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(Aug 30) ACT recently released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2015. Locally, WHS scored above the state average in all four areas tested and in the overall composite score. WHS also showed significant improvement since 2011. "I am extremely proud of our recent graduates and staff for our achievement on the ACT test," stated Principal Doug Parker. "The results are truly from all the hard work Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our whole school community can be proud of these results knowing it takes everyone working together to achieve success." When compared to other area schools by the Janesville Gazette, WHS fared very well. In a comparison of 15 local school districts, Whitewater's scores were second to only Williams Bay and 0.9 points ahead of third place Lake Geneva Badger.

Ranking of Area Districts by Janesville Gazette: Williams Bay 24.1; Whitewater 23.5; Lake Geneva Badger 22.6; Evansville 22.5; Clinton 22.3; Edgerton 22.2; Elkhorn 22.1; Parkview 22.1; Milton 22.1 Janesville 21.8; Big Foot 21.5; Brodhead 21.3; Delavan-Darien 20.7; Beloit Turner 20.6 and Beloit 19.4.





(Aug 29) WHS Football team travelled to Columbus for the second game of the season - Whippets 7 - Cardinals 34.

Coach Tom Grosinske: "We are happy with how hard our athletes played at Columbus. We were in a fairly tight game through halftime and our kids kept battling all night in sloppy conditions. Unfortunately, not sustaining our blocks and missed tackles allowed Columbus to pull away. Numerous turnovers from both teams allowed for opportunities, however we did not capitalize on our end. We need to get the ball moving on the ground by handling our Level 1 blocks cleanly, moving into Level 2 and attacking the hole when it does open. We had some pass game success, but not enough to make up for our running game. Defensively, we need to generate an even greater push at the point of attack and have our LBs ready to meet and then defeat the runner at the hole by hitting low and bringing the ball carrier to the ground.

Although the final box score may not show it, we were much more pleased by the energy and passion our kids showed this week compared to last. It was a dogfight in the mud and our kids battled throughout the evening. We now need to combine this competitive fire with more accountability in assignment on both sides of the ball along with special teams for a more complete game at home this next Friday against McFarland. We look forward to playing our first home game and would love our Whippet fans to come out to Perkins stadium to cheer us on."



Bryan Parker caught a Daniel Fuller pass and added a long run which led to the only WHS score.

Dan Fuller pitches to Nathan DiFiore

Senior Sam Leibbrand

Pictures and comments courtesy of Bob Mischka




(Aug 28) Members of the Whitewater Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the fire fighters' first annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Greater Madison and Milwaukee areas. Members of the Whitewater Fire Department will fan out across the city with boots in hand for this year's drive on August 30th at the intersection of Main Street and Prairie Street from 10 am - 2 pm.

Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related life-threatening diseases take away people's ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe.

"For more than six decades fire fighters have stood on the front lines for MDA, striving to make a difference in the lives of those affected by muscle disease," said Abby Swift, Fundraising Coordinator with MDA. "Fire fighters in this area do more for MDA and the families we serve than any other group, dedicating countless hours of their time every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We're grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families' health, wellbeing and quality of life, and we're excited to make this year's Whitewater Fill the Boot campaign a success."

Funds raised through 2015 Whitewater Fill the Boot event build on decades of research progress, helping push science to its limits in the search for treatments and cures.

Dollars raised also help support MDA's life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and clinics, including the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, American Family Children's Hospital, UW Hospital, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and the Dean Neurological Institute and Spine Center. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle disease can enjoy "the best week of the year" at Camp Wonderland in Camp Lake, Wisconsin and nearly 80 other locations nationwide.

As the Muscular Dystrophy Association's largest national sponsor, Firefighters fuel MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. In addition to Fill the Boot events, contributions from charity baseball games and other local events hosted/sponsored by Firefighters help support MDA's efforts to raise awareness and provide professional and public education about neuromuscular diseases.

About MDA The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit MDA and follow them at facebook . Learn more about MDA's mission by watching this video





(Aug 28) Thursday night the Whitewater Boys soccer team travelled for their first conference match of the season against the Blue Devils of Evansville.

