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Join us for our Hiring Kick-Off Event Landmark Services Cooperative is currently hiring for seasonal CDL driving positions across all of our agronomy locations. Drivers will deliver Liquid & Dry Plant Food during the Spring/Summer season. • April 1st - June 30th • Flexible Hours • Retirees Encouraged to Apply • Opportunity for up to 60 hours per week (overtime for anything over 40 hours per week)! • CDL drivers should be able to obtain tanker endorsement if necessary, AND seasonal non-CDL drivers that are willing to obtain a Farm Service CDL! For more details go to: landmark.coop/careers Video: https://youtu.be/WCyaPSNnVAY


Positions Available: Registered Nurses (RN)Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Laundry, Dietary and Activities Aides at Atrium Post Acute Care of Williams Bay 146 Clover St Williams Bay WI, 53191.


Creative Balance Massage and Wellness Massage Therapist wanted: 3 Days a week and 1 Saturday a month. If interested, please contact us at: 262-903-9948 Or stop in at 543 S. Putnam St., Whitewater to fill out an application.


Multiple Jobs listing from members of Whitewater Chamber of Commerce CLICK HERE


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(April 30) TODAY - Residents of Whitewater are invited to join Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner for a town hall meeting on Sunday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m. at the Whitewater Municipal Building to discuss the issues important to you.

Location: 312 W. Whitewater Street

Time will be reserved at the end of the meeting to discuss private problems you may be experiencing with a federal agency.





(April 28) Plans for a new $34 million residence hall at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater advanced through the state Building Commission Wednesday. Construction bids are to be opened in February 2018 and work is scheduled to begin in July 2018, with students likely being able to move into the new hall in the fall of 2019.

For more on this story published dailyunion.com





(April 28) The Whitewater golf team hosted the Rock Valley North at Whitewater Country Club on Tuesday.

The team scored 205, edging out rivals East Troy and Evansville. Edgerton continued their strong conference play winning the mini-meet with a round of 166. Leading the way for the Whippets was Jake Walton, who turned in a score of 48. Making his varsity debut and scoring 49, was freshman Josiah Swaffer. Billie Jo Parker, Johnathan Swaffer, and Tommy Cushman each carded 54's to round out the scoring for the Whippets. The JV golf team is in action Thursday at Whitewater Country Club. Next week brings a close to conference regular season play with matches at Edgerton and Evansville.





(April 27) The Whitewater FFA will be holding a plant sale!
Monday (May 8th)- Friday (May 12) from 8 am- 4 pm and Saturday (May 13th) from 8:30am-12 pm.

They have many plants including Snapdragons, Petunias, Impatiens, Marigolds and many more!

Drop by WHS, the plants are located in the greenhouse area of the High School. Planting weather is coming! Lauren Staller





(April 27) Boys' Tennis - WHS vs. Edgerton and WHS vs.New Berlin West

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Jordan Dittmer: "Both meets were very competitive, but we came up 1 point short each time. I am happy with the way the top of our lineup has been playing. Our #1 doubles has looked sharp as well as our #2 singles. Our top singles, Dineth, has played very well over the last two days even though he got beat pretty good against New Berlin West. I am hoping this lineup will start to produce more wins as the players get more comfortable in their new roles and with their new partners."

EDGERTON HIGH 4, WHITEWATER HIGH 3
Singles No. 1 - Dineth Gunawardena, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Jack Friend, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 - Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Nick Rusch, 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 - Connor Masanz, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Viet Vo, 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 - Ben Zartman, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Anthony Reed, 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles No. 1 - Justin Brantmeier-Mitchell Dalzin, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Garrett Yttri-Michael Ferraro, 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 - Matthew Pierce-Henry Conway, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Michael Fernandez-Jimmy King, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-2; No. 3 - Nicolas Rojas Ceron-Lewis Kim, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Johaly Xochipa-Joesph Creanza, 7-5, 6-4.

NEW BERLIN WEST 4, WHITEWATER HIGH 3
Singles No. 1 - Jonathan Sadowski, NEW BERLIN WEST, def. Dineth Gunawardena, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Derek Schapher, 4-6, 6-4, 10-4; No. 3 - Ben Laurent, NEW BERLIN WEST, def. Anthony Reed, 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 - Johaly Xochipa, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Petar Durev, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles No. 1 - Justin Brantmeier-Mitchell Dalzin, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Kunal Sondhi-Daniel Bonin, 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 - Joey VerHaag-Zach White, NEW BERLIN WEST, def. Michael Fernandez-Jimmy King, 6-4, 6-0; No. 3 - Austin Alexander-Jimmy Karolek, NEW BERLIN WEST, def. Viet Vo-Joesph Creanza, 6-3, 6-3.





(April 27) TOMORROW - Spring into Action! Donate Blood! Save a Life! American Red Cross Blood Drive! It is a very rewarding experience! Click here to schedule:

Friday, April 28th, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Cravath Lakefront Building, 341 S Fremont Street





(April 27) Photography Wanted for Eighth Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition at Whitewater's Cultural Arts Center: FREE Photography Workshop Offered

Amateur and professional artists are invited to exhibit their photography at the Eighth Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition to be displayed from July 6th to the 30th at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street in Whitewater. Entries are due June 15 (entries received after this date will be accepted if space allows). A free Opening Reception with an Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, with the awards being presented at approximately 2 p.m.

