2018 Photos of the Year
Photos by John Ehlke
West Bend co-op's Henry Anderson pumps his fist after watching Dan Dienhart dive a during a meet against Hartford/Slinger co-op on Thursday night in West Bend. Carrie Rowe of Colgate puts a blanket on the head of Logan Kannenberg of Germantown as he huddles together with Rowe's daughter, Lilah Gingerly of Colgate, after the two participated in the fifth annual Polar Plunge on Jan. 1, 2018 on Big Cedar Lake in the town of West Bend, Wis. Kannenberg and Gingerly were two of 12 that participated in the plunge. The National Weather Service reported a high of 1 degree with wind chill values between -15 and -20 degrees. Joe Dorff of Franklin, Wis, left, and Pat Clifford of Oak Park, Ill. cheer on Emery Lehman of Oak Park, Ill during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials 5000-meter race on Jan. 2, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Louden Kemp, 13, of Slinger jumps through a decorative paper with other members of the Red Rhino wrestling club before the varsity match between Slinger and West Bend West on Jan. 4, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. Olympic medalist in judo Lynn Roethke of West Bend takes a moment as she pushes students closer together before jumping over them on Jan. 5, 2018 at McLane Elementary School in West Bend, Wis. Roethke held a judo demonstration for the school. 89 students were treated to breakfast with Roethke after accumulating 1,000 minutes of reading each in the summer reading program. Olympian Bonnie Blair cheers on her daughter, Blair Cruikshank, as she competes in the first trial of the 500-meter race of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Long Track  on Jan. 5, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Maria Lamb celebrates after crossing the finish line to finish first in the U.S. Olympic Trials Long Track mass start race on Jan. 7, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Conor McDermott-Mostowy slides into the boards as other racers continue the U.S. Olympic Trials Long Track mass start race on  Jan. 7, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Kevin Nader of West Bend looks to set his lines for ice fishing as the water from the Milwaukee River runs down a small fall on Jan. 8, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Kewaskum's Sam Larson flips Campbellsport's Dylan Urban in the 160-pound match on Jan. 11, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. Larson won on a 7-3 decision. Bernadette Roxas, 4, of Hartford braces for impact as she falls off her sled that was pushed by her 11-year-old brother, Lorenzo on Jan. 15, 2018 at Fireman's Park in Slinger, Wis. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for southeast and central Wisconsin with estimates of one to four inches of snow to fall until Tuesday. Corrections Officer Jim Judkins monitors the different camera feeds on multiple screens  in the master control room on Jan. 17, 2018 of the Washington County Jail in West Bend, Wis. The jail is hoping to have a camera upgrade approved at the Washington County Board meeting next month. The switch would change the analog camera system to a more digital base.<br/><br/> Immigration Attorney Melissa Soberalski listens to questions regarding immigration from a collection of men and women in the hallway  during the "Know Your Rights: Encounters with Police and ICE" workshop hosted by Voces de le Frontera on Jan. 18, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. The workshop was held in response to ICE raids in Washington County last week and informed people of their rights when approached by law enforcement and ICE officials. <br/><br/> Eden Hundt, 5, of West Bend smiles as she catches a snowball she made outside her home on Jan. 24, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Hundt originally attempted to make a snowman but did not have the right packing snow to do so. The National Weather Service is predicting a small chance of snow in West Bend on Sunday. West Bend East dance team member Bailey Williams, 14, laughs as she watches the parents of the dancers perform a surprise routine during the halftime of the boys varsity basketball game between West Bend East and Grafton on Jan. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Law enforcement officials work near a body covered with a bag on the scene of a death investigation on Friday night on Pilgrim Road near the Interstate-41 ramps in Menomonee Falls.  Menomonee Falls Police reported a 24-year-old Milwaukee man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Two motorists, that knew one another, got into an argument resulting in the man being shot. Police are still searching for the subject and the investigation is ongoing. The Super Blue Blood Moon is seen on Jan. 31, 2018 near the Pioneer Road Plaza in the town of Polk. Jack Wegner, 14, smiles as he braces himself in an inflatable structure to play 'Knocker Ball'  during the Winter Olympics Lock-In event on Feb. 2, 2018 at Slinger Middle School. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for students to attend the Wisconsin Association of School Councils summer leadership camp. The student council sent 14 students to last year's camp. Holding a cardboard cutout of Hartford Union senior Richard Smith, Hartford Union sophomore Jake Frontl, 15, has his mouth drop as he talks on the phone in the second half of the girls varsity game between Hartford Union and Slinger on Feb. 2, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. Slinger won, 46-29. Ron Wenta has snow stick to his face as he uses his snowblower to clear his neighbor's driveway of the snow left by plows on Feb. 5, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Wenta wanted to return the favor after his neighbor helped clear his driveway this weekend when Wenta was out of town. West Bend East sophomore Jalen Caver, 16, dances to the music of Cecilio Negron Jr.  during the Black History Month program on Feb. 8, 2018 at the Silver Lining Arts Center in West Bend, Wis. Snowflakes are seen grouping together on Feb. 9, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> Reuben Holcomb, 11, of West Bend giggles as he is tagged out  during the dodgeball program on Feb. 13, 2018 at Silverbrook Intermediate School in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> Landon Roecker, 8, of West Bend, left, and Jackson Corbin, 9, of West Bend both run their hands across their faces as they wait in line for their opportunity to shoot during the free throw contest on Feb. 16, 2018 at the Jackson Area Recreation Center. The finalists in each age division will compete in the Southeastern Wisconsin Free Throw Championships in West Allis in March. Carver Joy Powers of Milwaukee uses a knife to smooth out a hole as she works on her creation of a ski jumper during the Iced on Main event  on Feb. 24, 2018 in Hartford, Wis.