A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
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(Aug 29) School District
New Staff for academic year 2016-17.
(Back L-R) Alexandra Uhlman, 4th grade teacher, Lakeview;
Stephanie Brewer, 1st grade teacher, Lakeview; Amanda Minter, 4/5 teacher,
Lakeview; Kaitlyn Teal, Guidance Counselor, Lakeview; Rachel Ehlen, Reading
Interventionist, Lincoln; Chelsea Spaeth, 7th grade, Language Arts teacher,
Middle School; Alyssa Reetz, 6th grade Language Arts teacher, Middle School;
Ashlie Hoffman, 6th grade math and social studies, Middle School; Mark
Elworthy, District Administrator;
(Front L-R) Grace McCauley, Spec Ed
Teacher, Middle School; Kathy Bullis, PE Teacher, Middle School; Jessica
Proost, Spanish Teacher, Middle School; Andrea Melhorn, Business Teacher, High
School; Jessie Dugan English, High School: Tyler Johnson, Social Studies, High
School; Eric Kendall, Math Teacher, Middle and High Schools; Brittany Pfaff,
Music Teacher, Elementary and Terri Kanack, Physical Therapist
(Aug 29) The Whitewater
Volleyball team began the 2016 season at the UW-W Warhawk Open. 26 teams
representing Division 1, 2 and 3 from across the state competed against each
other to be the 2 day champion. Whitewater finished tied with Edgar for 19th
place with a record of 3-5.
Allison HeckertPictures courtesy of Bob Mischka -
for extensive picture gallery
Coach Kathy Bullis: "Friday night the Whippets played in
a 5 team pool. Shortly into the first set against Beloit Memorial, Whitewater
was forced to switch offenses due to an injury. Eventually losing two close
sets 22-25, 22-25. The netters stayed focused on forcing teams to play out of
system through serving zones, quickening up their offense on free-balls, and
giving their opponents fewer free-balls. This focus led to Whitewater defeating
Platteville the last match of the night. Defeating Platteville helped provide
much needed confidence, as Platteville is a team that is coming off two
straight seasons at the state tournament.
The confidence of Friday
night's victory over Platteville proved enough to propel the Whippets to take
second place their next pool on Saturday. The Whippets defeated Tomahawk and
Catholic Central, and lost to Random Lake in a close battle. Next the Whippets
went to bracket play to fight for 15th place. Whitewater lost the first round
match to Randolph. Ending the day when not playing up to the level they had all
day was disappointing but is something the Whippets can't dwell on. The
Whippets made progress over the weekend and accomplished their goal of
finishing better than last year.
As a head coach I don't typically
single players out, but I feel it is important to point out when a player
displays qualities of being an outstanding teammate and leader while setting an
example for younger players. Anna Riemer accepted the role of being the sole
setter in the 5-1 offense when another player was injured. She embraced the
switch and did a super job running the offense. This isn't the position she
would ideally like to play, but understood the team needed her to be the
quarterback of the team and orchestrated the offense beautifully. She took
charge serving to areas given to her by Coach Kilar, she ran all over the court
to set the ball to both pins while speeding up the offense in the middle. I'm
extremely proud of her play and the selflessness she displayed."
Beloit Memorial: Lose 0-2 (22-25,22-25); Bloomer: Lose 0-2 (16-25, 9-25); Oak
Creek: Lose-2 (9-25, 10-25); Platteville: Win 2-1 (26-24, 25-27, 15-11)
Day Two Random Lake: Lose 0-2 (14-25, 17-25); Catholic Central: Win 2-1
(25-17, 22-25, 15-13); Tomahawk 2-0: Win (25-11, 25-21).
