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(July 30) Yogurt Shoppe on Main Street has added City Style Hotdogs to their menu. Check the types listed on the window.

(July 30) REMINDER - 4th Annual Tent Sale at the Round About Thursday and Friday!

(July 30) REMINDER - Thursday, July 31st The Summer Reading Programs at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library conclude with the Miller and Mike Show on Thursday July 31 at 1:30 pm.
Miller & Mike have worked all over US and beyond. They have entertained audiences with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Apple Vacation Resorts, MTV, The Today Show, Extreme Makeover and the Travel Channel. Right now they perform out of Wisconsin at libraries, fairs, festivals and corporate events. The energy they bring is unlike any other show you've seen before. Combining circus skills and audience participation with good clean comedy Miller & Mike are making memories one show at a time. Check their web page
After the show enjoy free ice cream during our annual Ice Cream Social. This event is for all ages. Please register to insure adequate amounts of ice cream!

(July 30) REMINDER - Whitewater Whippet Athletics - Attention Parents and Athletes!
Here are a few important dates for fall sports at Whitewater High School.
Eligibility Pass Dates
(this is an opportunity to turn in eligibility requirements before the fall season begins. This will take place in the HS Main Office.)

Friday August 1st 7-8 am.
Sunday August 10th 4:30-5:30 pm.

All athletes who plan to participate in a fall sport must attend (WITH their parents) the Fall All-Sports meeting.
Sunday August 10th 6:00pm HS Auditorium
Sunday August 10th 6:00pm HS Auditorium
There will be two meetings for fall athletics
1. 6:00 pm Informational meeting for all athletes and parents - given by Jeff Behrens, Athletic Director
2. 6:45 pm Athletes and parents will meet with their respective fall coaches in designated classrooms

Requirements For Athletic Participation
1. Physical (good for 2 years)
2. Parent/Athlete Consent Form (last page of the Family Athletic Handbook)
3. Concussion Agreement (back side of Parent/Athlete Consent Form)
4. Athletic Fee

The Family Athletic Handbook - , and the physical form - both will be available outside the Main Office of the High School.

Funky Blue Reaction Band - featuring Rick Dehring on Vocal,
Mark Gilmore on Guitar, Matt Hund on Drums and
Alan Luckett on Bass.

(July 30) REMINDER - The Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department would like to welcome the Funky Blue Reaction Band to Cravath Lakefront Park Thursday, July 31st at 7pm. Concerts In The Park are brought to you by the Coburn Company Inc. and are free of charge.

The Funky Blue Reaction is a band of misfits that play rockin' music from the 50's, 60's. 70's and more. Bring your dancing shoes, this band will have you swinging! This show is suitable for all ages and free of charge. Don't forget that The Black Sheep has teamed up with the Parks & Recreation Department to offer Dinner baskets every Thursday during Concerts In The Park. Please stop in or call ahead by Wednesday to make sure your basket is ready for a great evening. 262-458-4751

(July 29) St. Patrick Catholic Church - Country Fest

(July 29) Whitewater Youth Rugby Plays with Impressive Skill and Determination!

(Front l-r) Jared Anderson, David Cushman, Izabelle Hahn, Carson Ellenwood, Fletcher Crone and Trenten Zahn.
(Back l-r) Coaches Doug Hahn, Andrew Crone and Alex Kitchner.

David Cushman evades a Green Bay defender.

Whitewater youth rugby team played Green Bay in the championship game in a tournament in Menomonee Falls this past weekend. Whitewater took home the second place trophy in the tournament which featured twelve youth teams from around Wisconsin. Behind by three scores at halftime, they fought back to tie the game at the end of regulation. In a sudden death overtime, Whitewater stopped a couple of Green Bay surges and came close to scoring several times but Green Bay was able to hold off Whitewater's attacks and eventually found a small opening in its defense to score. It was Whitewater's first loss after winning their first eight games this year. "You can't ask for a better played championship game between two equally matched teams." said tournament organizer Dan Zeroth. "It could have gone either way."

