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Saturday September 20Richmond United Methodist Church Annual Auction and Fall Fest on Sat. Sept. 20. Mark your Calendar - Consignments wanted.


SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 20TH - Family Day in Elkhorn - County Program supports Whitewater Area.


(Sept. 18) Kiwanis 2nd Annual Half Marathon Pancake Breakfast this Sunday September 21 at WHS from 6:30am - 1:00pm. Breakfast parking is available near the cafeteria entrance area! They encourage residents to come out and meet and greet runners and visitors to Whitewater this Sunday. Let's show visitors what a great place Whitewater is to visit!


DISCOVER WHITEWATER SERIES - Sunday - 21 September - Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K Run/Walk, W3 Fit Kid Shuffle (1 mile)


Sunday - 21 September The Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers have organized a group of 28 to participate in the Discover Whitewater Series 1/2 Marathon. For more on the 1/2 Marathon .

However, this will be no ordinary 1/2 Marathon, as these 28 Soldiers will be Ruck Marching in their Army's Combat Uniform and Combat Boots, the entire 13.1 miles. They will be doing this for an extremely great cause that is near and dear to their hearts. They will ruck the 13.1 miles on the 13.1 year anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan carrying a total of 1172 lbs for 1/2 a pound for every soldier killed in Afghanistan as of Sept 11 2014.
These soldiers have joined this great effort from units across the state including Det. 2 Co Bravo RRB, A CO HQ RRB, Co A 257th BSB, 32 MP Co, C Med, JFHQ-G1, 105th Cav., as well as some OCS Candidates.
Their goal time will be 3.5 hours, however they all will start as a group and end as a group, as long as it takes.








(Sept. 19) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is at record enrollment again, the fourth time in five years.
Preliminary numbers show 12,148 students enrolled in courses for the 2014-15 academic year, more than at any other time in the school's 146-year history.
UW-Whitewater marks its preliminary enrollment on the 10th day of the academic year. The campus's official enrollment numbers - which will be released by UW System later this year - are likely to be higher.
"I am pleased to see our university community continue to grow," said Chancellor Richard Telfer. "Students at UW-Whitewater are receiving an exceptional education. This is a place where students feel supported while pursuing their degrees. They also know they will be well-prepared for careers and sought-after as employees."
Over the last five years, UW-Whitewater has seen an upward trend in enrollment with 11,139 students in 2009-10, 11,557 in 2010-11, 11,643 in 2011-12, 12,031 in 2012-13 (previous record high), and 12,015 in 2013-14.
"From the arts, to the sciences, to education, there's clearly a tradition of excellence that permeates campus," Chancellor Telfer said. "Our students, and faculty and staff members are regularly recognized for their achievements."
- Last semester, the American Marketing Association won international chapter of the year for the 11th time in 36 years.
- Robert Benjamin, professor of physics, is helping map the Milky Way Galaxy using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
- Music major Dominic Gischia recently won the coveted Gaarder Award, which recognizes the best music education student in Wisconsin.
- Six athletic teams - football, men's basketball, baseball, gymnastics, and men's and women's wheelchair basketball - won national titles last year.
"The success of our Warhawk athletic teams, and the national attention we receive, and our academic successes certainly help us recruit students," Chancellor Telfer said. "It sparks pride on campus and a sense of community that is very special."




(Sept. 19) For Absentee Voters and others there is a School Referendum on the Ballot.
The following School District Referendum question for the Nov 4 Ballot for a $1.2 million non-recurring amount for each of 4 years starting with the 2015-16 budget was approved by the School Board. "Shall the Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,200,000 a year beginning with the 2015-16 school year through the 2018-19 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular programs, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?”

The Board had discussed the financial needs of the District, and noted that a passed referendum would not result in an increase in the tax levy due to the ending of prior debt service that will be paid off. If the referendum was a success they would still need to address an approximate $300,000 reduction and if failed the reductions required would be about $1.5 million for the 2015-16 school year. The Board and administration have not yet addressed a list of personnel, service, curricula and non-curricula programs that would support the reductions.

The referendum was also recommended by the Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). This Committee discussed the district’s decrease in overall enrollment with an increase in special education, state revenue limits, loss of state aid (through the Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement needs, and increases in other necessary areas in the budget.
For the Power Point presentation used in guiding the discussion - .



(Sept. 19) The Whitewater Boys' Soccer team played McFarland for their second match up Thursday night at home, winning 5-2.

