"Faces of Whitewater"

Early City Motto "The Banner Inland City of the Midwest"
The Banner has been serving Whitewater, Wisconsin since August 1, 2006






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 98/990 Schedule
Channel 3 Madison
Channel 4 Milw.
Channel 6 Milw.
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW - Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County Living/
Government - Education


Urban Forestry Committee

CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections

TOWNSHIP - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
School District
/High School
/Middle School
Lincoln Inquiry Charter School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
Jefferson County


Aquatic Center
Chamber of Commerce

Community Development Authority

Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Historical Society

Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus

UWW Young Auditorium
Movie Theater

Whitewater Country Club
City 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
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

Search Engines

National Newspapers

Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
NY Times
Roll Call Capitol Hill
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Washington Times


The Wheeler Report
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance

CBS Sports
CNN Sports
Fox Sports WI
NCAA Div 3
WHS Whippets Facebook


Multiple Jobs listing from members of Whitewater Chamber of Commerce CLICK HERE

Whitewater Chamber of Commerce - SEEKING: Social Media/Marketing & Administrative Assistant Hours per week: 10+ Hours/ M-F, some evening & weekend hours during events Paid Internship - University students are encouraged to apply. Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or similar majors preferred.Send resume and cover letter to Marie Koch, Executive Director Email: info@whitewaterchamber.com
Discover Whitewater 150 W. Main St Whitewater WI, 53190

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

Evening cleaning help needed in WHITEWATER! Full or part time. Dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms, etc. Shifts available from 4:00 p.m. NO WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive, Janesville WI 53546 or call 608-752-9465.

Part time work at Winchester Hardware - includes weekends - APPLY INPERSON

Basin Precision Machining LLC

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities
ZINGG Motors - Jobs
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(Sep 24) Stuff the Bus is Back! Friday, October 14th (12 - 6pm) and Saturday, October 15th (9am - 1pm) at Walmart.

Nelson's Bus Service, Inc., Walmart, and the Whitewater FFA Chapter have teamed up for Stuff the Bus. The main objective of this annual food drive is to get the students of Whitewater Unified School District, local area businesses and the Whitewater community involved by donating food and monetary contributions to Stuff the Bus in an effort to stop hunger. The donations will be collected and totaled by the Whitewater Food Pantry on Friday, October 14th (12 - 6pm) and Saturday, October 15th (9am - 1pm) at Walmart.

(Sep 24) The No. 2 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team posted its 27th consecutive win at Perkins Stadium Saturday with a 35-21 triumph over Morningside (Iowa), the No. 2 ranked team in the NAIA.

Marcus Hudson (Delavan) senior wide receiver had 4 receptions for 142 yds and a TD

Tony Gumina (Sussex Hamilton) junior tight end had five receptions for 66 yards and a TD

Canton Larson (Oconomowoc) sophomore wide receiver had 1 reception for this 42-yard score

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

Total Offensive Yards Morningside 610 UWW 498
Passing Yards Morningside 507 UWW 316
Rushing Yards Morningside 103 UWW 182
Time Of Possession Morningside 26:55 UWW 33:05

UWW story of the game

Game Box Score:

Sarah Ziolkowski - WHS 2016 Graduate

(24 Sep) University of Wisconsin-La Crosse freshman Sarah Ziolkowski of Whitewater (H.S.) has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this past Tuesday. For the story from UW - LaCrosse

(Sep 24) The Whippets traveled to Evansville on Friday for a Rock Valley football game against the Blue Devils.

QB Daniel Fuller was 20-36 passing for 146 yards and 2 TD's

Jimmy Duval caught 7 passes for 77 yards and a TD

Ernesto Magana had 8 carries for 75 yards rushing

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Tom Grosinske: "With Evansville-Albany tied for first atop the Rock, it promised to be a big test for Whitewater. For the first half of quarter one the Whippets answered that challenge. Whitewater received the opening kickoff and proceeded to march the distance of the field, chewing up over six minutes to score their first TD as QB Daniel Fuller hit Jimmy DuVal on a six yard pass to open up the game 6-0. The two point conversion pass to Ty Sheffield put the visiting Whippets up 8-0.

