A (Very) Brief History of Whitewater By Carol Cartwright,
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the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
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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:
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.
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,
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.
Bellezza Hair Design
& Spa is looking for talented stylists and massage therapists. Email
inquiries and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Precision Machining LLC
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Southwest corner of Franklin and Main.
(March 21) Common Council agenda
item "Possible Action related to investment and City involvement in a project
that may result in the construction of a new library and other adjacent
developments at the corner of Franklin and Main Street in the City of
Whitewater." was discussed after about a 2 hour closed session.
Lynn Binnie: "The Council met in closed session with Troy
Hoekstra of United Development Solutions, St. Cloud, MN to hear of his
company's potential interest in developing a property
with a new library, hotel and clinic. Returning to open session, no
action was taken, but Council President Singer indicated that the Council
expressed an interest in continuing discussion on the proposal, recognizing
that the Library Board should engage the public in dialogue about the need for
expansion/replacement of the current library while due diligence is performed
on the fiscal implications. It was clear that no decision can be made in the
near future, and no endorsement was made for the suggested location of the
southwest corner of Franklin and Main.
In other actions - First reading
passed for Public Works Committee, Finance Committee & Community
Involvement and Cable TV Committee. (One amendment: 2 councilmembers and 1
non-councilmember citizen per committee rather than 3 councilmembers.) Public
Safety Committee proposal was not acted on. Front loader purchase approved and
the towing contract was dropped from the agenda.
There was a problem
with the Whitewater Community TV - Channel 990 audio of the meeting and the
cable staff expects to have the video posted online and on the channel on Wed."
The United Development Solutions was involved with the development of
the Platteville, Wisconsin Library Block. This was the construction of a new
22,000-square-foot public library and a 72-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel. For
more on that project
Thursday March 23, 5:30pm -
Community Development Authority Board of Directors Meeting at Room105
Innovation Center 1221 Innovation Drive.
CDA/Staff updates on: A. Grocery store recruitment
B. Discussion of CDBG-RLF- Ed Loan Program Policy and update C. Discussion of
Capital Catalyst Fund Policy and update D. Discussion of UDAG Policy and
update. Adjourn to closed session per Wisconsin
State Statutes 19.85(1)(e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchase of
public property, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified
public business , whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed
session c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance
evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has
jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.. A. Update on negotiations with potential retail,
manufacturing and other businesses that are considering locating in the City of
Whitewater and are requesting City of Whitewater related financial assistance
or concessions. B. Consideration and discussion of
a Partial Mortgage Release for 311 E. Milwaukee St. CDBG Loan.
C. Consideration and discussion of contracts for
Real Estate Brokers for CDA Owned properties. D.
Consideration and discussion of Candidates for position of Executive Director.
Reconvene into open session to take action on
closed session items as needed.
(March 20) Badger Band Concert
Raises Nearly $7,500 for Music Programs at Whitewater Schools
Whitewater Music Parents Association has announced that
the March 4th Badger Band fundraiser, featuring 110 members of the University
of Wisconsin Varsity Band, raised nearly $7,500 for music programs at
Whitewater schools. Hundreds of people of all ages attended the concert, which
was sponsored by Coburn Company, Commercial Bank, DLK Enterprises, First
Citizens State Bank, Fort HealthCare, McCullough's, and Whitewater Community
Kristine Zaballos, chair of the event and fundraising
co-chair of the Whitewater Music Parents Association, which hosted the event,
said, "It was great to see people young and old singing and interacting with
the band, and many community members remarked they were thrilled with the show.
Thanks to our sponsors, all of the funds raised from ticket sales will go to
Whitewater schools for music programs."
(March 20) Jon Zimdars, (WHS Grad
2015), sophomore at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, competed at the NCAA
Swimming Championships this past weekend in Shenandoah, Texas. Jon
finished 5th in his 200 fly (1:47.84), 4th in the 400 medley relay, and 9th in
the 200 medley relay. He also competed in the 100 fly and 100 free. The Kenyon
Lords finished 2nd, as a team.
Jon's grandparents, Joan and Joe Domitrz, along with his
sister, Brianna Zimdars, got to cheer him on. Joan Domitrz was Jon's WHS coach.
Jon is the son of Eric and Cheri Zimdars.
