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Thumbs up: to Rodfathers Car Club for the car show on Memorial Day. It brought 103 people to tour the Fayette County Historical Museum, which opened especially for the occasion. When groups partner, good things happen for the community. – Susan Cohen-Spence

Thumbs up: to employees and management at one of Connersville’s oldest manufacturing businesses, Howden Roots, for celebrating 165 years of doing business. The company is being sold to an investment group, KPS Capital Partners. The larger company, Howden Roots, makes a family of products that move air and gas for many specialized jobs. Roots fits right in and continues as a profitable operation in a worldwide marketplace.

Thumbs up: to Summer Discovery day camp run by Connersville Parks and Recreation. Children not only have fun, but get learning experiences to help stay in the educational realm over the summer.

 Thumbs up: to the following golfers and their amazing 2019 seasons, which concluded at the IHSAA regional on Thursday: From Connersville, Jonah Graham; Union County, Cody Peters, Tyler Osborne, Cameron Woods, Luke Yamashiro and Nick Orr. Nice job, fellas!

Thumbs up: to the fundraising for the fireworks show in July. With the Little Detroit Grand Prix go-kart race as well as Papa John’s fundraiser, and an earlier bowling tournament, there should be plenty of funds to make for a great firework show. We’re glad the Connersville Jaycees are maintaining this community tradition of many years.

Thumbs up: on Thursday’s 75th anniversary of D-Day, to the World War II veterans who remain and to those who have passed on, for their service to preserve freedom, be it in that battle or elsewhere, to preserve freedom. Few and fewer remain and even fewer are able to celebrate as they remember that important campaign in the battle for liberty.

Thumbs down: to people who continue to not take care of their properties by letting grass and weeds grow, placing in operable cars in the yard or stacking appliances and other items on their porches.  Connersville needs people to come and invest. The unsightly properties are a distraction.

Thumbs up: to Voices for Social and Cultural Life, a capital group operating under the leadership of Fayette County Community Voices, for outlining its plans for activities during a Meet Us at the Bistro event Tuesday. The group is planning some new features for the Baby Contest held in conjunction with the Fayette County Free Fair, and a Diversity Learning Circle session in October. Their objective is constructive change for our city.