With momentum on their side and the Evansville Homecoming crowd quiet, the Whippet defense needed to contain Evansville's potent offense. This would prove to be a challenge with a couple of untimely penalties and the Blue Devil offense playing on a short field. This was due to both penalties and the stalling of the Whippet offense. Evansville's ground game was effective against the Whippet defense as two rushing TD's put Evansville up 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was all Evansville both through the air and on the ground. Some missed tackles and missed opportunities in the second quarter by the Whippets allowed Evansville to extend their lead to 49-8 by the half.

Once again the Whippets were challenged to continue their battle in the second half. Although the Blue Devils added to their total with a TD in the 3rd quarter and one in the 4th, Whitewater kept working and their second Whippet TD came in the 4th quarter with Fuller hitting Sheffield for a 14 yard TD. The final score of the ball game saw Evansville defeat the Whippets 63-14.

A number of untimely penalties, some dropped balls, and not finishing tackles allowed the great start to slip away from the young Whippets. Utilizing practice this upcoming week to work on these issues will be a focus as the Whippets prepare for their Homecoming game against the visiting Brodhead-Juda Cardinals next Friday night.

In the Evansville-Albany game, Fuller was 20-36 for 146 yards and 2 TD's. Jimmy Duval caught 7 passes for 77 yards and a TD. Ty Sheffield caught 4 balls for 30 yards and a TD. Ernesto Magana had 8 carries for 75 yards rushing while Fuller added another 30 yards from his QB position. Sheffield had 5 kickoff returns for 60 yards, averaging 12 yards a return while he punted the ball 6 times for a 39 yard average.

The Whippets would love to see a big Homecoming crowd this Friday as they battle Brodhead-Juda beginning at 7:00 PM.

It will be a busy week full of many Homecoming activities as Whitewater prepares for their next ball game. Come on out for a Friday night under the lights and cheer on the Whippets. Go Dogs!"

Game box score courtesy of Matt Amundson

(Sep 24) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library - There will be no early literacy classes on October 4th or October 6th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 11th.

(Sep 24) WHS Girls' Tennis Team Ties East Troy for Rock Valley Tournament Title

Milena Maroske

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

(R-L) Milena Maroske, #1 Singles 2nd Place; Whitney Treder, #4 Singles 1st Place; Ali Ketterhagen, #3 Singles 1st Place and Amanda Kraayvanger, #2 Singles 3rd Place

(R-L) Hailey Lohmeier and Sydney Treder, #2 Doubles 3rd Place; Sophie Olson and Odessa Sonn, #3 Doubles 3rd Place; Hannah Delaney and Maggie Hough, #1 Doubles 5th Place.

Coach Tim Nelson "Led by two individual conference champions, the Whippets scored 25 points to tie the Trojans for the Tournament Title. Ali Ketterhagen defeated McFarland in her first match setting up a match with Rachel Messer from Jefferson. After winning the first set, Ali ran into some major problems in the second set. She was able to pull things back together and pull out the third set tie-breaker for the win.

Whitney Treder had a great night of tennis. She began the evening with a dominating performance over Big Foot in the semi-finals. In the finals she finished things out in straight sets again with a win over McFarland.

I was extremely pleased with how we played. Everyone on the team stepped up and played some great tennis. After losing 6 players off of last year's team we were not picked to finish this high. As a team, we have exceeded expectations and then at the tournament we stepped it up even further.

The Whippets had conference medalists at most spots. In addition to the two conference champions, the highlight of the tournament was Milena Maroske's 2nd place finish at 1 singles. Coming into the tournament as the number 5 seed, Milena opened up with an upset win over the number 4 seed from McFarland. The next match was the match of the year. Facing defending conference champion and two-time state qualifier Meredith Heckert of Big Foot, Milena pulled off a 3 set win sending her to the finals. This was the first time in tournament history that a 5 seed made it to the finals at 1 singles. In the finals, Milena started to run out of gas; she gave it everything she had, losing a close first set, as she ran into another player having a great night, Jasmine Schoeller of Jefferson.

