Daily Jefferson County Union
Today (Janesville Gazette)
Wisconsin State Journal
Whitewater Community TV - Channel 98/990
Channel 98/990 Schedule
Channel 4 Milw.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS LIST
Channel 12 Milw
Radio AM 940 WFAW -
WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Discover the Four Lakes Area
Jefferson County Advertiser
2014 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Community Development Authority
/Greater Whitewater Committee
Makerspace Whitewater - Calendar
Rainbow Hospice Care - Whitewater plus
UWW Young Auditorium
Whitewater Country Club
Arts Alliance Summer 2014 Newsletter
City Police Department Newsletters
Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Newsletters
For Seniors in the Park Newsletters
Assembly of God
For Area Jewish community - Beloit
Community of Christ the Servant
St. Patrick Catholic Church Facebook
/Congregational - United Church of Christ
Church of the First Born
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Episcopal Church /
Richmond United Methodist Church
John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
Whitewater Bible Church
First Citizens Bank
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!
Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park -
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for
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 Hang Gliding Club
Area League of Women Voters
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Christian Science Monitor
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
2011 - UWW Quarterback Club
Anderson Machining Service, Inc.
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
UWW Job Opportunities
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Sponsors and click on their sites.
(Aug 2) First day report
from the 10th Anniversary Trip of the Whitewater Motorcycle Group who left on
their Western Montana 2014 "Return to the Mountains" July 31st - Aug.10th from
Jessica's at 7:30am on Thurs. 31 July.
From Blake Scharine:
"Well our trip on day one ended as it began... all of us coming together to
share a meal together... more about that later. We enjoyed a great ride off the
I-road through Edgerton, Oregon, Paoli, Verona, Mt Horeb and north to Hwy 14.
Many of us have been on these roads numerous times but with near perfect
weather and very little traffic you can't help but be amazed by our own state
and its diverse landscape and beauty.
A long trip for our starting
group of 12 bikes with about 630 miles under our belt. So far we've navigated
thru plenty of construction, including lots of pea gravel oil and a 15 mile
detour. But the bikes came thru relatively unscathed.... although the last 25
min of our trip across the lakes east of Webster at 10pm was very comparable to
driving thru the Mississippi delta at night.. our windshields were plastered!
Oh, and about that meal shared together... our very own
crazy Patti (Storlie) (crazy party) was able to sweet talk the restaurant in
the motel into keeping the cooks and staff there an extra hour so we could
share supper together, priceless. John Sanderson joined us from his place in
northern WI and beat us to Webster SD by a couple hours and had his own solo
adventure having to detour around a burning 18 wheeler! So with John it is a
bakers dozen! Thirteen bikes with 7 more to come together in the coming days.
By the way, those Iron Butt bikers made their 1000 miles in way less than 24
hrs! (see below comment and picture) Crazy! They will join us tonite at
Williston ND. Then with the Wagners in Mobridge SD joining, we will be 17
bikes! Jeff and Kathy Foreyt will join us in E Glacier MT making it 19 bikes...
now that's a big group."
Iron Butt bikers are dedicated to
safe, long-distance motorcycle riding. To qualify as an Iron Butt, the bikers
must complete a 1000 mile trip in 24hrs.
The Iron Butt members: Shelly and
Marus Scharine and Lisa and Tim Otterbacher who completed their 1000 miles the
first 24 hours of the trip. They separated from the group in Whitewater and
completed almost all on the Interstate System to Williston ND. Marcus asked
that the picture and comments not be posted until they had completed the
ordeal. Congratulations are in order for their accomplishment of becoming
members of the Iron Butt Club. For more on this designation
(August 1) Whitewater Main Street Festival Saturday, August 2nd 10-5
Lots of Retail Sales from downtown to
West end of Main St.
Music all day
Craft Booths (over 15 booths)
FREE Hands on Art Activities
"For the Birds" but fun for people too
10:00 Carl Cole
11:40 Brain Lucas
1:00 Dance Performance
1:30 Derek Amin & Earthtet
3:20 Jay Craggs
Music Sponsored by UW-Whitewater College of Arts &
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Family/Public Space--Free (no judging)
Vote for your favorite in
Winner receives the People's Choice Award & Prizes
$3--half face image
$5--full face image
Learn about the process
of a mono print.
Make one to take home.
Print one on the community art
Each community piece will be raffled off
$1 for 1 ticket $5 for 6 tickets $10 for 15 tickets
Must be present to win.
Winners drawn at 4:45 at the music stage.
