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A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Historical Society

A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater (1836-2004)

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Local Media

UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Newspapers

Whitewater Community TV - Channel 990 Schedule
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County Living/
Government - Education


Urban Forestry Committee

CITY - 2017 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections

TOWNSHIP - 2017 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
School District
/High School
High School Facebook
/Middle School
Lincoln Facebook
District Adminstrator's Blog
District Adminstrator's Twitter
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
Jefferson County

Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center
Chamber of Commerce

Community Development Authority

Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
Whitewater Food Pantry P.O. Box 63 Whitewater, WI 53190
Located in the Armory at 146 W. North St., 2nd Floor
Open Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon. ~ 262-458-2720

/Greater Whitewater Committee
Historical Society

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus
Rock River Free Clinic - free health services low income and uninsured individuals. Check eligibility and for more information

UWW Young Auditorium
Movie Theater
Whitewater Police Department Face Book
Whitewater Country Club
Whitewater Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters

Assembly of God
B'nai Abraham Congregation
For Area Jewish community - Beloit

Christus Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church
CrossPointe Community Church
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
First English Lutheran
First United Methodist
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Living Word Fellowship
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
Banks and Credit Unions

Associated Bank
Commercial Bank
First Citizens Bank
Fort Community Credit Union
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!
Whitewater Arts Alliance
Bassett House
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Community Cat
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Friends of Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club - Facebook/
MatHawks Wrestling
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
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
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Whitewater Youth Soccer Club

Wisconsin Makers
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The Wheeler Report
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance

CBS Sports
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NCAA Div 3
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Organist/Pianist needed by Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ to play for weekly 10:00 am Sunday services; special seasonal services, and to accompany the choir or special music. Contact: G. Jennings (262)473-3909 or grjenmus6@gmail.com.

Custodian - First United Methodist Church of Whitewater is seeking a part-time custodian.
Duties and responsibilities include: " Clean all restrooms
~ General cleaning including floor care, dusting, window/door washing, emptying waste and recycling containers
~ Clean kitchen, including appliances
~ Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies
~ Collaborate with staff
~ Complete seasonal work, event set-up and special projects
~ Attend staff meetings as necessary

Go to http://www.fumcwhitewater.org/for a full job description.

To apply in person, fill out a job application at FUMC, 145 S. Prairie St, Whitewater, WI To have an application emailed, please contact Jayne in the business office at businessoffice@fumcwhitewater.org.

Questions may be directed to the church office: 262-473-2131

Help Wanted - Snow Plow Driver - The Town of Whitewater is hiring a part-time seasonal snow plow driver. CDL is required. Experience preferred. Pays $18 per hour. Applications available at Town Hall, W8590 Willis Ray Road, or call 262-473-4639. Apply by October 19.
Applications also available on line

City of Whitewater - Public Safety Dispatcher Part-Time with Closing Date Oct. 9 and Community Service Officer Part-Time with Closing Date Oct 12

Bellezza Hair Design & Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email inquiries and resume to

Brotoloc South Inc.

Fairhaven Senior Services/

Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings

Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

HUSCO International, Inc. 1116 Universal Boulevard Whitewater, WI 53190. For listing of open positions in Whitewater and other locations

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

Nelson's Bus Service - Bus Driver Openings -

Lake Geneva - PALOMA COLLECTION - The Ridge Hotel - The Inns of Geneva National - The Cove of Lake Geneva - Geneva National Golf Club - Hunt Club Steakhouse and Crafted Americana.
Positions avaiable (over 80 types at 6 locations in Lake Geneva and including the following 10 Departments: Accounting, Building Maintenance; Food and Beverage; Front Desk; Golf Department; Grounds Maintenance; Group Sales & Weddings; Housekeeping; Receiving and Salon & Spa.)


Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI) has been providing contract electronics manufacturing services to Medical, Industrial-Commercial, Communication, and Security OEMs. Located at 640 N. Prospect Drive, Whitewater.

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Chamber of Commerce - Multiple Jobs listing from members.

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities

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Tuesday, October 17, 5:30pm - Community Development Authority - Special Meeting at Cravath Lakefront Room, Municipal Building - Agenda: One item - Discussion and possible action regarding CDA 2018 Budget recommendation to Common Council.

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30pm - Common Council Meeting at Community Room (Council Chambers), Municipal Building - Agenda:

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 a.m. - Public Works Committee Meeting at Cravath Lakefront Room Municipal Building-2nd Floor - Agenda:

Wednesday, October 18, 5:30pm - Parks and Recreation Board Meeting at Cravath Lake Front Room 2nd Floor, Whitewater Municipal Building - Agenda:

Thursday, October 19, 5:00pm - Common Council Finance Committee Meeting at Cravath Lakefront Room Municipal Building-2nd Floor - Agenda:

Thursday, October 19, 5:00pm - Community Involvement & Cable TV Commission Meeting at City Manager’s Conference Room, Municipal Building 2nd Floor. Agenda:

(Oct 16) Last week 1,120 Whitewater students, teachers and staff joined the Great Lakes Apple Crunch on October 12th and 13th coordinated and sponsored by Fort Healthcare and W3, Inc.

