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(May 27) Scholarship Night at Whitewater High School on Wednesday. Seventy two seniors in the class of 2016 have won over $151,000 in local & area scholarships and $1,020,000 from state, national & college / university sources! That's a grand total over of $1,171,000! It was time to celebrate student achievement in our community!

To see the $151,000 in local scholarships earned by students (alpha sequence)

To see the $1,020,239 in Outside Scholarships earned by students (in amount sequence)

Principal Doug Parker with WI Academic Excellence Award recipients ($9,000 scholarships each) Sarah Schiltz and Allison Sedmak

WI Technical Excellence Award recipients ($6,750 scholarships each) Gabriel Mendez and Courtney Frie

The Outside Scholarships recipients were introduced.

Alexandria Berglin, Michelle Carreon, Carlie Gard, Elizabeth Hall, Monica Juoni and Alyx Kiernan received the DLK Enterprises Scholarship from Jon Kachel.

Sally Kate Hixson receives the Anne and Lane Kuske Drama Scholarship from Jim McCulloch

Tanya Vidales receives the Jan Nehring Memorial Scholarship from Ken Nehring

Jordan Heller receives the Anthony J. Weiler Memorial Scholarship from Kevin Brunner

James Cushman receives the Veronica Hookstead-West Memorial Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz

Andrew Gildner receives the Saint John's Masonic Lodge #357 Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz

Monica Juoni receives the Charles Coulthart memorial Scholarship from Craig Coulthart

Holly Hough receives the Whitewater Rotary Club Scholarship.

Juan Villegas receives the Whitewater Rotary Club Scholarship.

Devin Samaranayake receives the LINCS Inquiry Charter School Scholarship from Mary Kilar.

Emma Stutzman receives the Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz.

Cheyenne Minton receives the UW-Platteville Percy Lavon Julien Science Scholarship from Katie Martin.

Yatziri Reyes receives the Optimist Club ELL Scholarship from Colleen Mendez.

Mia Bentel receives a US Flag and the American Legion Al and Doris Kolmos Scholarship from Legion Commander Steve Nass.

Julian Sonn receives the VFW Scholarship from Post Adjuntant Roberto Rodriquez

Julian Sonn receives the Treyton Kilar Memorial Scholarship from Michael Kilar.

Abby King receives the Clara Bray Memorial Scholarship.

Marren McCulloch receives the ME Converse Memorial Public Speaking Scholarship.

Sydney Zimdars receives the J-Hawks Swim Organization Scholarship.

Huong Vo receives Kiwanis Breakfast Club Scholarship from Kathy Schumacher.

Elizabeth Hall receives the Michael Hall Memorial Scholarship from David Hall.

Madalee Gregoire receives the Optimist Club Robers Scholarship from Joe Lynch

Keely Fiedler receives the Whitewater Professional Police Association Chief Don Simon Memorial Scholarship from Officer Hintz

Friends after the event: Haylee Stachow, Miranda Reynolds, Sally Kate Hixson and Sarah Schiltz

Family after the event - Lan and Huong Vo with dad.

After the event reception - Dawn Raufman, Kathy Markham, Jerry and Shirley Grant

(May 26) When downtown to view the birds or the Memorial Day Parade be sure to check out the great display window at the Quiet Hut Sports on Main Street. The displays are a tribute by owner David Saalsaa to those WW II vets with 5 killed in action from Whitewater, one from Rockford and one still among us. Information concerning each vet is in the window to read.

(May 26) Swim Lessons start Monday June 13th

(May 26) REMINDER - The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center St., is having a book sale from May 31 to June 7.
The sale features fiction and nonfiction books, both paperback and hard-cover, including a large number of large-print books, priced at 50¢ to $1.00 each. CDs and DVDs are priced at $1.00 each and audio books at $3.00 each. Valuable or rare books are individually priced.

The hours for the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

(May 26) REMINDER - Boys Free Swim Clinic - June 4th - Registration Form

Swimming is a life long sport and they want to share how much safer and fun it can be when you feel secure being in the water.

(May 26) REMINDER - It is that time of year again; the Whitewater 4th of July Parade committee is meeting and planning this year's parade. They would love to have you join them this year as they have truly enjoyed having you participate in the past. The 2016 Fourth of July Parade theme is "Defending our Freedom over the Decades," as they are honoring all branches of service. Featuring six Parade Marshals from the service branches.

