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

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Join us for our Hiring Kick-Off Event Landmark Services Cooperative is currently hiring for seasonal CDL driving positions across all of our agronomy locations. Drivers will deliver Liquid & Dry Plant Food during the Spring/Summer season. • April 1st - June 30th • Flexible Hours • Retirees Encouraged to Apply • Opportunity for up to 60 hours per week (overtime for anything over 40 hours per week)! • CDL drivers should be able to obtain tanker endorsement if necessary, AND seasonal non-CDL drivers that are willing to obtain a Farm Service CDL! For more details go to: landmark.coop/careers Video: https://youtu.be/WCyaPSNnVAY

Help Wanted - General Laborer The Town of Whitewater is hiring a seasonal, part-time person to perform lawn mowing, street maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties. Flexible 20 hours per week. Must be 18 with a valid driver's license. CDL beneficial but not required. Pay is $12 per hour. Application is available at www.townofwhitewater.org, at Town Hall, W8590 Willis Ray Road, or call 262-473-4639. Application deadline is March 31.


Positions Available: 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, 53191.


Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Massage Therapist wanted: 3 Days a week and 1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 Or stop in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.


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


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



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(Feb 24) Influenza Virus Cases Rising in Wisconsin: It's Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released an announcement that the influenza virus is hitting Wisconsinites hard lately, spiking to 936 confirmed cases as of February 22, 2017, compared to 176 during the same time period last year. The number of cases is monitored each week, and the announcement was released when it was noted that the number of cases increased rapidly over the course of just one week's time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can lead to hospitalization or even death. Every year in the United States, millions of people are sickened, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from the flu. Each year, the flu is a little bit different because there are different types of viruses and they change over time.

From the DHS press release, State Health Officer Karen McKeown stated, "At this point, the number of flu cases in Wisconsin has already exceeded the number of cases at the peak of the flu season last year. The flu can be especially harmful for children and people over 65, as well as those with other health problems."

Fort HealthCare Pediatrics and primary care clinics have also been noting a significant increase in calls to their offices and requests for appointments to check symptoms, particularly in children. While the flu is a virus, and therefore not treatable with antibiotics, there are comfort measures that can be recommended. And certainly through the course of the illness, symptoms can change and you should be aware of when it is time to see a healthcare provider.

Both the CDC and The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provide downloadable fact sheets on their websites with information and what to look for (symptoms) for the common cold, influenza, ear infections, antibiotics use, immunizations, vaccines, other illnesses and conditions, as well as suggested comfort measures and guidelines for when to seek medical attention.

Fort HealthCare also provides two free searchable online health library databases on its website. One for all ages, available at: and one specifically for children and adolescents through the American Academy of Pediatrics Patient Education database at:





(Feb 24) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and never looked back Friday night in a 69-54 victory over UW-La Crosse in the semifinal round of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Presented by Culver's at Kachel Gymnasium.

With the win, the Warhawks (21-5 overall) advance to Sunday's tournament title game at top-seeded and 10th-ranked UW-Oshkosh. UW-Whitewater seeks its first-ever WIAC Tournament championship in its fifth appearance in the title contest.

Junior guard Brooke Trewyn (Whitewater, WI) scored a team-high 18 points and added eight rebounds, six assists and two steals,

Sophomore center Becky Deichl (Libertyville, IL) posted 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks.

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

UW-Whitewater, seeded second in the tournament, held the Eagles (16-11), who were the No. 4 seed, to 28.6 percent shooting in the contest. The Warhawks shot 59.1 percent in the second half and 44.3 percent for the game.

UW story





(Feb 24) The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 West Center St., are having a book sale from Saturday, March 4th to Friday the 10th.

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 to 2:30. For further information call the Library at 262-473-0530.





(Feb 24) Whitewater High School Girls' Basketball Team 64 Brodhead 33

Ali Ketterhagen

Abby Grosinske

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Judy Harms: "Whippets take care of business in first tournament game, defeating Brodhead 64-33. Overall we played very well as a team, and that's exactly what we need to carry over from game to game. Four players ended in double digits, Rebekah Schumacher, Ali Ketterhagen, Abby Grosinske, and Myriama Smith-Traore. The girls kept great composure despite Brodhead's early strategy to take the air out of the ball. Our defense did a tremendous job tonight as well, led by Whitney Treder's outstanding spark off the bench. Treder ended with 6 steals. Whitewater will take on Marshall in the Regional finals at home Saturday night. Tip-off is at 7:00."