Whitewater picked up 3rd place finishes from Amanda Kraayvanger at 2 singles, Sydney Treder and Hailey Lohmeier at 2 doubles, and Odessa Sonn and Sophie Olson at 3 doubles.

The Whippets finish off regular season play at home with a match against Division 1 Wilmot on Thursday, Sept. 29th."

(Sep 23) Blood Drive - 2-6pm Monday October 3rd at First English Lutheran Church

(Sep 23) The Whitewater Boys' Soccer team headed to conference rival, East Troy, on Thursday night. Whitewater 3, East Troy 3 - Whitewater 3 0 3 East Troy 2 1 3

Dalton Chenoweth

Johaly Xochipa

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

Coach John Chenoweth: "The Whippets struggled to find a good rhythm in the first half, allowing East Troy to take a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute. It took the Whippets 10 more minutes to get on the board with a nice shot by Brian Reyes, assisted by Hiqmet Dauti. Unfortunately, East Troy went ahead again 4 minutes later. Jake Walton whipped a ball across the face of goal and bounced one in off the back post to even the score. And the Whippets quickly scored once again when when Johaly Xochipa found the back of the net. The Whippets were fortunate to go into the half with a 3-2 lead as everyone knew we were not playing to our potential. The second half saw the Whippets playing some of their best ball of the season with good pace and good passing. The Whippets were able to get 13 shots off in the second half but could not get any in the goal. Unfortunately, sometimes in soccer, playing your best doesn't generate the outcome you'd like and East Troy was able to even up the score with only 5 minutes left.

The tie was not what the Whippets were hoping for, especially after being up 3-2 into the last 5 minutes, but it does keep us in the hunt for the conference tournament that will decide this year's conference winner.

We have a full week of rest and then host McFarland at home on Thursday, Sept. 29."

(Sep 23) Participation in the Whitewater's 26th CROP Hunger Walk is a wonderful service project for students of all ages! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

To learn more about CWS/CROP, visit the website

Their goal is $5,000. Contact: Mariann Scott, (262) 473-4219, for collection envelopes.

In October 2015, groups in the Whitewater community including participants from the University gathered together to walk and raise contributions for Church World Services/Christian Rural Overseas Program (CWS/CROP). The 79 walkers collected $4,146.49 with 25 percent or $1,036.62 going to the Whitewater Food Pantry. In 25 years, the community has raised $179,011 with $34,809 staying in Whitewater (Food Pantry).

(Sep 23) WHS Girls' Swim Team - Varsity - Whitewater 66 vs Elkhorn 104 and JV - Whitewater 43 vs Elkhorn 120

Madeline Kuhl

Anna Yeazel

(File pictures)

Coach Gina Foucault: "The Whippets were excited and ready for the meet and it showed! The Whippets won 5 races and took second in 6 races!

Madeline Kuhl won the 200 Freestyle, Anna Yeazel won both the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke, Grace Fanshaw won the 100 Freestyle and Brianna Zimdars won the 400 Freestyle.

Finishing in second were Madeline Kuhl in the 400 Freestyle, Morgan Radaj in the 50 Freestyle, Brianna Zimdars in the 100 Butterfly and Grace Fanshaw in the 100 Backstroke.

In JV, Nicole Sedmak took second in the 400 Freestyle and Ally Carlson finished second in the 100 Breaststroke.

