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A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Historical Society

A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater (1836-2004)

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Local Media

UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
7eJanesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Newspapers

Whitewater Community TV - Channel 990 Schedule
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County Living/
Government - Education


Urban Forestry Committee

CITY - 2017 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections

TOWNSHIP - 2017 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
School District
/High School
High School Facebook
/Middle School
Lincoln Facebook
District Adminstrator's Blog
District Adminstrator's Twitter
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
Jefferson County


Aquatic Center
Chamber of Commerce

Community Development Authority

Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
Whitewater Food Pantry P.O. Box 63 Whitewater, WI 53190
Located in the Armory at 146 W. North St., 2nd Floor
Open Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon. ~ 262-458-2720

/Greater Whitewater Committee
Historical Society

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus
Rock River Free Clinic - free health services low income and uninsured individuals. Check eligibility and for more information

UWW Young Auditorium
Movie Theater
Whitewater Police Department Face Book
Whitewater Country Club
Whitewater Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters

Assembly of God
B'nai Abraham Congregation
For Area Jewish community - Beloit

Christus Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church
CrossPointe Community Church
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
First English Lutheran
First United Methodist
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Living Word Fellowship
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
Banks and Credit Unions

Associated Bank
Commercial Bank
First Citizens Bank
Fort Community Credit Union
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!
Whitewater Arts Alliance
Bassett House
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Community Cat
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Friends of Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club - Facebook/
MatHawks Wrestling
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
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 Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Whitewater Youth Soccer Club

Wisconsin Makers
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National Newspapers

Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
NY Times
Roll Call Capitol Hill
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Washington Times


The Wheeler Report
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance

CBS Sports
CNN Sports
Fox Sports WI
NCAA Div 3
WHS Whippets Facebook


Lake Geneva - PALOMA COLLECTION - The Ridge Hotel - The Inns of Geneva National - The Cove of Lake Geneva - Geneva National Golf Club - Hunt Club Steakhouse and Crafted Americana.
Positions avaiable (over 80 types at 6 locations in Lake Geneva and including the following 10 Departments: Accounting, Building Maintenance; Food and Beverage; Front Desk; Golf Department; Grounds Maintenance; Group Sales & Weddings; Housekeeping; Receiving and Salon & Spa.)



MasterDrive Inc. 701 Highland Avenue Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 They are a supplier and manufacturer of cast iron and related power transmission products throughout North and South America. They are seeking to fill a Full Time Customer Service Position. Applicants must have excellent phone skills, and work well with others in an occasionally fast past environment. Knowledge of Excel, Word, email etiquette, and PDF attachments is required. Power transmission knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.

MasterDrive offers competitive wages and benefits. You may apply in person Monday-Friday, 8:00 - 4:00 pm. Applications are online at . Completed applications can be mailed or e-mailed. Please return Applications no later than August 11th, 2017. EOE.

Stairlifts & Wheelchair Ramps Southeastern Wisconsin, Amramp is the nation's leading provider of accessibility solutions and steel modular wheelchair ramp systems. Based in Whitewater, Wisconsin, we are a local company with a fully stocked warehouse. More company information
Inquiries and resumes can be emailed to dave.mccomb@amramp.com

Part time position, flexible hours. We are looking for an individual or individuals to fill two to four days a week based on your availability. We are willing to guarantee a minimum of 16 hours per week to the right candidate. Mostly outdoor work. Preferred candidate should possess good customer relation skills as well as construction abilities. Job requires lifting (70 pounds), carrying and installation of modular steel sections to assemble ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, platform lifts, grab bars and other accessibility modifications for private homes and commercial locations. We are looking for a hard working, self-motivated individual to be part of a two person installation team. Additional duties include warehouse work, ramp maintenance, inventory stocking, monitoring and cleaning/painting. Hours initially would be 16 hours a week minimum but likely to increase per your availability and skill set. Steel toe shoes, clean driving record and ability to pass a background check necessary.

In this job we get calls from individuals who wish to remain in their homes and have full access to their community. We rent and sell equipment in Southeastern and Mid-state Wisconsin. Our services include modular steel ramps, portable ramps, platform lifts, straight and curves stair lifts, grab bars, and other items as requested. On the job training is provided.

