A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
Daily Jefferson County Union
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Today (Janesville Gazette)
Wisconsin State Journal
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW -
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Jefferson County Living/
Urban Forestry Committee
CITY - 2017 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
TOWNSHIP - 2017 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
District Adminstrator's Twitter
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Community Development Authority
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus
UWW Young Auditorium
Whitewater Police Department Face Book
Whitewater Country Club
Whitewater Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters
Assembly of God
For Area Jewish community - Beloit
Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
First Citizens Bank
University of WI Credit Union
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would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to
request a posting, thanks!
Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July
Kiwanis Breakfast Club - Facebook/
Pig in the Park - Event
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for
VFW Post 5470
will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street
the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Youth Soccer Club
Christian Science Monitor
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
WHS Whippets Facebook
Help Wanted - General Laborer
The Town of Whitewater is hiring a seasonal, part-time person to perform lawn
mowing, street maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties. Flexible 20
hours per week. Must be 18 with a valid driver's license. CDL beneficial but
not required. Pay is $12 per hour. Application is available at
www.townofwhitewater.org, at Town Hall, W8590 Willis Ray Road, or call
262-473-4639. Application deadline is March 31.
Registered Nurses (RN)Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Licensed Practical
Nurses (LPN) Laundry, Dietary and Activities Aides at Atrium
Post Acute Care of Williams Bay 146 Clover St Williams Bay WI,
Balance Massage and Wellness Massage Therapist wanted: 3 Days a week and
1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 Or stop
in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.
Bellezza Hair Design
& Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email
inquiries and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Precision Machining LLC
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
(Feb 21) Tonight - City Market at
Cravath Lakefront Building Tuesday 4-6pm
(Feb 20) SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION -
FEBRUARY 21, 2017 - for the State Superintendent of Education. On the
statewide are open 7am-8pm. City voters at Downtown
(Feb 20) The president of Blue
Dragon LLC will be on hand as Wisconsin Makers debuts its new four-color
production 3-D printer during a grand opening celebration Saturday, Feb.
Brandon Davis, CEO and president of Blue Dragon LLC, Las
Vegas, will speak at the event, which takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the
regional makerspace in Whitewater.
"We are honored that Mr. Davis will
be attending our grand opening," said Wisconsin Makers Board of Directors
President Doug Grall. "Blue Dragon's state-of-the-art Firepoint 3-D printer is
an exciting addition to our space. It will allow makers to take their ideas
from prototype to finished product with ease."
The afternoon will
feature self-guided tours of the makerspace and mini-demonstrations by members
showcasing projects they have created.
A general welcome is set for
noon, with Blue Dragon's Davis speaking about the new four-color 3-D printer at
2 p.m. At 3 p.m., FIRST Robotics Team 6574, co-sponsored by Wisconsin Makers,
will make a presentation on preparing for its first competition.
Wisconsin Makers is a nonprofit regional makerspace with an educational
mission. It has machining, welding/fabrication, electronics, 3-D printing,
laser engraving, electronics, blacksmithing and woodworking shops. It also
offers ceramics, pottery, metal art, quilting, fabric arts, matting/framing and
"We now truly are a turnkey makerspace for residents of
Jefferson, Walworth and Rock counties," said Grall. "During the past year, we
have doubled our equipment inventory. The machinery is online and materials are
waiting; all we need is you."
Wisconsin Makers is located at 200 E.
Clay St., across the street from the American Legion. For more information,
visit web page or its Facebook page
(Feb 19) Irvin L. Young Memorial
Library's Programs for the week.
Winter Reading Program Monday,
January 16th-Friday, February 24th Please note that the final day of the
Winter Reading Program is this Friday, February 24th at 5:00 p.m.
Block Engineering Club Tuesday, February 21st 4:00-5:00
p.m. Students are provided LEGOs and the opportunity to test their
engineering skills and creativity at this monthly building club. Each session
will have its own theme though participants may build what they choose. Each
student's creation is placed on display in the children's section until the
next meeting. Open to children ages 4-12. No registration is required.
Reading with Rover Saturday, February 25th
10:30-11:30 a.m. Reading is always more fun with a four-legged friend.
Participants of all ages are invited to stop in and read with one of the
certified therapy dogs. No registration is required.
Rhyme Time Ages 0-3 years Tuesday, February 21st 9:30-10:30
a.m. Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity
to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class
period is followed by a play time.
Readers Ages 3-5 years Thursday, February 23rd 9:30-10:30 a.m. Growing
Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes,
stories, and play. Each session includes picture books, movement activities,
and nursery rhymes. Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or
activities and a play time. Please register on the Children's Page of the
Library website .
Drop In & Play Ages 0-5 years Wednesday, February 22nd
9:30-11:30 a.m. Make friends and learn through play at the Irvin L.
