A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
Whitewater Historical Society
A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater
Daily Jefferson County Union
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Today (Janesville Gazette)
Wisconsin State Journal
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 990 Schedule
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST
Jefferson County Living/
Urban Forestry Committee
CITY - 2017 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
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Assembly of God
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Ev. Lutheran Church
Community of Christ the Servant
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
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LaGrange United Methodist Church
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John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
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Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
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Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July
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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
Registered Nurses (RN)Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Licensed Practical
Nurses (LPN) Laundry, Dietary and Activities Aides at Atrium
Post Acute Care of Williams Bay 146 Clover St Williams Bay WI,
Bellezza Hair Design
& Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email
inquiries and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
(July 25) The Whitewater Unified
School District (WUSD) School Board heard a construction update from district
administrator Dr. Mark Elworthy on Monday.
Area preparation for new gym for
Lincoln Elementary School. it will be ready for the 2018-19 school year. It is
a WIAA regulation-sized gym and is designed for after-hours use/access. Lincoln
will now be able to have all-school assemblies in the new gym and a separate
For this and more on the School Board meeting by Chris
Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union
(July 25) Tacos for Haiti Five
local and surrounding area residents are teaming up for a Mission trip to Haiti
Team members: Lisa, Morgan, Maggie, Bridget and
Taco Fresco is hosting a fundraiser on
Thursday, July 27th, downtown Whitewater, from 11am-9pm. Come and eat tacos!!!
The team is looking to raise money to help offset some of the cost of
their mission trip, but they are also looking to raise funds to bring a
community meal to one of the local villages and bring some supplies down to
For more information including where they will be
going, the Missionary group they will be with, supplies they are hoping to
bring, as well as some of their other fundraisers:
thanks to - Cub Scout Pack #173 - for helping to collect some of the supplies
that will travel down with this mission group. If you'd like to help, too, view
the link above.
(July 25) The Whitewater Area
Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual downtown Maxwell Street Day
event on Main Street Saturday, August 5th from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Businesses in the downtown and uptown areas of Main
Street will be hosting their sidewalk sales offering great deals and savings!
There will also be a large variety of street vendors selling everything from
Pampered Chef to hand-painted Ukrainian Eggs.
Listen to live
music provided by Sweetland from 10:30 AM-1:30 PM.
Watch a thrilling
dance performance by the Whitewater Parks and Rec's Youth Summer Dance Program
at 1:00 PM, and don't miss appearances from your favorite local mascots from
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM!
There will be plenty of activities to keep your
children busy like giant inflatable bowling, a dinosaur bouncy house, temporary
tattoos & more!
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their brat
sale from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. With each purchase of a brat or hot dog,
customers get a Chamber Buck to use at any of the participating
Here are some of the stores participating in the
Dale's Bootery- 20% off in-stock merchandise (Birkenstock excluded)
& hundreds of shoes starting at $10!
Bergey Jewelry - 50 % off everything outside
& 20-50 % off selected merchandise inside!
Quiet Hut Sports - Sale prices on new and
used bikes & many other in-store specials
Woodland Quilts- 25% off cut fabrics, kits
& bundles. 75% off select fabrics!
Leon Furniture - Mattress, rugs, blankets,
all furniture 20-25 % off!
ARANDA - Store-wide sales / some items up to 50% off!
Aropa Designs -
Whippet & Warhawk Apparel & much more!
McCullough's Pharmacy & Gifts - Summer savings up to 50% off!
the Past - Inside Sales 50% off Summer Clearance!
True Value - In Store Specials!
Local businesses, along with street
vendors selling anything from Pampered Chef to custom wood burning, will fill
the downtown area of Main Street during Whitewater's Maxwell Street Day!
(July 25) A Warhawk For
Life: Bob Lanza to Retire after 32 Years at UW-Whitewater
Bob Lanza, a member of the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater Intercollegiate Athletics staff for 32 years, will retire
from his position of Associate Athletic Director for Finance/Business
Operations effective Friday, August 4. Bob, who served as the department's
business manager starting in 1985, was responsible for budgets, purchasing,
travel and game administration. He oversaw the budgets for all 20 Warhawk
sports and all other divisions of intercollegiate athletics and was an integral
member of the athletics administrative team.
