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(April 15) RESCHEDULED FOR for Saturday, April 19th, to take place at 11 am at the Whitewater Middle School, 401 S. Elizabeth Street.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club offers their sincere apology for the confusion surrounding the attempted annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 12th. Due to inclement weather and miscommunications the event is has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 19th, to take place at 11 am at the Whitewater Middle School, 401 S. Elizabeth Street.

Plans are to hold it outside in the circle drive and behind the Whitewater Middle School if weather permits. Should weather issues create a problem, the event will be held in the school building near the MPR and Gym.

There will be a short invocation, with the arrival of the Easter Bunny and McGruff the Crime Dog aboard a Whitewater Fire Dept. truck before the signal to start the hunt is given.

Children through 5th grade are welcome and will be grouped as follows: Ages 2 years and under; Ages 3 & 4; Kindergarten & 1 St. grades; grades 2 & 3 and grades 4 & 5.

The event is free and open to all Whitewater Unified School District elementary children.

In case of inclement weather, the hunt will be held in the Whitewater Middle School, 401 S. Elizabeth Street. A post will be made to the Optimist Blog for the latest information on the event. The decision to move indoors will be made by 10 am the day of the event.

For further information or questions, phone Wes at 262-473-8816 between the hours of 6pm to 9pm.or Connie at 472-1130 before 4:30 pm.

The information provided above is not sponsored or endorsed by the Whitewater Unified School District.




(April 15) REMINDER - Annual Rotary Rose Sale




(April 15) Crosspointe Easter Weekend Services - Free Tickets but order now through Wed. April 16th. Call the Church Office 262-473-7777 or click on graphic for web page order.




(April 14) Enjoy an Easter Brunch in Whitewater!


Enjoy an Easter Brunch at The Black Sheep or at the Black Sheep at Whitewater Country Club, both feature unique menus with fun, flavorful, and sophisticated dishes. The Country Club offers an all you care to eat menu with numerous sweet and savory items to enjoy. The Black Sheep downtown location will be offering a plated family style brunch, choose some sides to share and then your favorite entree can be all your own. Call today to make your reservation. Call (262) 458 4751 to make a reservation at The Black Sheep or The Country Club or call The Country Club directly at (262) 473-3305. For the menus




(April 14) Dreaming of Spring? There will be a registration meeting this Saturday, 19 April, for gardeners to claim their 2014 plots in the Whitewater Community Gardens. The meeting will take place in the Community Room at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library from 9AM-12PM.

The garden is located in the Moraine View Park on Innovation Rd between University Blvd and Howard Rd. Each plot is $25, cash or check please, and includes the following: -20ft x 20ft of high quality sand and rock free soil -water via hoses -mulch -fertilizer -tools.




(April 14) Five families recently completed a Whitewater Unified School District six week family program called TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) which included a family meal and activities, parent education, and a graduation ceremony with Dr. Runez handing out completion certificates.

The TEAM Group of 5 families!

Graduated Team Family!




Nicole Tomomitsu with family donkey "Clyde"

(April 14) In celebration and honor of Palm Sunday, Clyde the donkey, owned by the Tomomitsu family, attended services last Sunday at First English Lutheran Church reminding parishioners of how Jesus made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Cambell Alexander who stopped on her way to church to sit on "Clyde."

"Clyde" posing for picture with Joshua and Gabi Kirley and James and Grace Foucault.

"Clyde" the gentle donkey was loved by all young and old alike! He also enjoyed eating any palms that were not well guarded!

Jesus riding on the back of a donkey fulfilled an ancient prophecy. The symbolism of the donkey may refer to the Eastern tradition that it is an animal of peace, versus the horse, which is the animal of war. A king came riding upon a horse when he was bent on war and rode upon a donkey when he wanted to point out he was coming in peace. Jesus' entry to Jerusalem would thus symbolize his entry as the Prince of Peace. There is also a legend that tells that the donkey is forever marked across his back and down his shoulders with the markings of a cross and also with stripes upon his legs (from the palms that he walked through) that we may remember the donkey's humble service to our Lord.




(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 County.

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.

The program 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.

WHS Students 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. Three-peat??

