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(August 28)Studio 84
After School Visual Arts for Middle School and High School Students - Tuesday
and Thursday - 4-5:30 pm - 5 Sessions with each session lasting for 5
weeks. Registration Form
(August 27) Irvin L.
Young Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, August 30 through Monday,
September 1 for the Labor Day weekend.
(August 27) Chancellor
Richard J. Telfer on Monday continued a long and cherished tradition in
providing a look both back and forward at the University of
He delivered his State of the University
address to a crowd of several-hundred faculty, staff, students and community
members gathered in Young Auditorium For the rest of the story by Tom
Ganser, Special to the Daily Jefferson County Union
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
(August 27) Boys Soccer -
Whippets 10 McFarland 3
The Whitewater Boys' Soccer Team (0-1-1),
travelled to McFarland Tuesday evening for their second conference match of the
season. After a disappointing loss the week before, Whitewater found its
offense in a big way. Scoring early and often the Whippets were able to easily
defeat the Spartans on their home field 10-3. Mark Cuevas had a big night with
6 goals and 1 assist. Jake Riemer added 2 goals, and Jake Walton scored his
first goal of the season. Alonso Banda contributed in a big way with 2 assists.
Tonight, the midfield was able to control the pace of the game and was able to
distribute the ball very effectively, noted Coach Menager. The defensive unit
was solid in front of goalkeeper, Jimmy Cushman, allowing only 7 shots.
Overall, Coach Meager was very pleased with how his team responded after last
week's slow start and looked forward to their next match. Whitewater is now
1-1-0 in conference and 1-1-1 overall.
The Junior varsity played a well but
fell 0-3 against a good McFarland.
The next varsity match will be Thursday,
August 29th at home against Sugar River with a 6:45 pm start. (Asst. Coach Rich
Mark Cuevas had a big night with 6 goals and 1
Jake Riemer added 2 goals
Jake Walton scored his first goal of the
(August 27) The
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is proud to announce the Hall of Fame Class
of 2014. This year, nine individuals will be inducted as part of the 50th
anniversary of UW-Whitewater Athletics' Hall of Fame celebration.
Athlete representatives include John Damato, Laura
(Hering) Granger, Valerie (Kerkman) Auseth, Andreas Klotz, Todd
Lamberty, Lynn (Olsen) Krueger and Rich Straub. Additionally,
Bob Berezowitz will be honored under the category
of athletic department personnel, and Dennis Salverson
will receive the Distinguished Service Award.
Laura (Hering) Granger
The nine inductees will be honored at halftime of
UW-Whitewater's football game against UW-La Crosse on Oct. 4 and will be
recognized at the annual Hall of Fame banquet following the game. More
information regarding the halftime celebration and banquet will be posted when
John Damato played football for the
Warhawks from 1995-1997...... Damato earned a degree in health and
physical education and currently teaches fitness and health education at Sussex
Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wis., where he is also the head football coach
and strength and conditioning coordinator.
(Hering) Granger (WHS graduate) was a member of the UW-Whitewater softball team
from 1996-1999. The four-year letterwinner and ace on the mound compiled
the most wins in the history of the league when she graduated with a record of
67-18. That mark still ranks sixth in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference record book and is second in the UW-Whitewater records. She led the
Warhawks to two conference titles (1996 and 1999) and three NCAA tournament
berths (1996, 1998 and 1999). Granger earned first team CoSIDA Academic
All-America honors in 1998 to go along with numerous athletic awards. She was
named first team All-Region in 1998, second team All-Region in 1999 and third
team All-Region in 1997, and added All-Tournament Team accolades in the 1999
regional. Granger was selected to the All-WIAC teams four times, with first
team honors in 1998 and 1999 and honorable mention recognition in 1996 and
1997. She was a team captain in 1998 and 1999 and was also named the team's
Pitcher of the Year three seasons (1996, 1997, 1998). When she graduated,
Granger held the top marks in the UW-Whitewater record book in season win-loss
record (20-4 in 1998), strikeouts in a season (72 in 1998), career wins (67)
and career strikeouts (229). Her name can still be found under a number of
other categories in the Warhawks' records, including innings pitched in a
season, complete games, shutouts in a season, career innings pitched and most
innings pitched in a game. Off the field, Granger excelled in the classroom,
earning the Chancellor Scholar Athlete Award and the WIAC Scholar Athlete of
the Year honor in addition to being named named the Marty van Steenderen
Sportswoman of the Year in 1999. She was also named the Sociology Department
Junior of the Year in 1998. Granger received her degree in sociology/criminal
justice and currently works for Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison.
