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Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in
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Noah - Animal Rescue
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Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park -
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
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will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street
the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Area League of Women Voters
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Christian Science Monitor
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
2011 - UWW Quarterback Club
Anderson Machining Service, Inc.
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
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Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Sponsors and click on their sites.
(Sept. 30) Fairhaven
Announces New Therapy Unit
Fairhaven Board and Staff members celebrated the
completion of the Therapy Department expansion and renovation on September
24th. The unit includes a new, larger remodeled space and state of the art
equipment to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy to Fairhaven
residents and rehabilitation patients.
(Sept. 30) Whitewater
Area League of Women Voters is celebrating its 50th year as a community
organization on Saturday, October 11th, 9AM to noon.
The event is sponsored by the Whitewater
Historical Society and will be held in the Depot Museum, 301 W. Whitewater
Street. A 9AM opening ceremony will feature speakers from our local League,
remarks by Andrea Kaminski (r), Executive Director of the State League, and a
proclamation to be read by City Manager Cameron Clapper. There will be face
painting all morning and a book reading for children at 10AM. League members
will be on hand to register voters. The event is open and free to the public
with refreshments catered by the SweetSpot Coffee Shoppe. To learn more about
Whitewater Area LWV visit .
(Sept. 29) "Bellezza Hair
Design" is now "Bellezza Hair Design & Spa!"
Starting Wednesday, October 1st they
will begin offering a full range of massage services in their newly expanded
space! With the addition of two luxurious massage rooms, their customers will
now have the opportunity to indulge in 55, 85 or 115 minute massages! You can
call 473-3580 today for your appointment!
One of two luxurious massage rooms!
(Sept. 29) All of those
59 unique and colorful kites that have graced downtown Whitewater all summer
were auctioned and raised $3,425. The one-of-a-kind kites were auctioned
off to the highest bidders during the Whitewater Arts Alliance's 10th and final
(for a while) fundraiser at the Cultural Arts Center. The starting bid on all
kites was $25 with the average of about $60 with the top bid on one kite for
$305 and pictured below.
Roni Telfer led the public art project for the
last 6 years!
Jim McCulloch was an entertaining auctioneer with
"Fantasy Flight" metal kite with
detachable sun glass ornamentation by Becky Schaefer had the top bid of $305.
Another top bid was for the "Free
Range" by Dorothy Spurgat that went for $130.
Sponsored by the Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA), the
public art project has helped to make Whitewater a popular tourist stop each
summer. For each of the last ten years the WAA has selected a theme, and local
artists and enthusiasts have created lively interpretations on the basic forms.
In recent years, the artwork was produced by professional and amateur artists,
school children from pre-school to high school, community members, families,
all with creative ideas to share. This year's theme was,
"Up, Up and Away in Whitewater," and brought a record number of artists to the
The board of directors and members of the Whitewater Arts
Alliance thank Home Lumber for cutting the kite forms; the Scharine Group for
the metal kites; Rick Fassl for developing the prototypes; Chuck Nass and the
City Crew for hanging the kites and making adjustments; Zingg Automotive for
providing the clear coating; Kim Scharine and GMA Printing for distributing and
storing the kites, and for being the general contact; Coburn Company for
creating the number tags; Dave Saalsaa, Lyle Hunter, Joyce Follis, and Linda
Long for helping to hang the kites; Jim McCulloch, Auctioneer; Marjorie
Stoneman and Jim Stewart for publicity; Dawn Hunter for initiating the project;
and the Public Art Committee and ALL KITE ARTISTS AND SPONSORS.
(Sept. 29) National
Championship Teams Visit Governor's Estate
UWW coaches who won national
championships during the 2013-14 academic year, as well as several of the
institution's administrators, surround Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at his
estate on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Madison. (Back row: Chancellor Richard Telfer;
second row: head football coach Lance Leipold, head gymnastics coach Jen Regan,
Gov. Walker, head baseball coach John Vodenlich, assistant men's basketball
coach Nick Bennett, Provost Bev Kopper and director of athletics Amy Edmonds;
front row: club wheelchair women's basketball coach Dan Price, club wheelchair
men's basketball coach Jeremy Lade).
Representatives from each of the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater 2013-14 national championship teams were on hand to be
recognized by Governor Scott Walker for their success during the last academic
year at his estate in Maple Bluff Saturday.
