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Bethel House - Ecumenical Program for Families in
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park -
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
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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
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
2011 - UWW Quarterback Club
Anderson Machining Service, Inc.
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
UWW Job Opportunities
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Sponsors and click on their sites.
(Aug 19) Kayla Knilans, a
2004 graduate of Whitewater High School, was awarded her PhD in Pharmacology
from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on
August 7th 2014.
Donna Knilans, Dick Trewyn, Kayla Knilans, Arlene
Trewyn and Bill Knilans.
Celebrating with Kayla were her parents, Bill and Donna
Knilans and her grandparents, Richard and Arlene Trewyn. Unable to join the
celebration but equally proud was her younger brother, Jason Knilans.
Kayla has accepted a post-doctorate position with the National
Institute of Health in Washington D.C. and will be conducting medical research
and developing therapies for fibrosis.
20, 7 AM - Whitewater Aquatic Center, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting at 580 S.
Elizabeth Street. Agenda:
1. Call to Order 2. Approve Agenda
(Action) 3. Approve Minutes from June 18 Meeting (Action) No July 16 meeting 4.
Family Partnership 5. DWS ½ Marathon WAC duties Update 6. Aquatic
Coordinator's Update 7. Director's Update A. Financials B. Contract/Lease
Update/Discussion 8. Accept Board Member Resignation - Treasurer Appointment 9.
20, 3:30 PM - Whitewater Community Development Authority Seed Capital
Screening Committee Meeting at Room 105 Innovation Center 1221 Innovation
1. Call to order and roll call. 2. Approval of Waiver
of 72 hour notice per Whitewaters transparency ordinance. 3. HEARING OF
CITIZEN COMMENTS. 4. Approval of agenda 5. Approval of Minutes July 16, 2014 6.
Adjourn to closed session 7. Consideration and discussion of a Capital Catalyst
Fund Grant request. a. Software development company 8. Consideration and
discussion of a Capital Catalyst Fund Royalty Investment request. a. Software
development company 9. Reconvene into open session to take action on closed
session items as needed. 10. Future agenda items 11. Adjourn
20, 5:00 PM - Whitewater Community Development Authority Board of
Directors Meeting at Room 105 Innovation Center 1221 Innovation Drive
1. Call to order and roll call. 2. HEARING OF CITIZEN COMMENTS. 3.
Approval of agenda 4. Approval of Minutes a. July 16, 2014 5. Acceptance of
Financial Statements a. July, 2014 6. Adjourn to closed session A.
Consideration and discussion of Capital Catalyst Fund request based upon the
recommendation of the Capital Catalyst Screening Committee a. Software
development company Grant Request b. Software development company
Royalty Investment Request B. Consideration and discussion of a CDBG RLF loan
request. C. Update the potential construction of a second facility in the
Technology Park D. Update on negotiations with potential retail, manufacturing
and other businesses that are considering locating in the City of Whitewater
and are requesting City of Whitewater related financial assistance or
concessions. 7. Reconvene into open session to take action on closed session
items as needed. 8. Consideration and discussion of changes made during the
City Zoning re-write process and the required plan review and approval process
for applications within the Business Park. 9. Consideration and discussion of
proposed amendments to the Capital Catalyst Fund Manual (previously named the
Whitewater Seed Accelerator Fund). 10. Update on the city wide fiber optics
project for the city including the Business Park and Technology Parks. 11.
Update on long term marketing and community branding project. 12. Update on
proposal with Department of Workforce Development regarding interns and
educational opportunities. 13. Future agenda referrals 14. Adjourn.
(August 19) The
Alexander, Amundson and Kilar families spent Saturday morning painting dugouts
and assembling some of the dugout accessories. Treyton's Field of Dreams is
really beginning to take shape.
