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UWW Royal Purple
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My Walworth County
Walworth County Today (Janesville Gazette)
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Wisconsin State Journal
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Urban Forestry Committee

CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections

TOWNSHIP - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
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Lincoln Inquiry Charter School
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Walworth County
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Dog Park
Downtown Whitewater Inc.
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Historical Society

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UWW Young Auditorium
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Whitewater Country Club
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CrossPointe Community Church
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Church of the First Born
First English Lutheran
First United Methodist
Kettle Moraine Baptist
LaGrange United Methodist Church
Living Word Fellowship
Millard Community Church
Richmond United Methodist Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran (WELS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lakes - For area Unitarian members - Elkhorn
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Whitewater Arts Alliance
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Community Cat
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Friends of Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and rescue.
Studio 84

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
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 Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Whitewater Youth Soccer Club

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Summer cleaning help - full or part time days in Whitewater. No weekends. Call 608 752-9465 for application or apply in person: Diversified Building Maintenance 1105 Touson Drive Janesville, WI 53546

Part time work at Winchester Hardware - includes weekends - APPLY INPERSON

Basin Precision Machining LLC

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Fort HealthCare Job and Provider Openings
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities
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(June 24) TOMORROW SATURDAY JUNE 25TH - Great program happening at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library next week! For Library web page

(June 24) TOMORROW SATURDAY JUNE 25TH - The sixth annual "Whitewater Classic" drum and bugle corps competition will return to the UWW Perkins Field on Saturday evening, June 25. Performers from five states will perform at the 7:00 PM event. This is their sixth annual event and this year is not concurrent with the Fourth of July Festival.

Troopers from Casper, WY!

Headlining the event will be The Cadets from Allentown, PA, multiple Drum Corps International Champions, along with seven other DCI corps. They will be joined by the World Class Blue Stars, La Crosse, WI; The Cavaliers, Rosemont, IL; Colts, Dubuque, IA; Troopers, Casper, WY; Pioneer, Milwaukee, WI; the Open Class Colt Cadets, Dubuque, IA; and the all-age Kilties, Racine, WI.

Up to 150 members perform maneuvers and play a variety of musical selections while moving around the 100-yard-wide "stage." They present 11 1/2-minute productions that are extremely colorful, exciting and inspiring, sure to amaze audience members of all ages. The young men and women performers range in age from 12 to 22.

The stadium box office will open at 3:00 PM on June 25. Ticket prices range from $25.00 to $40.00 and are all reserved seats. This event is part of 100 scheduled competitions held across the United States this summer, all sanctioned by the activity's governing organization, Drum Corps International (DCI) based in Indianapolis, IN. Historically, DCI held its first two championships at what was then called Warhawk Stadium on the campus of what was then known as Wisconsin State University. The Madison Scouts are pleased to continue bringing this evening of family entertainment to Whitewater each year.

Information can be found about the Whitewater Classic and about DCI at .

"The Whitewater Classic" benefits the Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association, Inc., sponsor of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. The organization has been in continuous existence since 1938 and is perennially one of the top 12 groups in North America. This is the 79th season and the theme of this year's field show is "Judas," based on musical sections from the Broadway and movie musical "Jesus Christ, Superstar."

(June 24) CrossPointe Community Church Sponsoring K-5th Grade Children Events 6-8:30pm - Mon. June 27 through Thursday, June 30th

(June 23) CELEBRATING 10 SWEET YEARS The SweetSpot is celebrating a decade in Whitewater (time flies!) and is inviting the whole community to come and celebrate! Multiple activities and promotions over several days will bring customers, employees, and fans of The SweetSpot together in the spirit of community.

During the month of June, The SweetSpot Café (226 W. Whitewater St.) and The SweetSpot Bakehouse (1185 W. Main St.) will be featuring a Birthday Cake Cupcake as the cupcake of the month. The monthly cupcake has been a SweetSpot tradition for over 5 years. This month's is a confetti cupcake with whipped cream filling and a birthday cake inspired buttercream frosting, plus plenty of sprinkles!

In the last week of this month, The SweetSpot Café will have limited edition 10th Anniversary t-shirts and pub glasses available for purchase. In the tradition of shopping local, the t-shirts have been printed by Aropa Designs and the pub glasses have been printed at Coburn Pressworks, a division of Coburn Company. In addition, the pub glasses can be taken to Second Salem Brewing Company (111 W. Whitewater St.) starting July 1st - and while it lasts - for a complimentary fill-up of SweetSpot Anniversary Stout -- a vanilla latte milk stout made with Just Coffee (Madison) Electric Monkey Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla Bean.

Other events and promotions during Independence Day weekend include:
July 1st: Customer Appreciation Day - a free small coffee or donut to every customer (both locations)
July 2nd: Community Appreciation Day - 10% of all sales will be donated to local charity (both locations)
July 3rd: The SweetSpot Café will be closed for Employee Appreciation Day. Please visit the Bakehouse for your daily brew, open 6:00am to noon.
July 4th: Cheer on The SweetSpot Team in the 4th Of July Parade!

Then join them after the parade at The SweetSpot Café for a slice of their giant anniversary cake!

(June 23) The Breakfast Kiwanis members were mildly surprised at the Tuesday meeting when Ashley Meurani of Kiwanis International [Indianapolis, IN] visited their meeting to present some information about the Kiwanis International Foundation.

(L-R) Ashley Meurani. Irene Potocki, Program Chair, Traci Wilson from W3. The presenter signed and wrote a note in a children's book that will be located in the Irvin l. Young Memorial Library Children's Shelf.

