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Racers round the corner at Division Street and South Portland Street during the 3 / 4 Masters race, in the Tour of Americaâ€™s Dairyland-Commonwealth Classic, amateur and professional cycle races held in downtown Fond du Lac. Friday, June 29, 2012. The Reporter photo by Patrick Flood.
Jeremy Ksioszk, age 5, of Campbellsport, takes part in the annual Campbellsport water fights. The fights are among the many activities that is at the Campbellsport Firemanâ€™s Picnic held at the park on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Christine Sitter of Fond du Lac about to vote during recall voting at the expo center at the Fond du Lac county fairgrounds. Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
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A home on Park Avenue is seen through a tunnel of snow covered tree limbs on Melrose Boulevard in Fond du Lac after the snow storm . Friday, December 21, 2012.
Starting of the 5 mile Walleye run. Saturday, June 9, 2012.
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What is your most memorable assignment and favorite photo of 2012? There have been a few memorable ones, though they have been, unfortunately, tragic ones. These photos have helped me when I suffered a tragedy and other changes within my own personal life. It is the people that I photograph (or those at the events) that encourage me through their own words and actions. For example, a mother whose son was killed in action spokes at his service and said, “ I don’t understand, but I trust.” Another memorable photo was of a local veteran who lost both of his legs while serving in the military. He brought the Wounded Warrior’s baseball team to Fond du Lac for a weekend tournament. In an interview with our summer intern, he talked about his challenges saying, “This is my new normal.” Life altering changes we face almost every day, some more challenging or controversial than others, are the things that I often photograph right after the fact. It is the aftermath that makes things memorable to me, especially the way in which people ban together and support each other. My favorite photo is usually nature related, this year it is a tie. I was assigned to videotape and photograph some items for the upcoming Day Trip video segments at Horicon Marsh. It was the first day back after a tragic death in my family and a storm was rolling in. The emotions that I felt were captured through out that shoot. Beauty of a white egret popped as dark blue clouds rolled in, reminding me that in every tragedy there is good; we just need to wait and look for it keeping in mind that there is a reason for everything and that for me, God is in control. My other favorite is of a house fire in December, in the Town of Byron. I realize that this was a huge loss and very scary for the family as I still have that firefighter in me. An aerial ladder was spraying water onto the fire as smoke rolled out. Something drew me to the orange glow and the process of putting out that fire.
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How has the web and online photography changed or enhanced your approach?
For me, it has not changed too much. I tend to take a lot of photos in general. I like to show people at community events and creating galleries online helps show more of the event than the one or two pictures in print. I always say people like to look for themselves or those they know. I tend to look for my family when I know there is a photographer at an event that they may be at. I have not taken as many IDs as I may have in the past if I know the photos will be for online or in a gallery. When in a school (or special function) I still ask if everyone ok to be in print and/or online. If not, I usually try not to shoot that student/person.
Aileen Andrews photographer
What gear to you carry while on the job? For work I carry a backpack camera bag with usually one camera, a Nikon D3. I also carry a flash unit, wide angle lens, 17-55mm lens, and 70-200 lens. Extra batteries, pens, (pencils for those cold days when the pens don’t work), fine tip sharpies, a note book, business cards, and hot hands to keep the batteries warm during the winter days. I currently have a DQ gift card that I forgot to give to my son as a stocking stuffer. On occasions I take the 300 lens with me to certain events (sometimes with a mono pod). I have my iPhone that I use for video. If I know that I will be doing more video work, I will bring along the D300 camera that offers video function. I like to keep things simple and not carry so much. Most importantly I carry my ID with me, so that the community can identify who I am if they don’t already know me.
chief photographer What is your favorite photographic experience of 2012?
I could not show, and getting what I could with decorum was an experience I wont forget.
What type of gear do you carry while on the job? Why?
I wouldnâ€™t call it a favorite, but it was powerful. A car crashed into a group of motorcycles on Highway 151 causing several fatalities. A few walking wounded were mulling about watching helplessly as emergency workers tended to their riding buddies. One particularly tough looking leather-clad biker sat down in the weeds by the side of the road, overcome with emotion. There was so much of that scene
How has the web and online avenues changed or enhanced your approach to photography?
Aside from Nikon bodies and two main lenses, I like playing around with setting wireless strobes in situations where I have some time and a willing subject, though natural light is still my favorite.
We are shooting much more video than we used to, and most of it is done with just our phones. Iâ€™ve found a bunch of cheep little toys for my iPhone that tweak the video and photo capabilities, but the best stuff is still done with our traditional cameras.
