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(July 30) REMINDER TODAY
AND TOMORROW - St. Patrick Church Annual Country Fest - Sat. and Sun. July 30th
and July 31st
(July 29) The Whitewater
Unified School District Leadership Team, comprised of school principals,
district coordinators and administrators, is hosting the 2nd Annual Golf Fore!
Whitewater Kids Outing on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Prairie Woods Golf
Course. Please consider registering a foursome, sponsoring a hole, donating
silent auction items/prizes, or attending the dinner reception following the
This event will make a difference in the lives of
Whitewater children. All proceeds from this golf outing and dinner will
Scholarships for graduating WHS seniors
Arts through the Whitewater Music Parents Association
through the Whippet Booster Club
Unified School District Family Emergency Fund
(July 28) Call for
artwork depicting cows! DEADLINE FOR ENTRY AUG 1ST - Entry forms online
Exhibit will be open during the Whitewater Main St.
Festival on September 10th from 11-4 where 300 + visitors will be able to view
Studio 84 web site
(July 28) The high school
youth of St. Patrick Church arrived home safely from their Mission Trip!
They served the wonderful people of the Lakota tribe at
the Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. They helped build
a tiny house to house a family in the cold winter, worked on a community house
with a bathroom and a kitchen for the homeless, cooked and served food for
those who were hungry, spent time with the children leading games and
activities, and other important ministries. If
you would like to hear their stories and see a slideshow from the trip, please
come to Berry Hall at St. Patrick Church on Tuesday, August 16th from at 5:30
PM. A special thanks goes out to all their donors who helped them afford
(July 28) Forty nine
Disciples for Christ, filled with servant hearts, traveled to Eastern Shores
Virginia for their 2016 WARM (Whitewater Area Regional Ministry) Mission trip.
The youth that served on the 2016 trip are from the
Whitewater Area and represent servant hearts from several local churches and
community members. They served many families and migrant workers throughout the
week; their smiles and the work ethic they shared while working alongside the
youth will remain treasured memories. Mission service included painting,
gardening at the food bank and loading and unloading trucks that transport
items to sell at the hospice Thrift store where the profits went to people with
outstanding medical bills. Spiritual Ministry was shared with the treasured
senior citizens and those healing from traumatic brain injuries. Many
friendships were made and souls healed through God's grace and mercy throughout
the week. The youth prayed over two community members, both who honorably
served our country in the US Army. Both of these men remain in need of our
prayers and appreciation for all that they have given in defense of our
freedom. The appreciation of the group is extended to their church family and
their community; they could not have served those in need without all of your
prayers and financial support. Everyone who patronized the Methodist Church
food tent at the Whitewater 4th of July festivities were active supporters of
this 2016 Mission.
(July 28) UWW Summer on
the Mall: Olympic Kickoff - The University Center will be hosting the Summer on
the Mall: Olympic Kickoff on Wednesday, August 3 from 11a.m.-1p.m. There will
be food, live music, games, and a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Wisconsin!
New Building - note the traffic light control also
includes exit from parking area.
Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
(NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America
serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, will open its
first store in Whitewater at 1184 West Main Street, on Thursday, August 11,
2016. A grand opening celebration will occur on Thursday, August 25, 2016 and
include food, music and an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony.
location was chosen because of its convenience to Commercial garages. It is
also a popular area for car owners who enjoy working on cars.
Snyder is the store General Manager who works with 10 other Team Members at the
new Whitewater location. A 16-year veteran of the automotive industry, Snyder
has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for nine years. Advance Auto
Parts is committed to serving our customers, as well as the communities in
which they and our Team Members live. As part of this commitment, we are
pleased to announce a $1,000 check will be donated to United Way, said
The new store offers customers a wide range of the highest
quality parts from recognized national brands as well as the exclusive offering
of Carquest® brand products, which are manufactured to meet the needs of
professional installers. The product offering is available in-store and online
Products ordered online can be picked up at this location as well as other
Advance store locations within 30 minutes. Commercial customers can have parts
delivered to their business.
Advance Auto Parts offers convenient
services, such as free installation of a new battery with purchase on most
vehicles. Snyder and his team can enroll shoppers in the money-saving SPEED
PERKS membership program the industrys best loyalty program.
We appreciate our customers business and want to make it simple and
easy to earn a reward for shopping at Advance, said Snyder. In addition,
when customers need help with repairs, they can access online videos and audio
podcasts on the Advance Know-How section of the company website.
