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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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Local Media

UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County
Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
Channel 4 Milw.
Channel 6 Milw.
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County Living/
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Urban Forestry Committee

CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections

TOWNSHIP - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
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Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
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Aquatic Center
Chamber of Commerce

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Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Historical Society

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UWW Young Auditorium
Movie Theater
Whitewater Police Department Face Book
Whitewater Country Club
Whitewater Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
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Assembly of God
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For Area Jewish community - Beloit

Christus Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church
CrossPointe Community Church
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Church of the First Born
First English Lutheran
First United Methodist
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Living Word Fellowship
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
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First Citizens Bank
Fort Community Credit Union
University of WI Credit Union

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Whitewater Arts Alliance
Bassett House
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Community Cat
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Friends of Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
VFW Post 5470 will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Whitewater Youth Soccer Club

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Help Wanted - Snow Plow Driver The Town of Whitewater is hiring a part-time seasonal snow plow driver. CDL is required. Experience preferred. Applications available at www.townofwhitewater.org, at Town Hall, W8590 Willis Ray Road, or call 262-473-4639. Apply by October 24.

Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Receptionist wanted: 3 Nights 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.

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

Evening cleaning help needed in WHITEWATER! Full or part time. Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. Shifts available from 4:00 p.m. NO WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive, Janesville WI 53546 or call 608-752-9465.

Basin Precision Machining LLC

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities
ZINGG Motors - Jobs
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(Oct 27) Matt Amundson, Parks and Recreation Director, resigns to accept the position as Director of Public Lands, Recreation and Forestry for the City of Middleton and his last day working for the City will be November 18th.


Matt Amundson: "Over the past 9 years I've had the tremendous opportunity to serve the Whitewater community as the Parks and Recreation Director. I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege to work with so many outstanding individuals and families which make up this generous community. I have appreciated the support from the Parks and Recreation Board, Common Council and other elected officials within the community. I am most thankful for the talented and dedicated Parks and Recreation staff which I had the pleasure to work with and know will continue to do exemplary work within the community. I will be pursuing a professional and personal growth opportunity as the Director of Public Lands, Recreation and Forestry for the City of Middleton. My last day working for the City will be November 18th but I intend to remain part of the Whitewater community as Aidyn and Evan will continue to attend school in the Whitewater School District and I plan on participating in the many programs that they enjoy. Thanks!"

(Oct 27) REMINDER TODAY - The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the seventh annual Ghouls Night Out from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Whitewater's west side business district.

For details

Gary Kiger and Keith Strait serving generous portions of delicious food for waiting patrons last year.

(Oct 27) Reminder - Today: The Annual Masonic Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 226 West Main Street.

Cooler temperatures have arrived, fall is in the air, which means members of St. John's Masonic Lodge of Whitewater are exchanging their Masonic aprons for chef's aprons as they prepare for their annual fall mouthwatering Roast Beef Dinner.

Bring your appetites as they guarantee no one will go away hungry. You can eat there and enjoy the company of friends or if you choose, you can order a takeout dinner.

The dinner includes delicious and hearty helpings of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls, coffee and milk. A variety of luscious cakes top off the dinner.

Prices for the dinner are $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Mason or at the door.

Parking is available on the west side of the lot adjacent to the Temple and in The First Citizens State Bank lots that are located across the street.

(Oct 27) Reminder - Today: Downtown Whitewater, Inc.'s raffle drawing is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Second Salem Brewing Company, 111 W. Whitewater Street in Whitewater. Tickets are $20 each or $50 for three. The event will feature live music from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and the drawing will occur at 8:00 pm. The grand prize is $1000. Tickets are available at the Downtown Whitewater, Inc. office at 150 W Main Street, or from any of its board members. Tickets can also be purchased at the event. Live music will be provided by Ken Curtis, a public favorite. Come eat, drink, dance, and enjoy your chance to win while supporting a local non-profit.The raffle supports Downtown Whitewater's efforts to preserve, improve, and promote the downtown area.


