Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – February 27


Thumbs-up to Brownstown Central High School’s Science Olympiad team for placing second in the Bloomington Regional and advancing to the March 21 state competition. Members of that team are Sterling Hayden, Mackenzie Bennett, Phillip Ollo, Madison McGinnis, Mitchell Bank, Sara Martin, Hannah Gallion, Cynthia Edwards and Sarah Shoemaker.

Farm School supporter

What a terrific proposal. This old farm girl gives this new idea a thumbs-up.

Blood donors

Thumbs-up to those who braved the weather on the afternoon of Feb. 19 to visit First Baptist Church in Seymour and give blood. The American Red Cross canceled more than three dozen blood drives earlier that week because of the weather. Those cancellations resulted in a shortfall of almost 1,300 blood and platelet donations. The more than two dozen blood donations collected at that day at First Baptist Church will go to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Dancing dads

Thumbs-up to all the dads who planned to take some time out of their busy schedules by taking their daughters on Saturday night to the annual Girls Inc. Father-Daughter Dance in Seymour. Those dates always create lasting memories.

Bowled over

Thumbs-up to the Seymour High School girls bowling team for advancing to Saturday’s state competition by finishing third in the semistate at Southern Bowl in Greenwood on Feb. 14. Members of that team are Angela Pelfrey, Jess Hoevener, Kearstin Ruddick, Trista Phillips, Kylie Jones, Hannah Kaufman and Madison Brackemyre.

More than cookies

Thumbs-up to those help local Girls Scouts out each year by purchasing cookies to support programs that help girls build courage, confidence and character.

Costly dispute

Thumbs-down to those involved in the labor dispute on the West Coast. The stalled contract talks created issues for local companies as they try to maintain production schedules. That in turn led to problems for employees at those plants.