Thumbs up to the Shenandoah High School boys basketball team for winning its sixth straight Henry County Tournament championship and for climbing to No. 2 in the Class 2A poll.

Thumbs up to the Shenandoah High School girls basketball team for winning the Henry County Tournament championship for the sixth time in nine years.

Thumbs up to Shenandoah’s Kameron Graddy and Kaden McCollough, Blue River Valley’s Brevin Hallatt, Tri’s Jonah Huffman, and Knightstown’s Robert Porter for being named to the All-Henry County Boys Basketball Tournament Team.

Thumbs up to Shenandoah’s Jenna Stewart and Rachel Soden, Tri’s Maddie Burchett, Blue River Valley’s Abby Thornburgh, and Knightstown’s Rena’ Witham for being named to the All-Henry County Girls Basketball Tournament Team.

Thumbs up to Shenandoah High School senior Kathryn Perry for signing a letter of intent to play women’s college basketball at St. Mary of the Woods College starting in the 2021-22 season.

Thumbs up to New Castle High School senior Eliza Madden for signing a letter of intent to play women’s college volleyball at the University of Saint Francis starting in the 2021-22 season.

Thumbs up to Indiana University football Head Coach and NCHS alumnus Tom Allen for being named National Coach of the Year by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Thumbs up to Citizens State Bank for keeping the lobby of its branches open for customers and not forcing them to use the drive-through window.

Thumbs down to people who allow their pets to poop at Sunnyside Field and not cleaning up the mess.

Thumbs up to Knightstown Park board for rejuvenating Sunset Park with a bunch of activities being added to the park in the coming years.

Thumbs up to Knightstown for receiving community crossing grants from the Indiana Department of Transportation!

Thumbs up to Memorial Park for trying to get the kids around the town out and about for their Children’s Workshops!

Thumbs up to local attorney Joel Harvey, not only a consummate professional, but a class act as well. He was both helpful and graceful in his final days as the county commissioners’ attorney, and showed no ill will toward the new board of commissioners who decided to hire someone else. We’ve always appreciated Harvey’s even-keeled nature and ability to explain complex governmental topics, much in the same manner his predecessor, David Copenhaver did. We certainly wish him the best and look forward to seeing him at other county government meetings he’s still involved with guiding.

Thumbs up to Dan Roach, now a former Henry County Planning Commission member who chaired the Board of Zoning Appeals. While he was not chosen by the Commissioners to continue in that role, Roach can hold his head high with the “always prepared” approach he took where zoning issues were concerned.