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 14) There was a 2-vehicle accident today at about 12:45pm - semi tractor-trailer and a vehicle with a U-haul trailer at the intersection of County N (Walworth Ave) and the Highway 12 By-pass at the lights.



Semi driver apparently did not have any injuries but the driver and passenger from the U-haul were transported to Fort Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. The Walworth County's accident investigation team was on the scene. (Walworth County maintains the By-pass roadway so the County Sheriff's Department handles all of the accidents on the By-pass.)




(April 14) REMINDER - School District Summer School is right around the corner in fact - TODAY

Session 1 is from June 23-July 3 and Session 2 July 7-July 18.

All classes are held at WHS.

Registration begins at 4:00 PM on TODAY - Monday, April 14.
The registration window for 4K-8th grade is from April 14-May 16.
The registration window for WHS runs from April 14-June 18

Registration will not be accepted once the windows close. Parents/guardians can pre-register and register by visiting District web page and clicking on "Summer School Registration" or . All registration is done online.




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Wednesday, April 16, 7 AM - Whitewater Aquatic Center, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting at 580 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater - Agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Approve Agenda (Action) 3. Approve Minutes from March 19 Meeting (Action) 4. Aquatic Coordinator's Update 5. Director's Update A. Financials B. Contract/Lease Update of City Meetings 6. Family Partnership 7. Capital Needs from 10-Year Plan 8. Adjourn
Next Meeting: Required Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 7:00 PM




(April 13) REMINDER - The City of Whitewater Department of Public Works will conduct a leaf and yard waste collection the week of April 14.
COLLECTION: Please place your bagged yard wastes on the curb by Monday, April 14. 2013. Yard waste must be bagged in clear or transparent bags only. Yard waste will not be collected if not bagged properly or placed in non transparent or black bags.

Brush will not be collected as part of the yard waste collection. Residents requesting brush collection may call 473-0542 to make an appointment for pickup on Tuesdays.

NOTICE: It is against city ordinance to deposit any yard waste debris on city streets or right of ways other than City of Whitewater designated days.

The City of Whitewater compost site will begin operation on Saturday, April 19th. The compost site hours will be: Saturdays - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday hours will start on May 7th from 3 to 7 p.m.
The compost site is available to City of Whitewater residents only.
Residents can bring yard waste to the site for disposal. Residents are required to empty the yard waste from any container used in the transportation of the yard waste and take the container home. Residents can also help themselves to composted material or wood chips at the site. Residents must load their own compost or wood chips for their use. The City will have a loader available to load chips or compost for City residents on Saturday, May 3rd and the first Saturday of each month thereafter until the site closes.
The compost site is located at the north end of Jefferson Street.




(April 13) Do you wish to see talented performances? WHS Idol is the place to be. On April 17th at 7 p.m. the Octagon Club will be hosting WHS Idol at Whitewater High School's auditorium for all to see.


2013 WHS Idol participants.

WHS Idol is the school talent show and is held to help raise money for the Octagon Club, which does community service projects, hosts school activities, and gives senior scholarships. The show isn't just singing, it is a combination of whatever talents the students wish to present and there is a lot of talent at WHS this year! In the past there has been singing, dancing, comedy and more.

The cost is $5.00 to enter. In addition, there will be a people auction with all proceeds going to help the UWW student Optimist Club. After a long day, come and be entertained.




(April 12) Whitewater Middle School Wins State Math Meet

The 7-8 Math team included (not in sequence):
8th graders - James Dedrick, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Lydia Wiley Deal
7th graders - Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, Hunter Martin, and Nicole Sedmak

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders that competed in the 2014 State Middle School Math Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council. The Math Meet took place in March. Students from schools across the state competed by completing a series of four different individual tests and then collectively they completed a packet of team event problems. The tests are then mailed for submission.

For the second year in a row, Whitewater students did very well competing against the other schools in their division and came in first place. Additionally, all eight of the students on the Math team earned high individual awards. The 7-8 Math team included: 8th graders - James Dedrick, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Lydia Wiley Deal 7th graders - Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, Hunter Martin, and Nicole Sedmak These same students also recently won first place in the regional WTN Network 7-8 Math Meet that was hosted by Whitewater Middle School on April 8.

