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Help Wanted ~ Looking for
a dependable and responsible person. Please apply at Winchester True Value
~1415 W. Main St. Whitewater. A morning cashier position Mon- Fri. 8 a.m. till
1:30 p.m. also a floor person for nights and occasional weekends.
Machining Service, Inc.
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Diversified Building Maintenance
Positions open in
*Tuesday, Thursday and possible weekends if events are
scheduled. 4-9 hours per week - flexible schedule.
Friday and Saturday and sometimes Sunday. 10-15 hours per week - shift can be
early morning or late evening.
*Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
8-12 hours per week - shift can be late at night or early morning.
Applicant can apply for one or more positions.
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Athletics, in partnership with UW-Whitewater's College of Letters and Sciences,
Science Outreach and the Division of Undergraduate Research, will host Science
and Sport Day this Saturday, Feb. 13, starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Williams
Center's Kachel Fieldhouse. Children from the community are invited to
attend and interact with UW-Whitewater student-athletes and undergraduate
students at interactive stations from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry,
Geography,Geology and Environmental Sciences, Physics and Health, Physical
Education,Recreation and Coaching.
The event's 10 stations include a wind tunnel, football
cannon, animal cracker calorie counter and heart rate visualizer.
Starting at 4:30 p.m., attendees are invited to the second floor of the
Williams Center to view undergraduate research displays from students in the
College of Letters and Sciences.
All are invited to attend the Warhawk
men's basketball team's game against UW-Stout, which begins at 5 p.m. in Kachel
Gymnasium, located on the second floor of the Williams Center. Members of the
Undergraduate Research Program will be honored with their faculty members at
halftime of the game.
(Feb 10) ORDER YOUR
BEAUTIFUL EASTER LILY NOW.
Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is
taking orders for Easter Lilies. Four to six beautiful blossoms on each plant.
Only $11.00 ea. Deadline Feb. 29. Call Rollie Cooper 262-473-5375
(Feb 10) Whitewater
Girls' Basketball Team 80 VS Evansville 37
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive
Coach Judy Harms: "Whippets finish the
last home game of the regular season by notching another win as they defeated
Evansville 80-37. Whitewater honored their five seniors, Keely Fiedler, Chey
Minton, Maddy Fero, Andi Markham, and Michaela Schumacher. It was great to be
able to play all 5 seniors together, and even better to be able to reward them
with substantial time tonight. Overall 10 players scored points, led by Myriama
Smith-Traore 21, Rebekah Schumacher 15, and Allison Heckert with 12.
The team thanks everyone who helped "RECHARGE" the community by
donating to the food pantry and clothes closet tonight. It was a perfect way
for the team to give back to the community they love, WHITEWATER! Thank you!"
Whitewater score by halves: 36-44=80 - Evansville score
by halves: 16-21=37
(Feb 10) Judy Harms, Head
Coach of the Whitewater High School Girls Basketball Team, won her 200th Career
game with Whitewater's non- Conference victory over Watertown on Monday,
February 1, 2016.
Judy Harms, in her 16th season as Varsity Coach, began
her Head Coaching career at Whitewater High School in 2000-01. She is a 1984
graduate of Ashland University, where she played four years and started at
point guard for the NCAA Division II School in Ashland, Ohio.
overall career record is 202-146. Over the past 5 seasons, Whitewater High
School Girls Basketball, under the direction of Judy Harms, has been one of the
top programs in the State of Wisconsin amongst all Divisions with these
72-6 Rock Valley Conference record (.92 winning percentage),
including 4 Conference Championships in 5 years (3 straight) and a current
winning streak of 39 straight RVC victories.
110-12 overall record (.90 winning
percentage), including 3 WIAA Regional Championships, 1 Sectional Championship,
and 1 State Championship (2014-15).
The Whippets are currently 18-1 and
ranked #1 in the State in Division 3 in both the AP and WBCA polls and are part
of the loaded Division 3 Janesville Craig Sectional with 5 of the top 10 state
ranked teams (Whitewater, Marshall, Brodhead, Lakeside Lutheran, Madison
Edgewood), while Big Foot is also receiving votes.
to action on Fri. Feb. 12 at RVC rival McFarland (7:15pm) and has games
remaining at Oregon and at East Troy to close out the Regular Season. WIAA
Regional Tournament play begins on Tue. Feb. 23.