Mark Cuevas

Brian Reyes

Rich Gunter Asst. Coach - "After a disappointing tie with Evansville Tuesday night, Whitewater was ready for the match with the Spartans. As expected, this turned into a very physical match with several starters getting hurt. Jake Riemer started the scoring with a goal in the 13th minute, assisted by Alonso Banda. Jacob Haeft made it 2-0 with a hard fought goal in the 23rd minute. McFarland answered with a goal in the 32nd minute, but Mark Cuevas was fouled in the penalty box minutes later, and then scored on the PK. The Whippets and the Spartans battled through much of the second half until late in the game, Xhonatan Shahollari tallied 2 goals late in the match, assisted by Mark Cuevas and Roberto Navejas. McFarland was able to put their final goal in the 88th minute. The midfield was able to control the pace of the game and was able to distribute the ball very effectively, noted Coach Menager. The defensive unit was shaky at times but settled down in the second half. Both Jimmy Cushman and Bryce Parrish shared time in the net for the Whippets with 3 saves and 2 saves respectively. The next varsity match will be Thursday, September 25th at East Troy with a 5:15 pm start."




(Sept. 19) The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library welcomes Deana Rolfsmeyer, to the library professional staff.

Deana is the new Youth Educational Services Librarian serving the Whitewater children and young adults.
Deana received her Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in June of this year with an emphasis in children's and teen literature, as well as youth programming.
She has been working for the past year and half at both the Edgerton Public Library and the Jefferson Public Library.
She resides in Jefferson with her dog, Linus, and kitten, Arya.
Deana is very excited to meet the kids and the families of Whitewater.
The staff welcome her to the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library as a great team member and encourage you and your family to visit the library and meet Deana.




(Sept. 19) Whitewater connection in Kansas City KS area in High School volleyball.

John Bodensteiner, his daughter Debra Niesen and granddaughter Lauren.

John Bodensteiner, long time Whitewater resident and retired UWW Asst. Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, with his wife Carolyn are visiting Olathe KS from their home in Hot Springs Village AR. Their daughter Debra Niesen and her husband Gil live in Olathe. The Bodensteiners were spectators at their granddaughter Lauren's volleyball game. Lauren is playing volleyball at St. James Academy, located near Olathe, a southwest suburb of Kansas City KS. Lauren is the only sophomore on the 'Thunder' team, a frequent Kansas high school girls' state championship volleyball team and a national champion in both 2010 and 2013. The Academy was established in 2005 with a current enrollment of 837 students. St. James was named on Monday, 15 September, a "2014 School of Excellence" on Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic Education Honor Roll. Less than 5% of U.S. Catholic high schools meet the criteria for this honor.




(Sept. 19) Girls' Tennis - The Thursday night match was about as close as it gets. Whitewater 4 Jefferson 3.

Emma Stutzman

Ali Ketterhagen

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Nelson - "The deciding match at 4 singles was one in which the girl had to retire. Serra hit a shot that Brittney fell going after and hurt her ankle. You don't want to win a match like that but I was glad that we were winning that match when it happened. That match was going to go for a while as every game went deuce and they went long deuce games. It was fitting that that match was the deciding one though as tonight was senior night and Serra is our only senior. One singles saw the only 3 set match of the evening. Izzy played really well in the first set, hitting some nice angles and putting some pace on things. In the next two sets, Molly stepped up and really started hitting her spots, she was bouncing things in every corner and not missing a thing. On Tuesday the Whippets have their final conference dual as they will make up Monday's rain out at East Troy."
1S Izzy Zahn lost Molly Balliet 6-4,1-6,0-6
2S Andi Markham lost Jazmyne Schoeller 3-6,2-6
3S Amanda Kraayvanger beat Brittany Drays 6-2,7-5
4S Serra Anderson beat Brittney Johann 7-5,4-4retired
1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat Hannah Rueth/Meraiah Rubietta 6-4,6-2
2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat Anna Dinkel/Chelsea Frederick 6-2,6-2
3D Emma Stutzman/Ali Ketterhagen lost Emma Waugh/Sydney Welsh 0-6,4-6




(Sept. 18) The League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area will be on the UWW campus on the following dates to register City of Whitewater voters and process change of name and/or address in advance of the November 4th General Election.

Registering voters are reminded that they must provide a Proof of Residence document in order to register. A list of possible Proof of Residence documents is available on the GAB website .

Voter ID is NOT required when registering to vote.

In addition to the following campus locations, the League will be available to register voters on Saturday, October 11th, 9AM-noon, in the Whitewater Historical Society Depot Museum, 301 W. Whitewater Street.

