May Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Sandi Jazak of Kewaskum rubs her hand across her head as she and her husband, Jim, look over a memorial honoring those that died in the line of service after the Memorial Day program on May 29, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. T.J. Justice puts his arm up on the pew as he waits for his sentencing on May 1, 2017  at the Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Justice, the former city administrator for West Bend, was sentenced to 18 months in confinement and 2 years of extended supervision for soliciting a child for prostitution. Steve Koepp of West Bend looks away from T.J. Justice as he speaks to Judge Lloyd Carter on May 1, 2017 during Justice's sentencing at the Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Koepp is a father of three daughters, none of which are involved in the case, and wanted to be present at the sentencing. Justice, the former city administrator for West Bend, was sentenced to 18 months in confinement and 2 years of extended supervision for soliciting a child for prostitution. T.J. Justice is lead out of court on May 1, 2017 in handcuffs after his sentencing at the Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Justice, the former city administrator for West Bend, was sentenced to 18 months in confinement and 2 years of extended supervision for soliciting a child for prostitution. Eighth-grade student Brandon Burmeister, 14, holds up a piece of scenery on May 2, 2017 during rehearsal for the Magical Land of Oz at St. John's Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis. The show is scheduled to open Friday. Stagehand and seventh-grade student Madeline Drover, 12, holds her script close by behind the current as she watches her classmates perform on May 2, 2017 during rehearsal for the Magical Land of Oz at St. John's Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis. The show is scheduled to open Friday. Peggy Lindquist of the town of Erin smiles as she raises her arms up in celebration towards her friends on the shore of Pike Lake as she rides on an inflatable paddle board on May 3, 2017 at the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Hartford, Wis. Lindquist received the paddle board as a birthday present from her son, Rory. Lindquist's birthday is May 18. <br/><br/> Hartford Union's Mallory Knight raises her hands up after scoring a goal in the first half of the game against West Bend East on May 4, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East goalie Elizabeth Odness slides to stop a shot from Hartford Union's Skylar Garza in the first half of the game on May 4, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Jared Miller attempts to tag out Slinger's Jack Hafemann at third base in the top of the first inning of the game on May 5, 2017 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Sam Zarling jumps over a catcher's mask to reach home plate to score in the bottom of the first inning the game against Slinger on May 5, 2017 in the town of Jackson, Wis. A red-winged blackbird jumps from one stem of tall grass to another on May 8, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. The lot the birds were in is for sale. Officials for Hartford are discussuing of building a multi-family residential unit in the lot. The lot is near the Wilson Wetlands. Jerry Goratowski puts one of his arms under his head for support as he reclines in a chair in his driveway soaking up the sun on May 8, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Goratowski decided to enjoy the sun after he finished cutting lawns for family members and neighbors. " I am retired, so I can do this now," said Goratowski. Kaitlyn Wanke, 11, grabs a bag of grain to display some of the types of food her cows eat as her 3-month old brown swiss cow, Sharpay, eyes the bag on May 9, 2017 outside of Silverbrook Intermediate School in West Bend, Wis. Sixth-grade student Wanke brought her family's cows to school as part of a research project. <br/><br/> Fawn, an 8-month old jersey cow is seen on May 9, 2017 during a presentation by the Wanke family outside of Silverbrook Intermediate School in West Bend, Wis. Sixth-grade student Kaitlyn Wanke brought her family's cows to school as part of a research project. Sixth-grade student Ryan Adkins, 11, smiles as he pets Fawn, an 8-month-old jersey cow, on May 9, 2017 outside of Silverbrook Intermediate School in West Bend, Wis. Sixth-grade student Kaitlyn Wanke, Adkins' classmate, brought her family's cows to school as part of a research project. West Bend West's Camryn Waechter and West Bend East's Anna Johnson both jump for a ball in the first half of the game on May 9, 2017 in West Bend. <br/><br/> West Bend Community Television Head Producer and Director Padrick Dunn smiles as he operates the television station's drone on May 10, 2017 at Regner Park in West Bend, Wis. Ray Lipman poses for a portrait on May 10, 2017 at the Westbury Bank on South Main Street in West Bend, Wis. Lipman has stepped away as the director and chairman of the board of Westbury Bank. Dr. Tom Albiero, right, and Dental Coordinator Sandy Apel, left, pose for a portrait on on May 10, 2017 at the Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend, Wis. Members of the West Bend Fire Department work on transporting a person on a gurney to an ambulance on May 10, 2017 on the scene of a crash on Highway 45 in West Bend, Wis. The West Bend Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff's Department worked on the scene of the crash that involved six cars. Members of the West Bend Fire Department push a person on a gurney to an ambulance on May 10, 2017 on the scene of a crash on Highway 45 in West Bend, Wis. The West