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(July 23) TOMORROW - The Whitewater Arts Alliance, in partnership with Commercial Bank, Fairhaven, First Citizens Bank, Fort Community Credit Union, Olm &Associates, and Quiet Hut Sports, will present the last of the Savory Sounds Concert Series at the Birge Fountain in front of the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 24. Attendees may bring their own lunch or order lunch from Rocky Rococo's on site and enjoy the music by the Looper's Blues Duo.

Looper's Blues Duo
(Brian Lucas, UWW Communication faculty and Eric Sheffield, UWW College of Arts and Communication technology coordinator)

(July 23) TOMORROW - Interview Clothes Donations requested for UWW students. (Pants, Suit coats, shirts, ties, dresses, shoes etc. Any clothes not given away to UWW students in September will be donated locally.

(July 23) TOMORROW - Grab your dancing shoes because Dr. Noize is back in town! The Parks and Recreation Department would like to welcome Dr. Noize to Cravath Lakefront Stage for this week's Family Fun Night! On Thursday, July 24th at 7pm, Doctor Noize will create an interactive show, music, and books that inspire noizy kids and adventurous adults to live lives of character, kindness, good humor, explore music and creativity together.

All shows are free of charge and suitable for all ages. During inclement weather, family fun night will be moved into the Cravath Lakefront Building. Thank You to our Sponsor!!

Whitewater Parks and Recreation would like to extend their deepest thank you's to Whitewater Wal-Mart for sponsoring the Family Fun Nights. Don't forget that the Black Sheep has teamed up with the Parks & Recreation Department to offer Dinner baskets every Thursday during Family Fun Nights. Please stop in or call ahead by Wednesday to make sure your basket is ready for a great evening. 262-458-4751

(July 23) Friday Performance - Studio 84's Avant-Garde Theater performance of 10 Books in Search of a Reader
Students participating in Studio 84's Summer Creative Institute's theater workshop this week will be doing a 15 - 20 minute performance to show off the things they learned during the week. An adaptation of 20 Books in Search of a Reader by Bradley Hayward will be performed Friday, July 25th @ 10:30 am at Studio 84 located at 121 W. Center St. Actors Maggie, Ella, Nicole and Thomas hope you will join them in this free performance . They welcome young children to this performance, it's a great way to introduce them to theater etiquette

(July 23) Three Whitewater Residents in The Wizard of Oz

Penny Ardelt and Adam Triebold after first dress rehearsal.

Fort Atkinson Community Theater's production of The Wizard of Oz this weekend has Whitewater connections! Whitewater natives Adam Triebold as the Vocal Director, Penny Ardelt as the Wicked Witch of the West and Samantha McKelvey as part of the Lullabye League in Munchkinland There will be 4 performances this weekend at the Fort Atkinson High School Auditorium: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, and a Saturday Matinee at 2:00pm. Advance tickets are available at First Citizens State Bank and are $10.00 for adults or $5.00 for children under 13. Tickets will be $12 and $6 at the door.

(July 23) Members of 4-H and FFA participated in the Meat Animal Sale at the Jefferson County Fair.

Kasey Reed (Banco Insurance Agency), Anna Lucht with her lamb, and Caitlyn Gerlach-2013 Fairest of the Fair

Elmer Keske (representing Keske & Keske of Brockton, IL), Matthew Lucht with his lamb, and Caitlyn Gerlach-2013 Fairest of the Fair

The meat animal project enables members to practice selection and management of livestock and prepare their animals for show. The animals are brought to the fair and are judged, graded, and sold to individuals and businesses that support these local youth in their learning and business experience. Anna and Matthew Lucht, of Stone School 4-H Club, would like to thank the following businesses for supporting their efforts at the Jefferson County Meat Animal Sale: Cold Spring Inn, Eby Family Dental-Fort Atkinson, Frawley Oil Company-Whitewater, and Whitewater Veterinary Hospital. They would especially like to thank Banco Insurance Agency-Whitewater and Keske & Keske of Brockton, IL for purchasing their market lambs. They appreciate the support of their education, the 4-H program, the community, and agriculture in Wisconsin.