Xhonathan Shaholarri

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Menager expected another very tough match. The game played very fast and physical for the entire first half with no scoring but a total of 25 shots taken by the combined teams. The second half proved to be very different from the first half. The Blue Devils attack was able to solve the Whippet defense and scored 4 goals in 15 minutes. Whitewater was able to respond with 2 goals by Roberto Navejas in the 65th minute and Xhonathan Shaholarri in the 83rd minute. Coach Menager felt the team lost its composure and Evansville was able to take advantage. He was pleased that his squad did not give up and was able to out their first 2 goals of the season on the board.

The Whippets will next face the Spartans of McFarland next Tuesday at McFarland. Whitewater is now 0-1-0 in conference and 0-2-0 overall.

The Junior varsity played a very aggressive game and beat the JV Blue Devils 4 - 0. (Rich Gunter)





(Aug 27) UW-Whitewater's Office of Continuing Education and Fairhaven Senior Services announce "Standing the Test of Time" as the theme for their fall community lecture series.
For over 30 years, UW-Whitewater faculty and staff have offered free presentations to thousands of people on topics ranging from politics and current events to art and literature. All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building.

Our world is full of new technologies, innovations, and fads that impact the way we communicate, engage in entertainment, appreciate art, and care for ourselves and others. But what in our world resists change? Why have these things persisted while others pass by? Lectures in the "Standing the Test of Time" series will explore the traditions, institutions, natural wonders and artifacts that have endured in a time of constant change.

The titles and presenters of the lectures for the fall series are:
September 14 The Timelessness of Spring Training and the Minor Leagues Presented by Ryan Callahan, Director, Continuing Education Services
September 21 Why are Catholic Priests Still Celibate?: The Medieval Priesthood as a Modern Institution Presented by Jennifer Thibodeaux, Associate Professor, History
September 28 Stories Matter: The Art and Enduring Value of Stories Presented by Ann Garvin, Professor, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching
October 5 What's "Classic" About Classical Music? Presented by Jane Ferencz, Associate Professor, Music
October 12 Holding Tight and Letting Go Among the Amish and Mennonites Presented by Evie Yoder Miller, Lecturer Emerita, Languages and Literatures
October 19 Public Speaking: An American Political Tradition Presented by Dick Haven, Professor Emeritus, Communication
October 26 Household Names: Case Studies of Strong, Enduring Brands Presented by Rob Boostrom, Assistant Professor, Marketing
November 2 The Wisdom of Ancient Trees Presented by R. Bruce Allison, Arborist and Author, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
November 9 Quinceañeras: Rites of Passages, Nostalgia and Wisconsin Latino Families Presented by Pilar Melero, Associate Professor, Languages and Literatures
November 16 Wisconsin from the Air: A New View on our State Presented by Laurie Gorman, Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Television
November 23 Ceramics from the Ancient Past and Into the Future Presented by Teri Frame, Assistant Professor, Art and Design
November 30 The Timeless Value of the Works of Willa Cather Presented by Guy Reynolds, Director, The Cather Project, University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of the Fairhaven Lecture Series in partnership with The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at . If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or bornek@uww.edu for further information.





(Aug 27) The Whitewater High School Freshmen Football team kicked-off its season on Tuesday, August 25th hosting the Columbus Junior Varsity. Throughout the season the Freshmen team will play against both JV and Freshmen opponents depending on the number of teams the opponents school has. Columbus built a 29-0 lead by halftime but Whitewater showed resilience and determination in the second half mounting three drives inside the Columbus 20 yard line but was unable to score.

The final score was Columbus 29, Whitewater 0. Quarterback Dylan Pease was 8-15 for 68 yards and running back Julio Espinoza gained 51 yards on 10 carries. Jose Villegas led receivers with 4 catches for 40 yards. Alex Fero led the defense with 8 tackles and Sam Dunklau added 5.5 tackles. The Whippet defense forced and recovered 3 Columbus fumbles for the game.
The freshmen will be in action again on Tuesday, September 1st hosting the Edgerton JV, game time is 4:45 at Whitewater High School.





(Aug 26) The Whitewater Boys soccer team began their 2015 season, Tuesday in a non-conference game versus Elkhorn.

