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(May 30) REMINDER - Memorial Day activities to be held on Monday, May 30th in Whitewater.

VFW Post 5470 of Whitewater and Monsignor Thomas Berry Council 1690, Knights of Columbus, Whitewater and Palmyra invite you to a Memorial Day Observance at Fr. Berry Hall at St. Patrick Parish, 1235 W. Main St.

The is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of Memorial Day [first called Decoration Day] in Waterloo, NY. The observance will begin at 9:00 a.m. and feature a Memorial Homily by Fr. Mark Niehaus, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, and Taps and a rifle salute by the American Legion Honor Squad. Refreshments will be served by the Women's Society.

The American Legion parade will form at the First Citizens Bank parking lot in downtown Whitewater at 10:00 AM and will march off promptly at 10:30 AM concluding at the American Legion Building, 272 Wisconsin Street.

In case of inclement weather the parade will be canceled but the program will be held at the American Legion Building beginning at 11:00 AM.

Leading the parade will be the color guard of William Graham Post 173 American Legion. The Whitewater High School Band and the Whitewater Middle School Band will provide music for the parade. Featured in the parade will be guest speaker Whitewater native and Brigadier General (Ret) Charles Scharine. Also participating will be American Legion and VFW scholarship winners, Badgers Boys and Girls State attendees, the American Legion Outstanding Athlete, and the American Legion Americanism award recipient. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth organizations are invited to participate. Following the ceremony the public is invited to remain for refreshments and remembrance.

A TRAVELING DISPLAY OF WISCONSIN CASUALTIES SINCE 9-11-01 IS COMING TO HERITAGE HALL IN ELKHORN - six days starting Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm every day through Friday June 3rd.

The very emotional display, "Remembering Our Fallen of Wisconsin" was conceived at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. It is intended to be a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by the fallen from every state in the USA who was killed in the War On Terror while wearing our country's uniform in a war zone. The goal is to have memorials from every state brought together for a National Tour.

Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin is the caretaker of the Wisconsin tribute until it joins the rest of the states for a National Tour. The Walworth County Council and the Walworth County Historical Society are cooperating to bring the traveling exhibit to Heritage Hall in Elkhorn for six days starting Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm every day through Friday June 3rd. On Friday the exhibit will be open until 8:00pm. Bob Miller, Legion Commander and James Boardman, President of the Historical Society, issued a joint statement that they were pleased that their respective organizations would be working together again on another project making this event possible.

Wisconsin had 138 men and women who died during this period. Walworth County had 4, having ties to the county, who gave their lives: Justin Linden, Mathew Hermanson, David Johnson and Keith Nurnberg. The photo memorial includes military and personal photos and other information on each of the fallen.

It is hoped that Veterans of this same era will be available daily to be Honor Guides at the exhibit. There will be 2 guides needed each day for 3 hour shifts.

There will be no charge for admittance to the exhibit. There are costs associated with the origination, maintenance and transporting the exhibits so donations can be made at the exhibit.

(May 30)The Whitewater High School Girls Varsity Soccer team defeats conference rivals, the Jefferson Eagles 6-0, in their final regular season game.

Autumn Bultman

File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

Coach Gunter: "The Lady Whippet Seniors received most of the playing time as this was their last conference game of their soccer careers at Whitewater. Senior Autumn Bultman opened the scoring with a 30 yard shot over the Eagles keeper in the 2nd minute on the match. The Whippet midfield and forwards dominated possession in the first half generating 8 shots on goal while holding Jefferson to zero. Senior Holly Hough was able to notch the next Whippet goal in the 21st minute. Then Jaden Pfinder scored in the 40th minute, with the half ending 3-0 in favor of Whitewater. As the second half began several of the seniors were given a chance to play in different positions and in the 67th minute, senior Ali Sedmak, regularly the starting goal keeper, scored her second goal of the season. In the 73rd minute, senior Haylee Stachow rolled a low shot into the left corner of the goal. The final goal of the night was tallied by Brittney Piper in the 86th minute. Notable players besides the goal scorers were Megan Reynolds, Milena Maroske, Sarah Schiltz, and Caleigh Judd who held the Eagles to one shot on the Whitewater goal. Coach Menager remarked that this was a solid win for us in conference and sets the bar for the coming first regional game against Delavan.

