"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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UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County
Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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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
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Lincoln Inquiry Charter School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
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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 Country Club
City 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
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Christus Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church
CrossPointe Community Church
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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

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

Whitewater Chamber of Commerce - SEEKING: Social Media/Marketing & Administrative Assistant Hours per week: 10+ Hours/ M-F, some evening & weekend hours during events Paid Internship - University students are encouraged to apply. Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or similar majors preferred.Send resume and cover letter to Marie Koch, Executive Director Email: info@whitewaterchamber.com
Discover Whitewater 150 W. Main St Whitewater WI, 53190

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.

Part time work at Winchester Hardware - includes weekends - APPLY INPERSON

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
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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.

Kate Riemer

Catherine Yang

Allison Heckert

Pictures 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."

Day One 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).

Bracket Play Randolph: Lose 0-2 (23-25, 12-25)

Statistical Leaders -
Aces: Anna Riemer=19
Kills: Lorynn Hollingshead=32, Kate Riemer=31
Blocks: Miranda Reynolds=7, Lorynn Hollingshead=6
Assists: Anna Riemer=41
Digs: 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 Ruesch.

Thursday, September 1, 6:00pm - Landmarks Commission Meeting at Municipal Building, City Manager’s 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 attendees

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 running.

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 18:30.

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
•Whitewater Unified School District’s Family Emergency Fund

After a dinner reception following the golf outing, this year’s 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 Principal.

Diana Callope, on behalf of her husband, Aurelio, receives award from Nathan Jaeger, District Business Manager.

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 Manager.

Lisa Otterbacher, Whitewater Chief of Police, receives award from David Brokopp, Lakeview Elementary Principal.

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 include:
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).

I am very excited about this season. I think the girls are going to do very well as the season progresses."

(Aug 27) Main Street Event - The Art of the Dinner Party!

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(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 Ganser)

(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 Ganser)

(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 yards.

Jimmy DuVal caught 7 passes for 179 yards and 3 touchdowns

Pictures 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.

The 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.

Whitewater travels to McFarland next Friday for a game against the Spartans.

The 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.

The Whippets 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. (x2)

(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 Stadium.

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.
The 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 Whitewater’s 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 levy.
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 Welch, dailyunion.com .

(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 Arts Center.

Louise Fuerstenberg with her art from 2015 show

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."

The City 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.

Bird City 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 administrator.

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 Gee"

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.


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 Department member.

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(Aug 29) Leland "Jack" C. Jackson, age 81,of Whitewater, WI passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Fort Memorial Hospital.

Leland 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 Jefferson, WI.

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


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