"Faces of Whitewater"

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

A Guide to Touring Historical Whitewater (1836-2004)

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Local Media

UWW Royal Purple
Daily Jefferson County Union
My Walworth County Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)

Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Newspapers

Whitewater Community TV - Channel 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
High School Facebook
/Middle School
Lincoln Facebook
District Adminstrator's Blog
District Adminstrator's Twitter
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 Police Department Face Book
Whitewater Country Club
Whitewater Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
Whitewater Arts Alliance Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters

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

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

Associated Bank
Commercial Bank
First Citizens Bank
Fort Community Credit Union
University of WI Credit Union

Any City Organization that would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to request a posting, thanks!
Whitewater Arts Alliance
Bassett House
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Community Cat
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Friends of Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club - Facebook/
MatHawks Wrestling
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

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

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
VFW Post 5470 will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Whitewater Youth Soccer Club

Wisconsin Makers
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


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

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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Annual Freeze Fest Chili Cook-Off Competition, Saturday, February 11

Do you make an incredible chili? Are you interested in helping raise funds for Special Olympics? Then the Freeze Fest Chili Cook-off is for you. Get together a group of people, your club, group, church or business and make it an event! You can promote your group or business while serving chili to Freeze Fest participants and spectators. The event is Saturday, February 11 in the warming tent at the Cravath Lakefront Park in Whitewater, serving from 11 am - 2:30 pm. There is no entry fee! Participants vie for the First Place trophy, Golden Ladle, Best Decorated table, and People's Choice bragging rights, plus a few other prizes. Registration forms are available online at www.wwparks.org by calling 262-473-0535 or emailing Deb Weberpal at dweberpal@whitewater-wi.gov. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 3. Share your talents, good food and help raise money for Special Olympics and Seniors in the Park.

Whitewater Lions Club Annual Fish-a-ree, Sunday Feb 12th

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 4

(Jan 17) WHS Boys' Basketball Team 48 Brodhead 47

Bryce Parrish

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Last Thursday the Whitewater High School boys basketball team traveled to Brodhead in a Rock Valley crossover game. Whitewater (6-5) was able to put an end to a 4 game losing streak with a 48-47 win. Bryce Parrish led the scoring with 17 points (15 in the first half) as the Whippets were able to build a double digit lead in the second half and held off a late rally by Brodhead which had a chance to tie the game in the final 10 seconds. Daniel Fuller scored 11, including the last 9 points for the Whippets. The next game was supposed to be against Clinton on Monday January 16th but has been postponed until Tuesday February 7th due to weather. Next up is at East Troy on Friday January 20th (Nate Parrish)


The City of Whitewater Department of Public Works will collect Christmas trees the week of January 16, 2017. Please place your tree on the terrace by 7:00 a.m., Monday, January 16.

If you want your tree picked up before or after that week, you must call the Streets Department at 473-0560 to schedule a brush pick up on the normal Tuesday brush collection day.

Trees that have been flocked or contain wire will not be collected. Please place these trees for collection by John's Disposal on the second Thursday of the month, your bulk pick up day.


The City's Street Crew will deliver sand on Monday, January 16, 2017.

Residents who wish to receive a quantity of sand for placement on sidewalks during the winter months are asked to have sturdy containers at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on that Monday.

City officials stress that cardboard boxes are not considered sturdy containers.

If there is a snowstorm or some other unpredictable occurrence which prevents delivery on Monday, the sand will be delivered as soon as weather permits.

(Jan 14) Whitewater Girls' Basketball Team over East Troy

Rebekah Schumacher

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

Coach Judy Harms: "Whitewater girls' basketball team continues on the winning streak with a 61-30 game against East Troy tonight. Rebekah Schumacher earned the game high with 24, including hitting 4 threes. Myriama Smith-Traore was the only other Whippet in double figures with 10.

Overall I thought East Troy did a nice job guarding Myriama but both her and Rebekah are doing a tremendous job trusting their teammates. Many players contributed tonight and it shows in the most important statistic of the night, the final score!

Whippets will be back in action at home next week against Palmyra Thursday January 19th."

Whitewater score by Halves: 38-23=61
East Troy score by halves: 14-16=30

JV Results: WW won in overtime 52-47. Brianna Zimdars led with 11 and Emma Sellnow 10.

(Jan 14) The Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA) is pleased to announce that it has received a $1,500 grant from the Whitewater Community Foundation. The WAA will use the funds to support activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.

The year 2017 marks the 10th year that the Whitewater Arts Alliance has had a home base, the Cultural Arts Center. Formerly the White Memorial Public Library, this prominent and historic building in its park setting on Main Street is a landmark like no other in Whitewater.

Funds from the Whitewater Community Foundation grant will help the Whitewater Arts Alliance make a make a strong outreach effort so that even more area residents and visitors can participate in WAA programs. The goal is to provide exhibits and performances that appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors, including seniors, veterans, school children, university staff and students, Latinos, artists, and non-artists.

Linda Long, president of the WAA, said, "Our tenth anniversary is an opportune time to tell our story and help our community understand the importance of the visual and performing arts. (And it is a time for our community to have a little fun together!) We have a full slate of exhibits already scheduled, and we are excited about the other events that we might be able to add."

The grant will help the WAA partner with the UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication to put together an exhibit of artwork from Oaxaca, Mexico, and hopefully include Latin music and dancing. In addition, highlighting performing artists (including student musicians) at exhibit opening receptions is another plan. Also, the support will help the WAA secure a children's concert by Stuart Stotts during the Savory Sounds Concert Series this summer.