The Lady Whippets will host the Delavan Comets, Thursday, June 2nd for their first round regional match. Whitewater is now 5-2-1 in conference and 9-3-2 overall."

(May 28) Miss Whitewater 2016 Pageant - practice begins June 4th
Over the last 4 years they have had over 75 participants and raised over $10,000 for some really great causes, including; Fisher House, Treyton's Field of Dreams, Honor Flight Network, and the USO. This year's benefactor will be -DAV- Disabled American Veterans. Fulfilling their promises to the men and women who served.

(May 28) Bootcamp Time Join Anytime!

(May 28) WMS 7th and 8th Graders - MEGA MATH Meet Results

The 7-8 Math team included: (Front L-R) 7th graders - Crystal Chan, Reid Gunnink, Young Liang, and Carson Ellenwood
(Back L-R) 8th graders - Colin Chenoweth, Sophie Mayer, David Kromholz, and Shawn Chan

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders that competed in the MEGA Math Meet that was held on May 24th at Madison College. Whitewater students did very well competing with the twenty schools that participated. The Whitewater team came in eighth place behind several top Dane County schools. They were the top scoring school among all of the Southern Lakes Advanced Network schools that advanced to that event including Elkhorn! Previously, Elkhorn had beaten them at the regional meet.

(May 27) Track and Field - The Whippets competed in East Troy this evening with a trip to the state meet on the line.

Sarah Ziolkowski

Allisan Barrett

Xhonatan Shahollari

Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery

"The top 4 finishers in each event punched their ticket to the state meet in LaCrosse on June 3rd and 4th. Three Whippets will be making the trip to compete against the best in the state. Sarah Ziolkowski and Allisan Barrett will both be competing in the 3200 after finishing 1st and 4th this evening. Sarah ran a great race, taking the lead with 2 laps to go. Janik from Wisconsin Lutheran tried to come back on her with about 600m to go, but Sarah would have none of it, dropping in another surge to finish in a lifetime best of 11:14.31. Allisan Barrett ran a race that is typical of her of late. She gets locked into her pace early and just stays on it. She was sitting in the middle of the pack, in the 8-10th place range for most of the first mile before gradually picking off runner after runner until she finally passed Arnold from Brookfield Academy on the final lap. Arnold tried to come back, but Allisan stayed strong and pulled away to finish 4th and punch her ticket to state. It will be a race to remember for Coach Carstens, as it's rare to have two athletes qualify in the same event. The lone boy qualifier is Xhonatan Shahollari. His day started and ended with some serious drama. It started with two scratches in prelims, and only 1 legal jump that barely got him into finals, sitting 8th out of 9 heading to finals. He improved slightly on his first jump in finals, but not enough to move into a qualifying spot. He was down to his final jump before finally putting a good jump together, going 43' even to move into 2nd place, which is where he finished. His day ended with the long jump, where he was sitting 4th going into the final round of jumps in the competition. It wasn't until the jumper right before his final jump, that anyone knocked him out. But he ended up 5th after the final round, one spot out of qualifying. All three athletes will compete on Friday the 3rd at state in LaCrosse.

Other athletes performed well, but didn't advance. Connor Rupke ran a very nice prelim in the 100m and made finals, running his fastest time of the season in prelims. A poor start in finals kept him from advancing. Nicole Frison also ran well today in an attempt to qualify. Her time in the 100m hurdle finals of 16.74 was her best ever and good enough for 6th place. Miranda Reynolds was 1 of 11 girls to make 5' in the high jump, barely missing at 5' 2". She clipped the bar with her heels after she was already over it, taking it down. Had she made it, she would have advanced to state as well. The girls 4x100 relay team of Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Ali Ketterhagen, Kelly O'Hara and Morgan Radaj ran their best race of the season but finished 7th. Wiedenhoeft and Ketterhagen had an excellent exchange while O'Hara and Radaj ran solid legs, finishing in 53.00. Jacob Korf gave it his best shot, hanging with the lead pack for the first mile in the 3200m run. He eventually fell off the group and ended up just missing his best time ever.