Goalkeeper Jimmy Cushman

Coach Menager expected a very tough match as the Whippets and the Elks had met several times this summer in the Boy's summer league. Whitewater started out with solid play against a very physical, high pressure Elkhorn team. The game played at a very fast pace throughout the first half, with both teams having few scoring chances. Finally, in the 37th minute, Elkhorn was able to win the scramble for a loose ball in the penalty area and found the back corner of the net.

Coach Menager made some minor adjustments during halftime to his offensive and defensive plan and Whitewater was able to create several scoring chances, and gain better control of the midfield. Unfortunately for the Whippets they could not tally a score and game ended with the final score of 0-1.

Returning keeper, Jimmy Cushman was solid in the goal for the Whippets allowing just the 1 goal, with 15 saves. Other notable contributors for the Whippets were Jan Maroske at sweeper, Tim Vander Plum, and Jake Riemer in the midfield. Overall, Coach Menager is never pleased with a loss, but felt this was a good test for his team and good preparation for the next game against Evansville this Thursday.

The Junior varsity played a very aggressive game but fell 0-3 to a very good Elkhorn JV team.

Sweeper Jan Maroske

Tim Vander Plum at midfield

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka




(Aug 26) WHITEWATER WHIPPET BOOSTER CLUB - INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY - MEMBERSHIP 2015-16

As August draws to a close and the 2015-16 school year begins, the Whitewater Booster Club is excited about the upcoming seasons of the Whitewater Whippet Athletic program!

Thanks to Individual, Family and Business Booster members, their biennial auction and the supporters of the concessions stands, the Booster Club had another great year raising and donating funds for the benefit of the WHS athletic programs. In the past two years, the Booster Club has contributed over $70,000 to the athletic program and student athletes. Donations have supported new stencils for the high school football field, new scoreboard in the main gym at the high school, student athlete scholarships, iPads and Huddle software for teams and coaches, new balance beam for the gymnastic team, a new tent for the track and field team along with many other items! They are pleased to be able to support the student athletes in these ways! Without your membership, support for the teams would not be as successful as it is. Any level of contribution is greatly appreciated!

New this year, they are offering a single donation amount for the various levels of individual and family membership. Along with that, they are excited to announce some additional incentives for your membership donation!
$100 membership includes $10 concession voucher
$75 membership includes $8 concession voucher
$50 membership includes $5 concession voucher
$25 membership includes $3 concession voucher
*Vouchers can be redeemed at any home athletic event.

On September 4, 2015, the Booster Club will be hosting a cookout at Perkins Stadium before the start of the Whippet football game against McFarland! The cookout begins at 5pm! This would be the perfect time for you to sign up as a Booster Club member and make your contribution!

For copy of Whitewater Booster Club membership form that can be submitted in advance by US mail

For further membership information or with questions, please feel free to contact Sally Heckert at 262-347-1880 or via email at heckerts08@yahoo.com. They look forward to seeing you on September 4th. Go Whippets!





(Aug 26) A New Student Orientation Program was held at Whitewater High School on Tuesday. Over 30 students from Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, Mexico, Jamaica and Austria have enrolled at WHS so far this year. Doug Parker, Elizabeth Hrodey, Jeff Behrens, Teri Hamilton and Pamela Sonmor-Wintz shared tips for success in school and National Honor Society members provided tours of the building at the end of the program.





(Aug 26) Chancellor Beverly Kopper's State of the University Address was held at Young Auditorium. The address had three major parts. Chancellor Kopper spoke first, covering issues important to the campus community. Next, Provost John Stone spoke on the new regulations and process the campus will be following for its upcoming visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which approves accreditation for colleges. Lastly, The Chancellor brought onto the stage alum Floyd Bellman, a retired investment advisor in Chicago who served on the Chancellor search committee, to provide an outsider’s view of what he learned about the campus during the search. For more on the event by Chris Welch of the Daily Union





(Aug 29) REMINDER! Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Book Sale!

The annual book sale of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater will be held from Saturday, August 29 to Friday, September 4. The sale features hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books priced at 50 cents to a dollar or two dollars a bag, and hundreds of CD's and DVD's priced at a dollar. Valuable or rare books are individually priced. The sale is open from Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.





(Aug 26) Whitewater High graduate Aaron Brunner is a red shirt junior tight end on the Valparaiso University football team. A two time letter winner, Brunner is currently fighting to earn a starting spot for the team's season opener on September 3rd at Eastern Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky enters this season as the 14th ranked team in the NCAA Division 1 FCS preseason poll.

