Thumbs up for Feb. 24


One more to go

Thumbs up to the Brownstown Central High School girls basketball squad, which captured the Class 2A Shelbyville Semistate title on Feb. 17 by defeating Eastern Hancock 45-29. Members of the 21-8 Braves are Kelsey Schneider, Harley Toppe, Kassie Helton, Kassidy Wischmeier, Kinzee Dean, Addison Darlage, Mallory Klosterman, Jada Miller, Sophie Wischmeier, Hailey Hobson, Jenna Klosterman, Hunter Trueblood and Claire Brock. Brownstown, coached by Brandon Allman, faces 19-6 Fort Wayne Bishop Luers at 12:45 p.m. today for the Class 2A title at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Taking the plunge

Thumbs up to the members of the Seymour Tsunamis team, who participated in the Borden Polar Plunge on Feb. 17 to support Special Olympics Indiana. They included Special Olympics athletes and volunteers, two police officers, the mayor of Seymour and family and friends. After a record-setting 2023 with more than $10,500 raised, the team is expected to top it this year based on money raised online and turned in at the plunge.

Making memories

Thumbs up to all of the dads, grandpas, uncles and other positive male role models who attended the annual Father Daughter Dance with their daughters, granddaughters and nieces on Feb. 17 at Girls Inc. of Jackson County in Seymour. The event helps build relationships and is important for all who attend.

Soaring high

Thumbs up to the students along with their parents, the staff and administrators at Cortland Elementary School. The rural Seymour school and 24o other Hoosier schools were recognized Feb. 15 at the Statehouse in Indianapolis for having scores of 95% or above on the 2023 administration of the IREAD assessment.

Lighting up Medora

Thumbs up to those who contributed to a campaign to raise funds to purchase banners, lights and other items to light up Medora during certain holidays throughout the year. Donnetta Bennett and Jacki Hall have started a committee called Light Up Medora that includes their husbands, Larry Bennett and Tony Hall, as well as April and George Wilkerson and Kalli and George Berry. So far, their efforts have paid off with $10,500 in donations from individuals, families, businesses and others in the community.

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