<br/><br/> Dressed in his ice fishing gear, Don Larimer of West Bend casts his line into a  river on Feb. 27, 2018 at Regner Park in West Bend, Wis. Larimer tried ice fishing on the pond before attempting to fish off the bridge near the unthawed portions of the pond. The National Weather Service reported temperatures near 60 degrees on Tuesday but are also predicting a wintery mix to return Wednesday night into Thursday. Elisabeth Andersen of Naperville, Ill. catches a ball behind her back as she works through her routine on Feb. 27, 2018 during the Special Olympics-West Bend Recreation gymnastic practice in the Mutual Mall in West Bend, Wis. Andersen has been traveling three hours once a week for the past seven years with her parents, pictured behind her, to train with coach Mary Fiegel. The group of three gymnasts are preparing for the state competition for rhythmic gymnastics on March 24 in Nicolet. Renly Villalobos, 4, smiles as Marin Bagin, 5, whispers in his ear as the two wait to be dismissed from school on March 1, 2018 at Plat Elementary School in Richfield, Wis. The newly formed board of the Holy Hill Area School District was expected to make a decision on the future of the building of Plat Elementary School since it will not be needed after the consolidation between the school districts of Richfield and Friess Lake. Members on the Kettle Moraine Lutheran bench celebrate a 3-pointer from Jacob Stoltz in the second half of the WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game against Obama SCTE on March 2, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 72-70 in overtime. Titus, a 19-month old Bernese mountain dog, is held back by owner Dayna Merrow of Burr Ridge, Ill. as he takes a look at the plate of Deanna Scott of Elk Horn  on March 3, 3018 during the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Southeastern Wisconsin show at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. Wearing a horse mask, Rex Glaeske, 6, of Wauwatosa celebrates a shot made by Kettle Moraine Lutheran in the first  half of the WIAA Division 3 regional championship against Brown Deer on March 3, 2018 in Brown Deer, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 67-57. Kettle Moraine Lutheran head coach Todd Jahns smiles as he embraces his wife, Susie, after beating Brown Deer in the WIAA Division 3 regional championship on March 3, 2018 in Brown Deer, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 67-57.<br/><br/> Dominican's Alex Antetokounmpo celebrates after a basket was made by his team as his brother and Milwaukee Bucks star, Giannis, celebrates too in the second half of the WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal game against Dominican on March 8, 2018 at Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 48-47. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Solomon Zarling high-fives people after hitting a game-winning shot after the WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal game against Dominican on on March 8, 2018 at Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 48-47. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Solomn Zarling dunks in front of Waupun's Marcus Domask in the second half of the WIAA Division 3 sectional championship game on March 10, 2018 in Whtefish Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 53-48. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Grant Biesterfeld jumps in the air as the final second tick off the clock of the WIAA Division 3 sectional championship game against Waupun on March 10, 2018 in Whitefish Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 53-48. Kettle Moraine Lutheran head coach Todd Jahns smiles as he lifts the WIAA Division 3 sectional championship with his players after defeating Waupun on March 10, 2018  in Whitefish Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 53-48. John Hansen of Kewaskum pulls in a bluegill he caught on March 12, 2018 on Big Cedar Lake in the town of West Bend, Wis. Hansen was the only one on the lake on Monday with temperatures near 40 degrees. Germantown High School junior Madison Dier, 17, writes a letter to one of the families of the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on March 14, 2018 during an assembly at Germantown High School in Germantown, Wis. The assembly was in response to the nationwide school walk-outs scheduled for Wednesday for students to protest against student violence. The assembly was organized by students and staff members as an alternative to a walk-out. Information on mental health, voter registration were available along with opportunities to write political officials and the families of the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting from last month. The Kettle Moraine Lutheran team stands for the National Anthem before the WIAA Division 3 state semifinal game against Valders on March 15, 2015 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran lost in overtime, 63-61. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Solomon Zarling walks off the court as the Valders team celebrate a buzzer-beater in overtime of the WIAA Division 3 state semifinal game on on March 15, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran lost in overtime, 63-61. The shadows of three firefighters are projected in the smoke emitting from a chimney as they assist other firefighters from exiting a house while working on putting out a fire on March 20, 2018 in a home on Jackson Drive in the town of Jackson, Wis.  