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Janesville – An American Story – Presented by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amy Goldstein

October 19, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amy Goldstein will be presenting “Janesville – An American Story” Monday, October 22, 2018, at 7 pm in the Young Auditorium as part of the UW-Whitewater College of Letters and Sciences Contemporary Issues Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

In over 30 years as a staff writer at the Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amy Goldstein has focused on stories that lie at the intersection of politics and public policy and explore the effects of both on ordinary people. Her first book, “Janesville – An American Story”, reflects this interest. In writing this book, Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. She is currently the Post’s national health-care policy writer and has reported on a number of other social policy issues. Goldstein has been a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a visiting journalist at the American Institutes for Research, and a fellow at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.

WHS Cross Country Meat Raffle fundraiser

October 19, 2018

For a list of members of the Whippet CC team, 

Visit the League of Women Voters website to learn more about your candidates

October 19, 2018

Voting and Elections


The League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area invite you to go to their website and click on the link “voting and elections” to find answers to questions like who is on the ballot and how to register to vote.  In addition, a candidate questionnaire for State Assembly District 43 is available that candidates representing both parties were invited to complete.  A link to the recent candidate forum in which incumbent Don Vruwink and challenger Gabriel Szerlong participated can be accessed at the League website also.

Become more informed by clicking on the local League’s webpage.

Whitewater to Celebrate Eighth Annual Ghoul’s Night Out

October 18, 2018

The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Eighth annual Ghoul’s Night Out from 4 pm – 7 pm on Thursday, October 25, in Whitewater’s west side business district.

Businesses such as Culver’s, Walgreens, Mercy Health Care and everything in between will be hosting activities, contests, entertainment and trick-or-treating for people of all ages.

For $1 your little “Ghouls” can journey into a 13-foot tall inflatable clown head filled prizes such as bowling passes, coloring books, Culver’s meals, and Halloween awards.   The clown’s head will be located inside of BicycleWise at 1155 W Main Street.

Activities include a treat for anyone in costume at Culver’s, inflatable jump houses at Winchester True Value and a scarecrow stuffing contest and Bean Bag Toss with the Whitewater 4-H at St. Patrick’s.   Frost a cupcake at Mulberry Glen, Play some pumpkin bowling at Robin’s Nest, and enjoy a free Decorated Cookies at the Sweetspot Bakehouse (you can purchase a hot chocolate for $1), visit the fire truck at Qdoba and a squad car at Walmart, Ring Toss and Ball Toss at Advance Auto Parts.  This is just a few of the many activities and locations for treats and Halloween fun.

Many businesses along the route will be handing out candy including US Cellular, Cozumel, Subway, and McCullough’s Pharmacy & Gifts.

For more information about Whitewater’s annual Ghoul’s Night Out, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 262-473-4005 or follow on facebook for more details.

WUSD Receives an Additional $106,388 in Department of Justice (DOJ) Safety Grant Dollars

October 18, 2018

As part of the state’s 100 million dollar school safety funding initiative, Whitewater received over $102,000 in the first round of funding. This week the Wisconsin DOJ announced that Whitewater will receive an additional $106,388 to continue to enhance the safety of our schools. Much of the funding from the second round of funding will be geared toward mental health training as well as threat assessment training for our District.

In addition to that training, the District will be adding additional products to windows in the schools that will allow for our welcoming daily use and also increase security in an active threat situation. Other approved grant purchase includes training staff on the use of specialized wound kits that have been proven to save lives in the event of an actual emergency.

While the largest amounts of time and energy will be focused on mental health and prevention of school violence, these additional resources, along with the purchases from our first round of funding, will help to make sure our schools are ready if the unthinkable were to ever happen here.

