November Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
West Bend West's Gage Rivera attempts to grab a loose ball on the ground with Grafton's Brady Ward reaching for the ball in the second half of a game on Nov. 27, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West lost, 54-47. 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. Owner Jimmy Ziogas places his hand on the shoulder of truck driver Paul Maine of Fredonia, Texas as he leads him to his booth 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.  "The local people love us here. They're very loyal to us," said Ziogas, " I want this place to be here forever." Mike Eichstedt of Berlin enjoys 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. Eichstedt has been driving truck for 37 years and has been making stops at the restaurant since 1980. "He always sits in the same seat," said Ziogas. 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. Bill Schneider of Hubertus eats his cup of soup 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. "Since it was here," said Schneider about how long he has been visiting the restaurant. Schneider said he comes back each time because of the good food. Karen Cluka of Hubertus talks with Geri Klimowicz of Sussex 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.<br/><br/> Living Word Lutheran's Maggie Fox comferts a teammte after a lose in 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.<br/><br/> Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Brooke Voigt screams in a huddle with teammates before the WIAA Division 2 semifinal match againats Little Chute on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine lutheran win in four sets. Kettle Moraine Lutheran head coach Stephanie Prochnow celebrates after her team records a point in the first set of the WIAA Division 2 semifinal match against Little Chute on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won in four sets. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Nadia Schroeder plays a ball near the net defended by Little Chute's Gabi Roemer in the second set of the WIAA Division 2 semifinal match on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won in four sets. From left, Kettle Moraine Lutheran seniors Savannah Zarling, 17, Jayme Soderbeck, 17, and Amelia Bock, 17, celebrate after Kettle Moraine Lutheran won the third set of the WIAA Division 2 semifinal match against Little Chute on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won in four sets. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Elle Truckenbrod celebrates with teammates after beating Little Chute in the WIAA Division 2 semifinal match on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won in four sets. Kettle Moraine Lutheran head coach Stephanie Prochnow smiles as her players surround her to celebrate beating Little Chute in the WIAA Division 2 semifinal match on Nov. 2, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won in four sets. Members of Kettle Moraine Lutheran are introduced before the WIAA Division 2 State Championship match against East Troy on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran lost in three sets. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Carissa Egelseer digs a ball out in the first set of the WIAA Division 2 state championship match against East Troy on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Caitlin Johnson dives for a ball in the third set of the WIAA Division 2 state championship match against East Troy on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Ariana Miller hugs Gianna Feld after losing in the WIAA Division 2 state championship match against East Troy on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran lost in three sets.<br/><br/> Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Madison Fischer kisses the second place trophy after losing to East Troy in the WIAA Division 2 state chmapionship match on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran lost in three sets. United States Army veteran Richard Klumb of West Bend, center, joins hands with those sitting next to him as he and others sing, "God Bless America," sung by veteran Joel Hausmann on Nov. 5, 2018 during the city of West Bend common council meeting and veterans tribute at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> 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. 58th District Assembly democratic candidate Dennis Degenhardt speaks with Ellen Steckel of West Bend, Wis while canvassing in West Bend on Nov. 6, 2018 for the midterm election. Degenhardt said he has been canvassing since July across the county. <br/><br/> Dale Raduechel pulls out her identification card to vote in the midterm election on Nov. 6, 2018 at the District No. 2 polling location at the city hall in Hartford, WIs. Katie Cardinal of Hartford walks her dog Albert  along the river walk on Nov. 8, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. Officials with the city of Hartford will submit an application grant from the DNR to be used on improvements for Mill Pond and Centennial Park. Cardinal walks along Mill Pond with her dog often. Chase Whitcomb, 10, with the Cub Scout pack No.3794 holds the American flag before presenting it for the Veterans Day program on Nov. 8, 2018 at Rossman Elementary School in Hartford, Wis. First-grade student Daniel Peplinski, 7, dances to the bagpipe music performed by Jon Gilliand of Fond du Lac before the Veterans Day program on Nov. 8, 2018 at Rossman Elementary School in Hartford, Wis. <br/><br/> United States Marine Corp veteran Allen Schoessow of Hartford places