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(April 23) REMINDER - The 2nd Annual Whitewater Lioness Rummage and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 8:00 - 2:00. It will be held at the Lions' Clubhouse on Kettle Moraine Dr. on Whitewater Lake. Lunch will be available.

(April 22) Open House for Lori Heidenreich Sunday, May 4th 3:00 - 5:00 pm High School Multi-Purpose Room

Lori Heidenreich, High School Choir Director, is retiring after 31 years of service to the Whitewater School District. She has touched so many students and families over the years with her musical talents and her extreme dedication. Please wish her well in retirement on May 4th.

Sponsored by the WUSD Music Parents. If you are willing to help or donate a dessert, please e-mail Diane Dalzin at ddalzin@wwusd.org.

(April 22) Reunion - 25th - save the date - WHS class of 1989 - To visit Class of 89 webpage click on Save the Date announcement and to join the class Facebook

(April 22) Happy Earth Day! April 22- Special thanks to all of these amazing kids, and their parents! Their Mission was to clean up the City of Whitewater. They participated in a garbage scavenger hunt organized by Cadette Girl Scout, Morgan Radaj.

(April 21) Banner Announcement - The Banner camera was lost during an out of town Easter weekend visit, not only the camera and lenses but the disk with the FFA Banquet, St Patrick Living Stations of the Cross and the Optimist Easter Egg Hunt at WMS. The camera with lenses will be replaced (insured) but the disk with memorable pictures is irreplaceable.

(April 21) The presentation by Marion Burrows on the Brooches of Madeleine Albright will still take place on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m., but the location has changed to Fairhaven.

Madeline Albright and two of her brooches - (l) the golden snake pin she got after Saddam Hussein's cronies called her a "serpent," and (r) Lady Liberty pin with two small clocks for the eyes in opposing directions, enabling Madeleine to glance down at one clock and her visitor to view the other clock.

Marion Burrows has generously offered to volunteer her time to share her knowledge of the brooches as part of the Body Adornment Exhibit taking place at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center through April 27. All are welcome to attend the presentation by Marion. Throughout recorded history, and maybe even before that, humans have sought to adorn their bodies to exemplify beauty, power, ceremony and/or status. The Whitewater Arts Alliance has recognized that human activity in a two-month show on Body Adornment, which has featured free henna tattoos, presentations on the history of tattoos, jewelry-making workshops, jewelry in the Victorian age, and more.

Throughout her diplomatic career, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright used pins to express her moods and opinions. Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, an exhibition featuring over 200 of her brooches, opened in June 2010 at Smithsonian Castle. In an interview she was asked: What does the collection say about you, Madeleine Albright? "I hope that it says that I have a good sense of humor. Most of the pins are costume jewelry and are supposed to be reflective of whatever issue we’re dealing with or what I’m feeling like on a given day or where I’m going. But mostly it’s fun. It’s just a good way to get started." To read more:

(April 21) Studio 84 is offering classes in theater and visual arts this summer. Start planning your summer now. Classes are open to a variety of ages and abilities.

Theater classes will be July 21-25 with a morning class for ages 5-10 and an afternoon class for ages 11-17.
Visual arts classes will be held in two sessions. Session I is June 16 - July 7 and Session II is July 14 - August 1. All the visual arts classes are accepting ages 4th grade thru adult and are designed to accommodate the beginner to the advanced artist. Classes are in puppet making, drawing, painting out doors and book making.
Registration is now open and will continue until classes are full. Details and registration forms on all classes are online at .

(April 21) Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) will be holding three Community Shred Events that will be free and open to the public.
The first event will be held at their Jefferson Branch located at 100 North Main Street on Saturday, April 26th from 9-11am.
The second will be held at their Main Fort Atkinson Branch located at 800 Madison Avenue on Saturday, May 3rd from 9-11am.
The final Community Shred Event will be held at their Whitewater Branch located at 203 East Milwaukee Street on Saturday, May 10th from 9-11am.
Take advantage of this free opportunity to shred your confidential documents to make sure that they don't end up in the wrong hands.

