"Faces of Whitewater"

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A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Historical Society

A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater (1836-2004)

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Local Media

UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County
Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Newspapers

Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
Channel 4 Milw.
Channel 6 Milw.
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County Living/
Government - Education


Urban Forestry Committee

CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections

TOWNSHIP - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
School District
/High School
/Middle School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
Jefferson County


Aquatic Center
Chamber of Commerce

Community Development Authority

Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Historical Society

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus

UWW Young Auditorium
Movie Theater
Whitewater Police Department Face Book
Whitewater Country Club
Whitewater Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters

Assembly of God
B'nai Abraham Congregation
For Area Jewish community - Beloit

Christus Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church
CrossPointe Community Church
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
First English Lutheran
First United Methodist
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Living Word Fellowship
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
Banks and Credit Unions

Associated Bank
Commercial Bank
First Citizens Bank
Fort Community Credit Union
University of WI Credit Union

Any City Organization that would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to request a posting, thanks!
Whitewater Arts Alliance
Bassett House
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Community Cat
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Friends of Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
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
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Whitewater Youth Soccer Club

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Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
NY Times
Roll Call Capitol Hill
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Washington Times


The Wheeler Report
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance

CBS Sports
CNN Sports
Fox Sports WI
NCAA Div 3
WHS Whippets Facebook


Help Wanted - Snow Plow Driver The Town of Whitewater is hiring a part-time seasonal snow plow driver. CDL is required. Experience preferred. Applications available at www.townofwhitewater.org, at Town Hall, W8590 Willis Ray Road, or call 262-473-4639. Apply by October 24.

Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Receptionist wanted: 3 Nights a week and 1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 or stop in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.

Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Massage Therapist wanted: 3 Days a week and 1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 Or stop in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.

Multiple Jobs listing from members of Whitewater Chamber of Commerce CLICK HERE

Bellezza Hair Design & Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email inquiries and resume to bellezzaemployment@hotmail.com

Evening cleaning help needed in WHITEWATER! Full or part time. Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. Shifts available from 4:00 p.m. NO WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive, Janesville WI 53546 or call 608-752-9465.

Basin Precision Machining LLC

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities
ZINGG Motors - Jobs
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(Oct 24) TODAY - Whitewater area school district residents are offered numerous ways to learn about the November 8 facilities referendum including Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Central Office, 419 South Elizabeth Street.

On Tuesday, November 8, Whitewater residents will be asked to vote on a $23.5 million facilities referendum to address safety and security improvements, ADA compliance updates, maintenance upgrades, and renovation of instructional spaces in schools District-wide. If approved, the school building and improvement plan would create a maximum annual tax increase of approximately $18 ($1.50 monthly) for every $100,000 of property value.

To provide residents with the facts needed to make an informed decision at the polls, the District is available to present to community or neighborhood groups on request or to meet with residents Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Central Office, 419 South Elizabeth Street.

The Whitewater Unified School District and School Board encourage all residents to learn more and make an informed vote on November 8.

For online referendum information please visit the special Referendum 2016 tab on the District website at . Questions can be directed to District Administrator Dr. Mark Elworthy or Business Manager Mr. Nathan Jaeger at 262-472-8700.

(Oct 24) A mini-look at local history

(Oct 23) Looking for a solution to electrical needs at special events, Downtown Whitewater, Inc. and the Whitewater City Market have teamed up with UW-Whitewater physics professor Ozgur Yavuzcetin and United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties to give a free workshop on kinetic energy and bike-generated power.

UWW Professor Ozgur Yavuzcetin - free workshop on kinetic energy and bike-generated power at Oct 25th City Market.

As part of the last Whitewater City Market of the season, Yavuzcetin will show how to build a human-powered generator and allow the public to try it out! Participants will also be able to charge their electronic devices or light the tent while getting a little exercise on a stationary bike.

This event, titled Public Power, will take place on Tuesday, October 25th at 5 p.m. at the Whitewater City Market at Cravath Lakefront Park Funding for the project was provided by the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties Pillar Grant Program.

Once completed, the bike will be available for outdoor events that need additional lighting, a charging station, or mobile electricity. A public, indoor charging location is also being considered.

(Oct 23) The WHS Boys' Soccer Team played their last game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 20. The Whippets were seeded 11th in the sectional and travelled up to Plymouth, the 6th seed. Plymouth was undefeated in their conference and only had 2 losses all season so we knew it would be a tough game.

