April Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Hartford Union's Jacob Ehmke attempts to hand off the baton to Nolan Wallenkamp after falling near the relay point in the 4x800 meter relay during the Wisconsin Little Ten Invitational on Tuesday, April 29 in Hartford. Milwaukee Brewer outfielder Ryan Braun smiles as he puts his bats away before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun pets Hank the dog in the dugout before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves  on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Hank the dog walks along the dirt near the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Hank the dog looks over the field before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves  and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Bill Lensky of Richfield smiles as the home-brewed beer he is pouring into his friend's cup begins to spill out while tailgating before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves  and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Fans enter Miller Park for  the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, March 31 in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. The grounds crew water down the dirt near home plate before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer third baseman Aramis Ramirez is introduced during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0.<br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewer second baseman Scooter Gennett jumps to reach a high-five from as he is introduced before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0.<br/><br/> Bernie Brewer leads Hank the dog around home plate before the Opening Day game between the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun stands in the on deck circle before his first at bat during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The at bat was the first for Braun in a regular season game since his 65-game suspension. Braun received a standing ovation from fans as the Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun makes a catch at the wall in right field during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun gives a high-five to Jean Segura as the two score during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Brandon Kintzler takes a moment before taking the mound during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0.<br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewers' Aramis Ramirez throws from his knees from third base to first during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.The runner was out as  the Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Lyle Overbay reaches and touches first base to record an out during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Scooter Gennett blows a bubble of bubble gum during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 2-0. Milwaukee Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez celebrates after recording the final out during the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, March 31 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Rodriguez recorded the save as the Brewers won 2-0. Paulette Ramey of Sheboygan gives her brother, Sam Ramey, a hug before the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. An American Flag is used for the backdrop of the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Rita Juarez of Slinger rests her head on the shoulders of her husband, Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum gives his daughter, Paytin, 2, a kiss during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum smiles as he picks up his daughter, Paytin, 2, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday. April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Spc. Kolton Stoffel of Kewaskum hugs his brother, Shayden Stoffel, 8, of Campbellsport during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Staff Sgt. Kyle Juarez of Slinger holds his son's hand, Isaiah, 12,  during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy holds the head of his  fiancŽe, Carri Forbes, as the two hold their nine-month old son, Mason, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Carri Forbes holds the head of her fiancŽ, Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy, as the two hold their nine-month old son, Mason, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Sgt. Kevin Paske of Cudahy and fiancŽe Carri Forbes lean in close as Paske holds their nine-moth old son, Mason, during the sendoff ceremony for members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Family members wave good bye as members of the Wisconsin National Guard's A Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment load onto a bus on the 128th Air Refueling Wing base on Wednesday, April 2 in Milwaukee. 79 troops will be leaving Wisconsin for Fort Bliss in Texas for deployment-specific training. After the training, the group will be gong to Afghanistan.The unit is expected to return Feb. 2015. Salvatore Canzoneri blows into his interlock system attached to his car before leaving a restaurant in on Thursday, April 3 in Germantown. Canzoneri will have the interlock system in his car for the next three years after his fifth OWI from Mar. 2012. Firefighters spray down the outer areas burned caused by a grass fire at a home along County Highway D on Wednesday, April 9 in Kohlsville. Neighbors say the fire began around 2:30 p.m. Firefighters battle a grass fire at a home along County Highway D on Wednesday, April 9 in Kohlsville. Neighbors say the fire began around 2:30 p.m. <br/><br/> Firefighters battle a grass fire at a home along County Highway D on Wednesday, April 9 in Kohlsville. Neighbors say the fire began around 2:30 p.m. West Bend East junior Jonah Meffert and West Bend West junior Elizabeth Carlson share a kiss after Meffert asked Carlson to prom after her softball game on Friday, April 11 in West Bend. The two have been dating for over a year. Prom is scheduled for May 17. Emma Keely, 2, of West Bend licks her lips as she hides under her hood during the West Bend Community Easter Egg Hunt at Regner Park on Saturday, April 12 in West Bend. Leticia Chavez holds back her daughter, Shaleah, 2, from crossing the line to get at the candy before the West Bend Community Easter Egg Hunt at Regner Park on Saturday, April 12 in West Bend. Aiden Becker, right, measures himself up to his twin brother, Noah, 5, of West Bend before the West Bend Community Easter Egg Hunt at Regner Park on Saturday, April 12 in West Bend. Destiny Giese, 5, of Iron Ridge picks up a piece of candy during the West Bend Community Easter Egg Hunt at Regner Park on Saturday, April 12 in West Bend. Sherry Gerhartz of West Bend takes cover from the rain with her two sons, Leo, 4, and Fritz, 6, center, as they look through the baskets of candy during the West Bend Community Easter Egg Hunt at Regner Park on Saturday, April 12 in West Bend. Jack Wahouske, 4, uses his Micro Wheel Loader M4 to take grass clippings that his father, T.J., racked to the sidewalk from their front yard and into different bushels on Tuesday, April 15 in West Bend. " Anything is better then snow," said Wahouske about getting his yard work done in colder temperatures. Ducks and birds fly across the sunset as it is reflected across the standing water on the disc golf course at Riverside Park on Tuesday, April 15 in West Bend. Kewaskum's Mckenzie Rosenthal reaches with her fingers to touch second base after stealing it in the fourth inning against Slinger on Wednesday, April 16 in Slinger. Leora Jeffores plays solitaire on an iPad in her room at Autumn Oaks Assisted Living and Respite on Friday, April 18 in Slinger. Autumn Oaks is one of 25 facilities that provide dementia care in Washington County that were cited for deficiencies.  Administrator Jessica Mays said steps are being taken to correct those citations. Jeremiah Backhaus of West Bend looks through his sallet helmet as he helps instructs students during a free play session apart of the sword camp hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association outside the Target Range on Saturday, April 19 in Jackson. The class focused on longsword techniques from the 1350-1650 style of fighting. EC3 Environmental Consulting member Peter Ziegler of Richfield walks along one of the hills that just burned to check different areas of one of the renovated prairie fields near the West Bend Mutual Prairie Center on Wednesday, April 23 in West Bend. Officials decided to do the burn today in the early morning after weighing the options of weather including humidity and wind among other factors. Nearly 10 of 50 acres was burned. Control burns help cut down invasive species in the area. Kettle Moraine Lutheran junior Ethan Bublitz has been named the Player of the Year. Dave Batt of Kewaskum leans up on the side of the Coffee Corner Bistro as he watches a front loader move dirt along  Main street on Wednesday, April 23 in Kewaskum. <br/><br/> Eli Eichner, 12, of Jackson chases down a high ball during practice for the fifth and sixth grade team of the West Bend Youth Lacrosse team on Wednesday, April 23 in Jackson. The season began in March and consists of youth players from across Washington County.
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