Hogan Alexander assembling the dugout benches
Evan Amundson also working on the
(August 19) REMINDER -
The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West
Center St. (262-473-0530), will have a book sale from August 18th through the
22nd featuring only new and "gently read" books--many suitable for gifts--that
have been donated by patrons of the library. The Friends of the Library
wishes to express its gratitude for these contributions to their sales, the
proceeds from which are used to support the building program, purchase items
for the library, and sponsor its adult and children's programs. The hours for
the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The sale of "gentle
read" books continues at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Additional items
have been added to this sale since it opened on Monday. Proceeds will go to
support the Maker Space Library Programs and Equipment. We are half way to our
goal. Please help us reach the $1000 goal. Remaining Book Sale hours are:
Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 8 pm Friday 9 am to 5 pm
(August 18) School Board
Meeting - A draft of a Referendum question was presented and with minor changes
will undergo legal review and will be presented for discussion and action at
the next week scheduled Board Meeting to place it on the Nov 4th Election Day
The Board discussed the financial needs of the District,
that the Referendum if accepted by the Board, would not result in an increase
in the tax levy due to the ending of prior debt service that will be paid off
and the referendum amount would be for $1.2 million to exceed state-imposed
revenue caps. Based on the two hour discussion, if the referendum (3-5 year
non-recurring) was a success they would still need to address an approximate
$300,000 reduction and if failed the reductions required would be about $1.5
million for the 2015-16 school year. The Board and administration have not yet
addressed a list of personnel, service, curricula and non-curricula programs
that would support the reductions.
The referendum was also recommended by
the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). This Committee
discussed the districts decrease in overall enrollment with an increase
in special education, state revenue limits, loss of state aid (through the
Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement needs, and increases in other
necessary areas in the budget.
The draft recommended question to be
placed on the ballot - Shall the Whitewater Unified School District,
Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties, Wisconsin, be authorized to exceed the
revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1.2 million
a year beginning with the 2015-16 school year through the 2018-19 school year,
for nonrecurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining
elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional
programs, co-curricular programming, technology infrastructure and facilities
For the Power Point presentation used in guiding the
details on the meeting check Daily Jefferson County Union writer Chris Welch's
(August 19) Whitewater
Country Club Sausage Boil Thursday, Aug 21st 5-9pm, $9 per person - Kielbasa,
Brats, Sausage, corn on the cob, potato bar & more. Featuring drink
specials and a bonfire!
(August 19) College High
School class of 1959 recently held their 55th class reunion.
(front) Pat Dzierzynski, Judy
(middle) Roberta Juckett, Randy Bigelow, Louise Loomis, Linda
(back) David Updegraf, Dee Schmitt, Richard Hickey, Martha Bulin,
Mary Ellen Sorensen, Ken Cluver, Nancy Uttech, Carol Davis, Joan
(August 19) WHS Tennis
Team at East Troy - Results: Union Grove 2-0, East Troy 1-1, Whitewater 0-2
#1 Singles Izzy Zahn
# 3 Singles Amanda KraayvangerPictures courtesy
of Bob Mischka
Coach Nelson - Our first match of the year and we started
out with a few bumps in the road. One girl was injured so we took a replacement
who then couldn't play due to illness and thus had to move some kids around and
forfeit the #4 singles spot. After that things improved. Almost the entire team
was playing their first ever varsity matches and 1 of the 3 returning players
has moved from #3 doubles all the way up to #1 singles. I was pleased with how
our kids played, they showed improvement throughout the day, but there are
obviously things that we need to work on. Our #1 doubles team of juniors Sally
Hixson and Alli Sedmak won both of their matches today to take the
championship. They were showing some nice communication all day. The #2 doubles
team of sophomores, Whitney Treder and Milena Maroske also won the
championship. They hustled after everything and just kept things going so the
other team could never get a break. At #3 singles, sophomore, Amanda
Kraayvanger, played very well today, winning her first match and then was up in
her second match until a wrist injury led to her defaulting the match.
Hopefully we can get healthy here quickly as we have 9 more matches to play
this week starting on Wednesday with the Whitewater Quad.
