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UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County
Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Newspapers
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990
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Channel 3 Madison
Channel 4 Milw.
Channel 6 Milw.
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Discover the Four Lakes Area Magazine
Jefferson County Advertiser
Government - Education


Urban Forestry Committee

2014 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
School District
/High School
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Lincoln Inquiry Charter School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
Jefferson County


Aquatic Center
Chamber of Commerce

Community Development Authority

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

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus

UWW Young Auditorium
Movie Theater

Whitewater Country Club

Arts Alliance Summer 2014 Newsletter
City Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters

Assembly of God
B'nai Abraham Congregation
For Area Jewish community - Beloit

Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church Facebook
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
St. Luke's Episcopal Church /
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
Whitewater Bible Church
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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
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters

Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
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(Oct. 20) REMINDER - Tuesday, October 21st, 5:30pm - Whitewater Univesity Technology Park Innovation Center (1221 Innovation Drive) - Elements for Success presentations feature experts on areas of interest to local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics range from startup basics to protecting intellectual property. The events are FREE and open to the public! The presenter is Generac President and CEO Aaron Jagdfeld, a UW-Whitewater graduate. Networking will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by Aaron's presentation at 6:00 pm. Hors d'oeuvres from the Black Sheep, and beverages from MobCraft. For planning purposes RSVP

Aaron will discuss the challenges of continuing the culture of innovation established at the company in its formative years and navigating Generac's recent growth spurt. Follow-up after the Craig Culver's presentation of last month.

Named by Forbes as one of the 20 most powerful CEOs 40 years of age or younger and awarded Ernst and Young's Enterpreneur of the Year for the Midwest region in 2012, Aaron will share his journey at Generac.

Generac Power Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the state of Wisconsin, is a classic story of entrepreneurship. Started by Robert Kern in a garage in Waukesha in 1959, Generac has grown into one of the world's foremost providers of generators and other engine powered equipment. The company now employs more than 3,000 people - mostly in the company's six facilities in Wisconsin, including their largest plant in Whitewater - and has doubled its size to nearly $1.5 billion in sales over the last three years.

(Oct. 20) The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, Daily Jefferson County Union and WFAW are co-hosting a candidates debate on Wed. Oct. 22nd at 6:30pm for the November 4th election. They have invited the 4 candidates for the contested races in the 15th State Senate District and 43rd State Assembly District. The debate will be in the Cravath Lakefront Room at the City Hall (second floor) on October 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Janis Ringhand - Democratic 15th Senate District Candidate from Evansville

Brian Fitzgerald - Republican 15th Senate District Candidate from Janesville

Andy Jorgensen - Democratic 43rd Assembly District Candidate from Milton

Leon Hebert - Republican 43rd Assembly District Candidate from Fort Atkinson

All candidates will be allowed two minutes for introductory remarks, why they are running, and the top three issues they feel should be addressed. Two minutes will be allowed for closing remarks. The rest of the time will be given to candidates to answer questions (one minute for responses) received beforehand by Daily Jefferson County Union, Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, and WFAW. Questions can be submitted to any of the above prior to the debate by October 20, from readers, listeners, and also from the audience at the debate.

The event will be covered by The Daily Jefferson County Union and broadcast live on 940AM WFAW. It will also be re-broadcasted on the Public Cable Channels Fort, Jefferson, and Whitewater.


(Oct. 20) The Alma College (MI) Men's Basketball team will take on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit on Wednesday, November 26. The game is part of the Pistons Court of Dreams promotions and allows fans to purchase a ticket that is good for the Scots game at 2:30 p.m. and also for the Pistons-L.A. Clippers contest at 7:30 p.m. For more info from Alma

(Oct 20) The Urban Forestry Commission will host guest speaker Scott Weberpal as he presents "Saving the Swifts: How Chimney Swift towers can help save a species in rapid decline." - Tuesday, Oct. 28th in the City Manager's Conference Room at 4:30pm.

The Chimney Swift population has been in serious decline over the last several decades. Some researchers believe the decline is due to dwindling food, while others are certain a loss of roosting sites is to blame - the truth likely lies somewhere in between.

The City of Whitewater is home to Chimney Swifts during the summer, and the Swifts use the last few remaining masonry chimneys downtown as roosting/nesting sites.

Is there more that can be done to help turn the tides of a species in serious decline?

For more about Chimney Swift birds

(Oct. 20) Kacie Carollo placed 3rd at the Sectional NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) program at Greenfield WI.

Kacie, daughter of Joe and Keri Carollo, enjoyed the competition. She is 11 and was in the girls 10 and 11 year old division. She is in 6th grade at WMS. Top three performers from the sectionals around the state will meet in Lambeau November 30th. Kacie won't make it this year but is excited to try again next fall..

This is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. The age groups are boys and girls (separate) 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.