Randolph: Lose 0-2 (23-25, 12-25)
Statistical Leaders -
Kills: Lorynn Hollingshead=32, Kate Riemer=31
Reynolds=7, Lorynn Hollingshead=6
Assists: Anna Riemer=41
Catherine Yang=105, Kate Riemer=80
Monday, August 29, 6pm -
Whitewater School Board Special Meeting at District Central Office
Agenda: School Board Orientation with Board Legal Counsel, Gary
Thursday, September 1,
6:00pm - Landmarks Commission Meeting at Municipal Building, City
Managers Conference Room, 2nd Floor Agenda: INSERVICE - WHITEWATER
CITY LANDMARKS ORDINANCE; REPORTS - Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve; Birge
Fountain Report: Basin repair and lighting; Report on Whitewater Historic Homes
Photo Project; Full moon walk at Effigy Mounds Preserve; Mounds Preserve
signage project update; Acquisition of GIS/LIDAR by Walworth County; Research
of/naming of/possible plaque information for Brickyard Park; Repair of
Interactive City Map on web site; Lyman Wight Octagon House garage addition
oversight update; Haselow's Project regarding Local Landmarks introduced to
elementary school students; Local Landmarks for consideration by the
Commission; Grant for Survey of Effigy Mounds Preserve and addition of recent
Local Landmarks to brochure(s).
(Aug 28) City officials
in Whitewater are dealing with a possible oil leak. They say it happened
Wednesday after rain water washed away gravel and tar that was used to re-pave
nearly a dozen parking lots in the city. For more with pictures of the
Channel 27 WKOW TV of Madison
(Aug 28) Saturday was a
great day for Whippet Nation. Coach Dirk Seibold was honored in the 15th
running of the Whitewater Cross Country Alumni meet.
WHS Cross Country Coach Chad Carstens gave a "bio" of
retired Coach Dirk Seibold, who traveled from San Diego CA and received this #1
plaque, reserved for the champ of a previous cross country event.
Coaches talking to attendees.
Gathering for a picture - just under 200
The turnout was tremendous and there wasn't a person that
didn't share a smile, a hand shake or hug with Coach Seibold. Beyond all the
championships and success that his era of coaching produced, it was the deep
relationships, lasting memories, and positive mentoring that was so highly
regarded by his athletes. Coach Seibold was for the athletes each and every day
of his career. He led by example and coached every athlete to the finish line
no matter what number or level of race they competed in. Coach Seibold is the
reason why Whitewater Cross Country is a household name to those that know
The race itself was a great battle between the Whippet Alums
and the current Whippet runners. On both sides, the alumni proved to have too
much experience and took home both victories with the alumni women and men
scoring a 23-32 victory over the more youthful legs of the Whippet runners. Top
runners in the race were junior Allisan Barrett and Nicole Tomomitsu finishing
2nd and 5th but the top alumni women of Liz Mielke (1st), Teresa Stanley (3rd)
and Jen Taylor (4th) were too much up front and helped secure the victory. On
the men's side, the Whippets ran well together having a nice pack but lacked
the upfront power the alumni possessed. Brett Harms was victorious again,
followed by Joel Tortomasi (3rd) and Dennis Bauer in 4th.
Alumni men and WHS Team first step off!
Crossing the finish line in 1st
place is WHS alumnus Brett Harms with a time of 17:26.
Crossing the finish line in 2nd
place is unattached runner (non-alumnus) Marco Santos with a time of
Alumni women and WHS Team first step off!
Crossing the finish line in 1st place is WHS
alumnus Liz Mielke with a time of 20:39.
Crossing the finish line in 2nd
place is WHS runner Allisan Barrett with a time of 21:14.
Coach Seibold's impact is simply immeasurable; the number
of people that took time out of their busy adult lives was a great indication
of the fact that he is truly one of a kind. Alumni from near and far
(California and Georgia!) came to make this a special day. In addition to the
alumni, WHS Cross Country Coach Chad Carstens thanked the parents that helped
the event run smoothly, all the alumni and families of the alums for attending,
Ken from Rocky's for his help with lunch as well as community members that came
to show their praise to Coach Seibold.
Off with a bang, after the initial sound, were the
children runners on a shortened course!
(Aug 28) The Whitewater
Unified School District Leadership Team, comprised of school principals,
district coordinators and administrators, hosted the 2nd Annual Golf Fore!
Whitewater Kids Outing last Sunday.