The current major project of the Foundation is collecting funds to eliminate maternal and childhood tetanus; the Kiwanis goal of $110 million has been met in donations and pledges with about ½ in cash. Many clubs pledged an amount over a multi-year period and have yet to complete their gift.

Tetanus, a scourge in third-world countries, has been eliminated in many locations but remains a threat in others. Kiwanis partners with NGO's, mainly UNICEF which has a distribution net in many areas, to get a 3-shot vaccine to mothers-to-be. The cost for the vaccine is $1.80 for the three shots, but arriving at a location and convincing the people is some times difficult.

The Foundation offers special recognition through the Heritage Society for monetary contributions, either personal or club oriented and the Tablet of Honor is another permanent recognition of a Foundation gift. The Foundation fund has often been committed to disaster relief and the Kiwanis Children's Fund within the Foundation provides grants to Kiwanis clubs for special projects and to sponsored youth programs for Key Club [high school] and Circle K [university] student organizations.

Ashley had visited the Fort Atkinson Kiwanis on Monday and departed for a club meeting in Wauwatosa.

(June 23) Informal gathering for retiring Paula Malone - Whitewater Aquatic Center Wed. June 29th!

(June 23) WHS recent graduate Michaela Schumacher played softball as a selected Senior All Star.

From Michaela Schumacher: "The Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association held their annual Senior All Star Series last week, June 13-14 in Wisconsin Dells. It was a great experience and honor to be selected as one of the 204 senior All-Stars for this event. In addition to the banquet, each all-star played in two softball games against other all-stars from around Wisconsin. I was one of the top 10 players raising the most money to help support the Wisconsin Special Olympics. This would not have been possible without the generous support from the local businesses, family and friends who donated to this softball event. I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to represent WHS and my community during the senior All-Star event and softball games."


(June 23) Irvin L. Young Memorial Library - Events - Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30th! Please note that there is no programming the week of July 4th-July 9th. Programming will resume on Monday, July 11th.

Battle of the Books Monday, June 27th 3:30 p.m. Battle of the Books (BOB) is a summer book club competition. Teens who have completed 5th grade (or equivalent) form teams of 5 participants. Each team is responsible for reading a selection of 10 pre-selected titles. A local competition will determine which team goes to the final competition, where they will compete against teams from other area libraries. In order to be eligible to participate you must fill out the online form and attend the meeting on June 27th.

Crafternoon Monday, June 27th 3:00-4:00 p.m. Participants of all ages are invited to join the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library for an hour of make-and-take crafts. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. Craft supplies are first come, first serve.

Read-with-Me Tuesday, June 28th 9:30-10:30 a.m. Read-with-Me offers caregivers the perfect opportunity to bond with their little ones over songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by play time and a craft. This program is presented by AmeriCorps.

Dewey's Amazing Race Tuesday, June 28th 3:00-4:00 p.m. This is not just any race! Compete in a series of challenges based on the Dewey Decimal System. Test your wit with logic puzzles, pin the eye on the Cyclops and compete in speed table setting, and more! All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Junk Planters Wednesday, June 29th 3:00-4:00 p.m. Turn trash into treasure with these amazing junk planters. A limited supply of succulents will be available to use in the planters. Supplies are first come, first serve. This program is for teens age 12-18. No registration is required.

Read, Rhyme, Rhythm with Beth Mueller Thursday, June 23rd 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 years Read, Rhyme, Rhythm classes are book based creative movement classes designed for preschool, 4K, and Kindergarten aged children.

The Read, Rhyme, Rhythm curriculum engages children in early literacy skills through kinesthetic, auditory, and visual processing. Children develop and strengthen early literacy skills and a lifelong love for reading through a curriculum that includes gross motor activities, fingerplays, creative dance, music, percussion instruments, brain balance exercises, props (hoops, beanbags, ribbons, parachute), fine motor activities, poetry, and children's literature. No Registration Required.

Duke Otherwise Thursday, June 30th 3:00-4:00 p.m. Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith. A spirited performer. A skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer. Using his distinct baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs you and your children will delight in together. From Madison, WI, Duke has been entertaining and educating children throughout the U.S. and several other countries. Borrowing from a vast array of musical styles such as folk, jazz, klezmer, and Latin, Mr. Otherwise keeps his audiences on their toes with many opportunities to dance, laugh, offer suggestions and participate in the merry performance. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

(June 23) Possible city purchase of the Sentry Grocery Store and possible incentives for a grocery store to relocate to the city will be the only closed and open session items of the Common Council Meeting Special Joint Meeting with Community Development Authority to be held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. at Whitewater Innovation Center 1221 Innovation Drive, Room 105.

Agenda: EXECUTIVE SESSION Adjournment to closed session, reconvene approximately 45 minutes after adjournment to closed session, per Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85 (1) ( e) “ deliberating or negotiating the purchase of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session”

1. Discussion of the City of Whitewater offering incentives for a grocery store to locate in the City of Whitewater

2. Discussion of purchasing property located at 1260 W Main St. (old Sentry Grocery Store)

Open Session: 1. Possible action related to the City of Whitewater offering incentives for a grocery store to locate in the City of Whitewater 2. Discussion of purchasing property located at 1260 W Main St. (old Sentry Grocery Store)

(June 21) Six members of the Whitewater High School girls' soccer team received awards from Rock Valley Conference, leading all-conference recipients in girls' soccer.

(L-R) Caleigh Judd, Megan Reynolds, Milena Maroske, Holly Hough, Brittney Piper and Allison Sedmak.

