Hearts & Darts – December 18


The Interchurch Food Pantry sends hearts for the overwhelming response from community members who offered to drive our truck to pick up donated food. We had over 25 potential drivers step forward in response to our plea, which more than filled the need. Several of these volunteers have already started driving for us. Others of these volunteers are working in our warehouse unloading, sorting and stocking and/or on a waitlist to drive. This amazing response warms our hearts seeing how these caring community members generously give their time and talents. And a big heart to the Daily Journal for making the pitch for drivers in the paper. What a great testimony to our local newspaper when they can publicize needs to the community and generate an overwhelming response. Love this community.

Carol Phipps

Pantry manager

Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County

Heartfelt thanks to James Drake who stopped by the Franklin Community Schools administration building to pay off all student lunch accounts with a negative balance! This generous donation helped 339 students in our district. Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough, but we are so grateful.

Robin Betts

Franklin Community Schools


Lots of darts to any and all associated with the “chip-sealing” or “re-topping” of County Road 300N between Jim Black Road (CR500E) and Hurricane Road. From whoever approved and planned the project to the companies who did the work, the end result is terrible. Huge ruts and bad surfaces are what we have to drive on now. It was much nicer before this “fix.” If it can’t be done any better than this, please do nothing instead. Lots of folks drive a longer distance around the area rather than subject their cars to the beating they would take on this route.

Kevin Harmon