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(Aug 19) Kayla Knilans, a 2004 graduate of Whitewater High School, was awarded her PhD in Pharmacology from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on August 7th 2014.

Donna Knilans, Dick Trewyn, Kayla Knilans, Arlene Trewyn and Bill Knilans.

Celebrating with Kayla were her parents, Bill and Donna Knilans and her grandparents, Richard and Arlene Trewyn. Unable to join the celebration but equally proud was her younger brother, Jason Knilans.

Kayla has accepted a post-doctorate position with the National Institute of Health in Washington D.C. and will be conducting medical research and developing therapies for fibrosis.

(August 19)

Wednesday, August 20, 7 AM - Whitewater Aquatic Center, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting at 580 S. Elizabeth Street. Agenda:
1. Call to Order 2. Approve Agenda (Action) 3. Approve Minutes from June 18 Meeting (Action) No July 16 meeting 4. Family Partnership 5. DWS ½ Marathon WAC duties Update 6. Aquatic Coordinator's Update 7. Director's Update A. Financials B. Contract/Lease Update/Discussion 8. Accept Board Member Resignation - Treasurer Appointment 9. Adjourn.

Wednesday August 20, 3:30 PM - Whitewater Community Development Authority –Seed Capital Screening Committee Meeting at Room 105 Innovation Center 1221 Innovation Drive. Agenda:
1. Call to order and roll call. 2. Approval of Waiver of 72 hour notice per Whitewater’s transparency ordinance. 3. HEARING OF CITIZEN COMMENTS. 4. Approval of agenda 5. Approval of Minutes July 16, 2014 6. Adjourn to closed session 7. Consideration and discussion of a Capital Catalyst Fund Grant request. a. Software development company 8. Consideration and discussion of a Capital Catalyst Fund Royalty Investment request. a. Software development company 9. Reconvene into open session to take action on closed session items as needed. 10. Future agenda items 11. Adjourn

Wednesday August 20, 5:00 PM - Whitewater Community Development Authority – Board of Directors Meeting at Room 105 Innovation Center 1221 Innovation Drive Agenda:
1. Call to order and roll call. 2. HEARING OF CITIZEN COMMENTS. 3. Approval of agenda 4. Approval of Minutes a. July 16, 2014 5. Acceptance of Financial Statements a. July, 2014 6. Adjourn to closed session A. Consideration and discussion of Capital Catalyst Fund request based upon the recommendation of the Capital Catalyst Screening Committee a. Software development company – Grant Request b. Software development company – Royalty Investment Request B. Consideration and discussion of a CDBG RLF loan request. C. Update the potential construction of a second facility in the Technology Park D. Update on negotiations with potential retail, manufacturing and other businesses that are considering locating in the City of Whitewater and are requesting City of Whitewater related financial assistance or concessions. 7. Reconvene into open session to take action on closed session items as needed. 8. Consideration and discussion of changes made during the City Zoning re-write process and the required plan review and approval process for applications within the Business Park. 9. Consideration and discussion of proposed amendments to the Capital Catalyst Fund Manual (previously named the Whitewater Seed Accelerator Fund). 10. Update on the city wide fiber optics project for the city including the Business Park and Technology Parks. 11. Update on long term marketing and community branding project. 12. Update on proposal with Department of Workforce Development regarding interns and educational opportunities. 13. Future agenda referrals 14. Adjourn.

(August 19) The Alexander, Amundson and Kilar families spent Saturday morning painting dugouts and assembling some of the dugout accessories. Treyton's Field of Dreams is really beginning to take shape.

Hogan Alexander assembling the dugout benches

Evan Amundson also working on the benches.