Coach John Chenoweth: "As has been the case most of the season, the Whippets came out ready to play and looked to be in control to start the half. This was one of the more physical games we've played and the Whippets stepped up to the challenge. Plymouth slowly gained controlled as the half rolled on and they were able to get a goal 5 minutes before the end of the half to lead 1-0.

The second half was more of the same with two fairly evenly matched teams going at it up and down the pitch. Plymouth put another one in the net about 15 minutes into the first half which forced us then to change our formation to go goal hunting. The play of the game for the Whippets took place after Plymouth was awarded a penalty kick which could have put the game completely out of reach for the Whippets. The Whippet keeper, Alex Vidales, stretched out to knock the Plymouth goal attempt away and keep the Whippets in the game. Unfortunately, the Whippets were not able to get a goal and the game ended 2-0.

The game wrapped up a solid season against some really strong competition. Across the season we played teams that were ranked in the top 5 at division 1, 2 and 3 and six of the teams the Whippets played went on to win their regional championship. That said, we know we let a couple of games slip away that we needed to win to place higher in the conference and get a higher seed in the tournament. The team will miss the leadership of our 16 seniors and wishes them well as they finish out their senior year."

Alex Vidales

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

(23 Oct) Proceeds event for Studio 84!

Qdoba Proceeds Event Tuesday, October 25th, 5-9 pm - Eat at Qdoba, 1114 W Main St Whitewater and present this flyer they will donate 10 precent of their proceeds to Studio 84's mission of developing the creative side of people with disabilities. (note: there are also posters around town with pull tabs to bring in)

(Oct 23) Selected WMS 8th grade class leaders participated in the annual Southern Lakes Advanced Learner Network Middle School Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 20 at UWW.

This year's participants included (L-R) Liz Katzman, Kacie Carollo, Lydia Bols, and Denver Isbell.

The day began with a presentation by the international animated illusionist, Arden James. Following the presentation, Arden conducted an interactive workshop on communication. Students learned about the close relationship between communication and leadership with a focus on verbal and nonverbal communication, body language, and reading facial expressions. At the end of the day, students left excited about trying out their new knowledge and skills. Twenty-nine school districts were in attendance.

(Oct 23) (1966 team below ) The No. 2 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team tallied 24 first-half points Saturday afternoon en route to a 24-2 victory over UW-Stevens Point on Homecoming in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference affair in front of a crowd of 10,364 at Perkins Stadium.

Brent Campbell just caught a Cole Wilbur pass and carried it 18 yards to the Point 6 yard line.

Drew Patterson just caught a Cole Wilbur pass and carried it 26 yards for a touchdown. Brent Campbell is leading the way.

Marcus Hudson catches a 5 yard pass from Cole Wilbur for a touchdown.

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Passing yards: UWW 196 UWSP 310; Rushing yards: UWW 162 UWSP 76 Total yards UWW 358 UWSP 386

At halftime, fans welcomed back members of the 1966 team on the 50th anniversary of its NAIA national runner-up finish and WIAC championship.

UW-Whitewater continues WIAC play next Saturday, Oct. 29, at UW-Eau Claire. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

Game box score:

UWW Game story:

UW Stevens Point story

1966 Warhawk Team Members at the Homecoming parade and some friends - 50th anniversary.
Standing (L to R) Bob Berezowitz (team quarterback), Bruce Bloom, John Grellinger, Chuck Heinrich, Bill Pomplin, Charlie Sieloff, Rod Sonnenberg, Ross Gordon
Seated (L to R) Jerry Mahoney, Bonnie Ames, (W-ette Squad Member), Ken Redders, former Warhawk player, Cecil Austin, former Warhawk Band Drum Major, Mrs. Jan Berezowitz, Bonnie Renzel Glennon, (W-ette Squad Member) and Dennis Williamson. (Names courtesy of Chuck Heinrich)

(Oct 23) Cross Country - WIAA Sectional Deerfield/Cambridge - Division II

Allisan Barrret and Nicole Tomomitsu qualified for state!

