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the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
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Anderson Machining Service, Inc.
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
(April 30) Bulk Pick-Up
Trash Days Extended in May
Johns Disposal will be doing
additional Bulk Trash Pick-Up days in May to assist residents with disposing of
their belongings. Bulk Trash Pick-Up is scheduled for
May 16 May 20
These days are for any
extra garbage or recycling you have or items that are too large to fit in the
carts. This does not include yard waste,
construction materials, hazardous materials or electronics.
Place all large items including furniture, carpeting, large metal,
large cardboard boxes (emptied and flattened) and appliances 6 ft. away from,
not in front of, or next to the carts.
Small items such as automotive
batteries, tires (2 per home per month) drain oil (in sealed 1-5 gallon
container) should also be 6 ft. away from the carts.
Extra paper or
bulk recycling should be bagged in clear plastic bags and placed at the road
away from the carts.
If you have any questions about what you can
dispose of please call Johns Disposal at 262-473- 4700.
(April 30) Saint Patrick
Catholic Church Annual Rummage / Bake Sale and BBQ Lunch at Berry Hall, 1225 W.
Friday, May 6 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$2.00 Bag Sale on
Saturday Noon - 2:00 p.m.
(April 30) The students
at Lakeview elementary school will be participating in their annual Jump Rope
for Heart (JRFH) event from 2-3 pm on Friday May 6th at Lakeview School for a
community event/ fundraiser that supports the American Heart Association (AHA).
Lakeview school has a strong tradition of supporting the AHA and
has been participating in JRFH for over a decade. The students know that heart
disease is the number one cause of death in America and often know of someone
who has been affective by the disease including some of their own classmates.
Fortunately 80% of heart disease is preventable and students are learning how
to avoid some serious heart issues now at an early age.
So far over
$1,200 has been collected for the cause. The AHA "life saver pups" have been a
fun incentive for the students to raise funds as well as knowing a $50 donation
will reward them with three water balloons that will be tossed at their
favorite/ or not so favorite teacher on the last day of school! A big THANK YOU
to the teachers that volunteer for that to help this worthy cause! A big THANK
YOU as well, to the La Grange Fire Department, who will be giving a ride home
to a lucky student whose name is drawn that collects $150 or more for the AHA.
Just this past week Wisconsin became the 31st state to sign legislation
into law that requires high school students to learn basic CPR. The American
Heart Association was behind these efforts knowing it has the potential to save
many, many lives.
(April 30 )Art by
students from ages 4 to 18 will be featured in the May exhibit at the
Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.
The show opens on May 5 and runs through May 29 and will
be accessible Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. during those dates.
A reception for the students will be Sunday,
May 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and it will feature the LINCS World Drumming
Ensemble at 2 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the
LINCS World Drumming Ensemble - 2015
The exhibit will include a variety of two and three
dimensional artwork by students from area schools. The art teachers displaying
their students' art are: Ann Lamb, Gigi VanAcker and Jen Clarke from the 4K
programs; Joan Schlough of LINCS Inquiry Charter School; Sara Brautigam of
Lakeview Elementary School; Mareta Hale of Washington Elementary School; Stacy
Johnson of the Whitewater Middle School, and Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl of the
Whitewater High School. In addition, Head Start students will share their art.
"We are so excited to have the Whitewater students exhibit their
talents in our gallery again," said WAA volunteer Linda Long. "It is so fun to
see the progress from those first projects in elementary school and the later
work in middle and high school. The other aspect that we love about this show
is that it often brings visitors to the CAC who have not visited with us
(April 30) Annual Sale at
ON-TIME TEES at the round about on Thursday and Friday!
(April 30) Upcoming
Events at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Adulting 101 Monday, May 9th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Being a
grown-up is hard. Learn the skills you need to successfully adult at our new
monthly workshop series. Sheldon Newkirk, an automotive technician instructor
at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, will provide an overview of car
maintenance. No registration is required.
Lab Tuesday, May 10th 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 working with watercolor paint. Please contact the library at (262)
473-0530 to register.