(August 19) REMINDER - The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center St. (262-473-0530), will have a book sale from August 18th through the 22nd featuring only new and "gently read" books--many suitable for gifts--that have been donated by patrons of the library. The Friends of the Library wishes to express its gratitude for these contributions to their sales, the proceeds from which are used to support the building program, purchase items for the library, and sponsor its adult and children's programs. The hours for the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The sale of "gentle read" books continues at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Additional items have been added to this sale since it opened on Monday. Proceeds will go to support the Maker Space Library Programs and Equipment. We are half way to our goal. Please help us reach the $1000 goal. Remaining Book Sale hours are: Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 8 pm Friday 9 am to 5 pm

(August 18) School Board Meeting - A draft of a Referendum question was presented and with minor changes will undergo legal review and will be presented for discussion and action at the next week scheduled Board Meeting to place it on the Nov 4th Election Day ballot.
The Board discussed the financial needs of the District, that the Referendum if accepted by the Board, would not result in an increase in the tax levy due to the ending of prior debt service that will be paid off and the referendum amount would be for $1.2 million to exceed state-imposed revenue caps. Based on the two hour discussion, if the referendum (3-5 year non-recurring) was a success they would still need to address an approximate $300,000 reduction and if failed the reductions required would be about $1.5 million for the 2015-16 school year. The Board and administration have not yet addressed a list of personnel, service, curricula and non-curricula programs that would support the reductions.
The referendum was also recommended by the Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). This Committee discussed the district’s decrease in overall enrollment with an increase in special education, state revenue limits, loss of state aid (through the Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement needs, and increases in other necessary areas in the budget.

The draft recommended question to be placed on the ballot - “Shall the Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties, Wisconsin, be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1.2 million a year beginning with the 2015-16 school year through the 2018-19 school year, for nonrecurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular programming, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?”

For the Power Point presentation used in guiding the discussion -

For more details on the meeting check Daily Jefferson County Union writer Chris Welch's story

(August 19) Whitewater Country Club Sausage Boil Thursday, Aug 21st 5-9pm, $9 per person - Kielbasa, Brats, Sausage, corn on the cob, potato bar & more. Featuring drink specials and a bonfire!

(August 19) College High School class of 1959 recently held their 55th class reunion.

(front) Pat Dzierzynski, Judy Wildermuth
(middle) Roberta Juckett, Randy Bigelow, Louise Loomis, Linda Gregoire
(back) David Updegraf, Dee Schmitt, Richard Hickey, Martha Bulin, Mary Ellen Sorensen, Ken Cluver, Nancy Uttech, Carol Davis, Joan Schafer

(August 19) WHS Tennis Team at East Troy - Results: Union Grove 2-0, East Troy 1-1, Whitewater 0-2

#1 Singles Izzy Zahn

# 3 Singles Amanda Kraayvanger

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Nelson - Our first match of the year and we started out with a few bumps in the road. One girl was injured so we took a replacement who then couldn't play due to illness and thus had to move some kids around and forfeit the #4 singles spot. After that things improved. Almost the entire team was playing their first ever varsity matches and 1 of the 3 returning players has moved from #3 doubles all the way up to #1 singles. I was pleased with how our kids played, they showed improvement throughout the day, but there are obviously things that we need to work on. Our #1 doubles team of juniors Sally Hixson and Alli Sedmak won both of their matches today to take the championship. They were showing some nice communication all day. The #2 doubles team of sophomores, Whitney Treder and Milena Maroske also won the championship. They hustled after everything and just kept things going so the other team could never get a break. At #3 singles, sophomore, Amanda Kraayvanger, played very well today, winning her first match and then was up in her second match until a wrist injury led to her defaulting the match. Hopefully we can get healthy here quickly as we have 9 more matches to play this week starting on Wednesday with the Whitewater Quad.