To celebrate Farm to School Month, four Whitewater schools including Lakeview Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Whitewater Middle School, and the UW-Whitewater Children's Center took part in the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch 2017 on October 12th and 13th.

A total of 1120 students, teachers and staff munched on fresh local apples from Jelli's Market (Helenville, WI). More pictures and information can be found on W3, Inc. Facebook . For more information on the 2017 Great Lakes Apple Crunch (Traci Wilson)

(Oct 16) REMINDER - Kiwanis Breakfast Club Fundraiser

(Oct 16) REMINDER - The City of Whitewater - Water Utility will begin its semi-annual water main and hydrant flushing program on Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20.

Flushing of water mains is necessary in order to continue to deliver clean, safe water to the citizens. If they have repairs more than expected throughout the week, they 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 washing of white clothing. Discoloration of the water due to flushing WILL stain white clothing. They notify the public in all local media outlets; therefore, they cannot be responsible for stained clothing. If discoloration is detected, run the cold water faucet until the discoloration clears. While they are still flushing in your area the water may take a while to clear up. You may want to wait until they 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 water main and hydrant flushing. Questions may be directed to the Water Utility at 473-0560.

(Oct 16) Richard and Arlene Trewyn of Whitewater celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house for close family and friends.

Richard and Arlene (Geske) Trewyn were married on October 5th, 1957 at First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater. The couple's family includes two children, Donna and Bill, and three grandchildren. Donna (Trewyn) and William Knilans have two children, Kayla and Jason. Bill and Bridget (Coogan) Trewyn have one child, Signe.

A special thank you to their wonderful family and friends for making their anniversary and birthday celebration so special, and for all the donations to the Whitewater Food pantry.

(Oct 16) Dreams do come true, but it takes time, hard work and perseverance to reach that goal.

Jennifer Fritzsching Rulon, a 1989 Whitewater High School graduate, has dreamed of competing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii since 1989, when she saw the Ironman competition on Wide World of Sports, but you have to earn a slot for Hawaii. An Ironman Triathlon is a 2.4 mile swim; 112 mile bike and a marathon run of 26.2 miles for a total of 140.6 miles. (Pictures from earlier events that Jen was participant)

Jennifer started off doing sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, then in 2002 she did her first Ironman in Madison and has now competed in a total of 12 Ironman competitions, which have taken her to some spectacular places: Idaho; Texas, Florida, Canada, Brazil and Australia.

Jennifer's preparation for these Ironman races has her on a rigid schedule of training, as she fits it into her daily life with running her business - JenRulon.com. Jen is a USA Triathlon coach, who specializes in Strength Training for triathletes and works with numerous athletes to get to their OWN race goals, whether it is an Olympic Triathlon or up to an Ironman Triathlon. Along with being a coach, she is a published author on Amazon; has spoken on many stages to inspire others to find their own "Ironman"; works with many sponsors and companies to help promote their products and tie them in with JenRulon.com and her team, Rulon Racing, plus family life with her husband, Chris, who is an Ironman World Champion Finisher x 2, and her fur babies. Jen also competes in half Ironmans, sprint and Olympic distance races. Her race time in the June 2017 Ironman 70.3 mile race in Lubbock, Texas qualified her for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but her ultimate goal was the full Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Jen has overcome a lot of obstacles in her journey to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Among these were four miscarriages, the death of her father and an eight year sabbatical from Ironman distance racing. But in 2012, when she went to Kona to witness her husband, Chris, compete in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, a spark lit a fire in her and her determination was once again set on her long time goal.

Her 12th Ironman Triathlon in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Quebec in August was the pinnacle of her competitions, when she crossed the finish line in 10 hours, 59 minutes, and 31 seconds, with her personal best time. As she crossed the finish line, the legendary announcer, Mike Reilly "the voice of Ironman" announced over the loud speaker "Jen Rulon, You are an Ironman", a phrase Ironman triathletes live to hear. She finished third in her Age Group (45 - 49); was the 28th fastest woman to finish the race, which included the professional women athletes. Without the pro women in the count, she was the 14th fastest woman. In fact, she finished ahead of three of the professional women. She finished 205th overall, out of almost 2,000 male and female finishers. Jen's run time of 3:42:08 equates to an 8:28 minute per mile pace. Many triathletes cannot hold an 8:28 pace during an Olympic or sprint distance event, which are much shorter races. Plus, her run time qualifies her for the Boston Marathon.

