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Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Cub Scouts Pack #173
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UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
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Whitewater Fiber Guild
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Unified School District is looking for a part-time driver who will be
responsible for transporting students to and from school.
Qualified applicants must be 18 years or older, hold a valid
driver 's license, and have a clean driving record.
Hours: 7:45-9:30 am and
again at 1:45-3:30 pm on school days
Starting salary: $12.50 per hour
Apply online at: http://services.education.wisc.edu/wecan/
paper applications may be obtained Mon. -Friday. 7:30 -4:00 at: Whitewater
Unified School District 419 South Elizabeth Street Whitewater, WI 53190
online at http://www.wwusd.org/page/2763 under "Join Our Team"
Anderson Machining Service, Inc.
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Squad Looking for Emergency Technicians Basic and
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Commission Meeting - Tuesday, November 24, 4:30 PM at Cravath Lakefront Room,
2nd floor City Municipal Building Summary Agenda: Staff Report; City
Forester (Nass) Planting update - tree pruning/maintenance SE quadrant tree
planting (suggestions); Clay St. Nature Park planning and procedure; (Coburn)
Butterfly Garden presentation at the Wild Ones meeting. (Smith Presentation to
Parks and Recreation; Construction - Underground wiring report (Coburn); Bird
City/Bird Talk (information and comments); Seed Library progress February 1,
2016; Native Plantings Presentation at Library; Bird of the Year (2016)
Suggestions and vote; Chimney Swift Tower sign; Landscaping - Report for Summit
Dental on West Main; New plantings for Campus Edge Apartments; Tree City/Tree
Talk - Maple and Oak removal on Prince and Main; Whitewater Champion/Heritage
Tree Inventory; Introduction and discussion Fitchburg report (Zarinnia);
Implementation: announcement, library display, Registration form (examples), ad
hoc citizen committee.
Zoning Code Update
Meeting - November 24, 2015 7:00 pm 8:30 pm at 2nd Floor, Municipal
Building Agenda: 1. Roll Call 2. Approval of minutes from November 10,
2015 3. Review of engineering information from Mark Shubak (Strand Engineering)
and answer questions. 4. Review proposed zoning changes and engineering
information as well as parking/impervious surface. 5. Adjournment.
(Nov 23) Brian Brunner,
School Board Member congratulates WHS Cross Country Coach Chad Carstens,
District 6 Cross Country Coach of the Year at School Board Meeting. In
attendance was the Girls' Cross Country Team, Rock Valley Conference champions
and State team qualifiers (L-R) Caleigh Judd, Sarah Ziolkowski, Rebekah
Schumacher, Nicole Tomomitsu, Nancy Espana, Abby King, Aspen Cook and Allison
(Nov 23) WHS Wrestling
team honored to have energizing speaker present to team "Good, better, best.
Never let it rest. Until your good is better and better is your best." On
Friday evening the Whitewater High School Wrestling Team had the opportunity to
have world known speaker Carl Olson come in and talk to the team about
motivation, peer pressure and making the right choices.
Carl Olson demonstrating an activity with student
Carl Olson right down with the
Wrestling Team with Carl Olson
Coach John J. Schimming: "Mr. Olson is a retired teacher,
counselor, administrator and wrestling coach who now travels the United States
and other countries talking to students and adults. His talks range from
inspirational to how to deal with peer pressures and bullying. The Whitewater
team became part of the 1.2 million people Mr. Olson has presented to.
The Whitewater wrestling coaches had the opportunity to hear Mr. Olson
speak at the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association clinic earlier in November
and felt it would be well worth the time to have him come and speak to the
wrestling team. Mr. Olson has the message of looking at goals and through the
use of positive energy being able to achieve these goals and resist outside
forces that can negatively affect our progress towards these goals. Mr. Olson
started the presentation off and continued throughout with the use of magic to
hold the attention of the student-athletes.
"Good, better, best. Never
let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is your best." Mr. Olson
expressed the importance of this phrase. He stated that it does not say "the
best" but "your best". By living this idea we are able to finish each day
knowing that we have done our best and by doing so may very well have
positively touched the life of someone. Use this motto throughout your season
and carry it beyond to help not only yourselves but hopefully others around
Mr. Olson thanked the team for the opportunity to come to
Whitewater and allow him to speak. He was off to Pakistan on Monday and stated
that he really enjoyed the short drive from Sun Prairie to share his thoughts
with the team. He wishes them the best of luck this season. As I spoke with a
couple of the wrestlers as they were leaving the school and asked their
thoughts "What a great talk. We think we should have him back as he gave a
really good message and was entertaining"."