They will now advance on to a MEGA Math Meet that will be held at Madison College in Madison on May 19. We wish them good luck and further success!





University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community

(April 12) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club will be hosting the annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday 11am April 19th at Starin Park.

Next Saturday (Apr 19th) there will be a short invocation, with the arrival of the Easter Bunny and McGruff the Crime Dog before the signal to start the hunt is given.

Children through 5th grade are welcome and will be grouped as follows: Ages 2 years and under; Ages 3 & 4; Kindergarten & 1st. grades; grades 2 & 3 and grades 4 & 5. The event is free and open to all Whitewater Unified School District elementary children.




(April 11) The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School donated gently used dresses for the Prom Possible Project at the Community Clothes Closet this year! Items are available for young women and men and include suits, ties, pants, small purses, shoes, jewelry and hair accessories. Interested students can shop for free from 5 - 8 p.m. on April 23 at the Congregational Church on Franklin Street. Selections on following photos:

Dresses sample of large selection!

Boys' pants shirts and ties!

Girl accessories!

Boys' shoes!

Girls' shoes!




(April 10) STRUCTURE FIRE AT W5856 Tri-County Line Road
A structure fire at W5856 Tri-County Line Road was reported to the Whitewater Fire Department on 04/10/2014 at 6:31am. The Whitewater Fire Department responded to scene and activated MABAS 12-5 to the third level. Upon arriving on scene the Whitewater Fire Department cancelled the MABAS request due to the structure had already collapsed and was no longer able to be saved.

The Fort Atkinson Fire Department was requested and responded for manpower. Approximately 200 animals perished and approximately 20,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to other areas. There were no reported injuries to any firefighters or citizens.

Any information relating to the fire will be released to the general public at the conclusion of the investigation. We ask the public to remain patient as we are using every possible resource available to us to thoroughly investigate this fire and prevent fires in the future. The Whitewater Fire Department is not prepared at this time to release any further information or to comment on the current status of the investigation. Thank you for your patience and support of the Whitewater Fire Department. (WFD)

Picture and short story on the fire - the barn is owned by Neal Travis was a total loss. Janesville Gazette Walworth County Today




(April 10) Congratulations to the WHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members for receiving awards at the State Conference. Members have been working hard all year to demonstrate their Excellence in Action!

Erika Levine, Alex Cady, and Melissa Mursch (Digital Design & Promotion--4th Place), Emma Stutzman, Sally Kate Hixson, and Travis Winger (Website Design--4th Place), and Alex Cady and Kayla Wilson (Local Annual Chapter Report--5th Place). Other top finishers were Kara Ketterhagen (Electronic Career Portfolio--6th Place), and Gianna Creanza & Destine Fuchs (Business Financial Plan--7th Place).

(Back l-r) Melissa Mursch, Erika Levine, Alex Cady, and Kayla Wilson
(Front l-r) Emma Stutzman, Travis Winger and Sally Kate Hixson




(April 10) Whitewater Middle School Wins 7-8 Math Meet! Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders that competed in the Whitewater Talented and Gifted Network Math Meet that was held Tuesday, April 8 and hosted by Whitewater Middle School. Whitewater students did very well competing against the five other school districts in attendance and easily earned the first place trophies. Final results were: Whitewater 704 pts., East Troy 604 pts., Beloit Turner 546 pts., Edgerton 495 pts., Palmyra Eagle 477 pts., and Clinton 407 pts.

The 7-8 Math team included (not in sequence):
8th graders - James Dedrick, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Lydia Wiley Deal
7th graders - Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, Hunter Martin, and Nicole Sedmak

Individual winners (l-r) Hunter Martin, Nick Kuzoff, Jacob Korf and Zach Gross

The 7th grade 1st place individual trophy went to Nick Kuzoff, Whitewater and the 7th grade 2nd place medal was awarded to Hunter Martin, Whitewater. The 8th grade 1st place individual trophy went to Zach Gross, Whitewater and the 8th grade 2nd place medal was awarded to Jacob Korf, Whitewater. These students will now advance on to a MEGA Math Meet that will be held at Madison College in Madison on May 19. We wish them good luck and further success! Congratulations to all of the participating students! You make Whitewater proud!




