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UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County
Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Newspapers

Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
Channel 4 Milw.
Channel 6 Milw.
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Discover the Four Lakes Area Magazine
Jefferson County Living/
Government - Education


Urban Forestry Committee

2015 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
School District
/High School
/Middle School
Lincoln Inquiry Charter School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
Jefferson County


Aquatic Center
Chamber of Commerce

Community Development Authority

Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Historical Society

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus

UWW Young Auditorium
Movie Theater

Whitewater Country Club
City Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters

Assembly of God
B'nai Abraham Congregation
For Area Jewish community - Beloit

Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church
CrossPointe Community Church
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
First English Lutheran
First United Methodist
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Living Word Fellowship
St. Luke's Episcopal Church /
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
Whitewater Bible Church
Banks and Credit Unions

Associated Bank
Commercial Bank
First Citizens Bank
Fort Community Credit Union
Pinnacle Bancorp
University of WI Credit Union

Any City Organization that would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to request a posting, thanks!
Whitewater Arts Alliance
Bassett House
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Community Cat
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Friends of Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club

W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
VFW Post 5470 will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
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National Newspapers

Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
NY Times
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USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Washington Times


The Wheeler Report
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance

CBS Sports
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Fox Sports WI
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The Whitewater Unified School District is looking for a part-time driver who will be responsible for transporting students to and from school.
Qualified applicants must be 18 years or older, hold a valid driver 's license, and have a clean driving record.
Hours: 7:45-9:30 am and again at 1:45-3:30 pm on school days
Starting salary: $12.50 per hour
Apply online at: http://services.education.wisc.edu/wecan/
Or paper applications may be obtained Mon. -Friday. 7:30 -4:00 at: Whitewater Unified School District 419 South Elizabeth Street Whitewater, WI 53190
or online at http://www.wwusd.org/page/2763 under "Join Our Team"

Anderson Machining Service, Inc.

Brotoloc South Inc.
City of Whitewater Job Openings
City Rescue Squad Looking for Emergency Technicians Basic and Advanced.
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities
ZINGG Motors - Jobs
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(Oct 8) The Whitewater FFA's annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive will be held Friday October 16th from 12-6 PM and Saturday October 17th from 9 AM-1 PM.The event will be held in the Whitewater Sentry parking lot. They are looking to beat their previous record of 8,160 pounds of food that was donated last year. All of the food and funds donated go to the Whitewater Food Pantry to aid those less fortunate.

You can help by purchasing prepackaged bags of food at Sentry, donating canned food items at local businesses, giving a monetary donation, or bringing food to the bus on the 16th and 17th.

Join the Whitewater FFA and Nelson's Bus Service in their mission to can hunger on October 16th and 17th.

There will be a Bake sale, a Petting zoo, Pumpkin decorating, and face painting on Saturday the 17th from 10-12.
Thank you for your support, and they hope to see you there!


Pickleball volunteer Jim Jacobson and Fire Inspector Josh Leverenz supervising!

(Oct 8) Volunteers and staff from Seniors in the Park learned how to use fire extinguishers from Whitewater Fire Inspector Josh Leverenz. This training was part of the annual volunteer safety training. Thanks to the Whitewater Fire Department and Josh for providing the training.

(Oct 8) The Whitewater Boys Soccer team won its 6th conference match, with a strong win against the Eagles of Jefferson.

Victor Fernandez

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka and for gallery pictures to be purchased!