At Studio 84 Kids and adults welcome to
Make a cool bird puppet then come back at 4:00 for a short parade
to show off your creation. A giant Robin will be the parade leader!
of Urban Forestry Committee's FREE birdhouse kits and put it together Then
Vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award
Purchase a prebuilt birdhouse or kit from MakerSpace. Then embellish it.
Winchester True Value parking lot.
Open from 8-noon
Studio 84 Art Gallery--Wings
of Flight: art inspired by birds
UWW Crossman Gallery: 1-4 pm
the People's Choice Award at the Wings of Flight Exhibit
Event Organizers Studio 84 Whitewater: Arts
Alliance: Whitewater Chamber of Commerce
Special Helpers Urban Forestry Committee : UWW Student Art
Event Sponsors Dales
Bootery Nasco Arts & Craft Store UW-W College of Art & Communication
Proceeds from the event
help support the Arts in Whitewater Funds will help support scholarships
for local high school and college students, community art programing with a
focus on the youth-at-risk after-school programs, and programing in the arts
for people with disabilities. It will also help support creative improvements
to our city such as public murals, mosaics, and sculptures.
(August 1) Congratulations to Bridgett Hoffmann on her selection to represent
the American Lowline Angus breed of cattle as Queen for this upcoming year
Bridgett is the daughter of Steve and Crystal
Hoffmann, sister to Lauren and Hannah. Granddaughter of Joe and Karen Gerlach
(Palmyra) and John and Nancy Hoffmann (Whitewater). Bridgett was selected from
3 candidates that applied and interviewed for the position of Lowline Queen at
the American Lowline Junior National show in June in Lebanon, TN.
addition to being selected to serve as Lowline Queen, Bridgett has been on the
American Lowline Junior Association National Board of directors since 2011 and
currently remains on said board as secretary. Bridgett graduated from
Whitewater High School this past June and is going on to school this August at
South Dakota State University where she will study animal science. Check out
web page for more on the American Lowline Angus Breed
Pictured with Bridgett (r) is the American
Lowline Princess, Laramie Coffey (l) of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
(July 31) Downtown
Whitewater, Inc. held its second annual cash raffle drawing Tuesday, July 29,
at Fat Jack's in downtown Whitewater. Only two hundred tickets were
printed and all 200 tickets were sold by DTWW board and committee members.
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is a member of the Wisconsin state Main Street
organization and has been active for the last seven years helping make
improvements to our city's downtown. Proceeds from this cash raffle will go
toward funding projects that will help the downtown become an even better sense
of place for residents, visitors and patrons.
Nate Parrish and Roni Telfer and were on hand
to pull the winning tickets from the drum.
Cozette Moffit -$1,000
Pete Hill- $750
(July 31) WHS GOLDEN
REUNION There will be the classmates of 1957 Golden Reunion Saturday August 16,
2014 at Randy's in Whitewater. Social hour 5 P.M., Dinner 6 P.M. This is
also combined with the W.H.S. Alumni annual meeting. Order from the menu.
Deadline for reservation is August 06. Call Arlene Trewyn at 262-473-2124.
(July 31) The 10th
Anniversary Trip of the Whitewater Motorcycle Group who left on their Western
Montana 2014 "Return to the Mountains" July 31st - Aug.10th from Jessica's at
Twenty three of the group (less children) at Jessica's
Starting in 2004 with Blake Scharine and Dick Jones the
group has grown to 28 riders on 19 bikes, the largest group they have ever had.
1. Blake & Kim Scharine; Marcus & Shelly Scharine; Cliff & Pattie
Storlie; Tim & Lisa Otterbacher; Scott & Joan Klabunde; Bob & Susan
Wagner; Jeff & Kathy Foreyt; Russ & Mary Rogers; Ed & Lane Engle;
Bill & Heidi Wood; Dick & Janet Jones; Fran Demott; Gary Kiger; Randy
Stanley; John Sanderson; Bruce Parker; Sal Torez.
The trip this year
takes them 2 days through the Dakotas to Hwy 12 into Montana. They will spend
the 3rd day at Glacier National Park and land in Missoula MT. for 3 nights to
ride the beautiful mountain roads and hike, golf or just kick back and relax.
Wednesday morning they will load up and take a leisurely day ride to the quaint
town of Red Lodge at the entrance to Spectacular Bear Tooth Pass and Chief
Joseph Hwy. Thursday morning they will travel to elevations over 10,000ft and
dozens of twisties and switchbacks through Bear Tooth and wind up in historic
wild west town Cody WY. They will cruise through the majestic Big Horn
Mountains and overnight in Gillette WY. Friday morning it is time for Spearfish
Canyon, Deadwood, Lead, Black Hills and of course time to take in the Sturgis
Bike Rally. Friday they have scheduled time to revisit Downtown Sturgis, get
that last t-shirt and start the 2-day trip back to Wisconsin.
