Thumbs UP to the splash pad at Huron Park, providing free refreshing summer fun for local kids, and for the way each city department had a han din scraping up a few bucks to help pay for the pad. Let's hope this stays a safe, fun attraction for hot summer days.
Thumbs UP and the scout salute to Nick Anderson and his dad Erik, who refurbished Peddler's Alley with new paint and plants. It's a quiet little hideaway and convenient and quirky shortcut in the middle of downtown, and thanks to Nick's Eagle Scout project, it's a more pleasant place to hang around. Let's hope this is one more spur toward us all giving a little TLC to the place in which we live.
Thumbs UP to Summit Motorsports Park and the Huron County Airport for working out a compromise that made it easier and safer for folks to enter and leave the recent race weekend. Closing the runway to serve as an entrance and exit point for the weekend helped traffic flow and resulted, we hear, in the diversion of exactly one airplane. Sounds worth it to us, and a green flag to all parties concerned.
Thumbs UP to new Perkins police Chief Ken Klamar for getting out in front of a potential problem, working with all concerned to address any issues arising from Perkins police officers doing contract work while off duty -- and using Perkins police cruisers to do so. The goal was to allow that to continue -- it's good PR for the department, after all -- while making sure the officers' and the township's liability are covered. Good show.