(Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Historical
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
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Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July
Pig in the Park - Event
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for
VFW Post 5470
will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street
the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Youth Soccer Club
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cleaning help - full or part time days in Whitewater. No weekends. Call
608 752-9465 for application or apply in person: Diversified Building
Maintenance 1105 Touson Drive Janesville, WI 53546
work at Winchester Hardware - includes weekends - APPLY
Basin Precision Machining LLC
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
(June 30) Parade Program
- 2016 Whitewater Area 4th of July Parade "Defending our Freedom over the
Decades" MONDAY, JULY 4th - 10:00 AM Starting at Lincoln School on
Prince to Main to Whitewater and ending at Fremont. Parade will have 10 musical
bands, including 3 marching bands from Canada - Calgary Round Up Band led by
Mike Jewitt , Calgary Stampede Band led by Aaron Park, and Calgary Stetson Show
Band led by Andrea Ciona, many floats, costumed walkers, many special entries
and exhibitions and much much more . Sponsored by the Whitewater Lions Club and
the program provided by Bob Obney and is nine pages long - to view the
DESCRIPTIVE parade entries
Whitewater Lions Club is proud to present the 2016 Whitewater Area 4th of July
Parade Grand Marshals.
1, PFC Kurt Troemel (US
Army) served in WW II in 1943-46. Kurt survived Omaha Beach on D-Day,
June 6, 1944. He was trained in artillery at Fort Bragg, N.C. Kurt will be
riding in a 1948 Willy's Jeep owned and driven by Dominic Sergi.
2. Staff Sgt Don Jacobs served in the Korean War in
1951-55. Don will be riding in a 1951 Willys Jeep.
3. Spec 4 Bill Ferro served two tours in Vietnam in
1968-71. Trained in Ft Bragg he became a member of the Army Airborne. Bill paid
a life changing price losing both legs. Bill will ride in vehicle #3.
4. Sgt E5 Jerry Hartman served in the
National Guard. Jerry was sent to Ft Lewis, WA as part of President Kennedy's
Strategy of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jerry will be riding in vehicle
5. Chief M Sgt Steve Nass served 33
years in the Air National Guard. Steve was trained as a KC-135 Air Refueling
Tanker mechanic. He was deployed several times to enforce no-fly zones over
Iraq & Bosnia to support Desert Storm & Desert Shield. Steve will be
riding in vehicle #5.
6. Sgt Tim Egnoski of
the U.S. Marines served three tours in Iraq. Trained at Camp Pendleton CA, he
served from 2002-08. Tim will be riding in Vehicle #6.
(June 30) Cravath Lake
Park Makeover with Christman Amusements set up!
Christman Amusements - Dizzy Dragons Ride with Ferris
Wheel in the background!
More Christman Amusements - Magic House, Titlt-a-Whirl
and Merry Go Round!
(June 30) Combined Class
Reunions WHS Class of 1960 and 1961 have artists display their work at
SweetSpot during July. Reunion events for July 14-17 are posted
Diane Wendorf, Dawn Hunter and Shirl Scharine checking
out the Class of 1960-61 art works.
(June 30) In line from
dropping other children at Summer School and mothers taking a break together at
SweetSpot with juice and donuts for younger set!
(June 30) REMINDER -
Soccer Registration due TOMORROW July 1st. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
(June 29) Volunteers are requested to help assist residents at Fairhaven Senior
Services to and from the parade on Monday, July 4th.
Assistance with pushing wheelchairs and walking along with the
residents would be greatly appreciated starting at 9:30am and returning once
the parade is done. Please call Brian Robinson; Director of Leisure Services;
at 262-473-2140 if able to help out or with any questions.
(June 29) Letter In
Optimism, from UW-Whitewater Community Optimist Club Board - The UW-Whitewater
Community Optimist Club regrets that we are unable to staff the gyro stand for
the Fourth of July Festival this year. This would have been the 35th
year of operation, and we know that many of you will be sorely disappointed! As
you might know, our Club has used the proceeds of this fundraiser to provide
opportunities for the youth of the area through events such as Breakfast with
Santa, the Easter Egg Hunt, a fishing derby, scholarships, youth grants, the
school district emergency fund, the Whitewater Food Pantry, and much more.