Creative Kids Friday, May
13th 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children under the age of 5 are invited to this
weekly art workshop hosted by our AmeriCorps Members. Participants will have an
opportunity to explore different kinds of art projects. Dressing for mess is
encouraged! No registration is required.
(April 30) Studio 84
recently held the inaugural Paint Party at the Whitewater Country Club. A great
time was had by all. A special thank you is extended to Tyler Sailsbery for
some great snacks and wine.
Studio 84's paint parties are mini fund raisers to help
support their art programing for people with disabilities. More paint parties
are scheduled throughout the summer at Studio 84 and during the Whitewater City
Market. Sign up is available on-line, with dates, times, locations and a photo
of the painting for the night at
Studio 84 is a non profit art studio and supports artists
with disabilities who otherwise might not have the opportunity to enrich their
lives in the arts. They provide art instruction and guidance, hold exhibits in
the gallery and seek out opportunities to do commission work. Studio 84 staff
also assist the artists with the goal of earning extra income with the sales of
their work. Whether someone is interested in making art a career or a hobby for
self enrichment, Studio 84 is there for the community. All ages and all
abilities are welcome.
They are always seeking volunteers to assist
staff with the various operations of the studio. Call or visit if you are
interested. Studio 84 is located at 121 W. Center St. in Whitewater.
262-473-9845 or visit their web page
(April 30) The Innovators
Showcase, Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Whitewater University Technology
Park Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive The Innovators' Showcase
is an opportunity for community business leaders, entrepreneurs and start-up
owners, faculty, students and staff to see the results of their collaborative
efforts, network, and plan new endeavors. The event will begin with networking
and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 pm, followed by presentations at 6:15 pm. This event
is free and open to the public. The event program and registration are
available at .
(April 30) Alpha Sigma
Phi - Zeta Kappa Chapter is proud to announce the inaugural Alpha Sigma "PHI"ve
K (get it?) being held May 8th, at Perkins Stadium on the UWW campus.
This family friendly run/walk is a great way to
get your Mother's Day off to a healthy start, and it's for a great cause!
Alpha Sigma Phi has partnered up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help
support their efforts in the area. Be sure and get this 5K on your racing
calendar EARLY!! Each Early Bird Registrant is assured a custom designed
T-Shirt. Come grab your shirt and number at 8:30 AM, the timed 5K will start
promptly at 10:00 AM. Your support will help hundreds of children in Rock,
Walworth and Jefferson County who could benefit from a Big Brother or Sister.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization whose sole focus
is to help those children through their youth mentoring programs and Alpha
Sigma Phi is proud to help support this great organization. See you on Sunday
May 8th!! After May 1st tickets are $25 and they cannot guarantee a shirt. All
proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rock, Walworth and Jefferson.
(April 30) A 2-day DNR
Boater's Safety class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15 from
8am-noon at the Whitewater Town Hall (W8590 Willis Ray Road, Whitewater).
This training is open to anyone (not just town residents) at a cost of
$10 per person. Wisconsin law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989 must
have a boater's safety license in order to operate a boat. This class is a good
refresher for all ages and parents are encouraged to sign up along with their
children. Space is limited to 20 people. Register on-line at
(April 30) TRACK -
Coach Houwers: "The Whippets competed in a strong field at the Fort Invite on
Friday night. The girls team finished 6th of 9 teams, while the boys took 7th."
4x800 Relay - Mike Mattingly, Matt Mattingly, Timmy
VanderPluym and Connor Laue.
"The highlights of the night were two wins by a combined
total of .03 seconds. The boys 4x800m relay ran a gutsy race. Matt Mattingly
led off with a strong leg, getting the team into 3rd position. He handed off to
his brother, Mike Mattingly. Mike did a nice job maintaining our position
before handing off to Connor Laue. Connor went after the two runners in front
of him, and was able to close and eventually pass both runners. Timmy Vander
Pluym ran the 4th leg and had to hold off a strong push Monona Grove. Timmy
held the lead going into the final stretch. Coming around the final curve, he
drifted out to lane 2, opening a door for Monona Grove to try to get by on the
inside. MG's final runner was charging hard and even threw himself over the
finish line to try to get the win. The camera showed Timmy held him off and the
team won the relay by .01 seconds. It was a very exciting finish to the first
race of the night for the boys."
