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UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County
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Wisconsin State Journal
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Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
Channel 4 Milw.
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Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Discover the Four Lakes Area Magazine
Jefferson County Living/
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Urban Forestry Committee

2015 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
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Lincoln Inquiry Charter School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
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Aquatic Center
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Community Development Authority

Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
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Historical Society

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
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UWW Young Auditorium
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Whitewater Country Club
City Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
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Assembly of God
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Community of Christ the Servant
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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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Fort Community Credit Union
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University of WI Credit Union

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Whitewater Arts Alliance
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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
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
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City of Whitewater Job Openings
City Rescue Squad Looking for Emergency Technicians Basic and Advanced.
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(Sep 2) REMINDER! Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Book Sale! Not much time left to pick up plenty of books for all readers, children, students, adults and seniors - you can not go wrong with these prices at 50 cents to a dollar or two dollars a bag, and hundreds of CD's and DVD's priced at a dollar. Sale ends on Friday, Sep 4th!

The annual book sale of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater will be held now to Friday, September 4. The sale features hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books priced at 50 cents to a dollar or two dollars a bag, and hundreds of CD's and DVD's priced at a dollar. Valuable or rare books are individually priced. The sale is open from Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Sep 2) WHS 1st Day of School Welcome Program

New Freshman, Class of 2019, leads his class into the auditorium with cheers and applause from upperclassmen and staff. All students and staff received a black WHS Whippet school t-shirt.

New Freshmen are seated!

Alli Sedmak led the audience in singing the "Star Spangled Banner".

Sally Kate Hixson, Student Council, Vice-President welcomed the Freshmen.

The "Lead Dogs" led the student body in a rendition of the "School Fight Song"

Principal Doug Parker presented an all school welcome!

Associate Principal Liz Hrodey, provided a short bio and welcoming comments!

New teachers and student teachers were introduced and presented a short bio statement.

Student Council President Sara Schlitz also welcomed the students back and also introduced 1 Foreign Exchange student and noted another from Germany will join the School later in the month.

The Foreign Exchange student, Sophie Daniels, with the flags of her country, Austria. The Austrian red and white flag fit in with the WHS red and white school colors.

This Banner, displayed on the stage, indicates a commitment that the Class of 2019 signed with an expected to Graduate pledge.

(Sep 2) WHS Class of 1985 reunion

(L-R Bottom Row) Katy Murphy, Karin (Lindgren) Barber, Cindy (Baker) Killian
(L-R Middle Row) John Warren, Janet (Essock) Hack, Henri Kinson,
(L-R Top Row) Bill Cooper and Brian Fuerstenberg.

(Picture Courtesy of Tom Ganser)

There was also a gathering at Ricks, including additional Class of 1985 alumni Mark Fero, Tim Hughes, Mark Lilly, Angela Linse, Dan Stritzel, James Yao and Amy (Marshall) Zahn. Classmates were from California, Illinois, Washington DC and Wisconsin.

(Sep 2) The UW-Whitewater Circle K club, the college level of Kiwanis, is proud to be co-sponsoring the September 18th blood drive.

Due to the low levels of blood donated in the past, there is an increased need for blood. More than 900 people, daily, in the Mid-American Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, need this gift of life. The need for human blood never takes a holiday. When someone you love is in need, being turned away because there is not enough blood of their type, is just UNACCEPTABLE. Supplies are very low right now and it is up to us to make sure the supply can meet demand even in a crisis!

Your next opportunity to help save lives by giving blood is the upcoming Whitewater Community Blood Drive on Friday, September 18th, from Noon to 6pm at the Starin Park Community Center - 504 W. Starin Road.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) OR go on-line to make an appointment. DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOURSELF! HELP SOMEONE ELSE!

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of ID are required at check-in. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Donors must be at least 17-years-old and weigh 110 pounds or more. It isn't necessary for donors to know their blood type to donate.

(Sep 2) Please join the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library for the following events:

Create Lab Tuesday, September 8th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Makers from age 5K to 5th grade will have the opportunity to explore and create at this monthly lab. The first project will be Art Bots. Please contact the library at (262) 473-0530 or stop at the circulation desk to register.
Reading with Rover Wednesday, September 9th 6:00-7:00 p.m. Reading is always more fun with a four-legged friend. Register to read with one of the certified therapy dogs! This program is open to students in grades 5K-5th grade. Please contact the library at (262) 473-0530 or stop at the circulation desk to register.
Tails with Library Linus Saturday, September 12th 10:30-11:00 a.m. Join Library Linus for tales of all kinds! Folktales, fairy tales, tall tales, and wagging tails all abound at this Saturday morning storytime. No registration is required.
Early Literacy Classes Rhyme Time (0-35 months) Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rhyme Time offers caregivers the perfect opportunity to bond with their little ones over songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.
Growing Readers (3-5 years): Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to sing, rhyme, and play. Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes. Each 30 minute class period is followed by activities at the Creation Stations and a play time. Please register for the Early Literacy Classes using the form on the children's pages of Library website.

