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(Oct. 27) Halloween In Whitewater 1 Day and 1 City wide Halloween - Friday the 31st - 4:00pm-7:00pm!!!!

(Oct. 29) The Whitewater Police Department K9 Unit, which consists of Officer Joe Matteson and his canine partner Boomer, has become an effective tool to help get drugs off the streets in Whitewater.

In the early morning hours on Sunday, October 26, 2014, the K9 Unit was asked to assist with a suspicious vehicle that had stopped in the 400 block of S. Summit Street, Boomer alerted on the vehicle and it was subsequently searched. As a result of this search the driver, Austin W. Schneider (age 20) of Elkhorn, WI, was arrested for possession of “Molly” or MDMA/Methamphetamine, possession of GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate), possession of a Schedule II non-narcotic, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schneider was also arrested for first offense Operating While Under the Influence.
Over the last several months Officer Matteson and Boomer have been involved in several other vehicles searches that resulted in drug charges. Other patrol officers are becoming more familiar with having a drug dog available to assist them with their traffic stops and as a result, more drug arrests have been made from these routine traffic stops.

Also, in cooperation with the Whitewater Unified School District, the K9 Unit has been involved in school searches in order to maintain a safe place for our children to learn. These searches are unannounced and take place at various times throughout the school year.

Police Department Job Opening - Part-Time Dispatcher: The City of Whitewater has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Dispatcher for their Police Department. Whitewater provides dispatch services for police, fire and rescue. The general work schedule will be 7a-3:15p working a two days on, five days off / three days on, five days off rotation. Applicants must be able to work weekends, holidays, and occasional night hours. Salary range $17.28-$19.33/hr, plus an excellent pro-rated benefits package. Applications are available on-line @ www.whitewater-wi.gov. Application Deadline: Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 8:00 am. An eligibility list will be established during this process for future full and part-time dispatcher openings. The City of Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Oct. 29) Wisconsin School Music Association performances in Madison includes 6 School District Students.

Anatoly Parker (Left) Nathan Barrett (Right) will be performing Saturday Oct. 30 at the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Band & Orchestra concert at 4:30pm in Overture Hall. These students have completed a successful audition last Winter, and attended a week long summer camp to prepare for this performance. Good Luck at your performance!

Josh Pelayo (Left) and Yvanna Strait (right) will be performing Thursday Oct. 30 Wisconsin School Music Association Mixed Honors Choir at 8:00pm in Overture Hall. These students have successfully completed an audition in the Winter, and participated in a week long summer camp to prepare for the upcoming concert. Good Luck in your performance!

Allisan Barrett (Left) and Lydia Wiley Deal (Right) will be performing in the Wisconsin School Music Association Middle Level Honors Concerts Saturday Nov. 1 at 1:00pm at the Marriot Madison West. Allisan will be performing with the Band, while Lydia will be performing with the Choir. These students completed a successful audition in the Winter and attended a summer camp in preparation for the concert. Good Luck at your final performance!

(Oct 29) Julia Shelbourn, WHS Alumus, is featured in a Women's Basketball write-up from University of Nevada where she is a junior majoring in Biology and would like to be a dentist. For the article

(Oct. 29) University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's the Greenhill Center of the Arts will come EERILY alive with French horns during the 16th Annual UWW Fall Horn Festival on Saturday Nov. 1st. The Fall Horn Festival Finale Concert takes place on Nov. 1 at 4:15 p.m. in the Light Recital Hall in the Greenhill Center of the Arts. It is free and open to the public.

At rehearsal in 2013 Festival

2013 Festival Concert

The theme for this year's festival is "Horns Go Halloween - so much fun, it's scary!" So, the musical selections for the day, arranged by the festival director Linda Kimball, are "Creepy Classics" like Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King," Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette," Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" and "O Fortuna" from Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana."

The festival is open to French horn players of all ages, abilities and experience, including 5th and 6th grade beginners to adult amateurs.

Linda Kimball started the festival in 1999 in an effort to increase interest in the horn and to give hornists an opportunity to come together for a day of horn fun and camaraderie, as well as education. Linda is instructor of horn at the UWW, and is currently principal horn in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and a associate principal horn of the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Hornists who attend the festival will work in a small ensemble age and experience appropriate, as well as rehearse and perform in a mass choir that sometimes includes more than 100 players.