Brittney Piper and Megan Reynolds were awarded 1st Team Honors. Senior, Megan Reynolds was one of the four midfielders named to 1st Team. Junior, Brittney Piper was one of the four defenders to make 1st Team. Holly Hough and Milena Maroske were chosen for 2nd Team. Holly Hough received 2nd Team Honors for senior forward and Milena Maroske received 2nd Team midfield. Caleigh Judd and Allison Sedmak earned Honorable Mention.

(June 21) The Whitewater Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of their newest board member: Danielle Frawley.

Danielle Frawley is a lifelong resident of Whitewater. She attended UWW and graduated with her BBA in International Business with a minor in Spanish in 2007. She is currently the Chief Retail Officer at Fort Community Credit Union. Danielle is passionate about the local community and volunteers with many local organizations including Whitewater Rotary International. She currently holds board positions with the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, the Irvin L. Young Library Endowment Board and the Humane Society of Jefferson County. In her free time, Danielle enjoys running, reading, traveling and being outdoors with her husband, Brian, and their dog, Dubbs. Danielle is excited to be a part of the Whitewater Community Foundation and supporting our overall mission of enhancing the quality of life in Whitewater. The WCF is thrilled to have a board member with so much proven commitment to the Whitewater Community and can't wait for Danielle to share her ideas.

(June 20) The Lauderdale-LaGrange Fire Department will be hosting an open house with pancake breakfast from 7 am to 12 noon on July 2nd, at their Fire Station located at W6080 US Highway 12 next to the General Store in LaGrange. Everyone is welcome to join them for some breakfast and a tour of the station. They will have special activities for children.

(June 21) **New Phone Number** Department of Public Works 262-473-0560 You may now reach the Streets, Parks, Forestry, Water and Wastewater Department at 262-473-0560. Any questions regarding water billing should be directed to Water Utility Billing at 262-473-1383.

Brush Collection Policy

COLLECTION SCHEDULE The City will collect brush every Tuesday.

Residents are asked to call the Department of Streets/Parks office at 473-0560 to make an appointment. Appointments must be made prior to the Tuesday collection, so route scheduling can be completed.

COLLECTION FEES Brush located at the curbside will be collected and chipped.

The first 10 minutes of chipping will be free of charge if an appointment has been received by the DPW. Any chipping after the first ten minutes will be charged to the property owner at a rate of $30.00 per ten minute increment.

If brush is at the curb for collection and an appointment has not been received by the DPW, the brush will be chipped and the property owner will be charged $30.00 for the first ten minutes as well as $30.00 for each ten minute increment thereafter.

COLLECTION PROCEDURE Brush must be brought to the curbside and placed with the cut ends facing the street. Brush cannot be brought to the curbside before 4 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the scheduled Tuesday for collection. Brush must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

(June 21) The School Board has selected Dr. Mark Elworthy as the next District Administrator for the Whitewater Unified School District.

Dr. Mark Elworthy

Dear Staff, Parents, and Community,
This is the third and final update on the new district administrator recruitment and selection process in our school district. Thank you for your interest in this process and for your support of our schools and community.

As a result of feedback from staff, parent, and community meetings, recent School Board interviews with three previously announced finalists, reference checks, and best fit to the new district administrator profile, the School Board has selected Dr. Mark Elworthy as the next District Administrator for the Whitewater Unified School District.

Dr. Elworthy has been district administrator of the Wisconsin Heights School District for the past eight years. During that time, he led efforts to improve student achievement, increase student enrollment, and engage with the community, which led to four successful school district referendums during his time in the district.

Prior to being a district administrator, Dr. Elworthy was middle school principal in Kaukauna, assistant high school principal in Mayville, and a science teacher in both Eau Claire and Milwaukee Public Schools. His educational experiences in this variety of communities make him a great fit for Whitewater. He also grew up in a university town, Eau Claire, where his father was on the faculty, and he is looking forward to joining another university town, Whitewater. His mother is a retired music teacher.

Dr. Elworthy earned his BS degree in Biology and Broad Field Science from UW-La Crosse, his MS degree in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point, his Educational Specialist degree from UW-Superior, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College in Madison. He is married and has two daughters.

The School Board will act on Dr. Elworthy's contract at its next meeting on Monday, June 27.

Mark your calendars for a Meet and Greet at the Central Office on Monday, July 25, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., to welcome Dr. Elworthy to our community and start to get to know him.

Respectfully for the School Board,
Casey Judd
Board President

(June 20) The Whitewater Community Foundation has concluded its search for worthy community projects and is proud to announce $16,307 in grants made through their inaugural round of Community Action Grants.

The Foundation Grants Committee chose eight grantees to receive monetary support for projects that best advanced education, arts and environmentalism in the greater Whitewater Community.
Camp Invention - scholarships for children to attend Science Technology Education Arts and Math (STEAM) camp in order to prevent the "Summer Slide" in education
Downtown Whitewater - support for musicians at the new Whitewater City Market
Kettle Moraine Land Trust - support for educational hikes and cleanups that teach citizens how to be more knowledgeable stewards of Whitewater
Rock River Free Clinic - Help with the purchase of medications for treating diabetes and other chronic diseases
Studio 84 - creating opportunities for Studio84 artists with disabilities to work on skills interacting with and presenting art to the public
Washington Elementary - supplies to create a mural on the children's playground
Whitewater Parks and Recreation, Seniors in the Park - adult outdoor exercise equipment that can be used in Starin Park
Wisconsin Makers - support for educational workshops through the Whitewater Community Foundation, regular people can make a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors for years to come.