There is a saying about Ironman distance racing - "Bike for show and run for dough". The point being that it really does not matter how fast your bike split was, if you did not run well. Having a fast Ironman run requires careful and meticulous race day execution, especially with respect to sacrificing time on the bike and staying ahead on nutrition and hydration. That was exactly what Jen did. Her race day execution for Ironman Mont-Tremblant qualified her for Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 14, 2017. A dream comes true. Her husband also qualified for Kona in Mont-Tremblant and will join her on the Kona journey.

Jen has been on Cloud 9 since that day and even though her emotions have gotten the best of her some days, she has to stay strong, keep training and make everyone wonder how she can still have her great smile at the end of such a grueling race. God willing, on October 14th, Jen will cross the finish line of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, as her husband, mother (Barbara Fritzsching) and friends wait for her with big hugs and much jubilation. She will cross that finish line as a World Champion.
She did cross the finish line and results are noted below.

Interested in the results - Jen and Chris Rulon on October 14th? Chris's race number is 760 and Jen's race number is 1256. For details of their finish

Jen - Female age 45-49

Chris - Male age 50-54

(Oct 15) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Programs for the week

Rhyme Time Ages 0-3 years Tuesday, October 17th 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time. Please register on the Children's Page of our website.
Block Engineering Club - Open to children ages 4-12. Tuesday, October 17th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Students are provided LEGOs and the opportunity to test their engineering skills and creativity at this monthly building club. Participants can try one of the provided building challenges or can build whatever they choose. Each student's creation is placed on display in the children's section until the next meeting. No registration is required.

Book Boogie Ages 2-5 years Saturday, October 21st 10:30-11:30 a.m. It's time to shake, wiggle, and jive at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library's Book Boogie! Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us on the third Saturday of the month for a book-based dance party! Bring your dancing shoes. No registration is required.


(Oct 15) Studio 84 - UWW Campus Diversity Forum - Wed. Oct 18th, 2:15-3:15 at UWW Library Alcove.

(Oct 15) Annual Masonic Dinner - Menu Change - Turkey replaces Roast Beef.

(Oct 15) "Fair Voting Maps in Wisconsin" Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Program on Thursday, October 19th at 7 p.m. in the Community Room (Council Chambers), Municipal Building with speaker former State Senator Tim Cullen.

You may have read that Wisconsin's 2011 voting map has been brought before the nation's highest court-the US Supreme Court. The League of Women Voters-Wisconsin joined other organizations in filing an amicus brief asking the court to uphold a lower court ruling which requires the legislature to redraw voting maps in time for the 2018 elections. Oral arguments in the case of Whitford v. Gill started in October.

On Thursday, October 19, learn more about the process behind Wisconsin's voting map districts and why the Fair Elections Project is vital to our state's elections. The project is working with citizens in other states to bring suits against other gerrymandered maps, whether drawn by Democrats or Republicans. Former State Senators Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) and Tim Cullen (D -Janesville) are co-chairing the Wisconsin campaign.

During the meeting, Senator Tim Cullen will share how they became involved in this project and the importance of drawing non-partisan voting districts. The public is invited to this program. All who attend will receive materials to get involved and take action.


(Oct 15) Join the UWW Department of Art and Design for their annual iron pour at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the courtyard outside of the Greenhill Center for the Arts.

UW-Whitewater Sculpture area's annual iron pour event brings together current UWW sculpture students with the community as well as students from other schools in the region to melt iron and create art.

It is an open event to the community, and the opportunity for students to give back to the residents of Whitewater. They will be pouring molten iron and selling scratch blocks for the community to make their own cast iron molds that they will pour, and can be taken home the same day. They will also be selling cast iron bottle openers, and T-shirts. All of the donations go to the sculpture area students to provide the opportunity to visit museums, attend cast iron conferences, and provide needed tools all of which would not be possible without the great people of Whitewater. Anyone can come and create their own iron tile for just $20! Or just come and watch for free!

The event is family friendly and spectacular! Tiles are available in the Greenhill Center for the Arts, CA 1036 on Tuesdays and Thursdays after 5pm or anytime on Friday, October 20, the day before the pour. The event begins on October 21 with the burn in at 9am and molten iron around 10am. All blocks must be finished and turned in by 10am to be poured! Take your tile home the same day!

The sculpture students work hard every year for this event, and they put on an outstanding show for the community.

(Oct 15) UW-Whitewater Offering Free Seed-Saving Workshop

(Oct 15)The WUTP Innovation Center, First Citizens State Bank, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, The SweetSpot, and The Black Sheep are cosponsoring a Halloween-themed 5K Run/Walk "Nightmare on Main" to raise funds for the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 22nd. Check-in begins at 11:30 am at the Alumni Center on the UW-Whitewater campus, the run/walk starts at noon. The cost is $30.00 for faculty, staff, and the public, $25.00 for students, and $10.00 for children.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes (just make sure they are suitable for running/walking). Prizes include 3 $25.00 gift cards from The SweetSpot, a $100 gift card from The Black Sheep, and a Green Bay Packers football with the signatures of the 2016 Packers team.