All proceeds from this golf
outing and dinner support:
Scholarships for graduating WHS seniors
Performing Arts through the Whitewater Music Parents Association
Athletics through the Whippet Booster Club
Unified School Districts Family Emergency Fund
After a dinner
reception following the golf outing, this years recipients of the Friend
of Whitewater Kids awards were recognized as follows:
Chuck Nass, past School Board
member, receives award from Tom Grosinske, Washington Elementary
Diana Callope, on behalf of her
husband, Aurelio, receives award from Nathan Jaeger, District Business
Tom Ganser, photographer and
reporter, receives award from Mark Elworthy, District Administrator
Nate Parrish, on behalf of First
Citizens State Bank, receives award from Nathan Jaeger, District Business
Lisa Otterbacher, Whitewater Chief
of Police, receives award from David Brokopp, Lakeview Elementary
Dave Halbach, on behalf of the
UWW/Community Optimist Club, receives award from Mark Elworthy, District
Administrator, and Tanya Wojciechowicz, Middle School Principal.
(Aug 27) Ben
Heller (WHS 2009 Grad) made his major league baseball debut last night for the
Yankees. He pitched a scoreless 8th inning and faced four batters in the
inning, since there was an error (his, actually), but he pitched a hitless,
scoreless inning. The Yankees did win. Ben responds on You Tube to his first
major league action
(Aug 27) The Whitewater
High School Girls' Swim Team finished in 5th place at the SLC Conference Relays
Meet on Thursday, August 25th.
The team for a quick picture!
Coach Gina Foucault: "Senior/Captain, Meghan Kehoe, did
an amazing job singing the National Anthem.
Our relay teams were ready to
go with a nice mix of veterans and new swimmers. Our two freshmen that swam
this meet did outstanding: Lexi Hackney, proved that she will be earning points
for the Whippets this year with her fast swimming and Brianna Zimdars earned
her way on to four relays and ended the night with 2 medals. We also had a few
girls from last year earn their first chance at swimming the Conference Relay
meet, congrats to Emma Kaja, Lizbeth Rodriguez and Dalia Velazquez.
Relays finishing in the top 3 of each event earn medals. Earning medals
for the Whippets were the 1000 Freestyle Relay team of Brianna Zimdars,
Madeline Kuhl, Anna Yeazel and Grace Fanshaw with a strong 2nd place finish
(11:15.26). These same girls swam the 4x100 Individual Medley Relay that
finished in 3rd place (4:40.24).
The Whippets had several outstanding
swims and many near medal finishes. We had three 4th place finishes: 100
Freestyle Relay (Ireland Marinaro, Sierra Minton, Lexi Hackney and Morgan
Radaj), 400 Backstroke Relay (Grace Fanshaw, Ireland Marinaro, Anna Yeazel and
Brianna Zimdars), and our 400 Breaststroke Relay (Grace Fanshaw, Madeline Kuhl,
Brianna Zimdars and Anna Yeazel).
Other finishes for the Whippets
6th place, 200 Freestyle Relay: Minton, Radaj, Hackney, Marinaro
7th place, 400 Freetyle Relay: Hackney, Nelson, Sedmak, Minton 6th place, 500
Freestyle Relay: Radaj, Rodriguez, Nelson, Minton 6th place, 400 Backtroke
Relay: C. Zimdars, Sedmak, Kehoe, Kuhl 9th place, 400 Breaststroke Relay:
Kehoe, C. Zimdars, Sedmak, Rodriguez 7th place, 200 Butterfly Relay: Hackney,
Marinaro, Kehoe, Nelson 9th place, 200 Butterfly Relay: Rodriguez, C. Zimdars,
Kaja, Velaquez 9th place, 200 Medley Relay: Sedmak, Kehoe, Nelson, Radaj.