Medalists - (l-r) Sally Kate Hixson, Allison Sedmak,
Milena Maroske, Whitney Treder
Whitewater 2 Union Grove 5 -
Zahn lost *Alyssa Leffler 0-6,0-6
2S Andi Markham lost Allie Miller 0-6,0-6
3S Amanda Kraayvanger lost *Claire Schultz 6-7, default
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat Lauren Tuma/Miranda Dam 6-3,6-3
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat Alyssa Ostrowski/Nixie Grajera
3D Serra Anderson/Emma Stutzman lost Janelle Shiffler/Ali Kravig
Whitewater 3 East Troy 4
1S Izzy Zahn lost Lora Leach
2S Andi Markham lost *Kora Gaspervich 1-6,1-6
Kraayvanger beat Alison Barth 7-6(1),6-1
4S Whitewater default
Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat Vanessa Dingman/Ariel Baxter 6-1,6-1
Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat Hunter Scheel/Claudia Pott 6-0,6-3
Serra Anderson/Emma Stutzman lost Kelly Griffa/Victoria Pott 1-6,6-2,6-10
After the match - Long time East
Troy Tennis Coach Dave Linzow thanked Gilda's Club 2014 Tennis Tournament
Chairs Emma Stutzman and Sally Kate Hixson for a $1000 check to the Lindow
Children's Education fund. Proceeds were from the 2013 Rocky Rococo fundraiser.
After a brave battle with cancer for many years, Maureen Lindow, 45, lost her
life. She was the mother of Mackenzie, Dayne and Lauren and wife of Coach Dave
(August 18) Richard Telfer, UWW Chancellor, will give his State of the University
address on Monday, Aug. 25.
The annual event
marks the beginning of the academic year, and will be held in Young Auditorium
at 10:30 a.m.
Faculty, staff, students and
community members are invited to attend.
(August 18) Local, young
professional, Danielle Frawley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
at Fort Community Credit Union is among 15 finalists for the Credit Union
Executive Society's (CUES) Next Top Credit Union Exec international
competition. The Top 15 will be submitting blog posts regarding the
projects that they are competing on and will be judged to move onto the final
Danielle's project is based on financial literacy
and includes helping teens to properly handle their first debit card. "Teens
will receive their first debit card and at the end of each week, they will
receive a text saying how much they spent and how many hours they would have to
work at minimum wage to make that amount back. Maybe the Coach purse wasn't
worth the eighteen hours they had to work to purchase it. The parents receive
an email with the same information. This spurs open conversations at home about
money management, but we'll also be checking in and guiding the teen and
parents along the way," stated Danielle.
Danielle has been with the credit
union industry for nearly 11 years and is a native of Whitewater. The
competition runs through November 5th when the final winner will be announced.
The winner will receive further executive coaching, airfare, accommodation and
registration for two CUES CEO Institutes, a total prize package valued at
(August 18) The
Whitewater High School Girls' Tennis Team hosted their 8th Annual JV
Invitational Tournament for Cancer at the UW-Whitewater tennis courts. This
tournament is a fundraiser for Gilda's Club, an organization that provides
welcoming communities for those touched by cancer - men, women, teens, young
children - and their families and friends. For more on Gilda's Club
Tournament picture potpourri follows -
Eight Teams gathered in the
bleachers for a short preTournament program. Teams - Columbus, East Troy,
Hartford, Lodi, Jefferson, Westosha Central, Union Grove and
Past and present Tournament Chairs:
Hannah Runez (2012) Alex Cady (2013) Chelsea Niemuth (2013) Sally Kate Hixson
(2014) and Emma Stutzman (2014)
Madison Gilda's Club
Executive Director Lannia Stenz receives check of $1200 from the 2013
Tournament from Alex Cady. The mission of the Gilda's Club Madison is to ensure
that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by
action, and sustained by community. They do that for more than 1,800 men, women
and children including those living with cancer, their families and friends.
Chelsea Niemuth presents
$1000 check to East Troy JV Coach Paul Kielas. Proceeds from the 2013 Rocky
Rococo fundraiser goes to the Lindow Children's Education fund. After a brave
battle with cancer for many years, Maureen Lindow, 45, lost her life. She was
the mother of Mackenzie, Dayne and Lauren and wife of Dave Lindow, longtime
East Troy High School tennis coach.
Betsy Hixson (WMS) helping
big sister Sally Kate with raffle prize table as another fundraiser with many
great prizes. Winners will be drawn at a Whippet Football game.
Madison Gilda's Club
Executive Director Lannia Stenz places purchased raffle tickets in selected
The cancer survivor participating
in the Honorary First Serve was Sarah Runez joined by her family and two
families, High School friends, Venz Family from MN and Biash Family from
Milwaukee celebratng Sarah's 20th year survivorship.