Bend Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff's Department worked on the scene of the crash that involved six cars. Tom Brown of Hartford works on his 1941 Waco airplane in his hanger on May 11, 2017 at the Hartford Municipal Airport in the town of Hartford, Wis. Bids for the expansion project at the airport are expected to begin being accepted in July. Administrative Assistant with Aurora Medical Center Stephanie Wojtowicz collects boxes of cereal on a display stand to be placed in a container for the Hartford Food Pantry on May 12, 2017 at the Hartford Memorial Hospital in Hartford, Wis. Members at the hospital have collected over 1,466 boxes of cereal to be donated to the Hartford Food Pantry. Living Word Lutheran's Jacob Bolwerk slides safely into home in the bottom of the third inning of the game against Martin Luther on May 12, 2017 in the town of Jackson, Wis. <br/><br/> Jim Jung of West Bend puts his arm up on a bench on May 15, 2017 as he takes a break from his daily bicycle ride to enjoy the Milwaukee River in West Bend, Wis. Jung rides his bicycle from the south side of West Bend to the north side near Barton. The National Weather Service reported temperatures above 70 degrees on Monday.  <br/><br/> Law Enforcement Crime Prevention Unit volunteer officer Gordon Kluever looks across Main Street on May 16, 2017 after exiting the West Bend Police Department in West Bend, Wis. The volunteer group of officers help with night patrol and assist with events such as parades or providing extra law enforcement officers for larger events including when the President of the United States visits. Ryonen Faris of Fond du Lac watches his tee shot on hole No. 10 during the qualifying event for the U.S. Open Championship on May 17, 2017 at the Washington County Golf Course in the town of Hartford, Wis. Craig Czerniejewski of Hartford leans as he watches his putt attempt on the green of hole No. 18 during the qualifying event for the U.S. Open Championship on May 17, 2017 at the Washington County Golf Course in the town of Hartford, Wis. <br/><br/> Craig Czerniejewski of Hartford tees off on hole No. 1  during the qualifying event for the U.S. Open Championship on May 17, 2017 at the Washington County Golf Course in the town of Hartford, Wis. A golfer puts down their ball on the tee area of one of the hole son the back nine during the qualifying event for the U.S. Open Championship on May 17, 2017 at the Washington County Golf Course in the town of Hartford, Wis. Chip Summer of Richfield looks over the course on the green on hole No. 18 during the qualifying event for the U.S. Open Championship on May 17, 2017 at the Washington County Golf Course in the town of Hartford, Wis (From Left) USGA President DIana Murphy, Stu Francis, USGA Executive Driector and CEO Mike Davis, Jeff Hall and Jim Reinhart with Erin Hills answer questions on May 17, 2017 during the U.S. Open Championship preview day event at Erin Hills in the town of Erin, Wis. The 117th U.S. Open Championship is scheduled to be played at Erin Hills in June. Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd answers questions concerning the Erin Hills course on May 17, 2017 during the U.S. Open Championship preview day event at Erin Hills in the town of Erin, Wis. The 117th U.S. Open Championship is scheduled to be played at Erin Hills in June. Brian Depasquale holds the U.S. Open Championship trophy as former Milwaukee Brewers player Gorman Thomas points out names he recognizes  on May 17, 2017 during the U.S. Open Championship preview day event at Erin Hills in the town of Erin, Wis. The 117th U.S. Open Championship is scheduled to be played at Erin Hills in June. Olympic medalist Bonnie Blair smiles after hitting a ball on the driving range on May 17, 2017 during the U.S. Open Championship preview day event at Erin Hills in the town of Erin, Wis. The 117th U.S. Open Championship is scheduled to be played at Erin Hills in June. A West Bend firefighter is seen through a window smeared with a blood-like substance during the Every 15 Minutes program on on May 18, 2017 outside of the West Bend high schools in West Bend, Wis. The program is typically held before prom and designed to detour students from drinking and driving.  The West Bend high schools' prom is scheduled for Saturday. West Bend West junior Morgan Lovy grimaces as she is pulled out a vehicle by West Bend firefighters during the Every 15 Minutes program on May 18, 2017 outside of the West Bend high schools in West Bend, Wis. The program is typically held before prom and designed to detour students from drinking and driving.  The West Bend high schools' prom is scheduled for Saturday. <br/><br/> Firefighters work to extract an individual from a vehicle during the Every 15 Minutes program on May 18, 2017 outside of the West Bend high schools in West Bend, Wis. The program is typically held before prom and designed to detour students from drinking and driving.  The West Bend high schools' prom is scheduled for Saturday. <br/><br/> West Bend firefighters carry West Bend West junior Morgan Lovy on a gurney into an ambulance during the Every 15 Minutes program on May 18, 2017 outside of the West Bend high schools, in West Bend, Wis. The program is typically held before prom and designed to detour students from drinking and driving.  The West Bend high schools' prom is scheduled for Saturday. Flight for Life leaves the scene as a West Bend firefighter collects the materials from a vehicle staged to appear it was in a crash during the Every 15 Minutes program on May 18, 2017 outside of the West Bend high schools in West Bend, Wis. The program is typically held before prom and designed to detour students from drinking and driving.  