Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – January 29


Heart warming

Thumbs-up to Zachary Croquart, 12, Jacob Stevens, 13, and Levi Croquart, 13, who offered to shovel the driveways of some Seymour residents after a winter storm passed through the area Jan. 17. When asked how much money they wanted for shoveling her driveway, Sandee Ramsey of Seymour was told by the three that it was free, and they were just trying to help people. Ramsey said the three were great young men, and it was good to see such a positive deed in a world of negative talk. “Just so blessed,” Ramsey said.

Player of the week

Thumbs-up to Maddie Roark of Trinity Lutheran High School for being named an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Player of the Week for Jan. 11 to 16. Roark, a sophomore, had 30 points, five rebounds, four assists and six steals in an 85-53 win over New Washington and followed that performance with a school-record 44 points, four rebounds, five assists and eight steals in a 97-69 victory over South Decatur. She made a combined 24 of 34 shots, 7 of 10 3-pointers and 17 of 20 free throws in both games.


Thumbs-up to Richard Howard for the role he played in saving the life of a baby he found lying on the floorboard of the back seat of his vehicle Jan. 18. After finding the child, left by his mother who is suffering from postpartum depression, Howard took him inside and wrapped him in a blanket and called police. The temperature was 7 degrees at the time.


Thumbs-up to Pat and Ryan Myers, owners of Shadowood Golf Course. The Golf Range Association of America recently recognized the golf course on Seymour’s east side as having one of the top 50 public driving ranges in the country in 2015.

Rising stars

Thumbs-up to the 30-plus youth who are participating in Jackson County Young Artists’ Theatre’s production of the comedy “The Ever After” this weekend at Royal-Off-the-Square Theatre in Brownstown.

No snow

Thumbs-down to those who either forget or ignore the snow and ice on their vehicles before driving them out on the streets of our communities. Sheets of flying snow or ice can startle other unsuspecting motorists and cause damage to their vehicles.

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