Nobody on the Whitewater team has played rugby before this summer and already they are proving themselves to be a top tier team with each player on the team finding a way to score a "try" this past weekend. But most importantly, they demonstrated the true spirit of rugby. When two of Green Bay's players were hurt in the second half, Whitewater decided to allow them to borrow players from another team. "Rugby is first and foremost a social sport" said assistant coach Alex Kitchner. "Winning is never the primary motivation for playing the game.

Whitewater Youth Flag Rugby is run through the Park and Rec Department and thanks to a generous donation by The Coburn Company, it's free to anybody who wants to play. Whitewater has one more tournament this summer. After the school year starts, the team will continue to hold open practices a couple times a month. Anybody interested in playing, should contact Andrew Crone at: crone.andrew@gmail.com.

(July 29) Fire Department Fund raiser! Saturday Aug 9, 1-9pm

(July 29) The UW-Eau Claire track and field teams were honored recently with U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Academic accolades. Team members recognized were two WHS Graduates - Tony Floyd and Jacob Dennis-Oehling.

Tony Floyd a Senior - Major Accounting - Position: Hurdles/Sprints

Jacob Dennis-Oehling - Major Social Work - Position: Sprints/400

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org

(July 29) Whitewater School Board - Meeting Highlights - Referendum discussion as offered as a recommendation by the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee. A. Considered Retiree-Only Health Reimbursement Arrangement Revised Proposal Action and approved Employee Handbook Revisions.

Approved Resignations and hirings. Art Teacher, Washington Elementary; Two Special Education Teachers, Whitewater Middle School; 4K Paraprofessional, LINCS Elementary
New Employment - Cook, Whitewater Middle School; Custodian II, Whitewater High School; English Language Learner Teacher, LINCS Elementary; Special Education Teacher, Whitewater Middle School; Library Media Specialist/Technology Integrator

For detail comments check story by Chris Welch, Union staff writer Daily Jefferson County Union

(July 29) Whitewater Aquatic Fitness Center - Friday Free Admission Program and Red Cross Babysitter's Training!

(July 28) Treyton's Field of Dreams construction update at Starin Park.
Construction was completed on the masonry backstop wall today by Midwest Masonry. Additionally, H&H Construction has started prep work for the synthetic turf installation. They are currently setting forms to pour the concrete curbing that surrounds the field. For more information on the construction progress or to view a photo gallery

Masonry backstop wall.

Concrete curbing that surrounds the field.

(July 28) Thank you to Kasey Reed of Banco Insurance for purchasing Trevor Messmer's steer at the Jefferson Co. Fair. Trevor greatly appreciated the support.

Trevor Messmer with his steer and Caitlyn Gerlach-2013 Fairest of the Fair

WI State Bird - the American Robin

Eastern Bluebird

(July 28) Bird City Wisconsin (BWC) - Six more Wisconsin communities, including Whitewater, have been saluted for their long-term commitment to working with residents to make their neighborhoods a better place for people, birds and other wildlife. For Bird City Wisconsin web site

The new group spans the state and brings the ranks of Bird City Wisconsin communities to 87. The members of the new group are are the cities of Mercer, Iron County, New Berlin, Whitewater and Reedsburg and the Village of DeForest.

Andrew Struck, president of the Milwaukee Audubon Society and chair of the Bird City Wisconsin steering committee, said the communities recognized Monday demonstrate the statewide scope of this partnership-based conservation project that now draws its major support from the Bird Protection Fund of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.

BCW communities each receive a special Bird City Wisconsin flag, plaque and two street signs to be erected at their boundaries, marking their conservation achievements.

Modeled on the "Tree City USA" program, Bird City Wisconsin has developed 22 conservation criteria across five categories. If a community meets at least seven criteria, it can be recognized as an official Bird City.

In a letter to Chuck Nass, Streets/Parks Superintendent- City Forester, Carl Schwartz BCW Project Coordinator noted: "On behalf of the Steering Committee for Bird City Wisconsin, our congratulations to the City of Whitewater on having achieved recognition as a Bird City community for 2014-'15. It is an accomplishment that puts your city at the forefront of efforts to forge a statewide coalition of citizens and public officials who know that birds are more than beautiful -- they are significant."