(Background from an earlier posting) Whitewater City Police investigated a death that occurred on West Peck Street in Whitewater. At 2:22 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 the Whitewater Police Department received notification of a 911 call related to an unknown medical emergency. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Kenneth J. Myszkewicz, 43, deceased. The Whitewater Police Department and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office have the lone suspect in custody at this time."

Please see the following criminal complaint for details related to the arrest made in this case (a 31-year-old Whitewater man Alan M. Johnson). This remains an open investigation and they are unable to release any further details at this time. The Whitewater Police Department would like to thank the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and all those who provided assistance in the investigation.

The detailed criminal complaint

Story from Dailyunion.com Brother-in-law charged in Whitewater man's shooting death

(Oct 26) This year the Whitewater FFA Chapter attended the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

[Top L-R] Anna Lucht (Secretary), Jakob Gmur (Treasurer), Jon Brunner (Vice President), Matt Lucht (Vice President), Allyson Carlson (Reporter), Tom Nielsen (FFA Alumni)
[Front L-R] Steven Witt ,Brady Muedt (Star Chapter), Aaliyah Smith, Abby Patrick (President), Lauren Staller (Sentinel), Hailey Lohmeier, Caitlin Mau [Not shown:] Paul Majors (FFA Advisor)

They had an unforgettable experience as they toured Dow AgroScience, visited the Indianapolis Zoo, attended a rodeo, toured Fair Oak Farms,and toured the Indianapolis Veneer. The convention center itself was an adventure for the members with an expo hall filled with hundreds of booths to visit, workshops to participate in, six general sessions themed "transformed", and 55,000 other FFA members to meet.

(Oct 26) WHS Girls JV Conference Invite. The Whippets finished in 4th place earning a total of 21 medals at the JV Conference Swim Meet. more pictures after the text.

The JV Team!

Cheering section!

Coach Gina Foucault: "Starting the meet off right were our 200 Medley Relays with their medal winning finishes. The team of Maddie Elworthy, Meghan Kehoe, Lexi Hackney and Emely Rodriguez finished in 5th place while Dalia Velazquez, Grace Raupp, Ellie Treder and Mikael Schmit finished in 8th place. Mikael Schmit swam an awesome split with her 34.83 in the 50 Freestyle!

In our Medal winning 200 Freestyle Relay, Ellie Treder smoked her 50 Freestyle going a 35.74! Maci Parrish had an outstanding night taking on some tough races. Maci dropped 9 seconds in the 200 Individual Medley and 6 seconds in the 400 Freestyle! Sarah Morales was able to drop 22 seconds on her 100 Backstroke and Emma Kaja dropped 9 seconds on her 100 Butterfly! Awesome races!

Medal Winning Performances: 5th place - 200 Medley Relay: Elworthy, Kehoe, Hackney, Rodriguez; 8th place - 200 Medley Relay: Velazquez, Raupp, Treder, Schmit; 6th place - 200 Freestyle, Dalia Velazquez; 7th place - 50 Freestyle, Abagail Hernandez; 3rd place - 100 Butterfly, Lexi Hackney; 6th place - 100 Freestyle, Abagail Hernandez 7th place - 200 Freestyle Relay: Rodriguez, Morales, Treder, Schmit 6th place - 100 Backstroke, Maddie Elworthy 5th place - 400 Freestyle Relay: Elworthy, Hackney, Velaquez, Kehoe Best Times were achieved by Maci Parrish (2), Grace Raupp (2), Mikael Schmit (2), Bianca Sanchez, Meghan Kehoe (2), Abagail Hernandez, Ellie Treder, Emma Kaja, Lexi Hackney, Sarah Morales and Maddie Elworthy. Congratulations ladies!"

