March 2013 Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Gandalf, played by Peter Gibeau, inspects Frodo Baggins, played by Dominic Zappia, 12, during rehearsal for " The Hobbit- A Musical Adventure" presented by Troupe H.O.B.B.I.T (Homeschoolers Offer Brilliantly Bright Individual Talents)  at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Tuesday evening. The show kicks off Friday, March 22. Germantown's Jacob Showalter is introduced before taking on De Pere in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. <br/><br/> Germantown's Lamonte Bearden receives support from the Germantown High School student section against De Pere in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. Germantown head coach Steve Showalter gives instructions to his players against De Pere in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. Germantown's Luke Fischer goes in for a basket in between two De Pere in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. Germantown's Luke Fischer grabs a rebound against De Pere in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. Germantown's Brian Bearden applauds after  De Pere's Spencer Mocarski turns the ball over in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. <br/><br/> Germantown's Kendall Miller and Jordan Kuczynski sneak into the background with the Sectional Championship trophy of a interview of teammate and fellow senior Luke Fischer after beating De Pere in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. (From Left) Germantown seniors Luke Fischer, Kendall Miller and Jordan Kuczynski pose with the Sectional Championship trophy after beating De Pere in the WIAA Sectional Championship in Mequon on Saturday afternoon. Germantown won 73-59 to advance to the state tournament in Madison on the weekend of March 8. <br/><br/> Germantown's Luke Fischer reaches out for a loose ball against Mukwonago in the Division One WIAA State Championship game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. <br/><br/> Germantown's Evan Wesenberg reacts after a timeout is called in the first quarter against Mukwonago in the Division One WIAA State Championship game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. Germantown's Luke Fischer attempts to block a shot against Mukwonago in the Division One WIAA State Championship game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. Germantown's Evan Wesenberg (32) and Brian Bearden attempt to block Mukwonago's Nate Tanguay in the Division One WIAA State Championship game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. <br/><br/> Mukwonago's AJ Bricco reaches in to knock away a ball from Germantown's Jake Showalter in the Division One WIAA State Championship game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. Germantown's Brian Bearden reacts after collecting a basket against Mukwonago in the Division One WIAA State Championship game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. <br/><br/> <br/>Germantown's Lamonte Bearden jumps onto his brother Brian after beating Mukwonago in the Division One WIAA State Championship game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. <br/> Germantown hoists the Division One WIAA State Championship trophy at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown won 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. <br/><br/> Germantown's Kendall Miller kisses the Division One WIAA State Championship trophy at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday night. Germantown beat Mukwonago 57-28 to capture its second state championship in the last two years. Germantown's Jon Averkamp reaches out for a loose ball against Oshkosh North in the state semi-final game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday night. Germantown won 80-60 to advance to the state championship on Saturday. <br/><br/> Germantown's Luke Fischer blocks a shot against Oshkosh North in the state semi-final game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday night. Germantown won 80-60 to advance to the state championship on Saturday. <br/><br/> Germantown's Luke Fischer blocks a shot against Oshkosh North in the state semi-final game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday night. Germantown won 80-60 to advance to the state championship on Saturday. Germantown's Lamonte Bearden walks off the court after hitting a buzzer-beater to end the first half against Oshkosh North in the state semi-final game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday night. Germantown won 80-60 to advance to the state championship on Saturday. Germantown's Luke Fischer dunks against Oshkosh North in the state semi-final game at the Kohl Center in Madison on Friday night. Germantown won 80-60 to advance to the state championship on Saturday. Hartford Union High School freshman Beau Breske won the 152-pound WIAA State Championship as a freshman. Breske's goal is to finish the year with a 3.7 G.P.A. <br/><br/> Lindsey Veselka, 11, of West Bend has balloons placed on her head while waiting for guests to arrive to Victoria Vickman's 12th Birthday Party in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The group planned on walking to the YMCA, go to McDonalds for lunch and have a sleep-over at Vickman's home. Victoria Vickman, 12, of West Bend inspects a pyramid made up of her friends in celebration of Vickman's 12th birthday outside her home  in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The group planned on walking to the YMCA, go to McDonalds for lunch and have a sleep-over at Vickman's home. Mason Schellinger,1, of Milwaukee reaches out for an Easter egg