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“Indigenous Sustainability: Honoring Lands, Resurging Communities, Resisting Injustice” – Monday, November 26

November 20, 2018

Kyle Whyte, Philosophy Department, College of Arts and Letters

College of Letters and Sciences Contemporary Issues Lecture Series


Kyle Whyte
“Indigenous Sustainability: Honoring Lands, Resurging Communities, Resisting Injustice”
Monday, November 26, 2018
7 p.m. Young Auditorium

Kyle Whyte holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability. His primary research in Indigenous philosophy addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. This research covers Indigenous philosophies of sustainability and resilience and connects with theoretical literatures on decolonization and Indigenous resurgence. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Professor Whyte is involved in a number of projects and organizations that advance Indigenous research methodologies and Indigenous sustainability, including the Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup, Susta

inable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation, Tribal Climate Camp, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. He has served as an author on the U.S. National Climate Assessment and is former member of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science.

The event is free and open to the public.

Whitewater Congregational UCC to offer free meals November 24, December 22

November 19, 2018

GLOW at CUCC — we are providing a FREE meal along with music and fellowship once a month…invite your friends!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 4:00 pm – Free Turkey Dinner

Saturday, December 22, 2018 – Free Ham Dinner


Upcoming City and Community Meetings: Week of November 19 to November 25

November 18, 2018

Library Board of Trustees Meeting- Monday, November 19, 2018, 6:30 pm, Irvin L. Young Memorial Library – Community Room

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Whitewater School Board – Regular Meeting – Monday, November 19, 2018 – 7:00 PM, Whitewater Unified School District Central Office

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City of Whitewater Common Council – Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 6:30 pm, Whitewater Municipal Building

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2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

November 17, 2018

Whitewater Middle School named 8th grader, Cali Kopecky, its top youth volunteer of the year. Cali received this honor for her service and commitment to helping others.

The honor was granted as part of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide youth volunteer recognition program sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

By selecting Cali as its top youth volunteer, WMS has advanced her application for state-level judging in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Prudential will announce Wisconsin’s top youth volunteers of the year in February.

Santa is coming to First Citizens State Bank – December 7 from 4 pm – 6 pm

November 16, 2018

WHS Madrigal Dinner to be held on December 8

November 16, 2018

The WHS Music Masters Ensemble will present their 23rd Annual Madrigal Dinner on December 8 at the American Legion in Whitewater. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the dinner begins at 7:00 pm with the concert to follow. The dinner features a wassail toast and a buffet of turkey or beef, mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, green beans, soup, and dessert. Music will be provided by the Music Masters Ensemble and other WHS students.

Tickets for the event are $25 each and are available from all Music Masters Ensemble members and from the HS office. Call 472-8174 or email the WHS Choir Director, Karen Tordera, for more information.

The Madrigal Dinner is graciously sponsored by the Whitewater Music Parents Association.

Deer Hides Wanted by Whitewater Lions

November 15, 2018

Whitewater Lions will once again be collecting deer hides during the deer bow and gun hunting season.  Together we can make a difference in the life of a child.  Each donated hide will help raise funds to send a child to camp.  Extra cash is raised for the tails!

Hides and/or tails may be dropped off at the Whitewater Lions Clubhouse, located at N7462 Kettle Moraine Dr, Whitewater, WI 53190.  There will be a drop box on site so hides could be dropped at any time.  Please salt the hides when dropped off.  Salt will be available on site.  Hides could also be dropped off at the Steve Malone residence located at 6636 N. Sturtevant Rd, Whitewater,  WI.  Please call (608) 201-5515 to arrange drop off time.  Feel free to call Steve if you have any questions regarding hide collection.  Bob Strand is also available to answer any questions and he can be reached at (414) 630-4981

Washington School’s Winter Wonderland – Craft Fair, Bake Sale, & Santa

November 15, 2018

Washington School’s PATT is hosting a Craft Fair, Bake Sale & Santa event on Saturday, December 1 from 9 am-3 pm at Washington Elementary School (506 E Main St).