Many girls had best times including Mikael Schmitt (2), Dalia Velazquez, Meghan Kehoe, Emely Rodriguez (2), Alyssa Nelson, Madeline Kuhl (2), Ireland Marinaro (2), Ally Carlson, Maci Parrish, Nicole Sedmak (2), Anna Yeazel, Caitlyn Zimdars (2), Abagail Hernandez, Grace Raupp (2), Brianna Zimdars (2), Grace Fanshaw (2), Maddie Elworthy (2) and Lexi Hackney (2). Some of our best relay splits came from Maci Parrish in the 50 Free (40.93), Brianna Zimdars in the 50 Freestyle (30.88), Morgan Radaj in the 50 Freestyle (30.51) and Anna Yeazel in the 100 Freestyle (1:08.58). Several girls had stand out swims including Dalia Velazquez in the 200 Freestyle. Dalia continues to gain confidence in her swimming. Maddie Elworthy took on the 400 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, two unusual races for her and did fantastic.

I am looking forward to coming back to Whitewater on Tuesday, October 4 for Senior Night to see even more improvement!"

(Sep 23) REMINDER - J-Hawk Triathlon - Sunday Sept. 25th - Register on-line
Paper registration available at J-Hawk web page

(Sep 22) Fraudulent Calls involving a Fake School District Extension

Today the School District was notified that an individual(s) were faking a district phone extension for fraudulent purposes. The individual making the phone calls is not a district employee. The calls are being dialed from a non-district phone. Caller ID indicates the call is from Whitewater Unified and the phone number is 472-8690, which is the health office at Washington School.

The Whitewater Unified School District has reported the concern to the Whitewater Police Department.

(Sep 22) Whitewater: Embracing Unity Through Peace Presents the 2nd of 3 planned events.

Whitewater: Embracing Unity Through Peace Presents…


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Tuesday, September 27th

6:30 PM

UC Hamilton Room

PEACE CIRCLES are round table events to help people cross perceived boundaries & bridge the gap between people. It's a restorative effort to bring people together through a structured process to help groups better understand one another, build and strengthen bonds and attempt to create viable solutions. All campus and community members are welcome to attend!

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Next Peace Circle | October 5, 2016| 6:30 PM |Whitewater High School


(Sep 22) Whitewater High School Class of 1982 is planning their 35th Class Reunion. They are looking for all alumni to join them. Please contact Rita (Domitrz) Hookstead at Email: classof1982.whs@gmail.com so they have your address and contact information to keep you posted on all the events they are planning.

If you know the contact information of other graduates from the class, they would appreciate you providing them with that information as well.


(Sep 22) Voter Registration at Whitewater City Market 5PM-7PM, September 27th through Oct 18th by Members of the League of Women Voters Whitewater-Area.

League members have been trained by the Whitewater City Clerk to serve as Special Registration Deputies and will be available to register voters every Tuesday, 5PM-7PM, at the Whitewater City Market, Cravath Lake Park in downtown Whitewater starting on September 27th (National Voter Registration Day!) and continuing every Tuesday through October 18th.

If you live in the City of Whitewater, League members can help you register to vote or change your name or address on your current registration. Please remember that you must have a proof of residence document with you to register. Information on valid proof of residence documents provided by the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions can be found on the following website: . To learn more about the Whitewater-Area League of Women Voters, visit our website at www.lwvwhitewater.org and Like us on Facebook! We look forward to seeing you at City Market!

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT - November 8, 2016 Election From Whitewater City Clerk:

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, email or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail. The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm November 3, 2016. Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person. You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

CITY OF WHITEWATER Michele R. Smith, City Clerk, 312 W. Whitewater St. Whitewater, WI 53190 (Phone) 262 473-0500
Vote Absentee in person: October 3 - October 7, 2016 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AND October 10 - November 4 2016 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Other Absentee Hours by Appt. with City Clerk

SPECIAL ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS ON CAMPUS Previously Registered Voters of Wards 7,8,9 & 12 (These Wards include all campus-owned housing)

Can vote on campus on the following dates: UWW, University Center, Career & Leadership Development Office Monday, October 10, 2016 - from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. AND Thursday, October 13, 2016 - from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

TOWN OF COLD SPRING - Lisa Griep, Clerk W3497 Vannoy Rd. Whitewater, WI I 53190 (262) 473-6228 Absentee Hours by Appt.