during the 13th annual Breakfast with Bunny at the Richfield Fire Hall in Richfield on Saturday morning. The morning included photos with the Easter Bunny, Breakfast and Easter Egg hunts throughout the morning. <br/>Sophia Serrano, 12, of Jackson and her mother Joven shush Victor, 10, as he says an answer out load during Family Trivia Night at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Friday night. <br/> First Baptist Church member Allan MacDougall of Hartford inspects the grass for loose glass from the three nursery windows that were broken by an intruder at First Baptist Church in Hartford on Friday afternoon. Police report that the suspect broke into the church early Friday morning through a basement door. Four stained glass windows, three windows in the nursery and one window apart of a door were broken. A fire extinguisher was discharged in the basement and sanctuary. Pastor Michael Gordon said nothing appeared to have been stolen. Two of the broken stained glass windows near the coat hangers at First Baptist Church in Hartford on Friday afternoon. Police report that the suspect broke into the church early Friday morning through a basement door. Four stained glass windows, three windows in the nursery and one window apart of a door were broken. A fire extinguisher was discharged in the basement and sanctuary. Pastor Michael Gordon said nothing appeared to have been stolen. Pastor Michael Gordon discusses the damage done as a collection of chairs are spread across the sanctuary for cleaning at First Baptist Church in Hartford on Friday afternoon. Police report that the suspect broke into the church early Friday morning through a basement door. Four stained glass windows, three windows in the nursery and one window apart of a door were broken. A fire extinguisher was discharged in the basement and sanctuary. Pastor Michael Gordon said nothing appeared to have been stolen. Mike and Marilyn Warzala of Hartford play catch with Remi, a six-month old German Short Haired Pointer, on the frozen over Pike Lake in Hartford on Wednesday morning. The first day of spring brought high temperatures of 19 and a low of 9 in some areas of Washington County. The Kettle Moraine Lutheran reacts after a three-point basket falls to extend their lead over  Thomas More during a regional match up in Jackson on Friday night. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won 61-15. Manuel Ruyes, 13, of Hartford begins painting one of the ways in the front room at the new venue for the Hartford Boys and Girls Club in Hartford on Wednesday evening. The new area will include opportunities for middle school students to relax and hang out with friends. The building is set to open in mid-April. Herb Heck of Ashippun sits behind the bar during the Hartford Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford on Thursday night. Washington County Sheriff's officers remove items from a pick-up truck  that was involved in an accident with a semi-truck accident at the intersection of highway 33 and county highway M in the Village of Newburg on Wednesday afternoon. <br/><br/> Washington County Humane Society Executive Director Marine Brown holds eight-year old domestic short hair named Rascal on her desk at the Washington County Humane Society in the Town of Polk on Friday afternoon. Rascal cam in five months ago with a broken jaw. Rascal was adopted on March 1 with a healed jaw. The Washington County Humane Society received the Animal Heron from the American Red Cross in 2012. The origination was recognized for the efforts in taking care of each animal that came their way. Jackson Elementary kindergarden student Kason Redd, 6, has hair dye cleaned from his face as it drips down from his hair during an Ice Cream Social in Jackson on Friday evening. Natalie Los, 2, of Mukwonago has her shoulder scanned as her dress and tiara are items she found at the Just Between Friends sale at the Washington County Fair Park in the Town of Polk on Wednesday afternoon. The sale features clothes and toys and different items for children that are on sale by consigners. The sale will continue through Sunday. Pam Herdrich of West Bend has a large collection of clothes for her 20-month-old grandson while waiting in line to be checked out at the Just Between Friends sale at the Washington County Fair Park in the Town of Polk on Wednesday afternoon. The sale features clothes and toys and different items for children that are on sale by consigners. The sale will continue through Sunday. <br/><br/> Kendyl Kuehl, 4, of West Bend looks over the toy selection at one of the featured tables at the Just Between Friends sale at the Washington County Fair Park in the Town of Polk on Wednesday afternoon. The sale features clothes and toys and different items for children that are on sale by consigners. The sale will continue through Sunday. Members of the Kettle Moraine Symphony and Orchestra rehearse for their upcoming concert at Holy Hill in Hubertus on Thursday evening. McLane Elementary first grade students watch Lee Krueger tap a tree to collect maple sap at Kruger's Maple Woods in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. The first grade students learned the process of extracting maple syrup from trees. <br/><br/> McLane Elementary first grade student Jonathan Kalla samples a spoon full of maple syrup  at Kruger's Maple Woods in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. The first grade students learned the process of extracting maple syrup from trees. <br/><br/> Joseph Jacque of Kewaskum begins to clear the front of his yard of snow and ice in Kewaskum on Friday afternoon. Jacque