I have had fun playing with the iPhone and cool apps you can get, such as time lapse video applications, and the ability to send things to our facebook and twitter accounts directly from the scene.
Patrick Flood Chief Photographer
revue Jeanna Giese leans over to talk to her lead dog before heading out to practice her dog sled technique at the Siberian Outpost near Johnsburg. Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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We often see the definition of community come out as a result of a particular instance: a big win at the local high school, a great turnout at the annual festival, or the strengthened bond after a tragedy. We are fortunate that in Fond du Lac, Dodge, Green Lake, and Calumet Counties our neighborliness goes beyond our front doors and manifests in local businesses, churches, schools, civic groups and recreational activities. With technology at the forefront of communication, our communities consist of people living all over the world, who may call Fond du Lac, Lomira, Markesan, or Chilton, or other parts of the surrounding counties, home.
Today, a photo can be transmitted across the street or across the continent in a matter of seconds with no less of a bond and connection to the photoâ€™s origin that is it was passed from neighbor to neighbor. Though spread far and wide, communities are closer than ever, and in many different ways. By capturing the essence of our communities in photographs we are able savor and share in the things that make our villages, towns, and cities so great. The photos in the Community section of Revue follow the common bonds we as residents share in making our hometowns a great place to live, work and play.
Photos are a means of sharing experiences, both good and bad, whether it be a childâ€™s first trip to the Fond du Lac County Fair or Celebrate Waupun, a volunteer opportunity at Free SPIRIT Riders or remembering a loved one by participating in Relay for Life. By sharing these experiences through photography, we often end up giving those viewing the photos the opportunity to take part in the future, ever strengthening the connection between one another and where we live. To showcase our area communities via photos is to ensure that there is still something positive to look forward to, to be a part of and to celebrate.
Swimmers Owen Fideker, left, age 10, of Lomira; Lexi Hafermann, age 10, of Lomira; and Carlos Lopez, age nine of Theresa, jump off the circle to cool off at the Lomira Pool during the afternoon of Monday, June 18, 2012. Hafermann and Lopez are with Tammy’s Tots out of Lomira. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
An instructor works with students at a body pump class held at the Fond du Lac YMCA. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Homecoming parade in North Fond du Lac. Friday, October 5, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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revue Sean Pruitt, AKA D.J. Galaxy, performs the signiture move for his dance studio, G-tech studio, at the Boys and Girls Club. He was performing during the Lights on Afterschool event. Thursday, October 18, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Tattoo artist Patrick Fordyce works on a customer at Big Guns Tattoo on Main Street in Fond du Lac during Small Business Saturday. Saturday, November 24, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Dale Dalka, a worker at Mercury Marine, in his Elvis outfit he made himself to commemorate the king on the anniversary of his death. Thursday, August 16, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
A reenactment of the Titanic dinner takes place at the Elks Club, in Fond du Lac, on Saturday, April 14, 2012. A fund-raiser for the Historical Society. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
revue Heather Ulrichsen, owner of Rational Farming, located at 416 N. Main St., in Fond du Lac, grows plants and sells products for indoor greenhouses. Photo taken on March 3, 2012. Reporter photo by Aileen Andrews
The annual Ag Showcase takes place at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds, Recreation Building. Olivia Livieri, age 10, of North Fond du Lac, holds onto a baby chick that Agri Partners has on display Saturday, March 4, 2012. Reporter photo by Aileen Andrews
Detective Lee Mikulec, goes through a bin of evidence at the Fond du Lac Police Department, in the evidence room on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
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Armed Forces Day Celebration started with a parade that starts at Johnson and Main Street and finishing at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds, with activities that followed on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Dan Gurath and Scott Nehls, of the Fond du Lac Marine Corp Leage, stand behind the fallen soldier memorial at the North Fond du Lac Community Center for the The annual North Fondy Fest is held in North Fond du Lac, with many activities held at the Village Park. A parade starts and ends at Friendship dedication of the NFDL Veterans Memorial. Sunday, Learning Center on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter November 11, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
revue Cammie Vandermolen, front, shows Cade Krause, age five, of Fond du Lac, the inside of a Police squad at the annual Fond du Lac’s National Nightout. The event takes place at Lakeside Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Kid-friendly free event to promote police and community partnership and saftey program awareness. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Marine Corp League member Ralph Halfman, of Fond du Lac, salutes one of the American flags as it passes him during the Memorial day parade down Main Street in Fond du Lac. Monday, May 28, 2012 Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Local Veterans from Fond du Lac County travel Saturday, by bus to Milwaukee’s Miller Park, courtesy of Jackson Kahl Insurance. Isaiah Diederich, left, age 10, and Landon Huempfner, age 11, both of Fond du Lac, help send off the veterans who will see the world premier of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight as a part of the Field of Honor A Salute to the Greatest Generation on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