(March 20) The Greater Whitewater
Committee, Inc. welcomes the renewal of Fort HealthCare's title sponsorship for
the 2017 Discover Whitewater Series (DWS): Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay
and 5K, scheduled for Sept. 17, 2017.
(Front L-R) Andrew Punsel, Amy Reynolds, Caryl
Whiteman, Tom Jones, Stephanie Hayes, and Haley Sheets, DWS Director of
Operations. (Back L-R) Carol Christensen, Laura Nyquist and Tanya
The continued sponsorship will grow the DWS further. "We
are very happy to support this event the last four years," President and CEO of
Fort HealthCare Mike Wallace said. "The Discover Whitewater Series has
continued to grow as a whole and within the community, and we are thrilled to
be part of it for the fifth year."
Fort HealthCare's mission is to
improve the health and well-being of the community. By continuing their
sponsorship with the DWS, they also work to keep area residents active and
physically fit. Fort HealthCare believes in promoting early detections,
prevention, wellness. This improves management of chronic disease when it does
occur. Through listening, understanding, and responding to health care
concerns, Fort HealthCare aims to help the community become the healthiest in
"For Fort HealthCare's continued involvement to promote
healthy activity in the community is one of the many goals the DWS has for our
community and with their sponsorship we are one step closer to achieving that
goal," Jeffery Knight, executive director of the race, said. The DWS team looks
forward to this sponsorship with Fort HealthCare and the exciting opportunities
it can give the residents of the area.
(March 20) What's the Big Deal
about Native Plants? Why do they matter?? (And what does this have to do with
me?) March 29th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Irvin L. Young Library
Are native plants just weeds? Join Sherry Stanek, Master
Gardener and learn how native plants balance our environment, help you spend
less time and resources in your garden, and benefit birds and pollinators.
Sponsored by the Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission. Free and is Open to the
Sherry and her family have lived in Whitewater since 1995. She
has always had an interest in gardening and the environment and became aware of
the importance of integrating native plants into our landscapes. She is a
Master Gardener, serves on the Urban Forestry Commission, and will soon begin
her fourth summer overseeing landscaping in Whitewater's parks and other green
(March 20) First Citizens State
Bank Art Gallery for March and April.
(March 19) WHS Students departed
from school on Friday and have begun a journey through Spain.
They are visiting Madrid, will see an ancient Roman
aqueduct in Segovia, will check out the most coveted swords in the world in
Toledo, and view Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Students will return to Whitewater
with a greater understanding of the culture, people, and language of Spain.
Since they can't take everyone with us in our suitcases, they hope that
you will come along virtually by following their travel blog:
And of course our Snapchat:
(March 18) The Whippets kicked off
the 2017 track and field season with the Nelson Daniel Classic, held at
UW-Whitewater on Friday night.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive
Coach John Houwers: " Miranda Reynolds was the lone event
winner, taking the high jump at 5' 1". She won on a tie-breaker by having fewer
misses at a lower height. Logan Rasmussen, while not an event winner, provided
some of the biggest excitement of the night. In prelims, he jumped 44'5" in the
triple jump. That set the meet record. He held it for about 15 minutes, until
Marsell Martin of Pewaukee jumped 45'6" in finals. Logan answered with a jump
of 45'0", but finished second. The other scorers for the Whippets were the boys
4x800m relay, of Connor Laue, Dalton Chenoweth, Daniel Soto, and Jacob Korf.
All 4 runners ran excellent legs for their first time out. Dalton equalled his
best 800 from last year in his first race and Jacob Korf was just off his best
from last year. The girls 4x200m relay of Morgan Radaj, Miranda Reynolds, Ali
Ketterhagen, and Rebekah Schumacher finished 6th. Morgan ran an excellent lead
off leg. Miranda was closing in on the pack in front of her. The girls were
right in the middle of it until Ali Ketterhagen got bumped by an outgoing
runner, forcing her to almost stop. The gap created there was the distance
behind the ladies were the rest of the race. A number of other athletes, while
not scoring, performed very well.
Other athletes that had personal
bests were Robby Liberto in the 55m hurdles, Sophia Ellworthy in the shot put,
Morgan Wiedenhoeft and Morgan Radaj in the 55m dash, and Brady Meudt in the
triple jump. Others were picking up right where they left off last year, such
as Meghan Kehoe in the triple jump and Jose Villegas in 55m. Others got their
first experience of a HS track and field meet, such as Hailey Murphy, Anna
Yeazel, Grace Fanshaw, Kate Riemer, Anna Riemer, Hailey Praeger, Grace Raupp,
Lea Caspar, and Kali Mikulski for the girls. Aldo Soto, Fabian Gonzlaz, Roth
Wells, and Carter Henry got their first experience as well. The Whippets are
off until April 4th for their first outdoor meet against East Troy."
