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VFW Post 5470
will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street
the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
Area League of Women Voters
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Christian Science Monitor
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2011 - UWW Quarterback Club
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(July 25) Lacey
Reichwald, SweetSpot Cafe, is entered to win a trip to Barista Camp in Rancho
Mirage, California. This would be an amazing opportunity for her to become a
certified barista since she has been doing it for 10 years. The contest is a
photo contest on Facebook. The winner is chosen by votes. Please vote for her
and the link is
. This is the
photo that is entered and is Lacey and Dustin's daughter, Althea:
(July 25) The Whitewater
Minneiska water ski show team took to the road the weekend of July 19th to
compete in the annual Wisconsin State show team championships in Wisconsin
Four High Pyramid!
Erin Doolittle, 19, competed in the
individual swivel competition and placed among the 2014 top 5 swivel skiers in
the State! Swivel skiing is much like ballet on water and Erin made her
difficult 720 spins look effortless and beautiful!
Brandon Schleicher, 16, earned the
Division 2 Outstanding male skier award for 2014! Brandon wowed the crowd and
judges with his amazing tricks he performed during his wakeboard and barefoot
The hometown team made a very proud showing by placing
6th in our D 2 division and having the honor of teammates Erin Doolittle and
Brandon Schleicher earning individual recognition.
Wisconsin is home to
over 24 water ski show teams that are divided among three divisions. The top
teams from each division will compete at the National championship tournament.
Minneiska is looking forward to this, competing in Warsaw, Indiana on Aug 2.
If you are looking for some fun, free, summer entertainment come see
one of the home shows on Whitewater Lake in front of Scenic Ridge Campground!
Special thanks to all the sponsors that helped provide funding for the
brand new triple rigged 250 Mercury engines!
July 26th 7:00 pm
Aug 16th Sponsor Appreciation show 6:30pm
Aug 16th 11-3
Brat/corn/hot dog sale to support the team at Scenic Ridge campground
23rd Benefit show for Childhood cancer 6:00pm
August 30th Last show of
The ski team is in its 40th season and having a great
year although suffering the set back of two members with broken arms. They are
excited to be showcasing a beautiful 2-4-2 human pyramid, a 4 person around the
boat team, strap doubles, trios, bare footing and much, much more!
Every year show ski teams pick a theme and this year they call the show
"Show Ski Matchmaker" and have a little fun with the unique relationships that
form among a close knit group of people with a common interest! Show Directors
have put this theme together with great music and costumes to provide the
audience with a fun, free, entertaining show that the whole family will love!
The 4rd Annual Whitewater
Chamber of Commerce Brat and a Buck Sale will take place on Friday, August 1st,
from 11 am to 7 pm. Stop by the chamber office at 150 W Main Street and
grab a brat, hamburger or hot dog and receive a "chamber buck" that you can
spend at participating Chamber members during the Main Street Festival
Saturday, August 2nd.
The featured menu will include brats or hamburger
for $3 and $2 hot dogs. A meal, including choice of chips and a drink, are an
additional $1. Additional drinks are $1 and additional chip bags are $0.50.
Bulk business orders for pick up can be called into the Chamber Office leading
up to or on the day of at (262) 473-4005, turned in to the Chamber Office at
150 W Main St, faxed to 262-473-4575 or emailed
(July 25) REMINDER Whitewater Community Clothes Closet Back to school:
Supplies and Clothes Drive! Now-August 10.
1of 6 Barrel Locations - Paige Deppe from
Help Whitewater children in need by donating gently used
children's clothes (including new undergarments and socks) and new school
supplies. Please drop off your gently used back to school clothes & new
school supplies here: First Citizens State Bank (Main Office), SweetSpot Cafe,
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, Sentry Grocery Store, Whitewater Aquatic and
Fitness Center, Commercial Bank (Fremont Street & in Sentry). The
Whitewater Community Clothes Closet will distribute donations on Saturday,
August 16 from 8:30-11:00am and Tuesday, August 19 from 10:00 to 8:00pm at
Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin Street in
Whitewater. Questions? Please call: Kay (262) 379-0187
(July 25) The Visioning
and Master Plan for the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be presented by
Architect Rick McCarthy of Library Vision, Inc. at an Open House Date: Monday,
August 4, 2014 Time: 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this informational
(July 25) The East
Gateway Project continues and is expected to be completed by mid
BEFORE - July 16th - Dam removal behind the Baker Bldg,
red tiled roof,
across from 5 flags on Main Street (background).
