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Unified School District is looking for a part-time driver who will be
responsible for transporting students to and from school.
Qualified applicants must be 18 years or older, hold a valid
driver 's license, and have a clean driving record.
Hours: 7:45-9:30 am and
again at 1:45-3:30 pm on school days
Starting salary: $12.50 per hour
Apply online at: http://services.education.wisc.edu/wecan/
paper applications may be obtained Mon. -Friday. 7:30 -4:00 at: Whitewater
Unified School District 419 South Elizabeth Street Whitewater, WI 53190
online at http://www.wwusd.org/page/2763 under "Join Our Team"
Anderson Machining Service, Inc.
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Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
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Motors - Jobs
(Nov 26)The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater women's basketball team remained unbeaten for the 2015-16
season Tuesday night, defeating Illinois Wesleyan 96-79 in a non-conference
affair at Kachel Gymnasium. The Warhawks shot a sizzling 58.2 percent
for the game, the ninth-best mark in program history and best shooting
performance since Feb. 20, 2010, when the team shot 60 percent in a victory
Sophomore guard Brooke Trewyn (WHS) posted a career
high 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting and 9-of-10 at the free throw line. She also
added a game-high seven rebounds and four assists. Picture by Peter
Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka and for his extensive picture gallery
UW-Whitewater resumes non-conference play Saturday at
Carroll. Tipoff in Waukesha is slated for 3 p.m
For more on UWW game
Wesleyan game story
(Nov 25) The League of
Women Voters Whitewater-Area, in partnership with the Kiwanis Breakfast Club,
is delighted to announce the top three winners of its Whitewater High School
student video contest on voter registration, photo ID, and the importance of
(L-R) Alyx Kiernan, Rachel Stone, Katie Weaver, Tea
Luehne, Julia Nelson, Jeremy Hoesly and
LWV Voter Services Chair Ellen
Students were challenged to create a 3-minute educational
and inspirational video on voting and encouraged to use their creativity in
delivering required content. Twenty-three submissions were received and judged
by a seven-member panel consisting of League board members Ellen Penwell and
Anita Loch, Kiwanis representative Kathy Schumacher, Whitewater City Clerk
Michele Smith, Daily Union reporter Chris Welch, Director of Whitewater
Community TV Alan Luckett, and UWW Associate Professor of Political Science
The winning entries are:
1st Place ($250): Jeremy
Hoesly, Julia Nelson, and Tea Luehne
2nd Place ($100): Rachel Stone and
3rd Place ($50): Alyx Kiernan
The students will be
honored and their videos will premier at the League's Holiday Dinner on Sunday,
December 6th (4:30PM-7PM) at the Fin & Hooves Restaurant in the Whitewater
Country Club. The public is invited to attend the event!
Reservations are required and due by November
30th. Call Julia Ross at 262-581-5411 to make reservations or download a
reservation form on the League's website
. The 1st place video will be shown on the State
League's website and offered for viewing at regional high schools, on the UWW
campus, and other venues during the 2016 election year.
Kiwanis, and judges extend their congratulations to the winners and applaud all
the students who participated in the contest. In addition, they offer a special
note of thanks to Whitewater High School Social Studies Teacher Greg Stewart
for his enthusiastic support of the project.
(Nov 25) Whippet Girls'
Basketball Team grabs first Conference win of the season defeating Jefferson
Myriama Smith-Traore Pictures courtesy of Bob
Mischka and for his extensive picture gallery
Coach Judy Harms: "Jefferson came out quite hot, hitting
5 3's in the first half. Once the Whippets settled down a bit the girls were
able to take care of business. We made a few adjustments on defense at the
half, and started to execute our offense much better. We are still making
costly mistakes that are uncharacteristic of our team. I expect to make
improvements each game, and get back to our higher level of play that we are
capable of. Myriama Smith-Traore had a stellar night, knocking down 26 points,
grabbing 14 boards, 5 blocks, and ultimately dominating in the paint, despite
the 2 and 3 defenders guarding her the entire night. Rebecca Schumacher chipped
in 15, accompanied by 7 assists. The Whippets will be back in action Tuesday
against Edgerton at home."
