November Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Savana Tillman, 4, of West Bend reaches out to touch the tail of a tegu during the Zoozort program at the West Bend Community Memorial Library on Thursday night. The program allowed kids to see and touch some animals they may see at a zoo.   Rich Beringer throws an old table into the back of his pick up truck as he cleans out some of the items in his yard in West Bend on Friday afternoon. Beringer decided to get some of the items out of his yard since he had warmer weather on Friday. "I had the lawn mowers out today and snow blowers ready for next week," said Beringer. Principal Nan Lustig smiles as silly string is sprayed at her by students at Decorah Elementary School in West Bend on Wednesday morning. Students raised close to $11,000 during their Read-a-Thon fundraiser which began in October. The top two classes that raised the most money were able to wrap toilet paper around Principal Lustig. The top earners in each class were able to spray here with silly string. Last year, the school raised $7,000. Fair Park Elementary School teacher Matt Durant shows off his "Bat-Stache" to a couple of patrons after having his facial hair trimmed for the "Be Aware, Grow Some Hair," fundraiser at the Men's Hair Barber Shop in West Bend on Thursday morning. Men collected pledges and grew facial hair over the month of November help raise awareness to mens health issues. Shaye Bartel, 4, of the town of Wayne eases her way back onto the ice  during open skate at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Lia Marie Hauber, 6, of Hartford takes a moment to her self after falling during open skate at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center in West Bend on Wednesday afternoon. Germantown's Cullen Liberski dives for a ball against Homestead in Germantown onTuesday night. Germantown won in three sets. Members of the West Bend Fire Department extinguish a fire that began under the hood of a car sitting along Deerfield Dr. in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The fire began after a patron went to start the car this afternoon and noticed smoke immediately after starting it. The owner of the car is deceased and had been sitting on the street for the past month without being started. The car was started by a relative of the owner. Lou Balch of Port Washington contemplates his next move in a game of chess against Joe Hetzel while playing chess at the Idle Hour in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The group has been playing chess at the Idle Hour for the past year every Friday afternoon. <br/><br/> Milwaukee County Sheriff officers block off the front entrance during a lockdown evacuation outside the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Wis. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Milwaukee Police shot and wounded an armed man they were attempting to arrest on the seventh floor. The suspect was said to be holding a baby when approached by police. The baby and the mother were unharmed in the situation. The suspect was wanted on a felony warrant. No staff or patients were harmed in the incident. <br/><br/> A medical official is lead across the street by police officers during a lockdown evacuation outside the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Wis. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Milwaukee Police shot and wounded an armed man they were attempting to arrest on the seventh floor. The suspect was said to be holding a baby when approached by police. The baby and the mother were unharmed in the situation. The suspect was wanted on a felony warrant. No staff or patients were harmed in the incident. A 11-year-old boy from Random Lake leans on his crutches while standing across the street during a lockdown evacuation outside the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Wis. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Milwaukee Police shot and wounded an armed man they were attempting to arrest on the seventh floor. The 11-year-old buy and his parents were exiting the hospital when it went into lockdown. The suspect was said to be holding a baby when approached by police. The baby and the mother were unharmed in the situation. The suspect was wanted on a felony warrant. No staff or patients were harmed in the incident. Police stand near the front entrance during a lockdown evacuation outside the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa , Wis. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Milwaukee Police shot and wounded an armed man they were attempting to arrest on the seventh floor. The suspect was said to be holding a baby when approached by police. The baby and the mother were unharmed in the situation. The suspect was wanted on a felony warrant. No staff or patients were harmed in the incident. A medical official crosses the street during a lockdown evacuation outside the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Wis. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Milwaukee Police shot and wounded an armed man they were attempting to arrest on the seventh floor. The suspect was said to be holding a baby when approached by police. The baby and the mother were unharmed in the situation. The suspect was wanted on a felony warrant. No staff or patients were harmed in the incident. Kyle Braden works stands up a tree after unwrapping a collection of trees in the yard at P.M.F. Landscape Supply LLC in West Bend on Friday afternoon. This is the 13th year that the landscape supply company will be offering Christmas trees. A selection of trees are offered including some up to 20 feet in height. Daniel Bartelt enters the court room for his arraignment hearing at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend on Wednesday morning. Bartelt of Hubertus pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jessie Blodgett of Hartford and attacking a woman in Richfield due to mental defect. Buck Blodgett greets a supporter outside the courtroom after the arraignment hearing for Daniel Bartelt at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend on Wednesday morning. Bartelt of Hubertus pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jessie Blodgett of Hartford, Buck's daughter, and attacking a woman in Richfield due to mental defect. <br/><br/> Buck Blodgett gives a kiss to his wife, Joy, after the arraignment hearing of Daniel Bartelt at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend on Wednesday morning. Bartelt of Hubertus pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jessie Blodgett of Hartford, daughter of Buck and Joy, and attacking a woman in Richfield due to mental defect. Brady Jackson, 9, looks over a buck that was shot by his brother, Derek, 14, as the two of them wait to take off at the BP Gas Station in Hartford on Saturday morning. A slug sits next to the legs of a buck laying in the bed of the truck belonging to Brandon Wolf of Colgate at the Mobil Gas station in Hartford on Saturday morning. <br/> West Bend East's Hailee Dassow, left, and Elizabeth Bensen have been named the doubles team of the year. Both Dassow, a junior, and Bensen, a sophomore, will be back for