(April 21) Earlier last week, residents of Fairhaven Senior Services in Whitewater were treated to a re-creation of the supper served aboard the Titanic on the fateful evening of its sinking. Working from a copy of that evening’s original menu, Chef Lloyd Brehm faithfully prepared a 5 course meal that included such entrees as Oysters a la Russe, fresh Atlantic salmon poached in wine with a lemon butter sauce, petit tenderloin topped with foie gras, artichoke hearts and black truffle oil and roast duckling breast with an apple liqueur glaze. Cream of barley soup and various side dishes accompanied the entrees along with a dessert of Waldorf Pudding and chocolate éclairs with French vanilla bean ice cream. The meal served aboard the Titanic that night included a total of 10 courses.

(April 21) A 2-day DNR


Boater's Safety class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18 from 8am-noon at the Whitewater Town Hall (W8590 Willis Ray Road, Whitewater) .
This training is open to anyone (not just town residents) at a cost of $10 per person. Wisconsin law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989 must have a boater's safety license in order to operate a boat. This class is a good refresher for all ages and parents are encouraged to sign up along with their children. Space is limited. Register online at

(April 17) Chamber of Commerce welcomes three new members receiving a plant, membership plaque and a ribbon cutting event.

InStyle Consignment
1139 W Main St
(behind Beijing Buffet and adjacent to BicycleWise Sports and Fitness)

Easy cut! Chamber reps welcomed InStyle Consignment.

Chamber Board Members Kim Brotz First Citizens State Bank: Denise Derry, Good Morning Advertiser; Co-owners Katie Reynolds-Oezer and husband Ryan Oezer; Board member, Kim Scharine, GMA Printing and Chamber Director Marie Koch.

Easy cut! Chamber reps welcomed InStyle Consignment, 1139 W Main St (behind Beijing Buffet and adjacent to BicycleWise Sports and Fitness).

Brand Name New and Used Children's size 4-18, Juniors, Women and Women Plus Size Clothing and Accessories. Excellent Quality! They are consigning New and Excellent Used Brand Name Children's size 4-18 (no 4T or 5T), Juniors, Women and Plus size Clothing up to 3X/24W and Accessories! Their woman's department is geared to the Teen, 20 and 30 something. Miss Me, Coach, Kate Spade, Michaek Kors are just some of the higher end item they have! Save $$ while being InStyle! For more information check out Facebook

177 W. Main Street

Easy cut! Chamber reps welcomed ARANDA-be-Unique

Chamber Board Members Kim Brotz First Citizens State Bank: Denise Derry, Good Morning Advertiser; and the Aranda Family - Tony, Marta, Jennelle Rossbach, and look who is peeking at the ribbon cutting, 4 year old Marijose, Lourdes Aranda; Marissa Aranda; Board member, Kim Scharine, GMA Printing and Chamber Director Marie Koch.

ARANDA-be-Unique, 177 W. Main Street, is a family-owned clothing store established on November 9th, 2013, in downtown Whitewater. ARANDA offers the latest trends in sizes ranging from XS-3XL. The downtown store provides... a great selection of footwear, dresses, business wear, and casual wear, as well as outfits for those special occasions. ARANDA also offers a variety of accessories including jewelry, scarves, belts, purses, and hats. The quality merchandise and reasonable prices that the store has to offer guarantees customer satisfaction. Due to customer support and feedback, the store will soon be offering men's clothing. For more information check out Facebook

Touched by a Paw - Cat Rescue
182 W. Main Street

NO cut! Chamber reps welcomed Touched by a Paw - Cat Rescue

Chamber Board Members Kim Brotz First Citizens State Bank: Denise Derry, Good Morning Advertiser; Kabuki the kitten and no large sciccors; Janna Burhop, President, Touched By A Paw, Inc.; Board member, Kim Scharine, GMA Printing and Chamber Director Marie Koch.