5th place 400 Freestyle Relay - Meghan Kehoe, Maddie Elworthy, Lexi Hackney, Dalia Velazquez

5th place 200 Medley Relay - Emely Rodriguez, Lexi Hackney, Maddie Elworthy, Meghan Kehoe

7th place 200 Freestyle Relay - Emely Rodriguez, Ellie Treder, Sarah Morales, Mikael Schmit

8th place 200 Medley Relay Mikael Schmit, Dalia Velazquez, Ellie Treder, Grace Raupp

(Oct 26) Help wrap up Campus Sustainability Month by joining UWW Sustainability Office staff for a community clean-up!

They will be starting at Starin Park and heading to nearby neighborhoods to gather anticipated litter from Halloween.

Meet at the Starin Park Water Tower Tuesday, November 1 at 3:30 PM.

For more information:

(Oct 26) "Social media is one way to connect with the community." Comment from Whitewater School District Administrator, Dr. Mark Elworthy.

As a way to provide updates to the Whitewater community, School District Administrator will be blogging on important district topics. His goal is to have a couple posts a month. The DA Blog is on the district webpage

Dr. Elworthy: "I would also like to announce that I am on Twitter @WWUSD_DA. I will be using Twitter to showcase district activities, announcements, and accomplishments."

Both the Whitewater High School and Lincoln Elementary have Facebook pages:


Lincoln Elementary



For details of all of the following events

The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the seventh annual Ghouls Night Out from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Whitewater's west side business district.

The Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting TWO Halloween Parties, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater (home of the Clothes Closet.) One party is for families with small children (Friday, October 28th, 6-8:30pm) and the other is a lock-in for middle school students (Saturday, October 29th beginning at 7:30pm, ending Sunday, October 30th at 11am).

Spooky fun on stage at UW-Whitewater's Barnett Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 pm

Downtown Whitewater 9th Annual Trick or Treat Event - Saturday Oct 29th 2- 6pm

The Whitewater Lions Club is conducting their Annual Halloween Pancake Breakfast Sunday, October 30 from 7:00 to Noon at the Lions Clubhouse at N7462 Kettle Moraine Drive. Net proceeds go to the Whitewater Food Pantry.

HALLLOWEEN AT THE DEPOT Come trick-or-treating! Sunday, October 30, 1 to 4 PM Come meet the Depot Ghost Lady! Lots of candy for the kids!

Happy Halloween! City of Whitewater Trick or Treat hours will be 4-7 pm on Halloween (Oct 31st).

(Oct 25) Whitewater City Police continue to investigate a death that occurred on West Peck Street in Whitewater. At 2:22 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 the Whitewater Police Department received notification of a 911 call related to an unknown medical emergency. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Kenneth J. Myszkewicz, 43, deceased. The Whitewater Police Department and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office have the lone suspect in custody at this time. Additional details related to the arrest will be released as soon as possible.

“The investigation thus far leads us to believe that this was a targeted incident and not a random act. We want to reiterate that we have no reason to believe that there is a threat to the public,” Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher said.

Whitewater Police Department Detective Lieutenant Neal Kolb at 262-473-0555 ext. 4

Call a tip into the Walworth County Crime Stoppers call 262-723-2677

Text a tip to the Walworth County Crime Stoppers by texting 274637 (CRIMES). Start your message with the agency keyword TIP4WC, and then enter your message.

Submit an on-line tip through the Walworth County Crime Stoppers .

(Oct 25) The cause and origin of a fire that destroyed a Town of Richmond tavern Tuesday morning remains undetermined. The Whitewater Fire Department was notified at 2:52 a.m. of a fully involved structure fire at The Real McCoy’s at W8632 County Highway A in Walworth County.

At 2:52 AM the Whitewater Fire Dept was dispatched to a fully involved structure fire on Hwy A in the Town of Richmond. First arriving crews noted heavy fire conditions and immediately set up for defensive operations. The establishment had been closed at the time of the fire and employees were not on scene when the fire started. The Walworth County Sheriff's Dept, responding to a burglar alarm, found the establishment on fire and alerted the Whitewater Fire Dept.