Several girls swam really well. Alyssa Nelson has a really nice 50
Butterfly (32.90) on the Medley Relay. Lexi Hackney will quickly be under :30
in the 50 Freestyle after posting a 30.88 last night. Nicole Sedmak had an
outstanding night swimming a 1:10.87 (100 Freestyle), 1:18.50 (100 Backstroke)
and 1:33.94 (100 Breaststroke). Other nice splits came from Lizbeth Rodriguez
1:28.26 (100 Breaststroke) and Caitlyn Zimdars 34.74 (50 Butterfly).
am very excited about this season. I think the girls are going to do very well
as the season progresses."
(Aug 27) Whitewater High
School Class of 1951 - 65th Class Reunion - At Whitewater Country Club on Aug.
13th with 18 members of the class.
(Front L-R) Lucille (Stone) Weiman, Judy (Roe) Triebold,
June (Hudson) Wolfe, Margaret (Cooper) Eide-Legois, Mary (Warner) Peiffer,
Norma (Sauerberg) Osterndorf, Donna (Baker) Henry, Carol (Ludeman) Connors,
Nancy (Thayer) Stones (currently living in Illinois)
(Back L-R) Wilfred
Roe, Ray Walton, Sid Krahn, Arnold Sweno, Bill Fardy, Larry Peiffer, Dick
Trewyn, Ken Rowley, Roger Schmidt (Picture and names courtesy of Tom
(Aug 27) Whitewater High
School Class of 1966 - 50th Class Reunion - At Jessica's Family Restaurant on
July 16, 2016 with 49 members of the class.
(Front L-R) Penny (Lee) Taylor (CO); Chris (Miller)
Niesen; Donna (Schoenbeck) Marshall; Pat (Peyer) Lilly (FL); Katie (Brigham)
Glaser; Marilyn (Sellnow) Bittner.
(2nd Row L-R) Art Holden (FL); Sue
(Zabel) Holden (FL); Phyllis (Munns) Brown; Sue (Wentworth) Scherer; Karen
(Klitzke) Schoenbeck; Judy (Welter) Malone; Anne (Fero) Dennis; Audrey (Deegan)
Nelson; Gloria (Leastman) Grosskopt; Gail Rhodes.
(3rd Row L-R) Warren
Hoof; Bill Lothary (IL); Scott McKenzie; Evan Diehls (MO); Rodney Scherer;
Dennis Pastorius; Barbara Winn; John Skelton (FL); Cheryl (Isbell) Ostlie (CO);
Larry Durfey, Les Gardinier (CO).
(4th L-R) Jerry Stelse; Tom Morgan; David
Hintz; Jim Schlee; John Pollock (CO); Gordon Boyd; Gary Holemon (FL); Steve
Hoffman (FL); Duane Moyse; Murry Luebk; Gary Gemoll (AZ); Joyce (Wolf) Schmidt
(AZ); John Schmaling; Jim Kohlmetz, Richard Kyle; Dick Dunham; Bill Berg; Kathy
(Wilcox) Smith; Judy (Britton) Jacobson (CA); Janet (Platner) Bishop; Larry
Nugent; Ellen (Rabenhorst) Rowland (IN). (Picture and names courtesy of Tom
(Aug 27) A new residence
hall for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater that has been held up in
Madison for years is back on track, the university learned this week.
For more on the story by Karen Herzog - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(Aug 27) Beloit Turner
56, Whitewater 20
Daniel Fuller completed 13 of 24 passes for 209
Jimmy DuVal caught 7 passes for 179 yards and 3
touchdownsPictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka - for
extensive picture gallery
(Coach Tom Grosinske: "The Whitewater Whippet football
team battled the Trojans of Beloit Turner in their home opener at Perkins
Stadium. In front of very supportive home crowd, the Whippets lost to a
talented Trojan team 56-20. However, as was seen on the field, the young
Whippets kept their nose in the fight the entire evening and certainly came
away with a number of positive pieces to build on.
After Turner jumped
to a 21-0 lead, the Whippets found the end zone for their first score when QB
Daniel Fuller hit RB Jimmy DuVal for a 10 yard TD pass. The 2 point conversion
was unsuccessful, however, and Turner led 21-6. The Trojans were able to hit
their end zone twice more and the Whippets were down 35-6 at half.
