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Millard Community Church
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Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
J-Hawks Swim
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park - Event
Rotary Club

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

UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club

W3 - Working for Whitewater's Wellness
VFW Post 5470 will be meeting at the American Legion/Veterans Building on Wisconsin Street the 3d Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Whitewater Fiber Guild
Whitewater Hang Gliding Club
League of Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Lake Association
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The Whitewater Unified School District is looking for a part-time driver who will be responsible for transporting students to and from school.
Qualified applicants must be 18 years or older, hold a valid driver 's license, and have a clean driving record.
Hours: 7:45-9:30 am and again at 1:45-3:30 pm on school days
Starting salary: $12.50 per hour
Apply online at: http://services.education.wisc.edu/wecan/
Or paper applications may be obtained Mon. -Friday. 7:30 -4:00 at: Whitewater Unified School District 419 South Elizabeth Street Whitewater, WI 53190
or online at http://www.wwusd.org/page/2763 under "Join Our Team"

Anderson Machining Service, Inc.

Brotoloc South Inc.

Bus Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
City Rescue Squad Looking for Emergency Technicians Basic and Advanced.
Fairhaven Senior Services/

Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities

iPacesetters - data management, and CRM sectors

UWW Job Opportunities

Whitewater Unified School District Job Opportunities
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Monday, November 30, 6:30 P.M - Friends of the Mounds Preserve Meeting at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Agenda summary: Final discussion & action on bylaws; Report on Mounds Preserve programs & tours to date; Update on Mounds Preserve signage project; Report on WI Archeological Society’s autumn meeting, 10/24; Program to be co-hosted with Urban Forestry Committee in late Jan/early Feb 2016 on native plants (grassland & woodland); Co-create wish list of future programs (i.e. mounds site management techniques, oak savanna management, birding in Mounds Preserve); Projects (i.e. Mounds Preserve tree inventory, cultivating youth volunteers at UWW and Whitewater High School to assist with removing invasive plants, public info outlets at City Market, etc.)

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m. - Common Council Meeting at Municipal Building Agenda summary: Adoption of 2016 Salary Resolution; Authorizing City to apply for Department of Natural Resources grant to conduct dredging feasibility study; Vacating portion of E. Main Court. (Property East of Provisur, which is located at 1116 E. Main St.); Amending Chapter 19.19 relating to R-2A Zoning District (When bedrooms are being added as part of an internal remodeling or external addition, common space (square footage excluding basements, bedrooms, bathrooms, halls, and closets) must exceed 75 square feet per allowed unrelated resident.); Appointment of Alan Luckett as citizen member to Birge Fountain Committee; Discussion and possible direction regarding water rate increase; Approval of 2016 Janitorial Contract with Diversified Building Maintenance; EXECUTIVE SESSION. Adjourn to Closed Session, NOT TO RECONVENE, Item to be Discussed: Negotiation of Whitewater Aquatic Center Agreement.

Thursday, December 3, – 6:00 p.m. - Whitewater Landmarks Commission meeting at City Manager Meeting Room, Municipal Building Agenda summary: A Public Hearing - The following property has been nominated for designation as a local landmark, pursuant to the Whitewater Municipal Code Title 17: Starin Park Water Tower, 504 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI (Property Owner – City of Whitewater) - Anyone wishing to comment for or against the designation of this property will be heard at that time. Written comments can be sent to: the City of Whitewater, City Clerk, P.O. Box 178, Whitewater, WI 53190; Friends of the Mounds; Whitewater Effigy Mounds PreservePreservation and Maintenance Plan; Birge Fountain; Report on status of city owned property monitored by Landmarks Commission; Discuss best mowing practices/procedures at the Effigy Mounds Preserve and marking the perimeters of the mound; Mounds Preserve signage project update; Interactive Map on City's web site; Continue discussion and creation of a list of strategic priorities on which the Landmarks Commission should focus over the next five years; Continue to work on calendar of events; Continue discussion and creation of a list of strategic priorities on which the Landmarks Commission should focus on over the next 5 years; Report on status of city owned property monitored by Landmarks Commission; Discuss best mowing practices/procedures at the Effigy Mounds Preserve and marking the perimeters of the mound; Update Landmark's Web Site; Haselow to coordinate presentation of plaques and ceremony; Grant money for survey of Effigy Mounds Preserve; Downtown Whitewater possible landmark status.

(Nov 30) WHS students in Ms. Laura Masbruch's computer science courses competed in the international Bebra's Computational Thinking Challenge.

Leif Sahyun and Jacob Korf

Each student had 45 minutes to answer 15 questions of three levels of difficulty that focused on computational and logical thinking. Points were awarded for correct answers and deducted for incorrect answers. Freshmen and sophomores competed in the junior division and juniors and seniors competed in the senior division.