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Chad Carstens "WHS Cross Country Teams in Sectionals - Racing with intensity and pure grit, the Whippet boys and girls took to the trails at Cam-Rock Park in Cambridge. Having superb races were junior Allisan Barrret and sophomore Nicole Tomomitsu earning a trip to state! The top two teams at the sectional earn a trip to state along with the top five individuals not on those qualifying teams. Allisan Barrett was the 4th fastest of the individual qualifiers racing to a 6th place finish in 19:13. Nicole Tomomitsu was poised early and stayed committed to the goal of also qualifying for state by running a ferocious last half of her race to dust the runners around her and take 7th overall and the 5th and final individual qualifying spot in a huge PR of 19:17. These two earned state meet experience last year as members of the 7th place team but this is the first time they both made it as individual qualifiers. Also running a PR were freshmen Abby Grosinske and Hailey Prager. Hailey fought her way to a finishing time of 22:27. Abby was able to modify a few things in her training that allowed her to run a huge personal best of 23:08. Seniors Rebekah Schumacher and Sophie Elworthy finished their careers placing 62nd and 89th. Maribel Alvarez raced her way to 90th overall to round out the 7 competing Whippets. The team finished in 6th place overall, arguably their best team race of the season.

The boys were once again led by junior Jacob Korf. He placed 12th in 16:55. Jacob had aspirations to earn a trip to state for the first time but fell about 15 seconds short of the final qualifier. Jacob raced very strong and stayed committed to the program mantra of "if someone is going to beat you, make them earn it", he did just that contending well until the very last parts of the race. I am proud of his efforts. Senior Matt Mattingly completed his final race with a season best of 17:21 showing off his eye popping leg speed in the final stretch to take 21st. Senior Jimmy King also capped his career with a season PR of 17:27 to finish 24th. Senior Connor Laue returned to the line up after cross training for 5 weeks with a lower leg injury. He legs weren't what they used to be, but it was nice to see him wear the Whippet jersey one final time. He finished in 56th followed closely by fellow senior Justin Brantmeier in 57th. Freshman Aidan Coburn battled an illness in the days leading up to Sectionals and it was evident he wasn't himself but still gave it a go to finish in 58th. Sophomore Jon Zheng rounded out the Whippet competitors today in 65th. Overall the boys finished in 7th place.

Allisan and Nicole will run in the WIAA D2 Girls race at 2:25 on Saturday, Oct. 29th in Wisconsin Rapids at the Ridges Golf Course."

Ready to go!

Junior Jacob Korf placed 12th in 16:55.

Coach Chad Carstens in team huddle prior to race

Ready to go!

Allisan Barrett and Assistant Coach Rebecca Ebling embrace upon hearing she advanced to WIAA State tournament

Nicole Tomomitsu hearing that she qualified for WIAA State Tournament from Coach Chad Carstens

Individual Sectional State Qualifiers: Erin Sorg, Delavan-Darien; Elizabeth Reddeman, Poynette; Mariah Linse, Jefferson, Allisan Barrret and Nicole Tomomitsu, Whitewater.

Full results:

Whitewater Only:

State Qualifiers:

(Oct 20) November 11th is Veteran's Day! Students at Whitewater Middle School are planning a special event to honor the many members of our community who have served our country through the armed forces.

Whitewater Middle School students and staff would like to cordially invite any and all military veterans to attend. They are hoping that a significant number of the local veterans will be able to attend so that the students can give them special recognition and thanks for the sacrifices that each individual has made for them and for their country.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 th at 8:00 a.m. in the morning and will be held in the school gymnasium. It is expected to last for approximately 30 minutes. Prior to the ceremony, veterans are invited to enjoy donuts and coffee donated by the Sweet Spot at 7:30 a.m. in the middle school activity room.

For planning purposes, they ask that you please contact the school office at 472-8300 if you are able to attend or email Mrs. Weigel at jweigel@wwusd.org. The Middle School and staff hope to see you there!

(Oct 20) Reminder not to drink and drive and how it affects so many others. Comment from WHS Grad and UWW student Gina Hollingshead.

Within three years, two people near and dear to my heart have lost a relative at the hands of a drunken driver in two separate crashes in Walworth County. The sad reality of drunken driving is that whenever someone dies, a multitude of people are affected by the loss.

One of the victims was a passionate 6-year-old who had his future ahead of him and the other was a nurturing mother of two. Studies done by Mothers Against Destructive Decisions show that two out of every three people will be involved in a drunken driving crash during their lifetime.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, two years ago 24,000 individuals were convicted of drunken driving. The abundance of drunken drivers on our roads goes unnoticed to many and the seriousness of this offense is belittled.

