Youth around Shelby County


Doug Leslie, right, presents Trevor Jones, 14, both of Sidney, son of Shawnda Jones, with a brand new bike at Humphrey Park Tuesday, Aug. 16. Jones was given the bike after completing Leslie’s program “Training Boys to Become Young Men.” The bike was a first place prize for doing well. Watches were given to kids who got second and third place. Leslie started the program to teach boys how to be respectful and intelligent in their decision making as young men. Tuesday was the last day of the program for the year. The program will start up again the first Tuesday of June 2017.

Doug Leslie, right, presents Trevor Jones, 14, both of Sidney, son of Shawnda Jones, with a brand new bike at Humphrey Park Tuesday, Aug. 16. Jones was given the bike after completing Leslie’s program “Training Boys to Become Young Men.” The bike was a first place prize for doing well. Watches were given to kids who got second and third place. Leslie started the program to teach boys how to be respectful and intelligent in their decision making as young men. Tuesday was the last day of the program for the year. The program will start up again the first Tuesday of June 2017.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Harper Polhamus, 1, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Lindsey Goffena and Steve Polhamus, pushes monkeys around on wires at the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jackson Kapnich, 1, of Sidney, son of Stephanie Kapnich, wanders his play area with a stuffed bird at the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Brantlee Millhouse, 1, of Sidney, son of Izaac Millhouse and Ashley Zerkle, looks out the window during a rainy day while in the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Penelope Jewel, 10 months, of Troy, daughter of Sarah Hart and Jonathon Jewel, chews on a banana shaped toy in the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Mina Minnick, 1, of Sidney, daughter of Nicole Minnick, plays with a toy train at the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Parker Graves, 8 months, of Sidney, son of Sara and Colby Graves, plays with a toy ambulance and race car at the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kingston Ford, 9 months, of Sidney, son of Danielle Holloway, plays with a cup on the floor of the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Casey Riethman, 2, of Anna, daughter of Brian and Ashley Riethman, covers a doll with a piece of fabric at the Sidney - Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Diane, far left, and Mike Manger, far right, show Braelyn Berger, 3, all of Anna, daughter of Craig and Amanda Berger, a bike that Mike made into a memorial and childhood cancer awareness bike. The Berger’s had the bike on display during the Inaugural Ohio Rumble Against Childhood Cancer at The Anna American Legion Post 446 Heiland Saturday, Aug. 13. A live band performed, kids played games and a raffle was held despite rain moving much of the event indoors. All the money raised was donated to CureSearch, to find a cure for childhood cancer. Due to most of the event being rained out, they will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Meyer’s Tavern in Botkins on Sept. 24. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/181805112240242/ for more information.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Doug Leslie, right, presents Trevor Jones, 14, both of Sidney, son of Shawnda Jones, with a brand new bike at Humphrey Park Tuesday, Aug. 16. Jones was given the bike after completing Leslie’s program “Training Boys to Become Young Men.” The bike was a first place prize for doing well. Watches were given to kids who got second and third place. Leslie started the program to teach boys how to be respectful and intelligent in their decision making as young men. Tuesday was the last day of the program for the year. The program will start up again the first Tuesday of June 2017.

Harper Polhamus, 1, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Lindsey Goffena and Steve Polhamus, pushes monkeys around on wires at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Jackson Kapnich, 1, of Sidney, son of Stephanie Kapnich, wanders his play area with a stuffed bird at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Brantlee Millhouse, 1, of Sidney, son of Izaac Millhouse and Ashley Zerkle, looks out the window during a rainy day while in the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Penelope Jewel, 10 months, of Troy, daughter of Sarah Hart and Jonathon Jewel, chews on a banana shaped toy in the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Mina Minnick, 1, of Sidney, daughter of Nicole Minnick, plays with a toy train at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Parker Graves, 8 months, of Sidney, son of Sara and Colby Graves, plays with a toy ambulance and race car at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Kingston Ford, 9 months, of Sidney, son of Danielle Holloway, plays with a cup on the floor of the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Casey Riethman, 2, of Anna, daughter of Brian and Ashley Riethman, covers a doll with a piece of fabric at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Diane, far left, and Mike Manger, far right, show Braelyn Berger, 3, all of Anna, daughter of Craig and Amanda Berger, a bike that Mike made into a memorial and childhood cancer awareness bike. The Berger’s had the bike on display during the Inaugural Ohio Rumble Against Childhood Cancer at The Anna American Legion Post 446 Heiland Saturday, Aug. 13. A live band performed, kids played games and a raffle was held despite rain moving much of the event indoors. All the money raised was donated to CureSearch, to find a cure for childhood cancer. Due to most of the event being rained out, they will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Meyer’s Tavern in Botkins on Sept. 24. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/181805112240242/ for more information.