AFTER - July 25th one side complete!
July 25th The other side of the culvert under Main
viewed from railroad tracks above pedestrian tunnel to Cravath
(July 25) Jewels of
Morocco - Spring Break 2015. There will be a trip preview on Wednesday, July 30
at 1:00 pm at the Starin Park Community Building. Think about a trip to
somewhere warm in 2015! Travel to Exotic Morocco March 19-29, 2015.
In Marrakesh, step back in time as
you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, an exotic bazaar offering some of the
greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to storytellers (an integral part of
the culture) and browse for handicrafts.
In Fez, take an optional tour to see the ancient medina.
Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the
world. Stroll through its souks and alleys, which are virtually unchanged since
the Middle Ages. Taste authentic Moroccan cuisine and take in the sights and
sounds of this fascinating city. Also visit Casablanca, Meknes, Ouarzazate,
Ifrane, Erfoud, and Rabat, Morocco's vibrant capital. Admire changing scenery
on the Road of a Thousand Casbahs, as the Middle Atlas Mountain range
transforms to desert approaching the Erfoud oasis-a once-in-a-lifetime
A detailed itinerary is available at the Starin Park
Community Building, calling 262-473-0535 or email
If you cannot make the preview or are interested in an evening preview, please
call. Seniors in the Park welcomes seniors, boomers and adults of all ages to
its trips and programs.
(July 24) REMINDER -
Saturday, August 2nd Whitewater Main
Street Festival to Bring Music, Art and Great Sales to town on August 2nd.
Art, music, bird houses, great food from area restaurants, and great
sales from Whitewater businesses
.what more could you ask for on Saturday
August 2! Saturday, August 2 will be a great day in Whitewater at the Main
Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 15 art and craft
booths will decorate downtown Whitewater on the center of Main St. from
Whitewater Street to 2nd Street. The UW-Whitewater College of Arts and
Communication has graciously sponsored the music on First Street (bring a lawn
chair and enjoy the tunes) for the day.
Following is the music line-up:
10:00 a.m. Carl Cole
11:40 a.m. Brian Lucas
1:00 p.m. Dance
1:30 p.m. Derrick Amin and Earthtet
3:20 p.m. Jay Craggs
Children and families can make art using chalk on the sidewalks and the
streets. They can create just for fun at the family/public space. More serious
chalk artists can compete for awards in the beginner space ($3 to participate),
the intermediate space ($5 to participate) and expert space ($10 to
participate). Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Main Stage on First
Anyone who is excited about having their face painted can sign
up for a small image ($1), half-face image ($3) and full-face image ($5). Enjoy
art while walking around with art on your face!
An exhibit of art
inspired by birds will be on display at Studio 84, 121 West Center Street.
Urban Forestry will have a special booth with free bird house kits to embellish
at Studio 84. These will be erected around the city to help make Whitewater a
Bird City USA.
A Farmers' Market and more retail sales will be
stationed on the West end of Main Street.
Main Street Festival, which
runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a partnership with many organizations and
businesses to help promote the arts and a creative economy. This collaborative
event has been organized by: Studio 84, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and the
Whitewater Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors are Nasco Arts, Studio 84, Urban
Forestry Commission, UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication,
UW-Whitewater Student Art Association, Whitewater Arts Alliance, Whitewater
Chamber of Commerce and Whitewater Maker Space. The event is held throughout
the historic city of Whitewater and promotes the arts and a creative economy.
The historic architecture and natural beauty serve as the perfect backdrop for
exploring galleries, local shops and restaurants and to experience the many
diverse forms of the arts we celebrate and support in our city.
Proceeds from the event go to support the local arts environment in our
community. Funds will help support scholarships for local high school and
college students, community art programing with a focus on the youth-at-risk
after-school programs, and programing in the arts for people with disabilities.
It will also help support creative improvements to our city such as public
murals, mosaics, and sculptures.
Like Whitewater Main Street Festival
on Facebook to keep up to the
minute on what's happening!
For more information check their blog
(July 24) The Walworth
County Treasurer's Office will NOT be sending out reminder notices for the July
31, 2014 property tax installments. If you need to know how much you
You can search by
parcel ID, address, or last name. If you would like to contact the Walworth
County Treasurer's office by phone please call 262-741-4251.
bill you received in November of 2013 has a payment stub for the 2nd
installment on the bottom that can be mailed with your payment. Please mail
your payments to: Walworth County Treasurer, 100 W Walworth, Room 103, PO Box
1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121
All delinquent taxes are subject to interest of
1% per month from February 1 until paid, and in addition will be subject to a
.5% penalty for a total of 1.5% interest & penalty per month (fraction of a
month counts as a whole month).