his hand over his heart as the colors are presented during the Veterans Day program on Nov. 8, 2018 at Rossman Elementary School in Hartford, Wis. <br/><br/> Jenna Martin, 9, counts the stars on a flag made for the Veterans Day program on Nov. 8, 2018 at Rossman Elementary School in Hartford, Wis. Fisher Champagne, 14, of West Bend laughs after throwing a ball during practice for the Special Olympics-West Bend Recreation bowling team on Nov. 8, 2018 at King Pin Bowl in West Bend, Wis. This is Fisher's first year on the team. Two members of the team, Julie Schemmel and Eric Beuscher both of West Bend, qualified for the state tournament on Nov. 18. Julie Schemmel of West Bend smiles as she talks with instructor Mary Pfeiffer during practice for the Special Olympics-West Bend Recreation bowling team on Nov. 8, 2018 at King Pin Bowl in West Bend, Wis. Two members of the team, Schemmel and Eric Beuscher both of West Bend, qualified for the state tournament on Nov. 18. Chuck O'Meara of West Bend walks his 5-month-old dog, Hazel, as snow is brushed by the wind from the trees on Nov. 9, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Cheyenne Erickson of West Bend clears the snow off her vehicle on Nov. 9, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Germantown senior Dawson Stroik, 17, runs along the Germantown fan side with a flag before the first set of the WIAA state quarterfinal match against Franklin on Nov. 9, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. Germantown won the match in three sets. Germantown's Bryce Behrendt avoids a ball headed for out of bounds hit by Franklin's Luigi Saraspe in the first set of the WIAA state quarterfinal match against Franklin on Nov. 9, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. Germantown won the match in three sets. Members on the Germantown bench pose for a photo in the third set of the WIAA state quarterfinal match against Franklin on Nov. 9, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. Germantown won the match in three sets. Germantown's Dixon Seymour celebrates with Bryce Behrendt as a timeout is called in the third set of the WIAA state quarterfinal match against Franklin on Nov. 9, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. Germantown won the match in three sets. Travis Brooks of Germantown, right, receives hugs from his two sons, Tristin, 9, left, and Bronson, 5, center, before the Candy Cane 5K on Nov. 10, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Over 350 runners participated in the ninth annual event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. James Campbell, 6, and his 4-year-old brother, Benny, center, wave to holiday characters at the start of the Candy Cane 5K on Nov. 10, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Over 350 runners participated in the ninth annual event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Jackson Mattingly, 8, of Mequon throws a snowball at Enrique Zamudio of Theinsville on Nov. 10, 2018 during the Christmas Parade in Germantown, Wis. 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. <br/><br/> Henry Ketchum, 5, is reflected in a puddle of melted snow as he passes out candy with his 7-year-old sister, Rachel, and father, Pete, 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. <br/><br/> <br/>Members in the Germantown student section cheer as Germantown is introduced before the WIAA state championship match against Kimberly on Nov. 10, 2018 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis.<br/> 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 senior Alex Andersen rips up a piece of paper to mock the Kimberly Papermakers in the third set of 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 Jack Leininger reaches for a ball 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'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. Members of Germantown run on the court to celebrate a victory over Kimberly in 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 Drew Jansen smiles as he celebrates with teammates 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. Driver Brian Grota of West Bend smiles as he watches Roman Blood drive off the ramp at his stop on Nov. 13, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Grota has been a driver for the taxi service for nearly two years. Sam Truett-Vantrepotte exits the West Bend Taxi Service bus on Nov. 13, 2018 at his stop in West Bend, Wis. Dina Kebbekus of Richfield pumps her fist after another book is placed on her teams index card tower during the family STEM night on Nov. 14, 2018 at Slinger Middle School in Slinger, Wis. The group was able to stack over 30 books on the tower built of index cards that weighed over 35 pounds. The night facilitated by members of John Deere highlighted different careers and activities that involve science, technology, math and engineering. Dave Seyfert of West Bend works on hanging holiday lights above Main Street on Nov. 15, 2018 in downtown West Bend, Wis. The Christmas parade in West Bend is scheduled for Nov. 25. <br/><br/> Senior Sam Ortega, 17, smiles as she listens to instructor Maria Gutierrez Gurrola talk about stepping out of your comfort zone for networking on during the Dream to Succeed program on Nov. 15, 2018 at Kewaskum High School in Kewaskum, Wis. The program is put on by Casa Guadalupe. The program helps students that identify as hispanic  set educational goals, identify career opportunities and prepare them for life after high school. Owner Geri Tackes sorts through bags of donated blankets on Nov. 20, 2018 at Play'n for Pennies family resale in West