and I are paper carriers for the Daily Journal, and we would like to give many hearts and thank-yous to all our customers for all the wonderful Christmas cards, gift cards, candy, cookies and other wonderful goodies that we received over the past few weeks. All your kindness truly made us feel very appreciated and for the hard the work that we do. We strive to make sure that our papers are delivered on time, no matter what the circumstance is (i.e. bad weather, etc.)

Debbie and Clarence Hubbard