Advance Auto Parts also does its part in helping to keep the
environment clean by offering a used motor oil and battery recycling program.
During regular store hours, customers may drop off used motor oil and
batteries ensuring that these materials dont end up in landfills
where they could harm the environment.
This new store 11 Team
Members are looking forward to serving customers better than anyone else,
said Ted Forrest, District Manager for Advance Auto Parts. The right
parts at the right price are as important as the right advice to finish the
The store is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7
p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(July 28) Cultural Arts Center to Host one Show with Multiple Artists in
August; Fiber Art and Quilting Featured
Fiber art by the
Whitewater Fiber Guild and quilts by artist Kent Williams, of Madison, will be
displayed at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center at 402 West
Main Street from Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 28. The gallery will
be open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be a reception, which is free and open
to the public, on the show's last day, Sunday August 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
with the artists attending.
"The texture, colors and forms of
this show will astound visitors as they enjoy a rich variety of fiber art and
quilts," said Linda Long, President of the Whitewater Arts Alliance.
The members of the Whitewater Fiber Guild will be putting on an exhibit
of fiber art with a variety of handmade and self-designed articles. Carna
Grover, President of the Whitewater Fiber Guild said, "The work we do with
fiber is extremely varied, such as we have members who do quilting, embroidery,
crocheting, knitting, twisting (with knotting and stitching), felting, various
types of weaving, spinning, hardanger, needlepoint, lace making, jewelry making
(held together by fiber), dying, sewing and /or tailoring, rug making etc.,
plus designing and making modern fiber art pieces."
The Guild has
decided to keep this exhibit strictly to items that are made whether wholly or
partly, of fiber.
One of Kent Williams' quilts "Oh
The other artist exhibiting, Kent Williams, will share a
retrospective of his 15-year career as an art quilter. Always on the lookout
for new ways of generating patterns, Williams has recently turned to the
computer, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create his designs.
But he remains best known for his pieced quilts, which consist of hundreds, if
not thousands, of individual pieces of fabric.
(July 28) Three suspects
reportedly were taken into custody Wednesday following an alleged attempted
robbery and sexual assault on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus.
According to University Police, a report of an alleged assault and attempted
robbery was received around 1:50 p.m. The incident had occurred about 11:50
a.m. near the front entrance of the campus bookstore. For the short
story from the dailyunion.com
Minneiska ski team pyramid!
(July 28) The 50th
Anniversary of the Wisconsin State water ski tournament at Lake Wazeecha
Red Beach. Wisconsin Rapids, started out with a bit of excitement from mother
nature when a strong wind storm, hit the tournament site late last Thursday
afternoon which nearly destroyed the venue. Dozens of trees were
uprooted, porta-potties turned over, tents toppled and even the judges' stand
including an 800 pound metal stairway were all upended in the wind/rain storm
that lasted about ten minutes! Thankfully no one was injured and all teams came
together as one to begin immediate cleanup of the debris and the water ski
shows went on as planned for the weekend.
The competition, including 23
teams, is divided into three categories typically based on team size.
Whitewater with a total of 60 members, ranging in age from, 9-71, earned enough
points to secure a second place victory at the tournament in division
Along with the team victory, members Brandon Schleicher
and Lawton Lohff won the most original/unique act award for the second year in
a row! They did this with Brandon's amazing wake board skills, flipping and
flying over the jump, and then ending with a bomb out bare foot run!
Wisconsin's over all top female
skier for 2016 goes to Minneiska's very own Susi Schleicher, Susi also earned
the award in 2010! Susi was awarded this for her multiple talents on the
water including, centering the team's four high pyramid, basing a three high
pyramid, swiveling, trick skiing, team ballet line, and the 360 around the boat
The final highlight of the tournament was the construction of a
all-team pyramid comprised of at least one member from every team that competed
in this 50th milestone event. 15 year old Hunter Abramson proudly represented
Minnieska in the pyramid. This was especially meaningful after seeing how all
these different teams pulled together after the storm to make sure the
tournament and the ski shows were able to perform.
Besides the ski
performers, the team is made up of boat drivers and riders, safety people,
stage and sound crews. There is something for everyone to do. Ask any ski
member how you can get involved as well!
The ski team will continue to perform on Whitewater Lake at the
Scenic Ridge Camp ground on August 6 and 20th at 6:30pm and Aug 27 and Sept 3rd
(July 28) WHS sophomore
Alisha Parboteeah Graduates from Renowned Advanced Space Academy in Huntsville,
Alisha on the obstacle course!