(July 24) Whitewater
Whippet Athletics - Attention Parents and Athletes!
Here are a few
important dates for fall sports at Whitewater High School.
Eligibility Pass Dates
(this is an
opportunity to turn in eligibility requirements before the fall season begins.
This will take place in the HS Main Office.)
Monday July 28th 7-8 pm.
Friday August 1st 7-8 am.
Sunday August 10th 4:30-5:30 pm.
All athletes who plan to participate in a fall sport must
attend (WITH their parents) the Fall All-Sports meeting.
Sunday August 10th 6:00pm HS
Sunday August 10th 6:00pm HS Auditorium
There will be
two meetings for fall athletics
1. 6:00 pm Informational meeting for all
athletes and parents - given by Jeff Behrens, Athletic Director
2. 6:45 pm
Athletes and parents will meet with their respective fall coaches in designated
Requirements For Athletic
1. Physical (good for 2 years)
Consent Form (last page of the Family Athletic Handbook)
Agreement (back side of Parent/Athlete Consent Form)
4. Athletic Fee
The Family Athletic Handbook -
, and the physical
form - both will be
available outside the Main Office of the High School.
(July 24) The Ice Age
Trail Hikers honored their long time leader, Russ Helwig with the presentation
of a bench, installed on the Ice Age Trail overlooking Lake LaGrange, a popular
viewing point on the Trail segment accessible from the Hwy 12 trailhead about 5
miles east of Whitewater.
Russ Helwig (without hat) with hiking group on his
Over 60 hikers were in attendance. The group also made a
donation in Russ's honor to the Ice Age Trail Alliance which oversees the
twelve-hundred miles of national park and trail system known as the Ice Age
National Scenic Trail, of which, about 800 miles are developed. The trail
system is maintained by volunteers from various chapters throughout the state.
Following the presentation ceremony, a pizza banquet was held at the
Nordic Trails Shelter off of CR-H in the town of LaGrange. Russ, a former
science professor at UWW, started his weekly hikes about 12 years ago on
Tuesdays and Wednesdays meeting at the Hwy 12 trailhead. His hikes now draw up
to 60 people of various athletic abilities and age groups each week. He authors
weekly articles published in the local press describing his hikes and
advocating for the benefits offered by the outdoor lifestyle. Russ has been a
beneficial force in the lives of those who hike with him. For more information
about Russ and his hiking group, contact Russ at
email@example.com or check out
(July 24) Team members of
the WHS Girls' Tennis Team swept the singles division at the Heritage Days
Tennis Tournament in Edgerton last week. Sally Kate Hixson, Champion;
Milna Maroske, Runner-up and Andi Markham, won 3rd place.
Sally Kate Hixson and Milna Maroske
(July 23) The United
States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named seven women
and five men from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater track and field teams
as Division III All-Academic Individuals including WHS graduate Dawson
To qualify for selection, student-athletes must
have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have either (a)
competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or (b) finished the regular
season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the
national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP
list provided by TFFRS.org.
Dawson Miller (r), Business (3.33 GPA)
Indoor All-American (distance medley relay) and NCAA qualifier (3,000-meter
run), outdoor All-American and national runner-up (3,000-meter steeplechase)
and NCAA qualifier (5,000-meter run).
(July 23) Friday
Performance - Studio 84's Avant-Garde Theater performance of 10 Books in Search
of a Reader
Students participating in Studio 84's Summer Creative
Institute's theater workshop this week will be doing a 15 - 20 minute
performance to show off the things they learned during the week. An adaptation
of 20 Books in Search of a Reader by Bradley Hayward will be performed
Friday, July 25th @ 10:30 am at Studio 84 located at 121
W. Center St. Actors Maggie, Ella, Nicole and Thomas hope you will join
them in this free performance. They welcome young children to this performance;
it's a great way to introduce them to theater etiquette.
(July 23) Three
Whitewater Residents in The Wizard of Oz
Penny Ardelt and Adam Triebold after first dress
Fort Atkinson Community Theater's production of The
Wizard of Oz this weekend has Whitewater connections! Whitewater natives Adam
Triebold as the Vocal Director, Penny Ardelt as the Wicked Witch of the West
and Samantha McKelvey as part of the Lullabye League in Munchkinland. There
will be 4 performances this weekend at the Fort Atkinson High School
Auditorium: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, and a Saturday Matinee at
2:00pm. Advance tickets are available at First Citizens State Bank and are
$10.00 for adults or $5.00 for children under 13. Tickets will be $12 and $6 at
(July 23) Members of 4-H
and FFA participated in the Meat Animal Sale at the Jefferson County Fair.