So what can you do to help lower the number of drunken drivers? You can start by downloading the Zero in Wisconsin Drive Sober app (). This app offers a blood alcohol level calculator, the ability to report a drunken driver and the option of finding a ride by the click of a button.

If you suspect a drunken driver please call 911 immediately. Taking these steps toward safer roads could not only save your life, it could save those around you that are also loved by many.

(Oct 20) The Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting TWO Halloween Parties, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater (home of the Clothes Closet.) One party is for families with small children and the other is a lock-in for middle school students.

Family Party: Friday, October 28th, 6-8:30pm They will have some Fun Halloween music, games, BIG SCREEN movies, hot dogs, popcorn & snacks. Costumes are always fun but not required. More information:

Middle School Youth Lock-in: Saturday, October 29th beginning at 7:30pm, ending Sunday, October 30th at 11am A safe place for Middle School Students to have some Halloween fun with friends. Costumes optional. Don't forget your flashlight :) Obviously, they will have some Fun Halloween music, games, BIG SCREEN movies, popcorn & snacks. More information:

(Oct 20) Spooky fun on stage at UW-Whitewater's Barnett Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 pm

Halloween is just around the corner and the UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department has a special treat for you! Join Ichabod Crane and the residents of Sleepy Hollow as they party, tell their town legends, and encounter the Headless Horseman!

This year's production, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, is on Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 pm in the Barnett Theatre, located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts. For tickets call 262-472-2222 or order online at This production is a classic experience to introduce the young people in your life to the world of theatre. Ichabod Crane is the new school master in Sleepy Hollow and people aren't quite sure what to think of him. He dives into his new job and life in the drowsy little town of Sleepy Hollow. He finds himself with a new rival, Brom Bones, and meets the lovely Katrina Van Tassle, which only adds to his adventures ahead. All seems right and calm in Sleepy Hollow, but there is more than meets the eye. Legends and tales of a Headless Horseman and ghosts circle around, and Ichabod soon learns that sometimes legends are more true than false.

Stick around after the performance because the characters will be available to sign autographs and take pictures with the audience members.

Charles "Skip" Grover bookends his tradition of directing the children's show at UW-Whitewater by directing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for a second time. The first production was in October of 1996, making this production Grover 20th and final children's show as he has announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Tickets are available to purchase in person at the Greenhill Center Box Office Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00 pm or by phone at 262-472-2222 or online at . Tickets may also be purchased the day of the performance, beginning one hour prior to curtain, as availability allows. Single tickets for each production are $7 for the general public and for those over 65, $5 for those under 18 students with a valid UW-Whitewater ID.

(Oct 20) Last February Jimmy King, Allisan Barrett and Lydia Wiley Deal and all completed an audition that qualified them to participate in WSMA State Ensembles.

Jimmy King, Allisan Barrett and Lydia Wiley Deal

Over 1,000 individuals audition every year to be apart of this event. This year, Allisan Barrett will be playing Horn with the WSMA State Orchestra on Thursday Oct. 27 at the Overture Center in Madison, Lydia Wiley Deal will be singing with the WSMA State Honors Mixed Chorus on Thursday Oct. 27 at the Overture Center in Madison, and Jimmy King will be performing with the WSMA State Honors Jazz Band on Friday Oct. 28 at the Monona Terrace. These students demonstrate that with a strong work ethic and a passion for music they can flourish. It is hoped that they have a wonderful experience making music with top musicians throughout the state.

(Oct 20) The Annual Masonic Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 226 West Main Street.

Gary Kiger and Keith Strait serving generous portions of delicious food for waiting patrons last year.

Cooler temperatures have arrived, fall is in the air, which means members of St. John's Masonic Lodge of Whitewater are exchanging their Masonic aprons for chef's aprons as they prepare for their annual fall mouthwatering Roast Beef Dinner.

Bring your appetites as they guarantee no one will go away hungry. You can eat there and enjoy the company of friends or if you choose, you can order a takeout dinner.

The dinner includes delicious and hearty helpings of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls, coffee and milk. A variety of luscious cakes top off the dinner.

Prices for the dinner are $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Mason or at the door.

Parking is available on the west side of the lot adjacent to the Temple and in The First Citizens State Bank lots that are located across the street.