Medalists - (l-r) Sally Kate Hixson, Allison Sedmak, Milena Maroske, Whitney Treder

* Champion
Whitewater 2 Union Grove 5 -
1S Izzy Zahn lost *Alyssa Leffler 0-6,0-6
2S Andi Markham lost Allie Miller 0-6,0-6
3S Amanda Kraayvanger lost *Claire Schultz 6-7, default
4S Whitewater default
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat Lauren Tuma/Miranda Dam 6-3,6-3
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat Alyssa Ostrowski/Nixie Grajera 6-0,6-3
3D Serra Anderson/Emma Stutzman lost Janelle Shiffler/Ali Kravig 4-6,2-6

Whitewater 3 East Troy 4
1S Izzy Zahn lost Lora Leach 2-6,0-6
2S Andi Markham lost *Kora Gaspervich 1-6,1-6
3S Amanda Kraayvanger beat Alison Barth 7-6(1),6-1
4S Whitewater default
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat Vanessa Dingman/Ariel Baxter 6-1,6-1
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat Hunter Scheel/Claudia Pott 6-0,6-3
3D Serra Anderson/Emma Stutzman lost Kelly Griffa/Victoria Pott 1-6,6-2,6-10

After the match - Long time East Troy Tennis Coach Dave Linzow thanked Gilda's Club 2014 Tennis Tournament Chairs Emma Stutzman and Sally Kate Hixson for a $1000 check to the Lindow Children's Education fund. Proceeds were from the 2013 Rocky Rococo fundraiser. After a brave battle with cancer for many years, Maureen Lindow, 45, lost her life. She was the mother of Mackenzie, Dayne and Lauren and wife of Coach Dave Lindow.

(August 18) Richard Telfer, UWW Chancellor, will give his State of the University address on Monday, Aug. 25.

The annual event marks the beginning of the academic year, and will be held in Young Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.

(August 18) Local, young professional, Danielle Frawley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Fort Community Credit Union is among 15 finalists for the Credit Union Executive Society's (CUES) Next Top Credit Union Exec international competition. The Top 15 will be submitting blog posts regarding the projects that they are competing on and will be judged to move onto the final five.

Danielle Frawley

Danielle's project is based on financial literacy and includes helping teens to properly handle their first debit card. "Teens will receive their first debit card and at the end of each week, they will receive a text saying how much they spent and how many hours they would have to work at minimum wage to make that amount back. Maybe the Coach purse wasn't worth the eighteen hours they had to work to purchase it. The parents receive an email with the same information. This spurs open conversations at home about money management, but we'll also be checking in and guiding the teen and parents along the way," stated Danielle.
Danielle has been with the credit union industry for nearly 11 years and is a native of Whitewater. The competition runs through November 5th when the final winner will be announced. The winner will receive further executive coaching, airfare, accommodation and registration for two CUES’ CEO Institutes, a total prize package valued at $20,000.

(August 18) The Whitewater High School Girls' Tennis Team hosted their 8th Annual JV Invitational Tournament for Cancer at the UW-Whitewater tennis courts. This tournament is a fundraiser for Gilda's Club, an organization that provides welcoming communities for those touched by cancer - men, women, teens, young children - and their families and friends. For more on Gilda's Club Tournament picture potpourri follows -

Eight Teams gathered in the bleachers for a short preTournament program. Teams - Columbus, East Troy, Hartford, Lodi, Jefferson, Westosha Central, Union Grove and Whitewater.

Past and present Tournament Chairs: Hannah Runez (2012) Alex Cady (2013) Chelsea Niemuth (2013) Sally Kate Hixson (2014) and Emma Stutzman (2014)

Madison Gilda's Club Executive Director Lannia Stenz receives check of $1200 from the 2013 Tournament from Alex Cady. The mission of the Gilda's Club Madison is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. They do that for more than 1,800 men, women and children including those living with cancer, their families and friends.

Chelsea Niemuth presents $1000 check to East Troy JV Coach Paul Kielas. Proceeds from the 2013 Rocky Rococo fundraiser goes to the Lindow Children's Education fund. After a brave battle with cancer for many years, Maureen Lindow, 45, lost her life. She was the mother of Mackenzie, Dayne and Lauren and wife of Dave Lindow, longtime East Troy High School tennis coach.