Kasey Reed (Banco Insurance Agency),
Anna Lucht with her lamb, and Caitlyn Gerlach-2013 Fairest of the
Elmer Keske (representing Keske
& Keske of Brockton, IL), Matthew Lucht with his lamb, and Caitlyn
Gerlach-2013 Fairest of the Fair
The meat animal project enables members to practice
selection and management of livestock and prepare their animals for show. The
animals are brought to the fair and are judged, graded, and sold to individuals
and businesses that support these local youth in their learning and business
experience. Anna and Matthew Lucht, of Stone School 4-H Club, would like to
thank the following businesses for supporting their efforts at the Jefferson
County Meat Animal Sale: Cold Spring Inn, Eby Family Dental-Fort Atkinson,
Frawley Oil Company-Whitewater, and Whitewater Veterinary Hospital. They would
especially like to thank Banco Insurance Agency-Whitewater and Keske &
Keske of Brockton, IL for purchasing their market lambs. They appreciate the
support of their education, the 4-H program, the community, and agriculture in
(July 23) Grief Camp for
Kids Scheduled for August Registration is now open for Home Health United's
Camp GLOW, scheduled for 10am-3pm on August 23 at Traxler Park in Janesville.
Limited space is available, and kids across southern Wisconsin are invited.
Camp GLOW - Giving Loved Ones Wings - is a grief support day
camp for kids ages 6-14 that have been affected by a loss. Whether it is the
loss of a friend, classmate, parent, grandparent, sibling, or other loved one,
kids and teens often experience and express grief in different ways than
adults. The Camp is designed to give children a safe place to share their
feelings and concerns, with a wide range of activities and enough counselors
on-site to give individual attention if needed. Activities include
scrapbooking, writing letters to their loved one, and memory boxes that can be
stained or painted, and are meant to hold items of sentimental value to the
kids, remembrances of their loved one.
The Camp is being offered at no
cost to the participants, with separate adult sessions for their parents or
guardians who are also dealing with grief. Snacks and lunch are included. To
learn more about Camp GLOW or to register, please call 877-356-4514 or
(July 23) Food Network -
Guy Fiero's car at Walmart. Car was touring the area and came from Lake Geneva
this morning and was going to Janesville this afternoon. Is Guy going to show
up here? No comment from Walmart or car driver other than he may show up! For
more on Guy
Guy Fieri, from Food Network fame, was not in town but
his car was at Walmart unloaded from this trailer!
Yes, this is the Guy's Chevy Camaro and yes, as always,
Bruce Schroeder had to check it out!
UWW Sports picture from 2013 UW-Platteville
(July 22) Warhawks
finish No. 1 in football attendance; tickets now available for 2014 season -
A total of 45,571 people packed Perkins Stadium for
the Warhawks' 2013 championship season, the most of any Division III
institution. Thank you to all of our alumni and friends for your support! 2014
tickets available now! UWW Ticket Football page.
2014 Preseason D3football.com - Top 25 poll -
UW-Whitewater receives ALL the No. 1 votes. Who do the voters think are the
biggest challenges to a Warhawk repeat? Check out the full ranking. #8 UW-Platteville and #18 UW-Oshkosh.
Wisconsin-Whitewater: A season of
domination - Great story By Rob Knox D3sports.com
A month old but
worth reading about "UWW Campus of Championships".
(July 22) OLD MAIN PHOTOS
NEEDED! Full-color photos of Old Main are needed for a tribute to a
retired UW-Whitewater staff member. The color photos of Old Main taken before
the fire are missing from the UW-Whitewater collection, and it is hoped that a
local resident may have copies in their collection.
If you have any
photos of Old Main, please contact Tom at 920.285.8055 or email
(July 22) WHS Class of
1974 Reunion Pictures!
Staff members in attendance
(standing l-r) Vince and Lois Hrabrich, Bill and Ruby Davis, Dave and Jane
Roberts, John and Arlene Newhouse and Ken Nehring - (seated) Gloria Weigandt
and Ed Ritter.