Registration is available , and the Facebook page .

(Oct 15)Artists and Art-Advocates Invited to Whitewater Arts Alliance's Annual Meeting to Review 2017 and Plan 2018

The Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA) will celebrate 2017 at an annual meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street. The meeting will feature a review of 2017, the election of board members, and plans for 2018.

WAA President Linda Long said, "The WAA has had a terrific year, and we always look forward to sharing our success with our members. The annual meeting is also a great time for members to share their ideas for the future and any concerns they may have. We will also hold a drawing for a free individual membership for 2018 from the folks that attend! So we hope to see everyone there."

The board members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance invite artists, art-lovers and community members to join them at the annual meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the board or as an officer should contact Linda Long (262 473-5538 or lcubed12@gmail.com) and plan to attend the meeting. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

The members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance include artists and people who enjoy art. Artists and art-advocates alike are invited to join the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Members receive regular communication from the Alliance regarding art-happenings in the area. By becoming members, they also are helping to support an active thriving arts alliance in our community. Please check out the WAA website on www.whitewaterarts.org or on Facebook. All members are invited to renew their membership for 2018 and help bring the arts to life in Whitewater!

The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is to promote the visual and performing arts through an alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and surrounding areas.

(Oct 15) First Annual Meeting Scheduled for Whitewater Cooperative Grocery Store - The Whitewater Grocery Company has surpassed their 6-month fundraising goal in only 3 months! And the first Annual Owners' Meeting is scheduled for October 25th.

They have 258 owners and need to reach 1,000 in order to build a community-owned grocery store in Whitewater! In the spring, they received a $10,000 grant from the Whitewater Community Development Authority. Soon thereafter, they applied for a USDA Rural Seed grant which is administered by the Food Co-op Initiative. They have been granted an additional $10,000 that will be applied to consultants that are required for them to receive further funding in the future. These consultants will provide a feasibility study and pro forma (detailed financial statement for funders) targeted just for community-owned grocery stores that have at least a partial focus on natural/organic and local foods. The GroCo steering committee is fully committed to creating an affordable hybrid grocery store that serves the entire community. If you want to make important, fundamental decisions about your locally-owned grocery store, become an owner and show up for the Annual Owners Meeting on October 25, 2017 at 841 Brewhouse. They will be finetuning their initial vision of what the grocery store needs to best serve our community and surrounding cities (So many decisions: What will we sell? Who are the customers? Are local farmers/vendors a priority? Should they have a butcher? Will they be providing cooking classes and quick takeout meals? What is the feel and look of the store? Will there be a café or commercial kitchen?).

Currently, a steering committee of five - Lacey Reichwald, Brienne Diebolt-Brown, Jennifer Crone, Anne Hartwick and Joanna Marr Baker and assisted by Dustin Reichwald - is leading the charge to get this grocery store built. Applications for the first Board of Directors were submitted September 20. Eleven people applied for the 7 volunteer positions, and elections are now underway. The new board of directors will be announced at their annual meeting on Oct. 25. At this meeting, owners will welcome the new board of directors and go through a facilitated process that will help the board of directors better understand the wishes of the owners.

Cooperative grocery stores are popping up all over the Midwest in response to the trend of corporate grocery stores relocating to larger cities. Historically, cooperatives exhibit a higher degree of social responsibility than their corporate analogues. Decisions about how to run a cooperative are not made by outside shareholders. Owners have a voice and a vote in how the store is run and how it should benefit the community. Cooperative grocers pay a living wage, and a majority of the profits are reinvested in the community.

The City of Whitewater Community Development Authority has backed this grocery store effort with a $10,000 grant. They have received another matching USDA Seed Grant for $10,000 from the Food Co-op Initiative, which is the organization that advises co-ops and guides them through the process. They are working with a consultant from Minnesota who specializes in Midwest grocery stores, conventional grocery stores and natural foods grocery stores. The contract has been signed, and - fingers crossed - they may even have the results of the feasibility study by the Annual Meeting! That feasibility study will inform the next step, which is the pro forma.

The steering committee has worked diligently for the last 2 years to go to conferences, talk with experts, compare strategies with other Wisconsin co-ops and essentially find out everything they can about what it takes to build a business tailor-made for Whitewater and surrounding towns. They participate in monthly conference calls with the Food Coop Initiative, a group of cooperative experts with years of managing and advising experience regarding cooperative grocery stores. They are following a specific set of instructions - what they call "The Cookbook" - about how to organize this process in a way that lenders will respect and finance. They have included much of this information on their web site and on theirFacebook

(Oct 15) Calendar alert! Warhawk Annual Auction Sat. Oct. 28th!

