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

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

Monday, May 23, 6:15pm - Closed Session and 7pm Open Session - Whitewater School Board - Regular Meeting at District Central Office Agenda:

CANCELLED for Tuesday, May 24, 4:30pm - Urban Forestry Commission Meeting Cravath Lakefront Room, 2nd floor City Municipal Building Agenda:

(May 23) TODAY - The Annual Flag Distribution at Hillside Cemetery will take place Monday May 23rd at 5pm.

2015 flag placement.

The purpose is to place FLAGS on as many Veterans Graves as possible. They do this to demonstrate our Thanks and show Respect for our Vets in observance of Memorial Day.

At 5 PM they will join together on the top of the hill inside the 2nd gate a Hillside Cemetery.

They cordially invite everyone to join in, even if you only want to observe you are WELCOME. In the past years they have had Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisy Scouts as well as families, couples, friends and neighbors join in for this heart warming event.

Following The Flag Distribution all are invited to The Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St. to join them for Food and Fellowship. Thanks to several Pizza Restaurants in Whitewater everyone will be well fed.

(May 23) The WHS Baseball Team won Friday night over Lakeside Lutheran for its 8th in a row and is 17-6 on the season (2 nonconference games remaining in the regular season) finishing in 2nd place in the Rock Valley North Division.

They earned the #2 seed in the Region with a first round bye. Their first game in the playoffs will be at home on May 31st against the winner of East Troy and Racine Lutheran Prairie School.

The playoffs for the WIAA 2016 Boys Baseball Tournament - Division 2 - sectional 3 are listed Come and cheer them on at home on Tuesday May 31st at 4:45pm.

The two remaining games are away at Lake Mills High School Monday (today) and at Delavan-Darien on Tuesday (tomorrow)

(May 21) Almost all the WHS freshmen and sophomore track and field athletes competed at Evansville in the Blue Devil Frosh/Soph Invite Thursday night.

Nicole Tomomitsu

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach John Houwers: "For some, this meet serves as a tune up for Regionals. For others, it's the final meet of the season. The team enjoyed finally competing in the warmer weather. The top finisher was Nicole Tomomitsu, winning the 1600m run. Jacob Korf and Miranda Reynolds both placed second tonight. Many others had personal records set tonight in their events as well.

For the boys, personal bests were set by ALvin Tillet and Alex Popke in the 100, Jose Villegas, Bennet Miles, and Xander Jaeger in the 200m, Brandon Hageli in the 110 Hurdles, Korf and Dalton Chenoweth in the 800m, with Daniel Soto just missing his, and Steven Witt in the 1600m.

For the girls, personal bests were set by Maribel Pena and Grace Ejnik in the 200m, Tomomitsu and Aspen Cook in the 1600m, Emily Swanson in both the shot put and discus, Kylee Traylor in the discus, Reynolds in the high jump, Ali Ketterhagen in the long jump, and Celine Zahn in the triple jump. The meet ended with many positives.

The Whippet track and field team will host Regionals next Monday at WHS. The field events begin at 4:00, and running events start at 4:45."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picture courtesy of Peter Underwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(May 19) VFW WHITEWATER POST POPPY SALE this past weekend at Walmart - Veterans Cliff Witte and Ed Thele

Milena Maroske

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

(May 19) Girls Soccer - Whippets 3 Fort Atkinson 0 For the Daily Jefferson County Union story by Jacob Onak .

(May 19) Youth of St. Patrick Catholic Church Mission Trip Fundraiser - Sat. May 21st. 6-8pm

(May 16) The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Ward-Brodt Music will award their 2016 Award for Excellence in Music Education to Whitewater music teacher Christine Hayes of Lincoln/LINCS Elementary School.

This annual award celebrates an educator who displays leadership, passion, dedication, and innovation within the music classroom, positively affecting the lives of his or her students and the community at large, and is designated for one outstanding music educator in southern Wisconsin. The MSO and Ward-Brodt developed the award to recognize that cultivating the artistic growth of young students is one of the most unique and challenging jobs for teachers in Wisconsin.
Christine has dedicated her life to enriching young people and the communities around her through music education. In her 29 years of working in the Whitewater Unified School District and by contributing to music in her community in a variety of ways, she's changed the lives of many students and her colleagues. She believes that "inspiring and challenging children today will lead to their embracing music for their lifetime."
Christine will be awarded a commemorative plaque and a $500 prize. These prizes have been made possible through the generosity of Ward-Brodt Music of Madison, Wisconsin. To be qualified for the award, a nominee must have taught within a 75-mile radius of Madison in a public or private K-12 school and instructed a band, orchestra, choir, or general music course.