There will be no class on the following dates: September 29th, October 1st, November 3rd, November 5th, and November 26th.

(Sep 2) Janesville's Raven's Wish Gallery is pleased to announce a solo art exhibition by Karolyn Alexander of Whitewater.

"October Orange"


"Beyond Crayola" is a collection of watercolor, collage, and acrylic abstract paintings representing Alexander's ongoing mission to "make surfaces more COLORful."

Karolyn Alexander has enjoyed mixing colors and making plain surfaces more colorful since her first box of Crayola crayons. As a youngster she experimented with creating new colors by layering one color of crayon over another. An early retirement from UW-Whitewater allowed her to focus on creating art and in April of 2003 she began studying watercolor with the late Marilyn Keating at L'Atelier Art Studio in Janesville. Since then she has also worked in collage and most recently in acrylic.

Karolyn's book, "Watercolor Cookbook - Recipes for Mixing Delicious Color," includes tips on mixing watercolor paints and more than 60 full color photographs of her watercolor paintings. She frequently teaches adult watercolor and collage classes in both Janesville and Whitewater.

An artist reception for Karolyn will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on September 11th at Raven's Wish Gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville. The exhibition will hang through September 30th. The gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, and during the summer from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

(Sep 1) IT'S TIME TO LEARN TO SWIM! It is a critical life skill!

Swimming is a lifetime activity for ALL children and one used on family vacations and school fun days. Get your children enrolled now!

J-Hawk Lessons Start SEPTEMBER 21st!
Register on-line at
6 weeks long, M/W or TU/TH (or, mix it up) - $50/child

They have something for everyone and want to see all children swimming.

Low Income Rates: If you qualify for the reduced school lunch program, you pay ½ the fees. If you qualify for the free lunch program, lessons are free!

30 Minute Classes (5:30pm, 6pm or 6:30pm

Tots (entry level for 2-3 year olds)

Clingers (wouldn't walk away in deep water)*
*Our 6 year old guarantee - any child, ages 6 and older, that does NOT swim across the pool by the end of our Clinger session, will get the next session FREE.

45 Minute Classes (5:30pm and 6:15pm)

Self-Supporter (can swim a short distance)

Pre-Competition (can swim comfortably across the pool)

For more information, please call Cheri at 608-449-5150 or e-mail j_hawkswim@charter.net

(Sep 1) (Updated with three new pictures) Approximately 25 residents of Fairhaven, a continuing care retirement community located in Whitewater, attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team's practice Monday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

Head coach Bullis and players welcomed the Fairhaven residents.

Warhawk coaches, student-athletes and administrators visited with the residents, who were seated in the stands to watch the team take part in its final practice of the month.

UW-Whitewater opens the regular season Sept. 12 at Belhaven (Miss.). The Warhawks play their 2015 home opener one week later, on Sept. 19, against Finlandia (Mich.).

The event was part of the Warhawk Leadership Academy's Warhawks Give Back initiative, which encourages UW-Whitewater student-athletes, coaches and administrators to develop relationships on campus, throughout Whitewater and in the greater community.

How about a cheer!

Back Then! Now, it is like this!

Relaxing and bet it is hot on the field!

(Sept 1) 2015 Walworth County Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste Friday & Saturday October 2&3 (Whitewater - Friday Oct 2nd)

Clean Sweep is dedicated to the collection & proper disposal of household hazardous waste products & pharmaceuticals. Services are available to Walworth County household residents free-of-charge, and pre-registration is not required. What is household hazardous waste? It is the unusable portion of a household product containing volatile chemicals that are flammable, corrosive, explosive, reactive, toxic or radioactive. These products are identified by looking at labels, which are generally marked CAUSTIC, ACID, DANGER, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, or POISON. Product examples are listed below.

Collection Location # 1 Open ONLY on Friday, October 2 3:00 p.m . ... 6:00 p.m. City of Whitewater Public Works Complex 150 East Starin Road Whitewater.

Examples of products containing volatile chemicals are listed below. The unusable portion of these products should be brought to Clean Sweep.

Waste Handling & Transportation Guidelines for Products Other Than Pharmaceuticals ../ Keep waste products in their original containers . ../ Do not mix any products together . ../ Place products in a cardboard box lined with plastic. ../ Transport products in the trunk of your vehicle.

Is there a Clean Sweep program for businesses & Institutions? Yes! But, businesses and institutions must pre-register for the program, provide a list of items they want to bring, and pay for product disposal. Please call 262-741-7264 for more information about this opportunity, or to request a pre-registration form.