Touched By A Paw, Inc, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and sheltering of stray, neglected or abused cats. It is run entirely by volunteers, and subsists only on donations. They receive no government help or funding. Touched By A Paw is open Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, or by appointment. Touched By A Paw, has a No-Kill policy. Touched By A Paw began in 1998 in a room behind Reflections of the Past, a vintage clothing boutique. Reflections of the Past is owned and run by Janna Burhop, President, Touched By A Paw, Inc. For more information

(April 17) The Whitewater Common Council held its post-election organizational meeting and then continued with the announced agenda. Newly elected incumbents of the Common Council were sworn into office. Lynn Binnie participated by phone since unable to attend the meeting.

Ken Kidd, Council Member At-large

Phil Frawley, Aldermanic District 1

Stephanie Abbott, Aldermanic District 2

City Clerk Michele Smith swore in Lynn Binnie by telephone.

The Common Council honored four University of Wisconsin-Whitewater National Championship Teams. Receiving plaques were the Women's Gymnastics Team, Men’s Basketball Team, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team and Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team.

UWW Women's Gymnastics: Kaitlyn Weber, Allyse Dieringer, Katie Fiorilli, McKenzie Foster, Chloe Rehberg, Courtney Pickett, Alex Wente, Jen Regan-Coach, Hanna Lee, Amanda Quinn, Megan Love, Grayson Esslinger, Francesca Smith, Kelsea Fischer, Steffi Hever, Vicky Hammond, Gigi Talcott, and Ginny Ebker (not in order).

Men's Basketball players and coaches: Pat Miller, Head Coach, Eric Bryson, Alex Merg, Patrick Souter, Steven Egan, Quadrell Young, Reggie Hearn, Reid Gibbs-assistant coach, Nick Bennett-assistant coach and Bob Lanza, Associate Athletic Director. (not in order).

Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team: Yarden Hershko, Becca Murray, Helene Ebben, Lydia Sprain, and Coach Dan Price (not in order).

Men's Wheelcahir Basketball Team: Jordan Scheidecker, Derrick Bisnett, Steven Mazzara, coaches Da Price, Dylan Fischbach, Dave Kirst, and John McCarthy (not in order).

For the Chris Welch, Daily Jefferson County Union, story on the Common Council meeting .

(April 16) When Pigs Fly and Apothecary Design will be teaming up Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, for the Vintage Shop Hop. 180 shops in southern WI and northern IL will be participating in this event. Many shops will have in store specials, give aways and sweet treats to eat. For more information check us out on Facebook

(April16) From Jean Mills and Blake Scharine Co-Chairpersons - Whitewater 4th of July Committee"We thought with this weather still acting like winter, it might be fun to talk about the Whitewater 4th of July. The theme of this year's Festival is "Flying High Over The 4th of July". We are honoring all aviators from all branches of the service.

This will be the 7th Annual Whippet Mile, 30th Annual Car Show. We are very excited about this year's Parade, we have contracted the "Jersey Surf" Drum and Bugle Corps from New Jersey to march in this year's Parade at 150 strong. We will also have about 30 members from the UW Madison Marching Band with us in the Parade. We are bringing back the kids " Pedal Pull" that was such a great success. This year's Miss Whitewater Pageant will have a 50's theme. One of the highlights of this year's Festival will be a band that we have hired called "Madison Rising" they will be playing on July 5th. They have been called "America's most patriotic rock band" they are coming from Colorado. We are getting really excited to celebrate this year's Whitewater 4th of July. As always you can see updates ."

(April 16) Police Seek Suspect in Car Entries

On April 14, 2014, officers and detectives of the Whitewater Police Department executed a search warrant at a local residence. The search warrant was related to the rash of car entries experienced over the past several months in Whitewater. With the help of one of the victims, investigating officers were able to confirm the stolen items were at a local residence.

Officers recovered stolen items to include, Apple I-Pods, men’s and women’s rings, credit cards, sun glasses, radar detectors, cell phones, camcorders, Nike shoes, GPS units, computer memory sticks, compact discs and cases, car stereos, purses, and cameras among other items. Also recovered were drugs and several drug paraphernalia items.

