A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
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Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
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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
Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Youth Soccer Club
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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,
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.
Bellezza Hair Design
& Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email
inquiries and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Precision Machining LLC
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
(Jan 20) Washington Elementary
School in Whitewater Nominated for Prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools
State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers has nominated
eight Wisconsin public elementary schools for the National Blue Ribbon Schools
award, which is a U.S. Department of Education effort to recognize overall
academic excellence or progress in improving student achievement. We are
pleased to announce that Washington Elementary School is among those nominated.
"The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes the hard work of students,
educators, families, and communities in striving for solid student academic
achievement," Evers said. "Our public school nominees provide a safe and
supportive learning environment where young people can build a foundation for
future academic and life success. I wish our nominees well in the next phase of
the Blue Ribbon Schools process."
Schools nominated to the program must
complete the Blue Ribbon Schools application and undergo a rigorous national
review process. Awards, presented to "Exemplary High Performing" and "Exemplary
Achievement Gap Closing" schools, are typically announced in early September.
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized more than 8,500 of America's
schools since it began in 1982. To be considered for the program, schools must
be among the top schools in the state for overall achievement on statewide
assessments or closing achievement gaps between student groups.
Grosinske, principal of Washington Elementary, comments, "We are so proud and
humbled to be nominated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for
the National Blue Ribbon Schools award through the U.S. Department of
Education. This validates the incredible work our school staff has been doing
for our students. We have known all along we have amazing families, a world
class staff, and a very supportive school district. This nomination is evidence
of the positive and student-centered culture that is Washington Elementary
The 2017 nominees are: Washington Elementary School,
Whitewater Unified School District; Mountain Bay Elementary School, D.C.
Everest Area School District, Weston; Robinson Elementary School, Laona School
District; Shorewood Hills Elementary School, Madison Metropolitan School
District; Oriole Lane Elementary School, Mequon-Thiensville School District;
Elmwood Elementary School, New Berlin School District; Phillips Elementary
School, Phillips School District and West Salem Elementary School, West Salem
(Jan 20) Join your friends and
neighbors who have rediscovered the joy of playing in a band! "Dust off" your
instrument and have fun with this great group. Monday night at 6:30 pm in the
Center of the Arts - CA 1005. Contact Glenn Hayes at
(Jan 20) Lincoln Elementary School
held their mid-semester celebration assembly to honor the students'
achievements, recognize exceptional student leaders, and promote a positive
second semester on Thursday, January 19th.
Students proud of their awards!
As the first "Leader In Me" school in Wisconsin, Lincoln
School focuses on exemplifying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students.
This month's habit is 'Think Win-Win." Students are encouraged to be
courageous, cooperative, and empathetic in coming up with solutions that are
beneficial for all.
During the assembly, brave students from each grade
level were front and center for sing-alongs. Student leaders were in charge of
the introductions for each song.
To conclude the festivities, Lincoln School staff joined
in with their own sing-along, performing "We Are Family."
was a great opportunity for students and staff to come together as one. Lincoln
School is looking forward to an incredible second semester! (Kim
Gilliland -UWW PR Intern)
(Jan 20) Whitewater Community TV is
back on the air with a temporary fix that will hopefully get them through the
Meanwhile, the City staff are ordering new parts for the
equipment. Scheduled video programs like city meetings, church services, and
community-produced shows should be available now. However, at this time they
are unable to broadcast informational slides. Usually, there is a loop of
PowerPoint slides that show city meeting agendas and other information. They
will get that up as soon as they can.
(Jan 20) REMINDER - Request
for candid pictures of Tim Hering related to his softball coaching
Kelly Hering Murray, daughter of long time WHS
Softball Coach Tim Hering, is asking all WHS alumni who played softball for her
dad to share candid photos of him from softball to be included in a video for
his upcoming posthumous induction into the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches
Association Hall of Fame. Photos can be emailed to Laura Masbruch at
email@example.com until the end of January.
(Jan 19) WHS Girls' Basketball Team
65 Palmyra 28
Parents Dave and Brenda Schumacher with daughter
Rebekah with her 1000 points recognition by Coach Judy Harms.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive
Myriama Smith-Traore top scorer with 20 points
Katie Weaver sinks a 3-pointer.
