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(August 22)Whitewater Breakfast Kiwanis takes no political position on issues or personnel but does, from time to time, invite local candidates to appear as a meeting program. Recently, Irene Potocki, Program Chair, scheduled Andy Jorgenson, Democratic incumbent in Assembly District 43, and Leon Hebert, Republican challenger. Leon Hebert had an opportunity to tell the members what he favored and actions he might take if elected, and time was provided for questions from the floor. Rep Jorgenson will appear later. These appearances are not debates on the issues, but give members an opportunity to view the candidates as they present their ideas.

Leon Hebert and Irene Potocki

(August 22) The Whitewater Boys' Soccer Team (0-0-1), hosted their first conference game of the season, Thursday evening, against a well prepared Evansville team (1-0-0), but fell for their first loss 0-3 of the season.

The Whitewater squad struggled defensively and was not able to sustain a consistent attack during the contest. Evansville scored their first of 3 goals in the 32nd minute of the first half and was able to add a second in the 41st minute. Whitewater had several chances during the match, but was kept out of the goal with good goalkeeping by Jake Spach of Evansville. The Devils were able to score their final goal in the 53rd minute of the contest. Coach Menager commented that he was disappointed with the overall play of his varsity squad but acknowledged that Evansville came in well prepared to play last night and that they have set the bar for the Rock Valley Conference title race. Jimmy Cushman was in net for Whitewater and had 6 saves in the match. Whitewater is now (0-1-1)
The Junior varsity played a very aggressive game and won 7-0 to a good Evansville JV team.
The next varsity match will be Tuesday, August 26th at McFarland.

Xhonatan Shahollari

Keegan Stoneworth

Mark Cuevas

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

(August 21) The Whitewater High School Class of 2004 had their 10-year reunion at the Lakefront Pub on Saturday, August 16th. The turnout was great. Check out the Facebook page to see more pictures from the event - .

Classmates and significant others not in sequence included: Carl Rollman, Ali Bjelopetrovich, Morgan Edwards, Aaron Bleck, Becky Thatcher, Adam Taylor, Zia Okocha, Becky (Waggoner) Boughton, Ashlee (Thatcher) Prochow, Ann Dalee, Scott Kretschmer, Christina Montalto-LaHann, Jenna Graham, Lesley Haven, Kateley Haberman, Sarah (Theune) Cromos, Brian Hookstead, Chris Cromos, Jeremy Buss, Gary Barrett, Emily Kaminski, Megan (Brown) Maurer, James Farley, Mandy (Hookstead) Nagle, Tyler Honeck, Jenna (Watson) Loomans, Melanie Schmuhl.

Class of 2004 classmate Renee Dorn Viola passed away in April. Renee's heart, spirit and her sense of adventure will be deeply missed and held closely in the hearts of everyone who loved her. The Class would like to note that Renee's mom and dad opened a fund for Renee's two young daughters, Alexis and Aliyah. For those interested in making a donation to Renee's daughters, checks can be written out to: Fort Community Credit Union, please include the names 'Alexis & Aliyah' in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to: Geralyn & Ken Dorn, N7678 Pine Knolls Dr., Whitewater WI 53190.

(August 21) WHS Girls' Tennis Quad - Team Results: Westosha 3-0, Whitewater 2-1, Lake Mills 1-3, West Salem 0-3.

#1 Doubles Quad Champion Sally Kate Hixson

#1 Doubles Quad Champion Alli Sedmak

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

(Coach Nelson) Overall, I was pleased with how we played. We are still dealing with some injury issues that led to some line-up changes, but it was a nice way to get some experience for some different kids. It is making it tough to develop some cohesiveness at some positions but with a young team that is going to happen.

