Images of Independence


Hunter Jarrell prepares to jump his frog during the Frog Jump Contest on July 4th at Racine’s Star Mill Park. Jarrell took first place in his age group with a jump of 11 feet, 1 1/2 inches.

Hunter Jarrell prepares to jump his frog during the Frog Jump Contest on July 4th at Racine’s Star Mill Park. Jarrell took first place in his age group with a jump of 11 feet, 1 1/2 inches.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Gus McDaniel prepares to jump his frog Mr. Kevin Jumpy Legs during the Frog Jump Contest as part of the Racine Independence Day celebration.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Winners of the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest in their respective categories were (18 and older) Jerry Wolfe, first with frog Purple Demon; J.F. Young, second with his frog Donald Trump (12 feet, 2 inches); and Shawn Stobart, third with his frog Croaker (11 feet, 8 inches); (age 13-17) Hunter Jarrell, first with his frog Billy (11 feet, 1 1/2 inches); Eean Bailey, second with his frog Junior (9 feet, 9 1/2 inches); and Eean Bailey, third with his frog Luke (9 feet); (Age 12 and younger) Peyton Milliron, first with his frog Rocket (12 feet, 5 inches); Gavin Proffitt, second with his frog Mr. Jumper (10 feet, 3 1/2 inches), and Eli Bailey, third with his frog TreeFee (9 feet, 6 1/2 inches).


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

J.F. Young makes his frog jump during the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Chris Wolfe (Wolfie) makes his frog jump during the Frog Jump Contest.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Members of the Middleport American Legion Feeney-Bennett Post 128 leading the Middleport Fourth of July Parade.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

The Meigs Marauder Marching Band played a patriotic tune for parade spectators during the Middleport Fourth of July Parade.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Following the Middleport Fourth of July Parade, spectators gathered at the Blakeslee Center’s lawn for a flag raising ceremony, musical entertainment by Next Level, as well as various vendors and activities.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Bleachers were set up in the Blakeslee Center lawn for the Middleport Fourth of July Parade for spectators to enjoy the show.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

One of the participants of the Middleport Fourth of the July Parade on his tractor as the Meigs Marauder Marching Band follows behind.


Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Gallipolis River Recreation watches the finale of its Independence Day celebration.


Dean Wright | OVP

Crowds wait for the fireworks to begin in Gallipolis.


Dean Wright | OVP

Fireworks light the night sky at Gallipolis River Recreation.


Dean Wright | OVP

Gallipolis River Recreation royalty ride by during the parade.


Dean Wright | OVP

VFW 4464 Honor Guard lead the Gallipolis River Recreation Parade with the colors.


Dean Wright | OVP

Hunter Jarrell prepares to jump his frog during the Frog Jump Contest on July 4th at Racine’s Star Mill Park. Jarrell took first place in his age group with a jump of 11 feet, 1 1/2 inches.

Gus McDaniel prepares to jump his frog Mr. Kevin Jumpy Legs during the Frog Jump Contest as part of the Racine Independence Day celebration.

Winners of the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest in their respective categories were (18 and older) Jerry Wolfe, first with frog Purple Demon; J.F. Young, second with his frog Donald Trump (12 feet, 2 inches); and Shawn Stobart, third with his frog Croaker (11 feet, 8 inches); (age 13-17) Hunter Jarrell, first with his frog Billy (11 feet, 1 1/2 inches); Eean Bailey, second with his frog Junior (9 feet, 9 1/2 inches); and Eean Bailey, third with his frog Luke (9 feet); (Age 12 and younger) Peyton Milliron, first with his frog Rocket (12 feet, 5 inches); Gavin Proffitt, second with his frog Mr. Jumper (10 feet, 3 1/2 inches), and Eli Bailey, third with his frog TreeFee (9 feet, 6 1/2 inches).

J.F. Young makes his frog jump during the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest.

Chris Wolfe (Wolfie) makes his frog jump during the Frog Jump Contest.

Members of the Middleport American Legion Feeney-Bennett Post 128 leading the Middleport Fourth of July Parade.

The Meigs Marauder Marching Band played a patriotic tune for parade spectators during the Middleport Fourth of July Parade.

Following the Middleport Fourth of July Parade, spectators gathered at the Blakeslee Center’s lawn for a flag raising ceremony, musical entertainment by Next Level, as well as various vendors and activities.

Bleachers were set up in the Blakeslee Center lawn for the Middleport Fourth of July Parade for spectators to enjoy the show.

One of the participants of the Middleport Fourth of the July Parade on his tractor as the Meigs Marauder Marching Band follows behind.

Gallipolis River Recreation watches the finale of its Independence Day celebration.

Crowds wait for the fireworks to begin in Gallipolis.

Fireworks light the night sky at Gallipolis River Recreation.

Gallipolis River Recreation royalty ride by during the parade.

VFW 4464 Honor Guard lead the Gallipolis River Recreation Parade with the colors.