The Whitewater Fire Dept requested 2 alarms for the fire with crews responding from the following departments: Elkhorn, Delavan, Darien, Palmyra, Lauderdale-LaGrange, Milton, Jefferson, Town of Beloit and Janesville, The Walworth County Sheriff's Department assisted with traffic control at the scene. Estimated loss is approximately $400,000 of structures and contents. Units were on scene for approximately 3 hours.

For more on the story from dailyunion.com

(Oct 25) REMINDER - J-Hawk Swim Lessons - Monday Oct 31st!

(Oct 25) REMINDER - J-Hawk Annual Holiday Wreath Fundraiser now through Oct. 28th. Three ways to order: For products, sizes and costs order form
1. Call 262-473-7103 or 608-449-5150 (mail payment separately)
2. E-mail your order to j_hawkswim@charter.net (mail payment separately)
3. Complete and mail the order form, along with payment.

(Oct 24) The Whippets Girls' Swim Team raced well at the Platteville Invite, earning a 4th place finish among the 8 teams that were there.

Coach Gina Foucault "Taking home medals for the Whippets were Madeline Kuhl in the 200 Freestyle (7th place) and 500 Freestyle (8th place), Grace Fanshaw earned a 3rd place finish in the 200 IM an 1st place in the 500 Freestyle, Anna Yeazel earned 2nd place in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke and Brianna Zimdars place 4th in the 500 Freestyle and 6th in the 100 Butterfly.

It was exciting to see Caitlin Zimdars and Maddie Elworthy break the :30 second barrier in their 50 Freestyle Relay splits. Other great relay splits include Brianna Zimdars 28.93 in the 50 Butterfly and Caitlyn Zimdars' 1:05.75 in the 100 Freestyle."

(Oct 24) Whitewater High School Marching Band had a Benefit Concert, in which donations were collected for the Whitewater Unified School District Family Emergency Fund on Wednesday Oct. 19th. In a mere 3 minutes the band was able to raise $568.21. Thank you to the students and band parents for their generosity to the district families who are in need.

(Oct 23) The WHS Boys' Soccer Team played their last game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 20. The Whippets were seeded 11th in the sectional and travelled up to Plymouth, the 6th seed. Plymouth was undefeated in their conference and only had 2 losses all season so we knew it would be a tough game.

Coach John Chenoweth: "As has been the case most of the season, the Whippets came out ready to play and looked to be in control to start the half. This was one of the more physical games we've played and the Whippets stepped up to the challenge. Plymouth slowly gained control as the half rolled on and they were able to get a goal 5 minutes before the end of the half to lead 1-0.

The second half was more of the same with two fairly evenly matched teams going at it up and down the pitch. Plymouth put another one in the net about 15 minutes into the half which forced us then to change our formation to go goal hunting. The play of the game for the Whippets took place after Plymouth was awarded a penalty kick which could have put the game completely out of reach for the Whippets. The Whippet keeper, Alex Vidales, stretched out to knock the Plymouth goal attempt away and keep the Whippets in the game. Unfortunately, the Whippets were not able to get a goal and the game ended 2-0.

The game wrapped up a solid season against some really strong competition. Across the season we played teams that were ranked in the top 5 at division 1, 2 and 3 and six of the teams the Whippets played went on to win their regional championship. That said, we know we let a couple of games slip away that we needed to win to place higher in the conference and get a higher seed in the tournament. The team will miss the leadership of our 16 seniors and wishes them well as they finish out their senior year."

Alex Vidales knocking away the penalty kick mentioned by Coach Chenoweth.

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

(Oct 23) Selected WMS 8th grade class leaders participated in the annual Southern Lakes Advanced Learner Network Middle School Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 20 at UWW.

This year's participants included (L-R) Liz Katzman, Kacie Carollo, Lydia Bols, and Denver Isbell.

The day began with a presentation by the international animated illusionist, Arden James. Following the presentation, Arden conducted an interactive workshop on communication. Students learned about the close relationship between communication and leadership with a focus on verbal and nonverbal communication, body language, and reading facial expressions. At the end of the day, students left excited about trying out their new knowledge and skills. Twenty-nine school districts were in attendance.