Alisha Parboteeah of Whitewater recently attended
Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Marshall Space
Flight Center's Official Visitor Center.
The weeklong educational
program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while
training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on
teamwork, leadership and problem solving.
Alisha was part of the
Advanced Space Academy program, which is specifically designed for trainees who
have a particular interest in space exploration. Alisha spent the week training
with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space
Station (ISS). Once aboard the ISS, the crew participated in experiments and
successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Alisha
and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.
operates year-round in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses astronaut training
techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects.
Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators
like those used by NASA.
More than 750,000 trainees have graduated from
Space Camp since its inception in Huntsville, Alabama in 1982, including
STS-131 astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, European Space Agency astronaut,
Samantha Cristoforetti, and Kate Rubins, who launched to the ISS this summer.
Last year, children and teachers from all 50 states and 69 international
locations attended Space Camp.
If interested in training like an
astronaut? or call 1-800-637-7223.
(July 27) The Banner City Bikers (BCB) started their annual large group
extended trip early today: 6:00am. to the Sunny west coast! Their first
leg of the journey to California was the loading up on the Nelson's Bus for a
smooth ride to Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport. Good luck Southwest, not
sure Diane at Whitewater Travel filled them in on the group. It could be a
crazy-fun 4 hours. They land at LAX and w/carry-ons only, since they
prepackaged their luggage on the bikes in Joliet IL.
Banner City Bikers ready to start
their annual trip by loading on the bus to the airport and meet up with their
bikes in the Los Angeles area: (not in order) Blake & Kim Scharine; Marcus
& Shelly Scharine; Cliff & Pattie Storlie; Tim, Lisa & Willow
Otterbacher; Scott & Joan Klabunde; Jeff & Kathy Foreyt; Russ &
Mary Rogers; Ed & Lane Engel; Dick & Janet Jones; Diane Jones & Bob
Herrick; Rich & Vicki Noel + Sam; Randy & Danelle Stanley; Chris
Antczak & Tammy Fischer; Cliff Floerke; Gary Kiger and Fran Demott. (Not
pictured and to join the group on the west coast -Willow a relative of Tim and
Lisa Otterbacher; Russ Rogers from his Alaska trip and Sam with Rich and Vicky
This year the trip combines a freight truck, one-way
plane tickets and a long ride home across country. Although several members
would like to keep true to form and ride ALL the miles out and back, the
additional time required was unrealistic for the actively employed in the
group. So with the awesome help of John Danno (BCB member) who utilized his
logistics team to fill a semi w/18 bikes and 2 Trikes. So with a couple of
accessory adjustments, like windshields, mirrors and emptying fuel, they got
the bikes ready to be prepped to pallet and load.
This past week on
Tuesday members rode down to Joliet IL to a freight terminal that specializes
in crating motorcycles and shipping cross-country. A special thanks to Lowell
Hagen who brought the members back so they didn't have to hitch hike back from
Chicago. That was not a good option.
After group have disembarked from the plane at LAX they
will step onto their chartered bus taking them to Pamona to reunite with their
bikes! The total trip will will consist of 21 bikes and 31 people after they
get into their journey up the coast.
The first 3 BCB members left July
1st to Alaska (the long way to California) and as Bruce Parker and John
Sanderson return to Whitewater, Russ Rogers will join the large group (and his
wife Mary of course) and the bikes at the freight terminal in Pamona CA. Russ
with his handy trailer with all the Alaska miles already on it will have some
fuel and a jump pack for the bikes that require it before fully gassing up and
hitting the road northeast of LA. Their first stop tonight, Wednesday, will be
Visalia CA just west of Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. Pamona traffic
should be better than LA, so hopefully about 45 min of traffic until they hop
off the I-road onto Hwy 2 through the Angeles National Forest and work their
way to Visalia through Mojave and Bakersfield. The Banner City Biker 2016
Journey has begun!
(July 27) Emma Lynn
(left) and Maggie Sue Maas helped their grandpa, Mark Maas, bring in vegetables
from their home garden to share with the Whitewater Community Food Pantry at
the July 26, 2016, Whitewater City Market. Patrons donated 108 pounds of
garden produce and pantry staples and vendors gave 195.5 pounds of fresh food
for a total of 303.5 pounds of food for the food pantry! An onsite raffle for
the pantry also garnered $340. Thanks Whitewater!
(July 26) DISAPPOINTED
BUT NOT GIVING UP!