Free, local disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medications at entrance lobby to Whitewater Municipal Building - Place all medicines in a plastic Ziploc type bag(s), and deposit in Drop Box.
Accepted: Prescription drugs (controlled and non-controlled);Over the Counter Medications; Ointments & Creams; Patches, Vials & Non-aerosol sprays and Pet Medications
Items Not Accepted: Illegal Drugs; Needles/Sharps & Inhalers; Mercury thermometers; Aerosol Cans; Biohazardous material (contain body fluids/blood) and Personal Care products (shampoo, soap, lotion, etc.).

Program Sponsor & Funding Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Walworth County Public Works Department & funded in part by the Town of Darien Mallard Ridge Landfill Fund, and a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection.

Local Program Partners & Financial Supporters includes: City of Whitewater Police & Street Dept; John's Disposal Service, Whitewater

Other Locations: Collection Location# 2 Open ONLY on Friday, October 2 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Town of Linn Municipal Garage N611 Zenda Road Zenda

Collection Location: # 3 Open ONLY on Saturday, October 3 8:00 a.m. • Noon Walworth County Public Works Department W4097 County Road NN Elkhorn

(Sep 1) The UW-Whitewater Bookstore held its first ever New Student Night on Sunday, August 30th from 7-9pm for all incoming students. This event was an open house for the Bookstore and allowed them to introduce their Textbook Rental program and purchased books side to the new Warhawks. The turnout was incredible with over 1500 students checking out their textbooks through the rental program alone!

After they were done gathering books, students could snack on refreshments, tie dye t-shirts, take pictures with Willie Warhawk, shop for UW-W apparel at a discounted price, and play a bag toss game for a chance to win a prize. The Bookstore received many generous donations from their vendors and local businesses. This was a great way to show the new students some of what Whitewater has to offer!

Thank you to all the students who attended the event, UW-W resident assistants for taking their floors over to the Bookstore, all of the sponsors, and University Housing for making this night a success.

(Aug 31) Rollie Cooper's Organically Grown Self Serve Produce Stand, at 1127 West Walworth, is well stocked - stop and check it out.

(L-R) Rollie's neighbor and assistant, April Borsadi with customer Sharri Vanalstien and Rollie. Rollie and April had set up for the day and just happened to be present when Sharri drove in.

Walk down Rollie's driveway by the produce stand and check out the array of vegetables and corn growing.

Common Council Meeting - Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 p.m. at Municipal Building Agenda summary: Amendment No. 6 to 2015 Salary Resolution (to adjust certain Police Department salaries); Ordinance amending Title 19, the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Whitewater , including but not limited to amendments - for the link to the proposed revisions (large file) ; Authorizing the addition of an alternate board member position to Library Board; Springsted presentation of Classification and Compensation Study process; Discussion and possible direction regarding decorations in front yards of residences; Presentation of Capital Improvement Plan and request for input regarding the same; Approval of Task Order with Strand Associates relating to the Ann St. detention basin and Adjourn to Closed Session, NOT TO RECONVENE Item to be discussed: Presentation and discussion of proposed compensation rates for select represented and unrepresented employees and Negotiation of Agreement for Whitewater Aquatic Center.

School Board Policy Review Committee - Thursday, September 3, 7 a.m. at District Central Office Agenda summary: New Annual Notices; 832, Weapons on School Premises; 424, Participation of Non-Public School Students in District Courses and Activities; 345 .6-Rule, Graduation Requirements; 343.4, Course Options; Administrator Policies - 222.11, 222.12, 222.13, 221.14, 222.14-Rule; 662.3, Fund Balance and Continue Review of 600s Policies, Fiscal Management.

Landmarks Commission - Thursday, September 3, 6:00 p.m. at Municipal Building, City Managers Conference Room Agenda summary: Work on wording on signage for the Mounds in conjunction with the Friends of the Mounds Committee; Interactive Map on the city¡¦s web site; City Water Tower nomination as a local Landmark; Consideration of the spillway on Trippe Lake; Research on Grants; Ninth Annual Local History and Historic Preservation Conference, October 9-10 at Middleton, WI; Continue to work on an annual calendar of events and tasks to be done and/or attended; Continue discussion and creation of a list of strategic priorities on which the Landmarks Commission should focus on over the next 5 years; Report on status of city owned property monitored by Landmarks Commission and Publicity release regarding Landmarks plaques/McDarison project.

(Aug 31) Schedule for Janesville St. Railroad replacement From Chuck Nass, Superintendent Streets-Parks: "Knapp Railroad Builders have scheduled the complete replacement of the Janesville St. crossing beginning the week of October 5, 2015 and reopening the street on Friday October 9, 2015. The street will be shutdown to all through traffic, The detour will be set up to use the by-pass, but residents and those familiar with the area, will use Harper St. to Walworth Street and then back to Janesville St."

(Aug 31) SWIM-BIKE-RUN: The J-Hawk Latebird Triathlon is coming up soon! Sprint and Olympic Distances are offered, along with a Child race.