Carl Schwartz also noted: "Our review team cited a number of achievements by the city and acknowledged the Urban Forestry Commission's lead role in seeking this recognition. Among them: Whitewater is in compliance with Wisconsin's Smart Growth law for land use planning and resource management
- The Urban Forestry Commission was charged by the Common Council with drafting a Natural Landscape Ordinance ensuring that homeowners had the right to maintain a non-turf-grass natural landscape. Approved landscapes included woodland, oak savanna, prairie, sustenance gardens, flower gardens, and wetlands. The ordinance also defined various invasive plants and methods to eradicate them.
- Whitewater's Chamber of Commerce played an important role in facilitating the Main Street Festival (Aug. 2, 2014), which adopted the theme "Flying High" in anticipation of Whitewater's Bird City recognition. Activities focusing on community involvement have been planned, including construction and embellishment of bluebird nest boxes, kestrel nest boxes, and robin platforms. These will be for sale or for in-kind donation at the festival. A portion of the nest boxes constructed will be for city use in parks and other public lands.
- Whitewater has been a Tree City USA for 20 consecutive years.
- The Forestry Commission plans a table at the Main Street Festival with literature focusing on keeping birds safe from both window strikes and free-roaming cats. Literature will also be available at the public library, the city's municipal building and other venues in and around Whitewater.
- Pages devoted to Bird City Whitewater will be online on the city's Forestry Commission webpage outlining good practices for limiting the hazards to birds. The City also has an ordinance against free-roaming pets.
- Future work to limit hazards to birds include working with Studio 84 and MakerSpace to design and create patterns for constructing "Catios," or outdoor cat enclosures to keep birds safe from domestic cat predation.
- The Forestry Commission has brought in speakers on enhancing favorable bird habitat, including: Mariette Nowak, in January, at the public library on the importance of native plantings, shrubs and trees, and their positive impact on healthy bird population. Virginia Coburn, citizen scientist, environmentalist, and activist spoke at the Municipal Building in May. She focused on her work in citizen science, banding birds, eradicating invasive species and community involvement.
- Whitewater's Main Street Festival is kicking off the city's International Migratory Bird Day celebration for 2014, and organizations involved are currently discussing the best options for celebrations in the coming years. Various literature will be available on Limiting Hazards to Birds, a flyer put out by Whitewater's UFC; Mariette Nowak's Beyond the Feeder, detailing the native plantings for favorable bird habitat, as well as information on land restoration put out by the Kettle Moraine Land Trust."

Saturday, August 2nd FOR THE BIRDS!! Whitewater's Urban Forestry Commission has succeeded in having Whitewater recognized a Bird City USA, as noted above. Part of this process was education. During the Whitewater Main Street Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 10-5, Urban Forestry will have members on hand with information on attracting birds to your yard.

They will have a limited number of free birdhouse kits that 'early birds' to their booth will be able to put together and embellish at Studio 84. These birdhouses will be erected in various locations through out the city in parks, and trails. As a bonus, visitors to the Festival can place their vote for a favorite birdhouse and the winner of this People's Choice Award will have their name placed on the birdhouse. Winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced at the end of Festival around 4:45 pm.

(July 26) WARM (Whitewater Area Regional Ministry of the United Methodist Church) Mission Trip

The Mission Trip members were from the Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and Palmyra area. One youth from Florida; he moved but returns every summer for the Mission Trip. During July 19 through 27th, 44 youths and leaders headed to St Louis MO to serve and make disciples of Christ; what an amazing job they did. From painting and repairing homes to serving the hungry and those without homes, the youth shared their hearts, their strength and their faith with many in need. A genuine appreciation is extended to all of their amazing supporters. From the group "Thank you family, friends, church supporters and all that visited the Whitewater Methodists' Church tent."