If you are interested in participating in this year's parade please fill out the parade registration form by June 17th and return to Bob Obney, W8555 Territorial Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190 or email to obneyb@gmail.com.

Just a reminder, the United States flag must be the most prominent on your entry.

The Parade Registration Greeting Letter and the 2016 Parade Registration Form are available on their web page

(May 25) Check out the downtown area - the birds have arrived! Around 50 birds are soaring from downtown lamp poles this summer as the next generation of the Whitewater Arts Alliance Public Arts Project is displayed downtown. The 2016 Public Art Project - "Artrageous Birds Fly Downtown" has one final touch left and that is to put identifying information on the lamp poles about the bird, sponsor and artist which should be done in the next few days.

Transporting the birds from their nests to the appropriate lamposts: (L-R) Everett Long, Dawn Hunter, Sylvia Linton and Roni Telfer

Linda Long with owl sponsored by Dental Perfections - artists Linda Skindingsrude and Darcie Krahn

Bird roost place on pole by city staff.

The lamp pole art project began 11 years ago as a fund-raiser for the work of the Whitewater Arts Alliance and that part remains. The artists will still create the artworks from a template. This year there will be five different types of bird templates as options - an owl, a hawk, a pair of songbirds, a crested bird, and a swift. The art will now grace the downtown to early September. Then the pieces will come down and be on display in the CAC where the public will still have a chance a purchase their favorite pieces via a silent auction. Artists who want to be sure to get their own bird back in the fall have done so by paying $10 when they picked up the blank form.

(May 25) The Annual Flag Distribution at Hillside Cemetery took place Monday.
Around 550 flags were placed to demonstrate thanks and show respect for the Vets in observance of Memorial Day.

American Legion Commander Steve Nass (X) speaks to a growing number of volunteers regarding the locations and flag holders for the veterans. He also mentioned four veterans and their military background who will be receiving their annual flag. He thanked volunteer coordinator Kay Robers (V) for all her efforts and the restaurants that provided pizzas for food and fellowship for the volunteers after the flag placement at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St.

Looking for the veteran flag holders.

Flags secured in holders.

Thursday May 26, 3:30pm - Whitewater Community Development Authority Seed Capital Screening Committee Meeting – in Room 105 at Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive Agenda:

Thursday, May 26, 5:00pm - Whitewater Community Development Authority Board of Directors Meeting in Room105 at Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive Agenda:

Friday, May 27, 7am - Whitewater School Board - Special Meeting District Central Office regarding closed session to consider district administrator candidates. Agenda:

(May 25) The Whitewater Unified School District School Board heard a report based on a survey of community and staff feed­back on the ideally-desired qualities sought in any potential new district administrator. For more on the School Board meeting by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union For update on District letter from School Board President Casey Judd Excerpt from the letter: "The School Board will be conducting confidential screening interviews with the recommended candidates on May 31 and June 2. Predicting that three finalist candidates will be identified from this screening process, their names will be announced after June 2 in the next District Administrator Search Update and the media."

Three of four WHS Class of 2016 students entering the military were present to be recognized by the School Board Monday: (L-R) Adrian Casillas, Navy; Jon Cutshall, Army; and Caleb Gard, Marines. Unable to attend Monday was (Ivan) Grant Hollenberger, Army.

The WHS String Ensemble (WHS and homeschooled students) performing at the School Board meeting; members are Lydia Wiley Deal, Grace Norton Ejnik, Sarah Maloney, Hannah Fuller, and Olivia Vander Pluym and Alisha Parboteeah. This is a history-making group as they are the first string ensemble to participate in solo-ensemble festival events. Under the direction of Patricia Nielsen, this group qualified for the state festival in their first attempt and received a 1-rating at the state festival held at UWW on April 30.

The Board recognized Whitewater music teacher Christine Hayes of Lincoln/LINCS Elementary School for receiving the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Ward-Brodt Music - 2016 Award for Excellence in Music Education.
The award recognizes "an outstanding music educator" within a 75-mile radius of Madison in a public or private K-12 school and instructed a band, orchestra, choir, or general music course. School Board member Kelly Davis presented Christine Hayes the recognition with principal Mary Kilar.

(May 25) The Rotary Club honored Whitewater High School Class of 2016 seniors in the Top 10% of their graduating class, during a luncheon at Fin & Hooves. Students shared information about their school activities, career & academic plans after graduation and learned about the many amazing ways the Rotary Club helps people around the world.

