A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
Daily Jefferson County Union
Today (Janesville Gazette)
Wisconsin State Journal
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW -
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Jefferson County Living/
Urban Forestry Committee
CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
TOWNSHIP - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Community Development Authority
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus
UWW Young Auditorium
Whitewater Country Club
Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters
Assembly of God
For Area Jewish community - Beloit
Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
First Citizens Bank
University of WI Credit Union
Any City Organization that
would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to
request a posting, thanks!
Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July
Pig in the Park - Event
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for
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
Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Youth Soccer Club
Christian Science Monitor
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
WHS Whippets Facebook
Whitewater Chamber of
Commerce - SEEKING: Social Media/Marketing & Administrative Assistant Hours
per week: 10+ Hours/ M-F, some evening & weekend hours during events
Paid Internship - University students are encouraged to apply.
Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or similar majors
preferred.Send resume and cover letter to Marie Koch, Executive Director
Discover Whitewater 150 W. Main St
Whitewater WI, 53190
Bellezza Hair Design
& Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email
inquiries and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
cleaning help needed in WHITEWATER! Full or part time. Dusting,
vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. Shifts available from 4:00 p.m. NO
WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive,
Janesville WI 53546 or call 608-752-9465.
work at Winchester Hardware - includes weekends - APPLY
Basin Precision Machining LLC
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
(Sep 24) Stuff the Bus is
Back! Friday, October 14th (12 - 6pm) and Saturday, October 15th (9am - 1pm) at
Nelson's Bus Service, Inc., Walmart, and the Whitewater
FFA Chapter have teamed up for Stuff the Bus. The main objective of this annual
food drive is to get the students of Whitewater Unified School District, local
area businesses and the Whitewater community involved by donating food and
monetary contributions to Stuff the Bus in an effort to stop hunger. The
donations will be collected and totaled by the Whitewater Food Pantry on
Friday, October 14th (12 - 6pm) and Saturday, October 15th (9am - 1pm) at
(Sep 24) The No. 2 ranked
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team posted its 27th consecutive
win at Perkins Stadium Saturday with a 35-21 triumph over Morningside (Iowa),
the No. 2 ranked team in the NAIA.
Marcus Hudson (Delavan) senior wide receiver had 4
receptions for 142 yds and a TD
Tony Gumina (Sussex Hamilton) junior tight end had
five receptions for 66 yards and a TD
Canton Larson (Oconomowoc) sophomore wide receiver had
1 reception for this 42-yard scorePictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of
Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
Total Offensive Yards Morningside 610 UWW 498
Yards Morningside 507 UWW 316
Rushing Yards Morningside 103 UWW 182
Time Of Possession Morningside 26:55 UWW 33:05
UWW story of the game
Sarah Ziolkowski - WHS 2016 Graduate
(24 Sep) University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse freshman Sarah Ziolkowski of Whitewater (H.S.) has been
named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women's Cross
Country Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this past Tuesday.
For the story from UW - LaCrosse
(Sep 24) The Whippets
traveled to Evansville on Friday for a Rock Valley football game against the
QB Daniel Fuller was 20-36 passing
for 146 yards and 2 TD's
Jimmy Duval caught 7 passes for 77
yards and a TD
Ernesto Magana had 8 carries for 75 yards
rushingPictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
Coach Tom Grosinske: "With Evansville-Albany tied for
first atop the Rock, it promised to be a big test for Whitewater. For the first
half of quarter one the Whippets answered that challenge. Whitewater received
the opening kickoff and proceeded to march the distance of the field, chewing
up over six minutes to score their first TD as QB Daniel Fuller hit Jimmy DuVal
on a six yard pass to open up the game 6-0. The two point conversion pass to Ty
Sheffield put the visiting Whippets up 8-0.
With momentum on their side
and the Evansville Homecoming crowd quiet, the Whippet defense needed to
contain Evansville's potent offense. This would prove to be a challenge with a
couple of untimely penalties and the Blue Devil offense playing on a short
field. This was due to both penalties and the stalling of the Whippet offense.