Fran Achen

"The Fran Achen Photography Contest has become a favorite exhibit of our photographers and visitors alike. My hope is that we continue to expand the participation in this show to honor a truly wonderful community member. Fran would be delighted to have beginning and professional photographers take a critical eye to the world around them. So get out those cameras now," said Linda Long, president of the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Fran Achen was a long-time Whitewater resident, teacher, and local photographer. However, he is best remembered for his photographic collection which chronicles the history of Whitewater.

Individuals who wish to submit their photos should complete an entry form and send it before June 15 to the Whitewater Arts Alliance, P.O. Box 311, Whitewater, WI 53190 (entries received after this date will be accepted if space allows). Guidelines (including sizes, formats, and entry fees), complete competition rules, and entry forms are available on the WAA web site at . Questions about the show should be directed to the chair of the exhibit, Jeff McDonald, who can be reached at 262-473-5086 and jeff.mcdonald@gaelicarts.com.

Entries fees are the following:
Youth/Teen (ages 18 and younger) Entry Fee: $5 for up to 3 photos, $3 for each additional photo (Note sponsorhips are available for Youth/Teen photographers)
Amateur (19 and up) Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 photos, $10 for each additional
Accomplished (any age) Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 photos, $10 for each additional

Prizes will be awarded in all divisions plus one Best of Show Award. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on July 10 at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Jeff McDonald - Yei Bi Chei with Totem

Jeff McDonald, chair of the show and Whitewater Arts Alliance board member, said, "The Fran Achen show is truly one of the highlights of the year and the Cultural Arts Center is one of Whitewater's gems. Together they provide a showcase for outstanding work created by both established and aspiring area photographers. It is exciting to see the many ways these artists interpret the world through their images. Fran Achen was an exceptional photographer and his catalog of images continues to inspire. I eagerly await this year's event and hope to see you there."

For those who wish to sell their photos, both the photographers and the Whitewater Arts Alliance will benefit from their creative talents! The Alliance will receive 20 percent of the sale from Whitewater Arts Alliance members and 30 percent from non-members.

Photographers should drop off their entries on Thursday, June 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center. Artists should plan to pick up their photos after the exhibit closes on Sunday, July 30 at the Cultural Arts Center (unless other arrangements are made). Photos left past the pick-up deadline will be considered a donation to the Whitewater Arts Alliance.

2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center.

Everett Long - Sunrise over Florida Bay

Free Workshop on May 20 for Beginning and Intermediate Photographers
The Whitewater Arts Alliance will present a free workshop at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main Street, Whitewater, on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop, "Photography: Beyond the Snapshot", is for beginning to intermediate photographers. It could serve to assist photographers in preparation for exhibiting their work in the annual Fran Achen Photography Show in July.

The workshop will be an informal opportunity for photographers to discuss with two Whitewater photographers, Everett Long and Jeff McDonald, some of the creative techniques and equipment that will permit more diverse and creative photographs. Those planning to attend should send an email to: jeff.mcdonald@gaelicarts.com.

The presenters will provide an informal opportunity to discuss new techniques and equipment, advice on preparing photographs for exhibiting, and tips on taking more creative photographs. Both Long and McDonald serve on the Board of Directors of the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Long is a local photographer well known for his shots of nature. McDonald, a local photographer known for his landscape and architectural work, chairs the Fran Achen Photography Competition.





(April 27) The Whitewater High School golf team traveled to Geneva National for the 2017 Lake Geneva Badger Invitational on Monday, April 24.

Jake Walton had a 97!

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Chris Wiegman: "The team golfed on the Arnold Palmer designed, 18 hole portion of Geneva National Golf Club. Beautiful weather accompanied the team as they finished with a team score of 408. Turning in the low round on the team was senior captain Jake Walton, who carded a 97. Junior Billie Jo Parker, scored a 102. Senior Whitney Treder turned in a score of 104. Sophomore Johnathan Swaffer rounded out the team scoring, carding a 105. Next up for the Whippets are two home events this week. Varsity is in conference action on Tuesday, and JV on Thursday. Both events are at the Whitewater Country Club."





(April 27) REMINDER - Homebuyers Seminar Sat. April 29th, 10am





(April 27) REMINDER - UWW Baseball to Honor Tom Lange, Justin Wegner April 29

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team will continue its fight against cancer and recognize a longtime program supporter on Saturday, April 29, during the team's doubleheader against UW-Platteville at noon at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

The Warhawks will recognize public address announcer Tom Lange for his 40 years of service to the program and hold Tom Lange Bobblehead Day as part of the festivities. Bobbleheads will be available for $5 each.

Lange is a longtime backer of multiple Warhawk teams. He currently serves as PA announcer for the wrestling and baseball teams and attends numerous events for other sports.