(Front L-R) : Keely Fiedler, Lan Vo, Sarah Ziolkowski, Sarah Schiltz, Cheyenne Minton, Jan Maroske, Jamison DuClos in chair, Devin Samaranayke, Caleigh Judd, Holly Hough, Emma Stutzman, Allison Sedmak and Huong Vo Students
(Back L-R) Isabelle Zahn, Emily Heckman, Benny Liang, Leif Sahyun, Troy Marinkovic, Sydney Zimdars and Andrea Markham

Keely Fiedler is one of the 20 students who shared their school activities and future plans.

(May 25) WHS Class of 1966 will be having their 50TH Class Reunion July 2016.
Friday July 15th Fish/Chicken buffet. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at 841 Brewhouse, formerly Randy's Supper Club.
Saturday July 16th Dinner. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at Jessica's, Main Street.

If enough interest there will be a picnic on Sunday. Time and place TBD.

If any member of the class has not received a reservation sheet or knows of a classmate who hasn't received one please contact: Anne Fero Dennis at annedeni@yahoo.com, 1-920-728-4383 or Marilyn Sellnow Bittner at JMbittner@charter.net.

(May 25) Whitewater Track and Field Team hosted the WIAA Regional on Monday night.

Nicole Frison in the 100m Hurdles,

Logan Rasmussen - second place in the Triple Jump

Xhonatan Shahollari - first place in the Triple Jump

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach John Houwers: "The goal of the night was to qualify. Anyone or any relay that finished in the top 4 qualified for Sectionals in East Troy on Thursday. Anyone not in the top 4 had their season come to an end. The day started out great with the girls 4x800 relay of Allisan Barrett, Abby King, Lan Vo, and Nicole Tomomitsu earning a 4th place spot. Nicole ran an excellent final leg, passing a girl with about 30 meters left to take the 4th spot. The split was her fastest 800 time ever by about 6 seconds. The next race was the boys' turn. The team of Timmy VanderPluym, Connor Laue, Mike Mattingly and Matt Mattingly ran a season best of 8:18.97 to take third, less than a second away from winning the race. Their time is the 5th fastest 4x800 relay run at WHS. They weren't the only athletes making their way on to the top ten lists, as Allisan Barrett went 12:06.17 in the 3200m run to add her name to the top ten list. Logan Rasmussen and Xhonatan Shahollari both added their names to the top ten list by finishing 1-2 in the triple jump. Xhonatan went 44' 1.5" in winning, while Logan went 43' taking second.

There were many others that qualified for Sectionals on Thursday. Other advancers for the girls were Nicole Frison in the 100m Hurdles, Morgan Wiedenhoeft in the 100m, Abby King in the 1600m, Sarah Ziolkowski in the 3200m along with Allisan Barrett, Miranda Reynolds in the high jump, Keely Fiedler in the pole vault, the 4x800m relay, and the 4x100m relay team of Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Ali Ketterhagen, Kelly O'Hara, and Morgan Radaj.

On the boys side, Xhonatan not only qualified in the triple jump, but also the high jump and the long jump. Others to advance were Connor Rupke in the 100m, Timmy VanderPluym in the 1600m, Jacob Korf in the 3200m, and the 4x800m relay.

The story will once again be "advance" on Thursday. And again it will be done by finishing in the top 4 of the event. Advance and a trip to the state meet in LaCrosse."

(May 25) The Whitewater Girls Varsity Soccer team hosted conference rivals, the Evansville Blue Devils and came away with a 2-1 victory last Thursday evening.

Autumn Bultman

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Gunter: "The Blue Devils struck first in the 6th minute of the contest. The Lady Whippets were able to regroup their composure and battled back, dominating the midfield. In the 21st minute, Milena Maroske was able to take a Megan Reynolds cross and beat the Evansville keeper to tie the match. The half ended 1-1, with Whitewater outshooting the Blue Devils 5 to 1. Coach Menager was pleased with the overall efforts in the first half but stressed that ball possession was key to the winning the game. The Lady Whippets girls were able to deliver on this, and controlled time of possession very well in the second half. In the 87th minute, Autumn Bultman was able to break through the Evansville defense on the nice pass from Holly Hough, and converted on a long shot just under the crossbar. The Whitewater squad was able to hold Evansville to 2 shots in the second half while tallying 8 shots themselves. Notable players besides the goal scorers were Megan Reynolds, Brittney Piper, Meikayla Korf, Carmen Kraayvanger and Jaden Pfinder. This was a big win for us in conference and for the coming regional seeding.