(July 25) Lacey Reichwald, SweetSpot Cafe, is entered to win a trip to Barista Camp in Rancho Mirage, California. This would be an amazing opportunity for her to become a certified barista since she has been doing it for 10 years. The contest is a photo contest on Facebook. The winner is chosen by votes. Please vote for her and the link is https://www.facebook.com . This is the photo that is entered and is Lacey and Dustin's daughter, Althea:

(July 25) The Whitewater Minneiska water ski show team took to the road the weekend of July 19th to compete in the annual Wisconsin State show team championships in Wisconsin Rapids.

Four High Pyramid!

Erin Doolittle, 19, competed in the individual swivel competition and placed among the 2014 top 5 swivel skiers in the State! Swivel skiing is much like ballet on water and Erin made her difficult 720 spins look effortless and beautiful!

Brandon Schleicher, 16, earned the Division 2 Outstanding male skier award for 2014! Brandon wowed the crowd and judges with his amazing tricks he performed during his wakeboard and barefoot acts!

The hometown team made a very proud showing by placing 6th in our D 2 division and having the honor of teammates Erin Doolittle and Brandon Schleicher earning individual recognition.

Wisconsin is home to over 24 water ski show teams that are divided among three divisions. The top teams from each division will compete at the National championship tournament. Minneiska is looking forward to this, competing in Warsaw, Indiana on Aug 2.

If you are looking for some fun, free, summer entertainment come see one of the home shows on Whitewater Lake in front of Scenic Ridge Campground!

Special thanks to all the sponsors that helped provide funding for the brand new triple rigged 250 Mercury engines!
July 26th 7:00 pm
Aug 9th 6:30 pm
Aug 16th Sponsor Appreciation show 6:30pm
Aug 16th 11-3 Brat/corn/hot dog sale to support the team at Scenic Ridge campground
Aug 23rd Benefit show for Childhood cancer 6:00pm
August 30th Last show of season 6:00pm

The ski team is in its 40th season and having a great year although suffering the set back of two members with broken arms. They are excited to be showcasing a beautiful 2-4-2 human pyramid, a 4 person around the boat team, strap doubles, trios, bare footing and much, much more!

Every year show ski teams pick a theme and this year they call the show "Show Ski Matchmaker" and have a little fun with the unique relationships that form among a close knit group of people with a common interest! Show Directors have put this theme together with great music and costumes to provide the audience with a fun, free, entertaining show that the whole family will love!

(July 25) The 4rd Annual Whitewater Chamber of Commerce Brat and a Buck Sale will take place on Friday, August 1st, from 11 am to 7 pm. Stop by the chamber office at 150 W Main Street and grab a brat, hamburger or hot dog and receive a "chamber buck" that you can spend at participating Chamber members during the Main Street Festival Saturday, August 2nd.

The featured menu will include brats or hamburger for $3 and $2 hot dogs. A meal, including choice of chips and a drink, are an additional $1. Additional drinks are $1 and additional chip bags are $0.50. Bulk business orders for pick up can be called into the Chamber Office leading up to or on the day of at (262) 473-4005, turned in to the Chamber Office at 150 W Main St, faxed to 262-473-4575 or emailed info@whitewaterchamber.com

(July 25) REMINDER Whitewater Community Clothes Closet Back to school: Supplies and Clothes Drive! Now-August 10.

1of 6 Barrel Locations - Paige Deppe from SweetSpot Cafe


Help Whitewater children in need by donating gently used children's clothes (including new undergarments and socks) and new school supplies. Please drop off your gently used back to school clothes & new school supplies here: First Citizens State Bank (Main Office), SweetSpot Cafe, Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, Sentry Grocery Store, Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center, Commercial Bank (Fremont Street & in Sentry). The Whitewater Community Clothes Closet will distribute donations on Saturday, August 16 from 8:30-11:00am and Tuesday, August 19 from 10:00 to 8:00pm at Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin Street in Whitewater. Questions? Please call: Kay (262) 379-0187

(July 25) The Visioning and Master Plan for the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library will be presented by Architect Rick McCarthy of Library Vision, Inc. at an Open House Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 Time: 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this informational open house.