The suspect, Cody Davis, a 21 year old white male, 6’2” tall, weighing approximately 200 lbs, was not at the residence at the time the search warrant was executed and has not been located. Davis is currently wanted on a parole violation and should not be approached if seen.

If anyone has any information on Davis’ whereabouts, please contact the Whitewater Police Department at 262-473-0555 or you can remain anonymous by using the TipSoft anonymous tip system. You can find this information by going to the “Crime Alerts” section under the Police Department’s web page . You can also text your tip to 274637(CRIMES). This tip line is being offered in conjunction with the Walworth County Crime Stoppers and the Whitewater Police Department.

Citizens are reminded to lock their vehicles at night and are urged never to leave items of value unattended in cars under any circumstances. It is also recommended that citizens keep their garage doors locked.

In addition, we caution citizens never to confront anyone committing a car entry, but rather to immediately call police. Anyone observing any suspicious person or activities should call 9-1-1.

We urge citizens who have been the victim of a car entry to report the incident to police. Even if the items taken from the car are of minor value, the incident potentially helps police to establish a pattern for these crimes.

Anyone with items stolen from their vehicles and who have not yet reported the incident to the police should call Detective Adam Vander Steeg at 262-473-0555.

(April 16) It's Time to Get Ready for the TRIATHLON season!
Sunday, April 27th - UW-Whitewater, Williams Center pool
Adult race: 9am
Child race: 2pm
Do it on your own or as part of a relay team!

Adult Distance Race (Raptor): 1000 yard indoor swim, 26 mile country road bike, 6 mile run
Adult Sprint Race: 500 yard indoor swim, 13 mile country road bike, 3 mile run
Child Race: 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run

All participants are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $200 gift certificate to BicycleWise. There are lots of other fun prizes, too.

Register by this Sunday, to guarantee a shirt and get a pre-assigned wave. On-site registration will be available. Raptor racers will start first.

Register on-line Detailed info

Questions? Call or text Cheri at 608-449-5150 or e-mail her at j_hawkswim@charter.net

(April 14) Five families recently completed a Whitewater Unified School District six week family program called TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) which included a family meal and activities, parent education, and a graduation ceremony with District Administrator Eric Runez handing out completion certificates.

The TEAM Group of 5 families!

Graduated Team Family!

Nicole Tomomitsu with family donkey "Clyde"

(April 14) In celebration and honor of Palm Sunday, Clyde the donkey, owned by the Tomomitsu family, attended services last Sunday at First English Lutheran Church reminding parishioners of how Jesus made his triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Cambell Alexander who stopped on her way to church to sit on "Clyde."

"Clyde" posing for picture with Joshua and Gabi Kirley and James and Grace Foucault.

"Clyde" the gentle donkey was loved by all young and old alike! He also enjoyed eating any palms that were not well guarded!

Jesus riding on the back of a donkey fulfilled an ancient prophecy. The symbolism of the donkey may refer to the Eastern tradition that it is an animal of peace, versus the horse, which is the animal of war. A king came riding upon a horse when he was bent on war and rode upon a donkey when he wanted to point out he was coming in peace. Jesus' entry to Jerusalem would thus symbolize his entry as the Prince of Peace. There is also a legend that tells that the donkey is forever marked across his back and down his shoulders with the markings of a cross and also with stripes upon his legs (from the palms that he walked through) that we may remember the donkey's humble service to our Lord.

(April 14) Congratulations to WHS students Ryan Anderson and Sara Foucault who were randomly selected to represent WHS in the drawing for a car as a result of their participation in Operation Click. The drawing takes place at a Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon on April 25 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan.

During a mid-day class two WHS students were summoned out of class to meet with the WHS Assistant Principal Joe Lynch initially with an issue that required the presence of their parents that turned into congratulations for their selection to draw for a winning key for a car. Ryan Anderson and Sara Foucault were totally surprised and somewhat taken aback by their selection.

Students who practice safe driving all of the time increase their odds for winning the car, which is being donated by Kunes Country Auto Group in Delavan. Operation Click started in Crystal Lake, Ill.'s three high schools in 1998. This is the third year for the program in Walworth County.