Izzy and Andi showed definite improvement from Monday. Even in the matches that they lost we are starting to do some of the things that we have been working on. The consistency takes time but we will keep striving for that. Serra Anderson really played well. She moved the ball around well and kept things in play forcing her opponent to have to hit way too many shots. Amanda Kraayvanger was the energizer bunny of the day. Her first match lasted over 3 hours and her second match was another couple of hours. Due to a bad wrist we only had her play 2 matches today, but she definitely got her hits in for the day.

Our one and two doubles teams weren't as consistent today as I would like. We were a little flat footed today and thus dug ourselves some deep holes. We were strong enough to dig back out in time, but that isn't always going to be the case. We have to make sure that we start out with a little more drive and fire right away.

Today, Thursday, we leave for Black River Falls, followed by a tournament in Eau Claire on Friday, and a dual in Sparta on Saturday.

Whitewater 5 Lake Mills 2
1S Izzy Zahn lost M. Bergum 2-6, 1-6
2S Andi Markham beat M.Roessler 7-5,6-1
3S Amanda Kraayvanger beat I.Lackey 7-5,5-7,10-3
*4S Serra Anderson beat B.Behm 6-1,6-1
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat M.Ranney/M.Luthanen 7-6(2),6-2
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat S.Perschke/C.Riley 6-0,6-0
3D Emma Stutzman/Ali Ketterhagen lost K.Eck/D.Moldenhaur 6-7(5),4-6

Whitewater 3 Westosha 4
1S Izzy Zahn lost *B.Bostanche 1-6, 0-6
2S Andi Markham lost *K.Bostanche 0-6,0-6
3S Maggie Hough lost *A.Finnemore 0-6,0-6
*4S Serra Anderson beat A.Wells 7-5,6-3
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat M.Salemo/S.Dopach 7-6(4),6-1
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat F.Przlnaski/P.Bremner 6-4,6-2
3D Emma Stutzman/Emily Heckert lost *K.Weaver/J.Vela 0-6,1-6

Whitewater 6 West Salem 1
1S Izzy Zahn beat S.Dunham 6-0,3-6,10-6
2S Andi Markham beat D. Schultz 6-4,7-6(6)
3S Amanda Kraayvanger beat A.Noll 6-0,5-7,10-5
*4S Serra Anderson beat A.Rigotti 6-0,6-2
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat L.Anderson/S.Clements 6-0,6-0
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat H.Olson/M.Loomis 6-3,6-2
3D Emma Stutzman/Ali Ketterhagen lost K.Krien/T.Jones 4-6,default

(August 21) The Whitewater Common Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new 911 system and also approved the start toward creating a “communication bridge” between the city and Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. The Common Council also approved a Class B beer and liquor license for Jeffrey Schellpfeffer, for the former Downstairs Bar, 204 W. Main Street. It also established a Nov. 1 deadline for Tyler Sailsbury to present a detailed timeline for opening of the Casual Joe’s restaurant following his request for an extension to activate a previously approved, but not issued, Class B beer and liquor license. For more on the meeting check Daily Jefferson County Union writer Chris Welch's story .

(August 21) A note from Marie Koch Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce introducing new staff members.

"I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new staff. Lindsay Bier (l) is our new Administrative Assistant and Kaitlyn Nowicki (r) is our social media intern. Both are seniors at UW-Whitewater and will graduate in May with a degree in Public Relations. We are happy to say that Bettie Lee, our volunteer, will still be helping us out and keeping us on our toes with her humor and hard work. New faces bring new ideas and I'm excited to implement and incorporate the ideas that the new staff will bring to the organization."

(August 20) ACT recently released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2014. Locally, WHS scored above the state average in all of the four areas tested and in the overall composite score.

WHS also showed significant improvement for the second year in a row over the 2012 and 2013 results. "Once again, I am extremely proud of our recent graduates for their achievement on the ACT test. We are very lucky to have great families and students who take pride in their education and want to succeed at the highest level," stated Principal Doug Parker. "Our staff has put countless hours into their craft and our various initiatives to make these great results occur. It's been one of the best team efforts I've ever been a part of. We feel very strongly that our students are in a great place to compete for enrollment into the best four year institutions and also compete for funds to pay for their schooling."