(Feb 10) The University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater is undertaking a rapid strategic planning process which
includes a community meeting next Tuesday evening, February 16.
If you can make it, please consider attending. The process
supports the development of a five-year plan, designed to improve the UWW's
strategic position relative to peers and competitors in the years ahead. The
planning process will unfold throughout late winter and spring.
The Strategic Planning Committee invites Whitewater
community members to attend a meeting scheduled for the Community Room at the
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library on Tuesday, 16 February, from 5:30p to
In this phase of the planning process, members of the
Committee will review feedback gathered from the first phase of the process,
introduce a list of preliminary strategic themes and gather feedback and input
that will serve as the foundation for the plan. To learn more, please visit the
UW-Whitewater Strategic Planning website
(Feb 9) Put on your snow
pants and bundle up for another great Freeze Fest Event on Saturday, Feb 13th
at Cravath Lakefront Park, 341 S Fremont St. Come enjoy all the activities and
support the local Special Olympics.
Kids Activities - Join the hands on learning
projects and informational tables in the Cravath Lakefront Building.
Snow Dogs Event - Come meet and learn about snow
dogs, perhaps even take a sled ride. ** This event will happen at the Irvin L
Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center Street
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - Enjoy Downtown
Whitewater by Horse! This is a great way to check out all the store deals
happening just for Freeze Fest. Stops will be made at Cravath Lakefront Park
Chili Cook Off Stop down to the warming tent at
Freeze Fest Saturday, February 13 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for a hot bowl
of chili. For $5.00, sample chilis from the contestants including Mean Beans,
Joe's Chili, B & B Vet's Chili, "Far North" of the Border Chili, Rajun
Cajun Venison Chili and several other unnamed chilis. You can also purchase a
Polar Plunge Mug for $10 and keep the mug. Funds raised go to support programs
for Special Olympics and Seniors in the Park. **This event will take place in
the warming tent located in the Cravath Lakefront Parking Lot.
Polar Plunge Join hundreds of brave Wisconsin
Winter Warriors as they plunge into the icy water of a 18,000 galloon pool at
Cravath Park as a part of Freeze Fest! Every plunger and non plunger (Too
Chicken to Plunge) takes the leap to raise funds to benefit Special Olympics
Wisconsin athletes. Whether you plunge solo or with your coworkers, friends or
families for the ultimate bonding experience there is something for
everyone. Get started today in putting a team together or create a challenge
for yourself. All the tools and information you need to plunge can be found at
(Feb 9) A Record Breaking
Night The Whippets took on Division 1 combined team Burlington, Badger, Wilmot,
Catholic Central, Union Grove for their last home meet of the season and came
up short 118.125 to 134.175.
File pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for
extensive picture gallery
Coach Jennifer Galbrecht "Although the team did not pull
out a win, senior Kelly O'Hara had an
unbelievable meet and broke three school records during the senior night
celebration. This is the 42nd year Whitewater High School has had a team
and O'Hara is now the top gymnast of all time with a new
all-around score of 36.175. She surpasses previous record holder Kim
Stonewerth who set the record in 2011. Along with breaking the all-around
record, she broke her own floor record and achieved a new high score of 9.5.
Along with this, she broke the beam record set by Stonewerth in 2011. This is
such a neat way for Kelly to end the final home meet of her career and all of
the coaches couldn't be more excited for her.
We had five varsity
gymnasts compete all-around and they did a fantastic job. Autumn Lesar took
second place behind O'Hara, and Nicole Tomomitsu finished third. Amanda
Kraayvanger had a personal best on beam and we had many JV girls with no falls
this meet on beam. Two of the JV gymnasts competed in events for the first time
tonight and did fabulous. Sage Spear competed vault and Caitlyn Zimdars did
beam for the Whippets. It's nice to see other girls getting skills put together
to be able to compete and add to the team score. The varsity team will travel
to Platteville this Saturday and the final meet for the JV team will be
conference next Friday."
WHITEWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL
- 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Honor Roll - 3.00 - 4.00 GPA
(Feb 9) Whitewater Middle
School is hosting its 8th annual Grandma Laurine blood drive on Friday, Feb. 12
from 1-6 pm at the Middle School. Students from the school's Junior
Optimist Club and student council will be helping at the drive. With the recent
bout of winter weather, this drive is extra important for helping keep the
blood supply adequate. Make your appointment now
and help them help others.
(Feb 9) LINCS
kindergarten and first grade classes celebrated the 100th day of school on
Friday, February 5th. The students collected over 100 food items to donate to
the local food pantry!
(Feb 9) Living Word
Fellowship Church is sponsoring Healing and Evangelistic Worship with local
author Bruce Van Atta on Sunday 21st Feb at the Church.
(Feb 8) This past
Saturday Whitewater Boy's swimming hosted the 2016 SLC Conference Swim Meet.
Coach Joan Domitrz: "We had a great meet with many best
times and quite a few swimmers walked away with significant time drops. Every
swimmer that rested for the meet swam best times. The boys lit up the pool with
their competitive efforts. We knew going into the Conference meet it was going
to be a very close meet and every point for the team was significant. In the
end we finished in 5th place and we were very happy with this finish."
(r) led the team with two first place finishes in the 100 fly and 100
Seth Bols was third in the 100 free and 6th in the 100
breast and Andrew Gildner was 5th in the 100 back.
Our 200 medley relay
(Gildner, Liang, Bols, and Dineth Gunawardena) and 400 free relay (Bols,
Gildner, Jack Downs, and Liang) both took 3rd place."
"Other notable time drops were: Jack Downs in the 100 fly
dropping 5 seconds, Michael Kuhl in the 500 free 15 seconds, the B 200 free
relay had a time drop of 9 seconds swam by Nick Kuzoff, Joh Zheng, Zander
Jaeger and Devin Samaranayake. The A 200 free relay dropped 8 seconds swam by
Dineth Gunawardena, Mohamed Mohamed, Jacob Korf and Jack Downs. Zander Jaeger
dropped 5 seconds in the 100 back, and the 400 free relay took off 3 seconds
swam by Michael Kuhl, Jacob Korf, Mohamed Mohamed and Dineth Gunawardena."
(Feb 8) WHS Wrestling -
DuVal and Soto Rock Valley Conference Champions
JIMMY DU VAL
DANIEL SOTOPictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for
extensive picture gallery
DuVal and Soto Rock Valley Conference Champions John J.
Schimming On Saturday the Whitewater wrestling team traveled to Edgerton to
compete in the Rock Valley Conference Wrestling Championships. This is an
eleven team tournament that consists of all the teams in the Rock Valley
Conference. The team came in with high hopes of bringing home medals and
getting a good warm up tournament as they head into the post season
tournaments. When the dust settled after a full day of wrestling the Whippets
brought home two Conference Champions in Jimmy DuVal at 182 and Daniel Soto at
Jimmy Started his tournament off with a :31 second pin
over his opponent from Big Foot. In the semi-finals DuVal wrestled a great
match on his way to an 8-3 win to put himself into the championship. In the
finals DuVal found himself against an opponent from Evansville he had lost to
earlier in the season 3-2. This could very well have been the most exciting
match of the finals as each wrestler was very stingy giving up points. The
match ended up going into overtime and saw DuVal coming out on top 3-2,
clinching his first conference championship.
Daniel Soto started off
his day with a controlled match taking a large lead prior to pinning his
opponent from Jefferson in the 2nd period to put himself into the championship
match. Soto also had a familiar foe from Evansville. Daniel made quick work of
his opponent as he had the opportunity to put him on his back early and secure
the pin :31 seconds into the championship. This was also Daniel's first
At 195 Adrian Casillas wrestled really well in
the semi-finals to find himself in the championship. Adrian's opponent in the
semi-finals was a young man who had defeated him in the dual meet against
Edgerton. He started the match putting his opponent to his back and later put
him there two more time before securing the pin to punch his ticket to the
championship. In the finals Adrian ran into an Evansville opponent who is very
tough as he has a state medal under his belt. This opponent was too much for
Adrian so Adrian found himself bringing home the silver medal.