Multiple departments assisted the Jackson Fire Department including West Bend and Slinger. A robin pulls a worm out of the ground on March 21, 2018 at Historical Park in Richfield, Wis. Ainsley Padget, 3,  of West Bend gasps as she finds a white dress while combing through a rack of clothes with her mother, Kerrie on March 23, 2018 during the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. The annual children's sale sale concludes on Saturday at 7 p.m. Seventh-grade student Aryan Kalluvila, 12, poses for a photo in front of a whiteboard of words from his study list on March 23, 2018 at Richfield School in Richfield, Wis. Aryan will be competing in the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison today. Assistant Store Manager Andrew Olson works on changing the oil in a vehicle on March 27, 2018 at the Super Lube in West Bend, Wis. The oil change business is running a series of promotions for the Make a Wish Foundation. The promotion has been running all through March and concludes at the end of the month. Customers can donate money to the foundation in exchange for services.  Jake Reible of Edgerton, left, smiles after watching his bean bag fall into the hole while playing a game with Ryan Radloff of Waterloo, right, before the Milwaukee Brewers home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Dougie Dommer of Oshkosh is seen wearing his Brewer gear before the Milwaukee Brewers home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2, 2018  at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis.<br/><br/> Tim Wendorff of Hartford works on the grill near the 1983 Checy Brewer Limited van of Joshua Stanelle of Singer before the Milwaukee Brewers home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Stanelle lent the van to Wendorff  and friends to use for the home opener. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich walks on the field in the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Lorenzo Cain smiles as he walks onto the field in the top of the eighth inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 2, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Heather Dilkhush of Jackson pets her newly adopted dog, Adee, on the pier along Hasmer Lake on April 10, 2018 in Jackson, Wis. Dilkush took advantage of the warmer weather to take her dog outside. Dilkush adopted the dog last week from a rescue shelter in Beaver Dam. Dilkush said Adee was rescued from a kill  shelter in Alabama. " She had a pretty rough first year of life," said Dilkush as she petted her while sitting on the pier. " I wanted to take her out and get her use to water, people and other dogs and water," said Dilkush. Green Bay Packers alumni Rob Davis, right, passes 1-year-old Chace Pelkowski of Richfield to linebacker Blake Martinez to sign Pelkowski's jersey during the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour on April 14, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Gabriella Oldenburg, 5, puts her binoculars up to her stuffed animal on April 18, 2018 at the Sycamore Tree- A Christian Childcare Center in Hartford, Wis. The Head Start program started at the christian childcare center in November. A white-tailed doe jumps onto the Eisenbahn State Trail in front of Jim and Sue Jens of West Bend and their two dogs, Samwise and Hersey, on April 18, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. The City of West Bend is looking to apply for a grant to help with maintenance along the state trail including: sealcoating, install retaining walls and install shoulder material. Bob Danihlik places the head on his snowman he is building on his pier along Big Cedar Lake on April 18, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. Danihlik has lived on Big Cedar Lake for 40 years and has never had snow on his pier but thought of making the most of what fell on Wednesday night. "I'd like to see how long he lasts," said Danihlik. Unfortunately for Danihlik's snowman, the National Weather Service is predicting temperatures near 50 degrees beginning Friday and carrying into the weekend. Amy Birtell with the Monarch Library System gives her presentation concerning computer use in the libraries on April 19, 2018 during a Monarch Library Systems' trustee event at the Prairie Center in West Bend, Wis. Slinger's Dani Biedenbender slides safely into second base after the ball got by West Bend West's Alyssa Pietrangeld in the bottom of the third inning of a game on April 23, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/> Hartford Union's Hannah Stephans throws a ball in bounds in the first half of a game against West Bend East on April 24, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East's Emily Karoses sweeps the dirt off of second base after a game against West Bend West on April 26, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East won in six innings, 10-0. West Bend East's Nicole Wagner smiles as she sees a Johnsonville Racing Sausage walk through her dugout and onto the field for a race with other sausages in between the fourth and fifth inning of a game against West Bend West on April 26, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Parents and school officials dressed and raced as the sausages. A ladder with a hose attached pours water onto the roof of a home on fire on April 30, 2018 on Odawa Circle in Kewaskum, Wis. Owner Felicita Holtzman changes the music as he students hold a pose during a power flow yoga class on April 30, 2018 at Blue Luna Yoga and Wellness in West Bend, Wis. The yoga studio will be remodeling to allow more space to increase class sizes. Slinger's Elise Daniels toes the line as a ball is inbounded in the first half of a game against Hartford Union on May 1, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/> Kevin Rodriguez of Milwaukee raises his eyebrows as he hears the process a refugee has to go through when entering the United States on May 2, 2018 during the presentation, ' Immigration- Myths versus Reality' presented by Casa Guadalupe at the West Bend Community Memorial Library in West Bend, Wis. . Rodriguez came to the presentation after finishing work in West Bend. "To hear