The Whitewater Community Foundation board of directors was able strengthen the community with Action Grants to nonprofits using interest from gifts that have been entrusted to them. These financial and in-kind donations contribute to the success of the students, citizens, and ultimately the quality of the regional workforce. Investments in the funds are an investment in the community as they find big ideas that need a little seed money or efforts that bring the community together. Your contributions, every gift and grant - whether as a friend, an alumnus or alumna, or business or company - makes a world of difference. If you are interested in giving back to Whitewater community, please call 262-458-4088 or contact them through their website:

(June 20) New Doors on Historic Stone Stable

Woodworker Dale Carson (right) and Whitewater Historical Society President Alan Marshall (left) examine the new doors and wrought iron hardware on the Stone Stable.

Stone Stable with doors closed!

If you've passed by the Stone Stable on Whitewater Street recently, you may have noticed its new front door. Dale Carson of Woodworks of LaGrange, recently replaced the plywood blank that filled the space after the former door was irreparably damaged last year, with a period-appropriate, handmade double-door. Dale built the door in his workshop in LaGrange and worked closely with Darold Rhinedollar, a blacksmith at Old World Wisconsin, who designed and fabricated the new wrought iron hinges and fastening hardware. The former single door on the stable was not original to the structure and research revealed a double-door to be more consistent with the style of the building. The project was jointly funded by the Society and the City of Whitewater. The City of Whitewater owns the Stone Stable and leases it to the Society.

The Depot Museum will be open on Monday, July 4th, 8:30AM-4PM! Please stop by and support a fundraising Bake Sale, the proceeds of which will be used to help support the cost of a collections management software program.

The Whitewater Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, interpretation, and preservation of the history of Whitewater and surrounding areas. To learn more, visit and Like them on facebook!

Depot Museum hours are Friday 10AM-1PM, Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM, Tuesdays 4-7PM during the run of City Market, and whenever community events are scheduled on the lakefront.

(June 20) At a historic Ordination worship service held in Madison, Wisconsin, Bishop Hee Soo Jung, of the Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church, ordained an all-women class on Sunday June 12th.

2016 United Methodist Ordination Class of the Wisconsin Conference.

An auspicious occasion indeed, as this year, The United Methodist Church celebrates the 60th anniversary of full clergy rights for women. Among those ordained was the Rev. Kimberly Brumm, pastor of Richmond (Whitewater) and Bethel (Elkhorn) United Methodist Churches. Also included in the ordination class was the Rev. Vicki Brantmeyer, daughter of Nelda and Ron Bergsten, Whitewater. Rev. Brantmeyer currently serves the churches of Zion (Juda) and Union (Oakley).

Rev. Kimberly Brumm's Ordination

The Richmond and Bethel United Methodist Churches extend an invitation to an Open House/Ice Cream Social at Richmond UMC (N6197 Church Rd, Delavan) celebrating Pastor Kim's ordination, Sunday, June 26, 2-5pm. All are invited.

(June 20) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater department of intercollegiate athletics has announced its 52nd Hall of Fame Class - 2016.

Former student-athletes Jeremy Burks '01, Stuart Elzy '01, Melinda (Erickson) Hoffman '02, Megan (Kerkman) LeQuesne '02, Kara (Krumenauer) Meissen '01, Allison (Erickson) Tenhagen '02, Steve Tenhagen '02 and Ryan Zelhofer '04 will be inducted. Other honorees include LaMont Weaver under the category of athletic department personnel and Richard and Roni Telfer, who will receive the Distinguished Service Award.

All 11 individuals will be recognized for their contributions to Warhawk athletics as part of the UW-Whitewater football team's game against Morningside (Iowa) on Saturday, Sept. 24. Inductees will be honored at halftime and at the annual Hall of Fame banquet following the game. For more information regarding the banquet, contact Joyce Follis at 262-473-2360 or follisj@charter.net. For short biography of the inductees

Richard and Roni Telfer have been avid supporters of the UW-Whitewater athletic department and its teams for more than 30 years. Under Richard Telfer's chancellorship from 2008-15, the Warhawks won 11 national championships, including four during the 2013-14 academic year, when UW-Whitewater became the first institution at any level of college athletics to win national titles in football, men's basketball and baseball in the same year. Under his leadership, UW-Whitewater made progress on or completed numerous facility renovations, including upgrades to the Kachel Multi-Sport Complex (Rex Foster Track, Fiskum Field, Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium, van Steenderen Softball Complex) and the Williams Center (Kachel Gymnasium, Russell Arena, Kachel Fieldhouse). In each of Telfer's final four years of service, the institution was selected as a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Telfers frequently attend Warhawk athletic events to this day, and their impact continues to be felt on campus and in the Whitewater community.

(June 20) WHS Pat Zimmer WHS retired Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor is selected by the Wisconsin Future Farmers of America (FFA) to their Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame was started in 1995 to provide permanent and significant recognition to the special leaders who have impacted the State FFA Association and have set an example of service for all FFA members to follow. A maximum of three individuals can be inducted each year. This year's inductees included - Mr. Pat Zimmer has been retired from teaching agriculture education for 18 years but he still volunteers his time in assisting FFA members with contests and applications. He was an initiator during his tenure as he started the FFA chapter in Lowell-Reeseville High School in 1965, formed the Whitewater ag advisory committee in 1969 and the Whitewater FFA Alumni in 1976, and transitioned the traditional ag curriculum to agribusiness, environmental sciences, horticulture and small animal sciences. Mr. Zimmer encouraged his FFA members to participate in FFA contests where they were successful in dairy, livestock, meats, equine and soil judging. He had 1 National Proficiency winner, 8 American FFA Degrees, 86 State FFA Degrees, 10 State FFA Proficiency recipients and several state tractor driving contest winners. He encourages FFA members to never give up as you have more ability than you think. If you think big, you will achieve. Mr. Zimmer and his wife of 51 years, Carol, reside in Lake Mills. WI FFA thanks Mr. Zimmer for his contribution to advancing agriculture education and his continued support of FFA members in Wisconsin.