Whitewater score by halves: 30-35=65 ..... Jefferson
score by halves: 28-17=45
(Nov 23) Brian Brunner,
School Board Member congratulates WHS Cross Country Coach Chad Carstens,
District 6 Cross Country Coach of the Year at School Board Meeting. In
attendance was the Girls' Cross Country Team, Rock Valley Conference champions
and State team qualifiers (L-R) Caleigh Judd, Sarah Ziolkowski, Rebekah
Schumacher, Nicole Tomomitsu, Nancy Espana, Abby King, Aspen Cook and Allison
(Nov 23) WHS Wrestling
team honored to have energizing speaker present to team "Good, better, best.
Never let it rest. Until your good is better and better is your best." On
Friday evening the Whitewater High School Wrestling Team had the opportunity to
have world known speaker Carl Olson come in and talk to the team about
motivation, peer pressure and making the right choices.
Carl Olson demonstrating an activity with student
Carl Olson right down with the
Wrestling Team with Carl Olson
Coach John J. Schimming: "Mr. Olson is a retired teacher,
counselor, administrator and wrestling coach who now travels the United States
and other countries talking to students and adults. His talks range from
inspirational to how to deal with peer pressures and bullying. The Whitewater
team became part of the 1.2 million people Mr. Olson has presented to.
The Whitewater wrestling coaches had the opportunity to hear Mr. Olson
speak at the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association clinic earlier in November
and felt it would be well worth the time to have him come and speak to the
wrestling team. Mr. Olson has the message of looking at goals and through the
use of positive energy being able to achieve these goals and resist outside
forces that can negatively affect our progress towards these goals. Mr. Olson
started the presentation off and continued throughout with the use of magic to
hold the attention of the student-athletes.
"Good, better, best. Never
let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is your best." Mr. Olson
expressed the importance of this phrase. He stated that it does not say "the
best" but "your best". By living this idea we are able to finish each day
knowing that we have done our best and by doing so may very well have
positively touched the life of someone. Use this motto throughout your season
and carry it beyond to help not only yourselves but hopefully others around
Mr. Olson thanked the team for the opportunity to come to
Whitewater and allow him to speak. He was off to Pakistan on Monday and stated
that he really enjoyed the short drive from Sun Prairie to share his thoughts
with the team. He wishes them the best of luck this season. As I spoke with a
couple of the wrestlers as they were leaving the school and asked their
thoughts "What a great talk. We think we should have him back as he gave a
really good message and was entertaining"."
(Nov 21) Art students at
WMS, under the guidance and mentorship of Kristen Monday, local artist and
associate lecturer in the College of Education at the UW-Whitewater, engaged in
an arts integration project.
Students painted book ends on a stairwell, visible from
Elizabeth Street, to help promote a culture of literacy and encourage pleasure
reading. This spring, through another literacy partnership with Ann Ruff of the
UW-Whitewater, 7th grade students will work with a professional muralist to
create four scenes from a diversity book study unit. The purpose of the
arts-literacy integration projects are to strengthen students' literacy skills,
foster creativity, and support the visual aesthetics of the building.
(Nov 21)Thirteen schools,
including WHS, brought a total of 49 teams of four students each to the annual
Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference Computer Programming
Laura Masbruch, Computer Science Teacher, Leif Sahyun,
Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, and Mitch Dalzin
Teams were given approximately three hours to solve nine
problems of varying difficulty using Java. The Whitewater team of Leif Sahyun,
Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, and Mitch Dalzin placed third after solving eight
of the nine problems perfectly. They were edged out at the end of the
competition by first place Brookfield Central and second place Menomonee Falls.