The girls 4x800m relay team finished 8th. The team was made up of Barrett, King, Delaney, and Tomomitsu. The boys 4x800m relay team of Vander Pluym, Laue, Mattingly and Mattingly was 8th. Timmy VanderPluym finished 12th in the 1600, as did Abby King. Keely Fiedler was 11th in the vault, clearing 7' 6". Shahollari was 9th in the high jump, and Morgan Wiedenhoeft was 16th in the 100m.

Overall, it was a pretty good night. The kids all competed hard and put it out there, giving themselves a chance to advance. While not as many advanced as I had hoped, I can't fault a single one for not giving it their all. They did their best tonight, but fell a little short in some cases. It was a good experience as many of the kids competing will be back next year. Hopefully they can build upon it and make a step closer next year."

(May 27) The Whippets tennis team overall placed 4th in the sectional behind Watertown Luther Prep, McFarland and Edgewood! It was a great accomplishment for the Whippets to place this high, what a great showing by them all week!

Brodie Runez

Coach Alex Mory and Brodie Runez

Coach Alex Mory: "This week was an important week for the Whitewater Whippets as we concluded our season with our sub sectional and sectional matches. Monday our team traveled to Big Foot High School and Delavan Darien to compete for a spot in the sectional draw which was hosted today at East Troy High School. I am happy to announce that our #1 singles player Brodie Runez will be representing Whitewater High School in the state tennis tournament at Nielson tennis stadium in Madison next week! He had an amazing two days of tennis and faced off against some of the toughest competition he will see, and now he will start his training for the tournament next week!

Our #2 Singles players Jan Maroske advanced past the sub sectional round on Monday with two solid wins to play today against his rival from Watertown Lutheran. He played well and fought back with an arm injury also, but came up short in his epic comeback in the second set. He then faced Waupan for 3rd place and cruised to a straight set victory to take 3rd in sectional! At #3 singles, Dineth Gunawardena played some of the best tennis I have seen out of him to reach the final for his sectional! After cruising through sub sectionals on Monday, Dineth faced a tough and steady opponent for Wayland academy today. He fought hard and won the first set handily, but Wayland came up with some impressive shots and took the second set away from Dineth. That left a 3rd set to Dineth, who prevailed with his die hard attitude and amazing DEMEANOR to win the final 3rd set. He was pitted against state powerhouse Madison Edgewood in the final. While losing the first set, he was determined to get to every ball and fight to the last point. In the second the score went back and forth and Dineth was up 6-5 in the second. He lost the game so it was up to a tiebreaker, which Edgewood proved to be too much in and took it 7-6 in the breaker. I was extremely proud of the way he played and his incredible attitude and willingness to stay in every point throughout the tournament!

Brodie won his first match in sectional against a tough player from Ripon to reach the state tennis tournament! He then ran into the state runner up from last year from Madison Edgewood. Brodie knew it wouldn't get tougher than this and played his heart out, but Cecil was too much and took the match 6-0, 6-1. Brodie came into the next match against another tough player from Monroe and came up just short as well, placing 4th in sectionals, but going to the state tennis tournament! We figured out a lot of things to work on and with his amazing work ethic he will be ready for anyone thrown at him!

The Whippets all played some incredible tennis this week and showed so much improvement throughout the whole year. I am so proud of the guys and the way they played as we get ready for the state tournament and tennis for next year!"
For full match results please visit the WIAA website here

(May 27) Scholarship Night at Whitewater High School on Wednesday. Seventy two seniors in the class of 2016 have won over $151,000 in local & area scholarships and $1,020,000 from state, national & college / university sources! That's a grand total over of $1,171,000! It was time to celebrate student achievement in our community!

To see the $151,000 in local scholarships earned by students (alpha sequence)

To see the $1,020,239 in Outside Scholarships earned by students (in amount sequence)

Principal Doug Parker with WI Academic Excellence Award recipients ($9,000 scholarships each) Sarah Schiltz and Allison Sedmak

WI Technical Excellence Award recipients ($6,750 scholarships each) Gabriel Mendez and Courtney Frie

The Outside Scholarships recipients were introduced.