Photograph by Jeff McDonald "Vanishing Leaves"

(June 18) Amateur and professional artists will exhibit their photography at the Seventh Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition from July 7th to the 31th at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.

Photograph by William Eklund "Make It Rain"

The show runs Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and is free. A free Opening Reception with an Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 10 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 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.

Photograph by Richard Linton

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."

(June 18) WHS alumni named to Dean's List at University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse. Qualification for the dean’s list is limited to students who have attained outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible, students must have earned not less than a 3.5 semester grade point average and have carried a minimum of 12 semester credits. WHS graduates - Emilie Kachel, Emily Markham, Kaylee Otterbacher, Faith Steinert and Juliana Weisbrod,

(June 18) US Postal Service - number one safety issue for the mail carriers - during the hours your carrier usually delivers the mail, remember to:

(June 18) The Whitewater Warblers participated in the annual Senior Music Festival at the Janesville Senior Center.

Warblers crop (L-R) Betty Walton, Jean Bromley, Barb Dosemagen, Deb Gamble, Dean Zweifel, Gene Walton, Mark Parenteau, Deb Weberpal, Bonnie Schauder, Susan Schulte and Virgene Beckman. Pianist and group leader: Lori Heidenreich

This was their first public performance. They went Weird Al Yankovich and changed the lyrics to most of the songs and got a lot of laughs from the crowd. It was a great time with instrumental and vocal groups from Janesville, Sun Prairie, Monona, and Beaver Dam.

A smidge of choreography!

ILYML Youth Educational Services

Bike to the Library June 20th-25th As part of a statewide event, Bike to the Library, the Wisconsin Bike Fed, and the UW Global Health Institute invite community members to Bike to the Library during the week of June 19th. Participants can enter a drawing for prizes and engage in special activities. Current prize donors include the Saris Cycling Group, Planet Bike, Bicycle Benefits and Field Roast.
During the week of June 20th, participants are invited to bike to the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. There they will receive an official Bike to the Library bookmark which participants can use to enter into prize drawings.
This event is free and open to the public.

Crafternoon Monday, June 20th 3:00-4:00 p.m. Participants of all ages are invited to join the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library for an hour of make-and-take crafts. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. Craft supplies are first come, first serve. The first project will be creating homemade bouncy balls. Read-with-Me Tuesday, June 21st 9:30-10:30 a.m. Read-with-Me offers caregivers the perfect opportunity to bond with their little ones over songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by play time and a craft. This program is presented by AmeriCorps.

Life-Size Games Day Tuesday, June 21st 3:00-4:00 p.m. Favorite children's games are brought to life at this afternoon event. Play life-sized versions of Candyland, Jenga, and Twister. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. Chocolate Games Wednesday, June 22nd 3:00-4:00 p.m. A delicious competition for participants age 12 and up. Test your skills at Oreo stacking, M&M sorting, and more! No registration is required.

Read, Rhyme, Rhythm with Beth Mueller Thursday, June 23rd 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 years Read, Rhyme, Rhythm classes are book based creative movement classes designed for preschool, 4K, and Kindergarten aged children.
The Read, Rhyme, Rhythm curriculum engages children in early literacy skills through kinesthetic, auditory, and visual processing. Children develop and strengthen early literacy skills and a lifelong love for reading through a curriculum that includes gross motor activities, fingerplays, creative dance, music, percussion instruments, brain balance exercises, props (hoops, beanbags, ribbons, parachute), fine motor activities, poetry, and children's literature. No Registration Required.

Hoo's Woods Raptor Center Thursday, June 23rd 3:00-4:00 p.m. Licensed educator and Hoo's Woods founder Dianne Moller and her raptors will encourage participants to "appreciate the co-existence between wildlife and man and the importance in preserving the world in which we live." All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

(June 18) UWW breaks ground on Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center

The 18,390 square-foot three-story addition, which broke ground in May 2016 and is expected to open in fall 2017, will connect to Laurentide Hall, offering easy access to mathematics and English faculty and staff. The highly functional and easily accessible center will provide the space, technology and programs to meet the campus's growing demand for in-depth tutorial support. Picture taken from Center of Arts parking lot.

This addition to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus has been set in motion, thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus, Byron R. "Chris" Chrisman, in honor of his late wife, Mary Poppe Chrisman.

Chris, who received a B.S. in business in 1959, was inspired to make the gift in memory of Mary, who graduated in 1957 with a B.S. in mathematics. She excelled on campus and went on to teach math at the high school level before joining the National Bureau of Standards and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a computer programmer.

"My primary motivation for wanting the building named after Mary was that she loved teaching," Chris said. "And she very much appreciated her experience at Wisconsin State College-Whitewater, as it was called at the time."

The Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center will house the UW-Whitewater Academic Support Center, serving thousands of students with tutorial and supplemental instruction and offering employment opportunities to hundreds of qualified learning assistants, or tutors.

(June 18) For the sixth straight year, the UWW finished among the nation's top 10 in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics' Learfield Directors' Cup Division III standings, ranking eighth out of 450 institutions.

The Warhawks totaled 786.00 points to post the highest finish of any Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference school for the sixth straight year and place among the nation's top 15 for the ninth consecutive season.