In addition, UW-Whitewater will recognize catcher Justin Wegner (Naperville, Ill./Central), who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last summer after completing his freshman season in purple and white. All proceeds from admissions and other memorabilia, including JwegStrong wrist bands, will benefit the JwegStrong Fund to help offset costs associated with Wegner's fight against the disease.

For more information on the special day





(April 27) The World's Largest Potluck is coming up fast!

As you prepare, remember to bring:
- Dish to pass with a recipe card (or a list of ingredients if the recipe is a family secret!)
- Place setting (plastic provided, but let's keep our trash to a minimum!)
- Picnic blanket or lawn chairs (some seating provided, but priority given to those who need it)
- Desire to win a world record!

Volunteers still needed! Sign-up on the website or for more information, DowntownWhitewater.com , or call 262.473.2200.





(April 27) REMINDER - SweetSpot Bakehouse, First Citizens State Bank, John’s Disposal all rally around Downtown Whitewater, Inc.’s Guinness’ World Record Potluck

The world’s largest potluck will be held at Cravath Lakefront Park on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., and this large of a party doesn’t happen without a lot of hosts!

Title sponsor, SweetSpot Bakehouse is joined by First Citizens State Bank, and John’s Disposal as major sponsors. Coburn Co. and HSI rentals are also supporting the event. More in-kind donors will be highlighted as the event draws closer.

SweetSpot Bakehouse owner Lacey Reichwald shared, “We loved the idea of being a part of an event that celebrated something we love so much: community. We’re thrilled to sponsor an event that is all about coming together and enjoying the company of our neighbors.” As part of the event, sponsor SweetSpot Bakehouse will also be hosting a pie-eating contest to benefit local non-profit groups. At 1 p.m. representatives from area non-profits will compete in a pie-eating contest (with pie flavors of their choice!). Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

Aiming for a sustainable event, Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is working with John’s Disposal to help with recycling efforts. John’s is donating their services and providing receptacles so that guests can keep their plastics out of the landfill. Guests are also asked to consider bringing their own reusable plates and/or silverware.

Volunteer slots are still available and can be signed-up for at .





Seed planting!

(April 26) Season #3 began yesterday at the Lincoln Elementary Growing and Learning Garden.

Introduction of the Sunflower seed by School Garden Leader, Liesl Schultz Hying!

How high will the Sunflower will grow?

The garden was planted by over 250 students. The first crop planted are seeds that do well in the still-cool air and soil temperatures.

Peas, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli raab, carrots, radishes all were planted.

Volunteers from the Lincoln Elementary and Whitewater community came to help throughout the day.

Students also were re-introduced to perennials that are returning from their Winter slumber. These flowers all will provide food and habitat for insects and birds, specifically monarch caterpillars and butterflies and hummingbirds. Bees and grasshoppers are also regular visitors.

School gardens provide hands-on, sensory enriched learning while connecting students to their (healthy) food source and getting healthy by being outside and physically active. Gardens connect people of all ages to the natural world, bring communities together and provide a life-long connection and interest to growing one's own food.

To get involved in the school garden, contact School Garden Leader, Liesl Schultz Hying at lincsgarden@gmail.com

Circle discussion on the Season #3 of the Lincoln Elementary Growing and Learning Garden.





(April 25) Doug Parker, WHS Principal has been selected as the next District Administrator for Big Foot Union High School District.

Mr. Parker will assume his duties in this role effective July 1, 2017.

For the news release from Big Foot Union High School District:






Thursday April 27, 5:30 PM - Whitewater Community Development Authority – Board of Directors Meeting at Room105 Innovation Center 1221 Innovation Drive - Agenda


Thursday April 27, 6:00PM - Whitewater School Board Policy Review Committee Meeting at Central Office - Agenda


Friday, April 28, 8-9:30AM - Downtown Whitewater Board of Director’s Meeting at Discover Whitewater Conference Room, 150 W. Main Street - Agenda





(April 24) Elizabeth Katzman, an 8th grader at Whitewater Middle School, recently represented Jefferson County 4-H at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

Space Camp is the brainchild of rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun, who led the development of the Apollo-era rockets that took America to the moon, and Edward O. Buckbee, the first director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Space Camp trainees cultivate teamwork, leadership and decision-making skills through simulated missions, while gaining personal and professional insights that profoundly impact their futures. Launched in 1982, Space Camp has inspired and motivated young people from around the world, with attendees from all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries. Elizabeth wishes to thank the Jefferson County 4-H Leaders Association for helping fund this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Elizabeth is the daughter of Wes and Katy Katzman of Whitewater.





(April 24)WHS students and staff celebrated Earth Day by having a Clean-up Whitewater Morning.

(L-R) Advisor, Tony Tautges, Haden Lee-Volpe, Derek Holik, Salvador Gomez, Susan Payne, Amanda Kraayvanger, Jack Downs, Milena Maroske, Slate Spear, Zach Brantmeier, Frankie Di Fiore, Mohamed Mohamed, Michelle Di Fiore, Justin Brantmeier, and Manny Barragan.