(Oct 20) Tues. Oct. 21st – 6:30 p.m. - Common Council Meeting at Municipal Building Agenda:
CONSENT AGENDA CA-A Approval of Council Minutes of 9/16/14. ~ CA-B Approval of Payment of Invoices Processed through 10/15/14. ~ CA-C Acknowledgment of Receipt and Filing of the Following: *Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Board Minutes of August 18, 2014. *Parks and Recreation Board Minutes of September 9, 2014. *Report of Manually-Issued Checks. *Financial Reports for September, 2014. ~ CA-D Expedited Approval of the following items, per recommendation of City Staff: O- 4
STAFF REPORTS: Neighborhood Services Director Parking Summit Update.
RESOLUTIONS: R-1 Resolution Requiring Further Review of Enbridge Pipeline Expansion near Whitewater, Wisconsin. Bregant Request).
ORDINANCES – First Reading O-1 Amending Chapter 19 regarding Flood Plain Zoning Ordinance Maps for Jefferson County. (City Attorney Request). ~ O-2 An Ordinance Imposing the R-2A Residential Occupancy Overlay District Zoning Classification for Certain Property in the City of Whitewater (280 S. Janesville St., Tax Parcel No. /CL 00059 – Camery Management LLC – Mike Kachel) ~ O-3 An Ordinance Imposing the R-2A Residential Occupancy Overlay District Zoning Classification for Certain Property in the City of Whitewater (731 W. Peck Street, /CL 00078 – Five Reds Management, Inc. – Mike Kachel).
ORDINANCES – Second Reading *O-4 Amending Chapter 12.24.040, Dangerous or Diseased Trees a Nuisance. (Councilmember Kidd Request).
CONSIDERATIONS: C-1 Action on Tyler Sailsbery’s request to extend period of time required by granted, but not issued, “Class B” Beer and Liquor License, to open the Casual Joe’s Restaurant on James Street. (Sailsbery request). C-2 Baxter and Woodman Presentation relating to collection system for City sanitary sewer. (Wastewater Treatment Supt. Request). C-3 Discussion regarding development of “Complete Streets” ordinance, and request for direction regarding the same. (Parks and Recreation Director Request). C-4 Request for Approval of Strand Task Order for Bloomingfield Acres and E. Clay Street detention basins. (Asst. City Manager Request). C-5 Budget 2015 Presentation Revenues-General Fund (100) ~ Debt Service-Revenue and Expense (300) ~ Transfers-General Fund-(59220,59230,59240) ~ ADMINISTRATION ~ CIP Plan-All Funds ~ PUBLIC WORKS ~ PARKS & RECREATION-FACILITY MAINTENANCE ~ C-6 Adjournment.

(Oct. 20) WHS Girls' Volleyball Team lost a close match to Jefferson 12-25, 25-19 and 12-15 at the Rock Valley Conference Tournament at Edgerton.

Emilie Kachel (l) and Myriama Smith-Traore (r) awaiting serve.

Next game will be on Tues. Oct. 21 at the Regional Tournament at Delavan - Start time: 7pm.

(Oct. 19) Stuff the Bus: Come out to Sentry in Whitewater and help Stuff the Bus on Friday, October 24th 12:00pm -6:00pm and Saturday, October 25th 9:00am - 1:00pm. Join them on Saturday from 10am -12pm for face painting, pumpkin decoration, a petting zoo, food hunts and other fun activities.
By donating nonperishable food items or monetary donations you can help meet their goal of 12,000 lbs or $12000. If the goal is met, then Commercial Bank and The Kachel Family will donate up to $5000!

All the food and funds go directly to the Whitewater Food Pantry.

Premier Sponsors: First Citizens State Bank, Ketterhagen, Toppers Pizza, Nelson's Bus Service, INC.
Sponsors: Daniels Foods Sentry, Frawley Oil Company, Babcock Event Management, McCullough's Prescriptions and Gifts, Supreme Structures, WSLD Country 104.5, Egnoski Excavating, LLC, S&H Truck Service LLC., Mulderink Farms.

If you need ideas of what items to donate to the STUFF-THE-BUS FOOD DRIVE, THIS LIST MAY HELP YOU. The Whitewater Community Food Pantry services over 520 families in the Whitewater Unified School District, and the numbers go even higher at times. Some people come seasonally, or once-a-month and some come each and every week. A wide variety of items are donated from just as wide of a variety of individuals and organizations to keep the pantry well-stocked.

hot cereals
canned vegetables
canned soups
rice & mixes
tuna helpers
macaroni & cheese
pasta noodles
spaghetti sauce
dried & canned beans
cake mixes
pork & beans
muffin mixes
baking needs
canned fruits

spaghettios, etc.
canned meats
pie fillings
hamburger helpers
potato mixes
dessert mixes
snack crackers
pancake mixes
pancake syrup
peanut butter
jams & jellies
tuna fish
saltine crackers
snack bars
breakfast cereals cookies

salad dressings
barbecue sauces
cranberry sauces
paper towels
toilet paper
facial tissues
laundry detergents
fabric softener

baby wipes
dish soap
bar soaps
paper plates
plastic silverware
fresh fruit
fresh vegetables
refrigerated rolls
baked goods
soft candies

(Susan Hiscox) The Whitewater Community Food Pantry desperately needs paper grocery bags! If you have 2 or 20 or 200, please drop them off at the Armory! Families are strongly encouraged to bring their own recyclable bags when they come for groceries or bread and produce!

Thank you to those who made donations to the Whitewater Community Food pantry this week: First English Lutheran Church and Rollie Cooper. It was so nice to see Rollie's pumpkins and squash this week! I think I forgot to mention Phil Marsh's apples last week. Sorry, Phil. Thanks also to our mysterious "bike man." He fixed up another one and brought it to us. I know we will find a good home for it! Someone also dropped off some children's books, and they are greatly appreciated

We are accepting warm clothing, especially jackets, snow pants, caps, scarves, gloves and mittens. We are also accepting clean baby items or household items, but we cannot accept summer clothing or children's toys. Please take them to the Clothes Closet. Today I had to take my whole car full, just from last week and today. We have enough books, hangers and plastic bags for quite a while.

Monetary donations can be mailed directly to Harriet Millard at 454 Douglas Court, Whitewater, WI 53190. At this time, we have a lot of empty shelves: baked beans, dry pinto and black beans, pancake mix and syrup, any kind of juice, pasta or soup and laundry detergent.