(Nov 21) The University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's basketball team posted a strong effort on both
ends of the floor Saturday night to defeat Finlandia (Mich.) 80-52 in a
non-conference contest at Kachel Gymnasium.
Junior forward Cole Van Schyndel (Kaukauna,
Wis./Wrightstown) tallied six points and five rebounds UWW photo by Michael McLoone
in eight minutes off
the bench against Finlandia
The Warhawks (2-1 overall) tallied 51 points and shot
55.6 percent from the floor in the second half, and knocked down seven
3-pointers in the period. The team held Finlandia to 27.4 percent shooting for
UW-Whitewater turned Finlandia's 21 turnovers into 25
points, and totaled 18 fast break points, including 14 in the second half. The
Warhawks also held advantages on points in the paint (42-18) and bench points
Following the Thanksgiving break, UW-Whitewater continues its
four-game home stand against Ohio Northern next Saturday, Nov. 28, at 4
For UWW Game story
(Nov 21) Art students at
WMS, under the guidance and mentorship of Kristen Monday, local artist and
associate lecturer in the College of Education at the UW-Whitewater, engaged in
an arts integration project.
Students painted book ends on a stairwell, visible from
Elizabeth Street, to help promote a culture of literacy and encourage pleasure
reading. This spring, through another literacy partnership with Ann Ruff of the
UW-Whitewater, 7th grade students will work with a professional muralist to
create four scenes from a diversity book study unit. The purpose of the
arts-literacy integration projects are to strengthen students' literacy skills,
foster creativity, and support the visual aesthetics of the building.
(Nov 21) The No. 5 ranked
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team combined a punishing rushing
attack with an opportunistic defense Saturday for a 48-0 victory over St.
Norbert in the first round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs on a snowy Perkins
The Warhawks (10-1 overall) advance to the
tournament's second round, where they'll face sixth-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) next
Saturday at a time and location to be determined.
for a season-high 412 yards, its most since a 413-yard performance on Oct. 23,
2010, at UW-River Falls, and forced five turnovers by the Green Knights
Senior running back Jordan Ratliffe
(Milwaukee/Milwaukee Vincent) running for a touchdown paced the rushing attack
with 17 carries for 159 yards.
Sophomore tight end Tony Gumina
(Sussex, Wis./Hamilton) caught an 8 yard pass for this TD.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka and for his
extensive picture gallery
Freshman quarterback Canton Larson
(Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) tallied five carries for 74 yards and this
For UWW Game story
Norbert Game story
(Nov 21)Thirteen schools,
including WHS, brought a total of 49 teams of four students each to the annual
Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference Computer Programming
Laura Masbruch, Computer Science Teacher, Leif Sahyun,
Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, and Mitch Dalzin
Teams were given approximately three hours to solve nine
problems of varying difficulty using Java. The Whitewater team of Leif Sahyun,
Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, and Mitch Dalzin placed third after solving eight
of the nine problems perfectly. They were edged out at the end of the
competition by first place Brookfield Central and second place Menomonee Falls.
Other Whippet teams included the foursome of Gianna Creanza, Callista Hoxie,
Gabe Taveira, and Linda Vo who placed 11th, the group of Mia Bentel, Dylan
Griep, Devin Samaranayake, and Allison Sedmak who placed 22nd, and the
sophomore team of Declin Anderson, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Tyler Marinkovic
who finished 34th. Each Whitewater team successfully solved at least four of
the nine problems.
Additional schools competing included Cary - Grove
(Illinois), Crystal Lake Central (Illinois), Fort Atkinson, Homestead,
Janesville Craig, Janesville Parker, Prairie Ridge, Rufus King, Stoughton, and
Gianna Creanza, Callista Hoxie, Linda Vo and Gabe
(Nov 21)The No. 23 ranked
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's soccer team advanced to the
quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in program
history Saturday with a 2-1 overtime victory over Illinois Wesleyan in a Round
of 16 match at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
Sophomore Marie Lesperance tallied the game-winning
goal against Illinois WesleyanUWW photo by Michael McLoone
For UWW game story
Wesleyan game story
Sunday's match can be followed online live video,
courtesy of Washington University
Members of the Stone
School 4-H Club are holding their annual Christmas Tree Sale on Saturday,
December 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help raise funds for their youth
Pre-cut trees are available for $40 at the Cold Spring
Town Hall located 2.3 miles north of the intersection of County Trunk U at
N1409 Fremont Road in Whitewater.