The game was ended by the 10-0 mercy rule in the 83rd minute. "It was a very nice win, and the team played well together tonight", Coach Menager noted after the contest. Whitewater was able to dominate the midfield and control the pace of their attack. The scoring began in the 2nd minute, with a rebound goal by Roberto Navejas, off a rocketed shot by Jake Walton. In the 13th minute, Jake Riemer scored the first of his 2 goals of the evening, off an assisting pass by Xhonaton Shahollari. Brian Reyes scored the first of his 2 goals in the 22nd minute, with another assist by Xhonaton Shahollari. The Whippets controlled the attack with steady patience and scored their fourth goal of the half, with an unassisted goal by Jake Walton, in the 34th minute. Brian Reyes was able to beat the Eagles keeper in the 40th minute, with his second goal, assisted by Roberto Navejas. The final goal of the first half was tallied by Xhonaton Shahollari in the 41st minute, with an assist by Brian Reyes. The half ended with the Whippets on top, 6-0. Going into the second half of the match with a strong lead, Coach Menager was able to rest most of his starters and give the reserves their time on the pitch. In the 68th minute, Xhonaton Shahollari scored his second goal of the night, on a beautiful thru ball assist by Timothy Vander Pluym. The Jefferson squad did not give up and continued to put fourth their best efforts to get on the scoreboard, but the solid Whippet defense was able to keep their attack in check. In the 72nd minute, Jonathon Caldwell took a nice pass from Xhonaton Shahollari, to score his first goal of the match. Seven minutes later, Jonathon retrieved a loose ball in the Eagle defensive third, and beat the Jefferson keeper, for an unassisted goal. The final tally and match ending unassisted goal was scored by Roberto Navejas in the 83rd minute. Jimmy Cushman was in net for the Whippets in the first half with 1 save and Michael Fernandez, in the second half with 1 save. Coach Menager was pleased with the scoring efficiency of this game, with 12 shots on goal taken by the Whippets and scoring on 10 of those shots. Also noting, "this was a team victory, with everyone contributing".

The JV Squad also had a very good game, defeating the Eagle JV squad, 8-0.

The Whippets will next host conference rival, Edgerton this Thursday on Senior Night. Whitewater is now 6-2-1 in conference and 7-4-2 overall. (Rich Gunter)

(Oct 8) TOMORROW - First Citizens State Bank is hosting a Community Shred-It Day on October 9th from 11am - 2pm. They will also be having free cookies and a food drive, and a donation of non-perishable food items will enter you into a drawing for a gift card.

(Oct 7) Judy Harms has been selected by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association as the recipient of the 2014-15 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Award for Wisconsin.

Congratulations Judy!

Annually, the NFHS identifies and recognizes a coach from each state for significant achievement in their sport. State level recipients are considered for NFHS Sectional recognition. National Coaches of the Year are then chosen from the sectional winners.

Award recipients are selected based upon a variety of criteria including their coaching record, background, coaching honors, and involvement in community and school organizations.

Each year approximately 1000 coaches are recognized at the state level, 168 coaches are recognized at the sectional level and 21 coaches are recognized at the national level.

Wisconsin coaches are members of Section 4, which represents the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

The mission of the NFHS Coaches Association is to enhance the professional development of all high school sports coaches in order to improve interscholastic athletics in America.

(Oct 7) The City of Whitewater Water Utility's semi-annual water main and hydrant flushing program will begin on Monday, October 12th and will conclude Friday, October 16th. Flushing of water mains is necessary in order to continue to deliver clean, safe water. If they have repairs more than expected throughout the week, they may have to continue flushing into the following week.

Flushing of water mains and hydrants can cause some discoloration of the water. Caution should be exercised in washing of white clothing. Discoloration of the water due to flushing WILL stain white clothing. They notify the public in all local media outlets; therefore, they cannot be responsible for stained clothing. If discoloration is detected, run the cold water faucet until the discoloration clears. While they are still flushing in your area the water may take a little while to clear up. You may want to wait until they have left the area and the water has settled down before running your water tap.

If reduced pressure is experienced after flushing, you may have to clean the aerators on your house faucets. They thank you for your patience and understanding during this water main and hydrant flushing.

