Countdown to the fair


Cassandra Pleiman, 16, of Russia, talks about cake decorating with judge Jill Smith Thursday during the special interest judging held at the Shelby County Fair. Pleiman is the daughter of Bill Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, and Janelle Cantwil, of Russia. She is a member of the Russia Fashionettes.

Cassandra Pleiman, 16, of Russia, talks about cake decorating with judge Jill Smith Thursday during the special interest judging held at the Shelby County Fair. Pleiman is the daughter of Bill Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, and Janelle Cantwil, of Russia. She is a member of the Russia Fashionettes.


Melanie Speicher | Sidney Daily News

Members of the Junior Fair Board help with the preparation for the Shelby County Fair Thursday by placing trash barrels throughout the fairgrounds. The fair begins Sunday.


Melanie Speicher | Sidney Daily News

Jessie Abke, 10, of Sidney, talks about her special interest project on the Safe Use of Guns with judge Stephanie Moorman during the prefair judging Thursday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Jessie is the daughter of Hope and Chris Abke. She’s a member of the Perry Livestock 4-H Club.


Melanie Speicher | Sidney Daily News

Cassandra Pleiman, 16, of Russia, talks about cake decorating with judge Jill Smith Thursday during the special interest judging held at the Shelby County Fair. Pleiman is the daughter of Bill Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, and Janelle Cantwil, of Russia. She is a member of the Russia Fashionettes.

Members of the Junior Fair Board help with the preparation for the Shelby County Fair Thursday by placing trash barrels throughout the fairgrounds. The fair begins Sunday.

Jessie Abke, 10, of Sidney, talks about her special interest project on the Safe Use of Guns with judge Stephanie Moorman during the prefair judging Thursday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Jessie is the daughter of Hope and Chris Abke. She’s a member of the Perry Livestock 4-H Club.

Cassandra Pleiman, 16, of Russia, talks about cake decorating with judge Jill Smith Thursday during the special interest judging held at the Shelby County Fair. Pleiman is the daughter of Bill Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, and Janelle Cantwil, of Russia. She is a member of the Russia Fashionettes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/07/web1_PleimanCassandra.jpgCassandra Pleiman, 16, of Russia, talks about cake decorating with judge Jill Smith Thursday during the special interest judging held at the Shelby County Fair. Pleiman is the daughter of Bill Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, and Janelle Cantwil, of Russia. She is a member of the Russia Fashionettes. Melanie Speicher | Sidney Daily News

Members of the Junior Fair Board help with the preparation for the Shelby County Fair Thursday by placing trash barrels throughout the fairgrounds. The fair begins Sunday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/07/web1_trashbarrels.jpgMembers of the Junior Fair Board help with the preparation for the Shelby County Fair Thursday by placing trash barrels throughout the fairgrounds. The fair begins Sunday. Melanie Speicher | Sidney Daily News

Jessie Abke, 10, of Sidney, talks about her special interest project on the Safe Use of Guns with judge Stephanie Moorman during the prefair judging Thursday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Jessie is the daughter of Hope and Chris Abke. She’s a member of the Perry Livestock 4-H Club.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/07/web1_JessieAbke1.jpgJessie Abke, 10, of Sidney, talks about her special interest project on the Safe Use of Guns with judge Stephanie Moorman during the prefair judging Thursday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Jessie is the daughter of Hope and Chris Abke. She’s a member of the Perry Livestock 4-H Club. Melanie Speicher | Sidney Daily News