Other Whippet teams included the foursome of Gianna Creanza, Callista Hoxie,
Gabe Taveira, and Linda Vo who placed 11th, the group of Mia Bentel, Dylan
Griep, Devin Samaranayake, and Allison Sedmak who placed 22nd, and the
sophomore team of Declin Anderson, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Tyler Marinkovic
who finished 34th. Each Whitewater team successfully solved at least four of
the nine problems.
Additional schools competing included Cary - Grove
(Illinois), Crystal Lake Central (Illinois), Fort Atkinson, Homestead,
Janesville Craig, Janesville Parker, Prairie Ridge, Rufus King, Stoughton, and
Gianna Creanza, Callista Hoxie, Linda Vo and Gabe
Members of the Stone
School 4-H Club are holding their annual Christmas Tree Sale on Saturday,
December 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help raise funds for their youth
Pre-cut trees are available for $40 at the Cold Spring
Town Hall located 2.3 miles north of the intersection of County Trunk U at
N1409 Fremont Road in Whitewater.
Funds raised will help members
continue their involvement in community service and develop citizenship,
leadership, responsibility, and life skills. This holiday season, the club's
community service projects include ringing bells for the Salvation Army,
providing donations to the Whitewater Food Pantry, donating a tree to a local
family in need, and helping the Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors Program.
Your support of their club and their efforts is greatly appreciated!
(Nov 18) Attention Coffee
Drinkers Join the Red Cup Challenge aka "A new higher purpose for coffee cups"
If you have heard in the news lately there are concerns over a certain
company's unadorned red holiday coffee cup.
Well here at Studio
84 they decided to do something about it and created the Red Cup Challenge YOUR CHALLENGE
Wherever you get your cup of jo (we won't play favorites)
1. Drink from it (then rinse it out)
2. Paint it red if you have to (after all not all coffee
cups come in red--awh heck paint it green or blue if you want)
3. Decorate it and give it some Holiday Spirit (whatever
that means for you) paint a picture, use markers, use glitter, ribbons,
stickers, funny puff balls or cheetos if you wish get creative and keep it
4. Bring in to: Studio 84 121
W. Center St Whitewater, WI 53190
5. Donate what you
paid for that cup of coffee (heck just round it up to $5) or more to
help support 3 causes: Studio 84's artists with disabilities Whitewater Food
Pantry and Autism
They will take your photo and post it to twitter and
Facebook. Spread the word, share the joy and help support 3 local causes.
WHAT WILL THEY DO WITH ALL THESE MARVELOUSLY
DECORATED CUPS YOU ASK?
They will build a sculpture as big as they
can with them!
SECOND PART OF THIS CHALLENGE!
Is for all those sellers of coffee cups, red or otherwise. They will keep track
of where these cups are coming from. Your challenge if you should accept it is
to donate a matching or otherwise amount per cup from your business. Drinkers
of coffee, ask your favorite barista if they are supporting this, if not ask
them if they will.
Already they have the SweetSpot Cafe and SweetSpot
BakeHouse joining forces with them. They will match up to $5 per cup for each
one that comes in from the SweetSpot. Plus they have an additional contest that
you can win a $20 gift card! Details for their contest are
To reach their goal of $3,000
they only need 600 coffee cups with a donation of $5 each!
(Nov 18) Gorgeous music
fills the air on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm as the UW-Whitewater
Music Department presents their annual Gala Holiday Concert in Young
This holiday tradition is filled with joyous sounds from
nearly every ensemble and takes place throughout the facility in the lobby,
terrace, and stage. Small ensembles play prior to the performance, during
intermission and post concert. The event includes a dinner in the Kachel Center
at 6:00 pm and a silent auction in the Fern Young Terrace starting at 7:00 pm
through the end of intermission. All proceeds benefit the Music Department
scholarship fund. Call for tickets (262) 472-2222 for concert and dinner
tickets or order online at http://tickets.uww.edu
Here is a
sample of some of the music you will hear: Jazz Ensemble I will perform
Ellington's Nutcracker Suite. Vocal Jazz will sing The Christmas Waltz by Jule
Styne and This Christmas by Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor. The Symphonic
Wind Ensemble will play The Huron Carol (Twas in the Moon of Wintertime) a
Ukrainian Bell Carol and the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra performs
Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 (Reformation), movement IV. The Chamber Singers
will join forces with the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra to perform Vivaldi's
Gloria. The Gospel Choir will perform The Spirit of Christmas is Love by Leotha
Stanley and Winter Wonderland arranged by Leotha Stanley. There will also be
several other smaller ensembles and choirs performing throughout the evening in
various spaces throughout the Young Auditorium facility.