Have you registered yet? REGISTER BY TONIGHT (Monday, 8/31) AND SAVE $10!! You can register on-line at Eventbrite.com and Active.com.
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(Aug 31) Under soggy conditions the WHS Boy's and Girl's Cross Country Teams were able to lace up their spikes to see their current fitness level at the 14th annual Whippet Alumni Meet.

Brodie Runez

Andrea Sandoval

Jacob Korf

Sarah Ziolkowski

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Chad Carstens: "All things considered, the meet went well for the Whippets with Junior Brodie Runez debuting very nicely in the #1 spot followed by #2 and #3 runners Jacob Korf and Connor Laue virtually tying their best times from all of last season. Alumnus Brett Harms and Joel Tortomasi were able to withstand any would be challengers from the youthful legs of the HS athletes to finish 1-2. On the girls side, Sarah Ziolkowski and Andrea Sandoval ran the race together up front and looked very strong. Nicole Tomomitsu and Lan Vo also debuted very nicely finishing as the team's #5 and #6 runners. Elizabeth Oezers was the top alumni finisher in 6th place overall in the event. The next meet for both squads will be on Saturday, September 5th at the Verona Invitational. "

The next meet for both squads will be on Saturday, September 5th at the Verona Invitational. August 29th, 2015.

UW-Whitewater - Cloudy, 60's, calm, wet and muddy in spots. Rained all night prior.
Men - 5000 Meters 1) Brett Harms (Alumni) 17:46 2) Joel Tortomasi (Alumni) 18:49 3) Brodie Runez 18:53 4) Chad Carstens (HS Coach) 19:54 5) Jacob Korf 20:18 6) Jeff Cook (Parent) 20:26 7) Connor Laue 21:03 8) Justin Brantmeier 21:09 9) Josh Barrett (Parent, MS Coach) 21:36 10) Elliot McCulloch 22:34 11) Jimmy King 22:44 12) Jon Zhang 22:51 13) Steven Witt 22:55 14) Nick Kuzoff 23:52 15) Jon Brunner 23:57 16) Jim Foucault (Alumni) 24:07 17) Michael Kuhl 24:56 18) Mark Schroeder (Alumni) 25:11 19) Jack Downs 26:08 20) Nathaniel Jeppsen 26:38 21) Nathan Cagney 28:03 22) Daniel Trost 32:16 23) Dave Schumacher (Alumni, Parent) 32:31

Women - 5000 Meters 1) Andrea Sandoval 21:15 2) Sarah Ziolkowski 21:15 3) Allisan Barrett 21:50 4) Amanda Brom (Coach) 22:07 5) Abby King 23:10 6) Elizabeth Ossers (Alumni) 25:02 7) Nicole Tomomitsu 25:18 8) Lan Vo 25:22 9) Hailey Prager (MS) 25:51 10) Rebekah Schumacher 25:52 11) Becca Ebling (Coach) 25:54 12) Jackie Endres (Alumni) 26:22 13) Caleigh Judd 27:24 14) Brenda Schumacher (Alumni, Parent) 15) Colleen Mendez (Teacher) 29:16 16) Jaden Pfinder 29:57 17) Aspen Cook 30:12 18) Carolina Oezer 32:35 19) Alayna Mikulski 37:03 20) Nancy Espana 40:43 Kid's Race ~300 meters 1) CJ Tomomitsu 1:05 2) Lawson Reynolds 1:23 3) Aiden Urias 1:26 4) Kilian Cook 1:29 5) Zach Tomomitsu 1:35 6) Espyn Oezer 1:47 7) Julian Rennells 2:16.






(Aug 31) This weekend the Whippet Volley Ball Team played in the 2 day UWW Volleyball Classic.

Nicole Frison

Kelsey Herald

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Kathy Bullis: "The tourney hosted many quality teams. To start the first day the Whippets competed in pool play. They lost to Randolph, Hamilton, Catholic Central and Platteville. The second day the Whippets once again played in pool play with 3 other teams with similar pool play records, which still provided very tough competition in Waterloo, Deerfield, and Edgar. The Whippets unfortunately lost three more matches.

In the last portion of the tourney the Whippets played in a single elimination bracket. The Whippets were able to keep their heads up, and defeated Central Wisconsin Christian for their first victory of the season. After the win, the Whippets went up against Deerfield again. Unable to build on the momentum of the win the Whippets weren't able to defeat Deerfield.

Statistical Leaders: Aces: Nicole Frison-6; Anna Riemer-5; Kate Riemer-5. Kills: Payton Hintz-19; Nicole Frison-16; Autumn Bultman-15 Blocks: Nicole Frison-5.5. Assists: Keely Fielder-48 Digs: Catherine Yang-60; Keely Fielder-43; Autumn Bultman-27; Kelsey Herald-25.

