Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – May 29

Customer service

Thumbs-up to A1 Taxi Service for bringing a cellphone that was left in one of your cabs to our house the next day. Very seldom do you find customer service like this anymore. Thanks again.

— Kevin V., Seymour


Thumbs-up to all who took the time out on Memorial Day to remember the veterans who died serving their country. Without the sacrifices of the men and woman remembered on Memorial Day, we wouldn’t have the freedom to enjoy the family gatherings, picnics and other special activities we do on that day.

Rewarding reading

Thumbs-up to the students at Margaret R. Brown Elementary School in Seymour who participated in the annual spring reading program. Over a four-week period, the students read 176,513 minutes, an increase of nearly 25,500 minutes from 2014. A recent balloon launch was just one way they celebrated their achievements.

Sectional champs

Thumbs-up to the Seymour girls tennis team for winning the Seymour sectional Saturday and advancing to the Bloomington South regional. The No. 23 Owls have had a great season also adding the Hoosier Hills Conference trophy to their growing collection of hardware.

Conference champions

Thumbs-up to Seymour senior Daniel Hauersperger, who the won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs in the Hoosier Hills Conference boys track and field meet and the sectional, and Seymour junior Megan Winter who won the 1,600-meter run in the girls conference meet and the sectional. Other thumbs-up for winning sectional titles for the Owls, who also won the girls’ team title, go to junior Mikaela Grout in the pole vault and the 3,200-meter relay team of Hauersperger, senior Keegan Bowman and juniors Cam Deppen and Evan Frische.

Similar thumbs-up go to Brownstown Central boys and girls who captured firsts in the Mid-Southern Conference meets. They are senior Rob Fox, 300-meter hurdles; senior Jacob Wilson, long jump; junior Ryan Benter, pole vault; and senior Jaelyn Reynolds, who won the shot put, and the same event at the sectional. Sectional champions, Brave senior Ian Anderson in the shot put and Trinity sophomore Hailley Peters high jump, also receive thumbs-up.

Crothersville athletes earning thumbs-up by capturing Southern Athletic Conference titles were sophomore Katrina Christian, 100- and 200-meter dashes; sophomore Breanna Barger, 800-meter run; and the 3,200-meter relay team of Barger, junior Isabel Kannegiesser, sophomore Tristan Maschino and freshman Chasta Lamb.

Congratulations grads

Thumbs-up to the more than 510 seniors at Brownstown Central, Crothersville, Medora, Trinity and Seymour for completing the requirements to receive your diplomas. Good luck in all your future endeavors. A similar thumbs-up goes to all the area residents who completed all the requirements for college degrees this spring.