The seven area schools participating in Operation Click are: - Badger High School. - Delavan-Darien - Big Foot - Elkhorn Area - Whitewater - East Troy - Catholic Central, Burlington, in Racine County, but where a number of Walworth County students attend. Approximately 14 or less students will be given a key and one of them who starts the car wins the car.

The program is focused on reducing teen fatalities and injuries from motor vehicle crashes by developing safe driving habits through education and positive reinforcement. But the program goes beyond just buckling up. Students sign contracts committing them to constantly practice safe driving habits. Volunteer observers stationed regularly at the entrance and exits of school parking lots will monitor student drivers as they enter or leave school grounds. Schools where 94 to 95 percent or more of the students are complying with the seatbelt rules, two student contacts will be pulled, and they will be eligible for the car. Anyone practicing unsafe driving habits, such as not wearing a seatbelt or texting while driving, is disqualified after two offenses.

WHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) organization supports the Operation Click program. It promotes safe driving habits through positive reinforcement and prizes rather than punishments. Students have to sign a contract stating they will drive safely and they have the opportunity to win a VIP parking spot, gift/gas cards and even a car!

The Wisconsin AAA Motor Club is also involved, giving $2,000 to each school. That $2,000 can be used to buy T-shirts, candy, posters, anything to promote the program. A WHS Studnet has won a car in the previous two years, Alyssa Skindingsrude and Brooke Trewyn. Three-peat??

Hopeful Deb Anderson with son Ryan and husband David and Assistant Principal Joe Lynch

Deb, Ryan and David joined with SADD students Alex Cady, Chelsea Niemuth, Emily Markham and Erika Levine.

Assistant Principal Joe Lynch with Sara Foucault and her mother Gina.

SADD members joined Sara, Emily Markham,

(April 12) Whitewater Middle School Wins State Math Meet

The 7-8 Math team included (not in sequence):
8th graders - James Dedrick, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Lydia Wiley Deal
7th graders - Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, Hunter Martin, and Nicole Sedmak

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders that competed in the 2014 State Middle School Math Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council. The Math Meet took place in March. Students from schools across the state competed by completing a series of four different individual tests and then collectively they completed a packet of team event problems. The tests are then mailed for submission.

For the second year in a row, Whitewater students did very well competing against the other schools in their division and came in first place. Additionally, all eight of the students on the Math team earned high individual awards. The 7-8 Math team included: 8th graders - James Dedrick, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Lydia Wiley Deal 7th graders - Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, Hunter Martin, and Nicole Sedmak These same students also recently won first place in the regional WTN Network 7-8 Math Meet that was hosted by Whitewater Middle School on April 8.

They will now advance on to a MEGA Math Meet that will be held at Madison College in Madison on May 19. We wish them good luck and further success!

(April 11) The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School donated gently used dresses for the Prom Possible Project at the Community Clothes Closet this year! Items are available for young women and men and include suits, ties, pants, small purses, shoes, jewelry and hair accessories. Interested students can shop for free from 5 - 8 p.m. on April 23 at the Congregational Church on Franklin Street. Selections on following photos:

Dresses sample of large selection!

Boys' pants shirts and ties!

Girl accessories!

Boys' shoes!

Girls' shoes!

(April 8) National Honor Society members at Whitewater High School are sponsoring their annual Silent Auction April 9 - 25!

Projects up for bid this year include babysitting, yard work, gardening, tutoring, water ski lessons with photography, jazz combo performance, delicious dinners including Italian or Korean cuisine, birthday cake and cupcakes, homemade cheesecake, cookies, brownies, pie, other freshly baked items and an evening of babysitting with gift of a new American Girl Doll!

Anyone who would like to participate can place a bid for an individual project by going to the National Honor Society website under service organizations on the Whitewater High School website or . Bidding will close at 3:30 on April 25. Funds raised will support scholarships in the local and area competition and other worthwhile service projects.

