Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – June 12

Tennis stars

Thumbs-up to Seymour senior Karen Dringenburg and junior Emma Wood for advancing to the state finals of the 25th annual girls state doubles tennis tournament. The pair, the first doubles team from Seymour to advance to the state finals, won the Bedford North Lawrence Regional on June 6.

Top of the class

Thumbs-up to the Wahl Family. This is a testament to God, parents, St. Ambrose (Catholic school) and Seymour High School.

— Joan Gorbett, Brownstown

The Red, White & Blue

Thumbs-up to all the people involved in organizing the annual Crothersville Red White and Blue Festival. It takes a lot of hardworking people to make a festival successful. The people of Crothersville have been doing it for 40 years now.

Top golfers

Thumbs-up to Seymour freshman Keaton Simpson and his teammate, junior Brady Marshall, for advancing from the Bloomington North Sectional on June 5 at Indiana University. The pair both shot 77 to earn berths in the Providence Regional at Champions Pointe at Henryville.

Congratulations grads

Thumbs-up to the 18-plus people who recently earned or will shortly earn a high school equivalency diploma through the Jackson County Learning Center.

Faithful flock

Thumbs-up to the congregation at Freetown Church of Christ for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the church.


Thumbs-up to members of the Seymour High School Marching Owls and concert and symphonic bands for entertaining resort guests at the Magic Kingdom and Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney. The group traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program. The Band of Braves from Brownstown Central High School also deserve a thumbs-up for their recent performance with Disney’s character parade at the Magic Kingdom.

Willing workers

Thumbs-up to all the volunteers including coaches, officials and others who make youth athletic events including the baseball and softball tournaments schedule almost every weekend in the summer at Seymour and on most weekends at Brownstown and Crothersville.

King of the Road

Thumbs-down to motorists and farmers who aren’t courteous with each other when it comes to meetings on highways, roads and streets. There are laws in place regarding the operation of farm equipment and traffic.

A lack of pet care

Thumbs-down to owners who leave their pets out in the heat without water, shelter or food.