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(April 24) Freshman
McKennah Rupke, a 2013 graduate of Whitewater High School, daughter of Scott
and Dawn Rupke, was one of twenty-nine Alma College MI students -- 19 freshmen,
three sophomores and seven juniors -- who were recently awarded the President's
Cup. The students earned the honor by achieving the highest academic standing
in their respective classes at Alma.
The tradition of the
President's Cup was started in 1968 by Alma's ninth President, Robert D.
Swanson. Students earning the honor receive a certificate acknowledging their
achievement and have their name inscribed on the appropriate class (freshman,
sophomore or junior) President's Cup trophy. The trophies are kept on permanent
display in the Reid-Knox Administration Building on campus.
(April 24) The Whitewater
United Methodist Women's 39th Annual Spring Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction
will take place Wednesday, April 30th at First United Methodist Church, located
at 145 S. Prairie St. in Whitewater. Lunch, available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
will feature hot chicken salad, along with a variety of salads, breads/rolls,
milk, coffee and dessert.
Tickets can be purchased for $7 in
advance or $7.50 at the door. Children under 5 eat free. A take -out option is
available this year.
The Silent Auction will include a variety of items,
including certificates for local businesses, gift baskets, homemade food items,
and services - ranging from canoeing to weed pulling - provided by church
Proceeds from both the Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction support
mission work here and abroad.
For more information or to purchase tickets,
contact the Church Office at 262-473-2131.
(April 24) REMINDER
TONIGHT - Whitewater/Palmyra St. John's Lodge #57 Annual Roast Beef Dinner on
Thursday April 24, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Masonic Temple, 226 West Main Street.
Whitewater Members of St. John's Masonic Lodge of Whitewater are busy
preparing for their mouthwatering Roast Beef Dinner. They guarantee no one will
go away hungry. The Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 24th from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 226 West Main Street.
eat there and enjoy the company of friends or if you choose, you can order a
delicious takeout dinner. The dinner includes their hearty helpings of roast
beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls, coffee and milk. A variety of
luscious homemade cakes top off the dinner. Prices for the dinner are $10.00
for adults; $5.00 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Mason or at the door and
also Dale's Bootery. Parking is available on the west side of the lot adjacent
to the Temple and also in The First Citizens State Bank lots which are located
across the street.
Division III vs. Division II
(April 23) UW-Whitewater
to D-II? Not so fast UW-Whitewater Interim Director of Intercollegiate
Athletics Amy Edmonds put to bed any rumors that the Warhawks would make the
jump to Division-II, at least for the near future. For more on this Royal
Purple story by Paul Bressler
(April 23) Sophomore University of North Dakota and WHS Graduate shot put
thrower Molly Griep broke North Dakotas 24-year old school record in the
shot put on Tuesday night at Concordia Colleges Cobber Twilight.
For more on this effort
This link is
a courtesy from WHS Grad, Scott Schwab, from MN! Scott's daughter Allison is a
swimmer at UND.
(April 23) School Board
Special Meeting - Budget Study Session - The School Board and the District
Leadership Team reviewed the following:
2014-15 Budget Development Process
2014-15 Program and Staffing Proposals
The budget considerations for 2014-15 included reductions
due to lower enrollments and in a detailed initial Budget Review Presentation
it was noted that in addition to the District experiencing a trend of declining
enrollment, it is also anticipated that there will be a decrease in state aid
and also the Board will be dealing with health insurance cost containment.
The initial insurance renewal that was received was well
above the 8-9% targeted budget number. Rather than absorbing that in the budget
(taking a 25% renewal) and making programing reductions, plan design changes
are expected to be considered to meet the target number of an 8-9% renewal.
There is a compromise with the quality of the plan in order to maintain
programing for students. The Health budget amounts have been impacted by
a large ongoing claims and an unfavorable loss ratio that has worsened since
January. The large ongoing claims continue to leave a loss ratio far in excess
of the current premium paid. In January 2014 the loss ratio was at 130 % or for
every dollar paid to the plan they pay out $1.30. It is expected that the ratio
is now well above 130%.
