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WUSD Teachers Nominated for Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship Program

September 20, 2018


Congratulations to these outstanding Whitewater Unified School District staff members who have been nominated for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship Program.

  • Kathy Bullis, Whitewater Middle School – Physical Education and Health
  • Sandra Ramirez, Washington Elementary School – English Language Learner
  • DeAnna Brunner, Lakeview Elementary – 1st Grade
  • Laura Masbruch, Whitewater High School – Math and Computer Science

Since 2008, WUSD has had 11 staff receive the Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowships. We are fortunate to have such dedicated, engaging, and inspiring teachers in our district. A huge thank you to these four nominees and the entire staff for all you do each and every day for our students.

Felicidades a estos destacados miembros del personal del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater que han sido nominados para el Programa de Becas para Maestros de la Fundación Educativa Herb Kohl.

  • Kathy Bullis, Whitewater Middle School – Educación Física y Salud
  • Sandra Ramirez, Primaria Washington – Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés
  • DeAnna Brunner, Primaria Lakeview – 1er Grado
  • Laura Masbruch, Whitewater High School – Matemáticas e Ciencias de Computación

Desde 2008, WUSD ha logrado que 11 miembros del personal reciban las Becas de Maestros de la Fundación Educativa Kohl. Somos afortunados de tener maestros tan dedicados, cautivadores e inspiradores en nuestro distrito. Muchísimas gracias a estos cuatro nominados y a todo el personal por todo lo que hacen todos los días para nuestros estudiantes.

Fall Water Main and Hydrant Flushing – October 1 – 5, 2018

September 20, 2018

The City of Whitewater – Water Utility will begin its semi-annual water main and hydrant flushing program on Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5.  Flushing of water mains is necessary in order to continue to deliver clean, safe water to our citizens. If we have repairs more than expected throughout the week, we may have to continue flushing into the following week.

Flushing of water mains and hydrants can cause some discoloration of the water. Caution should be exercised in the washing of white clothing. Discoloration of the water due to flushing WILL stain white clothing. We notify the public in all local media outlets; therefore, we cannot be responsible for stained clothing. If discoloration is detected, run the cold water faucet until the discoloration clears. While we are still flushing in your area the water may take a while to clear up. You may want to wait until we have left the area and the water settles down before running your water tap.  If reduced pressure is experienced after flushing, you may have to clean the aerators on your house faucets.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the water main and hydrant flushing.

Questions may be directed to the Water Utility at 473-0560.

Fort HealthCare Partners’ Bob Smith Memorial Nursing Scholarship applications now being accepted

September 20, 2018

Fort HealthCare Partners are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for two $500 scholarships to be awarded to qualified applicants enrolled in an Associate Degree Nursing Program. These scholarship awards are being awarded in memory of long time Fort HealthCare Partner/Volunteer, Bob Smith, of Fort Atkinson.


  • All general education and pre-nursing requirements completed.
  • Students must have completed the petition process for the fall semester.
  • Applicants must have awarded a spot in the core nursing program.
  • Applicant must have achieved a grade point average of 2.75 (or better).
  • Applicant must currently live or be employed in the service area of Fort HealthCare that includes the school districts of Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, and Whitewater.
  • Applicants with work experience in a health care field, and applicants showing a strong financial need will receive preference.
  • Application deadline is October 5, 2018.

The application is on line at www.Forthealthcare.com/ways-give/scholarship-information

The State of the City and the State of the Schools – September 20, 2018

September 19, 2018

The League of Women Voters-Whitewater Area is launching its program year with the annual State of the City address by Whitewater City Manager Cameron Clapper. Also included will be a presentation, “The State of Our Schools” by Whitewater Unified School District Administrator Dr. Mark Elworthy and Business Manager Matt Sylvester-Knudtson. The date is Thursday, September 20, 2018, in the City Hall Council Chambers at our new starting time of 6:30 pm.

Please join us for this excellent and informative analysis by these top officials. A question and answer session will follow.