(April 10) The UWW Water Council and Lincoln Inquiry Charter School (LINCS) 4/5 students teamed up for Water Immersion Day on April 7th.

Students from the Council gave presentations about water topics like the water cycle, differences between fresh water and salt water, invasive species and the uses of algae. A UW student (l) is demonstrating how ground water becomes contaminated.

LINCS students and teachers are very thankful for all the work the Water Council did and are hoping to partner with them on projects in the future.




(April 9) Aquatic Center Easter Event




(April 8) What's a great dessert for Easter and Mother's Day? BRIANNA’S HOMEMADE PIES and CHEESECAKES

Brianna Zimdars is 12 years old and in 6th grade at Whitewater Middle School. She has been selected to travel to Alaska this summer, for 11 days, through the People to People program. She is very excited about the opportunity to travel and learn. The cost of the trip is $6000 and she is determined to raise all of it. It’s going to be a lot of work, but she is willing and able!

Pies and cheesecakes are made from scratch, so she is getting some help from her Mom and Dad. For more information and order form to use

** New Item ** Mini Sizes (7 oz muffin tins)! This is a perfect individual treat. She also has heart shaped pie tins in stock (just ask if you want this option). She will make any kind of pie or cheesecake. Just let her know your favorites.

All Easter orders will be delivered Friday, April 19th (or, earlier if wanted earlier). Please contact Brianna at 473-7103, to place your order. Make sure to give your delivery date, if you leave a message.

Her mother Cheri will deliver orders needed while Brianna is at school.

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has helped Brianna on this venture. To date, Brianna has sold over 170 pies and cheesecakes. She has had wonderful responses to the flavors.




(April 8) National Honor Society members at Whitewater High School are sponsoring their annual Silent Auction April 9 - 25!

Projects up for bid this year include babysitting, yard work, gardening, tutoring, water ski lessons with photography, jazz combo performance, delicious dinners including Italian or Korean cuisine, birthday cake and cupcakes, homemade cheesecake, cookies, brownies, pie, other freshly baked items and an evening of babysitting with gift of a new American Girl Doll!

Anyone who would like to participate can place a bid for an individual project by going to the National Honor Society website under service organizations on the Whitewater High School website or . Bidding will close at 3:30 on April 25. Funds raised will support scholarships in the local and area competition and other worthwhile service projects.




(April 8) Whitewater Unified School District student and three teachers received recognition for their achievements Saturday during the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon at Janesville Parker High School.

The Herb Kohl Foundation issued the $1,000 Initiative Scholarship grant to UW-Oshkosh on behalf of WHS Senior Destine Fuchs. The three District teachers: Diana Callope, Whitewater Middle School; Justin Stewart, Lincoln Inquiry Charter School and Valerie Troxel, Washington Elementary School received a $1,000 fellows grant, and an additional $1,000 grant was awarded to the teacher's school for use in innovative educational projects.

Herb Kohl with Destine Fuchs

Herb Kohl with Diana Callope

Herb Kohl with Justin Stewart

Herb Kohl with Valerie Troxel


Pictures courtesy of Tom Ganser



(April 8) WHS Class of 1979 has scheduled their 35th Reunion and click on "Save the Date" for the class Facebook.




(April 8) Be a part of the 10th - and final - public art project to benefit the Whitewater Arts Alliance!

If you haven't sponsored or created a kite before, this is your last chance! There are about 13 blank wooden kites and three metal frames remaining…and they need your artistic touch so they can grace the light poles this summer and then be included in the auction in September. You have time - until the end of April. Please consider getting your blank form (or sponsoring an artist) at GMA Printing, 136 West Main Street, Whitewater.

Professional and budding artists alike are currently making blank kite forms into art for the auction.

Artist Julia Collins (r) has created her kite to benefit the Alliance, with a colorful summer theme.

Also, Studio 84 has sponsored the kite creation by kids from the Janesville School District's Chestnut House Transitional Program.
These and other kites will be on the light poles all summer, and then will be brought down, cleaned up, and auctioned off in September. The sale of the public art pieces is the major fundraiser for the Whitewater Arts Alliance. All of the kites that will grace the light poles on Main Street this summer will be auctioned off at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main Street. Proceeds will help the Whitewater Arts Alliance continue to provide programs and opportunities to celebrate the arts in Whitewater. Anyone with questions may contact the chair of the public arts project, Roni Telfer, at rtelfer@ameritech.net.