Evansville's ground game was effective against the Whippet defense as two
rushing TD's put Evansville up 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was all Evansville both through the air and on the
ground. Some missed tackles and missed opportunities in the second quarter by
the Whippets allowed Evansville to extend their lead to 49-8 by the half.
Once again the Whippets were challenged to continue their battle in the
second half. Although the Blue Devils added to their total with a TD in the 3rd
quarter and one in the 4th, Whitewater kept working and their second Whippet TD
came in the 4th quarter with Fuller hitting Sheffield for a 14 yard TD. The
final score of the ball game saw Evansville defeat the Whippets 63-14.
A number of untimely penalties, some dropped balls, and not finishing
tackles allowed the great start to slip away from the young Whippets. Utilizing
practice this upcoming week to work on these issues will be a focus as the
Whippets prepare for their Homecoming game against the visiting Brodhead-Juda
Cardinals next Friday night.
In the Evansville-Albany game, Fuller was
20-36 for 146 yards and 2 TD's. Jimmy Duval caught 7 passes for 77 yards and a
TD. Ty Sheffield caught 4 balls for 30 yards and a TD. Ernesto Magana had 8
carries for 75 yards rushing while Fuller added another 30 yards from his QB
position. Sheffield had 5 kickoff returns for 60 yards, averaging 12 yards a
return while he punted the ball 6 times for a 39 yard average.
Whippets would love to see a big Homecoming crowd this Friday as they battle
Brodhead-Juda beginning at 7:00 PM.
It will be a busy week full of many
Homecoming activities as Whitewater prepares for their next ball game. Come on
out for a Friday night under the lights and cheer on the Whippets. Go Dogs!"
Game box score courtesy of Matt Amundson
(Sep 24) Irvin L. Young
Memorial Library - There will be no early literacy classes on October 4th or
October 6th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 11th.
(Sep 24) WHS Girls' Tennis
Team Ties East Troy for Rock Valley Tournament Title
Milena MaroskePicture courtesy of Bob Mischka -
for extensive picture gallery
(R-L) Milena Maroske, #1 Singles 2nd
Place; Whitney Treder, #4 Singles 1st Place; Ali Ketterhagen, #3 Singles 1st
Place and Amanda Kraayvanger, #2 Singles 3rd Place
(R-L) Hailey Lohmeier and Sydney
Treder, #2 Doubles 3rd Place; Sophie Olson and Odessa Sonn, #3 Doubles 3rd
Place; Hannah Delaney and Maggie Hough, #1 Doubles 5th Place.
Coach Tim Nelson "Led by two individual conference
champions, the Whippets scored 25 points to tie the Trojans for the Tournament
Title. Ali Ketterhagen defeated McFarland in her first match setting up a match
with Rachel Messer from Jefferson. After winning the first set, Ali ran into
some major problems in the second set. She was able to pull things back
together and pull out the third set tie-breaker for the win.
Treder had a great night of tennis. She began the evening with a dominating
performance over Big Foot in the semi-finals. In the finals she finished things
out in straight sets again with a win over McFarland.
I was extremely
pleased with how we played. Everyone on the team stepped up and played some
great tennis. After losing 6 players off of last year's team we were not picked
to finish this high. As a team, we have exceeded expectations and then at the
tournament we stepped it up even further.
The Whippets had conference
medalists at most spots. In addition to the two conference champions, the
highlight of the tournament was Milena Maroske's 2nd place finish at 1 singles.
Coming into the tournament as the number 5 seed, Milena opened up with an upset
win over the number 4 seed from McFarland. The next match was the match of the
year. Facing defending conference champion and two-time state qualifier
Meredith Heckert of Big Foot, Milena pulled off a 3 set win sending her to the
finals. This was the first time in tournament history that a 5 seed made it to
the finals at 1 singles. In the finals, Milena started to run out of gas; she
gave it everything she had, losing a close first set, as she ran into another
player having a great night, Jasmine Schoeller of Jefferson.
picked up 3rd place finishes from Amanda Kraayvanger at 2 singles, Sydney
Treder and Hailey Lohmeier at 2 doubles, and Odessa Sonn and Sophie Olson at 3
The Whippets finish off regular season play at home with a
match against Division 1 Wilmot on Thursday, Sept. 29th."