We really cannot wait until the Stuff-the-Bus food drive! It will be held in the Sentry parking lot on Fri., Oct. 24th from noon to 6 p.m. and on Sat., Oct. 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sat. from 10 a.m. to noon there will be other special events as well: pumpkin carving contest, food hunt, face painting, petting zoo and a live broadcast from the WSLD 104.5 radio station. There are only 2 BIG food drives each year, this one and the postal carriers drive in May, and we absolutely depend upon them. With great participation, we have the opportunity for some matching funds as well, and that would be a tremendous help before the upcoming holiday seasons. We hope everyone in town will participate in this food drive and show their support for the premiere sponsors First Citizens' State Bank, Ketterhagen Motors, Nelson Bus Company and Toppers Pizza. Other sponsors include the WHS FFA Club, WSLD 104.5, Daniels Sentry Foods, McCulloughs Pharmacy and Gifts, Babcock Event Management, Frawley Oil, S & H Truck Service, Egnoski Excavating, Supreme Structures, and Mulderink Farms and, of course, your local food pantry.

A Halloween Breakfast sponsored by the Whitewater Lions and Lioness Clubs will be held on Sunday, October 26th from 7 a.m. until noon. All food items collected that day and all profits go to our food pantry! It will be $7 for an all-you-can-eat breakfast AND a chance to win a 32" flat screen TV donated by Walmart. See you there!

The Whitewater Community Food Pantry is fully handicapped accessible. It is located on the second floor of the Armory downtown on North Street, but there is an elevator. It is open from 9 a.m. until 12-noon on Wednesdays and 1Thursdays. Please be there before we start packing up everything at 11:30 a.m.

Marilyn's words to ponder this week: "It is not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells what kind of life you have lived."

Downtown Cleanup next Friday, October 24, 8 - 10 am!
Saturday, October 25th is Homecoming at UWW, so another downtown cleanup is needed. Alums will be heading downtown to the SweetSpot or Jessica's before or after the game. Join a group Friday morning the 24th if you'd like to help!
What: Downtown Cleanup
When: Friday, October 24, 8 to 10 am
Where: Meet at Discover Whitewater, 150 W. Main St.
Details: Picking up litter, raking leaves, and sweeping the sidewalks
Questions: Contact Kristine at kristine@zaballos.com

Masonic Lodge's #57 Roast Beef Dinner - Thursday, October 23rd. Times are 5 to 7. Tickets from a Mason, at Dale's Bootery or at Commercial Bank. Adults are $10.00 and children $5.00. Carryouts are available. Located at 226 West Main Street - adjacent parking lot.

(Oct. 19) Governance Council and Family Teacher Partnership Raise Funds for Chromebooks at Lincoln Inquiry Charter School (LINCS); $2,500 more Needed to Provide Every 4/5 Student with a Chromebook.

More than 108 fourth and fifth grade students at LINCS Inquiry Charter School will have individual access to Chromebooks this year thanks to fundraising efforts by LINCS Inquiry Charter School's Governance Council and the LINCS Family Teacher Partnership.

In addition, the Governance Council is seeking another $2,500 to ensure that each of the 124 fourth and fifth grade students has a Chromebook to use for schoolwork.

The LINCS Governance Council has raised more than $10,000 toward the individualized technology, under the leadership of President Jim Caldwell, Vice-President Melvin Juette, Treasurer Joseph Kromholz and Secretary Diane Dalzin. The Family Teacher Partnership added to the total with another $5,000 from the fundraising efforts of LINCS families and teachers. Anyone who wishes to help raise the final $2,500 can go to the Governance Council's gofundme account at . You can learn more about the project and make direct donations.

Jim Caldwell, President of the Governance Council at LINCS, said, "Technology is a key component in today's curriculum. Our Governance Council members all agree that we want to give students the opportunity to use their own Chromebook at school and for school purposes. This kind of hand-on approach will help our students learn and grow, and is consistent with our goal of meeting the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century."

The books will help foster a deeper level of knowledge, excitement, and sense of wonder about inquiry learning. Students will utilize the Chromebooks to access different programs, and collaborate with experts and other people around the world when conducting inquiry projects and jury presentations. Students will also be able to utilize the Chromebooks to communicate with their teachers, access the standards they need to work on and keep track of progress made towards goals and standards.

Mary Kilar, Principal at LINCS, said, "Technology is a key component to help teachers engage, educate, and activate students' creativity and curiosity, and it fosters their intrinsic motivation to be self-directed, life-long learners who strive for knowledge and understanding both within themselves and in the world around them."

Governance Council members are hoping that members of the Whitewater community will also contribute funds for this important technology.

"We hope that people will support LINCS as we continue to engage children's curiosity, creativity, and ability to function in an increasingly technology-driven environment. With your financial support, we can give our students an opportunity to excel academically and reach their full potential," said Melvin Juette, Vice President of the LINCS Governance Council.

More than 340 students attend LINCS Inquiry Charter School, a kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school located on 242 South Prince Street. The overall goal of education at LINCS is to provide an integrated, multi-age, inquiry-based education to empower and develop global leaders to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

(Oct. 18) UWW head football coach Lance Leipold earned his 100th career victory, becoming the fastest in NCAA history to reach the milestone Saturday as the top-ranked Warhawks defeated UW-Eau Claire 52-3 at Carson Park, Eau Claire.
UWW story
ESPN Story on Coach Leipold
UW-Eu Claire story

Coach Lance Leipold

Senior quarterback Matt Behrendt posted 194 yards and tossed three touchdowns.

Junior running back Jordan Ratliffe tallied nine carries for 79 yards and a score,

Junior running back Dennis Moore piled up 67 yards on just six carries.

Sophomore defensive lineman John Flood led defensively with seven tackles

Freshman defensive lineman Trevor Boyle also led defensively with seven tackles

(Oct. 18) Football - Rock Valley Conference North Division Game - WHS 6 - Edgerton 28 - Final Game of the season for both teams. WHS (1-8 overall, 1-5 RVC) Edgerton (4-5 overall, 2-4 RVC). For story on the game from Daily Jefferson County Union

Bryan Parker on pass from Daniel Fuller

John Saylor

Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

(Oct. 18) WHS Girls' Swim Team - Seniors' Night - Lost to Burlington Co-op.