The Lady Whippets will host Jefferson, Thursday, May 26th for their final conference match of the season. The Seniors will be honored at this match.
Whitewater record is 4-2-1 in conference and 8-3-2 overall."

(May 25) ZUMBA Fitness Classes:

Where: CrossPointe Community Church, 445 Warner Rd
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6 p.m
Cost: $3
Instructor: Johnetta Marton
For more details and information

(May 25) WHS Baseball Recap

Julian Sonn at a previous game.

Monday - Julian Sonn's big night led the Whitewater Whippets baseball team to an 11-6 win over Lake Mills. Julian was 4-5 at the dish with 2 home runs, a double and 3 RBI's. Sam Leibbrand had 3 hits, Bryce Parrish and Jake Riemer each had two hits including a double. Bryce Parrish picked up the win as the Whippets improve to 18-6 on the year. The next game below against Delavan before starting Regionals next Tuesday May 31st at home.

Tuesday - Whitewater won their 10th game in a row Tuesday night and tied the school record for wins in a season at 19. They beat Delavan 17-6 behind Jake Riemer's 5 rbi's which included a 3 run home run. Bryce Parrish and James Dedrick had 3 hits a piece. Jason Curtis picked up the win on the mound.
The playoffs for the WIAA 2016 Boys Baseball Tournament - Division 2 - sectional 3 are listed Come and cheer them on at home on Tuesday May 31st at 4:45pm.
They earned the #2 seed in the Region with a first round bye. Their first game in the playoffs will be at home on May 31st against the winner of East Troy and Racine Lutheran Prairie School.

(May 24) Members of the community are invited to join the residents of Fairhaven Senior Services in a group series of learning sessions offered to provide grief awareness and support for those who anticipate the passing of a loved one in the near future or who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the recent past.

The series, "Understanding Our Response to Loss: A Journey of Grief Awareness and Support," will be offered for six weeks on Thursdays, June 2 through July 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 W. Starin Rd., Whitewater, and is free of charge.

The series is collaboration between Fairhaven Senior Services and Rainbow Hospice Care.

"Everyone experiences loss and grief in their lives," Fairhaven Chaplain Delisa Buckingham-Taylor said. "Yet there are misunderstandings about what grief is, and how we should handle the journey of grief. By offering this series, we hope people will know that their feelings and experiences in grief are normal, and that they are not alone."

Robb Rennix (r), the Coordinator for Bereavement Services at Rainbow Hospice Care, will facilitate the presentations and discussions.

"Are we ever 'prepared' for the separation of a loved one; whether that is in the recent past, or anticipated in the near future? And once we experience that separation, whether a sudden occurrence or long-expected situation, what then shall we 'do' with this sorrow?" Robb asked.

Robb will cover topics that include identifying and understanding grief; the loss of power and control; the experience of pain and suffering; the myths and realities of mourning; true and false guilt; and fear.

There will be opportunities for the attendees to discuss the topics and share their experiences. Participants may attend all of the sessions, or any combination of them. Refreshments will be served.

(May 24)Emily Kaminski (WHS Class of 2004) received her Masters in Social Work degree from UW Madison on Sunday, May 15th. She recently completed an internship at William Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and has accepted a position with Jefferson County Human Services.

(May 23) The City of Whitewater Water Utility will be doing some needed repairs to the piping at the Starin Park water tower today, May 23rd and Tuesday May 24th in order to repair a leak that has developed in the riser pipe.

This repair will not affect the quality or delivery of water to our residents; although people on the west side of town may experience lower pressure than normal. They will be running our west side wells and booster pumps to try to minimize any lost pressure. They will be draining some water to N. Prairie St. and Starin Rd. during this process so water in the curb line will be normal on Monday. They will also have some pressure pop off valves installed on some hydrants in the mid section of town that may automatically run water at times to relieve any high pressures that may occur as the city's pumps turn on and off. Hydrant flushing will be delayed by two to three days while they make these repairs. They ask that residents conserve water as much as possible the next two days while they have one tower out of service. They appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience from a lower than normal water pressure while they make these needed repairs.

(May 21) Warhawks Baseball Team wins the NCAA Central Regional and begins play at NCAA Division III Championship Friday May 27th at 7:45 p.m. in Appleton, WI. - Final: No. 14 Warhawks 5, Rose-Hulman 3.

