September Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
Kewaskum's J.J. Thull stretches as the sun sets before the first quarter of a game against Kettle Moraine Lutheran on Sept. 29, 2017 in the town of Jackson, Wis. The auditorium of the theater in downtown West Bend, Wis is seen on Sept. 1, 2017 The city of West Bend is applying for a grant on behalf of Historic West Bend Theater, Inc. ,that purchased the theater, to be used for the restoration project.  The auditorium of the theater in downtown West Bend, Wis is seen on Sept. 1, 2017 The city of West Bend is applying for a grant on behalf of Historic West Bend Theater, Inc. ,that purchased the theater, to be used for the restoration project.  The lighted sign for the theater in downtown West Bend, Wis is seen on Sept. 1, 2017.  The city of West Bend is applying for a grant on behalf of Historic West Bend Theater, Inc. ,that purchased the theater, to be used for the restoration project.  The lighted sign for the theater in downtown West Bend, Wis is seen on Sept. 1, 2017.  The city of West Bend is applying for a grant on behalf of Historic West Bend Theater, Inc. ,that purchased the theater, to be used for the restoration project.  The Kewaskum team warms up before a game  against Cambellsport on Sept. 1, 2017 in Kewaskum, Wis.  Kewaskum won, 15-12. The American flag is presented before the varsity football game between Kewaskum and Campbellsport on Sept. 1, 2017 in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum won, 15-12. Kewaskum's Joshua Bocher makes a one-handed catch in end zone over Campbellsport's Zain Kerkela on fourth down in the second quarter of a game on Sept. 1, 2017 in Kewaskum,Wis.  Kewaskum won, 15-12. Hartford Union's Tim Seramur, right, celebrates with Jacob Pepin after Pepin caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter of a game against West Bend East on Sept. 1, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Hartford Union won, 26-21. West Bend East's Caleb Knoll dives for a ball in the third quarter of a game against Hartford Union on Sept. 1, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Hartford Union won, 26-21. Reflected in the side mirror of a 1963 Ponitac Bonneville, brothers Bob and Tim Daly of West Bend look over a 1964 Thunderbird  during the Wheels on Main event on Sept. 3, 2017 in downtown West Bend, Wis. Julie Makowski of Hubertus smiles as she watches her 7-year-old daughter, Tristyn, run into school for the first day of school on Sept. 5, 2017 at Plat Elementary School in Richfield, Wis. Due to the Richfield and Friess Lake School Districts consolidation this summer, Plat Elementary School may be closing after this year. <br/><br/> Cindy Bagin of Hubertus gives a thumbs up to her 7-year-old daughter, Keelyn, for helping her sister Marian, 4, find her teacher for the first day of school on Sept. 5, 2017 at Plat Elementary School in Richfield, Wis. Due to the Richfield and Friess Lake School Districts consolidation this summer, Plat Elementary School may be closing after this year. Kindergarten student Alen Sadikovic stands on the top of his toes to hang his jacket in his locker as teacher Kelly Stern holds his backpack during the first day of school on Sept. 5, 2017 at Jackson Elementary School in Jackson, Wis.  The afternoon sunlight shines on a fox on Sept. 5, 2017 at Firemen's Park in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/> Dr. Larry Koszewski poses for a portrait on Sept. 7, 2017 in his office at North Hills Health Center in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Koszewski has been studying behavioral health for 30 years. West Bend co-op's Morgan Champagne hits the water as she begins the 100 meter butterfly race a part of a meet against Whitefish Bay on Sept. 7, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West players break through a banner as they are introduced before their game against Nicolet on Sept. 8, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Nicolet's Jwayne Gordan grabs the foot of West Bend West's Canon Melstrand as he dives for the end zone in the first quarter of a game on Sept. 8, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Melstrand score capping off a 57 yard run. <br/><br/> Slinger's Mitchell Krumhus knocks away a ball from Hartford Union's Tim Seramur on fourth down in the third quarter of a game on Sept. 8, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Hartford Union won, 24-21. From left, Mason Johnson, 10, Kaleb Burker, 10, and Keegan McKillip, 10, all of Slinger look over the fence to watch a play in the third quarter of a game between Slinger and Hartford Union on Sept. 8, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Hartford Union won, 24-21. <br/><br/> Hartford Union's Jacob Pepin slides in front of Slinger's Matt Wetherall to record a catch on fourth down in the fourth quarter of a game on Sept. 8, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Pepin was marked down at the one yard line. Hartford Union scored later in the drive as the won, 24-21. Hartford Union head coach John Redders smiles as he is hugged by a member of his staff in the fourth quarter of a game on Sept. 8, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Hartford Union won, 24-21. Hartford Union celebrates with the Wilkinson-Redders trophy after beating Slinger in the annual Coaches vs Cancer game on Sept. 8, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Proceeds