(Aug 30) ACT recently released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2015. Locally, WHS scored above the state average in all four areas tested and in the overall composite score. WHS also showed significant improvement since 2011. "I am extremely proud of our recent graduates and staff for our achievement on the ACT test," stated Principal Doug Parker. "The results are truly from all the hard work Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our whole school community can be proud of these results knowing it takes everyone working together to achieve success." When compared to other area schools by the Janesville Gazette, WHS fared very well. In a comparison of 15 local school districts, Whitewater's scores were second to only Williams Bay and 0.9 points ahead of third place Lake Geneva Badger.

Ranking of Area Districts by Janesville Gazette: Williams Bay 24.1; Whitewater 23.5; Lake Geneva Badger 22.6; Evansville 22.5; Clinton 22.3; Edgerton 22.2; Elkhorn 22.1; Parkview 22.1; Milton 22.1 Janesville 21.8; Big Foot 21.5; Brodhead 21.3; Delavan-Darien 20.7; Beloit Turner 20.6 and Beloit 19.4.

(Aug 29) WHS Football team travelled to Columbus for the second game of the season - Whippets 7 - Cardinals 34.

Coach Tom Grosinske: "We are happy with how hard our athletes played at Columbus. We were in a fairly tight game through halftime and our kids kept battling all night in sloppy conditions. Unfortunately, not sustaining our blocks and missed tackles allowed Columbus to pull away. Numerous turnovers from both teams allowed for opportunities, however we did not capitalize on our end. We need to get the ball moving on the ground by handling our Level 1 blocks cleanly, moving into Level 2 and attacking the hole when it does open. We had some pass game success, but not enough to make up for our running game. Defensively, we need to generate an even greater push at the point of attack and have our LBs ready to meet and then defeat the runner at the hole by hitting low and bringing the ball carrier to the ground.

Although the final box score may not show it, we were much more pleased by the energy and passion our kids showed this week compared to last. It was a dogfight in the mud and our kids battled throughout the evening. We now need to combine this competitive fire with more accountability in assignment on both sides of the ball along with special teams for a more complete game at home this next Friday against McFarland. We look forward to playing our first home game and would love our Whippet fans to come out to Perkins stadium to cheer us on."

Game stats -

Bryan Parker caught a Daniel Fuller pass and added a long run which led to the only WHS score.

Dan Fuller pitches to Nathan DiFiore

Senior Sam Leibbrand

Pictures and comments courtesy of Bob Mischka

(Aug 28) Thursday night the Whitewater Boys soccer team travelled for their first conference match of the season against the Blue Devils of Evansville.

Xhonathan Shaholarri

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Menager expected another very tough match. The game played very fast and physical for the entire first half with no scoring but a total of 25 shots taken by the combined teams. The second half proved to be very different from the first half. The Blue Devils attack was able to solve the Whippet defense and scored 4 goals in 15 minutes. Whitewater was able to respond with 2 goals by Roberto Navejas in the 65th minute and Xhonathan Shaholarri in the 83rd minute. Coach Menager felt the team lost its composure and Evansville was able to take advantage. He was pleased that his squad did not give up and was able to out their first 2 goals of the season on the board.

The Whippets will next face the Spartans of McFarland next Tuesday at McFarland. Whitewater is now 0-1-0 in conference and 0-2-0 overall.

The Junior varsity played a very aggressive game and beat the JV Blue Devils 4 - 0. (Rich Gunter)

(Aug 27) UW-Whitewater's Office of Continuing Education and Fairhaven Senior Services announce "Standing the Test of Time" as the theme for their fall community lecture series.
For over 30 years, UW-Whitewater faculty and staff have offered free presentations to thousands of people on topics ranging from politics and current events to art and literature. All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building.

Our world is full of new technologies, innovations, and fads that impact the way we communicate, engage in entertainment, appreciate art, and care for ourselves and others. But what in our world resists change? Why have these things persisted while others pass by? Lectures in the "Standing the Test of Time" series will explore the traditions, institutions, natural wonders and artifacts that have endured in a time of constant change.

The titles and presenters of the lectures for the fall series are:
September 14 The Timelessness of Spring Training and the Minor Leagues Presented by Ryan Callahan, Director, Continuing Education Services
September 21 Why are Catholic Priests Still Celibate?: The Medieval Priesthood as a Modern Institution Presented by Jennifer Thibodeaux, Associate Professor, History
September 28 Stories Matter: The Art and Enduring Value of Stories Presented by Ann Garvin, Professor, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching
October 5 What's "Classic" About Classical Music? Presented by Jane Ferencz, Associate Professor, Music
October 12 Holding Tight and Letting Go Among the Amish and Mennonites Presented by Evie Yoder Miller, Lecturer Emerita, Languages and Literatures
October 19 Public Speaking: An American Political Tradition Presented by Dick Haven, Professor Emeritus, Communication
October 26 Household Names: Case Studies of Strong, Enduring Brands Presented by Rob Boostrom, Assistant Professor, Marketing
November 2 The Wisdom of Ancient Trees Presented by R. Bruce Allison, Arborist and Author, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
November 9 Quinceañeras: Rites of Passages, Nostalgia and Wisconsin Latino Families Presented by Pilar Melero, Associate Professor, Languages and Literatures
November 16 Wisconsin from the Air: A New View on our State Presented by Laurie Gorman, Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Television
November 23 Ceramics from the Ancient Past and Into the Future Presented by Teri Frame, Assistant Professor, Art and Design
November 30 The Timeless Value of the Works of Willa Cather Presented by Guy Reynolds, Director, The Cather Project, University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of the Fairhaven Lecture Series in partnership with The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at . If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or bornek@uww.edu for further information.