We appreciate the support that the community provides through
participation in our fundraisers throughout the year, but our membership has
dwindled as potential new members have found themselves pulled in many
directions and participation in civic groups has declined in the City of
Whitewater and throughout society, in general. We welcome new members who are
interested in reversing the trend and who would actively participate in helping
our Club serve the youth of Whitewater. Membership is not restricted to
UW-Whitewater staff; "Community" is an important word in our Club name! At one
time, there were two Optimist clubs in Whitewater (University and Community)
and we merged several years ago.
We hope to return to making gyros and
seeing your happy faces next year, but we need your support through
participation in our Club. Let's keep our "Friend of Youth" motto alive and
thriving in our community! If you're interested in being a part of the
solution, please contact Club President Dave Halbach at 920-650-6089, or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, or see us on Facebook or visit our blog
about joining the UW-Whitewater Community Optimist Club.
(June 29) Science
Detectives Day Camp at UWW The day camp will be running August 9-11 for
students entering Grades 3-8 in the fall. Cost is $150, but students who attend Whitewater Unified School
District can receive a 50% discount by registering at the school district
office instead of online. More information is online at:
(June 28) Common Council
and the Community Development Authority met in closed session regarding the
1. Discussion of the City of Whitewater offering incentives
for a grocery store to locate in the City of Whitewater
of purchasing property located at 1260 W Main St. (old Sentry Grocery Store)
The session ended after 2 hours and 14 minutes and in open session the
comment was made that no action will be taken. Also, the City Manager Cameron
Clapper and Community Development Coordinator Patrick Cannon will work together
at bringing a grocery store to Whitewater.
Three residents were in
attendance. Due to the unavailability of the Community Room (Council Chambers)
at the Municipal Building the meeting was held at the Innovation
(June 28) The Whitewater
Unified School District (WUSD) School Board on Monday unanimously approved the
contract for a new district administrator and also took further steps toward a
possible referendum this November.
Dr. Mark Elworthys
official start date as district administrator is July 1. However, due to the
Fourth of July holiday, he actually will begin his duties July 5, Board
President Casey Judd noted during the board meeting Monday. The two-year
contract calls for asalary of $142,000 annually. For more on the meeting and
for Chris Welch
story on dailyunion.com.
Prior to the final Board meeting for
District Administrator Eric Runez, an informal farewell with cake included a
presentation of this T-shirt.
A Meet and Greet for the new District
Administrator Dr. Mark Elworthy is planned on Monday, July 25, 4:30 to 6:30
p.m., at the Central Office.
The Lawrence McCulloch Memorial Fund
represented by family members Jim McCulloch and Pam Hookstead (above) presented
a $5,000 donation from the Fund which will be used as seed money for the
purchase of an electronic marquee at Whitewater High School.
(June 28) The James R.
Connor University Center on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus
hosted Summer on the Mall: Summer Festival last Wednesday. The event raised
$265 for the MS Society of Wisconsin. The next Summer on the Mall is July,
(June 26) "James and the
Giant Peach" will be performed on July 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and July 9 at 2 p.m.
in the Whitewater High School Auditorium.
Based on British author
Roald Dahl's novel published in 1961, "James and the Giant Peach" is the story
of an orphan with terrible aunts for guardians. James befriends human-like bugs
who live inside a giant peach and who take him on a fantastical journey to New
Under the direction of Jim McCulloch and Liz Elliott,
the Summer School cast includes Brenda Aguilar, Gio Anello, Calvin Baker,
Allisan Barrett, Gracia Boley, Henry Bresser, Colin Chenoweth, Afton Clapper,
Jered Clapper, Kate Coburn, Olive Coburn, Caroline Crowley, Gianna Creanza,
Mitchell Dalzin, Anissa Dauti, Hiqmet Dauti, Haley Dieter, Colin Dugan, Anna
Ejnik, Lindsey Haight, Reece Hamond, Jillain Harkness, Lauren Harkness, Addie
Hart, Christianna Heusinkveld, Michael Hilliger, Sally Kate Hixson, Jeremy
Hoesly, Hope Joseph, Aidan Judd, Cally Julson, Jimmy King, Brooklyn Kolff,
Weston Lema, Aubrie Malette, Ben McCulloch, Angelina McKelvey, Alexandra
Martin, Jake Martin, Andra Matthews, Audrey Mayer, Sophie Mayer, Aruliz
Rodreguez, Allison Sedmak, Nicole Sedmak, Brianna Staebler, Caty Strait,
Haillie Street, Emma Stutzman, Evie Troxel, Travis Winger and Catherine Yang.