Whitewater JV Team ready for
Tournament play: (front l-r) Melena Villegos, Abby Center, Haley Dieter, Andra
Matthews and Caitlyn Zimdars
(back l-r) Emily Heckert, Maggie Hough, Ali
Ketterhagen, Linda Vo, Anna Lucht, Lydia Wiley Deal and Hailey Lohmeier
The Girls' Tennis Team is
appreciative of the support from the businesses noted above.
(August 18) The
Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department would like to welcome the Piper Road
Spring Band to Cravath Lakefront Park Thursday, August 21st at 7pm for our last
Concert in the Park. Don't miss this spectacular concert. All concerts are free
of charge and suitable for all ages.
Piper Road Spring Band was born into the age of rock
& roll with individual backgrounds diverse as classical, cowboy, folk,
blues and Dixieland. Influenced by some live performances of Doc Watson and
Bill Monroe and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band release of "Will The Circle Be
Unbroken" in the early 1970's, they put away the electric amps and guitars and
developed a unique acoustic/bluegrass style. They never completely abandoned
their musical roots and have blended Irish fiddle tunes with American country,
big band, novelty and space-aged Grateful Dead inspired jams.
forget that The Black Sheep has teamed up with the Parks & Recreation
Department to offer Dinner baskets every Thursday during Concerts In The Park.
Please stop in or call ahead by Wednesday to make sure your basket is ready for
a great evening. 262-458-4751
(August 18) A recent
Downtown East Gateway construction progress update meeting was held with city
staff, Strand, and Forest Construction. They anticipate the Mill Pond
will be able to be filled late this week. The original substantial completion
date was September 12; however, due to change orders and utility conflicts this
date will likely be moved closer to the end of September. When reviewing the
schedule, Jefferson St. is considered the divider between the east and west
segments of the project. The next construction progress update meeting will be
held on August 28. One of the primary purposes of the next meeting is to ensure
the construction site is properly protected in anticipation of UWW students
returning to campus.
August 18 view across the Bridge with stockpile of
August 18, the stockpile of rocks is being placed to
stabilize the Mill Pond bank.
(August 18) Seniors in
the Park Movie this week - Sponsored by Mulberry Glen - "Cinema Paradiso"
Wednesday, August 20 12:30 pm Rated PG, 2 hr. 35 min.
In the years after World War II, a young boy is
mesmerized by the movie theater in his small Italian town, and pursues a
friendship with its crusty but warmhearted projectionist. Captivating,
bittersweet film, with the perfect "The End." This film won the Oscar for Best
Foreign Film in 1989, and is one of Mark's favorite foreign films. In Italian;
shown with subtitles. (1988) For more on the movie
(August 17) Navy Band
Great Lakes "Liberty Call" - Saturday August 23, at 6:00PM - Performing Arts
Center in the Jefferson High School, 700 West Milwaukee Street, Jefferson.
The United States - Navy Great Lakes Show Band has a deep
commitment to singing and playing for communities of all sizes as well as
supporting Navy recruiting. The Navy Band continues "Pride in Service" as a
force for global good through community outreach. It is no wonder this band is
also known as the "Ambassadors to the Midwest. The Council for Performing Arts
is truly honored to have this group grace their stage and to be able to host
this magnificent ensemble. The concert is free and open
to the public. Tickets are complimentary but must be reserved online at
(Aug 17) The Wisconsin
Dream Center is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization transforming
communities by Restoring, Rebuilding, Renewing one family at a time
by meeting needs of the overlooked and underserved in our region. The
Center is having a fund raiser . It impacts Walworth, Rock and Jefferson
counties. They do not turn anyone away who needs help regardless what county or
state they are from. For more on the Dream Center
(August 16) Whitewaters Sable House will be observing a quarter-century
with an open house on Saturday, Aug. 23rd. For story by Chris Welch,
Daily Jefferson County Union staff writer
(August 16) School
Supplies and Clothes at the Whitewater Community Clothes Closet on Saturday
August 16th at Congregational UCC Church was an overwhelming success. Now
however is time to replenish the school supplies and particularly backpacks to
prepare for the Tues. Aug 19th Clothes Closet "helping Whitewater children
succeed." Contact Kay Robers at 262-379-0187 for any help that can be
provided or questions on the program.
(August 14) Irvin
L. Young Memorial Library's Youth Services Librarian, Cathy Bloom, will be
honored with an Open House in the library's community room on Saturday, August
23 from noon until 2:30 pm.
