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(May 23) The City of
Whitewater Water Utility will be doing some needed repairs to the piping at the
Starin Park water tower today, May 23rd and Tuesday May 24th in order to repair
a leak that has developed in the riser pipe.
This repair will
not affect the quality or delivery of water to our residents; although people
on the west side of town may experience lower pressure than normal. They will
be running our west side wells and booster pumps to try to minimize any lost
pressure. They will be draining some water to N. Prairie St. and Starin Rd.
during this process so water in the curb line will be normal on Monday. They
will also have some pressure pop off valves installed on some hydrants in the
mid section of town that may automatically run water at times to relieve any
high pressures that may occur as the city's pumps turn on and off. Hydrant
flushing will be delayed by two to three days while they make these repairs.
They ask that residents conserve water as much as possible the next two days
while they have one tower out of service. They appreciate your patience and
apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience from a lower than
normal water pressure while they make these needed repairs.
Monday, May 23, 6:15pm -
Closed Session and 7pm Open Session - Whitewater School Board - Regular Meeting
at District Central Office Agenda:
CANCELLED for Tuesday,
May 24, 4:30pm - Urban Forestry Commission Meeting Cravath Lakefront Room, 2nd
floor City Municipal Building Agenda:
(May 23) TODAY - The
Annual Flag Distribution at Hillside Cemetery will take place Monday May 23rd
2015 flag placement.
The purpose is to place FLAGS on as many Veterans Graves
as possible. They do this to demonstrate our Thanks and show Respect for our
Vets in observance of Memorial Day.
5 PM they will join together on the top of the hill inside the 2nd gate a
They cordially invite everyone to join in,
even if you only want to observe you are WELCOME. In the past years they have
had Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisy Scouts as well as
families, couples, friends and neighbors join in for this heart warming event.
Following The Flag Distribution all are invited to The Congregational
United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St. to join them for Food and
Fellowship. Thanks to several Pizza Restaurants in Whitewater everyone will be
(May 23) The WHS Baseball
Team won Friday night over Lakeside Lutheran for its 8th in a row and is 17-6
on the season (2 nonconference games remaining in the regular season) finishing
in 2nd place in the Rock Valley North Division.
They earned the
#2 seed in the Region with a first round bye. Their first game in the playoffs
will be at home on May 31st against the winner of East Troy and Racine Lutheran
The playoffs for the WIAA 2016 Boys Baseball Tournament
- Division 2 - sectional 3 are listed
Come and cheer
them on at home on Tuesday May 31st at
The two remaining games are away at Lake Mills High
School Monday (today) and at Delavan-Darien on Tuesday (tomorrow)
(May 21) Almost all the
WHS freshmen and sophomore track and field athletes competed at Evansville in
the Blue Devil Frosh/Soph Invite Thursday night.
Nicole TomomitsuFile picture courtesy of Bob
Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
Coach John Houwers: "For some, this meet serves as a tune
up for Regionals. For others, it's the final meet of the season. The team
enjoyed finally competing in the warmer weather. The top finisher was Nicole
Tomomitsu, winning the 1600m run. Jacob Korf and Miranda Reynolds both placed
second tonight. Many others had personal records set tonight in their events as
For the boys, personal bests were set by ALvin Tillet and Alex
Popke in the 100, Jose Villegas, Bennet Miles, and Xander Jaeger in the 200m,
Brandon Hageli in the 110 Hurdles, Korf and Dalton Chenoweth in the 800m, with
Daniel Soto just missing his, and Steven Witt in the 1600m.
girls, personal bests were set by Maribel Pena and Grace Ejnik in the 200m,
Tomomitsu and Aspen Cook in the 1600m, Emily Swanson in both the shot put and
discus, Kylee Traylor in the discus, Reynolds in the high jump, Ali Ketterhagen
in the long jump, and Celine Zahn in the triple jump. The meet ended with many
The Whippet track and field team will host Regionals next
Monday at WHS. The field events begin at 4:00, and running events start at
(May 21) Warhawks
Baseball Team wins the NCAA Central Regional and begins play at NCAA Division
III Championship Friday May 27th at 7:45 p.m. in Appleton, WI. - Final: No. 14
Warhawks 5, Rose-Hulman 3.