(Oct. 28) The Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD) School Board on Monday approved the finalized balanced 2014-15 budget and certified that budget's tax levy. The WUSD has an overall general fund budget of $21,491,083, which is down by 0.22 percent from last year's budget.

However the tax or mill rate will be $11.72 per $1,000 of equalized value, an increase from last year's $11.37. This increase in the mill rate is due in large part to the drop in District property value of 0.8-percent. The overall tax levy for the 2014-15 school year is $15,414,063 representing a 2.24% increase from the prior year.

It should be noted that this levy is for the CURRENT 2014-15 fiscal year. The referendum residents will be asked to vote on November 4, will apply to next 2015-16 fiscal year.

One of the information items covered at the meeting included a small increase in enrollment of 15 equivalent students. The District has 1,911 full-time equivalent students this year. Last year, the WUSD had 1,896 pupils.

For more on the meeting from Chris Welch the Whitewater Correspondent for the Daily Jefferson County Union .

(Oct. 28) UWW Homecoming Parade - Picture potpourri!

UWW ROTC UNIT Color Guard led the parade with UWW Marching Band providing the music.

Roni and UWW Chancellor Richard Telfer enjoying the greeting from the spectators!

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Beverly Kopper and Peter Hill also enjoying spectator "banter."

Pi Kappa Alpha Float one of many in the Parade!

In cadence with loud chants following the float were Pi Kappa Alpha members!

Not to be out done were the Delta Zeta Sorority!

On the float of the Tri Sigma Sorority!

King Dylan Kersten (Ecology Club) and Queen Fernanda Contreras (Latinos Unidos)

(Oct. 27) Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Week of November 3 and November 10.

The City of Whitewater Department of Public Works will conduct a leaf and yard waste collection the weeks of November 3rd and November 10th. Please place your bagged yard wastes on the curb during this time.

Yard waste must be bagged in clear or transparent bags only. Yard waste will not be collected if placed in non transparent or black bags.

Biobags are available at City Hall Finance Department at no cost while supply lasts.

Brush will not be collected as part of the yard waste collection. Residents requesting brush collection may call 473-0542 to make an appointment for pickup on Tuesdays.

A reminder that leaves, yard waste, and brush can be disposed of at the compost site during operating hours. The last day for the compost site on Wednesdays is Wednesday, October 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. The compost site will remain open on Saturdays until November 29th as long as weather permits. Saturday compost hours are 8am - 2pm.

NOTICE: It is against city ordinance to deposit any yard waste debris on city streets or right of ways other than City of Whitewater designated days.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Street/Parks Dept. at 473-0542.

(Oct. 27) UWW senior Dawson Miller (WHS Graduate) has been selected NCAA Division III Men's Athlete of the Week by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced Monday, Oct. 27.

Dawson Miller

UWW Picture by Michael McLoone

Dawson and the Warhawks compete this Saturday at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship in La Crosse, Wis., starting at noon.
For the UWW story

(Oct. 27) Former UWW head football coach Forrest Perkins is among 25 divisional coaches who are candidates for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced earlier this week.

Coach Perkins coached the Warhawks for 29 seasons from 1956-1984. He is currently the school's all-time leader in victories after leading UW-Whitewater to a 190-88-8 record, good for a .678 winning percentage.

For UWW story

(Oct. 27) Trick or Treat the Triangle - Activities on First Street in front of Ketterhagen Motors also Whitewater Parks and Recreation Youth Halloween Party at Downtown Armory - Picture potpourri!

The costume winners at the Triangle activities!

Storm Deporter - age 5 and under

Trinity Middleton - age 6-11

Elyse Sloka - age 12-18

Heidi Stalans - age 19 and over


Taylor McDarison painting faces at Trick or Treat the Triangle

Anna and Grace Coleman with Veteran popcorn maker "Miss Ketchup" Hillary Cheever at Downtown Armory.

Searching the casket is the Payton Family - Hooded Ninja - Payton; Transformer Casey and dad and mom Jason and Jessica.

Thackary Kuck Bowling!

Lukas Quam (orange suit) with mom's help ready to pound hammer with Maddox Hagen waiting his turn and UWW Alpha Sigma volunteer MacKenzie Myers assisting at this game table.