Please join them by creating or sponsoring a kite and support the Whitewater Arts Alliance!




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(April 8) For your calendar - 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 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.
What: Whippet Booster Club Auction
When: Saturday April 26th, 2014
Where: American Legion in Whitewater Time: 6:00
Cost: $10 - free food and beverage all night




(April 8) The City Summer Program Brochure has been finalized and submitted to the printer. It is now available on-line and expect the printed copy to be available in 2-3 weeks. For the on-line version . It is filled with the summer events schedule.

The City is currently recruiting seasonal staff for summer. For more information on the positions available and application process .

The new Parks and Recreation web page .




(April 8) Kettle Moraine Baptist Church 505 S. Wisconsin Street - "Good Friday" Service The public is invited to join them for a special service focused on the Passion of our Lord on Friday, April 18. The "Good Friday" service will begin at 10:30 AM and will be followed by a fellowship lunch. They trust this will be a time of wonderful edification.




(April 8) 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.

You can 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.




(April 8) TENTH ANNUAL CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE PLANNED FOR WHITEWATER! SPRING IS HERE?

SATURDAY MAY 17TH..... SATURDAY MAY 17TH..... SATURDAY MAY 17TH.....The final deadline for rummage sale registration is MAY 9TH.....The final deadline for rummage sale registration is MAY 9TH

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 for sale.

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.


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(April 13) On Saturday the Whippet track and field teams competed at the Clinton Relays.

Joe Bullis won both hurdle races

Dallas Jones ran the anchor leg of the WHS winning 400 Relay

Liz Mielke ran the anchor leg of the WHS winning 3,200 Relay

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

The boys placed 2nd while the girls were 6th. A few of the meet highlights - the girls winning the 3200 meter relay. Dani Dolan, Jacquelyn Caldwell, Amanda Herold and Liz Mielke ran 10:39.5 to win the event. The only other victory for the ladies came in the pole vault, where Jacquelyn Caldwell teamed up with Keely Fiedler and Kailey Reynolds to win the event with a combined effort of 23-6.

The boys won 4 relays, taking first in the long jump, shot put, 400 meter relay and 1600 meter relay. The 400 meter relay held on to narrowly edge out Clinton with a time 45.89. Keagen Stonewerth, Cody and Dallas Jones, and Anthony Juoni ran that relay. Joe Bullis joined Stonewerth and Juoni in the long jump, taking first with a combined jump of 57-5. The throwers relay of Brad Stoll, Landon Walker, and Jon Cutshall took the shot put relay by over 10 feet, throwing 129-3 as a team. The meet ended with the boys victorious 1600 meter relay. Juoni and Bullis ran with Ashton Caputo and Brett Harms to take the title in 3:36.2.

Overall, the teams all competed very well. What started out as a rainy and gloomy meet turned into a very nice day to compete. The entire coaching staff was pleased with how the meet went. (Coach John Houwers)


(April 13) Baseball - The Whippets' fell to the Delavan Darien Comets on Friday afternoon by a score of 12-3.

Julian Sonn

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

Delavan jumped out to an early 5 run lead in the first two innings. Whitewater was able to score 1 in the first when Julian Sonn was driven in by a Jordan Mathesius single. In the second, the "dogs" plated two more when Jake Riemer crossed on a single by Sonn, and Jacob Maas was driven in by Tyler Hills single. But that was as close as the Whippets would get as the Comets would go on to score 7 unanswered runs.

For box score


(April 11) The Whitewater Whippet softball team finished a busy week of conference play, dropping its first two games before picking up their first win on Thursday against Clinton.

Michaela Schumacher

Picture by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

The Whippets, beginning a new era of play under new head coach Dan Dowden, lost their season opener on Monday, April 7 to a talented, experienced Edgerton team, 16-0. The only Whippet hits came on singles from Emilie Kachel and Lauren Lohff. Michaela Schumacher pitched three innings, giving up 11 runs with four strikeouts and four walks.