has been clearing his yard of snow for the past three to four years in hopes to bring spring earlier. Conversely, Jacque said he was just making a path for the next snow storm. Maddie Marquardt, 5, gives the hopscotch board created by her and her sister, Mikaela, 7, a test run in Kewaskum on Friday afternoon. The girls were able to play with sidewalk chalk before going to Good Friday service. <br/><br/> Maddie Marquardt, 5, gives the hopscotch board created by her and her sister, Mikaela, 7, a quick glance in Kewaskum on Friday afternoon. The girls were able to play with sidewalk chalk before going to Good Friday service. University of Wisconsin-Washington County professor Mohan Thapa looks to his mathematics class for an answer to his question in West Bend on Tuesday evening. The sun set is reflected across the windows of the new building for the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on Saturday evening.  <br/><br/> Museum of Wisconsin Art Marketing Coordinator Brittani Von Ruden looks across the city scape from the balcony of the new building for the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon.  The new building will open Saturday, April 6. Rob and Sue Enright stand next to portraits of their children (From Left; Theresa Blazek, Megan Stienkeoway and Michelle Stienkeoway) in their home in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Rob was diagnosed with Myeloma in 2006. Myeloma is an incurable cancer found in bone marrow that affects the production of blood cells. The Enright's created a support group for other people affected by Myeloma. March has been proclaimed "Myeloma Awareness Month" in West Bend by Mayor Kraig Sadownikow. <br/><br/> Ruth Ann Bales reacts after her husband, Larry, answers correctly where they spent most of their time at school during a game of the Not so Newlywed Game apart of the first University of Wisconsin-Washington County Alumni meeting  at Riverside Brewery and Restaurant in West Bend on Thursday evening. The bales were members of the charter class in 1968.  This is the first ever alumni event for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County. The event kicked-off the University of Wisconsin-Washington County Alumni Association. Maria Stephans of Hartford click her heels together as she crosses the finish line during the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Race/Walk in Hartford on Saturday morning. Proceeds from the race benefited the Hartford Union Varsity Club. <br/><br/> (From Left) David Chapman, 13, Monty Jensen, 12, and Nathan Rosbeck, 13, all of West Bend clear the snow and ice off the West Bend Skate Park  in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. This is the first time this year the group has been able to skate due to the snow and ice. Spring Break begins today for the West Bend School District. <br/><br/> A St. Frances Cabrini fourth grade teacher pushes a cart of food she had to remove from the school after a suspected fire as West Bend Fire Department officials exit  St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Smoke was reported under a window from the motor in the exchange vent. All students and staff were evacuated and no one was injured. West Bend Fire Chief Gerald Kudek is thanked by St. Frances Cabrini students as they are instructed to re-enter their school after smoke was discovered at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Smoke was reported under a window from the motor in the exchange vent. All students and staff were evacuated and no one was injured. <br/><br/> St. John's Lutheran pastor Jeff Dorth at the front window of the new offices across the street from the church in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. The offices are being moved to a residential home across from the church during the construction period. <br/><br/> District Superintendent Ted Neitzke takes a minute to listen to some Jay-Z from a student while giving a tour to State School Superintendent Tony Evers at the West Bend High Schools in West Bend on Tuesday morning. (From Left) Allenton Elementary fifth grade students Kristtina Hahan, 11, and Sarah Jankowski, 11, both reach out to touch the rainbows they see at the  "Prismatic Glasses Reveal Gases" table  during the Great Color Caper at Allenton Elementary School in Allenton on Friday morning. The Great Color Caper group help introduce students to the science behind colors, prisms,  pigments and optical allusions. (From Left) Allenton Elementary fifth grade students Kristtina Hahan, 11, and Sarah Jankowski, 11, both reach out to touch the rainbows they see at the  "Prismatic Glasses Reveal Gases" table  during the Great Color Caper at Allenton Elementary School in Allenton on Friday morning. The Great Color Caper group help introduce students to the science behind colors, prisms,  pigments and optical allusions. Allenton Elementary fifth grade student Ethan Schmidt, 11, reaches out to touch the different colors introduced from gases off a light at the  "Prismatic Glasses Reveal Gases" table  during the Great Color Caper at Allenton Elementary School in Allenton on Friday morning. The Great Color Caper group help introduce students to the science behind colors, prisms,  pigments and optical allusions. Dominic Zappia, 12, portrays Frodo Baggins during rehearsal for " The Hobbit- A Musical Adventure" presented by Troupe H.O.B.B.I.T (Homeschoolers Offer Brilliantly Bright Individual Talents)  at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Tuesday evening. The show kicks off Friday, March 22. <br/><br/>
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