(August 20)

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JACK Hartmann Group Page

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Jack Hartmann Story - at CaringBridge.com

(August 20) The following survey is part of a strategic planning process by Downtown Whitewater. Downtown Whitewater is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building downtown Whitewater through strategic marketing, downtown promotional events, community activities and economic development efforts. Your input is needed to help identify community priorities and ideas for improving the downtown over the next five years. Please share your input by participating in the following short 10-question survey. The survey will be active until September 22. To take the short survey .

(Aug 19) Kayla Knilans, a 2004 graduate of Whitewater High School, was awarded her PhD in Pharmacology from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on August 7th 2014.

Donna Knilans, Dick Trewyn, Kayla Knilans, Arlene Trewyn and Bill Knilans.

Celebrating with Kayla were her parents, Bill and Donna Knilans and her grandparents, Richard and Arlene Trewyn. Unable to join the celebration but equally proud was her younger brother, Jason Knilans.

Kayla has accepted a post-doctorate position with the National Institute of Health in Washington D.C. and will be conducting medical research and developing therapies for fibrosis.

(August 19) The Alexander, Amundson and Kilar families spent Saturday morning painting dugouts and assembling some of the dugout accessories. Treyton's Field of Dreams is really beginning to take shape.

Hogan Alexander assembling the dugout benches

Evan Amundson also working on the benches.

(August 19) REMINDER - The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center St. (262-473-0530), will have a book sale from August 18th through the 22nd featuring only new and "gently read" books--many suitable for gifts--that have been donated by patrons of the library. The Friends of the Library wishes to express its gratitude for these contributions to their sales, the proceeds from which are used to support the building program, purchase items for the library, and sponsor its adult and children's programs. The hours for the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The sale of "gentle read" books continues at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Additional items have been added to this sale since it opened on Monday. Proceeds will go to support the Maker Space Library Programs and Equipment. We are half way to our goal. Please help us reach the $1000 goal. Remaining Book Sale hours are: Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 8 pm Friday 9 am to 5 pm

(August 18) School Board Meeting - A draft of a Referendum question was presented and with minor changes will undergo legal review and will be presented for discussion and action at the next week scheduled Board Meeting to place it on the Nov 4th Election Day ballot.
The Board discussed the financial needs of the District, that the Referendum if accepted by the Board, would not result in an increase in the tax levy due to the ending of prior debt service that will be paid off and the referendum amount would be for $1.2 million to exceed state-imposed revenue caps. Based on the two hour discussion, if the referendum (3-5 year non-recurring) was a success they would still need to address an approximate $300,000 reduction and if failed the reductions required would be about $1.5 million for the 2015-16 school year. The Board and administration have not yet addressed a list of personnel, service, curricula and non-curricula programs that would support the reductions.
The referendum was also recommended by the Citizen’s Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). This Committee discussed the district’s decrease in overall enrollment with an increase in special education, state revenue limits, loss of state aid (through the Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement needs, and increases in other necessary areas in the budget.

The draft recommended question to be placed on the ballot - “Shall the Whitewater Unified School District, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties, Wisconsin, be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1.2 million a year beginning with the 2015-16 school year through the 2018-19 school year, for nonrecurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional programs, co-curricular programming, technology infrastructure and facilities maintenance?”

For the Power Point presentation used in guiding the discussion -

For more details on the meeting check Daily Jefferson County Union writer Chris Welch's story

(August 19) College High School class of 1959 recently held their 55th class reunion.

(front) Pat Dzierzynski, Judy Wildermuth
(middle) Roberta Juckett, Randy Bigelow, Louise Loomis, Linda Gregoire
(back) David Updegraf, Dee Schmitt, Richard Hickey, Martha Bulin, Mary Ellen Sorensen, Ken Cluver, Nancy Uttech, Carol Davis, Joan Schafer

(August 18) Richard Telfer, UWW Chancellor, will give his State of the University address on Monday, Aug. 25.