(Oct 15) The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is selling their beautiful red and white poinsettias again this year, with orders due October 31. The red and white poinsettias are either 6" for $10 each or 8" for $18 each.

Individuals who wish to purchase poinsettias may contact Jerry Grant at 262-473-2214, Lorrie Koppein at 608-695-6366, Jeanne Obmascher at 262-473-6926, Rollie Cooper at 262-473-5375, Marjorie Stoneman at 414-861-4126 or any member of Kiwanis. Orders will be available for pick up or delivery on November 21. Orders may be picked up at the Whitewater Greenhouse, 301 Country Road U, Whitewater on November 21 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Delivery arrangements should be made with the Kiwanian who sold the poinsettia.

"The beautiful poinsettias that we sell every year help brighten homes and businesses, and the funds raised help us continue to support the great work being done in Whitewater," said Jerry Grant, President of the Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club.

Kiwanis thanks Jim Boyd and the Whitewater Greenhouse for growing such beautiful poinsettias.

(Oct 15) SWIM LESSONS! Monday Oct. 30th

(Oct 15) Whitewater Community Foundation Announces Community Action Grant Fall Cycle - The deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.

2017 marks the 2nd year that the Whitewater Community Foundation has awarded grants to nonprofits in Whitewater and those outside Whitewater that serve Whitewater residents. Our mission is to collaborate with our civic partners to create opportunities for youth and adults to achieve their educational and economic dreams, to create a vibrant city for the arts, and to celebrate and preserve the qualities that make Whitewater exceptional.

Past grants have been awarded to groups that improved the health of Whitewater citizens, as well as providing more opportunities for Whitewater children to participate in extracurricular camps and workshops and reading programs, providing funding to pay musicians at various nonprofit events and providing help with murals, playgrounds, and dementia awareness.

One of our newest board members, Thayer Coburn, said, "Small towns everywhere have always struggled with economic and cultural change, but the pressures are only increasing as our world shrinks and our population gets more and more mobile. As the wheel of change spins faster and faster, the identity of a community can get lost in the shuffle. I am excited to work with the Whitewater Community Foundation to support those around us, deepen our connections to one another, and build on the great community we already have.

Please spread the word to those who are trying to effect change in Whitewater. We look forward to working with leaders who are working one goal at a time to make our town a greater place to live.

Interested organizations can find more information at

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.

(Oct 15) J-Hawks Annual Holiday Wreath Fundraiser - November 1st Order Deadline

(Oct 15) HARVEST FAMILY FUN FAIR COMMEMORATING THE 500TH YEAR OF THE REFORMATION - Nov. 4th, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm First English Lutheran Church (handicapped accessible) 401 W. Main St.

Raffle items: Tickets - $1 or 6 for $5 - Drawing 2 pm (need not be present to win)

Nativity scene - 3 piece ceramic - Sandy Nehring
Bean Bag toss - Russ Manke
Cedar chest with Heart Prairie Lutheran Church carving - Rod Berg
Crocheted coverlet (approx. 6.5 ft. x 6.5 ft.) - Ed Ritter's mother
Fall leaves print - Karolyn Tscharnack
Badger bench - Rod Berg
Stained glass panel featuring the Luther rose - Sonja Kipper

Lutheran Luncheon: 11am - 1pm - Hamburger Tator Tot Hot Dish or hot dog, salads, roll, cake, beverage, - $6 adult, $3 child
Crafters: jewelry, honey, turned-wood items, soap, garden lights, American Girl doll clothes, etc.
Winter Holiday Room: crafts and decorations with Thanksgiving & Christmas themes
Silent Auction: Themed baskets, Lefse set, Luther rose cedar chest, set of dishes, spinning wheel, lap quilt, watercolor print (early bidding between services - Oct. 29th)
Bake Shoppe: 'Lutheran' lefse, pies, breads, cakes, cookies, bars and preserves
Children's crafts and games: 'Luther rose' craft and games they may have played 500 years ago during the times of Martin and Katie Luther

Remember when all women wore hats to church? They will be having a Church Hat display! And, because we are commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we will have an 'All Things Lutheran' exhibit…yes…that means Lutheran kitsch! Cookbooks, church plates, mugs, Lutheran camp and school clothing, confirmation outfits, Sunday school pins, Martin Luther figurines, beer steins, and lots more! It is amazing what church members are finding in their cupboards. 9:30 - 2:00 pm (free will donation)

Note: You don't HAVE to be Lutheran to attend! Please join them!


(Oct 15) UW-Whitewater's Homecoming Committee is seeking community entries for this year's Homecoming Parade. The parade, to be held on Saturday, November 4th at 10am, will travel from the corner of Starin/Prairie, South to Prairie/Main and West to Main/Prince.