UWW (34-15) will make its eighth
appearance all time in the College World Series, including its fourth since
2008. Head coach John Vodenlich earns his 500th career win in second game.
Regional All-Tournament Team for UW-Whitewater: 1B Blake Fleischman, RHP Curtis
Morgan, RHP Lake Bachar, 3B Cal Aldridge (MVP).
(May 21) The Whitewater
Police Department is hosting the 4th Annual Whitewater K9 5K/10K Run/Walk on
Saturday, June 4th, 2016. The race starts at the Cravath Lakefront Park,
341 South Fremont Street, in Whitewater. Registration is from 7:30 am to 8:30
am. The kiddie 1]mile sprint (ages 1 through 12) begins at 8:30 am and
the 5K walk/run and 10K walk/run begin at 9:00 am. The cost to participate is
$10 for the kiddie 1]mile sprint, $15 per person (team) and $20
(individual) for the 5K walk/run, and $20 per person (team) and $25
(individual) for the 10K walk/run. Chip timing will be provided by Absolute
Race Timing. The top three finishers in multiple age categories will receive a
race medal and all participants will receive a Performance Cotton tshirt,
donated by Whitewater Manufacturing. Register
by Tuesday, May 24th to be sure you will receive a t-shirt! On line
There were approximately
200 race participants with 60 dogs at last years event. They are looking
forward to an increase in participation with this years event in order to
continue to fund the K9 Unit. Officer Matteson and canine Boomer will be on
hand at this years race to cheer on the race participants and their
For more race information or to register visit the
race website at and like our Whitewater
Police K9 Facebook page to learn more about
other K9 events.
So, grab your running shoes (and your dog if you'd
like) and meet us at Cravath Lake Front Park for a morning of friends, family
and fitness SATURDAY JUNE 4th! A scenic, accessible and safe 5K and 10K route
and also a Kiddie Sprint around. Chip timing performed by Absolute Timing.
There will be two water stations along the route for both humans and canines.
Participants receive a performance race shirt and snacks. Treats and waste bags
provided for Fido. Medals are awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in
each age group of both distances. The top 3 dog finishers in both 5k and 10K
will receive a prize. Reminder - Kiddie Sprint 8:30am 10K 9:00am 5K 9:10am
(May 19) A brief
dedication ceremony for new Chimney Swift Tower located in Cravath Lake Park
east of the Whitewater City Market on Tuesday.
Assistant City Manager, Christopher McDonell and Karen
Coburn, member, Urban Forestry Committee at the dedication.Picture
courtesy of Peter Underwood
The generous donors to the tower construction project
made it possible for this spring's nesting season. Several Chimney Swifts were
seen flying in the area during the dedication so hopefully some will make their
home in the tower. A new interpretive sign is in place which tells the story of
the Chimney swift, a migratory bird that flies across the Gulf of Mexico to the
Amazon River headwaters, feasts on insects there during our winter, then makes
the return trip to the north, arriving in Whitewater in late April. Swifts
begin nesting in early May and again hopefully a pair or two will accept the
tower in which to raise their families. The Chimney Swift Tower project was
sponsored by the Urban Forestry Committee.
(May 19) Memorial Day
activities to be held on Monday, May 30th in Whitewater.
VFW Post 5470 of
Whitewater and Monsignor Thomas Berry Council 1690, Knights of Columbus,
Whitewater and Palmyra invite you to a Memorial Day Observance at Fr. Berry
Hall at St. Patrick Parish, 1235 W. Main St.
The is the 150th
anniversary of the beginning of Memorial Day [first called Decoration Day] in
Waterloo, NY. The observance will begin at 9:00
a.m. and feature a Memorial Homily by Fr. Mark Niehaus, pastor of St.