100m hurdles race - Nicole Frison
"The next photo finish came in the girls 100m hurdles
race. Nicole Frison ran a great prelim race, clocking in at 16.77 to add her
name to the all time top ten list in the event. This seeded her second going
into finals. Nicole showed the race wasn't a fluke, running finals in a 16.82,
winning by just .02 seconds in front of Casey Reily of Monroe. Two photo
finishes, both going in favor of the Whippets."
Xhonatan Shahollari won the high jump
"The team had a number of other good performances.
Xhonatan Shahollari won the high jump, and the girls 4x100m relay team of
Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Ali Ketterhagen, Kelly O'Hara and Morgan Radaj ran a season
best to win their race. Allisan Barrett took second in the 3200m with a big PR
going 12:24.69. Nicole Tomomitsu broke 6 min in the 1600m last night, running
her PR. Jacob Korf joined the PR party taking a few seconds off his time in the
1600m as well.
The Whippets are at Evansville again on Tuesday, this
time for the North Division Meet."
All track pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for
extensive picture gallery
Allisan Barrett took second in the
Connor Rupke took third in 100m
(April 30) Join the race
to help homeless pets at the Humane Society of Jefferson County's 3rd Annual
Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk. This family and dog friendly event will take place
on Saturday, May 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fair
The FF5K course ensures that first time walkers and
runners can comfortably participate alongside more serious runners. Early
registration is strongly encouraged. Please visit the Humane Society's website:
for more information.
The event will also include great
music provided by Good Time Music Service, concessions, a 50/50 raffle, face
painters, a dog agility course and the ever popular lure coursing. Many vendors
will also be on hand including a custom pet portrait artist and a creator of
delicious, nutritious dog treats.
All proceeds from the Furry Friends
5K will benefit the Capital Campaign to support the HSJC's new animal shelter.
A huge thank you to the generous FF5K sponsors, including Platinum donors:
Nestle Purina PetCare, Daily Jefferson County Union and the Badger Group; Gold
sponsor: Fort HealthCare; Silver sponsors: Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, Premier
Bank, Johnson Creek Veterinary Care, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, Bender, Kind
& Stafford Dental, Thrivent Financial-Brian Zachgo, Waterhouse Bistro and
Kohls; Bronze sponsors: Edgerton Pharmacy & Boutique, W&A Distribution
Services, Perfect 10 Boarding, Abendroth Water Conditioning, Edward Jones-Bruce
Waller, Waterloo Veterinary Clinic, Fort Community Credit Union, American
Family Insurance-Brad & Alicia Glassel, Marcus Novak Photography, Badger
Veterinary Hospital, Animal Hospital of Sun Prairie, Ken & Judy Leipold,
Culvers of Whitewater, Watson Ace Hardware, Paddy's Pub and Kendall Packaging.
If you're looking for a day filled with excitement, fun, fellowship and
lots of tail wagging, plan to take part in this year's Furry Friends 5K on May
21! Questions about the event may be directed to the Humane Society of
Jefferson County at 920-674-2048.
(April 30) BASEBALL - Whippets over Elkhorn in overtime, 5-4 The Whippets
played at Elkhorn on Friday night in a non-conference game and won in the 8th
inning, 5-4. Jacob Lee pitched through the 6th and Bryce Parrish finished up.
Next week they play Jefferson twice starting with a game at Fischer Field on
Whippets beat Evansville, 2-1. Whitewater evened the score with Evansville by
beating them 2-1 on Thursday. Jason Curtis pitched the entire game striking out
10 and allowing only 4 hits with 0 walks.
(April 30) The featured
speaker for the WHS High Honors Reception that was held on Wednesday, April 27
was WHS alum David Eckert (1984), Chief Information Officer - CIO, Head of
Operations & Corporate Real Estate - Neuberger Berman.
