Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – June 7


Medic recognized

Thumbs-up to Toby Milroy of Seymour who recently received the Order of the Saint Maurice medal from his company commander, Dick Guthrie. Milroy, who is 71, served during the Vietnam War from August 1966 to July 1968 and was a B Company senior medic. The prestigious award is given by the National Infantry Foundation to infantrymen and those who support the infantry. In May 2017, Seymour resident Randy Smith, who served with Milroy, received the honor. He passed away just three months later.

A helping hand

Thumbs-up to the women who recently graduated from the Women Seeking Safety program at the Jackson County Jail. The purpose of the program that has been in place for several years but was recently revamped is to help female inmates improve relationships after they leave the jail. The program takes those who may have substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder and aims to show them how to develop healthy relationships.

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A similar thumbs-up to the eight inmates at the Jackson County Jail who recently were selected to attend an eight-week course to earn a production technician certification. The ultimate goal of the program is help inmates find a job before they are released from the jail.

Tail-wagging good time

Thumbs-up to Toppe’s Tail Wagging Tiz, who recently returned from the Mid America Brace Gundog Federation Derby Nationals with trophies for first place in her class, first place in field and show and the grand final winner. Tiz is owned by Crothersville resident Dan Toppe.

Taking care of turtles

Thumbs-up to former Seymour Middle School Sixth Grade Center students Grant Cooper, Bailey Carter, Lorelai Dixon and Willow Nowland for creating a new group, Sea the Truth, this past school year. The group is selling biodegradable paper straws with proceeds going to the SEE Turtles Billion Baby Turtles program, an organization that provides support for important turtle nesting beaches and has helped save more than 1 million hatchlings, according to The straws are 25 cents apiece, $1 for five or $2 for 10 and may be purchased by contacting Helen Carter on Facebook or calling 812-528-2086.

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