Favorite Photos of 2020

A look back at some memorable moments Herald photographers captured last year:

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Pat Gress of Ireland drives a giant rainbow past the Grace and Truth Church to place on the corner of Walnut Street and Green Street in Ireland on Feb. 25, 2020. Gress, who made the rainbow in 2016 for the Ireland Bicentennial, moved the rainbow out of storage in preparation for Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Celebrations. Gress said the rainbow has become a popular spot for people to take photographs. “People appreciate it,” he said.

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Nikkia Anders shows Nikkole, 4, left, Jaimi, and Charity how to look for ripe tomatoes in their garden on Sept. 23, 2020. Nikkia teaches her children at every opportunity and always includes them in tasks like gardening.

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Holy Trinity Catholic School fifth-grader Lila Schmitt lifts her cousin, fifth-grader Grace Docktor, during a “Jumping for Jesus” aerobics session at the school’s East Campus in Jasper on Jan. 30, 2020. For Catholic Schools Week, Holy Trinity celebrated with a different activity each day. “We wanted today to be energetic and exciting,” Principal Jon Temple said. “Something to get them moving in the morning.”

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Kent Reyling of Jasper poses for a photograph in front of a community mural on the Kerstiens Building in Jasper on July 11, 2020. “I wanted to come out and support the kids,” Reyling said. “This is an amazing thing.” Reyling is a member of the Jasper Community Arts Commission Board. The mural was dedicated on July 11, 2020, by the Jasper Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council.

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Salem United Church of Christ Custodian Linda Gehlhausen, right, waves to Alan Nass of Huntingburg during her surprise drive-by retirement parade at the church in Huntingburg on July 8, 2020. That day was Gehlhausen’s last day of work at the church after more than 20 years. “I’m shocked and I’m really going to miss this church,” Gehlhausen said. Though she said she felt embarrassed by the parade, she also admitted she loved it. “I’m glad they appreciate me,” she said.

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Ed Young, 79, wakes up his wife, Karen, 78, who has advanced dementia, as their daughter and Home Instead caregiver, Dede Britzman, 47, of Jasper, prepares the materials necessary to change and bathe Karen — a diaper, pads, diaper ointment, lotion, deodorant, gloves and wipes — on the portable commode set up in the Youngs’ living room at their home in Jasper on July 27, 2020. “Dementia robbed her of everything. It deprives her of communicating with her family. It deprives her of her independence,” Ed said. “She can’t dress herself. She can’t eat by herself. She can’t walk by herself ... She can hug and kiss yet.” Family photos of the Youngs’ 7 children, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren adorn the wall.

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Shirley Bartley of Jasper laughs with Matt Lorey after he stopped in to use her restroom and say hello along his mail route on Jan. 15, 2020. Instead of taking a lunch break, he takes a short break at Bartley’s home. “If he didn’t come every day, I would lose my mind,” Shirley said.


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Quinten Schue, 8, of Jasper, lies on Rascal before the cattle show at the 2020 Dubois County Youth Open Show at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds in Bretzville on July 6, 2020. Quinten said lying on the cattle is “a little scary because if he gets up, you have to get up really quickly.”