the fall season. Scott Lindoerfer of West Bend works on placing one of the walls for a temporary office using one of the pavilions at Regner Park in West Bend on Tuesday morning. This is the first year Enchantment in the Park will be held at Regner Park. For the past four years, the light show was held at the Washington County Fair Grounds in the town of Polk. Enchantment in the Park will open the Friday after Thanksgiving. Germantown's Cole Karcz catches a ball against Fond du Lac in Fond du Lac on Friday night. Germantown's Nick Holcomb deflects a pass against Fond du Lac in Fond du Lac on Friday night. Smoke rises above a corn field as officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Smoke billows out from a barn as officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. <br/><br/> Fire escapes the top of a barn as officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. <br/><br/> Patrons look on as fire and smoke pour out the top of a  barn as officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Patrons look on as fire and smoke pour out the top of a  barn as officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Patrons look on as fire and smoke pour out the top of a  barn as officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. <br/><br/> Officials work on putting out a barn fire on Cedar Ln. in Germantown on Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Smoke continues to billow out from a grain dryer as officials work on putting out a fire in the grain dryer at W5245 Sunset Drive in Kohlsville on Saturday morning. Smoke continues to billow out from a grain dryer as officials work on putting out a fire in the grain dryer at W5245 Sunset Drive in Kohlsville on Saturday morning. Officials work shoot water on a grain dryer that has caught fire  at W5245 Sunset Drive in Kohlsville on Saturday morning. A firefighter emerges from the smoke from a fire in a grain dryer  at W5245 Sunset Drive in Kohlsville on Saturday morning. <br/><br/> Manager Kevin Sanders talks with customers waiting for the store to open for the Gray Thursday sales at the Kmart in Hartford on Thursday morning. Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stayed open for the next 41 hours offering sales. Megan Mulvaney of Hartford huddles inside her blanket while waiting for KMart to open for the Gray Thursday sales at the Kmart in Hartford on Thursday morning. Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stayed open for the next 41 hours offering sales. <br/><br/> Danielle Christenson, 15, of Hartford smiles as she sees employees opening the doors for the Gray Thursday sales at the Kmart in Hartford on Thursday morning. Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stayed open for the next 41 hours offering sales. Danielle and her mother, Christina, right, slept outside the store in hopes to purchase movies, tablets and cameras. Christina said it was nice shopping earlier and to spend time with her daughter. Kmart employee Bryce Goecks waits to help a customer move a storage futon to his truck as he is checked out during the Gray Thursday sales at the Kmart in Hartford on Thursday morning. Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stayed open for the next 41 hours offering sales.<br/><br/> Nicole Goetz of Neosho looks over various holiday decorations with her husband, Leo, during the Gray Thursday sales at the Kmart in Hartford on Thursday morning. Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stayed open for the next 41 hours offering sales. Hartford Union's Cora Meinberg points to the stands after finishing the 50 yard Freestyle during the Wisconsin Little Ten Championships in West Bend on Saturday afternoon. Meinberg finished first with a time of 0:27.37. The time set a new Wisconsin Little Ten Conference record. The record was set by Hartford Union's Chris Frederick in 1988 with a time of 0:27.46. Beauty Wadlington hugs her daughter Mikalya Bowden, 13, during an open house for their new home built by Habitat for Humanity at 620 Eastern Ave. in West Bend on Saturday. The home marks the 26th home built by the Habitat for Humanity in Washington County. Construction has begun on the next project located on Municipal Drive in West Bend. Bill Schickert of Ackerville smiles as he looks over to his son, Ben, 12, inspecting his new iPad provided by the West Bend Kiwanis club at the West Bend Community Memorial Library on Wednesday evening. Bill said that Ben will be using the iPad to help with his written communication along with help in therapy. The Focus on Autism project is helping to provide the Apple iPad to children with Autism. The West Bend Kiwanis group has been able to provide seven iPads to children this year with plans to help more by Christmas. <br/><br/> Frank Lindsey of Alpha-Neonx Sign and Lighting of Milwaukee separates a large piece of metal while taking down a portion of the old sign of Kohls in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The replacement sign was not taken down due to the storm from this past weekend. Carol Scharpf of Rubicon laughs as she sits on Santa's lap to get her photo taken at the Kooky Cooky House in Hartford on Friday evening. The Kooky Cooky was on display in Milwaukee during 1950s and 60s. <br/><br/> Stacey Beistle shares a moment with her son, Levi, as he is held by Tracy "Oma" Kopa during the fundraiser for Levi Beistle in Newburg on Saturday afternoon. Levi, 3, lost three of his toes in a riding lawnmower accident in early September. Money raised from the event will help pay for medical bills. Green Bay Packers Don Barclay holds up a stuffed bear as he and fellow Packer Jerron McMillian talk with Levi Beistle of West Bend during his fundraiser in Newburg on Saturday afternoon. Levi, 3, lost three of his toes in a riding lawnmower accident in early September. Money raised from the event will help pay for medical bills. Ron Frase of Hartford shares a moment with his daughter, Kaitlyn, 13, as the two finish their Thanksgiving meal during the "Project Gratitude" at the Boys and Girls Club in West Bend on Tuesday night. The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County and the volunteers of First Weber Real Estate served an estimate of 2,000-2,500 plates of food to families for Thanksgiving in the past two days. This is the sixth year that hot food was served. Barb Foley of Jackson looks over the window display at Oh La La Accessories in downtown West Bend as she shops with her husband, Jim, for Small Business Saturday. West Bend East's Natalie Geidel (11) and Delaney McCreary (8) watch as a ball sinks to the floor against Neenah in the sectional final in Manitowoc on Saturday night. West Bend East lost in three sets; 25-13, 26-24 and 25-19. The West Bend East fan section applaud the girls as the walk off the court after a lose against Neenah in the sectional final in Manitowoc on Saturday night. West Bend East lost in three sets; 25-13, 26-24 and 25-19. <br/><br/> The West Bend East team watches as Neenah accepts their individual medals after the  sectional final in Manitowoc on Saturday night. West Bend East lost in three sets; 25-13, 26-24 and 25-19.
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