Patrick Parish, and Taps and a rifle salute by the American Legion Honor Squad.
Refreshments will be served by the Women's Society.
The American Legion
parade will form at the First Citizens Bank parking lot in downtown Whitewater
at 10:00 AM and will march off promptly at 10:30 AM concluding at the American
Legion Building, 272 Wisconsin Street.
In case of inclement
weather the parade will be canceled but the program will be held at the
American Legion Building beginning at 11:00 AM.
Leading the parade will
be the color guard of William Graham Post 173 American Legion. The Whitewater
High School Band and the Whitewater Middle School Band will provide music for
the parade. Featured in the parade will be guest speaker
Whitewater native and Brigadier General (Ret) Charles Scharine. Also
participating will be American Legion and VFW scholarship winners, Badgers Boys
and Girls State attendees, the American Legion Outstanding Athlete, and the
American Legion Americanism award recipient. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other
youth organizations are invited to participate. Following the ceremony the
public is invited to remain for refreshments and remembrance.
A TRAVELING DISPLAY OF
WISCONSIN CASUALTIES SINCE 9-11-01 IS COMING TO HERITAGE HALL IN ELKHORN - six
days starting Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am
until 5:00pm every day through Friday June 3rd.
The very emotional display, "Remembering Our Fallen of
Wisconsin" was conceived at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. It is
intended to be a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by the fallen
from every state in the USA who was killed in the War On Terror while wearing
our country's uniform in a war zone. The goal is to have memorials from every
state brought together for a National Tour.
Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin is the caretaker of the Wisconsin
tribute until it joins the rest of the states for a National Tour. The Walworth
County Council and the Walworth County Historical Society are cooperating to
bring the traveling exhibit to Heritage Hall in Elkhorn for six days starting
Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm every
day through Friday June 3rd. On Friday the exhibit will be open until 8:00pm.
Bob Miller, Legion Commander and James Boardman, President of the Historical
Society, issued a joint statement that they were pleased that their respective
organizations would be working together again on another project making this
Wisconsin had 138 men and women who died during this
period. Walworth County had 4, having ties to the county, who gave their lives:
Justin Linden, Mathew Hermanson, David Johnson and Keith Nurnberg. The photo
memorial includes military and personal photos and other information on each of
It is hoped that Veterans of this
same era will be available daily to be Honor Guides at the exhibit. There will
be 2 guides needed each day for 3 hour shifts.
There will be no
charge for admittance to the exhibit. There are costs associated with the
origination, maintenance and transporting the exhibits so donations can be made
at the exhibit.
(May 19) VFW WHITEWATER
POST POPPY SALE this past weekend at Walmart - Veterans Cliff Witte and Ed
Milena MaroskeFile picture courtesy of Bob Mischka
- for extensive picture gallery
(May 19) Girls Soccer -
Whippets 3 Fort Atkinson 0 For the Daily Jefferson County Union story by
(May 19) Youth of St.
Patrick Catholic Church Mission Trip Fundraiser - Sat. May 21st.
(May 16) The Madison
Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Ward-Brodt Music will award their 2016 Award for
Excellence in Music Education to Whitewater music teacher Christine Hayes of
Lincoln/LINCS Elementary School.
This annual award celebrates an
educator who displays leadership, passion, dedication, and innovation within
the music classroom, positively affecting the lives of his or her students and
the community at large, and is designated for one outstanding music educator in
southern Wisconsin. The MSO and Ward-Brodt developed the award to recognize
that cultivating the artistic growth of young students is one of the most
unique and challenging jobs for teachers in Wisconsin.
dedicated her life to enriching young people and the communities around her
through music education. In her 29 years of working in the Whitewater Unified
School District and by contributing to music in her community in a variety of
ways, she's changed the lives of many students and her colleagues. She believes
that "inspiring and challenging children today will lead to their embracing
music for their lifetime."
