To the editor:
On Oct. 25 my deeply loved yellow Labrador retriever, Satch, decided to go exploring when a visitor left the gate open. Satch is more than just a loving pet; he is my guide dog and was trained at Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester Hill, Mich.
Since I am blind, Satch is my independence, self-confidence and my eyes and safety when interacting with the world around us. I would like to express my most sincere appreciation and thanks to Alissa, Taylor and officer Rick McKim of the Southport Police Department, who went above and beyond to return Satch to me. It was a long and terrifying three hours for me, and I could not be more grateful. Thank you so very much.
Pauline and leader dog Satch
Paving project and Veterans Day service
To the editor: We are anxiously awaiting news from the Indiana Department of Transportation concerning funding of another infrastructure improvement project for our beautiful city.
I thought we would get some news last Friday, but it didn’t pan out. Our goal is to repave parts of South Fourth Avenue from Churchman Avenue to Ash Street and add more sidewalks in that area. Please join us on the steps of City Hall, 806 Main St., at 1 p.m. Sunday to celebrate and remember local veterans who have served, are serving and have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Dennis B. Buckley
Mayor of Beech Grove