(April 8)

(April 8) The Whippet Athletic Booster Club Auction is coming up on April 26th at 6:00 at the American Legion in Whitewater.

It's held every two years and is a GREAT event. Tickets are only $10 to get in and that gets you free food and beverage all night. So even if you don't bid on anything, it's a great time with money going to a great cause - Whippet Athletics!! So again, below are the details. Please pass this on to anyone that might be interested. Anyone and Everyone is welcome! It's seriously a great and FUN event. If there are questions or if people want to buy tickets, please contact Jeff Behrens, Whitewater Athletic Director or any other Booster Club Board member: Dave Schumacher, Julie Caldwell, Deb Nast, Therese Kennedy, Beth Chase, Tammie Lohff, Mary Kilar, Lisa Griep, Karen Kachel, Jan Gorsuch, Scott Trewyn, Shane Zahn and Dave Reynolds.
What: Whippet Booster Club Auction
When: Saturday April 26th, 2014
Where: American Legion in Whitewater Time: 6:00
Cost: $10 - free food and beverage all night

(April 8) Whitewater/Palmyra St. John's Lodge #57 Annual Roast Beef Dinner on Thursday April 24, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Masonic Temple, 226 West Main Street. Whitewater Members of St. John's Masonic Lodge of Whitewater are busy preparing for their mouthwatering Roast Beef Dinner. They guarantee no one will go away hungry. The Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 226 West Main Street.

You can eat there and enjoy the company of friends or if you choose, you can order a delicious takeout dinner. The dinner includes their hearty helpings of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls, coffee and milk. A variety of luscious homemade cakes top off the dinner. Prices for the dinner are $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Mason or at the door and also Dale's Bootery. Parking is available on the west side of the lot adjacent to the Temple and also in The First Citizens State Bank lots which are located across the street.


SATURDAY MAY 17TH..... SATURDAY MAY 17TH..... SATURDAY MAY 17TH.....The final deadline for rummage sale registration is MAY 9TH.....The final deadline for rummage sale registration is MAY 9TH

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club, in cooperation with the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Registrations are now being accepted. All proceeds from this event help fund activities to support youth programs throughout the year. Last year saw nearly 60 families benefit by having their rummage sale on the same day. More sales draw more people and that means more items you don't have to store anymore!

The cost to participants will be $10 per household, which guarantees each seller a spot on the master rummage sale locator list, a sign for their yard, and a brief, 10-word description of the most attractive items available for sale.

Interested participants may reserve a spot now by picking up a registration form at the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce, Irvin L. Young Library, the First Citizens State Bank, Commercial Bank, Fort Atkinson Community Credit Union, the Sweet Spot Coffee Shoppe and the Westsider Citgo Station. Registration forms are also available on-line . You may mail your name, address, phone number, $10 fee, and description to: C. Miller, 1601 Turtle Mound Circle, Whitewater, 53190. Checks should be made payable to UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club.

Persons who wish to extend their sale either by starting on Friday, May 16 and/or through Sunday, May 18th, should indicate that on their registration form. There is no additional fee and the extra days are "on your own." Two and three-day sales will be highlighted on the locator list with an asterisk.

In addition to great rummage opportunities city-wide, shoppers are also invited to browse area merchants for spring merchandise sales.

The final deadline for rummage sale registration is May 9. This guarantees participants a spot on the rummage sale locator list. Those lists will be available for pick up at the businesses listed above beginning May 14, as well as at the Sweet Spot Coffee Shoppe, 226 Whitewater Street on May 17th from 7-11am or until the locator lists are gone.

For further information or questions, phone 262-473-4904 between the hours of 5pm to 9pm.



(April 22) Girls' Soccer Team - Whippets defeat Evansville, improve to 4-1

Megan Reynolds hits a penalty kick which becomes the Whippets first goal when the Evansville
goalee lets the ball go through her hands.

Holly Hough with one of her power kicks toward the Evansville net.