(March 18) Winchester True Value
Annual Chick Days are here and just in time as Spring starts
Supplies also available!
(March 17) The City of Whitewater
invites community members to continue to make Whitewater an exceptional
community in which to live, work and play. There are Board member
BIRGE FOUNTAIN COMMITTEE - Oversees
maintenance of Birge Fountain. Meet several times a year, normally on
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS - Hear requests from
property owners for variance to the Zoning Code. Alternate and regular
positions open. Meet 4th Thursday of a month if there is a case.
CABLE T.V. COMMITTEE - Oversee local cable television
operation. Meet as needed and by arrangement with Board Members.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. Promote economic
development within Community.
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMITTEE - Hear complaints
filed by those believing disability rights have been compromised. Meet as
ETHICS COMMITTEE - Meet to hear and made
recommendation regarding local government ethics complaints. Meet as needed.
LANDMARKS COMMISSION - Oversees local Landmarks.
Meet the 1st Thursday evening of each month at 6:00 p.m.
LIBRARY BOARD - Oversees management of Irvin L. Young
Memorial Library. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month.
PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD - Oversee Parks and
Recreation programs, Whitewater Aquatic Center, and promotes recreational
opportunities within the City. Meets the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month.
PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION - Reviews
plans for development in City and hear requests for conditional use permits.
Meets 2nd Monday evening of each month.
POLICE AND FIRE
COMMISSION - Oversees hiring, termination, promotion and demotion of
sworn personnel. Meets quarterly.
PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE -
Oversees public arts projects.
COMMISSION - Provides input relating to Urban Forestry matters and
oversees Bird City USA designation. Meets monthly.
are asked to complete a Citizen Interest form, which can be obtained from the
City Clerk or from the City's website
. Interest forms
must be returned to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190 by
March 31, 2017.
FOR POLICY ON BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS FOR
CITY OF WHITEWATER
Two School District teachers, Rosalinda Martinez and John
Schimming, have received a 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher
Fellowship. Congratulations also go to Mitchell Dalzin, senior at Whitewater
High School. Mitch has received a 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation
The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational
Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program has announced
recipients of the 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and
principals. Awards in the amount of $3,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16
principals, and their schools, and $5,000 scholarships will be given to 207
graduating high school students.
"These recognitions exemplify our
staff's commitment to teaching our students, and we are honored to have such
high quality educators," said Dr. Mark Elworthy, district
On WHS senior Mitchell Dalzin's selection Doug Parker,
WHS principal said "Mitchell is without doubt one of our finest all-around
students, and he has definitely made a positive impact on the legacy of
Whitewater High School."
Rosalinda and John join many of their peers in this
accomplishment. Previous Whitewater Kohl Teacher Fellowship recipients: Michael
Stutzman, Diana Callope (also Wisconsin Teacher of the Year), Justin Stewart,
Valerie Troxel, Kris Ketterhagen, Anne Kuske, Laura Grochowski, Peggy Wuenstel
(also Wisconsin Teacher of the Year), Carey Fero and Christine Hayes
Rosalinda Martinez, ESL / ELL / MAP Teacher (for web page bio
) and John
Schimming, Middle School Science and Social Science Teacher (for web page bio
) and also
Mitchell Dalzin, WHS Senior will be recognized on Saturday, April 29th at
Middleton High School for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2017 Student,
Teacher, and Principal Recognition Reception at Noon and a Luncheon at 12:30
Excellence Scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence in
the academic arena and high motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range
of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong
promise for succeeding in college and beyond. Fellowship recipients are
educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of
learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their
leadership and service within and outside the classroom. Leadership Award
recipients are school principals who are being recognized for setting high
standards for instruction, achievement and character, and creating a climate to
best serve students, families, staff, and community.
Scholarship, Fellowship and Leadership Award recipients are selected by a
statewide committee composed of civic leaders, representatives of
education-related associations, and the programs co-sponsors: the
Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS),
regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), and the Association
of Wisconsin School Administrators.
