Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – October 30

Promoting health

Thumbs-up to the organizers who made Schneck Medical Center’s 32nd annual community health fair, now known as the Live Well Expo, a success. This year’s event focused on educating the public about healthy living.Helping handThumbs-up to everyone involved in helping Hilltop Pentecostal Church with the benefit for Gretchen and Dwain Colwell, including Seymour Harvest Church for donating the use of its facilities, all of the merchants and individuals who donated items for the auction, the singing groups that performed, everyone who worked in the kitchen and those who attended.

Classroom help

Thumbs-up to Walmart and the Walmart Foundation for giving 20 teachers at Seymour-Redding Elementary School $50 gift cards through its Teachers Reward Program. The funds are designed to help students start the year off right.

Leaders of the pack

Thumbs-up to the Seymour girls cross-country team of Megan Winter, Emma Brock, Ashton Chase, Oriana Morales, Abby Voss, Claire Loebker and Maya Hauersperger for advancing to the state finals for the second year in a row. A related thumbs-up goes to the Seymour High School boys team of Tim Molinari, Alex Lovins, Cameron Deppen, Hunter Bauserman, Jacob Voss, Cooper Morrow and Trent Hohenstreiter, Crothersville High School’s Breanna Barger and Tristan Maschino and Brownstown Central High School’s Jake McCullough for advancing to the Brown County Semistate.

Top dog

Thumbs-up to Kane for the eight years of service he has given to the Indiana State Police. During his years on the force, the 9-year-old German shepherd participated in many drug busts and other investigations. He plans to retire to the home he has shared since the beginning of his career with Sgt. Stephen Wheeles and family in the Brownstown area.

Feeding the hungry

Thumbs-up to Key Club members at Seymour High School and members of the student council at Brownstown Central High School for collecting canned goods for food pantries at Halloween.

Sectional champs

Another thumbs-up goes to the Trinity Lutheran High School girls volleyball team for advancing to the regional by winning the Class A Sectional 61 at Orleans Sectional this past Saturday.

Master gardeners

Thumbs-up to the students in Blake Hackman’s horticulture class at Brownstown Central High School for their work to improve the landscaping at Brownstown Central Middle School.


Thumbs-down to people who leave litter and leave food lying around downtown instead of throwing it in trash cans.