(Aug 27) The Whitewater High School Freshmen Football team kicked-off its season on Tuesday, August 25th hosting the Columbus Junior Varsity. Throughout the season the Freshmen team will play against both JV and Freshmen opponents depending on the number of teams the opponents school has. Columbus built a 29-0 lead by halftime but Whitewater showed resilience and determination in the second half mounting three drives inside the Columbus 20 yard line but was unable to score.

The final score was Columbus 29, Whitewater 0. Quarterback Dylan Pease was 8-15 for 68 yards and running back Julio Espinoza gained 51 yards on 10 carries. Jose Villegas led receivers with 4 catches for 40 yards. Alex Fero led the defense with 8 tackles and Sam Dunklau added 5.5 tackles. The Whippet defense forced and recovered 3 Columbus fumbles for the game.
The freshmen will be in action again on Tuesday, September 1st hosting the Edgerton JV, game time is 4:45 at Whitewater High School.


As August draws to a close and the 2015-16 school year begins, the Whitewater Booster Club is excited about the upcoming seasons of the Whitewater Whippet Athletic program!

Thanks to Individual, Family and Business Booster members, their biennial auction and the supporters of the concessions stands, the Booster Club had another great year raising and donating funds for the benefit of the WHS athletic programs. In the past two years, the Booster Club has contributed over $70,000 to the athletic program and student athletes. Donations have supported new stencils for the high school football field, new scoreboard in the main gym at the high school, student athlete scholarships, iPads and Huddle software for teams and coaches, new balance beam for the gymnastic team, a new tent for the track and field team along with many other items! They are pleased to be able to support the student athletes in these ways! Without your membership, support for the teams would not be as successful as it is. Any level of contribution is greatly appreciated!

New this year, they are offering a single donation amount for the various levels of individual and family membership. Along with that, they are excited to announce some additional incentives for your membership donation!
$100 membership includes $10 concession voucher
$75 membership includes $8 concession voucher
$50 membership includes $5 concession voucher
$25 membership includes $3 concession voucher
*Vouchers can be redeemed at any home athletic event.

On September 4, 2015, the Booster Club will be hosting a cookout at Perkins Stadium before the start of the Whippet football game against McFarland! The cookout begins at 5pm! This would be the perfect time for you to sign up as a Booster Club member and make your contribution!

For copy of Whitewater Booster Club membership form that can be submitted in advance by US mail

For further membership information or with questions, please feel free to contact Sally Heckert at 262-347-1880 or via email at heckerts08@yahoo.com. They look forward to seeing you on September 4th. Go Whippets!

(Aug 22) WHITEWATER HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB - BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP 2015-2016 The start of the 2015-16 school year is nearing and excitement is in the air. The Booster Club held its annual meeting in August. They have a number of returning board members and officers and will have some new faces. The fall sports teams have started practice and games and they are looking forward to another successful year on and off the field!

Thanks to Individual/Family and Business Booster members, the biennial auction and the supporters of the concessions stands, the Booster Club had another great year in 2014-15 raising and donating funds for the benefit of the WHS athletic programs. In the past two years alone, the Booster Club has contributed over $70,000 to the athletic program and student athletes.

Without your help, support for the teams would not be as successful as it is. Any level of contribution is greatly appreciated and will be recognized for your donation. New this year, they are offering a flat donation amount for the various levels of business membership. Along with that, they are excited to announce some additional incentives for the membership donation! Listed below are the donation levels and the benefits that go with the donation.

New members at the gold silver or bronze levels will receive a handsome business membership plaque. Renewing members will have their plaques updated with a 2015-16 sticker. As budgets tighten, the Whitewater High School Booster Club is more important than ever before. Please help them continue to keep the great traditions of the programs.

WHS Booster Club - Business membership registration form -

(Aug 20) WHAT'S HAPPENING AT J-HAWKS? Swimming is a lifelong sport that is great for both fitness and competition. Get your kids involved NOW!

Don't know how to swim? Register for the swim lessons. Love to swim? Register for the youth swim team. Parents or Adults - Are you looking for a fun, challenging event - check out the September triathlon!

