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

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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
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(July 30) REMINDER TODAY AND TOMORROW - St. Patrick Church Annual Country Fest - Sat. and Sun. July 30th and July 31st

(July 29) The Whitewater Unified School District Leadership Team, comprised of school principals, district coordinators and administrators, is hosting the 2nd Annual Golf Fore! Whitewater Kids Outing on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Prairie Woods Golf Course. Please consider registering a foursome, sponsoring a hole, donating silent auction items/prizes, or attending the dinner reception following the outing.

This event will make a difference in the lives of Whitewater children. All proceeds from this golf outing and dinner will support: Scholarships for graduating WHS seniors Performing Arts through the Whitewater Music Parents Association Athletics through the Whippet Booster Club Whitewater Unified School District Family Emergency Fund

(July 28) Call for artwork depicting cows! DEADLINE FOR ENTRY AUG 1ST - Entry forms online

Exhibit will be open during the Whitewater Main St. Festival on September 10th from 11-4 where 300 + visitors will be able to view the art

Studio 84 web site

(July 28) The high school youth of St. Patrick Church arrived home safely from their Mission Trip!

They served the wonderful people of the Lakota tribe at the Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. They helped build a tiny house to house a family in the cold winter, worked on a community house with a bathroom and a kitchen for the homeless, cooked and served food for those who were hungry, spent time with the children leading games and activities, and other important ministries. If you would like to hear their stories and see a slideshow from the trip, please come to Berry Hall at St. Patrick Church on Tuesday, August 16th from at 5:30 PM. A special thanks goes out to all their donors who helped them afford this trip!

(July 28) Forty nine Disciples for Christ, filled with servant hearts, traveled to Eastern Shores Virginia for their 2016 WARM (Whitewater Area Regional Ministry) Mission trip.

The youth that served on the 2016 trip are from the Whitewater Area and represent servant hearts from several local churches and community members. They served many families and migrant workers throughout the week; their smiles and the work ethic they shared while working alongside the youth will remain treasured memories. Mission service included painting, gardening at the food bank and loading and unloading trucks that transport items to sell at the hospice Thrift store where the profits went to people with outstanding medical bills. Spiritual Ministry was shared with the treasured senior citizens and those healing from traumatic brain injuries. Many friendships were made and souls healed through God's grace and mercy throughout the week. The youth prayed over two community members, both who honorably served our country in the US Army. Both of these men remain in need of our prayers and appreciation for all that they have given in defense of our freedom. The appreciation of the group is extended to their church family and their community; they could not have served those in need without all of your prayers and financial support. Everyone who patronized the Methodist Church food tent at the Whitewater 4th of July festivities were active supporters of this 2016 Mission.

(July 28) UWW Summer on the Mall: Olympic Kickoff - The University Center will be hosting the Summer on the Mall: Olympic Kickoff on Wednesday, August 3 from 11a.m.-1p.m. There will be food, live music, games, and a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Wisconsin!

New Building - note the traffic light control also includes exit from parking area.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, will open its first store in Whitewater at 1184 West Main Street, on Thursday, August 11, 2016. A grand opening celebration will occur on Thursday, August 25, 2016 and include food, music and an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony.

The location was chosen because of its convenience to Commercial garages. It is also a popular area for car owners who enjoy working on cars.

Nick Snyder is the store General Manager who works with 10 other Team Members at the new Whitewater location. A 16-year veteran of the automotive industry, Snyder has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team for nine years. “Advance Auto Parts is committed to serving our customers, as well as the communities in which they and our Team Members live. As part of this commitment, we are pleased to announce a $1,000 check will be donated to United Way,” said Snyder.

The new store offers customers a wide range of the highest quality parts from recognized national brands as well as the exclusive offering of Carquest® brand products, which are manufactured to meet the needs of professional installers. The product offering is available in-store and online at http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/home. Products ordered online can be picked up at this location as well as other Advance store locations within 30 minutes. Commercial customers can have parts delivered to their business.

Advance Auto Parts offers convenient services, such as free installation of a new battery with purchase on most vehicles. Snyder and his team can enroll shoppers in the money-saving SPEED PERKS membership program – the industry’s best loyalty program. “We appreciate our customers’ business and want to make it simple and easy to earn a reward for shopping at Advance,” said Snyder. In addition, when customers need help with repairs, they can access online videos and audio podcasts on the “Advance Know-How” section of the company website.