Alexandria Berglin, Michelle Carreon, Carlie Gard, Elizabeth Hall, Monica Juoni and Alyx Kiernan received the DLK Enterprises Scholarship from Jon Kachel.

Sally Kate Hixson receives the Anne and Lane Kuske Drama Scholarship from Jim McCulloch

Tanya Vidales receives the Jan Nehring Memorial Scholarship from Ken Nehring

Jordan Heller receives the Anthony J. Weiler Memorial Scholarship from Kevin Brunner

James Cushman receives the Veronica Hookstead-West Memorial Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz

Andrew Gildner receives the Saint John's Masonic Lodge #357 Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz

Monica Juoni receives the Charles Coulthart memorial Scholarship from Craig Coulthart

Holly Hough receives the Whitewater Rotary Club Scholarship.

Juan Villegas receives the Whitewater Rotary Club Scholarship.

Devin Samaranayake receives the LINCS Inquiry Charter School Scholarship from Mary Kilar.

Emma Stutzman receives the Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz.

Cheyenne Minton receives the UW-Platteville Percy Lavon Julien Science Scholarship from Katie Martin.

Yatziri Reyes receives the Optimist Club ELL Scholarship from Colleen Mendez.

Mia Bentel receives a US Flag and the American Legion Al and Doris Kolmos Scholarship from Legion Commander Steve Nass.

Julian Sonn receives the VFW Scholarship from Post Adjuntant Roberto Rodriquez

Julian Sonn receives the Treyton Kilar Memorial Scholarship from Michael Kilar.

Abby King receives the Clara Bray Memorial Scholarship.

Marren McCulloch receives the ME Converse Memorial Public Speaking Scholarship.

Sydney Zimdars receives the J-Hawks Swim Organization Scholarship.

Huong Vo receives Kiwanis Breakfast Club Scholarship from Kathy Schumacher.

Elizabeth Hall receives the Michael Hall Memorial Scholarship from David Hall.

Madalee Gregoire receives the Optimist Club Robers Scholarship from Joe Lynch

Keely Fiedler receives the Whitewater Professional Police Association Chief Don Simon Memorial Scholarship from Officer Hintz

Friends after the event: Haylee Stachow, Miranda Reynolds, Sally Kate Hixson and Sarah Schiltz

Family after the event - Lan and Huong Vo with dad.

After the event reception - Dawn Raufman, Kathy Markham, Jerry and Shirley Grant

(May 26) When downtown to view the birds or the Memorial Day Parade be sure to check out the great display window at the Quiet Hut Sports on Main Street. The displays are a tribute by owner David Saalsaa to those WW II vets with 5 killed in action from Whitewater, one from Rockford and one still among us. Information concerning each vet is in the window to read.

(May 26) Swim Lessons start Monday June 13th

(May 26) REMINDER - The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center St., is having a book sale from May 31 to June 7.
The sale features fiction and nonfiction books, both paperback and hard-cover, including a large number of large-print books, priced at 50¢ to $1.00 each. CDs and DVDs are priced at $1.00 each and audio books at $3.00 each. Valuable or rare books are individually priced.

The hours for the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

(May 26) REMINDER - Boys Free Swim Clinic - June 4th - Registration Form

Swimming is a life long sport and they want to share how much safer and fun it can be when you feel secure being in the water.

(May 26) REMINDER - It is that time of year again; the Whitewater 4th of July Parade committee is meeting and planning this year's parade. They would love to have you join them this year as they have truly enjoyed having you participate in the past. The 2016 Fourth of July Parade theme is "Defending our Freedom over the Decades," as they are honoring all branches of service. Featuring six Parade Marshals from the service branches.

If you are interested in participating in this year's parade please fill out the parade registration form by June 17th and return to Bob Obney, W8555 Territorial Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190 or email to obneyb@gmail.com.

Just a reminder, the United States flag must be the most prominent on your entry.

