May Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Danielle Hanteau of Milwaukee gives a cheers to her father, Stephen Hanteau, during the zombie prom at the Schauer Arts and Activities Center in Hartford on Saturday night. Jim Bohn and Nancy Loos share a laugh when sharing stories of how they met at Cedar Ridge Community in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Bohn, 84, and Loos, 75, will be getting married later this year. They met in the beginning of February at the Community Center. Bohn says that Nancy's smile was the first thing he noticed about her. Bohn and Loos both were previously married for fifty years. Jim Bohn and Nancy Loos hold hands as they recount the story of when they met at Cedar Ridge Community in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Bohn, 84, and Loos, 75, will be getting married later this year. They met in the beginning of February at the Community Center. Bohn says that Nancy's smile was the first thing he noticed about her. Bohn and Loos both were previously married for fifty years. West Bend West's Andy Albrecht tees off on the first hole during the WIAA sectional meet at the Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan on Tuesday morning. West Bend West's Andy Albrecht approaches the green on the first hole during the WIAA sectional meet at the Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan on Tuesday morning. West Bend East's Cody Breuer watches his approach shot on the green of the fifth hole during the WIAA sectional meet at the Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan on Tuesday morning. Wisconsin Lutheran's Austin Wirtz takes a shot from a sand trap on the ninth hole during the Wisconsin Little Ten mini meet at the Hartford Golf Club on Wednesday afternoon. Bodie Witzlib of Germantown reacts after information is presented concerning him during his hearing at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Witzlib is being charged with four counts of possession of improvised explosive device. Police found hundreds of explosive devices in the home Witzlib shares with his grandmother in Germantown. Bond has been set at $25,000 cash. Bodie Witzlib of Germantown talks with his attorney  during his hearing at the Washington County Court House in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Witzlib is being charged with four counts of possession of improvised explosive device. Police found hundreds of explosive devices in the home Witzlib shares with his grandmother in Germantown. Bond has been set at $25,000 cash. Christopher Schoofs of the Village of Kewaskum sits at the entrance of his art studio inside his family barn in Kewaskum on Wednesday afternoon. Schoof is legally blind after being diagnosed with Retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 10. Schoof has been using the art studio in the family barn for the past 18 years, Schoof is in danger of losing his studio after legal differences concerning the farm. Actors portray a car crash apart of the program "Every 15 Minutes"  on Decorah Rd.in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. The demonstration is used to help hit home the severity of drinking and driving. Prom for the West Bend High Schools is May 18. Christine Balkevich of Terror on Rural sprays more fake blood around a mock car crash on Decorah Rd.in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. The demonstration is used to help hit home the severity of drinking and driving. Prom for the West Bend High Schools is May 18. West Bend East student Baylee Gross lays a top of a car during a mock car crash on Decorah Rd.in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. The demonstration is used to help hit home the severity of drinking and driving. Prom for the West Bend High Schools is May 18. West Bend West junior Addison Schultz lays across the pavement during a mock car crash on Decorah Rd.in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. The demonstration is used to help hit home the severity of drinking and driving. Prom for the West Bend High Schools is May 18. West Bend West senior Alissa Kuester leans her head on West Bend West senior Trista Welker as roses are placed atop of Addison Schultz during a mock car crash on Decorah Rd.in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. The demonstration is used to help hit home the severity of drinking and driving. Prom for the West Bend High Schools is May 18. Kevin and Yvonne Schultz walk away from their son, Addison, after identifying him on scene during a mock car crash on Decorah Rd.in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. The demonstration is used to help hit home the severity of drinking and driving. Prom for the West Bend High Schools is May 18. A Germantown Police Officer stands in the frond yard of a home with explosives inside on County Line Rd. in Germantown on Wednesday morning. Officials were able to remove a large amount of explosives from the home. The explosives were taken to a safe area to dispose of the materials properly. A 33-year old man is being held at the