September Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke 
Patrons wave from the overpass above highway 41 in Allenton as the beginning trucks  for the World's Largest Truck Convoy make their way north on Saturday morning. The 53 mile trip from Richfield to Oshkosh helped raise funds for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. Sixth grade student Olive Justman reaches out to touch the lights  during the back to school dance at Central Middle School in Hartford on Friday night.September Photos of the Month 001 Blake Hohner, 5, of West Bend sits in the spot where he fell and bumped his head in the driveway of his parent's house, Heather Lucas and Mike Hohner, behind, with his brother Kody, 12, in West Bend on Wednesday evening. Blake was riding a big wheel when he fell and bumped his head. Blake later was diagnosed with a concussion. A section of his skull was removed to relieve the pressure. Mike Hohner credits the families knowledge of hockey on how fast they were able to pick up on the signs that Blake had a concussion. Blake has had his restrictions lifted as of the beginning of July and looks forward to playing hockey this fall. Slinger goalie Brett Wimberly slides to make a save on Hartford Union's Alex Tomashek in Slinger on Tuesday night. Hartford Union's Peter Bailey celebrates a goal against West Bend West in West Bend on Tuesday night. West Bend West's Jeremy Tutas attempts to head a ball against Hartford Union in West Bend on Tuesday night. Hartford Union's Peter Bailey celebrates his second goal against West Bend West in West Bend on Tuesday night. Hartford Union's Peter Bailey celebrates his second goal against West Bend West in West Bend on Tuesday night. Hartford Union goalie Adam Gerrits dives as West Bend West's Hogan Johnson (3) reaches out for the ball in West Bend on Tuesday night. Hartford Union's Owen Hanisko celebrates a goal against West Bend West in West Bend on Tuesday night. Hartford Union's Adam Gerrits dives to knock a ball away from goal against Oconomowoc in Hartford on Tuesday night. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. West Bend West's Anthony Ritger celebrates a goal against West Bend East in West Bend on Tuesday night. West Bend West won 4-0. West Bend West goalie Mitch Welker jumps to make a save against West Bend East's Dante Serrano in West Bend on Tuesday night. Welker made the save as  West Bend West won 4-0. Sam Harrison, 8, of Colgate looks over the ice as it is run over by a zamboni during the squirt training camp at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center in West Bend on Thursday evening. Mackenzie Quinn, 10, of Richfield scans the ice during the squirt training camp at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center in West Bend on Thursday evening. Million Lin, 4, of West Bend smiles as he plays with barn animals with Speech Therapist Mary Johannes during the open house for the Early Childhood Program at the Rolf's Education Center in West Bend on Thursday night. Jordan Gauger, 18, lines up a shot while shooting hoops in the backyard of his parent's house in Jackson on Thursday afternoon. Gauger says basketball is a hobby for him. He attempts to play after school each day for exercise. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Brandon Shiley has the ball hit his finger tips as he reaches out for a catch against Laconia in Jackson on Saturday afternoon. Shiley was unable to hang on as Kettle Moraine Lutheran lost 13-21. Germantown's Connor Schulz jumps up for a reception against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Friday night. Germantown's Conner Edmonds attempts to make a catch against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Friday night. Living Word Lutheran's Cameron Werner strips the ball  against University School in Jackson on Friday afternoon. West Bend West's Austin Thiessen looks to the referee as he touches down in the end zone for a game-tying touchdown against Hartford Union in Hartford on Friday night. Hartford Union won 24-21 in overtime. West Bend West's Justin Wagner has his helmet after being taken down by Hartford Union's Ryan Komp in Hartford on Friday night. Hartford Union won 24-21 in overtime. Hartford Union's John Higgins celebrates a defensive stop in overtime against West Bend West in Hartford on Friday night. Hartford Union won 24-21 in overtime Hartford Union's Bryce Semrad celebrates with fans after beating West Bend West in Hartford on Friday night. Hartford Union won 24-21 in overtime. A trio of fans enjoy some space on the Wisconsin Lutheran fan side during the Hartford Union versus Wisconsin Lutheran in Hartford on Friday night. Hartford Union's John Higgins dives at Wisconsin Lutheran's Logan McShane  in Hartford on Friday night. Hartford Union's Owen Mislang dives at Wisconsin Lutheran's Logan McShane  in Hartford on Friday night. Jeff Fait of West Bend kisses his daughter Katlin Fait, 9, before she begins the fourth grade at Barton Elementary in Barton on Tuesday morning. Barton Elementary will be closing at the end of the school year apart of the West Bend School District's referendum. Barton has been open for 90 years. Damion Stephens looks takes out a couple of boxes of tissue for  his first grade class for the first day of school at Barton Elementary in Barton on Tuesday morning. Barton Elementary will