Floats, vehicles, and marching groups can enter the parade - there's no registration fee (except for political candidates/entries) and a chance to win $150 for your organization!

For complete details regarding entry process, timeline, and judging, see the rules found at .

Questions can be directed to Cassidy Tiehen or Madisen Polk, Homecoming Parade Coordinators, at homecoming@uww.edu or 262-472-1471.

(Oct 15) Whitewater Arts Alliance's CAC to Host Art Fair - Attendees can Purchase Gifts and Support Local Artists

A smorgasbord of art by area artists will be available for purchase at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, on November 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees can support local artists and purchase holiday gifts at the same time.

Participating artists are Syliva Linton, Marilyn Fuerstenberg, Louise Fuerstenberg, Varla Bishop, Susan Kotour, Joyce Follis, Dawn Hunter, Debra Hall, Gregory Sack, Mary Nevicosi, and Jeff McDonald. Available for sale will be watercolors, photographs, oils, pen and ink art, cards, and more.

Louise Fuerstenberg said, "This is another way to support area artists by purchasing art for your home or as gifts for others. We invite anyone who is interested in original artwork to come down to the CAC and check out the great selection."

(Oct 15) WHS Band Fundraiser

WHAT: Big Band Jazz Swing Dance
WHEN: November 4th Times: 6:30 (dance lessons) 7:30 (WHS Jazz Ensemble) 8:45 (UW-Whitewater Jazz One)
WHERE: Whitewater High School Cafeteria
WHO: Everyone is invited! All ages are welcome. Bring your friends and family.
WHY: This event is a fundraiser for the WHS Band students going on the trip to New Orleans in the Spring of 2018. Ticket cost: $10 per person or Buy 3 Get One Free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through a WHS Jazz Band member or calling Mrs. Kading @ 262-472-8175. Tickets will also be for sale at the door!

(Oct 15) Members of the Whitewater High School FFA will be selling many different varieties of fruit, sausage, and cheeses until November 7th and delivery will take place around December 21st.

If an FFA member has not contacted you and you would like to order, please contact Paul Majors at pmajors@wwusd.org or call the agriculture room at the high school 262-472-8177.

(Oct 15) The annual Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show (and sale) will be exhibited at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from Thursday, Nov. 9 to Dec. 16.

The gallery will be open Thursday through Sunday each week from 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. (closed Thanksgiving week.) The Whitewater Arts Alliance invites the public to an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the visual arts and crafts.

The Members Show welcomes both art and craft pieces by Whitewater Arts Alliance members in any 2-D or 3-D medium completed since the close of the 2016 WAA members show. The Alliance encourages each artist or artisan to submit three pieces. All participants will be entered in a blind drawing for a free 2018 WAA membership. The drawing will be Saturday, Nov. 11.

Anyone can become a member of the Whitewater Arts Alliance by completing a membership form and choosing a contribution level. Check out and click on "getting involved" and "membership" for more details.

Show visitors will also have the opportunity to help select pieces for the 2018 WAA note cards from Nov. 9 to Nov. 19. When visitors enter the exhibit, docents will give each visitor a set of four adhesive stickers. While viewing the art and craft pieces on exhibit, the viewers will place one or more of their stickers on the wall or panel beside their favorite pieces. The pieces with the four highest number of stickers or votes will be photographed and printed as note cards. After the close of voting on Nov. 19, Virginia Epps will notify the winners. On Saturday, December 16 at 2:30 P.M., a WAA representative will announce the viewers' choices. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is pleased to give the members whose pieces are chosen for the note cards a set of 12 cards. If all systems work well, the note cards will be available to the artists and for purchase on Dec. 16.

(Oct 15) Bethel House Benefit Dinner - "Farmer and Vine to Table" on Saturday, Nov. 11th, 6pm by Chef Tyler Sailsbery at Staller Estate Winery.

(Oct 15) Plan ahead! Calling all parade and holiday fans! The parade entry form for Downtown Whitewater's Annual Parade of Lights is here! This year's parade theme is "I'm Dreaming of a Whitewater Christmas".

This year's parade and winter market will take place on Friday, December 1st with the parade kick-off at 6 p.m. Keep an eye out for additional information as more details are released for all of the activities surrounding the parade!

Fill out the form online or print it out and mail it in: Please submit forms by November 17th. If you have any questions, please call 262.473.2200 or email Director@DowntownWhitewater.com

(Oct 15) Whitewater Boys' Soccer week ending October 14 - Whitewater 5 - Edgerton 0 and Whitewater 4 - Jefferson 4

Juan Cuellar Meza - Edgerton game

Picture by Peter Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach John Chenoweth: "This week, the Whitewater Boys' Soccer team competed in the Rock Valley Conference tournament. On Monday, we hosted Edgerton, a team that we had beaten 4-3 earlier in the season. The Whippets came out ready to play and had control of the game throughout. The Whippets were up 4-0 at half-time and finished the game with a shutout and one more goal. We had goals from Johaly Xochipa, Roberto Navejas, Christian Reyes and Juan Cuellar Meza (2).