Youth Swim Team Starts Monday, September 14th Practice location: UW-Whitewater They have a something for all skill levels, from the beginner to the advanced.
$75 First-Time Member Fee Practice fees from Sept. 14th-Dec. 1st NO fundraising requirements

*Mini-Hawks (beginner 12&Under swimmers) They now have 2 practice options: 5:15pm - 6:15pm or 6pm - 7pm (do what works for your schedule) All 8&Unders are automatically Mini-Hawks. Special fees for 8&Under only families.

*Junior Team is for advanced 12&Under swimmers.
*HS Conditioning is for 8th graders and older, designed for the fitness swimmer.
*Senior Team is for the advanced swimmer (typically 13&Over), with competitive goals in mind.

Check out their programs, under the SWIM TEAM link of their website,

Practices are held Mondays through Fridays, from 5:15pm-7pm. Register on-line.

SWIM LESSONS Start Monday, September 21st UW-Whitewater - Register on-line, (SWIM LESSON REG tab)

Aggressive lessons where we teach your child how to SWIM and get them moving independently by the end of the session. If they know how to swim a little, we want them swimming across the pool.

GROUP LESSONS ($50/swimmer) Class Days: M/W or TU/TH
Class Times: 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm (Clingers and Tots)
Class Times: 5:30pm or 6:15pm (Self-Supporter and Pre-Competition)

PRIVATE LESSONS ($24/30 minutes) Class Day: Fridays Times: 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm

J-HAWK LATEBIRD TRIATHLON Sunday, September 27th - SAVE $10 and register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1ST!
Events: Child Tri: 200 yard swim (4 laps), 4 mile bike, 1 mile run

Adult Sprint Tri: 500 yard swim (10 laps), 13 mile bike, 3 mile run

Adult Olympic Tri: 1000 yard swim (20 laps), 27.5 mile bike, 6 mile run

Do it on your own or as part of a relay team. Register on-line at Eventbrite.com or at Active.com. Paper registrations are also available. Lots of details are on-line, . Any questions, call Cheri at 608-449-5150.

(Aug 19) Proceeds from the Jack Hartman Open will go to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee for research in the ongoing fight against Congenital Heart Disease and defects.

4 Person Scramble




Silent Auction

Tee Times 10 am - 1pm - Call Mike: 920-563-4499

$40/ person (includes lunch)
$30 for members
$25 for golf only

Music by Mourning Dayze

The Steve Meisner Band

Spring Creek Golf Center, 4787 Yandry St. Whitewater

NOT A GOLFER? Join them for the silent auction, raffles, music and lunch at $10/person
For more info and a list of auction and raffle items - visit their group on Facebook JACK Hartmann Open

For questions or inquiries please contact: Stephanie Hartmann 920-723-4315, Cort Hartmann 920-723-3664 or Christine Riedel 920-723-1708.

(Aug 18) End-of-Life Pre-paredness Workshop - "Dying is a Serious and Complicated Business"

They had been married for three years. Her husband, 53, died beside her in bed. She knew nothing of their finances, did not know his funeral wishes, had no idea where the paperwork would be and did not know they owned three condos. A 258 page workbook guide called And Then There was One was written by Charlotte Fox to help people avoid the struggles she had.

This guide includes over 70 checklists and forms providing a roadmap through the planning process. This guide will ease the transition for your survivors by informing them of your wishes and promoting harmony in the family after your passing. The greatest gift we can leave our family is our pre-paration. You would not plan a wedding in three days but that often happens in the event of a funeral.

The 4 hour workshop, broken into two hour segments on two different dates, will include information sharing by a lawyer, a banker, and hospice with time to ask questions. It will be presented on:
Tuesday nights September 15 and 22
Whitewater Public Library
6:00 p. m.-8:00 p.m. each date.
The workbook is optional at a cost of $30. Additional information can be found on the website .

To register, please call 262-473-0530. If you have questions, please call 608-423-3291. More information about the workshop can be heard on the Michael Clish Show on WFAW radio on Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m.

(Aug 15) The 2nd Annual Whitewater Main St. Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 11-3 in downtown Whitewater. A celebration of the arts, it will be an immersion of all forms of art for festivalgoers. A two-block area of Main Street will be closed off for the Festival. Retail stores will have special sales and restaurants will have food available. Festival is organized together by Downtown Whitewater, Whitewater Arts Alliance, Whitewater Chamber and Studio 84.

New this year there will be an art scavenger hunt that will be free to all. People will have a guide with clues to where the pieces of a painting are hidden either in stores or on the streets. Once you find all the pieces to the art you are invited to bring them to Studio 84 to collage them together with imaginative embellishments. You can then take them home or hang them up for display and pick them up at the end of the festival or the following week. The scavenger hunt is sponsored by the Whitewater Arts Alliance and Studio 84.