(Oct 20) (see new below) The Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA) will celebrate 2016 at an annual meeting on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.

The meeting will feature a review of 2016, the election of board members, and plans for 2017, including the plans to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center!

WAA President Linda Long said, "The WAA has had a terrific year, and we always look forward to sharing our success with our members. The annual meeting is also a great time for members to share their ideas for the future and any concerns they may have. We will also hold a drawing for a free individual membership for 2017 from the folks that attend! So we hope to see everyone there."

The board members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance invite artists, art-lovers and community members to join them at the annual meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the board or as an officer should plan to attend the meeting. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

The members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance include artists and people who enjoy art. Artists and art-advocates alike are invited to join the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Members receive regular communication from the Alliance regarding art-happenings in the area. By becoming members, they also are helping to support an active thriving arts alliance in our community. Please check out the WAA website or on Facebook. All members are invited to renew their membership for 2017 and help bring the arts to life in Whitewater!

Annual Members' Meeting October 25, 2016 - Agenda: Call to Order; Approval of Minutes of 2015 Meeting; Treasurer's Report/Membership Update; Introduction of Board Members; Annual Report Preview of 2017/10-Year; Celebration Schedule ~ Logo Contest ~ Auction; Election of Board Members and Officers and note WAA is purchasing a digital piano for the gallery! Drawing for free 2017 individual membership

(Oct 20) The UW-Whitewater American Marketing Association (AMA) held their annual social at Hawk Bowl on Thursday, October 13th and supported the Food Pantry. Instead of a traditional social, AMA and Hawk Bowl thought it would be a good idea to team up to raise money and goods for the Whitewater Food Pantry. Together they raised $206 and several boxes of goods to be distributed by the Whitewater Food Pantry.

Donation (October 20th) by AMA and Hawk Bowl representatives.

(Oct 20) WHS Girls' Swim Team - The Whippets finished their last dual meet with a win against the very small Edgerton team.

Anna Yeazel

Grace Fanshaw

(File pictures)

Coach Gina Foucault: "Winning both of their Varsity events on the night were Anna Yeazel in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke, Ireland Marinaro in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke and Grace Fanshaw in the 200 IM and 500 Freestyle. Winning single events were Maddie Elworthy in the JV 200 Freestyle, Abagail Hernandez in the JV 50 Freestyle, Emely Rodriguez in the JV 100 Butterfly, Mikael Schmidt in the JV 100 Freestyle, Madeline Kuhl in the Varsity 100 Freestyle, Meghan Kehoe in the JV 500 Freestyle, Alyssa Nelson in the JV 100 Backstroke and Grace Raupp in the JV 100 Breaststroke.

The Whippets were able to sweep 2 events by finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Backstroke events. Many girls were able to drop significant time in their events: Mikael Schmidt dropped 5 seconds in the 200 Freestyle, Emely Rodriguez dropped 4 seconds in the 200 Freestyle, Ellie Treder dropped 17 seconds in the 200 Freestyle, Meghan Kehoe dropped 7 seconds in the 500 Freestyle and went under 7 minutes, Sierra Minton dropped 6 seconds in the 500 Freestyle, Dalia dropped 19 seconds in the 500 Freestyle, Maddie Elworthy dropped 3 seconds in the 100 Backstroke, Grace Raupp dropped 8 seconds in the 10 Breaststroke, Maci Parrish dropped 7 seconds in the 100 Breaststroke and Meghan Kehoe dropped 3 seconds in the 100 Breaststroke.

We had a few swimmers push through some tough back to back swims. Sierra and Dalia both swam the 500 Freestyle and returned right to the blocks to swim the 50 Freestyle in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Maci Parrish pushed through the 100 Breaststroke and the 400 Freestyle Relay after coming up ill after her second event. I love seeing the girls determination to race!

Putting up outstanding splits on relays were Abagail Hernandez with a 30.00 in the 50 Freestyle and 1:07.86 in the 100 Freestyle, Sierra Minton with a 28.21 50 Freestyle and 1:04.40 in the 100 Freestyle and Emely Rodriguez posting a 30.77 in the 50 Freestyle.

I am very happy with how the team finished their dual meet season. We are ready for the post season!"

(Oct 20) The Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA) is pleased to host a program honoring World War II veterans from the community on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center (402 W Main Street).