Daniels' Sentry Foods closed its doors for
the last time in December 2015. Since that time, the Whitewater Common Council
and the Community Development Authority (CDA) have been actively engaged in
efforts to attract another full-service grocery store to Whitewater. As was
indicated in a press release dated July 21, in recent weeks the Council and CDA
have been in discussion with an independent grocer who had expressed serious
interest in establishing a store in the former Daniels' Sentry Foods building.
A tentative framework of an agreement between the parties had been developed.
"It was a deep disappointment for us to
hear from the grocer on July 24 that he had decided that attempting to expand
to Whitewater would stretch his company's resources too thin," said
Patrick Singer, Common Council President. "Recruiting an additional grocery
option is a top priority for the majority of members of our community. Although
the City and CDA will no longer be actively
pursuing the acquisition of the former Sentry building, we will
diligently continue our efforts to address this need through a traditional
grocery store and/or a co-op."
In the spirit of open government but
given the confidential nature of negotiations, the Common Council and city
staff will confer with the grocer and legal counsel on what details of the
proposal and recruitment effort can be made public.
The Common Council
and CDA will be engaging in a community conversation in the month of September
that includes all citizens, local businesses, UWW, and the school district to
solicit input on the next steps.
Residents interested in expressing
their sentiment on this issue can contact the council members directly at
email@example.com. Questions or concerns regarding grocery
recruitment efforts can be directed to Patrick Cannon, CDA Director,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-473-0148 or to Cameron Clapper, City Manager,
(July 26) Whippet Fall
Sports Meeting Featuring guest speaker Jen Rulon (Fritzsching), WHS class of
The annual Whippet Fall Sports meeting will be held on
Monday August 1st at 6:00 pm in the HS auditorium. The general session will
include messages by WHS Athletic Director, Jeff Behrens, Athletic Trainer,
Danielle Koran, and a guest speaker, Jen Rulon (more on that below). Following
the general session, each fall sport will have an individual sport meeting at
an assigned location in the school. The meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm
in the HS auditorium.
This year's meeting will feature a message by Jen Rulon
(Fritzsching). Jen is a 10x Ironman triathlete. She has been featured in
Runner's World, Men's Journal, Triathlete magazine, SALive.com, WebMD,
Livestrong.com, among others, and even performed a TEDx talk. She also coaches
athletes so their dreams can come true. Prior to this life, she worked at Sea
World as a marine mammal trainer for 14 years. Jen is a WHS graduate and former
Whippet athlete (class of 1989) with a great message for all Whippets and their
parents. Even if you are not a fall sport
athlete or parent, all are welcome.
Kathy Christoff picking up a dozen (13) ears of sweet
corn from Carmen Marsh.
(July 25) Marsh's Produce
Stand opened up this morning and will be at the Corner of 207 W. Main St.
adjacent to First Citizens State Bank early mornings on Mon. Thurs. and
(July 24) St Patrick
Catholic Church Vacation Bible School -Aug. 8-12.
(July 24) Whitewater man
sentenced to six months in jail after shooting people with BB
Marios Shahollari's decision to shoot at people with a BB gun
during Whitewater's 2015 July Fourth celebration was impulsive and
stupid, several speakers agreed Thursday in Walworth County
Court. For more from an article by Jonah Beleckis for the
(July 24) Lauren
Hayes returns to the Fort Atkinson area for a recital titled, "200 years of
Parisian Harp Music" on the St. Peter's Episcopal Church Concert Series on July
31. The concert will occur at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 302 Merchants
Avenue in Fort Atkinson at 4:00 pm and is free and open to the public.
A 2010 graduate of Fort Atkinson
High School, Lauren has earned her undergraduate degree in harp from the
University of Arizona and her Masters in Harp Performance With Distinction,
from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
The selected program is a
vibrant mix of styles, textures and timbres that is centered around two
cornerstone compositions, both a part of the core repertoire of the harp:
Debussy's Danse sacrée et danse profane and Mozart's Concerto for Flute,
Harp and Orchestra.