The members of the technical and backstage crew are Jack Downs, Josie
Hintz, David Kromholtz, Michael Kuhl, Nick Kuzoff, Rachel Luckett, Elliott
McCulloch, Thomas McManaway, Miriam Navajos, Devin Samaranake Gwen Smith and
General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for
students and senior citizens, and can be reserved by calling 262-472-8178 or
purchased at the box office one hour before the performance.
Lauren Harkness, Gianna Creanza and Hiqmet
DautiPictures courtesy of Tom Ganser
(June 26) Members of the
Stone School 4-H Club and the LaGrange 4-H Club brought their projects to show
off to residents at Fairhaven on Friday, June 24th.
(Front L-R) Matt Lucht, Ian Emery,
Mason West (LaGrange), and Aiden Mattrisch
(Middle L-R) Nina Barnes, Lexi
Hackney, Brynn Emery, Evan Mattrisch, Trenten Zahn, and Sophia Wagner
L-R) Katherine Novak, Hannah Hoffmann, Kirstin Novak, Anna Lucht, Paige Prager
(LaGrange), Jayanne Aron (LaGrange), Jonathan Aron (LaGrange), and Hailey
All members are from Stone School 4-H unless notated from
On display were a variety of items including
sewing, knitting and crochet, photography, woodworking, canning, and model
rocketry. Also on hand were several animals to meet and greet including hogs,
sheep, calves, rabbits, goats, poultry, dogs, and a guinea pig. 4-H members
served ice cream provided by Katzman Farms Inc. in honor of "June is Dairy
Month". The day was beautiful and a great time was had by all...residents,
youth, and animals!
(June 26) This spring
Stone School 4-H members participated in a community service project cleaning
up roadsides in their neighborhood and collecting aluminum cans for their
ongoing recycling fundraiser.
Several of the members who participated
(L-R) Trenten Zahn, Nina Barnes, and Michaela Jones.
Members who participated received frozen custard cards
courtesy of Culvers in Whitewater. Anyone wishing to help the efforts of the
youth of Stone School can contribute aluminum cans for their recycling project.
Cans can be dropped off at the Cold Spring Town Hall located at N1409 Fremont
Road. There is a blue barrel designated for aluminum cans at the location.
(June 26) Whippet Track
and Field Camp for Grades 2-8 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July
18-21 - For Registration Form
(June 26) REMINDER - August 13th Reservation Deadline - Whitewater High
Schools' (WHS and College High) Alumni Association Annual Meeting Dinner (from
the menu) Saturday August 20th, 2016 Social hour 5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:00 P.M. 841 Brew House Restaurant 841 E.
Milwaukee St. Whitewater For reservations Contact Jerry Grant 262-473-2214 Or
e-mail email@example.com Deadline August 13, 2016
(June 23) CELEBRATING 10
SWEET YEARS The SweetSpot is celebrating a decade in Whitewater (time flies!)
and is inviting the whole community to come and celebrate! Multiple activities
and promotions over several days will bring customers, employees, and fans of
The SweetSpot together in the spirit of community.
month of June, The SweetSpot Café (226 W. Whitewater St.) and The
SweetSpot Bakehouse (1185 W. Main St.) will be featuring a Birthday Cake
Cupcake as the cupcake of the month. The monthly cupcake has been a SweetSpot
tradition for over 5 years. This month's is a confetti cupcake with whipped
cream filling and a birthday cake inspired buttercream frosting, plus plenty of
In the last week of this month, The SweetSpot Café
will have limited edition 10th Anniversary t-shirts and pub glasses available
for purchase. In the tradition of shopping local, the t-shirts have been
printed by Aropa Designs and the pub glasses have been printed at Coburn
Pressworks, a division of Coburn Company. In addition, the pub glasses can be
taken to Second Salem Brewing Company (111 W. Whitewater St.) starting July 1st
- and while it lasts - for a complimentary fill-up of SweetSpot Anniversary
Stout -- a vanilla latte milk stout made with Just Coffee (Madison) Electric
Monkey Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla Bean.