Job Type: Part-time Salary: $12.00 /hour with raises based on performance and skills ~ Required education: High school or equivalent ~ Required license or certification: Driver's License.

Positions Available: Registered Nurses (RN)Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Laundry, Dietary and Activities Aides at Atrium Post Acute Care of Williams Bay 146 Clover St Williams Bay WI, 53191.

Multiple Jobs listing from members of Whitewater Chamber of Commerce CLICK HERE

Bellezza Hair Design & Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email inquiries and resume to bellezzaemployment@hotmail.com

Basin Precision Machining LLC

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities

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(Aug. 18) First United Methodist Church Sunday Program following 10am service!

(Aug. 18)J-HAWK Swim Lessons start Monday 18 September.

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(Aug. 18) UW-Whitewater provides financial planning assistance for military connected & family members

Most veterans have more financial issues than other groups and that relatively minor snags, like bounced checks, can spiral into much more serious problems, like poor credit, for this group. To help military connected (i.e., veterans, active duty, reserves) and their family members with the whole range of financial concerns, from debt management to planning for a healthy retirement, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, with funding from the Foundation for Financial Planning, is offering Financial Front: One-On-One Financial Planning for Military Connected and Family Members.

Military connected and family members from the campus and southeastern Wisconsin are invited to sign up for free financial planning-a service worth around $300-through the following portal: . In preparation for their one-on-one appointment, participants will attend a large-group orientation. They will then be matched with a financial advisor from their region.

(Aug. 17) REMINDER - WHS - Class of 1957 Reunion - 60th

(Aug 14) Multiple City parking lots be closed for maintenance this week

Monday, August 14 - All lots are considered closed until all signs have been removed from the entrances. Lots F, H, I and the Police Department (where the squad cars are parked) will be closed for paving. For those parking in lots F, H and I, you may find alternate parking in lot G.
Tuesday, August 15 - Thursday, August 17 - All lots are considered closed until all signs have been removed from the entrances. Lots G and E will be closed for milling and paving. Alternate parking will be in lot F or lot H.
Tuesday, August 15 - Thursday, August 17 - All lots are considered closed until all signs have been removed from the entrances. The Fire Department/Staff parking area behind City Hall will be closed for milling and paving. Alternate parking will be in lot A or lot B.

Mr. Mike Lovenberg
For introduction

(Aug. 14) Please welcome two new Whitewater High School administrators: Mr. Mike Lovenberg (Principal) and Mr. Nate O'Shaughnessy, (Associate Principal) to the Whitewater community and the Whippet Family!

The District will hold a meet and greet at the High School M.P.R. (cafeteria) on Friday, August 18th, 5:30 - 6:30 PM prior to the Whippets' first home football game. Both administrators have been meeting with staff and families in preparation for the 2017-18 school year.

Mr. Nate O'Shaughnessy
For introduction

(Aug 14) The Whitewater High School Girls' Tennis Team held their 11th annual Gilda's Club JV Tennis Tournament on the campus of UW-Whitewater at the Ron Wangerin Tennis Courts on August 12th.

A total of eight teams participated in the tournament. Those teams include East Troy, Hartford, Janesville Parker, Jefferson, Lodi, Middleton, Union Grove, Westosha Central and Whitewater. Money raised from the tournament and the raffle all benefit Gilda's Club of Madison.

The mission of Gilda's Club ensures all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The innovative programming Gilda's Club offers is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities. The co-chairs of the tournament were Maggie Hough and Ali Ketterhagen. Many members of the WHS Girls tennis team help make the tournament run smoothly.

As a note, the tournament color for the past ten years was pink for breast cancer and this year, the gold color for childhood cancer.

Susan Gribsby, Director of Events and Corporate Partnerships, Gilda's Club, Madison receives check from Tournament Co-chairs Ali Ketterhagen and Maggie Hough

The JV Team!

Susan Gribsby, Director of Events and Corporate Partnerships, Gilda's Club, Madison; Maggie Hough and Ali Kettterhagen Co-chairs of the tournament and Abby Frank, Honorary First Serve.

Every year the tournament begins with an Honorary First Serve. This year Abby Frank (above) was selected to kick off the tournament. Abby is an up and coming 7th grader from Whitewater. She was diagnosed with Leukemia in November of 2007 and remained on treatment until February of 2010 and is now a 7 year survivor.