The mission of the Whitewater Community Foundation is to make Whitewater's dreams come true. The Foundation collaborates with its civic partners to create opportunities for youth and adults to achieve their educational and economic dreams, to create a vibrant city for the arts, and to celebrate and preserve the qualities that make Whitewater exceptional. In the years since its inception, the Foundation has grown from a scholarship foundation to one that has used additional gifts and investments to support local nonprofits.

Linda Long said, "Making dreams come true is the mission of the Whitewater Community Foundation, and we are so thrilled to have their help in making our dreams come true during this, our 10th anniversary at the Cultural Arts Center. Their help will raise the awareness of what a great community we already have and are striving to augment. The arts enrich to the quality of life in any community. Whether one is an artist waiting for a chance to share his/her talent, a person who just enjoys the arts, or someone who is getting a first introduction to the creative community, there is something for everyone."

Following is the 2017 calendar for the Cultural Arts Center: February/March - Shelby Keefe; April - A Celebration of Latino Arts and Artists; May - Whitewater Student Show; June - WRAP Exhibit; July - Fran Achen Photography Contest; August - Costume Exhibit by UW-W Theater/Dance Dept.; September - Artrageous Birds; October - Virgi Driscoll; November/December - WAA Members' Show

Following is the Savory Sounds Concert Series Schedule: June 15 - Carl Cole; June 22 - TBA; June 29 - Main Street Big Band; July 7 - Bill Hill; July 14 - Stuart Stotts.

The Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building. An elevator is available for access from the parking lot entrance.

(Jan 12) Request for candid pictures of Tim Hering related to his softball coaching days!

Kelly Hering Murray, daughter of long time WHS Softball Coach Tim Hering, is asking all WHS alumni who played softball for her dad to share candid photos of him from softball to be included in a video for his upcoming posthumous induction into the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Photos can be emailed to Laura Masbruch at lmasbruch@wwusd.org until the end of January.

(Jan 12) The League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area will present the documentary MILWAUKEE 53206 to the public with a panel discussion after the screening on Thursday, January 19th in the Whitewater Municipal Building Community Room.

This film provides a rare opportunity to learn about our criminal justice system from some of the people whose lives are directly affected by incarceration. According to the film presented by the Milwaukee Film Festival in October 2016, the United States has the most prisoners of any nation in the world both in raw numbers and by percentage of the population. These numbers are further compounded within the City of Milwaukee in the 53206 ZIP code, where 62% of adult men have spent time in prison, making it the most incarcerated ZIP code in the United States. Among the goals of the film is to raise awareness of all those affected, most of whom are African American, and to build a safety net of support for the children and families affected, reducing the stigmatization of those who have been incarcerated.

Those on the panel include: Antwanette Bounds, UW-Whitewater student; Dr. Ozalle Toms, UWW Asst. Professor, Dept. of Special Education; Dr. Yeongmin Kim, UWW Asst. Professor, Dept. of Social Work and Lisa Otterbacher, Chief of Police, City of Whitewater.

There will be a question and answer period after their remarks. Join the discussion on Thursday, January 19th at 7 p.m. for a thought provoking discussion of the effects of mass incarceration on a community.

The presentation of this documentary was made possible by the generous gifts of League members and donations from the Whitewater community.

(Jan 12) Former Whippet, Class of 1983, Allyn Hackett, School Community Officer, Delavan-Darien School District!

Officer Hackett retired on January 6th after serving 26 years with the City of Delavan Police Department. Check out a Delavan - Darien School District video and photo album recognizing Officer Hackett.

(Jan11)SweetSpot Staff Art Show The show is on display during January and February at the SweetSpot Gallery, 226 W. Whitewater Street in Whitewater, inside the SweetSpot Cafe.

Aubrey Lema with "Howling Wolf", "Well" and "Sunset".

Althea Reichwald

Lacey Reichwald

Karen Moline

(Jan 11) Seven LINCS Elementary School 5th grade music students performed at the Wisconsin Choral Directors Conference in the 2017 All-State Children's Choir.

(Front L-R) Cole Travis, Emerson Ellenwood and Davin Parboteeah. (Back L-R) Mrs. Christine Hayes, Lauren Rollette, Leah Newmann, Myialynn Cobbs, Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman and guest conductor Ms. Emily Ellsworth.

The Lincoln students were among 108 5th and 6th grade choral students selected from across the state to perform at the Grand Theater in Wausau, on January 7. Prior to their group rehearsal on the day of their concert, the students rehearsed many hours on their own and with Lincoln music teacher, Mrs. Christine Hayes. The students applied to this challenging opportunity the leadership skills they have been developing in their "Leader in Me" 7 Habits at school.

Guest conductor for the Children's Choir was Emily Ellsworth, Artistic Director of the renowned Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus in Chicago, and a popular guest clinician throughout the United States and overseas. The LINCS students loved the opportunity of singing with other children from across the state who are passionate about creating beautiful music. They made new friends from other schools and thought the Grand Theater was beautiful. They enjoyed the challenging music selections and working with Ms. Ellsworth. To quote the students, "It was a once in a lifetime event and an awesome experience." They learned a lot about clear diction and vocal projection.

Mrs. Hayes and the students are extremely grateful to the Whitewater Music Parents Association for their generous scholarships that were awarded to the students so that they could participate in the All-State Choir!

(Jan 6) Save a life! Give blood! Resolve to give blood in the New Year!

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Friday, January 20th from 12 noon to 6pm at the Whitewater Kettle Moraine Baptist Church on 505 S. Wisconsin Street. You may schedule an appointment, or walk in if you prefer. Appointments: ;

Blood Donor App at ;

or 1-800-RED CROSS.

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