Whippets also had three competing in the bronze medal match. Tyler Gamble lost
a tough match 6-2 to take fourth place. Thomas McManaway and Max Reid each lost
in the semi-finals but closed the day out with wins in the bronze medal match
to bring home some hardware. Thomas wrestled really well in his final match of
the day, building a nice lead and then pinning his opponent. As a team
Whitewater finished in 3rd place in the tournament behind tournament champions
Evansville and runner-up Beloit Turner.
The coaching staff was happy
with the performance of the team in finishing in 3rd place. The team enters the
tournament series on Saturday as they travel to Big Foot to participate in the
Region Tournament. The top 2 competitors in each weight class advance from the
regional to sectional the following week.
(Feb 7) REMINDER -
Hands2HelpU - A FREE service for elderly and disabled adults living within 15
miles of LaGrange (Whitewater, Elkhorn, Palmyra, and East Troy would be
included). This service is sponsored by La
Grange United Methodist Church. NO DONATIONS WILL
BE ACCEPTED -This is a service mission for their church in 2016.
Let them help you with small jobs in/at your home Examples:
Carry several boxes
to basement storage area
Move contents around in storage area
Assist with sorting
items for Goodwill and taking the items to Goodwill
Put up a wall shelf,
Install smoke alarm (will provide the alarm for you if needed)
rearrangement of furniture (e.g., move desk from bedroom into living room)
light bulbs too high to reach
Put items away on high shelves
Clean out under the
Sew on buttons, hem pants or skirts
Who are the Helpers? Members and friends of La Grange
How many volunteers will come? Two (one
male, one female)
Will the teams have credentials to
show? Yes, each volunteer will carry a printed volunteer card and be
prepared to show photo ID.
How do I schedule
this? Call Judy Seip (her cell number is (608) 843-7143). Judy will take
your name, address and phone number, find out what the task is, how involved it
is, and what equipment might be needed. She will answer questions you may have.
If she believes the task is appropriate, she will contact volunteers and call
you back with the names of the team members assigned. Team members will also
call you to arrange the day and time of their visit. If you ask them to do
things that require supplies (e.g., light bulbs) you'll need to have those
What types of tasks are not included?
would take more than two people
Anything that would take more than two hours
Painting entire rooms
Tasks that go
beyond "home handyman" level
Will you take a
contribution? No! The church's motto is "Serving God and our Community."
No donations will be accepted.
This is a pilot project for 2016. They
hope it is a huge success!
(Feb 7) The League of
Women Voters - Whitewater Area is sponsoring a program for the public at the
Starin Park Community Building on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.,
regarding the procedure for getting a voter ID required for the upcoming
elections and the various forms of ID available to the public and will be
discussed by Juris Grosskreutz, Division of Motor Vehicles representative in
Janesville and member of the Department of Transportation. In addition, Debra
Weberpal, Senior Coordinator, City of Whitewater Parks and Recreation, will
touch on topics relevant to seniors, boomers and adults in general.
(Feb 7) Wisconsin Makers,
Inc. will have the following events at the makerspace located at 200 E. Clay
Street in Whitewater:
Tues Feb 9th 6-8pm free make and take floating
An introduction to Arduino hardware and software will
be held at Wisconsin Makers, Inc. on Feb 20th from 1:00-5:00. Wisconsin Makers,
Inc. will provide an Arduino 2560 CPU development board, a power supply and a
kit of parts to build numerous experiments. The course will cover both the
software development language (which is free, courtesy of Google) and basic
electronic hardware design. Basic projects will include sensing a button,
lighting and blinking an LED under software control, sensing brightness and
using it to control motor speed and using a buzzer to play simple musical
melodies. Participants will have parts to build a lot more experiments after
the workshop is over.