TOWN OF LAGRANGE Crystal Hoffmann, Clerk P.O. Box 359 Whitewater, WI 53190 (262) 495-8200 Absentee Hours by Appt.

TOWN OF LIMA Pam Hookstead, Clerk 11053 Willow Drive Whitewater, WI 53190 (262) 473-8515 Absentee Hours by Appt.

In Person Hours at: Richmond Town Hall W9046 County Road A Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Tuesday, Nov. 1 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. AND Absentee Hours by Appt.

TOWN OF WHITEWATER Carrie Hintz, Clerk W8590 Willis Ray Road Whitewater, WI 53190 (262) 473-4639 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays From 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. And Absentee Hours by Appt.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office is: October 24, 2016 (See above for any extended hours being offered by Municipality.) The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office: Friday, November 4, 2016. No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on November 8, 2016). Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

(Sep 22) Keep up to date on what is new at the Whitewater Police Department, current crimes occurring in our community and the most recent scams you are seeing in and around the community. Check out the Whitewater Police Department Face Book page a reliable source of information - .
Shared from the ADRC of Portage County (it had been shared on a WI courts page): SCAM ALERT: On Sunday 9-11-2016 the police department took a report from a resident that a subject had called her stating that she had missed jury duty and as a result a warrant had been issued for her arrest and that she needed to make two $200 money transfers and appear in court on 9-22-2016 or she would be locked in jail. The caller advised her to go to Dollar General and purchase the pay-pal vouchers. When the resident advised that she had no means of transportation, the caller stated he would call a cab to take her.

A short time later, a cab did indeed arrive to take the resident to Dollar General. While en route to the store, she told the cab driver the story and he advised her to return home and call a family member and the driver took her home before she purchased the money transfers.

The family member upon hearing the story contacted police. Investigating the call, the number on caller ID came back to the Osseo, WI area, but further investigation showed that the call had been masked and may have come from the Atlanta, GA area instead.

A couple of points, first, thanks to the driver from Courtesy Cab for preventing the resident from losing $400. Second, you are always notified in writing by the Circuit Court Clerk when you have jury duty. You are contacted by letter months in advance and asked to fill out a questionnaire and then sent another letter telling you what dates you are asked to appear. Third, the police do not make arrangements for transportation to pick up bond money, unless it is in the back of a squad car.

Please be careful, there are always people trying new and creative ways to separate you from your money, and they are frequently invoking the power of law enforcement to get people to hand over hard earned cash. If you get a suspicious call similar to this, hang up and call your local law enforcement agency.

(Sep 22) The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center St., is having a book sale from Saturday, October 1st to Friday the 7th.

The sale features fiction and nonfiction books, both paperback and hard-cover, including a large number of large-print books. Books are priced at 25¢ for children's books, 50¢ for adult paperback books, and $1.00 for adult hard cover books. CDs and DVDs are priced at $1.00 and audio books at $3.00 each. Valuable or rare books are individually priced.

The hours for the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

(Sep 21) Two WMS students were honored at Tuesday's Whitewater Optimist monthly meeting. Aldo Rodriguez and Audrey Mayer were selected as the September honorees for outstanding school performance and attitude.

Aldo Rodriguez and Audrey Mayer were joined by Ms. Rosalinda Martinez, Middle School ELL Teacher; Ms. Angela Ketter, 6th-8th grade Computer Science Teacher and Ms. Elizabeth Elliott, Middle School Music/Band Teacher to a special luncheon held on the UWW Campus.

Aldo's recognition is due to him always having a positive attitude, an extraordinary work ethic, and overcoming significant obstacles. Audrey is being recognized for her happy disposition that is infectious to her peers, her high academic standards, and involvement in a variety of school related activities.

Both students were selected by a panel of ten teachers who came to an agreement that they would be excellent representatives of WMS outstanding students but also examples of the Whitewater Optimist Club creed. Congratulations Aldo and Audrey!