Advance Auto Parts also does its part in helping to keep the environment clean by offering a used motor oil and battery recycling program. During regular store hours, customers may drop off used motor oil and batteries– ensuring that these materials don’t end up in landfills where they could harm the environment.

“This new store 11 Team Members are looking forward to serving customers better than anyone else,” said Ted Forrest, District Manager for Advance Auto Parts. “The right parts at the right price are as important as the right advice to finish the job.”

The store is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(July 28) Cultural Arts Center to Host one Show with Multiple Artists in August; Fiber Art and Quilting Featured

Fiber art by the Whitewater Fiber Guild and quilts by artist Kent Williams, of Madison, will be displayed at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center at 402 West Main Street from Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 28. The gallery will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

There will be a reception, which is free and open to the public, on the show's last day, Sunday August 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with the artists attending.

"The texture, colors and forms of this show will astound visitors as they enjoy a rich variety of fiber art and quilts," said Linda Long, President of the Whitewater Arts Alliance.

The members of the Whitewater Fiber Guild will be putting on an exhibit of fiber art with a variety of handmade and self-designed articles. Carna Grover, President of the Whitewater Fiber Guild said, "The work we do with fiber is extremely varied, such as we have members who do quilting, embroidery, crocheting, knitting, twisting (with knotting and stitching), felting, various types of weaving, spinning, hardanger, needlepoint, lace making, jewelry making (held together by fiber), dying, sewing and /or tailoring, rug making etc., plus designing and making modern fiber art pieces."

The Guild has decided to keep this exhibit strictly to items that are made whether wholly or partly, of fiber.

One of Kent Williams' quilts "Oh Gee"

The other artist exhibiting, Kent Williams, will share a retrospective of his 15-year career as an art quilter. Always on the lookout for new ways of generating patterns, Williams has recently turned to the computer, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create his designs. But he remains best known for his pieced quilts, which consist of hundreds, if not thousands, of individual pieces of fabric.

(July 28) Three suspects reportedly were taken into custody Wednesday following an alleged attempted robbery and sexual assault on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. According to University Police, a report of an alleged assault and attempted robbery was received around 1:50 p.m. The incident had occurred about 11:50 a.m. near the front entrance of the campus bookstore. For the short story from the dailyunion.com

Minneiska ski team pyramid!

(July 28) The 50th Anniversary of the Wisconsin State water ski tournament at Lake Wazeecha – Red Beach. Wisconsin Rapids, started out with a bit of excitement from mother nature when a strong wind storm, hit the tournament site late last Thursday afternoon which nearly destroyed the venue. Dozens of trees were uprooted, porta-potties turned over, tents toppled and even the judges' stand including an 800 pound metal stairway were all upended in the wind/rain storm that lasted about ten minutes! Thankfully no one was injured and all teams came together as one to begin immediate cleanup of the debris and the water ski shows went on as planned for the weekend.

The competition, including 23 teams, is divided into three categories typically based on team size. Whitewater with a total of 60 members, ranging in age from, 9-71, earned enough points to secure a second place victory at the tournament in division three!

Brandon Schleicher

Along with the team victory, members Brandon Schleicher and Lawton Lohff won the most original/unique act award for the second year in a row! They did this with Brandon's amazing wake board skills, flipping and flying over the jump, and then ending with a bomb out bare foot run!

Susi Schleicher

Wisconsin's over all top female skier for 2016 goes to Minneiska's very own Susi Schleicher, Susi also earned the award in 2010! Susi was awarded this for her multiple talents on the water including, centering the team's four high pyramid, basing a three high pyramid, swiveling, trick skiing, team ballet line, and the 360 around the boat act.

The final highlight of the tournament was the construction of a all-team pyramid comprised of at least one member from every team that competed in this 50th milestone event. 15 year old Hunter Abramson proudly represented Minnieska in the pyramid. This was especially meaningful after seeing how all these different teams pulled together after the storm to make sure the tournament and the ski shows were able to perform.

Besides the ski performers, the team is made up of boat drivers and riders, safety people, stage and sound crews. There is something for everyone to do. Ask any ski member how you can get involved as well!