Sam Parfitt, of Cincinnati, works under his P-47 airplane at the Warbirds and Classics Remote Control Air Show being held Thursday through Sunday at Wellnitz Field on Hickory Road in Fond du Lac. Friday, August 17, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Arden Anderson, of Fond du Lac, prepares his kite on land before entering the water at the 2012 Windsurfing Championship on the east shore of Lake Winnebago, in Fond du Lac, takes place on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
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WWII veteran Victor Sippel, at his home in Mount Calvary. Thursday, November 8, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
revue Alli Seyfert, 7, of Fond du Lac, stands upstairs in the grist mill at Galloway House and Village as volunteer Jeff Soll describes how grain was made into flower in the antique building. The tour was just one of the attractions at the Ice Cream Social held at the Galloway House. Sunday, August 19, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Kerstin Johnson, of Ripon, laughs as she feels her freshly shaven head. She and others were cutting off their hair for the St. Baldrickâ€™s fundraiser for childhood cancer. Sunday, March 11, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Kimberly Richardson, 13, of Fond du Lac, lays down a blanket on the banks of the lagoon before the start of the family fishing tournament at Walleye Weekend. Saturday, June 9, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Waupun Relay for Life is held at Veterans Memorial Field, in Waupun. Cancer Survivor Paul Beder, of Waupun, walks laps as he is a member of Team Smoke Eaters on Friday, June 15, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
revue Angelina Yang, 5, of Sheboygan, wears her traditional Hmong garb as she attends the new year celebrations at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. Saturday, December 15, 2012. Patrick Flood / The Reporter Media.
Luke VanderKooy, 10, of Fond du Lac, is Watson, half of the super detective team that is looking for a clue in the mystery of solving cancer. The team was in the super hero event at the Fondy high school track during the Fond du Lac Relay for event. Friday, August, Grace Tollard, 10, of Fond du Lac, hangs out in the face painting tent at the Fondy High School track during the Fond du Lac Relay for event. Friday, August, 3, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter. 3, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
“Dust Up” took place on the Diamond at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac. Wounded Warriors #28 Todd Reed hometown of Newton, MA; connects with a pitch during the game against Dan’s Village Bowl of Brownsville. Wounded Warriors also plays Fond du Lac Police Department and the Fond du Lac Fire Department, on Saturday, July 07, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Fond du Lac’s City-wide Spelling Bee took place at Theisen Middle School on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. The Fond du Lac City Spelling Bee is sponsored by The Fond du Lac Reporter. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Fond du Lac’s Mateo Medina has SMA and is 13 months old. Taken on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Five-year-old Mason Shaw of North Fond du Lac, hangs out with his fishing gear at Walleye Weekend. Saturday, June 9, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Rides are part of the Fond du Lac County Fair on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Rosendale Scouts honored Jonathan Opheim, left, and Logan Broennimann both of Rosendale Troop 734, as they both receive the Eagle Scout award Sunday, Aug. 26, at Peace Lutheran Church, in Rosendale. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
revue St. Mary’s Springs student, 13-year-old Daniel Schneider, cuts Japanese Knotweed near the boat docks in Supple Marsh near Lakeside Park. He and other volunteers were cutting the invasive species that grows along waterways in Fond du Lac County. Friday, September 21, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Seven-year-old Lakeshore student Emma Davis catches a ball as kids run through fun drills at Green Bay Packer Youth Football Outreach Camp to fight childhood obesity held at Lakeshore School Thursday morning. Thursday, October 4, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter
The 4th annual Capt. Derek Dobogai memorial run/walk took place on the road and on the track at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac. Saturday, September 1, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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revue On Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, the memorial service for 1LT David A. Johnson, killed in Afghanistan, was held at Mayville High School, in Mayville. Sibling Emily Johnson, wept as she spoke of her late brother, surrounded by her family Matthew, Michael and parents Laura and Andrew Johnson. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
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2012 was a year of elections and tragic crashes, of devastating fires and drought.
The orange glow in the sky left little to the imagination regarding the devastation wrought by a house fire.
The stories that filled the pages of The Reporter and dominated www.fdlreporter.com provided the details of these events and often the story behind the story. The photos often spoke volumes more.