They are off!
Kim and Blake Scharine
Jane and Dick Jones
Pat and Cliff Storlie
(July 30) Yogurt Shoppe
on Main Street has added City Style Hotdogs to their menu. Check the types
listed on the window.
(July 30) REMINDER - Whitewater Whippet Athletics - Attention Parents
Here are a few important dates for fall sports at
Whitewater High School.
(this is an opportunity to turn in eligibility requirements
before the fall season begins. This will take place in the HS Main Office.)
Friday August 1st 7-8 am.
Sunday August 10th 4:30-5:30 pm.
All athletes who plan to participate in a fall sport must
attend (WITH their parents) the Fall All-Sports meeting.
Sunday August 10th 6:00pm HS
Sunday August 10th 6:00pm HS Auditorium
There will be
two meetings for fall athletics
1. 6:00 pm Informational meeting for all
athletes and parents - given by Jeff Behrens, Athletic Director
2. 6:45 pm
Athletes and parents will meet with their respective fall coaches in designated
Requirements For Athletic
1. Physical (good for 2 years)
Consent Form (last page of the Family Athletic Handbook)
Agreement (back side of Parent/Athlete Consent Form)
4. Athletic Fee
The Family Athletic Handbook -
, and the physical
form - both will be
available outside the Main Office of the High School.
(July 29) St. Patrick
Catholic Church - Country Fest
(July 29) Whitewater
Youth Rugby Plays with Impressive Skill and Determination!
(Front l-r) Jared Anderson, David
Cushman, Izabelle Hahn, Carson Ellenwood, Fletcher Crone and Trenten Zahn.
(Back l-r) Coaches Doug Hahn, Andrew Crone and Alex Kitchner.
David Cushman evades a Green Bay
Whitewater youth rugby team played Green
Bay in the championship game in a tournament in Menomonee Falls this past
weekend. Whitewater took home the second place trophy in the tournament which
featured twelve youth teams from around Wisconsin. Behind by three scores at
halftime, they fought back to tie the game at the end of regulation. In a
sudden death overtime, Whitewater stopped a couple of Green Bay surges and came
close to scoring several times but Green Bay was able to hold off Whitewater's
attacks and eventually found a small opening in its defense to score. It was
Whitewater's first loss after winning their first eight games this year. "You
can't ask for a better played championship game between two equally matched
teams." said tournament organizer Dan Zeroth. "It could have gone either way."
Nobody on the Whitewater team has played rugby before this summer and
already they are proving themselves to be a top tier team with each player on
the team finding a way to score a "try" this past weekend. But most
importantly, they demonstrated the true spirit of rugby. When two of Green
Bay's players were hurt in the second half, Whitewater decided to allow them to
borrow players from another team. "Rugby is first and foremost a social sport"
said assistant coach Alex Kitchner. "Winning is never the primary motivation
for playing the game.
Whitewater Youth Flag Rugby is run through the
Park and Rec Department and thanks to a generous donation by The Coburn
Company, it's free to anybody who wants to play. Whitewater has one more
tournament this summer. After the school year starts, the team will continue to
hold open practices a couple times a month. Anybody interested in playing,
should contact Andrew Crone at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(July 29) Fire Department
Fund raiser! Saturday Aug 9, 1-9pm
(July 29) The UW-Eau
Claire track and field teams were honored recently with U.S. Track & Field
and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Academic accolades. Team
members recognized were two WHS Graduates - Tony Floyd and Jacob
Tony Floyd a Senior - Major Accounting -
Jacob Dennis-Oehling - Major Social Work -
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field
Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average
of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a
student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or
finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual
event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on
the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org
(July 29) Whitewater
School Board - Meeting Highlights - Referendum discussion as offered as a
recommendation by the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee. A. Considered
Retiree-Only Health Reimbursement Arrangement Revised Proposal Action and
approved Employee Handbook Revisions.
Approved Resignations and
hirings. Art Teacher, Washington Elementary; Two Special Education Teachers,
Whitewater Middle School; 4K Paraprofessional, LINCS Elementary
Employment - Cook, Whitewater Middle School; Custodian II, Whitewater High
School; English Language Learner Teacher, LINCS Elementary; Special Education
Teacher, Whitewater Middle School; Library Media Specialist/Technology
For detail comments check story by
Chris Welch, Union staff writer Daily Jefferson County Union
(July 29) Whitewater
Aquatic Fitness Center - Friday Free Admission Program and Red Cross
(July 28) Treyton's Field
of Dreams construction update at Starin Park.
completed on the masonry backstop wall today by Midwest Masonry. Additionally,
H&H Construction has started prep work for the synthetic turf installation.