Valerie (Kerkman) Auseth played alongside Granger on the
Warhawks' softball team from 1996-1999. ...... . Auseth went on to earn
a degree in physical education (K-12) and health education. She is currently a
wellness education teacher and department chair at Burlington High
Andreas Klotz was a top thrower on the
men's track and field team from 1987-1990....... Klotz is currently the
vice president of sales at Noble Medical, Inc., in Brookfield.
Todd Lamberty, who competed from 1983-86, is the first
representative from men's soccer in the UW-Whitewater Athletic Hall of
Fame...... Lamberty now works as a project superintendent for Tri-North
Builders in Madison.
Lynn (Olsen) Krueger earned
four letters as a middle hitter on the Warhawk women's volleyball team from
1996-99......Krueger earned a degree in accounting in 1999 and is now a
corporate controller for Midwest Communications, Inc. Rich Straub wrestled in three different weight classes
throughout his four-year career at UW-Whitewater...... Straub earned his
degree in elementary education major is currently a guidance counselor at
Arvada West High School in Arvada, Colo.
Berezowitz was the head coach of the Warhawk football team from 1985-2006. His
roots are grounded in Whitewater, beginning with his collegiate athletic
career. He was a two-sport athlete from 1963-66 as a catcher for the
UW-Whitewater baseball team and quarterback on the Warhawks' football squad.
Berezowitz' coaching career began in 1967, when he served as a student
assistant for the Warhawks. After a few years at the high school level,
Berezowitz returned to Whitewater as the offensive coordinator under Forrest
Perkins, his head coach as a player, in 1981. He took over as the head coach at
UW-Whitewater in 1985, leading the Warhawks to eight conference titles, five
NCAA Division III tournament berths and two national runner-up finishes (2005
and 2006). Over the course of his 22-year career at the helm for UW-Whitewater
football, Berezowitz compiled a record of 158-73-4. He was inducted into the
Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998. His tenure at
UW-Whitewater spanned 25 years and included teaching in the Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Coaching Department, as well as facility management
responsibilities. In September of 2012, UW-Whitewater renamed the student
athletic complex that houses classrooms and coaches' offices the Berezowitz
Student Athletic Complex. The orginal concept of the SAC was designed by
Berezowitz, who was instrumental in the planning and funding for the facility
that opened in the fall of 2003.
Salverson, the owner of Coyote Grill in Whitewater, Wis., has been a long-time
supporter of Warhawk Athletics. As a founder and president of the Tipoff
Club, charter member of the Dugout Club and a member of the Quarterback Club
for over 50 years, Salverson has shown his support for UW-Whitewater athletics
both in attendance and in financial support. It is commonplace to see Salverson
in the stands or on the sidelines at a majority of Warhawk events, displaying
his dedication, commitment and passion for UW-Whitewater athletics.
to full story:
teaches real-world, tech-savvy training to area high school teachers including
WHS Technical Education Teacher Mike Wintz.
Mike Wintz with Snap-on Instructor.
A seminar hosted at Gateway Technical College Aug. 11 to
Aug. 14 gave Mike Wintz the additional skills and equipment to provide
cutting-edge training to his students to successfully enter their career or a
college program. Called a "train-the-trainer" event because college instructors
train Mike to better train his students, the session provided nationally
certified instruction on Snap-on automotive diagnostic equipment used in the
The skills gained by Mike allow him to deliver to his
students even more real-world skills which are needed to become college and
career ready. The session was the same certification training Gateway has
offered to instructors from across the country since 2008.
of in-depth, nationally recognized professional development is rare and
expensive to attend, so being able to provide this opportunity for our local
instructors at no cost is a great benefit for the entire community," said
Gateway and session instructor Matt Janisin.
"This seamless transition
into Gateway's programs saves students, their parents, and taxpayers money by
not having to pay for duplicated services," said Janisin. "Accelerated students
will come to the entry-level job market and post-secondary education with
higher skills that benefit area employers as the skilled workforce expands."
In addition to providing the training at no cost, Gateway and the
National Coalition of Certification Centers-NC3 donated $6,000 worth of Snap-on
diagnostic tools to Mike - the same equipment they trained on in the session -
for WHS. For more on NC3
"Equipment and training are
essential for improving student experiences within the classroom, and building
a more skilled and career-ready workforce," said Janisin. "This donation of
advanced automotive diagnostic equipment, along with nationally recognized
certification training, ensures instructors will be comfortable and confident
in teaching their own students how to effectively diagnose problems found on
today's complex computer controlled vehicles."