Aaron is a mechanical engineering major and a member of the campus Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has interned the last two summers at Spectrum Brands in Madison. He and another researcher at Spectrum have a patent pending on a product they recently developed for Spectrum.

Valparaiso finished last season at 4-8 under first year coach Dave Cecchini, a former offensive coordinator at Harvard and Lehigh. A highlight of the season was a 17-3 win over archrival Butler to win the annual Hoosier Helmet trophy. The Crusaders begin their home season on September 12th against Sacred Heart University of Connecticut, a FCS championship qualifier the last two seasons.





(Aug 26) Josh Mesner, a 2013 WHS graduate and former Whippet Boys Swim Team captain won the Wisconsin Cycling Association (WCA) State Time Trial Championships in category 4 on Sunday, August 23rd. Josh was also a three year member of the WHS cross country team.

He averaged just shy of 24 mph over the rolling, windy and rainy 40 Km course near Brighton, WI. His result was good enough for 5th place overall, as he beat many category 1/2/3 and pro racers. Josh is a junior with a Political Science and Environmental Law double major at UW-Madison. He rides for the Badger cycling team in U.S. Collegiate Cycling events and for the local Lakes Area Physical Therapy cycling team in USA Cycling/WCA events.

Josh with arms raised!





(Aug 26) Bike Scavenger Hunt - Fri. Aug 28th from Starin Park with Registration at 5:30pm - Free will donation fundraiser for the Do Something MobilePack on 4/2/16. For more information





(Aug 26) The children at St. Patrick Church had a wonderful time at Vacation Bible school earlier in August.
The theme was "Everest". The children learned Bible stories, played cool games, watched Christian videos, sang and danced, made fun crafts, and even prepared their own snacks based on the theme of the day. Thanks to all the adults and teenagers who helped make this week a blast!





(Aug 25) Whitewater Unified School District New Teachers - School Starts, Tuesday, September 1

(Front L-R) Chelsea Kuhlow, Lakeview Music Teacher; Kristen Klein, LINCS English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher; Emily Calcaterra, Lakeview and Washington School Counselor (Back L-R) Nicholas Bee, MS 8th Grade Teacher; Melissa Hintz, MS 8th Grade Teacher; Rebecca Ebling, HS French;

(Front L-R) Kristyn Armstrong, MS Spanish; Calla Dellinger, MS 6th Grade Teacher; Dejay Dvorak, MS 6th Grade Teacher (Back L-R) Megan Alt, HS Math; James Linos, HS Spanish and Lauren Wiemer, HS Special Ed.





(Aug 25) The Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD) School Board held its annual budget hearing and gave preliminary approval to its 2015-16 budget Monday. Overall budget is projected to be $21,612,144 with levy amount of $15,234 083 which is expected to be a -1.17% reduction from last year’s tax levy.

The Board approved hiring Liz Hrodey as the new Whitewater High School Associate Principal. She will be replacing Joe Lynch.

Out of 100 applicants, she rose to the top three in the first round of interviews and then in the second round of interviews as the best candidate for the AP job.

She comes to the High School from Sun Prairie where she has taught science and she has her Director of Pupil Services and Alternative education certifications in addition to her principal's license.

This past year, she served as an interim Assistant Principal for a semester.

She has extensive experience working with special needs and at risk students. Her references talk highly of her ability to reach "tough" kids and help each student reach their individual potential.

She also has been a head girls basketball coach at Sun Prairie and Madison LaFollete HS.

She has worked with a wide range of demographics and ethnicities.

School Board meeting story by Chris Welch Whitewater correspondent for the Daily Union




(Front L-R) Sydney Treder, Ali Ketterhagen, Betsy Hixson, Sally Kate Hixson (Middle L-R) Amanda Kravanger, Emily Heckert, Milena Maroske, Alli Sedmak, (Top L-R) Maggie Hough, Emma Stutzman, Andi Markham, Izzy Zahn

(Aug 23) WHS Girls' Tennis Team
Coach Tim Nelson comments: "The Whippets had a very successful two day trip to northwestern Wisconsin. On Friday the team participated in the Sparta Triangular defeating Viroqua 7-0 and Sparta 6-1. This was followed up the next day at several locations throughout Eau Claire with a 3-0 showing at the Altoona Invite. The girls opened the day with a 5-2 victory over New Richmond, followed by a 6-1 win over Chippewa Falls, and ended the day with the match of the tournament, a 4-3 win over Altoona.