Doug Leslie, right, presents Trevor Jones, 14, both of Sidney, son of Shawnda Jones, with a brand new bike at Humphrey Park Tuesday, Aug. 16. Jones was given the bike after completing Leslie’s program “Training Boys to Become Young Men.” The bike was a first place prize for doing well. Watches were given to kids who got second and third place. Leslie started the program to teach boys how to be respectful and intelligent in their decision making as young men. Tuesday was the last day of the program for the year. The program will start up again the first Tuesday of June 2017.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816YoungMen.jpgDoug Leslie, right, presents Trevor Jones, 14, both of Sidney, son of Shawnda Jones, with a brand new bike at Humphrey Park Tuesday, Aug. 16. Jones was given the bike after completing Leslie’s program “Training Boys to Become Young Men.” The bike was a first place prize for doing well. Watches were given to kids who got second and third place. Leslie started the program to teach boys how to be respectful and intelligent in their decision making as young men. Tuesday was the last day of the program for the year. The program will start up again the first Tuesday of June 2017. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Harper Polhamus, 1, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Lindsey Goffena and Steve Polhamus, pushes monkeys around on wires at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage4.jpgHarper Polhamus, 1, of Fort Loramie, daughter of Lindsey Goffena and Steve Polhamus, pushes monkeys around on wires at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jackson Kapnich, 1, of Sidney, son of Stephanie Kapnich, wanders his play area with a stuffed bird at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage6.jpgJackson Kapnich, 1, of Sidney, son of Stephanie Kapnich, wanders his play area with a stuffed bird at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Brantlee Millhouse, 1, of Sidney, son of Izaac Millhouse and Ashley Zerkle, looks out the window during a rainy day while in the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage8.jpgBrantlee Millhouse, 1, of Sidney, son of Izaac Millhouse and Ashley Zerkle, looks out the window during a rainy day while in the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Penelope Jewel, 10 months, of Troy, daughter of Sarah Hart and Jonathon Jewel, chews on a banana shaped toy in the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage3.jpgPenelope Jewel, 10 months, of Troy, daughter of Sarah Hart and Jonathon Jewel, chews on a banana shaped toy in the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Mina Minnick, 1, of Sidney, daughter of Nicole Minnick, plays with a toy train at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage7.jpgMina Minnick, 1, of Sidney, daughter of Nicole Minnick, plays with a toy train at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Parker Graves, 8 months, of Sidney, son of Sara and Colby Graves, plays with a toy ambulance and race car at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage5.jpgParker Graves, 8 months, of Sidney, son of Sara and Colby Graves, plays with a toy ambulance and race car at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kingston Ford, 9 months, of Sidney, son of Danielle Holloway, plays with a cup on the floor of the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage2.jpgKingston Ford, 9 months, of Sidney, son of Danielle Holloway, plays with a cup on the floor of the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Casey Riethman, 2, of Anna, daughter of Brian and Ashley Riethman, covers a doll with a piece of fabric at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816KidsPage1.jpgCasey Riethman, 2, of Anna, daughter of Brian and Ashley Riethman, covers a doll with a piece of fabric at the Sidney – Shelby County YMCA infant toddler room Tuesday, Aug. 16. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Diane, far left, and Mike Manger, far right, show Braelyn Berger, 3, all of Anna, daughter of Craig and Amanda Berger, a bike that Mike made into a memorial and childhood cancer awareness bike. The Berger’s had the bike on display during the Inaugural Ohio Rumble Against Childhood Cancer at The Anna American Legion Post 446 Heiland Saturday, Aug. 13. A live band performed, kids played games and a raffle was held despite rain moving much of the event indoors. All the money raised was donated to CureSearch, to find a cure for childhood cancer. Due to most of the event being rained out, they will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Meyer’s Tavern in Botkins on Sept. 24. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/181805112240242/ for more information.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/08/web1_SDN081816Cancer.jpgDiane, far left, and Mike Manger, far right, show Braelyn Berger, 3, all of Anna, daughter of Craig and Amanda Berger, a bike that Mike made into a memorial and childhood cancer awareness bike. The Berger’s had the bike on display during the Inaugural Ohio Rumble Against Childhood Cancer at The Anna American Legion Post 446 Heiland Saturday, Aug. 13. A live band performed, kids played games and a raffle was held despite rain moving much of the event indoors. All the money raised was donated to CureSearch, to find a cure for childhood cancer. Due to most of the event being rained out, they will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Meyer’s Tavern in Botkins on Sept. 24. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/181805112240242/ for more information. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News