WUSD is grateful to receive these additional dollars which will continue to help enhance our school safety practices. A special thank you to David Brokopp and Lanora Heim for being the primary writers of the grant.The DOJ has announced our award to media in a press release which can be found here: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/ag-schimel-announces-nearly-12-million-school-safety-grant-funding-167-schools-and

WIHA District 1 Grand Champions

October 18, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Whitewater High School WIHA (Wisconsin Interscholastic Horse Association) team.  Emma Hageli, Grace Ejnik, and Andrea Kuhl are Grand Champions in District 1 Division C competition held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on October 13 & 14.  They will now be going to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on November 2, 3, and 4 for state finals.  The girls are coached by Tracy Hageli in showmanship, speed, agility, and horsemanship.


Lima 4H announces new officers for 2018/19

October 18, 2018

Pictured are the new officers for the 2018-2019 year: Amber Krebs – President; Grace Raupp – Vice President; Tyler Huehne – Secretary;

 Abigail Matteson – Treasurer; Connor Raupp – Reporter; Caitlyn Huehne and Sophia Raupp – Historians; Autumn Robb – Sunshine

Are you interested in community service, meeting new people or learning new things?  Lima 4-H meets the second Sunday of the month at 3 pm at Lima Township Hall. Our club is open to any child grades 4K-12th grade.  It doesn’t matter what school you go to, county you live in or if you are on a farm or in town.

  •        Community Service
  •        Meet New People
  •        Rock County 4-H Fair
  •        Learn New Things:
    • Woodworking
    • Electricity
    • Mechanical Science
    • Food Science
    • Animal Science
    • Photography
    • Gardening
    • And MUCH, MUCH MORE!!

If you are interested, contact us at lima4h1@yahoo.com or stop by our next meeting!  



J-Hawks holiday wreath sale

October 18, 2018

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If you would like to purchase wreaths, using a credit card, click HERE.


Joan Rose Saelinger, 86, Richmond, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Delavan Health Services in Delavan, WI.

Joan was born on January 1, 1932, in Chicago, IL to Andrew and Mary (Houlihan) Grotz.  She married Ralph Saelinger on June 30, 1951.  Joan enjoyed reading and watching old movies, especially John Wayne movies.  Joan and Ralph loved to dance and she enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Whitewater Lions Club.

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Douglas Howard Parker, age 89, passed away of natural causes, on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek, WI.

He was born December 26, 1928, in Whitewater WI, and is the son of Benjamin and Luella (Schoechert) Parker. Doug was raised in Whitewater, WI, where he graduated from Whitewater High School in 1947. Immediately after high school, Doug became a member of the Home Guard, which then was changed to the Wisconsin National Guard. Member Headquarter Company, 3rd Battalion, 127th Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant T/5. He was honorably discharged in 1951. During this time, he attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, graduating in December 1950 with a Technical Degree in Thermodynamics. His first job was with Lipman Refrigeration, Beloit WI, as a repairman, disassembling ammonia compressors for recycling, and eventually promoted to foreman then assistant to the chief engineer. He also worked with Fairbanks-Morse and Company, as a parts technical writer then service manual writer for diesel engines. The family then moved to Galesburg, IL, where he worked as a service manual writer and assistant department manager. Later, the family moved to Kenosha County, where he worked with Modine Manufacturing Company in Advertising and Sales Promotion. He was later transferred to an assembly line as a foreman, then to Wonder Lake, IL as an Assistant Factory Manager. 

In 1969, Doug started a career with State Farm Insurance. During his time with State Farm, Doug earned Legion of Honor, Agent of the Year and Traveling Millionaire. After more than 23 years of service, he retired from State Farm in December 1992. He thoroughly enjoyed his career as a State Farm Agent, especially in his efforts to help clients and associates and the friends he made along the way. After “retirement,” Doug and Winnie moved to Sun City West, AZ, where he started a new career as a real estate agent with Ken Meade Realty. He enjoyed hobbies such as photography, history, genealogy, and computer club. He also loved trains, travel, and visits from family and friends. After 21 years in Arizona, they moved back to Whitewater, where he spent time working on a couple of novels started when he was in Arizona. He and Winnie married in 1950 and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this year. He was very proud of his family and loved them dearly.

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