Whitewater took 12 kids on the trip and with those extra girls and a player dealing with a nagging injury the team rotated some kids in and out of the line up and did some moving back and forth between singles and doubles. Every girl contributed a win sometime during the two day trip.

Going 5-0 on the trip were Milena Maroske, Amanda Kraayvanger, and Betsy Hixson at singles. Undefeated at doubles were Sally Hixson and Alli Sedmak. Andi Markham turned in 4 wins with partners, Izzy Zahn, Maggie Hough, and Emily Heckert. Izzy Zahn picked up wins at both singles and doubles. Emma Stutzman and Ali Ketterhagen had 3 wins at doubles and Sydney Treder picked up wins and made her varsity debut over the weekend.

The match of the Altoona Invite was turned in by freshman Betsy Hixson at 4 singles against Altoona. With the team match score tied 3-3, she had lost the first set 3-6, and was down 2-4 in the second before staging her comeback winning the set 6-4. In tournament play a first to 10 win by two tie breaker is played in place of a full third set. Betsy fell behind early and was at one point down 3-8. Betsy took one point at a time approach and came all the way back to pull out the tie breaker with a 14-12 win.

Whitewater returns to action with a dual meet at Columbus on Tuesday morning beginning at 9am."

Milena Maroske

Betsy Hixson

Amanda Kraayvanger

Andi Markham and Maggie Hough

Not all tennis weekend - a leaping deer ride!





(Aug 23) Drive Sober Campaign

How many potentially life or death decisions do you make? Although it might not seem like a decision with drastic consequences, your choice to give up your car keys when you're impaired or to stop a friend from driving drunk could be a lifesaver.

Tragically, too many people still get behind the wheel when they're not sober. On average, someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin approximately every three hours.

To combat drunken driving, UW-Whitewater police officers will be out in force from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7, which includes the Labor Day weekend, for the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Drunken driving is entirely preventable. So we urge you to use a designated driver or find another way home if you’re impaired. The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety initiative also offers a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded

During this crackdown on drunken drivers and throughout the year, we are serious when we say, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”





(Aug 23) The Whippet volleyball team held a four team scrimmage Saturday, August 23rd hosting Big Foot, Union Grove and Elkhorn.

Sr. Nicole Frison serving!

Sr. Autumn Bultman passing!

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Coach Kathy Bullis comments: "Per the WIAA, teams are not allowed to keep score during a scrimmage.

The Whippet defensive specialists Freshman Catherine Yang, Jr. Kelsey Herald and Sr. Monica Junoi did a great job passing and digging balls up to our Sr. setter Keely Fielder. Keely had a nice showing being the quarterback of this young team. Our middles, senior Nicole Frison and sophomore Miranda Reynolds provided a solid first line of defense with their strong blocks. Our outside hitters junior Kate Riemer, sophomore Allison Heckert and freshman Anna Reimer were able to mix up their shots and swing hard keeping the defense on their toes. The remaining senior Autumn Bultman provided all around solid play in the back row with her ability to track all kinds of balls and dig them while also putting up a very strong block against the opponents outside hitters.

The volleyball team will play next Friday, August 28th and Saturday 29th at the UWW tourney."





(Aug 22) WHITEWATER HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB - BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP 2015-2016 The start of the 2015-16 school year is nearing and excitement is in the air. The Booster Club held its annual meeting in August. They have a number of returning board members and officers and will have some new faces. The fall sports teams have started practice and games and they are looking forward to another successful year on and off the field!

Thanks to Individual/Family and Business Booster members, the biennial auction and the supporters of the concessions stands, the Booster Club had another great year in 2014-15 raising and donating funds for the benefit of the WHS athletic programs. In the past two years alone, the Booster Club has contributed over $70,000 to the athletic program and student athletes.

Without your help, support for the teams would not be as successful as it is. Any level of contribution is greatly appreciated and will be recognized for your donation. New this year, they are offering a flat donation amount for the various levels of business membership. Along with that, they are excited to announce some additional incentives for the membership donation! Listed below are the donation levels and the benefits that go with the donation.