(Sep 23) Blood Drive -
2-6pm Monday October 3rd at First English Lutheran Church
(Sep 23) The Whitewater
Boys' Soccer team headed to conference rival, East Troy, on Thursday night.
Whitewater 3, East Troy 3 - Whitewater 3 0 3 East Troy 2 1 3
Pictures by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka -
for extensive picture gallery
Coach John Chenoweth: "The Whippets struggled to find a
good rhythm in the first half, allowing East Troy to take a 1-0 lead in the
10th minute. It took the Whippets 10 more minutes to get on the board with a
nice shot by Brian Reyes, assisted by Hiqmet Dauti. Unfortunately, East Troy
went ahead again 4 minutes later. Jake Walton whipped a ball across the face of
goal and bounced one in off the back post to even the score. And the Whippets
quickly scored once again when when Johaly Xochipa found the back of the net.
The Whippets were fortunate to go into the half with a 3-2 lead as everyone
knew we were not playing to our potential. The second half saw the Whippets
playing some of their best ball of the season with good pace and good passing.
The Whippets were able to get 13 shots off in the second half but could not get
any in the goal. Unfortunately, sometimes in soccer, playing your best doesn't
generate the outcome you'd like and East Troy was able to even up the score
with only 5 minutes left.
The tie was not what the Whippets were hoping
for, especially after being up 3-2 into the last 5 minutes, but it does keep us
in the hunt for the conference tournament that will decide this year's
We have a full week of rest and then host McFarland
at home on Thursday, Sept. 29."
(Sep 23) Participation in
the Whitewater's 26th CROP Hunger Walk is a wonderful service project for
students of all ages! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
To learn more about CWS/CROP, visit the website
goal is $5,000. Contact: Mariann Scott, (262) 473-4219, for collection
In October 2015, groups in the Whitewater community
including participants from the University gathered together to walk and raise
contributions for Church World Services/Christian Rural Overseas Program
(CWS/CROP). The 79 walkers collected $4,146.49 with 25 percent or $1,036.62
going to the Whitewater Food Pantry. In 25 years, the community has raised
$179,011 with $34,809 staying in Whitewater (Food Pantry).
(Sep 23) WHS Girls' Swim
Team - Varsity - Whitewater 66 vs Elkhorn 104 and JV - Whitewater 43 vs Elkhorn
Coach Gina Foucault: "The Whippets were excited and ready
for the meet and it showed! The Whippets won 5 races and took second in 6
Madeline Kuhl won the 200 Freestyle, Anna Yeazel won both the
200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke, Grace Fanshaw won the 100 Freestyle
and Brianna Zimdars won the 400 Freestyle.
Finishing in second were
Madeline Kuhl in the 400 Freestyle, Morgan Radaj in the 50 Freestyle, Brianna
Zimdars in the 100 Butterfly and Grace Fanshaw in the 100 Backstroke.
In JV, Nicole Sedmak took second in the 400 Freestyle and Ally Carlson
finished second in the 100 Breaststroke.
Many girls had best times
including Mikael Schmitt (2), Dalia Velazquez, Meghan Kehoe, Emely Rodriguez
(2), Alyssa Nelson, Madeline Kuhl (2), Ireland Marinaro (2), Ally Carlson, Maci
Parrish, Nicole Sedmak (2), Anna Yeazel, Caitlyn Zimdars (2), Abagail
Hernandez, Grace Raupp (2), Brianna Zimdars (2), Grace Fanshaw (2), Maddie
Elworthy (2) and Lexi Hackney (2). Some of our best relay splits came from Maci
Parrish in the 50 Free (40.93), Brianna Zimdars in the 50 Freestyle (30.88),
Morgan Radaj in the 50 Freestyle (30.51) and Anna Yeazel in the 100 Freestyle
(1:08.58). Several girls had stand out swims including Dalia Velazquez in the
200 Freestyle. Dalia continues to gain confidence in her swimming. Maddie
Elworthy took on the 400 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, two unusual races for
her and did fantastic.
