Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – May 8

Relay for Life

Thumbs-up to everyone who participated in this year’s Relay for Life of Jackson County on May 1 at Bulleit Stadium at Seymour. Organizers set their fundraising goal at $62,000.

Practicing democracy

Thumbs-up to the candidates who ran for Seymour City Council races in Tuesday’s primary along with the city residents who took time out of their busy days to visit the polls and cast ballots. That’s how the system has worked for nearly 200 years.

Four Star

Thumbs-up to students, teachers and staff at Cortland Elementary, the smallest school in the Seymour Community Schools Corp., and Trinity Lutheran High School for being among the 281 Hoosier schools to receive the Four-Star honor from the Indiana Department of Education.

Marathon man

Thumbs-up to Nathan Frey of Seymour who ran in this year’s Boston Marathon. Frey ran a time of 3 hours, 23 minutes.






Thumbs-up to those involved in the efforts to reorganize and make improvements to the Freeman Army Air Field Museum in Seymour. The museum was established in 1996 in honor of the cadets who trained there during World War II. Many people over the years have worked on the museum, and an open house and rededication ceremony recently was conducted to showcase it to the public. It’s always good to see Americans recognizing those who have served their country.



A huge thumbs-up to all students and staff involved in making the Inclusion Revolution track meet a huge success. Everyone involved had a great time. I hope they will make this a yearly event. Also, thank you so much, Zach Spicer, for all of the pictures and awesome article. Thank you.

Kristye Lewis, Seymour


Thumbs-up to the gentleman who was gardening and stopped and paid his respects to a funeral procession near Reddington. Very impressive.

Dee, Brownstown

Making the cl


Thumbs-up to Chief Ben Spencer of the Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department for recently participating in the FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Spencer represented Capt. Patrick J. Waters from New York Fire Department Hazmat 1. Waters died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


Thumbs-down to people who get rid of their cars, trucks and other vehicles by abandoning them on the property of others. There are other ways to disposing of such vehicles, including calling Goodwill Southern Indiana.