Five UWW teams recorded top 10 national finishes, highlighted by the men's track and field team's runner-up finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Football (national semifinalist), men's outdoor track and field (fifth place), women's soccer (national quarterfinalist) and baseball (national quarterfinalist) were the others.

The Warhawk gymnastics team placed third at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championship, but the team's result was not counted toward the point total.

A total of 17 of the university's 20 varsity sports programs were represented at national championship events.

Three other WIAC schools finished among the top 20 in the nation, including No. 10 UW-La Crosse, No. 17 UW-Oshkosh and No. 19 UW-Eau Claire.

Last season, UW-Whitewater totaled 877.75 points to place sixth overall. In 2013-14, the Warhawks finished second in the Directors' Cup standings, the school's all-time best finish.

WHS - 2015 - 2016 2nd SEMESTER HIGH HONOR ROLL 3.5 - 4.0 GPA (Based On SEMESTER Grades)

2015 - 2016 2nd SEMESTER HONOR ROLL 3.0 - 3.49 GPA (Based On SEMESTER Grades)

(June 18) The Whitewater Middle School Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll. The * on the Honor Roll indicates a 4.0 GPA - Perfect Attendance means No absences or tardies.

For the Honor Roll

For Perfect Attendance

(June 16) For the 19th year Dr Don W Deal (WHS Band Director 1979-2012) will be putting together an WHS Alumni Band for the July 4 parade.

If you're going to be in this part of the country for the holiday, please consider joining them! Some of you have been playing professionally while others haven't touched it since graduation - ALL are welcome! Instrument loans are available as are fingering charts! No marching is involved, the band will be sitting on a flatbed truck.

The parade starts at 10 AM on the 4th. They plan to meet at Lincoln Elementary School (Prince St. between Highland and Walworth) around that time although however theY will be near the end of the parade. The current WHS band will lead it. Best bet for close parking is in the Middle School lot off Elizabeth Street. Drummers talk to Dr. Deal about the best way to get your equipment onto the truck.

This year the parade is going from Lincoln to Main Street, then downtown to Whitewater St. and ending at the Cravath Lakefront park (near the downtown area).


(June 16) Downtown Whitewater, Inc. is hiring three summer internships!

Interested in event planning, design, or energy conservation? You are invited to get involved downtown!

They have summer internship opportunities that will allow you to dive into projects with them that directly impact the historic downtown neighborhood.

For full job descriptions of the opportunities listed, please email Courtney Nelson at Director@DowntownWhitewater.com.


(June 15 ) The Whitewater Lions Club recognized the area service organizations and volunteer groups at their bimonthly meeting.

Each organization received a monetary award in recognition for their community support and involvement. The awards were presented by Lions Club President Bob Nelson and Treasurer Dan Schutt. In attendance were Lions Club members and about 20 representatives from service organizations.

(June 12)NOTABLE TREES NOMINATION - Whitewater is a Tree City. Trees improve the quality of life - everything from the air we breathe to calming nerves, moderating temperature and enhancing the habitat. Please take a good look at the trees around you - on your lot, on the street, in parks and around businesses. Maybe it is beautiful, old and still very much alive, or simply unusual or rare. If you spot a tree, or group of trees, that you find especially interesting or notable please fill the Notable Trees Nomination .

Whitewater Youth Soccer Club on a rainy day - new website with great pictures and information.

(June 9) The Whitewater Youth Soccer Club is a volunteer-led recreational soccer club that organizes soccer teams in fall and spring for over 215 Whitewater youth ages 4-15. Check out the new welcoming website for the soccer club. The website will be listed under ORGANIZATION section of the Banner in the red column.


Saturday, June 25, 9:00-10:30am - UWW Hosting Free Garden & Landscape Tours

UWW has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state and the Office of Continuing Education is pleased to offer free tours of its campus gardens, greenhouse, landscapes, and prairie this summer. Community members are invited to get an inside look during three tours on five different dates. Join them to learn more about the plants that make up the landscapes and the wildlife that thrives on their bounty. Tours will be led by Wes Enterline, UW-Whitewater's sustainability coordinator and Master Gardener volunteer.

All tours are free, but registration is requested.

Titles, dates and times of tours are:

Prairie and Nature Preserve
Saturday, June 25, 9:00-10:30am
Saturday, August 27, 9:00-10:30am
Meet at Lot 19

Flora, Flowers, and Fountains on Campus
Thursday, July 28, 6:00-7:00pm
Saturday, July 30, 9:00-10:30am
Meet at the Visitors Center, Lot 7

Campus Organic Garden and Upham Greenhouse
Thursday, August 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Meet at the Visitors Center, Lot 7

All tours are free and open to the public. These are walking tours with low activity levels. Register for any or all tours here: .
Campus maps can be found here: .

Combined Class Reunions WHS Class of 1960 and 1961 From Marilyn Fuerstenberg - Email mmfirsty@gmail.com

Friday July 15th - WHS Class of 1966 will be having their 50TH Class Reunion July 2016.
Friday July 15th Fish/Chicken buffet. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at 841 Brewhouse, formerly Randy's Supper Club.
Saturday July 16th Dinner. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at Jessica's, Main Street.

If enough interest there will be a picnic on Sunday. Time and place TBD.

If any member of the class has not received a reservation sheet or knows of a classmate who hasn't received one please contact: Anne Fero Dennis at annedeni@yahoo.com, 1-920-728-4383 or Marilyn Sellnow Bittner at JMbittner@charter.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 15TH - WHS Class of 1956, 60th Class Reunion!