Christine will be awarded a commemorative plaque
and a $500 prize. These prizes have been made possible through the generosity
of Ward-Brodt Music of Madison, Wisconsin. To be qualified for the award, a
nominee must have taught within a 75-mile radius of Madison in a public or
private K-12 school and instructed a band, orchestra, choir, or general music
For the detailed release on
Christine Hayes and more on the award
(May 16)This year, both
National Police Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week take place
from May 15 21 to honor the service of law enforcement officers and EMS
workers and to recognize the importance of the commitment they have to their
In 1962, President Kennedy designated May 15 as
National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Established by a joint resolution of
Congress in 1962, National Police Week is dedicated to honoring law enforcement
officers, and pays special recognition to those who have lost their lives in
the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
EMS Week started in 1973 under President Ford. The EMS Strong campaign seeks to
celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nations emergency
medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians
(ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical
Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services,
sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners
(May 16) Bellezza
Hair Design & Spa welcomes Maddie Frank!
Maddie is a recent
graduate from Regency Beauty Institute. She loves the Whitewater area! She is
very passionate about hair color, cuts and staying up-to-date with new style
Trends. Maddie looks forward to meeting you and building client relationships
within the community. For an appointment with Maddie call 262-473-3580.
(May 15) Art by students
from ages 4 to 18 is featured in the May exhibit at the Whitewater Arts
Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street. A reception for the
student artists was held Sunday. The art exhibits and the featured the LINCS
World Drumming Ensemble attracted an audience of about 350. The exhibit
includes a variety of two and three dimensional artwork by school district
students and also included the 4K program and Head Start students.
(L-R) Linda Long, President of the
Whitewater Arts Alliance joined School District Art teachers: Debbie
Brigham-Schmuhl, WHS; Stacy Johnson, Middle School; Sara Brautigam of Lakeview
Elementary School; Joan Schlough of LINCS Inquiry Charter School and Mareta
Hale of Washington Elementary School.
1st grade student Laken Stettner
with art teacher Sara Brautigam of Lakeview Elementary School.
Art Teacher Mareta Hale of
Washington Elementary School with 3rd grade student Liz Servin.
2nd grade student Issaac Weigel with
art teacher Joan Schlough of LINCS Inquiry Charter School
Art teacher Stacy Johnson, Middle
School, with 8th grade student Sophie Olson.
Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl, WHS with
senior Jan Maroske.
Arts Alliance members Dawn Hunter and Sue Mealy
with student sculptures.
LINCS World Drumming Ensemble with director music
teacher Christine Hayes.
Appreciative standing room only
Time for a break for Noah and grandmother Aleda
(May 16) Cloudy skies and
cool temperatures greeted the Whippet Golf Team as they took to the course at
the Rock Valley Conference Tournament, held at Riverside Golf Course in
(L-R) Johnathan Swaffer, Jake Walton, Billie Jo Parker,
Jimmy Cushman, Jon Caldwell and Coach Wiegman.
Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive
Coach Chris Wiegman: "Junior Jake Walton led the way,
along with seniors Jimmy Cushman and Jon Caldwell, sophomore Billie Jo Parker,
and freshman Johnathan Swaffer. The team dominated not only the weather but the
golf course, posting their lowest round of the season with a final round score
of 370. This score allowed the Whippets to finish 3rd overall, and beat
conference rivals Jefferson, East Troy, and Evansville. Walton carded an 89,
earning 10th place overall, and marking the 2nd straight week in which he shot
a season low round. Jake has been a consistent worker in practice all
season and is peaking at the exact time we need and expect him to do
well, says Coach Wiegman.
Seniors Jimmy Cushman and Jon Caldwell,
turned in a 90 and 94 respectively, and Johnathan Swaffer and Billie Jo Parker
shot a 97 and 105, allowing the Whippets to earn their best team finish at the
Conference tournament in recent memory. According to Coach Wiegman, It
was a great performance by a team of golfers that Ive known all season
could put it together, and today they did just that. Im extremely proud
of the way they not only scored today, but by their relaxed and determined
demeanor in what was some cold May weather. Weve got some individuals who
have been turning it on lately, and Im excited about our opportunity at
Fire Ridge for Regionals.