Bob served as interim athletic director in the summer of
2005 and was promoted to associate athletic director in July 2006. He received
the UW-Whitewater Academic Staff Excellence for Non-Instructional Staff award
for outstanding performance by a member of the non-instructional academic staff
in 2014 and was recognized with the 30-Year Service Award in 2015.
resident of Fort Atkinson, Lanza and his wife, Linda, have three daughters -
Amy, Courtney and Meghan.
UW-Whitewater Athletics will host a
celebration of Lanza's career on a date to be determined.
Thursday, July 27, 5:30pm -
Community Development Authority Board Meeting at Room 105, 1221 Innovation
(July 18) NOTICE OF PROPOSED
LANDMARK DESIGNATION - Walton Oaks Park, 654 N. Stonefield Lane.
A Public Hearing will be held in the Cravath
Lakefront Room, 2nd floor of the City of Whitewater Municipal Building, 312 W.
Whitewater Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin at 6:00 p.m., August 3, 2017. Anyone
wishing to comment for or against the designation of this property will be
heard at that time. Written comments can be sent to: the City of Whitewater,
c/o Michele Smith, City Clerk, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, WI 53190.
(Rare 2.6 acre white oak woodland located in northwestern part of City.
Some trees are as much as 250 years old and there are several second generation
Walton Family at the Park dedication August
(July 24) Whippet Athletics - Save
The Date Fall Sports Meeting - Sunday July 30th at 6:00 pm in the HS auditorium
This is just a reminder to all the families with fall
athletes that the Fall Sports meeting is Sunday July 30th at 6:00 pm in the HS
auditorium. This meeting is for all athletes who intend on participating in a
fall sport and their parents. The general session will be from 6:00-6:45.
Following the general session, each individual sport will have their
First practice dates:
- August 1st Coach Pease - email@example.com
- August 8th Coach Nelson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Swim -
August 8th Coach Foucault - email@example.com
- August 14th Coach Carstens - firstname.lastname@example.org
August 14th Coach Bullis - email@example.com
Boys Soccer -
August 14th Coach Chenoweth - firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you have any questions,
please contact your coach.
Remember to have all of the athletic
participation requirements taken care of and turned into the office before
practice begins. These requirements, including the Family Athletic Handbook and
physical form, can also be found on the WHS athletic webpage -
1. Current physical (good for 2
2. Parent/Athlete Consent Form (last page of the Family Athletic
3. Concussion Agreement (back side of the Parent/Athlete Consent
4. Athletic Fee
Downtown Whitewater, Inc has a
cleanup scheduled for August 4, 2017 7 am to 10 am.
Participants who would like to help clean and beautify
the downtown area are encouraged to meet at anytime during the cleanup event at
the Discover Whitewater office on Main Street to pick up supplies to assist
with the cleanup. All supplies are provided and all ages and abilities are
Maxwell Street Days -
Saturday August 5th.
(July 24) The Whitewater Lions Club
was recently honored by the attendance of Lion Sharon Eberhardt, First Vice
Lion Sharon reviewed the history of the Lions
International and provided an update on the current Lion activities throughout
the State of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Lions Camp, a camp operating for the
betterment of challenged individuals. Melvin Jones, a Chicago insurance
executive called an organizational meeting of what would later be known as
today's "Association of Lions Clubs International" at the old La Salle Hotel in
Chicago, Illinois. Since its humble early beginnings, the International
Association of Lions Clubs has grown to include approximately 1.4 million
community service minded men and women in more than 46,000 clubs located in
approximately 193 countries and geographical areas.
Lions Club was initiated in 1936. Lion Sharon presided over the installation of
the new members and the incoming officers of the Whitewater Lions Club for
2017-2018. Additionally, Lion Eberhardt presented the highly regarded Melvin
Jones Award to members for outstanding service to the Lions and the community.
(L-R) Bob Strand-Past Pres., Steve
Malone-Pres., Don McComb-1st VP, Larry Runnoe-2nd VP, Tim Bieneck-3rd VP,
Sharon Eberhardt-1st Vice Dist. Gov., Eydie Strand-Secy., Dan Schutt-Treas.,
Rick Pfier-Tail Twister, Tim Ryan-Lion Tamer.
