Thumbs up for Feb. 10

Helping out

Thumbs up to the students from St. Ambrose Catholic School in Seymour who completed several community service projects for National Catholic Schools Week, which was celebrated from Jan. 29 through Feb. 4. The seventh-graders spent time helping out at the Jackson County Clothing Center, eighth-graders took aluminum can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House and visited Simon Brute Seminary College in Indianapolis, sixth-graders helped at Community Provisions of Jackson County, fifth-graders were at Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry, third- and fourth-graders were at Girls Inc. of Jackson County and kindergartners and first- and second-graders sang for residents at Lutheran Community Home.

Office seekers

Thumbs up to everyone who took the time to drive to Brownstown to file a declaration of candidacy for the May 2 Seymour primary election for the offices of mayor, clerk-treasurer and city council. It’s just too bad there weren’t more people willing to seek office.


Thumbs up to Sailing 4 Sight, a nonprofit public charity that offered free eye exams and eyeglasses to homeless and less-fortunate school-age children Saturday at Dr. Marcia Monroe’s office in Seymour. A team consisting of a volunteer eye doctor and staff performed free eye refractions for children, and Sailing 4 Sight provided free eyeglasses when needed.

Sectional sensations

Thumbs up to the Brownstown Central High School and Trinity Lutheran High School girls basketball teams for winning their respective sectionals on Saturday night. The sectional roster for the 19-7 Braves, who beat Austin 42-32 to win the Class 2A Austin Sectional, features seniors Kalee Borden, Jo Brittain, Maddy Hackman, Madison Stuckwisch and Camryn Thompson; junior Kelsey Schneider; sophomores Addison Darlage, Kinzee Dean and Jenna Klosterman; and freshmen Hailey Hobson, Harley Toppe and Sophie Wischmeier. The sectional roster for the 21-6 Cougars, who beat Rising Sun 65-46 to claim the Class A Rising Sun Sectional crown, features senior Bailey Tabeling; juniors Morgan Brewer, Liza Froedge and Dianna Munoz; sophomores Jordan Brewer, Madison Keith and Laura Roeder; and freshmen Maddie Adams and Marci Leinart. The Braves, coached by Brandon Allman, will play Forest Park in the Crawford County Regional for a bid for the program’s fifth regional title to add to its nine sectional titles at 7 p.m. Saturday. Trinity, coached by Mike Lang, will play Springs Valley at 4 p.m. Saturday at the West Washington Regional in a bid for the program’s first regional title to add to its seven sectional crowns.

Semistate qualifiers

Thumbs up to Seymour High School senior Sam Chandler and sophomore Ricky Bogard for qualifying for the Evansville Reitz Semistate on Saturday by finishing fourth in their weight classes at the Jeffersonville Regional this past Saturday. Chandler wrestles in the 152-pound class, while Bogard wrestles in the 126-pound class.