Tired after exciting time is Chayse Fisher.

(Oct 27) Harvest Family Fun Fair - Nov. 8th, 9:30 am - 2 pm - At First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main Street - Free admission

Raffle of handmade items - Drawing 2 pm - Tickets: $1 or 6 for $5 Rocking horse (Russ Manke), St. Nicholas stained glass panel (Sonja Kipper), Wooden chest (Rod Berg), Quilt (Sue Burkhardt), Ceramic Santa (Sandra Nehring), Art print (Karolyn Tscharnack), Child's Adirondack chair (Jim Vondrak), Lenox "Christmas Greetings" (donated by Lois Newgard).

St. Nicholas exhibit: 9:30 am - 2 pm (free will donation)

Luncheon: 11 am - 1 pm - Salads, BBQ, hot dog, pickles, dessert and beverage, $6 adult, $3 child (8 & under)

Crafters: Local crafters will be offering handmade jewelry, hand painted gift cards, multiple crocheted items including scarves, kitchen towels, hats, and doll clothes crafters, one specializing in American Girl doll clothes

Winter Holiday Room: crafts and decorations with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and winter themes, including an assortment of exquisite Lenox collectibles - also recycled holiday treasures

Silent Auction: Family Photo session, bird house, cutting board & trivets, watercolor print, tickets to "The Nutcracker", and beautiful themed baskets - early bidding begins on Nov. 2

Bake Sale: St. Nick cookies, Danish kringle, Dutch banket, Sinterklaas kruidnootjes, Norwegian lefse, pies, breads, muffins, cakes, cookies, bars and preserves

Free Children's activities and games (St. Nicholas related)

(Oct. 27) Whitewater YES for Education volunteers who were out and about in Whitewater this weekend, spreading the word about the November 4 referendum.

Whitewater YES supporters are informing community members about the importance of the Whitewater Unified School District referendum, on which they will vote on November 4:
"Shall the Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,200,000 a year beginning with the 2015-2016 school year through the 2018-2019 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular programs, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?"
Whitewater YES is a grassroots effort made up of parents, grandparents, business people and community members who are encouraging people to vote YES for the Whitewater Unified School District referendum on November 4.

Josh Kapfer, and his five-year-old daughter, Violet, were two of volunteers!

(Oct 26) Lakeview Elementary School Fall Fest with Costumes Picture potpourri!

Awaiting grand march! (l-r) Tehyn Sharpe, Adrianna Bresine, Shanja Bresine, Nathaniel Sharpe

Lining up for the grand march! Jenny Stritzel with son Carter as Tiger!


Principal David Brokopp - high five!

Activity Table

Snack for Maddox Hagen, Race Car Driver!

Jenny Stritzel with son Carter as Tiger!

Evan and Caleb Jagodzinski - Evan is Wolverine and Caleb is Captain America

Evan and Caleb's Brother with shield!

Haley Keltesch dressed as Pony Twilight just finishing game at Fall Fest!

Haley Keltesch moved on to Pumpkin decoration!

Renda Belar former WHS Graduate of 2002 getting into the act as Lucille Ball!

Whitewater High School Optimist Club officer Michael Hilliger dressed as Harry Potter about to fly off with his broom!

WHS Octagon Club Volunteers (l-r) Alysa DuClos, Christian Zaballos, Michael Hilliger, Hannah Sallmann, Ben Zaballos.

(Oct 26) Downtown Cleanup for this past busy weekend - thank you to the Downtown Whitewater Inc. Board member volunteers.

Kristine Zaballos, Director Tami Brodnicki , Glenn Gebauer, not pictured Roni Telfer and Dave Saalsaa,

The crowd totaled 13,627, and new record for Perkins Stadium and for WIAC football.

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

(Oct. 25) The top-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team scored 17 first-half points and used an aggressive, hard-hitting style of defense on Homecoming Saturday to defeat UW-Oshkosh 24-7 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown in front of a raucous, school record-setting crowd of 13,627 at Perkins Stadium.

Matt Behrendt completed 17 of 29 passes for 175 yards. He had one interception, his first since Nov. 2, 2013, after 388 straight attempts without a pick.

Jordan Ratliffe rushed 17 times for 66 yards and one touchdown.

Brady Grayvold had an interception which he ran back for 54 yards.