be closing at the end of the school year apart of the West Bend School District's referendum. Barton has been open for 90 years. <br/><br/> Jessica Williams of Oshkosh wipes away the tears from her daughter Brooklyn, 7, before she goes into her second grade class for the first day of school at Barton Elementary in Barton on Tuesday morning. Barton Elementary will be closing at the end of the school year apart of the West Bend School District's referendum. Barton has been open for 90 years. Brooklyn Williams, 7, of Oshkosh wipes away  tears while she stands with her mother, Jessica,  before she goes into her second grade class for the first day of school at Barton Elementary in Barton on Tuesday morning. Barton Elementary will be closing at the end of the school year apart of the West Bend School District's referendum. Barton has been open for 90 years. Esther Schmidt Kanz, 95, of Richfield greets Ray Schmidt during the Friess Lake School reunion at Bilda's Friess Lake Pub in Richfield on Saturday afternoon. The reunion was held for the original Friess Lake School which stood from 1865-1959. The school was in the location that Bilda's Friess Lake Pub is at now. The new Friess Lake School is now across the street. Kewaskum's Emily Eutsen leans her head on her golf club as she watches her tee shot on the third hole during the Wisconsin Little Ten Mini Meet at the West Bend Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. Green Tree Elementary student Andrew Smerz lays across a collection of chairs during the ground breaking ceremony outside of Green Tree Elementary in West Bend on Friday afternoon. The additions to Green Tree Elementary are apart of the West Bend School District's referendum. The construction will be adding four classrooms and a gymnasium. West Bend West teammates run to congratulate Kate Schraufnagel after beating Slinger's Sam Gengler 8-6 in a tie breaking match to give West a 4-3 victory over Slinger in West Bend on Monday afternoon. The tie breaking match was rescheduled from Thursday to Monday after the match was postponed due to lighting. Slinger's Ayla Granziano returns a shot against West Bend West in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. West Bend East's Lexi Keberle stretches to reach a shot against West Bend West in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Lizzy Bensen jumps to get at a high shot against West Bend West  in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. West Bend West's Emily Clavette slides to return a shot against West Bend East in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Two stray kittens huddle together in the bushes outside SEEK Careers and Staffing in West Bend on Thursday afternoon. Kiera Fischer, 13, of Kewaksum begins to unpack her lunch at Pathways Charter School in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The new charter school for the West Bend School District offers students in 7-9 grade different career cluster opportunities. Monty Jensen, 13, of West Bend lays across a desk while working a poster in a group about why they chose to go to Pathways Charter School in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The new charter school for the West Bend School District offers students in 7-9 grade different career cluster opportunities. Simon Uecker, 13, looks over a information sheet while sitting in one of the different styles of chairs at Pathways Charter School in West Bend on Tuesday afternoon. The new charter school for the West Bend School District offers students in 7-9 grade different career cluster opportunities. Dorothy Konrath grabs for an apple while picking them off her apple tree in her backyard in Allenton on Tuesday afternoon. Konrath said she likes to get them as they begin to turn yellow before the bees can get at them. Konrath said she has probably picked close to two bushels of apples from the tree and expects another. A bicyclists rides across the pedestrian bridge over highway 45 near a sign that reads 'M Never Forget" placed next to a pair of American Flags in memory for the attacks on September 11, 2001 in Menomonee Falls on Wednesday afternoon. Merydith Homuth, 4, of West Bend closes her eyes as she runs along the spray of the sprinkler as her father, Michael, and friends clean up the yard outside their business, Earth Shattering Audio, in West Bend on Tuesday evening. <br/><br/> Burning hay is moved by a front loader as firefighters work on putting out a fire in a barn in Theresa on Thursday afternoon. A bee on a flower at Toadally Natural Gardens in Hartford on Wednesday afternoon. The garden allows people to connect with earth and garden with or without clothes. <br/><br/> Jane Groth puts her pants back on after playing a round of volleyball with her husband Paul at Toadally Natural Gardens in Hartford on Wednesday afternoon. The garden allows people to connect with earth and garden with or without clothes. West Bend West's Amber Yahr looks to set up a teammate against Hartford Union in West Bend on Tuesday night. West Bend West's Amber Yahr looks to set up a teammate against Hartford Union in West Bend on Tuesday night. Slinger's Maddie Hassinger dives for a ball against Watertown during the Wisconsin Little Ten Triple Dual at Hartford Union High School in Hartford on Thursday afternoon.
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