Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – October 9


Leaders for change

Thumbs up to the five Brownstown Central High School students, seniors Layden Canary, Logan Miller and Carly Perry and juniors Grant Elliott and Nick Minton, who recently brought awareness to the red flags of domestic violence as part of a Lead4Change project in Robin Perry’s business management class.

Never prettier

Thumbs up to the city worker, Laura, for the beautiful flowers downtown. I know it is the end of the season, but they have never been as pretty as they have been this year.

Melissa Reutter, Seymour 

Compassionate care

Thumbs up to the nine Schneck Medical Center employees who recently received awards for extraordinary compassionate care. They include five nurses, Erick Brown, Tracy McKinney, Lyda Ritz, Kelly Turner and Heather Woods, who received national DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) awards. Four non-nursing staff members, Erika Brown, Chealsy Parr, Peggy Teipen and Kim Bush, received an inaugural BEE (Be Extraordinary Every Day) awards.

Christ centered

Thumbs up to those who recently took the the time to participate in a community prayer event at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown. The three-day evangelistic event was organized by New Day Residents Encounter Christ. The organization’s focus is to make Jesus Christ known to the men and women who are incarcerated at prisons and jails in the state. For information about the Columbus organization or to volunteer, visit or email [email protected]. Donations also may be made on the organization’s website or mailed to New Day Residents Encounter Christ, 3129 25th St., No. 369, Columbus, IN 47203.

Brick by brick

Thumbs up to everyone who attended the KilnFest 2020 on Sept. 19 and those who organized the event at the former brick plant site in Medora. The festival, the first of what is hoped is many, raised more than $3,000. That money will be earmarked for the restoration of the brick plant. The Medora Brick Plant and Historical Sites Inc. committee continues to accept donations for restoration work. Donations may be taken to the State Bank of Medora or mailed to P.O. Box 71, Medora, IN 47260. For information, join the Medora Brick Plant and Historical Sites Inc. page on Facebook at

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