Joe Worth caught 3 passes for 36 yards.

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

The Warhawks (7-0 overall, 4-0 WIAC) scored the first 24 points in the game and allowed only a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter – the first touchdown surrendered by the defense in just over 11 quarters – against the Titans.
UW-Whitewater extended its win streak to 24, the second-longest in any NCAA division of college football.

ESPN pre-game video on UWW Football and Whitewater.

UWW Game Story

(Oct 25) WHS Cross Country Teams Sectional Results from Pewaukee - The Girls' Team placed 4th overall out of 14 teams and the Boys' Team finished in 8th overall out of 14 teams. Sarah Ziolkowski and Andrea Sandoval will compete at State in Wisconsin Rapids Sat. Nov. 1st.

Sarah Ziolkowski (l) and Andrea Sandoval (r) ran phenomenal races and punched their tickets to state. Sarah looked like the runner of old pressing her way to a third place overall finish to make her second state trip.

Andrea makes her first appearance at the state meet by finishing in 6th overall, the final individual spot.

They both were very driven to accomplish their goal to run at state. Intense and continued summer training shined through in their strong performances. (Coach Carstens)

Following action pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Sarah Ziolkowski

Andrea Sandoval

Coach Carstens: "The Lady Whippets will be represented again at the WIAA State Meet on Saturday, Nov. 1st at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. To earn a spot at state the top two teams make it through and the top five individuals in the race not on those teams also make it. The team faired very well in the event with Freshman Allisan Barrett finishing in 9th place overall. To have three in the top 9 in the race is a very special thing. Allisan got to see how special she is as a runner and will have high goals next year for sure. Abby King powered her way as the fourth runner to a 35th place finish and Rebekah Schumacher rounded out the team score with a 71st place finish. Also competing for the Whippets was lone senior Amanda Herold in 83rd. Freshman Alayna Mikulski tied her personal best time from earlier this season to finish in 90th place. The team placed 4th overall out of 14 teams. A very strong showing. Sarah and Andrea will compete in the Division 2 race at 2:10.

The boys also ran very strong lead by a mostly senior group. Jon Zimdars lead the team to a 13th place finish, but the qualifying teams of Pewaukee and Catholic Memorial left the last individual spot take by the 10th place finisher. Jon put himself in a great position throughout the race but just didn't quite have enough to stay with the Beloit Turner runner. James Ehlen was 15th overall and looked the best he has in weeks as he recovered from his hip injury. Sophomore Jimmy King displayed a solid season as the third runner all year long. He came home in 37th place. Freshman Jacob Korf ran his best race of the year finishing in 60th. Seniors Nathan Barrett, Wentao Guo and Jason Shelbourn finished 65th, 71st and 75th respectively. The team finished in 8th overall out of 14 teams.

The season was a success on many levels and the team will celebrate Sarah and Andrea's efforts next weekend as they run Whippet Strong!"
Girls Results 1) Pewaukee 85 (State Bound) 2) Deerfield/Cambridge 96 (State Bound) 3) Jefferson 118 4) Whitewater 122
Overall Winner: Julia Kaster, Clinton, 19:53 3) Sarah Ziolkowski (JR) 20:09 (Third Individual State Qualifier) 6) Andrea Sandoval (JR) 20:32 (Fifth Individual State Qualifier) 9) Allisan Barrett (FR) 21:11 35) Abby King (JR) 22:24 71) Rebekah Schumacher (SO) 24:30 83) Amanda Herold (SR) 25:34 90) Alayna Mikulski (FR) 27:42.

Boys Results 1) Pewaukee 49 (State Bound) 2) Catholic Memorial 74 (State Bound) 3) Deerfield/Cambridge 83 8) Whitewater 186
Overall Winner: Robert Wagner, Pewaukee, 16:30 13) Jon Zimdars (SR) 17:51 15) James Ehlen (SR) 17:59 37) Jimmy King (SO)18:48 60) Jacob Korf (FR) 20:00 65) Nathan Barrett (SR) 20:15 71) Wentao Guo (SR) 20:17 76) Jason Shelbourn (SR) 20:42

Top 5 Girls in the Sectional that qualified for State:
(l-r) WHS - Andrea Sandoval (5); Big Foot - Zanzie Demco (4); WHS - Sarah Ziolkowski (3);
Jefferson - Calli Linse (2) and grandaughter of Phil and Carmen Marsh of Whitewater;
Clinton - Julia Kaster (1).

