Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – September 13


Meeting a need

Thumbs up to the Medora High School students in agriculture classes who have been sharing the vegetables they’ve grown in the school’s new grow lab with the school cafeteria so others can enjoy the fruits of their labor. The lab came about after students discussed how horticulture could help meet needs in the community since it’s a food desert, an area that has limited access to fresh food.

Gold medalists

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Thumbs up to the Special Olympics Indiana Jackson County duos who returned from Sunday’s EKS Games with first-place finishes in the corn toss competition at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. Dale Hickman and Scott Thompson captured the Division 235 title, while Bill Getz and Tim Ashburn won Division 236. This was Jackson County’s first time competing in corn toss in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Games, which is named after the founder of Special Olympics.


Thumbs up to Jackson County Community Theatre, which has provided entertainment to the community from its stage in Brownstown 50 years. A variety of special events have been planned for the 50th season, which begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight with a production of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.”

Celebrating 50 years

Thumbs up to the congregation of Seymour Christian Church, who are celebrating its 50th year with special services Sunday morning and afternoon.


Thumbs up to the students at Seymour High School and Trinity Lutheran High School who spent Labor Day painting their parking spots at their schools in exchange for a donation to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Trinity students raised $550 for the cause, while Seymour students $2,780.

Honoring patriots

Thumbs-up to the members of Crothersville FFA for organizing a dinner for local first responders on Wednesday for Patriot Day.

Final sign off

Thumbs up to Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott who is wrapping up a 30-year career and will sign off for the final time later today. A Seymour native, Abbott was hired in August of 1989 and was appointed police chief on Jan. 1, 2008, by Mayor Craig Luedeman.

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