(Sep 22) Former UW-Whitewater graduate student sentenced in sexual assault
For more on the gazettextra.com story by Jonah Beleckis.

(Sep 21) For the seventh time in eight years, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is at record enrollment.

Preliminary figures show 12,433 enrolled students for the fall semester, including the largest first-year class in the university's history with 2,220 new students. UW System will release the official enrollment numbers in October.

"The Warhawk family continues to grow, and I am delighted that more students than ever are choosing UW-Whitewater to pursue their degrees," said Chancellor Beverly Kopper. "This is an amazing place with a vibrant array of courses and extracurricular activities, and faculty and staff members who care deeply about student success."

"I'm especially proud that we also have a record freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 81.4 percent," Chancellor Kopper said. "We're working diligently to make sure students who come to UW-Whitewater make meaningful connections on campus, find success and graduate," she said.

Meanwhile, the physical campus continues to evolve. The Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center, currently under construction, will help meet the university's growing demand for in-depth tutorial support. It will house the UW-Whitewater Academic Support Center, serving thousands of students with tutorial and supplemental instruction and offering employment opportunities to hundreds of qualified learning assistants, or tutors. The center, an addition to Laurentide Hall, is expected to open in fall 2017.

In addition, a new 400-bed residence hall is currently under design and expected to open in fall of 2019.

Recent record enrollments include: 12,351 in 2015-16; 12,159 in 2014-15; 12,031 in 2012-13; 11,643 in 2011-12; 11,557 in 2010-11; 11,139 in 2009-10 and enrollment for 2013-14 was 12,015.

(Sep 21) The Board of Directors of Fairhaven Senior Services is pleased to announce the imminent expansion of Fairhaven’s Prairie Village development on Whitewater’s north side.

The growing demand for homes for senior adults and the expanding population at Prairie Village have created the need to complete the planned infrastructure and roadways. The preliminary work will begin this fall with completion of the project scheduled for the spring/summer of 2017.

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm on September 28th at the cul-de-sac end of North Acorn Ridge. The public is welcome to attend.

Prairie Village by Fairhaven is a community of ADA accessible ranch homes limited to senior adults 55 and older. Residents have priority access to the additional care levels available at Fairhaven and benefit from the interior and exterior maintenance that’s included for all. This latest expansion will create enough additional lots to add 46 homes to the development.

To learn more about Prairie Village please call Fairhaven at 262-473-2140 or visit.

(Sep 21) Wisconsin Makers is sponsoring a scratch mold workshop Thursday, Sept. 29, in conjunction with an upcoming iron pour at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

From an April iron pour with individuals of all ages making scratch molds!

Taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the makerspace, located at 200 E. Clay St. in Whitewater, this is a family-friendly event, with adults and children from throughout the area welcome to attend.

For $20, participants will be provided with a 5-by-5-inch square sand scratch mold that they can personalize with their own design. Members of both the Wisconsin Makers and Friends of Wisconsin Makers - as well as anyone joining either group that night - will be given a $10-per-mold discount.

Persons unable to attend on the Sept. 29 workshop or who desire more time to complete their scratch mold at home may pick up blocks at the MakerSpace weekdays from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. It always is best to text/call ahead at (920) 650-2333.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the "pour team" on the UW-Whitewater campus will fill each mold with molten cast iron. The completed castings may be picked up at Wisconsin Makers after 2 p.m. that Saturday. Teresa "Tree" Lind, a UW-Whitewater lecturer of art and design, is the professor in charge of the pour.

She and her art students led a successful iron pour at Wisconsin Makers last spring that drew more than 60 participants and many more spectators. The second annual iron pour is slated for April 1, 2017.

Located at the corner of Wisconsin and Clay streets across from the American Legion Hall in Whitewater, Wisconsin Makers is a community workshop/makerspace for residents of Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties and beyond.

