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Bond-ing with the baritone

Alex Garcia plays the baritone Saturday for the Jay County High School Marching Patriots during the Archway Classic at Centerville. The JCHS show this year has a James Bond theme. (The Commercial Review/Ray Cooney)

High point winners

Pictured are the Jay County Summer Swim Team’s high point winners from the 2024 season. First row from left are Sam Benirschke (9-10-year-old boys), Henry Warvel (8-and-younger boys), Laynie Mann (8-and younger girls) and Isabelle Byrum (11-12-year-old girls). Back row from left are Addisyn Champ (9-10-year-old girls), Lincoln Clamme (15-and-older …

Swim awards

The Jay County Summer Swim team dished out post-season awards on Sunday. Pictured from left are Most Improved Swimmer Kynlee Homan, Jacqui Baxter Sportsmanship and Team Leadership Award winner Aubrey Millspaugh and Rookie of the Year Laynie Mann. (The Commercial Review/Andrew Balko)

At the auction

Gary Loy of Loy Real Estate and Auction closes a bid during the 4-H food auction at the Blackford County Fair on Monday evening. (The Commercial Review/Andrew Balko)

Optimist donation

Allison Keen from the Purdue Extension Office of Jay County accepts a $500 check from the Portland Evening Optimist president Linda Aker. (Photo provided)

Fair finale

Saturday with a full day of rides and amusements and A Touch of Mexico in the Farmer’s Building. Pictured at left, Lane Zaugg and Ivie Gallegos go down a slide in the midway on Saturday afternoon during the final day of the Jay County Fair. Above, a boy from Grupo …

Third in opener

Percussionist Keira Corwin performs Saturday evening for the Jay County High School Marching Patriots during the Archway Classic at Centerville.

Inman wins

Jay County Fair’s baby contests July 6 yielded two overall winners. Pictured is the 6-to-12-month-old contest winner, Finley Inman, and her mother Pride Inman.

Winning baby

Jay County Fair’s baby contests July 6 yielded two overall winners. Pictured is the 12-to-18-month-old contest winner, Ivan Laux, with his mother Kassi Laux.

Fair Flo

Flo Rida performs Friday night in front of the grandstands at Jay County Fair. The rap and R&B artist played many of his hit songs in front of a packed track. DJ Kronik opened the show. (The Commercial Review/Bailey Cline)
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