The Kohl Foundation Scholarship and
Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, philanthropist and
businessman, in 1990. To date the foundation has awarded $11.5 million to
Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools. Education is the
key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation. I am very proud of the
accomplishments of these students, teachers, and principals and look forward to
the great contributions they will make in the future, Kohl
(March 15) SweetSpot Coffee Cafe
Gallery Show for March and April
(March 15) The WHS Girl's
Basketball Team held their year-end awards banquet on Monday.
Team Awards: (L-R) Whitney Treder,
Whippet Heart Award; Rebekah Schumacher, Most Steals, Most Assists and Best
Free-Throw Shooter; Myriama Smith-Traore, Most Valuable Player, Most Rebounds,
Most Blocks, and Best Defensive Player; Miranda Reynolds, Most Improved player.
Note: Both Myriama and Rebekah were named to the All-Conference First Team.
Also, Myriama was named to the 1st Team All-State and Rebekah was Honorable
Mention All-State. Both girls will be playing in the All-State Game on June 16
at the JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.
New Captains: (L-R) Allison Heckert,
Miranda Reynolds and Ali Ketterhagen. Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka -
for extensive picture gallery
(March 14) Fort Community Credit
Union will hold a First Time Home Buyers Community Seminar on Thursday, March
23rd from 6:15 to 7:15 pm.
The seminar will take place in the Puerner Room at the
Jefferson FCCU Branch (100 N. Main Street).
Topics covered during this
seminar include: are you ready to buy, the buying process, getting your
mortgage, closing, and being a successful homeowner. Mike Gorman, one of our
Mortgage Officers, will be available for additional questions. Everyone is
invited to attend. Please RSVP to Marissa Weidenfeller by email at
email@example.com or by phone 920-563-7305 before Monday, March 20th.
See you there!
(March 14) The Cat's
Pajamas-Vocal Band, a high energy professional a cappella group based out of
Branson, MO, will be performing at Whitewater Middle School on Thursday, March
30th at 7:00pm as part of their tenth annual Music in Schools Tour! Opening
acts for the Cat's Pajamas will be the Whitewater Middle School Show Choir and
the Whitewater High School Music Masters.
This tour brings student choral clinics, school
assemblies, and evening shows to communities across the nation in an effort to
raise money for school music programs. To date, The Cat's Pajamas have raised
over $100,000 for music education!
Their goal is to inspire students,
generate increased excitement and passion for music, and encourage all youth
and teens to get involved in the arts. The group teaches and mentors students
during the school day, focusing on singing techniques as well as sharing their
personal journeys and testimonies about how they have turned their love for
music into a professional career. That night, The Cat's Pajamas put on a world
class show for the entire community, and they donate a portion of those profits
directly to Whitewater Middle School's music program.
The Cat's Pajamas
received national acclaim on NBC's hit show The sing-off: Season Three. When
they are not performing in Branson, MO or Atlantic City, they are in the
Caribbean as guest entertainers with Norwegian, Holland America, Royal
Caribbean, and Disney Cruise Lines.
The Cat's Pajamas perform pop
classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, including songs from The Temptations,
Queen, Grand Funk Railroad, and Jackson Five. Contemporary artists like Maroon
5, Pitbull, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars are also featured in the show, all
performed in The Cat's innovative and funk-infused a cappella style. This
interactive group appeals to all ages and keeps the crowd laughing, dancing,
and singing along for the entire show.
To see what audiences from
around the world are saying about The Cat's Pajamas, visit www.vocalmeow.com
For ticket purchases and to fill out the order form
: Price: $8.00
for adults; $5.00 for students 18 and under.
(May 13) Connor Steinke of
Whitewater High School participated in the Wisconsin State Senate Scholars
program at the State Capitol this past week. Connor was representing the WI
Senate District 11 with State Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) a WHS
Connor Steinke at mock executive
At the close of the program, there
was an awards reception honoring all the members of the Senate Scholars
program. Connor with Emma Stutzman, UW-Madison student and WHS alumnus and
Wisconsin State Senate Scholar.
