December Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Rodee Schneider of Appleton has snow and ice beginning to form along his beard during a ten mile run in Slinger in Hartford on  Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Temperatures hovered in the single digits most of Tuesday.Schneider enjoys running in all types of weather. <br/><br/> Nate Seitz of Kewaskum cheers the band as they take the field before the game between Wisconsin and Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Members of the Wisconsin University band reflected in their instruments before the game against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin University senior Tyler Dippel of Slinger hugs supporters after being introduced for senior day before the game against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin's Tyler Dippel attempts to block a pass against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon runs to the outside against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin's Joel Stave looks to pass against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin's Brian Wozinak is lifted up by teammate Rob Havenstein after scoring a touchdown against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. A University of Wisconsin police officer tackles a fan that ran onto the field during the Wisconsin versus Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin's Jeff Duckworth slides to make a catch for a touchdown against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin's Jeff Duckworth celebrates a touchdown against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Penn State's Deion Barnes celebrates a touchdown against Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Nino Baier, 8, of Milwaukee swings his jersey around as the fans jump around to begin the fourth quarter for the Wisconsin versus Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Wisconsin's Joel Stave is sacked in the fourth quarter against Penn State in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Penn State's Ryan Keiser intercepts a hail-mary pass in the end zone at the end of the game against Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Penn State's Ryan Keiser intercepts a hail-mary pass in the end zone at the end of the game against Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday, December 1, 2013. Wisconsin lost 31-24. Germantown High School's Paul Ciszewski has been named the 2013 Player of the Year. Ciszewski will be attending Drake University in the fall to play soccer. Conductor Brian Dearing of Thiensville leads  rehearsal for the Handel's Messiah Milwaukee Area Messiah Community Chorus and Orchestra concert at the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon on Tuesday, December 4, 2013. The show consists of 100 chorus members, four soloists and a 20-piece orchestra. Performances are scheduled for Friday at Crossroads and Sunday at St.Gabriel's Parish in Richfield. Conductor Brian Dearing of Theinsville mimes along with the choir during rehearsal for the Handel's Messiah Milwaukee Area Messiah Community Chorus and Orchestra concert at the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon on Tuesday, December 4, 2013. The show consists of 100 chorus members, four soloists and a 20-piece orchestra. Performances are scheduled for Friday at Crossroads and Sunday at St.Gabriel's Parish in Richfield. The scene  of an accident involving three semi-trucks as officials clean up the remains at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Officials gather together near one of the three semi-trucks involved in an accident  at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Officials gather together near one of the three semi-trucks involved in an accident  at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Officials look into the cabs of one of the three semi-trucks involved in an accident at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Officials gather together near one of the three semi-trucks involved in an accident  at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  A Wisconsin State Patrolman looks over one of the three semi-trucks involved in an accident  at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  Officials gather together near one of the three semi-trucks involved in an accident  at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. A patron looks over one of the three semi-trucks involved in an accident  at the corner of county highway P and highway 33 in the town of Herman on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Germantown's Dwayne Lawhorn Jr. has been named the 2013 Offensive Player of the Year. Lawhorn Jr. will be returning to play football for his senior season. Germantown's Dwayne Lawhorn Jr. has been named the 2013 Offensive Player of the Year. Lawhorn Jr. will be returning to play football for his senior season. Ashley, a two-year old great dane, sits and sun bathes in the window at Performance Unlimited in Hartford on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Owner Randy Thomas said he has had dogs in the store since 1990. <br/><br/> West Bend West's Kyra Gudex was named the 2013 Cross Country female Runner of the Year.  Gudex is unsure on what she wants to do in the fall. She said it was an important decision and wanted to make sure it was the right one. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Turner Pruett attempts to fight off a pin attempt during the Slinger Invitational on Saturday, December 7, 2013. <br/> Officials work on sorting out the mix of cars involved in a accident on highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls on Sunday, December 10, 2013. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said 50 cars were involved in the accident. 12 non-life threatening injuries. A patron walks near a Milwaukee County Transit System bus that was involved in a accident on highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls on Sunday, December 10, 2013. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said 50 cars were involved in the accident. 12 non-life threatening injuries. A patron talks with a police officer  near a Milwaukee County Transit System bus that was involved in a accident on highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls on Sunday, December 10, 2013. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said 50 cars were involved in the accident. 12 non-life threatening injuries. One of the cars involved in a accident on highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls on Sunday, December 10, 2013. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said 50 cars were involved in the accident. 12 non-life threatening injuries. A tire sits off to the side of the road next to a collection of vehicles involved in a accident on highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls on Sunday, December 10, 2013. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said 50 cars were involved in the accident. 12 non-life threatening injuries. A member from Gessler's Auto looks around as he attaches a cable to one of the cars off the side of the road after an accident on highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls on Sunday, December 10, 2013. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said 50 cars were involved in the accident. 12 non-life threatening injuries. A patron removes a baby seat from his car as it is towed out of the ditch by members from Gessler's Auto on highway 41/45 in Menomonee Falls on Sunday, December 10, 2013. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said 50 cars were involved in the accident. 