They are currently setting forms to pour the concrete curbing that surrounds
the field. For more information on the construction progress or to view a photo
Masonry backstop wall.
Concrete curbing that surrounds the field.
(July 28) Thank you to
Kasey Reed of Banco Insurance for purchasing Trevor Messmer's steer at the
Jefferson Co. Fair. Trevor greatly appreciated the support.
Trevor Messmer with his steer and Caitlyn Gerlach-2013
Fairest of the Fair
WI State Bird - the American Robin
(July 28) Bird
City Wisconsin (BWC) - Six more Wisconsin communities, including Whitewater,
have been saluted for their long-term commitment to working with residents to
make their neighborhoods a better place for people, birds and other
wildlife. For Bird City Wisconsin web site
The new group spans the state and brings the ranks of
Bird City Wisconsin communities to 87. The members of the new group are are the
cities of Mercer, Iron County, New Berlin, Whitewater and Reedsburg and the
Village of DeForest.
Andrew Struck, president of the Milwaukee Audubon
Society and chair of the Bird City Wisconsin steering committee, said the
communities recognized Monday demonstrate the statewide scope of this
partnership-based conservation project that now draws its major support from
the Bird Protection Fund of the Natural Resources Foundation of
BCW communities each receive a special Bird City Wisconsin
flag, plaque and two street signs to be erected at their boundaries, marking
their conservation achievements.
Modeled on the "Tree City USA" program,
Bird City Wisconsin has developed 22 conservation criteria across five
categories. If a community meets at least seven criteria, it can be recognized
as an official Bird City.
In a letter to Chuck Nass, Streets/Parks
Superintendent- City Forester, Carl Schwartz BCW Project Coordinator noted: "On
behalf of the Steering Committee for Bird City Wisconsin, our congratulations
to the City of Whitewater on having achieved recognition as a Bird City
community for 2014-'15. It is an accomplishment that puts your city at the
forefront of efforts to forge a statewide coalition of citizens and public
officials who know that birds are more than beautiful -- they are significant."
Carl Schwartz also noted: "Our review team cited a number of
achievements by the city and acknowledged the Urban Forestry Commission's lead
role in seeking this recognition. Among them: Whitewater is in compliance with
Wisconsin's Smart Growth law for land use planning and resource management
- The Urban Forestry Commission was charged by the Common Council with
drafting a Natural Landscape Ordinance ensuring that homeowners had the right
to maintain a non-turf-grass natural landscape. Approved landscapes included
woodland, oak savanna, prairie, sustenance gardens, flower gardens, and
wetlands. The ordinance also defined various invasive plants and methods to
- Whitewater's Chamber of Commerce played an important role
in facilitating the Main Street Festival (Aug. 2, 2014), which adopted the
theme "Flying High" in anticipation of Whitewater's Bird City recognition.
Activities focusing on community involvement have been planned, including
construction and embellishment of bluebird nest boxes, kestrel nest boxes, and
robin platforms. These will be for sale or for in-kind donation at the
festival. A portion of the nest boxes constructed will be for city use in parks
and other public lands.
- Whitewater has been a Tree City USA for 20
- The Forestry Commission plans a table at the Main
Street Festival with literature focusing on keeping birds safe from both window
strikes and free-roaming cats. Literature will also be available at the public
library, the city's municipal building and other venues in and around
- Pages devoted to Bird City Whitewater will be online on the
city's Forestry Commission webpage outlining good practices for limiting the
hazards to birds. The City also has an ordinance against free-roaming pets.
- Future work to limit hazards to birds include working with Studio 84 and
MakerSpace to design and create patterns for constructing "Catios," or outdoor
cat enclosures to keep birds safe from domestic cat predation.
Forestry Commission has brought in speakers on enhancing favorable bird
habitat, including: Mariette Nowak, in January, at the public library on the
importance of native plantings, shrubs and trees, and their positive impact on
healthy bird population. Virginia Coburn, citizen scientist, environmentalist,
and activist spoke at the Municipal Building in May. She focused on her work in
citizen science, banding birds, eradicating invasive species and community
- Whitewater's Main Street Festival is kicking off the city's
International Migratory Bird Day celebration for 2014, and organizations
involved are currently discussing the best options for celebrations in the
coming years. Various literature will be available on Limiting Hazards to
Birds, a flyer put out by Whitewater's UFC; Mariette Nowak's Beyond the Feeder,
detailing the native plantings for favorable bird habitat, as well as
information on land restoration put out by the Kettle Moraine Land Trust."