Connor was selected to participate in this prestigious
program. Each Senate Scholar must have outstanding academic qualifications and
experiences that demonstrate an ability to perform tasks with a high degree of
During the week Senate Scholars engaged in a variety of
experiences during the week long program. Typical activities included attending
floor debates in the Senate Chamber, committee hearings, seminars conducted by
select individuals involved in the legislative process (lobbyists, reporters,
legislative staff, Governor's staff, etc.), and seminars by professors from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In addition, Senate Scholars were
engaged in mock legislative activities, such as bill and amendment drafting,
policy analysis, fiscal analysis, constituent communications, and lobbying.
These activities culminated in a mock legislative hearing in which Senate
Scholars provided and obtained testimony and then held an executive session to
vote a bill out of committee. Connor's bill passed through the committee during
the 2017 session.
(March 13) Augsburg College visited
Whitewater High School today Tuesday March 13th.
Their concert band gave a performance to Whitewater High
School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble students. They performed Colonial Song
by Percy Grainger, The Planets Mvt. 1 Mars by Gustav Holst, Mambo from West
Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Symphony no. 1 The Lord of the Rings Mvt.1
Gandalf by Johan De Meij, and Groovy Loops by Scott McKenzie. They were under
the direction of Erika Svanoe who is a 1994 Whitewater High School Graduate.
The WHS Jazz Ensemble performed and received a clinic
from David Mantini and they had time for a performance by the Augsburg Jazz.
They played Go Where I Send Thee arr. Michael Brown, and Nice N Juicy by Jeff
Steinberg. Great music was shared and enjoyed by all people involved. They hope
Augsburg College continues to have a wonderful tour and thanked them for
sharing their talents at Whitewater High School!
(March 13) Cub Scout pack 173 would
like to thank the Whitewater community for supporting scouting for food this
The scouts were able to collect a large amount of
non-perishable items for the Whitewater food pantry. The boys even helped stock
the shelves. If you have items to donate or they missed your house please send
your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will gladly pick up your
(March 13) Downtown Whitewater,
Inc. Sets Out to Break Guinness World Record for Largest Potluck.
Downtown Whitewater wants to bring
the community together to beat the world record for the largest potluck. The
event will be held at Cravath Lakefront Park on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11
A.M. to 3 P.M.
The record is currently held by Sherwood Park
Alliance Church in Canada with 1,558 attendees. Downtown Whitewater wants to
bring the world record to the Midwest, aiming for 2,017 people in 2017.
"When I think of Midwest potlucks, I think of so many tables that kids have an
unending maze to crawl through and loud air filled with conversations and
laughterbasically I think of family holidays. If we can create a
community-wide family holiday and win a world record, then we should! The
record belongs in the Midwest, and I think Whitewater is the right community to
do it, Executive Director Courtney Nelson said of Downtown
Downtown Whitewater encourages Whitewater and
surrounding communities as well as UW-Whitewater students to attend the event.
The potluck will feature a raffle, live music, and yard games. To be counted as
a potluck participant, every household or small group must bring at least one
dish to pass. "Community is about a wide variety of people from all different
backgrounds, ages, and experience coming together. What better way to celebrate
what a truly amazing community we have than with a potluck? Setting a world
record just goes one step further so we can show the world how amazing
Whitewater is, commented Lisa Smith, the Board President of Downtown
Looking for volunteer hours? The event needs volunteers for
the day of the event. Some of the tasks will include set up, registration
tables, and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn
more, go to the downtownwhitewater.com/potluck. Major sponsors to be announced
(March 13) Lincoln Elementary will
be presenting the music and art work of every K-5 child in the school on
Tuesday, March 14, at their 2017 Fine Arts Night!
The program is at the High School
Auditorium and opened to the public. Student art work for each grade
level will be seen in a slide show prior to their music concert. The schedule
is as follows: 5:40-6:15 Kindergarten & 1st Grades; 6:20-6:55 2nd & 3rd
Grades; 7:00-7:50 4th & 5th Grades and World Drumming Ensemble. The program
is led by art teacher, Joan Schlough, and music teacher, Christine Hayes.
REMINDER - A GoFundMe program under the name WHS Shop
Tools/CNC Router has been initiated.
WHS Technology Education advisory council members Jon
Marshall and Nick Baldwin (both WHS Class of 2000) initiated the GoFundMe
program to procure some new equipment. They see a need to get some funds to
update the shop tools to keep them more up to date and keep some interest in
the trades. The end of week 2 and they are at $3,791 towards their goal of
$10,000. Thank you all for your support. It would benefit the students headed
for the currently-most in demand jobs.