Participants should bring their own laptop (Win or Mac)
with the Arduino compiler installed before class if possible.
to download the latest version. We have had great
success with Windows laptops or Mac laptops running Boot Camp. The Mac version
of the compiler has some limitations, but we can work around them in class. For
those without computers, we have a couple of systems that can be used during
class. Please note that a Google Chrome or Android system won't run this
The cost for the Arduino workshop is $40 member make and take, $60
non member. Also make only option is $20 member and $40 non member.
Shanon at 262-716-4983 to register for either class, or stop in at Wisconsin
Makers, Inc. at 200 E. Clay Street, Whitewater.
(Feb 7) The Whitewater
High School Players are hard at work preparing for their upcoming production of
American playwright Arthur Miller's 1953 drama, "The Crucible," the partially
fictionalized story of the 1692-1693 witch trials conducted in the Province of
Reading their parts.
Emma Stutzman, Travis Winger, Leif Sahyun and Gianna
Creanza. (Pictures courtesy of Tom Ganser)
Conducted by Jim McCulloch, the cast includes Sarah
Beckum, Mia Bentel, Gianna Creanza, Mitch Dalzin, Hiqmet Dauti, Katrina
Griffin, Michael Hilliger, Betsy Hixson, Sally Kate Hixson, Jeremy Hoesly,
Jimmy King, Weston Lema, Andra Matthews, Marren McCulloch, Angie McKelvery,
Leif Sahyun, Gabe Schemmel, Alli Sedmak, Nicole Sedmak, Kristof Staniszewski,
Caty Strait, Emma Stutzman, Lydia Wiley-Deal and Travis Winger.
Performances in the Whitewater High School Auditorium will be at 7:30
p.m. on Feb. 25-27 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28.
Reserved seat tickets ($8
for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students) can be ordered now by calling
"The Crucible" explores adult
themes and therefore viewer discretion is advised.
(Feb 6) Volunteers from
Roberta's Art Gallery at UW-Whitewater and 15 residents from Fairhaven
participated in a Snowman Jar Workshop held in Fellowship Hall. Glue and
glitter oh my
.a fun time was had by all. They look forward to seeing them
again in March!
Beth and Allen with Snowman Jars!
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
FRI. FEB 12th - Year of
Mercy/Lent Parish Mission: Frank Runyeon Presents "Luke: Stories of Mercy" on
Friday, February 12th at 7:00 PM in the Church (St. Patrick
This will be an evening that is entertaining and
eye-opening, Frank Runyeon performs the famous parables in Luke's travel
narrative, and then pauses to reflect on how we hear each story-and miss what
it is really saying.
"Acclaimed by critics, scholars and pastors of
every major denomination in America, Frank Runyeon tours his dramas and
comedies to 40 states a year. More than 2,000 Catholic and Protestant churches
have hosted his productions and given rave reviews. As a Christian youth
speaker, he is consistently rated "the best we've ever heard." We hope your
community will host a performance this year!" This quote from Frank's web page:
Free (A free will offering will
Also, see Frank Runyeon perform "John: Signs of Mercy" the
night before at 7:00 PM (Thursday, February 11th) at St. Patrick Parish in
SAT. FEB 13th - St
Patrick Catholic Church Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance Sat. Feb
SUN. FEB 14th -
Fish-a-ree - Whitewater Lake - Sun. February 14 at Lions Club
FRI. FEB 19th - The
UW-W/Community and Student Optimist club's 3rd Annual Trivia Night will be held
on Friday, February 19th.
2015 1st place team (UWW College of Business)
2015 2nd place team (Chia Pets)
Teams have already paid their registration fees and
there is a room limit of 32 teams. Registered
teams will enjoy 10 rounds of fun trivia, get in on great deals in the silent
auction, a 50/50 raffle, FREE child care, a cash bar and light refreshments!
The event will take place on Friday,
February 19 at 7 PM in the Hamilton Room on the first floor of the James R.
