October Photos of the Month
Photos by John Ehlke
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. Katie Kugel of Green Bay holds the hand of her husband, Jordan, while wearing her veil from their wedding on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis. The two were married on Saturday and decided after to ourchase tickets for the Sunday game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers. Cooper Nelson, 5, of Sheboygan rests his baseball glove in between his arms and face while riding on the shoulders of his father, Alex, before entering Miller Park on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 for the game between the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee, WIs. 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. Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia fakes throwing a ball to first baseman Jesus Aguilar in the top of the third inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, WIs.<br/><br/> Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar celebrates with shortstop Orlando Arcia after Aguilar hit a solo-home run in the bottom of the fourth inning of a 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 slides into home safely in front of a throw in the bottom of the seventh inning of a game against 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. Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw celebrates with first baseman Jesus Aguilar after Shaw hit a solo-home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis.<br/><br/> Seventh-grade student Kenny Kaiser, 12, tilts his head back to get the attention of R.J. Thomae, 12, as the two and other classmates watch a portion of the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Chicago Cubs on Oct. 1, 2018 at Erin School in the town of Erin, Wis. Students were treated on Monday with the opportunity to watch an hour of the game during school. West Bend West's Charlie Danaher reacts after scoring a goal in the second half of a game against Slinger on Oct. 2, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. Danaher scored on the shot as West won, 2-0. 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. Slinger goalie Connor Day saves a ball in front of West Bend West's Cade Yerges in the second half of a game on Oct. 2, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West won, 2-0. Slinger's Sawyer Bussey jumps to knock a ball down in the second half of a game against West Bend West on Oct. 2, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West won, 2-0. Phil Neubauer of West Bend 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. <br/><br/> Benjamin Behringer, 3, of Jackson turns and smiles as he watches his ball he kicked go through the hoop on Oct. 3, 2018 during the pee-wee soccer program at the Jackson Area Recreation Center in Jackson, Wis. Rochelle Odya of Jackson gets a high-five from her 4-year-old daughter Belle on Oct. 3, 2018 during the pee-wee soccer program at the Jackson Area Recreation Center in Jackson, Wis. <br/><br/> Germantown's Bryce Behrendt has his shot blocked at the net in the third set of a match against Marquette University High School on Oct. 3, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Germantown won in four sets. 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. Melanie Crandall with Your Choice Prevention Education holds a photo of her and her daughter, Alexis, in the conference room of Your Choice on Oct. 4, 2018  in Hartland, Wis. Crandall will be speaking during the Stairway to Heroin presentation at the West Bend high schools on Tuesday. Crandall lost Alexis to a heroin overdose when she was 17-years-old. For the last six years, Crandall has been speaking about her experiences as a mother to different age groups from middle school students to law enforcement officials. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Luke Willis slides to knock a ball away from Waupun's Tyler Wiese in the second half of a game on Oct. 4, 2018 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 4-0. <br/><br/> Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Jason Rose takes a shot on goal while being defended by Waupun's Jeremy Jiminez in the second half of a game on Oct. 4, 2018 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran won, 4-0. Members on the West Bend East bench celebrate a point in the third set of a match against Nicolet on Oct. 4, 2018  in West Bend, Wis. East won the match in three sets. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Sydney Spaeth (2) covers her mouth in amazement after recording a point on a hit near the net as her teammates Taylor Neu (9) and Kelli Neu (13) celebrate in the third set of a match against Nicolet on Oct. 4, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. East won the match in three sets. Paul Sebo of Kewaskum flips hamburgers on the grill while listening to the NLDS game between the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers while at a varsity football game between Waupun and Kewaskum on Oct. 5, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum won, 45-7. Kewaskum's Ryan Prochnow breaks up a pass intended for Waupun's Blake Dobbratz in the first quarter of a game on Oct. 5, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum won, 45-7. Waupun's Benet Veleke attempts to intercept a pass intended for Kewaskum's Dylan Maechtle in the first quarter of a game on Oct. 5, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum won, 45-7. Kewaskum senior Genna Alexander, 17, raises a bedazzled garbage can lid from the 'Spirit Can' as she gets the students to cheer in the student section in the second quarter of a game against Waupun on Oct. 5, 2018 in Kewaskum, Wis. Kewaskum won, 45-7. Catawba-Lynn Brisingamen, 2, of Hartford looks to Ozzy the Oriole, center, and Jennifer Fuerstenau of Beaver Dam performing Jazzercise on Oct. 6, 2018  before the Pink Pumpkin Run in Hartford, Wis. All proceeds from the event will benefit local families affected by breast cancer. <br/><br/> Kirsten Dummer of the town of Hartford holds the hands of her children Harper, 5, left, and Finley, 7, on Oct. 6, 2018 during the Pink Pumpkin Run in Hartford, WIs. All proceeds from the