Rae Anne Beaudry, Consultant from the Horton
Group, expects that the health plans being considered will be less competitive
when compared to other area School Districts. She had several recommendations
1. Triple choice options with variable deductibles including prescriptions. 2.
That the District consider a reduction and possible future elimination of the
payment for waiver of health insurance (Cash in Lieu) option. 3. District
consider reducing retiree length of time on the plan AND further that any
couple (who had both worked for the District) only get one opportunity for
health benefits; not retain the ability to stack these benefits. 4. District
have a continuing employee communication and education schedule and a time to
meet with Horton Group to discuss claim issues. A Board decision on this and
other Budget issues will be taken on April 28th meeting.
staff proposals were also presented for future consideration by the Board. The
proposed reductions are in areas where there are decreases in students and
making reductions by balancing class sizes, caseloads, or offerings while
continuing to maintain a consistent level of programs.
A detailed rationale and
impact of the following 16 items are explained
individually on the District web page and are only titled below to
give a summary listing to highlight the variety of the issues under
consideration. The rationale and impact should be read to fully understand why
the items were selected -
Each item is a
separate page and you will need to scroll down.
Elimination of a 2/3 section at LINCS (-1.0 FTE) Savings: $71,000 - Sample of
rationale and impact for Item #1
This is strictly an enrollment-driven reduction. We will be able to
eliminate a 2/3 section at LINCS through attrition and still maintain class
sizes at or near our target of 18 students.
Although this reduction is a result of attrition and class sizes will
remain within our targeted range, there is still an impact on LINCS. One of the
current 2/3 sections at LINCS will need to be split up and distributed amongst
the remaining sections. The current second grade students would have had a new
teacher as a result of the retirement, so the argument that they will not
benefit from the multi-age looping is irrelevant; however, they will be split
up from a peer group they had worked with the prior year. Also, rather than
having class sizes of 16, which is below our target mark, class sizes will
range between 18-19 students per section.
Other items each have a Rationale and Impact Staement
Item #2: Music Reconfiguration (-1.0 FTE) Savings: $72,000
#3-4: Elementary Physical Education Reduction (-0.25 FTE) Savings:
Item #5: Elementary Art Reduction (-0.50 FTE) Savings:
Item #6: Reconfiguration of Custodial Staffing Savings:
Item #7: Elementary Special Education Reduction (-0.50 FTE) Savings:
Item #8: Special Education Paraprofessional Reduction (FTE TBD)
Item #9: Middle School Health Reduction (-0.25 FTE)
Item #10: Increased 4K Costs ($25,000)
Item #11: Special
Education Transfer of Service (+1.0 FTE): ($75,000) Transfer of Service
Item #12: Addition of part-time Dean of Students (+0.50 FTE):
Item #13: Increase French Teacher (+0.20 FTE): ($11,000)
#14: Addition of part-time Math Interventionist (+0.50 FTE): ($33,000) Title I
Item #15: Reduce Capital Projects levy by $60,000: Transfer of
$60,000 from Fund 41 to Fund 10
Item #16: Decrease the Salary Addition
Election (SAE), payment in lieu of health insurance, to $3,500 Savings:
Issue notice of personnel non-renewal is scheduled for 29th April.
The Preliminary Budget will be published 1st August and the Annual Budget
Hearing is scheduled for August 25th.
(April 23) REMINDER - The
2nd Annual Whitewater Lioness Rummage and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday,
April 26th from 8:00 - 2:00. It will be held at the Lions' Clubhouse on Kettle
Moraine Dr. on Whitewater Lake. Lunch will be available.
(April 22) Open
House for Lori Heidenreich Sunday, May 4th 3:00 - 5:00 pm High School
Lori Heidenreich, High School Choir Director,
is retiring after 31 years of service to the Whitewater School District. She
has touched so many students and families over the years with her musical
talents and her extreme dedication. Please wish her well in retirement on May
Sponsored by the WUSD Music Parents. If you are willing to help or
donate a dessert, please e-mail Diane Dalzin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(April 22) Reunion - 25th
- save the date - WHS class of 1989 - To visit Class of 89 webpage click
on Save the Date announcement and to join the class Facebook
(April 22) Happy Earth
Day! April 22- Special thanks to all of these amazing kids, and their parents!
Their Mission was to clean up the City of Whitewater. They participated in a
garbage scavenger hunt organized by Cadette Girl Scout, Morgan Radaj.
(April 21) The
presentation by Marion Burrows on the Brooches of Madeleine Albright will still
take place on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m., but the location has changed to
Madeline Albright and two of her
brooches - (l) the golden snake pin she got after Saddam Hussein's cronies
called her a "serpent," and (r) Lady Liberty pin with two small clocks for the
eyes in opposing directions, enabling Madeleine to glance down at one clock and
her visitor to view the other clock.