about what they (refugees) go through, I just didn't even know.' said Rodriguez. Jonathan Reynolds of West Bend cleans the inside of the passenger rear door of a Chevy Equinox on May 4, 2018 at the A Auto Emporium in West Bend, Wis. The vehicle wash and detail shop has been open for three months and gives people with disabilities an opportunity to work. Reynolds is legally blind but says he has enjoyed cleaning and detailing vehicles his whole life. Two gobblers are seen with their feather fully extended as they both court a female May 4, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> Zariah Schroeder, 5, smiles as she talks on the phone with her father, Tracy Schroeder, with her mother, Jennifer Schroeder sitting at the kitchen table on May 9, 2018 at their home in Slinger, Wis. Zariah was a foster child of the Schroeders before being adopted by the family in 2015. Since becoming foster parents in 2010, the Schroeder family have fostered 26 children.  John Bosanec stands in his driveway watching WE Energy employees work on power lines near his property that was damaged by a tornado on May 9, 2018 in the town of Erin, Wis. Bosanec was in his home at the time. He said, " I heard the wind and it lasted 20-30 seconds and it was over. " Bosanec said the damage was limited to trees and a few shingles here and there Pasha, a transgender high school student, talks about her journey of being a transgender student and how her peers have received her at school on May 10, 2018 at her home in Slinger, Wis. Pasha has reported instances of bullying in school and online since she started wearing make-up to school. Jesse Gehl, 4, watches his lines as he follows behind his father, Jacob, with a plastic lawn mower while the two work on cutting grass on May 10, 2018 outside their home in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East's Amber Dricken gets set to begin the 4x100-meter relay race a part of the North Shore Conference Championship meet on May 15, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Kaytie Lighthizer of Grafton smiles as she watches her mother, Kellie, pump both her fists after Kaytie received her diploma on May 22, 2018 during the commencement ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend, Wis. Jess Hovorka of West Bend reacts after David Kurtz of Slinger catches a foul ball in front of her that bounced off the cement near the bleachers in the bottom of the first inning of the WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game between West Bend West and West Bend East on May 23, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West won in eight innings, 17-14. West Bend East's Katelyn Matenaer slides around the tag of West Bend West's Makenna Gish in the bottom of the first inning of the WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game on May 23, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West won in eight innings, 17-14. A doe is seen on May 24, 2018 at Regner Park in West Bend, Wis. United States Navy veteran Joe Tanck carries one of the 75 American flags on May 28, 2018 to line Sawyer Park for the Memorial Day program later in the day in Hartford, Wis. Arin Nowak of Hartford turns in his swing o face his 6-year-old son Caden as the two spend some time together on May 31, 2018 at Willowbrook Park in Hartford, Wis. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hartford is the fifth fastest growing city among the 100 largest municipalities in the state in 2017. Arin said he moved to Hartford roughly four years ago. Jozlyn Reszczynski, 1, of Mayville has a llama come near her face during the parade for the Newburg Fireman's Picnic on June 3, 2018 in Newburg, Wis. A turkey looks at their reflection in a vehicle parked at Regner Park on June 5, 2018 in West Bend. Dan Stone of West Bend poses for a photo on June 6. 2018 in his apartment in West Bend, Wis. Stone is currently in recovery after an addiction to opioids including heroin. Stone said he started using opioids when he was 11-years-old. Seeking recovery, Stone moved from Milwaukee to Washington County and is approaching a year of being clean. Slinger's Maya Morris attempts to catch a ball as Oak Creek's Sara Traxel runs by her in the bottom of the sixth inning of the WIAA Division 1 state tournament game  on June 7, 2018 in Madison, Wis. Slinger won, 6-5.<br/><br/> The Slinger team huddles together in their dugout before the WIAA Division 1 semifinal game against Burlington on June 8, 2018 in Madison, Wis.<br/><br/> Tom Beineke of West Bend casts his line from his canoe into the Milwaukee River on June 11, 2018 in the town of Kewaskum, Wis. A law enforcement official is handed a pole while working on the scene of a water rescue  in Wallace Lake as neighbors look on June 14, 2018 in the town of Trenton, Wis. An 81-year-old man died after the weed-cutting pontoon he was riding flipped pinning him underwater. <br/><br/> West Bend West's Gavin Hinckley reaches for a ball as Kewaskum's Jared Cheesak slides into home plate safely after a wild pitch by Hinckley in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game on June 14, 2018  at Kiwanis Community Park in Kewaskum, Wis. West won, 5-2. Shaylee Swillinger, 9, of West Bend places her optibot on a map as other campers do the same  during the Camp Invention program on June 19, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church in West Bend, Wis. Camp Invention offers  STEM-related programs for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Jill Kopp closes her eyes and clutches a necklace given to her by her son, Michael,  on June 19, 2018 at her home in West Bend, Wis. Kopp will be participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. Proceeds she raises in the month of June benefit the Children's Cancer Research Fund. Kopp decided to participate this year after Michael passed away in March after battling Leukemia Maddex Welzien, 8, of West Bend hits a puddle as he competes in a sliding competition on June 20,2018 during the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy in Hartford, Wis. A.J. Davey of Phoenix, Ariz. releases an egg covered in wrapping paper with his nephew Gage Pilichowski, 11, of West