A special shoutout goes out to junior Whippet Golfer,
Whitney Treder, who brought signs, gatorade, chapstick, and positive energy to
the team. The teams accomplishment was solidified by Whitneys
dedication and enthusiasm.
(May 16) LINCS ELEMENTARY
SPRING FLING was held Friday to a full house of activities including raffle
baskets, treat or cake walk, karaoke, body painting, cook out and
Raffle baskets drew many with tickets!
Treat walk (cakes+) with music with style in direction
and when stops the persons on selected numbers on the floor are
Very professional face/body paint also with style and
match fashionable clothing.
Karaoke in the music room with animated
The chefs! Speciality brats and hot dogs!
And then the brats and hot dogs served to the many
(May 15) The Whippets
track and field teams competed at the Rock Valley Conference Championship
Saturday at Edgerton.
Senior Xhonatan Shahollari who was named co-field
athlete of the meet for winning the long jump and triple jump,
personal best, as well as finishing second in the high jump.
Senior Sarah Ziolkowski won the 3200m runPictures
courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
Coach Houwers: "The boys finished 3rd and the girls were
7th. While there were many very good performances, 5 Whippets are calling
themselves conference champion today. Two senior athletes
really stood out; Xhonatan Shahollari, who was named co-field athlete of
the meet for winning the long jump and triple jump, both with personal best, as
well as finishing second in the high jump, and Sarah
Ziolkowski, who smiled her way around the track 8 times to win the 3200m
run in a lifetime best time. Sarah was smiling because she was finally running
on the track instead of in a pool after battling an injury all year. Sarah has
cross-trained incredibly hard to be able to have that opportunity, and she made
the most of it. The other conference champions are the boys 4x100 relay team of
Matt Mattingly, Connor Rupke, Xhonatan Shahollari, and Tyler Sheffield.
Other Whippets who medaled with a top 4 finish were Connor Rupke in the 100m,
Logan Rasmussen in the triple jump, Jon Zheng in the long jump, the 4x800m
relay team of Timmy VanderPluym, Connor Laue, Matt Mattingly and Mike
Mattingly, Nicole Frison in the 100 hurdles, Miranda Reynolds in the high jump,
Maritza Xochipa in the pole vault and the 4x100m relay team of Morgan
Wiedenhoeft, Kelly O'Hara, Maritza Xochipa, and Morgan Radaj.
other athletes performed at their best when it mattered most. The girls 4x1 and
boys 4x2 ran season best. Allisan Barrett, Nicole Tomomitsu, Connor Rupke,
Timmy VanderPluym, Miranda Reynolds, Jacob Korf, and Connor Laue all had
lifetime best. The team competed hard and represented Whitewater High School
(May 15) WHS Seniors Leif
Sahyun and Devin Samaranayake presented their Senior Project Development Studio
project for Computer Science on Friday, May 13, to a packed room.
Leif Sahyun and Devin Samaranayake with Physics Teacher
Mr. Tony Tautges
The pair spent the school year creating a "graphs and
tracks" simulation for their customer, Physics Teacher Mr. Tony Tautges, for
use in his AP Physics classes for years to come. During the presentation, the
students shared their successes and struggles from throughout the project. One
of their biggest struggles (and biggest successes) was finding available Python
modules that could do what they needed and writing new modules of their own
when they couldn't find an existing solution. They hope to share this new code
with the online world and expand the available Python libraries online. The duo
also commented that the project not only developed additional computer
programming skills but strengthened their knowledge of physics and mathematics.