On Tuesday, the Whippets traveled to Beloit for a Rock Valley cross-over game against Beloit Turner. Again, Whitewater faced tough pitching, managing just two hits, from Sisi Minton and Emily Stoll. Michaela Schumacher pitched the full game, giving up one earned run and five unearned runs in the 6-1 loss. "Michaela pitched a great game," said Coach Dowden. "She struck out six batters and walked just three. And I'm proud of our defense tonight," Dowden continued. "They took down the last six straight Beloit batters in the last two innings. Now we just have to get the bats going to support the efforts of our pitchers."

The Whippets answered the call on Thursday against Clinton, when they racked up six hits en route to a 7-4 win. Michaela Schumacher went the distance, picking up her first win of the season. She struck out four batters and walked three. Lauren Lohff and Sisi Minton each had two hits on the night. Michaela Schumacher had the season's first double and Emilie Kachel added a single to complete the Whippets' hitting.

The Whippets' next opponent is McFarland. "We face a tough week ahead, playing a strong McFarland team twice," Dowden said. "We need to continue to clean up the defense and start putting some dents in our bats," he concluded. Tuesday's game is at home, starting at 4:45 p.m. and Thursday's game is at McFarland, also at 4:45 p.m. (Coach Dowden)


(April 11) WHS Baseball - Whitewater 14 - Clinton 4

Tyler Hill

Picture by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

Tyler Hill battled on the mound for 5 innings to earn the win for the Whippets last night. After a long first inning in which he gave up 1 run, he settled down to hold the visiting Cougars scoreless over the next 4 innings. The Whippet offense came to life in the 5th inning as they chased Clinton starting pitcher, Leedle, who had previously kept the dogs off balance at the plate holding them to 1 run. 4 runs crossed the plate in the 5th giving Whitewater a 5-4 lead. Sam Leibbrand came on in relief of Hill in the 6th. 3 cougar runs crossed in the 6th due in part to 2 walks and 2 errors. However Whitewater escaped the top half maintaining a 1 run lead. The sixth inning saw 9 Whippets cross the plate without an out recorded to end the game.

Offensively, Jacob Maas had a good game going 3 for 3 while driving in 3 runs. Jordan Mathesius contributed 3 stolen bases, 2 runs, and had a pinch hit 2-run single to enact the 10-run rule. (Coach Raymond Lauersdorf)


(April 11) Soccer - On Thursday the Whippets hosted the Big Foot in a Rock Valley Conference matchup losing to the Bay Chiefs 1-0 in overtime.

Alyson Quass

Holly Hough

Megan Reynolds

Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

Whitewater played aggressively from the start with multiple shots on goal throughout the game but the staunchly defense of the defending RVC champions forced overtime where the Bay Chiefs scored in the eighty-fifth minute of play via a counterattack. Whitewater is now 1-1-0 overall and 1-1-0 in RVC play.
Whitewater JV won 6-1 on goals from Halley Stachow, Brittney Piper (2) and Karsen Vance (3).
Up next Whitewater JV travels to Cambridge Deerfield for a 5:00pm non-conference match on Friday, April 11th and Varsity travels to East Troy on Monday, April 14th for 4:45pm for a RVC match. (Dan McCrea)


Caleb Hintz took over the pitching duties from Scott Gorsuch who started the game.

Jacob Maas

WHS Jordan Mathesius sliding home, safely, as a pinch runner for Jacob Maas, the catcher in WHS vs. Beloit Turner.

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

(April 9) (Coach Raymond Lauersdorf) WHS Baseball team battled Turner the whole game fighting to take the lead back 3 times in the game, but couldn't hold on in the bottom of the sixth. Turner is a scrappy team and we gave them a few too many opportunities. If we clean up a few things, we will be competitive the rest of the way. WHS 7 Beloit Turner 11
We take on Clinton at home on Thursday, and look to put one in the win column. Leading hitters:
Jacob Maas 2x3 2rbi
Julian Sonn 2x4 1rbi
Tyler Hill 2x3
Kyle Dean 2x4 1 rbi

Score by inning
........1 2 3 4 5 6 7
WW 0 1 2 2 1 2 0
..BT 1 0 3 3 0 4 -



Josh Nast

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

(April 9) WHS Boys Tennis kicked off their 2014 season with a non-conference match-up against University Lake School. The Whippets swept the Varsity matches 7-0 and also picked up several JV wins. For the scores:





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

Rock Valley Conference






(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.