Chancellor Telfer, Provost
Kopper and Athletic Director Amy Edmonds, joined coaches and players from the
six national championship teams including football, men's basketball,
gymnastics, baseball, and men's and women's wheelchair basketball at the
Governor's Mansion. Head football coach Lance Leipold presented Governor Walker
with a personalized Warhawk football jersey.
Governor Walker offered
his congratulations to representatives from the six teams for their success.
(Sept. 28) Craig Culver
(yes, THAT Craig Culver) attended Elements for Success at the Whitewater
University Technology Park Innovation Center to give the "scoop" on how a small
family business in Sauk City, Wisconsin became a national franchise we all love
so well. A larger than expected audience was in attendance - over 120
plus. There are 522 Culver's nationwide and more on the way and all using WI
products; there might be a small change by using an out of state dairy next
several months due to transportation costs. They will always just use WI
cheese. Craig stated he will never go international or Hawaii or Alaska. His
favorite custard "never ice cream" item is vanilla. He had an interesting and
insightful question and answer session. Also the audience was treated to frozen
custard and toppings.
Craig saw the packed room
and helped bring additional chairs in for everyone to have a seat. A hands on
The details of the growth of
Culver's as noted by Craig was based on family input, people orientation of
"please, thank you and a smile" and product quality.
Craig Culver with WHS Future Business Leaders
of America (FBLA) student Ashley Rinebold, FBLA Advisor Cynthia Teal and FBLA
student Hunter Riedel.
Craig conversing with Jim Caldwell, President
First Citizens State Bank and his daughter Jenna.
(Sept. 28) There was a
short dedication ceremony for the memorial of Marti Schultz held after school
at LINCS Elementary.
Marti Schultz spent her teaching career in Whitewater
starting at Lakeview and then moved to Lincoln which is where she was teaching
when she retired. Marti's sister, Delone Hoganson, from Black River Falls, her
cousin, Marilyn Bishop from Ettrick, WI, close friends, former colleagues and
parents from the school district were in attendance.
Marti's sister, Delone Hoganson,
spoke at the dedication with The Marti Schultz Memorial committee: Bonnie
Bronson-Hefty, Kathy Ponyicsanyi, Kim Monk and Sue Halbach. Words of welcome
and great thanks and appreciation were spoken by Delone. The memorial committee
spoke as to how and why each memorial was chosen to honor Marti, thank yous
were said to all those who helped the committee along this memorial journey as
well as the sharing of special memories of her that each had experienced as her
The memorial committee collected over $1200.00 in
donation contributions, which were used to purchase and plant a limelight
hydrangea tree in the front lawn area of the new landscaping of LINCS
Elementary this summer... a rock engraved with the words, "Remembering Marti
Schultz with love and friendship" which was set under the tree... and 4 picnic
tables that are set up in the former arboretum area that Marti had at one time
created for Lincoln School when she taught there. The remaining money along
with whatever donations continue to come in will be put into the on-going LINCS
Scholarship Fund that is designated for a graduating senior that went to LINCS
during his or her elementary years.
A few of the 30 staff and friends of
Marti in attendance at the event listening to the speakers and note the
limelight hydrangea tree and engraved rock.
Marti's friends wanted to honor Marti in a way that would
not only live on in her memory, but would also commemorate Lincoln (LINCS)
Elementary. The Marti Schultz Memorial committee would like to sincerely and
gratefully thank all those who contributed a donation in her memory. Through
the loss and memory of our friend along with the collected memorials we can
extend her life in ways to add beauty and good to a place where she did what
she loved to do.... teach.
In our extension of appreciation, the
committee would also like to thank Eric Runez, School District Administrator,
for permitting the planting of the memorial tree on the LINCS school grounds;
Cindy Wiedenhoeft, District Custodial Supervisor, for working with the
committee on the kind of planting that would work with the school's needs and
District's regulations along with also watering it in its early stages of
planting; Mary Kilar, LINCS School principal and the LINCS staff for welcoming
the memorial choices with open arms; the K&W Nursery in Janesville for so
kindly and helpfully directing us on our final tree of choice and for
delivering and planting it when needed; Dave Halbach for assembling the picnic
tables, Ruby Schroeder for being "help us as needed" list for phone calls and
information and finally, the Banner. Because of the help from all these people,
the committee was able to pull this memorial together for Marti, whom we feel
would be very pleased with the final results.
Kathy Ponyicsanyi explaining the possible uses of the
picnic tables for outdoor class use by LINCS students and staff
For those that are interested in still contributing a
donation to the Marti Schultz Memorial, please send your donation to: Sue
Halbach 159 N. Esterly Ave. Whitewater, WI 53190 Please make your check out to
Sue Halbach and write Marti Schultz Memorial in the memo.... thank you. Sue
will make sure it gets into the Scholarship Fund.