Bend, Wis. Owner Geri Tackes said she received 36 blankets, two sleeping bags and one comforter blanket as donations from the Raddemann family in West Bend. The blankets were donated for a blanket drive started by Tackes. The blankets are donated to a homeless shelter in Milwaukee. Tackes will be accepting donations until Dec. 15. Third-grade student Levi Martin, 8, pumps his fist as he works on a reading assignment in Hailey Moldenhauer's room on Nov. 20, 2018 at Rossman Elementary School in Hartford, Wis. Emmi Becker of West Bend smiles as she looks over work done by her 5-year-old son, Sterling, on Nov. 20, 2018 during the 5K feast at Addison Elementary School in the town of Addison, Wis. Jeremiah Jurss of Milwaukee looks to owner Helen Lauters as she rests her hand on a turkey while deciding which order the turkey should fill for a customer on Thanksgiving on Nov. 20, 2018 afternoon at Gateway Cafe in Kewaskum, Wis. Helen Lauters and her employees cooked and prepared 200 pounds of turkey to serve to customers at their restaurant for the Thanksgiving holiday. Along with their own food, the Gateway Cafe cooked and prepared an additional 350 pounds of turkey for the Community Thanksgiving meals. The Gateway Cafe prepares the food to be distributed to the three locations for Thanksgiving. The Community Thanksgivings will be held on Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Germantown, New Hope UCC in Jackson and St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church in West Bend. Kettle Moraine Lutheran players help introduce Ari Miller before a game against Germantown  on Nov. 20, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. 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. Germantown head coach Matt Stuve dances to celebrate with his players in the first half of a game against Kettle Moraine Lutheran on Nov. 20, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. West Bend East's Auburn Larson knocks the ball away from West Bend West's Elizabeth Meurer in the second half of a game on Nov. 20, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West won, 50-35. 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. <br/><br/> The first half of a game between Nicolet and West Bend East is seen 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. Members of the West Bend East dance team perform before the second half of a game against Nicolet 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. West Bend East's Auburn Larson (3) Abby Trinastic (5) and Lizzy Bagley walk back onto the court for the second half of a game against Nicolet 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. West Bend East head coach Tiffany Ziegler high-fives Abby Trinastic in the first second of a game against Nicolet 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. 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. Ian Cira of West Bend carries 55" television out of the store on Nov. 22, 2018 after shopping for Black Friday deals at Meijer in West Bend, Wis. Caraline Kramer, 4, sits in the back of a cart as she waits with her 1-year-old brother, Kiean, and mother, Farrah Schaefer, to see if a size of television is in stock on Nov. 22, 2018 while shopping for Black Friday deals at Meijer in West Bend, Wis. Dawn Ritter of Port Washington, dressed as a turkey, smiles as she crosses the finish line for the 6th annual Turkey Trot on Nov.22, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. Michael Altschwager smiles as he adds more gravy to the plate of Carolyn Dukovan of Germantown on Nov. 22, 2018 at the community Thanksgiving dinner at Faith Lutheran Church in Germantown, Wis. The lutheran church in Germantown was one of three locations offering a free Thanksgiving dinner. Linda Gawin of Grafton smiles as the dessert cart is brought to her table on Nov. 22, 2018 at the community Thanksgiving dinner at New Hope UCC in the town of Jackson, Wis. Gawin traveled to Jackson to share Thanksgiving dinner with her sister, Lori Yochem, and brother, Donald Yochem.The church in the town of Jackson was one of three locations offering a free Thanksgiving dinner. Addelyn Nitschke, 3, bends from her father, Randy, to get the attention of her mother, Kass, as she feeds her 1-year-old sister, Millie, on Nov. 22, 2018 at the community Thanksgiving dinner at St.Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Bend, Wis. The catholic church in West Bend was one of three locations offering a free Thanksgiving dinner. Joe Valind snuggles with his three daughters, from left, Madelyn, 12, Isabel, 15, and Leah, 9, before the Christmas Parade on Nov. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Cole Swanson, 6, watches one of the floats with lights go by during the Christmas parade on Nov. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Dressed as Santa Claus, Connor Leiser, 3, of West Bend watches the Christmas parade on Nov. 25, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. 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. Abby Kryll, 9, of Hubertus attempts to catch snow on her tongue as she and Alex Held, 9, of West Bend play in the snow projected from a HAWK truck on Nov. 25, 2018 during the Christmas parade in West Bend, Wis. Santa Claus waves to the crowd on Nov. 25, 2018 during the Christmas parade in West Bend, Wis.<br/><br/> 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. Slinger's Derek Wiest and Whitefish Bay's Harry Grams both dive for a loose ball in the first half of a game on Nov. 27, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/>
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