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Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater, Wisconsin, is
seeking a year round organist/pianist for the 10:00 am Sunday morning service
beginning May 28. The position requires playing suitable music for a Prelude,
Postlude, Communion background music, Offertory, hymns and accompanying the
choir or special music. The church has a 3 year old Quantum Q390 Allen
Electronic Organ with an 80 stop three manual console featuring 7 distinctive
stops lists, plus a grand piano. To learn more about our church, please visit
www.whitewaterucc.org. For more information please contact Geraldine Jennings
at 262-473-3909 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karen O'Connor at 262-473-8302.
Join us for our Hiring
Kick-Off Event Landmark Services Cooperative is currently hiring for seasonal
CDL driving positions across all of our agronomy locations. Drivers will
deliver Liquid & Dry Plant Food during the Spring/Summer season. Now
- June 30th Flexible Hours Retirees Encouraged to Apply
Opportunity for up to 60 hours per week (overtime for anything over 40 hours
per week)! CDL drivers should be able to obtain tanker endorsement if
necessary, AND seasonal non-CDL drivers that are willing to obtain a Farm
Service CDL! For more details go to: landmark.coop/careers Video:
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 email@example.com
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
(May 19) The Town of Whitewater
(this is the Whitewater Lake area and Whitewater Township, not the City of
Whitewater) will offer additional branch chipping services for residents who
have tree debris from Wednesday's storm.
The chipping will start at 7:00am on Monday, May 22 so
please have your branches out before then. You can call the Whitewater Town
Hall at 262-473-4639 and leave your name and address to get on the list, but
the road crew will chip any branch piles that they see beginning Monday. To be
eligible for branch chipping, please comply with the following:
Have branch ends
placed toward the road in an orderly stack, 3 feet high by 5 feet wide by your
Maximum branch diameter of 6". No roots, leaves or yard debris. (OK
to have greens and leaves on branches)
Do not place
branches across the road in the ditch.
No building materials or other trash
(May 18) The City of Whitewater was
hit just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night with strong winds and heavy rain. The
initial storm lasted under thirty minutes but the destruction left behind will
take crews the next few days to restore.
Wed night, the sight of downed trees and branches were
visible throughout the city (200 block Cottage Street)
"It's amazing to see how much damage a storm can make in
such a short time," says Kristin Mickelson, Whitewater PR & Communications
Manager. " Thankfully no one was injured and we are on the road to recovery due
to the quick response of our city staff and community members."
Whitewater Police, Fire Department and City crew members assessed the
areas needing immediate attention and were in place minutes after the storm
ended. They began barricading streets, sidewalks and public access areas
clearing large branches and trees that had fallen into the streets along with
poles, electrical wires and other debris.
Wed. night burning electrical wires visible within
branches. (200 block Cottage Street)
The communications center received hundreds of calls in a
very short time frame and officers responded to over 80 calls for service. Many
homes and businesses within the city experienced power outages and some are
still currently waiting for electricity to be restored. WE Energies has been
diligently working to fix the problems around town, including the school
district that closed schools today due to the power outage.
worked late into the night to clear as many streets as possible. Officers and
staff stayed on site until after the second storm ended just after 11 p.m.
Crews continued to work this morning clearing brush and debris for safety of
the residents. Most damage is in the downtown and residential areas that have
many older trees and bushes. Some damage was a result of fallen trees near or
on parts of homes and vehicles.
The City posted images of the damage on
their website and Facebook page, reminding people to be cautious of the wires
and debris. Many concerned friends and family used these outlets to verify if
their loved ones were okay, share additional information and pictures and
asking where they can go to help.
Thursday afternoon tree branches clear cut around
electrical lines with both sides of street as well as limbs from Wed. night
storm filling the terraces throughout the city. (200 block of Cottage Street)
"In the short time I have worked for the city, I have
been amazed at the camaraderie and dedication the citizens of Whitewater have
for the town and each other," says Mickelson. "Minutes after the first storm, I
saw neighbors with chain saws and garbage bags helping one another remove
branches and debris from their yards, fences and homes. No questions asked,
just coming to the aid of their neighbors. What an amazing thing to witness."
Director of Emergency Management with the Walworth County, Lt. John
Ennis reminds citizens, they are generally safest in their homes or in shelters
during storms. Though it may be tempting to travel through town during or after
a storm, it is suggested to stay indoors to allow first responders and
maintenance crews to handle their jobs and keep streets clear of additional
City staff and crews will be continuing to clean up debris
within the city well into next week. Although every situation is different,
Whitewater staff is prepared to spring into action when necessary to get the
job done and ensure the safety of their community is top priority.