Whitewater score by halves: 24-40=64

Brodhead score by halves: 11-22=33





(Feb 24) The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is hosting their 4th International Photo Juried Exhibition. Culture Up Close is featured in Roberta's Art Gallery at the James R. Connor University Center through March 16. There are also images displayed in Old Main Lane from February 22 through March 1, located on the second floor of the University Center.

Photos taken by Audrey Hatlen (in Guilin, China) and Jessica Nevel (in Guayaquil, Ecuador)

A reception will be on March 1 from 3pm - 4:30pm, with light refreshments provided. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Education, and the reception is a part of International Week, which will end with the International Dinner on Friday, March 3. Photos displayed in the exhibit are images taken by students, faculty, and staff who have gone on international trips, such as studying abroad and excursion trips, during the last 2 years.

Three judges from outside of the Whitewater community have selected winning photos for the exhibit. There will also be "People's Choice" awards that will be handed out at the International Dinner. Ballots will be available for viewers to vote on their three favorite photos up until the International Dinner. There will be three winners and the prizes include a $25 gift certificate for the UW-Whitewater bookstore and more. The exhibit gives viewers the opportunity to live through the photographs and see "culture up close" and personal.





(Feb 24) The Whitewater Whippets gymnastics team traveled to Elkhorn last Friday night to compete in the Conference competition and Mount Horeb on Thursday night to compete in the WIAA Sectional tournament.

The Whippets varsity gymnastics team is comprised of all sophomores, including Katherine Staniszewski, Sierra Brunner, Autumn Lesar, Nicole Tomomitsu, and Sydney Treder. These 5 girls compete all 5 events - Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise. The Whippet varsity gymnasts scored a 116.625 team score at the conference meet and a 122.750 team score at the sectional meet.

Assistant coach Haley Hentrich, "We had quite a few errors at our conference meet on Friday. We spent this entire past week critiquing and perfecting each skill in all the girls' routines to best prepare for sectionals. Even under the pressure of competing at the sectional competition with such a young team, the girls remained focused and determined. Everything came together and we had one of our best meets of the year at sectionals. I couldn't be more proud of the progress our team has made this year."

Congratulations on a good season Whitewater Whippets gymnastics!
Scores from the sectional meet:

Sydney Treder: Vault - 8.225 (15th) Bars - 7.375 (24th) Beam - 8.5 (9th) Floor - 7.95 (27th) All Around - 32.05 (16th)

Nicole Tomomitsu: Vault - 7.85 (28th) Bars - 6.825 (30th) Beam - 7.25 (28th) Floor - 8.3 (20th) All Around - 30.225 (22nd)

Autumn Lesar: Vault - 8.15 (19th) Bars - 5.75 (33rd) Beam - 8.375 (13th) Floor - 7.175 (29th) All Around - 30.025 (24th)

Sierra Brunner: Vault - 7.35 (35th) Bars - 6.55 (32nd) Beam - 7.6 (22nd) Floor - 7.175 (33rd) All Around - 28.675 (25th)

Katherine Staniszewski: Vault - 8.1 (21st) Bars - 4.15 (35th) Beam - 7.8 (20th) Floor - 7.65 (7.65) All Around - 27.7 (26th)

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery




(Feb 24) SweetSpot Art Galley - Call for Artists!





(Feb 24) Whitewater High School Boys Basketball team (9-13) lost their final game of the season on Thursday night to East Troy 74-59.

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

Despite the final score, the team battled the entire game and had closed the game to single digits several times in the second half, but to East Troy's credit they made big shots when they needed to and closed out the game at the free throw line. Whitewater was unable to take advantage of the charity stripe by missing 9-18 free throws, coupled with some turnovers and East Troy's ability to shoot the ball (10 three pointers on the night) proved to be the difference. Logan Rasmussen led the Whippets with 19 points and Daniel Fuller had 18. The WIAA Tournament starts next week as Whitewater will play Marshall at home on Tuesday night - please come out and support the team and help bring a true playoff atmosphere to the gym.





(Feb 24) Thirty Hour famine lock in, scheduled for Friday, March 3rd starting at 4:00pm through the evening of Saturday, March 4th, ending at about 7:00pm - 8th grade and High School students.





