Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – March 17



Thumbs-up to the 75-plus health care workers, educators, community leaders and other concerned citizens who attended The State of our Health town hall breakfast March 6 in Seymour. Jackson County and the rest of the state faces some challenges when it comes to the overall health of Hoosiers. Talking about those issues and finding ways to address them is a good place to start.Sectional winnersThumbs-up to the Brownstown Central High School boys basketball squad for winning the Class 3A Salem sectional March 6. The Braves came up short against Evansville Bosse, falling 81-71 in overtime, in the Washington Regional to finish with a 24-3 season.


Thumbs-up to Seymour High School’s Kellsye Warner for finishing 18th in the balance beam Saturday in Indiana High School Athletic Association Gymnastics State Finals at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena. The junior’s score of 9.975 left her tied with Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger’s Jenna Farris. Warner finished third March 3 in the Columbus East Regional to advance to the state competition.


Thumbs-up to Paul Adams for his promotion to commander of the Indiana State Police’s Versailles District. The 47-year-old former squad sergeant may have been born in Madison, but spent his formative years in Seymour and still calls it home.


KnightThumbs-up to the more than 280 mothers and sons who gathered for the second Jackson County Mother Son Date Knight on March 4 at Girls Inc. of Jackson County. Proceeds from the event will help the Donald M. Winn Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police provide Christmas help for 28 families in need this coming year through its annual Cops and Kids program. That program allows children to shop for Christmas presents with a local law enforcement officer.

Packing a punch

Thumbs-up to those who gathered Wednesday at Brownstown Christian Church to pack 5,000 meals for people in Haiti. A hurricane in October created a shortage of food in the Caribbean nation.

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