For more on Python modules (overview but with detail)
Leif and Devin explaining their Senior Project for
(May 14) It is that time
of year again; the Whitewater 4th of July Parade committee is meeting and
planning this year's parade. They would love to have you join them this
year as they have truly enjoyed having you participate in the past. The 2016
Fourth of July Parade theme is "Defending our Freedom over the Decades," as
they are honoring all branches of service. Featuring six Parade Marshals from
the service branches.
If you are interested in participating in this
year's parade please fill out the parade registration form by June 17th and
return to Bob Obney, W8555 Territorial Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190 or email to
Just a reminder, the United States flag must be the
most prominent on your entry.
The Parade Registration Greeting Letter
and the 2016 Parade Registration Form are available on their web page
(May 14) The public is
cordially invited to the Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters,
Whitewater Area. It will be held in Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven on
Saturday, May 21 from 10:00am -Noon. Highlights of the programs presented last
year and a survey of the most interesting topics on the local, state and
national levels will be the main agenda items. An election of the slate of
officers will also take place. A light breakfast of coffee, orange juice and
sweet rolls will be offered.
(May 14) Recent findings
from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine
concluded that smoking job seekers have harder times finding jobs than
non-smokers after graduation. Because college is used to help prepare
students for the work field post-graduation, many at UW-Whitewater see it to be
fitting that policies do just that. A tobacco free campus policy would help
prevent young adults from starting to use tobacco during college. In addition a
tobacco free policy would allow for a supportive environment for students and
staff who want to quit, to quit.
Currently, UW-Whitewater is working
with SPARK, Wisconsin's young adult tobacco prevention program to educate the
campus community about tobacco and the benefits of a tobacco free campus. While
campus health services offer a variety of services and products to help tobacco
users, having a tobacco free campus would help enforce these resources.
UW-Whitewater already does a great job preparing students for the
workforce educationally and having a tobacco free policy is another opportunity
to best prepare students for after graduation.
If you would like to
learn more about their work on campus or get involved at UW- Whitewater, email
(May 14) The Whitewater
High School National Honor Society elected officers for the 2016-2017 school
year. (L-R) Whitney Treder who will serve as President, Meghan Kehoe - Vice
President, Abigail Childs- secretary and Jacob Lee - treasurer.
(May 14) The
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be hosting a reading of the book, I Am
Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings on Monday, May 23rd at 6:00
p.m. Jazz is a transgender teen, Youtube and television personality,
spokesmodel, and LGBTQ activist and this picture book explains in clear, simple
language her experience as a child identifying as transgender. The event is
being organized by community members and is receiving support from LGBT of
Walworth County and the Family Equality Council. The event will include a
reading of the book, an opportunity for dialogue, and a children's activity
centered on inclusion and acceptance. This is a safe, family-friendly event
open to the community.
(May 14) Fort Community
Credit Union (FCCU) announced today that Joshua Kline has joined their team as
In this role, Josh will perform a range of tasks
necessary to balance and update assigned general ledger and subsidiary
accounts, maintain and reconcile daily cash accounts and other accounting and
data processing related duties.
Josh earned his Bachelor's in Business
Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. He
is a native of Whitewater and is excited to continue his community involvement
Sue Johnson, President of FCCU said We are very excited to
hire another UW-Whitewater graduate here at FCCU. Josh has worked for us for
four years as a part-time teller and accounting assistant, and we are thrilled
to have him join our team full-time.
SAVE THE DATE -
Whitewater High Schools Alumni Association Annual Meeting Dinner (from the
menu) Saturday August 20th, 2016 Social hour 5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:30 P.M. 841
Brew House Restaurant 841 E. Milwaukee St. Whitewater For reservations Contact
Jerry Grant 262-473-2214 Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline August 13,
(May 13) Kiwanis
Breakfast Club held their Annual Recognition Banquet on Tuesday at Jessica's
Family Restaurant Scholarships, Circle K graduates, donations, and
installation of 2016-17 officers were part of the program.
