Hearts & Darts – September 12


  • Hearts to everyone involved in making the summer carnival at the Franklin Active Adult Center a success. Thanks to our major sponsors Andrew Lock (Wilhelm Construction) and Franklin Parks and Recreation. Heartfelt thanks to all individuals and businesses for lunch, door prizes, goodies for the cake walk and more. Special thanks to the volunteer carnival “barkers” for operating the games, cook Rona Martin, and lively piano pro Phil Beaman. To say that a fantastic time was had by all would be an understatement. Thank you for giving of your time, talents and treasures to such a fun and memorable day.

Cathy Bailey

program coordinator

Franklin Active Adult Center


  • The Johnson County F.O.P. Lodge #154 would like to publicly thank the Greenwood Meijer store for their generosity and partnering with us to make our Back to School Program a huge success. It is amazing how many full carts it takes of school supplies to fill over 200 book bags. We can’t thank manager Brian Krammer and three of his employees enough for all their help. A total of 212 book bags were filled with school supplies and every police officer in Johnson County was provided a book bag to give out to a local child in need. Over the past several years the F.O.P. has also partnered with the Greenwood Meijer store every December for our Shop with a Cop program as well. On behalf of all the police officers in Johnson County, the F.O.P. would also like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens, businesses, schools and churches in Johnson County for all the support they have shown for their local law enforcement agencies during these trying times. Keep in mind, it takes all of the above mentioned working together to make Johnson County the great community it is.

Randy Werden and the  Johnson County F.O.P. Lodge No. 154


  • A big shout out to Coach Eric Moore and the Center Grove football players! The players all pitched in and picked up the entire grandstand after the Carmel game Sept. 2. The custodial staff at the high school appreciates the help and are extremely thankful for your effort. Great job players!

Robert Paris and the custodial staff at Center Grove High School


  • Hearts to Mary Beth Alspaugh and the New Whiteland town council for adding the name of Gary L. Biehl to the Vietnam memorial at Proctor Park in New Whiteland. His name was omitted and now he joins another of  his classmates, Greg Fleck, who graduated from Northfield High School in Wabash County. I was their high school counselor and it is heart warming to see their names on a very fine memorial dedicated to those who gave their lives in Vietnam.

Wayne E. Fansler

New Whiteland