Little Miss Shamrock runner-up Sophie Schnarr of Jasper, 7, left the pageant at Ireland Elementary School in Ireland, Ind. on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The Little Miss Shamrock pageant is part of Ireland Indiana's annual town festivities.
Jean Duckworth talked to her horse Tom, that survived the Ellis Park Tornado in 2005, at Double M Stables in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. After taking Tom in when the original owners weren't identified, Duckworth treated Tom's trauma from the tornado with aromatherapy oils every day for six months. As a result of the aromatherapy, she says that he "became a different horse."
Southridge High School's Joe LaGrange dribbled in the hallway before facing Sullivan High School at Huntingburg Memorial Gym in Huntingburg, Ind. on March 3, 2018. "They're loose," said coach Ted O'Brien. Southridge won 47-32, and went on to win the sectional title two days later.
Rich Vollmer, left, Chad Merkley, and Don Schroering, all of Jasper, relaxed with their group of workers after baling, stacking, and hauling 2700 square straw bales from 50 acres of land in Jasper, Ind. The group usually ends their work day with a cold beer, and on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, also washed down bologna sandwiches. Vollmer and his two brothers own Vollmer Farms, which has been in his family for 6 generations.
Shayla Sander, 12, and her cousin Trace Buechler, 11, both of Celestine, sat on Trace’s fathers tractor, Kris Buechler, before the hay ride on Saturday as part of Celestine's 175th anniversary celebrations.
Forest Park football players Zach Lueken of St. Anthony, 17, right, Garret Berg of Ferdinand, 16, Cory Uebelhor of Ferdinand, 15, and Brennan Weyer of Ferdinand, 16, held a contest to see who could stay in the 37-40-degree water the longest after the seventh annual polar plunge at the Ferdinand State Forest in Ferdinand on Sunday. Uebelhor won the contest and Berg placed second. "As soon as I got in, my legs went numb," said Berg.
Julia Pryor of Jasper, 5, rested her head on her father Matt’s shoulder while slow dancing at the daddy-daughter dance at Jasper Middle School on Saturday. Julia is the youngest of three daughters, and Matt has brought his other daughters in previous years. “This is her first [daddy-daughter dance]. She’s had to wait patiently, and she finally got dad to herself,” said Matt.
The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand held their Service of Light led by Fr. Julian Peters, OSB of St. Meinrad at Monastery Immaculate Conception Easter morning. To begin the service, the Easter candle was lit from a fire outside and then spread to individual candles. “It amazes me to have the visual of the light entering into the darkness,” Sister Briana Craddock of Ferdinand said. “We have all this darkness, especially in our world today. From one light, all the little lights come. It really helps me think that there’s hope for our world.”
Before practicing the Mai Pole Dance for the 40th Strassenfest Wednesday evening, Ella Wagner, 8, left, Briley Porter, 8, Breann Lechner, 17, Emilie Recker, 6, Isabella Kluesner, 8, and Lauryn Truesdale, 8, all of Jasper, read the numbers written on their hands that corresponded to starting positions in the dance at the Ackerman Oil Shop in Jasper. Jasper German Club treasurer Laura Grammer of Jasper looked forward to "seeing the smiles on the faces of these kids as they enjoy German Heritage events that their ancestors might have enjoyed hundreds of years ago."
Brian "Ranger Joe" Bullock, the Hadi Shrine Funsters' newest member, applies powder to set his "Hobo" style of clown makeup at the Funster barn in Evansville, Ind., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Bullock was taught to apply his own makeup for the first time that evening.
Though it can be lonely as a widow, Marge Stenftenagel of Maltersville feels she is better off living at home. “The kids said, ‘mom, why don’t you sell the place and go to town?’ and I said, ‘are you kidding? I’d be dead in six months.’ I’d fall apart… I want to do the routine thing.” In the evenings, Marge watches TV and reads The Herald, as she did on May 7, 2018.