(L-R) Melvin Jones Award Recipients:
Bernie Tangney, Dan Schutt, Eydie Strand, Steve Malone, Ken Nehring
(July 23) Middle school sidewalk
and pavement projects start Monday, July 24th. Main Entrance closed. Please
follow signs if you visit the MS.
(July 21) Fundraising efforts
continue for longtime Whitewater resident Tom Hapka, a traumatic brain injury
Tom Hapka was injured when a chiropractor tore an artery
in his neck, and he continues to suffer from severe neurological complications.
He has long needed specialized physical therapy, neuro-optical rehab, and
occupational re-training as well. Tom has only been able to work limited hours
since his injury, and he recently lost his regular part-time job due to issues
directly related to his brain injury. The fundraising campaign is intended to
help pay for specialized care and offset the enormous medical expenses and lost
wages Tom and his family have incurred.
Tom Hapka with his mother Shirley
Hapka and his sister Kathy Brady at the May fundraising kick-off event at Rocky
They raised awareness about this important subject and also
raised more than $2,800. They give special thanks to the management and staff
at Rocky's for their kindness and support, and the many members of the
community who stopped by, contributed, and expressed their support. Tom is
encouraged. "I am profoundly grateful for the outpouring of positive messages
and support from the community. Things are off to a good start, and I am
Additional events have been scheduled for July, and those
wishing to participate are encouraged to
for a current calendar of events.
Next event - Wednesday, July 26th 5:30 to
8 BARN PARTY / SOCIAL The Cooper's Barn,
1055 W. Walworth Avenue. Please join them for a barn social at the historic
Cooper family barn. Stop by for snacks, conversation, and a chance to meet Tom
Hapka and socialize with some of his supporters.
(July 21) Whitewater High School,
Class of 1967, 50th Reunion - Potpourii
Activities: July 13 - pizza at Gus's Pizza Palace; July
14 - Fish/Chicken Fry dinner; July 15 - Some golfing at Whitewater Country
Club, tour of city and their high school (now Whitewater Middle School);
banquet at Brewhouse 841 and July 16 - a picnic
Alums living in Wisconsin unless
(Front L-R) Randy Cruise, Bonnie Beck Nations (South
Carolina), Jean Coburn Johnson, Phyllis Markham Millard (Oregon), Sue Stubbs
Wendt, Linda Ellison Lovas (Missouri), Shari Wolfe Wessels, Sharon Wolfe
McKenzie, Sandy Hodge Thies, Alice Kuhnke Roemer, Karolyn Kettwig Tscharnack,
Karen Talbert Krohn, Robert Koszyezarek and Patricia Pizzichini Converse
(Middle L-R) Becky Mason Hahn, Jean Bromley, Connie Stanton
Witt (Ohio), Michael Isbell, Philip Shober, Christine Kienbaum, Lowell Hagen,
Jerry Kollwelter, James Zanton, Cheryl Stelse Cain, Barbara Droullard Olson and
(Back L-R) Mark Light (California), Erlene Ochs Delano, Larry
Niquet, Lynene Bowen Harmon, Dona Salske McGraw, Ron Rutzen, Linda Harris
Smith, Larry Hartung, Rodney Earle (South Carolina), Robert Essock
(Pennsylvania), Ken Kreklow, Barb Lewis Harkonen (California), Wendell Refior
(Massachusetts), Joseph Kuhnke, Barbara Brock (New Mexico), Edie Cordio Becker
and Maureen Christen Petak.
Banquet at Brewhouse 841Pictures and
comments courtesy of Tom Ganser
(July 20) It's a Christmas in July
Open House at Bellezza Hair Design and Spa, 1132 W Main Street!
Stop in July 25th for tons of Christmas fun and
refreshments! Be sure to bring in nonperishable food items to donate to the
Whitewater Food Pantry and receive a free sample of Moroccanoil treatment and
free chair massages from 4-7!
Checkout special deals throughout the day
on products and gift certificates!