The event was hosted at
Gateway's Horizon Center for Transportation Technology. This opportunity was
made possible by the strong partnership Gateway has created with Snap-on, Inc.
(August 27) Informational
meeting on Thursday August 28th - 6:30pm at the Whitewater Public Library
discussing the proposed expansion of Pipeline 61, which is less than 2 miles
Meeting sponsored by Elizabeth Ward - Conservation
Programs Coordinator - Sierra Club- John Muir Chapter - Madison. Sierra Club
information on Pipeline 61
(August 27) WHS Girls
Tennis - Whippets 5 Columbus 2
Coach Nelson "After a day of rain and a no show by one
school, the triangular turned into a dual with Columbus. We won 5-2, but what I
was most pleased with was the improvement I saw out of most of our players
since the weekend. Izzy and Andi at #1 and #2 weren't able to pull out wins,
but they are really starting to play some nice points. They are working on
their strategy and not just pushing things back in the court. That is actually
the hard part, now we just need to keep working on the strokes to become more
consistent. Amanda was just consistent, she kept the ball in play and waited
for her opponent to make an error and Serra did the same thing, but lost a
little focus in the 2nd set and decided to make things a little more difficult
for herself. All 3 doubles teams played well, they were all very aggressive and
went after everything from start to finish. We now have a little time to work
on some of the things that we have noticed as our next match isn't until Sept.
4 when we play Big Foot, who I believe is going to be up near the top of the
conference this year."
1S Izzy Zahn lost T.Lang 3-6,6-1,1-6
Markham lost M.Wiersma 3-6,1-6
3S Amanda Kraayvanger beat B.Wilke 6-0,6-0
4S Serra Anderson beat K.Goebel 6-0,6-4
1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak
beat M.Breunig/K.Peterson 6-1,6-1
2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat
3D Emma Stutzman/A.Ketterhagen beat
Whitewater #2 Doubles Team of Milena Maroske (back
line) and Whitney Treder (net), 6-0, 6-0,
awaiting return of serve from
Columbus doubles team.
(August 26)The Marti
Schultz Memorial Committee thanks all those who made it possible to purchase a
Limelight Hydrangea tree that was planted at LINCS Elementary yesterday, August
With the newly planted Hydrangea
Tree are the Marti Schultz Memorial Committee members: (l-r) Kim Monk, Kathy
Ponyicsanyi, Bonnie Bronson-Hefty and Sue Halbach, all friends and former
co-workers of Marti Schultz.
The tree is located near the school front entrance
centered amongst the new landscaping that was put in this summer. Marti taught
at Lincoln Elementary School for many years before retiring. One of her loves
was admiring and teaching children about nature. The committee has not
completed the task of designating the remaining monetary donations but they
soon will have a dedication for the tree when everything has been decided on
and purchased. Once this is finalized within the next few weeks a dedication
date will be announced. Marti passed away on April 30th.
(August 26) Downtown
Cleanup this Friday, August 29th. It is almost move-in time at
UW-Whitewater, which means it is time for another cleanup. Join a group this
Friday morning to help them make sure the downtown is ready for visitors!
What: Downtown Cleanup
When: Friday, August 29, 8 to 10 am
Meet at Discover Whitewater, 150 W. Main St.
Details: Picking up litter and
sweeping the sidewalks
Questions: Contact Kristine at
(August 26) Music
Teachers Recognized at School Board Meeting Bart Breber of Breber Music
Company of Elkhorn presented a certificate to the District Music Teachers for
the District's selection as a Best Communities for Music Education 2014 Award
from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. This year,
the NAMM Foundation nationally designated 376 districts as Best Communities for
Music Education, that included ten Districts in WI including Whitewater. This
is the second time the District has been selected. NAMM recognizes the selected
districts and schools as having set the bar in offering students access to
comprehensive music education.
District Teachers proudly accepting
the Award from Bart Breber (r) were: (l-r) Karen Todera (LINCS), Josh Barrett
(MS), Christine Hayes (LINCS), Lori Heidenreich (HS), Abi Pulvermacher (HS),
Valerie Troxel (Washington), Liz Elliott (MS), Stacey Joseph (MS) and not
pictured Emily Van Veen (Lakeview).
