January Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
West Bend West's Gage Rivera collides with fan, Charlie Krueger of Germantown after going after a loose ball in the first half of a game against Whitefish Bay on Jan. 31, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. 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. John Arts of West Bend hits the water during the fifth annual Polar Plunge on Jan. 1, 2018 on Big Cedar Lake in the town of West Bend, Ws. Arts was one 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. Wade Mauland of West Bend emerges from the water as he jumps for the second time with his son, Dane, during the fifth annual Polar Plunge on Jan. 1, 2018 on Big Cedar Lake in the town of West Bend, Wis. The Maulands 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. Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr. of Maywood, Ill. left, and Rebecca Simmons of Averill Park, N.Y. compete during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials 3000-meter race on Jan. 2, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Carlijin Schoutens of Heemstede, Netherlands competes against Petra Acker of Clifton Park, N.Y. during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials 3000-meter race on Jan. 2, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Erin Bartlett of Lakewood, Ohio, right, smiles as she hugs Carlijn Schoutens of of Heemstede, Netherlands  after Schoutens finished  the U.S. Olympic Team Trials 3000-meter race on Jan. 2, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Schoutens took first place with a time of 4:14.03. 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. John Hines adjusts the hat and hood of his fiancee and author Laura Marsh as the two walk to different areas they use to live when they were homeless on Jan. 4, 2018 in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. Marsh, a former business owner in West Bend, has chronicled her journey of being homeless in Milwaukee in three books. 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. Reid Wnuk, 5, left, and Russell Benedum, 5, react as they see Olympic medalist in judo Lynn Roethke flipped by Grant Johnson 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. Davin Davidson, 9, of West Bend opens one eye after to watch Olympic medalist Lynn Roethke of West Bend jump over him and two of his classmates 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. 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. Brix Bocox races Erin Jackson, front, 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. Brittany Bowe pulls ahead of Heather Bergsma 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. Waupun's Marcus Domask blocks the shot of Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Solomon Zarling back into his face in the second half of a game on Jan. 5, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 58-51. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Grant Biesterfeld celebrates after hitting the go-ahead shot with under a minute in the second half of a game against Waupun on Jan. 5, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 58-51. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Andrew May jumps into a pile of his teammates as they celebrate a victory over Waupun on Jan. 5, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 58-51. Maria Lamb attempts to catch the pack to lap them during the U.S. Olympic Trials Long Track mass start race on Jan. 7, 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. 17 of the 24 racers take a turn 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. Brian Hansen competes in the U.S. Olympic Trials Long Track mass start race on Jan. 7, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Ethan Cepuran celebrates after finishing the U.S. Olympic Trials Long Track mass start race on Jan. 7, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis. David Morgan of West Bend walks three family dogs along the Eisenbahn State Trail as the sun begins to rise on Jan. 8, 2018 in West Bend, 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. With his sister, Kenzie Mas of West Bend, left, and girlfriend, Ally Zimmer of Omaha, Neb, center, watching, Ryan Mas of West Bend balances on his unicycle as he practices riding it on a clear stretch of pavement on Jan. 9, 2018 in the parking lot of the former Mother's Day restaurant in West Bend, Wis. Mas took advantage of the higher temperatures on Tuesday to use the unicycle he received for Christmas. <br/><br/> Corey Campbell, 14, with Kewaskum Middle School holds onto a rope puling him up a hill  during the Ski and Snowboard Club night on Jan. 9, 2018 at Sunburst Ski Area in Kewaskum, Wis. West Bend East's Megan Rebholz flips on the bar as her head coach, Haley Ransom, watches during a meet against Cedarburg/Grafton on Jan. 9, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East's Megan Rebholz turns in the air upside down after flipping off the bar as her head coach, Haley Ransom, watches during a meet against Cedarburg/Grafton on Jan. 9, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Ericka Endries slips while performing on the floor during a meet against Cedarburg/Grafton on Jan. 9, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. A vehicle is seen moving north on Main Street on Jan. 11, 2018  in downtown West Bend, Wis. The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) for the city of West  Bend presented their marketing plan for the new year to include more advertisement in multiple platforms to promote businesses downtown. Clara Olson of West Bend laughs as she enjoys lunch with her brother, Sam, at Sal's Pizza on Jan. 11, 2018 in downtown West Bend, Wis. The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) for