(Oct 20) November 11th is Veteran's Day! Students at Whitewater Middle School are planning a special event to honor the many members of our community who have served our country through the armed forces.

Whitewater Middle School students and staff would like to cordially invite any and all military veterans to attend. They are hoping that a significant number of the local veterans will be able to attend so that the students can give them special recognition and thanks for the sacrifices that each individual has made for them and for their country.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 th at 8:00 a.m. in the morning and will be held in the school gymnasium. It is expected to last for approximately 30 minutes. Prior to the ceremony, veterans are invited to enjoy donuts and coffee donated by the Sweet Spot at 7:30 a.m. in the middle school activity room.

For planning purposes, they ask that you please contact the school office at 472-8300 if you are able to attend or email Mrs. Weigel at jweigel@wwusd.org. The Middle School and staff hope to see you there!

(Oct 20) Reminder not to drink and drive and how it affects so many others. Comment from WHS Grad and UWW student Gina Hollingshead.

Within three years, two people near and dear to my heart have lost a relative at the hands of a drunken driver in two separate crashes in Walworth County. The sad reality of drunken driving is that whenever someone dies, a multitude of people are affected by the loss.

One of the victims was a passionate 6-year-old who had his future ahead of him and the other was a nurturing mother of two. Studies done by Mothers Against Destructive Decisions show that two out of every three people will be involved in a drunken driving crash during their lifetime.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, two years ago 24,000 individuals were convicted of drunken driving. The abundance of drunken drivers on our roads goes unnoticed to many and the seriousness of this offense is belittled.

So what can you do to help lower the number of drunken drivers? You can start by downloading the Zero in Wisconsin Drive Sober app (). This app offers a blood alcohol level calculator, the ability to report a drunken driver and the option of finding a ride by the click of a button.

If you suspect a drunken driver please call 911 immediately. Taking these steps toward safer roads could not only save your life, it could save those around you that are also loved by many.

(Oct 20) Last February Jimmy King, Allisan Barrett and Lydia Wiley Deal and all completed an audition that qualified them to participate in WSMA State Ensembles.

Jimmy King, Allisan Barrett and Lydia Wiley Deal

Over 1,000 individuals audition every year to be apart of this event. This year, Allisan Barrett will be playing Horn with the WSMA State Orchestra on Thursday Oct. 27 at the Overture Center in Madison, Lydia Wiley Deal will be singing with the WSMA State Honors Mixed Chorus on Thursday Oct. 27 at the Overture Center in Madison, and Jimmy King will be performing with the WSMA State Honors Jazz Band on Friday Oct. 28 at the Monona Terrace. These students demonstrate that with a strong work ethic and a passion for music they can flourish. It is hoped that they have a wonderful experience making music with top musicians throughout the state.

(Oct 20) The Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA) is pleased to host a program honoring World War II veterans from the community on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center (402 W Main Street).

This touching program is being led by Dave Saalsaa, owner of Quiet Hut Sports and a man intent on recognizing the sacrifices of those who have served in the military. Dave will be joined by musician Bill Hill, who will share some of the music of that era. This program is free and open to the public.

The WAA would like to advise guests that space is limited, and that veterans will have priority for seating. Dave has also agreed that, if necessary, he will repeat the program at 4:00p.m.

(Oct 20) Whitewater Arts Alliance Announces Logo Contest for the 10th Anniversary of the Cultural Arts Center; $100 prize to be Awarded

The year 2017 marks the 10th year that the Whitewater Arts Alliance has had a home base, the Cultural Arts Center, on 402 West Main Street. Formerly the White Memorial Public Library, this prominent and historic building in its park setting on Main Street, is a landmark like no other in Whitewater. A number of 10th Anniversary events are planned, and a logo is needed for publicity. While not requiring any particular words or symbols, the committee will judge on how well the logo expresses the 10th anniversary and the iconic building. The winner will receive a $100 prize.

