Thumbs up, thumbs down for April 1


Filling the shed

Thumbs up to the students at Brownstown Elementary School, who recently collected 1,255 nonperishable foods items through the “Here Comes Spring Break, BES!” food drive for the Shed for You community building in Brownstown. Overall, 355 students brought in items with the K3 kindergarten classroom donating the most items, 126.

Taking the initiative

Thumbs up to the five FFA chapters at schools in Jackson County for establishing a scholarship fund through the Community Foundation of Jackson County. The endowed fund established by chapters at Brownstown Central, Crothersville, Medora, Seymour and Trinity Lutheran will help graduating seniors attend college. To raise funds for this scholarship, the chapters will be hosting the inaugural Jackson County FFA Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Seymour Ag-Science and Research Farm, 721 F Ave. East, at Freeman Field in Seymour. If anyone is unable to attend but still wants to make a donation to the fund, they may contact any of the FFA advisers or donate through the Community Foundation.

State honors

Thumbs up to Brownstown Central High School’s Jack Benter and Carter Waskom for earning Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Franciscan Health all-state honors. Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass boys basketball players earned the Supreme 15 all-state honors. Benter, a sophomore, was selected as one of the Supreme 15 for the underclassmen. Waskom, a senior, was selected as honorable mention for IBCA all-state. He also was invited to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 Senior Workout, which was Sunday at Marian University.

Faking it

Thumbs down to the people passing counterfeit $10 bills around the city. These are slightly unusual, as it is a lower currency amount. The majority of counterfeit money is $20 and above, and very few people scrutinize smaller bills, one reason they are able to get away with the crime. If you find any of the fake bills, report it to the Seymour Police Department at 205 N. Ewing St. or by phone at 812-522-1234.

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