the city of West  Bend presented their marketing plan for the new year to include more advertisement in multiple platforms to promote businesses downtown. Cindy Manthey of West Bend hugs her granddaughter, Brianna Vitkus on Jan. 11, 2018 at Vanity Salon in West Bend, Wis. Members of the West Bend East dance team surprised Cindy Manthey of West Bend at the salon. Manthey needed to get her hair trimmed before starting chemotherapy on Jan. 25. This is the second time Manthey has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Manthey's granddaughter, Vitkus, is a member of the dance team. The girls on the dance team had pink hair extensions put in to show support. <br/><br/> Head coach Scott Rhodes is greeted to the mat by members of the youth wrestling origination before a varsity match against Campbellsport on Jan. 11, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. <br/><br/> 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. Kewaskum wrestlers celebrate after watching Eduardo Padilla pin Campbellsport's Ethan Meyer in the second period of the 170-pound match on Jan. 11, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. <br/><br/> Chief Legal Officer with West Bend Mutual Insurance Chris Zwygart poses for a portrait on Jan. 12, 2018 at West Bend Mutual in West Bend, Wis. Zwygart is one of the candidates for the West Bend School District School Board. West Bend West's Lauren Downs and West Bend East's Katelyn Matenaer both dive for a loose ball in the second half of a game on on Jan. 12, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West won, 63-39. <br/><br/> West Bend West's Cody Diermeier guards West Bend East's Nathan Craighead as Nolan Buechel waits to check into the game in the second half of a game on Jan. 12, 2018 in West  Bend, Wis. East won, 62-39. 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. Richard Felzer votes  in the election for the 58th Assembly District on Jan. 15, 2018  at Northbrook Church in Richfield, Wis.  <br/><br/> Sophomore Hunter Roehrig, 16, left, and senior Max Stowers, 17, act as jury members while listening to the answers from sophomore Madelyn Thull, 15, who is portraying a witness during the mock trial practice on Jan. 16, 2018 at Kewaskum High School in Kewaskum, Wis. The group is preparing for a scrimmage on Jan. 27. West Bend's Nate Kandel and Arrowhead's Jaxson Carr collide near the West Bend goal in the second period of a game on Jan. 16, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Arrowhead won, 4-2. 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. 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. Shae Bunke, 11, of Slinger smiles as she approaches the finish line of the penguin race  during the Derby Weekend events on Jan. 20, 2018 at Little Switzerland ski area in Slinger, Wis. The Derby Day activities included penguin races, cardboard box car races, NASTAR ski course and a big air competition among other activities. Kayla Cohn, 12, of Slinger kicks up snow as she finishes the NASTAR course during the Derby Weekend events on Jan. 20, 2018 at Little Switzerland ski area in Slinger, Wis. The Derby Day activities included penguin races, cardboard box car races, NASTAR ski course and a big air competition among other activities. 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 co-op's Nathan Meyer dive sin to begin the 200-meter medley relay race during a meet against Cedarburg on Jan. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. The team took first place with a time of 2:04.26. <br/><br/> West Bend co-op's Kevin Fitzgerlad performs the butterfly during the 200-meter medley relay race during a meet against Cedarburg on Jan. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. The team took first place with a time of 2:04.26. Cedarburg's Henry Martin listens to music before competing in the 50-meter freestyle race during a meet against the West Bend co-op team on Jan. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. 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 Jan. 26, 2018 on Pilgrim Road near the Interstate-41 ramps in Menomonee Falls, Wis.  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. A wrestler reaches to touch the head of head coach Chris Graziano as the team celebrates a victory over Port Washington on Jan. 26, 2018 Slinger, Wis. Slinger won the match, 60-13, to clinch the North Shore Conference Dual-Meet Championship. Public Works employee Ben Foerster of Slinger, left, and Paul Schmitt of Rubicon load an ash tree into a chipper while removing ash trees on Jan. 29, 2018 in the Rettler Farm Estates subdivision in Hartford, Wis. The crew were expected to remove around 40 trees infected with the emerald ash borer on Monday. Bobbie Jo Zuern of Hartford celebrates as she watches her paper airplane land the nearest to the target during a game played during the halftime of the Hartford Union and West Bend East girls varsity basketball game on Jan. 29, 2018  in West Bend, Wis. The airplane nearest to the target won food and tickets to a Marquette University basketball game. West Bend West's Kaitlyn Hochrein closes her eyes as she releases from the uneven bars during a meet against Cedarburg/Grafton on Jan. 30, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West's Katherine Wanie releases from the uneven bars during a meet against Cedarburg/Grafton on Jan. 30, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. The sun rises on Jan. 31, 2018 near the town of Jackson, Wis. The Super Blue Blood Moon was the highlight of Wednesday morning but with extended cloud cover in Washington County, it was not see by many. The Super Blue Blood Moon is seen on Jan. 31, 2018 near the Pioneer Road Plaza in the town of Polk.
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