(Sept. 27) At the 77th
annual Janesville Midwest Invitational, the Whitewater Girls' Cross Country
Team fared well in a meet that saw over 3000 runners compete from 4 states
(Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin) totaling 40+ schools.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
Coach Chad Carstens - "This meet has three different
races available to put athletes so the squad doesn't represent the team all in
one. Five girls ran their season best time to date. In the first event of the
day, the girls' freshman/sophomore race, freshman Allisan Barrett ran an
incredibly tactically sound race finishing in 13th overall out of 131 to earn a
top 20 medal. This was a breakthrough day for her and the confidence gained
going forward. Rebekah Schumacher performed strong in 86th and Alayna Mikulski
completed the race for Whitewater with her season best time also in 122nd.
In the girls Varsity race, Sarah Ziolkowski and Andrea Sandoval finished
one second apart in 28th and 29th respectively out of 213 finishers. This
afforded them both a top 30 medal which is a tall order in such a top heavy
division one meet. Andrea was the surprise performer of the meet stunning not
only her coaches but herself in what she is really capable of. She was so
focused and looked up through the race moving forward and trying to catch her
teammate in Sarah. Catching Sarah seemed to be a powerful motivator for her.
Abby King ran a season best finishing in 93rd. Rounding out the varsity
competition was Amanda Herold in 192nd. Carolina Oezers was the lone competitor
in the JV race finishing 364th. Results can be found here under the "77th
Annual Midwest Invitational" heading.
. Next up is the Rock
Valley North Division Championship Hosted by Whitewater HS at UWW on Tuesday."
At the 77th annual Janesville Midwest Invitational, the Whitewater
Boys' Cross Country Team fared well in a meet that saw over 3000 runners
compete from 4 states (Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin) totaling 40+
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
Coach Chad Carstens - "This meet has three different
races available to put athletes so the squad doesn't represent the team all in
one. Nine different boys' raced their season best today under the warm sunny
skies at Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville. First to compete were the
freshman/sophomore boys. Jimmy King led the team in this event finishing in
50th out of 196. Jakob Gmur continues to impress as he and Justin Brantmeier
ran together through two miles but Jakob was able to pull away the last 1.1
miles. Jakob finished in 96th and Justin was 110th. Steven Witt wasn't too far
behind and was eager to catch them finishing in 119th. Elliot McCulloch had his
first opportunity to feel a side stitch while trying to race. It cost him quite
a bit as he finished an unusual 149th. Next up were the varsity boys again led
by James Ehlen. He came home in 81st (out of 256) while trying to work through
a hip injury. Jon Zimdars was challenged by a faster start in his race netting
him his best time this season and a 110th placing. Jason Shelbourn and Nathan
Barrett were doing their best in this stacked field and it showed as they both
turned in season best times and placing 210th and 211th overall. Lastly,
Alfredo Gomez nudged ahead of his season best time to place 240th. In the final
event of the day, the JV boys put together a solid performance in the largest
field of the day. In all, there were 618 runners in this event. Mitch Dalzin
crossed the line in 409th, running a PR of 23:20. Jack Downs finished 469th,
Nathaniel Jeppsen 501st and Nathan Cagney finished 534th. The boys have been
working their way through some injuries and illnesses and look to get
everything back on track in the coming weeks as the 12-team conference
championship approaches in October. Results can be found here under the "77th
Annual Midwest Invitational" heading
Next up is the Rock
Valley North Division Championship Hosted by Whitewater HS at UWW on
Football game WHS 13 Jefferson 43
Team Captains - Peter McCrea, Jordan Peterson, Tommy
DuVal and Bryan Parker.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
Statistics courtesy of Samantha Hookstead
|Total Yards Gained
||Total Yards Gained
|Score by Quarters
| WHS Scoring
With 10:17 left in the
second John Saylor 18 yd run Peter McCrea kick failed
|With 3:52 left in the fourth Jordan
Peterson 56 yd run McCrea kick good
(Sept. 27) WHS Soccer 3
East Troy 1
Jake Riemer with a header into the net for the second
WHS goal. He made another goal the same way a little later in the game
Freshman Roberto Navejas has his shot blocked by the
East Troy goalie.Pictures by Peter Mischka and courtesy of Bob Mischka
(Sept. 27) WHS Volleyball
0 McFarland 3
File pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
The Middle School Volleyball 8th
Grade Team won their first home game against Lake Geneva bringing their overall
record to 2-1. Next game will be Monday September 29 vs East Troy at
3:45. Come show your support. The Whippets are coached by Teshona
(Sept. 27) You have a
Will or a Trust: What Now? What else do you need? What should you have on hand?