I am looking forward to coming back to
Whitewater on Tuesday, October 4 for Senior Night to see even more
(Sep 23) REMINDER -
J-Hawk Triathlon - Sunday Sept. 25th - Register on-line
Paper registration available at
J-Hawk web page
(Sep 22) Fraudulent Calls
involving a Fake School District Extension
Today the School
District was notified that an individual(s) were faking a district phone
extension for fraudulent purposes. The individual making the phone calls is not
a district employee. The calls are being dialed
from a non-district phone. Caller ID indicates the call is from Whitewater
Unified and the phone number is 472-8690, which is the health office at
The Whitewater Unified School District has
reported the concern to the Whitewater Police Department.
(Sep 22) Whitewater:
Embracing Unity Through Peace Presents the 2nd of 3 planned events.
Whitewater: Embracing Unity Through Peace
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
UC Hamilton Room
PEACE CIRCLES are round table events to help people cross
perceived boundaries & bridge the gap between people. It's a restorative
effort to bring people together through a structured process to help groups
better understand one another, build and strengthen bonds and attempt to create
viable solutions. All campus and community
members are welcome to attend!
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma
Next Peace Circle | October 5, 2016| 6:30 PM |Whitewater High
CLASS OF 1982
(Sep 22) Whitewater High
School Class of 1982 is planning their 35th Class Reunion. They are
looking for all alumni to join them. Please contact Rita (Domitrz) Hookstead at
so they have your address and contact information to keep you posted on all the
events they are planning.
If you know the contact information of other
graduates from the class, they would appreciate you providing them with that
information as well.
(Sep 22) Voter
Registration at Whitewater City Market 5PM-7PM, September 27th through Oct 18th
by Members of the League of Women Voters Whitewater-Area.
members have been trained by the Whitewater City Clerk to serve as Special
Registration Deputies and will be available to register voters every Tuesday,
5PM-7PM, at the Whitewater City Market, Cravath Lake Park in downtown
Whitewater starting on September 27th (National Voter Registration Day!) and
continuing every Tuesday through October 18th.
If you live in the City
of Whitewater, League members can help you register to vote or change your name
or address on your current registration. Please remember that you must have a
proof of residence document with you to register. Information on valid proof of
residence documents provided by the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions
can be found on the following website:
. To learn more
about the Whitewater-Area League of Women Voters, visit our website at
www.lwvwhitewater.org and Like us on Facebook! We look forward to seeing you at
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
- November 8, 2016 Election From Whitewater City Clerk:
qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on
Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any
U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has
resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least
10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in
order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided
before an absentee ballot may be issued.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an
absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may
also submit a written request in the form of a letter. Your written request
must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote,
the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your
signature. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, email or in
Making application to receive
an absentee ballot by mail. The deadline for making
application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5
pm November 3, 2016. Note: Special absentee voting application
provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care
facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If
this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for
requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person. You may also
request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office or other specified
location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in
CITY OF WHITEWATER Michele R. Smith, City Clerk, 312 W.
Whitewater St. Whitewater, WI 53190 (Phone) 262 473-0500
Vote Absentee in person: October 3 - October 7, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AND October 10 - November 4 2016 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Other Absentee Hours by Appt. with City Clerk
SPECIAL ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS ON CAMPUS
Previously Registered Voters of Wards 7,8,9 & 12 (These Wards include all
Can vote on
campus on the following dates: UWW, University Center, Career & Leadership
Development Office Monday, October 10, 2016 - from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. AND
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
TOWN OF COLD SPRING
- Lisa Griep, Clerk W3497 Vannoy Rd. Whitewater, WI I 53190 (262) 473-6228
Absentee Hours by Appt.
TOWN OF LAGRANGE Crystal Hoffmann, Clerk P.O.
Box 359 Whitewater, WI 53190 (262) 495-8200 Absentee Hours by Appt.