Whitewater girls were on fire Thursday night scoring 43
point in the first half to lead 43-10 over Palmyra. Prior to the game Rebekah
Schumacher was recognized for scoring over 1000 points in her career at
Whitewater High School.
Whippets will travel to Beloit Turner on
Tuesday and then back home Friday against McFarland.
Friday will be the
Whippets annual "YOUTH NIGHT" as well as hosting a "RED OUT" in a partnership
with the American Heart Association. T-shirts can be purchased for $10, socks
$20, or both for $25. All proceeds will be donated to the AHA. Items may be
purchased from any member of the Whippet girls' basketball program or contact
Mrs. Harms at Washington Elementary School. (firstname.lastname@example.org) All orders
placed by 5:00pm Friday January 20th will be filled. Orders after the 20th will
be based on our remaining supply.
Whitewater score by halves: 43-22=65
by halves: 10-18=28
JV Game: Palmyra won
(Jan 18) The No. 20 ranked UWW
women's basketball team used a decisive fourth-quarter run Wednesday night to
earn its seventh straight win, a 55-50 triumph over No. 10 UW-Oshkosh in a
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown in front of a large
crowd at Kachel Gymnasium.
Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka -
for extensive picture gallery
Junior guard Malia Smith
(Bolingbrook, Ill./Neuqua Valley) led the Warhawks with double doubles,
registering a game-high 20 points, including a 10-of-10 performance at the
free-throw line, to go along with a career-high 12 rebounds, five assists and
Junior guard Brooke Trewyn
(Whitewater High School) also had a double doubles game with 17 points, 10
rebounds and two assists.
The Warhawks continue WIAC play Saturday against UW-Stout
on Kids Day at Kachel Gymnasium. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m.
All children in eighth grade and under will receive free
admission and be eligible to win great prizes throughout the
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(Jan 18) The No. 25 ranked
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's basketball team hit 10 of its first 12
shots from the field and shot 56.3 percent for the game Wednesday night en
route to a 73-67 victory at UW-Oshkosh in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference match-up in Oshkosh.
Junior guard Chris Jones (Milwaukee,
WI/Bradley Tech) tallied a team-best 21 points and added three assists to lead
Junior forward Scotty Tyler
(Grafton, WI) posted his fourth double double of the season with 10 points and
Junior forward Demetrius Woodley
(Milwaukee, WI/Vincent) had 11 points.
The Warhawks have now accumulated 16 straight wins over
the Titans, with the last loss coming in February of 2009.
continues WIAC play on the road Saturday at UW-Stout. Tipoff in Menomonie is
scheduled for 3 p.m.
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(Jan 18) Need help with
your phone? There is a TechTime scheduled for Saturday, January 28th, at Irvin
L Young Memorial Library from 12pm to 2pm. This program is designed to help
anyone with both apple and android phones. Coffee with be offered, as well as a
take away handout. If you have any questions contact Madeline Kuhl at
(Jan 18) The annual lot owners and
directors meetings of the Cemetery Association of Whitewater will be held in
the recreation room of Blackhawk Manor, 1155 Blackhawk Lane on Thursday,
January 26th at 7:00 p.m. for election of officers and other business.
(Jan 18) Returning for the 2017
filing season, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at UWW
will provide free tax help and free electronic filing of 2016 federal and
Wisconsin tax returns for low- and moderate income state residents.
VITA will be open on Saturdays from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from January 28 through April
12. Note that the tax clinic will be closed March
18, March 22 and March 25. No appointments are needed; it is first come,
Staffed by IRS-certified student preparers and supervised
by faculty in the Department of Accounting, the program offers critical
hands-on experience for students. And UWW hopes to increase the number of
returns processed and filed in 2017.
Robert Meyers, accounting
department lecturer and program contact, relates, "We're excited to have
increased capacity this year. Based on additional training and streamlined
processes, we'll be able to help a lot more people."
VITA is located in
Timothy J. Hyland Hall, room 1001, across from parking lot 7 on Starin Road. On
Wednesdays, stop at the Visitor's Center on Starin Road (drive-thru on the
north side of the building), tell them you are there for the VITA tax clinic
and ask for a temporary parking permit. Park in Lot 7 in any non-metered spot.