CNC router (Or Computer Numerical Control router)
is a computer-controlled cutting machine related to the hand held router used
for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, steel,
plastics, and foams. CNC stands for computer numerical control. CNC routers can
perform the tasks of many carpentry shop machines such as the panel saw, the
spindle moulder, and the boring machine. They can also cut mortises and
WHS Shop Tools/CNC Router
For on line donation
. If you would rather not donate online
you can also drop off a check to Jon Marshall at Tincher Realty, 532 W Main St,
made out to WHS Tech and Engineering.
(March 13) The Whitewater Kiwanis
Breakfast Club is again selling Easter lilies for the upcoming Easter season.
Each plant has five or six buds which will produce large,
beautiful blossoms. The plants have green decorative pot covers with protective
sleeves and cost only $12.00 each.
In buying these plants, you will not
only be making the recipient happy, but you will be contributing to Kiwanis
service projects that make the Whitewater and surrounding communities a better
place in which to live.
With an emphasis on youth, the Breakfast
Kiwanis Club provides scholarships to high school students and support to
numerous student endeavors. The proceeds from this year's sale will be used 100
percent for the transportation needs for the Whitewater Schools' English
Language Learners (ELL) Summer Reading Program. None of the proceeds will be
used for administration expenses.
Delivery will take place on Tuesday,
April 11, 2017. Free delivery is available within the Whitewater city limits,
and elsewhere for orders of over 60 plants. There is also a price break for
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
one of the following Kiwanians: Kathy Schumacher - 262-473-3351; Rollie Cooper
- 262-473-5375 or Rick Norman - 262-391-2228.
The Kiwanis Club greatly
appreciates your business and continued support.
(March 13) The National Honor
Society recycles empty ink cartridges and used cell phones every year through
the Green School Project and Funding Factory Programs.
Send your items to the Student Services Office at WHS and
NHS will do the rest! Thank you for helping the environment while raising funds
for numerous projects throughout the year.
Thank you to National Honor Society
members (L-R) Thomas Cushman, Ali Ketterhagen, Eve Klawitter and Jamie Millian
for your help with this project!
(March 13) The Whitewater FFA
Alumni Spaghetti Supper is coming up Tuesday, April 4th at Whitewater High
School from 5-8pm.
Happy thumbs up of happy servers from previous
Donations are appreciated at the
door. All donations go towards supporting FFA members, from trips to
scholarships and anything in between. Delicious spaghetti will be served with
either plain or the FFA's special meat sauce. The meal includes the finest
salad alongside hand buttered garlic bread and a cookie. Hope to see you there!
(March 13) 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.
(March 13) Four of five National
History Day state qualifiers presented for the Delta Kappa Gamma organization
at Whitewater's Cultural Arts Center on Thursday March 9th.
(L-R) Sophie Olson, Emma Van Daele,
Ella Treder, Mr Chris Wiegman - not pictured Madeline Elworthy
Mr. Chris Wiegman, social studies teacher at Whitewater
High School, gave an overview of the NHD program before the students took to
Whitewater advanced five students to the state competition
in three categories: Senior Paper, Individual Exhibit, and Group Performance.
The NHD Regional had schools from across South Central Wisconsin.
National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in
grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete
their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is
"Taking A Stand In History". Students present their conclusions by creating
museum style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive
websites, and dramatic performances.
The school event is the first step
in a competition cycle that can take students from school level to the
regional, state, and national competitions. At each level of competition
students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and
professionals in related fields as they compete for special awards and the
opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. The Wisconsin State
Event will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in
Participation continues to grow with more than 500,000 students
participating annually across the nation. The National History Day program in
Wisconsin is coordinated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
following are the Whitewater High School students who were selected as state
finalists and their subject.
In the Group Performance Category students
Kali Mikulski, Ellie Treder, Emma Van Daele
presented a performance of "Die Sonne Scheint Noch." On Feb 22, 1943,
Sophie Schol her brother Hans and Christoph were condemned to death by the
'People's' Court, which had been created by the National Socialist Party to
eliminate Hitler's enemies. They were all beheaded by a guillotine. Prison
officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she
walked to her execution. Her last words were: How can we expect righteousness
to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually
to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day ("Die Sonne Scheint Noch"), and I
have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people
are awakened and stirred to action?" For more background
Senior Paper Category, Sophie Olson presented her
paper on "Florence Nightingale." Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 13
August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder
of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses
trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organized the tending to
wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a highly favourable reputation and became an
icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the
Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night. For more background
available to attend this presentation in the Individual Exhibit category was
Madeline Elworthy on "Child Labor-Lewis Hine."