UWW (34-15) will make its eighth appearance all time in the College World Series, including its fourth since 2008. Head coach John Vodenlich earns his 500th career win in second game. Regional All-Tournament Team for UW-Whitewater: 1B Blake Fleischman, RHP Curtis Morgan, RHP Lake Bachar, 3B Cal Aldridge (MVP).

(May 21) The Whitewater Police Department is hosting the 4th Annual Whitewater K9 5K/10K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. The race starts at the Cravath Lakefront Park, 341 South Fremont Street, in Whitewater. Registration is from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. The kiddie 1]mile sprint (ages 1 through 12) begins at 8:30 am and the 5K walk/run and 10K walk/run begin at 9:00 am. The cost to participate is $10 for the kiddie 1]mile sprint, $15 per person (team) and $20 (individual) for the 5K walk/run, and $20 per person (team) and $25 (individual) for the 10K walk/run. Chip timing will be provided by Absolute Race Timing. The top three finishers in multiple age categories will receive a race medal and all participants will receive a Performance Cotton tshirt, donated by Whitewater Manufacturing. Register by Tuesday, May 24th to be sure you will receive a t-shirt! On line registration

There were approximately 200 race participants with 60 dogs at last year’s event. They are looking forward to an increase in participation with this year’s event in order to continue to fund the K9 Unit. Officer Matteson and canine Boomer will be on hand at this year’s race to cheer on the race participants and their canine companions.

For more race information or to register visit the race website at and “like” our Whitewater Police K9 Facebook page to learn more about other K9 events.

So, grab your running shoes (and your dog if you'd like) and meet us at Cravath Lake Front Park for a morning of friends, family and fitness SATURDAY JUNE 4th! A scenic, accessible and safe 5K and 10K route and also a Kiddie Sprint around. Chip timing performed by Absolute Timing. There will be two water stations along the route for both humans and canines. Participants receive a performance race shirt and snacks. Treats and waste bags provided for Fido. Medals are awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group of both distances. The top 3 dog finishers in both 5k and 10K will receive a prize. Reminder - Kiddie Sprint 8:30am 10K 9:00am 5K 9:10am

(May 19) A brief dedication ceremony for new Chimney Swift Tower located in Cravath Lake Park east of the Whitewater City Market on Tuesday.

Assistant City Manager, Christopher McDonell and Karen Coburn, member, Urban Forestry Committee at the dedication.

Picture courtesy of Peter Underwood

The generous donors to the tower construction project made it possible for this spring's nesting season. Several Chimney Swifts were seen flying in the area during the dedication so hopefully some will make their home in the tower. A new interpretive sign is in place which tells the story of the Chimney swift, a migratory bird that flies across the Gulf of Mexico to the Amazon River headwaters, feasts on insects there during our winter, then makes the return trip to the north, arriving in Whitewater in late April. Swifts begin nesting in early May and again hopefully a pair or two will accept the tower in which to raise their families. The Chimney Swift Tower project was sponsored by the Urban Forestry Committee.

(May 19) Memorial Day activities to be held on Monday, May 30th in Whitewater.

VFW Post 5470 of Whitewater and Monsignor Thomas Berry Council 1690, Knights of Columbus, Whitewater and Palmyra invite you to a Memorial Day Observance at Fr. Berry Hall at St. Patrick Parish, 1235 W. Main St.

The is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of Memorial Day [first called Decoration Day] in Waterloo, NY. The observance will begin at 9:00 a.m. and feature a Memorial Homily by Fr. Mark Niehaus, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, and Taps and a rifle salute by the American Legion Honor Squad. Refreshments will be served by the Women's Society.

The American Legion parade will form at the First Citizens Bank parking lot in downtown Whitewater at 10:00 AM and will march off promptly at 10:30 AM concluding at the American Legion Building, 272 Wisconsin Street.

In case of inclement weather the parade will be canceled but the program will be held at the American Legion Building beginning at 11:00 AM.

Leading the parade will be the color guard of William Graham Post 173 American Legion. The Whitewater High School Band and the Whitewater Middle School Band will provide music for the parade. Featured in the parade will be guest speaker Whitewater native and Brigadier General (Ret) Charles Scharine. Also participating will be American Legion and VFW scholarship winners, Badgers Boys and Girls State attendees, the American Legion Outstanding Athlete, and the American Legion Americanism award recipient. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth organizations are invited to participate. Following the ceremony the public is invited to remain for refreshments and remembrance.