(July 23) Grief Camp for Kids Scheduled for August Registration is now open for Home Health United's Camp GLOW, scheduled for 10am-3pm on August 23 at Traxler Park in Janesville. Limited space is available, and kids across southern Wisconsin are invited.

Camp GLOW - Giving Loved Ones Wings - is a grief support day camp for kids ages 6-14 that have been affected by a loss. Whether it is the loss of a friend, classmate, parent, grandparent, sibling, or other loved one, kids and teens often experience and express grief in different ways than adults. The Camp is designed to give children a safe place to share their feelings and concerns, with a wide range of activities and enough counselors on-site to give individual attention if needed. Activities include scrapbooking, writing letters to their loved one, and memory boxes that can be stained or painted, and are meant to hold items of sentimental value to the kids, remembrances of their loved one.

The Camp is being offered at no cost to the participants, with separate adult sessions for their parents or guardians who are also dealing with grief. Snacks and lunch are included. To learn more about Camp GLOW or to register, please call 877-356-4514 or .

(July 23) Food Network - Guy Fiero's car at Walmart. Car was touring the area and came from Lake Geneva this morning and was going to Janesville this afternoon. Is Guy going to show up here? No comment from Walmart or car driver other than he may show up! For more on Guy

Guy Fieri, from Food Network fame, was not in town but his car was at Walmart unloaded from this trailer!

Yes, this is the Guy's Chevy Camaro and yes, as always, Bruce Schroeder had to check it out!

UWW Sports picture from 2013 UW-Platteville Game!

(July 22) Warhawks finish No. 1 in football attendance; tickets now available for 2014 season - Starting today!
A total of 45,571 people packed Perkins Stadium for the Warhawks' 2013 championship season, the most of any Division III institution. Thank you to all of our alumni and friends for your support! 2014 tickets available now! UWW Ticket Football page.

2014 Preseason D3football.com - Top 25 poll - UW-Whitewater receives ALL the No. 1 votes. Who do the voters think are the biggest challenges to a Warhawk repeat? Check out the full ranking. #8 UW-Platteville and #18 UW-Oshkosh.

Wisconsin-Whitewater: A season of domination - Great story By Rob Knox D3sports.com A month old but worth reading about "UWW Campus of Championships".

(July 22) OLD MAIN PHOTOS NEEDED! Full-color photos of Old Main are needed for a tribute to a retired UW-Whitewater staff member. The color photos of Old Main taken before the fire are missing from the UW-Whitewater collection, and it is hoped that a local resident may have copies in their collection.

If you have any photos of Old Main, please contact Tom at 920.285.8055 or email winwisconsin@gmail.com

(July 22) WHS Class of 1974 Reunion Pictures!

Staff members in attendance (standing l-r) Vince and Lois Hrabrich, Bill and Ruby Davis, Dave and Jane Roberts, John and Arlene Newhouse and Ken Nehring - (seated) Gloria Weigandt and Ed Ritter.

The Class of 1974 Football Team Members (Front l-r the 9 linemen??) Pete Stephan, Bill Kyle, Ben Killips, Bryan Miller, Trent Agnew, Larry Waga, Bill Addie, Mark Maikowski and Mark Bailey
(Back l-r the 6 - backfield??) Bill Wagie, John Duerst, Reid Jolin, Roger Kincaid, Jim Newhouse and Mark Mead.

A skydiving event for some adventurous classmates!

Julie Piatt Enerson and on the ground pictured below!

Peter Early and mother Meg Underwood

Ellie Sents Coriell and Julie Piatt Enerson

Ken Brautigam and Donna Knilans

(Pictures and names courtesy of Crystal Stevenson Singer)

(July 22) Time is running out!
Do you have your Downtown Whitewater Raffle ticket?
You could be the lucky winner of $1000, $750, or $500!

Quiet Hut window display!

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is selling raffle tickets for $50, and, since only 200 tickets will be sold, your chances of winning are pretty good. And even if you do not win, your money goes to support the work of Downtown Whitewater, Inc. in making our downtown the heartbeat of Whitewater.

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, July 29 at Fat Jack's in downtown Whitewater at 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will start at 6 p.m. with the drawing following at 7 p.m. All are encouraged to attend, but you need not be present to win. Don't miss your chance. Get your ticket now.