When news happens, in all weather, at all times of the day and night, Patrick Flood and Aileen Andrews are there to capture it. The digital world has allowed even quicker transfer of those images from disc to The Reporter website, tablet and mobile editions. Photos from a fire can be transmitted online within minutes of the click of the shutter or the button on an iPhone.
A photo of three girls standing at the roadside memorial erected for their classmates captured the anguish felt by a community. The image of the driver in that crash listening as a judge handed down her sentence was heartbreaking for any parent. The photo that captured the grisly aftermath of a crash involving several motorcyclists stirred calls for action.
It is testament to the technical skills Patrick and Aileen possess that those images can capture not only the event, but often the emotion of the moment, the tragedy of the moment, the significance of the
moment. There are also those photos that require preparation, a sense of melting into the background, of unobtrusively capturing the shot without disturbing the events. Aileen and freelance photographer Doug Raflik accomplished this with their work at the funeral for a Mayville soldier. These are the moments that make up our lives. The moments captured and printed and posted as part of the historical record. When historians look back and try to learn about us, they will not only be greeted with compelling stories that detail the events, but photos that artfully document our lives and the events that are part of that history.
Louis Benter, a member of the firing squad of American Legion post 69 of Mayville, readies for the 21 gun salute in honor of 1st LT. David Johnson. Hundreds of residents lined the streets of Mayville to honor local serviceman 1st LT Johnson, recently killed in Afghanistan, as the motorcade carrying his body drove through town. Friday, February 3, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
A soldier salutes as he stands next to the hearse carrying the body of 1LT. David Johnson. The motorcade paused in front of the American Legion post in downtown Mayville on route to a funeral home in town. Hundreds of residents lined the streets to honor the local serviceman recently killed in Afghanistan. Friday, February 3, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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revue This memorial marks the location on Beechnut Drive in the town of Ashford where a one-vehicle crash killed three Campbellsport High School girls and injured six more. Caitlin Scannell, Katie Berg and Sabrina Stahl passed away on Feb. 4. Heather Schrauth, left, and Leslie Parsons, both 17, of Campbellsport, both St. Maryâ€™s Springs High School students, visits the crash site for the first time before heading to the Campbellsport High School, before the visitation on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
Carly Ottery is seated with her lawyers at her sentencing in front of Judge Dale English at the Fond du Lac County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
Nine teenage girls involved in one car crash that ends in fatality early Saturday morning February 4, 2012, on Beechnut Dr., in the town of Ashford. Classmates Kayla Grainger, left, age 16, and Megan Reidelbach, age 17, both of Campbellsport, support each other outside the Campbellsport High School, were counselors are on hand for student to come. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
revue U.S. Senate Candidate Congresswomen Tammy Baldwin, visits in Fond du Lac for a meet and greet with local volunteers and activist. Baldwin spoke at the Fond du Lac County Democratic Headquarters, in Fon du Lac, on March 4, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
Governor Scott Walker talks and meets with supporters at Natural Stone Veneers International inc. A local Fond du Lac business. Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Fond du Lac County GOP celebrates the its Birthday of the Republican Party on Tuesday March 20, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
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Peter Radlund steps away from the voting booths at the Empire township town hall, East of Fond du Lac during the November 2012 elections. Patrick Flood/The Reporter
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Rosendale Dairy shed is at N8997 County Trunk M in the town of Rosendale on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
House fire near Town of Byron on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Aileen Andrews / The Reporter Media Firefighters from several departments respond to a barn fire located at W2890 Poplar Road in the Town of Empire in Fond du Lac County on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
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Brandon and Ripon emergency responders work at a two car crash that occurred at the intersection of Sheldon Road and Sheldon Road just North West of Brandon. Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter
revue Brandon and Ripon emergency responders work at a two car crash that occurred at the intersection of Sheldon Road and Sheldon Road just North West of Brandon that included assistance from Flight for Life. Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter Two Flight for Lifes responded to a car accident on Hwy 175 just outside of Theresa. The second helicopter lifts off with a patient inside on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Flight For Life helicopter lands near the scene of an accident between a car and about a dozen motorcycles on Highway 151 north of County Road Q near Welling Beach Road. Thursday, May 31, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Deputy Mike Hardgrove, second from left, radioâ€™s in 10-42 his last call, his wife, Kathy, left, Captain Dean Will, Chief Deputy Mark Strand, and Sheriff Mick Fink along with the crowd listen to him as he retires with more than 30 years of service with the Fond du Lac County Sheriffâ€™s Department. A ceremonial march up the Western Avenue parking ramp surrounded by other co-workers on takes place on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
City Transit Bus accident on the corner of Western and Seymour Street, in Fond du Lac, involving three vehicles on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
revue Animals are removed from a home on Chestnut Road, just off of Highway 45 North of Fond du Lac near the boarder with Winnebago County. Thursday, May 10, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Fond du Lac Police Officer Keywon Brown, sweaps debree off the road as a tree falls in the two lanes of traffic on Johnson Street near Park Avenue on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Aileen Andrews/ The Reporter.