The Pat Brooks Memorial Scholarship
was awarded to WHS senior Sarah Schiltz - (L-R) Mary Brooks with her daughter
Stephanie Steinke presented the scholarship to Sarah with her mother Donna
Mary Brooks and her daughter
Stephanie received a plaque in memory of Pat Brooks who was an active member of
Club Treasurer Rick Norman and
Rollin Cooper with Lanora Heim, School District Special Education/Pupil
Services Coordinator, who explained how the Club support to the English
language learner (ELL) Summer Reading Program progressed last summer. She
received a check from the proceeds from the Club's Easter Lily Sale. The Easter
lily coordinator Rollin and Treasurer Rick presented Lanora a check to support
the 2016 ELL Summer Reading Program.
Outgoing President Jerry Grant
pinned the incoming 2016-17 President Jean Bromley who had just been inducted
by Bob Wufkuhle
(May 13) Vote for WHS
student Dylan Griep - in the 2016 National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero
contest! Dylan has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. For more information
and to vote for Dylan
(May 13) Boys Free Swim
Clinic - June 4th - Registration Form
Swimming is a life long sport and
they want to share how much safer and fun it can be when you feel secure being
in the water.
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
Bulk Pick-Up Trash Days
Extended in May
Johns Disposal will be doing additional
Bulk Trash Pick-Up days in May to assist residents with disposing of their
belongings. Bulk Trash Pick-Up is scheduled for
May 16 May 20
These days are for any extra
garbage or recycling you have or items that are too large to fit in the carts.
This does not include yard waste, construction
materials, hazardous materials or electronics.
Place all large
items including furniture, carpeting, large metal, large cardboard boxes
(emptied and flattened) and appliances 6 ft. away from, not in front of, or
next to the carts.
Small items such as automotive batteries, tires (2
per home per month) drain oil (in sealed 1-5 gallon container) should also be 6
ft. away from the carts.
Extra paper or bulk recycling should be bagged
in clear plastic bags and placed at the road away from the carts.
you have any questions about what you can dispose of please call Johns
Disposal at 262-473- 4700.
(May 3) Whitewater
Country Club Junior Golf Instruction Program!
(May 23) Gary E. Cooper, 63, Delavan, WI, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at
his favorite Northern Wisconsin Retreat in the Town of Fifield.
He was born on April 15, 1953, in Milwaukee, the son of Ralph and Caroline
He spent his early life and schooling in the
Milwaukee/West Allis area. He attended and graduated from West Allis Central
High School, Class of 1971. He then attended Blackhawk Technical College in
Janesville. Following his education he was the Co-Owner of G & J Standard
in Janesville, was then employed at the DANA Corp., in Edgerton, WI and
currently was the owner of Cooper Construction and Concrete, Richmond, WI. In
his free time he was an avid fisherman throughout the U.S. and Canada. He
especially enjoyed Northern Wisconsin at his favorite lake and cabin in the
Town of Fifield. His family and friends enjoyed his outgoing personality.
He is survived by his brother: Dennis (Sandy) Cooper, Evansville, WI,
by his cousin Norma (Bruce) Brotz, Phillips, and by other cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life
will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the 841 Brewhouse, 841
E. Milwaukee, St., Whitewater, Wisconsin, 53190.
The Heindl Funeral
Home, Phillips is in charge of the local arrangements. Online condolences may
(May 21) Michael Donald Kowalski, age 65, of Portage, WI, passed away after
fighting his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) on Thursday, May
19, 2016 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI; his wife and children at his
Mike was born on June 22, 1950 in Janesville, WI; son of
Walter and Vivian Kowalski. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1968.
He married Lucinda (Cindy) Musgrove on July 31, 1981.
Mike was the
owner of Local Tree Experts from 1969-1976. He then started Mike Kowalski
Trucking Inc. in 1976 and ran it successfully until he retired in 2001. Mike
was a strong, ethical business man and highly respected by all who knew him.