The Parade Registration Greeting Letter and the 2016 Parade Registration Form are available on their web page

(May 25) Check out the downtown area - the birds have arrived! Around 50 birds are soaring from downtown lamp poles this summer as the next generation of the Whitewater Arts Alliance Public Arts Project is displayed downtown. The 2016 Public Art Project - "Artrageous Birds Fly Downtown" has one final touch left and that is to put identifying information on the lamp poles about the bird, sponsor and artist which should be done in the next few days.

Transporting the birds from their nests to the appropriate lamposts: (L-R) Everett Long, Dawn Hunter, Sylvia Linton and Roni Telfer

Linda Long with owl sponsored by Dental Perfections - artists Linda Skindingsrude and Darcie Krahn

Bird roost place on pole by city staff.

The lamp pole art project began 11 years ago as a fund-raiser for the work of the Whitewater Arts Alliance and that part remains. The artists will still create the artworks from a template. This year there will be five different types of bird templates as options - an owl, a hawk, a pair of songbirds, a crested bird, and a swift. The art will now grace the downtown to early September. Then the pieces will come down and be on display in the CAC where the public will still have a chance a purchase their favorite pieces via a silent auction. Artists who want to be sure to get their own bird back in the fall have done so by paying $10 when they picked up the blank form.

(May 25) The Annual Flag Distribution at Hillside Cemetery took place Monday.
Around 550 flags were placed to demonstrate thanks and show respect for the Vets in observance of Memorial Day.

American Legion Commander Steve Nass (X) speaks to a growing number of volunteers regarding the locations and flag holders for the veterans. He also mentioned four veterans and their military background who will be receiving their annual flag. He thanked volunteer coordinator Kay Robers (V) for all her efforts and the restaurants that provided pizzas for food and fellowship for the volunteers after the flag placement at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St.

Looking for the veteran flag holders.

Flags secured in holders.

(May 25) The Whitewater Unified School District School Board heard a report based on a survey of community and staff feed­back on the ideally-desired qualities sought in any potential new district administrator. For more on the School Board meeting by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union For update on District letter from School Board President Casey Judd Excerpt from the letter: "The School Board will be conducting confidential screening interviews with the recommended candidates on May 31 and June 2. Predicting that three finalist candidates will be identified from this screening process, their names will be announced after June 2 in the next District Administrator Search Update and the media."

Three of four WHS Class of 2016 students entering the military were present to be recognized by the School Board Monday: (L-R) Adrian Casillas, Navy; Jon Cutshall, Army; and Caleb Gard, Marines. Unable to attend Monday was (Ivan) Grant Hollenberger, Army.

The WHS String Ensemble (WHS and homeschooled students) performing at the School Board meeting; members are Lydia Wiley Deal, Grace Norton Ejnik, Sarah Maloney, Hannah Fuller, and Olivia Vander Pluym and Alisha Parboteeah. This is a history-making group as they are the first string ensemble to participate in solo-ensemble festival events. Under the direction of Patricia Nielsen, this group qualified for the state festival in their first attempt and received a 1-rating at the state festival held at UWW on April 30.

The Board recognized Whitewater music teacher Christine Hayes of Lincoln/LINCS Elementary School for receiving the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Ward-Brodt Music - 2016 Award for Excellence in Music Education.
The award recognizes "an outstanding music educator" within a 75-mile radius of Madison in a public or private K-12 school and instructed a band, orchestra, choir, or general music course. School Board member Kelly Davis presented Christine Hayes the recognition with principal Mary Kilar.

(May 25) The Rotary Club honored Whitewater High School Class of 2016 seniors in the Top 10% of their graduating class, during a luncheon at Fin & Hooves. Students shared information about their school activities, career & academic plans after graduation and learned about the many amazing ways the Rotary Club helps people around the world.

(Front L-R) : Keely Fiedler, Lan Vo, Sarah Ziolkowski, Sarah Schiltz, Cheyenne Minton, Jan Maroske, Jamison DuClos in chair, Devin Samaranayke, Caleigh Judd, Holly Hough, Emma Stutzman, Allison Sedmak and Huong Vo Students
(Back L-R) Isabelle Zahn, Emily Heckman, Benny Liang, Leif Sahyun, Troy Marinkovic, Sydney Zimdars and Andrea Markham

Keely Fiedler is one of the 20 students who shared their school activities and future plans.

