March Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Dylan Canady, 9, watches a member of the crash reconstruction team strap a marker on the stop sign at the intersection of Grand avenue and Loos at the scene of a one car accident on Friday, March 28 in Hartford. Hartford Police Department officials said it was a one car accident. West Bend West's Katelyn Butters looks to land a flip on the beam during the sectional meet at Manitowoc Lincoln High School on Saturday, March 1. West Bend West's Bailey Wagner competes on the beam during the sectional meet at Manitowoc Lincoln High School on Saturday, March 1. The frozen shores of Lake Michigan near Manitowoc, Wis. on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014. Snow is expected through the weekend in Wisconsin with temperatures hovering near 20 degrees.  Berner-Garde Foundation member Vonnie Keebaugh holds Daisy as blood is drawn at the health screening section of the Bernese Mountain Dog Show put on by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Southeastern Wisconsin at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 1 in the town of Polk. Along with a blood sample, a cheek swab was taken from the Bernese Mountain Dogs to help gain information concerning genetic disease in the Bernese Mountain Dogs. The information that is gathered is sent to Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich. Veterinarians and researchers use the information to help reduce genetic disease in Bernese Mountain Dogs. Author Julie Wegner displays her book, "The Amazing Grace Story" at the West Bend Community Memorial Library in West Bend on Tuesday, March 4. The book is the first written and published by Wegner. Fr. Edwin Kornath, center, along with other members of the congregation watch the palms from last year burn during the Burial of the Alleluia with Preparation of the Palms service at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kewaskum on Tuesday, March 4. Members of the church brought in palms from last year's Palm Sunday. The palms were burned and will be used as the ashes for Ash Wednesday. West Bend West head coach Bernie McCarthy raises his hands in celebration as the final second tick off the clock during a WIAA Division 2 regional game against Plymouth in Plymouth on Tuesday, March 4. West Bend West's Clara Olson celebrates with teammates after a victory over Plymouth in a WIAA Division 2 regional game in Plymouth on Tuesday, March 4. Slinger High school student Emma Hurth looks to her friend as she walks through the metal detector before entering the Washington County Courts during Youth County Government Day in West Bend on Wednesday, March 5. Students from across Washington County experience the different departments including, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, County Clerk and Sheriff. Lewis, a six-week old brown bear cub, is held before one of the scheduled feedings at Shalom Wildlife Zoo in West Bend on Wednesday, March 5. The baby brown bears will be on display along with the other members of Shalom when they open for the season in May. Lana Fechter bottle feeds Clark, a six-week brown bear cub, at Shalom Wildlife Zoo in West Bend on Wednesday, March 5. The baby brown bears, Lewis and Clark, will be on display along with the other members of Shalom when they open for the season in May. <br/><br/> Lana Fechter holds Clark, a six-week brown bear cub, in between scheduled feedings at Shalom Wildlife Zoo in West Bend on Wednesday, March 5. The baby brown bears will be on display along with the other members of Shalom when they open for the season in May. The foot of Lewis, a six-week brown bear cub, at Shalom Wildlife Zoo in West Bend on Wednesday, March 5. The baby brown bears will be on display along with the other members of Shalom when they open for the season in May. Germantown's Lamonte Bearden screams as a timeout is called near the end of the first half against Sussex Hamilton in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game in Whitefish Bay on Thursday, March 6. Germantown's Evan Wesenberg tips in a ball over Sussex Hamilton's Sam Olson in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game in Whitefish Bay on Thursday, March 6. Germantown high school junior Michael Cooney is squeezed by a fellow classmate in attempt to disrupt a foul shot by a Sussex Hamilton shooter in the second half in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal game in Whitefish Bay on Thursday, March 6. Michael Loomans, 8, looks up from reading  "Bild-Wšrterbuch English" book as he is snugged in between two storage units  during Dr.Seuss' Birthday/Read Across America Week at Allenton Elementary in Allenton on Friday, March 7. Joggers are reflected across the standing water that nearly submerges the tombstone belonging to Hazelle Tourbier Kleinhans at Holy Angels Cemetery in West Bend on Tuesday, March 11.<br/><br/> Kennedy Chlupp of West Bend smiles as she hugs her mother, Heidi, during the kick-off event for Relay for Life at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend on Tuesday, March 11. Kennedy is the honorary youth chair for the Relay for Life event in August. Chlupp was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) when she was a year old.  $7,710.00 has been raised for Relay for Life. Buck Blodgett hugs a patron before the appearance of Daniel Bartelt of in the courtroom of the Hon. Judge Todd Martens at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday, March 13. Bartelt is accused of killing Buck's daughter, Jessie Blodgett. <br/><br/> Attorney Gary Schmaus places his hand on his client, Daniel Bartelt, in the courtroom of the Hon. Judge Todd Martens at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday, March 13. Bartelt is accused of killing Jessie Blodgett. Angela Metzger hits math teach Andrea Rodenkirch with a pie for Pi Day at Badger Middle School in West Bend on Friday, March 14. Metzger was able to memorize and recite 63 numbers included in pi. <br/><br/> World War II veteran George Michel of New Berlin pulls an American flag given to him close to his chest as he and three other World War II veterans were given flags during a recognition dinner for the World War II veterans at Fox and Hounds Restaurant and Tavern in Hubertus on Friday, March 14. Jarik Piekarski, 11, gets excited as he approaches the finish line with his egg still on the spoon during a competition of fourth and fifth grade students during the battle of the books (BOB) blowout at Lincoln Elementary on Friday, March 21 in Hartford. The BOB is a part of the reading curriculum for Lincoln Elementary for forth and fifth grade students. Students read different books a month that are valued at points based on reading difficulty. Bob Gigstead of Kewaskum smiles as he has his boutonnire adjusted during the father daughter dance on Friday, March 21 in Kewaskum. The event was sponsored by the PTO organizations at Wayne, Farmington and Kewaskum Elementary Schools. Lines of tiaras for sale during the father daughter dance on Friday, March 21 in Kewaskum. The event was sponsored by the PTO organizations at Wayne, Farmington and Kewaskum Elementary Schools. <br/><br/> Macy Milella, 4, smiles as her father, Steve Milella of Kewaskum, adjusts her flowers on her wrist  during the father daughter dance on Friday, March 21 in Kewaskum. The event was sponsored by the PTO organizations at Wayne, Farmington and Kewaskum Elementary Schools. Alayna Lambrecht, 5, of West Bend laughs as she is dipped down by her father, Brian, during the father daughter dance on Friday, March 21 in Kewaskum. The event was sponsored by the PTO organizations at Wayne, Farmington and Kewaskum Elementary Schools. Autumn Giese, 5, smiles as her father, Eric of the town of Wayne, asks to dance with her during the father daughter dance on Friday, March 21 in Kewaskum. The event was sponsored by the PTO organizations at Wayne, Farmington and Kewaskum Elementary Schools. Alayna Lambrecht, 5, of West Bend laughs as she is twirled around by her father, Brian, during the father daughter dance on Friday, March 21 in Kewaskum. The event was sponsored by the PTO organizations at Wayne, Farmington and Kewaskum Elementary Schools. Fathers circle around their daughters as they dance to "Gangnam Style," by Psy during the father daughter dance on Friday, March 21 in Kewaskum. The event was sponsored by the PTO organizations at Wayne, Farmington and Kewaskum Elementary Schools. Fillmore firefighter Jedidiah Rathke attempts a shot during the Donkey Basketball event in Kewaskum on Sunday, March 23. The game is basketball where the players on the court ride donkeys. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for FFA members. Kewaskum firefighter Jim Bucheger raises his hands as he scores a basket during the Donkey Basketball event against the Fillmore Fire Department  in Kewaskum on Sunday, March 23. The game is basketball where the players on the court ride donkeys. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for FFA members. Shawn Pritchard of the Kewaskum Fire Department attempts a shot in between defenders and donkeys in a game against members of the Fillmore Fire Department during the Donkey Basketball event in Kewaskum on Sunday, March 23. The game is basketball where the players on the court ride donkeys. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for FFA members. Jedidiah Rathke of the Fillmore Fire Department reaches out for a pass during the Donkey Basketball event against members of the Kewaskum Fire Department  in Kewaskum on Sunday, March 23.The game is basketball where the players on the court ride donkeys. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for FFA members. Mike Wise of the Kewaskum Fire Department reaches out for a high-five during the Donkey Basketball event against members of the Fillmore Fire Department  in Kewaskum on Sunday, March 23. The game is basketball where the players on the court ride donkeys. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for FFA members. A donkey rolls around the court in between games during the Donkey Basketball event in Kewaskum on Sunday, March 23.The game is basketball where the players on the court ride donkeys. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for FFA members. Students laugh as Lincoln Elementary third grade teacher Kevin Goelz acts out the voices while reading "Matilda," written by Roald Dahl to his class in between discussing wild fires on Thursday, March 27 in Hartford. Goelz was named the Hartford Jt. 1 District Teacher of the Year. Angel Zamora listens to family members share their stories of her daughter, Julia Zeitler, on Thursday, March 27 in West Bend. Zeitler, 15, died on March, 21. Nearly $16,000 has been raised the past five days to help the family with the expenses of the funeral. Luke Catarozzoli of the town of Polk holds one of his campiagn signs as his nephew, Gianni Anderson, 7, drills in holes on Mayfield Road on Friday, March 28 in Richfield. Catarozzoli is running for Washington County Board Supervisor District 17 in the town of Polk. Catarozzoli noticed a few of his campaign signs missing in the same afternoon that he placed them. Election day is Tuesday.
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