How do you plan ahead? What can you expect? Get the Answers at the two part
workshop "And Then There Was One: End of Life Readiness" being held at the
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, WI on October 7 & 14 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
Sometimes it's sudden. Sometimes there is time to
prepare but it's filled with health concerns. Most times there has not been a
lot of discussion about it before it happens. When it happens, there is
immediate change. Life will no longer be the same. There can be feelings of
shock, isolation, confusion, anger, panic, intense sadness, relief and guilt.
People who did not get along well before it happened will probably get along
A death can cause all of these things to one degree or another. One
out of one of us will die. We can make our passing easier for the ones we leave
behind by being PRE-pared and talking about it with our loved ones.
to be PRE-pared is to attend the workshop called "End of Life Preparedness."
The workshop is based on a workbook called "And Then There was One" written by
Charlotte Fox of Flagstaff, Arizona. Charlotte's husband of three years died
beside her in bed in his early fifties. It was so devastating and the paperwork
was so horrendous, Charlotte designed the workbook with 70 checklists and
memory prompter pages for you to complete. You can find out more at her
The workshop includes speakers: a lawyer,
a banker, a hospice representative and a tax specialist. It is free. The
workbook costs $30. You are not required to purchase a workbook to attend.
Charlotte and I are anxious to get the information to you. Refreshments will be
There is no charge unless you
choose to purchase the workbook; however, for coordination purposes, please
register at the library by calling 262-473-0530. Not sure yet if you can make
this date? Please call and make a tentative registration to assist with
planning for copies, etc.
(27 Sept.) Delta Kappa
Gamma Chapter of Women Educators met September 25, 2014.
their meeting with an interesting tour of the Whitewater Innovation Center.
Roger Gerndt, Director of the Center, was their guide as he informed the group
of the various entrepreneurs using the facilities. He answered many questions
the group had. After the tour the chapter, with guests, enjoyed their dinner
meeting at Cold Spring Inn. Following their meeting representatives from the
Whitewater Unified School District presented the group with a program on the
school's referendum that will be on the November 4th ballot.
Roger Gerndt with the Chapter
members and guests at the Whitewater Innovation Center
Nathan Jaeger: District Director of Business,
Bunny Schoen: President of Delta Kappa Gamma, Eric Runez: District
Administrator, and Doug Parker: High School Principal.
(Sept. 27) The Fall Early
Literacy Classes begin soon at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library.
Registration is required and can be done in person or by phone.
Lapsit classes includes children from birth through 18
months and will meet Tuesdays at 10:00 am for thirty minutes.
Toddlers include children 18 months through 3 years and
will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 am for 45 minutes.
Preschoolers meet on Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:45 am.
Preschool Early Literacy classes are for children 3 to 5 years old.
This Fall's weekly themes are for the week of October 6: Hello,
Goodbye, October 13: Autumn, October 20: Pumpkins and Apples, October 27:
Halloween, November 3: Colors, November 10: Counting, November 17: Alphabet,
December 1: Winter, December 8: Winter Animals, and December 15: Holidays.
There will be no Early Literacy Classes the week of November 24.
more information About Early Literacy Classes, please contact Deana Rolfsmeyer,
Youth Educational Services Librarian at 262-473-0530 or
To register your child please visit the Irvin
L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Street, Whitewater, or call
(Sept. 27) Whitewater
Aquatic & Fitness Center Swim Lessons Oct 30 - Nov. 13th and Nov. 22 Jan.
(Sept. 27) The Miss Q
Contest, sponsored by AgSource Cooperative Services, rewards junior dairy
exhibitors for superior dairy practices. Four youth were recognized at the
Walworth County Fair. Rachael Vanderstappen, Lake Geneva; Riley Davis, Sharon;
Rebecca Schmidt, Delavan; and Avery Jacobs, Darien, Wis. were each awarded the
Miss Q title and given the opportunity to sell one half-gallon of milk at the
Miss Q Auction, held during the fair.