Jason Anderson and his lawyer listen as his guilty verdict is announced by the court. Monday, December 17, 2012. Patrick Flood / The Reporter Media.
DA Dan Kaminsky talks with co-workers on Friday, Dec. 7, during the Jason Anderson trial, his last jury trial as a prosecutor for Fond du Lac County. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
Book World store manager Tracy McDermott, holds up the controversial book â€œFifty Shades of Greyâ€? in the isles of the store located on Main Street in Fond du Lac. Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
revue Composite of 8 different photos taken facing the offices of Wells Mfg. located on Brooke Street between Forest Ave. and Division Street in Fond du Lac. Friday, June 22, 2012. Photo illustration, Patrick Flood/ The Reporter.
The Occupy Fond du Lac movement holds a rally at Veterans Park with a march to the Fond du Lac county jail. Saturday, May 5, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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Connie and Stan Nickel display photos of what their 98 year old barn use to look like before it burned down due to a lightning bolt earlier in the week. Photo taken on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Aileen Andrews/ The Reporter.
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revue Kids get off the school buses at the start of the school day at Lakeshore Elementary in Fond du Lac, WI. Thursday, September 6, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
BY SHARON ROZNIK The Reporter Media
Stashed away in attics and closets around America are boxes filled with childhood memories.
School pictures, awards, report cards, yearbooks, an old football jersey, a dried out corsage from a prom date long past.
Those formative years have a way of revisiting us throughout our lives and the days spent in classrooms somehow define the essence of who we are. Photographers Pat Flood and Aileen Andrews are journalists with a keen knack of telling a story through their capturing of moments in time. Schools are ripe for storytelling through images, as seen in the Patrick’s photo of a young girl getting off the bus
at Lakeshore Elementary School. It’s the start of the school year, evident by her pretty new dress with matching pink shoes and backpack. There’s a look of determination on her face. Aileen Andrews is a familiar presence at school happenings: homecoming, graduation, football games, band concerts and musicals. Her photos share with readers the excitement of the event – she’s good at zeroing in on faces. The Reporter’s news coverage area of Fond du Lac County and Northeastern Dodge County includes 11 public school districts as well as several parochial school systems.
Our photographers travel hundreds of miles each year on rural country roads to give readers an opportunity to view all the great things happening in education today. Many of the photos accompany stories that appear on Sunday’s “Your Schools” page. With all the social media these days it’s good to know that so much of it starts with a great school snapshot that needs to be shared. Those timeless school scenes will be forever etched in the hallowed halls of who we are. Sharon Roznik serves as the education reporter, among other duties, at The Reporter.
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Paige Freiberg, 5, listens to songs with a friend in the media center of the Kids Connection in Fond du Lac. Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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Robin Hood is set to set stage by the Homeschool Performing Arts Club Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. at UW-Fond du Lac Prarie Theater, in Fond du Lac. Niah Schauer, left, plays Robin Hood; Nathan Jones, plays Little John; and Graeme Jones, plays the role of a Merry Man, during a recent rehersal, at Eden Community Center. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
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revue Caden Gremminger, 7,a second grader, waits for former Green Bay packer Ahman Green to arrive for his visit to Meadow View Primary School in Waupun. Green was giving a message to students about eating healthy, getting active and making a difference. Friday, September 14, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
Eddy Portorreal, a senior at Fond du Lac high school, receives instruction from his teacher on how to operate the software on his new Chrome Book that he will need to use to complete assignments in his criminal justice class. Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Tayler Schumacher, 8, (left center) and Hunter Mamer, 8, listen to artist Dan Fee make music at the annual Artist in Residence program at Friendship Learning center in North Fond du Lac. Local artist show the kids how they perform their craft, and in some cases give hands on instruction. Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Clockwise from left are Alex Demarb, Jasy Mendoza, Antonia Winkler and Cassidy Kahl. The Sabish Middle School students as part of a national challenge, eCYBERMISSION for math and science sponsored by the Army. They did an investigation on the energy output of different computers to find the most efficient one. Thursday, February 16, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
The flag team, members of the Fond du Lac High School show band practice at the school Tuesday evening. Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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Students hit the dance floor at the Fond du Lac homecoming dance held Saturday night at the Fondy field house. Saturday, September 29, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Fond du Lac High School presents a musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Bud Frump, played by Casey Wilson, tries to set up J.Pierrepont Finch, played by Aaron Baldauf, for a tragic failer during rehearsal for Thursday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3, 2012 shows, at Fond du Lac PAC. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for students. Fond du Lac High School presents a musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” for Thursday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Fond du Lac PAC. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for students. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
15-year-old Samantha Eck waits in the ready position during the Fond du Lac high school show band practice at the school Tuesday evening. Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Patrick Flood/ The Reporter.
