Clayton Sickbert, 8, of Holland, relaxes in a cattle trough while Mark McAninch, 9, of St. Henry, and his brother, Gus, 5, watch from inside the beef barn at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds in Bretzville on July 16, 2019. Mark and Gus then joined Clayton in the trough, the boys calling it their "Cowboy Jacuzzi," after a friend, Jacob Tempel, 10, called it such.
Tanner Kane, 17, attempts to rope his sister, Addyson, 12, after practicing at Coyote Creek Ranch on June 11, 2019 in Boonville, Indiana. Both Tanner and Addyson compete in rodeos. "He has been an inspiration to me I guess," Addyson said of her brother. "He's taught me pretty much everything I know. He never lets me down."
Kevin Huffman waits at the window before exiting the fire simulation building at the Jasper Fire Tower on March 16, 2019 in Jasper, Indiana. The Dubois County Fire School is the last of its kind in the state, training and certifying fire fighters in a controlled burn situation.
Joyce Martin, 82, pets Jax the horse, at Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center on April 18, 2019 in Jasper, Indiana. Suffering from multiple sclerosis and arthritis, Martin was recently placed on hospice. Her last wish to ride a horse again after growing up and riding horses her entire life.
Thalia Hernandez, 15, of Jasper, is lifted by her chambelanes, young men picked to honor Thalia's Quinceañera, while practicing the dances before performing them inside Venue 1408 on June 15, 2019, in Huntingburg, Indiana. "Some people just think it's a big party. The Quinceañera is becoming a woman, so you're dancing, you're getting your makeup done. But, everything represents a special thing. The dress is you being a princess," Thalia said.
Fr. Ray Brenner distributes communion during mass at St. Joseph's Church on May 15, 2019 in Jasper, Indiana. Brenner has served as a priest for 50 years, recently announcing his retirement.
Spencer County Sheriff, Kelli Reinke works alongside other area officers in an active-shooting training simulation in an abandoned building on June, 3, 2019 in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Reinke, the first elected female sheriff in Spencer County, has had to overcome stereotypes about females being capable and competent within the police force. "There's still some people that feel women don't belong in this profession. I had this older guy say, 'Well Missy, what do you want to do something so dangerous for?' I tried to explain to him that I've been out working [in the police force] for 16 years already. All you can do is do your job, and however they see you, they see you," Reinke said.
Lynn DeVault of Rochester checks the wood burning stove while preparing for a concert at the Oak Center General Store on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 in Lake City, Minnesota. "I have no furnace," said Steven Schwen, owner of the store. "I just go around and start three or four fires everyday." Weekly volunteers like DeVault keep the store running in order to continue hosting folk concerts for the public.
Kade Greulich, 3, center, looks up at Reese Verkamp, while standing alongside Brody Kluesner, at Forest Park's sectional game on May, 23, 2019 in Rockport, Indiana. Kade is the coach's son and joins the team for most of their games, having a special bond with many of the players.
Southridge's Tucker Schank jumps in the air after scoring a run during Saturday's Class 2A regional championship game at League Stadium on June, 1, 2019 in Huntingburg, Indiana.
Southridge's Conner Oxley takes a moment to himself in the locker room before a game at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium on Aug. 30, 2019, in Jasper, Indiana.
Matt Betz of Dubois, left, and Scott Betz of Schnellville watch as Andrew Beuchler of Jasper returns a ball during the 27th annual mud volleyball tournament on July, 7, 2019, at the Schnellville Community Club in Schnellville, Indiana.
Rochester Century High School senior Ella Schornack plays the tenor drum upside-down during the Rochester Public Schools drumline showcase between Century, Mayo, and John Marshall high schools on Dec. 18, 2019, at Mayo High School.
Southridge head coach Gene Mattingly yells for his team to keep their heads up as he comforts Camden Gasser, left, and Ethan Bell after losing a Class 2A state championship baseball game on June, 18, 2019, at Victory Field in Indianapolis, Indiana.
2019 Little Miss Strassenfest first runner-up, Maggie Hanneman, left, and Little Miss Strassenfest Vivienne Gunselman, both 8 and of Jasper, whisper to each other while playing a hand clap game during Jasper Strassenfest on August, 3, 2019, in Jasper, Indiana.
Anden Uebelhor, 10, of Ferdinand, lays in a hammock in the beef barn surrounded by his family’s black angus at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds on July, 15, 2019, in Bretzville, Indiana.
Grace Alexander, 3, of Huntingburg, runs around in circles during the beginning of recess at Holland elementary school on August 28, 2019 in Holland, Indiana. Grace has nystagmus — a vision impairment also known as “dancing eyes.” It affects her depth perception, making crowded areas — like a playground — feel chaotic and stressful.