Members have around-the-clock access to equipment for metals, woodworking, welding, fabric arts, matting/framing, foundry/blacksmithing, ceramics/pottery, machining, 3-D printing, laser cutting and other hobbies and projects.

More information about the organization and scratch mold workshop is available and Facebook .

(Sep 20) The Greater Whitewater Committee (GWC)'s 4th Annual Discover Whitewater Series took place on Sunday, September 18th. The series featured a Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5k and W3's Fit Kid Shuffle through the scenic city of Whitewater.

Flag display courtesy of Whitewater Fire Dept

Singing the National Anthem was Stephanie Goettl

On race day, the GWC and Discover Whitewater Series Planning Committee were joined by 771 participants and 400 volunteers, as well as 80 sponsors for another successful Series Event. The weather couldn't have been better, and the changes implemented to enhance the runners' experience were received quite well.

At the start of the Half Marathon - Men winners in position with the first strides - could not identify women winners.

The top male runners in the half marathon were as follows: In first place, Alexander Cushman (bib 285) with a time of 1:07:45.15, in second place, Danny Machmueller (bib 306) with a time of 1:10:34.35, and in third place, Tyler Zwagerman (bib 339) with a time of 1:17:25.81. The top female runners in the half marathon were as follows: In first place, Holly Nearman with a time of 1:23:25.42, in second place, Marie Peterson with a time of 1:26:29.65, and in third place, Erin Andreski with a time of 1:29:42.11.

The half relay winners were as follows: In first place for male teams was Hayden West and Neil West with an overall time of 1:51:53.19. In first place for the female teams was Tiffany Pernat and Caitlyn Ramseier with an overall time of 1:54:46.18. In first place for the coed teams was Penelope Della and William Snow with an overall time of 2:21:36.94.

First strides of the 5K and only #1 Men winner was identifiable.

The top male runners in the 5K were as follows: In first place, Quinn McKenzie (bib 649) with a time of 18:29.37, in second place, Michael Meinholz with a time of 18:33.68, and in third place, Gio Anello with a time of 19:40.98. The top female finishers were as follows: In first place, Susie Train Bruerger with a time of 19:50.87, in second place, Kadie Degner with a time of 23:05.91, and in third place, Sun Torke with a time of 23:29.79.

The main goals of the annual Discover Whitewater Series are to build a stronger community and showcase the City of Whitewater. All proceeds from the event are put directly back into the community each year.

The featured change this year was to bring more spectators to the finish line area in order to enhance the runners' experience. The awards ceremony was moved adjacent to the track, live music was hosted in the same area, and the W3 Fit Kid Shuffle was moved to start/finish behind the grandstand. The Whitewater Whippet Booster Club also served food out of the concessions stand in this area. The results from this enhancement proved wonderful! More people filled the stands to cheer on runners as they crossed the finish line, and many family members stayed in the area to enjoy the high energy atmosphere.

The Greater Whitewater Committee and Discover Whitewater Series would like to thank everyone involved with making this fourth year a success. The Whitewater community is a great place to visit, live, and work, and they will showcase the wonderful community once again at the next Discover Whitewater Series on September 17th, 2017. They hope everyone will join them!

Results from Race Day

(Sep 19) Walworth County Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste Friday & Saturday October 7 & 8

Clean Sweep is dedicated to the collection & proper disposal of household hazardous waste products. Services are available to Walworth County household residents free-of-charge, and pre-registration is not required.

What is household hazardous waste? It is the unusable portion of a household product containing volatile chemicals that are flammable, corrosive, explosive, reactive, toxic or radioactive. These products are identified by looking at labels, which are generally marked CAUSTIC, ACID, DANGER, FLAMMABLE, WARNING, or POISON. Product examples are listed BELOW.