On Saturdays, simply park in Lot 7.
Important information, including
location map, program limitations and required supporting documentation, can be
. For additional
information, email the VITA Site Coordinator at email@example.com or leave a message
(Jan 17)MARK YOUR CALENDAR ON THE
Annual Freeze Fest Chili Cook-Off
Competition, Saturday, February 11
Do you make an incredible chili? Are you interested in
helping raise funds for Special Olympics? Then the Freeze Fest Chili Cook-off
is for you. Get together a group of people, your club, group, church or
business and make it an event! You can promote your group or business while
serving chili to Freeze Fest participants and spectators. The event is
Saturday, February 11 in the warming tent at the Cravath Lakefront Park in
Whitewater, serving from 11 am - 2:30 pm. There is no entry fee! Participants
vie for the First Place trophy, Golden Ladle, Best Decorated table, and
People's Choice bragging rights, plus a few other prizes. Registration forms
are available online at www.wwparks.org by calling 262-473-0535 or emailing Deb
Weberpal at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is
Friday, February 3. Share your talents, good food and help raise money for
Special Olympics and Seniors in the Park.
Whitewater Lions Club Annual
Fish-a-ree, Sunday Feb 12th
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday,
(Jan 14) The Whitewater Arts
Alliance (WAA) is pleased to announce that it has received a $1,500 grant from
the Whitewater Community Foundation. The WAA will use the funds to support
activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance at
the Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.
The year 2017 marks the 10th year that the Whitewater
Arts Alliance has had a home base, the Cultural Arts Center. 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.
from the Whitewater Community Foundation grant will help the Whitewater Arts
Alliance make a make a strong outreach effort so that even more area residents
and visitors can participate in WAA programs. The goal is to provide exhibits
and performances that appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors, including
seniors, veterans, school children, university staff and students, Latinos,
artists, and non-artists.
Linda Long, president of the WAA, said, "Our
tenth anniversary is an opportune time to tell our story and help our community
understand the importance of the visual and performing arts. (And it is a time
for our community to have a little fun together!) We have a full slate of
exhibits already scheduled, and we are excited about the other events that we
might be able to add."
The grant will help the WAA partner with the
UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication to put together an exhibit of
artwork from Oaxaca, Mexico, and hopefully include Latin music and dancing. In
addition, highlighting performing artists (including student musicians) at
exhibit opening receptions is another plan. Also, the support will help the WAA
secure a children's concert by Stuart Stotts during the Savory Sounds Concert
Series this summer.
The mission of the Whitewater Community Foundation
is to make Whitewater's dreams come true. The Foundation collaborates with its
civic partners to create opportunities for youth and adults to achieve their
educational and economic dreams, to create a vibrant city for the arts, and to
celebrate and preserve the qualities that make Whitewater exceptional. In the
years since its inception, the Foundation has grown from a scholarship
foundation to one that has used additional gifts and investments to support
Linda Long said, "Making dreams come true is the
mission of the Whitewater Community Foundation, and we are so thrilled to have
their help in making our dreams come true during this, our 10th anniversary at
the Cultural Arts Center. Their help will raise the awareness of what a great
community we already have and are striving to augment. The arts enrich to the
quality of life in any community. Whether one is an artist waiting for a chance
to share his/her talent, a person who just enjoys the arts, or someone who is
getting a first introduction to the creative community, there is something for
Following is the 2017 calendar for the Cultural Arts Center:
February/March - Shelby Keefe; April - A Celebration of Latino Arts and
Artists; May - Whitewater Student Show; June - WRAP Exhibit; July - Fran Achen
Photography Contest; August - Costume Exhibit by UW-W Theater/Dance Dept.;
September - Artrageous Birds; October - Virgi Driscoll; November/December - WAA
Following is the Savory Sounds Concert Series Schedule:
June 15 - Carl Cole; June 22 - TBA; June 29 - Main Street Big Band; July 7 -
Bill Hill; July 14 - Stuart Stotts.