Students in the WHS Recycling Club and Eco Bio class walked alongside local roadsides and picked up trash and recyclables for disposal in proper dumpsters. Almost 100 lbs. of materials were collected. They felt the satisfaction of cleaning up the town and helping out Mother Earth. They hope that everyone treats every day as Earth Day, and helps keep the planet clean.





(April 24) Whitewater Federation of Women's Clubs Invitation for Ladies and Young Ladies to a Tea to Benefit the Bassett House.





(April 24) WHS STUDENT WINS CAR - WHS students Tyler Marinkovic and Katie Kuhtz were selected from 124 student contracts as the finalists for Whitewater High School and attended the Operation Click banquet at Lake Lawn Lodge on Friday, April 21.

Both students met all the requirements outlined in the contract, and WHS celebrates their success and good decision making. Tyler and Katie had the opportunity along with 2 students from each of the other Walworth County high schools to start the car donated by Kunes Country Auto Group and win that car.

Tyler was the third student to pick a key and attempt to start the car and it started and he became the proud owner of the Chevrolet Spark.

Tyler picks the key from the bowl.

Tyler startled when car actually starts and lights start going on.

Tyler now in control of his car! About the Spark by Chevrolet

Pictures courtesy of Tom Ganser

Tyler is the 3rd WHS student to win a car since the Operation Click program started in 2012. Walworth County was the 1st in WI to have this program that started in IL. Alyssa Skindingsrude in 2012 and Brooke Trewyn in 2013 were the two other WHS winners

For information about the Operation Click Program





(April 24) Number of opioid addicts growing at Walworth County Drug Court.

About one-third of participants in the Walworth County Drug Court reside in Whitewater, and they are not college students.

The League of Women Voters - Whitewater hosted a program on the issues facing the city and county regarding the opioid crisis by Katie Behl, Treatment Court Coordinator, Walworth County Department of Health & Human Services.

For a detailed story on the program by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union





(April 24) Five Whitewater High School students participated at the National History Day State competition on the campus of UW-Madison, Saturday.

(L-R) Madelynne Elworthy, Emma Van Daele, Elle Treder, Kali Mikulski, Sophie Olson

This year, Whitewater High School had one student advance, Sophie Olson, to the National History Day final round and received an honorable mention. Her NHD Senior paper was the 6th best in the state.

Individual Research Paper - Sophie Olson - Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 - 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organized the tending to wounded soldiers.

Individual Exhibit - Madelynne Elworthy - Lewis Hine (September 26, 1874 - November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States.

Group Performance - Kali Mikulski, Ellie Treder, Emma Van Daele -"Die Sonne Scheint Noch"- On Feb 22, 1943, Sophie Schol, her brother Hans and Christoph Probst, were condemned to death by the 'People's' Court, which had been created by the National Socialist Party to eliminate Hitler's enemies. They were all beheaded by a guillotine. Her last courageous words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day ("Die Sonne Scheint Noch"), and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?"

To become a state qualifier, each student competed in a local competition held at Whitewater High School (top three advance to regionals), a regional competition coordinated by the University of WI - Madison (top three advance to State), and then state competition is held later at the University of WI - Madison campus. This stage brings all of the regional winners to Madison. From these regional qualifiers judges select the top two in each category that will advance to the national competition. At each stage their work was evaluated by historians, educators, and professional in related fields.

On the school level over 10,000 Wisconsin students participated in National History Day this year. National History Day is a nationally recognized academic achievement enrichment program. Out of the 10,000 students only 650 (including the 5 students from WHS) were selected to participate at the state competition. Nationally, more than half a million middle and high school students participate annually.

This yearlong academic program helps students build critical thinking and research skills as students explore a topic of their own interest connected to an annual theme. The 2017 theme was "Taking A Stand In History."

The Whitewater High School teaching staff who worked with these students and accompanied them were: Mr. Scott Phillips, and Mr. Chris Wiegman, and they are thankful to the parents, local judges, administrators, the School Board, as well as, all who helped in the preparation and logistics needed to support the program.




(April 24) REMINDER - A GoFundMe program under the name WHS Shop Tools/CNC Router has been initiated.

WHS Technology Education advisory council members Jon Marshall and Nick Baldwin (both WHS Class of 2000) initiated the GoFundMe program to procure some new equipment. They see a need to get some funds to update the shop tools to keep them more up to date and keep some interest in the trades. They are getting close to their goal of $10,000 - and with $7,511 they need an additional $2500.Thank you all for your support. It would benefit the students headed for the currently-most in demand jobs.

CNC router (Or Computer Numerical Control router) is a computer-controlled cutting machine related to the hand held router used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, steel, plastics, and foams. CNC stands for computer numerical control. CNC routers can perform the tasks of many carpentry shop machines such as the panel saw, the spindle moulder, and the boring machine. They can also cut mortises and tenons.

WHS Shop Tools/CNC Router

For on line donation . If you would rather not donate online you can also drop off a check to Jon Marshall at Tincher Realty, 532 W Main St, made out to WHS Tech and Engineering.