from the game will benefit the American Cancer Society. Hartford Union won, 24-21. Jill Merget is held as she cries after hearing the sentencing of her mother, Lori Merget, during the sentencing of Lori Merget on Sept. 11, 2017 at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend, Wis. Merget was sentenced to 8 years in prison, five years extended supervision and five years prohibition for being involved in the drug ring in Campbellsport. Mary Duehr of Slinger sits with Larry Wolf of West Bend during September 11 memorial service on Sept. 11, 2017 at Bernd Park in Hartford, Wis. A rendering of a memorial was reviled that will be placed in the park. West Bend East's Amber Dricken jumps for a ball in the No. 3 doubles match against West Bend West on Sept. 11, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East's Grace Johnson smiles after recording the first point in the first set of a match against Hartford Union on Sept. 12, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Katie Albrecht reaches for a ball in the first set of a match against Hartford Union on Sept. 12, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Hartford Union goalie Josh Much jumps in front of West Bend East's Noah Karimi to record a save in the first half of a game on Sept. 12, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East's Marcus Lanser jumps over Hartford Union's Michael Fulop as Fulop attempts to get up to chase a ball after falling down in the first half of a game on Sept. 12, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Paul Wenzel of Germantown rides his bicycle through the fog on Sept. 12, 2017 alongside County Line Road in Germantown, Wis.  The National Weather Service reported areas dense fog creating low visibility of less than a quarter of a mile in portions of Washington County. Vietnam veteran Dennis Muench of the town of West Bend poses for a portrait on Sept. 14, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Muench, an Army veteran that served with the United States Army from 1965-67, is one of 16 Washington County veterans that will be going on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight this weekend. Slinger's Abby Neidinger celebrates a point in the first set of a match against Hartford Union on Sept. 14, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. Hartford Union's Alyssa Downing hits a ball as her head coach, Taylor Edmonds, takes cover in the first set of a match against Slinger on Sept. 14, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. The Hartford Union bench celebrates a point in the second set of a match against Slinger on Sept. 14, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. The sun sets as Slinger goalie Josh Much watches the action from his goal in the first half of a game against Hartford Union on Sept. 14, 2017 in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/> Julie Wilk, left, smiles as she washes pumpkins with her 3-year-old granddaughter, Adeline Kahle, and daughter, Erin, on Sept. 15, 2017 at her home in the town of Erin, Wis. The nearly 400 pumpkins donated by Koepsell's Pumpkin Farm in Iron Ridge will be used for the third annual Pink Pumpkin Run. The event is scheduled for Oct. 7. Ryan, with the Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers, grimaces as he watches a spinning ball begin to fall off the finger of Milwaukee Bucks dancer Kaitlin towards a motorcycle during a stop for the "Own the Future" tour on Sept. 15, 2017 at the West Bend Harley-Davidson in West Bend, Wis. . Members of the Milwaukee Bucks are making stops across the state to promote the upcoming season. Jim Geiger of Kewaskum smiles as he records Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango, on a motorcycle during a stop for the "Own the Future" tour on sept. 15, 2017 at the West Bend Harley-Davidson in West Bend, Wis. Members of the Milwaukee Bucks are making stops across the state to promote the upcoming season. Hartford Union's Tim Seramur reaches for a ball as he is defended by Port Washington's Zach Sharpe in the second quarter of a game on Sept. 15, 2017 in Hartford, Wis.<br/><br/> West Bend East's Joe Salamone intercepts a pass in front of Slinger's Deven Mason in the third quarter of a game on Sept. 15, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Slinger won, 28-20. Oliver Smyth, 2, of West Bend waves to Ron Strauss of Fredonia on his 1952 John Deer tractor during the Thresheree event on Sept. 16, 2017 at Richfield Historic Park in Richfield, Wis. Matt and Eva Harvey of Campbellsport operate a 1906 25 horse case tractor engine during the Thresheree event on Sept. 16, 2017 at Richfield Historic Park in Richfield, Wis. Jon Nettesheim of St. Anthony sits on his 1947 Model-D John Deer tractor during the Thresheree event on Sept. 16, 2017 at Richfield Historic Park in Richfield, Wis. A woman cradles a man involved in a motorcycle crash on Sept. 19, 2017 as other people shield the two from traffic on Highway 60 near the intersection of Kettle Moraine Drive in Slinger, Wis while a Slinger Police Department officer runs to the scene. Lt. Joel Schodron said a vehicle pulled out in front of the motorcyclist causing the man to abandoned the motorcycle to avoid a crash. The man did not suffer any serious injuries. A failure to yield ticket was issued to the driver of the vehicle.  