Letter: Thumbs-up, thumbs-down


Thumbs-up to the person who found my rollator this week and put it in a safe place. It had been in the bed of our truck, and we forgot to close the tailgate. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.Janet Kelsch, Seymour

Helping the handicapped

Since I have trouble getting around — having Parkinson’s isn’t easy — thumbs-up to Jean, the general manager at JC Penney & Co., for helping me so very much. I so grateful to her. Thanks again, Jean, for being so considerate to the handicapped.Evelyn Bunch, Seymour


Thumbs-up to the life-sized fiberglass tree that stood in the children’s department at the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour for 11 years. The tree provided a “secret hiding” or “tree house” for children visiting the library over the years. It will be missed.DistinguishedThumbs-up to Mya Findley, Alexis Schneider, Macy Rotert, Addisen Rudge, Alexis Koch, Hallie Crenshaw and Hailley Peters for participating in the 2016 Jackson County Distinguished Young Women program on Aug. 6 in the Brownstown Central High School auditorium.

Mr. Jackson County

Thumbs-up to the Jackson County men who competed for the title of Mr. Jackson County on Aug. 6 at the Pines Evergreen. John Burkhart, Mike Hall, Dr. David Hartung, Brett Hays, Mayor Craig Luedeman, Matt Nicholson, Matt Nieman, Dr. Nate Otte, Aaron Piper and Jordan Richart raised funds for the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts.


Thumbs-up to Deb Bedwell and Tracy Day-Vaughn with Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry for conducting the summer count of the homeless in Jackson County. A related thumbs-up goes to the police officers who helped them conduct that count, which could lead to more funding to help those without a home.

Feeding the hungry

Thumbs-up to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, an organization that recently donated 1,000 pounds of pork — 500 pounds to Anchor House’s pantry and 500 pounds to Human Services’ pantry. The meat will help feed 500 people.

Not distinguished

Thumbs-down to motorists who harass bicyclists and pedestrians by yelling or throwing things at them. Such behavior can be dangerous and even hurt someone.