Daily Jefferson County Union
Today (Janesville Gazette)
Wisconsin State Journal
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990
Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 4 Milw.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW -
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Discover the Four Lakes Area
Jefferson County Advertiser
2014 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
Community Development Authority
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus
UWW Young Auditorium
Whitewater Country Club
Arts Alliance Winter 2014 Newsletter
City Police Department Newsletter Winter 2014
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters March 2014 Newsletter
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church
For Area Jewish community - Beloit
Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church Facebook
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Episcopal Church /
Richmond United Methodist Church
John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
Whitewater Bible Church
First Citizens Bank
University of WI Credit Union
Any City Organization that
would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to
request a posting, thanks!
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park -
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
for Life 2010
W3 - Working for Whitewater's
VFW Post 5470 will be
meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d
Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Area League of Women Voters
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Christian Science Monitor
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
2011 - UWW Quarterback Club
Anderson Machining Service, Inc.
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
UWW Job Opportunities
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Sponsors and click on their sites.
(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
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
Sponsored by the WUSD Music Parents. If you are willing to help or
donate a dessert, please e-mail Diane Dalzin at email@example.com.
(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
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
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 were dealing with or
what Im feeling like on a given day or where Im going. But mostly
its fun. Its 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
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 evenings 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.
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.
1139 W Main St
Buffet and adjacent to BicycleWise Sports and Fitness)
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
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
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
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
(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
The Common Council honored four University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater National Championship Teams. Receiving plaques were the
Women's Gymnastics Team, Mens Basketball Team, Womens Wheelchair
Basketball Team and Mens 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
Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team: Yarden
Hershko, Becca Murray, Helene Ebben, Lydia Sprain, and Coach Dan Price (not in
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
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, mens and womens 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, 62 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 Departments 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.
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
Child race: 2pm
Do it on your own or as part of a relay
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
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.
Call or text Cheri at 608-449-5150 or e-mail her at
(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
(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
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.
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.
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.
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):
graders - James Dedrick, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Lydia Wiley Deal
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.
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
Dresses sample of large selection!
Boys' pants shirts and ties!
(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
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
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) 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.
Whippet Booster Club Auction
When: Saturday April 26th, 2014
American Legion in Whitewater Time: 6:00
Cost: $10 - free food and beverage
(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.
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.
(April 8) TENTH ANNUAL
CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE PLANNED FOR WHITEWATER! SPRING IS HERE?
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
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
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."
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
(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
(April 21) WHIPPET
SOFTBALL TEAM DROPS TWO GAMES TO STATE-RANKED McFARLAND
Michaela Schumacher was 2x3, with a single and a
doublePicture 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
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.
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
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
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
(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.
(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
(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
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.
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
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,
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. Olafs in
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,
celebration of Helens life is planned for May, in Whitewater.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Nature
Conservancy, Helens favorite secular charity.
family - Ryan and Joyce Ryan Funeral Home