This touching program is being led by Dave Saalsaa, owner of Quiet Hut Sports and a man intent on recognizing the sacrifices of those who have served in the military. Dave will be joined by musician Bill Hill, who will share some of the music of that era. This program is free and open to the public.

The WAA would like to advise guests that space is limited, and that veterans will have priority for seating. Dave has also agreed that, if necessary, he will repeat the program at 4:00p.m.

(Oct 20) J-Hawk Swim Lessons - Monday Oct 31st!

(Oct 20) The League of Women Voters Whitewater-Area sponsored a debate for candidates running in the 43rd District State Assembly race. Allison Hetz (R) and Don Vruwink (D)

Allison Hetz (R)

Don Vruwink (D)

Story on the Forum by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union

(Oct 20) Whitewater Arts Alliance Announces Logo Contest for the 10th Anniversary of the Cultural Arts Center; $100 prize to be Awarded

The year 2017 marks the 10th year that the Whitewater Arts Alliance has had a home base, the Cultural Arts Center, on 402 West Main Street. Formerly the White Memorial Public Library, this prominent and historic building in its park setting on Main Street, is a landmark like no other in Whitewater. A number of 10th Anniversary events are planned, and a logo is needed for publicity. While not requiring any particular words or symbols, the committee will judge on how well the logo expresses the 10th anniversary and the iconic building. The winner will receive a $100 prize.

Virginia Coburn, 10th Anniversary Committee member, said, "The Cultural Arts Center has housed 2D and 3D art exhibits, theatrical performances, musical art, storytelling, book-signings and more in ten years. The Whitewater Arts Alliance has had a beautiful home from which to feature our multi-talented community, and we are excited about the opportunity to have local artists create a logo to depict its importance in our community."

Anyone is eligible to enter the contest, whether they are professional or amateur artists. Logos should be submitted as an Adobe Illustrated file. The committee will also consider .eps or .jpg. Artists should be aware that the logo will be scaled from small to large for a variety of items. Logos should be submitted electronically via email by December 1, 2016 to virginiacoburn@coburn.com. In the body of the email, artists should include their name, address and phone number. No entry fee is required.

(Oct 20) UWW Warhawk drum line makes history with Yamaha endorsement

The UW-Whitewater Marching Band Drum Line is shown performing at Perkins Stadium following the football game between UW-Whitewater and Morningside College on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

UWW Picture

Rhythmic patterns, powerful accents and melodic content fill Perkins Stadium as the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater marching band takes the field during a halftime performance. By evoking pride and tradition, they are recognized as a catalyst for school spirit.

Now, they have made state history. Yamaha, a multinational conglomerate company and the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments, specifically known for brass and percussion, endorsed the UW-Whitewater drum line with a level of excellence this fall.

For the UWW story written by Marisa LaBello

(Oct 19) The Thrift Shoppe of Whitewater will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, October 22, with an OPEN HOUSE from 10 am to 3 pm at 123 Church St., Whitewater. All are invited to enjoy food, music, prizes, shopping and FUN!

For 50 Years, the Whitewater area has found its best bargains at The Thrift Shoppe. Customers are likely to see something they wanted -- even if it isn't what they came for. Open weekly Tuesday through Saturday, a non-profit group affiliated with First English Lutheran Church, the Shoppe is operated by volunteers and a part-time manager.

On October 25, 1966, a group of First English Women opened a one-room Shoppe to raise funds for children's Sunday School. Now it is a two-story house filled with consigned and donated resale clothing, household and misc.

A new 'Bargain Barn' added in 2015 offers furniture, small appliances, tools and so much more.


Besides donating to church related work, contributions have been made to community programs and church fundraisers.

The Thrift Shoppe has indeed been blessed with fifty years of successful growth and wish to sincerely thank faithful customers, consignors, donators and friends.

Story on the Thrift Shoppe by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union

In the kitchen Nancy Cole, Shoppe Volunteer and Kayla McCulloch of Fort Atkinson, Shopper

Kayla was also clothes shopping.

Checking out, Deb Ryman of Janesville, Irene Puentes of Whitewater with Marge Wallin Volunteer Cashier

(Oct 19) Innovation Center Program Funding for Startups and Small Business Friday, Oct 21st, 7:30-9am - Public welcomed and registration required.