Virginia Coburn, 10th Anniversary Committee member, said, "The Cultural Arts Center has housed 2D and 3D art exhibits, theatrical performances, musical art, storytelling, book-signings and more in ten years. The Whitewater Arts Alliance has had a beautiful home from which to feature our multi-talented community, and we are excited about the opportunity to have local artists create a logo to depict its importance in our community."

Anyone is eligible to enter the contest, whether they are professional or amateur artists. Logos should be submitted as an Adobe Illustrated file. The committee will also consider .eps or .jpg. Artists should be aware that the logo will be scaled from small to large for a variety of items. Logos should be submitted electronically via email by December 1, 2016 to virginiacoburn@coburn.com. In the body of the email, artists should include their name, address and phone number. No entry fee is required.

(Oct 19) Fundraiser - By placing an order through Schwans.com a portion of the sales will come back in support of Valley of the Kings and you get great food delivered right to your door. Valley of the Kings Sanctuary provides a home for abused, abandoned, retired and injured large felids, exotics, farm and domestic animals. More on Valley

(Oct 19) REMINDER - Helen Silvernail Springs, retired Lincoln Elementary teacher, is going to be celebrating her 99th birthday next month. She retired in 1982.

After 40 years of marriage, her first husband Jack passed away in 1978. She had intended to be a substitute teacher on retirement but Charles Springs, her former neighbor and classmate who drove her to high school in Marion High School, Crittenden County, KY renewed their friendship and married in KY. They travelled extensively and after 10 years of marriage he passed away in 1992. She has made her home in Marion, KY.

For a lengthy article from the Crittenden Press KY last May on Helen including Whitewater comments

Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


(Oct 25) Dorothy A. Robbins (Pollock), of Whitewater, passed away at age 90 on October 20, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville.

Dorothy was born in Sherry, WI on December 22, 1925 to Thurman C. Pollock and Marie (Darr) Pollock. Her family, consisting of Thurman, Marie, and sisters, Margorie and Elmira, moved to the Milton area during the Depression. Her father and mother were looking for employment. The girls all went to Milton schools. Dorothy met and married Eugene A. Robbins in 1943. Eugene joined the Army during WWII. Dorothy got a job with the Burdick Corporation, where at the time, they built items for the war. She stayed employed with the Burdick Corp. for 30 plus years. She enjoyed her work, and made many good lifelong friends. Dorothy and Eugene raised five children: Eugene, Linda, Dale, Kathy, and Carol. Dorothy stayed active in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives even up to her death. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Janesville. Dorothy was on the altar guild, helped make quilts for the needy, and was a member of the women’s group to help with funerals and anything else needing attention. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She especially liked being outdoors. She helped mow her lawn up to 89 years old. She drove tractor, and helped with all the chores on our family farm. She instilled a strong work ethic in all her children, to be a good person, and to lend a helping hand.

She is survived by four children: Eugene of Roscoe, IL, Dale of Milton, WI, Kathy Knaack of Neshkoro, WI, Carol (Roger) Ott of Whitewater, WI; her five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda; husband, Eugene; sisters, Margorie and Elmira; and a granddaughter, Christine.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 302 N. Parker Dr. Janesville, WI. A time of lunch will follow the service at the church. Burial will follow the lunch at Milton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the start of the service.

Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton are assisting the family with arrangements .

(Oct 25) Marilyn L Findlay, age 73, of Delavan, WI passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Mercy Health System in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Marilyn was born in Madison, Wisconsin on November 16, 1942, the daughter of Lawrence and June (Higbee) Bullard. She graduated from Marshfield High School. On November 13, 1967, Marilyn married Arthur Findlay in Winnebago, Illinois. She worked at Hawthorne Melody in Whitewater, WI.

Marilyn enjoyed quilting, rug hooking, cross stitching, bowling, spending time with the family, traveling, and flower gardening. She was her family's "Martha Stewart".