A TRAVELING DISPLAY OF WISCONSIN CASUALTIES SINCE 9-11-01 IS COMING TO HERITAGE HALL IN ELKHORN - six days starting Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm every day through Friday June 3rd.

The very emotional display, "Remembering Our Fallen of Wisconsin" was conceived at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. It is intended to be a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by the fallen from every state in the USA who was killed in the War On Terror while wearing our country's uniform in a war zone. The goal is to have memorials from every state brought together for a National Tour.

Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin is the caretaker of the Wisconsin tribute until it joins the rest of the states for a National Tour. The Walworth County Council and the Walworth County Historical Society are cooperating to bring the traveling exhibit to Heritage Hall in Elkhorn for six days starting Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm every day through Friday June 3rd. On Friday the exhibit will be open until 8:00pm. Bob Miller, Legion Commander and James Boardman, President of the Historical Society, issued a joint statement that they were pleased that their respective organizations would be working together again on another project making this event possible.

Wisconsin had 138 men and women who died during this period. Walworth County had 4, having ties to the county, who gave their lives: Justin Linden, Mathew Hermanson, David Johnson and Keith Nurnberg. The photo memorial includes military and personal photos and other information on each of the fallen.

It is hoped that Veterans of this same era will be available daily to be Honor Guides at the exhibit. There will be 2 guides needed each day for 3 hour shifts.

There will be no charge for admittance to the exhibit. There are costs associated with the origination, maintenance and transporting the exhibits so donations can be made at the exhibit.


(May 3) Whitewater Country Club Junior Golf Instruction Program!

SAVE THE DATE - Whitewater High Schools Alumni Association Annual Meeting Dinner (from the menu) Saturday August 20th, 2016 Social hour 5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:30 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

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A service celebrating the life of William (Bill) Bethke will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 a.m. at the Millard Community Covenant Church. The service of remembrance will be followed by a luncheon at the Church. Bill was born in Whitewater February 10, 1939 and lived the majority of his life in LaGrange Township. He worked for 20 years as a stock broker for Robert Baird & Company in Janesville, but was happiest when farming. For the ten years prior to his death, February 2, 2016, he was a resident of Oro Valley, AZ. He is survived by his wife Deanna (Oro Valley AZ), son Bradley (Milwaukee), son Michael (Elkhorn), daughter Danielle (Oakland, CA), sister Jean Webb LeMay (Janesville), and many extended family members and friends.

(May 24) Mary E. Boyd Paynter, age 77, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 after a brief illness.

Mary was born on March 30, 1939 in Lima Center, Wisconsin the daughter of Willis and Ruth (Morgan) Boyd. Mary graduated from Whitewater High School in 1957.

She married Robert W. Paynter on September 13, 1958. Mary raised three daughters and was a homemaker until the mid 1970's when she re-entered the working world, beginning at Havill-Spoerl and then retiring from the City of Whitewater in 2001.

Mary had many interests including a love of cooking, gardening, and family time.

Surviving are: Husband: Robert "Bob", Daughters: Beth (Mike) Treptow, Jill (Joe) Johnson, and Kim (Bruce) Lewandowski, Grandchildren: Mark (Kayla), Chris, Dana (Joe), David, Ryan (Dakota), and Nic, Great-grandchildren: Jayden, Grayson, and Kael, and Very special person: Ron Kelley. She is further survived by four sisters: Nancy Gothard, Helen Stork, Dorothy Peich, and Millie (Gerald) Stork, Sister-in-law: Shirley Boyd, and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Willis and Ruth Boyd, brother John Boyd, and sister Carol Drays.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Friends may call after 9AM on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the funeral home until the time of the services.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Fairhaven staff and to Rainbow Hospice for their loving care and support.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the Whitewater Fire Department or the Whitewater Rescue Squad.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(May 23) Gary E. Cooper, 63, Delavan, WI, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his favorite Northern Wisconsin Retreat in the Town of Fifield.

He was born on April 15, 1953, in Milwaukee, the son of Ralph and Caroline (Bucholz) Cooper.

He spent his early life and schooling in the Milwaukee/West Allis area. He attended and graduated from West Allis Central High School, Class of 1971. He then attended Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville. Following his education he was the Co-Owner of G & J Standard in Janesville, was then employed at the DANA Corp., in Edgerton, WI and currently was the owner of Cooper Construction and Concrete, Richmond, WI. In his free time he was an avid fisherman throughout the U.S. and Canada. He especially enjoyed Northern Wisconsin at his favorite lake and cabin in the Town of Fifield. His family and friends enjoyed his outgoing personality.