The annual event marks the beginning of the academic year, and will be held in Young Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.

(August 18) Local, young professional, Danielle Frawley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Fort Community Credit Union is among 15 finalists for the Credit Union Executive Society's (CUES) Next Top Credit Union Exec international competition. The Top 15 will be submitting blog posts regarding the projects that they are competing on and will be judged to move onto the final five.

Danielle Frawley

Danielle's project is based on financial literacy and includes helping teens to properly handle their first debit card. "Teens will receive their first debit card and at the end of each week, they will receive a text saying how much they spent and how many hours they would have to work at minimum wage to make that amount back. Maybe the Coach purse wasn't worth the eighteen hours they had to work to purchase it. The parents receive an email with the same information. This spurs open conversations at home about money management, but we'll also be checking in and guiding the teen and parents along the way," stated Danielle.
Danielle has been with the credit union industry for nearly 11 years and is a native of Whitewater. The competition runs through November 5th when the final winner will be announced. The winner will receive further executive coaching, airfare, accommodation and registration for two CUES’ CEO Institutes, a total prize package valued at $20,000.

(August 18) A recent Downtown East Gateway construction progress update meeting was held with city staff, Strand, and Forest Construction. They anticipate the Mill Pond will be able to be filled late this week. The original substantial completion date was September 12; however, due to change orders and utility conflicts this date will likely be moved closer to the end of September. When reviewing the schedule, Jefferson St. is considered the divider between the east and west segments of the project. The next construction progress update meeting will be held on August 28. One of the primary purposes of the next meeting is to ensure the construction site is properly protected in anticipation of UWW students returning to campus.

August 18 view across the Bridge with stockpile of rocks.

August 18, the stockpile of rocks is being placed to stabilize the Mill Pond bank.

(August 14) The City of Whitewater is pleased to announce that a new Neighborhood Services Director will soon be joining the staff. Christine Munz-Pritchard has accepted the position of Neighborhood Services Director and will start work with the City on Monday, August 18.

Ms. Munz-Pritchard most recently served as a Planner II in the Rock County Planning, Community and Economic Development Agency and comes to Whitewater with significant planning and zoning experience through her work in Rock County. In her role as a Planner II, Ms. Munz-Pritchard specialized in ensuring that local and regional plans were compliant with state regulations. In addition to working on various planning and land use projects at Rock County, she acted as the lead planner for the 2030 Beloit Area Water Quality Management Plan. Prior to joining Rock County, Christine was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Historical Society of Kansas, Kansas State University and Downtown Topeka, Inc. Ms. Munz-Pritchard received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree from Kansas State University and her undergraduate degree from Washburn University.

(August 14) Treyton's Field of Dreams Update H&H Construction continues the prep work for synthetic turf and should complete their work this week. Below is a view of the 3rd base line with the aggregate base and drainage lines.

They anticipate FieldTurf installing the turf in the later part of the week of August 18th and completing their work by August 29th. On Tuesday, August 5th, DLK Enterprises poured the slabs for both dugouts and on Wednesday, August 6th the 3rd base dugout was constructed. On Monday, August 11th, Midwest Masonry will install the limestone cap on the backstop and later in the week complete the 1st base dugout. Below is the 3rd base dugout. The large pole at the end of the dugout is one of 4 poles installed by Joe Daniels Construction last week for the tension backstop netting. The net will be installed the week of August 18th.

Progress photo gallery


(August 16) Whitewater’s Sable House will be observing a quarter-century with an open house on Saturday, Aug. 23rd. For story by Chris Welch, Daily Jefferson County Union staff writer

(August 13) Harpist Lauren Hayes will be performing at the 2894 On Main Espresso Bar/Café in East Troy from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Saturday, August 23rd. For more on Main Expresso and Bar . This will be Lauren's final Wisconsin performance before she departs for the Royal Academy of Music in London to pursue her Masters Degree in Harp Performance.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 23rd -Irvin L. Young Memorial Library's Youth Services Librarian, Cathy Bloom, will be honored with an Open House in the library's community room on Saturday, August 23 from noon until 2:30 pm.