15 year old Ethan Pieper marches with his tuba during the Fond du Lac high school show band practice at the school Tuesday evening. Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
revue Fond du Lac High School did their first ever Lip Dub on Monday, June 04, 2012. Over 500 students/staff took part in the event held through out Fond du Lac High School. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter.
Alex Theisen, a senior, leads the precession for the start of Catholic Schools Week All Schools Mass held Wednesday at St. Maryâ€™s Springs High School in Fond du Lac. Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Katrina Kalliomaa, a senior at Fond du Lac High School, receives instruction from her teacher on how to operate the software on her new Chrome Book that she will need to use to complete assignments in her criminal justice class. Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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Getting ready and walking the aisle at graduation ceremonies in North Fond du Lac for Horace Mann High School class of 2012. Sunday, June 3, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Friends Abby Schaefer, Hunter Veness, and Samantha Sabel, walk to their home rooms before graduation ceremonies at Fond du Lac High School. Thursday, June 7, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Student speaker class of 2012 at Marian University Gina Anderson, (degree candidate, phychology) spoke to the crowd during commencement held outside on the Fond du Lac Campus Saturday, May 19, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Moraine Park Technical College Commencement 2012 takes place at Fond du Lac High School gymnasium on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Laura Newberry, is all smiles as she and her Crimal Justice graduating peers (reflected in her sunglasses) wait in line before Commencement at Marian University, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The ceremony was held outside on the Fond du Lac Campus. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke speaks to the Rosendale/Brandon School District as he stops in at his hometown high school. Baalke is a 1982 Alumni of Laconia High School. He was in Wisconsin for the upcoming Sunday football game 49ers vs. Packers. The visit takes place on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
American tribal style belly dancers perform at the MPTC campus for during a multicultural day. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
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Marian University student Andrew Lang, left, of Fond du Lac, talks with Rick Whaley, Marian University instructor of History in Wisconsin, as students finish setting up a display at The Windhover Center for the Arts exhibit “Fond du Lac’s Ige Age Mammoth Hunters: the History before History” on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The Marian students set up the show. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
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revue Fondue Fest 2012 was held on Main Street, in Fond du Lac, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
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It is no secret that you can travel just about anywhere in Fond du Lac, Dodge, Calumet and Green Lake Counties and find beautiful landscapes soaked with the colors of the seasons. Just catching a glimpse of the sun glittering through falling hay at the Empire Thresheree, feeling the sincerity of a smile on a snowman after the first snow or seeing the pride on a hunters face after a successful hunt envelopes the spirit of the season. We often times are stopped in our tracks to take in a scene, eagerly pointing it out to someone nearby. Photographers, however, do the job of recording that moment for our
prolonged enjoyment. Their skills usually find the perfect angle, perfect light, and perfect instant to snap the shot. We can count our photographers lucky to have some of the best scenery and most diverse seasons to photograph, which enhances their photos in extraordinary ways. Add moments from our daily lives and happenings of our great towns and cities throughout the area, and you have life captured in its best form. Many of our most cherished memories as human beings can be linked to the seasons. Meeting Santa face to face or being scared out
of our wits at a haunted house are memories that last a lifetime. We do, also, remember the little things, that only a camera can capture, like a perfect ten canon ball into the pool on a hot summer day or the vibrant colors that radiate from exquisitely ripe produce. Through their photos, our photographers have frozen in time a view of the seasons that many donâ€™t often think to capture and they have the ability to show a particular time of year from various perspectives, allowing the viewer the opportunity to find their own specific and special meaning.