Replica certificates of the award
for each school were presented by Board Member Thayer Coburn to (l-r) Christine
Hayes, Karen Todera, Valerie Troxel, Stacey Joseph and Abi
(August 26) The School
Board passed items in the area of school finance including the approval of the preliminary budget for 2014-15
and a $1.2 million Referendum question for the Nov 4th Election.
The 2014-15 budget calendar will continue with September 19 -
Third Friday pupil count date; October 1 - Tax Apportionment Valuation
Certification; October 15 - Final State Aid calculation released by the
Wisconsin DPI; October 27 - Tax levy certification meeting and November 10 -
Tax levy must be certified to municipalities on or before this date.
following charts indicate selected 2014-15 Budget Revenues, Expenses and Levy
Debt service levy remains at $1.9M this year then drops in
2015 and again in 2019 - Debt service levy is lower than it has been since
The following Referendum question for the
Nov 4 Ballot for a $1.2 million non-recurring amount for each of 4 years
starting with the 2015-16 budget was approved by the Board. "Shall the
Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties,
Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section
121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,200,000 a year beginning with the 2015-16
school year through the 2018-19 school year, for non-recurring purposes
consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes,
student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular
programs, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?
many public comments were made on the Referendum since much of the discussion
took place at a previous Special Meeting of the Board that is summarized as
follows: "The Board discussed the financial needs of the District, that the
Referendum if accepted by the Board, would not result in an increase in the tax
levy due to the ending of prior debt service that will be paid off and the
referendum amount would be for $1.2 million to exceed state-imposed revenue
caps. Based on the two hour discussion, if the
referendum (3-5 year non-recurring) was a success they would still need to
address an approximate $300,000 reduction and if failed the reductions
required would be about $1.5 million for the 2015-16 school year. The Board and
administration have not yet addressed a list of personnel, service, curricula
and non-curricula programs that would support the reductions.
referendum was also recommended by the Citizens Financial Advisory
Committee (CFAC). This Committee discussed the districts decrease in
overall enrollment with an increase in special education, state revenue limits,
loss of state aid (through the Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement
needs, and increases in other necessary areas in the budget.
For the Power
Point presentation used in guiding the discussion -
details on this meeting and other Board actions taken, check out Chris Welch's
story in the Daily Jefferson County Union
(August 25) Sandwich
Generation Lunch and Listen
A Sandwich Generation presentation will be given for
those still working who are "sandwiched" between caring for family and aging
relatives. The presentation will include Tips and Tools for Caring for your
Parents and also Caring for Parents with Dementia, Legal Intervention, How to
Cope with Impending Loss, Caring for Yourself, and Asking for Help. The
presentation is on Wednesday, September 10 from
noon -12:45 at the Starin Park Community Building, 504 West Starin Road,
Whitewater. You are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information or
to register for the presentation call 262-473-0535.
(August 25) The Community
Clothes Closet would like to thank everyone who made their 1st Annual back to
school clothing and supply drive a huge success.
Thank you to the
following organizations/businesses for being drop off spots: Whitewater Public
Library, First Citizens State Bank, SweetSpot, Commercial Bank, Whitewater
Aquatic and Fitness Center, and Sentry.
Thanks to the Scharine Group for
donating the barrels that were used.
Special thanks the Methodist Church
for hosting "Undie Sunday!" and to many of you who helped when more supplies
times were needed!
Thanks to your generosity 71
families and 155 children were helped!
Look for another drive for
school supplies/socks/undies next year!
(August 25) Coffee with
Caregiver's Support Group As a family caregiver, you may find yourself
facing a host of new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar or
intimidating. Get tips and information that can help you get the support you
need while caring for someone you love by attending Coffee with Caregivers at
The Starin Park Community Building, 504 W Starin Rd, Whitewater, on
Wednesday September 17 at 9:00 am. For more
information or to register for the group call 262-473-0535. The first meeting
will set the foundation for this support group including meeting times,
frequency and information needed. If you cannot make the meeting, please call
with your interest and we will keep you informed.