2nd FOR THE BIRDS!! Whitewater's Urban
Forestry Commission has succeeded in having Whitewater recognized a Bird City
USA, as noted above. Part of this process was education. During the Whitewater
Main Street Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 10-5, Urban Forestry will have
members on hand with information on attracting birds to your yard.
They will have a limited number of free birdhouse
kits that 'early birds' to their booth will be able to put together and
embellish at Studio 84. These birdhouses will be erected in various locations
through out the city in parks, and trails. As a bonus, visitors to the Festival
can place their vote for a favorite birdhouse and the winner of this People's
Choice Award will have their name placed on the birdhouse. Winner of the
People's Choice Award will be announced at the end of Festival around 4:45 pm.
(July 26) WARM
(Whitewater Area Regional Ministry of the United Methodist Church) Mission
The Mission Trip members were from the Whitewater, Fort
Atkinson and Palmyra area. One youth from Florida; he moved but returns every
summer for the Mission Trip. During July 19 through 27th, 44 youths and leaders
headed to St Louis MO to serve and make disciples of Christ; what an amazing
job they did. From painting and repairing homes to serving the hungry and those
without homes, the youth shared their hearts, their strength and their faith
with many in need. A genuine appreciation is extended to all of their amazing
supporters. From the group "Thank you family, friends, church supporters and
all that visited the Whitewater Methodists' Church tent."
(July 25) The Whitewater
Minneiska water ski show team took to the road the weekend of July 19th to
compete in the annual Wisconsin State show team championships in Wisconsin
Four High Pyramid!
Erin Doolittle, 19, competed in the
individual swivel competition and placed among the 2014 top 5 swivel skiers in
the State! Swivel skiing is much like ballet on water and Erin made her
difficult 720 spins look effortless and beautiful!
Brandon Schleicher, 16, earned the
Division 2 Outstanding male skier award for 2014! Brandon wowed the crowd and
judges with his amazing tricks he performed during his wakeboard and barefoot
The hometown team made a very proud showing by placing
6th in our D 2 division and having the honor of teammates Erin Doolittle and
Brandon Schleicher earning individual recognition.
Wisconsin is home to
over 24 water ski show teams that are divided among three divisions. The top
teams from each division will compete at the National championship tournament.
Minneiska is looking forward to this, competing in Warsaw, Indiana on Aug 2.
If you are looking for some fun, free, summer entertainment come see
one of the home shows on Whitewater Lake in front of Scenic Ridge Campground!
Special thanks to all the sponsors that helped provide funding for the
brand new triple rigged 250 Mercury engines!
July 26th 7:00 pm
Aug 16th Sponsor Appreciation show 6:30pm
Aug 16th 11-3
Brat/corn/hot dog sale to support the team at Scenic Ridge campground
23rd Benefit show for Childhood cancer 6:00pm
August 30th Last show of
The ski team is in its 40th season and having a great
year although suffering the set back of two members with broken arms. They are
excited to be showcasing a beautiful 2-4-2 human pyramid, a 4 person around the
boat team, strap doubles, trios, bare footing and much, much more!
Every year show ski teams pick a theme and this year they call the show
"Show Ski Matchmaker" and have a little fun with the unique relationships that
form among a close knit group of people with a common interest! Show Directors
have put this theme together with great music and costumes to provide the
audience with a fun, free, entertaining show that the whole family will love!
(July 25) The 4rd Annual
Whitewater Chamber of Commerce Brat and a Buck Sale will take place on Friday,
August 1st, from 11 am to 7 pm. Stop by the chamber office at 150 W Main
Street and grab a brat, hamburger or hot dog and receive a "chamber buck" that
you can spend at participating Chamber members during the Main Street Festival
Saturday, August 2nd.
The featured menu will include brats or hamburger
for $3 and $2 hot dogs. A meal, including choice of chips and a drink, are an
additional $1. Additional drinks are $1 and additional chip bags are $0.50.
Bulk business orders for pick up can be called into the Chamber Office leading
up to or on the day of at (262) 473-4005, turned in to the Chamber Office at
150 W Main St, faxed to 262-473-4575 or emailed
(July 25) REMINDER Whitewater Community Clothes Closet Back to school:
Supplies and Clothes Drive! Now-August 10.