UWW Story

Box score Game 1

Box Score Game 2


(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 league play.

UWW Story

Box score Game 1

Box Score Game 2




Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


DEATH NOTICES


(April 14) Gail Ann Draves, age 62, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare Inc. in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

Gail was born in Aurora, Illinois on November 28, 1951, the daughter of Virgil and Ruth (Collins) Eggers. She graduated from Princeton High School in Illinois and attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. On June 21, 1975, Gail married Henry Charles Draves III. Henry preceded her in death in 1986.

Gail worked as activities coordinator for various nursing and adult care facilities. She enjoyed watching birds and wildlife, camping, and loved studying maps.

Surviving are: Daughter: Carrie (Nathan) Pope, Milton, WI and Special Friend: Leslie Penny, Whitewater, WI.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother Dean Eggers.

No formal services will be held at this time.

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.


Margaret Mueller April 1, 1911 - March 30, 2014 -- Margaret was an outstanding teacher, a mentor, gourmet cook, an excellent bridge player and willing volunteer.

After being widowed in 1953, Margaret became an Early Childhood educator at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, where she taught from 1954 to 1974. Here, she helped teach and guide scores of young children and young adults in discovering their unique potentials. She was a visionary and a mentor and helper to all those she touched throughout her life. Margaret died just two days before her 103rd birthday surrounded by those she loved and those who loved her.

In 1985, Margaret led the way in forging CAPS - Cultural Affairs in the Public Schools. Initially started to serve the public schools of Whitewater, Wisconsin, CAPS expanded to become the Horizons Program with a mission to support the curriculum of schools by providing culturally diverse programs for K-12 students. Top notch professional Theatre for Young Audience companies from around the USA and Canada continue to perform at the Young Auditorium largely due to the efforts of Margaret. In addition, Margaret received the Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award and was the founder of the Children's Center at the University, a program which is still functioning today. Her philosophy and ideas on teaching became the statewide guide for kindergarten teachers in Wisconsin. Margaret was often a guest professor and lecturer throughout the country.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer and her son-in law Ray Henschel. She is survived by her children, Don (Alice) Mueller, daughter Helen Henschel, daughter Kathy (Bill) Fredell and son Michael Mueller. She is also survived by her "adopted son" Xan Johnson as well as eight grandchildren and many great grand children.

At Margaret's request, a private interment was held on April 5. There will be an open house celebration of Margaret's life on April 27 in Whitewater in the Fern Young Terrace at the Young Auditorium from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. If desired, memorials can be made to the Horizons Program University Foundation at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.


(April 13) Bonnie Lee Boelkow, age 67, moved on to her heavenly home on Friday, April 11, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends.

Bonnie was born on July 13, 1946, in Fort Atkinson, WI the daughter of Harold and Bernice (Kreger) Bittner. Bonnie married Charles Boelkow Sr. on July 14, 1962. She was employed for 20 years by the First Citizens State Bank of Whitewater, WI until her retirement in 2011.

Bonnie had a love for gardening, bird watching, sewing, reading and a deep love for Hershey's Kisses. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family; she was especially involved with her children and grandchildren. Bonnie was actively involved in the church and as a 4-H leader for many years.

Bonnie is survived by her husband Charles Boelkow Sr., her four children Robert (Colleen) Boelkow of Hartford, WI; Randy (Michele) Boelkow of Cudahy, WI; Charles Jr. (Donna) Boelkow of Milwaukee, WI; and Rebecca (Michael) Matteson of Whitewater, WI and her eight grandchildren Jacqueline, Meghan, Matthew, Mitchell, Jacob, Brett, Abigail, and Makenna. Bonnie is also survived by her sister Sandra (Jerry) Footit of Whitewater, WI; and many other family members and friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Barbara Jacobson.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to Rainbow Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb Street with Rev. Janice Diefenthaler.


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