371 Wisconsin students participated in the junior division. WHS sophomore Jacob Korf earned the high score in the state with 168 out of 180 points. In placing at WHS, Nicole Sedmak and Luke Rule tied for second, and Aspen Cook finished fourth.

In the senior division, Leif Sahyun scored 172 out of 180 possible points, placing first at WHS and finishing in the top 2-3% of students in the state.

Mia Bentel and Devin Samaranayake finished tied for second, and Callista Hoxie finished fourth.

Students also competed within their specific course at WHS. Jacob Korf had the top score in AP Computer Science, Luke Rule and Nicole Sedmak tied for the highest score in Computer Programming I, and Marino Cano earned the top score in Computer Concepts.

(Nov 29) Pancake Buffet for Dinner - Tri Sig house on Main St - Tues. Dec 1st - 5-7:30pm - All you can eat for $3.00 - Sorority's community fundraising event and there will be Christmas Cookies for sale, so come early!

(Nov 29) Congratulations to WHS students Holly Hough and Leif Sahyun for being the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship nominees from Whitewater High School this year! Their applications will be sent to the CESA II selection committee for regional competition. Best wishes Holly and Leif!!

If selected the recipients would qualify for the award amount of $3,000 annually, non-renewable. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation will make the scholarship grant directly to the postsecondary institutions the scholarship recipients attend. Scholarship recipients will be honored, and will receive certificates representing their awards, at a special luncheon held in the spring. A Kohl Excellence Scholarship can only be used to directly reimburse tuition, room and board, books, technology, and fees for postsecondary education. There are 100 awards offered annually.

(Nov 29) REMINDER RESERVATIONS DUE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH - Marion Burrows to Receive League of Women Voters (LWV) Whitewater Area 2015 Making Democracy Work Award

The LWV Whitewater-Area board unanimously voted to honor Marion Burrows with the 2015 Making Democracy Work Award for her years of service as a welcoming and informative face of democracy in the Armory on Election Day in her role as Special Election Inspector since the early 1990s, and her commitment to make Whitewater an enriching community in which to live through decades of volunteer work with social service and cultural organizations.

Marion's kind and helpful demeanor and wealth of election knowledge have benefited thousands of Whitewater citizens entering the Armory to vote. She made sure they had what they needed before entering the poll, confirmed voters' Ward and Aldermanic District designations, assisted with curbside voting, and substituted at polling tables when needed. For the past 15 years, Marion spearheaded voter registration needs at Fairhaven and Hearthstone, providing voter registration services to new residents and assisting with the absentee voting process.

Since moving to Whitewater in 1965, Marion has actively participated in many local volunteer organizations, often in leadership roles. She served two 2-year terms as President of the Emerson Club, one 2-year term as President of the Federation of Women's Clubs, and a three-year term on the Bassett House board. Marion is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a founding member and Choir Director of Community of Christ the Servant Church, volunteers at the Young Auditorium, served on several search committees for open UWW administrative positions, and has been a member of the UWW Cultural Affairs Committee since 1990.

After graduating from UWW in 1972 with an English major and German and Education minors, Marion taught English at Janesville Parker High School from 1973-1990. Marion's deep and wide-ranging history of volunteerism and elections work in the Whitewater community exemplifies an early motto used in the fight for women's voting rights - DEEDS NOT WORDS!

The public is welcome and encouraged to join the League at the Fin & Hooves Restaurant in the Whitewater Country Club on Sunday, December 6th for the presentation of Marion's award. Reservations are required and due November 30th. A cash bar begins at 4:30PM. Dinner will be served at 5PM with the awards program to follow at 6PM. The dinner includes chicken potpie, traditional salad, rolls, apple cobbler, and coffee or tea.

A dinner reservation form can be downloaded from the League's website . Reservations can also be made by calling Julia Ross at 262-581-5411.

Also, the League of Women Voters Whitewater-Area, in partnership with the Kiwanis Breakfast Club, announced the top three winners of its Whitewater High School student video contest on voter registration, photo ID, and the importance of voting and the winning entries will be previewed at the League's Holiday Dinner noted above.

(L-R) Alyx Kiernan, Rachel Stone, Katie Weaver, Tea Luehne, Julia Nelson, Jeremy Hoesly and
LWV Voter Services Chair Ellen Penwell

Students were challenged to create a 3-minute educational and inspirational video on voting and encouraged to use their creativity in delivering required content. Twenty-three submissions were received and judged by a seven-member panel consisting of League board members Ellen Penwell and Anita Loch, Kiwanis representative Kathy Schumacher, Whitewater City Clerk Michele Smith, Daily Union reporter Chris Welch, Director of Whitewater Community TV Alan Luckett, and UWW Associate Professor of Political Science Jonah Ralston.