(April 24) WHS Programmers Place Third at Marquette

The Whippets had a very successful day at the Marquette University Programming Contest on Wednesday, April 19. Approximately 250 students from around southeast Wisconsin competed in either Scratch or Java. During the competition, in the Java divisions, teams were given color-coded balloons for each problem they solved correctly.

Michael Hilliger's work was selected as "most creative" in the Scratch division, and he was awarded a mobile power supply.

Michael with Math and Computer Science Teacher and Programmer Advisor, Laura Masbruch.

Because there were 45 java teams, Marquette split the schools into two divisions (large school and small school), and they accidentally put Whitewater teams in both. The team of Mitch Dalzin, Zach Brantmeier, Nick Kuzoff, and Dineth Gunawardena placed third in the large school division, and each student received a Raspberry Pi 3.

The team of Jacob Korf, Declin Anderson, Zach Gross, and Tyler Marinkovic was awarded third place in the small school division, and each student received a Chromecast. Because it was Marquette's error, they let the students keep the prizes and will also identify and award prizes to a new 3rd place team for the small schools.

Only 20% of Wisconsin high schools currently offer computer science coursework, and most of those schools are concentrated in the southeast corner of the state. There is a large push underway to expand computer science throughout the state.





(April 24) J-HAWK EARLYBIRD TRIATHLON Sunday, May 7th UW-Whitewater with Olympic Race: 8-8:30am - Sprint Race: 9:30-10am - Child Race: 2pm.





(April 24) The Student Council from Washington Elementary School held a shoe drive this past week. They collected 173 pairs of shoes!! The shoes will be donated to Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise that collects shoes and clothing for those living in poverty.





(April 24) The Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education, joining 527 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2017.

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs. For more about the NAMM Foundation .

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, WUSD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

This award recognizes that the Whitewater Unified School District is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the new federal education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which recommends music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all children.





(April 24) Art by students from ages 4 to 18 will be featured in the May exhibit at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street. The show opens on Thursday, May 4 and runs through Sunday, May 28 and will be accessible Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. during those dates.

A reception for the students will be Sunday, May 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and it will feature the Lincoln Elementary School's World Drumming Ensemble at 2:30 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will include a variety of two and three dimensional artwork by students from area schools. The art teachers displaying their students' art are: Paula Nees from Head Start; Ann Lamb, Christie Matteson, Gigi VanAcker and Jen Clarke from the 4K programs; Joan Schlough of Lincoln Elementary School; Sara Brautigam of Lakeview Elementary School; Mareta Hale of Washington Elementary School; Jim Batiste of the Whitewater Middle School, and Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl of the Whitewater High School. Christine Hayes will bring the Lincoln Elementary School World Drumming Ensemble.

"We are so excited to have the Whitewater students exhibit their talents in our gallery again," said WAA volunteer Linda Long. "It is so fun to see the progress from those first projects in elementary school and the later work in middle and high school. The other aspect that we love about this show is that it often brings visitors to the CAC who have not visited with us before, and expanding our visitor list is one of our goals during this, our 10th Anniversary at the CAC."

Linda also would like to encourage folks to attend the World's Largest Potluck on May 7. She adds, "Make it a great day and stop by the World's Largest Potluck for lunch and then come on over to the CAC to enjoy great art and music."





(April 24) Whitewater Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5470 will again be joined by the Monsignor Thomas Berry Council 1690 of the Knights of Columbus of Whitewater and Palmyra as a Memorial Day Observance is held to honor all veterans, whether living or dead, and the deceased members of the Knights on Monday, May 29th.

The ceremony will be held indoor at Fr. Berry Hall at St. Patrick Parish at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome to participate and there is an elevator to Fr. Berry Hall. The American Legion Honor Squad will render taps and fire a rifle salute.





(April 24) WHS Team Ferradermis competed in LaCrosse at the FIRST Robotics Seven Rivers Regional from Wednesday, April 12, through Saturday, April 15, along with 50 other teams from Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

One of the first tasks was to weigh the robot. The rules state is must be under 120 pounds, and Ferradermis weighed 82.

Five of the competing teams were rookies this year, and Ferradermis was named the "Hot Shot Rookie Bot." Over the course of the four days, the 30 Whitewater High School students in attendance worked to set up their pit (a 10 x 10 area to promote the team and work on the robot) and compete in ten qualification matches where they were randomly assigned to compete in an alliance of three robots. The theme for this year's game was Steampunk, so the playing field was equipped with two airships on which the robots could place gears to turn rotors; the more rotors an alliance got spinning, the more points they earned. Robots could also shoot fuel (whiffle balls) into the boilers to earn points, and in the last 30 seconds of the match they could climb a rope to board the airship for their alliance. During the first 15 seconds of each match, the robots operated in autonomous mode, making pre-programmed movements. For the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds, the robots were under the control of the drive team who could use two joysticks to control the movements. Ferradermis' robot, named Chief the Gear Thief, could successfully place gears in both autonomous and tele-op modes, climb the rope, and play defense against robots from the opposing alliance.

The robot had to pass through an elaborate safety inspection before it could take the field.