(August 25) The Wisconsin
Supreme Court suspended a Whitewater attorney's license to practice in
Wisconsin for 90 days because of professional misconduct, according to the
Justices' opinion, released Aug. 21. The disciplinary proceedings were for John
C. Dade, who practices in Whitewater. For the rest of the Janesville
Gazette - Walworth County Today
(August 25) Red Cross
Asks Individuals to Celebrate Life - Donating blood can mean the difference
between life and death for many patients now in need. Whitewater - August
The UW-Whitewater Circle K club, the college level of Kiwanis,
is proud to be co-sponsoring the September 12th blood drive. Due to the low
levels of blood donated in the past, there is an increased need for blood.
There are more than 900 people, daily, in the Mid-American Blood Services
Region of the American Red Cross in need of blood. When someone you love is in
need, being turned away because there is not enough blood of their type, is
Your next opportunity to help save lives by giving
blood is the upcoming Whitewater Community
Blood Drive on Friday, September 12nd, from Noon to 6pm at the Whitewater
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) OR go on-line
to make an appointment.
DO SOMETHING GOOD
FOR YOURSELF! HELP SOMEONE ELSE! A blood donor card or driver's license or two
other forms of ID are required at check-in. All blood types are needed to
ensure a reliable supply for patients. Donors must be at least 17-years-old and
weigh 110 pounds or more. It isn't necessary for donors to know their blood
type to donate.
(August 25) Whitewater
Unified School District - Orientation Day for new Teachers.
(Front l-r) Steven Zartman, MS 6th
Grade Math Science; Elizabeth Dahlinger, HS Math Teacher; Cody Watson, HS Tech
Ed Teacher; Jessica Prokop, HS Business Teacher; Chris Wiegman, HS Social
Studies Teacher; Jill Hernke, HS Spec Ed Teacher and Ann Lamb, LINCS 4K
(Back l-r) Elizabeth Balge, HS French; Cory Peppler, Library Media
Specialist; Sara Brautigam, Lakeview Art; Emily Van Veen, Lakeview Music; Kathy
Wilson, LINCS Spec Ed Teacher; Sara Pratt, MS 8th grade; Michelle Lopez, LINCS
ELL; Carly Lund, MS Spec Ed Teacher and Sara Watkins, MS Spec Ed Teacher;
(August 25) Today, Ned
Shuck has been hired as head wrestling coach at the University of
Ned begins his tenure with the Warhawks after serving as
head wrestling coach at Heidelberg University, an NCAA Division III institution
in Tiffin, Ohio.
During his three years at Heidelberg, Shuck led the
Student Princes to consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference championships (2012-13,
2013-14) and mentored 22 All-OAC selections, four academic all-conference
honorees, seven National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-Americans
and six individual NCAA qualifiers, including one All-American. He was selected
OAC Coach of the Year last season.
"We are excited to welcome Ned and
his family to UW-Whitewater," Director of Athletics Amy Edmonds said. "We are
very impressed with his level of expertise and the success he has had in
coaching at the Division III level. We are confident that Ned will continue our
wrestling program's success while fostering the best possible environment for
our student-athletes to succeed both on and off the mat."
Heidelberg, Ned managed all facets of the wrestling program, including academic
performance, fundraising, marketing, camps, alumni relations and community
Ned served as an Assistant Coach at perennial national power
Augsburg (Minn.) from 2009-11. He helped lead the Augies to the 2010 NCAA
Division III championship and a runner-up performance at the 2011 national
championships. Ned helped coach 13 All-Americans, four national finalists and
one national champion during his tenure at Augsburg.
"I would like to
thank Chancellor Richard Telfer, Director of Athletics Amy Edmonds and
Associate Director of Athletics Bob Lanza for their confidence in me to lead
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestlers to excellence in the
classroom, on the mat and in life," Ned said. "My family and I are thrilled to
be members of the UW-Whitewater family and the Whitewater community. The
wrestling program has a tremendous tradition of excellence and I look forward
to honoring that by building men of character as we strive for national
During his career, Ned also served as an Assistant
Coach with the Ohio Cadet/Junior National Team (2012-14) and as head coach for
the Minnesota Storm Freestyle Cadet team (2009-11). He was a full scholarship
recipient for the NWCA Leadership Academy in 2011.
Ned wrestled at the
University of Iowa from 2000-05. He was a four-time letter winner and
three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection for the Hawkeyes.
inherits a Warhawks program that has finished among the top 10 in NCAA Division
III in each of the last three seasons. UW-Whitewater won the Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title for the third straight year and
finished as the national runner-up, the program's best-ever finish, in 2013-14.
Five student-athletes earned All-America accolades.