The Class of 1974 Football Team
Members (Front l-r the 9 linemen??) Pete Stephan, Bill Kyle, Ben Killips, Bryan
Miller, Trent Agnew, Larry Waga, Bill Addie, Mark Maikowski and Mark Bailey
A skydiving event for some
(Back l-r the 6 - backfield??) Bill Wagie, John Duerst, Reid Jolin, Roger
Kincaid, Jim Newhouse and Mark Mead.
(Pictures and names courtesy of Crystal
Julie Piatt Enerson and on the ground
Peter Early and mother Meg
Ellie Sents Coriell and Julie Piatt
Ken Brautigam and Donna Knilans
(July 22) Time is running
Do you have your Downtown Whitewater Raffle ticket?
You could be
the lucky winner of $1000, $750, or $500!
Quiet Hut window display!
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is selling raffle tickets for
$50, and, since only 200 tickets will be sold, your chances of winning are
pretty good. And even if you do not win, your money goes to support the work of
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. in making our downtown the heartbeat of Whitewater.
The drawing will be held on Tuesday, July 29 at
Fat Jack's in downtown Whitewater at 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will
start at 6 p.m. with the drawing following at 7 p.m. All are encouraged to
attend, but you need not be present to win. Don't miss your chance. Get your
Tickets are available at the Downtown Whitewater
offices on 150 W. Main Street or by calling 262-473-2200. In addition, tickets
are available from: Associated Bank, Commercial Bank, First Citizens State
Bank, GMA Printing, and Quiet Hut. AND all of the following Downtown Whitewater
Inc. Board members are selling tickets as well: Joe Jaquess of FrameDog Custom
Framing & Gifts; Kim Scharine of GMA Printing and Founding Board Member;
Kristine Zaballos, Community Member; Dave Saalsaa of Quiet Hut Sports,
Community Member; Roni Telfer, Community Member; Sara Amiri; Community Member;
Brienne Diebolt-Brown; Mark Wokasch of Fat Jacks; City Manager Cameron Clapper;
Dennis Kopf of UW-Whitewater, and Glenn Gebauer of Associated Bank.
supporting Downtown Whitewater, Inc. (DTWW) you are helping to make Whitewater
a stronger, more vibrant community. The funds raised go to continue the work of
DTWW in revitalization and preservation of the downtown triangle businesses.
One of DTWW's goals is to be a conduit between the property owners, store
owners, residents and the city of Whitewater government. DTWW, Inc. helps
lessen the burden of city government by providing services such as sidewalk and
street clean sweeps, and by purchasing, storing, and maintaining the winter
decorations in the downtown Triangle area. DTWW has also assisted in the
purchasing of electrical upgrades in Cravath Lake Park making the park a more
user friendly park for events used by various organizations. The Christmas
Parade of Lights, Trick or Treat the Triangle, Pig in the Park and the Jack
Hanna Wild Animal program are events that DTWW, Inc. sponsors to help make
Whitewater a destination for visitors stimulating our local economy.
DTWW, Inc. also helps with design consultations to new or existing
businesses to improve the storefronts. DTWW's mission includes helping the city
to provide a clean, safe and attractive environment for our visitors, residents
and patrons of the downtown. It is our firm belief that our historic downtown
is the heart of our city and a healthy and attractive downtown helps in the
vitality and success of the entire city of Whitewater.
Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is a non-profit
community-based organization devoted to preserving, improving and promoting
Whitewater's quality of life, by strengthening our historic downtown as the
heartbeat of our community.
(July 21) St. Patrick
Catholic Church will be rolling out the welcome mat for the return of Country
Fest after an absence of a couple of year.
On August 2nd, from 4 to
7p.m. in Father Berry Hall, an old-fashioned pig roast, with coleslaw, buns,
chips, sauerkraut, baked beans, and cake will be offered: $10.00 for adults,
$6.00 for children under twelve.
Advance tickets are not necessary, and
take-out containers will be provided. Beverages will also be available, and
guests can start bidding on a variety of silent auction items.
August 3rd from 12-4p.m., the entire front lawn of the Church will be devoted
to family entertainment. In addition to the continuation of the silent auction,
the entire family can enjoy a variety of foods; (including a Hispanic plate
lunch, hot dogs, brats & desserts), children's games, adult games, a
farmers' market and craft booth, a dunk tank, and a number of raffles.
Raffle items include a beautiful queen-sized quilt and a number of cash
prizes- 1st prize is $2500.
