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A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Historical Society

A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater (1836-2004)

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We have a full-time support position available in our loan area.
The primary function of this position is to assist the bank President and Chief Executive Officer in their day-to-day duties.
Duties would include but are not limited to dictation, filing, preparing reports, credit presentations.
Working on bank policies and loan documentation. ¢ Answering phones, assisting customers and special projects as assigned.
Bank specific policy maintenance and upkeep, specifically CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) is a priority of this position, as is bank exam preparation.
Proficient Microsoft Office Skills are required.
This position requires a motivated, self-starter able to prioritize and pay attention to detail. ¢ Position hours are Monday through Friday and rotating Saturdays.
Please respond by forwarding an application and resume in confidence to:
First Citizens State Bank Attn: Jackie Frey
207 W. Main Street P.O. Box 177 Whitewater, WI 53190
Fax 262-473-3039
Email jfrey@firstcitizensww.com
Posted May 25, 2017

Positions Available: Registered Nurses (RN)Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Laundry, Dietary and Activities Aides at Atrium Post Acute Care of Williams Bay 146 Clover St Williams Bay WI, 53191.

Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Massage Therapist wanted: 3 Days a week and 1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 Or stop in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.

Multiple Jobs listing from members of Whitewater Chamber of Commerce CLICK HERE

Bellezza Hair Design & Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email inquiries and resume to bellezzaemployment@hotmail.com

Basin Precision Machining LLC

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
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(June 27) Whitewater Unified School District Video Whitewater Unified School District Video

During the year, the District staff developed a video to celebrate the District's achievements. Here is a link to the video, Why Whitewater? - The District is fortunate to have so many wonderful teachers and leaders.

The video summarizes the many awesome characteristics for the Whitewater Unified School District. Highlights include many academic, athletic, and art activities. All of these activities are possible because of the high level of community support and community partnerships.

The video has both Spanish and English subtitles available.

Video Del Districto Escolar de Whitewater - Durante el año, desarrollamos un video para celebrar los logros del distrito. Aquí hay un enlace al video, ¿Por qué Whitewater?

Tenemos la suerte de tener tantos maestros y líderes maravillosos en el distrito. Buen trabajo a todos. El video resume las muchas características impresionantes para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater. Los aspectos académicos incluyen muchas actividades, atléticas y artísticas en todo nuestro distrito. Todas estas actividades son posibles debido al alto nivel de apoyo comunitario y asociaciones comunitarias. El video tiene subtítulos disponibles tanto en español como en inglés.

(June 27) More July 4th Activities

Decorate Your Bike For The Parade (July 1st - 10:00am - 2:00pm) - Bicyclewise & Sports Fitness Safety check and decorating booth available at Bicyclewise, 1130 W. Main St. on July 1st.

The Worship In the Park - First United Methodist Church hosts as part of the 4th of July Festival at Cravath Lakefront a service this Sunday, July 2nd at 10 am. Everyone in the community is welcome to join them for worship.

The Whitewater American Legion Post 173 , along with JNT Marina will be sponsoring a Ride in the 4th of July Parade for veterans. They will load the float at 9:45 am. The float will be near the front of the parade. Near Lincoln School on Prince St.

This is a reminder - Whitewater Historical Society is having a bake sale on July 4th in front of the Depot. They would appreciate any baked goods you might wish to donate. If cookies or bars, please put in bags in amounts of 6 or 12. You can bring your goods to the depot between 9:00 and 10:00 on July 4th or contact Carol Cartwright (ccart@idcnet.com) for drop off on July 3rd.

Last year they raised over $500. The audience from the car show and the Carnival will hopefully help them do well again this year. Thanks for supporting the Historical Society!!

Tuesday, June 27, 5:30pm - Public Information Meeting- Storm Water Drainage, N. Fremont St and N. Park St at Community Room- 1st Floor Municipal Building.

(June 25) Whitewater and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join their lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: 841 Brewhouse Address: 841 E. Milwaukee Street, Whitewater, WI, 53190
Room Name: Banquet Hall
Date: Wed Jul 5, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Coordinator Name: Annette Wynn
To make an appointment

Dear Hero: Thank you for giving to save lives in the area! Emergencies never take a vacation... so they desperately need your help at their upcoming blood drive on July 5th.

Please note the new location. Thank you again for your generous support! The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in the community.

Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most will need blood in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

(June 25) Are you ready for a new adventure in outdoor dining? On July 15th Kettle Moraine Land Trust is hosting an exciting event called Nature Nourishes: Wild Edibles.

The event will take place at Natureland Park in Whitewater from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees will be taken on a guided hike through the trails of Natureland Park, and learn from a Master Naturalist how to identify and harvest safe wild plants from the woods. Following the hike, attendees will add the edibles they gathered to a communal salad for everyone to share and enjoy together.

This free community event is suitable for adults and children. The hiking terrain will take attendees through gently rolling hills along a mile and a half wooded footpath. Comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

Admittance is free to Kettle Moraine Land Trust members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. This outdoor lunch, that will include acorn bread and wild violet jelly, will give you the opportunity to learn how nature sustains and nourishes us. People, food and nature are all connected. Nature provides the soil, air and water needed to grow food. For more information or to register for this great event, go to the Kettle Moraine Land Trust website: or our Facebook page

(June 25) St. Patrick Country Fest - Save the dates - Sat. and Sun. July 29-30!

(June 25) The City compost site will be closed on Saturday, July 1, 2017, due to the 4th of July weekend activities.

(June 23) The Whitewater Common Council on Tuesday approved amendments and updates to the city’s “Comprehensive Plan 2030.” For more on this issue and other actions on the Common Council Meeting by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union

(June 22) For the 20th year, WHS will be putting together an alumni band for the July 4 parade.

If you are going to be in this part of the country for the holiday, please consider joining them! Some alumni have been playing professionally while others haven't touched an instrument since graduation - ALL are welcome!

Instrument loans are available as are fingering charts! No marching is involved, you will be sitting on a flatbed truck!

The parade starts at 10 AM on the 4th. Plan to meet near Lincoln Elementary School (Prince St. between Highland and Walworth) around that time although they will be near the end of the parade. (The current WHS band will lead it.)

Do not attempt to drive up Prince Street that morning, best bet for close parking is in the Middle School (old HS) lot off Elizabeth Street.

Drummers talk to Dr Don W Deal about the best way to get your equipment onto the truck.

This year the parade is going from Lincoln to Main Street, then downtown to Whitewater St. and ending at the Cravath Lakefront park (near the downtown area).

PLEASE LET DR DON W DEAL, Don Deal, [mailto:drddeal@gmail.com], KNOW IF YOU'RE COMING so he knows how many chairs, stands & copies of music needed. Also, please pass this information to any other WHS Band Alumni you know from any decade. Dr Don W Deal [WHS Band Director 1979-2012] hopes to see you there!

(June 22) Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal - Bob Wulfkuhle

(June 22) There will be no brush collection the week of July 3rd due to the 4th of July falling on a Tuesday this year.

As a reminder - residents are asked to call the Department of Public Works at 473-0560 to make an appointment. Appointments must be made by 5 a.m. on the Tuesday collection so route scheduling can be completed. Only brush located at the curbside will be collected and chipped. The first 10 minutes of chipping will be free of charge if an appointment has been received by the DPW. Any chipping after the first ten minutes will be charged to the property owner at a rate of $30.00 per ten minute increments. Brush must be a minimum of ¾" and a maximum of 6" in diameter.

Vines, rakings, roots and root balls will not be accepted. Property owners can dispose of these items at the compost site.

(June 22) The UW-Whitewater/ Community Optimist Club will be serving the best sought-after gyros in South Eastern Wisconsin at their Gyro Stand during the upcoming Whitewater Fourth of July Festival.

The festival will have a variety of carnival rides and games, so as you work up an appetite, come enjoy some of these well-known gyros! The gyros are freshly made with gyro meat, diced tomatoes, diced onions, and tzatziki sauce wrapped in a warm pita. The stand will also feature Pepsi products and Gatorade.

Proceeds from the gyro stand will help to promote youth activities in the Whitewater community. The UW-Whitewater Community Optimist Club works to connect campus and community, and aims to be a friend of the youth; Youth Appreciation Week, Breakfast with Santa, the Easter Egg Hunt are just some of many events that will benefit from the money raised at the Gyro Stand.

The mouth-watering gyros will be served by the friendly optimists of the club during the times listed below. Come join them for a good time and some delicious food!