The ski team will continue to perform on Whitewater Lake at the Scenic Ridge Camp ground on August 6 and 20th at 6:30pm and Aug 27 and Sept 3rd at 6pm.

(July 28) WHS sophomore Alisha Parboteeah Graduates from Renowned Advanced Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama.

Alisha on the obstacle course!

Alisha Parboteeah of Whitewater recently attended Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Marshall Space Flight Center's Official Visitor Center.

The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Alisha was part of the Advanced Space Academy program, which is specifically designed for trainees who have a particular interest in space exploration. Alisha spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Once aboard the ISS, the crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Alisha and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.

Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.

More than 750,000 trainees have graduated from Space Camp since its inception in Huntsville, Alabama in 1982, including STS-131 astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, European Space Agency astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, and Kate Rubins, who launched to the ISS this summer. Last year, children and teachers from all 50 states and 69 international locations attended Space Camp.

If interested in training like an astronaut? or call 1-800-637-7223.

(July 27) The Banner City Bikers (BCB) started their annual large group extended trip early today: 6:00am. to the Sunny west coast! Their first leg of the journey to California was the loading up on the Nelson's Bus for a smooth ride to Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport. Good luck Southwest, not sure Diane at Whitewater Travel filled them in on the group. It could be a crazy-fun 4 hours. They land at LAX and w/carry-ons only, since they prepackaged their luggage on the bikes in Joliet IL.

Banner City Bikers ready to start their annual trip by loading on the bus to the airport and meet up with their bikes in the Los Angeles area: (not in order) Blake & Kim Scharine; Marcus & Shelly Scharine; Cliff & Pattie Storlie; Tim, Lisa & Willow Otterbacher; Scott & Joan Klabunde; Jeff & Kathy Foreyt; Russ & Mary Rogers; Ed & Lane Engel; Dick & Janet Jones; Diane Jones & Bob Herrick; Rich & Vicki Noel + Sam; Randy & Danelle Stanley; Chris Antczak & Tammy Fischer; Cliff Floerke; Gary Kiger and Fran Demott. (Not pictured and to join the group on the west coast -Willow a relative of Tim and Lisa Otterbacher; Russ Rogers from his Alaska trip and Sam with Rich and Vicky Noel.

This year the trip combines a freight truck, one-way plane tickets and a long ride home across country. Although several members would like to keep true to form and ride ALL the miles out and back, the additional time required was unrealistic for the actively employed in the group. So with the awesome help of John Danno (BCB member) who utilized his logistics team to fill a semi w/18 bikes and 2 Trikes. So with a couple of accessory adjustments, like windshields, mirrors and emptying fuel, they got the bikes ready to be prepped to pallet and load.

This past week on Tuesday members rode down to Joliet IL to a freight terminal that specializes in crating motorcycles and shipping cross-country. A special thanks to Lowell Hagen who brought the members back so they didn't have to hitch hike back from Chicago. That was not a good option.

After group have disembarked from the plane at LAX they will step onto their chartered bus taking them to Pamona to reunite with their bikes! The total trip will will consist of 21 bikes and 31 people after they get into their journey up the coast.

The first 3 BCB members left July 1st to Alaska (the long way to California) and as Bruce Parker and John Sanderson return to Whitewater, Russ Rogers will join the large group (and his wife Mary of course) and the bikes at the freight terminal in Pamona CA. Russ with his handy trailer with all the Alaska miles already on it will have some fuel and a jump pack for the bikes that require it before fully gassing up and hitting the road northeast of LA. Their first stop tonight, Wednesday, will be Visalia CA just west of Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. Pamona traffic should be better than LA, so hopefully about 45 min of traffic until they hop off the I-road onto Hwy 2 through the Angeles National Forest and work their way to Visalia through Mojave and Bakersfield. The Banner City Biker 2016 Journey has begun!

(July 27) Emma Lynn (left) and Maggie Sue Maas helped their grandpa, Mark Maas, bring in vegetables from their home garden to share with the Whitewater Community Food Pantry at the July 26, 2016, Whitewater City Market. Patrons donated 108 pounds of garden produce and pantry staples and vendors gave 195.5 pounds of fresh food for a total of 303.5 pounds of food for the food pantry! An onsite raffle for the pantry also garnered $340. Thanks Whitewater!