Cupcakes and beverages will be served.
Please come and wish her well on her retirement.
Miss Cathy has
served Whitewater's youth and their families since 1999 and has loved the time
she's worked here. She says, "I enjoyed every single day being here, working
with families in Storytime, in the Summer Reading Programs and the many special
events. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy it all".
(August 14) The City of Whitewater is pleased to announce that a new Neighborhood
Services Director will soon be joining the staff. Christine Munz-Pritchard has
accepted the position of Neighborhood Services Director and will start work
with the City on Monday, August 18.
Ms. Munz-Pritchard most
recently served as a Planner II in the Rock County Planning, Community and
Economic Development Agency and comes to Whitewater with significant planning
and zoning experience through her work in Rock County. In her role as a Planner
II, Ms. Munz-Pritchard specialized in ensuring that local and regional plans
were compliant with state regulations. In addition to working on various
planning and land use projects at Rock County, she acted as the lead planner
for the 2030 Beloit Area Water Quality Management Plan. Prior to joining Rock
County, Christine was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation, the
Historical Society of Kansas, Kansas State University and Downtown Topeka, Inc.
Ms. Munz-Pritchard received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree
from Kansas State University and her undergraduate degree from Washburn
(August 14) School
District's August 2014 Fee Collection Days & Student Registration
SCHOOL 2014-15 FEE COLLECTION DAY For 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade Students
Wednesday, August 20 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Whitewater High
School LMC (Library Media Center)
Registration - $50 Athletic - $50 per sport ($100 max/student, $175
max/family; fall athletic fees must be paid when fall sport practices begin);
Performance/Production - $20 each ($30 max/student, $50 max/family); Family
& Consumer Ed and Art Classes - $5; Parking - $50; Yearbook - $65.
Students who do not pay fees on August 20 must pay fees
on the first day of school or obtain a waiver from the high
Counselors will be available
after August 20 to meet with students before the start of the school year.
Please contact Anthony Paul (A-L) at 262-472-8114, or Pamela Sonmor-Wintz (M-Z)
at 262-472-8113, to make an appointment.
pictures will be taken on Fee Collection Day. Seniors will need to have
their picture taken for Student I.D.
REGISTRATION DAYS For students NEW TO THE DISTRICT, August 21 & 25
have been designated as New Student Registration Days. All high school students
new to the Whitewater district must call Student Services at 262-472-8110 after
August 14 to set up an appointment to enroll. New students must bring an
unofficial copy of their transcript and a copy of their immunization records to
the scheduled appointment. An orientation program for new students will take
place on August 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 102 at Whitewater High School.
WHITEWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL
2014-15 FEE COLLECTION DAY For 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students
Wednesday, August 20 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Whitewater Middle
School Activity Room ***Student Pictures will be taken on Fee Collection
Fees Middle School Fee (All
students) - $35; Memory Book (Optional) - $15; 6th Grade Wrestling Fee - $20;
7th & 8th Grade Sports Fee - $20/sport ($40 max/student, $75 max/family);
Sports fees may be paid at the beginning of each season. Performance/Production
Fee - $5 each; High School Athletic Pass (Optional) - $15 (pass for all home,
regular season athletic events). These fees should be
paid on August 20. Students will receive their schedule upon payment of the $35
Middle School Fee.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
DAY New Student Registration for any students new to the Whitewater
district will be by appointment. Please call the Whitewater Middle School
office at 262-472-8300 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on August 18 to set up an
appointment. (Any student who attended school in the Whitewater District last
school year is already registered.)
(August 14) Treyton's Field of
Dreams Update H&H Construction continues the prep work for
synthetic turf and should complete their work this week. Below is a view of the
3rd base line with the aggregate base and drainage lines.
They anticipate FieldTurf installing the turf in the
later part of the week of August 18th and completing their work by August 29th.
On Tuesday, August 5th, DLK Enterprises poured the slabs for both dugouts and
on Wednesday, August 6th the 3rd base dugout was constructed. On Monday, August
11th, Midwest Masonry will install the limestone cap on the backstop and later
in the week complete the 1st base dugout. Below is the 3rd base dugout. The
large pole at the end of the dugout is one of 4 poles installed by Joe Daniels
Construction last week for the tension backstop netting. The net will be
installed the week of August 18th.