Gyro Stand Hours: June 30- 4:30pm-12:00am; July 1- 12:00pm- 12:00am; July 2- 12:00pm- 9:00pm; July 3- 5:00pm- 11:30pm; July 4- 11:00am- 11:00pm

The club is always looking for new members and encourages those who are interested in helping the Whitewater community, to consider joining the efforts to help the youth. Membership information will be available at the stand.

(June 22) Kiwanis Breakfast Club program this week was enlightening as they discussed the current illegal drug status in Walworth County and the programs the county has in prevention and treatment of drug misuse.

President Jerry Grant presents a children's book for Sheriff Kurt Picknell and Deputy Cory Neuman to autograph and comment. Kurt is a veteran of 30 years in law enforcement, performing at all levels of the department before becoming sheriff. Cory is a 1994 graduate of Whitewater High School serving for 12 years in Walworth County.

(June 20) Chancellor Beverly Kopper announced today that, after a national search, Todd Garzarelli has been named director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

"We are pleased to welcome Todd Garzarelli to the Warhawk family," Chancellor Kopper said. "His dedication to student-athletes, fundraising experience, and collaborative work with coaches, alumni and the community will help us continue the championship tradition of UW-Whitewater and propel our athletic program to even greater heights."

Todd Garzarelli comes to UW-Whitewater from the State University of New York at Buffalo, the largest public university in New York, where he serves as senior associate athletic director for external affairs.

"The UW-Whitewater Warhawks represent everything that is right about college athletics," Todd said. "They have established a strong culture of academic success and are trailblazers in the industry with programs such as the Warhawk Leadership Academy, preparing student-athletes for life after graduation. They have built a championship culture on the playing field that is second to none and it is a privilege to be part of this great culture."

Warhawk Athletics has won 19 national team championships and produced 21 national athletes of the year. In 2013-14, UW-Whitewater became the only university in history at any level to win football, men's basketball and baseball in the same year.

"Todd is always focusing on making the experience better for student-athletes, whether it's on gameday or finding resources to help students succeed academically and in their careers," said UW-Whitewater alumnus and former head football coach Lance Leipold, who has served as head coach at Buffalo since 2015. "He is a great, down-to-earth person and will be a fine addition to the UW-Whitewater community and the winning tradition of Warhawk Athletics."

At Buffalo, Todd oversees athletics communications and branding, corporate sales, ticket sales and operations, promotions, gameday experience and community relations. He secured the department's first six-figure sponsorship, and in the last fiscal year helped raise a record $1.75 million in corporate sponsorships. Attendance, ticket sales and brand awareness at Buffalo all significantly increased during his tenure.

Before arriving at Buffalo, Todd served as associate athletic director for external affairs and director of the athletic association at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He previously served as associate director of external affairs and major gifts at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and as associate athletic director for marketing at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

"Todd Garzarelli is a tremendous choice to lead the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater," said Northwestern University Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim Phillips. "His remarkable commitment in service of student-athletes has been a hallmark throughout his career. Todd has boundless creativity to engage the Warhawk community, and to responsibly maximize available resources. His track record speaks for itself across the entirety of his career, and he will be a great asset to the UW-Whitewater family."

Todd earned a Bachelor of Science in sport management from Slippery Rock University and a Master of Science in sport management from Northern Illinois University.

He will begin his duties at UW-Whitewater on July 10.

"I would like to thank the search and screen committee and Susan Johnson for her leadership as chair, and all the members of the campus community - alumni, emeriti and friends of the university - who participated in this important process," Chancellor Kopper said. "I would also like to thank Randy Marnocha for serving in the interim athletic director role and ably assisting our university during this transition."

(June 20) Class of 1972 (45th year) is having their Class gathering on June 30th.

(June 20) EAST GATEWAY SCULPTURE DEDICATION ANNOUNCED Wednesday, June 28th 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is pleased to announce that two new public art pieces have been installed as a welcome into the east entrance of historic Whitewater. The pieces, titled Ascent and Bloom by Richard Taylor of Milwaukee, were made possible by a generous donation from Fort Community Credit Union.

Each sculpture draws on the past, present, and future of the Whitewater community. While drivers may remark on the similarity to trees and appreciate the way they blend into the city’s landscaping, walkers and bikers are able to take in each panel, or “branch”. Images of items from the Esterly Reaper factory, agricultural plowing patterns, and native birds are among images featured. Taylor also received assistance from Carol Cartwright and the Whitewater Historical Society while researching the area. Viewers are encouraged to view the pieces and plan a visit to the Depot Museum to see the featured historical artifacts and learn more about Whitewater’s colorful past.