Ferradermis went 3-7 in their qualification matches, and although they did not make the playoffs, they had a very successful run. Two of the most memorable matches were with and against the eventual champion, Team Titanium out of Missouri. When Ferradermis played on the alliance with Titanium, they helped set a high score for all of the qualification matches. When Ferradermis played on the alliance against Titanium, they played excellent defense against them and came out victorious, handing Titanium only one of their two losses on the day. To view the team's matches .

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(April 23) "Coming Home" By Chimney Swift

South America was lovely, and the weather was great, but there's nothing like being back home in Wisconsin. As usual the flight was grueling and I'm exhausted, but I'm glad to be back home in my Downtown Whitewater chimney. Some friends of mine have found that modern concept swift tower that some generous, thoughtful citizens built for us in Cravath Lake Park. It's beautiful, functional, and frankly, it's an all-you-can-eat buffet of insects near the water. It's even vented to let the heat escape! I'd be there in a heartbeat, but migratory birds will be migratory birds and I've called my all brick masonry place, with its open concept top, and closed damper home for years.

I've got some big plans for the summer. I've been working on my moves in the air, as I'd like to impress an equally acrobatic stranger, and together we'll make more insect eaters than this town will know what to do with. I plan to work on my weaving, too. With some little sticks and twigs, I'll weave my nest and glue it to the side of my chimney with my sticky saliva. What a perfect home for some tiny Chimney Swifts!

This year, I have a plan for empty nest syndrome. When the chicks have up and fledged late in summer, I'll gather with a few hundred of my closest friends and host giant overnighters in my chimney. We'll do this for a couple of weeks to support each other before our big journey south. But because there aren't too many chimneys that haven't been capped, or have been removed altogether, we don't have very many places to live anymore. Before chimneys we lived in hollowed-out trees or tree cavities, but there aren't too many of those around, either. Those new swift towers, though! They're beautiful, and comfortable. Thank you, citizens of Whitewater, for thinking of us!

If you'd like to see us in action you can come out and watch us as we roost communally at the end of the summer. You can find us in Downtown Whitewater at dusk in late August or early September, gathering in huge numbers for our overnighters at dusk.

You might also be able to see us during the summer. But don't look for us in trees. We don't perch like most birds, but spend our entire days in glorious flight, eating, drinking and bathing on the wing.

If you'd like to track our progress as we make our magnificent migration, you can by following this link:

Learn more about Chimney Swifts (Karen McCulloch)





(April 21) UW-Whitewater Gymnastics to Celebrate National Title on Fire Truck April 28

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater gymnastics team will celebrate its 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association championship with a fire truck ride through Whitewater next Friday, April 28.

The Warhawks will depart from Perkins Stadium at 5 p.m. and be driven through downtown Whitewater. Fans are invited to line Main Street and cheer on UW-Whitewater as it celebrates its fourth national title in the program's history.





(April 20) The Whitewater Common Council on Tuesday discussed at length the potentiality of a development that would house the public library, a medical clinic and a hotel. For more on the library issue and other meeting comments by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union





(April 20) April at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, is celebrating art by Latino artists from both far and near - Poetry readings, Mariachi Bands and Oaxaca and local artist visits

The Latino art exhibit will be on display at the CAC from Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 30 on Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the art for FREE.

Silvia Castellanos

Edgar Jahir Trujillo

On Sunday, April 30, local artists and Silvia Castellanos, Edgar Jahir Trujillo and Victor Cruz from Oaxaca, Mexico, are planning to be on-hand to greet visitors at a closing reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., where snacks will be served. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Linda Long, President of the Whitewater Arts Alliance said, "We are so excited to celebrate Latino art and Latin music at the CAC. It is fitting that the 10th anniversary of the WAA at the CAC will feature the many talents of a culture that should be recognized."

One of the local artists, Enrique Esquipula, has been living in Whitewater for the last 15 years. He works at Jessica's Family Restaurant, where some of his art is on display. He has worked in oils, watercolor, and acrylics. In 2010-11 his painting, "Trees" won the poster of the year in the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Members show. Enrique enjoyed drawing and painting as a young child, but he began painting seriously eight years ago. Since that time he has sold 72 paintings. Linda said, "We are so delighted to have local artists like Enrique exhibit at our show, along with the international artists from Oaxaca. One of our goals is to have every resident of Whitewater visit the Cultural Arts Center, and we look forward to many new visitors with this exhibit."

UW-Whitewater Crossman Gallery Director Michael Flanagan traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico with Emeritus Professor Charles Cottle in January of this year to select prints and drawings to display at the CAC in April. Working with their friends and gallery owners Hildebrando Gomez and Alili Lopez, they were able to make arrangements to visit their gallery along with studios of a number of very well regarded artists in Oaxaca. Flanagan said, "The initial visit to the gallery allowed us to view a large number of works including examples by Shinzaburo Takeda, a Japanese printmaker who has made his home in Oaxaca for many years. Takeda is a professor at UABJO (La Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca) and in this role has influenced many of the working artists there."

Flanagan and Cottle visited the studios of Victor Cruz Calderon, Silvia Lopez Castellanos, Argelia Matus Martínez, Ixrael Montes, Tomás Píneda Matus, Edgar Jahir Lopez Trujillo and Esteban Moreno Urbieta. During the studio visits, the artists generously allowed Flanagan to make a selection of their work for the exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center.