AgSource Miss Q Contest award
winners and successful auction buyers are joined by royalty and contest
sponsors at the 2014 Walworth County Fair (L to R): Daniel Carpenter, Rick
Henningfield, Carlie O'Donnell, Lisa Konkel, Miriam Smith and Geanne Case
representing the Big Foot FFA Alumni, Emily Cerny-2014 Fairest of the Fair, 1st
Lactation Winner Rachel Vanderstappen, 2nd Lactation Winner Riley Davis, Nancy
and Marty Vanderstappen, Steve Schmidt, 3rd Lactation Winner Rebecca Schmidt,
Richard and Letha Kuecker, 4th Lactation Winner Avery Jacobs, Patty Lauderdale,
Emily Watson-2014 Fair Royalty and Rodney Davis, AgSource Cooperative
Cows on a processed DHI testing program that have
completed a first, second, third or fourth-or-higher lactation were eligible
for the award. The cow in each lactation class with the highest milk quality,
determined by the lowest average linear score (somatic cell count), was
declared the winner. Proceeds from the auction were awarded to the winning
youth exhibitors to assist with further development of their dairy projects or
finance their post secondary educations.
Rachael Vanderstappen, a
member of Lake Geneva Big Foot FFA Chapter and daughter of Marty and Nancy
Vanderstappen, captured the first lactation award. Her quality milk pitcher
sold for $700.00. Lisa Konkel, representing the Big Foot FFA Alumni, was the
Riley Davis earned the second lactation AgSource
Miss Q Award. Marty and Nancy Vanderstappen, representing Dutch-Made Farms of
Lake Geneva, Wis., purchased her half-gallon of milk for $1,200. Riley is the
daughter of Rodney and Theresa Davis and a member of the Big Foot Pioneer 4-H
Rebecca Schmidt was the AgSource
Miss Q third lactation winner. Rebecca, is the daughter of Steve and Pauline
Schmidt and a member of the Richmond 4-H Club. Her half-gallon of quality milk
was purchased for $1,000 by a syndicate comprised of Richard Kuecker - Elkhorn,
the Coburn Co. - Whitewater and the Whitewater Veterinary
The AgSource Miss Q fourth lactation winner was Avery
Jacobs, a member of the Sharon 4-H Club and the son of Dan and Sue Jacobs. His
half-gallon of quality milk was purchased by Patty Lauderdale of Sugar Creek
Mutal Insurance, Elkhorn, Wis., for $1,300.
Bidding was spirited at
this year's auction. Contenders included: Merry Water's Farm-Lake Geneva,
Stateline Vet Clinic-Darien, Rick Adams-S-C-DAIRY SYNDICATE-Sugar Creek Dairy,
AI Supply-Gale Shelboure, Homestead Hoof Care-Tyler Guarido, Wedige Radiator,
BMO-Harris Bank-Janesville and the Scharine
Complete Feeds of Sharon, Wis., represented by
Jeff Johnson and Adam Watkins, presented each AgSource Miss Q Lactation Winner
with an additional $150 cash award. Katy Katzman and
Jason Kollwelter donated the 2014 Miss Quality Contest banners, as well as milk
and cookies enjoyed during the auction and dairy show and Gary Finley
served as the auctioneer for the event.
AgSource, a member-owned
cooperative, headquartered in Verona, Wis., is a leader in agricultural and
environmental laboratory analysis and information management services. A
subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International, AgSource provides services
to clients in the United States and across the globe. Learn more
(Sept. 27) Heroin Summit
at UWW Hyland Hall on Starin Road Wednesday Oct 1- Informational Booths 5:30 -
9pm and Seminar 6:30 - 8:30pm.
(Sept. 25) Three of the
seven red pop up tents that the National Guard loaned to the Discover
Whitewater Series for medical stations on the Half Marathon race on Sunday are
missing. Volunteer assistants and others who may have helped in the tent
pickup and know the location should contact Jeff Knight - Email
The tents were located at Schwaeger Drive before
Fremont St. near mile marker #3, Clay St. near Taft St. near mile marker #9 and
near mile marker #12 at Walworth and Scott St. Volunteers are asked to help
locate them as early as possible.
The National Guard made the event
very special, let's see what we can do to find their tents today.
(Sept. 25) Irvin L. Young
Memorial Library PUMPKIN PROGRAM Thursday Oct 2nd at 7pm.