Funds raised will help members
continue their involvement in community service and develop citizenship,
leadership, responsibility, and life skills. This holiday season, the club's
community service projects include ringing bells for the Salvation Army,
providing donations to the Whitewater Food Pantry, donating a tree to a local
family in need, and helping the Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors Program.
Your support of their club and their efforts is greatly appreciated!
(Nov 21) The University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's basketball team combined a high-pressure
defense with a balanced offense for the second straight night to defeat
Manchester University (Ind.) 90-42 in their third non-conference game of the
UW-Whitewater senior guard Jaya Perkins (Lakeville,
Minn./Lakeville) named Main View Tipoff Tournament Most Valuable Player. Senior
guard Abbie Reeves (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central) and sophomore guard Malia
Smith (Bolingbrook, Ill./Neuqua Valley) also named to All-Tournament Team.
The Warhawks (2-0), playing in the second game of the
Main View Tipoff Tournament, held Manchester to 25.0 percent shooting from the
field and forced 30 turnovers using a full-court, trapping defensive attack.
UW-Whitewater also outrebounded Manchester (1-1) by a 46-30 margin,
including a 16-9 edge on the offensive glass.
For UWW Game story
(Nov 21) The University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's basketball team hung with NAIA Division II's
third-ranked team Friday night, but was outlasted 85-74 against Davenport
(Mich.) in its 2015-16 home opener at Kachel Gymnasium.
Sophomore forward Tyler Edmondson
(Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) led the Warhawks (1-1 overall) with 17 points.
He also grabbed 19 rebounds, which tied for the third most in one game in
program history. It was also the most by one player since 1999.
Senior guard Trinson White
(Milwaukee, Wis./Riverside) also had seventeen points to lead the Warhawks with
Tyler. Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka and for his extensive picture
UW-Whitewater returns to action Saturday at 7 p.m.
against Finlandia (Mich.) at Kachel Gymnasium.
For UWW Game story
Davenport University (MI) story
(Nov 19) Girls Basketball
- Whippets take a hard one on the chin as they fall to Stoughton at home in
Rebekah Schumacher Pictures courtesy of Bob
Mischka and for his extensive picture gallery
Coach Judy Harms: "I was proud of the way our girls
played for this early in the season. Stoughton is a veteran talented team and
we can't hold our heads down after this loss. It was a great game overall, and
outstanding competition as we gear up to start Conference action on Tuesday at
Jefferson. We executed nicely as a team, seeing contributions from some young
players in tight situations. Myriama Smith-Traore is the real deal. She had a
triple double tonight grabbing probably a record high in rebounds, a record
high in blocks, and posting 15 points (including going 7 for 8 at the line).
She has become so much tougher, her leadership has been tremendous, and her
ability to withstand the inside battle was impressive. The girls certainly
showed tremendous improvements just from the opening game two nights ago. For
only having one practice in-between, we did a great job. Had we been a stronger
team from the charity stripe, the outcome may have very well been a win. We
just need to take this game, learn from it, and bounce back for Conference play
Whitewater score by halves: 18-25=43 Stoughton score by
(Nov 18) Attention Coffee
Drinkers Join the Red Cup Challenge aka "A new higher purpose for coffee cups"
If you have heard in the news lately there are concerns over a certain
company's unadorned red holiday coffee cup.
Well here at Studio
84 they decided to do something about it and created the Red Cup Challenge YOUR CHALLENGE
Wherever you get your cup of jo (we won't play favorites)
1. Drink from it (then rinse it out)
2. Paint it red if you have to (after all not all coffee
cups come in red--awh heck paint it green or blue if you want)
3. Decorate it and give it some Holiday Spirit (whatever
that means for you) paint a picture, use markers, use glitter, ribbons,
stickers, funny puff balls or cheetos if you wish get creative and keep it
4. Bring in to: Studio 84 121
W. Center St Whitewater, WI 53190
5. Donate what you
paid for that cup of coffee (heck just round it up to $5) or more to
help support 3 causes: Studio 84's artists with disabilities Whitewater Food
Pantry and Autism
They will take your photo and post it to twitter and
Facebook. Spread the word, share the joy and help support 3 local causes.
WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH ALL THESE MARVELOUSLY
DECORATED CUPS YOU ASK?
They will build a sculpture as big as they
can with them!
SECOND PART OF THIS CHALLENGE!
Is for all those sellers of coffee cups, red or otherwise. They will keep track
of where these cups are coming from. Your challenge if you should accept it is
to donate a matching or otherwise amount per cup from your business. Drinkers
of coffee, ask your favorite barista if they are supporting this, if not ask
them if they will.