Gathering at the welcoming location for the teams as they arrived and received their Tournament t-shirts (L-R) Ali Ketterhagen, Abby Gnatzig, Maggie Hough, Abby Frank, Marissa Mueller, Kaitlyn Partoll and Susan Grigsby.

(Aug 14)Is it easy to make pizza? Ask any of the 30 plus children and 6 teachers enrolled in the "Kids Escape" and "Mega Mornings" Parks & Recreation Department programs. Most agreed when asked the question at the end of a pizza program hosted by Toppers Pizza that it was not easy! It was both entertaining and informative for all!

Employees taught the children how to make the perfect pizza. They all were given hands on experience to make their own delicious take on their favorite pizza! Cheese pizza appeared to be first choice with pepperoni in the second position. Picture potpourri

Toppers Pizza General Manager Lisa Leone uses the book "Secret Pizza Party" to introduce making pizza.

First the dough!

Tossing the dough!

Using a special flat spoon to spread the sauce!

Let's work on our own personal pizza!

Can't forget to toss it!

The special toppings pizza from the Toppers Pizza on Center St were delivered for lunch!

The favorite lunch!

(Aug 14) Wisconsin Requires Tdap Booster and Other Vaccines for Preteens

As you are making your back-to-school checklist for your preteen, making sure your child has all of the vaccines that are required and recommended for their age is essential. Vaccines protect your child from a number of serious diseases, including cancers caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). And the State of Wisconsin requires a Tdap booster for school entry by the 30th day of 6th grade.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend preteen children receive the following vaccines:
One dose of Tdap vaccine is required for preteens as they enter 6th grade to continue providing protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
Quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for preteens at the age of 11 or 12 for protection against bacteria that cause meningococcal disease. A second dose is recommended for teens at age 16.
HPV vaccine is recommended for preteens age 11 or 12 to protect against cancers and other diseases caused by HPV infection.
Preteens and teens should also get the flu vaccine every year, ideally as soon as the vaccine is available.

To learn more about the state immunization requirements, visit: .
To learn more about adolescent vaccines, visit the CDC's Vaccines for Preteens and Teens website .


(Aug. 10) The St. Patrick Catholic Church Country Fest Committee would like to extend a big "Thank You" to the following area businesses for their support of our 2017 Country Fest fundraiser:


841 Brew House; Badger Basement Systems; Burtness Chevrolet Buick GMC of Whitewater; Catholic Financial Life; China House; Culver's; Dale's Bootery; Edward Jones; Fanatico; First Citizens State Bank; Floral Villa; Frawley Oil; Green Links Lawnscaping, Inc.; Hawk Bowl; Jersey Mike's Subs; Jessica's Family Restaurant; Johns Disposal Service, Inc.; Jones Dairy Farm; Ketterhagen Motor Sales; Kona Ice; Level Up Games; Mulberry Glen; Quiet Hut Sports; Robin's Nest; Rocky Rococo; Rosa's Pizza; Sammy's Place; Shiny Penny & Co.; Sky Blue Salon; Spring Creek Golf Center; Sta-Lite Electric; Staller Estate Winery; Subway; Taco Bell; Taco Fresco; The Black Sheep/Casual Joe's Restaurants; The Real MacCoy's; The SweetSpot; Theatres of Whitewater; Toppers Pizza; UWW Bookstore; Wal-Mart; Whitewater Country Club.
Thank you. Your support of this important fundraiser is greatly appreciated!

(Aug. 8) Fundraiser for Herma Heart Center at Children's Hospital - Jack Hartmann Open at Whitewater Country Club - Sat. Sept. 9th

For more information and a list of auction and raffle items visit - Facebook: JACK Hartmann Open

(Aug 9) REMINDER - First Citizens State Bank Gallery and The SweetSpot Gallery have special Drawing, Paintings and Photographs on display.

(Aug 6) Sergeant Tom Rich, nationally known Keynote Speaker and Cybersafety Expert will be featured at a timely program sponsored by the School District for area parents and residents (adults only, but childcare and supervised open gym for children and students will be available). Program at WHS Auditorium, Monday, Sept. 18th, 6:30pm.