Coach Gina Foucault: "It's always a special night when we get to honor our Seniors that have worked so hard!
We will miss them next year! We had several great swims despite the loss to the Burlington Co-op. We came up with 5 wins on the night: Sara Foucault in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly, Sydney Zimdars in the 100 Freestyle, Debra Krebs in the 100 Backstroke and the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Sara Foucault, Debra Krebs, Grace Fanshaw and Sydney Zimdars. Several girls put times into the Top 10 All Time list: Grace Fanshaw is now 10th in the 100 Butterfly and 10th in the 100 Freestyle, Sydney Hackney is 10th in the 200 IM, and Sydney Zimdars in now 7th in the 100 Freestyle and 6th in the 100 Backstroke.

I was impressed by Assa Diarra and her debut swim in the 50 Freestyle. Assa just learned to float 4 weeks ago and is now able to make it across the pool and back! Ana Laura took on the 500 Freestyle and did a fantastic job; Ana back on September 9th barely finished her 50 Freestyle and now finished a 500! Abagail Hernandez continues to improve with every race and had a tough combo swimming the anchor on the 200 Freestyle Relay and went right into the 100 Backstroke; Abagail went 2 best times and dropped 9 seconds in her 100 Freestyle tonight!

Other big drops came from the following girls: Maritza Xochipa -3 seconds in the 100 Freestyle, Abby Ramirez -7 seconds in the 200 IM, Meghan Kehoe -13 seconds in the 200 IM, Ana Laura -8 seconds in the 50 Freestyle, Mati Tinazzi-Martini -55 seconds in her 500 Freestyle, Shannon Kehoe over a second drop in the 50 Freestyle, Megan Hartwell -9 seconds in the 100 Backstroke, Aide Mendoza dropped over 2 seconds in her 50 Freestyle, Ireland Marino -2 seconds in the 100 Freestyle, Anna Yeazel dropped over a second in the 50 Freestyle, Karina Rocha -16 seconds in the 100 Freestyle, Claire Treutel -5 seconds in the 100 Freestyle, Abagail Hernandez -9 seconds in the 100 Freestyle, and Karla Villarreal dropped over 2 seconds in the 100 Freestyle.

Several girls turned in fast relay splits tonight: Abagail Hernandez 33.59 in the 50 Freestyle, Sara Foucault 32.63 in the 50 Breaststroke, Grace Fanshaw 27.05 in the 50 Freestyle, Sydney Hackney 32.47 in the 50 Backstroke, Sierra Minton 30.06 lead off split in the 50 Freestyle, Ireland Marinaro 29.40 in the 50 Freestyle, Shannon Kehoe 30.77 in the 50 Freestyle, Megan Hartwell 30.31 in the 50 Freestyle, Abby Ramirez did at 1:14 in the 100 Freestyle and Maritza continues to drop, going 1:15 in the 100 Freestyle.

Almost all the girls went best times tonight: Maritza Xochipa (2), Tabitha Altreuter, Emely Rodriguez, Sierra Minton (2), Abby Ramirez (2), Meghan Kehoe, Yvanna Strait, Sydney Hackney (2), Debra Krebs (2), Noemy Aranda (2), Ara Laura Aranda (2), Mati Tinazzi-Martini (2), Shannon Kehoe, Megan Hartwell (2), Aide Mendoza, Ireland Marinaro (2), Anna Yeazel, Karina Rocha (2), Caty Strait (2), Grace Fanshaw (2), Ally Carlson (2), Claire Treutel (2), Abagail Hernandez (2), Katrina Griffin, Karla Villarreal, Sydney Zimdars (2), Madeline Kuhl (2), Michelle Gantz, Sage Spear (2) and Sara Foucault.

It will be interesting to see who makes the Varsity Conference Team, we have several girls competing for spots. We get 24 individual swims and 6 relays. That means about 12 girls will get to go, keep up the fast swimming and big time drops!
Our next meet will be at Jefferson on October 21st starting at 6pm!"

(Oct 17) Children's World Impact is coming to Whitewater Congregational - United Church of Christ ( 133 S. Franklin Street) Wednesday, November 5th at 6:20pm. They are inviting everyone to come and learn more about what this group does and how you too can help make a difference!

Attention! Leaders of Whitewater and Surrounding Areas Including: Service Clubs/Groups; Student Councils/Junior Optimist Groups; Youth Groups; Scouts and Surrounding churches! Are you interested in learning about a new opportunity?

This group which is close to home focuses on helping children and widows who are in poverty. They also make a difference in Walworth County by helping children and parents in crisis. There are very easy ways to make an impact in this world. Please come join them on November fifth to see how anyone, even yourself, can help the world by reaching out!
For more information on this event, visit the UCC church website:
For more information on Children's World Impact:

Combining the talents of UWW alumni, the Theatre/Dance Department, puppets, songs, dragons and friendship, Nate the Dragon will premiere on Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 pm in Barnett Theatre, located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.

The show, written by alumnus, Neil Haven, is based on a book, "Nate the Dragon Stops Bullying" written by alumna, Kim Groshek and her nephew, Alex Urner. For tickets call 262-472-2222 or order online .
Puppets, songs, dragons and friendship come alive in Nate the Dragon as Nate and his friends take you on a journey to the Kingdom of Treegrass. Try as he may, Nate the Dragon just can't seem to fit in. He doesn't look like a duck, he doesn't quack like a duck, nor does he act like a duck(how many ducks do you know that can breathe fire?). This touching anti-bullying story reminds us all that even though we may be different, we all have something to give to the world. With courage, bravery and compassion Nate the Dragon teaches the valuable lesson that everyone is important.
Tickets are available to purchase in person at the Greenhill Center Box Office Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm or by phone at 262-472-2222. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the performance, beginning one hour prior to curtain, as availability allows. Single tickets for each production are $7 for the general public and for those over 65, $5 for those under 18 students with a valid UWW ID.