(Oct 6) View from the sky: UW-Whitewater students launch drone to capture City Market's impact - For more including video from UWW University News:


(Oct 5) JERRY AND NANCY'S RIVER CRUISERS are all smiles after dinner on September 19 aboard Vantage's River Discovery II cruise ship along the Rhone River in France.
Whitewater residents include: Tom and Karen Christofferson, Gaylon and Hannah Greenhill, Judy Jaeger, Lois Lauritzen, Harry and Sue Leffingwell, Sue Mealy, Jerry and Nancy Wendt; also, Mitzi Joseph of Fort Atkinson, Janice Kienbaum of Barron, Herb and Ann Rieth of Texas, and Bill and Cheryl Wienke of Florida.

Next year's trip to Athens and the Greek Islands is scheduled for September 7 - 18, 2016. Cruise only price is from $3899. Call the Wendts at 262-473-8400 for details. All are welcome!

(Oct 5) Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is hosting a raffle and celebration in support of its successful Whitewater City Market, which launched on July 21.

The market, which has far exceeded expectations in terms of its growth, draws 45 vendors and over 1,000 market-goers to its Cravath Lakefront Park location every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 7 p.m. In addition to locally sourced produce, eggs, honey, soap, and other handcrafted items, the market offers kids' activities, food vendors, and free music. Every week market-goers and vendors donate hundreds of pounds of fresh produce and bread to the Whitewater Food Pantry.

The market is managed and funded by Downtown Whitewater, Inc., which waived vendor fees for 2015 to encourage vendors to join the market mid-season. In order to recoup costs to date and to ensure the market comes back in 2016, Downtown Whitewater is holding an end-of-season raffle to coincide with its last 2015 market, on Oct. 27.

Raffle tickets are only $10 each, or 6 tickets for $50, and prizes include cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 and various items generously donated by our market vendors. Tickets can be purchased at the Triangle table at Whitewater City Market or at the following locations: Associated Bank, Binning & Dickens Insurance, Commercial Bank, Discover Whitewater (150 W. Main Street), First Citizens State Bank, Frame Dog, GMA Printing, Quiet Hut Sports, and Sweet Spot Café. Tickets can also be purchased from Downtown Whitewater board members, including Dave Saalsaa, Glenn Gebauer, Kim Scharine, Kristine Zaballos, Sara Amiri, Dennis Kopf, Chris McDonell, Joe Jaquess, Mark Wokasch, Brienne Diebolt-Brown, and Ben Tessner.

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Second Salem Brewing Company, where the Whitewater City Market end-of-season celebration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. All are invited to attend, but you need not be present to win the raffle.

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is a non-profit, community-based organization devoted to preserving, improving, and promoting Whitewater's quality of life by strengthening our historic downtown as the heartbeat of our community. The executive director is Tamara Brodnicki. This raffle is one way of raising operating money for the organization's work in revitalization and preservation. In addition to Whitewater City Market, Downtown Whitewater's projects include:
Working to bring WIFI and affordable broadband to the downtown area
Developing an on-line inventory of downtown properties to assist in bringing additional businesses to the downtown
Helping to develop festival guidelines to encourage activities and events in the downtown
Continuing clean-ups and beautification projects for the downtown area

By supporting Downtown Whitewater, Inc. you are helping to make Whitewater a stronger, more vibrant community and helping to ensure that the Whitewater City Market will return in 2016!

(Oct 5) Whitewater resident and Maranatha Baptist University junior Katie Vander Pluym recognized as Association of Division III Independents women’s cross country Runner of the Week For more
Katie also was recognized as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Student-Athlete of the Week. Each student-athlete is nominated by his/her respective institution and exemplifies the Christian ideals held by the NCCAA.

(Oct 5) The annual Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show (and sale) will be exhibited at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Saturday, Dec. 12.
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, Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to anyone interested in the visual arts and crafts.

The Members Show welcomes both art and craft pieces by Whitewater Arts Alliance members in any 2-D or 3-D medium completed since the close of the October, 2014 WAA members show. The Alliance encourages each artist or craft-person to submit a maximum of three pieces. Anyone can become a member of the Whitewater Arts Alliance by completing a membership form and choosing a contribution level. Check out and click on "getting involved" and "membership" for more details.