Written in 1778 in Paris, this Concerto was Mozart's only
piece that utilizes the harp. The Debussy will be complemented by another
standard in the harp repertoire, Fauré's Impromptu No. 6, Op. 86. These
two French pieces were both written in 1904 as "test pieces" for
conservatoires; each possessing a very different characteristic of the
idiomatic writing of the time in Paris. The Fauré, quite famously, was
written as a test piece for the Paris Conservatoire and was heavily influenced
by the prominent composer, Hasslemans. In contrast, the Debussy was written as
a test piece for the Brussels Conservatoire for the newly invented "chromatic
harp" (a pedal-less instrument in which a single string was devoted to each
chromatic note) to show off this new instrument and the students' abilities to
master it. Because of the drastically different types of harp they were written
for, the Debussy portrays the use of the whole tone scale and harmonies often
associated with later composers of the 20th century.
portrays the typically lush, impressionistic writing, most often associated
with the French arts scene of the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Also on the
program, Histoire du Tango, was written in 1986 by Ástor Piazzolla.
Although Piazzolla paints a picture of Argentina in the 20th century through
this composition, his primary goal was to bring the tango from the dance halls
of Argentina to the concert halls of Europe and America. This program
demonstrates a stark contrast between each composition, while maintaining a
common influence of some of the greatest composers, teachers and harpists to
ever grace the music world and the beautiful city that remains an epicenter of
musical creation and performance.
Also performing on the program with Lauren will
be the outstanding young American flutist Elyse Davis.
Elyse, native of
Prescott, Arizona, is currently pursuing her doctorate in flute performance at
Florida State University, where she holds a Teaching Assistantship.
Additionally, an exceptionally talented string quartet of
Wes Luke and Elspeth Stalter, violins; Elisabeth Duessen, viola and Benjamin
Whitcomb, violoncello will accompany on the Mozart and Debussy.
Wes Luke - is the Concertmaster of
the LaCrosse (WI) Symphony, the Principal Second Violinist of the Dubuque (IA)
Symphony Orchestra, and a section violinist in the Madison (WI) Symphony
Orchestra. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently serves on the teaching faculties
of the University of Dubuque, Divine Word College, and Loras College.
Elspeth Stalte-Clouse is a graduate
of UW-Madison with a Master of Violin Performance degree. She performs with the
string chamber group affiliated with the Madison Symphony Orchestras Up
Close and Musical program, which brings orchestral repertoire to the ears of
children in elementary schools in the area. r
Elisabeth Duessen has Degrees from
the Eastman School of Music and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro;
and is an elementary orchestra teacher in the New Berlin Public schools.
Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb is Associate
Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.
Member of the UWW String Chamber Music Camp. He is a graduate of the University
of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University.
(July 24) Whitewater
Country Club is under new management (Kiefer Sullivan) with a new pub-style
menu available and offered by the Country Club staff. In addition there will be
an increased focus on golf/golf outings/tournaments/PUBLIC GOLF. The City
Championship will be hosted on Sat. July 30th. It is an 18 hole event
where anyone is invited to come and compete to be the king or queen of golf in
Whitewater for 2016. This may be the first of this kind of event held within
the city, as well as at the course.
(July 24) WHS
Graduate Kyle Trewyn and former Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, Baseball
volunteer assistant coach Kyle Trewyn has returned to the Braves as a full-time
assistant coach for the 2017 season and the University compete at the NCAA
Division I level and compete in the Missouri Valley
For the news release on the appointment
(July 22) Eleven year old
Reese Brantmeier of Whitewater will represent Wisconsin at the United States
Tennis Association's (USTA) National Championships in Alpharetta, GA.
In June, Reese qualified to participate in the
Midwest Closed Championships in Lansing, MI and was also selected as a member
of Wisconsin's District Cup Team.
As a member of the District Cup Team
Reese traveled to Indiana with 7 other top 12 and under girls and boys players
and coach Frank Barnes, head coach of UW-Whitewater, to compete with other
district teams from the Midwest. Reese won 4 of her 5 singles matches as the
Wisconsin team took 4th place overall.
She then traveled to Midwest Closed
Championships in Michigan to compete with the top Midwest players in both
singles and doubles. Out of 64 doubles teams Reese and her partner won the
championship cup! Reese continued on in the 128 person singles tournament
making it to the round of 16 winning 7 of 8 matches and finishing as the winner
of her back draw. She was also selected as the recipient of the tournament's
sportsmanship award. Her results at the Midwest tournament qualified her for
the 12 and under Nationals in Alpharetta, GA this August.
(July 21) Jefferson
County area 4-H and FFA members participated in the county's 50th annual Meat
Animal Project Sale on Sat. July 9th.
Members develop and utilize
their knowledge of nutrition, meat production, fitting, showing, herdsmanship,
and record keeping to raise and show quality market animals for the sale.