District Administrator Eric Runez with Dave
Eckert and his son Enzo and High School Principal Doug Parker.
David has held other positions to include Global Chief
Information Officer - CIO & Chief Operations Officer COO of ING Insurance
& Investment Management and also Managing Director JP Morgan. Dave who has
travelled extensively and worked in Japan and several other locations is now
located in Manhattan, New York. He brought his son Enzo and showed him his home
and school in Whitewater. In his talk to the large number of honor students and
their parents in the auditorium he covered some of his experiences and included
some advice. Three advice areas he included were: advice he received from a
senior when he was at WHS, "do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone
once in awhile;" also sometime in your life "reboot" or reassess and try
something new that you have never done before; and, surround yourself with
people who would take you to the "next level." His message was well received
and he visited afterwards with students and parents. For an article by David on
"Technology as Strategic Enabler"
Eight of the many honor students
that were recognized; Andi Markham, Connor Steinke, Keely Fiedler, Alyx
Kiernan, Lizzy Hall, Sally Kate Hixson, Natalia Cuevas, Ally Sedmak
(April 29) The Friends of
the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve will sponsor a free public program on
Monday evening, May 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. The program is titled
"Effigy Mounds: Ancient Works of Art" and will be
presented in the community room at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. The
library is located at 431 W. Center Street in Whitewater.
Bird Mound, southwest corner of Whitewater Effigy Mound
Starting in the 1820s and 1830s, travelers to what is now
known as the southern half of Wisconsin encountered various earthen mounds
built by indigenous peoples to resemble large animals, birds, and even humans.
When first using words to describe these ancient works of art, travelers began
assigning animal names to the various forms, such as bear, mink, fox, and
panther. Do these names accurately reflect the creatures that the effigy mound
creators intended to represent? Current thought is that there is certainly much
room for discussion of what the mound builders were portraying.
program will be presented by Rob Nurre who will look, in part, at descriptions
of mound shapes by Increase A. Lapham made while he was writing the first book
documenting effigy mounds. This book, "The Antiquities of Wisconsin", was
published in 1855 by the Smithsonian Institution.
Nurre is a landscape
historian and Lapham scholar who wrote the introduction for the 2001 reprint of
Lapham's book. He is also the volunteer caretaker of the Man Mound near
Baraboo, Wisconsin. In addition, he serves as the chair of the Preservation of
Sites Committee for the Wisconsin Archeological Society, and is well acquainted
with the Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve.
The Effigy Mounds Preserve
on Whitewater's far west side includes thirteen effigy and geometric mounds
constructed by Native Peoples more than one thousand years ago. This remarkable
and unique Preserve is owned by the City of Whitewater and is administered as a
park by the City's Parks and Recreation Department.
will include a brief business meeting at which officers for the Friends of the
Mounds Preserve will be nominated and elected. This event is free and open to
the public. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run no later than 8:15 p.m.
Registration is not required.
Whitewater's Friends of the Effigy Mounds
Preserve is a new volunteer membership organization that supports the work of
the Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department, the Urban Forestry Commission,
and the Whitewater Landmarks Commission in caring for the City's Effigy Mounds
Preserve. This includes maintenance, preservation, development, education,
promotion of and advocacy for the 25 acre Preserve. To learn more, Like the
Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve on Facebook. Send email to
Moundspreserve@gmail.com to inquire about membership and for more
(April 29) Whitewater High School Post Prom Committee is hosting a substance
free, supervised all-night Post Prom party for Whitewater High school
Scheduled immediately after the Prom, the party will
take place at Whitewater High School.
Festivities will include games,
inflatables, food, and dancing. The highlight of the party will be the
distribution of gifts and door prizes.
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2 at the High School.
They are still seeking volunteers to chaperone from 10:45 pm-4 am or
anytime in between. They also need volunteers to set-up Saturday May 7th, and
clean up on the 8th.