Already they have the SweetSpot Cafe and SweetSpot
BakeHouse joining forces with them. They will match up to $5 per cup for each
one that comes in from the SweetSpot. Plus they have an additional contest that
you can win a $20 gift card! Details for their contest are
To reach their goal of $3,000
they only need 600 coffee cups with a donation of $5 each!
2014 Record crowd at Perkins StadiumFile
picture courtesy of Bob Mischka and for his extensive picture gallery
(Nov 18) UW-Whitewater
athletics contributes $7 million to region annually, study finds
The powerhouse University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athletic program is
not only winning national championships and conference titles, it is also
injecting millions of dollars into the region. That's according to a study by
the campus's Fiscal and Economic Research Center, which looked at the financial
impact of UW-Whitewater's 20 intercollegiate teams. Researchers found the
Warhawk athletic program and its events contribute $7,039,473 to the economy and led to the creation of 98
full-time jobs. Restaurants, clothing stores, gas stations, grocery
stores and real estate establishments were among the top industries affected.
(Nov 18) Think of Fort
HealthCare's information technology (IT) department as the mouse that
(Back L-R) Melissa Bowker, Melissa
Zanzinger, Michelle Sieracki, Kim Ganser, Jamie Smith, Todd Hitch, Alex Bremel,
(Middle L-R) Stacy Kutz, Lori Leary, Teresa Brandt, LaBebe
Nickell, Pete Turner, Rick Schuett
(Front L-R) Sarah Berger, Candy Thorman,
Ashley Sims, Jill Gramley
A leading informatics journal, Healthcare IT News, has
named Fort HealthCare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, as one of the best hospital
IT departments in the nation.
The magazine ranked Fort HealthCare,
which has 15 clinics and 72 licensed beds, as the #4 small hospital in its
annual survey, which was published the first week of November. "This
recognition highlights something everyone that works with our IT department
already knows: We have one of the hardest working IT departments around," said
Chris Manakas, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Fort HealthCare. "I am
proud to work with them every day."
An article about Fort HealthCare's
successful IT team mentioned Fort HealthCare's "vendor partnership" with Cerner
ITWorks as a factor in the organization's success. All 18 members of the
department are Cerner associates. "If we're going to make any changes or start
new projects for developing new services lines or project improvements, it's a
ground-up build with ITWorks," Dr. Manakas said. "It is very deeply integrated
into every single workflow."
A HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 organization
since 2013, Fort HealthCare's leaders have long pursued the goal of making
Jefferson County, Wisconsin, the healthiest community in the state by focusing
on wellness and better management of chronic diseases. 'We couldn't do that
without a robust IT infrastructure," Dr. Manakas said. "The IT Works
collaboration makes it so that everything is where we need it when we need to
help execute our vision."
(Nov 18) WHS Senior
Michaela Schumacher signed a Letter of Intent to attend Upper Iowa University
under an Academic/Sports scholarship. She will play softball for the Peacocks,
a Division II school located in Fayette, Iowa.
Schumacher Family - Alyssa (Sister), Shannon (Mom),
Michaela and Mike (Dad) Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka and for his
extensive picture gallery
(Nov 17) WHS Swim Update
- A big congratulations to Sydney Zimdars on a fantastic last swim as a
Whitewater High School Whippet! Coach Gina Foucault - "Sydney swam the
500 Freestyle in 5:19.63, placing 10th at the WIAA Division II State Meet.
Sydney caps off a great career as a Whippet and is looking to continue swimming
in college next year! Thanks to all the fans for their support, it was a fun
night of fast swimming!"
(L-R) Grace Fanshaw, Sydney Zimdars, Morgan Radaj, Anna
Yeazel, Sydney Hackney
END OF SEASON AWARDS: Grace Fanshaw - 2nd Team All
Conference, Top 10 in 7 events; Sydney Hackney - Captain - 2 years, All
Conference Honorable Mention, Top 10 in 2 events; Meghan Kehoe - Captain next
year; Madeline Kuhl - Top 10 in 2 events; Ireland Marinaro - Captain, Captain
next year, Under :30 crew; Sierra Minton - Captain next year; Morgan Radaj -
Most Improved Swimmer, Under :30 crew, Top 10 in 1 event; Alyssa Riley - Big
Splash Inspiration; Lizbeth Rodriguez - Big Splash Motivation; Nicole Sedmak -
Big Splash Dedication; Anna Yeazel - Captain, Captain next year, All Conference
Honorable Mention, Top 10 in 3 events; Sydney Zimdars - Captain 2 years, Most
Valuable Swimmer, Most Dedicated Swimmer, 2nd Team All Conference, Top 10 in 5
events, State Qualifier.