revue Sunlight through tulips near downtown Fond du Lac. Monday, April 9, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Carly Salter, of Salter Farms, from the Byron area, sold onions at the Fond du Lac Farmer’s Market held at Hamilton Square, on Division Street, in Fond du Lac on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
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A chipmunk eats bird seed at the bird feeders next to a window at the March Haven Nature Center at the Horicon marsh. Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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Steve Sterr, left, of Fond du Lac, walks Gauge, with Jessica Ziegelbauer, of Fond du Lac, during the Festival Foods annual two mile untimed run/walk sets pace at Fond du Lac High School, in Fond du Lac. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club & YMCA of Fond du Lac. Every finisher receives a long-sleeved t-shirt & a personal size Festival Foods Upper Crust pie on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Munch with Santa is held at St. Mary’s Springs High School on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
St. Pat’s Day Parade brings out many parade goers. Irish’s Bar, in Fond du Lac, has someone dressed in greens with clovers covering him as he paraded down the street on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Reporter photo by Aileen Andrews
The 28th annual Empire Threshing Association annual Thresheree is held on John Wettstein Farm, located on County Hwy B, Eden. Dale Frank, of Fond du Lac, runs the Thresher on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Reporter photo by Aileen Andrews
A tractor passes behind a barn as seen from Cody Road East of Fond du Lac. Monday, December 10, 2012. Patrick Flood / The Reporter Media.
A sun dog Thursday morning seen from Campus Drive on the East side of UW Fond du Lac. Thursday, January 19, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Walleye Weekend crowd was shot mid afternoon for the walleye weigh on Promen Drive Saturday, June 9, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Sinjin Slater, 12, of Fond du Lac, shakes off the water as he plays at the pool at the Fond du Lac county fairgrounds. Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter. A trumpeter waits to play during Memorial Day services held at Veteranâ€™s Park, in Fond du Lac. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
The Memorial Day parade is held down Main Street in Fond du Lac and services were held at Veterans Park. Monday, May 28, 2012 Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Alyssa Roffers, 14, of Fond du Lac, waits for a friend to finish riding the Zero Gravity ride on the midway Thursday night, at the Fond du Lac County Fair. Thursday, July 19, 2012. Patrick Flood/ The Reporter.
Adam Groh, left, holds his daughter, Madilyn, age one, both of Mayville, as they watch the Knowles parade as it strolls down Main Street on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Aileen Andrews/ The Reporter
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revue Crazy costumes and muddy athletes at the Edge the Ledge adventure race at Kiekhaefer Park. Sunday, June 24, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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There’s no question that athletes love to see their pictures from the field of battle.
Hours can go into the whole process simply to create the right image.
Cynical instinct says that it’s because we have such an image conscious society. But is it that simple?
Sports photography couldn’t be more different. Here you have teenagers wearing helmets and tank tops and shorts, and pants they wouldn’t be caught dead wearing off the playing surface, all in strangely mismatched colors. Hair, if not covered by a helmet, is sticking all over the place.
Think about all of the planning that goes into the family portrait or senior photos. Clothes have to be picked out well in advance and coordinated with others in the photo. Hair and make-up has to be done just right. The backdrop selected with considerable thought. The photographer tells the subject “move an inch to the right”, “now tilt your head this way.” And finally: “cheese.”
Sweat beads down their faces and rarely is there a smile. Instead of the happy “cheese” moment, there are mostly expressions of exhaustion or determination or even anger. Game photos are taken without the subject even realizing its happening.
It’s the photo no one would ever want taken at the mall, yet it’s the one every parent wants in the scrapbook and every athlete wants on their Facebook page. Not because it’s the image they desire, but because it’s the image that exists. There’s nothing phony about the expressions of ecstasy or agony, or anything in between, found in these photos. Sports photography isn’t just capturing a moment in a silly game, it’s capturing something real. It’s the reason these photos are so popular and why they should be celebrated.