Young Memorial Library's Drop-in & Play program! Children between the ages
of birth to five are invited to the library Wednesday mornings any time between
9:30-11:30 a.m. Toys, activities, and books will be made available. No
registration is required. The librarian will not be present.
Please note that this is the last Drop In & Play
meeting for the year.
(Feb 18) REMINDER - Whitewater High
School Players production of "Afraid of the Dark"
Rehearsals are underway for the Whitewater High
School Players production of "Afraid of the Dark," James Reach's outrageously
funny and fast-paced story of Chauncey Stone and his bride, Lillums, honeymoon
adventures at Chauncey's Aunt Alberta's deserted country mansion. Chauncey and
Lillums are in the sitting room when all the lights go out plunging them into
darkness-and Chauncey has always been afraid of the dark.
created by Michael Hilliger, one of the actors in the play who is also a
talented artist and cartoonist.
(Picture courtesy of Tom
The cast for "Afraid of the Dark," under the
direction of Jim McCulloch; (Front L-R) Weston Lema, Michael Hilliger, Gwen
Smith (Student Director), Nicole Sedmak
(Middle L-R) Allisan Barrett, Andra
Mathews. Haley Dieter, Jimmy King
(Back L-R) Caty Strait, Jeremy Hoesly,
Gianna Creanza, Remi Van Darle, Alec Holt, Mitch Dalzin and Cally Julson
Show times are 7:30 p.m., Thursday
through Saturday, Feb. 23-25, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. Reserved seat
tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and can be
reserved by calling (262) 472-8178 or purchased at the box office one hour
before the performance.
Beginning about 30 minutes before each
performance, photos of the three prior WHS spring plays ("Almost Maine," "Play
On!" and "The Crucible") will be shown in the auditorium.
(Feb 18) REMINDER - Whitewater
Music Parents Association Proudly Presents the University of Wisconsin Varsity
Band Featuring Director Mike Leckrone; Badger Band Fundraiser to Benefit Music
Programs in Whitewater Schools - Saturday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. WHS Gym .
Badger Band lovers have a unique opportunity to enjoy the
famed University of Wisconsin Varsity Band-featuring Director Mike Leckrone-up
close and personal when the Band takes over the Whitewater High School
gymnasium on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. This is a rare chance for
a front-row seat to the best that the Badger Band has to offer, as they perform
their "run out" show in preparation for their spring concert at the Kohl
Center. Proceeds from the Badger Band concert will benefit Whitewater
elementary, middle, and high school music programs.
chair of the event and fundraising co-chair of the Whitewater Music Parents
Association, said, "Don't miss this high-energy show, with favorites from the
band's spring concert at the Kohl Center-such as "The Sounds of Simon," "Les
Miserables," and "Frank Sinatra"-and the celebrated Fifth Quarter! If you know
and love the Badger Band, if you support music in Whitewater schools, and if
you are looking for a fun multigenerational family event on a cold Saturday
afternoon-this event is for you."
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at
the door, and those age 5 and under are free. Group tickets of 10 for $75 are
available until Feb. 17. Tickets can be purchased from Jan. 23 through March 3
at Commercial Bank (downtown location), First Citizens State Bank (downtown
location), the SweetSpot Café, the SweetSpot Bakehouse, and the
Whitewater High School office. For more information and to order tickets by
mail please email email@example.com.
The show takes place Saturday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the
Whitewater High School, 534 S. Elizabeth Street, and the doors will open at 1
p.m. The two-hour show will include a 15-minutes intermission, and light
refreshments including popcorn, candy, sandwiches, and beverages will be
available for purchase.
Whitewater Unified School District
Administrator Mark Elworthy said, "Whitewater is lucky to have this opportunity
to support our music programs and host this nationally-recognized band. We hope
that all people who love music will join us for this special event at our very
own Whitewater High School."
The Wisconsin Band maintains a high
profile among musicians and Badger enthusiasts throughout the state and region.
The Varsity Band is part of this program, providing performance opportunities
for University students during the winter and spring, culminating in its annual
extravaganza at the Kohl Center, which is April 20-22 this year.
(Feb 17) The Greater Whitewater
Committee, Inc. (GWC) is thrilled to welcome, Whitewater native, Dawson Miller
as the race director for the 2017 Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half
Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5K, scheduled for Sept. 17, 2017.
Dawson has volunteered with DWS since its start in 2013.
He is an avid runner and ran for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk
men's cross country and track and field teams from 2011-15. Miller is currently
in his second season as an assistant coach to the UWW cross country teams and
is the director of operations for the track and field programs.
"DWS has combined two of my favorite things,
running and the City of Whitewater. It has always been a great experience,"
Dawson said. "The entire community comes together to put on this race, and it
shows some of the great things Whitewater has to offer.