To learn more about the League, visit .
5-7PM, University Center, Main Level, 228 Wyman Mall
September 22 (Monday)
September 23 (Tuesday)
September 24 (Wednesday)
September 25 (Thursday)
September 29 (Monday)
October 6 (Monday)
October 8 (Wednesday)
October 14 (Tuesday)

5-7PM, Esker Dining Hall, 420 N. Prairie St.
September 23 (Tuesday)
September 25 (Thursday)
September 29 (Monday)
October 2 (Thursday)
October 6 (Monday)
October 9 (Thursday)
October 11 (Saturday)

October 13 (Monday) 9AM-noon, Depot Museum, 301 W. Whitewater St.




(Sept. 18) The First United Methodist Church Prime Time Youth gave back to those who have been so generous in their support of the youth.

On September 13 and 14, Prime Time Youth Program had their first, of what is hoped to be many more, overnight camping retreat, that was filled with many mini missions. They had 24 youth that attended the mini missions camping retreat. Throughout the weekend they had the pleasure of serving many of the parishioners and community members by pulling out piers, washing windows, landscaping, pulling weeds and cutting brush. Several youth also cooked tasty meals that were personally delivered as they enjoyed great fellowship with many senior citizens. They ended Saturday evening with games, food, fellowship and watched the movie, God's Not Dead, outside under the stars as they were warmed by the campfire.

Sunday church service was enjoyed with the LaGrange church family, who embraced them by sharing a wonderful service and bowls of ice cream.

They are so thankful for the support of the united congregation and community; they could not serve those in need near and far without all your support of your prayers and giving hearts, this past weekend was the opportunity to say thank you. Also a special thank you is extended to the Woody Coyle family that so graciously shared the use of their beautiful property; the youth truly enjoyed the beauty of the land and ponds. Prime Time Youth Leaders (Tim & Stephani Hoffmann, Tim & Julie DuVal and Tim & Lisa Otterbacher)




(Sept. 18) Whitewater High School Soccer, the Whitewater Community Foundation and Jeff Behrens, WHS athletic director, are pleased to announce a $30,000 fundraising campaign for the High School's Soccer Complex in honor of the program's twentieth anniversary.

The focus of the fundraising campaign will be to support the construction of a multi-purpose equipment storage, concessions and press box building as well as other soccer facility improvements such as an outdoor team classroom that will benefit the District's student-athletes for years to come.
"The district committed $30,000 to the soccer complex and completed necessary improvements to its infrastructure, including the installation of concrete sidewalks to the field entrance, improved bleacher seating, replaced perimeter fencing and future electrical upgrades," commented Jeff Behrens. "The soccer program will now be fundraising an additional $30,000 to enhance the teams' facilities and do so by selling commemorative tiles to be installed on the future multi-purpose building." The fundraising goal of $30,000 is hoped to be achieved by December 31st, with construction to begin in the spring of 2015 prior to the start of the girls' season.

The soccer program is working with a Wisconsin based company that specializes in gift tiles, gift bricks and fundraising. The concept of using a tile to be adhered to the proposed building was chosen because of the tile's durability, appearance and ability to be installed on the building, thus creating a long-lasting tribute to donors. An ideal tribute to recognize past, present and even future soccer players or just for the love of the game of soccer; there will be three levels of giving by purchasing one, or more, of three types of custom engraved tiles. The Whippet Regulation tile, a 4 inch by 8 inch tile with three lines of engraving is available for $100. The Whippet Overtime tile is an 8 inch by 8 inch tile with six lines of engraving for $200. The Whippet Conference tile is an 8 inch by 8 inch tile with Whitewater Soccer shield logo and three lines of engraving for $300.

Individuals, organizations or companies wishing to purchase a tile may do so by visiting the program's secure website, to select and create their custom, engraved tile. On the website, there too is an option to print an order form and mail payment to Whitewater High School Soccer, 534 South Elizabeth, Whitewater, WI 53190. The soccer program is grateful to the Whitewater Community Foundation for its role as the fiduciary agent of all donor funds.

Additional donor opportunities, such as corporate gifts or in-kind contributions will also be welcomed and interested parties should contact either Jeff Behrens at 262-472-8105 or Dan McCrea at 262-492-7978.

