Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – November 15


State champions

Thumbs up to the Brownstown Central High School volleyball squad for bringing home the school’s first team state title in any sport. Members of the team that won the Class 3A crown Saturday are seniors Halle Hehman, Addie Wilkerson, Keeli Darlage and Riley Nuss; juniors Myka Keltz, Jennifer Pence, Kendra McCory and Kayla Guthrie; and sophomores Reagan Nuss, Zoe Stuckwisch, Erin Singleton and Kelsey Wischmeier. Thumbs up to members of the Trinity Lutheran High School team for finishing runner-up in the Class A game.


Thumbs up to everyone who opted to throw their hats in the ring and run for public office in the Nov. 5 municipal election. Anyone who does so is a winner even if they didn’t wind up taking home the top prize. A related thumbs up to the 4,149 registered voters in Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora and Seymour who cast ballots on Election Day or by voting early.

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No voting

Thumbs down to the 9,386 other registered voters who decided not to take the time to vote. It’s kind of hard to complain about something municipal officials do or don’t do over the next four years when you don’t take the time to vote, although it’s a good bet they will.


Thumbs up to the 30 or so people who attended an Indiana Department of Transportation public information meeting Nov. 7 about a project to reconstruct a 1.25-mile portion of East U.S. 50 in Seymour. The list of those present included Seymour councilmen Matt Nicholson, who was elected the city’s next mayor Nov. 5, Darrin Boas, who was elected clerk-treasurer that day, and John Reinhart. City engineer Bernie Hauersperger also attended.


Thumbs down to everyone else who did not attend that meeting. They will be the first to complain about the backups and delays caused by the $15.5 million project once construction begins in late April or early May of 2020.

Remembering our heroes

Thumbs up to the veterans, veteran organizations and local schools for organizing Veterans Day ceremonies Monday throughout the county. Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11 each year, is a good time to thank a veteran for their service and sacrifice. That’s something that could be done any day of the year, in fact, and even taken a step further by asking a veteran about their service.

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