Saturday, July 16th, 2016 from noon to 2:30pm-ish.
Q: When was the last time you had an opportunity to take a guided walking tour of the effigy mounds in Whitewater?
A: For some of the Class of 1981 members it probably was when they were in elementary school. One such tour is part of a 'community' activity that all are invited to be part of on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 from noon to 2:30pm-ish. It is being hosted by the WHS Class of 1981 in conjunction with the Friends of the Effigy Mounds Preserve. You need not be a member of either i.e. it is open to any interested individuals.

noon-1:30pm: Presentation in the "Community Room" in the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. 431 West Center Street, Whitewater, WI Rob Nurre, effigy mound enthusiast & Man Mound volunteer caretaker, is doing a repeat performance of his 5/2/16 talk on "Effigy Mounds: Ancient Works of Art", along with a Q&A period (rain or shine).

1:45-2:00pm: Convene at the effigy mounds for a walking tour (weather permitting). 288 S Indian Mound Parkway, Whitewater, WI Patricia (Pat) Blackmer and Dan Richardson will serve as the primary tour guides. They are both founding members of "Friends of the Mounds." Approx. 30 minutes. Rob Nurre, will also likely join the group there.

There is no cost to participate, however there will be an appeal to donate to and/or join the "Friends of the Mounds", which will be entirely voluntary.

Effigy Mounds Talk - The following link is to a Wisconsin effigy mounds overview article, which includes a picture of Rob Nurre with the "Man Mound". That picture is at an oblique angle, which Rob refers to in his talk. Note: you will also hear a little bit about the "White Water Spirit" too!

Effigy Mounds Tour - Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve (Landmark) Facebook Page:


The Whitewater High School Class of 1981 is holding its 35th Reunion on Saturday, July 16th, 2016, at the Whitewater Country Club. Deadline for submitting reservations WAS : June 15th

They have opened up making reservations to members of additional WHS class years from the late 70's and early 80's.

The gathering time is 5:30 p.m. for cocktails. There will be a buffet dinner followed by festivities. Classmates are asked to use this link for the registration form, which also contains more details:

For further information, to provide contact information for classmates, and/or RSVP, call or text Martha Lundin at 262-527-5159 or email: Whippets1981@gmail.com

SATURDAY - July 16th, 10:00am, Natureland Park, Whitewater - The Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT), a non-profit working in Walworth County, is partnering with the Whitewater Community Foundation and Feeding Walworth County to offer individuals an opportunity to explore nature and help local food pantries.

Hunger is not limited to a single demographic or geographic region, nor is it a problem for only the homeless or poor. The summer months are a difficult time for food banks and pantries. During the school year, many children get the majority of their daily calories from free or reduced price school lunches. In Walworth County elementary schools, 44% of the students take advantage of free or reduced lunches. When school is out of session, these same children need food and nourishment and many times these families turn to food pantries. According the United States Department of Agriculture, many formerly middle-class families have been forced to turn to their local food banks and food pantries for help. In the summer, food pantries need to keep their shelves stocked and this series of hikes will help do that. Contrary to popular belief, many people served by America's food banks have at least one working adult in their household. Many others are too old or too young to work. Children and the elderly are most at risk for food insecurity.

SATURDAY - July 16th, 10:00am, Natureland Park, Whitewater "WILD EDIBLES"
August 13th, 1-4pm, Price Park, Elkhorn "HAND FEED MONARCH BUTTERFLIES"

Please register at the KMLT website:

(June 15) St. Patrick Catholic Church Country Fest - Mark on your calendar and plan to attend!

August 13th Reservation Deadline - Whitewater High Schools Alumni Association Annual Meeting Dinner (from the menu) Saturday August 20th, 2016 Social hour 5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:30 P.M. 841 Brew House Restaurant 841 E. Milwaukee St. Whitewater For reservations Contact Jerry Grant 262-473-2214 Or e-mail jadawg@charter.net Deadline August 13, 2016

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(June 24) Ellen Wiedenhoeft of Whitewater, WI passed with family at her side on June 23, 2016.

She was born August 12, 1919 in Franklinton, Louisiana to the late J.N. and Ethel (Crain) Tynes. In 1940 she graduated from Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She was married to the late Glen W. Wiedenhoeft on June 4,1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were a week shy of 69 years of marriage when he predeceased her in May 2012.

Ellen made Whitewater her home in 1945 after Glen returned from the war. They opened the first laundromat in town which they operated for 17 years.

Ellen was employed as an RN at Fairhaven from 1964 to 1984 holding various positions to include Staff Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, Trainer of new nursing aides, and In-Service Director. She also acted as Interim Director of Nursing many times over those years.

Ellen was a member of the First United Methodist Church and belonged to the Esther Circle for many years. She was a wonderful and loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Her "from scratch" cooking and baking were enjoyed by all who had the pleasure of sitting at her table or on the receiving end of a delivered baked goodie. She especially enjoyed playing bridge with friends and her faith in God was evident to all who knew her.

Surviving children are Greg of Whitewater, Susan of Gilbert, AZ and Brad (Darla) of Strum, WI and her only surviving sibling, Evelyn Magee from Baton Rouge, LA. Her oldest son, Denis (Janet) of Jefferson, predeceased her in 2007. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Chad (Trish), Todd (Melissa), Laura (Aaron), Gus (Bre), Zach (Stephanie), Max (Haley), Molly; a special bond with Dr. Dale Splinter and eleven great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Her brother, the Reverend Lochte (Wilda) Tynes and sisters Lattice (Myron) Sturtz and Ruth (Wilton) Corkern predeceased her.

Celebration services will be held at noon on Thursday, June 30th at First United Methodist Church with visitation at 11:00am until time of service.