The beginning of soccer at Whitewater High School can be traced back to the spring of 1994 when the girls' team debuted and compiled a 4-8 record under the direction of first year head coach Ken Macur. The boys' program, also coached by Macur, debuted the following fall and compiled a 0-10 record. Since the inaugural year of 1994 over 230 Whitewater High School student-athletes have played at the Varsity level for Whippet Soccer. Since the program's inception the boys' team has achieved 3 conference championships in 2006, 2008 and 2013 and two WIAA regional championships in 2009 and 2012 under the guidance of Rene Menager. The 2014 girls' season, coached by Ajet Dauti, was the most successful in the team's history, posting a 12-6-1 record.




(Sept. 18) Whitewater is very fortunate to have William Paul Thomas back to exhibit his current art at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street in September.

His show, "Notes From a Treacherous Climb," will run through September 21 from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, William Paul Thomas completed the rigorous Master of Fine Arts program in Studio Art at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2013. As a teaching fellow, he taught Basic Drawing and Composition and worked directly with advanced painting students. In 2009, Thomas earned his BFA with an emphasis in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

In 2010, Thomas was hired as a camera operator and editor for the City of Whitewater assisting in the production of municipal and educational video projects. Thomas has exhibited work in The Museum of Science and Industry's annual Black Creativity exhibition. He was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation award in 2011. The Greenshields grant is a highly competitive $15,000 prize awarded to artists working in a representational style. His visual practice involves exploring issues of race, identity, and commodity through his own personal narrative.

Kim, Anakin and Nikki Knudsen with William Paul Thomas. Nikki had won a free commissioned painting of her grandson, Anakin, several years ago at a Whitewater Arts Alliance event.

When he was a student here, William was already a very visible and vibrant artist in our community. His work is on permanent display at UWW, and his past shows at the SweetSpot and the Cultural Arts Center sparked several commissioned paintings. He also received the Chancellor's Selection Award at the Annual Juried Student Show at Crossman Gallery in 2007.

Mark McPhail, Dean of the College and President of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is excited about William's return to campus this Fall. "The theme for this year's Convocation is 'belonging,' and I can't think of anyone who better embodies that theme than William Thomas. His portraiture speaks to the power and beauty of personal relationship, and his sense of connection with the Department of Art and Design, the college, and the university, reflects a strong and enduring bond with this community. It is an honor and a pleasure to host his work again here in Whitewater."

William is now actively exhibiting around the state of North Carolina. William teaches adult painting and drawing classes at the Arts Center in Carrboro, North Carolina. A video can be viewed here: . The artist's website




(Sept. 18) Girls' Swim Team - Whippets win big against Platteville/Lancaster and Delavan-Darien teams and started the season off going 3-0! This is the first time in the history of the program that the girls have started off this strong! The team put up 59 best times with everyone on the team going at least one best time.

Coach Gina Foucault - "So many girls swam well! Grace Fanshaw, Sara Foucault and Sydney Zimdars all won both of their individual races. Debra Krebs and Sydney Hackney raced extremely well! Emely Rodriguez took on the 100 Butterfly and did a fantastic job, I am sure we will see Emely race that again. First time Whippet swimmers, Martiza Xochipa, Mati Tinazzi Martini and Tabi Altreuter all posted nice swims in their first ever 500 Freestyle races. Grace Fanshaw posted 2 new times to the Top 10 list, she is 6th all time in the 200 Freestyle and 8th all time in the 100 Breaststroke. Sydney Zimdars improved her own 10th place all time in the 50 Freestyle. Debra Krebs posted the 10th fastest time in the 100 Freestyle. Grace Fanshaw also made the Under :30 team in the 50 freestyle. Abigail Hernandez and Alejandra Serna swam in their first meet as whippets! So many girls swam well, I am so proud of them all!

Best time count: Tabitha Altreuter (3), Anita Aranda (2), Yuliza Espinoza (1), Grace Fanshaw (3), Sara Foucault (2), Michelle Gantz (2), Katrina Griffin (1), Sydney Hackney (2), Megan Hartwell (1), Meghan Kehoe (2), Shannon Kehoe (2), Debra Krebs (2), Krystal Leon (2), Alex Manske (2), Ireland Marinaro (3), Aide Mendoza (1), Sierra Minton (1), Alyssa Nelson (3), Abby Ramirez (2), Karina Rocha (2), Emely Rodriguez (2), Alejandra Serna (1), Caty Strait (3), Yvanna Strait (3), Mati Tinazzi Martini (1), Claire Treutel (2), Karla Villarreal (1), Maritza Xochipa (1), Anna Yeazel (2) and Sydney Zimdars (3)."