Connor University Center on the UWW campus. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Cash prizes will be given to the top two teams. Registration was $120
per 8 person team. Registration deadline was
For more information contact Kim Adams at email@example.com
or 608-201-2151. You may also check out this information on their website:
All proceeds will go to the
Whitewater Unified School District Family Emergency Fund, Whitewater Food
Pantry, Washington School Mural Project and other youth oriented projects such
as the Easter Egg Hunt, Fishing Derby, High School Scholarships and Breakfast
Lanora Heim, PhD., Director of Pupil Services for the
Whitewater Unified School District, shared in an interview that she is very
excited for these three entities to benefit from the event. "The Food Pantry is
a saving grace for many families living in Whitewater" Heim said. "The
Washington School Mural project will be very fun and will be something that the
children can be proud of." Dr. Heim shared that the Family Emergency Fund is
very near and dear to her heart. "It provides families with necessities and
aids those in crisis."
Can't attend the event but would like to
contribute to the fund raising efforts? Tax deductible donations toward team
sponsorship, silent auction items, refreshments and funds to defray the costs
of the event can be sent to: UW Whitewater Community Optimist Club, P.O. Box
571, Whitewater, WI 53190. Please make checks payable to Optimist International
Foundation and specify how you'd like your donation used. That form is also
SAT. FEB 20TH at 2 p.m.
- Young Auditorium Offers Affordable Family Show in February
month of February offers several opportunities for affordable family fun at
Young Auditorium in Whitewater with Horizons Family Series and Never Too Young
Series events. The auditorium is located at 930 W. Main Street (on the UWW
On Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m.,
the Young Auditorium Horizons Family Series presents Missoula Children's
Theatre (MCT) and a cast of young people who will perform an original show,
Rumpelstiltskin. MCT, based in Missoula, Montana, is the nation's largest
touring children's theatre, and has been touring extensively for 42
years. As the story goes, a strange little gnome appears from here,
there, and everywhere. He will spin straw into gold
for a price. If his
price is too steep, one must guess his name
Rumpelstiltskin! Join in the
fun of Festival Time and help Clara guess the mischievous little gnome's name.
The story also includes a jester, villagers, wizards, a queen, a king, knights,
and a band of busy little bees. This heart-warming tale of mischief and
friendship answers more questions than just "What is that little man's name?"
A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props
and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. The team
holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the
production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and performed on a
Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children's stories
and fairytales with a twist. Ticket prices for this show range $9.50-$13.50.
The Young Auditorium serves as a presenting organization for the
performing arts and as an educational and cultural center enriching the lives
of regional communities, offering a full season of world-class performing arts
presentations. Tickets for any show can be purchased online (fees apply), by
calling the Box Office at (262) 472-2222, or in person. The Greenhill Center of
the Arts Box Office is located inside the UW-Whitewater Center of the Arts
building near Barnett Theatre on the UW-Whitewater Campus (930 West Main Street
in Whitewater). The Young Auditorium is adjacent to this building, and parking
is always free at the venue. To learn more,
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Sun. Feb. 21st from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m., Karolyn will demonstrate Watercolor painting and sign her book.
On Sunday Feb. 28th visitors can meet the artist from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. -
Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack's solo show of more than 60 paintings, "Art From
My Heart," will be exhibited at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts
Center (CAC), 402 West Main Street from February 5 to February 28.
"Barn and Blue Moon Winter"
"Hold on tight"
"Sunlit Window Box"
The show opens Friday, February 5 and will run Fridays
through Sundays at the CAC from noon until 5 pm. Karolyn will greet visitors at
an artist reception, free and open to the public, on Saturday, February 6 from
1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the CAC. On Sunday, Feb. 21st from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
Karolyn will demonstrate Watercolor painting and sign her book. On Sunday Feb.
28th visitors can meet the artist from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Karolyn said, "I
have written a book titled 'Watercolor Cookbook-Recipes for Mixing Delicious
Color' which includes tips on mixing watercolor paints plus over 60 full color
photographs of my watercolor paintings. Many of my paintings can be viewed on
my web site www.karolyn.biz. I teach adult watercolor and collage classes in
Whitewater and Janesville and on occasion in other locations such as Milwaukee
and Jefferson. Color is everything!"