For the detailed release on Christine Hayes and more on the award

(May 16)This year, both National Police Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week take place from May 15 – 21 to honor the service of law enforcement officers and EMS workers and to recognize the importance of the commitment they have to their communities.

In 1962, President Kennedy designated May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week is dedicated to honoring law enforcement officers, and pays special recognition to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The National EMS Week started in 1973 under President Ford. The EMS Strong campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide.

(May 16) Bellezza Hair Design & Spa welcomes Maddie Frank!

Maddie is a recent graduate from Regency Beauty Institute. She loves the Whitewater area! She is very passionate about hair color, cuts and staying up-to-date with new style Trends. Maddie looks forward to meeting you and building client relationships within the community. For an appointment with Maddie call 262-473-3580.

(May 15) Art by students from ages 4 to 18 is featured in the May exhibit at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street. A reception for the student artists was held Sunday. The art exhibits and the featured the LINCS World Drumming Ensemble attracted an audience of about 350. The exhibit includes a variety of two and three dimensional artwork by school district students and also included the 4K program and Head Start students.

(L-R) Linda Long, President of the Whitewater Arts Alliance joined School District Art teachers: Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl, WHS; Stacy Johnson, Middle School; Sara Brautigam of Lakeview Elementary School; Joan Schlough of LINCS Inquiry Charter School and Mareta Hale of Washington Elementary School.

1st grade student Laken Stettner with art teacher Sara Brautigam of Lakeview Elementary School.

Art Teacher Mareta Hale of Washington Elementary School with 3rd grade student Liz Servin.

2nd grade student Issaac Weigel with art teacher Joan Schlough of LINCS Inquiry Charter School

Art teacher Stacy Johnson, Middle School, with 8th grade student Sophie Olson.

Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl, WHS with senior Jan Maroske.

Arts Alliance members Dawn Hunter and Sue Mealy with student sculptures.

LINCS World Drumming Ensemble with director music teacher Christine Hayes.

Appreciative standing room only audience.

Time for a break for Noah and grandmother Aleda Clarksen.

(May 16) Cloudy skies and cool temperatures greeted the Whippet Golf Team as they took to the course at the Rock Valley Conference Tournament, held at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville.

(L-R) Johnathan Swaffer, Jake Walton, Billie Jo Parker, Jimmy Cushman, Jon Caldwell and Coach Wiegman.

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Chris Wiegman: "Junior Jake Walton led the way, along with seniors Jimmy Cushman and Jon Caldwell, sophomore Billie Jo Parker, and freshman Johnathan Swaffer. The team dominated not only the weather but the golf course, posting their lowest round of the season with a final round score of 370. This score allowed the Whippets to finish 3rd overall, and beat conference rivals Jefferson, East Troy, and Evansville. Walton carded an 89, earning 10th place overall, and marking the 2nd straight week in which he shot a season low round. “Jake has been a consistent worker in practice all season and is peaking at the exact time we need and expect him to do well,” says Coach Wiegman.

Seniors Jimmy Cushman and Jon Caldwell, turned in a 90 and 94 respectively, and Johnathan Swaffer and Billie Jo Parker shot a 97 and 105, allowing the Whippets to earn their best team finish at the Conference tournament in recent memory. According to Coach Wiegman, “It was a great performance by a team of golfers that I’ve known all season could put it together, and today they did just that. I’m extremely proud of the way they not only scored today, but by their relaxed and determined demeanor in what was some cold May weather. We’ve got some individuals who have been turning it on lately, and I’m excited about our opportunity at Fire Ridge for Regionals.”

A special shoutout goes out to junior Whippet Golfer, Whitney Treder, who brought signs, gatorade, chapstick, and positive energy to the team. The team’s accomplishment was solidified by Whitney’s dedication and enthusiasm.

(May 16) LINCS ELEMENTARY SPRING FLING was held Friday to a full house of activities including raffle baskets, treat or cake walk, karaoke, body painting, cook out and more.