Daniels' Sentry Foods closed its doors for the last time in December 2015. Since that time, the Whitewater Common Council and the Community Development Authority (CDA) have been actively engaged in efforts to attract another full-service grocery store to Whitewater. As was indicated in a press release dated July 21, in recent weeks the Council and CDA have been in discussion with an independent grocer who had expressed serious interest in establishing a store in the former Daniels' Sentry Foods building. A tentative framework of an agreement between the parties had been developed.

"It was a deep disappointment for us to hear from the grocer on July 24 that he had decided that attempting to expand to Whitewater would stretch his company's resources too thin," said Patrick Singer, Common Council President. "Recruiting an additional grocery option is a top priority for the majority of members of our community. Although the City and CDA will no longer be actively pursuing the acquisition of the former Sentry building, we will diligently continue our efforts to address this need through a traditional grocery store and/or a co-op."

In the spirit of open government but given the confidential nature of negotiations, the Common Council and city staff will confer with the grocer and legal counsel on what details of the proposal and recruitment effort can be made public.

The Common Council and CDA will be engaging in a community conversation in the month of September that includes all citizens, local businesses, UWW, and the school district to solicit input on the next steps.

Residents interested in expressing their sentiment on this issue can contact the council members directly at commoncouncil@whitewater-wi.gov. Questions or concerns regarding grocery recruitment efforts can be directed to Patrick Cannon, CDA Director, pcannon@whitewater-wi.gov, 262-473-0148 or to Cameron Clapper, City Manager, cclapper@whitewater-wi.gov, 262-473-0101.

(July 26) Whippet Fall Sports Meeting Featuring guest speaker Jen Rulon (Fritzsching), WHS class of 1989

The annual Whippet Fall Sports meeting will be held on Monday August 1st at 6:00 pm in the HS auditorium. The general session will include messages by WHS Athletic Director, Jeff Behrens, Athletic Trainer, Danielle Koran, and a guest speaker, Jen Rulon (more on that below). Following the general session, each fall sport will have an individual sport meeting at an assigned location in the school. The meeting will start promptly at 6:00 pm in the HS auditorium.

This year's meeting will feature a message by Jen Rulon (Fritzsching). Jen is a 10x Ironman triathlete. She has been featured in Runner's World, Men's Journal, Triathlete magazine, SALive.com, WebMD, Livestrong.com, among others, and even performed a TEDx talk. She also coaches athletes so their dreams can come true. Prior to this life, she worked at Sea World as a marine mammal trainer for 14 years. Jen is a WHS graduate and former Whippet athlete (class of 1989) with a great message for all Whippets and their parents. Even if you are not a fall sport athlete or parent, all are welcome.

Kathy Christoff picking up a dozen (13) ears of sweet corn from Carmen Marsh.

(July 25) Marsh's Produce Stand opened up this morning and will be at the Corner of 207 W. Main St. adjacent to First Citizens State Bank early mornings on Mon. Thurs. and Fri.

(July 24) St Patrick Catholic Church Vacation Bible School -Aug. 8-12.

(July 24) Whitewater man sentenced to six months in jail after shooting people with BB guns

Marios Shahollari's decision to shoot at people with a BB gun during Whitewater's 2015 July Fourth celebration was “impulsive” and “stupid,” several speakers agreed Thursday in Walworth County Court.
For more from an article by Jonah Beleckis for the GazetteXtra.com

(July 24) Lauren Hayes returns to the Fort Atkinson area for a recital titled, "200 years of Parisian Harp Music" on the St. Peter's Episcopal Church Concert Series on July 31. The concert will occur at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 302 Merchants Avenue in Fort Atkinson at 4:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

A 2010 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, Lauren has earned her undergraduate degree in harp from the University of Arizona and her Masters in Harp Performance With Distinction, from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The selected program is a vibrant mix of styles, textures and timbres that is centered around two cornerstone compositions, both a part of the core repertoire of the harp: Debussy's Danse sacrée et danse profane and Mozart's Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra.