Marion Burrows has generously offered to volunteer her
time to share her knowledge of the brooches as part of the Body Adornment
Exhibit taking place at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center
through April 27. All are welcome to attend the presentation by Marion.
Throughout recorded history, and maybe even before that, humans have sought to
adorn their bodies to exemplify beauty, power, ceremony and/or status. The
Whitewater Arts Alliance has recognized that human activity in a two-month show
on Body Adornment, which has featured free henna tattoos, presentations on the
history of tattoos, jewelry-making workshops, jewelry in the Victorian age, and
Throughout her diplomatic career, former Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright used pins to express her moods and opinions. Read My Pins:
The Madeleine Albright Collection, an exhibition featuring over 200 of her
brooches, opened in June 2010 at Smithsonian Castle. In an interview she was
asked: What does the collection say about you, Madeleine Albright? "I hope that
it says that I have a good sense of humor. Most of the pins are costume jewelry
and are supposed to be reflective of whatever issue were dealing with or
what Im feeling like on a given day or where Im going. But mostly
its fun. Its just a good way to get started." To read more:
(April 21) Studio 84 is
offering classes in theater and visual arts this summer. Start planning your
summer now. Classes are open to a variety of ages and abilities.
Theater classes will be July 21-25 with a morning class
for ages 5-10 and an afternoon class for ages 11-17.
Visual arts classes
will be held in two sessions. Session I is June 16 - July 7 and Session II is
July 14 - August 1. All the visual arts classes are accepting ages 4th grade
thru adult and are designed to accommodate the beginner to the advanced artist.
Classes are in puppet making, drawing, painting out doors and book making.
Registration is now open and will continue until classes are full. Details
and registration forms on all classes are online at
(April 21) Fort Community
Credit Union (FCCU) will be holding three Community Shred Events that will be
free and open to the public.
The first event will be held at their
Jefferson Branch located at 100 North Main Street on Saturday, April 26th from
The second will be held at their Main Fort Atkinson Branch located
at 800 Madison Avenue on Saturday, May 3rd from 9-11am.
The final Community
Shred Event will be held at their Whitewater Branch located at 203 East
Milwaukee Street on Saturday, May 10th from 9-11am.
Take advantage of this
free opportunity to shred your confidential documents to make sure that they
don't end up in the wrong hands.
(April 21) Earlier last
week, residents of Fairhaven Senior Services in Whitewater were treated to a
re-creation of the supper served aboard the Titanic on the fateful evening of
its sinking. Working from a copy of that evenings original menu,
Chef Lloyd Brehm faithfully prepared a 5 course meal that included such entrees
as Oysters a la Russe, fresh Atlantic salmon poached in wine with a lemon
butter sauce, petit tenderloin topped with foie gras, artichoke hearts and
black truffle oil and roast duckling breast with an apple liqueur glaze. Cream
of barley soup and various side dishes accompanied the entrees along with a
dessert of Waldorf Pudding and chocolate éclairs with French vanilla
bean ice cream. The meal served aboard the Titanic that night included a total
of 10 courses.
A 2-day DNR
Boater's Safety class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18
from 8am-noon at the Whitewater Town Hall (W8590 Willis Ray Road, Whitewater) .
This training is open to anyone (not just town residents) at a cost
of $10 per person. Wisconsin law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989
must have a boater's safety license in order to operate a boat. This class is a
good refresher for all ages and parents are encouraged to sign up along with
their children. Space is limited. Register online at
(April 17) Chamber of
Commerce welcomes three new members receiving a plant, membership plaque and a
ribbon cutting event.
1139 W Main St
Buffet and adjacent to BicycleWise Sports and Fitness)
cut! Chamber reps welcomed InStyle Consignment.
Chamber Board Members Kim Brotz
First Citizens State Bank: Denise Derry, Good Morning Advertiser; Co-owners
Katie Reynolds-Oezer and husband Ryan Oezer; Board member, Kim Scharine, GMA
Printing and Chamber Director Marie Koch.