Tickets are available at the Downtown Whitewater offices on 150 W. Main Street or by calling 262-473-2200. In addition, tickets are available from: Associated Bank, Commercial Bank, First Citizens State Bank, GMA Printing, and Quiet Hut. AND all of the following Downtown Whitewater Inc. Board members are selling tickets as well: Joe Jaquess of FrameDog Custom Framing & Gifts; Kim Scharine of GMA Printing and Founding Board Member; Kristine Zaballos, Community Member; Dave Saalsaa of Quiet Hut Sports, Community Member; Roni Telfer, Community Member; Sara Amiri; Community Member; Brienne Diebolt-Brown; Mark Wokasch of Fat Jacks; City Manager Cameron Clapper; Dennis Kopf of UW-Whitewater, and Glenn Gebauer of Associated Bank.

By supporting Downtown Whitewater, Inc. (DTWW) you are helping to make Whitewater a stronger, more vibrant community. The funds raised go to continue the work of DTWW in revitalization and preservation of the downtown triangle businesses. One of DTWW's goals is to be a conduit between the property owners, store owners, residents and the city of Whitewater government. DTWW, Inc. helps lessen the burden of city government by providing services such as sidewalk and street clean sweeps, and by purchasing, storing, and maintaining the winter decorations in the downtown Triangle area. DTWW has also assisted in the purchasing of electrical upgrades in Cravath Lake Park making the park a more user friendly park for events used by various organizations. The Christmas Parade of Lights, Trick or Treat the Triangle, Pig in the Park and the Jack Hanna Wild Animal program are events that DTWW, Inc. sponsors to help make Whitewater a destination for visitors stimulating our local economy.

DTWW, Inc. also helps with design consultations to new or existing businesses to improve the storefronts. DTWW's mission includes helping the city to provide a clean, safe and attractive environment for our visitors, residents and patrons of the downtown. It is our firm belief that our historic downtown is the heart of our city and a healthy and attractive downtown helps in the vitality and success of the entire city of Whitewater.

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.

(July 21) St. Patrick Catholic Church will be rolling out the welcome mat for the return of Country Fest after an absence of a couple of year.
On August 2nd, from 4 to 7p.m. in Father Berry Hall, an old-fashioned pig roast, with coleslaw, buns, chips, sauerkraut, baked beans, and cake will be offered: $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for children under twelve.

Advance tickets are not necessary, and take-out containers will be provided. Beverages will also be available, and guests can start bidding on a variety of silent auction items.

On August 3rd from 12-4p.m., the entire front lawn of the Church will be devoted to family entertainment. In addition to the continuation of the silent auction, the entire family can enjoy a variety of foods; (including a Hispanic plate lunch, hot dogs, brats & desserts), children's games, adult games, a farmers' market and craft booth, a dunk tank, and a number of raffles.

Raffle items include a beautiful queen-sized quilt and a number of cash prizes- 1st prize is $2500.

It is not often that the entire family can enjoy a day together with a variety of choices and prices that do not dent the budget. And although the welcome mat celebrates the return of a wonderful festival, it is also big enough to invite everyone to relax, catch up with friends, share a family event, eat great food, play games, and maybe walk away with one of the raffle prizes. Come and have some fun!

For more details and schedule .

(July 21) Congratulations to Emily Heckert (daughter of Kevin and Sally Heckert, granddaughter of Don and Lou Zahn of Whitewater and Ken and Janet Heckert of Elkhorn) on her excellent showing at the 2014 Jefferson County Fair!

Emily Heckert at Jefferson County Fair received Reserve Champion AOB (Any Other Breed) Steer and also, OVERALL Reserve Champion Steer with her Maintainer steer pictured, Zeus. She is a member of the Stone School 4H Club of Whitewater and also the Whitewater FFA. Emily also received Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer! Congratulations Emily on an excellent fair!

(July 21) Recent Penzeys Spice Catalog/Magazine, a nationally known company, based in Milwaukee, featured the Hayes family, Glenn, Christine and Lauren.

The Catalog/Magazine gave a call for people who have a history or story with old VW Bugs. One of Christine's girlfriends encouraged her to send in her story. (She also gets their catalog regularly and is a big fan of their spices.) You can find the story on pages 48-49 in the most recent catalog.