Betsy Hixson (WMS) helping big sister Sally Kate with raffle prize table as another fundraiser with many great prizes. Winners will be drawn at a Whippet Football game.


Madison Gilda's Club Executive Director Lannia Stenz places purchased raffle tickets in selected bags.

The cancer survivor participating in the Honorary First Serve was Sarah Runez joined by her family and two families, High School friends, Venz Family from MN and Biash Family from Milwaukee celebratng Sarah's 20th year survivorship.

Whitewater JV Team ready for Tournament play: (front l-r) Melena Villegos, Abby Center, Haley Dieter, Andra Matthews and Caitlyn Zimdars
(back l-r) Emily Heckert, Maggie Hough, Ali Ketterhagen, Linda Vo, Anna Lucht, Lydia Wiley Deal and Hailey Lohmeier

The Girls' Tennis Team is appreciative of the support from the businesses noted above.

(August 18) The Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department would like to welcome the Piper Road Spring Band to Cravath Lakefront Park Thursday, August 21st at 7pm for our last Concert in the Park. Don't miss this spectacular concert. All concerts are free of charge and suitable for all ages.

Piper Road Spring Band was born into the age of rock & roll with individual backgrounds diverse as classical, cowboy, folk, blues and Dixieland. Influenced by some live performances of Doc Watson and Bill Monroe and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band release of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" in the early 1970's, they put away the electric amps and guitars and developed a unique acoustic/bluegrass style. They never completely abandoned their musical roots and have blended Irish fiddle tunes with American country, big band, novelty and space-aged Grateful Dead inspired jams.

Don't forget that The Black Sheep has teamed up with the Parks & Recreation Department to offer Dinner baskets every Thursday during Concerts In The Park. Please stop in or call ahead by Wednesday to make sure your basket is ready for a great evening. 262-458-4751

(August 18) A recent Downtown East Gateway construction progress update meeting was held with city staff, Strand, and Forest Construction. They anticipate the Mill Pond will be able to be filled late this week. The original substantial completion date was September 12; however, due to change orders and utility conflicts this date will likely be moved closer to the end of September. When reviewing the schedule, Jefferson St. is considered the divider between the east and west segments of the project. The next construction progress update meeting will be held on August 28. One of the primary purposes of the next meeting is to ensure the construction site is properly protected in anticipation of UWW students returning to campus.

August 18 view across the Bridge with stockpile of rocks.

August 18, the stockpile of rocks is being placed to stabilize the Mill Pond bank.

(August 18) Seniors in the Park Movie this week - Sponsored by Mulberry Glen - "Cinema Paradiso" Wednesday, August 20 12:30 pm Rated PG, 2 hr. 35 min.

In the years after World War II, a young boy is mesmerized by the movie theater in his small Italian town, and pursues a friendship with its crusty but warmhearted projectionist. Captivating, bittersweet film, with the perfect "The End." This film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1989, and is one of Mark's favorite foreign films. In Italian; shown with subtitles. (1988) For more on the movie

(August 17) Navy Band Great Lakes "Liberty Call" - Saturday August 23, at 6:00PM - Performing Arts Center in the Jefferson High School, 700 West Milwaukee Street, Jefferson.

The United States - Navy Great Lakes Show Band has a deep commitment to singing and playing for communities of all sizes as well as supporting Navy recruiting. The Navy Band continues "Pride in Service" as a force for global good through community outreach. It is no wonder this band is also known as the "Ambassadors to the Midwest. The Council for Performing Arts is truly honored to have this group grace their stage and to be able to host this magnificent ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are complimentary but must be reserved online at or (920)-674-2179.

