Thumbs up to Jackson County 4-H’er Mollie Borcherding. During this year’s Jackson County Fair, Mollie agreed to serve as our 4-H diary kid, as they’re called in the newsroom. Mollie did a great job of sharing with readers about her days at the fairgrounds, offering insights into the hard work that goes into a being a 4-H’er — and the good fun that results.
Thumbs up to the city of Seymour for thinking green — as in the environment and in cost savings — with the recent purchase of an automated hybrid recycle truck. The vehicle is expected to save fuel as it makes its rounds collecting garbage and recyclables around the city.
Thumbs up to 34 area youth who recently earned the honors as 10-year 4-H’ers. Their 4-H careers came to an end last weekend with the conclusion of the Jackson County Fair. But we suspect we will see many of them back in 4-H as volunteers in the future. That seems to be one of the many positive results of 4-H — it instills a sense of community spirit that calls on his members to help others.
Thumbs up to area parents and other adults who been busy this summer with youth sports and other programs. These volunteers provide an important service to their children and our community. The activities promote self-esteem, healthy activities and group dynamics.
Thumbs up to Indiana Bank & Trust for donating the 1892 brass bell that once hung in a bell tower of the Majestic Theater to Seymour Main Street. That nonprofit organization hopes to build a bell tower in the proposed pocket park on South Chestnut Street in downtown Seymour, ringing new life back into the bell.
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