Proceeds from the sale stay with the exhibitor to help further their
Participating in this year's sale were
Anna and Matthew Lucht of Stone School 4-H Club.
They would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Frawley Oil Company,
First Citizens State Bank, and Banco Insurance Agency for purchasing their
market lambs. They would also like to thank Delta Electric and The Scharine
Group for their support bidding on their animals as well.
2016 Jefferson County Fairest of the
Fair Jennifer Michel with Anna Lucht and her market lamb purchased by Mike
Frawley of Frawley Oil Company
Jennifer Michel with Kasey Reed,
representing Banco Insurance Agency and First Citizens State Bank, who
purchased Matthew Lucht's lamb.
Also, a thank you to Blake Scharine from The Scharine
Group Whitewater, Wisconsin for purchasing the 2016 Jefferson County Fair
Supreme Champion Beef Steer shown by Trenten Zahn
of Stone School 4-H. Thank you to the contending bidders Jaeckel Brothers Inc.
Jefferson, Wisconsin, Frawley Oil Company Whitewater, Wisconsin, and Havill
Spoerl Jefferson, Wisconsin. Additionally thank you to Katzman Farms for
purchasing the Best of Show Poultry Drake and First Citizens State Bank of
Whitewater for purchasing Trenten's first place gander. Thank you for making
the Jefferson County Fair Meat Animal Project Sale a success.
Trenten Zahn, Stone School 4-H, with his 2016 Jefferson
County Fair Supreme Champion Beef
Thank you to all of the businesses for encouraging youth
development and building a future for agriculture in our community!
(July 14) The Whitewater
Community Clothes Closet is preparing for their 4th Annual Backpack
The event takes place at The Whitewater
Congregational United Church of Christ. They need YOUR Help to make it happen.
Please find it in your hearts to donate school supplies, back packs, underwear,
socks and gently used shoes and clothing. These items can
be dropped off at Whitewater Public Library,
Winchester True Value Hardware, Whitewater City Market and at Congregational
UCC at 133 S. Franklin St. They will also accept monetary donations
(made out to Whitewater Congregational UCC ). With your generosity they will
surpass the 175 that were handed out last year and hopefully get to 200 this
Together let`s send our children into the new school year with
smiles on their faces and determination on their minds. This Collection begins
now and continues until the end of August.
THEY GIVE A HUGE THANKS TO
ALL IN ADVANCE..... They know they can always count on the generosity of
businesses, churches, friends, neighbors and relatives in this city and
surrounding area.. a kind and caring people.
Phone # for Questions
(July 10) Every child
deserves to have the supplies that are needed for school each year. But for
some families, providing them is a struggle. The Whitewater Arts Alliance Board
invites you to bring much needed school supplies to the Cultural Arts Center
(402 W Main) whenever you are coming to the building in July and August.
These supplies can be everything from crayons, rulers, scissors,
colored pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, backpacks. . . they need everything!
They will distribute them to the five schools in the Whitewater Unified School
District right before school starts. (Suggestion: Shopko has some amazing sales
on school supplies during August!)
The Board has also provided in the
past a small contingency fund for each school for children that might need help
with lunch money, a field trip, money to join an athletic team, etc. So if it
is easier for you to contribute this way, please just send a check payable to
Linda Long to 1560 W Wildwood Rd., Whitewater, WI 53190.
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES
JULY 30TH, AUGUST 11th,
AUGUST 27th - UWW Hosting Free Garden & Landscape Tours
UWW has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state
and the Office of Continuing Education is pleased to offer free tours of its
campus gardens, greenhouse, landscapes, and prairie this summer.
Community members are invited to get an inside
look during three tours on five different dates. Join them to learn more
about the plants that make up the landscapes and the wildlife that thrives on
their bounty. Tours will be led by Wes Enterline, UW-Whitewater's
sustainability coordinator and Master Gardener volunteer.
All tours are free, but registration is requested.
Prairie and Nature Preserve
Saturday, August 27, 9:00-10:30am
Meet at Lot 19
Flora, Flowers, and Fountains on Campus
Saturday, July 30, 9:00-10:30am
Meet at the Visitors Center, Lot 7
Campus Organic Garden and Upham
Thursday, August 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Meet at the Visitors
Center, Lot 7
All tours are free and open to the public. These are
walking tours with low activity levels. Register for any or all tours here:
can be found here: .