Bend at the top of the History Center of Washington County on June 20, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. People, like Davey and his nephew, could pay to drop eggs from the top of the center- Executive Director Patricia Lutz estimated that it was 60-80-feet high- onto a target to win a prize. The event was a part of the free week at the history center. Ethan Nelson with Saint Paul Bicycle Racing Club takes a turn while competing on the West Bend concourse of the Tour of America's Dairyland Category 3 race on June 25, 2018 n in West Bend, Wis. The tour is the largest competitive road cycling series in the United States. It stretches across 11 days around southeastern Wisconsin. <br/><br/> Hayden Strong with Bissell ABG Giant Cycling Team raises his arms as he finishes first in the Pro 1/2 Men's race on the West Bend concourse of the Tour of America's Dairyland race on June 25, 2018  in West Bend, Wis. The tour is the largest competitive road cycling series in the United States. It stretches across 11 days around southeastern Wisconsin. <br/><br/> Laci Harry, 9, of West Bend lifts the sunglasses of her mother Brandie on June 29, 2018 as the two ride on the lazy river at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Hartford, Wis. The National Weather Service issued a excessive heat warning for Washington County through Saturday. The heat index on Saturday is expected to reach between 100 and 110-degrees. From left, Andrew Alsum, 13, of Hartford, Tyler Mularski, 11, of Hartford and Riley Tanzi, 13, of West Bend attempt to catch Sam Sholtes, 4, of Hartford as he jumps into the pool on June 29, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Hartford, Wis. The National Weather Service issued a excessive heat warning for Washington County through Saturday. The heat index on Saturday is expected to reach between 100 and 110-degrees. West Bend East's Cooper Schlosser tags out Kewaskum's Brad Buechel at home plate in the top of the sixth inning of a game on July 2, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Kewaskum won, 5-2. Richard Yehl of Milwaukee smiles as he holds an American flag riding in a vehicle for the West Bend Camera Clique during the Independence Day parade on July 4, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. David Becker of Lowell, dressed as Spider-Man, flips over his brother John, dressed as Captain America, during the Independence Day parade  on July 4, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> Pewaukee Muskies' Brian Henschel crotches near the on deck circle in the top of the eighth inning of a game against the West Bend 7 Up on July 4, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend won, 12-7. Brookfield Bulldogs player Greg Basthemer smiles as he holds his 2-year-old son, Griffyn, in the top of the fourth inning of the Land o' Lakes All-Star game on July 7, 2018 at Kapco Park in Mequon, Wis.<br/><br/> Hartford Union High School junior Mya Tomashek poses for a photo on July 9, 2018 outside the high school in Hartford, Wis. Tomashek has been named the Daily News' All-Area Player of the Year. Tomashek credits some of her success in her junior year to the change to center midfielder. <br/><br/> Randy Baumann of Slinger watches a carrousel with miniature model cars powered by a 1934 John Deer horse and a half engine  on July 13, 2018  during the Relay for Life event in Hartford, Wis. The contraption was built by Walter Thomas of Hartford. <br/><br/> Cancer survivors release their balloons after completing the survivor lap on July 13, 2018 during the Relay for Life event in Hartford, Wis. Kiran Shetty, 12, of West Bend swims through a mud pit covered in mud  during the Dirty Ninja Mud Run on July 13, 2018 at Regner Park in West Bend, Wis. Menomonee Falls' Brett Tamblingdon jumps towards his teammates after scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning of the WIAA Summer Baseball sectional final game against Germantown on July 16, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Menomonee Falls won, 5-3. Heather Zapata of West Bend paddles a canoe with her 9-year-old niece, Morgan Makela of Charlesburg, down Silver Creek on July 19, 2018 in Ridge Run Park in West Bend, Wis. The parks department for the city of West Bend is celebrating 50 years this year.  <br/><br/> Max Sommerfeld with the American Legion shakes the hand of United States Army veteran John Roemer after he and fellow legion member James Maersch presented Roemer with the Certificate of Appreciation on July 23, 2018 at his home in West Bend, Wis. Roemer was injured in the Tet Offense during the Vietnam War while serving with the United States Army in 1968. Roemer was forced to retire from the army due to the injuries suffered. Roemer, who is in hospice care, was honored by members of the American Legion Monday for his service. "I think it's great at this late stage to be honored like this. What can I say, I'm not the only one that deserves this recognition," said Roemer. <br/>Milwaukee Brewers outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain smile as they each walk back to the dugout in the top of the sixth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals on July 23, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis<br/> Colby Neumann, 11, of the town of Farmington looks to the goat entrance as he holds Cupcake, the family's largest goat, on July 24, 2018 at the Washington County Fair at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. Colby will be entering in the goat competition along with his mother, Jenny, on Wednesday. The county fair-which has been an annual event since the 1860s- continues through Sunday. Liz Apel of West Bend holds her 3-year-old son, Cameron, as she rides down the big slide with Tyler Wolfgram of West Bend holding his 4-year-old daughter, Harper, on July 24, 2018 at the Washington County Fair at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. The county fair-which has been an annual event since the 1860s- continues through Sunday. <br/><br/> Isabella Bucholz, 10, of West Bend holds onto the railing as she rides the Sizzler with Kendall Crosby, 10, of West Bend on July 24, 2018 at the Washington