Purchase a special Deep Conditioning
certificate that includes the service, a $5 product credit, raffle ticket and a
$10 donation to the Food Pantry for just $30!
Also, be sure to purchase
a raffle ticket to win a product basket,valued over $200, featuring Moroccanoil
products, Poo-Pourri, and a Bellezza service certificate (proceeds go to the
Whitewater Food Pantry).
Come in to treat yourself and support your
(July 19) A Public Involvement
Meeting to discuss the proposed reconstruction of Clay Street, from Dann Street
to Rice Street, located in Walworth County, Whitewater, Wisconsin will take
place at the Municipal Building in the Community Room from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on
August 8, 2017.
PROJECT OVERVIEW CLAY STREET RECONSTRUCTION - Strand
Parking will be available in Parking Lot A located on
Whitewater Street across from the Municipal Building and along Fremont Street.
The meeting is an Open House format to allow for dialogue,
individual questions, and comments. The City of Whitewater and consultant
representatives will give a brief presentation and be available to discuss the
proposed project and address any questions or concerns.
0.6 miles of Clay Street will be reconstructed, from Dann Street to Rice. A
portion of the project corridor is currently a rural section with no curb and
gutter and the reconstructed facility will be an urban section with new curb
and gutter, sidewalk, and pavement. In addition to the
proposed surface improvements, sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer will
be installed as part the project. Improvements to Dann Street and
Esterly Street as part of a separate City contract will also be discussed. The
purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit input from the
public or other project stakeholders. Information regarding historic and
archaeological sites adjacent to the project will also be available. Persons
with concern for or knowledge about historic buildings and structures or
archaeological sites along the project are encouraged to attend this meeting or
provide comments to the City of Whitewater.
The design work on the
project is scheduled for completion by December of 2018. Construction is currently scheduled for 2020 and it could
change based on the funding availability.
The meeting location is
wheelchair accessible. Citizens who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or speech
impaired are encouraged to use the Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay System by
dialing 711. If you have any questions or concerns, you are encouraged to
attend the meeting. If you cannot attend this meeting or would like additional
information, feel free to contact the project staff listed below:
Streets, Parks, and
City of Whitewater
303 N Fremont Street
Phone: (262) 473-0560
Consultant Project Manager
Strand Associates, Inc.®
910 W. Wingra Drive
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 251-4843
(July 19) The Kiwanis Whitewater
Breakfast Club program speaker was Peter Underwood, a Pharmacist at Fort
Memorial Hospital, who also devotes his spare time as a Hobbyist Beekeeper and
Beekeeper Educator, along with his wife, Mary.
Peter spoke to the Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast
Club about the huge impact that honeybees make on the food supply, with about
1/3 of food products relying on pollination by honeybees. In Wisconsin, the
cranberry growers require migratory beekeepers to come for about three weeks
and bring honeybees to pollinate their crops. The honeybee is facing a lot of
difficulties, including mites, pesticides, loss of habitat and loss of food
resources. Peter and his wife Mary are nurturing honeybees with their colonies,
and have actively worked to create an ordinance allowing backyard-beekeeping in
Whitewater. Honeybees, being docile creatures that only feed off nectar, honey
and pollen, are often mistaken for the more aggressive but very different
wasps, hornets and yellowtails. Peter and his wife Mary sell "Honey from the
Woods", with a portion of their proceeds benefiting local charities.
Peter Underwood and Jerry Grant with
(July 19)THE JULY AND AUGUST SHOW
The show is on display in the SweetSpot Gallery, 226 W. Whitewater Street in
Whitewater, inside the SweetSpot Cafe.
Participating Photographers and Painters; Elizabeth
Simpson, Fran Kelly, Stacey Joseph, Debra Hall, Wendy Gomez, Sarah Batibich and
(July 19) Kiwanis Whitewater
Breakfast Club is pleased to present $500 to Studio 84.
A couple of Studio 84 Artists took a break from
their Creative Activities to be a part of this impromptu photo. From left to
right are Nicholas Bursh, artist; Irene Potocki, Kiwanis member presenting
Check to Deborah Blackwell, Executive Director & Founder of Studio 84 and
Jimmy Scharf, Artist.