Raffle baskets drew many with tickets!

Treat walk (cakes+) with music with style in direction and when stops the persons on selected numbers on the floor are treated.

Very professional face/body paint also with style and match fashionable clothing.

Karaoke in the music room with animated direction.

The chefs! Speciality brats and hot dogs!

And then the brats and hot dogs served to the many consumers!

(May 15) The Whippets track and field teams competed at the Rock Valley Conference Championship Saturday at Edgerton.

Senior Xhonatan Shahollari who was named co-field athlete of the meet for winning the long jump and triple jump,
both with personal best, as well as finishing second in the high jump.

Senior Sarah Ziolkowski won the 3200m run

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Houwers: "The boys finished 3rd and the girls were 7th. While there were many very good performances, 5 Whippets are calling themselves conference champion today. Two senior athletes really stood out; Xhonatan Shahollari, who was named co-field athlete of the meet for winning the long jump and triple jump, both with personal best, as well as finishing second in the high jump, and Sarah Ziolkowski, who smiled her way around the track 8 times to win the 3200m run in a lifetime best time. Sarah was smiling because she was finally running on the track instead of in a pool after battling an injury all year. Sarah has cross-trained incredibly hard to be able to have that opportunity, and she made the most of it. The other conference champions are the boys 4x100 relay team of Matt Mattingly, Connor Rupke, Xhonatan Shahollari, and Tyler Sheffield.

Other Whippets who medaled with a top 4 finish were Connor Rupke in the 100m, Logan Rasmussen in the triple jump, Jon Zheng in the long jump, the 4x800m relay team of Timmy VanderPluym, Connor Laue, Matt Mattingly and Mike Mattingly, Nicole Frison in the 100 hurdles, Miranda Reynolds in the high jump, Maritza Xochipa in the pole vault and the 4x100m relay team of Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Kelly O'Hara, Maritza Xochipa, and Morgan Radaj.

Many other athletes performed at their best when it mattered most. The girls 4x1 and boys 4x2 ran season best. Allisan Barrett, Nicole Tomomitsu, Connor Rupke, Timmy VanderPluym, Miranda Reynolds, Jacob Korf, and Connor Laue all had lifetime best. The team competed hard and represented Whitewater High School well."

(May 15) WHS Seniors Leif Sahyun and Devin Samaranayake presented their Senior Project Development Studio project for Computer Science on Friday, May 13, to a packed room.

Leif Sahyun and Devin Samaranayake with Physics Teacher Mr. Tony Tautges

The pair spent the school year creating a "graphs and tracks" simulation for their customer, Physics Teacher Mr. Tony Tautges, for use in his AP Physics classes for years to come. During the presentation, the students shared their successes and struggles from throughout the project. One of their biggest struggles (and biggest successes) was finding available Python modules that could do what they needed and writing new modules of their own when they couldn't find an existing solution. They hope to share this new code with the online world and expand the available Python libraries online. The duo also commented that the project not only developed additional computer programming skills but strengthened their knowledge of physics and mathematics. For more on Python modules (overview but with detail)

Leif and Devin explaining their Senior Project for Computer Science

(May 14) It is that time of year again; the Whitewater 4th of July Parade committee is meeting and planning this year's parade. They would love to have you join them this year as they have truly enjoyed having you participate in the past. The 2016 Fourth of July Parade theme is "Defending our Freedom over the Decades," as they are honoring all branches of service. Featuring six Parade Marshals from the service branches.

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

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

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

(May 14) The public is cordially invited to the Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area. It will be held in Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00am -Noon. Highlights of the programs presented last year and a survey of the most interesting topics on the local, state and national levels will be the main agenda items. An election of the slate of officers will also take place. A light breakfast of coffee, orange juice and sweet rolls will be offered.

(May 14) Recent findings from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine concluded that smoking job seekers have harder times finding jobs than non-smokers after graduation. Because college is used to help prepare students for the work field post-graduation, many at UW-Whitewater see it to be fitting that policies do just that. A tobacco free campus policy would help prevent young adults from starting to use tobacco during college. In addition a tobacco free policy would allow for a supportive environment for students and staff who want to quit, to quit.

Currently, UW-Whitewater is working with SPARK, Wisconsin's young adult tobacco prevention program to educate the campus community about tobacco and the benefits of a tobacco free campus. While campus health services offer a variety of services and products to help tobacco users, having a tobacco free campus would help enforce these resources.

