Our Favorite Photos: June

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    Maddie Gil of Huntingburg, 15, laughed in disbelief when a horse-drawn carriage arrived at her home to deliver her to Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntingburg on Saturday for her quinceañera to celebrate her 15th birthday. A quinceañera is also called a fiesta de quince años and is celebrated by many Latin American countries as a right of passage from childhood to womanhood.Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Dale Payne listened to Kiera Volz as she told him about her day after school March 20 in Payne's Huntingburg home. Dale, who has known Kiera since she was born, has helped raise her since July 2010 and became her legal guardian in October 2011. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Shelby Klem of Ferdinand, 18, right, prepared for the final round, consisting of formal wear and impromptu questions, during the Miss Heimatfest Pageant in the Forest Park Auditorium in Ferdinand on Sunday. The Little Miss and Little Mister Heimatfest Pageants were held simultaneously. There were eight Miss Heimatfest contestants who walked on stage in work wear, theme wear and formal wear rounds. Klem was named the 2014 Miss Heimatfest winner and Miss Photogenic. The First Runner-up was Sabrina Becher, 16, of Ferdinand. Tiffany Singer of Ferdinand, 18, won Miss Congeniality. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Melissa Macias, 9, front left, Jazmin Leon, 8, Meredith Hein, 12, Ariana Leon, 4, and Yuliana Leon, 6, all of Huntingburg, dried off in the sun after playing in the water the Leon sisters' yard Sunday in Huntingburg. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Olivia Lampert of Jasper, 2, reached to touch a deer on display in the High Life Hunt Club's barbecue booth Saturday during the Heimatfest in Ferdinand. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Heritage Hills' Madison Gogel, left, Hunter Crane, Gina Wahl and Derian Scales watched with anticipating from the dugout during Tuesday's softball regional against Gibson Southern in Lincoln City. Heritage Hills lost 9-6 in 11 innings. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Southridge's Andrew Recker, foreground, and Logan Sollman hung out the side of the Raiders' bus as the team travelled around Huntingburg in celebration of winning Tuesday night's Class 3A sectional championship. The Raiders defeated Washington 12-0, giving them their first sectional title in 32 years. Heather Rousseau/The Heral

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    Ruth Kuebler, left, made a face at her mother, Lucille Kuebler as she held up a mirror so Lucille could see her makeup April 7 at Ruth's Jasper home. At 88, Lucille is the oldest member of the Red Nose Society. She goes by the name Loosey Goosey and joined the group when Ruth came aboard more than a year ago. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Ethan Buckner, 10, left, Jane Franklin, 8, Lexi Brinksneader, 10, and Trey Brinksneader, 7, played under a streetlight during the Brinksneader family's barbecue Saturday outside their home in Jasper. "At least twice a month we like to get friends, family, neighbors and co-workers together for ribs, taters and cornhole," Denise Brinksneader said. Saturday's party included at least 20 folks from Dubois and surrounding counties. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Tommy Hudson, foreground, of Bessemer, Ala., and Roy Barron of Helena., Ala,. both with Alabama-based HUDCO Industrial Products, prepared for takeoff after flying into Huntingburg Airport for a business meeting June 4. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Kael Fritz, left, handed a tool to his cousin and fellow St. Henry resident Brent "Bammer" Meyer on Thursday as Meyer stood on a ladder stringing lights with the help of Jim Wagner in preparation for the St. Henry Heinrichsdorf Fest. The annual festival begins this evening and lasts through Saturday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    A rainbow painted the sky Wednesday evening behind the Jasper City Mill near the Third Avenue Bridge spanning the Patoka River in Jasper. Intermittent rain eventually gave way to sunshine during the evening Wednesday, giving many Dubois County residents a chance to enjoy nature's byproduct. The spring showers reserved for April have spilled into June; Jasper has collected precipitation on eight of the month's 11 days. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Dale gently slipped shoes onto Kiera's feet as she slept Feb. 28 before school. Dale, who works for the City of Huntingburg Parks and Recreation Department, usually dresses Kiera in his recliner while she sleeps. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Art Nordhoff helped Chloe McCracken, 6, both of Jasper, fish for toys during the Kiwanis Kiddie Karnival on Wednesday at Jaycee Park in Jasper. Children snagged a bit of everything -- bubbles, silly masks, Ring-Pops and play dough. Nordhoff was at the first Kiddie Karnival 66 years ago when the event took place in Jasper resident David Held's back yard. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Greg “Sonny” Jeffries of Celestine, left, finished a half gallon of chili as his cousin Madelyn Merkel, 8, aunt Kaddy Merkel, both of St. Anthony, and cousin Bethany Hautsch of Celestine, right, cheered Saturday during the first Foodathlon at the Celestine Street Fest. Jeffries won the top prize of $300 after polishing off the chili, two franks with buns, 10 potato wedges, cobbler, ice cream and a lemonade shake-up. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Tanner Blackgrove of Huntingburg, 8, wore his father's fireman jacket during Friday's waterball competition in the parking lot at the Ferdinand Community Center. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Dawson Neff, 10, left, Jade Nord, 9, Molly Elliott, 6, Jace Werner, 7, Xavior Wehr, 9, Isaac Fair, 9, Rachel Dollaway, 10, and Raya Dollaway, 9, all of Jasper, lined up to play kickball Tuesday at Bohnert Park in Jasper. The Jasper Park and Recreation Department offers free kickball every Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. during the summer months. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Kadence Merideth of Mitchell, 3, waded onto Patoka Reservoir during sunset to meet her mother, Jasmine, and family friends Saturday evening. The family has visited the lake to swim twice this year and plans to return several times. "When it's warmer, she loves it," Jasmine said about her daughter. Heather Rousseau/The Herald