Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – August 10


Covered up

Thumbs-up to the 300 people who gathered Saturday on the Medora Covered Bridge for the eighth annual Dinner on the Bridge. The sold-out event is organized each year by Friends of the Medora Covered Bridge, which works to preserve and maintain the country’s longest historic covered bridge.

Distinguished young women

Thumbs-up to the nine contestants who competed in the 24th annual Distinguished Young Woman contest on Saturday at Brownstown Central High School. Brownstown Central High School senior Shauna Drake walked away with the title and scholarships worth $2,100. Other contestants were Brownstown Central seniors Kiley Stidham, first runner-up, and Brooklyn Snodgrass, who received the Warren Silver Spirit Award. The other contestants were Brownstown Central seniors Alex Caffee, Claire Poulton and Katie Rohlfing; Seymour High School senior Mackenzi Delph and Trinity Lutheran High School seniors Maddie Bell and Lauren Fleetwood.

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Ceremonial citizens

Thumbs-up to James and Martha Lasher of Brownstown who joined the Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit more than a year ago. Founded by Wyatt Cole on April 7, 1974, the unit provides military funerals for Indiana Guardsmen and participates in other events, including parades and inaugurations. The unit recently help provide Leon Hoevener’s funeral in Brownstown. The 83-year-old Brownstown man also deserves a belated thumbs-up for the 42 years and nine months he served with the Army National Guard. Hoevener was one of the seven founding members of the ceremonial unit and served with it for about 20 years.

Perseverance pays off

Thumbs-up to Tim Molinari of Seymour for having the perseverance and a positive attitude to complete the Sharkfest Swim underneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco. The 61-year-old was able to join 129 other swimmers who dived into the 63 degree waters of the bay from a ferry and attempted to swim 1.6 miles. In May of 2016, Molinari, who finished first in his age group with a time of 41:02, was seriously injured after a fall while trimming a tree.

To salt or not to salt?

Thumbs-up to our Facebook followers for “settling” a newsroom dispute about whether or not to salt watermelon. The newsroom was divided and took to Facebook where more than 1,400 followers voted. In the end, it seems our followers are nearly as divided as we are with 723, or 51 percent, voted for salt, while 691, or 49 percent, voted for no salt. Either way, enjoy a Jackson County watermelon any way you like.

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