Whippets came right back out in the second half and were determined to build
some momentum and show Beloit Turner the type of heart this young squad has in
them. Turner was able strike first putting a score on the board in the 3rd
quarter to go up 42-6. With rushing yards coming at a premium, the Whippets
went to the air and saw the combo of Fuller and DuVal really light up. In the
4th quarter Fuller hit DuVal for a 19 yard TD and then Fuller hit Freshman TE
Gehrig Monday for the 2-point conversion.
The Whippets and Trojans then
traded TD's with Fuller hitting DuVal once again for a beautiful 42 yard score.
The 2 point combo of Fuller and Monday was again successful as the young TE
battled his way across the goal line. Turner capped the scoring with a late TD
making the final score 56-20.
Jimmy DuVal had an outstanding night as
the Junior caught 7 passes for 179 yards (a 25.6 yard/catch average) and 3
TD's. This coupled with last week's receiving performance at Jefferson has
DuVal ranked 4th in the state in receiving yards and tied for 1st in receiving
TD's. DuVal also had 7 carries for 26 rushing yards. Daniel Fuller was 13 for
24 through the air for 209 yards and 3 TD's. With a number of dropped balls,
that total could have been even more impressive. On the defensive side of the
ball, Senior LB Ernie Magana led the Whippets with 13 tackles. DuVal chipped in
with 10 tackles of his own. Freshman Will Leibbrand had an impressive
interception, his first of the young season and first for the Whippets on the
year. Sophomore Jose Villegas provided a spark on the kick return team with 3
returns for 72 yards, a 24 yard/return average. Daniel Fuller continued his
solid punting with 6 punts for 216 yards, a 36 yard average.
travels to McFarland next Friday for a game against the Spartans.
Whippets want to thank the WHS Booster Club for the great season kickoff and
also thank the many Whippet fans who came out and provided great home crowd
support for the team. As this young team continues to develop, the support of
Whippet Nation is very appreciated. The Whippets will continue to bring the
type of heart, determination, and growth mindset each and every week that was
seen last night. Go Dogs!
Game stats from by Matt Amundson
(Aug 25) The Whippet
soccer team traveled to Division 1 Janesville-Craig.
Hiqmet Dautit kicking the ball past two Craig defenders
and into the net for his first goal of the evening.
Michael Fernandez making one of his many saves during
the game.Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
Coach John Chenoweth: "Our varsity team was able to apply
some lessons learned from our earlier game this week and came out playing much
better fundamental soccer. It was a highly contested game throughout with a 0-0
tie going into the half. The Whippets played with a lot of confidence in our
short passing game and used strong communication to help play a much better
defensive game. Hiqmet Dauti turned in a strong performance in the second half
finding the back of the net twice for the only goals of the evening. Jameson
Hutchins also had a great night putting in some really strong rotations in the
defensive back line. And Michael Fernandez had another solid night in goal,
picking up the shutout along with seven saves.
We were also able to
schedule Junior Varsity and Junior Varsity 2 games against Janesville-Craig, so
all of our student-athletes, except a few with injuries, were able to get 60+
minutes of game time. Between the two JV games we picked up 7 goals with one
win and one tie. Particularly helpful for the season ahead, we were able to get
some good playing time on JV for several players that we will need to have
ready to go for varsity over the course of the season.
will be back out on the road next week for a couple of long bus trips to
Columbus and Watertown before our home opener on Tuesday, September 6th.
Please join us in supporting the Whippet Football program Friday night,
Aug. 26, in Perkins Stadium at UW-Whitewater. The soccer team will be cheering
the team on and running a 50/50 raffle.
Whitewater 2, Janesville-Craig
0; Whitewater 0 2 - 2 Janesville-Craig 0 0 - 0 - Second Half Scoring: Dauti, H.
(Aug 25) Whippet Football
program sends out a big thank you to UWW Head Coach Kevin Bullis and UWW for
allowing the Whippets to run their walk through Thursday practice at Perkins
The Whippets host Beloit Turner tomorrow night and would love
to see Perkins Stadium filled with Whippet fans!