(Oct 19) Controlling Invasive Plants within Oak Habitats - Featuring Bernadette Williams Department of Natural Resources' Invasive Species Specialist Monday, October 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers, Whitewater Municipal Building 312 W. Whitewater Street. A free public program cosponsored by Whitewater's Urban Forestry Commission and the Friends of the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve

(Oct 19) The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the seventh annual Ghouls Night Out from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Whitewater's west side business district.

Businesses such as Mercy Medical Center, Culver's and everything in between will be hosting activities, contests, entertainment and trick-or-treating for people of all ages. Activities include pumpkin bowling, bean bag toss and more! Verizon BeMobile will be playing games with candy and gift cards for lucky participants! Pick up goodie bags and candy at other participating locations during the event!

This is a list of participating business ( for updates) :
Robin's Nest -Pumpkin Bowling
Anytime Fitness- Candy
First Citizen's Bank- Candy
Mercy Medical Sandwich- Treat bags
Verizon BeMobile- Bean bag toss, gift cards, candy
Police Department- Handing Out Candy (By Old Sentry Building)
Mulberry Glen- Cookie Decorating & Hot Chocolate
Glenwood- Handing out candy
Culver's- Free scoop for dressed up kids
Pizza Hut- Chicken Game (Prizes are: Free pizza & Wings for a year, buy one get one pizza, coupons & candy)
Zingg Motor Corp- Handing out candy
McDonald's- Handing out Ice Cream Cones
Main Street Subway- Handing Out Cookies & Treats
Winchester True Value- Inflatable Bounce House

(Oct 19) Downtown Whitewater 9th Annual Trick or Treat Event - Saturday Oct 29th 2- 6pm

Love Halloween, bounce houses, and candy? Pumpkin carving aficionado? Looking for a family centered Halloween party that is free and full of fun? How about prizes for the best costume? Downtown Whitewater is hosting their 9th annual Trick or Treat the Triangle on October 29, 2016. Trick or Treat the Triangle runs 2 pm to 6 pm on October 29th and features the following activities:
Trick or Treat from participating local businesses 2 pm to 4 pm
Activities 4 to 6 pm: Play in the bounce house and Decorate pumpkins
Costume judging contest that begins at 5:30 pm, and features 4 different age groups each with its own prize

Trick or Treat the Triangle is a free event for the community to come out and enjoy with their children of all ages.

(Oct 19) The Whitewater Lions Club is conducting their Annual Halloween Pancake Breakfast Sunday, October 30 from 7:00 to Noon at the Lions Clubhouse at N7462 Kettle Moraine Drive. Net proceeds go to the Whitewater Food Pantry.

(Oct 19) Happy Halloween! City of Whitewater Trick or Treat hours will be 4-7 pm on Halloween (Oct 31st).

(Oct 19) The Whitewater Unified School District is extremely grateful to Maclean Fogg Component Solutions Corporation for the generous donation of school supplies for our students in need.

Anna Modica and Tim Dye, General Manager Maclean Fogg Component Solutions Corporation

The box loads of school items used everyday in the schools help families who are not able to provide them, especially as the supplies need to be replaced throughout the school year. The School District thanks you again for the demonstration of generosity and support for educating the next generation.

(Oct 19) Fundraiser - By placing an order through Schwans.com a portion of the sales will come back in support of Valley of the Kings and you get great food delivered right to your door. Valley of the Kings Sanctuary provides a home for abused, abandoned, retired and injured large felids, exotics, farm and domestic animals. More on Valley

(Oct 19) REMINDER - Helen Silvernail Springs, retired Lincoln Elementary teacher, is going to be celebrating her 99th birthday next month. She retired in 1982.

After 40 years of marriage, her first husband Jack passed away in 1978. She had intended to be a substitute teacher on retirement but Charles Springs, her former neighbor and classmate who drove her to high school in Marion High School, Crittenden County, KY renewed their friendship and married in KY. They travelled extensively and after 10 years of marriage he passed away in 1992. She has made her home in Marion, KY.

For a lengthy article from the Crittenden Press KY last May on Helen including Whitewater comments

(Oct 10) J-Hawk Annual Holiday Wreath Fundraiser now through Oct. 28th. Three ways to order: For products, sizes and costs order form
1. Call 262-473-7103 or 608-449-5150 (mail payment separately)
2. E-mail your order to j_hawkswim@charter.net (mail payment separately)
3. Complete and mail the order form, along with payment.

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