Washington County Jail for possession of an explosive device. Members of the National Guard begin to unload and prepare to enter a home with explosives inside on County Line Rd. in Germantown on Wednesday morning. Officials were able to remove a large amount of explosives from the home. The explosives were taken to a safe area to dispose of the materials properly. A 33-year old man is being held at the Washington County Jail for possession of an explosive device. Members of the National Guard begin to suit up in protective suits before entering a home with explosives inside  on County Line Rd. in Germantown on Wednesday morning. Officials were able to remove a large amount of explosives from the home. The explosives were taken to a safe area to dispose of the materials properly. A 33-year old man is being held at the Washington County Jail for possession of an explosive device. Members of the National Guard outside a home on County Line Rd. in Germantown on Wednesday morning. Officials were able to remove a large amount of explosives from the home. The explosives were taken to a safe area to dispose of the materials properly. A 33-year old man is being held at the Washington County Jail for possession of an explosive device. Members of the National Guard remove samples of materials from a home that contains explosives on County Line Rd. in Germantown on Wednesday morning. Officials were able to remove a large amount of explosives from the home. The explosives were taken to a safe area to dispose of the materials properly. A 33-year old man is being held at the Washington County Jail for possession of an explosive device. Smoke comes up from a trailer from the National Guard outside a home that contains explosives on County Line Rd. in Germantown on Wednesday morning. Officials were able to remove a large amount of explosives from the home. The explosives were taken to a safe area to dispose of the materials properly. A 33-year old man is being held at the Washington County Jail for possession of an explosive device. Members of the National Guard and Germantown Police Department inspect a car parked outside a home that contained explosives  on County Line Rd. in Germantown on Wednesday morning. Officials were able to remove a large amount of explosives from the home. The explosives were taken to a safe area to dispose of the materials properly. A 33-year old man is being held at the Washington County Jail for possession of an explosive device. Living Word Lutheran's Jessica Hauser is able to avoid a Lake Country Lutheran defender in Jackson on Friday evening. Lake Country Lutheran won 4-0. Lucille Peters, 100 years-old, of West Bend surveys  the landscape of Washington County while taking a helicopter ride with Rulf Burg of Menomonee Falls on Saturday morning. Peters received the helicopter ride as a gift for her 100th birthday. Peters celebrated her 100th birthday in November. Peters had never been on a helicopter before. For her 90th birthday, she rode in a hot air balloon. " I am glad that I am so healthy that I able to enjoy all these things that I am still participating in," said Peters. Holy Hill from the view of the helicopter ride with Lucille Peters, 100, of West Bend on Saturday morning. Peters received the helicopter ride as a gift for her 100th birthday. Peters celebrated her 100th birthday in November. Kasey Butcher, 13, of West Bend talks with her father, Major Greg Butcher of the United States Marine Corp., as the two pose for a photo with Butcher's seventh grade class at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Butcher served seven months in Afghanistan and surprised his daughter by returning home a day early. United States Marine Corp. Major Greg Butcher hugs his daughter, Kasey Butcher, 13, outside of her classroom after surprising her at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Butcher served seven months in Afghanistan. Butcher surprised his daughter after returning home a day early. Kasey Butcher, 13, wipes away tears after hugging her father, Major Greg Butcher of the United States Marine Corp, at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Butcher served seven months in Afghanistan. Butcher surprised his daughter by returning home a day early. United States Marine Corp. Major Greg Butcher smiles as he hugs his daughter, Kasey Butcher, 13, outside her classroom at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Butcher served seven months in Afghanistan. Butcher surprised his daughter by returning home a day early. Thank you notes for United States Marine Corp. Major Greg Butcher from his daughter's class, Kasey Butcher, 13, at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Butcher served seven months in Afghanistan. Butcher surprised his daughter by returning home a day early. United States Marine Corp. Major Greg Butcher comforts his daughter, Kasey, 13, as she is overcome with emotion at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Butcher served seven months in Afghanistan. Butcher surprised his daughter by returning home a day early. Cora Jacoby, six-months, of