As part of the walk through, Coach Bullis had the Whippet
Football team gather around the rock at Perkins Stadium and explained the
Warhawks' "Pound the Rock" tradition and meaning behind that tradition. Coach
Bullis explained only through hard work and a commitment to that hard work will
one find success in whatever life throws your way. Whether it is football,
school, or other life situations, instant gratification won't likely be found.
Rather a commitment to the process will help you find success.
UWW Coach Bullis had the Whippet Football team gather
around the rock, like the Warhawks do at the end of the message, and do the
"Pound the Rock" on breakdown!
Team work out on the field
(Aug 25) Campus policies
and state and federal guidelines require that University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
officials, not the police, handle sexual assault allegations.
issue of sexual assault is in the headlines after a former UW-L wrestling coach
filed a lawsuit last week against UW-Whitewater. Tim Fader, now the UW-Eau
Claire wrestling coach, claimed that when he was Whitewaters coach he was
retaliated against by administrators after he reported an allegation of sexual
assault to police instead of university officials.
For more on the article
by Nathan Hansen for the LaCrosse Tribune
(Aug 24) Former
wrestling coach Tim Fader says UW-Whitewater officials retaliated after he
reported sexual assault to police. For more on the story by Nico Savidge
- WI State Journal
||Tim Fader, UW-Eau Claire Wrestling Head Coach
(Aug 23) The Whitewater
Unified School District School Board unanimously approved on Monday its 2016-17
preliminary budget, which is projected to include a slight reduction in the tax
Jaeger commented on the preliminary budget. One of the
messages we shared when we were going around discussing the operational
referendum two years ago was that it would not have an impact on taxes, meaning
you would not see an increase in your taxes, he said. It is good to
deliver on that message for a second year in a row, with another projected
decrease in the tax levy. For more from the Board meeting from Chris
(Aug 22) Youth League
Bowlers Fall Program!
(Aug 19) Mark your
calendar now for the Annual Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser -
Sunday, Sep. 11th!
(Aug 17) The Whitewater
Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center will host its second annual "Artrageous
Birds" exhibit from September 1 to September 25. The gallery will be open to
all art and bird lovers from Noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. The
exhibit is free and open to the public at 402 West Main Street at the Cultural
Louise Fuerstenberg with her art from 2015
The exhibit features more than 55 art pieces by 19
artists who are eligible to win one of several awards: Award of Excellence I
($200), Award of Excellence II ($100), Award of Excellence III ($75), the
People's Choice Award ($50), and Honorable Mentions. Awards will be given at a
reception on Sunday, September 25 at 4 p.m.
Marilyn Fuerstenberg, Chair
of the exhibit and Whitewater Arts Alliance Board Member, said, "The Artrageous
Birds exhibit was created to help Whitewater promote its status as a Bird City.
I am so pleased with the turnout and quality of bird artwork."
of Whitewater gained its Wisconsin Bird City designation in 2014. The
Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is responsible for implementing and
fulfilling the requirements to maintain this designation.
Wisconsin mobilizes citizens and public officials who already know that birds
are more than beautiful - they are significant. A Bird City is a community
whose government educates its citizens about birds while implementing sound
conservation practices. Whitewater is one of them! Bird City Wisconsin
encourages its communities to address the decline of urban birds like the
Chimney Swift and Purple Martin, species that have declined in Wisconsin by
32.3% and 92.7%, respectively, over the last 40 years. They support our
community in our efforts to protect and manage green space, build and erect
nesting structures, landscape with native plants, reduce threats like
collisions, and generally make urban areas friendlier for breeding, wintering,
and migrating birds.
(Aug 14) The fall
semester move-in at The UWW is scheduled for Sunday, September 4th. This letter
is a reminder that during this time, all mobile and portable
signs are prohibited unless otherwise approved by the zoning
This restriction is due to the high volume of traffic the
city receives during move-in day. Restricting signage will not only help reduce
confusion for drivers but also improve safety for drivers and pedestrians. Only
temporary (mobile/portable) signs properly approved by the UWW and approved by
the City are authorized.