Taylor said of his process, “ My approach to the Gateway Sculptures was first to use abstract tree compositions. Rusted steel seemed appropriate for the material as it is very durable, has an organic look to it, and requires no maintenance. I tried to unify these symbols [of Whitewater’s history and spirit] not only by their placement near one another, but by a subtle theme of arcs flowing through the artwork, like water flowing in the river. The pieces are topped by two iconic Whitewater items, the bell in front of City Hall and the stars from the flag in the Historical Society. Whitewater has a rich history, and it was fun and rewarding paying tribute to it in these sculptures.”

Donated on behalf of Fort Community Credit Union members, they shared, “FCCU believes that art is an extremely important part of our communities. Not only does art contribute to aesthetics, but it also brings educational value to the community. FCCU will continue to support art in our communities for years to come.”

A short dedication ceremony featuring a welcome from City Manager Cameron Clapper and artist’s view from sculptor Richard Taylor will take place on Wednesday, June 28th at 5:30 p.m. in front of Floral Villa ( 208 S Wisconsin St, Whitewater, WI 53190). The event is free and all are welcome! Guests are asked to park in the Fort Community Credit Union lot or on S. Wisconsin Street.

(June 18) Street Vendors for Maxwell Street Days - Saturday August 5th.

(June 18)Wisconsin Makers in Whitewater is now offering a free twice-monthly Senior Shop Class.

The public is invited to visit the community "makerspace" from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Summer dates are July 18, Aug. 1 and 15 and Sept. 5 and 19. There will be no July 4 class due to Independence Day.

Each week's "class" will feature a different machine or project, rotating between the various workshops. There also will be a fun quiz and door prize given.

"Senior Shop Class is designed for both novices and craftsmen," said Peter Spangler, a member of Wisconsin Makers and retired technology education instructor. "Members of the public - both men and women age 55 and up - will be able to learn how to use some of the makerspace's equipment while enjoying an afternoon with other 'makers.'"

Meanwhile, Wisconsin Makers also has begun a public Open Shop from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

It will kick off on June 21. Attendees should bring keys to stamp with their name, initials or what they lock/unlock.

Each Open Shop night will feature a different machine. Aug. 2 and 15 will highlight electronics, while Sept. 6 and 20 will showcase the welding/machine shop.

All shop areas are available for public use on July 19, as well as on the August and September dates. Just bring your projects and materials. Users will be required to exhibit knowledge to operate certain machines (Check beforehand to see whether a particular piece of equipment will be available for use). There will be no July 5 activity due to Independence Day week.

The Fabric Arts Workshop will be open all nights for interested persons of all skill levels to try out the long-arm quilting machine (instructional DVDs are available to check out for viewing beforehand), height-adjustable Big Board ironing table, industrial sewing machines and more.

No registration is necessary for either of these activities, which are free of charge.

Wisconsin Makers is located at 200 E. Clay St., across from the American Legion Hall at the corner of Wisconsin and Clay streets. The building is handicapped accessible, and has off-street parking.

Welcoming residents of Jefferson, Walworth, Rock and Waukesha counties and beyond, Wisconsin Makers houses machine, welding/fabrication, electronics, automotive, 3-D printing, laser engraving and woodworking shops. It also offers ceramics, metal art, quilting, fabric arts, matting/framing and more.

For more information, email WisconsinMakers@gmail.com, call (262) 753-6455 or visit Facebook .

(June 18) The Veteran s of Foreign Wars, Post 5470 wants to thank all of the people from the community of Whitewater and visitors for supporting the bi-annual Buddy Poppy Drive, which was held in May.

At the Flagpole at the Field of Dreams -- (L-R) Jim Stewart, Heather Kehoe, Adj. Roberto Rodriguez, Bill Kehoe, Brandon Beecroft, Todd Babcock, John Newhouse; seated, Cmdr. Edwin Thele

The VFW wants to acknowledge the use of the Eastsider and of Walmart for their distribution sites. A number of years ago the Post members divided the Buddy Poppy dates, so there is one day in spring and one in fall, largely due to the availability of members to staff the positions.