County Fair at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. The county fair-which has been an annual event since the 1860s- continues through Sunday. The fireworks show to conclude the first day of the Washington County Fair is seen on July 24, 2018 at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. Kate Delcore, 12, of West Bend takes her brahma chicken named Snickers out of the cage after judging on July 26, 2018 at the Washington County Fair in the town of Polk, Wis. Zane Lawrence of Slinger cheers  during the 3 Doors Down concert on July 27, 2018 at the Washington County Fair at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. Center Director Joana Hemschemeyer gives a past client a hug after meeting with her on July 31, 2018 at Karl's Place in West Bend, Wis. The homeless shelter for single people and housing services opened in February. The sun sets over Carl M. Kuss Memorial Field before a game between the Plymouth Flames and West Bend Braves on July 31, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Kewaskum High School senior Tony Steger has been named the Daily News' All-Area Summer Baseball player of the year. Freshman Avery Donovan cradles his water container during a break on Aug. 2, 2018 during practice outside of Kewaskum High School in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum's first game is scheduled for Aug. 17. Abby Dahlke, 5, leans up against a booth separator while her 9-year-old sister, Julia, stands on the top of her toes to watch her mother, Jessica, vote in the primary for the mid-term election on Aug. 14, 2018 at the town hall in the town of Hartford, Wis. Slinger's Giulia Pasquinelli eyes a ball coming in her direction in the No. 1 singles match against Menomonee Falls' Tia Hebbring on Aug. 16, 2018 in Slinger, WIs. John Guttmann watches as moisturized corn is feed from a silo and into a mixer outside a barn on Aug. 20, 2018 at Guttmann Dairy Farm in the town of Farmington, Wis. David Bath of West Bend pauses as he maps out his next move when taking apart the boiler in the basement of the Historic West Bend Theater on Aug. 20, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Bath, a volunteer, spent five hours last week demolishing the boiler in order to remove it from the basement. Bath and members of JDog Junk Removal and Hauling of Butler worked on removing the seven pieces of the boiler on Monday. Director of the nonprofit group that owns the theater Barry Bertman estimates the boiler is as old as the building that was built in 1929. Bonnie and Rich Behling of West Bend dance to the music of Whiskey Throttle  during Germanfest on Aug. 23, 2018 in downtown West Bend, Wis. The festival continues through the weekend. Vicki Krause of Waukesha cheers for Whiskey Throttle during Germanfest on Aug. 23, 2018 in downtown West Bend, Wis. The festival continues through the weekend. <br/><br/> Dressed in dinosaur costumes, Kyle Conto of the town of Jackson, left, and Lindsay Krell of West Bend interact with a patron at an ATM on Aug. 29, 2018 after they honked their horn at the two walking down Mill Street in West Bend, Wis. "Just wanted to go on a dino walk," said Conto. They two took a stroll in the costumes just to have some fun. Hartford Union's Jacob Pepin squats to intercept a ball in the second quarter of a game against West Bend East  on Aug. 30, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. West Bend East won, 27-24. Reflected in his phone positioned on one of the couches in his office, Dr. Himanshu Agrawal poses for a photo on Sept. 6, 2018 at the Tosa Health Center in Wauwatosa, Wis. Dr. Agrawal has been looking at the impact of social media has on mental health beginning two years ago. "It's (social media) is all in your face so immediately," said Agrawal. Agrawal has had speaking engagements concerning the impact social media has on mental health specifically revolving around the Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why." Roger 'Butch' Schmitt of Kewaskum looks over the new road signed named after his son, John M. Schmitt, while standing near a memorial stone in honor of his son during a road dedication ceremony on Sept. 7, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. The road outside the Washington County Sheriff's Department was renamed to John M. Schmitt Memorial Drive. The road is being named after Dep. Scmitt who was killed in the line of duty on September 7, 1998. The sun sets on Sept. 7, 2018 during the first quarter of a varsity football game between Ripon and Kewaskum in Kewaskum, Wis. West Bend East junior Brianna Vitkus, 16, center, rehearses with her fellow West Bend East varsity dance members on Sept. 13, 2018 at the high schools in West Bend, Wis. Vitkus and her coach, Kaylee Popp, will be traveling to Rome for Vitkus to dance in the New Years Day parade. Vitkus is raising $7,070 for her and her coach to go on the trip. A fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 27 at Papa Murphy's in West Bend. <br/><br/> Sophomore Benjamin Leister pushes all his candy in during a game of poker on Sept. 14, 2018  during the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Bash at Kewaskum High School in Kewaskum, Wis. THe PBIS system helps encourage students to expanded their social, emotional and behavioral competence.  <br/><br/> Members in the Slinger student section wave their cell phones waving good-bye to West Bend East in the fourth quarter of a game on Sept. 14, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. Slinger won, 21-18. Brandon Susen of the town of Wayne throws a bean bag as he plays a game with friends while the sun sets during the Country Live Music Festival on Sept. 15, 2018 at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk, Wis. Dan Hammond of the town of Hartford casts his line into the Milwaukee River while fishing on Sept. 19, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. Slinger High School junior Luke Metowski, 16, reacts as West Bend East's Katherine Albrecht falls into the stands after chasing a ball in the second set of a match on Sept. 20, 2018 in Slinger, Wis.  