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The Whitewater 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/
Or paper applications may be obtained Mon. -Friday. 7:30 -4:00 at: Whitewater Unified School District 419 South Elizabeth Street Whitewater, WI 53190
or online at http://www.wwusd.org/page/2763 under "Join Our Team"

Anderson Machining Service, Inc.

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
City Rescue Squad Looking for Emergency Technicians Basic and Advanced.
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

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(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 over UW-Superior.

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 story

For Illinois 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 voting.

(L-R) Alyx Kiernan, Rachel Stone, Katie Weaver, Tea Luehne, Julia Nelson, Jeremy Hoesly and
LWV Voter Services Chair Ellen Penwell

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 Jonah Ralston.

The winning entries are:
1st Place ($250): Jeremy Hoesly, Julia Nelson, and Tea Luehne
2nd Place ($100): Rachel Stone and Katie Weaver
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.

The League, 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 65-44.

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 Barrett.

(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 athlete.

Carl Olson right down with the students.

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 you.

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 Competition

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 Whitefish Bay.

Gianna Creanza, Callista Hoxie, Linda Vo and Gabe Taveira

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 organization.

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 IS:
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 family friendly
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.
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 Auditorium.

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.

The Gala 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 School
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 mbzweifel@dbq.edu 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 Tournament

Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!

If you're interested in helping out please contact hgnatzig@wwusd.org or mbzweifel@dbq.edu 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 mbzweifel@dbq.edu or (262)949-9323 or Hugh Gnatzig at hgnatzig@wwusd.org or (262)-903-6671.


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 season.

Fall Baseball Camps (1-day clinic) $95 per clinic

Fall Clinic 1: Nov. 27 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Fall Clinic 2: Nov. 28 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

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 organizations.

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.

After 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!

The 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.

A dinner 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 treel@whitewater-wi.gov, or contact the Wastewater Utility at 262-473-5920. For more information, please to be directed to the Wastewater Utility's website.

Interested parties will find all bidding information posted at www.questcdn.com. The project number is 4149890.

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