(Feb 23) With the loss, the third-seeded Warhawks (21-6 overall) are eliminated from the conference tournament and will need a Pool C, or at-large, bid to reach the NCAA Division III Tournament, which begins next week.
The NCAA Division III Selection Show is scheduled to air live Monday on NCAA.com starting at 11:30 a.m. Central Time.

The Titans (17-9), who are the tournament's No. 2 seed, advance to Saturday's championship game at top-seeded UW-River Falls.

Junior forward Scotty Tyler (Grafton, WI) led UW-Whitewater with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Sophomore guard/forward Derek Rongstad (Middleton, WI) totaled 16 points, six rebounds and three steals.

Sophomore guard Andre Brown (Kenosha, WI/Indian Trail) added 11 points for the Warhawks.

UWW Story





(Feb 23) Utica Christian School Basketball Recognizes Seniors - Including Whitewater Zeke Steuerwald's 2000 Point Career

Coach John Steuerwald with son Zeke

RJ Weyh of Milton, Zeke Steuerwald of Whitewater, and Robbie Jameson of Stoughton.

The Utica Christian School basketball team recognized three seniors in a special half time program on Friday, February 10th. Recognized were RJ Weyh of Milton, Zeke Steuerwald of Whitewater, and Robbie Jameson of Stoughton. Zeke Steuerwald's 2000 point Utica basketball career was also acknowledged with a poster. Zeke's coach and father, John Steuerwald said, "I have coached many fine ball players over the years, this is the first time anyone has broken the 2000 point mark in their career."

Utica Christian School is a ministry of the Bible Baptist Church of Utica founded in 1981. It offers a distinctly Christ-centered education for grades K4-12, with the vision of raising Christian leaders in today's world = .





(Feb 23) Lincoln Elementary students celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday, recently, a couple weeks early; Dr. Seuss would have been 113 years old on March 2.

Jan Berezowitz, a retired Lincoln Elementary teacher, presented to each grade level throughout the afternoon. Jan presented a different story with a different theme for each section.

K/1 students were read the Dr. Seuss story Horton Hatches the Egg and taught a sing-a-long centered on being kind to others.

The 2nd and 3rd grade students listened to the story Yertle The Turtle and learned the importance of not being a bully.

Jan read the 4th and 5th grade students The Lorax and discussed the state of Wisconsin and the negative effects of pollution.

Lincoln Elementary School acknowledges the importance of mutual respect among students and staff. As a community, they want to create a safe, bully-free environment for everyone. (Kim Gilliland- UWW PR Intern)

Students and staff can continue to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday in the upcoming days with the following themes…
Friday, Feb. 24: Wear your pajamas- I Am Not Going to Get up Today!
Monday, Feb. 27: Wear a hat- Cat in the Hat
Tuesday, Feb. 28: Wear a shirt from vacation- Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Wednesday, March 1: Wear all green- Green Eggs and Ham ** Green eggs and ham will be served for lunch
Thursday, March 2: Wear pockets and bring your own wocket (stuffed animal)- There's a Wocket in my Pocket! (Kim Gilliland- UWW PR Intern)





(Feb 22)

The Whitewater Historical Society is delighted to announce the second annual Whitewater Recollects panel discussion. This time, the topic is cars. A panel of long-time Whitewater residents will share their memories of their first "rides" and of the car dealerships and gas stations that were part of Whitewater's business community in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, some of which are still thriving today. Come reminisce about the part that cars and trucks and "car culture" played in Whitewater life fifty-plus years ago. This event will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Cravath Lakefront Community Center at 341 S. Fremont Street. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Whitewater Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, interpretation, and preservation of the history of Whitewater and surrounding areas. To learn more, visit and Like us on Facebook ! Depot Museum hours are Wednesday 10AM-1PM, Saturday/Sunday 1-4PM and Tuesdays during City Market.





(Feb 22) Professional Opera at Lincoln Elementary - From Practice to Performance!

The 4th grade students who performed in the opera as the chorus were: (Front L-R) Caleb Clapper, Alex Sullivan, Carley Boudreau, Adalyn Frye, Isabella Thiele, Dante Baker, Preston Falconbury and Alex Clarksen. (Back row) Skyler Hibbs, Henry Gehrenbeck, Ariadna Gonzalez, Sami VanDaele, Stephanie Wence, Zoe Olson, Kai Austin and Magaly Rodriguez. The Justice of the Peace was Alex Sullivan, and the Soldier was Caleb Clapper.