COLLECTION POINT #1 Open ONLY on Friday, October 7 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. City of Whitewater Public Works Complex 150 East Starin Road

COLLECTION POINT #2 Open ONLY on Friday, October 7 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Town of Linn Municipal Garage N611 Zenda Road, Zenda

COLLECTION POINT #3 Open ONLY on Saturday, October 8 8:00 a.m. - Noon Walworth County Public Works Department W4097 County Road NN Elkhorn

Is there a Clean Sweep program for businesses & institutions? Yes! But, businesses and institutions must pre-register for the program, provide a list of items they want to bring, and pay for product disposal. Please call 262-741-3367 or 262-741-7264 for more information about this opportunity, or to request a pre-registration form.

(Sep 17) Enjoy a night of creepy stories and lore derived from the history of Whitewater, Wisconsin (also known as "Second Salem").

Learn about the Poison Widow and take a look into the crypt of Mary Worth as you drive to the iconic spots of Whitewater's past.

$35 per ticket Includes:
*Guided Bus Tour
*Drinks & Appetizers
*Guided Storytelling into the legends of Whitewater

The event starts and stops at The Fuzzy Pig for appetizers and drinks. The Fuzzy Pig also does annual haunts for the public to enjoy and will be discounted for Spirit Tour guests at $5 for all the attractions!

Limited seating so reserve your spot! Call (262) 473-4005 to buy your tickets now!

(Sep 16) Robert Tarrell's solo show of 50 paintings, "The Painter's Travels," will be exhibited at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center (CAC), 402 West Main Street from October 6 to October 30.

"Wingra Boats." It is made with water-soluble oils on canvas, 14"x20".

Robert Tarrell

The show opens October 6 and will run Thursdays through Sundays at the CAC from noon until 5 pm. Robert will greet visitors at an artist reception, free and open to the public, on Sunday, October 9 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the CAC.

Robert Tarrell said, "I love to travel. I love to discover new places. I travel for discovery and exploration. Travel for me can be local, regional, national, or international. I travel by walking, biking, canoeing, car, or airplane. I feel a deep connection with Wisconsin's landscape and people. I don't need to travel far to find interesting things to paint. My own backyard can be inspirational. I just walk out my door and it is all there. I generally paint in Wisconsin where I have spent the majority of my life. I paint the landscape that I know and understand best. As an artist, I'm continually inspired, energized, and challenged by the landscape."

Robert Tarrell received a Bachelor of Science degree in comprehensive art and certification in art education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has a Master of Art degree in studio painting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He also has a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2-D, painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tarrell is a Professor of Art at Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, where he has taught for 29 years. He teaches drawing and painting.

He said, "For me, the true subject of landscape painting is light. Good light can make the ordinary extraordinary. I'm fascinated by light and shadow and how it can transform an ordinary image into an extraordinary one that can take my breath away. Light ties all aspects of the landscape together."

In 1999, he received the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. From 1999-2001, Robert Tarrell served as President of the Wisconsin Art Education Association. He was named the 2003 Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year. In 2004, he was awarded the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education Distinguished Service Award. On November 5th, 2012, Tarrell was the recipient of the Mazzuchelli Medallion at the 23rd Heritage Celebration, Edgewood College. This is one of Edgewood's highest honors and is given for cultivating personal, professional, intellectual and spiritual resources to empower others and for a commitment to Teaching and Preaching through the Arts.

He has exhibited extensively, including a sabbatical exhibit at the Edgewood College Art Gallery in March 2017. Tarrell has taught numerous plein air painting workshops throughout the state of Wisconsin. His work is in collections of the University of Iowa, UW-Platteville, Edgewood College, and the Kohler Foundation, and in private collections in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and Europe.

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library - Programs for the Week of Sep. 20th.

Reading with Rover Saturday, September 24th 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reading is always more fun with a four-legged friend. Participants of all ages are invited to stop in and read with one of our certified therapy dogs. No registration is required.

(Sept 14) Whitewater City Market and Downtown Whitewater, Inc., are hosting a farm to table fundraiser! Tickets can be purchased at the information booth at Whitewater City Markets or online . Tickets are limited, so reserve your seat today!

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