Written in 1778 in Paris, this Concerto was Mozart's only piece that utilizes the harp. The Debussy will be complemented by another standard in the harp repertoire, Fauré's Impromptu No. 6, Op. 86. These two French pieces were both written in 1904 as "test pieces" for conservatoires; each possessing a very different characteristic of the idiomatic writing of the time in Paris. The Fauré, quite famously, was written as a test piece for the Paris Conservatoire and was heavily influenced by the prominent composer, Hasslemans. In contrast, the Debussy was written as a test piece for the Brussels Conservatoire for the newly invented "chromatic harp" (a pedal-less instrument in which a single string was devoted to each chromatic note) to show off this new instrument and the students' abilities to master it. Because of the drastically different types of harp they were written for, the Debussy portrays the use of the whole tone scale and harmonies often associated with later composers of the 20th century.

The Fauré portrays the typically lush, impressionistic writing, most often associated with the French arts scene of the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Also on the program, Histoire du Tango, was written in 1986 by Ástor Piazzolla. Although Piazzolla paints a picture of Argentina in the 20th century through this composition, his primary goal was to bring the tango from the dance halls of Argentina to the concert halls of Europe and America. This program demonstrates a stark contrast between each composition, while maintaining a common influence of some of the greatest composers, teachers and harpists to ever grace the music world and the beautiful city that remains an epicenter of musical creation and performance.

Also performing on the program with Lauren will be the outstanding young American flutist Elyse Davis.

Elyse, native of Prescott, Arizona, is currently pursuing her doctorate in flute performance at Florida State University, where she holds a Teaching Assistantship.


Additionally, an exceptionally talented string quartet of Wes Luke and Elspeth Stalter, violins; Elisabeth Duessen, viola and Benjamin Whitcomb, violoncello will accompany on the Mozart and Debussy.

Wes Luke - is the Concertmaster of the LaCrosse (WI) Symphony, the Principal Second Violinist of the Dubuque (IA) Symphony Orchestra, and a section violinist in the Madison (WI) Symphony Orchestra. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently serves on the teaching faculties of the University of Dubuque, Divine Word College, and Loras College.

Elspeth Stalte-Clouse is a graduate of UW-Madison with a Master of Violin Performance degree. She performs with the string chamber group affiliated with the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Up Close and Musical program, which brings orchestral repertoire to the ears of children in elementary schools in the area.


Elisabeth Duessen has Degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro; and is an elementary orchestra teacher in the New Berlin Public schools.

Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb is Associate Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. Member of the UWW String Chamber Music Camp. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University.

(July 24) Whitewater Country Club is under new management (Kiefer Sullivan) with a new pub-style menu available and offered by the Country Club staff. In addition there will be an increased focus on golf/golf outings/tournaments/PUBLIC GOLF. The City Championship will be hosted on Sat. July 30th. It is an 18 hole event where anyone is invited to come and compete to be the king or queen of golf in Whitewater for 2016. This may be the first of this kind of event held within the city, as well as at the course.

(July 24) WHS Graduate Kyle Trewyn and former Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, Baseball volunteer assistant coach Kyle Trewyn has returned to the Braves as a full-time assistant coach for the 2017 season and the University compete at the NCAA Division I level and compete in the Missouri Valley Conference.

For the news release on the appointment


(July 22) Eleven year old Reese Brantmeier of Whitewater will represent Wisconsin at the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) National Championships in Alpharetta, GA.

In June, Reese qualified to participate in the Midwest Closed Championships in Lansing, MI and was also selected as a member of Wisconsin's District Cup Team.
As a member of the District Cup Team Reese traveled to Indiana with 7 other top 12 and under girls and boys players and coach Frank Barnes, head coach of UW-Whitewater, to compete with other district teams from the Midwest. Reese won 4 of her 5 singles matches as the Wisconsin team took 4th place overall.
She then traveled to Midwest Closed Championships in Michigan to compete with the top Midwest players in both singles and doubles. Out of 64 doubles teams Reese and her partner won the championship cup! Reese continued on in the 128 person singles tournament making it to the round of 16 winning 7 of 8 matches and finishing as the winner of her back draw. She was also selected as the recipient of the tournament's sportsmanship award. Her results at the Midwest tournament qualified her for the 12 and under Nationals in Alpharetta, GA this August.