Almost ready for traffic - Friday morning scene!

This is the new island. Note no left turn to E Main Street, only cross RR to Milw. St. - Note also the bike paths.

Coming from Washington School E. Main has no left turn at the island, only a right turn to downtown!

(Oct. 24) The Downtown East Gateway project is expected to partially open to all traffic by the end of business on Friday, October 24.

From the City Manager Cameron Clapper: The Downtown East Gateway project is expected to partially open to all traffic by the end of business on Friday, October 24. Traffic will be able to travel east and west on E. Main Street. The only project areas that will remain closed is a portion of Whitewater Street, between the intersections of Center Street and E. Main Street, and the alley north of the Whitewater Street/E. Main Street intersection. These areas will not open until pavement replacement and traffic signal installation is completed.

The traffic signals at the intersection of Whitewater Street and E. Main Street will not yet be functional upon initial opening; temporary stop signs will be used in the interim. Minor delays and congestion should be expected.

All detour signage will be removed. Please use caution as you drive through the project area as the street geometrics and other features have changed. Most notably, a median island has been added at the intersection of E. Main Street and Wisconsin Street (north of the railroad tracks) which will prevent eastbound vehicles from continuing east on East Main Street. Additional crosswalks and bike lanes have also been added.

The city understands that this project has been difficult for members of the community, and many city staff members have received inquires as to why the project took so long to complete. Based on the project scope of work, our city engineer expected the project to take twenty (20) weeks until the road could open and twenty-two (22) weeks for final completion. When the road opens tomorrow, it will be twenty (20) weeks since construction began. Though the contractor, Forest Landscaping & Construction, Inc., began construction approximately six (6) weeks after the anticipated start date, they have been responsive to city requests and have been able to expedite the project to meet the twenty (20) week expectation, which included paying their crews overtime.

The City of Whitewater would like to thank all of the residents and business owners for their patience and cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Assistant City Manager, Christopher McDonell, at 262-473-0139, cmcdonell@whitewater-wi.gov; or the city Streets, Parks, and Forestry Superintendent, Chuck Nass, at 262-473-0542, cnass@whitewater-wi.gov.


Very few things are worse than losing your wallet. Aaron Rogers is obviously a busy guy this time of year and Associated Bank has offered a reward to help him find his lost wallet. Two of Aaron's wallets have been found in Whitewater and those lucky fans will be rewarded with Packer Tickets, a $100 donation on their behalf to the local United Way and an opportunity to meet Aaron and receive an autographed mini helmet. Hailey found her wallet at The SweetSpot and Lindsay found hers at Jersey Mike's Sub Shop. Associated Bank is the Official Bank of the Green Bay Packers. Two other states are participating Illinois - Chicago Bears player and Minnesota - Vikings player.

Lindsay Bier, Assistant in the Chamber of Commerce Office and a UWW student found Aaron's wallet at Jersey Mike's Subs along with friend Kelley Agnew and Associated Bank Manager Glenn Gebauer. Number of winners will get 2 tickets to a Packers game. Lindsay will be taking her Bear fan friend Kelley to the Nov. 9th Packers and Bears game. She will also be attending a reception of the 75 winners to meet Aaron on Dec. 15th, receive an autographed mini helmet and have a $100 donation to United Way on her behalf.

Flanking the other Whitewater winner Hailey Marx with her mother Nicole are SweetSpot owners, Lacey Reichwald and Karen Moline.

(Oct 21) COAT DRIVE for the Community Clothes Closet. Calling all coats!

The Community Clothes Closet Staff would like donations of GENTLY USED winter outerwear for all ages. Winter will be here soon and they need your help to get the items to those in need. Please check your closets and get those coats and jackets to the collection points below.

Collection Containers have been placed at the Commercial Bank -Main Office and West Town Branch, also at Irvin L Young Library.

The collected items will be distributed locally by The Community Clothes Closet located within The Congregational United Church of Christ 133 S. Franklin Street. Questions can be directed to Kay at 262-379-0187.


The J-Hawk Aquatic Club offers a swim team and swim lessons, to area youth. No child is ever turned away due to financial difficulties. Their wreath sale helps offset the costs of running their programs and allowing all children to participate.