Lewis Hine (September 26, 1874 November 3, 1940) was an American
sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform.
His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United
States. For more background
(March 13) REMINDER -
WHS Prom Preparation Course includes free tuxedo rental,
corsage/boutoniere and Prom Meal for first three applicants.
(March 13) A ten-question Candidate Questionnaire was recently forwarded
to all Common Council candidates in advance of the April 4, 2017 Spring
Election . Candidates were given a full two weeks to complete the Questionnaire
and, if they choose to respond, their answers will be posted on the League's
website, , by the end of the day Monday, March
The League board developed the questions, which range
from the standard, "What motivates you to want to become or seek another term
as a Common Council member?, to more topical questions on how Whitewater might
attract a grocery store or encourage the development of single-family housing.
Candidates Running for Common Council (April 4, 2017 Spring Election)
AD1 Patrick Wellnitz and Carol
AD3 Chris Grady
AD5 Stephanie Goettl
(March 9) A 2-day DNR Wisconsin
Boating Safety Course will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21 from
8am-noon at the Whitewater Town Hall (W8590 Willis Ray Road,
This training is open to anyone (not just town
residents) at a cost of $10 per person. Wisconsin law requires that anyone born
after Jan. 1, 1989 must have a boater's safety license in order to operate a
power boat or PWC. This coarse is a good refresher for all ages and parents are
encouraged to sign up along with their children. Space is limited to 20 people.
Register online . You will need a DNR number (unless you
have one from a previous course or license) or you can call
(March 13) 4K and Kindergarten
Registration (K registration is ONLY for students not currently attending a
Whitewater 4K program) April 20, 2017 Time: 11:00 am- 7:00 pm
Calling all parents/guardians needing to enroll a student
for 4K (4 years old by September 1, 2017) or Kindergarten student (5 years old
by September 1, 2017) not currently attending a Whitewater School 4K program.
It is time to REGISTER for the 2017-18 school
Please bring the following:
Immunization record Birth certificate ~ $10.00 registration fee for 4K ~
$20.00 registration fee for Kindergarteners.
Registration will take
place @ Whitewater Unified School District Central Office 419 S. Elizabeth
Street Whitewater, WI 53190
4K y Registración de
Kindergarten (Kinder Registración para aquellos estudiantes solo que no
asisten a un programa de Whitewater 4K.) 20 de abril 2017 Hora: 11:00 am a 7:00
Llamando a todos los padres / tutores que necesitan
inscribir a un estudiante para 4K (4 años de edad el 1 de septiembre de
2017) o estudiante para Kinder (5 años de edad el 1 de septiembre de
2017) solo que no asisten a una Escuela de Whitewater programa de 4K.
Es el momento de Inscribirse para el año
Favor de traer lo
siguiente: Inmunización ~ Certificadode Nacimiento ~ El costo $
10.00 para 4K ~ $ 20.00 para Kinder.
Oficina Central Whitewater Unified
School District 419 S. Elizabeth Street Whitewater, WI 53190
(March 23) Clarence George Treutel, Jr., of Whitewater, died peacefully
surrounded by friends on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. He was 94 years old.
He was born to Clarence and Janet Treutel (Dempsey) on January
21, 1923, in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Clarence worked in the family
hardware store that had been in downtown Whitewater. After the Treutel Hardware
store closed in the early 1960's, he spent a while working for DLK Enterprises
as a parking lot monitor for the many Kachel parking lots in Whitewater. The
Kachel family always showed Clarence concern and kindness. He appreciated their
generosity, friendship and thoughtfulness. Clarence spoke often of the
wonderful times the Treutel family spent at their charming little cottage on
Green Lake in central Wisconsin. He loved to spend time visiting his uncle's
farm on Bluff Road, swimming in Tripp Lake and riding his vintage bicycle all
over Whitewater. He had a penchant for balloons. When residents of Whitewater
spotted balloons floating amid tree-flanked neighborhoods, they knew that
Clarence was out and about. In his later years, he had a loyal circle of
friends who never failed to invite him over for holiday meals and threw him a
birthday party every January.
