Russia Homecoming


The people that took turns carrying the Shelby County flag to the Russia Homecoming Festival stand with the flag they carried on Saturday, Aug. 31.

The people that took turns carrying the Shelby County flag to the Russia Homecoming Festival stand with the flag they carried on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The Russia High School band performs at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Behr Thieman, 1, of Minster, son of Cassie and Wes Thieman, shoots bubbles from a gun at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Remi Monnin, left, 2, sits in a fire truck ride with his brother Luca Monnin, 4, both of Russia, both children of Craig and Cameo Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Wyatt Monnin, 3, gets some fishing tips from his mom, Holly Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Wyatt is also the son of Jordan Monnin.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Reacting to a hand of cards are, left to right, Christian Cox, 16, son of Heather and Tony Cox, Benjamin York, 13, son of Tim and Jill York, Felix Francis, 13, son of Jana and Josh Francis, and Julius Monnin, 8, all of Russia, son of Cameo and Craig Monnin. Games of chance were popular at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Chloe Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, takes a cake from Kim Goubeaux, of Russia, after winning at the cake wheel at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Watching Chloe are, left to right, Kayleigh Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, their grandma Kay Cantrill, of Sidney, Jim Stang, of Russia, and Breiley Cantrill, 9, of Sidney. Kayleigh and Chloe are the children of Amy Bashore and Tjay Cantrill. Breiley is the daughter of Frani Cantrill and the late Mark Cantrill.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ken Francis, left, and George Epperson, both of Russia, fry tenderloins and french fries at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Louise Borchers, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of Angel and Shane Borchers, takes a balloon cat from Lucky the clown at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sara Neargarder, of Piqua, holds Josephine Hoying, 2, of Miamisburg, daughter of Mitchel and Brooke Hoying, look at cutest baby contestants on display by the Respect Life Booth during the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Josephine's two-month-old sister Charlotte is one of the cutest baby contestants.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Russia Village Administrator Mark Shappie hangs the Shelby County flag from the ceiling of the food tent of the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The people that took turns carrying the Shelby County flag to the Russia Homecoming Festival stand with the flag they carried on Saturday, Aug. 31.

The Russia High School band performs at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Behr Thieman, 1, of Minster, son of Cassie and Wes Thieman, shoots bubbles from a gun at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Remi Monnin, left, 2, sits in a fire truck ride with his brother Luca Monnin, 4, both of Russia, both children of Craig and Cameo Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Wyatt Monnin, 3, gets some fishing tips from his mom, Holly Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Wyatt is also the son of Jordan Monnin.

Reacting to a hand of cards are, left to right, Christian Cox, 16, son of Heather and Tony Cox, Benjamin York, 13, son of Tim and Jill York, Felix Francis, 13, son of Jana and Josh Francis, and Julius Monnin, 8, all of Russia, son of Cameo and Craig Monnin. Games of chance were popular at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Chloe Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, takes a cake from Kim Goubeaux, of Russia, after winning at the cake wheel at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Watching Chloe are, left to right, Kayleigh Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, their grandma Kay Cantrill, of Sidney, Jim Stang, of Russia, and Breiley Cantrill, 9, of Sidney. Kayleigh and Chloe are the children of Amy Bashore and Tjay Cantrill. Breiley is the daughter of Frani Cantrill and the late Mark Cantrill.

Ken Francis, left, and George Epperson, both of Russia, fry tenderloins and french fries at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Louise Borchers, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of Angel and Shane Borchers, takes a balloon cat from Lucky the clown at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Russia Village Administrator Mark Shappie hangs the Shelby County flag from the ceiling of the food tent of the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

The people that took turns carrying the Shelby County flag to the Russia Homecoming Festival stand with the flag they carried on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8196.jpgThe people that took turns carrying the Shelby County flag to the Russia Homecoming Festival stand with the flag they carried on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The Russia High School band performs at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8275.jpgThe Russia High School band performs at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Behr Thieman, 1, of Minster, son of Cassie and Wes Thieman, shoots bubbles from a gun at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8382.jpgBehr Thieman, 1, of Minster, son of Cassie and Wes Thieman, shoots bubbles from a gun at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Remi Monnin, left, 2, sits in a fire truck ride with his brother Luca Monnin, 4, both of Russia, both children of Craig and Cameo Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8417.jpgRemi Monnin, left, 2, sits in a fire truck ride with his brother Luca Monnin, 4, both of Russia, both children of Craig and Cameo Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Wyatt Monnin, 3, gets some fishing tips from his mom, Holly Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Wyatt is also the son of Jordan Monnin.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8433.jpgWyatt Monnin, 3, gets some fishing tips from his mom, Holly Monnin, at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Wyatt is also the son of Jordan Monnin. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Reacting to a hand of cards are, left to right, Christian Cox, 16, son of Heather and Tony Cox, Benjamin York, 13, son of Tim and Jill York, Felix Francis, 13, son of Jana and Josh Francis, and Julius Monnin, 8, all of Russia, son of Cameo and Craig Monnin. Games of chance were popular at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8485.jpgReacting to a hand of cards are, left to right, Christian Cox, 16, son of Heather and Tony Cox, Benjamin York, 13, son of Tim and Jill York, Felix Francis, 13, son of Jana and Josh Francis, and Julius Monnin, 8, all of Russia, son of Cameo and Craig Monnin. Games of chance were popular at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Chloe Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, takes a cake from Kim Goubeaux, of Russia, after winning at the cake wheel at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Watching Chloe are, left to right, Kayleigh Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, their grandma Kay Cantrill, of Sidney, Jim Stang, of Russia, and Breiley Cantrill, 9, of Sidney. Kayleigh and Chloe are the children of Amy Bashore and Tjay Cantrill. Breiley is the daughter of Frani Cantrill and the late Mark Cantrill.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8505.jpgChloe Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, takes a cake from Kim Goubeaux, of Russia, after winning at the cake wheel at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Watching Chloe are, left to right, Kayleigh Cantrill, 8, of Beavercreek, their grandma Kay Cantrill, of Sidney, Jim Stang, of Russia, and Breiley Cantrill, 9, of Sidney. Kayleigh and Chloe are the children of Amy Bashore and Tjay Cantrill. Breiley is the daughter of Frani Cantrill and the late Mark Cantrill. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ken Francis, left, and George Epperson, both of Russia, fry tenderloins and french fries at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8543.jpgKen Francis, left, and George Epperson, both of Russia, fry tenderloins and french fries at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Louise Borchers, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of Angel and Shane Borchers, takes a balloon cat from Lucky the clown at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8607.jpgLouise Borchers, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of Angel and Shane Borchers, takes a balloon cat from Lucky the clown at the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sara Neargarder, of Piqua, holds Josephine Hoying, 2, of Miamisburg, daughter of Mitchel and Brooke Hoying, look at cutest baby contestants on display by the Respect Life Booth during the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Josephine’s two-month-old sister Charlotte is one of the cutest baby contestants.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_DSC_8623.jpgSara Neargarder, of Piqua, holds Josephine Hoying, 2, of Miamisburg, daughter of Mitchel and Brooke Hoying, look at cutest baby contestants on display by the Respect Life Booth during the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Josephine’s two-month-old sister Charlotte is one of the cutest baby contestants.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Russia Village Administrator Mark Shappie hangs the Shelby County flag from the ceiling of the food tent of the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_SDN090319RussiaHome.jpgRussia Village Administrator Mark Shappie hangs the Shelby County flag from the ceiling of the food tent of the Russia Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News