August Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
A Japanese beetle eats a leaf on a tree on Aug. 31, 2017 on Main Street in Hartford, Wis. A few trees along Main Street and other locations in Hartford have been infested with Japanese beetles. Sussex Cardinals' Dave Schmitt slides safely into home plate in the bottom of the fifth inning of a Class A Wisconsin Baseball tournament game on Aug. 2, 2017 against the West Bend 7 Up at Carl M. Kus Memorial Field in West Bend, Wis. The 7 Up lost in eight innings, 2-1. Runners begin the the Not Just a Walk in the Park race on Aug. 3, 2017 at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships to West Bend East and West Bend West High School. Runners make their way along the course with the old courthouse museum in the background  during the Not Just a Walk in the Park race on Aug. 3, 2017 at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships to West Bend East and West Bend West High School. Alec Miller of West Bend runs the final stretch of  the Not Just a Walk in the Park race on Aug. 3, 2017 at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships to West Bend East and West Bend West High School. Miller was the first to finish overall with a time of 15:15.64. John Fry, 12, of Hartford hugs his mother, Amy, as the two watch the demolition of a building Amy use to work in on Aug. 8, 2017 Hartford, Wis. Amy works for Staffing Support Specialists and was sent over to the site to take photos of the demolition for her company. Amy worked in the building for four years. The building is being torn down due to the development of a hotel on the site. It is one of two buildings being torn down. Staffing Support Specialists moved to a location on Highway 83 in Hartford. West Bend West's Anthony Schlass has been named the Washington County Baseball Player of the Year. Schlass and West Bend West went undefeated in route to a state championship. Schlass will be attending the University of Oklahoma to play baseball in the fall. Dale Moore of West Bend reaches out his hand to greet Zeppo, a jindo-mix dog, held by Kerewyn Cass with the humane society on Aug. 9, 2017 at the Washington County Humane Society  in the town of Polk, Wis. Moore adopted Zeppo Wednesday after originally visiting the shelter to adopt a cat. Zeppo is one of nine dogs rescued by the humane society from a Korean meat farm. West Bend Braves catcher Jed Prange tags out West Bend 7 Up's Evan Albrecht at home plate in the bottom of the fifth inning of a game on Aug. 9, 2017 at Carl M. Kuss Memorial Field in West Bend, Wis. A sail boat operated by children cruises past a dock full of seagulls during the youth sailing program on Aug. 10, 2017 on Big Cedar Lake in the town of West Bend, Wis. Samuel Agee, 6, of West Bend pulls a log on a board across other logs used as rollers during the Pioneer Kids Day program on Aug. 10, 2017 at the old courthouse museum in West Bend, Wis. The program has been going for 20 years and presents different pioneer theme activities for children. Goldie, a border collie retriever, swims past Mike and Jamie Dutcher of West Bend and Mattie, a golden doodle, on Aug. 14, 2017 in the pond of Jansen Family Park in West Bend, Wis. The Dutchers took their three dogs, a german shepherd named Frank not pictured, to the park  on Monday to burn off energy. The Dutchers say they do this twice a day. Landon Teasdale, 8, spreads his arms as he is carried by his father, Jon, while racing Landon's 5-year-old brother, Ty, during the flag football program on Aug. 15, 2017 in Jackson, Wis. <br/><br/> Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte attempts to avoid the Racing Sausages in the bottom of the sixth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 16, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 16, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The home run was the second of the game for Broxton. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina tosses his bat after hitting a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 16, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina jumps to celebrate with Jesus Aguilar hitting a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Aug. 16, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Eric Sogard makes a catch in fron of left fielder Hernan Perez in the top of the ninth inning of a game on Aug. 16, 2017 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina looks to his side as Hernan Perez approaches with a cooler full of water as he conducts a post game interview on Aug. 16, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Pina hit the go-ahead two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brewers won, 7-6. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina has water dumped on him by Hernan Perez during a  post game interview on Aug. 16, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Pina hit the go-ahead two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brewers won, 7-6. Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann smiles as a volunteer attaches another strip of tape to him on Aug. 17, 2017 at the Herbert J. Tennies Government Building in West Bend, Wis. People were able to buy strips of tape in effort to stick Schoemann to a wall. All proceeds will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's event that is scheduled for September 23. Hartford Union's Jacob Pepin makes a catch in front of a diving Kamari Clayton of Nicolet in the second quarter of a game on Aug. 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Hartford Union won, 31-0. Hartford Union's Tim Seramur makes a catch in front of a diving Jaren Yoder of Nicolet in the second quarter of a game on Aug. 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Hartford Union won, 31-0. Dressed in an inflatable tyrannosaurus rex costume, Hartford Union sophomore Seth Rupert is seen in the student section as a beach ball is passed around  in the second quarter of a varsity football game between Hartford Union and Nicolet on Aug. 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Hartford Union won, 31-0. Cedarburg's Chuck Willer makes a catch while being defended by West Bend East's Charles Goss in the fourth quarter of a game on Aug. 18, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East won, 48-6. <br/><br/> Nancy Harris of Kewaskum raises her candle during the End the Hate vigil on Aug. 19, 2017 at Old Settlers Park in West Bend, Wis. The event, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Washington County, was in response to the riots  in Charlottesville, Va. last week. Wendy Senn of West Bend holds her 15-year-old daughter, Cassidy, during the End the Hate vigil on Aug. 19, 2017 at Old Settlers Park in West Bend, Wis. The event, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Washington County, was in response to the riots  in Charlottesville, Va. last week. Larry Porter of West Bend smiles as he watches the solar eclipse through solar eclipse glasses during a viewing party on Aug. 21, 2017  at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend, Wis. The solar eclipse is seen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 during a viewing party at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend, Wis. Cloud cover and rain prevented people from seeing long stretches of the solar eclipse on Monday.  The solar eclipse is seen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 during a viewing party at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend, Wis. Cloud cover and rain prevented people from seeing long stretches of the solar eclipse on Monday.  The solar eclipse is seen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 during a viewing party at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend, Wis. Cloud cover and rain prevented people from seeing long stretches of the solar eclipse on Monday.  Autumn Steinhert, 5, of West Bend curls up as water is dumped on her head from a bucket at the Rotary Splashpad on Aug. 22, 2017 in Regner Park in West Bend, Wis. Hartford Union's Kaitlyn Kerrigan hits a shot out of a bunker on hole No. 6 during the North Shore Conference Mini-Meet on Aug. 23, 2017 at the Hartford Golf Club  in the town of Hartford, Wis. Slinger cheerleaders hold a sign for football players to break through during introductions before the varsity football game against Nicolet on Aug. 25, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Slinger's Jason Klink stiff arms a defender as they fall out of bounds in the second quarter of a game against Nicolet on Aug. 25, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Kewaskum's Jerod Otto intercepts a pass in the end zone in front of Merrill's Chase Bonnell in the fourth quarter of a game on Aug. 25, 2017 in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum won, 42-21. The crescent moon is seen as players from Kewaskum and Merrill begin a play in the fourth quarter of a game on Aug. 25, 2017 in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum won, 42-21. Katherine Pollnow, 20, takes a dose of one of her many prescribed medicines on Aug. 28, 2017  with her brother, Jacob, standing at the back of the kitchen table at their home in the town of Farmington, Wis.  Both Katherine and Jacob have Lyme Disease. The siblings have had the disease since 2009. Carter Heimerman, 8, of Kewaskum puts his hands on his head as he walks through a crowded hallway carrying school supplies to his third grade classroom on Aug. 30, 2017 during the open house for Kewaskum Elementary in Kewaskum, Wis. Jed Justman poses for a photo on Aug. 30, 2017 near Carl M. Kuss Memorial Field in West Bend, Wis. Justman works for the Milwaukee Bucks and plays for the amateur baseball team, the West Bend 7 Up. Hartford Union's Chad Robanske jumps to set a ball in the first second of a match against Hamilton on Aug. 30, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Hartford Union's Gabe Wick (8) is congratulated by Seth Rupert (13) and Kolton Janz (8) after scoring a point in the second set of a match against Hamilton on Aug. 30, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Elliot Pitterk, left, measures up to Carter Balge before leaving the library for their kindergarten classroom for the first day of school on Aug. 28, 2017 at MacArthur Elementary School in Germantown, Wis. Pitterk had a birthday over the summer and wanted to see how much he had grown in comparison to Carter.
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