(July 25) The East Gateway Project continues and is expected to be completed by mid September.

BEFORE - July 16th - Dam removal behind the Baker Bldg, red tiled roof,
across from 5 flags on Main Street (background).

AFTER - July 25th one side complete!

July 25th The other side of the culvert under Main Street and
viewed from railroad tracks above pedestrian tunnel to Cravath Lake.

(July 25) Jewels of Morocco - Spring Break 2015. There will be a trip preview on Wednesday, July 30 at 1:00 pm at the Starin Park Community Building. Think about a trip to somewhere warm in 2015! Travel to Exotic Morocco March 19-29, 2015.

In Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, an exotic bazaar offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to storytellers (an integral part of the culture) and browse for handicrafts.

In Fez, take an optional tour to see the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world. Stroll through its souks and alleys, which are virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages. Taste authentic Moroccan cuisine and take in the sights and sounds of this fascinating city. Also visit Casablanca, Meknes, Ouarzazate, Ifrane, Erfoud, and Rabat, Morocco's vibrant capital. Admire changing scenery on the Road of a Thousand Casbahs, as the Middle Atlas Mountain range transforms to desert approaching the Erfoud oasis-a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

A detailed itinerary is available at the Starin Park Community Building, calling 262-473-0535 or email dweberpal@whitewater-wi.gov. If you cannot make the preview or are interested in an evening preview, please call. Seniors in the Park welcomes seniors, boomers and adults of all ages to its trips and programs.

(July 24) REMINDER - Saturday, August 2nd Whitewater Main Street Festival to Bring Music, Art and Great Sales to town on August 2nd.
Art, music, bird houses, great food from area restaurants, and great sales from Whitewater businesses….what more could you ask for on Saturday August 2! Saturday, August 2 will be a great day in Whitewater at the Main Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 15 art and craft booths will decorate downtown Whitewater on the center of Main St. from Whitewater Street to 2nd Street. The UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication has graciously sponsored the music on First Street (bring a lawn chair and enjoy the tunes) for the day.

Following is the music line-up:
10:00 a.m. Carl Cole
11:40 a.m. Brian Lucas
1:00 p.m. Dance Performance
1:30 p.m. Derrick Amin and Earthtet
3:20 p.m. Jay Craggs

Children and families can make art using chalk on the sidewalks and the streets. They can create just for fun at the family/public space. More serious chalk artists can compete for awards in the beginner space ($3 to participate), the intermediate space ($5 to participate) and expert space ($10 to participate). Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Main Stage on First Street.

Anyone who is excited about having their face painted can sign up for a small image ($1), half-face image ($3) and full-face image ($5). Enjoy art while walking around with art on your face!

An exhibit of art inspired by birds will be on display at Studio 84, 121 West Center Street. Urban Forestry will have a special booth with free bird house kits to embellish at Studio 84. These will be erected around the city to help make Whitewater a Bird City USA.

A Farmers' Market and more retail sales will be stationed on the West end of Main Street.

Main Street Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a partnership with many organizations and businesses to help promote the arts and a creative economy. This collaborative event has been organized by: Studio 84, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors are Nasco Arts, Studio 84, Urban Forestry Commission, UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication, UW-Whitewater Student Art Association, Whitewater Arts Alliance, Whitewater Chamber of Commerce and Whitewater Maker Space. The event is held throughout the historic city of Whitewater and promotes the arts and a creative economy. The historic architecture and natural beauty serve as the perfect backdrop for exploring galleries, local shops and restaurants and to experience the many diverse forms of the arts we celebrate and support in our city.

Proceeds from the event go to support the local arts environment in our community. Funds will help support scholarships for local high school and college students, community art programing with a focus on the youth-at-risk after-school programs, and programing in the arts for people with disabilities. It will also help support creative improvements to our city such as public murals, mosaics, and sculptures.