Show visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces from Nov. 12 to Nov. 20. The pieces with the four highest numbers of votes will be photographed and printed as note cards. After the close of voting, Virginia Epps will notify the winners.

On Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 P.M., a WAA representative will announce the viewer's 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 on Dec. 12. Members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance should submit their art and/or craft pieces on Sunday, Nov. 8 between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M.

Artists and craft-persons should pick up their art and/or craft pieces after the note card distribution on Saturday Dec. 12.
Exhibit Guidelines
1. Submitted pieces should represent work done since the close of the October 2014 show.
2. Submitted pieces must be original. If a piece references or reproduces a photograph, the artist or craft-person is to have taken the original photograph(s).
3. Submitted 2-dimensional pieces must be framed, wired, and ready for hanging.
4. Pedestals are available for 3-dimensional pieces, but artist or craft-person must provide display case if needed.
5. Artists may submit up a maximum of three pieces. Gallery capacity: 150.
6. Complete the insurance agreement (see www.whitewaterarts.org ). At the bottom of this form you will find information tags for three craft or art pieces. Complete one of the tags for each art or craft piece to be submitted for the show. Attach the tag so that it can be viewed easily.
7. Submit pieces on Sunday, Nov. 8 between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. or by special arrangement.
8. Sign the licensing contract to merchandise images (see www.whitewaterarts.org ) for art or craft pieces submitted on Sunday, Nov. 8. 9. Sign the general release for liability for the work while on exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 8th.
10. Attend the opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30P; however, the gallery will be open from 12:00-5:00 P.M.
11. Pick up art and/or craft pieces after the note card distribution on Saturday Dec. 12 after 2:30 P.M.

(Oct 4) REMINDER - Schedule for Janesville St. Railroad replacement From Chuck Nass, Superintendent Streets-Parks: "Knapp Railroad Builders have scheduled the complete replacement of the Janesville St. crossing beginning the week of October 5, 2015 and reopening the street on Friday October 9, 2015. The street will be shutdown to all through traffic, The detour will be set up to use the by-pass, but residents and those familiar with the area, will use Harper St. to Walworth Street and then back to Janesville St."

Large truck traffic will need to use the marked detour. In the morning when traffic coming into the city from the south is especially heavy, it is recommended that traffic heading to the high school or middle school take the Hwy. 12 bypass to Walworth Avenue to avoid major congestion on Harper Street.

(Oct 4) The WHS National Honor Society announced that the Homecoming Coin Contest raised $357.57 this year! Funds will be donated to worthwhile causes during the 2015-16 school year! They thank everyone who participated!

NHS members (L-R) Devin Samaranayke, Jan Maroske, Lief Sayhun,Holly Hough, Jonathan Caldwell, Jimmy Cushman

(Oct 4) UWW Football - No. 1 Football Takes Miner’s Axe in Front of Record Crowd

Part of the record crowd, 15,287!

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka.

The No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team scored 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half and held a strong passing game in check defensively Saturday to defeat 14th-ranked UW-Platteville 17-7 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown at Perkins Stadium.

Jordan Ratliffe registered a career-high 33 carries for 72 yards and this touchdown.

Senior defensive back Ryan Winske finished with eight stops and this interception.

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka.

The 21st annual George Chryst Bowl drew a WIAC and school record crowd of 15,287 and marked the 36th consecutive win for the Warhawks (4-0 overall, 1-0 WIAC), good for the longest in NCAA football. The rivalry game is named in honor of former UW-Platteville coach George Chryst, who died suddenly in 1992 after leading the Pioneers to a 79-60-2 record and the 1980 conference championship. The George Chryst Bowl was dedicated in 1995 and the Miner's Axe became the rivalry trophy. Chryst's wife, Patty, was on the field for the postgame presentation of the Axe.