Nate the puppet and actor Ben Treinen.

(Oct. 17) Rock Valley Conference Championship Meet (12 Teams) - WHS Cross Country Teams - Girls' Team 2nd Place - Boys' Team 3rd Place.

Andrea Sandoval

Sarah Ziolkowski

Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Chad Carstens: "Andrea Sandoval paced the Whippets with a 6th place overall finish earning first team all conference honors. She ran such a tactically smart race and knows how far she can push her body. It's really been a lot of fun seeing her go up so far this season. The volume of work put in this summer is really paying off big for her. Sarah Ziolkowski has been sick for some time but that didn't stop her from lacing up the spikes to help the team the best she could on this day. Earning a 12th place finish and securing a second team all-conference honor, I am proud of her efforts. She embodies the spirit of "team" and even when things aren't going as well as they could be it is about all the other people wearing the same jersey as her. Freshman Allisan Barrett is such a talent. In her first conference meet she finished 13th to earn second earn all-conference honors. Allisan has been motivated by being the top freshman in the conference and today she was once again the top girl. She has a bright future. Abby King earned honorable mention honors by finishing in 20th place overall. Abby found her stride early in the meet and fought off anyone near her. Great effort today by her. Rebekah Schumacher was 51st to round out team scoring and was able to kick down a few girls at the end showing that it is not over until she says it's over. Senior Amanda Herold was 62nd and Freshman Alayna Mikulski was 71st. Carolina Oezer was the lone JV runner and battled her way to a 51st place finish overall. Times were a bit slower today due to the rain over the last 3 days. Time is irrelevant in this setting as it is all about placing and the girls understood this. Competing with the girls next to you is what it is all about and the girls can hold their head up high that they did just that. I am lucky I get to work with such motivated athletes each day.
Girls Varsity 1) McFarland 30 2) Whitewater 102 3) Evansville 120 4) Jefferson 122 5) Brodhead/Juda 145 6) Big Foot 149 7) East Troy 165 8) Turner 217 9) Clinton 220 10) Parkview 237 11) Palmyra-Eagle 255 12) Edgerton 276
Overall Winner 6) Andrea Sandoval 21:07 12) Sarah Ziolkowski 21:41 13) Allisan Barrett 21:43 20) Abby King 22:18 51) Rebekah Schumacher 24:48 62) Amanda Herold 25:40 74) Alyana Mikulski 28:55
JV Girls (5 scored teams) 1) McFarland 15 Whitewater - Inc. Overall Winner: Elisabeth Klumpyan - McFarland, 21:58 51) Carolina Oezer 31:16.
Next up is the WIAA Sectional race in Pewaukee next Saturday."
For detailed results .

Jon Zimdars

James Ehlen

Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Chad Carstens: "The Whippet boys had a great day on the grass as they all ran very strong. Jon Zimdars lead his team with a third place overall finish propelling the boys to a respectable 3rd place team finish. He absolutely attacked the second loop of the course. He was moving forward as others were fading back. I am so proud of the way he displayed all the things that Whippet Cross Country is all about - competing to the fullest extent. James Ehlen ran respectable to finish 12th to earn second team all-conference honors. Sophomore Jimmy King earned honorable mention honors finishing in 18th overall. Rounding out the team scoring were Jason Shelbourn in 39th, Nathan Barrett in 43rd, Wentao Guo in 49th and Alfredo Gomez in 61st. Six out the 7 runners on varsity are seniors and were essential in securing a third place finish today. On the JV side of things, Jacob Korf paced the team with a 14th place individual finish and catapulted the team to a second place overall finish. Also scoring for the team were Justin Brantmeier in 20th, Steven Witt 21st, Jon Brunner 29th, Connor Laue 36th, and Mitchell Dalzin 40th, Jack Downs in 47th. Rounding out the competitors were Nathaniel Jeppsen in 51st and Nathan Cagney in 57th. Times on this day were slow due to the rain over the last few days but we don't race the clock in a meet like this. It's all about placing as high as possible as that makes up the team score. On both levels, these young men understood the difference between the regular season and the championship portion. I am lucky I get to work with kids like this on a day to day basis. They represented Whitewater very well and with high class and dignity.
Boys Varsity: 1) McFarland 28 2) Jefferson 68 3) Whitewater 115 4) Parkview 147 5) Brodhead/Juda 149 6) Clinton 171 7) Evansville 196 8) Big Foot 205 9) East Troy 222 10) Edgerton 227 11) Palmyrra-Eagle 255 12) Turner 273
Overall Winner: Rylee Miller, Jefferson, 17:23 3) Jon Zimdars 17:45 12) James Ehlen 18:36 18) Jimmy King 19:09 39) Jason Shelbourn 20:16 43) Nathan Barrett 20:27 49) Wentao Guo 20:54 61) Alfredo Gomez 21:27
Boys' JV (7 scoring teams) 1) McFarland 15 2) Whitewater 64 Winner: Noah Turcek - McFarland, 18:32 14) Jacob Korf 20:58 20) Justin Brantmeier 21:46 21) Steven Witt 21:49 29) Jon Brunner 22:29 36) Connor Laue 22:57 40) Mitchell Dalzin 23:27 47) Jack Downs 24:05 51) Nathaniel Jeppsen 24:36 57) Nathan Cagney 25:20."
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(Oct. 17) Whitewater Post Office Set To Deliver Packages on Sunday Please Keep Carriers Safe as they make their rounds
Don't be surprised to see a letter carrier on your front door step on a Sunday. Because of increased package growth, the Whitewater Postal Service will start delivering packages on Oct. 26th .