Hunter Jarrell prepares to jump his frog during the Frog Jump Contest on July 4th at Racine’s Star Mill Park. Jarrell took first place in his age group with a jump of 11 feet, 1 1/2 inches.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_7.7-ATR-Racine-1.jpgHunter Jarrell prepares to jump his frog during the Frog Jump Contest on July 4th at Racine’s Star Mill Park. Jarrell took first place in his age group with a jump of 11 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Gus McDaniel prepares to jump his frog Mr. Kevin Jumpy Legs during the Frog Jump Contest as part of the Racine Independence Day celebration.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_7.7-ATR-Racine-2.jpgGus McDaniel prepares to jump his frog Mr. Kevin Jumpy Legs during the Frog Jump Contest as part of the Racine Independence Day celebration. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Winners of the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest in their respective categories were (18 and older) Jerry Wolfe, first with frog Purple Demon; J.F. Young, second with his frog Donald Trump (12 feet, 2 inches); and Shawn Stobart, third with his frog Croaker (11 feet, 8 inches); (age 13-17) Hunter Jarrell, first with his frog Billy (11 feet, 1 1/2 inches); Eean Bailey, second with his frog Junior (9 feet, 9 1/2 inches); and Eean Bailey, third with his frog Luke (9 feet); (Age 12 and younger) Peyton Milliron, first with his frog Rocket (12 feet, 5 inches); Gavin Proffitt, second with his frog Mr. Jumper (10 feet, 3 1/2 inches), and Eli Bailey, third with his frog TreeFee (9 feet, 6 1/2 inches).
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_7.7-ATR-Racine-3.jpgWinners of the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest in their respective categories were (18 and older) Jerry Wolfe, first with frog Purple Demon; J.F. Young, second with his frog Donald Trump (12 feet, 2 inches); and Shawn Stobart, third with his frog Croaker (11 feet, 8 inches); (age 13-17) Hunter Jarrell, first with his frog Billy (11 feet, 1 1/2 inches); Eean Bailey, second with his frog Junior (9 feet, 9 1/2 inches); and Eean Bailey, third with his frog Luke (9 feet); (Age 12 and younger) Peyton Milliron, first with his frog Rocket (12 feet, 5 inches); Gavin Proffitt, second with his frog Mr. Jumper (10 feet, 3 1/2 inches), and Eli Bailey, third with his frog TreeFee (9 feet, 6 1/2 inches). Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

J.F. Young makes his frog jump during the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_7.7-ATR-Racine-4.jpgJ.F. Young makes his frog jump during the Racine Independence Day Frog Jump Contest. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Chris Wolfe (Wolfie) makes his frog jump during the Frog Jump Contest.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_7.7-ATR-Racine-5.jpgChris Wolfe (Wolfie) makes his frog jump during the Frog Jump Contest. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Members of the Middleport American Legion Feeney-Bennett Post 128 leading the Middleport Fourth of July Parade.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_ATR2-2-.jpgMembers of the Middleport American Legion Feeney-Bennett Post 128 leading the Middleport Fourth of July Parade. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

The Meigs Marauder Marching Band played a patriotic tune for parade spectators during the Middleport Fourth of July Parade.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_ATR3.jpgThe Meigs Marauder Marching Band played a patriotic tune for parade spectators during the Middleport Fourth of July Parade. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Following the Middleport Fourth of July Parade, spectators gathered at the Blakeslee Center’s lawn for a flag raising ceremony, musical entertainment by Next Level, as well as various vendors and activities.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_ATR5-1-.jpgFollowing the Middleport Fourth of July Parade, spectators gathered at the Blakeslee Center’s lawn for a flag raising ceremony, musical entertainment by Next Level, as well as various vendors and activities. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Bleachers were set up in the Blakeslee Center lawn for the Middleport Fourth of July Parade for spectators to enjoy the show.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_ATR5-2-.jpgBleachers were set up in the Blakeslee Center lawn for the Middleport Fourth of July Parade for spectators to enjoy the show. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

One of the participants of the Middleport Fourth of the July Parade on his tractor as the Meigs Marauder Marching Band follows behind.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_Parade5.jpgOne of the participants of the Middleport Fourth of the July Parade on his tractor as the Meigs Marauder Marching Band follows behind. Erin (Perkins) Johnson | OVP

Gallipolis River Recreation watches the finale of its Independence Day celebration.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_DSC_0584.jpgGallipolis River Recreation watches the finale of its Independence Day celebration. Dean Wright | OVP

Crowds wait for the fireworks to begin in Gallipolis.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_DSC_0538.jpgCrowds wait for the fireworks to begin in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | OVP

Fireworks light the night sky at Gallipolis River Recreation.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_DSC_0562.jpgFireworks light the night sky at Gallipolis River Recreation. Dean Wright | OVP

Gallipolis River Recreation royalty ride by during the parade.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_DSC_0424.jpgGallipolis River Recreation royalty ride by during the parade. Dean Wright | OVP

VFW 4464 Honor Guard lead the Gallipolis River Recreation Parade with the colors.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/07/web1_DSC_0387-1.jpgVFW 4464 Honor Guard lead the Gallipolis River Recreation Parade with the colors. Dean Wright | OVP