The West Bend high schools' prom is scheduled for Saturday. Reflected in a side mirror, Pathways Charter School junior Prairie Haubrich, 17, left, holds the hand of West Bend East junior Jessica Witt, 17, as the watch a man dressed as the grim reaper walk to place a flower on a person that has passed away during the Every 15 Minutes program on May 18, 2017 outside of the West Bend high schools in West Bend, Wis. The program is typically held before prom and designed to detour students from drinking and driving.  The West Bend high schools' prom is scheduled for Saturday. Teammates surround West Bend West's Amelia Stauske, center, after she hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning in the game against Hartford Union on May 18, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Slinger's Ali Wolf heads a ball over Hartford Union's Maddi Lambi in the first half of the game on May 18, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Hartford Union won, 3-1. Washington County Sheriff's Cap. Martin Schulteis stand with other members of the sheriff's color guard during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service on May 18, 2017 at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. Deputy Sheriff with the Washington County Sheriff's Department Justin Jilling marches with other members of the color guard during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service on May 18, 2017 at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. Reed Grotenhuis, 9, center, watches the array of colors as others throw their bags of powder in the air to start the Taco Trot for Trapp event on May 19, 2017 at Kewaskum High School in Kewaskum, Wis. Funds from the event will benefit the Trapp family of Cascade. Kewaskum High School sophomore Ashley Trapp and her family lost their home after a fire in February. Alex Roeske of West Bend, right, smiles as he shares a moment with his fiancŽe, Brittney Schumacher of West Bend as the two walk the Farmers' Market on May 20, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. The annual market opened Saturday and will be open every Saturday until Oct. 28. Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver laughs after he is asked how his childrens' grades are by Central Middle School eighth-grade student Maximus Vespalec, 15, left, on May 22, 2017 at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wis. Driver visited the middle school after they won a the Pack'er Up Challenge by donating the most items to a Goodwill Donation Center in the month of April. Central Middle School sixth-grade student Kayla Hibbard, 11, screams after taking a photo with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, center, as he waits to take a photo with the sixth grade class on May 22, 2017 at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wis. Driver visited the middle school after they won a the Pack'er Up Challenge by donating the most items to a Goodwill Donation Center in the month of April. Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver laughs as he dances with eighth-grade students from Central Middle School on May 22, 2017 at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wis. Driver visited the middle school after they won a the Pack'er Up Challenge by donating the most items to a Goodwill Donation Center in the month of April. Slinger's Bennett Connolly attempts to clear the bar in the high jump competition as part of the WIAA Division One regional meet on May 22, 2017 at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Wis. Cedarburg's Brooklyn Billings covers his ears as the starting pistol is fired by a referee to begin the first heat of the girls 4x200 meter relay as part of the WIAA Division 1 regional meet on May 22, 2017 at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Wis. Slinger's Melanie Pitrof hugs teammate Sydney Reinhardt after qualifying for the sectional tournament in the 4x100 meter relay race as part of the WIAA Division One regional meet on May 22, 2017 at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Wis. West Bend East reserve Karl Lemke celebrates with Christian Hernandez after Hernandez completed the final leg of the 4x100 meter relay race as part of the WIAA Division One regional meet on May 22, 2017 at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Wis. A portion of the midway is reflected in a rain drop hanging from the railing on the tilt-a-whirl  for the Boltonville Fire Department's Rain Days festival on May 24, 2017 in the town of Farmington, Wis. The weekend will mark the 100th Rain Days festival. The festival is scheduled to begin Friday with a fireworks show, weather permitting. Wenzel Amazement employee Tim Klinger of Jefferson cleans the sides of the G-Force ride  while setting up for the Boltonville Fire Department's Rain Days festival on May 24, 2017 in the town of Farmington, Wis. The weekend will mark the 100th Rain Days festival. The festival is scheduled to begin Friday with a fireworks show, weather permitting. Korean War veteran Norbert Carter of West Bend poses for a portrait on May 24, 2017 in the secondary meeting room at the VFW Post No. 1393 in West Bend, Wis. Carter volunteers his time at the post to help make it a destination for veterans. Carter helps by organizing brat frys and different social events at the post. Washington County Shared Ride Taxi driver Earl Miller, right, speaks with Matthew Geiger on May 24, 2017 as the two wait for the shared ride taxi from Ozaukee County at the BP gas station in Newburg, Wis. Miller was waiting to pick up new riders and Geiger was waiting for a ride into Ozaukee County. The gas station is the unofficial dropping off point for riders that wish to travel into the other county. Discussions have begun to partner the two taxi services. West Bend West's Noah Waech hits