It is not often that the entire family can
enjoy a day together with a variety of choices and prices that do not dent the
budget. And although the welcome mat celebrates the return of a wonderful
festival, it is also big enough to invite everyone to relax, catch up with
friends, share a family event, eat great food, play games, and maybe walk away
with one of the raffle prizes. Come and have some fun!
For more details
and schedule .
(July 21) Congratulations
to Emily Heckert (daughter of Kevin and Sally Heckert, granddaughter of Don and
Lou Zahn of Whitewater and Ken and Janet Heckert of Elkhorn) on her excellent
showing at the 2014 Jefferson County Fair!
Emily Heckert at Jefferson County
Fair received Reserve Champion AOB (Any Other Breed) Steer and also, OVERALL
Reserve Champion Steer with her Maintainer steer pictured, Zeus. She is a
member of the Stone School 4H Club of Whitewater and also the Whitewater FFA.
Emily also received Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer! Congratulations Emily
on an excellent fair!
(July 21) Recent
Penzeys Spice Catalog/Magazine, a nationally known company, based in Milwaukee,
featured the Hayes family, Glenn, Christine and Lauren.
Catalog/Magazine gave a call for people who have a history or story with old VW
Bugs. One of Christine's girlfriends encouraged her to send in her story. (She
also gets their catalog regularly and is a big fan of their spices.) You can
find the story on pages 48-49 in the most recent catalog.
Christine and her '69 VW
(July 21) The softball
girls U10 sportsmanship award was presented to Reagan Hammons (age 9) by Ashby
Hibbs, the coach.
(l-r) Jennifer Clarke (helper), Reagan Hammons, Ashby
Hibbs (coach), and Jana Haight (asst coach).
(July 21) Mary Watson has
been reading some of the archives of the Whitewater Register and found
information that someone named Wayne Welty recorded songs from various people
to play over the loud speaker downtown for the holiday season. One of
those was Mary's dad, Francis Watson. They do not have any recordings of her
dad. Please contact Mary if anyone can assist her. Anything would be
appreciated. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary
Watson, 4142 Chela Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89120
|UPCOMING EVENTS IN DATE
Saturday July 26th The
Whitewater PAD Program will be holding CPR classes to interested community
These classes will be held at Esker Hall in room
120 on the University Campus. Dates for classes are
Saturday July 26 and August 9th. Class will run from 8am until 4pm.
You will be trained on American Heart Association Adult, Child and
Infant CPR and AED use, along with basic First Aid and will be issued a CPR
card. Class sizes are limited to the first 24 people and
are free to community members.
If interested in class or would
like more information please contact Scott Brautigam, PAD Coordinator, at
or call 630-913-2181.
July 27th - Vacation Bible School
(July 15) Tuesday, July 29th- Jim Winship UWW Professor
wins Fulbright award, explores Latin America
Jim recently published a book, "Coming of Age in
El Salvador" () that examines some
of the challenges facing El Salvador's youth. He also was recently awarded a
Fulbright Scholar Teaching/Research award that will take him to Cartagena,
Columbia in 2015. For more information
Jim Winship will give a presentation on his new book,
"Coming of Age in El Salvador," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Irvin L.
Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center St., Whitewater.
Wednesday, July 30th
The City of Whitewater invites
community members to continue to make Whitewater an exceptional community in
which to live, work and play. There are Board member openings on:
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS - Hear requests from property owners for variance
to the Zoning Code. Meet 4th Thursday of a month if there is a case.
T.V. COMMITTEE - Oversee local cable television operation. Meet as needed and
by arrangement with Board Members.
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMITTEE - Hear
complaints filed by those believing disability rights have been compromised.
Meet as needed.
ETHICS COMMITTEE - alternate position. Meet to hear and
make recommendation regarding local government ethics complaints. Meet as
LANDMARKS COMMISSION: Oversee and assist in designating Landmarks
in the City, and promote historical education. Meet monthly.
RECREATION BOARD - alternate member. Oversee Parks and Recreation programs and
promote recreational opportunities within the City.
PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL
REVIEW COMMISSION - Reviews plans for development in City and hear requests for
conditional use permits. Meets 2nd Monday evening of each month.
Interested citizens are asked to complete a Citizen Interest form,
which can be obtained from the City Clerk or from the City's website
. Board and
. POLICY ON BOARD AND
forms must be returned to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, Wisconsin
53190 by July 30, 2014.
Thursday, July 31st The Summer Reading Programs at the Irvin
L. Young Memorial Library conclude with the Miller and Mike Show on Thursday
July 31 at 1:30 pm.