Make sure to check their products out! Products Available: 20" Single Sided (option of mail order, as well); 26" Single Sided; 36" Single Sided or Double-Sided; 48" Single Sided or Double-Sided; 60" Single Sided; 72" Single Sided Cane Shaped; 36" Cross; 25' Roping Swag; 18" Christmas Tree (option of mail order, as well) Centerpiece (option of mail order, as well) Easel Door Hook

to view pictures and detailed descriptions (order form is on the last page) Please order by Nov. 1st.
How to order: 1. Call in or text your order to 608-449-5150 (if texting, leave your name)
2. E-mail your order to j_hawkswim@charter.net
3. Complete the order form and mail it in.


REMINDER - Rummage and Bake Sale Sat Nov 1 9am-2pm

60th Anniversary Celebration - Bruce (Chief) and Shirley Lyon were married October 28, 1954.

Anyone who would like to celebrate their day with them are invited to an Open House hosted by their children, Bonnie (Jerry) Pfeifer, Lorie (Jerry) Radke and Jeff Lyon.

It will take place on Saturday, November 1st from 1-4pm at the Cravath Lakefront Community Building, 342 S. Fremont Street. Please omit gifts.

The Whitewater Lioness will hold their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, November 1st at Wanda's Waterfront Restaurant located in the lower level of the American Legion (292 S. Wisconsin Street). The dinner will include spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, and homemade desserts. Tickets for the dinner are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 years and younger. Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Parents, grandparents, business people, educators and other community members are banding together through Whitewater YES to help encourage people to vote in favor of the Whitewater Unified School District Referendum on November 4.

Whitewater YES volunteers are helping to make contact with voters, distribute yard signs, and help in other ways to share the importance of this vote for Whitewater children and the broader community.

"Our District has great accomplishments in keeping elementary class sizes smaller, achieving high ACT scores at the high school, offering a nationally-recognized music program as well as great sports events, and more. In order to keep our schools great we need to support this referendum. As a grandparent of children in our district, and as a business person who wants to see Whitewater thrive, I am dedicated to making sure that our kids receive a great education in our community," said Ron Binning, co-chair of Whitewater YES and owner of Binning & Dickens Insurance in Whitewater.

Many caring, concerned people have been working on the budget for our district. The school board and staff have worked diligently with financial experts from all walks of life to cut thousands of dollars from the budget. Teachers, support staff, and administrators have made financial sacrifices in both pay and benefits to help ensure that Whitewater children continue to receive a high-quality education. The administration has been making prudent cuts and will continue to be a careful steward of the funds. Even if this referendum passes, the district will still need to cut $300,000 from the budget. But cutting staff health care plans and reducing the budget is not enough. The state allocation per child to public schools was cut dramatically and has never been restored. A wide range of community members all believe it is imperative to the future of area children that residents vote yes to pass the referendum on November 4th.

"As an educator at the University and as a parent of children who attend our school district, I believe that this vote will help determine the health of our community as a whole in the future. Education is vital to a healthy society," said Kristen Monday, co-chair of Whitewater YES, and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Rather than asking for a recurring increase, the referendum asks to establish this support for the next four years. That will allow the community to revisit this issue. So, a YES vote now, allows the district to provide the financial resources needed to keep Whitewater schools great in the present while also allowing the district to reconsider the issue in the near future. The district is asking to renew existing tax levy authority. The district has $600,000 in debt payments that will be falling off at the same time the current $600,000 operating referendum will expire. This $1.2 million in expiring levy authority will allow for the $1.2 million in proposed levy authority to be absorbed with a neutral impact on the overall tax levy. Both the expiring levy authority and the proposed referendum have an equal value on the mill rate of $0.89 per thousand. If the referendum is supported, there would be no anticipated increase over the current levy amount. The district is going from paying off debt to investing in technology, infrastructure and the great programs offered by the district.

"I grew up in Whitewater, and I had a great education here, which is one of the reasons we moved back to Whitewater after our son was born. Our schools' music and art programs are award-winning, and our talented and caring teachers and staff help foster creativity and innovation. Creativity and innovation help our kids stand out as they pursue their careers. It is crucial to our kids and our community that we pass this referendum and keep our schools strong," said Marjorie Stoneman, co-chair of Whitewater YES.