Sgt. Rich is a national speaker whose goals are increasing education and awareness about the misuse of technology, social media, and popular apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and so many others. He addresses the challenges individuals face using technology, and how these pitfalls not only lead to cyberbullying, but also to other dangerous behaviors. Furthermore, he reinforces character education and supportive climates as a means to changing our youth's experiences.

The School District staff are hoping for a large turnout. It is free to the public, and babysitting and translation will be made available, along with light refreshments and door giveaways, including a Kindle Fire.

(Aug. 6) Marsh's Produce open Mondays and Fridays at Main Street and Second Street - 8am 2pm or until corn runs out!

Mariah Linse (granddaughter of Carmen and Phil Marsh) picked out corn for Bruce Schroeder (an annual event) last Friday on a cold morning.

(Aug. 6) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Program - Eclipse Viewer Thursday, August 17th 3:30-4:30 p.m. Prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse by making a viewer box! All supplies will be provided by the library on a first come, first serve basis. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun.

(Aug 5) Whitewater's home town ski team traveled to Wisconsin Rapids and performed in the State's annual water ski championship tournament recently.

The team has been working hard all year to showcase their "USO tour" theme that was envisioned by team member the late Ron Wolfe who unfortunately passed away before seeing this show brought to the water. The team honored him with their best performance of the year and earned a 4th place trophy and best pyramid for Division 3!

The team still has several shows yet this summer they are all free and family friendly and they welcome new members who would love to ski with them!
August 12th 6:30 pm * benefit show for Vets Roll*
August 19th 6:30 pm
August 26th 6:30 pm
Shows are held at Scenic Ridge Campground on Whitewater Lake N7991 R&W Townline Rd Whitewater, WI

(Aug 5) REMINDER - The Community Clothes Closet Crew Information

As the Community Clothes Closet Crew prepares for their 5th Annual Backpack Distribution Day they are again asking for your HELP. Together it can happen!

Following is a list of suggestions:
Bunches of School Supplies (For every grade level)
Assistance with preparation (Sorting socks or counting pencils)
Continued support (Donations of School supplies, Money and Moral Support)
Kindly Volunteering (Carrying thing up the steps, Washing Coats and any requests fulfilled)
Pass the word about them ( Continue to raise awareness of their Mission)
Always need Backpacks (Any Size or style will serve the purpose)
Cut them a check.. They will shop. (Any amount Large or Small is greatly appreciated)
Keep those Glue sticks coming (They can never have too many)

Donations of Supplies and Backpacks can be left at: Congregational U.C.C. 133 S. Franklin St; Winchester True Value at 1415 W. Main St. or at the Public Library on Center St.

Monetary gifts can be sent to or dropped off at Whitewater Congregational - United Church of Christ at 133 S Franklin - checks to Whitewater Congregational UCC and in memo Community Clothes Closet

They thank you in advance for your continuous support. It DOES make a difference to so many.

(Aug. 5) REMINDER - The Whitewater Unified School District Leadership Team, comprised of school principals, district coordinators and administrators, is hosting the 3rd Annual Golf Fore! Whitewater Kids Outing on Sunday, August 20, at Prairie Woods Golf Course.

Consider registering a foursome, sponsoring a hole, donating silent auction items/prizes, or attending the dinner reception following the outing.

(July 31) Kettle Moraine Land Trust is excited to present Meet the Monarchs! for the second year.

Held at Price Park, N6418 Hodunk Road, East Troy, the program is suitable for people of all ages.

Visitors will learn the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly with interactive experiences at four stations, and then choose a treat for the butterflies. Upon entering the secured tent, butterflies will come to eat the treats from the visitors’ hands.

New this year is native planting in the park. Visitors will be guided through planting future flowers for pollinators in the grassy area near the shelter. There will be an optional guided hike through Price Park, featuring gently rolling hills along a mile and a half wooded footpath. The hike is a great way to learn about all the features in the park. Comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.

Admittance to Meet the Monarchs! is free to Kettle Moraine Land Trust members, with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.

For more information or to register for this great event, go to the Kettle Moraine Land Trust website: or the Facebook page .