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

On Monday the Whippets traveled to conference rival Evansville and defeated the Blue Devils 1-0, improving their conference record to 3-1-0. Whitewater's lone goal came in the 28th minute off a direct kick by Megan Reynolds. Reynolds took the kick, a the result of an Evansville hand ball, 10 yards outside the penalty box placing the ball over the keeper's reach in to the back of the net. Throughout the game Whitewater's defense adopted a bend but not break approach to Evansville's aggressive offense. The entire defense unit comprised of Erin McManaway, Abby Ramirez, Stephanie Brown, Erika Levine and Rebekah Schumacher played an outstanding game.
"All in all the entire team played a complete game and withstood Evansville's aggressive play," commented Coach Dauti. "Our team defense was excellent, the midfielders played well and our forwards had some outstanding runs to the goal."
Whitewater improves to 4-1-0 and resumes play on Thursday, hosting McFarland at 4:45 and 6:45. JV lost to Evansville 6-1 with Cristina Rodriguez scoring the Whippets lone goal.

(April 22) Baseball - The Whippets were edged by the McFarland Spartans by a score of 3-2. After a rough first inning that saw three runs cross the plate, Tyler hill threw 4 scoreless frames to keep the dogs within striking distance. The Whippets were able to plate two runs in the second, but that's as close as it would get. We were right there in position to come back and take the game. I like the way we battled the whole game, it just wasn't quite enough today. (Coach Lauersdorf)


Michaela Schumacher was 2x3, with a single and a double

Picture by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka

The Whitewater Whippet softball team dropped two games last week to McFarland, a team currently ranked #9 in the state in Division III.
Wednesday's home game saw temperatures in the low 30's and strong, gusting winds - not the type of weather favored by coaches or players. Amid these conditions, Whitewater fell to the Spartans, 11-0.
"The conditions out there were brutal," Whippet Coach Dan Dowden said, "but our girls never gave up. They just kept fighting."
Michaela Schumacher pitched four innings, giving up 11 runs (eight earned), struck out three and walked three. Izzy Zahn pitched the fifth and final inning, giving up one hit.
Offensively, the Whippets got singles from Lauern Lohff, Emilie Kachel and Sisi Minton.

The next day, the Whippets traveled to McFarland to again face the Spartans. Though they lost 11-1, the Whippet defense was able to hold McFarland to five runs spread over the first five innings, only three of them earned.

Michaela Schumacher went the distance for Whitewater, giving up 11 runs, walking six and striking out six. At the plate, Schumacher was 2x3, with a single and a double. Lauren Lohff and Hannah Tuinstra each added a single to complete Whitewater's hitting efforts.
"We're getting better each game," Dowden said. "We just need to continue to work hard and the wins will come," he concluded.
The Whippets will be away both Tuesday and Thursday this week. On Tuesday, they travel to Palmyra for a 4:45 p.m. game. On Thursday, they'll play in Edgerton, also at 4:45 p.m. -- (Coach Dowden)

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Photographer covering Whippet Sports -

Thanks Bob for doing this service for our students, families and also for access by the Banner.

Maps to Rock Valley Sites

Rock Valley Conference

(April 9) Solid pitching combined with timely hitting aided the Warhawks to a doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe UW-Oshkosh at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium in Whitewater Wednesday.

Mikole Pierce (above) and Mike Mierow led the Warhawks with six hits in the doubleheader.
Mike Mierow added two runs and four RBIs while Mikole Pierce chipped in four runs and six RBIs.

Picture by Alex Sagger - UWW Athletic Office

The Warhawks won game one 12-6 and game two 15-2 in seven innings. Game two was shortened by the WIAC rule stating that a game is to be stopped if one team is 10 or more runs ahead of its opponent after seven or more innings of play. The sweep pushes the Warhawks to 15-3 overall and 3-1 in WIAC action. The Titans fall to 10-8 and 3-5.

UWW Story

Box score Game 1

Box Score Game 2

(April 9) The Warhawk softball team topped UW-Stevens Point in shutout fashion Wednesday afternoon.