Aurelio Callope, Treasurer for Whitewater YES, concurred, "As a business person and a father of children who attended our district, I know the importance of a great school system to our family and our community. We must keep our schools strong in order to attract more people to our district."

If residents have more detailed questions, they may visit the Whitewater Unified School District's website

People who want to help Whitewater YES spread the 'vote yes' message, request yard signs, or help make a financial contribution to Whitewater YES, may contact Ron Binning's office at 262-473-3930. Donations can also be sent to Whitewater YES via Aurelio Callope, N1060 Fremont Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190.

Supporters are invited to 'LIKE' Whitewater YES for Education on Facebook.

Following is the actual wording of the November 4 referendum: "Shall the Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,200,000 a year beginning with the 2015-2016 school year through the 2018-2019 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular programs, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?"

The referendum was also recommended by the Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). This Committee discussed the district’s decrease in overall enrollment with an increase in special education, state revenue limits, loss of state aid (through the Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement needs, and increases in other necessary areas in the budget.
For the Power Point presentation used in guiding the discussion - .

UWW Blood Drive

Tuesday, Nov 4th, Noon - 6pm
Wednesday, Nov 5th Noon - 6pm
Thursday, Nov 6th Noon - 6pm

Located in Esker Dining Hall Rooms 118-120
For an appointment, or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or
Free parking for community donors in Lots #4 & #23 off Prairie St

Children's World Impact is coming to Whitewater Congregational - United Church of Christ ( 133 S. Franklin Street) Wednesday, November 5th at 6:20pm. They are inviting everyone to come and learn more about what this group does and how you too can help make a difference!

Attention! Leaders of Whitewater and Surrounding Areas Including: Service Clubs/Groups; Student Councils/Junior Optimist Groups; Youth Groups; Scouts and Surrounding churches! Are you interested in learning about a new opportunity?

This group which is close to home focuses on helping children and widows who are in poverty. They also make a difference in Walworth County by helping children and parents in crisis. There are very easy ways to make an impact in this world. Please come join them on November fifth to see how anyone, even yourself, can help the world by reaching out!
For more information on this event, visit the UCC church website:
For more information on Children's World Impact:

Rod Wilson Benefit Night - Sat. Nov. 8, 4:00-9:00pm at the Fuzzy Pig (N8660 Clover Valley Rd.)

Come show your support for Rod and his family as he battles Stage 4 Lung and Bone Cancer while enjoying a DJ, FOOD, BEER, and RAFFLES!!!
$20 donation will include an adult meal and one drink. Kids 12 and under eat for $7.
Rod is a loving father of two college-age children, a Navy Veteran, worked for Weilers and Co., and Mann Brothers. He is also a Whitewater Town Board Supervisor and former Lion's Club member.
If you cannot attend, donations can be made to the Rodney Wilson Benefit Account in person at any First Citizens Bank or mailed to: Rodney Wilson Benefit Account c/o First Citizens State Bank, 1058 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190.

Local photographer and artist, Katy Daixon Wimer, owner of katy daixon photography in Whitewater, will be exhibiting her Body Project photographs at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street in November.
The show opens Thursday, November 6 and runs through Sunday, November 23rd, and will be open to viewers on Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. Katy will be on-hand to talk with visitors at a free reception on Saturday, November 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the CAC.

"Mountain and Me"

Katy said, "The Body Project popped into my head one night about a year ago while having a discussion with friends about the phrase 'body positive.' We came to realize that 'body positive' has been a phrase connected to fat women owning their fat and stating that they, too, are beautiful. I wanted something all-encompassing, something that spoke for all women struggling with their bodies or their body image in a society that bombards us with visuals of what a body should be. Body positivity is awesome, as long as all women are included. I want body acceptance and self-love."

"I immediately knew I needed to do this project. What followed were stories from women all around me-friends, friends of friends, and family. From January through September, I have photographed about 80 women who wrote affirming messages on their least favorite body part/parts for their photograph. Our mission is to create awareness about body acceptance and self-love in a society where beauty standards and body-type bashing are so prevalent. These women have uplifted, inspired, supported, and loved one another throughout this project and have created something more amazing than I could've ever dreamed. They are taking a stand against society's standard of beauty that has been so instilled in our minds since forever. They remind me to stay strong," said Katy.