He is survived by his brother: Dennis (Sandy) Cooper, Evansville, WI, by his cousin Norma (Bruce) Brotz, Phillips, and by other cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the 841 Brewhouse, 841 E. Milwaukee, St., Whitewater, Wisconsin, 53190.

The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips is in charge of the local arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed

(May 21) Michael Donald Kowalski, age 65, of Portage, WI, passed away after fighting his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI; his wife and children at his side.

Mike was born on June 22, 1950 in Janesville, WI; son of Walter and Vivian Kowalski. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1968. He married Lucinda (Cindy) Musgrove on July 31, 1981.

Mike was the owner of Local Tree Experts from 1969-1976. He then started Mike Kowalski Trucking Inc. in 1976 and ran it successfully until he retired in 2001. Mike was a strong, ethical business man and highly respected by all who knew him.

Mike and his wife moved to Portage in 2008 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Mike enjoyed spending time on his property up north (Ojibwa, Sawyer County). He and his wife spent much of their time traveling on their Harley Davidson Trike around North America. Mike was a proud father and grandfather.

Mike is survived by his wife Cindy, son Michael V. (Sara) of Westfield, daughters Kari Ropicky (Brian) of Portage, Sharon Stauffer (Craig) of Wayland, IA, and 5 grandchildren Michael W., Andrew, Bella, Carson and John, mother Vivian, brother Ed and sisters Pat and Deb.

Mike was preceded in death by his father (Walter), brother (Larry) and sister (Linda).

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27th at 10am at Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 26th from 4pm-8pm, with a short visitation before service on Friday at 9am. Interment will be in the Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 213, Wauwatosa, WI 53222.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

(May 21) Helen Marie Henschel, age 75 of Whitewater WI. passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.

Helen was born in Milwaukee WI. to Margaret (Stuck) and Elmer Mueller and attended College High School in Whitewater. Helen was married to Raymond W. Henschel on October 19, 1958 in Whitewater WI.

She was employed at Coburn Company for over 30 years. Helen enjoyed quilting, rosemaling, knitting, crocheting.

Survivors include: Daughters; Patty (David) Luther of Whitewater, Karen Olds of Fort Atkinson WI, Gail Wellnitz of Milton, and a son Larry (Colleen) Henschel of Whitewater, special daughter, Rhonda Grandchildren; Michael (Ashley), Kayla, Courtney (Colton), Heidi (Andy), Paula (Joe), Elissa (Jon), Hannah, Cameron, Tyler (Tess), Jeff (Jaime), Nicki, Emily (Brandon), and Chad, and Seven great-grandchildren. Sister Kathy (Bill) Fredell of Edina MN. and brothers; Mike Mueller of Waukesha WI, Xan Johnson of Salt Lake City UT, and Don (Alice) Mueller of Brown Deer WI. Many nieces nephews other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ray, and Son -in- Law David Vohs.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater WI. on Thursday June 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating.

Visitation will be at the Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Private Inurnment will be in the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Wisconsin.

A special thank you to the staff at Rainbow Hospice for their amazing care. Memorials may be directed to Rainbow Hospice in Helen's name.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

(May 12) Dr. James Richard Connor, age 87, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

James was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31, 1928, the son of Frank E. and Edna (Felt) Connor. He graduated from Dubuque (Iowa) High School in 1946. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1947 and was activated and served in the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953.

James received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1951 from the State University of Iowa in Iowa City and his Master of Science degree in 1954 and PhD in 1961 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

On July 7, 1954, James married Zoe in Italy. They were married for 56 beautiful years when Zoe preceded him in death on May 16th, 2010.

James served as a professor and Chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from July 1974 until June of 1991. Education and giving back were very important to James, and he loved his students. James was the Executive Director of the Kemper Foundation for many years after stepping down as Chancellor, where they primarily granted scholarships to students in need.

James was a member of the Whitewater Congregational Church.

Survivors: His Children: Janet (Mick Ververa) Connor, Iowa City, IA and Paul Connor, Markesan, WI, Grandchildren: Andrew J. Connor and Sarah Timm, and a Sister: Kathleen White, Kansas City, KS.

James was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Luke Bocher officiating.

Visitation will be from 10AM to 12PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the church until the time of the services.

Memorials may be made to the James Connor Scholarship Fund.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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