Progress photo gallery
(August 13) Harpist
Lauren Hayes will be performing at the 2894 On Main Espresso Bar/Café in
East Troy from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Saturday, August 23rd. For more on
Main Expresso and Bar . This will be
Lauren's final Wisconsin performance before she departs for the Royal Academy
of Music in London to pursue her Masters Degree in Harp Performance.
The public is invited to join the members of
the Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin St.
for an old fashioned (Wisconsin style) Shrimp Boil. Save the September 13th
date. The seating will begin at 5pm and will continue until
In addition to jumbo shrimp, they will be serving organic,
homegrown boiled red potatoes, Mississippi caviar, coleslaw, cornbread, all
topped off with homemade peach cobbler. There will be a children's meal
available as well. The cost will be $15 for adults and $5 for the kids
Advanced tickets are required. Please contact them at (262) 473-4101 or drop into the
Congregational UCC church office Monday through Thursday between 9am and 1pm to
purchase tickets. The proceeds of this event will go to Back Bay
Mission. Back Bay is an on-going outreach project of the United Church of
Christ serving the homeless population in Biloxi Mississippi. Come and join the
fun and become a part of an important mission project.
Hosted by: Grace
United Church, Fort Atkinson, First Congregational United Church of Christ,
Fort Atkinson, and Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater. THIS IS
THE CHURCH DINNER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
(August 12) The 65th
Anniversary of the Ordination of the Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm as a minister of
the United Church of Christ will be acknowledged at a worship service on
Sunday, August 24th, at 10am at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133
South Franklin Street. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration of
Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm and Rev. Phil
The Rev. Olm will preach the sermon titled "If I Had a
Thousand Lives to Live" focusing on the Call of the Ministry. The Rev. Phil
Milam, pastor, will conduct the liturgy. Pastor Olm was ordained on August 7th,
1949, at Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He served
in parishes: Trinity UCC, Mulberry, IN, Calvary Memorial UCC, Wauwatosa, WI,
Providence UCC, Racine, WI and at St. Paul's UCC, Sheboygan, WI. In 1960 he
accepted the call to become the Founding Director of the Wisconsin Conference
UCC Fairhaven Retirement Services in Whitewater, WI, where he served for 29
years. Since his retirement in 1990 he has supplied church pulpits and has
participated in Whitewater community activities such as serving on six city
boards and commissions and as a member-at-large of the City Council. Currently
he serves on the Whitewater Community Foundation Board. He continues in his
36th year as a member of the First Citizens State Bank Board of Directors.
A period of fellowship and sociability featuring ice cream sundaes will
be held immediately after the service.
(August 11) Whitewater
Rotary Club - HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT The
Whitewater Rotary Club is looking for additional host families for an exchange
student who will be arriving August 26 to spend a year attending Whitewater
High School. Karlo is a 15 year old from Zagreb, Croatia. He has studied
English for 9 years and enjoys swimming, basketball, and soccer with friends.
Host families are asked to provide housing for the student for about 3 months.
They provide the student with room and board, supervise them as they would
their own children, involve them in family activities and chores, and enrich
the student's experience by including them in family, community, and cultural
activities. Although host families are not compensated financially, Rotary
provides school activity fees, school meals, an allowance, and health
insurance. If your family is interested in participating in this
world-expanding experience, contact Mark Olm, (262-473-1819) or Aurelio
Callope, (262-473-8326) for more information today.
|UPCOMING EVENTS IN DATE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 -
Call for Artists to Sell Their Art at Starin Park Community Building
Artists will have an opportunity to sell unframed, original art
priced at under $100, on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Starin Park Senior Center, 504 West Starin Road in Whitewater. The artist's fee
of $15 for Whitewater Arts Alliance members and $25 for all others is a per
person fee, and will be donated to the Whitewater Arts Alliance to help
continue to bring the arts to life in Whitewater.
All who are
interested in selling their art should register
by August 23 with Marilyn Fuerstenberg, N7557 Kame Court, Whitewater, WI
53190. Checks should be made out to the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Anyone with
questions should contact Marilyn Fuerstenberg or Louise Fuerstenberg. Both are
coordinators of the sale and volunteers for the Whitewater Arts Alliance.