She added, "While you witness this exhibition of brave women, I ask you to love your body and yourself. It won't hurt. I promise. Begin with us."

Katy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2010 and started katy daixon photography in 2011. She believes in community, collaboration and in shared thought. She feels that beauty lies in the core of oneself, and she strives to bring that out of others as they bring it out of her. Through her photography and writing, she captures the truth of someone.

She said, "I want to do rockin' portraits. I want to bring out the unexpected in my clients. I want them to be art. I aim to flex my creative abilities and theirs to produce something fresh."

The Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building. An elevator is available for access from the parking lot entrance.

CROP Hunger Walk Quilt Raffle! Drawing for this beautiful quilt is Wednesday, November 26th. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5. Available from the following churches: First English Lutheran Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, First Congregational United Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Also available from Woodland Quilts.

Cheryl Kehm and Carol Laursen, showing the Scrappy Star design quilt, 72” by 90”, made by Woodland Quilts Thursday Quilters: Nancy Dynkowski, Carol Laursen, Cheryl Kehm, Denise Charts, and Jean Paszkiet.

3rd Annual Alumni WHS Boys' Basketball Tournament And 1st Annual Girls' Alumni Game, Saturday, December 27th.
The popular WHS 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 girls' game played at Noon with players from odd years vs players from even years. Social will be at Lakefront Pub from 6:00-8:00pm afterwards.

When: Saturday, December 27, 2014 Games Starting at 9:00AM Deadline to Sign-Up is December 18th Where: Whitewater High School
Who: All WHS Alumni (not just basketball players). WHS Coaches, Faculty, and Staff at WWUSD are also welcomed!
How: To Sign-Up, Gather Some Old Buddies Up To Form A Team
~ Email Michael Zweifel at mbzweifel@dbq.edu 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, Whitewater 53190 or bring Check to the Tournament.
Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!

They will need workers for the concessions, referees, food, and others. They are 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 or for more info out please contact Michael Zweifel at mbzweifel@dbq.edu or (262)949-9323 or Hugh Gnatzig hgnatzig@wwusd.org or (262)-903-6671.

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(Oct. 29) John J. (Midge) Arnold - 88 passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, Wisconsin after a long illness.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin to John R. and Florence (Trask) Arnold, John served his country as a member of the 82nd Airborne in World War II. After the War he returned to attain an education at Wisconsin State Teachers College - Whitewater, in Mathematics.

John held numerous positions in Engineering and Management including President of Amphenol Controls, Janesville and Dodgeville, and Vice President of Marketing and Manufacturing for Borg Warner, Oak Brook, Illinois. During the 70's & 80's he owned and operated Arnold Chrysler-Plymouth, Whitewater.

John enjoyed architecture, golf, and travel.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William Arnold; and a sister Kathleen (Peg) O'Connor.

He is survived by a son, John D. Arnold of Jackson, Wyoming, a daughter Paula (Terry) Malone of Whitewater and a granddaughter Pamela Malone of Whitewater, and many nieces and nephews.

Private services are being held by the family.

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.

(Oct. 28) Marina Waltraud Bowser, age 54 of Janesville died on October 26, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

She was born September 6, 1960 in Frankfurt, Germany the daughter of Bardean and Heidi (Jost) Whitchugt. Marina graduated from Whitewater High School in 1978. She married Kenneth W. Bowser on September 9, 1999 in Jefferson, WI. Marina was a claims examiner for CUNA Mutual, and later worked for Grays Brewing in Janesville and Cleary Building in Verona. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater. Marina loved spending time with family, friends and especially her grandsons. Her friendship and love will be missed by many.

She is survived by her husband Ken of Janesville. Son: Christopher (Jaclyn Kelly) Thorne of Fitchburg Daughter: Erica (Cory) Hartin of Janesville 2 Step Daughters: Jenna and Jarah Bowser of Milwaukee 3 Grandchildren: Christian Melbye, Carter Beeler, and Amari Bowser 2 Brothers: Edward Kos and Michael Quijada of Janesville And a sister: Kathy (Chip) Kohler of Traverse City, MI

Friends may call at Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 12:30PM with a Memorial Service to follow officiated by Rev. Steven Hanson.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the family or American Cancer Society.

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.


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