April Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Christina Komp of Hartford smiles as she catches her two-year-old daughter Natalie during toddler swim class at the Hartford Recreation Department in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. The program helps introduce smaller children to swimming and water. MacArthur Elementary kindergarden student Marques Smiley, 7, attempts to catch a snow flake with his tongue while waiting in line to return to class after recess at MacArthur Elementary in Germantown on Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to reach the high 50s by Monday Fair Park Elementary fourth grade student Mason Giles gives a fist -pump after his team correctly answered a question during the game show "Forest Feuds"  in celebration of Arbor Day at Fair Park Elementary in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The tree planted this year is an Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple. Hartford Union's Weston DeKoning eyes up a ball in the number one double match against Slinger in Slinger on Thursday afternoon. Donavon Ferguson of West Bend tunes a guitar in preparation to playing his song titled " Gracie" at Caleb Folks home in West Bend on Thursday evening. Along with song writing, Ferguson participates in athletics. Ferguson said his spans from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for school and athletics. During down periods at school, Ferguson writes his own music. Ferguson has 24 songs that he has written in the past year and a half. A bus drives over a bridge that is nearly overcome with water on River Lane in Germantown on Thursday afternoon. Rain is expected to continue all through next week. Patrons cast their lines on a partially frozen pond during the Free Fishing Clinic at Sandy Knoll Park in the Town of Trenton on Saturday morning. Laura "Lori" Slagle shares a burger with family member Amy Neste of Fond du Lac as Lori attempts to re-group and rest after an early morning fire at her home in West Bend on Saturday afternoon. Slagle says the fire began near 2 a.m. on Saturday morning. Slagle's daughter had friends over on Friday night for a bonfire. Slagle put the fire out near 11:30 p.m. after putting the girls away for bed. Slagle was awoken by her dog, Nellie, to find her porch on fire. Slagle was able to get everyone out of the house un-harmed. Police and firefighters told Slagle if the home could be restored, she could maybe get back into the house in four months. Slagle operates her business, A Personal Touch Salon, out of her home. Green Bay Packer Randall Cobb and Darlene Machajewski of Mukwonago share a laugh at the Kettle Moraine YMCA fundraiser at the Prairie Center in West Bend on Thursday evening. West Bend West's Tess Kopecky celebrates a goal against Kewaksum with teammates in the second half in West Bend on Friday night. Hartford Common Council Aldermanic District 3 candidate Rachel Mixon reacts  after finding out of her victory at the Hartford VFW Hall in Hartford on Tuesday night. A patron passes by looking as crews continue to clear off lanes of highway 60 at a scene of a accident involving a truck and a car in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters work to remove siding from a house on Werner Road after a possible lighting strike in Barton on Tuesday afternoon. Diane Murray, who was in the home at the time, said the house went dark around 1:30 p.m. after a large "canon like" noise. Murray went outside afterwards to see the back of her house smoking. No one was injured.  Firefighters work to remove siding from a house on Werner Road after a possible lighting strike in Barton on Tuesday afternoon. Diane Murray, who was in the home at the time, said the house went dark around 1:30 p.m. after a large "canon like" noise. Murray went outside afterwards to see the back of her house smoking. No one was injured.  Diane Murray looks outside of her garage to see firefighters remove siding from her house after a possible lighting strike in Barton on Tuesday afternoon. Murray, who was in the home at the time, said the house went dark around 1:30 p.m. after a large "canon like" noise. Murray went outside afterwards to see the back of her house smoking. No one was injured.  A firefighter inspects the surrounding area as smoke continues to pour out of a shed in the Town of Erin on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters work around a shed as smoke continues to pour out of it after a fire in the Town of Erin on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters inspect the inside of a shed that contains a charred car after a fire off of County Highway O in the Town of Erin on Tuesday afternoon. Officials pan an area they suspect  Larry Arnold may be during a man hunt in Farmington on Wednesday evening. Police closed the man hunt after losing the scent. The Washington County Sheriff's Department had assistance of a dog from the DNR. Arnold is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for bail jumping and contempt of court after failing to appear in court after disorderly conduct case in 2010. Officials pan an area they suspect  Larry Arnold may be during a man hunt in Farmington on Wednesday evening. Police closed the man hunt after losing the scent. The Washington County Sheriff's Department had assistance of a dog from the DNR. Arnold is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for bail jumping and contempt of court after failing to appear in court after disorderly conduct case in 2010. Officials use a dog to track the scent of Larry Arnold in Farmington on Wednesday evening. Police closed the man hunt after losing the scent. Arnold is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for bail jumping and contempt of court after failing to appear in court after disorderly conduct case in 2010. Officials pan an area they suspect  Larry Arnold may be during a man hunt in Farmington on Wednesday evening. Police closed the man hunt after losing the scent. The Washington County Sheriff's Department had assistance of a dog from the DNR. Arnold is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for bail jumping and contempt of court after failing to appear in court after disorderly conduct case in 2010. Captain Deputy Sheriff Steve Gonwa talks with other officers while searching for Larry Arnold in Farmington on Wednesday evening. Police closed the man hunt after losing the scent. The Washington County Sheriff's Department had assistance of a dog from the DNR. Arnold is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for bail jumping and contempt of court after failing to appear in court after disorderly conduct case in 2010. An officer points his gun in an old truck while searching for Larry Arnold in Farmington on Wednesday evening. Police closed the man hunt after losing the scent. The Washington County Sheriff's Department had assistance of a dog from the DNR. Arnold is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for bail jumping and contempt of court after failing to appear in court after disorderly conduct case in 2010. Leann Leszynski enters the courtroom for her sentencing  