Kelynn Sporer got it done on both sides of the ball Wednesday. She led UW-W at the plate going 2-for-2 in the batter's box with four RBI and a walk. The righthander also picked up the win on the mound pitching allowing just two hits in five innings while striking out one.

Picture by Angela Kelm UWW Athletic Office

UWW opened with a 10-0 win in five innings and defeated the Pointers 5-0 in the second game of the twinbill. The Warhawks improve to 16-3 this season and 3-1 in the WIAC. UW-SP falls to 10-15 overall and 1-7 in league play.

UWW Story

Box score Game 1

Box Score Game 2

Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


(April 21) Renee Dorn Viola was born on July 12, 1986 and died peacefully at home on April 18, 2014.
Renee's heart, spirit and her sense of adventure will be deeply missed and held closely in the hearts of everyone who loved her.
Renee was first and foremost mommy to Alexis and Aliyah who were the center of her universe.
Renee was married to Corey Viola on March 30, 2010 in Las Vegas.
Renee was closely connected to her parents Ken and Geralyn (Schafer) Dorn, her sister Rachel (Ben) Smith, her nephews Jayden "Taters" and Hunter, Her Aunt Mary and Uncle Jim Vohs, her grandparents Gailen "Bud" and Viola (Meyer) Dorn, her Nana Carol (Ulbert) Schafer, Uncle Tim and Aunt Janice Madson, and Corey's parents Erin (Dave) Dorn, and Rich Viola.
Renee had a very special and very close relationship with her cousins.
A celebration of Renee's life will be held on Wednesday April 23rd from 4-6 p.m. followed by a time of remembrance at 6PM at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI.
Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.

(April 20) Helen Ruth Parks (October 11, 1925 - April 15, 2014)

Helen Ruth Lowry Parks was born October 11, 1925, in Augusta, Wisconsin, to Mary Praunseiss and Frank Lowry (Lavrih). She was the third of four children. She died April 15, 2014, in DeForest, Wisconsin, in the presence of her husband of nearly 62 years.

Helen was the wife of Gordon Elliott Parks and the mother of Danny (deceased infant), Alan (Jean), Frank, Katie (the late Tony Spragg), Elizabeth (Willard Hanson), Christopher (special friend, Caroline), Howard (Fran), and Matthew (Linda). She was the grandmother of David (Holly), Jeffrey (fiancé, Grace), Daniel (Annika), Aaron, Sam, Sarah, Abigail, Katherine, Charles, Anna, and Jessica, and the great-grandmother of Tyler, Josh, and Lia. She was the sister-in-law of Etta Johnson and Evelyn Weidinger, and the aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her first child, Danny, her parents, her brother and two sisters, and a son-in-law, Tony Spragg.

Helen attended the public schools of Augusta and the Milwaukee County Hospital School of Nursing. After her graduation, April 30, 1947, she worked at Veterans Administration hospitals in Milwaukee and then at Tomah, where she met her future husband, who was on duty at Fort McCoy. They were married May 10, 1952, in the Post Chapel of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. During her marriage, Helen worked at a number of hospitals and nursing homes. She was also on the staff of the Student Health Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She gave up nursing in her later years, fearing she could no longer meet her professional standards.

Helen loved nursing, coffee, babies, opera, big holiday meals, pussy willows, musical performances by family members, baking, travel, birds, the Winter Olympics, Halloween treats, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and her family. She enjoyed cycling and exercycling. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, an election clerk, and a regular voter. She supported and enjoyed public radio and television, especially musical and dance programs. She loved to dance herself, and insisted that her husband learn to polka, waltz, and tango.

Baptized and confirmed in the Roman Catholic faith as a child, Helen attended mass regularly wherever she lived. For forty-eight of her last forty-nine years she was a parishioner of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Recently she has attended St. Olaf’s in DeForest.

After visitation with the family at 2 p.m., a funeral mass will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at St. Olaf Catholic Church, DeForest, Wisconsin.

A memorial celebration of Helen’s life is planned for May, in Whitewater.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Nature Conservancy, Helen’s favorite secular charity.

Assisting the family - Ryan and Joyce Ryan Funeral Home


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