In addition to his
coaching duties, Ned will be an Instructor for UW-Whitewater's Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Coaching department. He begins in September. Ned and
his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Lukas (4 years old) and Micah (1).
(August 23) Whitewater
Area League of Women Voters September Newsletter
(August 23) In a special
sale with unbelievable prices, original artwork from some of the area's finest
artists will be available at the Senior Center at Starin Park, 504 West Starin
Road, on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All pieces will be sold
for $100 or less. Admission is free and open to all.
Some of the
artists participating are: Kathy Ward, Edgerton; Amy Kleinhans, Palmyra; Sandy
Vobian, Janesville; Sylvia Linton, Elkhorn; and Alison Meschke, Johnson Creek.
Whitewater Artists include Mary Nevicosi, Louise Fuerstenberg, Shirley
Matthews, John Mayer, Marilyn Fuerstenberg and more.
Many of the
participating artists have created art at a constant pace for years and as a
result, much of their work has never had the chance to be seen. One artist
stated, "I have upwards of 50 watercolor paintings in a variety of sizes that I
will price from $25 to $75. These are good paintings that I have never
exhibited and I would like to downsize my inventory."
Fuerstenberg, Marilyn Fuerstenberg and Mary Nevicosi organized this special
fundraiser, with an artist fee to benefit the Whitewater Arts Alliance.
(August 23) The following
survey is part of a strategic planning process by Downtown Whitewater.
Downtown Whitewater is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building
downtown Whitewater through strategic marketing, downtown promotional events,
community activities and economic development efforts.
Your input is needed to help identify
community priorities and ideas for improving the downtown over the next five
years. Please share your input by participating in the following short
10-question survey. The survey will be active until September 22. To take the
short survey .
UPCOMING EVENTS IN DATE SEQUENCE
SEPTEMBER 7th - 1st
Annual Pancake Breakfast - Whitewater Fire Department - Sunday, September 7th,
7am-noon - All proceeds go to the Whitewater Fire Department.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th -
The Wisconsin Dream Center is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization
transforming communities by Restoring, Rebuilding, Renewing one
family at a time by meeting needs of the overlooked and underserved in our
region. The Center is having a fund raiser . It impacts Walworth, Rock
and Jefferson counties. They do not turn anyone away who needs help regardless
what county or state they are from. For more on the Dream Center
For more info and a list of auction and raffle items
visit the group on Facebook pages:
JACK Hartmann Group Page
The link to
the Event page is
Story - at CaringBridge.com
SEPTEMBER 13th - The public is invited to join the members of the
Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin St. for an
old fashioned (Wisconsin style) Shrimp Boil. Save the September 13th date. The
seating will begin at 5pm and will continue until 7pm.
addition to jumbo shrimp, they will be serving organic, homegrown boiled red
potatoes, Mississippi caviar, coleslaw, cornbread, all topped off with homemade
peach cobbler. There will be a children's meal available as well. The cost will
be $15 for adults and $5 for the kids menu.
Advanced tickets are required. Please contact them at (262) 473-4101 or drop into the
Congregational UCC church office Monday through Thursday between 9am and 1pm to
purchase tickets. The proceeds of this event will go to Back Bay
Mission. Back Bay is an on-going outreach project of the United Church of
Christ serving the homeless population in Biloxi Mississippi. Come and join the
fun and become a part of an important mission project.
Hosted by: Grace
United Church, Fort Atkinson, First Congregational United Church of Christ,
Fort Atkinson, and Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater. THIS IS
THE CHURCH DINNER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Richmond United Methodist
Church Annual Auction and Fall Fest on Sat. Sept. 20. Mark your Calendar -
Saturday, September 20thWalworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) is hosting a safety fair
on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Tree House Child and Family Center
grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event, Safety and Fun vs.
911 will provide an informative and entertaining way for Walworth County
children and their families to learn about safety issues that are important to
them. The Safety Fair will offer attendees:
- Fun activities including face
painting, cookie decorating, dunk tanks, and firemen wars
opportunities including personal safety at home, pet safety, hygiene, internet
safety, finger printing, impairment goggles, bicycle safety, and others.
Sandy Wagie-Troemel, President of the WCAC states, Safety and Fun
vs. 911 will provide access to vital safety information and practices, safety
items for homes, and links to county support systems. It is hoped that by
meeting and interacting with law enforcement and first responders, children
will develop a sense of security in knowing that there are many in the county
who care about their safety and well being.
In addition, the
WCAC will provide food, entertainment and free gifts to attendees.