August 1st - The Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center is
holding a lifeguard training course August 1-4. The cost of the course
is $250 and anyone who completes the course and is hired by the Aquatic Center
as a lifeguard will be reimbursed for the course fee. For more information,
including pre-requisites to take the course,
August 9 - Science Detectives Day Camp at UWW running August
9-11 for students entering Grades 3-8 in the fall. Cost is $150,
but students who attend Whitewater Unified
School District can receive a 50% discount by registering at the school
district office instead of online. More information is online at:
August 10th - Call for Art for Artrageous
exhibit to take place in September - Deadline is Aug 10th
(Posted July 20th)
August 13th Reservation Deadline - Whitewater High Schools' (WHS and
College High) Alumni Association Annual Meeting Dinner (from the menu) Saturday
August 20th, 2016 Social hour 5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:00
P.M. 841 Brew House Restaurant 841 E. Milwaukee St. Whitewater
For reservations Contact Jerry Grant 262-473-2214 Or e-mail email@example.com
Deadline August 13, 2016Was posted June 26th
AUGUST 13th - Lauderdale-LaGrange Fire Dept Steak Fry Annual
Steak Fry Sat. Aug 13th noon-8pm at Lauderdale Landing.
(Posted July 24)
AUGUST 13TH - A
FREE presentation on the basics of plein air painting (but not an actual
painting workshop) will be given by local artist Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack
on Saturday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. - noon at the Birge Fountain (in front of
the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 W Main Street).
Painting en plein air is painting on location, out
of doors in the fresh air. Plein air painting events are popping up all around
us: Janesville, Beloit, Cedarburg, Jefferson (summer 2017), and this year at
the Whitewater Main Street Festival on Sept. 10th. If you are curious about
plein air painting, please plan to attend. Artists of all ages and skill levels
are welcome. Karolyn will provide basic information, tips on setting up
equipment, and will also answer questions. A free handout with checklist will
be provided to each registered attendee. Anyone interested in attending is
asked to please email Karolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org his or her intention to attend.
Attendees are welcome to bring a chair or blanket for seating. In case of rain,
the discussion will be held in the Cultural Arts Center.
Karolyn is a
life-long Whitewater resident and with the encouragement of her father, the
late Richard Kettwig, has had a passion for art starting in childhood. She has
enjoyed mixing colors and making plain surfaces more colorful since her first
box of Crayola crayons. As a youngster she experimented with creating new
colors by layering one crayon color over another. The passion for color and
color mixing remains today as she uses watercolor, acrylic and collage to make
watercolor paper and canvas surfaces more colorful.
An early retirement
from UW-Whitewater as an IT training coordinator permitted her to focus on art.
In April of 2003 she began taking watercolor classes from the late Marilyn
Keating at L'Atelier Art Studio in Janesville. Since then she has taken
workshops with Kari Anderson, Shelby Keefe, Ratindra Das, Karen Ragus and Laura
Lein-Svencner among others. In addition to watercolor, she enjoys doing collage
and most recently creating acrylic abstracts. Regardless of the medium she
finds delight in experimenting with and using color.
Was posted July
SEPT. 11TH - Fire
Department and Police Departmant are sponsoring a fitness room fundraiser. They
are remodeling their fitness room and and require funds for new equipment.
Tickets will be available at City Hall, from any Police Departmant or Fire
Was posted (July 17)
(July 28) A
Mass of Christian Burial for Craig L. Stauffer, 42, of Wayland, IA, will be
held Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10:00 am at the St. James Catholic Church in
Washington IA with Father Bernie Wehr officiating.
follow at the Wayland Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 31,
begining with a Rosary at 3:00, followed by visitation until 7:00 pm at the
Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Memorial donations may be directed to the
family. Craig Stauffer died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics following a five year health struggle.
The family will hold a celebration of Craig's life at a
later date in Whitewater.
Craig Lee Stauffer was born December
21, 1973 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of John and Rachael (Whaley) Stauffer.