Growing up in
Whitewater my entire life I've always enjoyed all the major events that the
city hosts. I am excited to now have a major role in one of those events and
can't wait to contribute to the race and the community."
Dawson graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in finance
from UWW in 2015 and is now working towards his MBA at the university. He was a
NCAA All-Midwest Region and second team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference honoree in 2014. Dawson was a six-time All-American in track and
field and in 2015 he won the national championship in the steeplechase with a
career-best time of 8:46.58. He ended his career as the school record holder in
the steeplechase, the indoor 3,000-meter run and the distance medley relay. He
was also a UWW Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete and team captain in 2015.
"On behalf of the Discover Whitewater Series team, we are thrilled to
have Dawson as our race director for 2017," Executive Director Jeffery Knight
said. "His racing background and credentials are truly amazing and therefore he
will understand the needs of all our runners."
The goal of the DWS is
to promote the City of Whitewater and highlight its greatest features. All the
proceeds from the race are donated to five local non-profit partners: Bethel
House (which provides interim housing for homeless families), UWW Athletics,
Working for Whitewater's Wellness (W3), Whitewater Unified School District and
the J-Hawk Aquatic Club. The DWS partners with the university, school district,
city and business community to make this a tremendous event that benefits all
(Feb 16) Lincoln Elementary School
is extremely excited to showcase the leadership initiatives of 4th grader
Adalynn was born with cleft lip and palate, a
craniofacial disorder. The effects of this disorder can only be repaired
through surgical care. Nine-year-old Adalynn has undergone nine surgeries, and
Adalynn created her own 'make a difference' project at
Lincoln Elementary through Operation Smile, a non-profit organization. She
began by researching Operation Smile, craniofacial disorders, and how others
After gaining more background knowledge, Adalynn presented
the information to 3rd through 5th grade classes. Following the presentations,
a newsletter was distributed to encourage donations.
Adalynn collected donations at LINCS
throughout lunch hours and at Whitewater High School boy's and girl's
basketball games. She also collected donations at the First United Methodist
Church, where her family attends. Everyone who donated received a smiley face
pin to wear proudly.
Adalynn exceeded her goal of $240, the cost of a
single surgery, and raised approximately $2400, enough for ten surgeries, which
is two full days in the operating room!
Lincoln students and staff were
extremely supportive of Adalynn's fundraising efforts, as were other members of
the community. This project is an example of how students at Lincoln are
empowered to be leadership focused and positively influence others.
more on Operation Smile
(Feb 16) Alpha Gamma Chapter
Presents String Soirée - An afternoon of chamber music Sunday, March
12th - 3:00 PM at Bassett House- 708 W. Main St.
Featuring UWW Chancellor's Quartet - Lorraina Bostetter
and Cheyenne Pharr- violins, Sam Ewert - viola and Logan Lane- cello.
An Educational Scholarship at UWW is the beneficiary of the
presentation. Cost of reservations is $20 per person. Refreshments served after
the concert. Donations are happily accepted.
Reservations placed by
March 5th would be appreciated. Please make checks payable to DKG- Alpha Gamma.
Send checks to Mary Kenne, 425 Assembly Court, Whitewater, WI 53190 Include a
phone number or an e-mail address if confirmation of reservations is preferred.
Parking available behind the Bassett House off Prairie Street or in the
adjacent UWW lot. Tickets also available at the door on March 12th.
(Feb 16) Haley Street, a
7th grader at Whitewater Middle School, performed on Sunday with the Milwaukee
Youth Symphony Orchestra in their Celebration of Strings Concert.
Haley has been playing the viola in the School
District orchestra program since 4th grade and is currently a violist in both
the Middle and High School Orchestras.
(Feb 16) UW-Whitewater Offering
Free Gardening Workshop - Spring is almost here!
UW-Whitewater is offering another free gardening
workshop in March. Managing weeds is a timely topic they will cover as
gardeners plan ahead for the growing season.
Workshop is presented for
free and registration is required. Register for workshop
or by calling
Title, date and time for the spring workshop:
Let's Talk About Weeds Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.-
(Feb 15) Stay On Guard! Whitewater
Post Office warns customers about scam emails sent to postal customers.
Are you receiving emails from the Postal Service about
missing a package delivery?
Does the email, which claims to be from the
USPS, include a label with fraudulent information about an attempted or
intercepted package delivery? If so, don't open the email, because it may
contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that
can steal personal information from your computer.
The emails claim to
be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an
attempted or intercepted package delivery. The emails instruct customers to
click on a link to find out when they can expect delivery. But Whitewater
Postmaster Sherrie Benes is asking customers not to do it. "We want to keep our
customers safe," said Ms. Benes. "Lately, we've been receiving complaints from
customers about receiving emails about missing delivery."
viruses sent by email, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will
activate a virus that can steal information-such as a customer's user name,
password, and financial account information.