NOTICES - MEMORIALS
(August 28) Roberta Bert Marie Juckett, age 73, of Whitewater, WI
passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital
in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
Bert was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin
on July 7, 1941 the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Reese) Gehri. She graduated
from Whitewater College High School. Bert was the secretary at the Fort
Atkinson Middle School prior to her retirement. On December 3, 1982, Bert
married Daniel William Juckett in Janesville, WI. Dan preceded her in death on
July 1, 2009.
She loved visiting and laughing with friends, animals,
and music. She enjoyed art and had become a hobby artist. She was a member of
the Whitewater Art Alliance and the Wisconsin Regional Artist Association.
Surviving are: Son: Jim Congdon, Three Sisters: Lori Strom, Fort
Atkinson, WI, Barbara Gehri, Alabama, and Nancy Speyer, Whitefish Bay, WI,
Aunt: Natalie Stapleton, Winter, WI, Three step-sons: Aaron, Matthew, and
Christopher Juckett , two step-grandchildren: Megan and Jacob Juckett, and
special friends: Rhonda Klingman and Bill Congdon.
Visitation will be held from 11AM -1 PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the
Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI. Nitardy
Funeral Home of Fort Atkinson is assisting the family -
(August 28) Howard Milton (Howie) Goodman died peacefully at home, surrounded by
family on Monday morning, August 18, 2014 just shy of his 90th
(August 24) Ricky Lee Hansen, son of Vernon and Donalee (Schlogel) Hansen went to
be with The Lord on August 9th at his parents' home in Bucoda, Washington. He
was born on 27 March 1958 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. He resided in
Whitewater, WI until 1961 when his father was called to active duty with the
Wisconsin National Guard and relocated the family to Tacoma, Washington.
When the family was reassigned to Berlin, Germany, Ricky started
school at the Department of Defense American School in Berlin. Due to his
father's military assignments, Ricky and his twin brother David attended 13
different schools in 12 years and graduated from Timberline High School located
in Olympia, Washington in 1976.
Ricky accepted The Lord as his personal
Savior at Chetek Baptist Assembly (a summer camp in Chetek, WI) as a teenager
and was later baptized at Benning Hills Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. He
was an active member of "Mana" and "The One Way Gospel Singers" two Gospel
music groups and spent one year travelling with "Up With People".
was a professional long haul truck driver for many years and drove a gravel
truck for Miles Sand and Gravel for the past 20 years. He took pride in being
selected "mentor" for the company during his last years of employment.
He is survived by his parents, his twin brother Dave (Virginia); three
nephews: David, (Leilani) Olympia, WA; Dustin, (Veronica) Los Angeles, CA and
Dallas, Portland, OR.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist
Church, 19136 Loganberry St. SW, Rochester, WA 98579 on Saturday, 30 August
2014. The service will be telecast live at the
Whitewater Bible Church, 511 West High St. in Whitewater at 3:00 PM local time.
(August 22) Doris McGraw, age 82, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at
Fairhaven in Whitewater, Wisconsin after a long illness.
was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on November 29, 1931, the daughter of Paul
and Helen (Goede) Knudson. Doris attended St. Paul's Lutheran Parochial School
for eight years. She graduated from Janesville High School with the Class of
Upon graduation, Doris was employed as a secretary at the
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. There she met her future husband, Arthur
Garfield McGraw, a faculty member in the education department. They married in
Janesville on November 28, 1952. They were blessed with 3 sons, Bruce, David,
Doris enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and traveling with
Doris is survived by her sons: Bruce (Kellie) of Keller,
Texas, David (Stephanie) of Janesville, WI and Erik (Kathy) of Watauga, Texas.
She is also survived by her brothers: James (Beverly) and Robert (Arlene)
Knudson both of Janesville, WI, Her grandchildren: Mitchell McGraw, Brandon
McGraw, and Kelsey McGraw; three great-grandchildren, and other relatives and
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband
Arthur Garfield McGraw on March 25, 1988.
Funeral Services will be held
at 11:00AM on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 S.
Church Street, Whitewater, WI with Pastor Jonathan Rossman officiating. Burial
will be in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI.
Visitation will be from
6-8PM on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N.
Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI and after 10AM on Friday at the church until the
time of the services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish
to consider a memorial to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 S. Church St.,
Whitewater, WI or to the Whitewater Food Pantry.
"Rest in Peace, Mom."
Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.