Cupcakes and beverages will be served. Please come and wish her well on her retirement.

Miss Cathy has served Whitewater's youth and their families since 1999 and has loved the time she's worked here. She says, "I enjoyed every single day being here, working with families in Storytime, in the Summer Reading Programs and the many special events. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy it all".

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 - Call for Artists to Sell Their Art at Starin Park Community Building
Artists will have an opportunity to sell unframed, original art priced at under $100, on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Starin Park Senior Center, 504 West Starin Road in Whitewater. The artist's fee of $15 for Whitewater Arts Alliance members and $25 for all others is a per person fee, and will be donated to the Whitewater Arts Alliance to help continue to bring the arts to life in Whitewater.

All who are interested in selling their art should register by August 23 with Marilyn Fuerstenberg, N7557 Kame Court, Whitewater, WI 53190. Checks should be made out to the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Anyone with questions should contact Marilyn Fuerstenberg or Louise Fuerstenberg. Both are coordinators of the sale and volunteers for the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Marilyn can be reached at 262-473-5269 or mfirsty@gmail.com, and Louise Fuerstenberg at 262-473-2548.

"I don't know about other artists, but I have a need to make art, I just can't help myself. I have been painting since 1988, and have sold many pieces, but sales lag behind the amount of art I produce. Then this idea hit me: a way of reducing my inventory by offering art for sale at unbelievable prices. It not only will help me but will also give potential collectors a chance to own original art. My art is better off hanging on someone's wall than in a box under my bed," said Marilyn.

Space will also be available outside for a $5 fee, and artists would need to bring their own tables.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 23 - Grief Camp for Kids Scheduled for August Registration is now open for Home Health United's Camp GLOW, scheduled for 10am-3pm on August 23 at Traxler Park in Janesville. Limited space is available, and kids across southern Wisconsin are invited.

Camp GLOW - Giving Loved Ones Wings - is a grief support day camp for kids ages 6-14 that have been affected by a loss. Whether it is the loss of a friend, classmate, parent, grandparent, sibling, or other loved one, kids and teens often experience and express grief in different ways than adults. The Camp is designed to give children a safe place to share their feelings and concerns, with a wide range of activities and enough counselors on-site to give individual attention if needed. Activities include scrapbooking, writing letters to their loved one, and memory boxes that can be stained or painted, and are meant to hold items of sentimental value to the kids, remembrances of their loved one.

The Camp is being offered at no cost to the participants, with separate adult sessions for their parents or guardians who are also dealing with grief. Snacks and lunch are included. To learn more about Camp GLOW or to register, please call 877-356-4514 or .

(August 17) Navy Band Great Lakes "Liberty Call" - Saturday August 23, at 6:00PM - Performing Arts Center in the Jefferson High School, 700 West Milwaukee Street, Jefferson.

The United States - Navy Great Lakes Show Band has a deep commitment to singing and playing for communities of all sizes as well as supporting Navy recruiting. The Navy Band continues "Pride in Service" as a force for global good through community outreach. It is no wonder this band is also known as the "Ambassadors to the Midwest. The Council for Performing Arts is truly honored to have this group grace their stage and to be able to host this magnificent ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are complimentary but must be reserved online at or (920)-674-2179.

AUGUST 24 - The 65th Anniversary of the Ordination of the Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm as a minister of the United Church of Christ will be acknowledged at a worship service on Sunday, August 24th, at 10am at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 South Franklin Street. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration of ministry.

Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm and Rev. Phil Milam

The Rev. Olm will preach the sermon titled "If I Had a Thousand Lives to Live" focusing on the Call of the Ministry. The Rev. Phil Milam, pastor, will conduct the liturgy. Pastor Olm was ordained on August 7th, 1949, at Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He served in parishes: Trinity UCC, Mulberry, IN, Calvary Memorial UCC, Wauwatosa, WI, Providence UCC, Racine, WI and at St. Paul's UCC, Sheboygan, WI. In 1960 he accepted the call to become the Founding Director of the Wisconsin Conference UCC Fairhaven Retirement Services in Whitewater, WI, where he served for 29 years. Since his retirement in 1990 he has supplied church pulpits and has participated in Whitewater community activities such as serving on six city boards and commissions and as a member-at-large of the City Council. Currently he serves on the Whitewater Community Foundation Board. He continues in his 36th year as a member of the First Citizens State Bank Board of Directors.

A period of fellowship and sociability featuring ice cream sundaes will be held immediately after the service.

AUGUST 24 Norwegian American Methodist Episcopal Church at East Richmond Cemetery Open House - Georgia Kestol-Bauer is a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church. She is restoring the Norwegian American Methodist Episcopal Church, off Cty P in the township of Richmond. It was built sometime in the early 1850s. Georgia's great-grandparents, Peder & Anna Kjostolsen (who later shortened their name to Kestol) worshipped at this church. It is the second Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. (Cambridge boasts of the first; now Willerup United Methodist Church.) It is believed the church closed its doors around 1920. Georgia began restoration in 2006, after the township considered demolishing the building because of safety concerns. She has invested her own time and money and is determined to finish the restoration as soon as possible. Her goal is for the church to be used for meetings, weddings, baptisms, or even summer worship services. For more on the progress and pictures .

AUGUST 27th - A trailblazing leader from the United States Army Reserve will visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, the Army's first female African-American major general, will give two keynote addresses as part of the campus's annual Women in Higher Education Leadership event.

"We are delighted to have Maj. Gen. Anderson share her diverse and unique experiences with the UW-Whitewater community," said Beverly Kopper, Provost and Vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. "As a University that continually seeks out new ways to serve our students, region, state, nation and the world, we are honored to welcome an individual who is also so dedicated to service."
"She has an amazing story that's definitely worth hearing and will resonate with people from a variety of backgrounds," said Lt. Col. Carl Meredith, chair of the Department of Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies. "I think the fact that she is a citizen-soldier -- meaning she has served in both the military and civilian sectors simultaneously while rising in positions of increased leadership and responsibility -- will add tremendous value to the learning opportunities of those in attendance."

Both keynote addresses will take place in Timmerman Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall. At 11 a.m., Anderson will present "Value of Leadership and Diversity to Personal and Professional Development" for UW-Whitewater faculty and staff members. At 3 p.m., she will present "My Journey of Service and Patriotism," which is open to the public.

While the purpose of the Women in Higher Education Leadership event is to increase the professional development and networking opportunities for women -- and to celebrate their contributions to the workplace -- Kopper said the event is open to all.

Since October 2011, Maj. Gen. Anderson has served as the senior adviser to the chief of Army Reserve on policies and programs, including force structure, congressional budget and appropriations, development of manpower and personnel policies, as well as Department of The Army and Department of Defense matters. She is currently on leave from the United States Courts, where she serves as the Clerk of Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, located in Madison.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 - ' Weds. Nite Ladies' bowling league at Hawk Bowl is in need of new bowlers. They need four teams to make a league and one of the teams dropped out at the end of the season. They are now down to three and may have to blend their league in with the men's Tuesday night league. While that is a great solution for them so that they may continue to bowl, they DO enjoy their 'Ladies Nite'. The meeting is on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 7:00pm at Hawk Bowl for any female, over 18, who may be interested in joining our league. They will take full teams or individual bowlers, experienced or not, and find them a team. They also can help out those who wish to bowl but cannot do it every week. If they get enough people to sign up they can make a team with alternates who can rotate each week. Contact Mary Downs - downsmary@yahoo.com or cell # 920-650-7313 if you have questions about anything pertaining to this league (cost, length of league, etc.)