Easy cut! Chamber reps welcomed
InStyle Consignment, 1139 W Main St
(behind Beijing Buffet and adjacent to BicycleWise Sports and
Brand Name New and Used Children's size 4-18, Juniors, Women
and Women Plus Size Clothing and Accessories. Excellent Quality! They are
consigning New and Excellent Used Brand Name Children's size 4-18 (no 4T or
5T), Juniors, Women and Plus size Clothing up to 3X/24W and Accessories! Their
woman's department is geared to the Teen, 20 and 30 something. Miss Me, Coach,
Kate Spade, Michaek Kors are just some of the higher end item they have! Save
$$ while being InStyle! For more information check out Facebook
177 W. Main Street
cut! Chamber reps welcomed ARANDA-be-Unique
Chamber Board Members Kim Brotz
First Citizens State Bank: Denise Derry, Good Morning Advertiser; and the
Aranda Family - Tony, Marta, Jennelle Rossbach, and look who is peeking at the
ribbon cutting, 4 year old Marijose, Lourdes Aranda; Marissa Aranda; Board
member, Kim Scharine, GMA Printing and Chamber Director Marie Koch.
ARANDA-be-Unique, 177 W. Main
Street, is a family-owned clothing store established on November 9th, 2013, in
downtown Whitewater. ARANDA offers the latest trends in sizes ranging from
XS-3XL. The downtown store provides... a great selection of footwear, dresses,
business wear, and casual wear, as well as outfits for those special occasions.
ARANDA also offers a variety of accessories including jewelry, scarves, belts,
purses, and hats. The quality merchandise and reasonable prices that the store
has to offer guarantees customer satisfaction. Due to customer support and
feedback, the store will soon be offering men's clothing. For more information
check out Facebook
Touched by a Paw
- Cat Rescue
182 W. Main Street
cut! Chamber reps welcomed Touched by a Paw - Cat Rescue
Chamber Board Members Kim Brotz
First Citizens State Bank: Denise Derry, Good Morning Advertiser; Kabuki the
kitten and no large sciccors; Janna Burhop, President, Touched By A Paw, Inc.;
Board member, Kim Scharine, GMA Printing and Chamber Director Marie Koch.
Touched By A Paw, Inc, is a
non-profit organization dedicated to the care and sheltering of stray,
neglected or abused cats. It is run entirely by volunteers, and subsists only
on donations. They receive no government help or funding. Touched By A Paw is
open Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, or by appointment. Touched By A Paw,
has a No-Kill policy. Touched By A Paw began in 1998 in a room behind
Reflections of the Past, a vintage clothing boutique. Reflections of the Past
is owned and run by Janna Burhop, President, Touched By A Paw, Inc. For more
(April 16) When Pigs Fly
and Apothecary Design will be teaming up Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26,
for the Vintage Shop Hop. 180 shops in southern WI and northern IL will be
participating in this event. Many shops will have in store specials, give aways
and sweet treats to eat. For more information check us out on Facebook
(April16) From Jean Mills
and Blake Scharine Co-Chairpersons - Whitewater 4th of July Committee"We
thought with this weather still acting like winter, it might be fun to talk
about the Whitewater 4th of July. The theme of this year's Festival is "Flying
High Over The 4th of July". We are honoring all aviators from all branches of
This will be the 7th Annual Whippet Mile, 30th Annual Car
Show. We are very excited about this year's Parade, we have contracted the
"Jersey Surf" Drum and Bugle Corps from New Jersey to march in this year's
Parade at 150 strong. We will also have about 30 members from the UW Madison
Marching Band with us in the Parade. We are bringing back the kids " Pedal
Pull" that was such a great success. This year's Miss Whitewater Pageant will
have a 50's theme. One of the highlights of this year's Festival will be a band
that we have hired called "Madison Rising" they will be playing on July 5th.
They have been called "America's most patriotic rock band" they are coming from
Colorado. We are getting really excited to celebrate this year's Whitewater 4th
of July. As always you can see updates ."
(April 16) It's Time to
Get Ready for the TRIATHLON season!
Sunday, April 27th - UW-Whitewater, Williams Center pool
Child race: 2pm
Do it on your own or as part of a relay
Adult Distance Race
(Raptor): 1000 yard indoor swim, 26 mile country road bike, 6 mile run
Adult Sprint Race: 500 yard indoor swim, 13
mile country road bike, 3 mile run
200 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
All participants are
automatically entered into a drawing to win a $200 gift certificate to
BicycleWise. There are lots of other fun prizes, too.
Register by this Sunday, to guarantee a shirt and get
a pre-assigned wave. On-site registration will be available. Raptor
racers will start first.