TOWN OF LIMA Pam Hookstead, Clerk 11053 Willow Drive Whitewater, WI
53190 (262) 473-8515 Absentee Hours by Appt.
In Person Hours at:
Richmond Town Hall W9046 County Road A Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon;
Tuesday, Nov. 1 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. AND Absentee Hours by Appt.
WHITEWATER Carrie Hintz, Clerk W8590 Willis Ray Road Whitewater, WI 53190 (262)
473-4639 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays From 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. And
Absentee Hours by Appt.
first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office is: October 24, 2016
(See above for any extended hours being offered by Municipality.) The last day
to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office: Friday, November 4, 2016. No
in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day
to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on
November 8, 2016). Any ballots received after the polls close will not be
(Sep 22) Keep up to date
on what is new at the Whitewater Police Department, current crimes occurring in
our community and the most recent scams you are seeing in and around the
community. Check out the Whitewater Police Department Face Book page a
reliable source of information -
Shared from the ADRC of Portage
County (it had been shared on a WI courts page): SCAM ALERT: On Sunday
9-11-2016 the police department took a report from a resident that a subject
had called her stating that she had missed jury duty and as a result a warrant
had been issued for her arrest and that she needed to make two $200 money
transfers and appear in court on 9-22-2016 or she would be locked in jail. The
caller advised her to go to Dollar General and purchase the pay-pal vouchers.
When the resident advised that she had no means of transportation, the caller
stated he would call a cab to take her.
A short time later, a cab did
indeed arrive to take the resident to Dollar General. While en route to the
store, she told the cab driver the story and he advised her to return home and
call a family member and the driver took her home before she purchased the
The family member upon hearing the story contacted
police. Investigating the call, the number on caller ID came back to the Osseo,
WI area, but further investigation showed that the call had been masked and may
have come from the Atlanta, GA area instead.
A couple of points, first,
thanks to the driver from Courtesy Cab for preventing the resident from losing
$400. Second, you are always notified in writing by the Circuit Court Clerk
when you have jury duty. You are contacted by letter months in advance and
asked to fill out a questionnaire and then sent another letter telling you what
dates you are asked to appear. Third, the police do not make arrangements for
transportation to pick up bond money, unless it is in the back of a squad car.
Please be careful, there are always people trying new and creative ways
to separate you from your money, and they are frequently invoking the power of
law enforcement to get people to hand over hard earned cash. If you get a
suspicious call similar to this, hang up and call your local law enforcement
(Sep 22) The Friends of
The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center St., is
having a book sale from Saturday, October 1st to Friday the 7th.
The sale features fiction and nonfiction books, both paperback and
hard-cover, including a large number of large-print books. Books are priced at
25¢ for children's books, 50¢ for adult paperback books, and $1.00
for adult hard cover books. CDs and DVDs are priced at $1.00 and audio books at
$3.00 each. Valuable or rare books are individually priced.
for the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(Sep 21) Two WMS students
were honored at Tuesday's Whitewater Optimist monthly meeting. Aldo Rodriguez
and Audrey Mayer were selected as the September honorees for outstanding school
performance and attitude.
Aldo Rodriguez and Audrey Mayer were
joined by Ms. Rosalinda Martinez, Middle School ELL Teacher; Ms. Angela Ketter,
6th-8th grade Computer Science Teacher and Ms. Elizabeth Elliott, Middle School
Music/Band Teacher to a special luncheon held on the UWW Campus.
Aldo's recognition is due to him always having a positive
attitude, an extraordinary work ethic, and overcoming significant obstacles.
Audrey is being recognized for her happy disposition that is infectious to her
peers, her high academic standards, and involvement in a variety of school
Both students were selected by a panel of ten
teachers who came to an agreement that they would be excellent representatives
of WMS outstanding students but also examples of the Whitewater Optimist Club
creed. Congratulations Aldo and Audrey!
(Sep 22) Former
UW-Whitewater graduate student sentenced in sexual assault
on the gazettextra.com story by Jonah Beleckis.