(Sept. 17) Whitewater Common Council members on Tuesday spent 60 minutes of a 3 1/2-hour meeting discussing the status of the Class B beer and liquor license for the yet-to-be-developed Blackthorne Scribe Pub. In addition, three formal recognitions were made. First, the Common Council formally honored the UWW Warhawks Baseball Team as National Champions this past Spring. Second, the City also made its annual CROPWalk proclamation; the 24th annual CROPWalk, which raises funds to combat hunger both locally and worldwide. City Manager Clapper read a proclamation recognizing senior citizens. For more on the meeting by Chris Welch, staff writer, Daily Jefferson County Union




(Sept. 17) The Whitewater High School class of 1952 celebrated their 62nd reunion in August with a noon luncheon at Randy's Restaurant.

Those attending were: (Front l-r) Donna Enright Lasch; Shirley Dornacher Grant; Ellen Grant Tucker; Dolores Chamberlain Fenelon; Nancy Schoellkopf; Kay Cummings Machkie.
(Back l-r) Nancy Paynter Morrow; Kathleen (Joan Russell) Rubesch; James Benes III; Dean Roe

From a class of 59 original classmates, ten were present, along with 8 spouses. The affair was coordinated by a committee of Nancy Schoellkopf Schilling, Dolores Chamberlain Fenelon and Shirley Dornacher Grant. Classmate Rod Berg, who was unable to be present, handcrafted a cedar chest which was "won" by Nancy Paynter Morrow. Other gifts given were 2 sets of notecards with original paintings by Joan Russell Rubesch and a set of embroidered hand towels by Shirley Dornacher Grant. Many pictures were displayed as well as the four Aqualbas printed during the 4 years of high school. The class voted to have their next reunion in 2017, at their 65th anniversary date.




(Sept. 17) Haley Denise Laundrie, 21, of Lake Mills, daughter of Marsha and Jon C. Laundrie (Whitewater Culver's) was named Miss Wisconsin 2015.

She will have the opportunity to compete for the national crown when she represents the state in the 2015 Miss USA pageant, which will be nationally televised on NBC next June.

For more on Haley as Miss Wisconsin




(Sept. 17) Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin Street, steeple repair is underway. The steeple will be worked on through the month of September by Krause Construction at an estimated cost $80,000.

(Pictures courtesy of Rev. David Yochum)



(Sept. 17) Whitewater's Cross Country Teams competed on a weekday meet hosted by Marshall High School on Tuesday.

MEDAL WINNERS (L-R) James Ehlen 13th, Abby King, 20th, Sarah Ziolkowski 2nd, Andrea Sandoval 5th, Allisan Barrett 12th, Wentao Guo 9th in JV)

Coach Chad Carstens "The girls program is clicking well early putting four girls in the top 20, all earning a medal in the 14-team invitational. Sarah Ziolkowski continues to lead the team with a 2nd place finish followed closely behind by largely improved Andrea Sandoval. Allisan Barrett ran her best race to date coming home in 12th and Abby King completed the medal snatching by taking 20th. Rebekah Schumacher rounded out the varsity team score to help the team finish 3rd overall with 90 points. This is a good start!

The boys program is a strong unit that is still having some movement from varsity and JV and vice versa. It's exciting because there are multiple guys that want to be varsity material and are competitive enough to have that drive which is always welcome. James Ehlen was the sole varsity medal winner in 13th place. Wentao Guo ran a very impressive race to take 9th in the JV race and has moved himself to the varsity ranks based on time. Jimmy King is beginning to become very reliable in the 3rd runner position along with Jacob Korf in the 4th but is being chased by seniors Jason Shelbourn and Wentao Guo.

The season is getting more exciting as the meets begin to roll by. I am very eager to see how things shake out as the kids continue to run to the mantra "RUN WHIPPET STRONG.""




(Sept. 17) Each month a small group of volunteers from the Fort Memorial Hospital Partners assemble at the Hospital to affix mailing labels to Parenting Newsletter brochures which are mailed to all parents who have had a new baby at the hospital.

Whitewater Kiwanis Club assembled before beginning the folding sequence. It includes three or four summertime UWW student Circle K members.

The Newsletters are mailed each month for a year giving hints on what to expect from the new baby and to monitor its growth and development. Brochures are also mailed bi-monthly for years two and three. The UW-Extension prepares the informational brochure, Fort Atkinson and Whitewater Kiwanis clubs pay for the year-one printing costs, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society pays for years two and three. Fort and Whitewater Kiwanis and volunteers from Palmyra take turns preparing the brochures for mailing by folding, taping and sorting by zip codes. The hospital provides the mailing labels, postage and storage for the brochures. This Parenting Newsletter process illustrates a key Kiwanis objective of working in conjunction with other community groups to carry out a worthwhile project, this one which is highly regarded by new parents.