Marilyn can be reached at 262-473-5269 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Louise Fuerstenberg at
"I don't know about other artists, but I have a need to
make art, I just can't help myself. I have been painting since 1988, and have
sold many pieces, but sales lag behind the amount of art I produce. Then this
idea hit me: a way of reducing my inventory by offering art for sale at
unbelievable prices. It not only will help me but will also give potential
collectors a chance to own original art. My art is better off hanging on
someone's wall than in a box under my bed," said Marilyn.
also be available outside for a $5 fee, and artists would need to bring their
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
AUGUST 24 Norwegian
American Methodist Episcopal Church at East Richmond Cemetery Open House -
Georgia Kestol-Bauer is a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church. She
is restoring the Norwegian American Methodist Episcopal Church, off Cty P in
the township of Richmond. It was built sometime in the early 1850s.
Georgia's great-grandparents, Peder & Anna Kjostolsen (who later
shortened their name to Kestol) worshipped at this church. It is the second
Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. (Cambridge boasts of
the first; now Willerup United Methodist Church.) It is believed the church
closed its doors around 1920. Georgia began restoration in 2006, after the
township considered demolishing the building because of safety concerns. She
has invested her own time and money and is determined to finish the restoration
as soon as possible. Her goal is for the church to be used for meetings,
weddings, baptisms, or even summer worship services. For more on the progress
and pictures .
27th - A trailblazing leader from the United States Army Reserve will
visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, the Army's first female African-American major
general, will give two keynote addresses as part of the campus's annual Women
in Higher Education Leadership event.
"We are delighted to have Maj. Gen. Anderson
share her diverse and unique experiences with the UW-Whitewater community,"
said Beverly Kopper, Provost and Vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. "As a
University that continually seeks out new ways to serve our students, region,
state, nation and the world, we are honored to welcome an individual who is
also so dedicated to service."
"She has an amazing story that's definitely
worth hearing and will resonate with people from a variety of backgrounds,"
said Lt. Col. Carl Meredith, chair of the Department of Leadership, Military
Science and Aerospace Studies. "I think the fact that she is a citizen-soldier
-- meaning she has served in both the military and civilian sectors
simultaneously while rising in positions of increased leadership and
responsibility -- will add tremendous value to the learning opportunities of
those in attendance."
Both keynote addresses will take place in Timmerman
Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall. At 11 a.m., Anderson will present "Value
of Leadership and Diversity to Personal and Professional Development" for
UW-Whitewater faculty and staff members. At 3 p.m., she
will present "My Journey of Service and Patriotism," which is open to the public.
While the purpose of
the Women in Higher Education Leadership event is to increase the professional
development and networking opportunities for women -- and to celebrate their
contributions to the workplace -- Kopper said the event is open to all.
Since October 2011, Maj. Gen. Anderson has served as the senior adviser
to the chief of Army Reserve on policies and programs, including force
structure, congressional budget and appropriations, development of manpower and
personnel policies, as well as Department of The Army and Department of Defense
matters. She is currently on leave from the United States Courts, where she
serves as the Clerk of Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin,
located in Madison.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 - '
Weds. Nite Ladies' bowling league at Hawk Bowl is in need of new
bowlers. They need four teams to make a league and one of the teams
dropped out at the end of the season. They are now down to three and may have
to blend their league in with the men's Tuesday night league. While that is a
great solution for them so that they may continue to bowl, they DO enjoy their
'Ladies Nite'. The meeting is on Wednesday,
August 27th, 2014 at 7:00pm at Hawk Bowl for any female, over 18, who may be
interested in joining our league. They will take full teams or
individual bowlers, experienced or not, and find them a team. They also can
help out those who wish to bowl but cannot do it every week. If they get enough
people to sign up they can make a team with alternates who can rotate each
week. Contact Mary Downs -
email@example.com or cell # 920-650-7313 if you have questions about
anything pertaining to this league (cost, length of league, etc.)
(August 7) Save the Date
- 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast - Whitewater Fire Department - Sunday, September
7th, 7am-noon - All proceeds go to the Whitewater Fire Department.
(August 2) Richmond
United Methodist Church Annual Auction and Fall Fest on Sat. Sept. 20. Mark
your Calendar - Consignments wanted.
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