Kiwanis continues to support the wonderful work and
creative opportunities taking place at Studio 84. Studio 84 specializes in
working with all people, including those with Autism, physical disabilities,
cognitive limitations and mental illness. It truly is a wonderful corner of the
world to visit and be inspired by the awesome art and creative energy generated
at Studio 84. Be sure to put this on your list of fun, creative and interesting
things to do in Whitewater = Visit Studio 84 in person or online
where they nurture "A Creative Focus on the
Abilities Through the ARTS"
(July 19) No decision was made
Tuesday on how to divide the duties of two civic bodies within the City of
Whitewater that have oversight of the Birge Fountain.
The council debated for nearly an hour over the five
ordinance changes brought forward by Whitewater Common Council member Chris
For more on the actions of the Common Council at this meeting
check the article written by Chris Welch for the Daily Union -
A University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater student was appointed as the new District 2 representative
on the Whitewater Common Council Tuesday.
James Lawrence Schulgit replaces James Langnes, who
resigned from the position in May. He will fulfill Langnes term, which
will expire in April 2018, at which time the seat will be up for election.
There were two applicants for the position, Schulgit and Dustin D.
Hartl, also a UW-Whitewater student.
For more check story by Chris Welch for
the Daily Union
Members of the class of '82 at their 35 year class
(July 17) When planning the WHS
Class of '82's 35 year class reunion, the group decided to do something a bit
different: choosing a poker run as a number of classmates were motorcycle
Hearing the Whitewater Police Dept had retired their K9,
they thought the timing to support the replacement would be a great
opportunity. "This year we opened the run to the public and are now planning
our second annual Poker Run. When planning the run, we had no idea what to
expect. As it turned out we had about 25 bikes and 38 riders" according to Paul
Essock, Poker Run Chair.
The Whitewater High School Class of
'82 was pleased to present the Whitewater Police Dept K9 unit a check for $550,
proceeds from the 35 year class reunion Poker Run. (L-R) Officer Justin Stuppy,
K9 Officer Ruso, '82 graduates; Jamie Gwaltney and Ronnie Walenton, Police
Chief Lisa Otterbacher and Paul Essock, Poker Run committee chair and '82
"What an honor to have been selected by the Class of '82
to partner with the community in support the Whitewater K9 program. Thank you
for the very generous donation of $550.00, but even more important, thank you
for supporting the K9 program; a program that remains 'By the Community for the
Community.' The K9 program cannot remain a sustainable program without the
community's ongoing support, we are so thankful that the Class of '82 provided
such an engaging fundraising event that supported the K9 program, and also
helped to welcome in our newest K9, Ruso." We are already looking forward to
next year's ride; by his position in the motorcycle side car, clearly Ruso is
excited too!" said Chief of Police, Lisa Otterbacher
"Next year we will
be seeking sponsorship to make the event even more exciting" said Jaime
Gwaltney. Ronnie Walenton, Road Captain stated, "I am thankful for a peaceful
and enjoyable ride. We had a perfect day for it and I'm looking forward to our
second annual Poker Run next year."
The class of '82 would like to
thank their stops & door prize presenters: Whitewater Country Club, Rick's
Eastside Pub, Real MacCoys, Fat Boyz, Sunset Bar and Grill, Rockdale Bar and
Grill, Rosati's Pizza and Bright Nights Electrical. Look for information in the
spring regarding a mid July event date for 2018.
IF you would like to
be a part of next year's Poker Run for the Whitewater Police Dept. K9 unit,
please contact Paul Essock, 920-650-0088, Jamie Gwaltney, 262-751-8125 or
Ronnie Walenton, 262-370-2641. (Courtesy Rita Hookstead)
(July 18) An exhibit of unique and
creative costumes designed by Marshall Anderson from the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater Theatre and Dance Department will be featured in the
August exhibit at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402
West Main Street.