(July 21) Jefferson County area 4-H and FFA members participated in the county's 50th annual Meat Animal Project Sale on Sat. July 9th.
Members develop and utilize their knowledge of nutrition, meat production, fitting, showing, herdsmanship, and record keeping to raise and show quality market animals for the sale. Proceeds from the sale stay with the exhibitor to help further their educational experiences.

Participating in this year's sale were Anna and Matthew Lucht of Stone School 4-H Club. They would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Frawley Oil Company, First Citizens State Bank, and Banco Insurance Agency for purchasing their market lambs. They would also like to thank Delta Electric and The Scharine Group for their support bidding on their animals as well.

2016 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair Jennifer Michel with Anna Lucht and her market lamb purchased by Mike Frawley of Frawley Oil Company

Jennifer Michel with Kasey Reed, representing Banco Insurance Agency and First Citizens State Bank, who purchased Matthew Lucht's lamb.

Also, a thank you to Blake Scharine from The Scharine Group Whitewater, Wisconsin for purchasing the 2016 Jefferson County Fair Supreme Champion Beef Steer shown by Trenten Zahn of Stone School 4-H. Thank you to the contending bidders Jaeckel Brothers Inc. Jefferson, Wisconsin, Frawley Oil Company Whitewater, Wisconsin, and Havill Spoerl Jefferson, Wisconsin. Additionally thank you to Katzman Farms for purchasing the Best of Show Poultry Drake and First Citizens State Bank of Whitewater for purchasing Trenten's first place gander. Thank you for making the Jefferson County Fair Meat Animal Project Sale a success.

Trenten Zahn, Stone School 4-H, with his 2016 Jefferson County Fair Supreme Champion Beef

Thank you to all of the businesses for encouraging youth development and building a future for agriculture in our community!

(July 14) The Whitewater Community Clothes Closet is preparing for their 4th Annual Backpack Distribution Day.
The event takes place at The Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ. They need YOUR Help to make it happen. Please find it in your hearts to donate school supplies, back packs, underwear, socks and gently used shoes and clothing. These items can be dropped off at Whitewater Public Library, Winchester True Value Hardware, Whitewater City Market and at Congregational UCC at 133 S. Franklin St. They will also accept monetary donations (made out to Whitewater Congregational UCC ). With your generosity they will surpass the 175 that were handed out last year and hopefully get to 200 this year.

Together let`s send our children into the new school year with smiles on their faces and determination on their minds. This Collection begins now and continues until the end of August.

THEY GIVE A HUGE THANKS TO ALL IN ADVANCE..... They know they can always count on the generosity of businesses, churches, friends, neighbors and relatives in this city and surrounding area.. a kind and caring people.

Phone # for Questions 262-379-0187

(July 10) Every child deserves to have the supplies that are needed for school each year. But for some families, providing them is a struggle. The Whitewater Arts Alliance Board invites you to bring much needed school supplies to the Cultural Arts Center (402 W Main) whenever you are coming to the building in July and August.

These supplies can be everything from crayons, rulers, scissors, colored pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, backpacks. . . they need everything! They will distribute them to the five schools in the Whitewater Unified School District right before school starts. (Suggestion: Shopko has some amazing sales on school supplies during August!)

The Board has also provided in the past a small contingency fund for each school for children that might need help with lunch money, a field trip, money to join an athletic team, etc. So if it is easier for you to contribute this way, please just send a check payable to Linda Long to 1560 W Wildwood Rd., Whitewater, WI 53190.


JULY 30TH, AUGUST 11th, AUGUST 27th - UWW Hosting Free Garden & Landscape Tours

UWW has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state and the Office of Continuing Education is pleased to offer free tours of its campus gardens, greenhouse, landscapes, and prairie this summer. Community members are invited to get an inside look during three tours on five different dates. Join them to learn more about the plants that make up the landscapes and the wildlife that thrives on their bounty. Tours will be led by Wes Enterline, UW-Whitewater's sustainability coordinator and Master Gardener volunteer.

All tours are free, but registration is requested.

Prairie and Nature Preserve
Saturday, August 27, 9:00-10:30am
Meet at Lot 19

Flora, Flowers, and Fountains on Campus
Saturday, July 30, 9:00-10:30am
Meet at the Visitors Center, Lot 7

Campus Organic Garden and Upham Greenhouse
Thursday, August 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Meet at the Visitors Center, Lot 7

All tours are free and open to the public. These are walking tours with low activity levels. Register for any or all tours here: .
Campus maps can be found here: .