event will benefit local families affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer survivor Brenda Lerner of Hartford puts her arm around Jonathan Tegge of Hartford as the two participate in the walk of the Pink Pumpkin Run on Oct. 6, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. All proceeds from the event will benefit local families affected by breast cancer. Runners cross a bridge to the finish line area of  the Pink Pumpkin Run on Oct. 6, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. All proceeds from the event will benefit local families affected by breast cancer. Steve Zahot with the West Bend Fire Department sprays water on members of the West Bend Police Department as the two race on Oct. 6, 2018 during the Bed Races at Regner Park in West Bend, Wis. This is the second year the Family Promise of Washington County has put on the races. Proceeds from the event benefit Karl's Place. Karl's Place is a homeless shelter that opened in West Bend in February. 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. <br/><br/><br/> Living Word Lutheran's M.J. Woods takes a drink of water with mud covering his visor in the third 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. Living Word Lutheran's Ethan Moody hits University School of Milwaukee's C.J. Boyd as the ball is knocked out of his hands in the fourth 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. <br/><br/> 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 head coach Tim Zbytniewski has water dumped on him by one of his players 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. 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. A Living Word Lutheran player rests his hand covered in mud on another as the group breaks down a huddle 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. <br/><br/> From the backyard of Lee Schwichtenberg, a white horse is seen grazing in front of The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians is seen on Oct. 9, 2018 surrounded by the fall foliage in the town of Erin, Wis. <br/><br/> 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. Choir instructor Tess Tranel smiles as she rehearses with members of her vivace choir on Oct. 10, 2018 at the West Bend high schools in West Bend, Wis. Tranel, A West Bend West graduate, is in her first year as choir director after graduating from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. A concert featuring three different choirs and 14 pieces is scheduled for Monday. A law enforcement official walks out of the BMO Harris Bank on the scene of a bank robbery as a Jackson Police Department officer talks to a motorist on Oct. 10, 2018 in Jackson, Wis. <br/><br/> A Jackson Police Department officer examines a portion of Tillie Lake Road on Oct. 10, 2018 near the the scene of a bank robbery at BMO Harris Bank  in Jackson, Wis. Germantown goalie Lucas Sucher jumps to deflect a ball from a shot from West Bend West's Luke Muller in the second half of a game on Oct. 11, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Germantown won, 4-2. West Bend West's Jackson Raad jumps in front of Germantown's Andrew Molter in the second half of a game on Oct. 11, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Germantown won, 4-2. <br/><br/> West Bend West's Austin Seidel jumps towards a ball in the second half of a game against Germantown on Oct. 11, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Germantown won, 4-2. Bear, a corgi, watches a vehicle go by as he is held by West Bend West tennis player MaKayla Schlass on Oct. 12, 2018 during the homecoming parade for West Bend East and West Bend West high schools in West Bend, Wis. Josyiah Rivera, 9, of West Bend smiles as he catches a balloon on Oct. 12, 2018 during the homecoming parade for West Bend East and West Bend West high schools in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West freshman Jenna Rondorf, 14,  swings a hula hoop around her neck on Oct. 12, 2018 during the homecoming parade for West Bend East and West Bend West high schools in West Bend, Wis. West Bend West junior Liv Ziarniak, 16, grabs a bag of treats in front of her friends on Oct. 12, 2018 during the homecoming parade for West Bend East and West Bend West high schools in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East sophomore Ethan Fordham, 15, plays in a pile of leaves on Oct. 12, 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 Ethan Carmichael dives to attempt to strip West Bend East's Dawson Rondorf of the ball in the fourth quarter of a game on Oct. 12, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East won, 42-0. West Bend East's John Daley is lifted into the air by one of his teammates while celebrating a victory over rival West Bend West on Oct. 12, 2018 in West Bend, Wis West Bend East won, 42-0. <br/><br/> West Bend East's Keghan Tighe holds a broom up as students and players of West Bend East celebrate a victory over rival West Bend West on Oct. 12, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. East beat West in football on the freshman, junior varsity and varsity games this year. West Bend East won, 42-0. West Bend East junior Joe Salamone holds West Bend West junior Kenzie Cole, 16, as they watch fireworks after the varsity football game on Oct. 12, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. West Bend East West, 42-0. <br/><br/> Dan Knaebe of the town of Erin walks one of the trails at the Kettle Moraine State Forest- Pike Lake Unit on Oct. 15, 2018 in the town of Hartford, Wis. A fall color hike is scheduled for Oct. 26 at the Pike Lake unit. 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. Germantown's Hans Stelpflug reaches for a ball headed out of bounds in the third set of a match against Brookfield East on Oct. 17, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Germantown won the match in three sets. Germantown's Jack Leininger gets his hand under a ball in the third set of a match against Brookfield East on Oct. 17, 2018 in Germantown, Wis. Germantown won the match in three sets. 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.  