Each artist has a distinctive approach to their imagery; Esteban Moreno Urbieta creates portraits using coffee and works in a café with a poet who adds text to complete the image. Victor Cruz Calderon uses mica to add relief texture and reflective light to his works. Perhaps one of the most unusual methods of creating artwork belongs to Edgar Jahir Trujillo; he uses the pigment from cochineal beetles to create his vivid red designs. The beetle is found on cactus plants, which Edgar raises and on which he introduces the beetles to grow. The insects are harvested and then dried and ground up to make the natural dye carmine.

The Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building. An elevator is available for access from the parking lot entrance. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Whitewater Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center.





(April 18) Tina Slack may be a quintessential Warhawk. She won a national championship as a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater national champion gymnastics team and — on the very same day — was named one of the finest science students in the United States.

Goldwater Scholar honorable mention recipient Tina Slack, left, is shown with her faculty adviser, assistant professor Steven Girard, in a lab at Upham Hall on the UW-Whitewater campus on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

"It's extremely impressive," said Steven Girard, assistant professor of chemistry and Tina's research mentor. "Besides being a very talented gymnast, she's extremely well organized and performs at a high level academically, balancing responsibilities in the gym and in the laboratory."

Tina, from Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, was recruited by the Warhawk gymnastics team and chose UW-Whitewater because of its tradition of excellence and the "family-feel" of the program. Over the last three years, she's competed in vault, bars and floor routines.

UW-Whitewater senior Tina Slack cheers with teammates at a gymnastics meet in Whitewater

That same day, she received Honorable Mention recognition from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The U.S. Congress established the program in 1986 to encourage young people to become scientists, mathematicians and engineers. The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive and merit-based award. Only 547 college students in the nation were recognized.

Professor Girard, who teaches inorganic chemistry and nano-chemistry, saw Slack's potential and passion for science early on in her collegiate career.

"I had her in the very first class I taught at UW-Whitewater — Chemistry 102. We shared the same research interests, and she joined me in the lab spring semester of her freshman year," Girard said. Since then, the duo has conducted research every semester — including summer terms. "We work with elements that make up sand, glass and rocks to create tiny materials called nanoparticles. We use them to convert waste heat, like fossil fuel combustion, into useful energy,"

"The renewable energy applications can include solar cells, batteries, and thermoelectric materials that convert heat into electricity," Girard said. Tina recently presented her work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Memphis, in Tennessee, on April 6-8, and at UW-Whitewater's Undergraduate Research Day on March 16. This summer, she will be working at the Office of Naval Research in Indian Head, Maryland, as part of the nationally competitive Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program. "She'll likely be getting a security clearance and will be working on really complex problems in science that can only be addressed in these laboratories. It's a fantastic opportunity for Tina to experience government lab work firsthand," Girard said.

Tina aspires to earn a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry. Thereafter she seeks to be a research scientist with a government agency such as the Department of Defense or the U.S. Naval Civilian workforce. Her goal is to work with the armed services to develop new technologies useful in energetic materials, specifically thermoelectric energy sources, as well as renewable energy sources such as solar cells.

"With science, you can always discover new things or ways to solve problems. I want to be able to use my talents and serve my country, to give back."





(April 18) Eileen M. Hayes named dean of the College of Arts and Communication - Provost Susan Elrod announced the appointment of Eileen M. Hayes as dean of the College of Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

"I am so pleased that Dr. Hayes has agreed to serve as the next dean of the College of Arts and Communication," Elrod said. "Her experiences as a faculty member, researcher, musician, administrator and author uniquely position her to lead. I know she will continue the creative drive that makes the college an immersive experiential learning laboratory where students can pursue their passions."

"Today more than ever, colleges of arts and communication have a special role to play in the life of the university - indeed, in the well-being of our nation overall," Dr. Hayes said. "UW-Whitewater is known throughout the University of Wisconsin System for its excellence, and we look forward to continuing to build on that reputation through a focus on inclusive excellence and providing students with meaningful experiences both in and beyond the classroom."

Dr. Hayes is currently a professor and chairperson of the Department of Music at Towson University in Maryland, where her responsibilities include budget management, personnel, tenure and promotion, faculty development, student success, marketing and public relations, accreditation, assessment, and oversight of the university's marching band.

Dr. Hayes' research interests include African American music, gender theory; the politics of iconography and music in Ireland; music and politics; and ethnic identity and Afro-pop festivals in Germany. She received her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, a master's degree in folklore and ethnomusicology from Indiana University Bloomington and a bachelor's degree in music history/piano from Temple University.

She will assume her role at UW-Whitewater on Aug. 1st.





(April 15) St Patrick Catholic Church - 1225 West Main Street, is having their annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 12 from 8:00 am to 3:00 and on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 am to 1:00 with a $2.00 "fill the bag sale" at Noon. There will be lunch available and a bake sale.