(Sept. 25) League of
Women Voters Whitewater Area to Host Candidate Forums for State Senate
District 15 and State Assembly District 43 Races
THE LWV is sponsoring two candidate forums on Saturday,
October 4th in advance of the November 4th general election. A forum for State
Senate District 15 candidates will be held from 10AM-11:30AM with League member
Ben Penwell serving as moderator. A forum for State Assembly District 43
candidates will be held from 1PM -2:30PM with League member Marion Burrows
serving as moderator. Both forums will take place in the Whitewater City Hall
Council Chambers, 301 W. Whitewater Street. Candidates running for open seats
in these districts are listed below. Questions for the candidates are drawn
from the audience, so the League encourages your participation. The candidates
were also recently mailed a Candidate Questionnaire developed by the League
board. Their responses will be posted on the Leagues website,
on Monday, September 29th.
Janis Ringhand 412 Fowler Circle Evansville, WI
Brian Fitzgerald 3906 Capella Dr. Janesville, WI 53546-3519
District 43 Assembly Candidates
Andy Jorgensen 1148 Brown Dr.
Milton, WI 53536-1783
Leon Herbert W5795 Hoge Rd Ft. Atkinson, WI
(Sept. 25) Doug Turley,
WHS Graduate, has been battling Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often
referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," for several years. ALS is a
progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and
the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from
the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. On Sunday October 12th, he
will lead Team Turley in the the 2014 ALS Walk in the Milwaukee area. Please
consider lending your support to Team Turley. To find out more, use this link:
actively participated in the phenomena which was the 2014
#ALSicebucketchallenge. Not only did he challenge himself (be sure to see his
video), but he was the brains behind and impetus for several others. Check out
Doug's multiple video postings using this link:
Check out WHS
Class of 1981 challenge:
(Sept. 24) Calling All
Future Girl Scouts!!!
Girls from Cadette Troop #3336 donated books to all the
Free Little Libraries in town for their first meeting of the year. They would
like to remind all families interested in joining Girl Scouts to attend the NEW
Girl Registration event being held this Friday,
September 26 from 6-7:30pm at Starin Park. Can't make the event and
have questions? Please contact Sara Rupnick, Recruitment Specialist at
608-237-1144 or RupnickS@gsbadgerland.org
(Sept. 23) Parents,
grandparents, business people, educators and other community members are
banding together through Whitewater YES to help encourage people to vote in
favor of the Whitewater Unified School District Referendum on November 4.
Whitewater YES volunteers are helping to make contact with
voters, distribute yard signs, and help in other ways to share the importance
of this vote for Whitewater children and the broader community.
District has great accomplishments in keeping elementary class sizes smaller,
achieving high ACT scores at the high school, offering a nationally-recognized
music program as well as great sports events, and more. In order to keep our
schools great we need to support this referendum. As a grandparent of children
in our district, and as a business person who wants to see Whitewater thrive, I
am dedicated to making sure that our kids receive a great education in our
community," said Ron Binning, co-chair of Whitewater YES and owner of Binning
& Dickens Insurance in Whitewater.
Many caring, concerned people
have been working on the budget for our district. The school board and staff
have worked diligently with financial experts from all walks of life to cut
thousands of dollars from the budget. Teachers, support staff, and
administrators have made financial sacrifices in both pay and benefits to help
ensure that Whitewater children continue to receive a high-quality education.
The administration has been making prudent cuts and will continue to be a
careful steward of the funds. Even if this referendum passes, the district will
still need to cut $300,000 from the budget. But cutting staff health care plans
and reducing the budget is not enough. The state allocation per child to public
schools was cut dramatically and has never been restored. A wide range of
community members all believe it is imperative to the future of area children
that residents vote yes to pass the referendum on November 4th.
educator at the University and as a parent of children who attend our school
district, I believe that this vote will help determine the health of our
community as a whole in the future. Education is vital to a healthy society,"
said Kristen Monday, co-chair of Whitewater YES, and a professor at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Rather than asking for a recurring
increase, the referendum asks to establish this support for the next four
years. That will allow the community to revisit this issue. So, a YES vote now,
allows the district to provide the financial resources needed to keep
Whitewater schools great in the present while also allowing the district to
reconsider the issue in the near future. The district is asking to renew
existing tax levy authority. The district has $600,000 in debt payments that
will be falling off at the same time the current $600,000 operating referendum
will expire. This $1.2 million in expiring levy authority will allow for the
$1.2 million in proposed levy authority to be absorbed with a neutral impact on
the overall tax levy. Both the expiring levy authority and the proposed
referendum have an equal value on the mill rate of $0.89 per thousand. If the
referendum is supported, there would be no anticipated increase over the
current levy amount. The district is going from paying off debt to investing in
technology, infrastructure and the great programs offered by the district.