1of 6 Barrel Locations - Paige Deppe from
Help Whitewater children in need by donating gently used
children's clothes (including new undergarments and socks) and new school
supplies. Please drop off your gently used back to school clothes & new
school supplies here: First Citizens State Bank (Main Office), SweetSpot Cafe,
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, Sentry Grocery Store, Whitewater Aquatic and
Fitness Center, Commercial Bank (Fremont Street & in Sentry). The
Whitewater Community Clothes Closet will distribute donations on Saturday,
August 16 from 8:30-11:00am and Tuesday, August 19 from 10:00 to 8:00pm at
Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin Street in
Whitewater. Questions? Please call: Kay (262) 379-0187
(July 25) The Visioning
and Master Plan for the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be presented by
Architect Rick McCarthy of Library Vision, Inc. at an Open House Date: Monday,
August 4, 2014 Time: 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this informational
(July 25) The East
Gateway Project continues and is expected to be completed by mid
BEFORE - July 16th - Dam removal behind the Baker Bldg,
red tiled roof,
across from 5 flags on Main Street (background).
AFTER - July 25th one side complete!
July 25th The other side of the culvert under Main
viewed from railroad tracks above pedestrian tunnel to Cravath
(July 24) REMINDER -
Saturday, August 2nd Whitewater Main
Street Festival to Bring Music, Art and Great Sales to town on August 2nd.
Art, music, bird houses, great food from area restaurants, and great
sales from Whitewater businesses
.what more could you ask for on Saturday
August 2! Saturday, August 2 will be a great day in Whitewater at the Main
Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 15 art and craft
booths will decorate downtown Whitewater on the center of Main St. from
Whitewater Street to 2nd Street. The UW-Whitewater College of Arts and
Communication has graciously sponsored the music on First Street (bring a lawn
chair and enjoy the tunes) for the day.
Following is the music line-up:
10:00 a.m. Carl Cole
11:40 a.m. Brian Lucas
1:00 p.m. Dance
1:30 p.m. Derrick Amin and Earthtet
3:20 p.m. Jay Craggs
Children and families can make art using chalk on the sidewalks and the
streets. They can create just for fun at the family/public space. More serious
chalk artists can compete for awards in the beginner space ($3 to participate),
the intermediate space ($5 to participate) and expert space ($10 to
participate). Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Main Stage on First
Anyone who is excited about having their face painted can sign
up for a small image ($1), half-face image ($3) and full-face image ($5). Enjoy
art while walking around with art on your face!
An exhibit of art
inspired by birds will be on display at Studio 84, 121 West Center Street.
Urban Forestry will have a special booth with free bird house kits to embellish
at Studio 84. These will be erected around the city to help make Whitewater a
Bird City USA.
A Farmers' Market and more retail sales will be
stationed on the West end of Main Street.
Main Street Festival, which
runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a partnership with many organizations and
businesses to help promote the arts and a creative economy. This collaborative
event has been organized by: Studio 84, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and the
Whitewater Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors are Nasco Arts, Studio 84, Urban
Forestry Commission, UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication,
UW-Whitewater Student Art Association, Whitewater Arts Alliance, Whitewater
Chamber of Commerce and Whitewater Maker Space. The event is held throughout
the historic city of Whitewater and promotes the arts and a creative economy.
The historic architecture and natural beauty serve as the perfect backdrop for
exploring galleries, local shops and restaurants and to experience the many
diverse forms of the arts we celebrate and support in our city.
Like Whitewater Main Street Festival on Facebook
to keep up to the minute on what's
For more information check their blog
|UPCOMING EVENTS IN DATE
5thThe Whitewater Police Department is
hosting the annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014,
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime
prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local crime
prevention programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police -community
partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that
neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m.
and 8:00 p.m. at Cravath Lake Park, located at 341 S. Fremont Street, residents
are asked to spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers,
fire fighters, and EMS personnel. The National Night Out event is a simple way
for people to meet one another, have fun, and explore how they might work
together to improve the safety and quality of their neighborhoods.
Entertainment will be provided to include the following
and more: explore emergency vehicles from the City of Whitewater Police and
Fire Departments, UW-Whitewater Police Services, the Walworth County
Sherifffs Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and the
Wisconsin State Patrol. A SWAT vehicle will be on display along with
ambulances, fire trucks, military vehicles, etc. Learn about bike safety, home
and vehicle safety, car seat checks, drug and alcohol knowledge/prevention,
sexual assault awareness, internet safety, and healthy living. The new K9 unit
will provide search demonstrations and the Whitewater Rescue Squad will provide
AED/CPR demonstrations and free blood pressure checks. Search and rescue horses
from WAMSTAR will be roaming the park and there will be appearances by Culver's
Scoopie and McGruff the Crime Dog. Operation Click golf carts will be available
for people to experience why they shouldn't operate a vehicle while impaired.