the bar on his thigh as he competes in the pole vault competition as part of the WIAA sectional meet on May 25, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Christian Hernandez lands as he competes in the long jump competition as part of the WIAA sectional meet on May 25, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Plymouth's Libby Tournour attempts to clear the bar in the pole vault competition as part of the WIAA sectional meet on May 25, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East coach Tom Hoogester celebrates with Christian Hernandez after Hernandez at the WIAA sectional meet on May 25, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Hernandez finished the last portion of the race earning a first place finish and a trip to the state competition next weekend. West Bend East's Amber Dricken gets ready to start the 4x100-meter relay race as part of the WIAA sectional meet on May 25, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West's Kyle Wilde comforts West Bend East's Duwayne Davis after Davis failed to qualify for the state competition in the 300-meter hurdle race at the WIAA sectional meet on May 25, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. The two runners both qualified for the state competition in the 110-hurdles.  Slinger's Paige Fassbender smiles as she talks with other participants walking by while stretching up against a fence during the WIAA sectional meet on May 25, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West's Gwen Hovorka makes a catch at the fence in center field in the bottom of the fourth inning of the WIAA regional final against Slinger on May 26, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. West won, 3-2. <br/><br/> West Bend West's Amelia Stauske reaches for home plate as Slinger's Taylor Rosine attempts to tag in the top of the sixth inning of the WIAA regional final on May 26, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Stauske was called safe to score the go-ahead run. Slinger would tie the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. West won, 3-2. West Bend West's Marie Ferris throws her mask and glove aside as she runs to celebrate with Rebecca Dehne after the final out was recorded of the WIAA regional final against Slinger on May 26, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. West won, 3-2. West Bend West's Marie Ferris begins to cry as she jumps into the arms of her head coach, Glenn Dehne, after the WIAA regional final against Slinger on May 26, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. West won, 3-2. (From Left) Ethan Aisbet, 18, Kaleb Baker, 18, and Don Fellenz, 18, hug their former German teacher, Wes Schmandt, before the graduation ceremony on May 26, 2017 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in the town of Jackson, Wis. (From Left) Britta Braden of Hubertus, Alexa Braden of Mequon and Brayden Smith look for Elka Smith before the graduation ceremony on May 26, 2017 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in the town of Jackson, Wis. Hunter Engelman, left, and Rachel Brockdorf celebrate as they walk together during the processional of the graduation ceremony on May 26, 2017 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in the town of Jackson, Wis. John Schibbelhut smiles as he records the processional of the graduation ceremony on May 26, 2017 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in the town of Jackson, Wis. Schibbelhut was there to see his two grandchildren, Sophie and Greta Strasser. <br/><br/> The silhouette of a graduate receiving their diploma from Dave Miskimen is seen on the projection screen during the graduation ceremony on May 27, 2017 at Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wis. Cassie Eggold, 18, hugs Savannah Ross, 17, after  the graduation ceremony on May 27, 2017 at Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wis. <br/><br/> Members of the color guard and firing squad gather around a vehicle to receive instructions for a ceremony at St. Kilian Cemetery on North Wilson Avenue on May 29, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Members of the United Vietnam Veterans of Hartford, American Legion and VFW traveled to the four cemeteries in Hartford performing a short ceremony for Memorial Day. <br/><br/> Joel Moore of Hartford, left, and ReneŽ Stachura of Hartford watch the Memorial Day ceremony at St. Kilian Cemetery on North Wilson Avenue on May 29, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Members of the United Vietnam Veterans of Hartford, American Legion and VFW traveled to the four cemeteries in Hartford performing a short ceremony for Memorial Day. <br/><br/> Rob Michalak of Madison salutes the various flags of military departments during a Memorial Day ceremony at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on May 29, 2017 in Hartford, Wis. Members of the United Vietnam Veterans of Hartford, American Legion and VFW traveled to the four cemeteries in Hartford performing a short ceremony for Memorial Day. U.S. Army veteran Henry Rofritz of the town of Jackson prays during the Memorial Day ceremony at Peace Cemetery on May 29, 2017 in the town of Jackson, Wis. The ceremony honored Kevin Gumm, Clarence, World War I mechanic, Helen, Gold Star Mother, and Henry, U.S. Army veteran, who are all buried at the site. Preston Waters, 4, of West Bend (red) and his twin brother, Marshall, 4, waves to motorcyclists with their grandmother, Kathy,  during the Memorial Day parade on May 29, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Claire Baublit, 5, of West Bend dances along to the music of the Memorial Day parade on May 29, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/>
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