The Whitewater Arts Alliance's
Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White
building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building. An elevator
is available for access from the parking lot entrance.
(Jan 12) Former Whippet, Class of
1983, Allyn Hackett, School Community Officer, Delavan-Darien School
Officer Hackett retired on January 6th after
serving 26 years with the City of Delavan Police Department. Check out a
Delavan - Darien School District video and photo album recognizing Officer
(Jan 20) Vernon "Lee"
Rexroat, 78 Fort Collins , CO died peacefully at home after a short illness on
Monday January 16, 2017.
Lee enjoyed a long career with the
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater where he served as assistant dean of
students for a period of time. He then taught at the graduate level in the
education department. Later, he acted as student advisor and counselor. Lee
married his high school sweetheart, Jeanie Gustafson (Erdmann), and they had
two children. Later in his life, he remarried the love of his life, Christine
Rexroat (Bevevino) at which time he lovingly accepted his extended family, and
they enjoyed many years together until his death.
Lee was fortunate to
retire from the university at the age of 55 yrs. After retirement, he and
Christine traveled the countryside in their RV, eventually settling for many
years in two places: Burnsville, NC (summers) and Cedar Key Fl. (winters). Five
years ago, Lee and Christine relocated to Fort Collins, CO to be close to
children and grandchildren. He was a musician and a storyteller, and he beamed
laughter and love everywhere he went. He adored his grandchildren who all will
miss him dearly.
He is survived by his wife Christine Rexroat, 5
children; daughters Dawn Rexroat (William), Leah Barrett (Brian), and Gabrielle
Pearl Barrett (Ted), Sons Christopher Rexroat (Kathy) and Jason Barrett (Mari).
8 grandchildren; Devonte & Kian Rexroat-Potts (Dawn and William),
Rosie&Lilli Barrett (Jason and Mari), Jackson&Tyler Pearl (Gabrielle
and Ted), and Lance&Margot Rexroat (Christopher and Kathy).
send all communications and condolences to Lee's wife Christine
(Jan 20) Audrey Amelia Stahl, (Oct. 4, 1929 - Jan. 8, 2017) was surrounded by
her family when she was called home to be with the Lord. (Previous
She even had her very special friend, Benji, her
dog. As she said to her granddaughter, "I'm going to go be with my honey, and
we're going to be dancing". She loved everyone so very much. Even in her last
hours, she would say, "I'm going to miss you so much, I love you". Even with
the little strength that she had, she made sure to say how much she "love the
doctors so much, they are all so nice". At this time, the "doctors" were all
the Nurses, CNA's, R.T., and Hospitalist who were all caring for her. I want to
take this time to personally thank all the staff at Watertown Hospital, from
the ER to the Med\Surg Unit, especially the Nurses & CNA's on the Unit,
they all went above and beyond to make my mother comfortable, and to make the
family comfortable as well. Thank you so much.
Survived by her
children; David (Diane), Debra Donner (Jim), and Michael (AnnMarie), sisters
Grace Anton, and Nancy Prout. Further survived by 16 grandchildren, 19 1/2
great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. She
was visited often by a very special friend named Alice of whom she adored. In
her last few months when her health required extra help, the Lord sent her a
special angel - Michele R.M.. Audrey loved her to pieces and would anxiously
await for the days she would come! Yes, Michele spoiled her by bringing her
fresh salads, strawberries, butterfingers, and her all time favorite; Cheetos,
Spinach dip & chips!!! Preceded in death include; her loving husband Robert
E., son Robert "Jeff", grandsons Jeffrey J., and James R. Donner, sister
Patricia, brothers Robert, Howard, and Jimmy, long time friend Delores Hill,
her parents and other family & friends.
My mother wanted to say a
special, love filled "Thank you", to all of her family that sacrificed
themselves, their time, and their love to care for her these past nine years,
especially the past two. She appreciated every little thing from everyone. She
also had a special daughter of a niece, that she truly adored as well. She
loved her for her beautiful smile, her abundant love, and for her coming out to
visit her, and help prepare the apartment for when she came home from the
hospital. She missed you.
A celebration of her life is being planned
later in February. Family will announce details at a later date.
Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Services - Oconomowoc assisted the family.