"I grew up in Whitewater, and I had a great education here, which is
one of the reasons we moved back to Whitewater after our son was born. Our
schools' music and art programs are award-winning, and our talented and caring
teachers and staff help foster creativity and innovation. Creativity and
innovation help our kids stand out as they pursue their careers. It is crucial
to our kids and our community that we pass this referendum and keep our schools
strong," said Marjorie Stoneman, co-chair of Whitewater YES.
Callope, Treasurer for Whitewater YES, concurred, "As a business person and a
father of children who attended our district, I know the importance of a great
school system to our family and our community. We must keep our schools strong
in order to attract more people to our district."
If residents have
more detailed questions, they may visit the Whitewater Unified School
want to help Whitewater YES spread the 'vote yes' message, request yard signs,
or help make a financial contribution to Whitewater YES, may contact Ron
Binning's office at 262-473-3930. Donations can also be sent to Whitewater YES
via Aurelio Callope, N1060 Fremont Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190.
are invited to 'LIKE' Whitewater YES for Education on Facebook.
Following is the actual wording of the November 4 referendum: "Shall
the Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties,
Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section
121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,200,000 a year beginning with the 2015-2016
school year through the 2018-2019 school year, for non-recurring purposes
consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes,
student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular
programs, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?"
referendum was also recommended by the Citizens Financial Advisory
Committee (CFAC). This Committee discussed the districts decrease in
overall enrollment with an increase in special education, state revenue limits,
loss of state aid (through the Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement
needs, and increases in other necessary areas in the budget.
For the Power
Point presentation used in guiding the discussion -
UPCOMING EVENTS IN DATE SEQUENCE
- OCTOBER 1 - Studio 84 Program - Early Bird Registration by Oct. 1
Free Estate Planning
Seminar on Thursday, October 2nd at 1:30pm at the
Whitewater Seniors in the Park Center. This is being presented by Senior
Strategies Asset Protection, and Gromowski Law Firm. Contact Deb at the Senior
Center if interested in attending at 262-473-0535.
OCTOBER 4 - GRAND OPENING!
October 6 - Like playing COMPETITIVE basketball? Signup and parent
meeting at The Middle School MPR on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Boys and girls, in grades 4th - 8th, interested in
signing up for competitive traveling basketball should attend the October 6th
meeting to discuss the upcoming season, register players, collect fees and
introduce coaches. Eligible participants must be residents of Whitewater or
enrolled in the WUSD. All players and parents should attend. If you are unable
to attend, please contact Matt Amundson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register online at
or visit the club's
website to print the
BASKETBALL? Whitewater Recreation Department has what you need! Youth
Basketball Instruction for girls and boys grades K-2 Youth Basketball League
for girls and boys grades 3-6 Register online
- OCTOBER 11th - The Annual Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show and
Sale will be exhibited at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main
Street, from Thursday, Oct. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 1.
The gallery will
be open Thursday through Sunday each week from 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. The
Whitewater Arts Alliance invites the public to an
opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 11 from
1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to
anyone interested in the visual arts and crafts.
The Members Show
exhibits both art and craft pieces by Whitewater Arts Alliance members in any
2-D or 3-D medium completed during 2014. The Alliance encourages each artist or
craft-person to submit up to three pieces.
Anyone can become a member
of the Whitewater Arts Alliance by completing a membership form and choosing a
contribution level. Membership Form
Entry Form and
Liability Release -
CONTRACT TO MERCHANDISE IMAGES
Show visitors will also have the opportunity
to vote for their favorite pieces from Oct. 9 to Oct. 19. The pieces with the
four highest numbers of votes will be photographed to be made into note cards.
After the close of voting, Virginia Epps will notify the winners. On Saturday,
Nov. 1 at 3:00 P.M., a WAA representative will announce the viewers' choice
awards. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is pleased to give the members whose
pieces are chosen for the note cards a set of 24 cards. If all systems work
well, the note cards will be available to the artists and for purchase that
Members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance should submit their art
and/or craft pieces on Saturday, Oct.4 between 1:00 and 3:00 P.M. Artists and
craft-persons should pick up their art and/or craft pieces after the note card
distribution on Saturday Nov. 1.
OCTOBER 11th - Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce - Spirit Tour
Saturday, October 11th
October is the perfect time for some "spirits" and fun.