Christine and her '69 VW

(July 21) The softball girls U10 sportsmanship award was presented to Reagan Hammons (age 9) by Ashby Hibbs, the coach.

(l-r) Jennifer Clarke (helper), Reagan Hammons, Ashby Hibbs (coach), and Jana Haight (asst coach).

(July 21) REMINDER Whitewater Community Clothes Closet Back to school: Supplies and Clothes Drive! July 23-August 10.

Help Whitewater children in need by donating gently used children's clothes (including new undergarments and socks) and new school supplies. Please drop off your gently used back to school clothes & new school supplies here: First Citizens State Bank (Main Office), SweetSpot Cafe, Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, Sentry Grocery Store, Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center, Commercial Bank (Fremont Street & in Sentry). The Whitewater Community Clothes Closet will distribute donations on Saturday, August 16 from 8:30-11:00am and Tuesday, August 19 from 10:00 to 8:00pm at Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin Street in Whitewater. Questions? Please call: Kay (262) 379-0187

(July 21) Mary Watson has been reading some of the archives of the Whitewater Register and found information that someone named Wayne Welty recorded songs from various people to play over the loud speaker downtown for the holiday season. One of those was Mary's dad, Francis Watson. They do not have any recordings of her dad. Please contact Mary if anyone can assist her. Anything would be appreciated. Email: waukeshabuddy409@cox.net or Mary Watson, 4142 Chela Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89120

(July 21) The East Gateway Project continues and is expected to be completed by mid September.

Culvert in place behind the Baker Bldg, red tiled roof,
across from 5 flags on Main Street (background).

(July 20) Judge Jim Carlson of the Whitewater Knights of Columbus Council #1690 presented a very generous check from the group's 2014 Tootsie Roll sales program to client representatives at VIP Services. VIP Services empowers Walworth County adults with disabilities to successfully live and work in their communities. For more on VIP Services .

(l-r) Joey Zelin, Judge Carlson and Jessica Morley, Whitewater residents, joined VIP Services, Inc. Executive Director Cindy Simonsen in thanking the Knights for their ongoing and much appreciated generosity.

(July 19) BIG RIG GIG Pictures:
At the Cravath Lakefront Park on Thursday - the Park was filled with snowplows, loaders, dump trucks, and hard hat decorating stations for parents and children to climb and enjoy.

The rigs!

Zachary (in cab) and Zayden Krebs

Haley (pink hat) and Jackson Droster

Austin Kraft

Lucas Benhart

Dad Zachary Kuck working on helmet decals with son Thackary.

(July 18) On July 18, 2014 just after 4:00 am, the Whitewater Police Department responded to a call of a shots fired at the University Garden Apartments located at 370 North Tratt Street in the City of Whitewater.

Multiple agencies were involved in the investigation to include the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Services and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. The initial complaint involved several individuals fighting in the hallway and a shot was fired during the altercation.

After further investigation, all parties involved were located including two suspects who were stopped on Hwy 12 by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. A gun was recovered from the vehicle which was taken as evidence along with the vehicle.

Four individuals were charged with several crimes to include first degree recklessly endangering safety, party to a crime of first degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct while armed, and party to a crime of disorderly conduct while armed. The investigation is ongoing and more charges may follow.

The Whitewater Police Department wants the citizens of Whitewater to know this was not a random act of violence. This incident involved a specific group of individuals involved in a previous altercation that occurred earlier in the evening.

(July 16) The East Gateway Project continues and is expected to be completed by mid September.

Two large shovels and a concrete "breaker" making short work of the dam behind the Baker Bldg, red tiled roof,
across from 5 flags on Main Street (background).

Bruce Schroeder checking the Culverts, (48"), for under Main Street bridge and behind the Baker Bldg.