(Sep 21) For the seventh
time in eight years, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is at record
Preliminary figures show 12,433 enrolled students
for the fall semester, including the largest first-year class in the
university's history with 2,220 new students. UW System will release the
official enrollment numbers in October.
"The Warhawk family continues
to grow, and I am delighted that more students than ever are choosing
UW-Whitewater to pursue their degrees," said Chancellor Beverly Kopper. "This
is an amazing place with a vibrant array of courses and extracurricular
activities, and faculty and staff members who care deeply about student
"I'm especially proud that we also have a record
freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 81.4 percent," Chancellor Kopper said.
"We're working diligently to make sure students who come to UW-Whitewater make
meaningful connections on campus, find success and graduate," she said.
Meanwhile, the physical campus continues to evolve. The Mary Poppe
Chrisman Success Center, currently under construction, will help meet the
university's growing demand for in-depth tutorial support. It will house the
UW-Whitewater Academic Support Center, serving thousands of students with
tutorial and supplemental instruction and offering employment opportunities to
hundreds of qualified learning assistants, or tutors. The center, an addition
to Laurentide Hall, is expected to open in fall 2017.
In addition, a
new 400-bed residence hall is currently under design and expected to open in
fall of 2019.
Recent record enrollments include: 12,351 in 2015-16;
12,159 in 2014-15; 12,031 in 2012-13; 11,643 in 2011-12; 11,557 in 2010-11;
11,139 in 2009-10 and enrollment for 2013-14 was 12,015.
(Sep 21) The Board of
Directors of Fairhaven Senior Services is pleased to announce the imminent
expansion of Fairhavens Prairie Village development on Whitewaters
The growing demand for homes for senior adults and
the expanding population at Prairie Village have created the need to complete
the planned infrastructure and roadways. The preliminary work will begin this
fall with completion of the project scheduled for the spring/summer of 2017.
A ground-breaking ceremony will be held
at 1:00 pm on September 28th at the cul-de-sac end of North Acorn Ridge. The
public is welcome to attend.
Prairie Village by Fairhaven is a
community of ADA accessible ranch homes limited to senior adults 55 and older.
Residents have priority access to the additional care levels available at
Fairhaven and benefit from the interior and exterior maintenance thats
included for all. This latest expansion will create enough additional lots to
add 46 homes to the development.
To learn more about Prairie Village
please call Fairhaven at 262-473-2140 or visit.
(Sep 21) Wisconsin Makers
is sponsoring a scratch mold workshop Thursday, Sept. 29, in conjunction with
an upcoming iron pour at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
From an April iron pour with individuals of all ages
making scratch molds!
Taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the makerspace, located
at 200 E. Clay St. in Whitewater, this is a family-friendly event, with adults
and children from throughout the area welcome to attend.
participants will be provided with a 5-by-5-inch square sand scratch mold that
they can personalize with their own design. Members of both the Wisconsin
Makers and Friends of Wisconsin Makers - as well as anyone joining either group
that night - will be given a $10-per-mold discount.
Persons unable to
attend on the Sept. 29 workshop or who desire more time to complete their
scratch mold at home may pick up blocks at the MakerSpace weekdays from 10 a.m.
To 5 p.m. It always is best to text/call ahead at (920) 650-2333.
Saturday, Oct. 1, the "pour team" on the UW-Whitewater campus will fill each
mold with molten cast iron. The completed castings may be picked up at
Wisconsin Makers after 2 p.m. that Saturday. Teresa "Tree" Lind, a
UW-Whitewater lecturer of art and design, is the professor in charge of the
She and her art students led a successful iron pour at Wisconsin
Makers last spring that drew more than 60 participants and many more
spectators. The second annual iron pour is slated for April 1, 2017.
