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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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Hearts and more hearts to Tom Peters, a local Franklin artist, who has captured on canvas the beauty and serenity of what used to be called the good old days. His artwork is about his city and the community, and he personalizes each painting. Tom truly is a master at capturing Franklin and Johnson County at its best. Thanks also to Jeff Atwood for his great narrative regarding Mr. Peters’ art work.

Anne Malinka

and the Franklin Women’s Study Club

Hearts to Kathy Nix for providing a wonderful commentary and historical tour of the D and D Club (formerly Don and Dona’s) in Franklin. The old photos, memories and artifacts of our city and community are being preserved by Kathy and her family. If you have not been to the D and D Club lately you are missing out on a rich part of Franklin and Johnson County history.

Anne Malinka

and the Franklin Women’s Study Club

Hearts go out to Presnell’s for allowing Franklin Active Adult Center to have a special event of fishing on Sept. 18. We are most appreciative of the kindness you show to all groups you support by allowing them to experience your plantation. Thanks again. Also, a big thank-you to Papa Murphy’s in Franklin for providing pizzas for our event. All of our members thank both Presnell’s and Papa Murphy’s for making our event a big success.

Marilyn Niles

program coordinator,

Franklin Active Adult Center

The students and staff of Indian Creek Middle School wish to thank the following businesses for their donations to our recent Walkathon: The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Culligan Water, Dugan Air, First Merchants Bank and Mutual Savings Bank. Without the generosity of sponsors like you, we would not be able to offer the opportunities we do for our kids.

Connie Richhart,


Indian Creek Middle School

Many hearts go out to all of my family, friends, co-workers and many others. Thank you for your support during my recent and ongoing illness. As I continue to fight, it helps to know that the support from all of you is so strong. I truly appreciate ever kind word, prayer, card, etc. Thank you all. I will continue my fight.

Kirby Cochran Sr.


To my wonderful group of hard-working, dedicated Friends For Life Inc. members and our dedicated generous sponsors. Thank you for all you do for our organization and for helping make my vision a success and reality. Your hard work is noted and appreciated. Thanks for all you do for others as well. Keep up the great work as we grow this cause beyond belief in 2013.

Kirby Cochran Sr.


Special thanks to the minister of the Nineveh Christian Church, Tom Knight. I appreciated your visits and caring thoughts while I was in the hospital. It met a lot to me and my family that you stopped by to see me and pray for me. As a member of the community we should feel blessed to have such caring soul as part of our small community. Thank you and God Bless.

Tori Pauley


On behalf of the Mercer family we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants in the fourth annual Daniel Mercer Memorial Golf Outing. A special thank-you to our title sponsors, R.H. Marlin (Joe and Michele Fox), Edward Jones (Kurt Schletzer), and the Lids Indiana Bulls (Dan Held). Although gone for six years, Daniel’s memory lives on through the Daniel Mercer Family Fund and the many charitable activities that this event allows. Many thanks to all involved for your generous support.

Jeff and Pam Mercer and family,


A huge thank-you to Station 93, Tracy Rumble, and the entire Greenwood Fire Department for making our Fire Safety Week a wonderful success. We appreciate all of you who keep us safe, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to make a difference that will save lives.

Jamie Jo Hampton

and Friendship Kids Preschool and Childcare staff



Darts to the Daily Journal when reporting on the Franklin College Homecoming football game. Franklin scored 10 touchdowns, winning by a score of 70-20. And where was the story about it? Tucked away on page 4 of the sports section. The paper’s front page, plus all the sports section that day were full of the Colts, other colleges, local high schools, but not until Page 4 was a brief report of the Franklin-Earlham game. Don’t you realize that Franklin College fans read the Daily Journal? Must we search page after page to find a game report?

Mary Alice Medlicott


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