(July 16) Common Council Meeting with agenda items: Zoning issues, Storm Water ordinance, New floodplain maps, wastewater facility upgrade, United Nations flag display, equipment auction, emergency management coordinator appointment, employee classification study, Trane performance contract amendment, East Gateway project - easement and bike path and fiber optic agreement amendment. For story on the meeting by Chris Welch, Daily Jefferson County Union staff writer -

(July 15) This picture was taken at Robert Hepfinger's wedding 50 years ago. He would like to provide the picture for anyone interested. R.J. Stevenson and wife, "Billie", and son and wife are pictured. Robert Hepfinger's Email - pal_adin@yahoo.com


Held a public hearing and later approved a change of the Zoning Ordinance regulations, to enact proposed amendments to the City of Whitewater Municipal Code Title 19, by: Eliminating certain property owner reporting requirements, including number of unrelated renters in units, in the R-O Residential Overlay District (Section 19.25.050) as required by State Law.

Held a public hearing and approved a change of the Zoning Ordinance regulations, to enact proposed amendments to the City of Whitewater Municipal Code Title 19, by: Repealing Whitewater Municipal Code Chapter 19.46 (Floodplain Regulations) and Chapter 19.461 (FWW Floodway Wetland District) and enacting a new Floodplain Ordinance (Chapter 19.46).

Held a public hearing to consider a change of the District Zoning Map to enact an ordinance to impose the PD (Planned Development) District Zoning classification for a new student apartment building at 1014 West Main Street. This is the site of the former Olson Funeral Home at the northwest corner of Main and Prince. The subject property is currently zoned R-3 Multifamily Residential. Because the proposed project does not fully comply with the requirements of any zoning district, including the R-3 Multifamily District or the R-3A Multifamily Residential Overlay District, a Planned Development District (PD) was requested. The proposed project entails a four-story building containing 22 five-bedroom units. The building will employ under-the-building parking at the basement level, plus a small surface parking lot. The building will have urban character architectural placement, building materials and design, with a strong street presence on this corner lot. The exterior is comprised primarily of masonry. A small balcony for each unit is proposed. Each 5 bedroom unit would have two bathrooms.
The Plan Commission was also considering the proposed General Development Plan (GDP) and the Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) for the area. This hearing and decision process was a lengthy discussion that resulted in a majority NO vote to recommend that the Common Council not approve this request. Many concerns were raised including density, parking, fire safety, water runoff and items that may require a relook at the recently approved rezoning Ordinance for a specific relation to GDP and SIP for the area.

Held a public hearing for consideration of a conditional use permit in an R-2A Overlay Zoning District, to allow for 7 unrelated persons to live in the house located at 727 W. Center Street for Benjamin and Anne McCready. The number of permitted unrelated individuals in this non-family household would be changed from three to seven. Occupancy by more than five unrelated individuals requires both a conditional use permit and documentation that the property meets the State of Wisconsin Rental Unit Efficiency Standards. After some discussion primarily related to options for parking, the Commission recommended that the Common Council should approve this request and that parking would be made available for 5 cars.
Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the conditional use permit to change from a two story building to a split level ranch style (side by side duplex) to be located at 523 N. Tratt Street for Arthur Stritzel.

Held a public hearing and approved a conditional use permit (tavern and other places selling alcohol by the drink) for Andrew Marzahl (Agent) to serve beer at 180 W. Main Street (for a Class "B" Beer License) at Rosa's Pizza and Agent agreed to stop alcohol sales by midnight.
Held a public hearing for consideration of a conditional use permit (tavern and other places selling alcohol by the drink) for Clara Rocha (Agent) to serve beer and liquor at 1170 W. Main Street (for a "Class B" Beer and Liquor License) at Karina's Mexican Restaurant. Karina's, at its new location next to Subway, closes at 10pm but volunteered that for special infrequent occasions if open later would stop alcohol sales by 1am.

(July 13) Reunions WHS Classes of 1994 and 1984 held at Country Club!

Class of 1994 (Front sitting l-r) Josh Troemel, Damien Conover, Kelly Hering, Kirk Hrabrich, Jessica Vandling, Kimberly Kollwelter, Margaret Craney, Kaninika Verma, Heather McKinnon, Michelle Gueguirre, Christopher Crandall, Blana Reyna, Kirsten Regan, Dana Murphy, Veronica Marchan, Angela Wiedrich
(Back row standing l-r) Jeffrey Foucault, Jason Jeffrey, Timothy Johns, James Gray, William Mattert, Jason Sweeney, Cory Newmann, Jason Fillebrown, Tyler Grenzow, Scott Fisher, Jeffery Behr

Class of 1984 at the Country Club!