Sixth-grade student Layla Beistle, 11, smiles with paint across her face on Oct. 18, 2018 before the Colorpalooza color run outside of Slinger Middle School in Slinger, Wis. Sixth-grade students run through yellow and blue powder on Oct. 18, 2018 during the Colorpalooza color run outside of Slinger Middle School in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/> Logan Grotenhuis, 13, has blue powder hit his face on Oct. 18, 2018 during the Colorpalooza color run outside of Slinger Middle School in Slinger, Wis. A Wisconsin State Trooper attempts to make his way through a crowd of children watching Gov. Scott Walker cook burgers on Oct. 18, 2018 at George Webb in West Bend, Wis. The burger chain delivered on their promotion by handing out free burgers to customers after the Milwaukee Brewers won 12 games in a row. <br/><br/> Gov. Scott Walker places hamburger patties on buns on Oct. 18, 2018  at George Webb in West Bend, Wis. The burger chain delivered on their promotion by handing out free burgers to customers after the Milwaukee Brewers won 12 games in a row. Volunteer Jodie Mueller of Waukesha passes a hamburger on a plate to a server on Oct. 18, 2018 at George Webb in West Bend, Wis. The burger chain delivered on their promotion by handing out free burgers to customers after the Milwaukee Brewers won 12 games in a row. Gov. Scott Walker places a hamburger on a bun as he helps cook on Oct. 18, 2018 at George Webb in West Bend, Wis. The burger chain delivered on their promotion by handing out free burgers to customers after the Milwaukee Brewers won 12 games in a row. Children hold their burger wrappers signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Oct. 18, 2018 at George Webb in West Bend, Wis. Walker helped cook burgers at George Webb on Thursday. The burger chain delivered on their promotion by handing out free burgers to customers after the Milwaukee Brewers won 12 games in a row. <br/><br/> A rainbow is seen on Oct. 19, 2018 stretching across the construction site on Schmidt Road in West Bend, Wis. <br/><br/> Hartford Union's Mia Oleshko jumps in the air as she and her teammates celebrate a victory in the first set of the WIAA Division 1 regional championship match against Slinger on Oct. 20, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/> Slinger High School senior Jack Haluzak, 17, cheers in the second set of the Division 1 regional championship match between Slinger and Hartford Union on Oct. 20, 2018 in Slinger, WIs. Slinger's Riley Alton (3), Hannah Murray (5) and Mandi Boehm celebrate a point  in the third set of the WIAA Division 1 regional championship match against Hartford Union on Oct. 20, 2018 in Slinger, Wis. <br/><br/> Hartford Union's Kaelyn Fraily, center, reacts after a point  that would have won Hartford the set is taken away in the third set of the WIAA Division 1 regional championship match against Slinger on Oct. 20, 2018 in Slinger, 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. 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. Hartford Union's Trystan Rothenhoefer runs across the court as he is introduced before a match against Cedarburg on Oct. 23, 2018 in Hartford, WIs. Hartford Union's Tryston Rothenhoefer celebrates a point in the second set of a match against Cedarburg on Oct. 23, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. Tim Landers of West Bend ducks under a low hanging branch as he carries tow bouquets of flowers back to Art Cycle with Kayla Meyor of Slinger and Alex Biene of West Bend on Oct. 24, 2018 in West Bend, Wis. The group got their free bouquets from Consider the Lilies in downtown West Bend. The flower shop participated in the nationwide event, Petal it Forward. Strassburg handed out free flowers to visitors of the shop a part of the program. Gabrielle Klitzman of West Bend smiles as she is given a bouquet of flowers from Ava Komp, 8, of West Bend on Oct. 24, 2018 outside off the West Bend Community Memorial Library in  West Bend, Wis. Komp was given a bouquet of flowers from Consider the Lilies and decided to give them to a stranger. The flower shop participated in the nationwide event, Petal it Forward. Strassburg handed out free flowers to visitors of the shop a part of the program. John and Donna Kleinmaus pose for a portrait on Oct. 25, 2018 at the VFW Post No. 1393 in West Bend, Wis. John and Donna met while serving in the United States Army in the 1960s. John and Donna will be going on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight in November. Tanja Biddulpf of Hartford waits under a bridge for runners to scare during the Monster Run on Oct. 25, 2018  in Hartford, Wis. Actors from the Terror on Rural Street Haunted House in hartford volunteered to scare those out on the course. The color of glow stick the runner was wearing indicated what level of scaring they were comfortable with. Alex Martz, 12, of Hartford smiles as he runs away from Jim Biddulpf of Hartford during the Monster Run on Oct. 25, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. Actors from the Terror on Rural Street Haunted House in Hartford volunteered to scare those out on the course. The color of glow stick the runner was wearing indicated what level of scaring they were comfortable with. Chris Balkevich of Slinger stands in a clown mask waiting for runners to scare during the Monster Run on Oct. 25, 2018 in Hartford, Wis. Actors from the Terror on Rural Street Haunted House in Hartford volunteered to scare those out on the course. The color of glow stick the runner was wearing indicated what level of scaring they were comfortable with. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Ari Miller is slapping hands of her teammates as she is introduced before the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal match against University School of Milwaukee on Oct. 25, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Ari Miller celebrates a point in the second set of the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal match against University School of Milwaukee on Oct. 25, 2018 in the town of Jackson, Wis. Slime drips off the face of fourth-grade teacher Amy Elsbermd 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. Slime splatters off 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.
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