With your support, they will be able to provide a fun,
safe place for the students to celebrate the night away. They would sincerely
appreciate any monetary donations, as well.
If you have any support,
volunteers or donation questions, please contact committee chairperson,
Elizabeth Bols at 262-472-8301, or email email@example.com.
(April 29) SOCCER
- Coach Gunter: "The Whitewater Girls Varsity Soccer team travelled to East
Troy Thursday and notched their first conference win, 7-0 versus the Lady
Trojans. Although it was very cold afternoon, the Lady Whippets started the
scoring early, with a goal by Meikayla Korf in the 3rd minute of the contest.
The Whitewater midfield and defense dominated play and controlled the
possession time for the Lady Whippets. The defense allowed only 2 shots on goal
the entire game. In the 20th minute, Holly Hough scored the first of her 3
goals of the afternoon. She also scored in the 24th and 56th minutes. The first
half ended with Whitewater ahead 3-0. Coach Menager was very pleased with the
ball control and time of possession in the first half and was then able to get
his bench some valuable game time. In the second half, Amanda Kraavanger was
able to score in the 51st minute, and was assisted by Holly Hough. Megan
Reynolds finished the Whitewater scoring with goals in the 70th and 84th
minutes. Besides the goal scorers, notable contributions in the match were made
by Brittany Piper, Carmen Kraavanger, Abby Center, Caleigh Judd, Milena
Maroske, and Autumn Bultman. Coach Menager felt good about the overall game
play and hoped this positive game energy will transfer ahead to future matches.
The Lady Whippets will host Lake Geneva Badger this Friday, April 29th for a
Whitewater is 1- 2-1 in conference and 3-3-2
Holly Hough scores one of her 3 goals of the
afternoon.Picture by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive
(April 29) Celebrating 50
Years of Teaching Excellence - Celebrating Dr. Clifford O'Beirne
Cliff "Doc" O'Beirne was honored with a surprise celebration of his
service to UW-Whitewater over the last 50 years on Sunday, April 24th. Family
and friends, colleagues and current and former members of the Nursing Home
Visitation Program (NHVP) team gathered to thank Cliff for his exceptional
teaching and service to the university. Dr. O'Beirne was hired in 1966 to
develop the graduate program in School Psychology; he was the Director of the
School Psychology Program until 1977. During that time period, Dr. O'Beirne
completed his PhD in School Psychology at UW-Madison, having completed his
Master's at Peabody University and his Bachelor's degree at UW-Superior. It was
also during that time that Dr. O'Beirne discovered his passion for working with
undergraduate students, and his desire to provide service through the Nursing
Home Visitation Program (NHVP). It is estimated that Dr. O'Beirne has worked
with over 20,000 students in his classrooms and many more thousands through the
Dr. O'Beirne has been the volunteer Director of the NHVP since
its inception in 1976. Each week during the fall and spring semesters,
approximately 200 student volunteers visit residents in area nursing homes;
they establish meaningful and lasting relationships. Current and former
students report that their lives are changed forever because of their
involvement in that program. NHVP is the largest program of its kind in the
Dr. O'Beirne has been honored with many teaching and service
awards, including the Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award in 1992; there is a
teaching award in the psychology department named after Dr. O'Beirne. And for
him, the reward is the relationships he gets to form with his students and the
opportunity he has to make a difference in their lives. The party was a
surprise to Cliff - though not to anyone else there! Given what he has offered
to the university, it was time that he be celebrated!