Athena 1 costumes from THE FURIES (2015)
The show opens on Thursday, August 3 and runs through
Sunday, August 27, and will be accessible Thursdays through Sundays from noon
to 5 p.m. during those dates. A free reception, open to the community, will be
held Sunday, August 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
"I have always loved
creating costumes for theatrical characters - trying to reach the essence of
those characters through the use of color, line, shape, and texture. While
costumes only truly 'come to life' onstage on actors in performance, I am very
happy that Linda Long and the Whitewater Arts Alliance have given me the
opportunity to show some of my work from UW-W 'up close'. I hope the community
enjoys the exhibit as much as I did in creating it," said Marshall Anderson of
the UW-W Theatre and Dance Department.
Linda Long, president of the
Whitewater Arts Alliance, said, "I love theater! And I love the set designs and
costumes! It has been a goal of mine for several years to host an exhibit of
costumes. And all it took was one call to Marshall Anderson of the UW-W
Theatre/Dance Department. Marshall was more than willing to help make this
happen. We are so appreciative of the great working relationship that the WAA
has with the College of Arts and Communication. This exhibit will be great
Costumes from MILES GLORIOSUS
(July 18) THE WALWORTH COUNTY LAKES
ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD ITS SUMMER QUARTERLY MEETING AT THE CRAVATH LAKE BUILDING
IN WHITEWATER ON AUGUST 19, 2017 FROM 9 - 12.
Walworth County Lakes Association
is a group of people interested in lake
health and welfare in Walworth County. They meet to provide a resource of
information for Walworth County lake communities to share lake-related concerns
among one another. There are 36 member lake groups.
The public is
invited to come and see what other lake groups and municipalities have
accomplished with their waters. Perhaps this will give residents in Whitewater
ideas as to what they might address and accomplish with Trippe and Cravath
(July 18) Big BASH featuring the
10th anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center,
402 West Main Street.
(July 17) REMINDER - The
Alzheimer's Association Family Caregiver Support Group meets on the Fairhaven
campus in the Hearthstone building, the first Thursday of every month,
The support group has been meeting for a number of
years. The group provides an opportunity for family and friends of persons with
Alzheimer's disease or dementia to meet and share experiences and to receive
education and emotional support in a group setting. If needed, respite for
loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or dementia is offered in the Hearthstone
Memory Care Residence while the family caregiver participates in the support
group just next door. No advance notice required to attend.
information about the group, please call Pam Hatfield, facilitator, at
608-201-6675, or email her at email@example.com.
(July 15) APPLY NOW FOR HEAD
START/EARLY HEAD START!
Rock-Walworth Head Start/Early Head Start is accepting
applications for services. Serving pre-natal to 5 years of age. All services
are free to enrolled families. Apply Now 1-800-774-7778
We serve children between 3 and 5 years of age, turning 3 by
Families must reside in Rock or Walworth County and
meet income eligibility requirements by providing income documentation.
Start is a comprehensive early childhood education program which promotes child
health, parent involvement, nutritious meals and school readiness.
Early Head Start services -
Services are provided year round.
We serve pregnant
women, infants and toddlers to age 3.
Families must reside in Rock or Walworth
County and meet income eligibility requirements by providing income
Home base or center base (Rock Co. only) services are available.
Start provides families with child development, health, nutrition and other
needed support services.
(July 15) Whitewater Area-League of
Women Voters - Miscellaneous Rummage Sale at 230 S. Cottage Street, Saturday,
July 29 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Make-us-an-offer table (s) Other items priced to
(July 14) St. Patrick's Country
Fest - Save the dates - Sat. and Sun. July 29-30!
(July 10) The Whitewater Unified
School District Leadership Team, comprised of school principals, district
coordinators and administrators, is hosting the 3rd Annual Golf Fore!
Whitewater Kids Outing on Sunday, August 20, at Prairie Woods Golf Course.
Consider registering a foursome, sponsoring a hole,
donating silent auction items/prizes, or attending the dinner reception
following the outing.