Located at the corner of Wisconsin and Clay streets across from the
American Legion Hall in Whitewater, Wisconsin Makers is a community
workshop/makerspace for residents of Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties and
Members have around-the-clock access to equipment for metals,
woodworking, welding, fabric arts, matting/framing, foundry/blacksmithing,
ceramics/pottery, machining, 3-D printing, laser cutting and other hobbies and
More information about the organization and scratch mold
workshop is available and Facebook
(Sep 20) The Greater
Whitewater Committee (GWC)'s 4th Annual Discover Whitewater Series took place
on Sunday, September 18th. The series featured a Half Marathon, Half Marathon
Relay, 5k and W3's Fit Kid Shuffle through the scenic city of Whitewater.
Flag display courtesy of Whitewater Fire Dept
Singing the National Anthem was
On race day, the GWC and Discover Whitewater Series
Planning Committee were joined by 771 participants and 400 volunteers, as well
as 80 sponsors for another successful Series Event. The weather couldn't have
been better, and the changes implemented to enhance the runners' experience
were received quite well.
At the start of the Half Marathon - Men winners in
position with the first strides - could not identify women
The top male runners in the half marathon were as
follows: In first place, Alexander Cushman (bib 285) with a time of 1:07:45.15,
in second place, Danny Machmueller (bib 306) with a time of 1:10:34.35, and in
third place, Tyler Zwagerman (bib 339) with a time of 1:17:25.81. The top
female runners in the half marathon were as follows: In first place, Holly
Nearman with a time of 1:23:25.42, in second place, Marie Peterson with a time
of 1:26:29.65, and in third place, Erin Andreski with a time of 1:29:42.11.
The half relay winners were as follows: In first place for male teams
was Hayden West and Neil West with an overall time of 1:51:53.19. In first
place for the female teams was Tiffany Pernat and Caitlyn Ramseier with an
overall time of 1:54:46.18. In first place for the coed teams was Penelope
Della and William Snow with an overall time of 2:21:36.94.
First strides of the 5K and only #1 Men winner was
The top male runners in the 5K were as follows: In first
place, Quinn McKenzie (bib 649) with a time of 18:29.37, in second place,
Michael Meinholz with a time of 18:33.68, and in third place, Gio Anello with a
time of 19:40.98. The top female finishers were as follows: In first place,
Susie Train Bruerger with a time of 19:50.87, in second place, Kadie Degner
with a time of 23:05.91, and in third place, Sun Torke with a time of 23:29.79.
The main goals of the annual Discover Whitewater Series are to build a
stronger community and showcase the City of Whitewater. All proceeds from the
event are put directly back into the community each year.
change this year was to bring more spectators to the finish line area in order
to enhance the runners' experience. The awards ceremony was moved adjacent to
the track, live music was hosted in the same area, and the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle
was moved to start/finish behind the grandstand. The Whitewater Whippet Booster
Club also served food out of the concessions stand in this area. The results
from this enhancement proved wonderful! More people filled the stands to cheer
on runners as they crossed the finish line, and many family members stayed in
the area to enjoy the high energy atmosphere.
The Greater Whitewater
Committee and Discover Whitewater Series would like to thank everyone involved
with making this fourth year a success. The Whitewater community is a great
place to visit, live, and work, and they will showcase the wonderful community
once again at the next Discover Whitewater Series on September 17th, 2017. They
hope everyone will join them!
Results from Race Day
(Sep 19) Walworth County
Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste Friday & Saturday October 7 &
Clean Sweep is dedicated to the collection & proper
disposal of household hazardous waste products. Services are available to
Walworth County household residents free-of-charge, and pre-registration is not
What is household hazardous
waste? It is the unusable portion of a household product containing
volatile chemicals that are flammable, corrosive, explosive, reactive, toxic or
radioactive. These products are identified by looking at labels, which are
generally marked CAUSTIC, ACID, DANGER, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, or POISON. Product
examples are listed BELOW.
**REMINDER** **MEDICATIONS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED
AT THE CLEAN SWEEP EVENT**
COLLECTION POINT #1 Open ONLY on Friday,
October 7 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. City of Whitewater Public
Works Complex 150 East Starin Road
COLLECTION POINT #2 Open ONLY
on Friday, October 7 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Town of
Linn Municipal Garage N611 Zenda Road, Zenda
COLLECTION POINT #3
Open ONLY on Saturday, October 8 8:00 a.m. - Noon Walworth County Public Works Department W4097 County Road NN
Is there a Clean Sweep program for
businesses & institutions? Yes! But, businesses and institutions
must pre-register for the program, provide a list of items they want to bring,
and pay for product disposal. Please call 262-741-3367 or 262-741-7264 for more
information about this opportunity, or to request a pre-registration form.