(Aug 17) The Wisconsin Dream Center is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization transforming communities by “Restoring, Rebuilding, Renewing” one family at a time by meeting needs of the overlooked and underserved in our region. The Center is having a fund raiser . It impacts Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties. They do not turn anyone away who needs help regardless what county or state they are from. For more on the Dream Center

(August 16) Whitewater’s Sable House will be observing a quarter-century with an open house on Saturday, Aug. 23rd. For story by Chris Welch, Daily Jefferson County Union staff writer

(August 16) School Supplies and Clothes at the Whitewater Community Clothes Closet on Saturday August 16th at Congregational UCC Church was an overwhelming success. Now however is time to replenish the school supplies and particularly backpacks to prepare for the Tues. Aug 19th Clothes Closet "helping Whitewater children succeed." Contact Kay Robers at 262-379-0187 for any help that can be provided or questions on the program.

(August 16)WHS Football Team scrimmaged against Union Grove on Saturday. No scores were kept, but WHS did very well on both offense and defense during their 30 minute battle.

John Saylor escapes from a Union Grove tackler

Josh Nast with a long touchdown pass

Pictures and comments courtesy of Bob Mischka

On Friday, Aug 22, WHS will open their football season with a non-conference game at home against Burlington Catholic Central. The game is "Parent's Night" with the kick-off scheduled for 7:00 pm. Before the game (starting at 5:00 pm) the Whippet Athletic Booster Club will hold their annual Cookout featuring grilled hamburgers, brats and hot dogs.

(August 14) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library's Youth Services Librarian, Cathy Bloom, will be honored with an Open House in the library's community room on Saturday, August 23 from noon until 2:30 pm.

Cupcakes and beverages will be served. Please come and wish her well on her retirement.

Miss Cathy has served Whitewater's youth and their families since 1999 and has loved the time she's worked here. She says, "I enjoyed every single day being here, working with families in Storytime, in the Summer Reading Programs and the many special events. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy it all".

(August 14) The City of Whitewater is pleased to announce that a new Neighborhood Services Director will soon be joining the staff. Christine Munz-Pritchard has accepted the position of Neighborhood Services Director and will start work with the City on Monday, August 18.

Ms. Munz-Pritchard most recently served as a Planner II in the Rock County Planning, Community and Economic Development Agency and comes to Whitewater with significant planning and zoning experience through her work in Rock County. In her role as a Planner II, Ms. Munz-Pritchard specialized in ensuring that local and regional plans were compliant with state regulations. In addition to working on various planning and land use projects at Rock County, she acted as the lead planner for the 2030 Beloit Area Water Quality Management Plan. Prior to joining Rock County, Christine was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Historical Society of Kansas, Kansas State University and Downtown Topeka, Inc. Ms. Munz-Pritchard received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree from Kansas State University and her undergraduate degree from Washburn University.

(August 14) School District's August 2014 Fee Collection Days & Student Registration Information.

WHITEWATER HIGH SCHOOL 2014-15 FEE COLLECTION DAY For 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade Students Wednesday, August 20 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Whitewater High School LMC (Library Media Center)
Fees Registration - $50 Athletic - $50 per sport ($100 max/student, $175 max/family; fall athletic fees must be paid when fall sport practices begin); Performance/Production - $20 each ($30 max/student, $50 max/family); Family & Consumer Ed and Art Classes - $5; Parking - $50; Yearbook - $65. Students who do not pay fees on August 20 must pay fees on the first day of school or obtain a waiver from the high school.
Counselors will be available after August 20 to meet with students before the start of the school year. Please contact Anthony Paul (A-L) at 262-472-8114, or Pamela Sonmor-Wintz (M-Z) at 262-472-8113, to make an appointment.
Student pictures will be taken on Fee Collection Day. Seniors will need to have their picture taken for Student I.D.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION DAYS For students NEW TO THE DISTRICT, August 21 & 25 have been designated as New Student Registration Days. All high school students new to the Whitewater district must call Student Services at 262-472-8110 after August 14 to set up an appointment to enroll. New students must bring an unofficial copy of their transcript and a copy of their immunization records to the scheduled appointment. An orientation program for new students will take place on August 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 102 at Whitewater High School.

WHITEWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL 2014-15 FEE COLLECTION DAY For 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students Wednesday, August 20 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Whitewater Middle School Activity Room ***Student Pictures will be taken on Fee Collection Day.***
Fees Middle School Fee (All students) - $35; Memory Book (Optional) - $15; 6th Grade Wrestling Fee - $20; 7th & 8th Grade Sports Fee - $20/sport ($40 max/student, $75 max/family); Sports fees may be paid at the beginning of each season. Performance/Production Fee - $5 each; High School Athletic Pass (Optional) - $15 (pass for all home, regular season athletic events). These fees should be paid on August 20. Students will receive their schedule upon payment of the $35 Middle School Fee.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION DAY New Student Registration for any students new to the Whitewater district will be by appointment. Please call the Whitewater Middle School office at 262-472-8300 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on August 18 to set up an appointment. (Any student who attended school in the Whitewater District last school year is already registered.)

(August 14) Treyton's Field of Dreams Update H&H Construction continues the prep work for synthetic turf and should complete their work this week. Below is a view of the 3rd base line with the aggregate base and drainage lines.

They anticipate FieldTurf installing the turf in the later part of the week of August 18th and completing their work by August 29th. On Tuesday, August 5th, DLK Enterprises poured the slabs for both dugouts and on Wednesday, August 6th the 3rd base dugout was constructed. On Monday, August 11th, Midwest Masonry will install the limestone cap on the backstop and later in the week complete the 1st base dugout. Below is the 3rd base dugout. The large pole at the end of the dugout is one of 4 poles installed by Joe Daniels Construction last week for the tension backstop netting. The net will be installed the week of August 18th.

Progress photo gallery

(August 13) Harpist Lauren Hayes will be performing at the 2894 On Main Espresso Bar/Café in East Troy from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Saturday, August 23rd. For more on Main Expresso and Bar . This will be Lauren's final Wisconsin performance before she departs for the Royal Academy of Music in London to pursue her Masters Degree in Harp Performance.

(August 13) The public is invited to join the members of the Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin St. for an old fashioned (Wisconsin style) Shrimp Boil. Save the September 13th date. The seating will begin at 5pm and will continue until 7pm.

In addition to jumbo shrimp, they will be serving organic, homegrown boiled red potatoes, Mississippi caviar, coleslaw, cornbread, all topped off with homemade peach cobbler. There will be a children's meal available as well. The cost will be $15 for adults and $5 for the kids menu.

Advanced tickets are required. Please contact them at (262) 473-4101 or drop into the Congregational UCC church office Monday through Thursday between 9am and 1pm to purchase tickets. The proceeds of this event will go to Back Bay Mission. Back Bay is an on-going outreach project of the United Church of Christ serving the homeless population in Biloxi Mississippi. Come and join the fun and become a part of an important mission project.

Hosted by: Grace United Church, Fort Atkinson, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fort Atkinson, and Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater. THIS IS THE CHURCH DINNER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

(August 12) The 65th Anniversary of the Ordination of the Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm as a minister of the United Church of Christ will be acknowledged at a worship service on Sunday, August 24th, at 10am at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 South Franklin Street. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration of ministry.

Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm and Rev. Phil Milam

The Rev. Olm will preach the sermon titled "If I Had a Thousand Lives to Live" focusing on the Call of the Ministry. The Rev. Phil Milam, pastor, will conduct the liturgy. Pastor Olm was ordained on August 7th, 1949, at Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He served in parishes: Trinity UCC, Mulberry, IN, Calvary Memorial UCC, Wauwatosa, WI, Providence UCC, Racine, WI and at St. Paul's UCC, Sheboygan, WI. In 1960 he accepted the call to become the Founding Director of the Wisconsin Conference UCC Fairhaven Retirement Services in Whitewater, WI, where he served for 29 years. Since his retirement in 1990 he has supplied church pulpits and has participated in Whitewater community activities such as serving on six city boards and commissions and as a member-at-large of the City Council. Currently he serves on the Whitewater Community Foundation Board. He continues in his 36th year as a member of the First Citizens State Bank Board of Directors.