Fort Memorial Hospital Partners Committee Meeting with Kay Wipperfurth, hospital Vice-President, prior to a labeling session. (Front l-r) Florence Falk, OB nurse; Doris Zimmerman, Arlene Newhouse (Standing l-r) Al Zimmerman, Kay Wipperfurth, John Newhouse.




(Sept.17) What is the most precious gift you've ever received? Was it a new bike or a favorite doll? For millions of children around the world- victims of abject poverty, war, disease, and natural disaster- those simple joys of childhood are simply unknown… Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, literally brings joy to the world's most needy children. Shoeboxes filled with new toys, children's clothing, hard candy, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bars of soap and school supplies bring great joy to children from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Often, these are the only school supplies that these children will receive, as some come from families too poor to afford such luxuries. For many children, this is the first gift they have ever received. For others, suffering from diseases like AIDS, it may be the last.

Here is a testimony from South Africa: "At a hospital for children infected with AIDS, a doctor was crying at the end of the bed of one child who had received a shoe box. The doctor said, "This child has been here for some time, and I've never seen her as happy as she is today. The joy you have brought through these boxes is indescribable."

Turn your next Packer Game into an Operation Christmas Child Packing Party!!! Gather the items listed at the bottom, pack them into shoeboxes, and deliver them to Faith Community Church in Fort Atkinson- W5949 Hackbarth Road, Fort Atkinson, 53538. Phone: 920-563-4730. by the third week of November.

Packing parties at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and those with disabilities are also available. They love helping needy children by packing boxes, but the Project relies totally on donations!

These are the items being collected: School Supplies - (pencils/sharpeners, pens, markers, crayons, writing pads,notebooks, notebook paper, copy paper, solar calculators) ***Back to school sales! Hygiene Items - (toothbrush/paste, mild bar soap- even hotel soap, comb, washcloth.) No liquids, please. They leak. Toys - (Beanie Babies, small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, jump ropes, simple travel games, coloring books, McDonald's Toys in great condition, etc.) Clothing - (children's flip-flops, t-shirts, scarves, hats- even hand made, and socks (ages 2-14 boy or girl), other new clothes) Other - (hard candy, lollipops, gum, mints, hair clips/scrunchies, toy jewelry) please, no perishable items, no vitamins/meds, and no chocolate - it melts. Thank you!

For more information, you may go to: or Thank you so much for considering this project! (Annette Wynn, Operation Christmas Child Community Relations Volunteer- 262 473 5586)


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UPCOMING EVENTS IN DATE SEQUENCE

HOME SWEET HOME Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 pm at Starin Park Community Building
AARP Survey Finds 83% of Seniors Prefer ‘Aging In Place’ To a Nursing Home. Aging well in place is important to most people. Discover simple solutions to modify your home and live there for years to come. Presenters are Geoff Hale, Home Lumber and Greg Greenwood, Century 21 Affiliated, who have years of experience in modifying homes with lots of usable ideas. Please register by Monday, September 22. Call 262-473-0535


WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 24th Reception for New Exhibit at Depot Museum
The Whitewater Historical Society is pleased to announce a public reception for its new temporary exhibit, At Home on the Job: Women's Work 1830-1930, on Wednesday evening, September 24th, starting at 7PM in the Depot Museum, 301 W. Whitewater Street. Nikki Mandell, Associate Professor of History at UW-Whitewater, served as guest curator for the exhibit. At 7PM, Professor Mandell will present a brief program on the exhibit's main themes and discuss how they played out in the lives of Whitewater area women. An informal viewing of the exhibit and refreshments will follow the program.

The exhibit explores the evolving nature and meaning of women's work in the home during a century of change, from the 1830s to 1920. Although women's productive labor remained essential to family and community survival throughout the 19th century, two factors - industrialization and the rise of the Victorian ideal - significantly changed the content and social value placed on that work. Using the Society's collections and representative circumstances found in the lives of Whitewater women, the exhibit examines a long-held complaint, first voiced by Martha Ballard in her 1795 diary entry, that "a woman's work is never done."

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run through June of 2015. The Whitewater Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Whitewater and surrounding areas. To learn more . Depot Museum hours are Friday 10AM-1PM, Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM.


(Sept. 18) Thursday, September 25th The Marti Schultz Memorial committee planted a limelight hydrangea tree at LINCS School on August 25th where Marti taught for many years.