Miller & Mike have worked all over US and
beyond. They have entertained audiences with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum
& Bailey Circus, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Apple Vacation Resorts, MTV,
The Today Show, Extreme Makeover and the Travel Channel. Right now they perform
out of Wisconsin at libraries, fairs, festivals and corporate events. The
energy they bring is unlike any other show you've seen before. Combining circus
skills and audience participation with good clean comedy Miller & Mike are
making memories one show at a time. Check their web page
After the show enjoy free ice cream during our
annual Ice Cream Social. This event is for all ages. Please register to insure
adequate amounts of ice cream!
Saturday, August 2nd
FOR THE BIRDS!! Whitewater's Urban
Forestry Commission is working to get Whitewater recognized as a Bird City USA.
Part of this process is education. During the Whitewater Main Street Festival
on Saturday, August 2 from 10-5, Urban Forestry will have members on hand with
information on attracting birds to your yard.
They will have a limited number of free birdhouse kits
that 'early birds' to their booth will be able to put together and embellish at
Studio 84. These birdhouses will be erected in various locations through out
the city in parks, and trails. As a bonus, visitors to the Festival can place
their vote for a favorite birdhouse and the winner of this People's Choice
Award will have their name placed on the birdhouse. Winner of the People's
Choice Award will be announced at the end of Festival around 4:45 pm.
5thThe Whitewater Police Department is
hosting the annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014,
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime
prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local crime
prevention programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police -community
partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that
neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m.
and 8:00 p.m. at Cravath Lake Park, located at 341 S. Fremont Street, residents
are asked to spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers,
fire fighters, and EMS personnel. The National Night Out event is a simple way
for people to meet one another, have fun, and explore how they might work
together to improve the safety and quality of their neighborhoods.
Entertainment will be provided to include the following
and more: explore emergency vehicles from the City of Whitewater Police and
Fire Departments, UW-Whitewater Police Services, the Walworth County
Sherifffs Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and the
Wisconsin State Patrol. A SWAT vehicle will be on display along with
ambulances, fire trucks, military vehicles, etc. Learn about bike safety, home
and vehicle safety, car seat checks, drug and alcohol knowledge/prevention,
sexual assault awareness, internet safety, and healthy living. The new K9 unit
will provide search demonstrations and the Whitewater Rescue Squad will provide
AED/CPR demonstrations and free blood pressure checks. Search and rescue horses
from WAMSTAR will be roaming the park and there will be appearances by Culver's
Scoopie and McGruff the Crime Dog. Operation Click golf carts will be available
for people to experience why they shouldn't operate a vehicle while impaired.
Children will enjoy the hands-on experiences of being a crime scene
investigator (CSI), a fire fighter spraying water into a water wall, and
learning how to dial 911 with an emergency dispatcher. Free hotdogs, popcorn,
ice pops, beverages, and a bounce house will be provided. Lastly, don't miss
your chance to dunk Whitewater Police Captain Brian Uhl, Whitewater Police
School Resource Officer Jacob Hintz, Whitewater High School Principal Doug
Parker, and Whitewater High School Assistant Principal Joe Lynch. All proceeds
from the dunk tank go towards helping fund the Whitewater Police Department's
new K9 unit. Children visiting each of the displays or purchasing dunk tank
tickets will have a chance to win one of four bikes generously donated by
9thGolden Anniversary-Stanley R. and
Carolyn A. (Evenson) Godfrey,S2640 Waletzki Road, Fountain City WI 54629 will
celebrate their 50th Anniversary on August 8, 2014.
married at Koshkonong Lutheran Church on August 8, 1964. Stan and Carolyn;
formerly of Whitewater, own and operate Godfrey Heating and Air Conditioning.
They are active hunters and conservationists. They have two children; Mike
Godfrey of Lake Geneva and Ann (Daniel) Seffernick of Neenah, WI and 3
grandchildren; Mitch Godfrey of Whitewater and Taylor and Derek Fraiser of
Green Bay. A celebration in their honor will be held on August 9, 2014 at their
home. It is an Open House, hosted by their children from 1-4pm.
11thVacation Bible School--Escuela
Bíblica de Vacaciones
St. Patrick Church will be hosting
Vacation Bible School from August 11th through
the 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Berry Hall. Children in Grades K
through 5 are welcome to participate. There are registration forms in the
parish office. For more information, please email Rick at
email@example.com or call him at (262) 473-3143 x119.