(July 10) Reunion
Whitewater High School Class
of 1977 - 40th Reunion ~ Save the dates July 28-29, 2017
~ July 28th at Rick's Eastside Pub ~
Friday night 7:30 cash bar dinner/fish fry (if you desire)
~ July 29th
at Second Salem Brewing ~ Saturday night 6:30 cash bar dinner/appetizers
For more information Email
VINTAGE WILLIE WHIPPET
WHS Class of 1955 - 62nd
Reunion ~ Save the date Sat. July 29, 2017, noon at 841 Brewhouse. Details and
(July 10) St Patrick
Catholic Church Vacation Bible School
(July 26) James "Jim"
We are deeply saddened to announce the
passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Jim Raffini
passed quietly at his daughter's home on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Swarthmore,
Earlier this summer Jim developed rather quick onset of
memory loss and confusion. He was ultimately diagnosed with a brain tumor known
as a glioblastoma (GBM). This quick-moving form of cancer took everyone by
surprise as he was otherwise healthy and had just completed a transcontinental
move from California back to Sarasota, Florida, which he and his wife Carol
considered home". A strong proponent of "Death with Dignity", Jim chose
to face his impending deterioration and death on his own terms by refusing
water and food. He was surrounded by his family during this time under the care
of home hospice.
A memorial celebration of Jim's life and the spreading
of his ashes into the Pacific Ocean is currently being planned and will be
announced on this website in the weeks to
(Check the web page to find more on Jim and also the Guestbook.)
(July 24) Marlene Ella, known to her family as Molly, (Grant) Folts, 74,
of Aurora, IL passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017 after a very
courageous battle with cancer. Marlene was born March 10, 1943 to Guy
and Myrtle Grant in Fort Atkinson, WI. She graduated from Whitewater High
School in 1961. While in high school Marlene was actively involved in marching
band, sewing in 4H, yearbook staff, Future Nurses Club and Future Homemakers of
America where she earned Homemaker of Tomorrow award. Marlene balanced her life
raising her daughters and supporting her husband in the United States Air Force
until settling in Aurora in 1972. Marlene worked in the Trust Department at
various local banks until her retirement in February 2008. After retiring she
contemplated working part-time yet she chose to devote her time to some of her
greatest passions; reading, bowling and her "Precious" great grandson Kaden.
Marlene was very active in bowling not only as a participant but holding
positions on several Associations. With her daughters in junior bowling it was
only natural for her to become involved in Young America Bowling Association.
Marlene was involved in the Aurora Women's Bowling Association for thirty-one
years where she served as vice president, treasurer, and director. Greater
Aurora Bowling Association for ten years where she served as director as well
as the first president. Marlene held the #1 charter member card for the
Illinois State 500 Club where she served as first president, a lifetime member
and served on the board. On a larger scale, if local and state weren't enough,
Marlene joined the Women's National 500 Club in 1989 where she served as
president for the past six years. With all her accomplishments and devotion it
came as no surprise when she was nominated for the Bowling Hall of Fame on both
the local and state level. Marlene made many lifelong friends and memories
during her forty-five years in the sport of bowling.
preceded in death by her father and mother, her sisters and brother-in-law's
Mildred (Donald) Brown, Harriet (Raymond) Stritzel, Lois (Gerald) Kitzman, Ruth
(William) Parker; Her brother Charley Grant and her nephew Dean Kitzman. She is
survived by her husband Frank of Aurora, IL. She is also survived by her
daughters Deanna Line of Fountain, CO and Tracy (Randy) Riskus of Plano, IL;
granddaughters Courtney Geers of Joliet, IL and Katie Geers of Plano, IL;
grandson Jason Line of Tacoma, WA; great grandchildren Kaden Geers of Plano,
IL, Annabelle and Ezra Line of Tacoma, WA; Karen (Craig) Hummel of Oregon, IL;
Betty Ann Grant of Castle Rock, CO; 16 nieces and nephews; 31 great nieces and
nephews; 29 great-great nieces and nephews; as well as several Grant, Ferguson
and Swan cousins of Wisconsin. Marlene came from a very large, loving family
who were her whole world.
A celebration of Marlene's life was held in
Illinois on Sunday, July 23 with her family and friends present.
Marlene "Molly" will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery in
Whitewater, WI on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 1PM.
Molly's family would
like to extend an invitation to all who knew her to join us as we share special
memories of her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed
to First National Bank 109 W. Veterans Parkway Yorkville, IL 60565 in memory of
Marlene Folts for great-grandson Kaden Geers' future education.
so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in
him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
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