This exhibit of her work at the
Whitewater Cultural Arts Center includes watercolor, collage and acrylic
paintings, with varied subject matter from representational to abstract. The
abstracts are from some of the series on which she has been working. The series
represented in this exhibit include Music, Play and Correspondence.
Whitewater Arts Alliance President Linda Long said, "Karolyn
Alexander's work is so loved by our community. I can hardly look at a poppy
without thinking of her! And the new direction for her artwork is equally
beautiful. We are so pleased that she is able to have this one-woman show for
TUES. FEB. 23rd - Attend
the gruesome tale of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
presented by the UWW's Theatre/Dance and Music Departments February 23 - 27 at
7:30 pm on the Barnett stage, located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.
The production is directed by UW-Whitewater professor Jim Butchart with
musical direction by Robert Gehrenbeck. For tickets, call: 262-472-222 or
tickets.uww.edu. Audience Advisory: Recommended for
mature audiences due to subject matter.
For more information
SUNDAY FEB 28th - The
Whitewater FFA Alumni is hosting their 24rd annual Farm Toy Show, Sunday,
February 28, 2016 from 9:00AM-2:30PM at the Whitewater High School, 534 S.
The Farm Toy Show consists of venders selling a large
variety of items, miniature farm dioramas and door prizes. Food and drink will
be for sale throughout the day.
Ages 11 and older $3, 10 and younger
FREE with an adult! The Whitewater FFA Alumni sponsors this event to raise
money for the FFA. The money goes to pay for the activities and community
service projects the FFA participates in. The funds also help sponsor FFA
members attending the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. each
summer. The Whitewater FFA and FFA Alumni find more ways than one to give back
to the community.
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
SAT. MAR. 5th - For your
calendar - A NEW MONTH - MARCH (not Feb.) to enjoy the 'all you can eat Kiwanis
Pancakes, the great tasting Jones Sausage, continual refill of Hot coffee and
cold Milk & OJ' at the Downtown Armory ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5th - 6:30am -
(Jan 10) Martha Irene Lilly, 81, Whitewater passed away on Monday February 8,
Martha was born on July 23, 1934 in Fayettville, West
Virginia to Herbert and Hazel (Simms) Nugen. She married Kennith Lilly on
September 16, 1954 in Mount Hope, WV. She worked at the Country Squire and
Copper Kettle Restaurant which is now Jesssica's. Martha enjoyed collecting
angels and birds and loved taking care of her flowers.
She is survived
by her husband, Kennith, Children; Renita Lozano, Whitewater, Kennith V. Lilly
Jr., Whitewater, Vivian (Darrell) Deegan, Greenwood, WI., Roger (Susan) Lilly,
Milton, Dale (Tammy) Lilly, Milton, 14 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren, 1
Great-Great-Grandchild, Brother, Leonard Nugen, Alaska, Sister, Faye (Edward)
Schoolcraft, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents
and her brother, Harry Nugen.
Funeral Services will be held on
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00am at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N.
Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190 with Pastor Jerald Wendt officiating.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 4-7pm at
the Nitardy Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10am until the time of service.
Burial will take place following the service at Hillside Cemetery,
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.
(Feb 10) Sharon Lynn (Petersen) Noonan, 76, Whitewater passed away on
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Jefferson Memory Care with her family at her
Sharon was born on April 10, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
to Orval and Marie (Hunter) Petersen. She graduated from West Division High
School in 1957, and for much of her life she worked as a secretary. Having a
great vocabulary, and a flair with a pen, Sharon was known for her exceptional
writing, whether it was a letter to the mayor or a lovely children's book. She
was funny; she loved to make people laugh and could keep up with the best of
them, too. She was an excellent pianist, who loved the theater, and the cinema
and New York City. She was a fierce advocate for animals and she cherished her
rescue menagerie. She was happiest however, spending time with her family; her
grandchildren holding the keys to her heart. She will be missed greatly by
She is survived by her children; Brian (Mayumi Miguel) Noonan,
Randolph, NJ, Karen (James) McCulloch, Whitewater, WI, Patrick (Leah) Noonan,
Yonkers, NY., Grandchildren; Marren, Elliott and Benjamin McCulloch, Zoe and
Orlando Noonan, Siblings; Carol (Calvin) Taylor, Jefferson, William (Kathy)
Petersen, Brookfield, Peggy (Louie) Weber, Bay City, OR, Tim (Maggie) Petersen,
North Carolina, Dan Petersen, Milwaukee, Pat Petersen, WI, and many nieces,
nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and
sister, Joan Searles.