SEPTEMBER 7th - 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast - Whitewater Fire Department - Sunday, September 7th, 7am-noon - All proceeds go to the Whitewater Fire Department.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th - The Wisconsin Dream Center is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization transforming communities by “Restoring, Rebuilding, Renewing” one family at a time by meeting needs of the overlooked and underserved in our region. The Center is having a fund raiser . It impacts Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties. They do not turn anyone away who needs help regardless what county or state they are from. For more on the Dream Center

SEPTEMBER 13th - The public is invited to join the members of the Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin St. for an old fashioned (Wisconsin style) Shrimp Boil. Save the September 13th date. The seating will begin at 5pm and will continue until 7pm.

In addition to jumbo shrimp, they will be serving organic, homegrown boiled red potatoes, Mississippi caviar, coleslaw, cornbread, all topped off with homemade peach cobbler. There will be a children's meal available as well. The cost will be $15 for adults and $5 for the kids menu.

Advanced tickets are required. Please contact them at (262) 473-4101 or drop into the Congregational UCC church office Monday through Thursday between 9am and 1pm to purchase tickets. The proceeds of this event will go to Back Bay Mission. Back Bay is an on-going outreach project of the United Church of Christ serving the homeless population in Biloxi Mississippi. Come and join the fun and become a part of an important mission project.

Hosted by: Grace United Church, Fort Atkinson, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fort Atkinson, and Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater. THIS IS THE CHURCH DINNER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

Richmond United Methodist Church Annual Auction and Fall Fest on Sat. Sept. 20. Mark your Calendar - Consignments wanted.

Saturday, September 20thWalworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) is hosting a safety fair on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Tree House Child and Family Center grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event, “Safety and Fun vs. 911” will provide an informative and entertaining way for Walworth County children and their families to learn about safety issues that are important to them. The Safety Fair will offer attendees:
- Fun activities including face painting, cookie decorating, dunk tanks, and firemen wars
- Educational opportunities including personal safety at home, pet safety, hygiene, internet safety, finger printing, impairment goggles, bicycle safety, and others.

Sandy Wagie-Troemel, President of the WCAC states, “Safety and Fun vs. 911 will provide access to vital safety information and practices, safety items for homes, and links to county support systems. It is hoped that by meeting and interacting with law enforcement and first responders, children will develop a sense of security in knowing that there are many in the county who care about their safety and well being. “

In addition, the WCAC will provide food, entertainment and free gifts to attendees.

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(August 22) Doris McGraw, age 82, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Fairhaven in Whitewater, Wisconsin after a long illness.

Doris was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on November 29, 1931, the daughter of Paul and Helen (Goede) Knudson. Doris attended St. Paul's Lutheran Parochial School for eight years. She graduated from Janesville High School with the Class of 1949.

Upon graduation, Doris was employed as a secretary at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. There she met her future husband, Arthur Garfield McGraw, a faculty member in the education department. They married in Janesville on November 28, 1952. They were blessed with 3 sons, Bruce, David, and Erik.

Doris enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and traveling with her family.

Doris is survived by her sons: Bruce (Kellie) of Keller, Texas, David (Stephanie) of Janesville, WI and Erik (Kathy) of Watauga, Texas. She is also survived by her brothers: James (Beverly) and Robert (Arlene) Knudson both of Janesville, WI, Her grandchildren: Mitchell McGraw, Brandon McGraw, and Kelsey McGraw; three great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Arthur Garfield McGraw on March 25, 1988.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 S. Church Street, Whitewater, WI with Pastor Jonathan Rossman officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI.

Visitation will be from 6-8PM on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI and after 10AM on Friday at the church until the time of the services.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 S. Church St., Whitewater, WI or to the Whitewater Food Pantry.
"Rest in Peace, Mom."

Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.



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