12 non-life threatening injuries. West Bend West's Aric Miller has been named the male Cross Country Runner of the Year. Miller said he runs all year round outside. Miller is weighing his options on what school he would like to attend in the fall. Miller said there are three schools he is choosing between. Damien Baloumbis of Germantown smiles as he talks with Washington County Sheriff officer Kelly Scannell as the two wait in line to be checked out during the "Shop with a Cop" event at Walmart in West Bend on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. The 10th annual event matched over 80 children with a staff member of officer to shop for gifts for their families for the holiday season. Through donations, the children were able to use a $100 gift card to shop for gifts. The gifts were wrapped at the West Bend Moose Lodge. Hartford Union's Evan Laird is stopped by his teammates as he falls into the bench while watching his three-point shot attempt against Slinger in Slinger on Thursday, December 12, 2013. The shot was good but Slinger won 45-34. Beckett Hauser, 4, of Sussex walks with his sister, Luci, 6, through a portion of the light display apart of Enchantment in the Park in Regner Park in West Bend on Friday, December 13, 2013. 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. Smoke sweeps across the sky from the fire pit where patrons can roast marshmallows at Enchantment in the Park in Regner Park in West Bend on Friday, December 13, 2013. 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. A horse-drawn carriage crosses under a portion of the light display apart of  Enchantment in the Park in Regner Park in West Bend on Friday, December 13, 2013. 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. The lights reflect across the frozen pond at Enchantment in the Park in Regner Park in West Bend on Friday, December 13, 2013. 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. Gabriella Ellis, 3, of Cedarburg watches her marshmallow change colors as she roasts it at Enchantment in the Park in Regner Park in West Bend on Friday, December 13, 2013. 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. Jayden Choy, 7, of Fredonia hands over his Christmas list to Santa Claus during the Kettle Moraine EAA 1158 Breakfast with Santa at the West Bend Airport on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Santa was unable to leave by his helicopter due to increase of snow fall during his stay. Allison Hewitt, 6, of West Bend thinks as she ask Santa Claus what she would like for Christmas during the Kettle Moraine EAA 1158 Breakfast with Santa at the West Bend Airport on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Hewitt asked for a tooth brush and a toy airplane.  Santa was unable to leave by his helicopter due to increase of snow fall during his stay. Seventh-grade student Sophia Ackers, 13, smiles as she moves closer to touching a deer heart for dissection at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The dissection was apart of a class unit lesson on the human heart. Germantown's Lamonte Bearden attempts a dunk against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Germantown won 90-63. The victory marked 63 consecutive victories for the varsity boys basketball team dating back to 2011. Germantown's Maxwell Keefe saves a ball that was headed out of bounds against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Germantown won 90-63. The victory marked 63 consecutive victories for the varsity boys basketball team dating back to 2011. The bench of Germantown celebrates after a three-point basket by Dwayne Lawhorn Jr.  against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Germantown won 90-63. The victory marked 63 consecutive victories for the varsity boys basketball team dating back to 2011. Germantown's Lamonte Bearden sprays one of his coaches with water in the last seconds of the fourth quarter against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Germantown won 90-63. The victory marked 63 consecutive victories for the varsity boys basketball team dating back to 2011. Germantown head coach Steve Showalter smiles as the scores of the victories from the previous 62 games are displayed in the gymnasium after a win against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Germantown won 90-63. The victory marked 63 consecutive victories for the varsity boys basketball team dating back to 2011. Germantown's Brian Bearden hugs Jacob Showalter after a victory against Milwaukee Lutheran in Germantown on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Germantown won 90-63. The victory marked 63 consecutive victories for the varsity boys basketball team dating back to 2011. Elise Patten, 11, of West Bend holds a wreath that was made by her grandmother, Sue Marsh, containing different characters from the ballet, "The Nutcracker" in her parent's home in West Bend on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Patten is a soldier in the Milwaukee Ballet's "The Nutcracker." This is the fourth year that Patten has been involved in the production. Todd Christifulli of West Ben, left, and Randy Randall of Hammond ride up a trail along Maple Ridge Dr. in West Bend while snowmobiling on Friday, December 27, 2013. Christifulli and Randall were heading north near Kohlsville after a short trip on Big Cedar Lake. Evan Wegner, 8, of West Bend kicks some snow in the air as he begins his downward motion while sledding at the hill outside of McLane Elementary School in West Bend on Friday, December 27, 2013. Linda Granec of Jackson helps her daughter, Stephanie, 6, up the final mound of the hill while sledding outside of McLane Elementary School in West Bend on Friday, December 27, 2013. Avery Buss, 3, laughs as she and her father, Jeremy, begin the ride down the hill outside of McLane Elementary School in West Bend on Friday, December 27, 2013. Will Goza, 4, of West Bend uses his hands to slow down his sled as he approaches a bump in the track while sledding at the hill outside of McLane Elementary School in West Bend on Friday, December 27, 2013. Kaleigh Kraus, 10, of West Bend pats down the wet hair of her father, 1988 West Bend West alumni Matt Kraus, after he competed in the 200 medley Relay during the West Bend East and West Bend West Boys Swimming Alumni Meet in West Bend on Friday, December 27, 2013.<br/><br/> West Bend East senior Gabe Wray dives in to begin the 50 meter Freestyle during the West Bend East and West Bend West Boys Swimming Alumni Meet in West Bend on Friday, December 27, 2013. Cedarburg head coach Dave Ross reacts after West Bend East's Amy Daley has the ball stripped during the Nikki Doedens 10th Annual Holiday Tournament in Cedarburg on Friday, December 27, 2013. West Bend East lost 44-39 and will play in the consolation game on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. Hayley Sakski, 10, places the nose on the face of a snowman being built by her and her three friends in Germantown on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Emily Mueller, 10, concentrates as she adjusts the twig smile on a snowman being built by her and her three friends in Germantown on Saturday afternoon. Hayley Salski, 10, ties the scarf around a snowman being built by her and her three friends in Germantown on Saturday afternoon. Tina Nelson of Hartford holds her scarf close to her face as she walks to her car in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures hovered in the single digits most of Tuesday. Rodee Schneider of Appleton poses for a portrait as snow and accumulate on his beard during a ten mile run in Slinger in Hartford on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Temperatures hovered in the single digits most of Tuesday.Schneider enjoys running in all types of weather.
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