August 1st - The Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center is holding a lifeguard training course August 1-4. The cost of the course is $250 and anyone who completes the course and is hired by the Aquatic Center as a lifeguard will be reimbursed for the course fee. For more information, including pre-requisites to take the course,

(Posted July 17th)

August 9 - Science Detectives Day Camp at UWW running August 9-11 for students entering Grades 3-8 in the fall. Cost is $150, but students who attend Whitewater Unified School District can receive a 50% discount by registering at the school district office instead of online. More information is online at:

(Was posted June 29)

August 10th - Call for Art for Artrageous exhibit to take place in September - Deadline is Aug 10th

(Posted July 20th)

August 13th Reservation Deadline - Whitewater High Schools' (WHS and College High) Alumni Association Annual Meeting Dinner (from the menu) Saturday August 20th, 2016 Social hour 5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:00 P.M. 841 Brew House Restaurant 841 E. Milwaukee St. Whitewater For reservations Contact Jerry Grant 262-473-2214 Or e-mail jadawg@charter.net Deadline August 13, 2016

Was posted June 26th

AUGUST 13th - Lauderdale-LaGrange Fire Dept Steak Fry Annual Steak Fry Sat. Aug 13th noon-8pm at Lauderdale Landing.

(Posted July 24)

AUGUST 13TH - A FREE presentation on the basics of plein air painting (but not an actual painting workshop) will be given by local artist Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack on Saturday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. - noon at the Birge Fountain (in front of the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 W Main Street).

Painting en plein air is painting on location, out of doors in the fresh air. Plein air painting events are popping up all around us: Janesville, Beloit, Cedarburg, Jefferson (summer 2017), and this year at the Whitewater Main Street Festival on Sept. 10th. If you are curious about plein air painting, please plan to attend. Artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Karolyn will provide basic information, tips on setting up equipment, and will also answer questions. A free handout with checklist will be provided to each registered attendee. Anyone interested in attending is asked to please email Karolyn at karolynalexander@att.net his or her intention to attend. Attendees are welcome to bring a chair or blanket for seating. In case of rain, the discussion will be held in the Cultural Arts Center.

Karolyn is a life-long Whitewater resident and with the encouragement of her father, the late Richard Kettwig, has had a passion for art starting in childhood. She 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 crayon color over another. The passion for color and color mixing remains today as she uses watercolor, acrylic and collage to make watercolor paper and canvas surfaces more colorful.

An early retirement from UW-Whitewater as an IT training coordinator permitted her to focus on art. In April of 2003 she began taking watercolor classes from the late Marilyn Keating at L'Atelier Art Studio in Janesville. Since then she has taken workshops with Kari Anderson, Shelby Keefe, Ratindra Das, Karen Ragus and Laura Lein-Svencner among others. In addition to watercolor, she enjoys doing collage and most recently creating acrylic abstracts. Regardless of the medium she finds delight in experimenting with and using color.

Was posted July 12th

SEPT. 11TH - Fire Department and Police Departmant are sponsoring a fitness room fundraiser. They are remodeling their fitness room and and require funds for new equipment. Tickets will be available at City Hall, from any Police Departmant or Fire Department member.

Was posted (July 17)

Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


(July 28) A Mass of Christian Burial for Craig L. Stauffer, 42, of Wayland, IA, will be held Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10:00 am at the St. James Catholic Church in Washington IA with Father Bernie Wehr officiating.

Burial will follow at the Wayland Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 31, begining with a Rosary at 3:00, followed by visitation until 7:00 pm at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Memorial donations may be directed to the family. Craig Stauffer died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a five year health struggle. The family will hold a celebration of Craig's life at a later date in Whitewater.