(Nov 17) UWW
Sustainability Program staff and volunteers picked up trash that was in
Whitewater Creek Monday. There was a total of six tires, twelve garbage
bags full, three chairs, a TV, and a scythe. Community members should be
mindful, responsible, and accountable of where their garbage and recycling goes
because as you can see, some of it ends up in Whitewater Creek!
(Nov 16) Gorgeous music
fills the air on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm as the UW-Whitewater
Music Department presents their annual Gala Holiday Concert in Young
This holiday tradition is filled with joyous sounds from
nearly every ensemble and takes place throughout the facility in the lobby,
terrace, and stage. Small ensembles play prior to the performance, during
intermission and post concert. The event includes a dinner in the Kachel Center
at 6:00 pm and a silent auction in the Fern Young Terrace starting at 7:00 pm
through the end of intermission. All proceeds benefit the Music Department
scholarship fund. Call for tickets (262) 472-2222 for concert and dinner
tickets or order online at http://tickets.uww.edu
Here is a
sample of some of the music you will hear: Jazz Ensemble I will perform
Ellington's Nutcracker Suite. Vocal Jazz will sing The Christmas Waltz by Jule
Styne and This Christmas by Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor. The Symphonic
Wind Ensemble will play The Huron Carol (Twas in the Moon of Wintertime) a
Ukrainian Bell Carol and the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra performs
Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 (Reformation), movement IV. The Chamber Singers
will join forces with the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra to perform Vivaldi's
Gloria. The Gospel Choir will perform The Spirit of Christmas is Love by Leotha
Stanley and Winter Wonderland arranged by Leotha Stanley. There will also be
several other smaller ensembles and choirs performing throughout the evening in
various spaces throughout the Young Auditorium facility.
Holiday Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and costs $24 per person. The menu includes:
penne pasta with grilled vegetables and pesto, chicken Alfredo with spinach and
sun-dried tomatoes, mixed field greens, Creamy cucumber salad, fresh green
beans, honey basil carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, double chocolate
cake, coffee, hot tea, rolls and butter. Reservations must be made for dinner
by November 25, 2014.
The silent auction will take place in the Fern
Young Terrace from 7:00 pm until the end of intermission and always includes a
wonderful selection of handcrafted items, gift certificates from area
merchants, delectable treats, and artwork to bid on. Auction item highlights
include, a weekend get-away in Door County, a hand made quilt, and a two-tiered
cake from The SweetSpot. The perfect holiday gift awaits a winning bid!
Don't miss the Gala Holiday Concert, dinner and silent auction on
Saturday, December 5, 2015 inYoung Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general
public, $10 for Over 65/Under 18 for advance purchase, there is an additional
$2 per ticket if purchased at the door. All ticket purchases include a
$1.75/ticket Young Auditorium facility fee. Please consider an additional
donation toward the scholarship fund when purchasing tickets. Tickets are
available by calling 262-472-2222, online or visiting the
Greenhill Center of the Arts Box office M-F, 9:30 am-5:00 pm.
(Nov 16) LaBelle Studio -
Santa Portrait - Also community Fundraiser.
(Nov 16) Whitewater Youth
Wrestling Club Sign up Monday November 23rd From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the
Whitewater High School MPR. The Whitewater Youth Wrestling Club is open
to students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Participants will practice
twice weekly and may represent the club at weekend tournaments. All club
members are insured by USA Wrestling. Come see what youth wrestling is all
For more information contact Shane Zahn at 262-473-1646 or
(Nov 16) 4th Annual
Alumni Boys Basketball Tournament And 2nd Annual Girls Alumni Game
The popular Alumni Basketball Tournament returns this year and for the
1st time there will also be an Alumni Girls Game! The boys tournament will be
structured as in the past with either pool play or bracket style depending on
the amount of teams. There will be one big girls game played at 2pm with
players from odd years vs players from even years. Social will be at Lakefront
Pub from 6:00-8:00pm
When: Saturday, December 26, 2015 Games Starting
at 11:00AM Deadline to Sign-Up is December 23rd
Where: Whitewater High
Who: All WW High School Alumni (not just basketball players). WW
Coaches, Faculty, and Staff at WWUSD at also welcome!