(Sep 17) Enjoy a night
of creepy stories and lore derived from the history of Whitewater, Wisconsin
(also known as "Second Salem").
Learn about the Poison Widow and take a look into the
crypt of Mary Worth as you drive to the iconic spots of Whitewater's past.
$35 per ticket Includes:
*Guided Bus Tour
*Guided Storytelling into the legends of Whitewater
The event starts and stops at The Fuzzy
Pig for appetizers and drinks. The Fuzzy Pig also does annual haunts for
the public to enjoy and will be discounted for Spirit Tour guests at $5 for all
Limited seating so reserve your spot! Call (262)
473-4005 to buy your tickets now!
(Sep 16) Robert Tarrell's
solo show of 50 paintings, "The Painter's Travels," will be exhibited at the
Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center (CAC), 402 West Main Street
from October 6 to October 30.
"Wingra Boats." It is made with water-soluble
oils on canvas, 14"x20".
The show opens October 6 and will run Thursdays through
Sundays at the CAC from noon until 5 pm. Robert will greet visitors at an
artist reception, free and open to the public, on Sunday,
October 9 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the CAC.
said, "I love to travel. I love to discover new places. I travel for discovery
and exploration. Travel for me can be local, regional, national, or
international. I travel by walking, biking, canoeing, car, or airplane. I feel
a deep connection with Wisconsin's landscape and people. I don't need to travel
far to find interesting things to paint. My own backyard can be inspirational.
I just walk out my door and it is all there. I generally paint in Wisconsin
where I have spent the majority of my life. I paint the landscape that I know
and understand best. As an artist, I'm continually inspired, energized, and
challenged by the landscape."
Robert Tarrell received a Bachelor of
Science degree in comprehensive art and certification in art education from the
University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has a Master of Art degree in studio
painting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He also has a Master of
Fine Arts degree in 2-D, painting and drawing from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. Tarrell is a Professor of Art at Edgewood College, Madison,
Wisconsin, where he has taught for 29 years. He teaches drawing and painting.
He said, "For me, the true subject of landscape painting is light. Good
light can make the ordinary extraordinary. I'm fascinated by light and shadow
and how it can transform an ordinary image into an extraordinary one that can
take my breath away. Light ties all aspects of the landscape together."
In 1999, he received the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Teaching
Award. From 1999-2001, Robert Tarrell served as President of the Wisconsin Art
Education Association. He was named the 2003 Wisconsin Art Educator of the
Year. In 2004, he was awarded the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education
Distinguished Service Award. On November 5th, 2012, Tarrell was the recipient
of the Mazzuchelli Medallion at the 23rd Heritage Celebration, Edgewood
College. This is one of Edgewood's highest honors and is given for cultivating
personal, professional, intellectual and spiritual resources to empower others
and for a commitment to Teaching and Preaching through the Arts.
exhibited extensively, including a sabbatical exhibit at the Edgewood College
Art Gallery in March 2017. Tarrell has taught numerous plein air painting
workshops throughout the state of Wisconsin. His work is in collections of the
University of Iowa, UW-Platteville, Edgewood College, and the Kohler
Foundation, and in private collections in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan,
Florida, and Europe.
Irvin L. Young Memorial
Library - Programs for the Week of Sep. 20th.
Reading with Rover Saturday,
September 24th 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reading is always more fun with a
four-legged friend. Participants of all ages are invited to stop in and read
with one of our certified therapy dogs. No registration is required.
(Sept 14) Whitewater City
Market and Downtown Whitewater, Inc., are hosting a farm to table fundraiser!
Tickets can be purchased at the information booth at Whitewater City Markets or
online . Tickets are limited, so reserve your