Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – October 2



Thumbs up to longtime Brownstown resident Carl Shake for his generosity to the community over the years. As co-founder of Brownstown Electric Supply Co. Inc., Shake provided lighting for tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, baseball and softball fields at schools and parks. He also helped with the renovation of the town pool, provided underground electric at the Jackson County Courthouse for the Watermelon Festival and lighting at Heritage Park. Shake was honored before the Brownstown Central-Seymour football game Sept. 25 by the town and Brownstown/Ewing Main Street.

Girls Inc. Champion

Thumbs up to Terrye Davidson, who received the 2020 Girls Inc. Champion award Sept. 18 during the club’s annual Celebration Gala, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centennial celebration

Thumbs up to Mildred Carter of Seymour, who celebrated her 101st birthday Sept. 24. Carter, who was raised on a farm in Cortland, received several awards for her service within the Girl Scout organization and for 10 years in the Savannah Council of the Girl Scouts of America as troop camping chairwoman and troop leader. Her secret to a long life: “Just be good to yourself, work on yourself. When you get that fixed the way it’s supposed to be, then you start looking for improvements.”

CASA Bob recognized

Thumbs up to Jackson County GAL/CASA volunteer Bob Schmielau of Seymour, who recently was presented with the 2020 CASA Award. He retired from volunteering with the Jackson County Guardian Ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocates program after 11 years.

Successful sectional

Thumbs up to members of the Brownstown Central and Seymour girls golf teams, who advanced to the Washington Regional on Saturday by placing in the top three at the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional. Members of the second-place Braves sectional squad were senior Ashlyn Fox and juniors Payton Ault, Lexie Satterthwaite, Kelsey Ault and Hannah Hackman. Members of the third-place Owls sectional squad were senior Maddie Nay and sophomores Lainey Jackson, Phoebe Skidmore, Rylee Ebler and Liza Stuckwisch. 

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