Clarence was preceded in death by his
parents and only sibling, Donald A. Treutel, who died in 1954.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Nitardy
Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI from 5:00- 6:30PM
with a Eulogy at 6:30PM. Clarence will be laid to rest in the Little Prairie
Cemetery alongside his family.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater,
(March 20) Dorothy Ann Poehler, age 87, of Whitewater passed away on Saturday,
March 18, 2017 at Fort Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August
14, 1929 in Iron Mountain Michigan to Clarence and Mildred (Kinnear) Flom. She
attended High School in Amberg, WI.
She graduated from Whitewater
Teachers College where she met the love of her life at a dance at the
Whitewater Armory. She was married to Donald Poehler on August 30, 1952 who
preceded her in death in 1996. She taught in Luxemburg, WI for 1 year and was a
lab technician at Larsen Canning.
She is survived by daughters Karen
(fiancé Lester Oestreich) Pearson of Beaver Dam, Debra (Ed) Griffiths of
Minocqua; sons, Dennis (Rhonda) Poehler of Wisconsin Rapids, Scott Poehler of
She is further survived by 5 grandchildren, 5
step-grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, an infant sister Marian, and brother Donald Flom.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Friday March 24, 2017
at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N Newcomb St, Whitewater, WI with visitation 1
hour prior to the service (10 a. m. - 11 a.m.) with Pastor Jonathan Rossman
officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery Whitewater.
Funeral Home is assisting the family
(March 16) Stratewula Sug Wulfkuhle, 91, of Whitewater, formerly of
Fort Atkinson, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at Fairhaven Senior
She was born Jan. 22, 1926, to George and Katherine
(Haynes) Kehias in Pana, Ill.
During her early years, she joined her
siblings as members of the Kehias family business known as Georges
Candy Shop in Pana.
Sug graduated with honors from Pana High School and
went on to earn a bachelors degree in physical education from Carthage
College in Carthage, Ill., in 1948. She completed her masters degree in
physical education from the University of Denver in 1952.
for eight years in Muskegon, Mich. During the summer, she was assistant
director of a private girls camp on Lake Delavan.
accepted a position as a member of the faculty at the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Department of Physical Education. She later was
promoted to associate professor before her retirement in 1960.
married Robert Bob L. Wulfkuhle on Nov. 5, 1960; they recently
celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
The couple was blessed with
two children: Gustav R. Wulfkuhle of Geneva, Ill., and Trianna R. (Wulfkuhle)
Warkentin of Spring, Texas. They, in turn, were blessed with two children each:
Emily G. Wulfkuhle, Samuel G. Wulfkuhle, Daniel S. Warkentin and Kylie K.
In 1979, Sug was asked to take over the Fort Atkinson
Chapter of the American Red Cross water safety education effort, which
had begun to fall apart after its coordinator stepped down. Despite having two
young children at the time, she said yes and resurrected the
Through 1994, Sug steered everything from lifeguard and water
safety instructor classes to First Aid certification and swimming lessons at
the former Fort Atkinson High School pool. It is estimated that through the Red
Cross, she was responsible for 1,320 aquatic classes that served more than
Also greatly involved in the School District of Fort
Atkinsons community swimming programs, Sug was instrumental in helping
the Fort Atkinson Parks and Recreation Department design the family aquatic
center in Rock River Park.
Sug is survived by her husband, Robert
Bob L. Wulfkuhle; children, Gustav (Cathy) Wulfkuhle and Trianna
(Steve) Wulfkuhle Warkentin; her grandchildren, Emily and Samuel Wulfkuhle, and
Daniel and Kylie Warkentin; a brother, James Kehias; and a sister, Georgia
Per her wishes, Sugs body has been donated to the
UW-Madison School of Medicine.
A memorial service to celebrate
Sugs life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at First English
Lutheran Church in Whitewater, followed by a meal at Jessicas Restaurant,
located on Main Street in Whitewater.
In lieu of flowers, a gift in
memory of Sug may be made to either the Whitewater Aquatic Center or the Fort
Atkinson Family Aquatic Center. ondolences may be sent to 877 Acorn Ridge,
Whitewater, WI 53190.
Sugs family wishes to recognize the members
of the staff at Hearthstone Memory Care and the staff of the second-floor
skilled nursing unit at Fairhaven, all of whom are wonderful, caring people!