Call or text Cheri at 608-449-5150 or e-mail her at
(April 14) Congratulations to WHS students Ryan Anderson and Sara Foucault who
were randomly selected to represent WHS in the drawing for a car as a result of
their participation in Operation Click. The drawing takes place at a
Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon on April 25 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan.
During a mid-day class two WHS students were
summoned out of class to meet with the WHS Assistant Principal Joe Lynch
initially with an issue that required the presence of their parents that turned
into congratulations for their selection to draw for a winning key for a car.
Ryan Anderson and Sara Foucault were totally surprised and somewhat taken aback
by their selection.
Students who practice safe driving all of the time
increase their odds for winning the car, which is being donated by Kunes
Country Auto Group in Delavan. Operation Click started in Crystal Lake, Ill.'s
three high schools in 1998. This is the third year for the program in Walworth
The seven area schools participating in Operation Click are: -
Badger High School. - Delavan-Darien - Big Foot - Elkhorn Area - Whitewater -
East Troy - Catholic Central, Burlington, in Racine County, but where a number
of Walworth County students attend. Approximately 14 or less students will be
given a key and one of them who starts the car wins the car.
is focused on reducing teen fatalities and injuries from motor vehicle crashes
by developing safe driving habits through education and positive reinforcement.
But the program goes beyond just buckling up. Students sign contracts
committing them to constantly practice safe driving habits. Volunteer observers
stationed regularly at the entrance and exits of school parking lots will
monitor student drivers as they enter or leave school grounds. Schools where 94
to 95 percent or more of the students are complying with the seatbelt rules,
two student contacts will be pulled, and they will be eligible for the car.
Anyone practicing unsafe driving habits, such as not wearing a seatbelt or
texting while driving, is disqualified after two offenses.
Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) organization supports the Operation
Click program. It promotes safe driving habits through positive reinforcement
and prizes rather than punishments. Students have to sign a contract stating
they will drive safely and they have the opportunity to win a VIP parking spot,
gift/gas cards and even a car!
The Wisconsin AAA Motor Club is also
involved, giving $2,000 to each school. That $2,000 can be used to buy
T-shirts, candy, posters, anything to promote the program. A WHS Studnet has
won a car in the previous two years, Alyssa Skindingsrude and Brooke Trewyn.
Hopeful Deb Anderson with son Ryan and husband
David and Assistant Principal Joe Lynch
Deb, Ryan and David joined with SADD students
Alex Cady, Chelsea Niemuth, Emily Markham and Erika Levine.
Assistant Principal Joe Lynch with Sara Foucault
and her mother Gina.
SADD members joined Sara, Emily Markham,
(April 8) The Whippet
Athletic Booster Club Auction is coming up on April 26th at 6:00 at the
American Legion in Whitewater.
It's held every two years and is a GREAT event. Tickets
are only $10 to get in and that gets you free food and beverage all night. So
even if you don't bid on anything, it's a great time with money going to a
great cause - Whippet Athletics!! So again, below are the details. Please pass
this on to anyone that might be interested. Anyone and Everyone is welcome!
It's seriously a great and FUN event. If there are questions or if people want
to buy tickets, please contact Jeff Behrens, Whitewater Athletic Director or
any other Booster Club Board member: Dave Schumacher, Julie Caldwell, Deb Nast,
Therese Kennedy, Beth Chase, Tammie Lohff, Mary Kilar, Lisa Griep, Karen
Kachel, Jan Gorsuch, Scott Trewyn, Shane Zahn and Dave Reynolds.
Whippet Booster Club Auction
When: Saturday April 26th, 2014
American Legion in Whitewater Time: 6:00
Cost: $10 - free food and beverage
(April 8) TENTH ANNUAL
CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE PLANNED FOR WHITEWATER! SPRING IS HERE?
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist
Club, in cooperation with the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a
City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Registrations are now being accepted. All proceeds from this event help fund
activities to support youth programs throughout the year. Last year saw nearly
60 families benefit by having their rummage sale on the same day. More sales
draw more people and that means more items you don't have to store anymore!
The cost to participants will be $10 per household, which guarantees
each seller a spot on the master rummage sale locator list, a sign for their
yard, and a brief, 10-word description of the most attractive items available
Interested participants may reserve a spot now by picking up
a registration form at the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce, Irvin L. Young
Library, the First Citizens State Bank, Commercial Bank, Fort Atkinson
Community Credit Union, the Sweet Spot Coffee Shoppe and the Westsider Citgo
Station. Registration forms are also available
on-line . You may mail your
name, address, phone number, $10 fee, and description to: C. Miller, 1601
Turtle Mound Circle, Whitewater, 53190. Checks should be made payable to
UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club.