(July 31) Wisconsin Makers is hosting twice-monthly Senior Shop Class and Open Shop activities.

The nonprofit regional makerspace invites the public to these free community events. No registration or special skills are necessary. Senior Shop Class for persons 55 and older are held from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Each week's "class" features a different machine or project, rotating between the various workshops. There also is a fun quiz and door prize. "Senior Shop Class is designed for both novices and craftsmen," said Peter Spangler, a member of Wisconsin Makers and retired technology education instructor. "Members of the public - both men and women age 55 and up - will be able to learn how to use some of the makerspace's equipment while enjoying an afternoon with other 'makers.'"

Summer dates are Aug. 15 and Sept. 5 and 19.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin Makers also is offering a public Open Shop from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Each Open Shop night will feature a different machine or project. Aug. 2 and 15 will highlight electronics, while Sept. 6 and 20 will showcase the welding/machine shop.

All shop areas will be available for public general use as well those evenings. Attendees should bring their projects and materials; they will be required to exhibit knowledge to operate certain machines (Check beforehand to see whether a particular piece of equipment will be available for use). The Fabric Arts Workshop will be open all nights for interested persons of all skill levels to try out the long-arm quilting machine (instructional DVDs are available to check out for viewing beforehand), height-adjustable Big Board cutting table, industrial sewing machines and more. Wisconsin Makers is a nonprofit makerspace with an educational mission. It is located at 200 E. Clay St., across from the American Legion Hall at the corner of Wisconsin and Clay streets.

The building is handicapped accessible, and has off-street parking. Welcoming residents of Jefferson, Walworth, Rock and Waukesha counties and beyond, Wisconsin Makers houses machine, welding/fabrication, electronics, automotive, 3-D printing, laser engraving and woodworking shops. It also offers ceramics, metal art, quilting, fabric arts, matting/framing and more.

(July 27) UW-Whitewater Offering Free Online Class "Beer Matters"

Calling all craft beer lovers, home brewers and history buffs! UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is excited to announce its first massive open online course (MOOC) Beer Matters this fall. Beer Matters is a free online class, open to anyone 21 and over. The online class begins September 6 and will explore beer and brewing from prehistoric times to the present. Lessons will also cover brewing around the globe, as well as beer in America, from Prohibition to the current popularity of craft brewing. The six-week course will be taught by Karl Brown, assistant professor of history at UW-Whitewater and former professional brew master in the U.S. and Europe.

The online course, Beer Matters, is completely free but registration is required. Beer pairings are suggested each week and class lessons will be complemented by three optional "meet ups" where classmates have an opportunity to meet each other and the instructor at local venues in the beer and brewing industry. There is a small fee for meet ups, and registration is also required for attendance.

Join them this fall to learn why beer matters. Bottoms up!

Dates and locations of meet ups are as follows:

Saturday, September 16: Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, WI Join us to watch brewers from the Museum of Beer and Brewing use equipment and techniques from the 1800s to brew beer using heirloom hops grown at OWW. Purchase craft beer on site from MobCraft. Fee: $16

Saturday, October 7: Bent Kettle, Fort Atkinson, WI We will visit Bent Kettle Brewing, one of the region's newest breweries, serving craft brews like Insolence Double IPA and Thwack! An American Smoked IPA. See you in the Taproom! Fee: $10

Saturday, October 21: Second Salem, Whitewater, WI Our last meet up will bring us to Whitewater and the Second Salem Brewing Company. We'll learn about the strange events, figures, and architecture providing rich stories that translate into extraordinary beer. Fee: $10

Register online for course only or course and meet ups at . Call 262-472-3165 for registration questions.


Walworth County Lakes Association is a group of people interested in lake health and welfare in Walworth County. They meet to provide a resource of information for Walworth County lake communities to share lake-related concerns among one another. There are 36 member lake groups.

The public is invited to come and see what other lake groups and municipalities have accomplished with their waters. Perhaps this will give residents in Whitewater ideas as to what they might address and accomplish with Trippe and Cravath Lakes.

(July 18) Big BASH featuring the 10th anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street.

Whitewater, Wisconsin, weather forecast


(Aug 17) Elores Valala Hulen, 83, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Aug. 10, 2017, due to complications with COPD.