What to do? Simply delete
the message without taking any further action. The U.S. Postal Inspection
Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious
program. "If you're not sure about the email you received, you can delete the
message or contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service," adds Ms. Benes.
Postmaster Benes also offers these tips on spotting scam emails: " The
text contains poor grammar or spelling errors.
" The text states immediate
action must be taken or customer could face dire consequences.
" The email
requests personal information under the guise of re-confirming information.
" The text from an "automated message system" states "Click on this link
Customers who have questions or wish to report a scam
email should call 1-800-275-8777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale
of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
(Feb 14) The Lauderdale - La Grange
Fire Department will be competing in the American Lung Association Fight for
Air Climb on March 18th at the U.S. Bank building in Milwaukee. Last year they
were able to be the highest fundraising firefighting team for the 4th year in a
row raising over $11,000.
(Feb 14) Molly Griep, WHS Alumnus
and Senior at University of North Dakota majoring in Kinesiology, Tosses
Personal Record at the South Dakota State Indoor Classic in Brookings SD on Sat
Molly earned both a personal best in the shot put
and a season best weight throw. The personal best came in the shot put after
she hit a mark of 46'10.25" (14.28m). The throw puts her in the fifth spot in
the Big Sky Conference and moves her up to the third spot in University of
North Dakota (UND) history. Her season best weight throw of 60'9.5" (18.53m)
earns her the fourth spot in the Big Sky Conference. Pictured (R) is her Dad,
Peter Griep, who surprised Molly at the meet. For her UND profile
host a track meet this weekend in the new High Performance Center in Grand
Forks ND and then on to Pocatello ID for the Big Sky Indoor Championships
(Feb 14) UW-Whitewater Continuing
Education Services, Memories Preserved Personal History, and The Gathering
Place are offering a new five week life story writing class.
(Feb 2)REMINDER MARK YOUR CALENDAR
ON THE FOLLOWING EVENTS! - March 4th
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday,
(Feb 20) James Michael "Mike" Underwood, 66, of Whitewater, WI, died at home
suddenly on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
Mike was born in
Birmingham Alabama on December 26, 1950, to James W. and Sophia Underwood.
Mike will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help
neighbors, friends, and family. He was passionate about photography and animals
and was rarely seen without his much loved dogs by his side. Mike loved life's
simple pleasures-he enjoyed nothing more than to watch the Packers, golf, and
other sporting event on TV with his Dad and brother, or to share a meal with
family at one of his many favorite Whitewater restaurants. We'll miss you,
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Sophia Underwood.
Mike is survived by his son James (Jay) W. Underwood (Gabby Zavala),
his step-children (who he considered his own) Hung Tran and Ann (Joseph)
Eveland, his grandchild and step-grandchildren Jenna Sophia Underwood and
Austin and Nicole Eveland, his father James W. (Lavonne) Underwood, his sisters
Mary (Don Krug) Underwood and Margaret Underwood, his brother Peter (Mary
Jarosz) Underwood, his nephew Peter Early and niece Anna Sophia Brugeman, and
pet dogs Samantha and Sassafras.
Mike's life will be celebrated with
the family at a private service in Whitewater.
In lieu of flowers,
please send donations to the Humane Society of Jefferson County, W6127 Kiesling
Rd., Jefferson, WI 53549.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the
(Feb 17) Ella Irene Wells, age 99, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on
Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Fairhaven in Whitewater.
was born in Forkston, Pennsylvania on September 24, 1917, the daughter of
Ambrose A. and Anna (Dotter) Buckingham. She attended Lemon Township School in
Lemon, Pennsylvania. On November 9, 1938, Ella married Ralph Wells in Dalton,
Ella attended the Whitewater Bible Church. She enjoyed
gardening, canning, and doing needlepoint.
Surviving are: her children;
Linda (John) Faughn, Danville, VA, Ralph (Vicki) Wells Jr., Appleton, WI, Ella
Moyes, Helenville, WI, Reba Petitt, Whitewater, WI, and David Wells, Waupun,
WI, eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Line,
Laceyville, PA and brother,Robert Buckingham, Austin, PA. She is further
survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a granddaughter Sherry Ann
Moyes, Brothers: George, Albert, Clarence, Charles, and Don, and Sisters:
Edith, Nellie, Amy, Lucy, Grace, Helen, and Marge.
will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Nitardy Funeral
Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI. Burial will be in the
Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI.
Friends may call after 10AM on
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the funeral home until the time of the
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation
to the staff at Fairhaven for their years of devoted care of Ella. As an
expression of sympathy you may wish to consider memorials to Fairhaven Senior
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family