Thank you for your cooperation during this
time. If you have any questions please feel free to contact: Chris
Munz-Pritchard Neighborhood Services Director / City Planner / Zoning
Administrator, City of Whitewater 262-473-0143.
(Aug 14) Annual Jack
Hartmann Open - Sat. Sept 10th
(Aug 9) REMINDER
- Cultural Arts Center to Host one Show with Multiple Artists in August; Fiber
Art and Quilting Featured
Fiber art by the Whitewater Fiber Guild
and quilts by artist Kent Williams, of Madison, will be displayed at the
Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center at 402 West Main Street from
Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 28. The gallery will be open on
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be a reception, which is free and open to the
public, on the show's last day, Sunday August 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with
the artists attending.
"The texture, colors and forms of this
show will astound visitors as they enjoy a rich variety of fiber art and
quilts," said Linda Long, President of the Whitewater Arts Alliance.
The members of the Whitewater Fiber Guild will be putting on an exhibit
of fiber art with a variety of handmade and self-designed articles. Carna
Grover, President of the Whitewater Fiber Guild said, "The work we do with
fiber is extremely varied, such as we have members who do quilting, embroidery,
crocheting, knitting, twisting (with knotting and stitching), felting, various
types of weaving, spinning, hardanger, needlepoint, lace making, jewelry making
(held together by fiber), dying, sewing and /or tailoring, rug making etc.,
plus designing and making modern fiber art pieces."
The Guild has
decided to keep this exhibit strictly to items that are made whether wholly or
partly, of fiber.
One of Kent Williams' quilts "Oh
The other artist exhibiting, Kent Williams, will share a
retrospective of his 15-year career as an art quilter. Always on the lookout
for new ways of generating patterns, Williams has recently turned to the
computer, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create his designs.
But he remains best known for his pieced quilts, which consist of hundreds, if
not thousands, of individual pieces of fabric.
(July 10) Every child
deserves to have the supplies that are needed for school each year. But for
some families, providing them is a struggle. The Whitewater Arts Alliance Board
invites you to bring much needed school supplies to the Cultural Arts Center
(402 W Main) whenever you are coming to the building in July and August.
These supplies can be everything from crayons, rulers, scissors,
colored pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, backpacks. . . they need everything!
They will distribute them to the five schools in the Whitewater Unified School
District right before school starts. (Suggestion: Shopko has some amazing sales
on school supplies during August!)
The Board has also provided in the
past a small contingency fund for each school for children that might need help
with lunch money, a field trip, money to join an athletic team, etc. So if it
is easier for you to contribute this way, please just send a check payable to
Linda Long to 1560 W Wildwood Rd., Whitewater, WI 53190.
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES
SEPT. 11TH - Fire
Department and Police Departmant are sponsoring a fitness room fundraiser. They
are remodeling their fitness room and and require funds for new equipment.
Tickets will be available at City Hall, from any Police Departmant or Fire
Was posted (July 17)
(Aug 29) Leland "Jack" C. Jackson, age 81,of Whitewater, WI passed away on
Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Fort Memorial Hospital.
was born on May 2, 1935 in the Town of Koshkonong, WI, the son of Herbert and
Ethel (Gross) Jackson. He graduated in 1953 from the Whitewater High School. On
July 9, 1955 he married Shirley Kramer at St. John's Lutheran Church in
He was employed at General Motors in Janesville for 38
1/2 years until his retirement. Leland enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to
garage sales and auctions.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley;
brother-in-law: Gary Kramer, of Oregon; son-in-law: Tom Hoffman, of Whitewater,
and brother: Donald, of Edgerton.
Leland was preceded in death by his
parents: Herbert and Ethel Jackson, daughter: Connie; 2 sisters: Shirley and
Carol; and brother: Lyle.
A private family graveside service will be
held in the Union Cemetery in Jefferson, WI.
Those planning an
expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial in Leland's name to the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. or to the Alzheimer's Association
in Leland's name.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family