UWW Head Coach Kevin Bullis with Patty Chryst

Team with the axe!

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka.

UW-Whitewater held the Pioneers (3-1, 0-1) to 26 carries for minus-2 yards, the fewest allowed by the Warhawks since November 26, 2011, when the team surrendered a meager minus-5 yards against Franklin in the second round of the NCAA Playoffs.

The Warhawks continue conference play next Saturday at No. 17 UW-Oshkosh. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Sports. Check local listings for channel information.

The Game Stats:

More on the game story from UWW:

Also more on the game story from UW-Platteville:

(Oct 2) The Whitewater Boys' Soccer team won its 5th conference match, beating East Troy 3-0!

Roberto Navejas found the back of the Trojan net on an unassisted goal.

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka.

The Boys' soccer team has been on a roll, winning its last 4 games in a row. The Whippets had tied East Troy in their previous meeting and it was expected that this would also be a close match. The coaching staff felt going into the game that the boys were well prepared for this contest. As the game began, the Whippets were able to play a solid possession game and maintained their structure nicely. Coach Menager felt time of possession and a low number of turnovers would be key, as East Troy was primarily a counter-attack team. The Whippets did not turn the ball over and were able to control the midfield time of possession. In the 23rd minute, Roberto Navejas found the back of the Trojan net on an unassisted goal. The half played out with Whitewater leading 1-0. Going into the second half, Whitewater maintained its momentum with a strong defensive play and aggressive midfield marking. In the 60th minute, Xhonaton Shahollari scored his first of 2 goals, assisted by Jake Riemer. Whitewater continued its offensive pressure, and in the 74th minute, Xhonaton Shahollari scored off a nice passing assist by Thomas McManaway. The Trojan attack was kept in check for the rest of the match. The Whippet defense played its usual solid game, and held off the East Troy attack for the remainder of the contest for the 3-0 victory. Jimmy Cushman was in net for the first half with 2 saves and Michael Fernandez played the second half with 7 saves. Additional notable play was that of Dineth Gunawardena, Victor Fernandez, and James Dedrich, with solid play in the defensive and middle third.

The JV Squad also had a very good game, defeating East Troy 2-0.

Next Tuesday, the Whippets will host conference rival, Jefferson. Whitewater is now 5-2-1 in conference and 6-4-2 overall. (Rich Gunter)

The League of Women Voters Whitewater-Area and the UW-Whitewater P.E.A.C.E. group are co-sponsoring an important public program on Wisconsin's voter photo ID law on Thursday evening, October 15th, 7PM, in Hyland Hall, Room 2101, on the UW-Whitewater campus.

Meagan McCord Wolfe, Public Outreach Elections Specialist with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), will present the program. Meagan has worked for the GAB in this role since 2011. She is a 2006 graduate of UW-Whitewater and served as the Public Relations Director for the UW-Whitewater Student Government while a student on campus. Meagan's presentation will cover all you need to know about voting in Wisconsin for the upcoming 2016 election with special emphasis on what constitutes acceptable photo IDs for voting and how to obtain a free Wisconsin ID card for voting purposes. She will also discuss voter eligibility, voter registration, absentee voting, and what to expect on Election Day. There will be plenty of time for Meagan to answer election questions of importance to you.

Voters will be required to present a valid photo ID at the 2016 elections. Wisconsin's voter photo ID law was enacted in 2011 but remained blocked by court order until earlier this year when the US Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upholding the ID law. It is critical that all voters understand what the law requires, especially students who wish to vote in the Whitewater community next year. Make sure your vote counts! Learn what photo ID you need to bring with you to the polls on Election Day.

On the same day, October 15th, Ms. Wolfe will present a similar program on voting and photo ID to students at Whitewater High School in the high school auditorium. The public is welcome to attend the afternoon presentation although a specific time has not yet been announced. Please contact Whitewater High School at 262-472-8100 for confirmation.

