Thumbs up for May 19



Thumbs up to the nine Schneck Medical Center employees recognized during the annual nursing awards ceremony May 8 at the Seymour hospital. Those honored with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses were Wendy Moore, hospice; Brooke Rush, labor and delivery; Joy Banister, infusion center; and Aeriel Richardson, emergency department. Others recognized were Jamie Napier, director of primary care practices, with the DAISY Nurse Leader Award, and nonnursing team members with BEE (Be Extraordinary Every Day) awards: Charity Clodfelder, diagnostic imaging; Kim Hackman, cardiovascular services; Dr. Courtney Glos, Schneck Pediatrics; and Nohemi Hilderbrand, translator/interpreter.

Above and beyond

Thumbs up to Carly at the Petco store in Columbus. Carly, who lives in Seymour, recently recommended a special dog food that helped my Rottweiler — my baby — recover from a potentially life-threatening illness. She went above and beyond the call of duty.

From Harvey’s mom

Conference champions

Thumbs up to the Seymour Owls baseball squad for defeating Floyd Central in 12 innings on May 11 at home to claim the school’s first Hoosier Hills Conference crown in the sport.

A second thumbs up to the Brownstown Central boys golf squad for winning the Mid-Southern Conference tournament Saturday at Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville. A related thumbs up to Brave Micah Sheffer, who was the individual champion for the tournament, his teammates, Smith Hackman and Matthew Reedy, who also earned all-conference honors, and Chandler Stahl, who was all-conference honorable mention.

A third thumbs up to the Brownstown Central boys track and field team, which won the Mid-Southern Conference meet May 11 at Corydon. A related thumbs up to Brave Garrett Driver, who won the 400, and teammates Hudson Fritz, Caleb Cummings, Isiaah Engle and Jack Pace, who won the 4×100 relay.

More thumbs ups go to Seymour’s Jaylan Johnson, who won the 400-meter dash on May 11 during the Hoosier Hills Conference boys track and field meet at Floyds Knobs; Brownstown Central’s Camryn Thompson, who was the individual champion in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles in the Mid-Southern Conference girls meet May 9 at Corydon; and Crothersville’s Dirk Crater, who was the Southern Athletic Conference champion in the 1600 and 3200 on May 11 at Borden.

Budding artists

Thumbs up to the four Jackson County students who recently were named winners in the 26th annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art contest. The first-place artists from Jackson County and their grades were Serenity White, Medora, kindergarten, and Chloe Holtke, Seymour, sixth grade. Those receiving honorable mention were Arabella White, Medora, second grade, and Lily Fouts, Seymour, fourth grade. The contest is organized by the Indiana’s electric cooperatives, and the 2024 wall calendars will be available at participating Indiana electric cooperatives this fall.


Thumbs up to Seymour firefighters Elijah Toborg, Joseph “Joey” Murphy and Cam Shoemaker, who received lifesaving awards May 8 during a Seymour City Council meeting for the rescue of a man from a burning home on April 11.

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