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Check out who earned Hearts and who were given Darts – Ripon Commonwealth Press

Every week, the Ripon Commonwealth Press runs Hearts & Darts and/or Quote of the Week on one of its opinion pages.

Here is what made Hearts & Darts for the Aug. 19, 2021 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.




Hearts




Kelsey Olmen

To Green Lake High School (GLHS) rising junior Kelsey Olmen for performing one heck of a recital last week at Ripon College’s Demmer Recital Hall. Not only did Olmen sing, she played her flute on selections that included a three-part piece, “Far Off Lands” (flute solo collection), composed by one Kelsey Olmen. In addition, she used tape loops to give audience members a special treat. GLHS choir, now band, teacher Virginia Pollock accompanied Olmen, offering her student encouragement to host the recital.

Hearts

To the reader who suggested the Commonwealth salute Ripon-area businesses struggling to remain open while grappling with a labor shortage that finds them short staffed, and …

Darts

To customers who are rude and disrespectful to employees at local businesses who were doing their best trying to serve customers albeit with fewer co-workers. “Next time thank an employee for doing their part to keep a business open for you!,” the reader suggested. She’s right. We all need to take a deep breath and try extra hard to be patient and gracious as we wait our turn to be served by people doing the best they can.

Do you have a Heart or Dart you want to submit for consideration in next week’s paper and online story? Send it to news@riponpress.com. Pictures are welcome as well.

Darts attacking specific private citizens or local businesses will not be allowed.