Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – April 29

On track

Thumbs-up to Luke Tormoehlen of Seymour who led the Delta Tau Delta team to victory in the April 16 Little 500 men’s race at Indiana University. The senior plans to graduate with a degree in management and entrepreneurship this spring.

March for Babies

Thumbs-up to the more than 50 people who took time out from their busy lives to participate in the annual March of Dimes fundraiser Saturday at Seymour High School. Organizers hope to raise $33,000 to support the organization’s mission, which is raising awareness and funding to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. To learn more or to donate, visit

Perfect pitcher

Thumbs-up to Seymour High School freshman Rachel Kaufman for pitching a perfect game in a softball contest against county rival Brownstown Central. The Owls won 13-0.

Young Champions

Thumbs-up to everyone who made the inaugural Special Olympics Young Champions event in Seymour a success. The program was open to all special needs students in preschool through fifth grade within Seymour Community School Corp. Its purpose is to improve the lives of those with disabilities by helping them have an active lifestyle as early as possible.

Robotics champions

Thumbs-up to the Trinity Lutheran High School robotics team for winning the Jackson County VEX Robotics Tournament on April 14 at the Jackson County Learning Center in Seymour. Trinity also won the tournament in 2015.

Fishing anyone?

Thumbs-up to the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society for organizing a free family fishing workshop April 16 at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge east of Seymour. Fishing is a pastime children can enjoy their entire lives, and the refuge is a great place for such an event. For those who missed the workshop, Take a Kid Fishing Day will be June 4 at the refuge. A related thumbs-up to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for providing free poles and bait for families to use during the family fishing workshop through the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Go FishIN program.

No credit

Thumbs-down to those involved in installing credit card skimmers on gasoline pumps. The skimmers record information from anyone using the credit card system.