(l-r) Tammy Behrens (Davis), Susan Blankenship (Kremer), Michelle Haines (Bunge), Guy Ledwell, Eric Christopher, Sharon Kuchan (Kleinhans), Sandra Sheperd (Gordon)

(l-r) Jill Zimmer (Queffelec), Connie Bendig (Nelson), Nora Tleel, Shane Loomis

(l-r) Randy Boelkow, Michelle Haines (Bunge), Janet Hack

(l-r) Andrea Leffingwell (Kreft), Jill Zimmer (Queffelec), Eddie Skindingsrude


Saturday July 26th The Whitewater PAD Program will be holding CPR classes to interested community members.

These classes will be held at Esker Hall in room 120 on the University Campus. Dates for classes are Saturday July 26 and August 9th. Class will run from 8am until 4pm.

You will be trained on American Heart Association Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED use, along with basic First Aid and will be issued a CPR card. Class sizes are limited to the first 24 people and are free to community members.

If interested in class or would like more information please contact Scott Brautigam, PAD Coordinator, at sbrautigam@whitewater-wi.gov or call 630-913-2181.

Sunday July 27th - Vacation Bible School

(July 15) Tuesday, July 29th- Jim Winship UWW Professor wins Fulbright award, explores Latin America

Jim recently published a book, "Coming of Age in El Salvador" () that examines some of the challenges facing El Salvador's youth. He also was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar Teaching/Research award that will take him to Cartagena, Columbia in 2015. For more information

Jim Winship will give a presentation on his new book, "Coming of Age in El Salvador," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center St., Whitewater.

Wednesday, July 30th The City of Whitewater invites community members to continue to make Whitewater an exceptional community in which to live, work and play. There are Board member openings on:
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS - Hear requests from property owners for variance to the Zoning Code. Meet 4th Thursday of a month if there is a case.
CABLE T.V. COMMITTEE - Oversee local cable television operation. Meet as needed and by arrangement with Board Members.
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMITTEE - Hear complaints filed by those believing disability rights have been compromised. Meet as needed.
ETHICS COMMITTEE - alternate position. Meet to hear and make recommendation regarding local government ethics complaints. Meet as needed.
LANDMARKS COMMISSION: Oversee and assist in designating Landmarks in the City, and promote historical education. Meet monthly.
PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD - alternate member. Oversee Parks and Recreation programs and promote recreational opportunities within the City.
PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION - Reviews plans for development in City and hear requests for conditional use permits. Meets 2nd Monday evening of each month.

Interested citizens are asked to complete a Citizen Interest form, which can be obtained from the City Clerk or from the City's website . Board and Commission Information . POLICY ON BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS

Interest forms must be returned to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190 by July 30, 2014.

Thursday, July 31st The Summer Reading Programs at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library conclude with the Miller and Mike Show on Thursday July 31 at 1:30 pm.
Miller & Mike have worked all over US and beyond. They have entertained audiences with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Apple Vacation Resorts, MTV, The Today Show, Extreme Makeover and the Travel Channel. Right now they perform out of Wisconsin at libraries, fairs, festivals and corporate events. The energy they bring is unlike any other show you've seen before. Combining circus skills and audience participation with good clean comedy Miller & Mike are making memories one show at a time. Check their web page
After the show enjoy free ice cream during our annual Ice Cream Social. This event is for all ages. Please register to insure adequate amounts of ice cream!

Saturday, August 2nd Whitewater Main Street Festival to Bring Music, Art and Great Sales to town on August 2nd.
Art, music, bird houses, great food from area restaurants, and great sales from Whitewater businesses….what more could you ask for on Saturday August 2! Saturday, August 2 will be a great day in Whitewater at the Main Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 15 art and craft booths will decorate downtown Whitewater on the center of Main St. from Whitewater Street to 2nd Street. The UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication has graciously sponsored the music on First Street (bring a lawn chair and enjoy the tunes) for the day.