U8 Academy Open for Registration

September 19, 2018

Whitewater Youth Soccer Club presents…


A new format for U8 soccer – open to all 6 and 7 year olds

Open registration, join anytime at www.whitewatersoccer.com

  • Station-based skill learning
  • A great combination of fun and skill development
  • Players grouped by skill level each practice & game day
  • 2 practices per week – pick one or attend both – Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Games on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
  • $85 includes both fall and spring seasons (14 total weeks!)
  • All practices and games take place at Moraine View Park

U8 Academy led by former WYSC coach & board president Mark Korf. Mark has coached youth soccer for over 25 years, and coached select teams in MAYSA for the past 5 years.

To register for this great program go to www.whitewatersoccer.com

People of UW-Whitewater Cemetery Walk – September 22

September 19, 2018

Whitewater Middle School supports Hunger Action Month

September 18, 2018

Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs to hold fundraiser on October 11 to raise money for the Bassett House Endowment Fund

September 18, 2018


Krystoffer Sebastian Dortch, 25 of Whitewater, died on September 15, 2018.

He entered this world on March 4, 1993, which was his due date. It is also the last time he agreed to follow directions set by someone else. He was a beautiful, vivacious energy with an infectious light that has touched so many lives.  Krys was the kind of person who people fell in love with. From the moment he was born, he was able to capture the hearts of others just by giving them a look and a smile. He cared about people, loved animals and wanted to be the best he could be.

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Lorraine Margaret Millis, age 91, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Sunset Ridge Assisted Living in Jefferson, WI.

Lorraine was born on October 3, 1927, in Wisconsin – the daughter of Hector and Irene Fraser. After completing high school, Lorraine attended The Art Institute in Milwaukee.  On February 17, 1951, Lorraine married Walter James Millis; they had five children and were together until Walter passed away in December of 2011.  Her most cherished times were spent with her husband whom she adored, their cats and Pattie their dog.  Lorraine was in her element when she could be outdoors working in her flower gardens, but nothing could compare with her and Walter’s love of camping. She would be packed and ready to go at even the suggestion of a camping trip.  She also loved to have her kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren come to visit.

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Albert (Pete) Brokmeier passed away on September 17, 2018; born on January 18, 1940, to Albert and Adeline Brokmeier, he was 78.

Pete lived in Whitewater all his life, and enjoyed softball, traveling to various places in Europe, Alaska, and stateside with his wife, Trudy, camping, golfing, and his real love – fishing. 

Pete was extremely active within the community. He was a volunteer fireman for over 20 years, was President of the Whitewater Jaycees, was a member of the Whitewater Police and Fire Commission, and served on various committees at the Methodist Church in Whitewater. Pete owned Fireside Heating with Joe Bonk. He also worked for Hawthorne Melody for 20 years and for Home Lumber until retiring in 2005. 

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Ida Helen (Erickson) Haney, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Glenwood Memory Care in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Ida, who was born in the town of Clearbrook, Minnesota, on September 29, 1931, was the eleventh of twelve children born to Emil and Inga A. (Haugen) Erickson. She married Merwyn Dale Haney on July 15, 1950, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For several years, they lived in various locations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin until settling in the Palmyra, Wisconsin area in 1971.

Ida was a wonderful homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was a hospitable hostess and made sure each guest felt special by preparing foods which she knew they enjoyed. Ida loved her Lord and reading her Bible, and spent years teaching both her Sunday school class and her grandchildren about the Lord.

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Wendy Ann Kremin, 63, Whitewater, WI passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI with her family by her side.

Wendy worked in the medical field for over 40 years.  She had amazing compassion for each and every patient she cared for.  She especially loved working with the elderly and they loved her.   She volunteered for several years as a member of the Lyons Rescue Squad. 

Wendy was always there for her family and friends.  One of the biggest joys of her life was being with her grandson, Ethan.  She loved spending her summers on Turtle Lake with her family and friends.  She loved to make crafts and enjoyed cooking.  She was known for her chocolate chip cookies and broccoli soup.

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