April Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Mike Hansen of West Bend receives a high-five after getting to the finish line on Saturday, April 29, 2017 during the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event in West Bend, Wis. The mile walk encouraged men to walk in high heel shoes. The event is designed to raise awareness of victims of sexual assault, sex trafficking and domestic violence. Kaitlin Winker of West Bend smiles as she hugs her father-in-law, Dale Winker, at a tailgate party on Monday, April 3, 2017 before the Opening Day game between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee, Wis. Josh Stanelle of Slinger sits in his Milwaukee Brewers van as he talks with Sarah Cypher of Allenton on Monday, April 3, 2017 before the Opening Day game between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Allan H. " Bud" Seilg puts his arm around Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio on Monday, April 3, 2017 after Seilg threw out the first pitch for the Opening Day game between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Junior Guerra watches his pitch to a Colorado Rockies player on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Fans get attempt to get out of the way of a bat that slipped from a players hands on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The fan that the bat hit was OK but was removed from their seat to be evaluated. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray throws a warm up pitch on Monday, April 3, 2017 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun stretches before stepping into the batters box in the bottom of the third inning on Monday, April 3, 2017 against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Fans fill in seats on Monday, April 3, 2017 to watch the Opening Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun smiles as he walks back to the dugout on Monday, April 3, 2017 during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The racing sausages make their way along the first base line in the bottom of the sixth inning of the game on Monday, April 3, 2017 between the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewer second baseman Jonathan Villar commits a throwing error on Monday, April 3, 2017 afternoon during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis.<br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun points to the first base umpire to check to see if he was safe in the bottom of the ninth on Monday, April 3, 2017 in a game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The game ended as Braun was ruled out. The Brewers lost 7-5. Sally Garvens of Richfield poses for a photo as patrons walk to the voting location for the spring election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Northbrook Church in Richfield, Wis. Garvens has served as a poll worker in Richfield since 1978 and an election chief since 1989. Kathy Hetzel, center, smiles as she and Janice Sigl, left, help a patron with their ballot on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for the spring election at the District No. 2 location at the City Hall in Hartford, Wis. Kathy Dalton looks over her ballot as the sun shines through a window on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 with voting in the spring election at the District No. 2 polling location at the city hall in Hartford, Wis. Bob Proudfoot of West Bend is reflected in a window on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 as he casts his ballot in the spring election at the polling location for District No. 4 at the city hall in West Bend, Wis. Peter Ziegelbauer, 3, of the town of Jackson smiles as he hits a ball off a tee on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 during the t-ball program at the Jackson Area Community Center in the village of Jackson, Wis. Melissa Thrames of Hartford uses her finger to spread paint across a pair of jeans during the Denim Day Paint Night on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Creative License in Hartford, Wis. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program in Washington County. The program assists victims of sexual assault.  National Denim Day is April 26. Quincy Kuzera, 1, of the village of Jackson climbs a net with the help of his mother, Crystal, as his 4-year-old brother, Wyatt, left, watches him on Friday, April 7, 2017 on the playground equipment at Hickory Lane Park in the village of Jackson, Wis. The village of Jackson approved the purchase of new equipment for the park. The project is estimated to cost $300,000. Holding her 1-year-old son, Quincy, Crystal Kuzera of the village of Jackson pushes her 4-year-old son, Wyatt, across a sliding bar on Friday, April 7, 2017 on the playground equipment at Hickory Lane Park in the village of Jackson, Wis. The village of Jackson approved the purchase of new equipment for the park. The project is estimated to cost $300,000. Norman Zimmerman hangs plastic eggs on Friday, April 7, 2017 to hooks attached to an awning outside his home in Slinger, Wis. Zimmerman, 99, has been hanging decorations outside his home for Easter, Halloween and Christmas for the past 35 years. West Bend East's Jordan Hynst (13) is met by Madison Blankenship in the dugout after hitting a three-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning in a game against Racine Case on Friday, April 7, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East lost, 6-4. Mindy Emmer  of Slinger carries her 2-year-old daughter, Mayla, to a grouping of plastic eggs on Saturday, April 10, 2017 during the Easter egg hunt at Jackson park in the village of Jackson, Wis. West Bend West's Alex Rondorf slides in safely to third base as Slinger's Rachel Rongstad covers up the throw in the top of the first inning of a game on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. David Hanke, right, stands with his attorney, Bill Mayer, as they wait to exit the courtroom as supporters of the victim hug on Monday, April 24, 2017 after the preliminary hearing for Hanke at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend, Wis. Judge James Pouros declared Monday that he believes there is probable cause that Hanke committed a class D felony in 2000. Hanke, a former band director at Slinger High School, is being charged with sex assault of a child by a school staff. An arraignment is scheduled for June 7. Sue Chapman of West Bend adjusts her phone back onto a strap on her arm as she is seen through a flowering shrub on Monday, April 24, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Temperatures were around 70 degrees the time Chapman was out for a walk on the Riverfront Parkway trail in West Bend. "It's just beautiful out," said Chapman after taking a photo of the Milwaukee River. Germantown's Turner Valle spreads his arms as he releases his pole after clearing the bar on Monday, April 24, 2017 while competing in the pole vault competition a part of the Washington County Track and Field Invitational in West Bend, Wis. Members of the Hartford City Band, lead by band co-conductor David Vandermeuse, rehearse on Monday, April 24, 2017  at the Schauer Arts and Activities Center in Hartford, Wis. The Hartford City Band will be performing a concert at the venue Sunday. Manager of Retail Pharmacy Operations Gary Miller poses for a