Join us Saturday, October 11th for an evening. The bus will leave Public
Parking Lot "G" behind the Chamber office at 6:45pm for Randy's Restaurant
where refreshments and a little home brew will be served along with a
presentation given by the Whitewater Historical Society on the history of the
Pratt Institute. Then hop on the bus and visit sites around town and hear the
tales of the past; maybe you'll see a "spirit" from yesterday. The tour will
end with refreshments at Second Salem.
Tickets are $35 per person, only
46 tickets will be sold. Reserve your space for FUN today! Credit cards
accepted. Call (262) 473-4005
Spiritualism & The Morris Pratt
Institute By Carol Lohry Cartwright
Muscular Dystrophy Dance
For A Cure -Saturday October 18, from 6 pm to 11 pm. at
Wanda's Waterfront, LLC Restaurant & Banquet Hall 292 S Wisconsin St.
They will have raffles and food. Bar will be opened for purchasing
drinks. Petty Thieves will be playing from 7 pm. to 11 pm. Admission is a
donation at the door to MDA. The reason for this event is because it affects
Pam Brotzman's family. She has 3 family members with Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy and her family has lived with 9 generations of family with MDA.
Fighting for a cure for those that fight the fight. Over the years her family
used to do the MDA Carnivals at the Sentry Foods Store in the parking lot. They
have opted for the dance and raffles. If anyone would like to volunteer the
night of the event please contact Pam Brotzman at
email@example.com or through the
event page on Facebook.
Check out Facebook event page and the many more
donations they have received
also three of the
many donations pictured below.
NOTICES - MEMORIALS
Moyes, age 67, of Helenville, WI passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at
the Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
born in Morris Township, New Jersey on January 24, 1947, the son of Charles and
Elizabeth (Weaver) Moyes.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the
Vietnam War, serving on the USS Ticonderoga Aircraft Carrier.
11, 1971, Charles married Ella Wells in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
He worked at
the A.O. Smith Company. Charles enjoyed model trains and working with Operation
Migration for the Whooping Cranes.
Surviving are: Wife: Ella Moyes,
Helenville, WI, Two Daughters: Christina Moyes, Golden Valley, MN and Melanie
(Paul) Rue, Jefferson, WI, Three Grandchildren: Lilin, Amelia, and Eli, Sister:
Patricia Schmid, DeForest, WI, Brother: Richard Moyes, Louisville, KY, Brother:
Clifford Moyes, Horicon, WI, Sister: Dorothy (Kermit) Singer, Baraboo, WI, and
Sister: Elizabeth (Joe) Wagi, Fort Atkinson, WI
Charles was preceded in
death by his parents, a daughter Sherry Ann Moyes, and a sister Margaret Moyes.
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11:00AM at
the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin
with Terry Deland officiating.
Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery,
Visitation will be from 10-11AM on Wednesday,
October 8, 2014 at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, Whitewater, WI.
Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.
(Sept. 26) PAUL WILLIAM LAURITZEN passed away peacefully and surrounded by
family on September 26, 2014.
He was born July 9, 1932 in
Valparaiso, IN, the son of Carl and Edna Lauritzen. Paul grew up in Glen Ellen
and Rock Island, IL. He graduated from Augustana College (IL) in 1954 where he
played basketball setting many school records. He was inducted into Augie's
Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.
Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956.
He married Lois M. Wilson in 1955 in East Moline, IL.
He earned his
master's degree at Western Illinois in Counseling and Guidance and his Ph.D. at
the University of Iowa in 1964 in School Psychology.
Paul taught Physical
Education, coached and was a Guidance Counselor in several schools in Illinois
and Iowa. In 1964, he came to UWW and started the Special Education Department
where he served as chairman for 19 years. He was also instrumental in starting
the Disabled Services Department. He was a member of many national and state
professional organizations as well as local boards and committees.
loved his family, his woods, gardening, bicycling, basketball and teaching in
the classroom as well as in life's many settings. He enjoyed mentoring youth to
share interests and to develop talents.
Paul is survived by his wife Lois,
daughter Lisa (Stuart) Smith of WY, son Jeff (Jeri) Lauritzen of Brookfield,
daughter Karen (Larry) Centro of NJ along with grandchildren Elesif and Damon
Smith, Katie Lauritzen Prestegard, Cara Lauritzen, Matt Lauritzen, and
Francesco and Ana Centro. A brother Peter of Port Townsend, WA, a sister Bertha
Mount of Evanston, IL and nieces and nephews also survive him.
Service will be planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may
be made to The Nature Conservancy or to Fairhaven Senior Services.
Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.