(April 10) The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5470 of Whitewater will donate a flagpole and flags to the City of Whitewater for placement at Treyton's Field of Dreams in Starin Park.

This illuminated flag will be flown 24 hours a day, year round, as a constant reminder of the sacrifice our veterans have made to preserve a free and safe location for youth to participate.

The dedication will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Time to be announced. Funds for this installation were derived from the annual Buddy Poppy distribution, which this year will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Eastsider and Walmart.





(April 6) 5K Run/Walk UWW - Fraternity Fundraiser. Sunday, April 23rd at 11am Coulthart Pavilion (adjacent to Perkins Stadium)

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• Cost is $20 for early bird registration (ends Sunday, April 16 at 11:59 PM), and $25 after that.)
• Payment will be due at the time of check-in on race day.
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OBITUARIES



(April 26) Barbara Ann Owens Swift, age 88, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away at Fairhaven Skilled Nursing Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.


A Memorial Service will be held at Fairhaven on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:30PM.


Barbara was born in Oak Park, Illinois. In 1937 her family moved to what had been a family summer cottage in Hebron, WI, where she grew up during the WWII years. She attended Fort Atkinson High School.

Barbara married brother-in-law Wendell Swift on July 12, 1946. In the year 2016 Barbara and Wendell celebrated 70 years of marriage!

While raising 4 children, Barbara worked part time in a variety of positions. Foremost was waiting tables at the Mundelein Illinois Country Club. Subsequent positions were working as a grocery clerk and baker, clerk in a department store, clerk in a jewelry store, and as an outside agent for a travel agency.

Barbara enjoyed travel, letter writing, gardening, bowling, reading, and especially being with the youngsters in her family. She made friends with everyone she met.

Barbara is survived by her spouse, Wendell, and children, son John Swift (Patricia) of Big Rock, Il, son Larry Swift (Beverly) of Round Rock, TX, daughter Margaret Swift of Cleveland, OH, and daughter-in-law Maureen Swift of Chicago, IL. She is survived by grandchildren Heather (Scott) Otolski , of Charlotte, NC, Blain (Jessica) Swift of Big Rock, IL, Hannah (Mark) Kania, of Round Rock, TX, Rachel Swift of Denton, TX, Abigail (Steve) Swift-Spolarich of Columbus, OH, and Jessica Swift of Chicago, IL, also by great grandchildren Bryce and Shayne Otolski, Marek and Levi Kania, and Mark John Swift. Barbara is also survived by brother Willard (Bill) Owens, of Fort Atkinson, WI and Many nephews and nieces.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Doris Owens, her sister Betty (Wilbur) Swift, a son Robert (Maureen) Swift, and a grandson Nathan Rey Swift-Rutledge.

A Celebration of Life Service is being planned at Fairhaven in Whitewater and the date and time will be announced when confirmed.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church, Whitewater, or to Fairhaven Senior Services, Whitewater.

The family of Barbara Ann Owens Swift wishes to thank especially the Fairhaven second and third floor skilled nursing staff for their consideration and care during four separate rehabilitations following surgeries or illnesses over the last three years.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family




(April 25) Lawrence Jacobs, age 88, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at his home.

Larry was born in LaGrange, Wisconsin on October 6, 1928, the son of Marion D. and Minerva (Knuteson) Jacobs. He graduated from Whitewater High School, class of 1946.

Larry married Beatrice Mulks on April 9, 1949. Larry and Bea farmed most of their married lives. He also retired after 30 years with Hawthorn Mellody Farms.

Surviving are: his wife Beatrice of Whitewater, WI and two sons: Daniel (Sally) Jacobs, of Atlanta, GA and Gordon Jacobs, of Fort Atkinson, WI. Also surviving are two brothers Donald Jacobs of Whitewater, WI and Arnold Jacobs, of Bruce, WI.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law JoAnne Jacobs; a sister Norma (Jacobs) Schilt; and a brother Edward Jacobs.

In accordance with Lawrence's wishes, there will be no visitation and services.

A private service for the immediate family will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family




(April 24) BRIGGSVILLE –- Connie “Bucket” Agnew, age 68, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at UW Hospital in Madison, surrounded by her loving family.

Connie was born on May 4, 1948, in Whitewater, WI, the daughter of Harold and Bonnie (Olson) Krohn. She married Bernie Agnew on July 23, 1977. Together, they owned and operated Foxys Bar for 17 years and she also bartended at The VFW in Oxford. Connie enjoyed bear hunting and fishing in Canada and loved spending time with her Canadian friends which she always referred to as her second family.

She is survived by her husband, Bernie Agnew of Briggsville; children, Jeff (Rhonda) Agnew of Ft. Atkinson, Kristie Walter of Baraboo, Chad (Jackie) Agnew of Baraboo; sister, Shirley (Bruce) Lyon of Whitewater; grandchildren, Spencer (Megan) Agnew, Dylan Agnew and Megan Agnew of Ft. Atkinson, Brooke Walter of Oxford, Caden Agnew, Caylee Agnew, and Calin Agnew, all of Baraboo; nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Foxys in Briggsville on Saturday, May 6, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home is assisting the family.




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