A period of fellowship and sociability featuring ice cream sundaes will be held immediately after the service.

(August 11) Whitewater Rotary Club - HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT The Whitewater Rotary Club is looking for additional host families for an exchange student who will be arriving August 26 to spend a year attending Whitewater High School. Karlo is a 15 year old from Zagreb, Croatia. He has studied English for 9 years and enjoys swimming, basketball, and soccer with friends. Host families are asked to provide housing for the student for about 3 months. They provide the student with room and board, supervise them as they would their own children, involve them in family activities and chores, and enrich the student's experience by including them in family, community, and cultural activities. Although host families are not compensated financially, Rotary provides school activity fees, school meals, an allowance, and health insurance. If your family is interested in participating in this world-expanding experience, contact Mark Olm, (262-473-1819) or Aurelio Callope, (262-473-8326) for more information today.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 - Call for Artists to Sell Their Art at Starin Park Community Building
Artists will have an opportunity to sell unframed, original art priced at under $100, on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Starin Park Senior Center, 504 West Starin Road in Whitewater. The artist's fee of $15 for Whitewater Arts Alliance members and $25 for all others is a per person fee, and will be donated to the Whitewater Arts Alliance to help continue to bring the arts to life in Whitewater.

All who are interested in selling their art should register by August 23 with Marilyn Fuerstenberg, N7557 Kame Court, Whitewater, WI 53190. Checks should be made out to the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Anyone with questions should contact Marilyn Fuerstenberg or Louise Fuerstenberg. Both are coordinators of the sale and volunteers for the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Marilyn can be reached at 262-473-5269 or mfirsty@gmail.com, and Louise Fuerstenberg at 262-473-2548.

"I don't know about other artists, but I have a need to make art, I just can't help myself. I have been painting since 1988, and have sold many pieces, but sales lag behind the amount of art I produce. Then this idea hit me: a way of reducing my inventory by offering art for sale at unbelievable prices. It not only will help me but will also give potential collectors a chance to own original art. My art is better off hanging on someone's wall than in a box under my bed," said Marilyn.

Space will also be available outside for a $5 fee, and artists would need to bring their own tables.

AUGUST 23 - Grief Camp for Kids Scheduled for August Registration is now open for Home Health United's Camp GLOW, scheduled for 10am-3pm on August 23 at Traxler Park in Janesville. Limited space is available, and kids across southern Wisconsin are invited.

Camp GLOW - Giving Loved Ones Wings - is a grief support day camp for kids ages 6-14 that have been affected by a loss. Whether it is the loss of a friend, classmate, parent, grandparent, sibling, or other loved one, kids and teens often experience and express grief in different ways than adults. The Camp is designed to give children a safe place to share their feelings and concerns, with a wide range of activities and enough counselors on-site to give individual attention if needed. Activities include scrapbooking, writing letters to their loved one, and memory boxes that can be stained or painted, and are meant to hold items of sentimental value to the kids, remembrances of their loved one.

The Camp is being offered at no cost to the participants, with separate adult sessions for their parents or guardians who are also dealing with grief. Snacks and lunch are included. To learn more about Camp GLOW or to register, please call 877-356-4514 or .

AUGUST 24 Norwegian American Methodist Episcopal Church at East Richmond Cemetery Open House - Georgia Kestol-Bauer is a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church. She is restoring the Norwegian American Methodist Episcopal Church, off Cty P in the township of Richmond. It was built sometime in the early 1850s. Georgia's great-grandparents, Peder & Anna Kjostolsen (who later shortened their name to Kestol) worshipped at this church. It is the second Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. (Cambridge boasts of the first; now Willerup United Methodist Church.) It is believed the church closed its doors around 1920. Georgia began restoration in 2006, after the township considered demolishing the building because of safety concerns. She has invested her own time and money and is determined to finish the restoration as soon as possible. Her goal is for the church to be used for meetings, weddings, baptisms, or even summer worship services. For more on the progress and pictures .