Following is the music line-up:
10:00 a.m. Carl Cole
11:40 a.m. Brian Lucas
1:00 p.m. Dance Performance
1:30 p.m. Derek Amin and Earthtet
3:20 p.m. Jay Craggs

Children and families can make art using chalk on the sidewalks and the streets. They can create just for fun at the family/public space. More serious chalk artists can compete for awards in the beginner space ($3 to participate), the intermediate space ($5 to participate) and expert space ($10 to participate). Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Main Stage on First Street.

Anyone who is excited about having their face painted can sign up for a small image ($1), half-face image ($3) and full-face image ($5). Enjoy art while walking around with art on your face!

An exhibit of art inspired by birds will be on display at Studio 84, 121 West Center Street. Urban Forestry will have a special booth with free bird house kits to embellish at Studio 84. These will be erected around the city to help make Whitewater a Bird City USA.

A Farmers' Market and more retail sales will be stationed on the West end of Main Street.

Main Street Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a partnership with many organizations and businesses to help promote the arts and a creative economy. This collaborative event has been organized by: Studio 84, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors are Nasco Arts, Studio 84, Urban Forestry Commission, UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication, UW-Whitewater Student Art Association, Whitewater Arts Alliance, Whitewater Chamber of Commerce and Whitewater Maker Space. The event is held throughout the historic city of Whitewater and promotes the arts and a creative economy. The historic architecture and natural beauty serve as the perfect backdrop for exploring galleries, local shops and restaurants and to experience the many diverse forms of the arts we celebrate and support in our city.

Proceeds from the event go to support the local arts environment in our community. Funds will help support scholarships for local high school and college students, community art programing with a focus on the youth-at-risk after-school programs, and programing in the arts for people with disabilities. It will also help support creative improvements to our city such as public murals, mosaics, and sculptures.

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Saturday, August 2nd FOR THE BIRDS!! Whitewater's Urban Forestry Commission is working to get Whitewater recognized as a Bird City USA. Part of this process is education. During the Whitewater Main Street Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 10-5, Urban Forestry will have members on hand with information on attracting birds to your yard.

They will have a limited number of free birdhouse kits that 'early birds' to their booth will be able to put together and embellish at Studio 84. These birdhouses will be erected in various locations through out the city in parks, and trails. As a bonus, visitors to the Festival can place their vote for a favorite birdhouse and the winner of this People's Choice Award will have their name placed on the birdhouse. Winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced at the end of Festival around 4:45 pm.

Tuesday, August 5thThe Whitewater Police Department is hosting the annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, 5-8pm.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local crime prevention programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police -community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Cravath Lake Park, located at 341 S. Fremont Street, residents are asked to spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, fire fighters, and EMS personnel. The National Night Out event is a simple way for people to meet one another, have fun, and explore how they might work together to improve the safety and quality of their neighborhoods.

Entertainment will be provided to include the following and more: explore emergency vehicles from the City of Whitewater Police and Fire Departments, UW-Whitewater Police Services, the Walworth County Sherifffs Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol. A SWAT vehicle will be on display along with ambulances, fire trucks, military vehicles, etc. Learn about bike safety, home and vehicle safety, car seat checks, drug and alcohol knowledge/prevention, sexual assault awareness, internet safety, and healthy living. The new K9 unit will provide search demonstrations and the Whitewater Rescue Squad will provide AED/CPR demonstrations and free blood pressure checks. Search and rescue horses from WAMSTAR will be roaming the park and there will be appearances by Culver's Scoopie and McGruff the Crime Dog. Operation Click golf carts will be available for people to experience why they shouldn't operate a vehicle while impaired. Children will enjoy the hands-on experiences of being a crime scene investigator (CSI), a fire fighter spraying water into a water wall, and learning how to dial 911 with an emergency dispatcher. Free hotdogs, popcorn, ice pops, beverages, and a bounce house will be provided. Lastly, don't miss your chance to dunk Whitewater Police Captain Brian Uhl, Whitewater Police School Resource Officer Jacob Hintz, Whitewater High School Principal Doug Parker, and Whitewater High School Assistant Principal Joe Lynch. All proceeds from the dunk tank go towards helping fund the Whitewater Police Department's new K9 unit. Children visiting each of the displays or purchasing dunk tank tickets will have a chance to win one of four bikes generously donated by Walmart.