Alex Sulllivan, playing the role of the Justice of the Peace

Kindergarteners watching with Cora Schimming in front

Member of the Madison, Opera for the Young organization assisting in the production.

Gaetano Donizetti's opera, "The Elixir of Love", came alive for Whitewater students at Lincoln Elementary February 10th. The professional cast from Madison's "Opera for the Young" joined with sixteen 4th grade Lincoln Elementary students for a performance that will remain with the children for years to come. While the original version of the opera is 3 hours in length, the opera company revised the opera to be accessible to elementary children - 45 minutes in length. The opera, written in 1832, was reset in the Wild West with the theme holding true through the ages, that the best elixir of all is to tell the truth. That theme tied into the Lincoln Elementary "The Leader in Me", Habit 1, Be Proactive! Students from the school sang roles of townspeople, a soldier and the justice of the peace. Over 350 K-5 Lincoln Elementary students enjoyed the opera and sang along on chorus sections from their seats. The students rehearsed several weeks in music class, at recess and with the cast the day of the performance.

Students were thrilled with the performance, noting that they loved the singing, costumes, staging and acting. They can't wait to see another opera next year! Music teacher, Christine Hayes, commented on the students' appreciation for beautiful classical singing and the knowledge acquired about the many components of opera. The students now freely use and understand the terms aria, recitative, quartet, duet, solo, soprano, baritone and many others. The professional cast commented on the beautiful singing executed by the Lincoln Elementary students. The creativity used to present the story was a wonderful example of story-telling, which tied into several grade level curricula. The student body is extremely appreciative to the Lincoln Elementary FTP who generously funded the event.

Based in Madison, Opera for the Young is an organization that tours elementary schools each year with operas adapted especially for children. OFY brings live, professional opera to elementary school audiences, with all productions fully staged and sung in English. Members of their professional cast have gone on to win Grammy's, Metropolitan Opera Competitions and roles in various opera companies. They present up to 200 performances each year, reaching about 80,000 children throughout Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Indiana, and eastern Minnesota.





(Feb 21) 2017 Whitewater Third Grade Circus Trip

The Whitewater 3rd Grade Zor Shrine Circus Trip has occurred annually for over 45 years. Thousands of Whitewater 3rd graders, siblings, and parents have attended this event over this time period. This year, over 100 kids and parents had a great time at the Circus on Saturday, February 18th at the Madison Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is all made possible because of the generous contributions from local area businesses and individuals.

The Zor Shrine Circus wishes to thank the following 2017 sponsors: Aurora Deck Lighting; Binning & Dickens Insurance; Burtness Chevrolet; Chartwells of Whitewater and Tom & Brenda Hinspater; Commercial Bank; DLK Enterprises, Inc.; Floral Villa, Inc.; Hawk Bowl; HSI Rentals; Jefferson County Daily Union; Kachel Financial Group; Ketterhagen Ford; Knight Public Affairs; McCullough Pharmacy; Thomas Rowley, DDS, SC; Simon Law Office; Tincher Realty Inc.; Whitewater Manufacturing and Wisconsin Dairy Supply, Inc. A special thanks to Nelson Bus Service & Culvers of Whitewater for providing transportation and lunch for all of the attendees.





(Feb 18) REMINDER - Whitewater High School Players production of "Afraid of the Dark"

Rehearsals are underway for the Whitewater High School Players production of "Afraid of the Dark," James Reach's outrageously funny and fast-paced story of Chauncey Stone and his bride, Lillums, honeymoon adventures at Chauncey's Aunt Alberta's deserted country mansion. Chauncey and Lillums are in the sitting room when all the lights go out plunging them into darkness-and Chauncey has always been afraid of the dark.

Logo (R) created by Michael Hilliger, one of the actors in the play who is also a talented artist and cartoonist.


(Picture courtesy of Tom Ganser)

The cast for "Afraid of the Dark," under the direction of Jim McCulloch; (Front L-R) Weston Lema, Michael Hilliger, Gwen Smith (Student Director), Nicole Sedmak
(Middle L-R) Allisan Barrett, Andra Mathews. Haley Dieter, Jimmy King
(Back L-R) Caty Strait, Jeremy Hoesly, Gianna Creanza, Remi Van Darle, Alec Holt, Mitch Dalzin and Cally Julson (Student Director).