New members at the gold silver or bronze levels will receive a handsome business membership plaque. Renewing members will have their plaques updated with a 2015-16 sticker. As budgets tighten, the Whitewater High School Booster Club is more important than ever before. Please help them continue to keep the great traditions of the programs.

WHS Booster Club - Business membership registration form -





(Aug 20) WHAT'S HAPPENING AT J-HAWKS? Swimming is a lifelong sport that is great for both fitness and competition. Get your kids involved NOW!

Don't know how to swim? Register for the swim lessons. Love to swim? Register for the youth swim team. Parents or Adults - Are you looking for a fun, challenging event - check out the September triathlon!

Youth Swim Team Starts Monday, September 14th Practice location: UW-Whitewater They have a something for all skill levels, from the beginner to the advanced.
$75 First-Time Member Fee Practice fees from Sept. 14th-Dec. 1st NO fundraising requirements

*Mini-Hawks (beginner 12&Under swimmers) They now have 2 practice options: 5:15pm - 6:15pm or 6pm - 7pm (do what works for your schedule) All 8&Unders are automatically Mini-Hawks. Special fees for 8&Under only families.

*Junior Team is for advanced 12&Under swimmers.
*HS Conditioning is for 8th graders and older, designed for the fitness swimmer.
*Senior Team is for the advanced swimmer (typically 13&Over), with competitive goals in mind.

Check out their programs, under the SWIM TEAM link of their website,

Practices are held Mondays through Fridays, from 5:15pm-7pm. Register on-line.

SWIM LESSONS Start Monday, September 21st UW-Whitewater - Register on-line, (SWIM LESSON REG tab)

Aggressive lessons where we teach your child how to SWIM and get them moving independently by the end of the session. If they know how to swim a little, we want them swimming across the pool.

GROUP LESSONS ($50/swimmer) Class Days: M/W or TU/TH
Class Times: 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm (Clingers and Tots)
Class Times: 5:30pm or 6:15pm (Self-Supporter and Pre-Competition)

PRIVATE LESSONS ($24/30 minutes) Class Day: Fridays Times: 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm

J-HAWK LATEBIRD TRIATHLON Sunday, September 27th - SAVE $10 and register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1ST!
Events: Child Tri: 200 yard swim (4 laps), 4 mile bike, 1 mile run

Adult Sprint Tri: 500 yard swim (10 laps), 13 mile bike, 3 mile run

Adult Olympic Tri: 1000 yard swim (20 laps), 27.5 mile bike, 6 mile run

Do it on your own or as part of a relay team. Register on-line at Eventbrite.com or at Active.com. Paper registrations are also available. Lots of details are on-line, . Any questions, call Cheri at 608-449-5150.





(Aug 19) Proceeds from the Jack Hartman Open will go to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee for research in the ongoing fight against Congenital Heart Disease and defects.

4 Person Scramble

Music

Prizes

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Silent Auction

Tee Times 10 am - 1pm - Call Mike: 920-563-4499

$40/ person (includes lunch)
$30 for members
$25 for golf only

Music by Mourning Dayze

The Steve Meisner Band

Spring Creek Golf Center, 4787 Yandry St. Whitewater

NOT A GOLFER? Join them for the silent auction, raffles, music and lunch at $10/person
For more info and a list of auction and raffle items - visit their group on Facebook JACK Hartmann Open

For questions or inquiries please contact: Stephanie Hartmann 920-723-4315, Cort Hartmann 920-723-3664 or Christine Riedel 920-723-1708.





(Aug 18) End-of-Life Pre-paredness Workshop - "Dying is a Serious and Complicated Business"

They had been married for three years. Her husband, 53, died beside her in bed. She knew nothing of their finances, did not know his funeral wishes, had no idea where the paperwork would be and did not know they owned three condos. A 258 page workbook guide called And Then There was One was written by Charlotte Fox to help people avoid the struggles she had.

This guide includes over 70 checklists and forms providing a roadmap through the planning process. This guide will ease the transition for your survivors by informing them of your wishes and promoting harmony in the family after your passing. The greatest gift we can leave our family is our pre-paration. You would not plan a wedding in three days but that often happens in the event of a funeral.