How: To Sign-Up,
Gather Some Old Buddies Up To Form A Team
~ Email Michael Zweifel At
firstname.lastname@example.org With Your
~ Team Name, Team Members, and Each Team Member
Year of Graduation The Cost is Only $50 for Each Team Entry Mail A Check or
Give Money to Hugh Gnatzig at 206 S. Elizabeth St, WW. Or Bring Check to the
Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!
you're interested in helping out please contact email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. They will need workers for the concessions,
referees, food, and others. Also hoping for parents or other community members
to donate concession items such as baked goods, fruits, chips, granola bars,
bottled water, etc.
If you or someone you know would like to help out
please contact Michael Zweifel at email@example.com or (262)949-9323 or Hugh
Gnatzig at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262)-903-6671.
(Nov 15) University of Wisconsin-Whitewater sophomore Brett Harms (WHS
graduate) was one of seven individuals from the Midwest Region to qualify for
the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship, which takes place
Saturday at Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wis.
For more of
the UWW story
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
Nov 23 Registration Date
for Dec 3rd Fri. 6pm - Parade - Downtown Whitewater is looking for people and
businesses who want to participate in the 2015 Christmas Parade of Lights.
For Christmas Parade of Lights entry form
Nov 25 - Whitewater
Family Church - Free Thanksgiving Dinner 5-6:30pm Wed. Nov. 25th. Church
Nov 26 - If you answer
yes to any of the following questions then consider attending this Thanksgiving
Are you a
college student too far from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family?
Are you an international student who wants to get the full "Thanksgiving"
Are you and the family looking for a place to watch the Packer
Do you like free food?
Join Living Word Fellowship and the
community of Whitewater for your Thanksgiving this year. All sorts of FREE
crafts, games, and activities will be available to you and the family. Feel
free to bring a dish to pass as well but it is not required!
Schedule- Come and go as you please!
3:30PM Potluck buffet will be open.
4:30PM Crafts, Games and Activities
7:30PM Packer Party
Jessica's Family Restaurant has graciously offered to donate the entire
meal for this event.
Meal to be Served at Living Word Fellowship Church.
Nov. 27 - Whitewater
Aquatic and Fitness Center "Turkey Time 2015" event Friday Nov 27th.
Nov 27 - Openings remain
for 2015 Warhawk Fall Baseball Clinics Registration is now being accepted for
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Fall Baseball Clinics.
All individuals ages 8-18 are welcome (including high school
seniors). These are designed as all-inclusive, one-day camps. The Fall Baseball
Clinics are skill camps designed to prepare participants for the upcoming
Fall Baseball Camps (1-day clinic) $95 per clinic
Clinic 1: Nov. 27 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Fall Clinic 2: Nov. 28 (9 a.m. - 3
For more information contact Continuing Education Services at
262-472-3165. Register online at:
Nov 28 - CALLING ALL
WHIPPET BOYS SWIM ALUMNI! It is time to come back race and socialize,
with the current team!
Alumni Swim Meet: Saturday, November 28th Whitewater
Aquatic Center 9:30am
They are hoping that many of the former alumni will
show up for this fun event.
There will be a get together immediately
following the meet. Sandwiches and treats will be served. If you have any
questions, please contact Coach D at 473-2689.
Dec 6 - Marion
Burrows to Receive League of Women Voters (LWV) Whitewater Area 2015 Making
Democracy Work Award
The LWV Whitewater-Area board unanimously
voted to honor Marion Burrows with the 2015 Making Democracy Work Award for her
years of service as a welcoming and informative face of democracy in the Armory
on Election Day in her role as Special Election Inspector since the early
1990s, and her commitment to make Whitewater an enriching community in which to
live through decades of volunteer work with social service and cultural
Marion's kind and helpful demeanor and wealth of election
knowledge have benefited thousands of Whitewater citizens entering the Armory
to vote. She made sure they had what they needed before entering the poll,
confirmed voters' Ward and Aldermanic District designations, assisted with
curbside voting, and substituted at polling tables when needed. For the past 15
years, Marion spearheaded voter registration needs at Fairhaven and
Hearthstone, providing voter registration services to new residents and
assisting with the absentee voting process.
Since moving to Whitewater
in 1965, Marion has actively participated in many local volunteer
organizations, often in leadership roles. She served two 2-year terms as
President of the Emerson Club, one 2-year term as President of the Federation
of Women's Clubs, and a three-year term on the Bassett House board. Marion is a
member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a founding member and Choir Director of Community
of Christ the Servant Church, volunteers at the Young Auditorium, served on
several search committees for open UWW administrative positions, and has been a
member of the UWW Cultural Affairs Committee since 1990.
graduating from UWW in 1972 with an English major and German and Education
minors, Marion taught English at Janesville Parker High School from 1973-1990.