"We're excited about the increase in packages," said Whitewater Postmaster Sherrie Benes "But we also want our customers know Letter Carriers will be out delivering on Sundays." This is new for the Whitewater Post Office. This expanded delivery is for parcels only.

"We would like our customers to keep walkway areas clear and make sure dogs are inside the house and safely secured," said Sherrie.

The increase in deliveries means making sure every parcel is delivered safely to each address and that each Letter Carrier returns safely to the Post Office.

In fiscal year 2013, the Postal Service saw a 6 percent increase in package volume over the previous year. An additional 12 percent increase was recorded last holiday season, totaling 420 million packages.

"This significant increase in packages means customers are choosing us as their shipper of choice because of our large delivery network," said Sherrie.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With more than 31,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private-sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 42nd in the 2012 Fortune 500. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for seven years and the fourth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

(Oct. 16) Last week, two classes of Whitewater High School students had the unique experience of spending a day immersed in hands-on learning and scientific investigation at Bluff Creek State Natural Area.

A ten minute bus ride was all the time it took for the students to discover a natural area teaming with plant and animal diversity. Not only did the students see how land managers foster plant and animal species' diversity and resiliency, but they joined in and learned by doing.

Under the direction of conservation professionals, land stewards and teachers, the students worked hard to cut and remove invasive shrubs degrading native prairie habitat, collected seed from threatened plants to help establish new populations, and sampled Bluff Creek's water to determine its quality. Learning by doing is very effective and results in long lasting impressions for the students. The work accomplished during this field day was impressive and will help improve wildlife habitat and speed the recovery of native plants. The field day also fostered an understanding of global environmental challenges, and gave the students a meaningful way to make a positive difference by acting locally.

The Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT) thanks our partners including We Energies Foundation, The Coburn Company, Inc., and Wisconsin DNR. Most importantly, we thank the Whitewater High School students and teachers for their enthusiasm and hard work. Your actions do make a difference! For more on the Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT)

(Oct. 16) The 2014 Lincoln Inquiry Charter School (LINCS) Road Rally happened last Friday and it was a huge success!

Students ran 2830 laps around the middle school track, that's 707.5 miles! (that's 27 marathons!) and generated $6,445 in pledges to benefit LINCS Family Teacher Partnership!

This is the second highest amount raised in the history of road rally!

A special thank you to all the teachers who helped, volunteers who passed out bracelets, cut apples, & handed out water, and parents who came to cheer on the students. Thank you to their sponsors: Commercial Bank, First Citizens State Bank, Sweet Spot, Walmart and Zingg Motors!

(Oct. 16) The Bethel House celebrated its 20th Anniversary last Sunday. The First United Methodist Church shared its grounds in honor of Bethel House accompanied by Bethel House Board Members, past members, Bethel House supporters, and community members. Pastor Susan Bresser, Mary Devitt, Board President Bev Ganser, Vice President Jim Winship, former coordinators Mindy Triebold and Shirley Cutshall, as well as current Bethel House coordinator, Kristy Weinberg, spoke at this celebration to prompt attendees to commemorate and rejoice how blessed our community has been to have had an organization such as Bethel House within it.

Bethel House Board (r-l) Don Triebold, Dave Gamble, Kelly Davis, Carole Scharinger, Jim Winship,
Bev Ganser, Bruce Schroeder, Mary Rogers, Heather Schramm, Kristy Weinberg, Jeff Knight.

The Bethel House is a non-profit organization that provides interim one-year housing for homeless families that have a connection through Whitewater, as well as assists as many other families in financial need as possible with vital needs such as food and clothing. As The Bethel House continues to grow, it continues to work on behalf of our community to advocate for those in struggling times and great financial need. This couldn't be done without the support, donations, and grants provided by multiple community members and businesses. For more information about the Bethel House, to volunteer, or donate, please visit www.bethelhouseinc.org or contact Kristy Weinberg at 262-473-2715.

(Oct. 14) Whitewater High School students had the opportunity to speak with admission counselors from over 100 two and four year colleges and universities at the Wisconsin Education Fair at Delavan-Darien High School on October 8! Learning about post-secondary educational opportunities is a great way to become college & career ready!


(Oct. 14) The Lions and Lioness as well as volunteer parents will be testing the eyes of students in Whitewater schools.
Oct 7th was at Washington School
Monday Oct 13 was at the Middle School
Thursday Oct 16th and 17th will be at Lincoln School
Tuesday Oct 21st will be at Lakeview School.
The volunteers do the first testing and any students who have questionable results are retested by the School Nurse. The Nurse will send a letter to the parents of any student who does not pass the basic test.
This is a project the Lions (The Vision People) are proud to support which helps identify and correct vision issues with our students.

(Oct. 14) Elmhurst College will present Alumni Merit Awards to four of its graduates who have made exemplary contributions to society and to the College on Saturday, October 18, as one of the highlights of its 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend. One of the four graduates is Alan J. Kromholz (Class of 1960), of Whitewater, Wis., who will receive the College's Distinguished Service to Alma Mater Award.

In 2000, Alan and Ruth Kromholz (nee Meyer) funded the Meyer-Kromholz Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student majoring in education.

Kromholz graduated from Elmhurst with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, and earned divinity degrees from Eden Theological Seminary in 1964 and 1979. He served the United Church of Christ as a pastor in Evansville, Wis., and Watertown, Wis., and also served as minister to the business community at Frieden's UCC in Milwaukee and as interim pastor at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church in Spring Lake, Fla. His career in the ministry came to a dramatic climax in May of 1968, when he was released from the Congregational UCC in Watertown for being "too socially and politically active," according to his biography. His ministry in Watertown was detailed in a 1972 book, Crisis in Watertown: The Polarization of an American Community. He left the ministry in 1968 but continued to be politically and socially active, as a voter registration worker in Mississippi and in the development of open housing in Wisconsin.