On Thursday, September 25th at 3:45pm the committee will hold a short dedication ceremony for the tree along with the other memorials they purchased with the donations that were collected. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome. This will be held on the front lawn of the LINCS School. Committee members: (l-r) Kim Monk, Kathy Ponyicsanyi, Bonnie Bronson-Hefty, Sue Halbach


THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 25thCraig Culver (yes, THAT Craig Culver) will attend Elements for Success on Thursday, September 25th to give us the scoop on how a small family business in Sauk City, Wisconsin became a national franchise we all love so well.

The presentation begins at 5:30 pm, at Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center 1221 Innovation Drive, followed by Mr. Culver's story of sweet success at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments - be on time or the frozen custard will melt - and libations will be served.

Join the Elements for Success Seminar Series - Whitewater Incubation Program for presentations that feature experts on areas of interest to local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics range from startup basics to protecting intellectual property.

The event is FREE and open to the public!


BicycleWise and Sports Fitness, 1155 W. Main Street will be closed Thurs & Friday Sept. 25th & 26th and possibly Sept 27th. They will be checking phone messages and e-mails and you can call 473-4730 to see if they will be open on Saturday.


(Sept. 18) Youth Bowling at Hawk Bowl Sign-up is Saturday, September 27 from 9am to 1pm.
Free bowling to all who pay their sanction fees that day. League start is Saturday, October 4 at 9am. Sign-ups can also be done on that day. All ages welcome: groups include ages 5-8, 9-12, 13 and up If there are any questions regarding this league, please call Judy Rauls at 262-594-2780


(Sept. 18) -HAWK ADULT SPRINT & OLYMPIC TRIATHLON Sunday, September 28th --- 9am UWW, Williams Center Pool

Come join the fun and swim, bike, and run!
Do it by yourself or as part of a relay team!
Adult Sprint Race: 500 yard INDOOR swim (20 lengths/10 laps), 13 mile bike, 3 mile run
Adult Olympic Race: 1000 yard INDOOR swim (40 lengths/20 laps), 27.5 mile bike, and 6 mile run Child Race: 200 yard INDOOR swim (8 lengths/4 laps), 4 mile bike, 1 mile run

Fun raffles following the adult and child races that include a $200 BicycleWise gift certificate.
On-line registration closes Sunday night (Sept. 21st). You can use this links:
Registration form and race details are available at .
On-site Registration and Start times:
Olympic Triathlon: 7:30am-8:30am Race Starts: 9am
Sprint Triathlon: 7:30am-11am Race Starts: 9:30am (approximate start time, follows the Olympic race swimmers)
Child Triathlon: 1pm Race Starts: 2:30pm (approximate start time, follows the Adult races)

They hope to see you there! Register early to guarantee an event shirt.


Sunday, September 28 - Mark your calendars for your last chance to bid on one of those unique and colorful kites that have graced downtown Whitewater all summer. On Sunday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m., 58 one-of-a-kind kites will be auctioned off to the highest bidders during the Whitewater Arts Alliance's 10th and final (for a while) fundraiser at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street. No tickets are required and there will be no admission charge to attend the auction.

Roni Telfer and Lyle Hunter with two of the kites.

One of the metal kites by the Scharine Group

The doors open at 5 p.m. with live music and refreshments and an opportunity to view all the kites and prepare your bid between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (well after the Green Bay Packers are finished playing). Proceeds from the auction go to fund the works of the Whitewater Arts Alliance throughout the year. Those who have enjoyed the activities of the Whitewater Arts Alliance are encouraged to come out and bid generously to support the WAA. This year's art includes kites created by local organizations and artists.

The kites of the 10th (and final for a while) public art project were up on Whitewater's Main Street light poles this summer. Sponsored by the Whitewater Arts Alliance (WAA), the public art project has helped to make Whitewater a popular tourist stop each summer. For each of the last ten years the WAA has selected a theme, and local artists and enthusiasts have created lively interpretations on the basic forms. In recent years, the artwork was produced by professional and amateur artists, school children from pre-school to high school, community members, families, business owners … all with creative ideas to share. This year's theme, "Up, Up and Away in Whitewater," brought a record number of artists to the table.

The board of directors and members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance would like to thank Home Lumber for cutting the kite forms; the Scharine Group for the metal kites; Rick Fassl for developing the prototypes; Chuck Nass and the City Crew for hanging the kites and making adjustments; Zingg Automotive for providing the clear coating; Kim Scharine and GMA Printing for distributing and storing the kites, and for being the general contact; Coburn Company for creating the number tags; Dave Saalsaa, Lyle Hunter, Joyce Follis, and Linda Long for helping to hang the kites; Marjorie Stoneman and Jim Stewart for publicity; Dawn Hunter for initiating the project; and the Public Art Committee and ALL KITE ARTISTS AND SPONSORS. (And to Roni Telfer for leading the charge these many years!)