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Tuesday, August 5thThe Whitewater Police Department is hosting the annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, 5-8pm.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local crime prevention programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police -community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Cravath Lake Park, located at 341 S. Fremont Street, residents are asked to spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, fire fighters, and EMS personnel. The National Night Out event is a simple way for people to meet one another, have fun, and explore how they might work together to improve the safety and quality of their neighborhoods.

Entertainment will be provided to include the following and more: explore emergency vehicles from the City of Whitewater Police and Fire Departments, UW-Whitewater Police Services, the Walworth County Sherifffs Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol. A SWAT vehicle will be on display along with ambulances, fire trucks, military vehicles, etc. Learn about bike safety, home and vehicle safety, car seat checks, drug and alcohol knowledge/prevention, sexual assault awareness, internet safety, and healthy living. The new K9 unit will provide search demonstrations and the Whitewater Rescue Squad will provide AED/CPR demonstrations and free blood pressure checks. Search and rescue horses from WAMSTAR will be roaming the park and there will be appearances by Culver's Scoopie and McGruff the Crime Dog. Operation Click golf carts will be available for people to experience why they shouldn't operate a vehicle while impaired. Children will enjoy the hands-on experiences of being a crime scene investigator (CSI), a fire fighter spraying water into a water wall, and learning how to dial 911 with an emergency dispatcher. Free hotdogs, popcorn, ice pops, beverages, and a bounce house will be provided. Lastly, don't miss your chance to dunk Whitewater Police Captain Brian Uhl, Whitewater Police School Resource Officer Jacob Hintz, Whitewater High School Principal Doug Parker, and Whitewater High School Assistant Principal Joe Lynch. All proceeds from the dunk tank go towards helping fund the Whitewater Police Department's new K9 unit. Children visiting each of the displays or purchasing dunk tank tickets will have a chance to win one of four bikes generously donated by Walmart.

Saturday, August 9thGolden Anniversary-Stanley R. and Carolyn A. (Evenson) Godfrey,S2640 Waletzki Road, Fountain City WI 54629 will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on August 8, 2014.
They were married at Koshkonong Lutheran Church on August 8, 1964. Stan and Carolyn; formerly of Whitewater, own and operate Godfrey Heating and Air Conditioning. They are active hunters and conservationists. They have two children; Mike Godfrey of Lake Geneva and Ann (Daniel) Seffernick of Neenah, WI and 3 grandchildren; Mitch Godfrey of Whitewater and Taylor and Derek Fraiser of Green Bay. A celebration in their honor will be held on August 9, 2014 at their home. It is an Open House, hosted by their children from 1-4pm.

Monday, August 11thVacation Bible School--Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones
St. Patrick Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School from August 11th through the 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Berry Hall. Children in Grades K through 5 are welcome to participate. There are registration forms in the parish office. For more information, please email Rick at rupprechtr@archmil.org or call him at (262) 473-3143 x119.

La Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones de San Patricio se tomará acabo el 11 de agosto hasta el 15 de agosto de 9:00 a 12:00 en Berry Hall. Es para niños en Kínder hasta 5º Grado. Hay formas de registración en la oficina parroquial. Para más información, por favor envíe un email a Rick a rupprechtr@archmil.org o llámelo al (262) 473-3143 x119.

(July 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 .

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.



Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka

Photographer covering Whippet Sports -

Thanks Bob for doing this service for our students, families and also for access by the Banner.

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(July 26) Bradley R. Cummings, age 39, of Whitewater, and formerly of Plain, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1974, in Madison, the son of Gerald and Kathleen (Donahoe) Cummings.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kathy (Fred) Cummings-Emshoff of Prairie du Sac; his father, Gerald Cummings of Garland, Texas; a brother, Brian (Amanda) Cummings of Prairie du Sac; a sister, Amy (Tom) McGuire of Sun Prairie; a nephew, Jonathon Cummings; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Estelle Donahoe; and his paternal grandparents, Bob and Mary Cummings.

A scripture service will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain, at 11 a.m. Father Mike Resop will officiate with a private family burial at a later date in the Calvary Cemetery in Reedsburg.

Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences are available . The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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