Other events and
promotions during Independence Day weekend include:
July 1st: Customer
Appreciation Day - a free small coffee or donut to every customer (both
July 2nd: Community Appreciation Day - 10% of all sales will be donated to
local charity (both locations)
July 3rd: The SweetSpot Café will be closed for
Employee Appreciation Day. Please visit the Bakehouse for your daily brew, open
6:00am to noon.
July 4th: Cheer on The SweetSpot Team in the 4th Of
Then join them after the parade at The SweetSpot
Café for a slice of their giant anniversary cake!
(June 20) The
Lauderdale-LaGrange Fire Department will be hosting an open house with pancake
breakfast from 7 am to 12 noon on July 2nd, at their Fire Station located at
W6080 US Highway 12 next to the General Store in LaGrange. Everyone is welcome
to join them for some breakfast and a tour of the station. They will have
special activities for children.
(June 21) **New Phone Number** Department of Public Works 262-473-0560
You may now reach the Streets, Parks, Forestry, Water and Wastewater Department
at 262-473-0560. Any questions regarding water billing should be directed to
Water Utility Billing at 262-473-1383.
Brush Collection Policy
COLLECTION SCHEDULE The City will
collect brush every Tuesday.
Residents are asked to call the Department
of Streets/Parks office at 473-0560 to make an appointment. Appointments must
be made prior to the Tuesday collection, so route scheduling can be completed.
COLLECTION FEES Brush located at the
curbside will be collected and chipped.
The first 10 minutes of
chipping will be free of charge if an appointment has been received by the DPW.
Any chipping after the first ten minutes will be charged to the property owner
at a rate of $30.00 per ten minute increment.
If brush is at the curb
for collection and an appointment has not been
received by the DPW, the brush will be chipped and the property owner
will be charged $30.00 for the first ten minutes as well as $30.00 for each ten
minute increment thereafter.
PROCEDURE Brush must be brought to the curbside and placed with the cut
ends facing the street. Brush cannot be brought to the
curbside before 4 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the scheduled Tuesday for
collection. Brush must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES
Photograph by Jeff McDonald "Vanishing
(June 18) Amateur and
professional artists will exhibit their photography at the Seventh Annual Fran
Achen Photography Competition from July 7th to the 31th at the Whitewater Arts
Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street. A free Opening
Reception with an Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July
10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, with the awards
being presented at approximately 2 p.m.
Photograph by William Eklund "Make It
The show runs Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5
p.m. and is free. Fran Achen was a long-time Whitewater resident, teacher, and
local photographer. However, he is best remembered for his photographic
collection which chronicles the history of Whitewater.
Photograph by Richard Linton
Jeff McDonald, chair of the show and Whitewater Arts
Alliance board member, said, "The Fran Achen show is truly one of the
highlights of the year and the Cultural Arts Center is one of Whitewater's
gems. Together they provide a showcase for outstanding work created by both
established and aspiring area photographers."
Combined Class Reunions
WHS Class of 1960 and 1961 From Marilyn Fuerstenberg - Email
July 15th - WHS Class of 1966 will be having their 50TH Class Reunion
Friday July 15th
Fish/Chicken buffet. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at 841 Brewhouse, formerly
Randy's Supper Club.
Saturday July 16th
Dinner. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at Jessica's, Main Street.
If enough interest there will be a picnic on Sunday. Time and place
If any member of the class has not received a reservation sheet or
knows of a classmate who hasn't received one please contact: Anne Fero Dennis
at firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-920-728-4383 or Marilyn Sellnow Bittner at
JULY 15TH - WHS Class of 1956, 60th Class Reunion!
July 16th, 2016 from noon to 2:30pm-ish.
Q: When was the last time
you had an opportunity to take a guided walking tour of the effigy mounds in
Whitewater? A: For some of the Class of 1981 members it probably was
when they were in elementary school. One such tour is
part of a 'community' activity that all are invited to be part of on Saturday,
July 16th, 2016 from noon to 2:30pm-ish. It is being hosted by the WHS
Class of 1981 in conjunction with the Friends of the Effigy Mounds Preserve.