This event is FREE and open to the public!  There will be handmade crafts & creations, holiday gifts, bags/totes, jewelry, home décor, clothing and more.  There will be bake sale items & concessions available.  Santa will be on site from 11am-1pm for you to take your own pictures with.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Washington’s PATT at: washingtonschoolpatt@gmail.com, Jennelle @ 262-893-7910 or Heather @ 262-812-3236.

*** We are still looking for crafters and consultants who are interested in renting a booth.  Please contact us if interested.  If you are a consultant, we are only allowing 1 consultant per business (1 representative of L’BRI, 1 representative of Thirty-one, etc.)***


Gary Klatt, 78, of Whitewater passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

Gary was born in Milwaukee, WI on Nov. 22, 1939, to Howard and Dorothy Klatt.  On June 6, 1964, Gary married Pat Leistikow in Madison, WI and they had 2 children, Dan and Cathy.

Gary earned a Bachelor’s degree from Case Institute of Technology, a Masters and Ph.D. in Letters and Science from UW Madison.  He taught math at Marquette University and he was a professor of mathematics at UW Whitewater from 1967 until he retired, also serving as the Chairman of the Math Dept. for 3 years.

During his tenure at UWW, he was the faculty advisor to the Hobbits Outdoor Club, enjoying many years of traveling the country canoeing, hiking, biking, camping, and spelunking.  Gary was very active in the Walworth/Jefferson County chapter of the Ice Age Trail and the Mobile Skills Crew building bridges and boardwalks, constructing and maintaining the trails, and fundraising.  He also served on the Board of Directors of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and was the recipient of the Spirit Stick Award.

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Wayne Rudolph Kreklow, age 74, of New Glarus passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at UW hospital with his family by his side.

He was born on August 19, 1944, grew up on a farm in Cold Spring then moved to Milton at the age of 16.  He started driving milk truck at the age of 18, met and married the farmer’s daughter, and love of his life, Nancy.  On September 11, 1965, they were united in marriage and celebrated 53 years together.  They moved to Whitewater after getting married and started their life as farmers.  In 1975, they moved the family to New Glarus where he continued driving truck and farming until Parkinson’s Disease forced him into retirement. 

In retirement, Wayne found a new meaning and purpose through volunteering at the New Glarus Home, New Glarus Grade School, and delivering Meals On Wheels. He also started his much-loved collection of red tractors which he was very proud of and showed to anyone who visited.  Wayne loved watching old westerns, listening to his old cassette tapes of classic country, gospel, and polka, and never missing his Friday night fish fry. Wayne was a gentle caring man with a quiet presence.  He had a deep strong faith and love of God as a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.  His love of family was evident throughout his life.  Wayne loved watching his kids and grandkids in sporting or school events, when the family gathered together, and when the grandkids would visit.

Though he struggled with Parkinson’s Disease since 2000, his vision was to raise money for a cure and raise awareness.  He spent 5 years spearheading “All Shook Up for Parkinson’s”, a fundraiser held in New Glarus with proceeds going to the Wisconsin Parkinson’s Association.  During this time, $55,000 was raised and donated through hard work and dedication to a cause that was dear to his heart.

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Kathryn Flood, 68, of Whitewater, died on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

She was born in Fort Atkinson on March 31, 1950, the daughter of Loren and Evora Koch.  She was raised in Hebron and graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1968.  Kathryn worked for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for over 30 years until her retirement in 2011.  Her interests included traveling, reading, and devoting time to her church.  She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Whitewater for many years and later St. Peter’s in Fort Atkinson.

Kathy married Bruce Flood in 1973, and they had two sons, Andrew (Heather) of Evansville, and Jason (Leah) of Whitewater.  Andrew teaches at John Muir Elementary School in Madison, and his brother serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, currently stationed at Fallon Naval Air Station, NV.  Kathy particularly enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Devin (12), and grandson, Ethan (8).  She is also survived by a very large and loving extended family, including two brothers, Allen Koch and Stanley (Joan) Koch; two sisters, Dorothy Koch and Linda (Richard) Koch; and sister-in-law JoAnn Koch.

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