(May 18) Whitewater High School
earns Silver Rating Out of 507 high schools in Wisconsin and 28,496 high
schools in the nation, Whitewater High School ranked 70th and 2,553
respectively in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report high school
More information can be found on the U.S. News website:
information on how they rank schools can be found here:
(May 18) Matthieu Talpe, a 2007 WHS
graduate, recently obtained his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the
University of Colorado-Boulder.
His thesis, entitled "Extending the Record of
Time-Variable Gravity by Combining GRACE and Conventional Tracking Data" may
seem like a mouthful, in his mother's words, and she recommends watching
Matthieu's TEDx talk on facebook
for a layman's
version of how gravity changes as the planet warms. Matthieu's interest in
science took off when he first read Carl Sagan's work.
from WHS, he went on to earn his B.S. in Planetary Science from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), a Master's in Planetary Science
from M.I.T., where he worked with Maria Zuber on research for NASA, and did
several internships at NASA's research base the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at
California Institute of Technology in Southern California. Matthieu received a
Fulbright grant to study at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) from
September 2015 until July 2016. He also won a NASA Earth and Space Science
Fellowship (advisor: Steve Nerem), and this past spring was the recipient of
the 2017 John A. Vise Graduate Student Excellence Award.
fondly remembers his teachers from WHS and has returned as a guest lecturer in
math and science classes. After a summer of international travel and scratching
the itch of finally seeing gorillas up close in East Africa, Matthieu will be
starting his career as an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Matthieu is the grandson of John and Carol Holford of
(May 18) District 2 Alderman James
Langnes resigned from the Whitewater Common Council during Tuesdays
meeting. For more information regarding the resignation and other
actions by the Common Council check out the story by Chris Welch for the Daily
Jefferson County Union
(May 18) School District
Educational Support Staff year end social!
(May 18) The City of Whitewater
Landmarks Commission has recently designated the Moksnes/Epps House located on
Highland Street as its twenty-second Local Landmark.
The home was designed in 1970 for Stephen and Billie
Moksnes by Peter Fritz Dreger and is one of two existing homes in Whitewater of
the modern/contemporary design with a "Wrightian" influence. The Moksnes'
occupied the home from 1971 until 1993 when they sold it to Dr. M. Virginia
Epps who is the current owner.
Architect, Peter Fritz Dreger was a
local talent who graduated from Whitewater High School and pursued a degree in
Structural Architecture from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana in
He was initially employed as a draftsman by Helmut Ajango and
Associates in Fort Atkinson where he was instrumental in completing design work
on the Fireside Restaurant in Fort Atkinson and the Gobbler Restaurant in
Johnson Creek. At the time of the home's design, Dreger was employed by the
architectural firm of Krueger, Shutter and Associates in Madison. In 1973,
Dreger established his own architectural firm, Principal Dreger and Associates
in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Now retired, he enjoys life in northern Wisconsin
and winters in Montana. Dreger developed what he described in an interview as a
"radical" design for the home by "turning the house around" so that the living
room and dining room faced the back of the lot and the three bedrooms fronted
on the street side. The house is a split level of rough sawn cedar walls
constructed in a horizontal board and batten design on both the exterior as
well as the interior.
Carol Cartwright Lohry, noted Wisconsin Historic
Resources/Preservation Consultant and Whitewater resident has indicated that
the house qualifies for placement on the National Registry and was pleased that
it was designated as a Whitewater Local Landmark because of its unique design.
If you are interested in having your home designated as a Whitewater
Local Landmark, please contact the Landmarks Commission with your request. The
Commission will be happy to assist with any research that needs to be done. The
Landmarks Commission can be contacted by calling (262) 458-2178 or
and save THIS
FORM to your computer and fill out the requested information.
(May 18) Whitewater Offers
Memory Screenings as Part of Their Dementia-Friendly
Forgetting where you set your keys or mistaking someone
for another person is not abnormal behavior in our fast paced lives. However,
continued forgetfulness or confusion on a frequent basis could be early signs
of dementia. Whitewater is now offering memory screenings as an option to help
detect early signs of memory problems.
A memory screening is a simple
health assessment consisting of a series of questions and tasks designed to
gauge memory, language and thinking skills. This ten minute assessment is a
face-to-face meeting with no preparation required, is confidential and is
strongly encouraged for anyone with concerns of memory loss.
screenings are a significant first step towards discovering memory problems but
not many people know about the screenings or where to have them done. This is
where two local healthcare professionals stepped in to bring this service to
Pat Metz, a retired RN and Judy Kaspar, a retired clinical
social worker, knew they could help. Both women became certified memory
screeners through the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) to provide this
meaningful and free health service in Whitewater.