Mike and his wife moved to Portage in 2008 to be closer to their
children and grandchildren. Mike enjoyed spending time on his property up north
(Ojibwa, Sawyer County). He and his wife spent much of their time traveling on
their Harley Davidson Trike around North America. Mike was a proud father and
Mike is survived by his wife Cindy, son Michael V. (Sara)
of Westfield, daughters Kari Ropicky (Brian) of Portage, Sharon Stauffer
(Craig) of Wayland, IA, and 5 grandchildren Michael W., Andrew, Bella, Carson
and John, mother Vivian, brother Ed and sisters Pat and Deb.
preceded in death by his father (Walter), brother (Larry) and sister (Linda).
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27th at 10am at Nitardy
Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI. Visitation will be
on Thursday, May 26th from 4pm-8pm, with a short visitation before service on
Friday at 9am. Interment will be in the Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The ALS
Association Wisconsin Chapter, 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 213, Wauwatosa, WI
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.
(May 21) Helen Marie Henschel, age 75 of Whitewater WI. passed away on
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility in Johnson
Helen was born in Milwaukee WI. to Margaret
(Stuck) and Elmer Mueller and attended College High School in Whitewater. Helen
was married to Raymond W. Henschel on October 19, 1958 in Whitewater WI.
She was employed at Coburn Company for over 30 years. Helen enjoyed
quilting, rosemaling, knitting, crocheting.
Daughters; Patty (David) Luther of Whitewater, Karen Olds of Fort Atkinson WI,
Gail Wellnitz of Milton, and a son Larry (Colleen) Henschel of Whitewater,
special daughter, Rhonda Grandchildren; Michael (Ashley), Kayla, Courtney
(Colton), Heidi (Andy), Paula (Joe), Elissa (Jon), Hannah, Cameron, Tyler
(Tess), Jeff (Jaime), Nicki, Emily (Brandon), and Chad, and Seven
great-grandchildren. Sister Kathy (Bill) Fredell of Edina MN. and brothers;
Mike Mueller of Waukesha WI, Xan Johnson of Salt Lake City UT, and Don (Alice)
Mueller of Brown Deer WI. Many nieces nephews other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ray, and Son -in- Law
A Memorial Service will be held at the Nitardy Funeral Home
550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater WI. on Thursday June 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with
Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating.
Visitation will be at the Nitardy
Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the
time of service.
Private Inurnment will be in the Clinton Cemetery,
A special thank you to the staff at Rainbow Hospice
for their amazing care. Memorials may be directed to Rainbow Hospice in Helen's
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.
(May 12) Dr.
James Richard Connor, age 87, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on Sunday,
May 8, 2016 in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
James was born in
Indianapolis, Indiana on October 31, 1928, the son of Frank E. and Edna (Felt)
Connor. He graduated from Dubuque (Iowa) High School in 1946. He served his
country in the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1947 and was activated and served in
the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953.
James received his Bachelor
of Science degree in 1951 from the State University of Iowa in Iowa City and
his Master of Science degree in 1954 and PhD in 1961 from the University of
On July 7, 1954, James married Zoe in Italy. They
were married for 56 beautiful years when Zoe preceded him in death on May 16th,
James served as a professor and Chancellor for the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater from July 1974 until June of 1991. Education and giving
back were very important to James, and he loved his students. James was the
Executive Director of the Kemper Foundation for many years after stepping down
as Chancellor, where they primarily granted scholarships to students in need.
James was a member of the Whitewater Congregational Church.
Survivors: His Children: Janet (Mick Ververa) Connor, Iowa City, IA and
Paul Connor, Markesan, WI, Grandchildren: Andrew J. Connor and Sarah Timm, and
a Sister: Kathleen White, Kansas City, KS.
James was preceded in death
by his parents and his wife.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00PM
on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S.
Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Luke Bocher officiating.
Visitation will be from 10AM to 12PM on Saturday, May 28,
2016 at the church until the time of the services.
be made to the James Connor Scholarship Fund.
Nitardy Funeral Home is
assisting the family.