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29thBlood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive - Monday Sept. 29 2-7pm - Web Page Select an Appointment Time


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 1 - Studio 84 Program - Early Bird Registration by Oct. 1


Free Estate Planning Seminar on Thursday, October 2nd at 1:30pm at the Whitewater Seniors in the Park Center. This is being presented by Senior Strategies Asset Protection, and Gromowski Law Firm. Contact Deb at the Senior Center if interested in attending at 262-473-0535.


SATURDAY OCTOBER 4 - GRAND OPENING!


Monday, October 6 - Like playing COMPETITIVE basketball? Signup and parent meeting at The Middle School MPR on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Boys and girls, in grades 4th - 8th, interested in signing up for competitive traveling basketball should attend the October 6th meeting to discuss the upcoming season, register players, collect fees and introduce coaches. Eligible participants must be residents of Whitewater or enrolled in the WUSD. All players and parents should attend. If you are unable to attend, please contact Matt Amundson at wwytbc@gmail.com.
Register online at or visit the club's website to print the registration packet.


PREFER RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL? Whitewater Recreation Department has what you need! Youth Basketball Instruction for girls and boys grades K-2 Youth Basketball League for girls and boys grades 3-6 Register online


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 11th - The Annual Whitewater Arts Alliance Members Show and Sale will be exhibited at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, from Thursday, Oct. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 1.
The gallery will be open Thursday through Sunday each week from 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Whitewater Arts Alliance invites the public to an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Viewing the exhibit is free of charge and open to anyone interested in the visual arts and crafts.

The Members Show exhibits both art and craft pieces by Whitewater Arts Alliance members in any 2-D or 3-D medium completed during 2014. The Alliance encourages each artist or craft-person to submit up to three pieces.

Anyone can become a member of the Whitewater Arts Alliance by completing a membership form and choosing a contribution level. Membership Form .
Entry Form and Liability Release -
LICENSING CONTRACT TO MERCHANDISE IMAGES

Show visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces from Oct. 9 to Oct. 19. The pieces with the four highest numbers of votes will be photographed to be made into note cards. After the close of voting, Virginia Epps will notify the winners. On Saturday, Nov. 1 at 3:00 P.M., a WAA representative will announce the viewers' choice awards. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is pleased to give the members whose pieces are chosen for the note cards a set of 24 cards. If all systems work well, the note cards will be available to the artists and for purchase that day.

Members of the Whitewater Arts Alliance should submit their art and/or craft pieces on Saturday, Oct.4 between 1:00 and 3:00 P.M. Artists and craft-persons should pick up their art and/or craft pieces after the note card distribution on Saturday Nov. 1.


SATURDAY OCTOBER 11th - Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce - Spirit Tour Saturday, October 11th

October is the perfect time for some "spirits" and fun. Join us Saturday, October 11th for an evening. The bus will leave Public Parking Lot "G" behind the Chamber office at 6:45pm for Randy's Restaurant where refreshments and a little home brew will be served along with a presentation given by the Whitewater Historical Society on the history of the Pratt Institute. Then hop on the bus and visit sites around town and hear the tales of the past; maybe you'll see a "spirit" from yesterday. The tour will end with refreshments at Second Salem.

Tickets are $35 per person, only 46 tickets will be sold. Reserve your space for FUN today! Credit cards accepted. Call (262) 473-4005

Spiritualism & The Morris Pratt Institute By Carol Lohry Cartwright


Muscular Dystrophy Dance For A Cure -Saturday October 18, from 6 pm to 11 pm. at Wanda's Waterfront, LLC Restaurant & Banquet Hall 292 S Wisconsin St. They will have raffles and food. Bar will be opened for purchasing drinks. Petty Thieves will be playing from 7 pm. to 11 pm. Admission is a donation at the door to MDA. The reason for this event is because it affects Pam Brotzman's family. She has 3 family members with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and her family has lived with 9 generations of family with MDA. Fighting for a cure for those that fight the fight. Over the years her family used to do the MDA Carnivals at the Sentry Foods Store in the parking lot. They have opted for the dance and raffles. If anyone would like to volunteer the night of the event please contact Pam Brotzman at p.brotzman@yahoo.com or through the event page on Facebook.

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