"Early detection is
important in two ways," says Metz. "It allows for a better chance that medical
interventions or clinical trials may slow the progression of symptoms. It can
also afford an individual the opportunity to participate in long term care,
legal and financial planning discussions with their families, and obtain social
Metz also says some memory problems can be caused by
vitamin deficiencies including thyroid problems, infections or dehydration but
can be readily treated. That is where the screenings come into play.
The Whitewater Dementia-Friendly Community Initiative (DFCI) is
designed to educate the community about Dementia and how anyone can help those
who suffer from this disease. Metz and Kasper are able to use their
professional skills and passion to help people learn about Alzheimer's early
detection screenings and early treatment. They encourage others to participate
"[DFCI] is a group of other healthcare professionals and
dedicated volunteers working toward educating the community and, hopefully,
eliminating the stigma of dementia," says Kaspar.
The first screenings are available Wednesday, June 7th at the Starin
Park Community Center. Call (262) 473-0535 to make an appointment. Bonnie
Beam-Stratz, of the Alzheimer's Association of SE Wisconsin, will present on
The Basics of Memory Loss and Alzheimer's disease at 2:00 p.m. and this is open
to the public. If you are interested in being part of the Whitewater
DFCI, contact Deb Weberpal at (262)473-0535.
(May 18) School District
Groundbreaking Ceremony for facility projects at Lincoln School area is
rescheduled for May 23 at 9 AM.
Ceremony includes: Welcome, National Anthem, Guest
Speakers, Official Groundbreaking, close with Mariachi Band.
(May 18) It is with great pleasure
that Whitewater High School announces the hiring of their new head football
coach, Jeff Rogers.
Coach Rogers was most recently the Defensive
Coordinator at Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN. Coach Rogers has been
coaching football for 22 years with experience at the youth, high school, and
college levels. Coach Rogers coached football at UW-River Falls for 9 years,
with a few of those years alongside current UWW football coach, Kevin Bullis.
Coach Rogers is very passionate about the game of football and creating a
program defined by leadership, dedication to team, and a relentless pursuit of
excellence on and off the field. They are very excited to introduce Coach
Rogers as the leader of their program and know he is enthusiastic about
starting this new era of Whippet Football.
Below are some important dates regarding the Whippet
1. Online Team Store Opens end of May
2. June 15-16 -
Minicamp 4-7pm - at Whitewater High School
3. June 17 - UWW Passing
Jamboree - at University of Whitewater
4. July 15 - UWW Passing Jamboree -
at University of Whitewater
5. July 17-19 - Minicamp 4-7pm - at Whitewater
6. July 19 - Gym Lock In - at Whitewater High School
Please feel free to contact Coach Rogers regarding the Whippet Football
Program with any questions you may have. His contact information is;
firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-222-2609.
(May 18) The Discover Whitewater
Series (DWS) has teamed up with the Whippet City Striders and the Whippet City
Mile for a 5K Group Fun Run on June 7.
(L-R) Mark Maas, Whippet City Mile,
Maas's granddaughters, Jane Becker and Brenda Schumacher, Whippet City
Striders, Dawson Miller, DWS Race Director, Stacey Kincaid, first DWS Race
Director and her children, Alexandria Johnson, DWS team member, and Alexandria
Salas, DWS Public Relations Specialist
The Fun Run is part of the Chicago Area Runners
Association's (CARA) initiative to run around the global of Global Running Day.
The Fun Run is a free event for anyone who enjoys running and wants to be part
of running around the world.
(May 18) Whitewater Masonic Lodge
Teach Whippet Gentleman Manners for Prom The Whitewater Masonic Lodge completed
the Gentlemen 101 Course recently with three young men from Whitewater High
The Gentlemen 101 Course is designed to teach young men
how to be better men by introducing traditional Gentleman manners, how to
prepare for a formal dinner and event. The course provides a school of
instruction that included a lunch as well as a free tux rental, prom meal for
2, and free corsage & boutonniere. They were able to practice what they
learned this past weekend at the Whitewater Prom.
High school students that completed the 2017 course were
Junior, Neil Garcia and seniors, Noah Phillips and Isaac Phillips. Course
instructor, Derek Henze, commented," It was a great course to educate young men
on how to treat ladies and really prepare them for life. The three that
attended the course are remarkable young men and it was a pleasure to have them
attend the course."
A great thanks to the local businesses that donated
their services to help make this happen: The Black Sheep, Flora Villa Flowers,
Nedrebro's, and Sports Clips.
(May 17) FOR PLANNING INPUT -
Notice is hereby given that the City of Whitewater Common Council will hold a
Public Hearing on Amendments to the City of Whitewater Comprehensive Plan on
June 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitewater Municipal Building Community Room,
312 W. Whitewater Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
The public hearing will be held to gather public input on
proposed amendments to the "City of Whitewater Comprehensive Plan, 2030." The
Comprehensive Plan sets the policy for the growth, development, and
preservation of the community. The proposed amendments affect the Existing Land
Use Map (Map 4), the Future Land Use Map (Map 5), and Chapters 2, 3, 7, 9, and
10 of the Plan document.