Saturday, August 9thGolden Anniversary-Stanley R. and Carolyn A. (Evenson) Godfrey,S2640 Waletzki Road, Fountain City WI 54629 will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on August 8, 2014.
They were married at Koshkonong Lutheran Church on August 8, 1964. Stan and Carolyn; formerly of Whitewater, own and operate Godfrey Heating and Air Conditioning. They are active hunters and conservationists. They have two children; Mike Godfrey of Lake Geneva and Ann (Daniel) Seffernick of Neenah, WI and 3 grandchildren; Mitch Godfrey of Whitewater and Taylor and Derek Fraiser of Green Bay. A celebration in their honor will be held on August 9, 2014 at their home. It is an Open House, hosted by their children from 1-4pm.

Monday, August 11thVacation Bible School--Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones
St. Patrick Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School from August 11th through the 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Berry Hall. Children in Grades K through 5 are welcome to participate. There are registration forms in the parish office. For more information, please email Rick at rupprechtr@archmil.org or call him at (262) 473-3143 x119.

La Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones de San Patricio se tomará acabo el 11 de agosto hasta el 15 de agosto de 9:00 a 12:00 en Berry Hall. Es para niños en Kínder hasta 5º Grado. Hay formas de registración en la oficina parroquial. Para más información, por favor envíe un email a Rick a rupprechtr@archmil.org o llámelo al (262) 473-3143 x119.

Saturday, September 20thWalworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) is hosting a safety fair on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Tree House Child and Family Center grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event, “Safety and Fun vs. 911” will provide an informative and entertaining way for Walworth County children and their families to learn about safety issues that are important to them. The Safety Fair will offer attendees:
- Fun activities including face painting, cookie decorating, dunk tanks, and firemen wars
- Educational opportunities including personal safety at home, pet safety, hygiene, internet safety, finger printing, impairment goggles, bicycle safety, and others.

Sandy Wagie-Troemel, President of the WCAC states, “Safety and Fun vs. 911 will provide access to vital safety information and practices, safety items for homes, and links to county support systems. It is hoped that by meeting and interacting with law enforcement and first responders, children will develop a sense of security in knowing that there are many in the county who care about their safety and well being. “

In addition, the WCAC will provide food, entertainment and free gifts to attendees.



Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Photographer covering Whippet Sports -

Thanks Bob for doing this service for our students, families and also for access by the Banner.

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(July 21) Walter "Wally" Edgar Leverenz, age 82, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home.
Wally was born in Eagle, Wisconsin on January 31, 1932 the son of Edgar and Angeline (Sager) Leverenz. He graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1950.
Wally served his Country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1955 during the Korean Conflict.
On November 29, 1968, Wally married Joyce Reuteler.
Wally worked for Waukesha Engine for 43 1/2 years. Wally was a volunteer with the Palmyra Fire Department from 1965 until 1985. He was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, WI, and a 30 year member and charter member of the Palmyra Lions Club. Wally enjoyed golfing at the Whitewater Country Club and woodworking.

Surviving are: Wife: Joyce Leverenz, Whitewater, WI, Children: Gail Beach, Hunington, IN, Daniel Leverenz, Minnesota, Jeanne (Raymond) Malson, Oklahoma City, OK, Shelley Bertzyk, Killeen, TX, and Terrie Leverenz, Waukesha, WI, Grandchildren: Chad Beach, Angie Herrera, Jamie Sue Fieser, John and Becky Malson, Joshua (Abby Swift) Leverenz, Hannah Still, Ben Colon, Zachary Hibbard, and Brittany Colon, Great-grandchildren: Gregory, Shane, Emily, and Sam, Sister: Ethel Nobel, New Berlin, WI., and two brothers-in-law: Earl (Sue) Reuteler, Mukwonago, WI and Dennis (Kathy) Reuteler, East Troy, WI.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, and daughter Cheryl Deegan.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI with Steve Hanson officiating.

Friends may call after 9AM on Saturday, July 26 at the church until the time of the services.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater, Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson, WI, or to the Whitewater Fire and Rescue Squad.

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.


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