AUGUST 27th - A trailblazing leader from the United States Army Reserve will visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, the Army's first female African-American major general, will give two keynote addresses as part of the campus's annual Women in Higher Education Leadership event.

"We are delighted to have Maj. Gen. Anderson share her diverse and unique experiences with the UW-Whitewater community," said Beverly Kopper, Provost and Vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. "As a University that continually seeks out new ways to serve our students, region, state, nation and the world, we are honored to welcome an individual who is also so dedicated to service."
"She has an amazing story that's definitely worth hearing and will resonate with people from a variety of backgrounds," said Lt. Col. Carl Meredith, chair of the Department of Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies. "I think the fact that she is a citizen-soldier -- meaning she has served in both the military and civilian sectors simultaneously while rising in positions of increased leadership and responsibility -- will add tremendous value to the learning opportunities of those in attendance."

Both keynote addresses will take place in Timmerman Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall. At 11 a.m., Anderson will present "Value of Leadership and Diversity to Personal and Professional Development" for UW-Whitewater faculty and staff members. At 3 p.m., she will present "My Journey of Service and Patriotism," which is open to the public.

While the purpose of the Women in Higher Education Leadership event is to increase the professional development and networking opportunities for women -- and to celebrate their contributions to the workplace -- Kopper said the event is open to all.

Since October 2011, Maj. Gen. Anderson has served as the senior adviser to the chief of Army Reserve on policies and programs, including force structure, congressional budget and appropriations, development of manpower and personnel policies, as well as Department of The Army and Department of Defense matters. She is currently on leave from the United States Courts, where she serves as the Clerk of Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, located in Madison.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 - ' Weds. Nite Ladies' bowling league at Hawk Bowl is in need of new bowlers. They need four teams to make a league and one of the teams dropped out at the end of the season. They are now down to three and may have to blend their league in with the men's Tuesday night league. While that is a great solution for them so that they may continue to bowl, they DO enjoy their 'Ladies Nite'. The meeting is on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 7:00pm at Hawk Bowl for any female, over 18, who may be interested in joining our league. They will take full teams or individual bowlers, experienced or not, and find them a team. They also can help out those who wish to bowl but cannot do it every week. If they get enough people to sign up they can make a team with alternates who can rotate each week. Contact Mary Downs - downsmary@yahoo.com or cell # 920-650-7313 if you have questions about anything pertaining to this league (cost, length of league, etc.)

(August 7) Save the Date - 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast - Whitewater Fire Department - Sunday, September 7th, 7am-noon - All proceeds go to the Whitewater Fire Department.

(August 2) Richmond United Methodist Church Annual Auction and Fall Fest on Sat. Sept. 20. Mark your Calendar - Consignments wanted.

Saturday, September 20thWalworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) is hosting a safety fair on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Tree House Child and Family Center grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event, “Safety and Fun vs. 911” will provide an informative and entertaining way for Walworth County children and their families to learn about safety issues that are important to them. The Safety Fair will offer attendees:
- Fun activities including face painting, cookie decorating, dunk tanks, and firemen wars
- Educational opportunities including personal safety at home, pet safety, hygiene, internet safety, finger printing, impairment goggles, bicycle safety, and others.

Sandy Wagie-Troemel, President of the WCAC states, “Safety and Fun vs. 911 will provide access to vital safety information and practices, safety items for homes, and links to county support systems. It is hoped that by meeting and interacting with law enforcement and first responders, children will develop a sense of security in knowing that there are many in the county who care about their safety and well being. “

In addition, the WCAC will provide food, entertainment and free gifts to attendees.



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