Holiday Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and costs $24 per person. The menu includes:
penne pasta with grilled vegetables and pesto, chicken Alfredo with spinach and
sun-dried tomatoes, mixed field greens, Creamy cucumber salad, fresh green
beans, honey basil carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, double chocolate
cake, coffee, hot tea, rolls and butter. Reservations must be made for dinner
by November 25, 2014.
The silent auction will take place in the Fern
Young Terrace from 7:00 pm until the end of intermission and always includes a
wonderful selection of handcrafted items, gift certificates from area
merchants, delectable treats, and artwork to bid on. Auction item highlights
include, a weekend get-away in Door County, a hand made quilt, and a two-tiered
cake from The SweetSpot. The perfect holiday gift awaits a winning bid!
Don't miss the Gala Holiday Concert, dinner and silent auction on
Saturday, December 5, 2015 inYoung Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general
public, $10 for Over 65/Under 18 for advance purchase, there is an additional
$2 per ticket if purchased at the door. All ticket purchases include a
$1.75/ticket Young Auditorium facility fee. Please consider an additional
donation toward the scholarship fund when purchasing tickets. Tickets are
available by calling 262-472-2222, online or visiting the
Greenhill Center of the Arts Box office M-F, 9:30 am-5:00 pm.
(Nov 16) LaBelle Studio -
Santa Portrait - Also community Fundraiser.
(Nov 16) 4th Annual
Alumni Boys Basketball Tournament And 2nd Annual Girls Alumni Game
The popular Alumni Basketball Tournament returns this year and for the
1st time there will also be an Alumni Girls Game! The boys tournament will be
structured as in the past with either pool play or bracket style depending on
the amount of teams. There will be one big girls game played at 2pm with
players from odd years vs players from even years. Social will be at Lakefront
Pub from 6:00-8:00pm
When: Saturday, December 26, 2015 Games Starting
at 11:00AM Deadline to Sign-Up is December 23rd
Where: Whitewater High
Who: All WW High School Alumni (not just basketball players). WW
Coaches, Faculty, and Staff at WWUSD at also welcome!
How: To Sign-Up,
Gather Some Old Buddies Up To Form A Team
~ Email Michael Zweifel At
email@example.com With Your
~ Team Name, Team Members, and Each Team Member
Year of Graduation The Cost is Only $50 for Each Team Entry Mail A Check or
Give Money to Hugh Gnatzig at 206 S. Elizabeth St, WW. Or Bring Check to the
Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!
you're interested in helping out please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com for more info. They will need workers for the concessions,
referees, food, and others. Also hoping for parents or other community members
to donate concession items such as baked goods, fruits, chips, granola bars,
bottled water, etc.
If you or someone you know would like to help out
please contact Michael Zweifel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262)949-9323 or Hugh
Gnatzig at email@example.com or (262)-903-6671.
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
Nov. 27 - Whitewater
Aquatic and Fitness Center "Turkey Time 2015" event Friday Nov 27th.
Nov 27 - Openings remain
for 2015 Warhawk Fall Baseball Clinics Registration is now being accepted for
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Fall Baseball Clinics.
All individuals ages 8-18 are welcome (including high school
seniors). These are designed as all-inclusive, one-day camps. The Fall Baseball
Clinics are skill camps designed to prepare participants for the upcoming
Fall Baseball Camps (1-day clinic) $95 per clinic
Clinic 1: Nov. 27 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Fall Clinic 2: Nov. 28 (9 a.m. - 3
For more information contact Continuing Education Services at
262-472-3165. Register online at:
Nov 28 - CALLING ALL
WHIPPET BOYS SWIM ALUMNI! It is time to come back race and socialize,
with the current team!