Iver Johnson, 9, of Hartford smiles as he jumps off one of the large mats during the beginners parkour class on Sept. 19, 2017 at the Kettle Moraine YMCA in West Bend, Wis. The class has been offered at the YMCA since 2012. Tayedin Jimmerson, 7, of West Bend flips off a small trampoline onto a mat during the beginners parkour class on Sept. 19, 2017 at the Kettle Moraine YMCA in West Bend, Wis. The class has been offered at the YMCA since 2012. Director, writer and lead actor of Two Red Eyes Austin Cochran pauses to think about his history of film on Sept. 20, 2017 at Dunn Bros Coffee in West Bend, Wis. Production for the horror film is expected to begin in the fall with a release date in 2018. <br/><br/> Hartford Union High School freshman Jordan Thiede gasps as he figures out a mathematic problem related to the conversion of units while working with Daniel Fouliard of the West Bend School District on Sept. 21, 2017 during a tutoring session at Family Promise of Washington County in West Bend, Wis. Dani Konstanz with the West Bend School District works with Desiray Morris to help her study for her GED during a tutoring session on Sept. 21, 2017 at Family Promise of Washington County in West Bend, Wis. Andrew Ford-Kocker, 1, of West Bend grabs a bottle of shampoo to place in a personal care kit bag being held by his mother, Angela Kocker, during the United for a Fresh Start event on Sept. 21, 2017 at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. The event kicked off the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Washington County. Volunteers packed personal care kits of health and hygiene supplies. The goal was to pack 2,500 kits. Ken Jelacic of West Allis smiles as he rips a portion of the 'Lambeau Leap' burger a part on Sept. 22, 2017 at Sobelman's in Richfield. The six patty burger weighs over three pounds. The total meal with a side of fries totals 6,610 calories. Jelacic was unable to finish the burger in one sitting but took a third of the burger home with him. Jaylee Heinen, 9, of West Bend begins to pull her self up her rope during the tree climbing class on Sept. 22, 2017 at Firemen's Park in Germantown, Wis. Delanie Heinen, 12, of West Bend smiles as she works on flipping upside down during the tree climbing class on Sept. 22, 2017 at Firemen's Park in Germantown, Wis. Menomonee Falls' Rachel Murphy smiles after falling on the ground in attempt to keep a ball alive in a match against West Bend East on Sept. 22, 2017 during the first day of pool play for the Lynn LaPorte Sprawl in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West's Makenna Kappler (2) and Grace Baumann (8) celebrate a point in a match against Oostburg on Sept. 22, 2017 during the first day of pool play for the Lynn LaPorte Sprawl in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> West Bend West's Cody Denz hits Hartford Union's Tim Seramur in the third quarter of a game on Sept. 22, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Hartford Union won, 48-0. Hartford Union's Jason Patterson intercepts a pass intended for West Bend West's Alex Miller in the third quarter of a game on Sept. 22, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. Hartford Union won, 48-0. A pontoon boat moves across Silver Lake on Sept. 25, 2017 in the town of West Bend, Wis. The Silver Lake Rehabilitation and Protection District has received a Federal Grant to help remove the Starry Stonewort invasive species from the lake. West Bend West's Brianna Karls uses one arm to reach a ball in the second set of a match against Hartford Union on Sept. 26, 2017 in West Bend, Wis. LeAnn Boudwine of Hartford covers her eyes from the sun on Sept. 28, 2017 to look at some of the American Flags lining the new walkway at Sawyer Park in Hartford, Wis. 79 American Flags were installed in the park Thursday morning. The flags are from the funerals of soldiers ranging from the Civil to the Vietnam War use to fly outside the old VFW hall in Hartford. <br/><br/> On Sept. 26, 2017, Cole Boudwine, 4, of Hartford climbs one of the structures on the playground at Sawyer Park in Hartford, Wis near a collection of American flags. 79 American Flags were installed in the park Thursday morning. The flags are from the funerals of soldiers ranging from the Civil to the Vietnam War use to fly outside the old VFW hall in Hartford. Erv Hagel of Sussex looks over some of the window art on Sept. 29, 2017  before the homecoming parade for Hartford Union High School in downtown Hartford, Wis. Ann Bohn of Hartford, right, speaks through a window to her sister, Kathy Zuern of Hair Formations, on Sept. 29, 2017 before the homecoming parade in downtown Hartford, Wis. Hartford Union sophomore Muki Ibraimi, 15, extends his hand as Reese's candy is thrown from a float on Sept. 29, 2017 during the homecoming parade in downtown Hartford, Wis. Kayla Mueller, 13, of Slinger, center, and Paige Porenba, 13, are sprayed by silly string on Sept. 29, 2017 before the homecoming parade for Slinger High School in Slinger, Wis. Braeden Krueger, 14, of Slinger plays air guitar on Sept. 29, 2017 during the homecoming parade for Slinger High School in Slinger, Wis. Members of the Slinger High School marching band are silhouetted as they perform on Sept. 29, 2017 during the homecoming parade for Slinger High School in Slinger, Wis. Zeiad Ebeid, 9, of the town of West Bend cheers for candy on Sept. 29, 2017 during the homecoming parade for Slinger High School in Slinger, Wis.
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