Persons who wish to extend their
sale either by starting on Friday, May 16 and/or through Sunday, May 18th,
should indicate that on their registration form. There is no additional fee and
the extra days are "on your own." Two and three-day sales will be highlighted
on the locator list with an asterisk.
In addition to great rummage
opportunities city-wide, shoppers are also invited to browse area merchants for
spring merchandise sales.
The final deadline for
rummage sale registration is May 9. This guarantees participants a spot
on the rummage sale locator list. Those lists will be available for pick up at
the businesses listed above beginning May 14, as well as at the Sweet Spot
Coffee Shoppe, 226 Whitewater Street on May 17th from 7-11am or until the
locator lists are gone.
For further information or questions, phone
262-473-4904 between the hours of 5pm to 9pm.
(April 24) A four-run
seventh inning for the Whippets led to a 9-5 Rock Valley Conference crossover
win over Palmyra-Eagle. For more on the game by Paul Schaum, Daily
Jefferson County Union,
Bailey Meyer with a hit which resulted in a run batted
Brady Swanson making a put-out of a Palmyra runner at
2nd. Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
(April 24) The track and
field teams traveled to East Troy on Tuesday to take on the Trojans.
Keagen Stonewerth tied the school record in the pole
vault with a jump of 13-9. File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka
The boys came away with a 75-71 victory, while the girls
fell 95-51. The highlight of the night was Keagen Stonewerth tieing the school
record in the pole vault with a jump of 13-9. Xhonatan Shahollari had a nice
day in the triple jump, winning the event with a jump of 36-9.5 Other event
winners for the boys were James Ehlen, Brett Harms, Brad Stoll and Joe Bullis.
The 4x1, 4x4, and 4x8 relays were also all victorious.
On the girls
side, it was great to see Sarah Ziolkowski get back on the track. She competed
for the first time this season, coming off an injury and was a member of the
winning 4x8 relay team. Dani Dolan joined her on that relay. She also won the
400 and 200. Lindsay Chase took the shot put and Liz Mielke took the 800m.
Kelly O'Hara ran a great 100m race, getting beat at the finish by only 0.1
Saturday is the Randy Lyon Memorial held at WHS, honoring
former Whippet Randy Lyon. The meet begins at 10 am. (Coach John Houwers)
(April 22) Girls' Soccer
Team - Whippets defeat Evansville, improve to 4-1
Megan Reynolds hits a penalty kick which becomes the
Whippets' first goal when the Evansville
goalee lets the ball go through
Holly Hough with one of her power kicks toward the
Evansville net.Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
On Monday the Whippets traveled to conference rival
Evansville and defeated the Blue Devils 1-0, improving their conference record
to 3-1-0. Whitewater's lone goal came in the 28th minute off a direct kick by
Megan Reynolds. Reynolds took the kick, the result of an Evansville hand ball,
10 yards outside the penalty box placing the ball over the keeper's reach in to
the back of the net. Throughout the game Whitewater's defense adopted a bend
but not break approach to Evansville's aggressive offense. The entire defense
unit comprised of Erin McManaway, Abby Ramirez, Stephanie Brown, Erika Levine
and Rebekah Schumacher played an outstanding game.
"All in all the entire
team played a complete game and withstood Evansville's aggressive play,"
commented Coach Dauti. "Our team defense was excellent, the midfielders played
well and our forwards had some outstanding runs to the goal."
improves to 4-1-0 and resumes play on Thursday, hosting McFarland at 4:45 and
6:45. JV lost to Evansville 6-1 with Cristina Rodriguez scoring the Whippets
(April 22) Baseball - The
Whippets were edged by the McFarland Spartans by a score of 3-2. After a
rough first inning that saw three runs cross the plate, Tyler Hill threw 4
scoreless frames to keep the dogs within striking distance. The Whippets were
able to plate two runs in the second, but that's as close as it would get. We
were right there in position to come back and take the game. I like the way we
battled the whole game, it just wasn't quite enough today. (Coach
(April 21) WHIPPET
SOFTBALL TEAM DROPS TWO GAMES TO STATE-RANKED McFARLAND
Michaela Schumacher was 2x3, with a single and a
doublePicture by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka
The Whitewater Whippet softball team dropped two games
last week to McFarland, a team currently ranked #9 in the state in Division
Wednesday's home game saw temperatures in the low 30's and strong,
gusting winds - not the type of weather favored by coaches or players. Amid
these conditions, Whitewater fell to the Spartans, 11-0.
out there were brutal," Whippet Coach Dan Dowden said, "but our girls never
gave up. They just kept fighting."