(May 25) ZUMBA Fitness Classes:

Where: CrossPointe Community Church, 445 Warner Rd
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6 p.m
Cost: $3
Instructor: Johnetta Marton
For more details and information


Thursdays, June 2 through July 7 - Members of the community are invited to join the residents of Fairhaven Senior Services in a group series of learning sessions offered to provide grief awareness and support for those who anticipate the passing of a loved one in the near future or who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the recent past.

The series, "Understanding Our Response to Loss: A Journey of Grief Awareness and Support," will be offered for six weeks on Thursdays, June 2 through July 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 W. Starin Rd., Whitewater, and is free of charge.

The series is collaboration between Fairhaven Senior Services and Rainbow Hospice Care.

"Everyone experiences loss and grief in their lives," Fairhaven Chaplain Delisa Buckingham-Taylor said. "Yet there are misunderstandings about what grief is, and how we should handle the journey of grief. By offering this series, we hope people will know that their feelings and experiences in grief are normal, and that they are not alone."

Robb Rennix (r), the Coordinator for Bereavement Services at Rainbow Hospice Care, will facilitate the presentations and discussions.

"Are we ever 'prepared' for the separation of a loved one; whether that is in the recent past, or anticipated in the near future? And once we experience that separation, whether a sudden occurrence or long-expected situation, what then shall we 'do' with this sorrow?" Robb asked.

Robb will cover topics that include identifying and understanding grief; the loss of power and control; the experience of pain and suffering; the myths and realities of mourning; true and false guilt; and fear.

There will be opportunities for the attendees to discuss the topics and share their experiences. Participants may attend all of the sessions, or any combination of them. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, June 4th - The Whitewater Police Department is hosting the 4th Annual Whitewater K9 5K/10K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. The race starts at the Cravath Lakefront Park, 341 South Fremont Street, in Whitewater. Registration is from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. The kiddie 1]mile sprint (ages 1 through 12) begins at 8:30 am and the 5K walk/run and 10K walk/run begin at 9:00 am. The cost to participate is $10 for the kiddie 1]mile sprint, $15 per person (team) and $20 (individual) for the 5K walk/run, and $20 per person (team) and $25 (individual) for the 10K walk/run. Chip timing will be provided by Absolute Race Timing. The top three finishers in multiple age categories will receive a race medal and all participants will receive a Performance Cotton tshirt, donated by Whitewater Manufacturing. Register by Tuesday, May 24th to be sure you will receive a t-shirt! On line registration

There were approximately 200 race participants with 60 dogs at last year’s event. They are looking forward to an increase in participation with this year’s event in order to continue to fund the K9 Unit. Officer Matteson and canine Boomer will be on hand at this year’s race to cheer on the race participants and their canine companions.

For more race information or to register visit the race website at and “like” our Whitewater Police K9 Facebook page to learn more about other K9 events.

So, grab your running shoes (and your dog if you'd like) and meet us at Cravath Lake Front Park for a morning of friends, family and fitness SATURDAY JUNE 4th! A scenic, accessible and safe 5K and 10K route and also a Kiddie Sprint around. Chip timing performed by Absolute Timing. There will be two water stations along the route for both humans and canines. Participants receive a performance race shirt and snacks. Treats and waste bags provided for Fido. Medals are awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group of both distances. The top 3 dog finishers in both 5k and 10K will receive a prize. Reminder - Kiddie Sprint 8:30am 10K 9:00am 5K 9:10am

Monday, June 6th - Whitewater Country Club Junior Golf Instruction Program!

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.

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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A service celebrating the life of William (Bill) Bethke will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 a.m. at the Millard Community Covenant Church. The service of remembrance will be followed by a luncheon at the Church. Bill was born in Whitewater February 10, 1939 and lived the majority of his life in LaGrange Township. He worked for 20 years as a stock broker for Robert Baird & Company in Janesville, but was happiest when farming. For the ten years prior to his death, February 2, 2016, he was a resident of Oro Valley, AZ. He is survived by his wife Deanna (Oro Valley AZ), son Bradley (Milwaukee), son Michael (Elkhorn), daughter Danielle (Oakland, CA), sister Jean Webb LeMay (Janesville), and many extended family members and friends.