portrait on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the pharmacy at the Aurora Health Center in Slinger, Wis. A pharmacy was moved from across Highway 60 to provide better convenience for patients. Physical Therapist Katie Schif smiles as she talks with patient, Paul Groh of Hubertus, as he performs on a leg press machine on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Aurora Health Center in Slinger, Wis. A pharmacy was moved from across Highway 60 to provide better convenience for patients. Angela Berenz, left, with Washington County SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) and Ali Krueger, right, with Washington County CCR (Coordinated Community Response team) are seen under the arch of a size 14 heel designed for men on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 outside the District Attorney's office in West Bend, Wis. Berenz and Krueger's organizations are putting on a walk Saturday titled, " Walk a Mile in Her Shoes." Men are encouraged to walk a mile in a high heel shoes. The event is designed to raise awareness of victims of sexual assault, sex trafficking and domestic violence. West Bend West's Joseph Leonhardt winds up to throw his discus  on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 as part of the Washington County Track and Field Invitational at Kettle Moraine Lutheran in the town of Jackson, Wis. Germantown's Shon Pratcher hits the sand on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 as he competes in the triple jump finals as part of the Washington County Track and Field Invitational at Kettle Moraine Lutheran in the town of Jackson, Wis. Evan Richards, 6, of West Bend smiles as he is handed a football in a running back drill on on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 during the West Bend Parks and Recreation football program at Quaas Creek Park in West Bend, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza jokes with Bryce Olsen, 7, of Neenah about how old he is turning on his birthday on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 before the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Richfield School student Elliot Jakus, 11, screams with his classmates to get Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun's attention before the game on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The middle school students took a celebration field trip to Miller Park Wednesday. The field trips have been an end-of-the-year reward for the last 20 years, with the last seven being a Brewers game. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jett Bandy puts his arm around pitcher Wily Peralta in the top of the third inning during the game on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The Brewers won, 9-4. Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames adjusts his batting helmet before stepping in the box in the bottom of the fourth inning during a game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The Brewers won, 9-4.<br/><br/> Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto tags out Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jonathan Villar in the bottom of the seventh innings on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The Brewers won, 9-4.<br/><br/> Principal Andy Kasik, dressed as a pink fairy, points his wand to second-grade student Luke Bicknel on Thursday, April 27, 2017 during a dance-off assembly at McLane Elementary School in West Bend, Wis. Students voted for the school staff member they wanted to see participate in a dance-off during a recent family math night. Fourth-grade students Kailey Rusher, 10, smiles as she watches classroom aide, Josh Dahlen, compete in a dance-off on Thursday, April 27, 2017 during an assembly at McLane Elementary School in West Bend, Wis. Students voted for the school staff member they wanted to see participate in a dance-off during a recent family math night. Principal Andy Kasik, left, and classroom aide Josh Dalen, right, compete in a dance-off with first-grade student Nora Ressler, 7, on Thursday, April 27, 2017 during a dance-off assembly at McLane Elementary School in West Bend, Wis. Students voted for the school staff member they wanted to see participate in a dance-off during a recent family math night. Ressler won the opportunity participate in the dance-off after having her name drawn in a raffle contest. First-grade student Nora Ressler, 7, smiles as he competes in the finals against classroom aide, Josh Dahlen, on Thursday, April 27, 2017 during a dance-off assembly at McLane Elementary School in West Bend, Wis. Students voted for the school staff member they wanted to see participate in a dance-off during a recent family math night. Ressler won the contest beating three other staff members. Ressler won the opportunity participate in the dance-off after having her name drawn in a raffle contest. Slinger's Jenna Schoenke uses her head to bounce a ball in West Bend East territory in the first half of the game on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East goalie Elizabeth Odness grabs a ball to record a save in the first half of the game on Thursday, April 27, 2017 against Slinger in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East goalie Elizabeth Odness dives for a ball to record a save in the first half of the game on Thursday, April 27, 2017 against Slinger in West Bend, Wis. Police officials work on the scene of a crash on Friday, April 28, 2017 on Interstate-41 southbound in Germantown, Wis. Germantown Police Department reported that one vehicle was involved in a rollover crash near the Mequon Road overpass on I-41. The vehicle rolled off the highway, under an overpass and into a nearby wooded area. Four people were in the vehicle. All four people were injured, two seriously injured flown to a hospital by Flight for Life members. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Audrey Hilgendorf of West Bend, left, smiles as she watches a man take a step out of her sight line as she is instructed on how to hold a gun by Pistol Instructor, Theresa Schneider, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 during an event to celebrate President Trump's first 100 days in office at the Range of Richfield in Richfield, Wis. The event was hosted by State Rep. Bob Gannon. Guests of the event received a coupon for a free 30 minutes of shooting time at the range. Hilgendorf, 84, said she had never held a gun before Saturday. She shot one bullet at a target and decided not to fire anymore after being satisfied with her experience. Patrons with the Cub Scouts walk along a float carrying a large American flag on Saturday, April 29, 2017 during the VFW Wisconsin Loyalty Day Celebration in West Bend, Wis. The celebration included a morning parade with live music and food that followed. Loyalty Day began in the 1920s as a counter to the Russian Revolution celebration on May 1. Mike Moran of West Bend gets out to an early lead in effort to beat his friends to the finish line on Saturday, April 29, 2017 during the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event in West Bend, Wis. The mile walk encouraged men to walk in high heel shoes. The event is designed to raise awareness of victims of sexual assault, sex trafficking and domestic violence.
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