You need not be a member of either i.e. it is open to any
noon-1:30pm: Presentation in the "Community Room" in the
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. 431 West Center Street, Whitewater, WI Rob
Nurre, effigy mound enthusiast & Man Mound volunteer caretaker, is doing a
repeat performance of his 5/2/16 talk on "Effigy Mounds: Ancient Works of Art",
along with a Q&A period (rain or shine).
1:45-2:00pm: Convene at the effigy mounds for a walking
tour (weather permitting). 288 S Indian Mound Parkway, Whitewater, WI Patricia
(Pat) Blackmer and Dan Richardson will serve as the primary tour guides. They
are both founding members of "Friends of the Mounds." Approx. 30 minutes. Rob
Nurre, will also likely join the group there.
There is no cost to
participate, however there will be an appeal to donate to and/or join the
"Friends of the Mounds", which will be entirely voluntary.
Mounds Talk - The following link is to a Wisconsin effigy mounds overview
article, which includes a picture of Rob Nurre with the "Man Mound". That
picture is at an oblique angle, which Rob refers to in his talk.
Note: you will
also hear a little bit about the "White Water Spirit" too!
Mounds Tour - Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve (Landmark) Facebook Page:
CLASS OF 1981
The Whitewater High
School Class of 1981 is holding its 35th Reunion on Saturday,
July 16th, 2016, at the Whitewater Country Club. Deadline for submitting
reservations WAS : June 15th
They have opened up making reservations to members of
additional WHS class years from the late 70's and early 80's.
gathering time is 5:30 p.m. for cocktails. There will be a buffet dinner
followed by festivities. Classmates are asked to use this link for the
registration form, which also contains more details:
further information, to provide contact information for classmates, and/or
RSVP, call or text Martha Lundin at 262-527-5159 or email:
SATURDAY - July 16th,
10:00am, Natureland Park, Whitewater - The Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT), a
non-profit working in Walworth County, is partnering with the Whitewater
Community Foundation and Feeding Walworth County to offer individuals an
opportunity to explore nature and help local food pantries.
Hunger is not limited to a single demographic or geographic
region, nor is it a problem for only the homeless or poor. The summer months
are a difficult time for food banks and pantries. During the school year, many
children get the majority of their daily calories from free or reduced price
school lunches. In Walworth County elementary schools, 44% of the students take
advantage of free or reduced lunches. When school is out of session, these same
children need food and nourishment and many times these families turn to food
pantries. According the United States Department of Agriculture, many formerly
middle-class families have been forced to turn to their local food banks and
food pantries for help. In the summer, food pantries need to keep their shelves
stocked and this series of hikes will help do that. Contrary to popular belief,
many people served by America's food banks have at least one working adult in
their household. Many others are too old or too young to work. Children and the
elderly are most at risk for food insecurity.
SATURDAY - July 16th,
10:00am, Natureland Park, Whitewater "WILD
August 13th, 1-4pm, Price
Park, Elkhorn "HAND FEED MONARCH
Please register at the KMLT website:
JULY 28th, JULY 30TH,
AUGUST 11th, AUGUST 27th - UWW Hosting Free Garden & Landscape Tours
UWW has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state
and the Office of Continuing Education is pleased to offer free tours of its
campus gardens, greenhouse, landscapes, and prairie this summer.
Community members are invited to get an inside
look during three tours on five different dates. Join them to learn more
about the plants that make up the landscapes and the wildlife that thrives on
their bounty. Tours will be led by Wes Enterline, UW-Whitewater's
sustainability coordinator and Master Gardener volunteer.
All tours are free, but registration is requested.
Prairie and Nature Preserve
Saturday, August 27, 9:00-10:30am
Meet at Lot 19
Flora, Flowers, and Fountains on Campus
Thursday, July 28, 6:00-7:00pm
Saturday, July 30, 9:00-10:30am
at the Visitors Center, Lot 7
Organic Garden and Upham Greenhouse
Thursday, August 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Meet at the Visitors Center, Lot 7
All tours are free and open to
the public. These are walking tours with low activity levels. Register for any
or all tours here:
can be found here: .
(June 15) St. Patrick
Catholic Church Country Fest - Mark on your calendar and plan to