Craig Lee Stauffer was born December 21, 1973 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of John and Rachael (Whaley) Stauffer. He graduated from WACO High School in 1992 and attended Iowa Wesleyan and Coe College. Craig was involved in FFA and 4H, was an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Member of the Order of The Arrow. His junior year of high school he served as a page in the Iowa House of Representatives. Craig worked as a telephone technician in Wayland and at State Long Distance Phone Company in Wisconsin. He was also employed as a correctional officer at the Walworth County Sheriff's Department in Elkhorn, WI. Craig was united in marriage to Sharon Kowalski on July 3, 2005 in Whitewater, WI. The couple lived in Wisconsin until moving back to Wayland last July. Craig served on the Whitewater Fire Department for 14 years, where he was treasurer and a member of the Honor Role. He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, coached little league football at WACO and in Wisconsin, and served on the Whitewater City Council. Craig enjoyed his family, was extremely proud of his sons, and loved his wife very much. He was also proud to be a fire fighter and loved politics and history.

Survivors include his wife Sharon of Wayland, two sons, Carson and John of Wayland, parents, John and Rachael Stauffer of Wayland, one brother, Graig "Sprout' Stauffer of Wayland, nephew, Christopher Stauffer of Wayland, his paternal grandmother, Ruth Stauffer of Wayland, mother-in-law, Sandra Kowalski of Whitewater, WI., brother-in-law, Michael (Sara) Kowalski of Westfield, WI., sister-in-law, Kari (Brian) Ropicky of Portage, WI., and a number of aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding Craig in death were his maternal grandparents, Maynard and Mary Whaley, paternal grandfather, John Stauffer, father-in-law, Mike Kowalski and nephew Jacob Stauffer.

Beatty Funeral Home, Washington IA is assisting the family.

(July 26) Maxine Taylor, 94, of Whitewater, died Monday July 25, 2016 at Fairhaven Nursing home.

She was born in Phelps, NY April 19, 1922 the youngest with five older brothers. She married Donald Taylor December 22, 1946 in Phelps NY. Maxine moved to rural Whitewater and helped on the family mink ranch run by Donald and his father. After the mink were sold in 1969 she worked until retirement as a secretary for the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Taylor in 1999. She is survived by one daughter Debra Lee Taylor and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was the church organist and a member at North Lima Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and also gave piano lessons to dozens of students for almost the same period of time.

She was very proud of obtaining her private pilot license just prior to her 65th birthday and enjoyed flying her Piper Cherokee 140.

Prior to a major stroke in August 2009 Maxine enjoyed eating out and always got her money's worth at any buffet.

Thank You to all the caregivers and others at Fairhaven Nursing Home who helped care for Maxine. We both appreciated your efforts.

Visitation will be Friday, July 29th 5pm - 7pm at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday August 1, 2016 at North Lima Presbyterian Church, 9233 N. Lima Center Road, Whitewater, WI with a lunch following.

Memorials may be made to the North Lima Presbyterian Church.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(July 26) Lester Alvin West, age 88, of Whitewater, WI, died suddenly on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Fairhaven Senior Living Center in Whitewater, WI, his home for the past 11 years.

Lester was born on August 16, 1927 in LaGrange Township, Wisconsin, to John and Pauline (Gislerud) West. He attended a one room school house, LaGrange Center School, and later graduated from Whitewater City High School in 1945.

Lester married Charlotte McKelvey on September 26, 1953. He was a dairy farmer on the family farm until 1966. He then worked at Sturgis Newport Business Forms, Whitewater, and then at ECM Motor Company, Elkhorn, until he retired. Lester enjoyed reading, camping, walking, chess, bowling, square dancing, and gardening.

He was a 25 year member of the Limber Timbers Square Dance Club, a 50 year member of Palmyra Lodge #67 F&AM, a 50 year Past Patron, Rob Morris Chapter, O.E.S. #10, and a lifelong member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 63 years, sons: Dave (Debbie), Waukesha, WI, and Jerry (Jane), Grafton, WI, daughter; Joyce (Todd) Dedrick, Whitewater, WI, Granddaughters; Tracy (Jim) Kleppe, and Jill (Charlie Fenton) West, Grandsons; Jason, Jared, and Jacob West and James and Christopher Dedrick, Great-Grandchildren; Caiden and Raelyn Kleppe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Beatrice Seitz, Winifred Libesch, and Eunice Helmeid Haas, and a brother John Laurence West.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the LaGrange United Methodist Church, N8548 County Road H, Whitewater, WI 53190 followed by cake and ice cream. There will be visitation at the church on Friday, August 5, 2016 between 6pm- 8pm and after 1pm on Saturday, August 6 until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LaGrange United Methodist Church or to Fairhaven.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family


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