(May 24) Mary E. Boyd Paynter, age 77, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 after a brief illness.

Mary was born on March 30, 1939 in Lima Center, Wisconsin the daughter of Willis and Ruth (Morgan) Boyd. Mary graduated from Whitewater High School in 1957.

She married Robert W. Paynter on September 13, 1958. Mary raised three daughters and was a homemaker until the mid 1970's when she re-entered the working world, beginning at Havill-Spoerl and then retiring from the City of Whitewater in 2001.

Mary had many interests including a love of cooking, gardening, and family time.

Surviving are: Husband: Robert "Bob", Daughters: Beth (Mike) Treptow, Jill (Joe) Johnson, and Kim (Bruce) Lewandowski, Grandchildren: Mark (Kayla), Chris, Dana (Joe), David, Ryan (Dakota), and Nic, Great-grandchildren: Jayden, Grayson, and Kael, and Very special person: Ron Kelley. She is further survived by four sisters: Nancy Gothard, Helen Stork, Dorothy Peich, and Millie (Gerald) Stork, Sister-in-law: Shirley Boyd, and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Willis and Ruth Boyd, brother John Boyd, and sister Carol Drays.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Friends may call after 9AM on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the funeral home until the time of the services.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Fairhaven staff and to Rainbow Hospice for their loving care and support.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the Whitewater Fire Department or the Whitewater Rescue Squad.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family

(May 23) Gary E. Cooper, 63, Delavan, WI, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his favorite Northern Wisconsin Retreat in the Town of Fifield.

He was born on April 15, 1953, in Milwaukee, the son of Ralph and Caroline (Bucholz) Cooper.

He spent his early life and schooling in the Milwaukee/West Allis area. He attended and graduated from West Allis Central High School, Class of 1971. He then attended Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville. Following his education he was the Co-Owner of G & J Standard in Janesville, was then employed at the DANA Corp., in Edgerton, WI and currently was the owner of Cooper Construction and Concrete, Richmond, WI. In his free time he was an avid fisherman throughout the U.S. and Canada. He especially enjoyed Northern Wisconsin at his favorite lake and cabin in the Town of Fifield. His family and friends enjoyed his outgoing personality.

He is survived by his brother: Dennis (Sandy) Cooper, Evansville, WI, by his cousin Norma (Bruce) Brotz, Phillips, and by other cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the 841 Brewhouse, 841 E. Milwaukee, St., Whitewater, Wisconsin, 53190.

The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips is in charge of the local arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed

(May 21) Helen Marie Henschel, age 75 of Whitewater WI. passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.

Helen was born in Milwaukee WI. to Margaret (Stuck) and Elmer Mueller and attended College High School in Whitewater. Helen was married to Raymond W. Henschel on October 19, 1958 in Whitewater WI.

She was employed at Coburn Company for over 30 years. Helen enjoyed quilting, rosemaling, knitting, crocheting.

Survivors include: Daughters; Patty (David) Luther of Whitewater, Karen Olds of Fort Atkinson WI, Gail Wellnitz of Milton, and a son Larry (Colleen) Henschel of Whitewater, special daughter, Rhonda Grandchildren; Michael (Ashley), Kayla, Courtney (Colton), Heidi (Andy), Paula (Joe), Elissa (Jon), Hannah, Cameron, Tyler (Tess), Jeff (Jaime), Nicki, Emily (Brandon), and Chad, and Seven great-grandchildren. Sister Kathy (Bill) Fredell of Edina MN. and brothers; Mike Mueller of Waukesha WI, Xan Johnson of Salt Lake City UT, and Don (Alice) Mueller of Brown Deer WI. Many nieces nephews other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ray, and Son -in- Law David Vohs.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater WI. on Thursday June 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating.

Visitation will be at the Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Private Inurnment will be in the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Wisconsin.

A special thank you to the staff at Rainbow Hospice for their amazing care. Memorials may be directed to Rainbow Hospice in Helen's name.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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