There will be a relay race to watch with teams of three artists and/or artist wannabees! Teams will be given 1 hour to collaborate on a painting. The interesting part is they must draw out of a can the items they must put into their painting. With imagery unknown until drawn, they must then use their creative skills to create a harmonious painting. Team members will have approximately 20 minutes to complete their portion. Paintings will be up for raffle once completed. Winners of the raffle need not be present to win. This is free for anyone interested in entering a team. Relay begins at 12:00, preregister your team to be guaranteed a canvas!

Street Painting is sponsored by Nasco Art Supplies and approved! For $3 you can purchase a 3x3 square and for $5 you get a 5x5 square of street space along with paints and brushes to paint away with your imagination. Imagery will be available for those who need some ideas.

Another creative immersion will be edible sculptures! Sponsored by W3 WellHawks, visitors will learn to make sculptures out of vegetables and then enjoy munching on it when completed!

From 1-2 pm there will be a performance of a drumming circle presented by Whitewater school students led by teacher Christine Hayes.

Several local galleries will have exhibits open. The Whitewater Arts Alliance, Crossman Gallery, First Citizens State Bank, The Sweet Spot and Studio 84 will bring the gallery experience to the Festival. Maps will be available with locations of each gallery and all are within walking distance. On your walk to the galleries you can enjoy checking out the lamppost extravaganza at the Cultural Arts Center, which is a public art project brought to you by the Arts Alliance and Tomorrow's Hope of Jefferson County. Artists created art that wraps around the lampposts with a portion of the entry fees going to local families who are going through life limiting illness. On the side of Studio 84 you can view the famous Prairie Tiller Mural and several works of art that replace the boarded up windows of the Studio on the back side of the building.

UW-Whitewater's Student Art Association will have face painting available ranging from $1 for a small image up to $5 for a full-face image. There will be a community chalkboard for people to express their response to a question (question to be revealed at the festival).

Come for the day and enjoy the Farmer's Market located at True Value Hardware from 8 till noon, then come enjoy immersion into the arts from 11-3. Watch for some plein air painters and see artists in action.

Applications for art and craft booths are still being accepted. ($35 for a 10x10 space) Sign up to be a plein air painter (free) or sign up your team of three for the relay race! All details and forms can be found at , by emailing wwmsfestival@gmail.com or calling 262-473-9845. You can also stop by Whitewater Tourism office at 150 W. Main St. or Studio 84 at 121 W. Center St. to pick up forms. No matter how you immerse yourself in the arts with participating, looking, buying or listening, it will be an enjoyable event for all. Be sure to stop in at the information tent to get your raffle tickets, purchase a street square and pick up the clues for the scavenger hunt! Details .

(Aug 14) Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - Save the date Sept 20th - Tickets available now!

513 Center Street

(Aug 14) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Program - LOCAL HEALTH INSURANCE HELP IS HERE! 5pm - 8pm TUESDAYS, Oct 27. LIFE CHANGES? That's OKAY! You could be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR CURRENT COVERAGE? Come ask questions and learn your options. Make informed choices. #ACA is WORKING!

~ Moved to a new address? ~ Had a baby or adopted a child? ~ Got married? ~ Got divorced? ~ Lost health coverage? ~ Gained Citizenship? ~ No longer incarcerated? ~ Change in income? You may be eligible for a special enrollment. Learn your options today!
It is the policy of the Wisconsin Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (WAFCC) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like an interpreter or require special accommodations. QUESTIONS? Call KATHERINE (262) 949-2971.

(Aug 13) Fire Department Breakfast Fundraiser - Save the date Sunday, Sept 13th

Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


JoAnne Elizabeth Jacobs, age 68, of Fort Atkinson, WI passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 at her home.

JoAnne was born in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin on June 16, 1947, the daughter of Willard and Nancy Jane (Turnbull) Hathaway. She graduated from Whitewater High School. On February 21, 1983, JoAnne married Gordon Allen Jacobs in Las Vegas, Nevada. JoAnne worked for 23 years at Schweiger Furniture in Jefferson, WI and then retired after 15 years at Moore's Seafood (Later Clorox) in Fort Atkinson, WI.

JoAnne enjoyed bowling, loved gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are: Husband: Gordon Allen Jacobs, Fort Atkinson, WI, Daughter: Vikki (Hathaway) Bostwick and her husband Mark, Grandchildren: Andrew Zastrow, Kiara Bostwick, and Ravyn Bostwick, and Sister: Judith Frohmader. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Thomas and Jim "Koz" Hathaway.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 4, 2015, at 6:00 PM at the Nitardy Funeral Homes Chapel, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI with Rainbow Hospice Chaplain Shannon Finger officiating. Visitation will begin at 4:00PM on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the funeral home until the time of the services.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WI.
Nitardy Funeral Home of Fort Atkinson is assisting the family. .



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