There’s lots to do in Shelby County


Elizabeth Pleiman, 18, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Mark and Diane Pleiman, sits in the hot seat where she and other Miss Independence contestants were asked questions by judges Monday, June 29.

Alex Freytag, 13, of Houston, daughter of Sandi Freytag and Andy Freytag, eats some loaded fries at the Houston Community Festival Saturday, June 27.

Konner Pellman, 4, of Sidney, son of Tara and Matt Pellman, blows a horn during the Advance Composites company picnic Saturday, June 27. The picnic included a climbing wall, inflatable jungle gyms and food.

Miss Independence contestant Brooke Ruhenkamp, left, 17, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Jeff and Dianne Ruhenkamp talks with Miss Independence judge Bryce Stewart, of Sidney, Monday, June 29.

Brooke Ruhenkamp, 17, of Fort Loramie, gives her presentation during Miss Independence judging in Fort Loramie Monday, June 29.

Miss Independence committee member Gina Boerger, of Fort Loramie, holds out a cup filled with numbers for the Miss Independence contestants to draw to find out in which order they will be judged Monday, June 29. Sitting, left to right, are Elizabeth Pleiman, 18, daughter of Mark and Diane Pleiman, Rachel Schmitmeyer, 17, daughter of Dennis and Laura Schmitmeyer, 2014 Miss Independence Kelly Turner, 18, daughter of Phyllis and Mike Turner, and Brooke Ruhenkamp, 17, daughter of Jeff and Dianne Ruhenkamp, all of Fort Loramie.

Dominic Horner, 6 months, of Piqua, son of T.J. and Michelle Horner, rode in style as he visited the 5th Annual Cruisers for a Cure Car, Truck, and Bike Show held at Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia Sunday, June 28.

Lexi Allen, left, 16, of Waynesville, daughter of Adam and Tina Allen, sings at the 5th annual Cruisers for a Cure Car, Truck, and Bike Show held at Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia Sunday, June 28. Playing on the drums is Seth Hawkins, of Waynesville.

Elizabeth Pleiman, 18, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Mark and Diane Pleiman, sits in the hot seat where she and other Miss Independence contestants were asked questions by judges Monday, June 29.

Alex Freytag, 13, of Houston, daughter of Sandi Freytag and Andy Freytag, eats some loaded fries at the Houston Community Festival Saturday, June 27.

Konner Pellman, 4, of Sidney, son of Tara and Matt Pellman, blows a horn during the Advance Composites company picnic Saturday, June 27. The picnic included a climbing wall, inflatable jungle gyms and food.

Miss Independence contestant Brooke Ruhenkamp, left, 17, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Jeff and Dianne Ruhenkamp talks with Miss Independence judge Bryce Stewart, of Sidney, Monday, June 29.

Brooke Ruhenkamp, 17, of Fort Loramie, gives her presentation during Miss Independence judging in Fort Loramie Monday, June 29.

Miss Independence committee member Gina Boerger, of Fort Loramie, holds out a cup filled with numbers for the Miss Independence contestants to draw to find out in which order they will be judged Monday, June 29. Sitting, left to right, are Elizabeth Pleiman, 18, daughter of Mark and Diane Pleiman, Rachel Schmitmeyer, 17, daughter of Dennis and Laura Schmitmeyer, 2014 Miss Independence Kelly Turner, 18, daughter of Phyllis and Mike Turner, and Brooke Ruhenkamp, 17, daughter of Jeff and Dianne Ruhenkamp, all of Fort Loramie.

Dominic Horner, 6 months, of Piqua, son of T.J. and Michelle Horner, rode in style as he visited the 5th Annual Cruisers for a Cure Car, Truck, and Bike Show held at Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia Sunday, June 28.

Lexi Allen, left, 16, of Waynesville, daughter of Adam and Tina Allen, sings at the 5th annual Cruisers for a Cure Car, Truck, and Bike Show held at Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia Sunday, June 28. Playing on the drums is Seth Hawkins, of Waynesville.