at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Leszynski was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision for the death of her three-year-old daughter, Haley Kluwe. Photos of Haley Kluwe are held by her grandfather, Gary Kluwe, during the sentencing of Leann Leszynski at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Leszynski was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision for the death of her three-year-old daughter, Haley Kluwe. Hon. James Pouros looks over paperwork during the sentencing of Leann Leszynski at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Leszynski was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision for the death of her three-year-old daughter, Haley Kluwe. Ben Kluwe reacts as stories of the death of his daughter, Haley Kluwe are told during the sentencing of Leann Leszynski at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Leszynski was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision for the death of her three-year-old daughter, Haley Kluwe. Gary Kluwe hands his son, Ben Kluwe, a collection of ashes of Ben's daughter, Haley Kluwe, before Ben speaks during the sentencing of Leann Leszynski at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Leszynski was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision for the death of her three-year-old daughter, Haley Kluwe. Ben Kluwe reacts as stories of his daughter's death, Haley Kluwe, are told during the sentencing of Leann Leszynski at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Leszynski was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision for the death of her three-year-old daughter, Haley Kluwe. Patrons begin to hover near the entrance of  Miller Park before the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies apart of Opening Day  in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Dale Wedde of Jackson stretches out his legs in a large chair in the back of a pick-up truck before the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies outside of Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The chair has made appearances at the past five Opening Day games.  The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. A couple of patrons look out the windows at tailgaters before the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer towels are passed out to fans before the Opening Day game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Hans Felton of Wausau dances with his Ryan Braun head cutout with Kelly Traska before the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Grounds crew members prepare the field before the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Colorado Rockies manger Walt Weiss greets Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. The first pitch by Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo against the Colorado Rockies to begin  Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez throws to first against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Fans attempt to dodge a bat thrown into the stands by Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Gomez against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer center fielder Carols Gomez watches a foul ball against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Colorado Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer can not get to a ball against the Milwaukee Brewers during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer center fielder Carlos Gomez is caught in a pickle against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer Norichika Aoki hits a home run against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4.<br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewer Norichika Aoki is congratulated after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer Yovani Gallardo pitches against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Colorado Rockies' Chris Nelson reaches out for third base while being chased down by Milwaukee Brewer Alex Gonzalez during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. The Sausage Race during the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun reacts after striking out against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer shortstop Jean Segura avoids a runner while turning a double play against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Fans stand for "God Bless America" during Opening Day between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer Rickie Weeks runs to first base against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. <br/>Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun is congratulated after scoring the go-ahead run against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4.<br/> Milwaukee Brewer Norichika Aoki celebrates a go-ahead run against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer John Axford pitches the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Milwaukee Brewer closer John Axford watches a home-run by Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler in the ninth inning tie the game during Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4.<br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewer Jonathan Lucroy is met by teammates after hitting a game-winning sacrifice-fly to beat the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in ten innings 5-4. Moscow Night's Bayan Accordion player Vitaliy Bezrodnov warms up backstage  at the Schauer Arts and Activities Center in Hartford on Friday night. Chris Nielsen of Lemberg Electric walks out a cart of electronic supplies at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The grand opening for the new building is Saturday, April 6. Assistant Director Graeme Reid and Erika Petterson move a display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The grand opening for the new building is Saturday, April 6. A volunteer helps clean one of the entrances to the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The grand opening for the new building is Saturday, April 6. Jeane Gilboy, left, and Berni Trapp both of Kewaskum both discuss some of the art on display including "The Falgellants" by Carl von Marr (Behind them) during the grand opening for the new building of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on Saturday morning. "The Flagellants" was completed in 1885. The painting has been in a secure shipping tube since it returned from its trip from Munich, Germany. Peace Seekers of Washington County member Lucy Bloedorn of West Bend displays her sign at the corner of Decorah Road and Main Street in downtown West Bend on Saturday afternoon. The group held a peaceful protest against gun violence. Slinger's Brooke Behmke dislodges the ball from West Bend East's Lindsay Grigg's mitt while sliding in to score the first run of the game in Slinger on Friday afternoon. General Manager Benji Daugherty poses behind the bar at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club in the Town of Trenton  on Tuesday afternoon. The Gentlemen's Club opened April 4.
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