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Kenoshan of the Week: Retired Kenosha Unified band director turns to photography

Posted at 2:45 PM, Nov 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-02 17:58:51-04

KENOSHA, Wis. — TMJ4 News is featuring a segment in conjunction with our partners at Each Wednesday, we will profile their "Kenoshan of the Week."

This week, we introduce to you Ken Wiele. Wiele is the retired Kenosha Unified band director and he found a new creative outlet through photography.

The former KUSD Teacher of the Year was inspired by his father's love of photography and his mother's passion for writing.


According to, Wiele recently released his 2023 calendar, “Northwoods Memories," and announced preorders for his first book “Musings."

The 61-year-old learned how to use a camera and now share his images on

Wiele's photo "Eye-to-Eye" of a blue jay and bald eagle went viral, attracting thousands of views and shares online.

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