Elores was born in Elkhorn on Feb. 19, 1934, to Leslie and Dorothy Uhe.

She graduated from Whitewater High School where she met and married Donald Harris, who preceded her in death. She later married William Hulen. Elores loved to cook and garden. Her children will miss the wonderful desserts, deviled eggs and baked beans she cooked for family get-togethers.

She is survived by four of her five children: Geri Harris, Robin (Kent) Seamars, Robert (Lisa) Harris and Denise (Rick) Johnson; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Elores also was preceded in death by her daughter, Leslie Anderson; son-in-law, Ralph Goessling; sister, Noreen Kesterson; brother, Norman Uhe; sisters-in-law, Adele Uhe and Mary Uhe; and her parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Whitewater Lions Club, N7462 Kettle Moraine Drive in Whitewater, on Aug. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m.

(Aug 17) Shirley J. Kilpin, age 66 of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin after a courageous battle with ALS.

Shirley was born in Greenwood, Wisconsin on February 24, 1951, the daughter of Daniel and Ada (Fitzpatrick) Deegan. She grew up on a farm in Greenwood, Wisconsin and attended Milton and Whitewater High Schools.

On May 27, 1971, Shirley married the love of her life Richard Kilpin. Shirley worked at Thomas Industries in Fort Atkinson, WI. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater, WI. Shirley enjoyed bowling and fishing and was an avid deer hunter. She loved the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers, her many vegetable and flower gardens, and especially loved the time spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving are: her husband Richard of Whitewater, WI; daughter Shannon Emmerich of Medford, WI; son Shane (Lyn) Kilpin of River Falls, WI; grandchildren: Amanda, Austin, Ian, Drew, Luke, and Carson; great-grandson Connor; siblings: Lewis (Connie) Deegan of Withee, WI, Rose (Terry) Krance of Milton, WI, Daniel Deegan Jr. of Greenwood, WI, Mary Schilt of Medford, WI, Betty (Ron) Schilt of Whitewater, WI, Donald (Debbie) Deegan of Whitewater, WI, and Ronald (Laurie) Deegan of Whitewater, WI; sisters-in-law: Marilyn (Bill) Fuerstenburg and Terri Kilpin; brother-in-law Rusty (Kay) Kilpin; and many special nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Ada and Daniel Deegan Sr.; sisters: Helen Messier and Jeanette Colton; and brothers: Robert Deegan, James Deegan, and John Deegan.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI with Pastor Jerald Wendt officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the church until the time of the services. There will be a luncheon following the services.

Per Shirley's request, her funeral services will be casual dress, and she asked that all attending the services dress in Packer, Badger, or Brewer apparel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, WI, the ALS Society, or to the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility, Johnson Creek, WI.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(Aug. 17) Brian Blucher passed away on August 10th, 2017 due to a fatal car accident.
Brian George Blucher was born on June 21, 1991, in Mince Germany, and passed away August 10th, 2017. Brian graduated in 2009 at Whitewater High School. Brian was an adventurous and outgoing man who enjoyed hiking and cars. Brian was a son, a brother and an uncle/godfather to his only niece, Maddison.

Surviving are his father, Ricky (Nancy) Blucher, Whitewater WI, sister and niece: Tina (Maddison) Blucher, Whitewater WI, aunt: Jude Blucher Mukwonago, WI, uncle: Ronnie Blucher, Waukesha, WI, aunt: Laurie (Marvin) Smith, Mukwonago, WI, and aunt: Sharon (Fred) Frank, Orangevale, CA and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Ricky A. Blucher Jr., in 2011.

The funeral will be held at the Congregational - United Church of Christ in Whitewater WI, August 19th, 2017.

Visitation starts at 2 PM and the service will be at 3 PM. All are welcome to join.

Memorials may be made to the family.

(Aug. 12) Mike Squire "Squidy", age 57, a lifelong resident of Palmyra, passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2017 at Aurora Medical Center in Summit.

A memorial service for Mike will be held at 4:00PM on August 19, 2017 at Haase Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home 320 W. Main St. Palmyra, WI with Pastor Karen Klatt officiating. Following the service, there will be a celebration of his life at Squidy's Bar.

Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes in Palmyra, WI, is assisting the family. For the obituary .


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