Fond du Lac waves her flag during the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday morning. (From Left) Chris, Brady, 5, and Kyler Fuchs of West Bend all take shelter under an umbrella before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday morning. Kyana Aguilera, 7, smiles as she hugs her grandfather, Vietnam Veteran Ron Schnorenberg of Hartford during the Memorial Day presentation at Sawyer Park in Hartford on Monday morning. Schnorenberg served apart of the United States Army. Korean War Veteran Merlin Stockhausen of West Bend, left, talks with Air Force Veteran Richard Lindbeck before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday morning. Korean War Veteran Merlin Stockhausen of West Bend before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday morning. Relariel Webster, 6, of Hartford adjusts her pinwheels before the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday morning. Vietnam War Veteran Irv Schroeder of West Bend salutes the American Flag during the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday morning. Vietnam War Veteran Russ Guillaume watches the Memorial Day parade across Main St. in West Bend on Monday morning. Guillaume was not able to march in the parade this year due to recent surgery. Allen Hron of Kewaskum looks over the "Doughboy" statue looking for relatives names during the Memorial Day festivities in West Bend on Monday morning. Hron was able to find his great-grandfather's name, Richard Hron. Emily Huf of West Bend parks her decorated motorcycle during the Memorial Day parade in West Bend on Monday morning. Huf was riding with the West Bend Hog Chapter. St. Gabriel fourth grade student Sarah Gerovac, 9, outlines a cloud with her pencil while talking with Marguerite Rick, 10, at St. Gabriel's School in Hubertus on Tuesday afternoon. The Nature Club was created to help students create a balance between nature and technology. Brandon Fuller, 11, of Newburg takes a bite into his carmel apple covered in M & Ms during the Newburg Firemen's Picnic in Newburg on Friday evening. Ken Kaehne of West Bend feeds a french fry to Dawn Rosewitz of Grafton as the two share a hamburger and fries during the Newburg Firemen's Picnic in Newburg on Friday evening. Doug Ferguson of West Bend smiles towards his friends as he lifts a pair of tires up over his head at a rummage sale on Larkspur Lane in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The pair of tires are for sale. Owners are asking customers to simply make an offer on the item. The rummage sale on Larkspur Lane began Thursday and will conclude on Saturday. Slinger's Erinn Neidinger is greeted by teammates in the dugout in between innings against Fond du Lac in a WIAA regional semi-final game in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. Slinger won 11-2. Slinger's Megan Breuer tags a Fond du Lac runner at third base in a WIAA regional semi-final game in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. Slinger won 11-2. Slinger's Megan Breuer holds the ball up to the umpire to show she held onto the tag at third base against Fond du Lac in a WIAA regional semi-final game in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. Slinger won 11-2. Hartford Union's Rachel Cammack watches her teammates bat against West Bend West in West Bend on Tuesday evening. Hartford Union's Nicole Klipstein slides in safely to third base against Sheboygan South in a WIAA regional semi-final game in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. Hartford Union won 3-1. Hartford Union's Cori Semler attempts to tag West Bend East's Megan Kiefert (12) at first base in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. Silverbrook Middle School Principal Lance Roell addresses students during the ground breaking ceremony for the additions to Silverbrook Middle School in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The ceremony was pushed inside due to rain.The new project is expected to conclude in the fall of 2014. Silverbrook Middle School Principal Lance Roell takes a moment and looks over the dirt that was turned over apart of the ground breaking ceremony for the additions to Silverbrook Middle School in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The ceremony was pushed inside due to rain.The new project is expected to conclude in the fall of 2014. Erik Klapka of West Bend smiles as his daughter, Sophia, 2, wraps her self in her towel to begin to warm herself up after rinsing off sand in the pond at Regner Park in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Benjamin Traucht of Jackson looks off to his left before casting out at Hasmer Lake in Jackson on Thursday afternoon. This is the first time Traucht has been able to get out to Hasmer Lake this year to fish for blue gill. Regan Barlow, 13, of Hartford has the color blue thrown into her face during the color run at Central Middle School in Hartford on Saturday morning. Elizabeth Britton, 12, of Hartford shits her eyes as  more colors are added to her face during the color run at Central Middle School in