(April 29) Seventh
graders at WMS returned last Saturday from a week-long trip to Washington,
Here is a brief summary of their trip and a link to their
travel blog. Fifty four middle school students returned from a whirlwind tour
of the nation's capital! This trip was an amazing learning opportunity that
brought their 7th grade social studies curriculum to life. Highlights of the
trip included meeting WI Senator Tammy Baldwin, touring the White House, and
witnessing the "Changing of the Guard" ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
To see full details and photos of their adventures, check out the trip blog
(April 29) Dedication of the Chimney Swift Tower and Celebration of
International Migratory Bird Day Tuesday May 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. (Same day as
Whitewater City Market)
Bird enthusiasts and citizens are
invited to a brief dedication ceremony at the new Chimney Swift Tower located
in Cravath Lake Park east of the Whitewater City Market. The generous donors to
the tower construction project are especially invited to attend. Without them,
the tower would not be ready for this spring's nesting season. A new
interpretive sign will soon be in place which tells the story of the Chimney
swift, a migratory bird that flies across the Gulf of Mexico to the Amazon
River headwaters, feasts on insects there during our winter, then makes the
return trip to the north, arriving in Whitewater in late April. Swifts begin
nesting in early May and hopefully a pair or two will accept our tower in which
to raise their families. The Chimney Swift Tower project was sponsored by the
Urban Forestry Commission of the City of Whitewater.
(April 29) Mukwonago Area Community Choir will be performing one of their spring
concerts at the Whitewater Congregational Church - UCC at 133 S. Franklin St.
on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 PM.
John Anello III and Valerie Troxel,
residents of Whitewater, are the conductors for the concert, which is entitled
"Folk and Story Songs." This event is free and
open to the public. They request that in lieu of admission, that concert
goers bring a non-perishable food donation for the Whitewater Food Pantry.
(April 28) The University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club, will be hosting their final
City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Registrations are now
being accepted. All proceeds from this event help fund activities to support
youth programs throughout the year. Last year saw more than 40 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 list, a sign for their yard, and a brief, 10-word
description of the most attractive items available for sale. This is a
community service project offered by the UW-W/Community Optimist Club and we
appreciate persons registering with us, as the very reasonable registration fee
gives them better publicity at a cost savings over running a separate ad. Funds
raised cover the costs for the project and any money in excess of costs goes to
fund other youth service projects throughout the year.
You may register
for the event online at the Club's blog:
or follow the link
available on the Whitewater Banner website
. The $10 payment will be accepted via
PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this option. If you
prefer to register via paper form and mailed check, you can pick up a
registration form at the Irvin L. Young Library; the SweetSpot Coffee Shop, 226
W. Whitewater St; the SweetSpot Coffee Shoppe and Bakehouse, 1185 W. Main; and
Eastsider and Westsider Citgo Stations. If you
choose this option, mail the form and payment to J. Olson, 651 Darcy Lane,
Whitewater, WI 53190 no later than May 13. Persons who wish to extend
their sale either by starting on Thursday, May 19 and/or through Sunday, May
22nd, 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.
The final deadline for rummage sale registration is May 13.
This guarantees participants a spot on the rummage sale list. Those lists will
be available for pick up at the businesses listed above beginning May 19, as
well as at the SweetSpot Coffee Shoppe, 226 Whitewater Street on May 21ST from
7-11am until the lists are gone.
(April 28) Man sentenced
in Whitewater Fourth of July BB gun shooting -
(April 28) The birds are
flying home! It's almost time for the Whitewater Arts Alliance to install the
2016 public art project in downtown Whitewater.
This year there are five different wooden birds (owl,
crested bird, hawk, swift, and pair of songbirds) being transformed into
colorful (and in some case amusing) creatures to perch and soar over Main
Street. But anyone can still be part of the fun, as sponsors are still needed
for about a dozen birds.
Linda Long, president of the Whitewater Arts
Alliance said, "From what we have seen already, there will be a bird to delight
The format for this year's project has changed a bit.
Instead of having the artists purchase the wooden forms and auctioning all of
them in September, the WAA has sought sponsors for each bird. Sponsorships are
$100 and fully tax deductible as a donation to the WAA. Those interested in
sponsoring a bird should please call Linda Long at 262-473-5538. Interested
sponsors may also mail a check payable to the Whitewater Arts Alliance to PO
Box 311, Whitewater WI 53190. The Whitewater Arts Alliance would like to have
all the sponsors in place by May 15 so that they can be acknowledged in the
public arts brochure/guide.