UW-Whitewater already does a great job preparing students for the workforce educationally and having a tobacco free policy is another opportunity to best prepare students for after graduation.

If you would like to learn more about their work on campus or get involved at UW- Whitewater, email wellness@uww.edu.

(May 14) The Whitewater High School National Honor Society elected officers for the 2016-2017 school year. (L-R) Whitney Treder who will serve as President, Meghan Kehoe - Vice President, Abigail Childs- secretary and Jacob Lee - treasurer.

(May 14) The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be hosting a reading of the book, I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings on Monday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Jazz is a transgender teen, Youtube and television personality, spokesmodel, and LGBTQ activist and this picture book explains in clear, simple language her experience as a child identifying as transgender. The event is being organized by community members and is receiving support from LGBT of Walworth County and the Family Equality Council. The event will include a reading of the book, an opportunity for dialogue, and a children's activity centered on inclusion and acceptance. This is a safe, family-friendly event open to the community.

(May 14) Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) announced today that Joshua Kline has joined their team as the Accountant.

In this role, Josh will perform a range of tasks necessary to balance and update assigned general ledger and subsidiary accounts, maintain and reconcile daily cash accounts and other accounting and data processing related duties.

Josh earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. He is a native of Whitewater and is excited to continue his community involvement here.

Sue Johnson, President of FCCU said “We are very excited to hire another UW-Whitewater graduate here at FCCU. Josh has worked for us for four years as a part-time teller and accounting assistant, and we are thrilled to have him join our team full-time.”

SAVE THE DATE - Whitewater High Schools Alumni Association Annual Meeting Dinner (from the menu) Saturday August 20th, 2016 Social hour 5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:30 P.M. 841 Brew House Restaurant 841 E. Milwaukee St. Whitewater For reservations Contact Jerry Grant 262-473-2214 Or e-mail jadawg@charter.net Deadline August 13, 2016

(May 13) Kiwanis Breakfast Club held their Annual Recognition Banquet on Tuesday at Jessica's Family Restaurant Scholarships, Circle K graduates, donations, and installation of 2016-17 officers were part of the program.

The Pat Brooks Memorial Scholarship was awarded to WHS senior Sarah Schiltz - (L-R) Mary Brooks with her daughter Stephanie Steinke presented the scholarship to Sarah with her mother Donna Schlitz.

Mary Brooks and her daughter Stephanie received a plaque in memory of Pat Brooks who was an active member of the club.

Club Treasurer Rick Norman and Rollin Cooper with Lanora Heim, School District Special Education/Pupil Services Coordinator, who explained how the Club support to the English language learner (ELL) Summer Reading Program progressed last summer. She received a check from the proceeds from the Club's Easter Lily Sale. The Easter lily coordinator Rollin and Treasurer Rick presented Lanora a check to support the 2016 ELL Summer Reading Program.

Outgoing President Jerry Grant pinned the incoming 2016-17 President Jean Bromley who had just been inducted by Bob Wufkuhle

(May 13) Vote for WHS student Dylan Griep - in the 2016 National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero contest! Dylan has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For more information and to vote for Dylan

(May 13) Boys Free Swim Clinic - June 4th - Registration Form

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


Bulk Pick-Up Trash Days Extended in May

John’s Disposal will be doing additional Bulk Trash Pick-Up days in May to assist residents with disposing of their belongings. Bulk Trash Pick-Up is scheduled for

• May 16 – May 20
• May 26

These days are for any extra garbage or recycling you have or items that are too large to fit in the carts. This does not include yard waste, construction materials, hazardous materials or electronics.

Place all large items including furniture, carpeting, large metal, large cardboard boxes (emptied and flattened) and appliances 6 ft. away from, not in front of, or next to the carts.

Small items such as automotive batteries, tires (2 per home per month) drain oil (in sealed 1-5 gallon container) should also be 6 ft. away from the carts.

Extra paper or bulk recycling should be bagged in clear plastic bags and placed at the road away from the carts.

If you have any questions about what you can dispose of please call John’s Disposal at 262-473- 4700.

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

Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


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

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

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

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

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

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

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

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

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

James was a member of the Whitewater Congregational Church.

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the James Connor Scholarship Fund.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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