Bíblica de Vacaciones de San Patricio se tomará acabo el 11 de
agosto hasta el 15 de agosto de 9:00 a 12:00 en Berry Hall. Es para
niños en Kínder hasta 5º Grado. Hay formas de
registración en la oficina parroquial. Para más
información, por favor envíe un email a Rick a
firstname.lastname@example.org o llámelo al (262) 473-3143 x119.
Saturday, September 20thWalworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) is hosting a safety fair
on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Tree House Child and Family Center
grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event, Safety and Fun vs.
911 will provide an informative and entertaining way for Walworth County
children and their families to learn about safety issues that are important to
them. The Safety Fair will offer attendees:
- Fun activities including face
painting, cookie decorating, dunk tanks, and firemen wars
opportunities including personal safety at home, pet safety, hygiene, internet
safety, finger printing, impairment goggles, bicycle safety, and others.
Sandy Wagie-Troemel, President of the WCAC states, Safety and Fun
vs. 911 will provide access to vital safety information and practices, safety
items for homes, and links to county support systems. It is hoped that by
meeting and interacting with law enforcement and first responders, children
will develop a sense of security in knowing that there are many in the county
who care about their safety and well being.
In addition, the
WCAC will provide food, entertainment and free gifts to attendees.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
Photographer covering Whippet Sports -
Thanks Bob for doing this service for our
students, families and also for access by the Banner.
NOTICES - MEMORIALS
(July 24) Bruce Ellis Johnson, age 79, of Whitewater, WI passed away on
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Bruce was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on February 23, 1935,
the son of Theodore Ellis and Janet (Kurtz) Johnson. On June 29, 1957, Bruce
married Janice Ann Schultz.
Bruce worked as a shipping foreman for the
Coburn Company in Whitewater for 30 years.
Bruce was a member of St. John's
Ev. Lutheran Church in Whitewater. He loved his grandchildren dearly, and
enjoyed snowmobiling, woodworking, antiquing, racing stock cars, and was an
avid racing fan for many years.
Surviving are: Wife: Janice Ann
Johnson, Whitewater, WI, Two children: Jillian (Brian) Johnson, Jefferson, WI
and Todd Johnson, Jefferson, WI, and three grandchildren: Brooke, Kaden, and
Kennedy. He is further survived by many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, a son Terry, and a
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 28, 2014, at
11:00 AM at the St. John's Lutheran Church, 116 S. Church Street, Whitewater,
WI with Pastor Jonathan Rossman officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside
Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Friends may call after 9AM on Monday
at the church until the time of the services.
Those planning an
expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to St. John's Ev.
Lutheran Church, Whitewater.
Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is
assisting the family.
(July 21) Walter "Wally" Edgar Leverenz, age 82, of Whitewater, WI passed away
on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home.
Wally was born in Eagle,
Wisconsin on January 31, 1932 the son of Edgar and Angeline (Sager) Leverenz.
He graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1950.
Wally served his Country
in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1955 during the Korean Conflict.
November 29, 1968, Wally married Joyce Reuteler.
Wally worked for Waukesha
Engine for 43 1/2 years. Wally was a volunteer with the Palmyra Fire Department
from 1965 until 1985. He was a member of the First English Lutheran Church,
Whitewater, WI, and a 30 year member and charter member of the Palmyra Lions
Club. Wally enjoyed golfing at the Whitewater Country Club and woodworking.
Surviving are: Wife: Joyce Leverenz, Whitewater, WI, Children: Gail
Beach, Hunington, IN, Daniel Leverenz, Minnesota, Jeanne (Raymond) Malson,
Oklahoma City, OK, Shelley Bertzyk, Killeen, TX, and Terrie Leverenz, Waukesha,
WI, Grandchildren: Chad Beach, Angie Herrera, Jamie Sue Fieser, John and Becky
Malson, Joshua (Abby Swift) Leverenz, Hannah Still, Ben Colon, Zachary Hibbard,
and Brittany Colon, Great-grandchildren: Gregory, Shane, Emily, and Sam,
Sister: Ethel Nobel, New Berlin, WI., and two brothers-in-law: Earl (Sue)
Reuteler, Mukwonago, WI and Dennis (Kathy) Reuteler, East Troy, WI.
Wally was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, and
daughter Cheryl Deegan.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July
26, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main Street,
Whitewater, WI with Steve Hanson officiating.
Friends may call after
9AM on Saturday, July 26 at the church until the time of the services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a
memorial to the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater, Rainbow Hospice of
Jefferson, WI, or to the Whitewater Fire and Rescue Squad.
Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.