Much of Kromholz's professional life has involved work in the waste industry. He was director of sales for Waste Management, Inc.; vice president of sales at ARS Waste Management Partners; and vice president of North America United Waste. He retired in 2012 as the senior partner of OTA Services LLC, a family-owned business now operated by his son.

Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College's mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,200 full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 25 undergraduate academic departments and more than 15 graduate degree programs.


The J-Hawk Aquatic Club offers a swim team and swim lessons, to area youth. No child is ever turned away due to financial difficulties. Their wreath sale helps offset the costs of running their programs and allowing all children to participate.


Make sure to check their products out! Products Available: 20" Single Sided (option of mail order, as well); 26" Single Sided; 36" Single Sided or Double-Sided; 48" Single Sided or Double-Sided; 60" Single Sided; 72" Single Sided Cane Shaped; 36" Cross; 25' Roping Swag; 18" Christmas Tree (option of mail order, as well) Centerpiece (option of mail order, as well) Easel Door Hook

to view pictures and detailed descriptions (order form is on the last page) Please order by Nov. 1st.
How to order: 1. Call in or text your order to 608-449-5150 (if texting, leave your name)
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3. Complete the order form and mail it in.

(Oct. 13) The Whitewater Veterinary Hospital, 527 S. Janesville St, honors their Veterinary Technicians during National Veterinary Technician Week. They have five outstanding Vet Technicians here at the Hospital, with 80 years of experience, cumulatively.

National Veterinary Technician Week is October 12-18, 2014. This week provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians' contributions. Although they value the veterinary technicians every day of the year, they take this week to honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality care for all animals.

Pets are important members for many families. Veterinary technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible. Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare.

Pets give unconditional love and veterinary technicians give us peace of mind. For this reason they should be celebrated during National Veterinary Technician Week.

Emily Leistkow from Monroe.She has had a passion for animals from a young age, and got her start with dogs, cats, a lamb named Peppy, rabbits and horses. She graduated from MATC in 2013 with her associate's degree as a veterinary technician and couldn't think of a better career choice. Emily joined the team in June of 2013.

Stacy Feldman grew up and continues to reside in Whitewater. She knew she wanted to work with animals after volunteering at a humane society after high school. She has worked in a pet spa/boarding facility, pet stores, and a pet food company while in college. She graduated with Emily from MATC in 2013 with her associate's degree as a veterinary technician. Stacy joined the team in June of 2013.

Sandy Lucht is from Whitewater She graduated from MATC in 1988 and has worked at the Hospital since then. Sandy loves the surgery part of medicine the best.

Dixie Sterer has been with the practice since 1995. She grew up in Whitewater and graduated from the veterinary technician program at MATC. She has a special interest in cat behavior. Dixie also works with canine and feline behavior issues and is a trainer for their puppy classes.

Ginny Weimer returned to work at the Hospital in 2006 after a six year leave of absence to work in another small animal practice. Always learning new things, self-professed computer geek Ginny is getting the staff caught up with the latest and greatest technology.


Rocky Rococo's of Whitewater will donate 20 percent of their sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m on Monday, October 27th to the Whitewater Middle School Parent Teacher Organization.

"We are thankful to Rocky's for generously donating 20 percent of their sales to the Whitewater Middle School Parent Teacher Organization to raise funds for our kids. WMS has a terrific team of students, teachers and staff, and this fundraiser will help us to better meet their needs," said Dr. Tanya Wojciechowicz, Principal of the Whitewater Middle School.

The Whitewater Middle School Parent Teacher Organization regularly supports 7th Grade Native American Day, 6th Grade World Tour, 7th Grade Washington D.C. Trip, 8th Grade World of Disney Trip, State Testing (snacks for) and much more! All proceeds go directly back to help the WMS students! More than 430 students attend the Whitewater Middle School, located on 401 South Elizabeth Street. The mission of WMS is to ensure that individual students achieve at the highest level in a challenging curriculum of academics and the arts, while supporting physical, social, emotional, and civic development collaboratively with parents and the community in a safe, caring, and positive environment.

The Whitewater Art Alliance will celebrate its eighth year at an annual meeting on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.

Community members are invited to join the board of directors to review 2014 and discuss plans for 2015. Anyone interested in serving on the board or as an officer should plan to attend the meeting. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. The members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance include artists and people who enjoy art. Artists and art-advocates alike are invited to join the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Members receive regular communication from the Alliance regarding art-happenings in the area. By becoming members, they also are helping to support an active thriving arts alliance in our community. Please check out the WAA website

The Whitewater Arts Alliance also has Birge Fountain t-shirts available for sale for $10 at the Cultural Arts Center.

The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is to promote the visual and performing arts through an alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and surrounding areas.


Whitewater High School will be holding its annual Career Fair for the juniors and seniors on the morning of Thursday, October 30th. They are looking for a few more professionals to represent their field! Any field of work is welcome to join them but we are specifically seeking those in the fields of: auto mechanics, nursing, and the trades (such as plumbing, carpentry, etc.). If you are interested in setting up a booth and speaking with high school students about your line of work, please contact Jessica Prokop at 262-472-8180 or email jprokop@wwusd.org.

The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the sixth annual Ghoul's Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m. located in the uptown business district.

Halloween activities, contests, entertainment, and more can be found at the various businesses in between Mercy Whitewater Medical Center all the way up to Culver's. One of the most popular attractions is the 13-foot inflatable clown head. For only one dollar, kids can reach into the clown head and grab three balloons that are filled with fun mystery prizes.

