Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – October 27

Boilermaker Pride

Thumbs-up to Mary Lou Siefker, who recently received a Boilermaker Pride Award from Purdue University. The Jackson County resident and 1968 Purdue graduate is an active member in the Purdue Club of Jackson County. Siefker, who also has been involved in the Hoosier Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years, was presented with the honor during Purdue’s Alumni Homecoming Celebration Dinner in West Lafayette.

Suicide prevention

Thumbs-up to the students in Seymour High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program, who don’t want to see another classmate and friend think about, attempt or commit suicide. The students are coming together to find and implement ways to prevent suicide and bullying at schools and in the community as part of a community service initiative. JAG is a state-based national nonprofit organization that assists students with barriers to success by helping them overcome challenges in order to graduate.


Thumbs-up to Greg and Cyndi Hunt for everything they do for the people they employ, including purchasing appliances, paying their bills, co-signing for vehicles and loans, paying for honeymoons, giving vehicles to employees, giving employees time off for family emergencies with pay and going to bat for an employee who needed to correct paperwork so they could continue working for the Hunt’s company. The Hunts, who own B&H Electric and Supply, are truly kind and caring to all others and deserve much gratitude for all of the things they do.

No parking

Thumbs-down to the employees of downtown businesses who continually park all day in front of their office doors in a two-hour parking zone. These parking spaces are for people who need to park close to the health clinic in the Community Agency Building or for visitors who have an appointment somewhere else on the block. There are enough parking spaces in the all-day parking lots. These parking violators will move their vehicles only when they hear the meter maid is in the vicinity, and then they merely move their vehicles a few parking spots away. Shame on you.