Proposed Amendments to
the Comprehensive Plan Text:
1. Chapter 2: Update the demographic data to
reflect the latest U.S. Census data.
2. Chapter 3: Update information about
farmland preservation to reflect current programs.
3. Chapter 6:
Update the housing data to reflect the latest information available.
4. Chapter 7:
Throughout the chapter, update descriptions of other future land use categories
to reflect changes to the zoning ordinance and the new zoning districts adopted
5. Chapter 7: Update the description of the "Central Area Neighborhoods" to
reflect the new R-2A permission area. Clarify that within the R-2A permission
area, rezoning parcels to R-2A to allow more than three unrelated individuals
may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Clarify that rezoning to more intensive
residential zoning districts is strongly discouraged outside of the R-2A
6. Chapter 7: Update the description of the "Higher Density
Residential" future land use category to reflect changes to the zoning
ordinance, new zoning districts, and the creation of the R-2A permission area.
Chapter 7: Revise the description of the "Mixed Use" future land use category
to provide more policy direction to the City and to suggest design features
suitable for mixed use, pedestrian-oriented development.
8. Chapter 7:
Update the land use data and land demand projections to reflect the latest
9. Chapter 9: Update the Utilities and Community
Facilities Timetable (Figure 9.5)
10. Chapter 10: Update the economic data to reflect the
latest information available.
to the Comprehensive Plan Maps:
1. Update the Existing Land Use Map (Map 4)
to reflect current development patterns.
2. Update the Future Land Use Map (Map 5) to
depict the R-2A permission area and reflect current development patterns and
adjustments in policy.
The Comprehensive Plan and the proposed
amendments are available for review at City Hall and on the City of Whitewater
comments on the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan should be
submitted before the public hearing date to the City Clerk. All written
comments will be forwarded to the City of Whitewater Plan Commission.
This meeting is open to the public. COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED PROJECT MAY BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON
OR IN WRITING.
For information, call (262) 473-0540.
(May 17) Register for 4K
(May 16) Public Rally - Monday, May
(May 16) Lakeview Elementary staff
and students are so grateful and amazed by the support the school district
receives from the community. Recently the Nelson's Bus Drivers took time
out of their day to play a friendly game of kickball with Lakeview's first
grade students at Starin Park. The students had a BLAST playing with their bus
(May 15) The Irvin L. Young
Memorial Library will be holding a Community Forum in the Library Community
Room, on Monday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the progress of the proposed
library building expansion over the last 15 years and our plans for moving
forward. They encourage all interested community members to attend the meeting
and participate in a dialogue about Whitewater's public library services.
(May 15) UW-Whitewater/Community
Optimist Club sponsors Free Fishing Day - Sat June 3rd.
UW-W/Community Optimists, Mike
Ciardo and Rick Fassl, are "gearing up" for the DNR Free Fishing Day. On Sat.,
June 3rd, from 9-noon at Tripp Lake Park, children will learn how to catch fish
and receive a bag of fishing goodies, too! For more information contact Al
Hutchison, 920-723-4180 or Kim Adams, 608-201-2161.
(May 15) UW-Whitewater wins grant
to help veterans: Veteran & Family Members Education Fair
One obstacle veterans and their family members face is
navigating the bureaucracy of higher education, where career information,
advising, admissions, and benefits can all be available in different offices
with different people on different days. To help solve this problem,
UW-Whitewater was awarded a $5000 grant from the
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to host a multi-institutional
education fair that will take place June 5, 10-3, in the Ballroom of the James
R. Connor University Center.
The event will feature onsite
benefits applications, free onsite career interest inventories, jobs outlook
information, advising, free financial planning applications, and onsite
admissions application for UW-Whitewater, UW-Rock County, and Blackhawk
Technical College. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center at 826
Starin Road. Music, food and prizes are also in store for the occasion.
(May 15) WHS Golf Team Fundraiser -
June 8th about 7pm. Tickets available now.
(May 15) Whitewater Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Post 5470 will again be joined by the Monsignor Thomas Berry
Council 1690 of the Knights of Columbus of Whitewater and Palmyra as a Memorial
Day Observance is held to honor all veterans, whether living or dead, and the
deceased members of the Knights on Monday, May 29th.
The ceremony will be held indoor at Fr. Berry Hall at
St. Patrick Parish at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome to participate and there is an
elevator to Fr. Berry Hall. The American Legion Honor Squad will render taps
and fire a rifle salute.
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