Alumni Swim Meet: Saturday, November 28th Whitewater
Aquatic Center 9:30am
They are hoping that many of the former alumni will
show up for this fun event.
There will be a get together immediately
following the meet. Sandwiches and treats will be served. If you have any
questions, please contact Coach D at 473-2689.
Dec 6 - Marion
Burrows to Receive League of Women Voters (LWV) Whitewater Area 2015 Making
Democracy Work Award
The LWV Whitewater-Area board unanimously
voted to honor Marion Burrows with the 2015 Making Democracy Work Award for her
years of service as a welcoming and informative face of democracy in the Armory
on Election Day in her role as Special Election Inspector since the early
1990s, and her commitment to make Whitewater an enriching community in which to
live through decades of volunteer work with social service and cultural
Marion's kind and helpful demeanor and wealth of election
knowledge have benefited thousands of Whitewater citizens entering the Armory
to vote. She made sure they had what they needed before entering the poll,
confirmed voters' Ward and Aldermanic District designations, assisted with
curbside voting, and substituted at polling tables when needed. For the past 15
years, Marion spearheaded voter registration needs at Fairhaven and
Hearthstone, providing voter registration services to new residents and
assisting with the absentee voting process.
Since moving to Whitewater
in 1965, Marion has actively participated in many local volunteer
organizations, often in leadership roles. She served two 2-year terms as
President of the Emerson Club, one 2-year term as President of the Federation
of Women's Clubs, and a three-year term on the Bassett House board. Marion is a
member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a founding member and Choir Director of Community
of Christ the Servant Church, volunteers at the Young Auditorium, served on
several search committees for open UWW administrative positions, and has been a
member of the UWW Cultural Affairs Committee since 1990.
graduating from UWW in 1972 with an English major and German and Education
minors, Marion taught English at Janesville Parker High School from 1973-1990.
Marion's deep and wide-ranging history of volunteerism and elections work in
the Whitewater community exemplifies an early motto used in the fight for
women's voting rights - DEEDS NOT WORDS!
public is welcome and encouraged to join the League at the Fin & Hooves
Restaurant in the Whitewater Country Club on Sunday, December 6th for the
presentation of Marion's award. Reservations are required and due November
30th. A cash bar begins at 4:30PM. Dinner will be served at 5PM with the
awards program to follow at 6PM. The dinner includes chicken potpie,
traditional salad, rolls, apple cobbler, and coffee or tea.
reservation form can be downloaded from the League's website
. Reservations can also be made by calling Julia
Ross at 262-581-5411.
Also, yet to be announced winning entries in the
League's Student Video Contest on voting requirements will premier at the
dinner program. You won't want to miss this very special event.
Dec 8 - Progress
continues on the pending updates to the city's Wastewater Utility.
Bid advertising for this project began on November 3,
2015. There was a Pre-Bid Meeting on November 10, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00
noon. Bid opening will follow on Tuesday, December 8, at 2 p.m., in the Cravath
Lakefront Room, second floor, located within the Whitewater Municipal Building.
Bids will be evaluated and city council will hear project scope
recommendations; along with estimated rate scenarios at the regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The final rate structure will be
dependent on the project scope finalized at this meeting. Given this
information, the project engineering firm will complete the rate package
analysis and bring that back to council for final approval and bid award on
Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
It should be noted to businesses and
residents that rates will be retroactive as of December 28, 2015. All rates
required for the duration of the project must be approved prior to closing on
the Clean Water Fund loan per WDNR requirements. It is expected, weather
permitting, that ground will be broken early in the second quarter of 2016.
Questions or concerns may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
contact the Wastewater Utility at 262-473-5920. For more information, please
to be directed to
the Wastewater Utility's website.
parties will find all bidding information posted at www.questcdn.com. The
project number is 4149890.