Michaela Schumacher pitched four
innings, giving up 11 runs (eight earned), struck out three and walked three.
Izzy Zahn pitched the fifth and final inning, giving up one hit.
Offensively, the Whippets got singles from Lauern Lohff, Emilie Kachel and
The next day, the Whippets traveled to McFarland to again
face the Spartans. Though they lost 11-1, the Whippet defense was able to hold
McFarland to five runs spread over the first five innings, only three of them
Michaela Schumacher went the distance for Whitewater, giving up
11 runs, walking six and striking out six. At the plate, Schumacher was 2x3,
with a single and a double. Lauren Lohff and Hannah Tuinstra each added a
single to complete Whitewater's hitting efforts.
"We're getting better each
game," Dowden said. "We just need to continue to work hard and the wins will
come," he concluded.
The Whippets will be away both Tuesday and Thursday
this week. On Tuesday, they travel to Palmyra for a 4:45 p.m. game. On
Thursday, they'll play in Edgerton, also at 4:45 p.m. -- (Coach Dowden)
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
Photographer covering Whippet Sports -
Thanks Bob for doing this service for our
students, families and also for access by the Banner.
Maps to Rock Valley Sites
(April 9) Solid pitching combined with timely hitting aided the Warhawks to a
doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe
UW-Oshkosh at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium in Whitewater Wednesday.
Mikole Pierce (above) and Mike Mierow led the Warhawks
with six hits in the doubleheader.
Mike Mierow added two runs and four RBIs
while Mikole Pierce chipped in four runs and six RBIs.
Picture by Alex
Sagger - UWW Athletic Office
The Warhawks won game one 12-6 and game two
15-2 in seven innings. Game two was shortened by the WIAC rule stating that a
game is to be stopped if one team is 10 or more runs ahead of its opponent
after seven or more innings of play. The sweep pushes the Warhawks to 15-3
overall and 3-1 in WIAC action. The Titans fall to 10-8 and 3-5.
(April 9) The Warhawk
softball team topped UW-Stevens Point in shutout fashion Wednesday afternoon.
Kelynn Sporer got it done on both sides of the ball
Wednesday. She led UW-W at the plate going 2-for-2 in the batter's box with
four RBI and a walk. The righthander also picked up the win on the mound
pitching allowing just two hits in five innings while striking out one.
Picture by Angela Kelm UWW Athletic Office
UWW opened with a 10-0 win in five innings and defeated
the Pointers 5-0 in the second game of the twinbill. The Warhawks improve to
16-3 this season and 3-1 in the WIAC. UW-SP falls to 10-15 overall and 1-7 in
(April 24) Dean Dalton Hefner, 3 day old infant son of Harmony Biskupski and Tim
Hefner, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at St. Mary's
Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dean was born on April 17, 2014.
Surviving are: His Parents: Harmony (Tim Hefner) Biskupski, Whitewater, WI,
Brother: Eean Hefner, Sister: Breanna Hefner, Grandmothers: Sandy Hallin and
Kim Crouch, Grandfather: Roger Biskupski, and Great-grandmother: Betty Adler.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2-4PM on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at
the Nitardy Funeral home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to
the Dean Dalton Hefner Memorial Fund established at First Citiizens State Bank
in Whitewater, WI.
Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the
(April 23) Clara D. Grenzow, 99, formerly of Elkhorn, and East Troy, WI, died
Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Fairhaven of Whitewater, WI.
born Aug. 15, 1914, in Switzerland. She was the daughter of the late Conrad and
Anna (Schmid) Diem. She was united in marriage to William S. Grenzow on Nov.