To learn more about Wisconsin's photo ID law visit this GAB website: . To learn more about the LWV Whitewater- Area visit www.lwvwhitewater.org and "Like" them on Facebook! The mission of the UW-W P.E.A.C.E. group (Peace, Education, and Activism through Creative Engagement) is to uphold and progress ideals, which promote social, political, and environmental justice at the local, state, national, and international levels.

(Oct 1) Join the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library for the following events:

Create Lab Tuesday, October 13th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Makers from age 5K to 5th grade will have the opportunity to explore and create at this monthly lab. This month we will be making slime monsters! Please contact the library at (262) 473-0530 to register.

Reading with Rover Wednesday, October 14th 6:00-7:00 p.m. Reading is always more fun with a four-legged friend. Students in 5K-5th grade are invited to schedule an appointment to practice their reading skills with one of our certified therapy dogs! Please contact the library at (262) 473-0530 to register.

Teen Advisory Board Thursday, October 15th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Members of the teen advisory board have the opportunity to positively impact the library's services to teens by planning, promoting, and implementing teen services and programs, making suggestions for the collection, and assisting me in making the teen area more inviting. Please see the Youth Educational Services Librarian for an application.

Early Literacy Classes Rhyme Time (0-35 months) Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rhyme Time offers caregivers the perfect opportunity to bond with their little ones over songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.

Growing Readers (3-5 years): Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to sing, rhyme, and play. Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes. Each 30 minute class period is followed by activities at our Creation Stations and a play time. Please register for the Early Literacy Classes using the form on the children's pages of their website .

There will be no class on the following dates: September 29th, October 1st, November 3rd, November 5th, and November 26th.

(Oct 1) UW-Whitewater Offering Gardening Workshops Fall is a perfect time for gardening!

UW-Whitewater is offering several workshops focused on garden and landscape topics this year. The first two of five workshops will be held in October - a hands-on learning experience for the home gardener and an exploration of the plants and landscapes from across the globe.

Titles, dates and times of workshops are:
Plant Propagation: Woody Ornamentals and Houseplants Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon
Sustainability, Landscaping, and Plants of Israel Saturday, Oct.17, 9 a.m.-noon

Workshops are presented for a minimal fee and registration is required. Register for workshops: . Dates and titles for upcoming workshops can also be found using the link. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or bornek@uww.edu for further information.

(Oct 1) Mark your calendars for the annual Whitewater Lioness Spaghetti Dinner. It will be held on Saturday, October 17th at Rocha's Waterfront Pub (lower level). Time will be 4:30 until 7:00. Come out and support your community.

Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


(Oct 7) Gwendolyn "Gwen" Anderson Vandiver 92 of La Quinta, CA Called home on Friday, September 25, 2015.
Born August 20 1923 to Harriett E. Shuman Anderson and Randolph L. Anderson in the Town of Whitewater, Walworth Co. Wisconsin. Gwen graduated from Whitewater High School in 1941. Attended Milwaukee business college, found a job in Washington D.C. In 1942 moved to Richland, WA and worked on what is now known as the Manhattan Project at Hanford, WA. Little did Gwen know at the time, what she was working on until the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Japan. Gwen was proud to be involved in the War effort, a true American Patriot. Gwen married Jasper C. Vandiver and they eventually returned to the Town of Whitewater, to continue to raise their family, where Gwen worked in the office of Vander Veen Farms and also served as Town Clerk from 1982-1983. Retired to California and enjoyed hiking in the foot hills of the Santa Rosa Mountains, her woods and painting landscapes.

Gwen is survived by her children, Randall L Vandiver (Betty), Barbara A. Vandiver, Julie R. Pohl, and David A. Vandiver (Diane), Seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, brother Vinton L. Anderson, and sister Lois A. Benes (James), nieces, nephews and cousins. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, son Jerry M., husband, and brother Berwyn W.
A Memorial service will be held at a later date


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