The success of the Buddy Poppy drive means the Post can continue to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior at the High School who has had a military veteran in the immediate family. The Post also recently contributed a flagpole and U. S. flags to Treyton's Field of Dreams so the participants and friends recognize through patriotic respect to Old Glory the debt that we owe for the sacrifices of veterans of the past. Funds from the Post Relief fund have also provided assistance to veterans whenever necessary whether at home, at the Union Grove Veterans Home, at Zablocki Medical Center in Milwaukee or Middleton Veteran's Hospital in Madison. The Post also contributes yearly to the Widow's and Children's VFW Home in Eaton Rapids, MI.

This is the main fund-raiser for the post and the VFW is gratefully appreciative of the generosity of the community.

(June 15) New WHS Principal

Whitewater Unified School District is pleased to announce Mr. Mike Lovenberg as its next High School Principal. Prior to Whitewater, Mike Lovenberg was the Associate Principal at Spring Hills Middle School (Wisconsin Dells) for five years and he taught for 10 years as a special education teacher, a history teacher, or the Dean of Students for ninth-graders at Madison East High School.

There were 17 applicants for the position. A big thank you to the WHS staff and students along with administration, board members, community members, and parents for being a part of the interviewing process. The District held interviews last week.

(June 14) In honor of "June is Dairy Month", members of the Stone School 4-H Club are sponsoring a coloring contest for children under the age of 12 at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library.

Winners from 4 different age brackets will be selected to win a basket of fun-filled dairy items. Come on down to the library, participate in the contest, and check out some amazing books or DVDs about dairy farms, cows, and milk products while you're there!

(June 14) Summer construction begins across Whitewater Unified School District

Construction activity across Whitewater Unified School District will become a reality as the design and bid process concluded this month, and final budgets were approved. J.P. Cullen will now manage construction activity at all five schools. A 14-month phased approach will balance project work across two summers and the 2017-2018 school year. Projects are estimated to be complete in mid-August 2018.

Since November 2016, when the Whitewater community approved a $23.5 million facilities referendum, the Core Team of administrators, principals, building specialists, Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) and J.P. Cullen have worked together through the architectural design and budget process. The bidding procedure for the facilities projects concluded on June 1, 2017. The District received multiple bids on a majority of the 38 work packages. There was a positive reaction from local and regional contractors, trades, and vendors. Projects will advance within the planned budget and as defined by the referendum, with the exception of the proposed high school cafeteria addition. According to EUA project manager, Teresa Wadzinski, state fire code requirements dictated modifications to design concepts, which no longer supported a cost-effective solution to address the goals for this space. After a review of alternate designs and a cost-benefit analysis, the cafeteria addition was eliminated from the project schedule.

As construction begins, the District will focus efforts on minimizing the disruption and impact on students, staff, and neighborhoods surrounding the schools and will continue communications to keep the community informed. Summer 2017 work will include:
Lincoln Elementary - The start of the new gym and classroom wing addition and circulation updates
Whitewater High School - Renovations including a secure main entry, office updates, and redesign/repair of the foyer skylight
General Work - Upgrades to circulation around schools and repairs to driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks; exterior building and masonry repairs; priority capital maintenance

"With a full year of construction ahead we know there will be inconveniences in order to accomplish our long-term facilities goals," stated District Administrator Dr. Mark Elworthy. "I am confident in our design and construction team and our staff. We will work together and get it done," added Elworthy. The District has made some adjustments to the sequence of projects to better ensure the schools will be ready for the 2017-18 school year. Most of the renovations at Lincoln Elementary and Whitewater Middle School will now occur during the summer of 2018.

(June 13) The City of Whitewater welcomes three new directors to their staff including Finance, Community Development and Parks & Recreation.

Steve Hatton was hired as the new Finance and Administrative Services Director on April 24, 2017. Hatton has an MBA in Finance from UW-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from UW-Madison. Prior to joining the City of Whitewater, Hatton spent his career in the private sector including progressive roles within CNHI Capital. Steve can be reached at SHatton@whitewater-wi.gov or (262) 473-1380.

Dave Carlson was hired as the new Community Development Authority Director on May 15, 2017. A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Carlson graduated from UW-Whitewater with a BA in Communication and Political Science. Carlson has nearly 25 years experience working in state and local government. Carlson's most recent position was with the City of Columbus, Wisconsin where he was the Economic Development Director. Dave can be reached at DCarlson@whitewater-wi.gov or (262) 473-0148.