A celebration of her life will be held on
Tuesday, March 1st at the Cravath Lake Community Center from 11am-3 pm.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider donations
to the Jefferson County Humane Society, Touched by a Paw, Community Cat, or the
Valley of the Kings.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.
(Feb 10) After a long struggle with dementia, William (Bill) Bethke died on
February 2, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona.
Bill was born in
Whitewater February 10, 1939 to Ed and Edna Bethke of La Grange. Bill graduated
from Whitewater High School in 1956. He took over the running of his parent's
farm until he was called up to serve on active duty with the National Guard
during the Berlin Crisis. When he returned from his service in Washington
State, he began college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and later
transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated with honors in
1966 and took a position with Archer Daniels Midland Company, then
headquartered in Minneapolis. In Minneapolis, he met and married Deanna (Dee)
Cadmus in 1968. The couple lived in Illinois for a few years after their
marriage, but returned to the La Grange farm in 1971 where they raised their
three children Bradley, Michael, and Danielle. In 2005, the couple retired and
moved to Oro Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Tucson.
Bill was for 20 years
a stockbroker with Robert W. Baird & Company in Janesville, but his first
love was his family farm in LaGrange. He worked the land with help from his
friends and family for the 35 years the family lived on the farm. When
arthritis forced him to give up farming, Bill and Dee moved to Sun City Oro
Valley where Dee still lives.
Bill is survived by his three children,
his beloved sister Jean (Jim) Bethke Lemay, her daughter Jeri (John) Webb Henry
and her family, Cousin Fred (Cindy) Lawton, and other extended family and dear
The family will gather for a memorial service for Bill at the
Millard Community Evangelical Church in June. The family asks that any
memorials be directed to the Millard Church.
(Feb 10) Duane R. Clarke, age 81, died in Whitewater, on Feb 5th, 2016, at the
apartment he shared with his wife, Janis.
He was born May 8th,
1934, in Janesville, WI. Duanes jobs included a brief stint in the US
Marine Corps, Open Range Cowboying in Colorado, and working on a coal fired
train. He then pursued his Masters Degree in Education and taught at a
multitude of schools spread across the US. He was still substitute teaching at
Fort Atkinson HS.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Janis; daughters;
Taleen Wagie (Phillip), Natalie Buggs (David); sons, Randall, and Shane;
grandchildren: Candace, Matthew, Laura, Micah; a sister, Margaret;
great-grandchildren: Brenton, Collin, Logan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, from Noon until 2 p.m. at
ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME in Milton, WI, followed by a graveside service with
Military Honors at Milton Cemetery, Milton, WI.
Albrecht Funeral Homes
& Cremation Services, Milton 828 S. Janesville St., 608-868-2542 -
(Feb7) Robert W. Kline Jr., 68 Whitewater passed away on Thursday, February
4, 2016 at his home.
Robert was born on November 16, 1947 in
Omaha, Nebraska to Robert and Sara (Solt) Kline Sr. He graduated from West
Division High School in Milwaukee. Robert served in the United States Army and
was a Vietnam War Veteran. After the war, Robert received his Bachelors Degree
from UW- Madison and his law degree from Marquette University. He worked as an
x-ray technician in the military and also after the war at the Milwaukee Co.
Hospital. He also served as a full time reservist in the Air Force. Robert
worked for many years for the State of Wisconsin as a Public Defender. He loved
to fish, deer hunt and collect coins.
He is survived by his siblings;
Sharron Hegland, Whitewater, WI, Roger (Marcia) Kline, Menomonee Falls, WI.,
Barbara Sullivan, Cudahy, WI and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his parents.
A time of remembrance will take place on Friday,
February 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St.,
Whitewater, WI 53190.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00am
until the time of service.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the