Hartford on Saturday morning. Madeline Huxworth, 12, of Hartford has the color yellow dumped on her face during the color run at Central Middle School in Hartford on Saturday morning. The mohawk of David Britton, 13, of Hartford during the color run at Central Middle School in Hartford on Saturday morning. Hunter Jezwinski, 5, of Hartford throws up his color packet to signify the closing of the color run at Central Middle School in Hartford on Saturday morning. Hartford Union High School Symphonic Band Director Dave Vandermuese, center, waves to the crowd as alumni and the symphonic band play during the Hartford Union High School Spring Awards Band Concert at Hartford Union High School on Wednesday night. The performance marked the final for band director Dave Vandermeuse. Vandermeuse became the band director for Hartford Union High School in 1988. West Bend West's Alec Trunley arches his back while competing in the High Jump at the sectional meet in Oshkosh on Thursday afternoon. West Bend West's Alec Miller pulls away into first place in the 1600 meter run during the Wisconsin Little Ten Championship in West Bend on Tuesday evening. Maria Graciano of West Bend reacts as she enters the gymnasium for the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Thursday night. <br/><br/> Sarah DiMaggio of West Bend looks across the gymnasium during the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Thursday night. President of the Student Government Vanya Koepke gives the student address during the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Thursday night. Bob Healey helps his grandson, Colin, 4, applaud for Colin's father, David Healy of West Bend, as David receives his Associates Degree  during the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Thursday night. <br/><br/> Pamala Schussman of West Bend looks to her family after receiving her Associates Degree during the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Thursday night. Graduates throw their mortarboards into the air during the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Thursday night. Graduates throw their mortarboards into the air during the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend on Thursday night. Jim Lake of Cedarburg takes a moment as the bag pipes begin to play during the Washington County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service  at the Washington County Fair Park in the Town of Polk on Thursday evening. The service honored Hartford Marshal Leonard Gerorge Frederich Scherger, Germantown Police Officer Robert Backes and Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt. All were killed in the line of duty. St. John's Lutheran second grade student Sofia Gilbert curtsies to the boys at the Ye Olde School in West Bend on Friday morning. The Ye Olde School gives students the opportunity to see what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. The Ye Olde School will be closing down after this year due to budget cuts. A collection of chalk at the Ye Olde School in West Bend on Friday morning. The Ye Olde School gives students the opportunity to see what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. The Ye Olde School will be closing down after this year due to budget cuts. Barbara Howard Zyvoloski checks the pockets of St. John's Lutheran second grade student Sofia Gilbert before class at the Ye Olde School in West Bend on Friday morning. The Ye Olde School gives students the opportunity to see what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. The Ye Olde School will be closing down after this year due to budget cuts. St.John's Lutheran second grade student Joshua Rockrohr looks over his reading assignment during class at the Ye Olde School in West Bend on Friday morning. The Ye Olde School gives students the opportunity to see what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. The Ye Olde School will be closing down after this year due to budget cuts. St.John's Lutheran second grade student Ethan Drover sits up straight after hearing the first bell during class at the Ye Olde School in West Bend on Friday morning. The Ye Olde School gives students the opportunity to see what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. The Ye Olde School will be closing down after this year due to budget cuts. St.John's Lutheran second grade student Angela Biel recites the pledge of allegiance the way the students did in the early 1900s  at the Ye Olde School in West Bend on Friday morning. The Ye Olde School gives students the opportunity to see what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. The Ye Olde School will be closing down after this year due to budget cuts. A lunch packed for a St.John Lutheran second grade student hung up in the coat room for girls at the Ye Olde School in West Bend on Friday morning. The Ye Olde School gives students the opportunity to see what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. The Ye Olde School will be closing down after this year due to budget cuts.
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