Eric Boettcher was hired as the new Parks and Recreation Director on June 5, 2017. Originally from the Green Bay area, Boettcher earned his Bachelor's degree in Parks Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. Boettcher comes to Whitewater from the City of Edina, Minnesota where he was most recently the Recreation Supervisor. Eric can be reached at EBoettcher@whitewater-wi.gov or (262) 473-0122.

(June 13) The Councilmember Seat for Aldermanic District 2 is currently vacant, and the Common Council of the City of Whitewater is seeking Applications for Appointment from individuals who reside in Aldermanic District 2, and who are willing to serve on the Common Council.

Council meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Occasionally there are additional meetings. Each Common Council member also serves as a representative to various Boards or Commissions. The Common Council will review Applications from applicants, and will consider appointment of an applicant to the position at their July 18, 2017 council meeting. The appointment will be until April 17, 2018, at which time the seat is up for election. For those unsure of their Aldermanic District, please contact the City Clerk at 473-0102.

An application must be submitted to City Clerk Michele Smith, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, WI 53190 by 4:30 p.m. on July 11, 2017. For application . The Clerk can be reached by e-mail at: msmith@whitewater-wi.gov or by telephone at 262-473-0102.

(June 13) Class of 1982 is having their 35 Year Class Reunion on July 7 and 8.

Please register on-line at: . The class of 1981 and 1983 are also invited.

The class of 1982 is still looking for some of their classmates. If you know the address of anyone listed below, please email Rita (Domitrz) Hookstead at classof1982.whs@gmail.com:

Beth Drexler, Dana Romary, Dawn Rexroat, Dawn Thayer, Deanna Kiefbohm, Diana Gomez, Drew Barnett, Ellen Dickson, Greg Rowley, Heidi Hemlling, Jeff Rolli, Jim Rassmussen, Joan Cease, John McNei,l John Walsh, Joy Gerlach, Jullie Hjelmhaug, Karen Messier, Katie Durette, Kevin Fero, Kevin Notbusch, Larry Kooiman, Lisa Cheverette, Lisa Stoll, Lisa Toennies, Lori Reinke, Mary Newhouse, Mike Haskins, Patti Battram, Patty Spears, Ray Enriquez, Rob Perkins, Robert Watson, Roland Michel, Sandy Schoepen, Scott Saunders, Sharon Byers, Sheryl Werdin, Steve Meller, Sue Johns, Thad Ross, Tom Keith and Zuyen Vo

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(June 23) Theresa Marie Borchert, age 93, passed peacefully at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Whitewater, WI on June 20, 2017.

Theresa is survived by her son: Tim (Connie) Borchert, of Frankfort, IL and daughter: Kathy (Gary) Kincaid of Palmyra, WI; 7 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gunther Irving Borchert, on April 16, 2005.

Theresa chose not to have a memorial service, and was happy just knowing she would be joining her husband at the Florida National Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Theresa's name to Fairhaven in Whitewater, WI.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(June 22) Terry John Splitter of Janesville, Wisconsin passed away on June 1, 2017 at the age of 77 years.

He was born April 7, 1940 in Whitewater, WI. He was the son of Edward and Bernice Splitter. He was the middle of three brothers. He is survived by his older brother William and his younger brother Richard. Terry graduated from Whitewater High School and lived in the Whitewater area most of his life. Terry’s hobby was basically a DIY mechanic. During his years after graduation he raced Go-karts and built up a ’40 Studebaker into a “Gasser” drag car but sold it before racing it. Terry was employed at Palmyra Foundry and retired from Weiler & Co. For approximately the last four years, Terry was living in an assisted care home in Janesville.

He is survived by his older brother, William, and his younger brother, Richard.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(June 7) Richard L. Schauer, 84, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at his home.

A meeting of remembrance will be held at the Fort Atkinson Club on Saturday, July 1 at 1 p.m. followed by a luncheon. Memorial gifts may be made to Rainbow Hospice or Doctors Without Borders.

The Dunlap Memorial Home is assisting the family and for the obituary .

(June 7) Lloyd Elmer Hansen, 87, Whitewater, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Fairhaven Senior Living, Whitewater, WI.

A Memorial Service will be held later on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Whitewater Bible Church, 511 High St., Whitewater, WI, followed by a lunch at the church.

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