Show times are 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 23-25, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. Reserved seat tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and can be reserved by calling (262) 472-8178 or purchased at the box office one hour before the performance.

Beginning about 30 minutes before each performance, photos of the three prior WHS spring plays ("Almost Maine," "Play On!" and "The Crucible") will be shown in the auditorium.





(Feb 18) REMINDER - Whitewater Music Parents Association Proudly Presents the University of Wisconsin Varsity Band Featuring Director Mike Leckrone; Badger Band Fundraiser to Benefit Music Programs in Whitewater Schools - Saturday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. WHS Gym .

Badger Band lovers have a unique opportunity to enjoy the famed University of Wisconsin Varsity Band-featuring Director Mike Leckrone-up close and personal when the Band takes over the Whitewater High School gymnasium on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. This is a rare chance for a front-row seat to the best that the Badger Band has to offer, as they perform their "run out" show in preparation for their spring concert at the Kohl Center. Proceeds from the Badger Band concert will benefit Whitewater elementary, middle, and high school music programs.

Kristine Zaballos, chair of the event and fundraising co-chair of the Whitewater Music Parents Association, said, "Don't miss this high-energy show, with favorites from the band's spring concert at the Kohl Center-such as "The Sounds of Simon," "Les Miserables," and "Frank Sinatra"-and the celebrated Fifth Quarter! If you know and love the Badger Band, if you support music in Whitewater schools, and if you are looking for a fun multigenerational family event on a cold Saturday afternoon-this event is for you."

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and those age 5 and under are free. Group tickets of 10 for $75 are available until Feb. 17. Tickets can be purchased from Jan. 23 through March 3 at Commercial Bank (downtown location), First Citizens State Bank (downtown location), the SweetSpot Café, the SweetSpot Bakehouse, and the Whitewater High School office. For more information and to order tickets by mail please email whitewatermusicparents@gmail.com.

The show takes place Saturday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Whitewater High School, 534 S. Elizabeth Street, and the doors will open at 1 p.m. The two-hour show will include a 15-minutes intermission, and light refreshments including popcorn, candy, sandwiches, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Whitewater Unified School District Administrator Mark Elworthy said, "Whitewater is lucky to have this opportunity to support our music programs and host this nationally-recognized band. We hope that all people who love music will join us for this special event at our very own Whitewater High School."

The Wisconsin Band maintains a high profile among musicians and Badger enthusiasts throughout the state and region. The Varsity Band is part of this program, providing performance opportunities for University students during the winter and spring, culminating in its annual extravaganza at the Kohl Center, which is April 20-22 this year.





(Feb 16) Alpha Gamma Chapter Presents String Soirée - An afternoon of chamber music Sunday, March 12th - 3:00 PM at Bassett House- 708 W. Main St.

Featuring UWW Chancellor's Quartet - Lorraina Bostetter and Cheyenne Pharr- violins, Sam Ewert - viola and Logan Lane- cello.

An Educational Scholarship at UWW is the beneficiary of the presentation. Cost of reservations is $20 per person. Refreshments served after the concert. Donations are happily accepted.

Reservations placed by March 5th would be appreciated. Please make checks payable to DKG- Alpha Gamma. Send checks to Mary Kenne, 425 Assembly Court, Whitewater, WI 53190 Include a phone number or an e-mail address if confirmation of reservations is preferred.

Parking available behind the Bassett House off Prairie Street or in the adjacent UWW lot. Tickets also available at the door on March 12th.





(Feb 16) UW-Whitewater Offering Free Gardening Workshop - Spring is almost here!

UW-Whitewater is offering another free gardening workshop in March. Managing weeds is a timely topic they will cover as gardeners plan ahead for the growing season.

Workshop is presented for free and registration is required. Register for workshop or by calling 262-472-3165.

Title, date and time for the spring workshop:
Let's Talk About Weeds Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.





(Feb 14) The Lauderdale - La Grange Fire Department will be competing in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb on March 18th at the U.S. Bank building in Milwaukee. Last year they were able to be the highest fundraising firefighting team for the 4th year in a row raising over $11,000.





(Feb 14) UW-Whitewater Continuing Education Services, Memories Preserved Personal History, and The Gathering Place are offering a new five week life story writing class.






(Feb 2)REMINDER MARK YOUR CALENDAR ON THE FOLLOWING EVENTS! - March 4th


Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 4



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