Children will enjoy the hands-on experiences of being a crime scene
investigator (CSI), a fire fighter spraying water into a water wall, and
learning how to dial 911 with an emergency dispatcher. Free hotdogs, popcorn,
ice pops, beverages, and a bounce house will be provided. Lastly, don't miss
your chance to dunk Whitewater Police Captain Brian Uhl, Whitewater Police
School Resource Officer Jacob Hintz, Whitewater High School Principal Doug
Parker, and Whitewater High School Assistant Principal Joe Lynch. All proceeds
from the dunk tank go towards helping fund the Whitewater Police Department's
new K9 unit. Children visiting each of the displays or purchasing dunk tank
tickets will have a chance to win one of four bikes generously donated by
9thGolden Anniversary-Stanley R. and
Carolyn A. (Evenson) Godfrey,S2640 Waletzki Road, Fountain City WI 54629 will
celebrate their 50th Anniversary on August 8, 2014.
married at Koshkonong Lutheran Church on August 8, 1964. Stan and Carolyn;
formerly of Whitewater, own and operate Godfrey Heating and Air Conditioning.
They are active hunters and conservationists. They have two children; Mike
Godfrey of Lake Geneva and Ann (Daniel) Seffernick of Neenah, WI and 3
grandchildren; Mitch Godfrey of Whitewater and Taylor and Derek Fraiser of
Green Bay. A celebration in their honor will be held on August 9, 2014 at their
home. It is an Open House, hosted by their children from 1-4pm.
11thVacation Bible School--Escuela
Bíblica de Vacaciones
St. Patrick Church will be hosting
Vacation Bible School from August 11th through
the 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Berry Hall. Children in Grades K
through 5 are welcome to participate. There are registration forms in the
parish office. For more information, please email Rick at
email@example.com or call him at (262) 473-3143 x119.
Bíblica de Vacaciones de San Patricio se tomará acabo el 11 de
agosto hasta el 15 de agosto de 9:00 a 12:00 en Berry Hall. Es para
niños en Kínder hasta 5º Grado. Hay formas de
registración en la oficina parroquial. Para más
información, por favor envíe un email a Rick a
firstname.lastname@example.org o llámelo al (262) 473-3143 x119.
(July 23) Grief Camp for
Kids Scheduled for August Registration is now open for Home Health United's
Camp GLOW, scheduled for 10am-3pm on August 23 at Traxler Park in Janesville.
Limited space is available, and kids across southern Wisconsin are invited.
Camp GLOW - Giving Loved Ones Wings - is a grief support day
camp for kids ages 6-14 that have been affected by a loss. Whether it is the
loss of a friend, classmate, parent, grandparent, sibling, or other loved one,
kids and teens often experience and express grief in different ways than
adults. The Camp is designed to give children a safe place to share their
feelings and concerns, with a wide range of activities and enough counselors
on-site to give individual attention if needed. Activities include
scrapbooking, writing letters to their loved one, and memory boxes that can be
stained or painted, and are meant to hold items of sentimental value to the
kids, remembrances of their loved one.
The Camp is being offered at no
cost to the participants, with separate adult sessions for their parents or
guardians who are also dealing with grief. Snacks and lunch are included. To
learn more about Camp GLOW or to register, please call 877-356-4514 or
Saturday, September 20thWalworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) is hosting a safety fair
on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Tree House Child and Family Center
grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event, Safety and Fun vs.
911 will provide an informative and entertaining way for Walworth County
children and their families to learn about safety issues that are important to
them. The Safety Fair will offer attendees:
- Fun activities including face
painting, cookie decorating, dunk tanks, and firemen wars
opportunities including personal safety at home, pet safety, hygiene, internet
safety, finger printing, impairment goggles, bicycle safety, and others.
Sandy Wagie-Troemel, President of the WCAC states, Safety and Fun
vs. 911 will provide access to vital safety information and practices, safety
items for homes, and links to county support systems. It is hoped that by
meeting and interacting with law enforcement and first responders, children
will develop a sense of security in knowing that there are many in the county
who care about their safety and well being.
In addition, the
WCAC will provide food, entertainment and free gifts to attendees.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
Photographer covering Whippet Sports -
Thanks Bob for doing this service for our
students, families and also for access by the Banner.
NOTICES - MEMORIALS
Ronald Myrel Schiltz, 63, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully
Thursday July 31, 2014 with his family by his side.
He was born
September 24, 1950 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Myrel and Angie (Lehman) Schiltz.