He graduated from WACO High School in 1992 and attended Iowa Wesleyan and Coe
College. Craig was involved in FFA and 4H, was an Eagle Scout and a Vigil
Member of the Order of The Arrow. His junior year of high school he served as a
page in the Iowa House of Representatives. Craig worked as a telephone
technician in Wayland and at State Long Distance Phone Company in Wisconsin. He
was also employed as a correctional officer at the Walworth County Sheriff's
Department in Elkhorn, WI. Craig was united in marriage to Sharon Kowalski on
July 3, 2005 in Whitewater, WI. The couple lived in Wisconsin until moving back
to Wayland last July. Craig served on the Whitewater Fire Department for 14
years, where he was treasurer and a member of the Honor Role. He was a member
of the St. James Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, coached little
league football at WACO and in Wisconsin, and served on the Whitewater City
Council. Craig enjoyed his family, was extremely proud of his sons, and loved
his wife very much. He was also proud to be a fire fighter and loved politics
Survivors include his wife Sharon of Wayland, two sons,
Carson and John of Wayland, parents, John and Rachael Stauffer of Wayland, one
brother, Graig "Sprout' Stauffer of Wayland, nephew, Christopher Stauffer of
Wayland, his paternal grandmother, Ruth Stauffer of Wayland, mother-in-law,
Sandra Kowalski of Whitewater, WI., brother-in-law, Michael (Sara) Kowalski of
Westfield, WI., sister-in-law, Kari (Brian) Ropicky of Portage, WI., and a
number of aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding
Craig in death were his maternal grandparents, Maynard and Mary Whaley,
paternal grandfather, John Stauffer, father-in-law, Mike Kowalski and nephew
Beatty Funeral Home, Washington IA is assisting the
(July 26) Maxine Taylor, 94, of Whitewater, died Monday July 25, 2016 at
Fairhaven Nursing home.
She was born in Phelps, NY April 19,
1922 the youngest with five older brothers. She married Donald Taylor December
22, 1946 in Phelps NY. Maxine moved to rural Whitewater and helped on the
family mink ranch run by Donald and his father. After the mink were sold in
1969 she worked until retirement as a secretary for the University of Wisconsin
Whitewater. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Taylor in 1999. She
is survived by one daughter Debra Lee Taylor and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the church organist and a member at North Lima Presbyterian
Church for over 50 years and also gave piano lessons to dozens of students for
almost the same period of time.
She was very proud of obtaining her
private pilot license just prior to her 65th birthday and enjoyed flying her
Piper Cherokee 140.
Prior to a major stroke in August 2009 Maxine
enjoyed eating out and always got her money's worth at any buffet.
Thank You to all the caregivers and others at Fairhaven Nursing Home
who helped care for Maxine. We both appreciated your efforts.
Visitation will be Friday, July 29th 5pm - 7pm at Nitardy Funeral Home,
550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI.
Memorial Services will be held at 11
a.m. Monday August 1, 2016 at North Lima Presbyterian Church, 9233 N. Lima
Center Road, Whitewater, WI with a lunch following.
Memorials may be
made to the North Lima Presbyterian Church.
Nitardy Funeral Home is
assisting the family
(July 26) Lester Alvin West, age 88, of Whitewater, WI, died suddenly on
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Fairhaven Senior Living Center in Whitewater, WI, his
home for the past 11 years.
Lester was born on August 16, 1927
in LaGrange Township, Wisconsin, to John and Pauline (Gislerud) West. He
attended a one room school house, LaGrange Center School, and later graduated
from Whitewater City High School in 1945.
Lester married Charlotte
McKelvey on September 26, 1953. He was a dairy farmer on the family farm until
1966. He then worked at Sturgis Newport Business Forms, Whitewater, and then at
ECM Motor Company, Elkhorn, until he retired. Lester enjoyed reading, camping,
walking, chess, bowling, square dancing, and gardening.
He was a 25
year member of the Limber Timbers Square Dance Club, a 50 year member of
Palmyra Lodge #67 F&AM, a 50 year Past Patron, Rob Morris Chapter, O.E.S.
#10, and a lifelong member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church.
is survived by his loving wife of almost 63 years, sons: Dave (Debbie),
Waukesha, WI, and Jerry (Jane), Grafton, WI, daughter; Joyce (Todd) Dedrick,
Whitewater, WI, Granddaughters; Tracy (Jim) Kleppe, and Jill (Charlie Fenton)
West, Grandsons; Jason, Jared, and Jacob West and James and Christopher
Dedrick, Great-Grandchildren; Caiden and Raelyn Kleppe.
He was preceded
in death by his parents, sisters Beatrice Seitz, Winifred Libesch, and Eunice
Helmeid Haas, and a brother John Laurence West.
A memorial service will
be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the LaGrange United
Methodist Church, N8548 County Road H, Whitewater, WI 53190 followed by cake
and ice cream. There will be visitation at the church on Friday, August 5, 2016
between 6pm- 8pm and after 1pm on Saturday, August 6 until the time of the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LaGrange
United Methodist Church or to Fairhaven.
Nitardy Funeral Home is
assisting the family