Artists were also given an opportunity to
keep their birds by paying a small donation when they were either picked up or
turned in. Only about a dozen artists so far have chosen this option. The
remaining birds will be available through a silent auction at the Cultural Arts
Center during a week in September. This happens to be the same time as the
second annual exhibit "Artrageous Birds." So the Cultural Arts Center will be
"bird central" for a time!
Funds raised through this project are a big
part of the WAA budget. The funds are used to sponsor exhibits and receptions,
musicians, the annual Savory Sounds concerts, continuing the new school
district grant and scholarship program, and the many other programs community
members enjoy - usually at no charge. The WAA is also considering the purchase
of a digital piano for the gallery so that they can expand their performance
"So consider a sponsorship! You can also share a sponsorship
with family members, friends, or co-workers," said Long.
(June 28) A SRO crowd
took in the LINCS Stuart Stotts Artist in Residence concert last Thursday
Every grade level performed their original song about
the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Students. Stuart worked with the students to
write their own music and lyrics. Music teacher, Christine Hayes, worked with
the students to prepare them for the concert. All LINCS staff helped out with
the school rehearsal and the concert was incrediblle! Stuart ended the concert
with one of his favorites, "8 Hugs a Day", with everyone singing. A big thank
you to the Margaret A. Carcill Foundation which funded a grant for integrating
the arts with classroom teaching. These songs were a big Language Arts project
as well as school climate.
(April 27) Whitewater
High School Jazz Band participated in the 50th UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival on
(L-R Front Row) Ms. Abigail Pulvermacher, Haley
Dieter (Junior), Allisan Barrett (Sophomore), Jeylan Veliu (Freshman), Alisha
Parboteeah (Freshman), Michael Hilliger (Junior), Abby Center (Sophomore),
Elliott McCulloch (Sophomore), Luis Ramirez (Sophomore), Hunter Martin
(L-R Back Row) Kristof Staniszewski (Senior), Jacob Zuehlke
(Sophomore), Lydia Wiley Deal (Sophomore), Miriam Navejas (Sophomore), Thomas
McManaway (Junior), Jimmy King (Junior), Mitch Dalzin (Junior), Bashkim Veliu
(Junior), Jordan Heller (Senior).
Students performed Cotton Tail- Duke Ellington, arranged
by Mark Taylor, After All-Billy Strayhorn, and Moanin'- Charles Mingus,
arranged by Sy Johnson for a two person judges panel. Immediately following
their performance of these tunes, students were put to the task of sight
reading a tune. They had 4 minutes to look at the piece and not play a note
before they had to perform it for a judge to score. It
was from these two scores that Whitewater was awarded First Place for the Class
C Division. With a first place finish students were invited to perform
on the evening concert, which featured Stefon Harris (Vibes) and legendary
Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone).
It was a memorable
evening and experience for everyone, and a well deserved reward for these hard
(April 26) The School
Board on Monday hired School Exec Connect to be its consultant in the hiring
process for a new district administrator. For the story by Chris Welch
for the dailyunion.com
The School Board
organizational meeting and the rest of the regular meeting by Chris
Welch for the dailyunion.com
The School Board recognized Boys State Swimming
Champion Benny Liang, with
Board Member Steve Ryan and Swim Coach Joan
(April 25) J-HAWK Sunday,
May 1st triathlon
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
The 34th Annual Roast
Beef Dinner and Bake Sale will be held at the North Lima Presbyterian Church
(9233 Lima Center Road Between Hwy 59 & County N) on Thursday, May 5th from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at a cost of $12 for
adults and $6 for children under 12. Meal includes roast beef, coleslaw, corn,
mashed potatoes, rolls, dessert and beverage and carry-outs are
(April 30) Charles S. (Tuck) Green III passed away on April 19, 2016, after
struggling courageously with cancer for nearly 1 ½ years. The
following is a localized obituary prepared by UWW friends.
friend and colleague Charles "Tuck" Green, born in Manhattan, New York in 1937,
passed away on April 19, 2016, after struggling courageously with cancer for
nearly 1 ½ years. During this period, he remained involved in
professional activities, including his work as a docent at the University of
North Carolina Ackland Museum of Art, along with his wife Jean Green, with whom
he was married for 50 years. In retirement, both Tuck and Jean devoted much
energy and time to the arts through their work presenting the collections, as
only former teachers could, to thousands of high school, middle school, and
elementary students-developing materials and presentations for almost 15 years.