Surviving are: Daughter: Kelly Findlay, Delavan, WI, Life Partner: Richard Mielke, Delavan, WI, Daughter: Connie (Brian) Veale, Whitewater, WI, Daughter: Erin (Robert) Lohmeier, Manitowoc, WI, Daughter: Colleen (Bruce Buggs) Wethel, Janesville, WI, Son: Mitch (Fawn Kaye) Findlay, Florida, Grandchildren: Rachel, Jamie, Jennifer, Chad, Hope, Blake, Josh, Brenna, Adrian, Justin, and many great-grandchildren, Sisters: Judy (Ron) Cody, Arpin, WI, Kathie (Dave) Bach, Hatley, WI, Georgia Bullard, Holcomb, WI, and Step-Mother: LaVon Bullard, Holcomb, WI.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Findlay, daughter Tammie Hansen, sister Beverly Sawyer, father Lawrence Bullard, and mother June Wunrow.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00AM until 11:30AM at the Richmond United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 AM at the church with Rev. Kim Brumm officiating. Inurnment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(Oct 25) Eunice Faith Totten, 97, passed away October 22, 2016. She was born August 29, 1919 in Wild Rose, Wisconsin to Lester and Adeline (Blaire) Ditzenberger. Eunice married Donald Harold Totten in 1939 at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Together they farmed in the Johnstown area near Janesville and raised four children. Later they retired to Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Eunice was a skilled housewife who was a great cook, outstanding seamstress, enjoyed playing cards, reading books, and loved to crochet. She attended the Milton Methodist Church and then First United Methodist Church in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Following the death of her husband in 1980, she moved to Panama City Beach, Florida, to reside with her daughter, Diane and her husband, Scott. Eunice lived a long and very full life.

Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George and Leslie; sisters, Ruth, Edith, Agnes and Mary Ann; grandson, Steven Totten; and daughter-in-law, Luanne Totten.

Eunice is survived by four children; Larry (Patti) Totten, of Buffalo, MN, Patty (Jim) Douglas of Janesville, WI, Greg Totten of Black River Falls, WI and Diane (Scott) Ingraham of Panama City Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Donna Ditzenberger, along with many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held in Whitewater, Wisconsin, at a future date.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(Oct 24) Thomas J. Pattison, age 64, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Willowfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Delavan following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on November 8, 1951 to John and Dorothy (Scott) Pattison.

Thomas graduated from Brown Communications College in Minneapolis, MN and spent 45 years doing exactly what he loved, sports media. With a lengthy and memorable career that spanned from Bozeman, MT to Durand, WI and finally landing in Whitewater, WI his voice will never be forgotten. From the Durand Panthers taking State with an "Oh My!" to his place in the Athletic Hall of Fame after earning his name in Whitewater as "The Voice" of Warhawk Sports, his work has passion has impacted so many more people than he will ever know.

As a freelance media professional, Thomas also covered many a Packers and Brewers game, a dream he didn't even realize he was living until the moment he lived it. He was great at what he did, the best even. He could never be replaced.

He was also a dedicated father and grandfather, spending time with his family was the only thing he loved more than a Warhawks Football game on any given Saturday. And even then...coin toss. His career was long and full of stories that should be shared, and though he tried to complete his biography before he passed, the book remains unfinished. The family will share pieces at his Memorial service, as he would have loved.

Thomas is survived by his brother John Pattison, his daughters Kimberlee Pattison and Aimee Pattison, his Grandchildren Jhanay Smith, Javon Smith, Sierra Harwood and Dallas Harwood, his niece Rachel Harris and his nephews Ryan Pattison and John Pattison.

Thomas is preceded in death by his Sister Susan Harris, Father John Henry Pattison and Mother Dorothy Scott Pattison.

A Celebration of Life will precede the Packers Game on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 12pm - 2pm with a Prayer Service at 2:00 P.M. at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb Street in Whitewater, WI.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family


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