The 4 hour workshop, broken into two hour segments on two different dates, will include information sharing by a lawyer, a banker, and hospice with time to ask questions. It will be presented on:
Tuesday nights September 15 and 22
Whitewater Public Library
6:00 p. m.-8:00 p.m. each date.
The workbook is optional at a cost of $30. Additional information can be found on the website .

To register, please call 262-473-0530. If you have questions, please call 608-423-3291. More information about the workshop can be heard on the Michael Clish Show on WFAW radio on Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m.





(Aug 15) The 2nd Annual Whitewater Main St. Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 11-3 in downtown Whitewater. A celebration of the arts, it will be an immersion of all forms of art for festivalgoers. A two-block area of Main Street will be closed off for the Festival. Retail stores will have special sales and restaurants will have food available. Festival is organized together by Downtown Whitewater, Whitewater Arts Alliance, Whitewater Chamber and Studio 84.

New this year there will be an art scavenger hunt that will be free to all. People will have a guide with clues to where the pieces of a painting are hidden either in stores or on the streets. Once you find all the pieces to the art you are invited to bring them to Studio 84 to collage them together with imaginative embellishments. You can then take them home or hang them up for display and pick them up at the end of the festival or the following week. The scavenger hunt is sponsored by the Whitewater Arts Alliance and Studio 84.

There will be a relay race to watch with teams of three artists and/or artist wannabees! Teams will be given 1 hour to collaborate on a painting. The interesting part is they must draw out of a can the items they must put into their painting. With imagery unknown until drawn, they must then use their creative skills to create a harmonious painting. Team members will have approximately 20 minutes to complete their portion. Paintings will be up for raffle once completed. Winners of the raffle need not be present to win. This is free for anyone interested in entering a team. Relay begins at 12:00, preregister your team to be guaranteed a canvas!

Street Painting is sponsored by Nasco Art Supplies and approved! For $3 you can purchase a 3x3 square and for $5 you get a 5x5 square of street space along with paints and brushes to paint away with your imagination. Imagery will be available for those who need some ideas.

Another creative immersion will be edible sculptures! Sponsored by W3 WellHawks, visitors will learn to make sculptures out of vegetables and then enjoy munching on it when completed!

From 1-2 pm there will be a performance of a drumming circle presented by Whitewater school students led by teacher Christine Hayes.

Several local galleries will have exhibits open. The Whitewater Arts Alliance, Crossman Gallery, First Citizens State Bank, The Sweet Spot and Studio 84 will bring the gallery experience to the Festival. Maps will be available with locations of each gallery and all are within walking distance. On your walk to the galleries you can enjoy checking out the lamppost extravaganza at the Cultural Arts Center, which is a public art project brought to you by the Arts Alliance and Tomorrow's Hope of Jefferson County. Artists created art that wraps around the lampposts with a portion of the entry fees going to local families who are going through life limiting illness. On the side of Studio 84 you can view the famous Prairie Tiller Mural and several works of art that replace the boarded up windows of the Studio on the back side of the building.

UW-Whitewater's Student Art Association will have face painting available ranging from $1 for a small image up to $5 for a full-face image. There will be a community chalkboard for people to express their response to a question (question to be revealed at the festival).

Come for the day and enjoy the Farmer's Market located at True Value Hardware from 8 till noon, then come enjoy immersion into the arts from 11-3. Watch for some plein air painters and see artists in action.

Applications for art and craft booths are still being accepted. ($35 for a 10x10 space) Sign up to be a plein air painter (free) or sign up your team of three for the relay race! All details and forms can be found at , by emailing wwmsfestival@gmail.com or calling 262-473-9845. You can also stop by Whitewater Tourism office at 150 W. Main St. or Studio 84 at 121 W. Center St. to pick up forms. No matter how you immerse yourself in the arts with participating, looking, buying or listening, it will be an enjoyable event for all. Be sure to stop in at the information tent to get your raffle tickets, purchase a street square and pick up the clues for the scavenger hunt! Details .





(Aug 14) Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - Save the date Sept 20th - Tickets available now!