On Thursday we headed up to Jefferson for our second game against them in two weeks. Last week we suffered a 0-2 defeat, so we knew it would be a tough game. Unfortunately, the first half just did not go our way and we found ourselves down 0-4 at halftime. After some refocusing on how we intended to play and adjusting our formation, we came out and immediately made the game much more interesting. We quickly got a goal from Roberto Navejas and then he picked up a second and James Dedrick drove in a long goal. Our mid-fielders and defenders locked it in defensively and we eventually picked up the fourth goal. Both teams were pressing to get the winning goal, but the game finished up as 4-4 tie. Because the game was part of the Rock Valley Conference Tournament we did go to a shoot-out to determine places. Dalton Chenoweth got our first goal to put the shootout at 1-1, but then the Jefferson keeper was able to block our next two shots. With the loss in the shoot-out, the Whippets end up with 5th place in the conference.

We now await the seedings for the state tournament to determine who and where we will be playing this week."

(Oct 14) Whitewater Community Foundation Action Grant

Whitewater Community Foundation Board of Directors members David Yochum and Thayer Coburn presented a check for $2,000 to Kristin Wallace, Executive Director of the Rock River Free Clinic. This is the second time the clinic is the recipient of a WCF Community Action Grant. The grant program, which offers targeted grants to initiatives that benefit the Whitewater community, is accepting applications through Oct. 31. Visit their web site to learn more about the Foundation Grants . For information on the Rock River Free Clinic

(Oct 14) Selected Whitewater Middle School 8th grade class leaders participated in the annual Southern Lakes Advanced Learner Network Middle School Leadership Conference on Wednesday, October 11.

WMS Conference participants: Brandon Damhorst, Sophia Walton, Audrey Mayer, and Madison Strickler.

The Conference was held on the UW-Whitewater campus. The day began with a presentation by the international animated illusionist, Arden James. Following the presentation, Arden conducted an interactive workshop on communication. Students learned about the close relationship between communication and leadership with a focus on verbal and nonverbal communication, body language, and reading facial expressions. At the end of the day, students left excited about trying out their new knowledge and skills. Twenty-seven school districts were in attendance. (Courtesy - Joanne Kyle)

(Oct 14) Football - WHS 7 Clinton 42

Daniel Fuller

Jimmy DuVal

File pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

With 3:37 left in the game Daniel Fuller connected with Jimmy DuVal on a 94 yard catch and run for the Whippets' only score. Clinton rolled over all their opponents this year and was undefeated for the year and ranked 3rd in WIAA Division 5 Coaches Poll.

(Oct 14) The WHS National Honor Society recycles empty ink cartridges and used cell phones through the Green School Recycling Project. Items can be shipped to the WHS Student Services Office with attention - Pam Sonmor-Wintz.

Casey Skindingsrude and Abby Gnatzig with boxes of recyclables.

(Oct 14) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team took advantage of several big plays offensively while turning in another strong defensive performance Friday night to defeat UW-La Crosse 21-14 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest under a steady rainfall at Perkins Stadium.

Junior running back Drew Patterson (Sussex, WI/Hamilton) posted his third straight 100-plus yard rushing performance, totaling 32 carries for 221 yards and three touchdowns, including a 93-yarder, the program's longest run since 2006 (Justin Beaver, 97 yards), that proved to be the game-winning score.

Sophomore linebacker Jacob Erbs (Reedsburg, WI/Reedsburg) collected a team-high 10 tackles, including two for a loss, to lead the defense.

Junior defensive lineman Harry Henschler (Janesville, WI/Craig) enjoyed another strong performance, finishing with nine tackles, including four for a loss and three sacks to bring his season total to 9.5.

The Warhawks (3-3 overall, 2-1 WIAC) overcame 17 penalties for 132 yards with a defense that held the conference's No. 1 passing offense to 222 yards on 54 attempts and an offense that recorded three plays of 40-plus yards that set up or resulted in touchdowns.

UW-Whitewater returns to the road next Saturday, Oct. 21, for a game at UW-River Falls. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m.

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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team, ranked 24th on this week's American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top-25 Poll, fell 21-14 at UW-Whitewater Friday night at Perkins Stadium. The Eagles drop to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) while the Warhawks improve to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference. It is UW-Whitewater's 15th straight win over UWL. The Eagles last earned a win in the series, 35-10, in 2004. For more from UW-La Crosse

(Oct 13) The Rock Valley Conference Cross Country Meet was hosted by Whitewater under cloudy but calm skies. It was perfect weather for a championship meet.