Slinger won in five sets. Hartford Union's Jacob Pepin looks out from a banner before entering the field for a game  against West Bend West on Sept. 21, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. <br/><br/> Nick Schmid of Milwaukee sits in a lawn chair under an umbrella while using a laptop waiting for the ticket offices to open to purchase a bleacher seat for the game between the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, Sept 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, WIs.<br/><br/> Rylan Murphy, 6, of Veronia extends her hand to get Milwaukee Brewers pitch Brent Sutter to sign her ball before a game agains the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis.<br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christan Yelich waits on the top of the dugout before being announced for the game agains the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis. Members on the Milwaukee Brewers bench celebrate a hit in the bottom of the seventh inning of a game agains the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich tips his cap to the fans as he receives a standing ovation when being removed from a game against the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis. Slinger's Jared Hartman jumps to kick a ball as West Bend West's Adam Tarbah chases in the second half of a game on Oct. 2, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West won, 2-0. Phil Neubauer of Milwaukee puts his arms around his wife May, left, and 4-year-old daughter Mikaela as they sit by Silver Creek looking over the fall foliage on Oct. 2, 2018 at Ridge Run Park in West Bend, Wis. Germantown's Bryce Behrendt reaches for a ball in the third set of a match against Marquette University High School on Oct. 3, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Germantown won in four sets. University School of Milwaukee's C.J. Boyd slips in mud while being chased by Living Word Lutheran's Sam Cook in the third quarter of a game  on Oct. 6, 2018 at Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wis. Living Word Lutheran won, 27-13 to clinch a playoff spot. Living Word Lutheran's M.J. Woods gets up from the ground with mud, dirt and grass stuck to his helmet and visor in the fourth quarter of a game against the University School of Milwaukee on Oct. 6, 2018 at Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wis. Living Word Lutheran won, 27-13 to clinch a playoff spot. University School of Milwaukee quarterback C.J. Boyd walks back to the line covered in mud in the fourth quarter of a game against Living Word Lutheran on Oct. 6, 2018 at Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wis. Living Word Lutheran won, 27-13 to clinch a playoff spot. Living Word Lutheran's Cade Miskimen slides in a puddle of mud near the 50 yard line as his teammates run behind him to celebrate after defeating the University School of Milwaukee on Oct. 6, 2018 at Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wis. Living Word Lutheran won, 27-13 to clinch a playoff spot. Seen from the yard of Lee Schwichtenberg, a white horse pauses from grazing in front of he Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians to watch a rafter of turkeys cross on Oct. 6, 2018 in the town of Erin, Wis. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Noah Karimi runs towards the ball controlled by West Bend West's Benjamin Heinen in the first half of a game on Oct. 9, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> Bear, a corgi, watches a vehicle go by as he is held by West Bend West tennis player MaKayla Schlass on Oct. 11, 2018 during the homecoming parade for West Bend East and West Bend West high schools in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> West Bend West's Nate Waech kicks a ball in West Bend East territory in the second half of the WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal game on Oct. 16, 2018  in West Bend, Wis. West won, 5-0. Organist Dennis Jon Wolfgang of Milwaukee poses for a photo on Oct. 18, 2018 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jackson, Wis. On sunday, Wolfgang and two other soloists will perform a Halloween Spooktacular concert featuring a different Halloween theme songs along with music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. Wolfgang has been performing this concert for the past 18 years across southeastern Wisconsin.  A rainbow is seen on Oct. 19, 2018 stretching across the construction site on Schmidt Road in West Bend, Wis. Slinger's Riley Alton , center, holds the WIAA Division 1 regional championship plaque after defeating Hartford Union on Oct. 20, 2018 in Slinger, WIs. <br/><br/> Jen Milkiewicz of West Bend looks through her hands to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate while her husband, Mike, can not bear to watch at Nuckleheadz Bar and Grill in West Bend, Wis after the Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers in game 7 of the NLCS on Oct. 20, 2018. Slime splatters of the head of 5K teacher Kristin Schattschneider as slime is dumped on her head by PBO member Melissa Nettesheim on Oct. 26, 2018 at Allenton Elementary School in Allenton, Wis. Students were able to slime facility members as a reward after raising $13,000.75 for the glow walk fundraiser on Oct. 12. Slinger High School sophomore Paige Pfeifer, 15, dances with Emma Honzelka, 15, before the WIAA Division 2 Level 2 playoff game between Slinger and Hartford Union on Oct. 26, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. Slinger won, 28-0. United States Army veteran Bob Bliese of the town of Jackson begins to smile as he listens to "Got Your Back," by Autumn Parker read during the Veterans Day program on Nov. 1, 2018 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in the town of Jackson, Wis. Geri Klimowicz of Sussex, left, talks with Karen Cluka of Hubertus after the two finished lunch on Nov. 1, 2018 at the family restaurant in the Richfield Truck Stop on Holy Hill Road in Richfield, Wis. The restaurant has been around for 40 years according to owner Jimmy Ziogas. Ziogas has owned the restaurant for the last four. Kwik Trip is looking at purchasing the Richfield Truck Stop and opening their own gas station.  