513 Center Street

(Aug 14) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Program - LOCAL HEALTH INSURANCE HELP IS HERE! 5pm - 8pm TUESDAYS, Oct 27. LIFE CHANGES? That's OKAY! You could be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR CURRENT COVERAGE? Come ask questions and learn your options. Make informed choices. #ACA is WORKING!
HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE LAST 60 DAYS?

~ Moved to a new address? ~ Had a baby or adopted a child? ~ Got married? ~ Got divorced? ~ Lost health coverage? ~ Gained Citizenship? ~ No longer incarcerated? ~ Change in income? You may be eligible for a special enrollment. Learn your options today!
It is the policy of the Wisconsin Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (WAFCC) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like an interpreter or require special accommodations. QUESTIONS? Call KATHERINE (262) 949-2971.





(Aug 13) Fire Department Breakfast Fundraiser - Save the date Sunday, Sept 13th
















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OBITUARIES





John Roy Underwood died with family by his side on August 25, 2015 at his home in Green Bay following a long battle against prostate cancer. He was born on August 15, 1934 in Whitewater, Wisconsin, the oldest child of Harold W. Underwood and Doris M. (nee Henderson) Underwood.

John spent the bulk of his childhood in Wausau, Wisconsin. He developed a lifelong love of trains growing up across the street from the iconic Milwaukee Road rail depot where, as a youngster, the train engineers let him ride in the steam engine compartment of the switching train and even handle the throttle. He also developed a great appreciation for the outdoors while spending long summer days with childhood friends exploring the sandbars of the Wisconsin River and the woods along the river's banks. This close connection with the Wisconsin north woods remained with him throughout his adult life. He owned two different cottages where he participated in his favorite pastimes including hiking, hunting, fishing and cross country and water skiing with family and friends. But what he may have enjoyed most was hanging out on the pier and playing fetch with his retrievers and spaniels.

His family returned to Whitewater in 1950 and in 1952 he graduated from Whitewater High School where, among many activities, he was a guard on the Whitewater Whippet football team. In 1956 he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he was President of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and, in John's words, "won the lottery when I met Gail" whom he married on August 18, 1956.

They made their home and raised two sons in Hartford, Wisconsin where John initially taught high school before assuming the position of business manager for the local school district and, in 1968, becoming a banker with First Wisconsin National Bank (now USBank) of Milwaukee. While in Hartford, John also earned his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served his country as a sergeant in the United States Army, based at Fort Lewis, Washington during the Berlin Crisis. The household later grew with the addition of a nephew and niece.

John and Gail moved to Green Bay in 1977 when he was elected President and CEO of First Wisconsin National Bank of Green Bay, a position he held until his retirement in 1996. He was particularly proud of creating an entrepreneurial environment for his employees and establishing deeply rooted relationships with customers.

He was strongly dedicated to serving his communities. In Green Bay, John was involved in many civic activities, most notably as a member of the Executive Committee of the Green Bay Packers serving as Treasurer from 1990-2005; Chairman, Treasurer and Director of Bellin Memorial Hospital; and in Madison, a Director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (where he was also a patient).

He typically described his job as a member of the Executive Committee as "the preservation of a national treasure." While his term coincided with the Packers' renaissance on the field, he focused on the other two legs of the "three legged stool critical to ensuring the long term success of the franchise," a metaphor John often used to explain the franchise's challenges. To that end, his most significant contributions to the Packers were as a driving force behind securing long term financial viability through Lambeau Field redevelopment and protecting league revenue sharing by reinvigorating the team's influence within the NFL through his heavy involvement on league committees dealing with revenue sharing, collective bargaining and competitive balance.

John is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years, Gail M. (nee Schubert) Underwood, and his two sons, John (Betty) Underwood of Arlington Heights, IL and David (Deborah DeHaas) Underwood of Winnetka, IL. He loved and was fiercely proud of his grandchildren; Emily, Kelsey, Eric, Alex and Matthew Underwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Barbara) Underwood and sister-in-law Margery (nee Schubert) Siegrist.

The visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 1, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay, WI 54302. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, after 9:30 am at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St. Green Bay, WI 54301, until time of service. Memorial service 11:00 am Wednesday at the church with Rev. David Wilkinson officiating. In lieu of floral expressions, donations may be made to either the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, , Bellin Hospital Foundation, or the First United Methodist Church of Green Bay, . On-line condolences may be sent to .


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