A special thank you for the caring and compassionate staff at Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson and at Fairhaven.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson; Fairhaven-Benevolent Fund or a charity of your choice. Even better, the best memorial to Mom would be for you to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(June 24) Alvin Wallace Pokel, age 77, of Elkhorn, Wisconsin passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his home.

Alvin was born in Plymouth, Wisconsin on September 4, 1938, the son of Alvin and Elinor (Meyer) Pokel. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1957.

On September 2, 1994, Alvin married Peggy O'Connell in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Alvin was a 2nd generation family owner of Northland Cold Storage, Inc. (1959 - 1989), founded Geneva Lakes Cold Storage, Inc. (1989 - 2003), and Midwest Refrigerated Services, Inc. (2008 - present). He loved spending time in his many business pursuits, with his family and especially watching his grandchildren in all of their activities.

Alvin enjoyed visiting with his many special friends, going to the casino and watching the Packers and Brewers.

Surviving are Wife: Peggy Pokel, Elkhorn, WI, Children: Patrick (Lisa) Pokel, Milton, WI, Michel (Debra) Pokel, Cedarburg, WI, Becky Barbeau, Janesville, WI, Kristan (Michael) Nelson, Darien, WI, Jennifer (Joshua) Braun, Janesville, WI, and Stephanie (Aaron) Lilly, Elkhorn, WI, Step-children: Shannon (Andy) Ewers, Spring, TX, Joseph (Jodie) Rizzo, Green Bay, WI, and Anthony Rizzo, Elkhorn, WI, Grandchildren: Alvin and Aaron Pokel, Holly Schlaefer, Nick Schlaefer, Michael and Jessica Barbeau, Jackson Nelson, Auna Pokel, Elinor and Henrik Braun, Caleb, Charlotte, and Baby Lilly, Dominick and Angelo Rizzo, Izzy and Gabby Rizzo, and great-grandson Colton Schlaefer. Former Wives: Maureen (Curran) Pokel and Kathleen (Graves) Pokel

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jerome Pokel.

Funeral Services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Resurrection Catholic Parish, 333 Hilltop Drive, Green Bay, WI.

Visitation will be from 5-8PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI and on Wednesday from 11:30AM until the time of the services at the Resurrection Catholic Parish, 333 Hilltop Drive, Green Bay, WI.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to Aurora Health Care Foundation.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(June 21) Judith Ellen Beck, 73, of Fort Atkinson, WI, was called home by God on Saturday June 18, 2016.

Judy was born on May 13, 1943, the eldest of three children born to Vincent Peplinski and Audrey (Congdon) Peplinski.

Judy worked for Moore's Seafood, and later at Atlas Bait and was also a cook at the lamp restaurant on Lake Koshkonong.

Judy and her husband loved riding motorcycle in their early years-she was a devoted Brewers fan who never missed a game. Judy had a beautiful voice and a love for all types of music. She enjoyed life, loved family, had a big heart and laughed a lot, everyone loved her bright spirit. She had a passion for flowers and birds and enjoyed watching all the different varieties she attracted to her many bird feeders. Judy especially loved her furry companion Tigger.

Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years Fred A. Beck, 3 daughters: Julie (Pete) Urdahl of Fort Atkinson, Tammy (Scott) Wiedenhoeft of Whitewater, Lisa (Tom) Meitzner of Fort Atkinson, 2 sons: Doug (Amy) Root of Fort Atkinson and Wade (Lisa) Root of Fort Atkinson, 1 sister Joanne (Ken) Weber of Whitewater, and 1 brother Dan (Barb) Peplinski of Janesville, 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter 2 nephews and 1 niece. She was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her 2nd and 3rd great, great grandchildren later this year.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday June 27th, 2016 at 11 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Whitewater, WI. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Palmyra, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 9am until the time of Mass at the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Visiting Angels and UW Hospital in Madison-and to Amy Jones for your love, kindness and support for our mom and family-you brightened her days and made her laugh and brought joy to her life and for that we will forever be grateful- we love you.

GOD'S GARDEN God looked around his garden and found an empty place He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest Gods garden must be beautiful he always takes the best He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "peace be thine" It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone For part of us went with you the day God called you home

We love you mom and will miss you every day.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(June 15) James Richard Bisbee, age 76, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016.

James was born on October 27, 1939 in Fort Atkinson to E.I. and Waverny (Klug) Bisbee and raised in Whitewater.

James was best known as owner of Cupid's Car and Truck Rental, Inc. in Fort Atkinson, WI. He loved helping people who couldn't qualify to rent a vehicle with the major rental companies. James was a very special man to his family and friends.

The loss of our father and grandfather will be tremendous and he will be terribly missed by all who cared about him.

James is survived by his sons, Robert (Connie) Selsing of Fort Atkinson and James Selsing of Kansas City; his daughters, Linda McNally of Somerset, KY and Karen Couture of Sandy, UT; grandson, Robert "Bobby" (Mercedes) Selsing of Johnson Creek and their upcoming daughter, Kinzlee May Selsing; lifelong partner, Carol Nelson; former spouse, Marcia Jury; 8 grandchildren and 3 other great-grandchildren.

Preceding James are his parents.

"Dad, we love you and will miss you everyday."

A Celebration of Life for James is planned for Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Carol's home in Johnson Creek from 1:00PM until 5:00PM.

Memorial contributions can be directed to: Carol Nelson or Robert (Connie) Selsing and sent C/O: Thelen Funeral Services, W309 S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie, WI 53153.

To sign the on-line guest registry or for further information, please go to: .

Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee, WI is honored to be assisting the family.


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