(L-R) Coach Carstens, Aidan Coburn, Allisan Barrett, Nicole Tomomitsu, Trenten Zahn, Jacob Korf, Jon Brunner, Coach Wiegman

3) Allisan Barrett 20:19 (First Team All Conference)

19) Nicole Tomomitsu 22:08 (Honorable Mention All Conference)

6) Jacob Korf 17:56 (First Team All Conference)

8) Trenten Zahn 18:00 (First Team All Conference)

16) Jon Brunner 18:19 (Second Team All Conference)

22) Aidan Coburn 18:49 (Honorable Mention All Conference)

Action file pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka (edited) for extensive picture gallery

Coach Chad Carstens: "The Lady Whippets started things off on the right note with them reaching their team goal of being in the top half of the meet and secured 5th place behind strong efforts from top to bottom. Allisan Barrett secured her fourth all conference honor of her career, and her 3rd first team honor by finishing 3rd overall. In a great battle with many strong runners it got narrowed down to three in the last mile. Allisan battled another runner from Brodhead/Juda until the very end in an exciting finish. Nicole Tomomitsu earned honorable mention all conference with her 17th place finish, her 3rd all conference honor of her career. Crystal Chan and Hailey Prager hung out near each other much of the race with Crystal securing 27th place and Hailey 30th. Jenna Lee finished 59th, Bailee Korf 61st and Alayna Mikulski 70th.

The girls JV race featured Rosie Aschenbrener finishing in 59th, senior Thais Padela running her final race in 63rd as well as Sophia Wagner in 67th.

The boys varsity race was hotly contested up front with a large pack that was led early on by senior Jacob Korf. The pace was brisk later on in the tougher sections of the course but was able to hold onto a respectable 6th place first team all conference honor. This is his second straight first team all conference honor. Freshman Trenten Zahn ran with great fire and earned the final first team all conference spot with an 8th place finish. He is a very poised and composed racer that is very dialed in on race day. Senior Jon Brunner fought courageously to his first ever all conference honor with a 16th place finish. Capping off the final all conference honor for the Whippets was Aidan Coburn who finished in 22nd place. Both he and Jon were tasked to run with some strong runners from other teams and it paid off nicely. Jon Zheng finished in 39th, Nick Kuzoff in 44th and Jack Mayer in 58th. The boys achieved their goal of being a top 3 team by finishing in that spot with 91 pts.

The boys JV race had a complete team to finish in 5th place. Leading the squad was senior Steven Witt who finished in 6th and looked spectacular on this day. Daniel Trost was the second runner in 27th. Alex Popke ran a great race in 33rd, William Hofmann raced his guts out to a 40th place finish and Amaru Casas was 43rd. Elliot McCulloch was 63rd, Carson Ellenwood was 65th, Andy Vo 72nd, Alejandro Rodriguez in 74th and Mason West in 76th.

It is the end of the line for seniors Elliot, Alejandro and Thais. The program wishes them their best and are thankful for their contributions to the Whippet CC program over the years.

Next up is the WIAA Sectional Meet hosted by Deerfield on Saturday, Oct 21st. In this meet, the top two teams qualify for the state and the top 5 individuals not on those two qualifying teams earn a trip to the WIAA State Meet the following weekend in Wisconsin Rapids."

(Oct 13) Whitewater defeated Big Foot in girls volleyball, 3-2 by the scores of 22-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20 &15-13 on Thurs. Oct 5th.
Tues. Oct 10th, hosting Clinton the Whippets won by the scores of 25-15, 25-11 and 25-19.

Lorynn Hollingshead

Emme Bullis

Coach Kathy Bullis

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Kathy Bullis: "What an exciting time for the Whippet volleyball team! The Whippets earned their second straight, 5 set victory when they traveled to Big Foot. Whitewater came away victorious defeating Big Foot 3- 2. The Whippets are now 3-5 in the Rock Valley Conference and building momentum heading into their last conference game played on Tues. Oct 10th, hosting Clinton (0-7 in the conference) and celebrated their seniors. The Whippets once again ran a very balanced offense. Whippets were in double digits with kills (Heckert-13, Bullis-11 and Reynolds-10), had 5 players passed a 2.0 or higher (Yang 2.15, Bullis 2.31, Hollingshead 2.0 & Linos 3.0) on serve receive and defensively had 4 players with double digit digs (Yang-21, Bullis-18, Hollingshead-14 and Heckert-12)

The Whippet athletes are adjusting beautifully to a slight line-up change which leads to our stronger serve receivers passing more, which then enables our quarterback, Cora Linos, to run a faster tempo offense and get more players involved offensively."

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