Marion's deep and wide-ranging history of volunteerism and elections work in
the Whitewater community exemplifies an early motto used in the fight for
women's voting rights - DEEDS NOT WORDS!
public is welcome and encouraged to join the League at the Fin & Hooves
Restaurant in the Whitewater Country Club on Sunday, December 6th for the
presentation of Marion's award. Reservations are required and due November
30th. A cash bar begins at 4:30PM. Dinner will be served at 5PM with the
awards program to follow at 6PM. The dinner includes chicken potpie,
traditional salad, rolls, apple cobbler, and coffee or tea.
reservation form can be downloaded from the League's website
. Reservations can also be made by calling Julia
Ross at 262-581-5411.
Also, yet to be announced winning entries in the
League's Student Video Contest on voting requirements will premier at the
dinner program. You won't want to miss this very special event.
Dec 8 - Progress
continues on the pending updates to the city's Wastewater Utility.
Bid advertising for this project began on November 3,
2015. There was a Pre-Bid Meeting on November 10, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00
noon. Bid opening will follow on Tuesday, December 8, at 2 p.m., in the Cravath
Lakefront Room, second floor, located within the Whitewater Municipal Building.
Bids will be evaluated and city council will hear project scope
recommendations; along with estimated rate scenarios at the regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The final rate structure will be
dependent on the project scope finalized at this meeting. Given this
information, the project engineering firm will complete the rate package
analysis and bring that back to council for final approval and bid award on
Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
It should be noted to businesses and
residents that rates will be retroactive as of December 28, 2015. All rates
required for the duration of the project must be approved prior to closing on
the Clean Water Fund loan per WDNR requirements. It is expected, weather
permitting, that ground will be broken early in the second quarter of 2016.
Questions or concerns may be directed to email@example.com, or
contact the Wastewater Utility at 262-473-5920. For more information, please
to be directed to
the Wastewater Utility's website.
parties will find all bidding information posted at www.questcdn.com. The
project number is 4149890.
Donald Lauer passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2015.
was born to Norman Lauer and Deborah (Tomten) Gillespie on July 24, 1987 in
Janesville, Wisconsin. He was living in Waltham, Massachusetts.
youngest of four children, Tim was very witty and known as 'the good one'. Tim
was good natured and had a genuine personality. He grew up involved with the
day to day operations of the family farm. Tim was an active member of the local
4-H club and exhibited in Dairy, Woodworking, Drawing & Painting, and
Poultry. He also wrestled and played football in youth clubs through high
Tim was a 2006 graduate of Whitewater High School. During his
time at Whitewater he was an eleven time varsity letter winner and a two-time
WIAA state qualifier (once in Wrestling, once in Track & Field). He was
also a member of the yearbook committee.
As an Undergraduate at
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Tim completed a degree in Biology with an
emphasis in Microbiology. He was recognized as Outstanding Senior in 2011 by
the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Biology Department and was selected for
the Leoba Hogan Scientific Research Scholarship for that same department. He
was a member of the Track & Field team and active in student government and
other causes. He placed sixth in the WIAC Track & Field Championships and
co-founded a student group called Progress on Health Disparities. With that
group he helped to organize a free clinic in Northern Mexico where he helped
screen individuals for diabetes.
Tim served as student body president
during his undergraduate years at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and was
said to have a common sense approach to issues, which helped him to be an
efficient leader. He also served as a Building Committee/Steering Committee
member for the Davies Student Center Project and initiated a comprehensive
ecological restoration of the Little Niagara, which now banks the new building.
Tim was an artist. He learned to draw and paint from his mother, 4-H
and in public schools. He created art for enjoyment and relaxation but also
displayed his work in online forums and around home. Tim also had a love for
travel and adventure.
Tim had been conducting research at the Center
for Behavioral Genomics at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. He had earned
his Master's Degree and was working towards his PhD. His work, relating to the
structure and function of Molecular Sensory Genomics, identified pathways
related to development of the mammalian somatosensory region during brain
development. Tim had also conducted undergraduate research in the areas of
applied mathematics and plant genetics at UW Eau Claire. Tim had been described
by his mentors as intelligent, patient, hard-working, articulate and
insightful. He has been published on many occasions.