26, 1941, in Dubuque, IA. Bill died Oct. 11, 1985. Clara was an avid bowler who
bowled in league bowling into her early 90's. She was a member of the Walworth
County Homemakers and active with her church. Clara was a devoted homemaker and
loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
survived by her five children: William (Dawn) Grenzow of Whitewater, WI,
Margaret (John) Clark of Milton, WI, Ellen (William) Kiekhaefer of New
Holstein, WI, Robert (Karen) Grenzow of Sumas, WA, and Shari (Tom) Mauer of
Kie,l WI; five grandchildren: Gary and John Clark, Tara Luers, Tyler and Amanda
Grenzow; seven great-grandchildren: Patrick and Riley Clark, Ori and Charlie
Henriksen, Caiden Luers, Chloe Grenzow and Isabella Blank.
preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, William; a sister Anna LaBril;
and two brothers, Conrad and John Diem.
Memorial service will be held at 4
p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME
AND CREMATORY, 730 N. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI, with Rev. Michael Obinger
officiating. Inurnment will be at White Oak Cemetery in the Town of LaFayette,
WI. Visitation will be at the FUNERAL HOME Saturday from 3 p.m. until time of
Haase-Lockwood Funeral Home is assisting the family
(April 23) Janice Mae Ulik Schade of Whitewater, was born to this world Dec. 4,
1934; and born to Eternal Life April 11, 2014.
Preceded in death by
parents, Chester Ulik and Loretta (Martha Bunke) Schade; and sweetheart,
Ronnie, Janice was the sweet cousin of Merrilee Bailey of Michigan, and dear
penpal of Rita, Marian, Pat, and Arlene.
But, very importantly, Janice was
LOVED, and will be greatly missed, by her kitties! Janice went everywhere
surrounded in a cloud of cat hair, smudged with a little cat food, and told
funny stories of her cats antics!
If Janice were to say just one more
thing, it would be Thank you to the kind people who stepped forward
in recent years with their assistance; unconditional love, hugs, and smiles;
and to those who made her feel valued, and her life worthwhile.
memorial service will be held at ROCK PRAIRIE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 8605 E.
County Road A, Janesville, WI, on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, at 10 a.m.
(April 20) Helen Ruth Parks (October 11, 1925 - April 15, 2014)
Helen Ruth Lowry Parks was born October 11, 1925, in Augusta,
Wisconsin, to Mary Praunseiss and Frank Lowry (Lavrih). She was the third of
four children. She died April 15, 2014, in DeForest, Wisconsin, in the presence
of her husband of nearly 62 years.
Helen was the wife of Gordon Elliott
Parks and the mother of Danny (deceased infant), Alan (Jean), Frank, Katie (the
late Tony Spragg), Elizabeth (Willard Hanson), Christopher (special friend,
Caroline), Howard (Fran), and Matthew (Linda). She was the grandmother of David
(Holly), Jeffrey (fiancé, Grace), Daniel (Annika), Aaron, Sam, Sarah,
Abigail, Katherine, Charles, Anna, and Jessica, and the great-grandmother of
Tyler, Josh, and Lia. She was the sister-in-law of Etta Johnson and Evelyn
Weidinger, and the aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her first child, Danny, her parents, her
brother and two sisters, and a son-in-law, Tony Spragg.
the public schools of Augusta and the Milwaukee County Hospital School of
Nursing. After her graduation, April 30, 1947, she worked at Veterans
Administration hospitals in Milwaukee and then at Tomah, where she met her
future husband, who was on duty at Fort McCoy. They were married May 10, 1952,
in the Post Chapel of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. During her marriage, Helen worked at
a number of hospitals and nursing homes. She was also on the staff of the
Student Health Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She gave up
nursing in her later years, fearing she could no longer meet her professional
Helen loved nursing, coffee, babies, opera, big holiday
meals, pussy willows, musical performances by family members, baking, travel,
birds, the Winter Olympics, Halloween treats, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and
her family. She enjoyed cycling and exercycling. She was a member of the League
of Women Voters, an election clerk, and a regular voter. She supported and
enjoyed public radio and television, especially musical and dance programs. She
loved to dance herself, and insisted that her husband learn to polka, waltz,
Baptized and confirmed in the Roman Catholic faith as a
child, Helen attended mass regularly wherever she lived. For forty-eight of her
last forty-nine years she was a parishioner of St. Patrick Roman Catholic
Church in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Recently she has attended St. Olafs in
After visitation with the family at 2 p.m., a funeral mass
will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at St. Olaf Catholic Church,
celebration of Helens life is planned for May, in Whitewater.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Nature
Conservancy, Helens favorite secular charity.
family - Ryan and Joyce Ryan Funeral Home