Track meet held in North Fond du Lac. Thursday, April 26, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
The Waters Meet was held in Oshkosh, at the UW-Oshkosh Kolf Sports Center. Many area high school students took part in track and field events. Darin Ward, of St. Maryâ€™s Springs Academy, hurdles in the Boys Laconia Cross Country Invitational is held, in Rosendale, with area teams which include WLA, Springs, Waupun, Markesan, St. 55 Meter hurdles in heat two on Friday, March 23, 2012. Aileen AnLawrence, St. Lawrence Seminiary and more on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter drews/The Reporter
Ryan Gellings of the Fond du Lac Stoutmen rugby team, takes down a Pulaski Roos player during their game at the UW Fond du Lac rugby fields Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Appleton East plays against Fond du Lac Boys Volleyball at Fond du Lac. Fondyâ€™s #5 Logan Wendt goes to set the ball during the game on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
#22 Blake Buchholz of Waupun, soft touches the ball over against Beaver Dam during their game Tuesday night held in Waupun. Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
revue Campbellsport’s Beau Oestreich, top, wrestles Ripon’s Marshall Baughman in the 126 pounds class at the Region Championships. The match took place at Campbellsport High School on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
#21 Brennan Davies chases after the ball against a Kimberly player during their game at the Fondy soccer complex. Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter
Fond du Lac High School Cardinals plays at Waupun, at the Waupun Community Center. Waupun’s Goalie #29 Jack McMahon deflects a goal that Fondy’s #10 Ty Rebedew tries to knock into the net, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) vs. La Crosse Aquinas in WIAA Division 3 boys soccer state semifinal, at Time Warner Cable Stadium at Wihlein Soccer Park, in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. WLA’s #13 Richie Schultz after goes after the ball against Aquinas #16 Riley Campbell during the game WLA wins and advances onto the state championship game held on Saturday. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Kimberly vs. Fondy in Girls Tennis at Fond du Lac High School. Emily Nett, a senior, goes for the ball in a doubles match on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
#10 Lexi Herrewig of Winnebago Lutheran Academy, stays one step ahead of #11 Sarah Brandner of Kettle Moraine Lutheran during their game at the Fondy soccer complex Tuesday evening. Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
St. Mary’s Springs plays Iowa-Grant in Middleton during the WIAA division 6 playoffs. Saturday, November 10, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
North Fond du Lac vs. Lomira football game held Friday night in North Fond du Lac. Friday, September 21, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Mayville plays against St. Mary’s Springs Academy during thier Homecoming game. Spring’s #23 Ike Floyd out runs Mayville’s #37Teague Nadolski, for a touchdown during the second quarter of the game at Fruth Field, in Fond du Lac, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
#14 Andy Mathews of Fondy, fends off a tackler during their game against Neenah at Fruth field in Fond du Lac. Friday, September 21, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Cambria-Friesland Hilltoppers plays football against Oakfield High School Oaks. Matt Gross #4 for Oakfield gains yard during the second half of the game in Oakfield, on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
#2 Tyler Semenas of Laconia and #35 Andre Neal of Beloit, reach for a rebound during their game held Thursday afternoon in Waupun. Thursday, December 27, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter Media.
Lomira vs. Ripon girls varsity basketball WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal. Riponâ€™s #22 Shannon McNeill tries to get around Lomiraâ€™s #32 Savannah Borges, to look for an open team member during the first period of the game. The match-up was held at Beaver Dam High School on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
#50, Max Schebel of Fondy, shoots over #25 Andre Barry of Horlick, during their game held at the Fondy field house Saturday afternoon. Saturday, November 24, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Laconia boys basketball game vs. Beloit held Thursday afternoon in Waupun. Thursday, December 27, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter Media.
Liz Schaller of Kewaskum, a member of the Marian University softball team, practices with her teammates in the newly constructed Lenz field house on the East end of the campus. Friday, April 20, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Lomira plays against St. Maryâ€™s Springs Academy in a game of Varsity softball at Marian University Softball diamonds on Friday, May 4, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Lomiraâ€™s #3 Natalie Neitzel pitches at home against Winnebago Lutheran Academy in a Regional Game, held at the Lomira Softball Diamonds, in Lomira, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) plays against Waupun at Waupun High School Baseball Field. The two teams face off in the regional baseball game Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Watertown vs. Fond du Lac boys varsity baseball takes place at Fond du Lac Sports Complex, in Fond du Lac, on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) plays against Waupun at Waupun High School Baseball Field. WLA’s third baseman #6 Jacob Schneider of St. Mary’s Springs winds up just before hitting a double in Trent Rieder, prepares to catch the ball as Waupun’s #6 Colin DeBoer slides into the base during the regional baseball the 4th inning against Laconia during their game held Friday evening in Rosendale. Friday, May 25, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter. game Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
revue Golfers tee off at the first tee at Whispering Springs golf course in Fond du Lac, WI. Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Kevin Berger of Madison, and Ken Haines of Wausau, chat before the start of the annual Race the Lake bike race around Winnebago. They were part of the first wave of riders of the race that began at 5:30 am near the entrance to Lakeside Park. Sunday, August 19, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
Sara Treleven, left, and her father, Tom, both of Fond du Lac, will be racing the lake on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Aileen Andrews/The Reporter
A competitor crawls through the mud pit obstacle at the Edge the Ledge adventure race at Kiekhaefer Park. Sunday, June 24, 2012. Patrick Flood/The Reporter.
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