The ghoulish activities include pumpkin bowling at Robin's Nest Salon IV, jumping around in an inflatable bouncy house in Winchester True Value parking lot, and a scarecrow stuffing contest in the courtyard of St. Patrick Church. Decorate cupcakes and cookies at Mulberry Glen and caramel apples at Daniel's Sentry. For a free photograph, bring in a non-perishable food item to Walgreens. U.S. Cellular will be handing out goody-bags. These are just a few of the many activities. Trick-or-treating will be found at most of the businesses.

Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center Swim Lessons Oct 30 - Nov. 13th and Nov. 22 Jan. 10th.

Rummage and Bake Sale Sat Nov 1 9am-2pm

60th Anniversary Celebration - Bruce (Chief) and Shirley Lyon were married October 28, 1954.

Anyone who would like to celebrate their day with them are invited to an Open House hosted by their children, Bonnie (Jerry) Pfeifer, Lorie (Jerry) Radke and Jeff Lyon.

It will take place on Saturday, November 1st from 1-4pm at the Cravath Lakefront Community Building, 342 S. Fremont Street. Please omit gifts.

(Oct. 13) The Whitewater Lioness will hold their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, November 1st at Wanda's Waterfront Restaurant located in the lower level of the American Legion (292 S. Wisconsin Street). The dinner will include spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, and homemade desserts. Tickets for the dinner are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 years and younger. Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Parents, grandparents, business people, educators and other community members are banding together through Whitewater YES to help encourage people to vote in favor of the Whitewater Unified School District Referendum on November 4.

Whitewater YES volunteers are helping to make contact with voters, distribute yard signs, and help in other ways to share the importance of this vote for Whitewater children and the broader community.

"Our District has great accomplishments in keeping elementary class sizes smaller, achieving high ACT scores at the high school, offering a nationally-recognized music program as well as great sports events, and more. In order to keep our schools great we need to support this referendum. As a grandparent of children in our district, and as a business person who wants to see Whitewater thrive, I am dedicated to making sure that our kids receive a great education in our community," said Ron Binning, co-chair of Whitewater YES and owner of Binning & Dickens Insurance in Whitewater.

Many caring, concerned people have been working on the budget for our district. The school board and staff have worked diligently with financial experts from all walks of life to cut thousands of dollars from the budget. Teachers, support staff, and administrators have made financial sacrifices in both pay and benefits to help ensure that Whitewater children continue to receive a high-quality education. The administration has been making prudent cuts and will continue to be a careful steward of the funds. Even if this referendum passes, the district will still need to cut $300,000 from the budget. But cutting staff health care plans and reducing the budget is not enough. The state allocation per child to public schools was cut dramatically and has never been restored. A wide range of community members all believe it is imperative to the future of area children that residents vote yes to pass the referendum on November 4th.

"As an educator at the University and as a parent of children who attend our school district, I believe that this vote will help determine the health of our community as a whole in the future. Education is vital to a healthy society," said Kristen Monday, co-chair of Whitewater YES, and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Rather than asking for a recurring increase, the referendum asks to establish this support for the next four years. That will allow the community to revisit this issue. So, a YES vote now, allows the district to provide the financial resources needed to keep Whitewater schools great in the present while also allowing the district to reconsider the issue in the near future. The district is asking to renew existing tax levy authority. The district has $600,000 in debt payments that will be falling off at the same time the current $600,000 operating referendum will expire. This $1.2 million in expiring levy authority will allow for the $1.2 million in proposed levy authority to be absorbed with a neutral impact on the overall tax levy. Both the expiring levy authority and the proposed referendum have an equal value on the mill rate of $0.89 per thousand. If the referendum is supported, there would be no anticipated increase over the current levy amount. The district is going from paying off debt to investing in technology, infrastructure and the great programs offered by the district.

"I grew up in Whitewater, and I had a great education here, which is one of the reasons we moved back to Whitewater after our son was born. Our schools' music and art programs are award-winning, and our talented and caring teachers and staff help foster creativity and innovation. Creativity and innovation help our kids stand out as they pursue their careers. It is crucial to our kids and our community that we pass this referendum and keep our schools strong," said Marjorie Stoneman, co-chair of Whitewater YES.

Aurelio Callope, Treasurer for Whitewater YES, concurred, "As a business person and a father of children who attended our district, I know the importance of a great school system to our family and our community. We must keep our schools strong in order to attract more people to our district."

If residents have more detailed questions, they may visit the Whitewater Unified School District's website

People who want to help Whitewater YES spread the 'vote yes' message, request yard signs, or help make a financial contribution to Whitewater YES, may contact Ron Binning's office at 262-473-3930. Donations can also be sent to Whitewater YES via Aurelio Callope, N1060 Fremont Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190.

Supporters are invited to 'LIKE' Whitewater YES for Education on Facebook.

Following is the actual wording of the November 4 referendum: "Shall the Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,200,000 a year beginning with the 2015-2016 school year through the 2018-2019 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular programs, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?"

The referendum was also recommended by the Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). This Committee discussed the district’s decrease in overall enrollment with an increase in special education, state revenue limits, loss of state aid (through the Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement needs, and increases in other necessary areas in the budget.
For the Power Point presentation used in guiding the discussion - .

CROP Hunger Walk Quilt Raffle! Drawing for this beautiful quilt is Wednesday, November 26th. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5. Available from the following churches: First English Lutheran Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, First Congregational United Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Also available from Woodland Quilts.

Cheryl Kehm and Carol Laursen, showing the Scrappy Star design quilt, 72” by 90”, made by Woodland Quilts Thursday Quilters: Nancy Dynkowski, Carol Laursen, Cheryl Kehm, Denise Charts, and Jean Paszkiet.

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