Tim married Birte
Lauer, MD on September 7, 2014 in a beautiful ceremony in the hills of The
Mohican National Forest in Ohio. Together they enjoyed traveling and had a love
of nature. They spent their honeymoon in Canada at Moraine Lake.
his many future aspirations, Tim was working to open his own independent
research lab focused on next generation targeted psychotherapeutics. He and his
wife, Birte, would be moving to Chicago in the summer of 2016 where they
planned to start their family together.
Tim was a scholar, artist,
athlete, scientist, husband, brother, son, friend and traveler. Tim's smile and
light will be a void in the world and in the lives of those who loved him.
He leaves behind his wife, Dr. Birte Lauer of Long Island New York; his
parents, Norman Lauer and Deborah (Alan) Gillespie; two grandparents, Virginia
Lauer and Donald Tomten; and three siblings, Lee Ann (Rocky) Klitzke, William
(Rebekah) Lauer, and Elizabeth (Ross) White.
He was preceded in death
by two grandparents, Willis Lauer and Margaret Tomten; two aunts, Christine
Arnold and Cynthia Benner; and his uncle Joseph Benner.
service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Milton
United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Scott officiating. Burial will follow
at the Milton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton from 4 PM to 7
PM and from 10 AM until the start of the service at the church on Wednesday.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton is assisting
(Nov 22) Dr.
Donald Karl Zahn was taken suddenly by his heavenly Father on Friday, November
Dr. Zahn, as he was known by many, was born in Sullivan,
Wisconsin on April 5th, 1942 to Walter and Ethel (Kummerow). He graduated from
Jefferson High School in 1960. Continuing his education; Don obtained his
Bachelor's degree in Education from UW-Whitewater in 1964, his Master's degree
from Northern Arizona University in 1969, and finally his Doctorate in
Education from the University of Montana in 1972.
His teaching career
started at New London (WI) in 1964, teaching Business Education and coaching
the Bulldog's wrestling team until 1968. In New London he met his future wife
of 49 years, Louella Badzinski who was teaching English and Spanish. They were
married on May 21, 1966 in Thorp, WI.
Don taught business at UW Eau
Claire from 1969-1971. After receiving his doctorate, he worked for the
Department of Public Instruction in Madison and Innovative Curriculum in
Georgia before finding his home at UW Whitewater in 1978. Dr. Zahn had a
distinguished career at Whitewater; teaching various business courses, starting
up a computer lab, developing the on-line MBA program, and serving as Associate
Dean of the College of Business. His UW career culminated in one of his
proudest accomplishments as project manager for the new College of Business and
Economics Hyland Hall in 2011. Dr. Zahn hung up his business suits for good in
August 2011 after 33 years of service.
Rarely asking for help, but
always willing to help he was an eternal Optimist. Don was a lifetime member of
the UW-Whitewater Optimist Club. Don served many positions with the club,
including President. He could be seen in the community working Breakfast with
Santa, serving gyros at the 4th of July celebration, or most notably guarding
the visitor's locker room at all home Warhawk football games.
from his devout faith in God as a Missouri Synod Lutheran with Living Savior
Church (formerly Calvary Lutheran - UW Whitewater) Don held his family closest
to his heart. He took great pride in his children and grandchildren, supporting
all of their busy activities. The Zahn extended family travelled often to
follow the UW-Whitewater Football team including several trips to Virginia to
the national championship games. We will miss the "Big Red Van" in the Perkins
Stadium parking lot.
Don had a "green thumb" as an avid gardener who
spent countless hours grooming his home backyard grounds and gardens. He was an
extensive reader, favoring suspense thrillers and mysteries. He also liked
hunting and fishing, and relished his annual Canadian fishing trip with
brothers-in-law, sons, nephews, and grandson.
Dr. Zahn was preceded in
death by his Mother and Father, sister Phyllis and brother Walter. He is
survived by his wife Louella, sons Shane (Amy Marshall) of Whitewater, Travis
(Marisa Piper) of Whitewater, daughter Sally (Kevin Heckert) of Whitewater,
grandchildren Scott, Isabelle, Emily, Celine, Allison, and Trenten, along with
many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the family
for the establishment of a Dr. Zahn scholarship fund for Whitewater high school
students wishing to pursue a degree in Business from UW-Whitewater.
Visitation will be held from 4-7PM on Monday, November 23, 2015 at
Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI 53190 and after 10AM on
Tuesday until the time of the services at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:00AM
at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1225 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI with Rev. David
Emmrich and Deacon Hector Villarreal officiating.
Nitardy Funeral Home
of Whitewater is assisting the family.