He married Donna Brusic on August 2, 1997 in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
was known for his dedication to engineering and working hard for his family. He
loved the outdoors and deer, turkey, and duck hunting. In addition, he enjoyed
boating, fishing, snow skiing with his family and friends, and collecting
antique decoys. He was a lifelong member of the NRA.
His lifelong dream
was to go on a bear hunt. Two years ago he traveled with his son Brian to
Canada and the hunt was successful. The bear was mounted and is now proudly
displayed in the family room of his home. Ron was a loyal Minnesota Vikings
fan, a strong supporter of UW-Whitewater Warhawks athletics and the Milwaukee
Brewers. He lived as a devout Catholic, dedicated to Saint Patrick Catholic
Church in Whitewater. Ron was a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed
watching them participate in football, swimming, wrestling and dancing events.
He donated regularly to charities such as St Jude's Children's Cancer
Foundation. Ron demonstrated great strength and a positive attitude with his
four year battle with glioblastoma (GBM) brain cancer. Ron will be remembered
for his determination, ambition, honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.
He served as a sergeant in the United States Army during the Vietnam
War. While attending college, he worked as a Schwans delivery man. He also
worked for a company that built large concrete grain silos. He used his silo
building skills to add to an existing silo at the family farm in Caledonia, MN.
He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in 1975. Ron was a
devoted mechanical engineer. Ron's career included fourteen years at APV
Crepaco in Lake Mills, six years at Cherry-Burrell in Delavan, six years at
Johnson Controls in Watertown, and eight years at BASO in Watertown. His
positions included design and development manager, project/design engineer,
senior QMI engineer, and chief engineer. He even received patents as a result
of his ingenuity.
In addition to his wife Donna of Whitewater, he is
survived by their daughter Sarah Beth Schiltz of Whitewater, as well as his
daughter Rhonda (Robert) Stankiewicz of Niles, IL, and son Brian (Jennifer)
Schiltz of Mukwonago, WI, by his first marriage to Janis (Perry) Emmling. His
siblings Darlene (Jim) Verdick of Bettendorf, IA, Carol (Ervin) Banse of La
Crescent, MN, Sandy (David) Nelson of La Crosse, WI, Dave (Sandy) Schiltz of
Winona, MN, Alan Schiltz of Winona, Margie (Don) Ferring of Caledonia, MN, and
Mark (Karen) Schiltz of Caledonia; three grandchildren, Derek and Jessica
Schiltz and Adam Stankiewicz; and his mother Angie Schiltz of La Crosse. He was
preceded in death by his father Myrel Schiltz and sister Donna (Thomas)
A visitation will be held at Nitardy Funeral Home located at 550
N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190 on Aug. 8th from 4 to 7 pm.
church visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10:00 am and a mass of Catholic
burial will be held at 10:00 am on August 9th at Saint Mary Mother of the
Church located at 2006 Weston St., La Crosse, WI. Entombment will take place
following ceremony at La Crosse Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,
the family requests that memorial donations be made to Rainbow Hospice
Inpatient Center in Ron's name in care of Rainbow Hospice Care, 125 Rockwell
Street, Jefferson, WI (920-674-6255).
Nitardy Funeral Home of
Whitewater is assisting the family.
(July 31) Jerome Jerry William Johnson, age 83, of Park Falls, died
on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls.
He was born in Eau Claire on May 2, 1931, the son of Jasper and
Evelyn (Peterson) Johnson. His early life and schooling were in Eau Claire.
Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 19 during the
Korean War. He served three years in Germany as a cryptographer with the US Air
Force Security Service. After serving his country he earned his bachelor's
degree in teaching from the University of Eau Claire and taught US and world
history at the Park Falls High School from 1957 until 1964. On August 8, 1964
he married Beatrice Beba Malach in Park Falls. Jerry earned masters
degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. He served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin
Whitewater, as assistant professor of Learning Resources for 28 years in the
capacities of Special Collections Librarian, University Archivist and Records
Manager, and director of the Area Research Center for Local History.
Jerry and Beba returned to Park Falls in 1994. Jerry was a
member and past commander of the Park Falls VFW Post, an active member of the
Park Falls American Legion Post, and a former member of the Park Falls Masonic
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Beba of Park
Falls; his son, Rick Johnson of Seattle, WA; two brothers: Eugene (Diane)
Johnson of Murietta, CA, and Wallace Johnson of Eau Claire; and many nieces,
nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by
his parents. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m.
from the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Park Falls. Pastor
Elizabeth F. Hazel officiated. Burial followed at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls
with military honors under the auspices of the Park Falls American Legion and