For Klimowicz, it was her first time visiting the restaurant. "After I had told her what was going on with this place she said sure, let's eat there," said Cluka. Cluka has been coming to the restaurant for some time with her husband. "It's a nice place. I love it but I also love Kwik Trips," said Cluka. Slinger's Giulia Pasquinelli pose for a photo on Nov. 1, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Tennis and Fitness Center in the town of Jackson, Wis. O'Heara and Lambo were named the Daily News' All-Area singles player of the year. Living Word Lutheran's Keri Walker (10) and Maggie Fox (3) reach for a ball near the head of Maggie Rockrohr in the second set of the WIAA Division 3 semifinal match against Stratford on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Living Word Lutheran lost in four sets. Living Word Lutheran senior Caden Sinur, 17, frowns holding a portrait titled, "Mother Word," after watching Stratford score a point in the third set of the WIAA Division 3 semifinal match  on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Living Word Lutheran lost in four sets. Izzie Ott, 1, of West Bend reaches for an "I Voted" sticker at the voting booth for children at the District No. 2 location for the midterm election on Nov. 6, 2018 at the West Bend Community Memorial Library in West Bend, Wis. The library had a voting station for children near the polling location for adults. Children could cast their ballot for either cats or dogs. Jackson Mattingly, 8, of Mequon throws a snowball at Enrique Zamudio of Theinsville on Nov. 10, 2018 during the Christmas Parade in Germantown, Wis. <br/><br/> Carrie Schuster receives a high-five from the Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausage brat while standing on her porch with her husband, Ed, on Nov. 10, 2018 during the Christmas Parade in Germantown, Wis. From left, With the Girl Scouts, Bri Garza, 13, Madison DeBack, 13, and Payton DeBack, 13, wave to crowd  members on Nov. 10, 2018 during the Christmas Parade in Hartford, Wis. Mikenie Kosmatka, 8, of Hartford grabs her pet duck named Howard as they watch the Christmas Parade on Nov. 10, 2018  in Hartford, Wis. Germantown's Dixon Seymour smiles as he celebrates a point with Bryce Behrendt after a timeout is called in the second set of the WIAA state championship match against Kimberly on Nov. 10, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. Germantown won in four sets to capture thier first championship in school history. Germantown's Jackson Van Engen (13) meets Carter Schmidt after Schmidt recorded the final point in the fourth set of the WIAA state championship match against Kimberly on Nov. 10, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. Germantown won in four sets to capture thier first championship in school history. Germantown head coach Brian Rushmer lifts the championship trophy after their victory over Kimberly in the WIAA state championship match on Nov. 10, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. Germantown won in four sets to capture thier first championship in school history. Germantown's Tanya McNeal steals the ball off the head of Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Ari Miller in the first half of a game on Nov. 20, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Dawn Gamez of West Bend cries as she hugs Sue Millin, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Washington County, after receiving the keys to her new car on Nov. 21, 2018 at The Hub in West Bend, Wis. Gamez was gifted a 2007 Pontiac G6 by Chix 4 a Cause. The money was raised by Chix 4 a Cause, the Volunteer Center of Washington County, Design 2 Construct and O Tech Group. Gamez was diagnosed with breast cancer in December. The car will be used by Gamez to get to and from chemotherapy treatments. West Bend East's Megan Lemke grabs a rebound in front Nicolet's Lauren Soyke in the second half of a game on Nov. 21, 2018 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wis. The two schools played a game a part of the Prep Series at the arena. Dressed as Santa Claus, Dan Schott of Barton looks up at Steve Varisco of West Bend dressed as Santa Claus on Nov. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. During their resource hour, junior Dylan Rydz, 17, right, and senior Ian Hammond, 18, look over the plants growing in one of the aeroponic tower gardens in a facility adjacent to Katelyn Dei's classroom on Nov. 26, 2018 at Slinger High School in Slinger, Wis. The students have been growing different plants including lettuce, cucumbers and basil with the towers. The first harvest of lettuce was donated to the school and served in the salad bar at lunch.  Rydz and Hammond were working on terrariums, pictured along the rail of the tower. The project was a part of an ecology class that Rydz is in. Hammond, not in the class, first learned of the project on Tuesday and wanted to participate as well. "It's neat; if we see a project from another class Miss Dei lets us try it if we want," said Rydz. Zephani Whiteside, 8, of West Bend has a sword fight with Germantown police officer Shaun Whealon on Monday night during the Shop with a Cop program at Meijer in West Bend. The program gave 44 underprivileged children from Washington County the opportunity to shop for gifts with a law enforcement official from the Kettle Moraine chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. The program is funded through donations. <br/>Members of the Hartford Union student section celebrate after Slinger's Logan Homberg missed a free throw in the second half of a game on Tuesday night in Hartford,<br/> Christina Scherr, wife of Jason Scherr, receives a hug as Judge James Muehlbauer says he will give the maximum sentence on Thursday morning during the sentencing of Brian George at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend. George was given the maximum sentence 10 years prison time with five years being eligible for extended parole. George was sentenced on an amended charge of homicide that resulted in the death of Jason Scherr. George struck Scherr with his vehicle in October of 2017 driving home drunk from Jugs Hitching Post.
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