In addition, they both devoted extensive time to the local United Nations
association in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
Tuck earned his
Ph.D. in Sociology at Cornell University under the direction of William C.
Whyte. He was an assistant/associate professor at the University of Virginia
for 7 years, where he taught, conducted research, presented papers, and
published articles in the areas of organization and social stratification. In
1976 he came to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he spent the next
When Tuck and Jean moved to Wisconsin in 1976, he engaged in
a long-term commitment to work in a collaborative fashion with other scholars
to assist undergraduate students to simultaneously engage in sociological
research and prepare themselves for pursuing careers with a Bachelor's degree.
This endeavor also led to close involvement with the undergraduate teaching
programs developed by Carla Howery of the American Sociological Association;
Tuck was a major figure in this national movement.
In the 1970s and
1980s, sociology programs around the country were challenged with serious
enrollment problems and associated reductions in teaching staff. Tuck, along
with several committed faculty-Lanny Neider, Hadley Klug, Richard Salem, and
Ron Berger-worked to develop a program that incorporated student research and
internships. They also developed a student handbook and tracking system that
encouraged undergraduate students to take career-related courses more
specifically designed to prepare them for job opportunities upon
graduation-primarily in the areas of social services, criminal justice, and
business management. During Tuck's time at UW-Whitewater, faculty evaluated
these efforts in a variety of ways and found them to markedly increase job
opportunities, student satisfaction, and department enrollment of majors and
minors. Spurred by Tuck's Herculean efforts, the ensuing decades were a time of
great growth and program development.
One incredibly time-consuming
component of this career-related teaching project was a course Tuck developed
that was required prior to internship placement: Sociology in Practice. In this
course Tuck worked with students to complete a literature review that provided
the basis for research questions to be answered during the student's
internship. This required each student to not only gain career-related
experience, but conduct an analysis of the social context and activities
expected of key employees in their placement setting. Final papers were often
of very high quality and competitive entries to the university's outstanding
research paper award competition. During the time of these and other
innovations, Tuck and his colleagues also prepared more than two dozen
conference presentations, journal articles, and books on topics that ranged
from the application of sociology to the effectiveness of the department's
program for student job placement. Especially noteworthy were the book
Liberal Education and Careers and articles in Teaching Sociology
and The American Sociologist.
Throughout all this, Tuck remained
the go-to person for students seeking scholarly feedback and career advice. For
many years long-time department chair Lanny Neider relied on Tuck for the
preparation of reports and assistance in the conduct of administrative duties.
He was also a mentor to new faculty and helped them successfully navigate the
university system of tenure and promotion.
It is hard to capture the
essence of Tuck by simply describing some of his professional accomplishments.
He was hard working but always ready to socialize and joke with. He was a very
accomplished teacher and scholar but always unassuming. Colleagues remember him
as one of the nicest men they ever met. He was a dear friend to many,
especially to Richard Salem.
When Lanny Neider and Richard Salem went
to the airport for his job interview at UW-Whitewater in the Spring of 1976,
they sat waiting for his plane to greet him and take him to the hotel. But they
had no idea what he would look like. They planned to go up to the first person
who looked like a sociologist and were surprised that he did not fit our
expectations of an early 1970's "hippie" sociologist. Rather, he had short
white hair, was clean shaven, and dressed like an Ivy-leaguer. Whatever their
first impression, Tuck was the epitome of everything they expected of a
sociologist, and they will remain forever grateful for having known him and
having the privilege to spend the bulk of their professional lives in his
Memorial contributions may be sent in
Tuck's name to the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer
Center, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (Richard Salem,
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Donaldson Funeral Home of
Pittsboro, NC assisted the family and for the NC obituary