Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – June 10


Thumbs-up to Seymour High School senior Brady Marshall and Brownstown Central High School senior Seth Berry for qualifying for the IHSAA golf regional played Thursday at Champions Pointe in Henryville. The pair advanced to the regional June 3 at the Bloomington North Sectional. Marshall finished with a 77 and was the top finisher among players not advancing with a team that day, and Berry wound up one stroke back at 78.Budding artistsThumbs-up to the students of Blake Hackman’s agricultural mechanic’s class at Brownstown Central High School who created a new sculpture this past school year called “Shaping Lives,” displayed outside Brownstown Central Middle School. Over the years, Hackman’s students have been designing and constructing metal sculptures, which are displayed throughout the community. Their work includes “The Living Christ” at Immanuel Lutheran Church and “David’s Tree” at Trinity Lutheran High School.

A lift up

Thumbs-up to Kristopher Hunley, Daniel Trosch and Angie Coomer and everyone who gave of their time and money to establish a rehabilitation center for men in the area who are dealing with addiction issues. The trio is using a long-neglected nursing home on the east side of Seymour for Todd’s Place Transitional Housing and Detox Center. An open house was conducted at the center Thursday.


Thumbs-up to the people who wear reflective clothing or carry a light while running or walking on the streets.— Connie Gerth

On the loose

Thumbs-down to people who leave their shopping carts loose in the parking lot instead of putting them in a cart holder or returning the cart to the store.— Connie Gerth


Thumbs-down to motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians who always have the right-of-way in crosswalks.


Thumbs-down to those who destroy property that belongs to someone else. The wanton destruction is costly to the person who owns three properties damaged by vandals and everyone else in terms of higher insurance costs.