The winning entries are:
1st Place ($250): Jeremy Hoesly, Julia Nelson, and Tea Luehne
2nd Place ($100): Rachel Stone and Katie Weaver
3rd Place ($50): Alyx Kiernan

The students will be honored and their videos will premier at the League's Holiday Dinner on Sunday, December 6th (4:30PM-7PM) at the Fin & Hooves Restaurant in the Whitewater Country Club. The public is invited to attend the event! Reservations are required and due by November 30th. Call Julia Ross at 262-581-5411 to make reservations or download a reservation form on the League's website . The 1st place video will be shown on the State League's website and offered for viewing at regional high schools, on the UWW campus, and other venues during the 2016 election year.

The League, Kiwanis, and judges extend their congratulations to the winners and applaud all the students who participated in the contest. In addition, they offer a special note of thanks to Whitewater High School Social Studies Teacher Greg Stewart for his enthusiastic support of the project.

(Nov 29) The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's basketball team hit 32-of-41 at the free throw line and contained a high-scoring offense Saturday in a 93-73 victory over Ohio Northern in a non-conference showdown at Kachel Gymnasium. Six players scored in double figures for the balanced Warhawks (3-1 overall).

Led by senior guard Trinson White (Milwaukee, WI/Riverside), who tallied game highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds to go along with a team-best five assists.

Picture courtesy of Bob Mischka and for his extensive picture gallery

UW-Whitewater shot 48.2 percent from the floor and out-rebounded the Polar Bears (3-2) by a 45-28 margin, including a 14-7 advantage on the offensive boards. The team held Ohio Northern more than 14 points under its season scoring average entering the affair (87.2).

The Warhawks host No. 1 Augustana (IL) Wednesday at 8 p.m. as part of a women's-men's doubleheader at Kachel Gymnasium

For more on the UWW story

For the Ohio Northern story

(Nov 28)The No. 5 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team scored all of its points in the first half and made four fourth-down stops defensively in the second Saturday to defeat sixth-ranked Wheaton (IL) 31-17 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs at McCully Stadium in Wheaton, IL.

Senior running back Jordan Ratliffe (Milwaukee/Milwaukee Vincent) rushed a career-high 38 times for 192 yards and three touchdowns, his second career three-touchdown postseason performance (vs. Macalester, Nov. 22, 2015).

Junior quarterback Chris Nelson (Twin Lakes/Wilmot Union) completed 16-of-23 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown.

Junior defensive back Vince Mason (Green Bay, Wis./Green Bay Southwest) posted a career-best 13 tackles to lead the defense.

Senior defensive back Ryan Winske (Omro/Omro)conbributed nine stops.

With the win, the Warhawks (11-1 overall) improved to 8-0 all time on the road in the NCAA Division III Playoffs and advance to next Saturday's national quarterfinal, where they'll take on Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival and third-ranked UW-Oshkosh. Time and location will be announced Sunday night.

UW-Whitewater also improved its record in the playoffs since 2005 to 43-3, with all three losses coming in the Stagg Bowl (national championship game).

UW-Whitewater scored all 31 of its points in the first half, including a 24-point second quarter, and held the Thunder (11-1) to just one fourth-quarter field goal after halftime.

For more on the UWW story

For the Wheaton story

(Nov 28) The Chimney Swifts Will Return - Weeks ago, Whitewater's flock of Chimney Swifts migrated to South America for the winter but the completed Chimney Swift tower stands ready for them when they return in April searching for nesting sites.

The tower can be viewed in Cravath Lake Park near the gazebo and community building. This site was chosen to attract the Chimney Swifts near their insect hunting ground over the lake. Already, flocks live in Whitewater's downtown and hopefully a nesting pair will discover and occupy this new home.

The Urban Forestry Commission extends thanks to all of those in the community who contributed to the building of the Swift tower. Funds are still being accepted to put up an informative sign and to purchase a live-cam so people can watch bird activity inside the tower on their computer screens. For the donation form .

The Swift tower will be dedicated after the birds return in the Spring. Watch for an announcement of the dedication and Swift viewing party.

The tower project was sponsored by the Urban Forestry Commission. The Swift Tower Committee includes UFC Chair Karen Coburn, citizen volunteers Virginia Coburn, Brienne Brown, Scott Weberpal and Liesl Schultz.

(Nov 27) UWW/Community Optimist Club has been excited for more than 20 years, to be hosting the Mitten Tree collection this holiday season for the kids in the community!

2014 Mitten Tree (L-R) Optimist members Chair - Mary Geraghty, Connie Murray, Dave Halbach and Lanora Heim, School District Special Education / Pupil Services Coordinator.

Associated Bank, Commercial Bank, First Citizens State Bank and Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) will be collection places in addition to several area churches. Check with your church to see if they are participating. Donations will be accepted now through Monday, December 14th by 4pm.

The main needs are mittens, hats, and scarves. In addition, underwear, socks and snow pants (for elementary school kids) are encouraged for they are used for emergency items for the kids throughout the school year. Gift cards and clothing will be accepted by Lanora Heim, Director of Pupil Services for the Whitewater Unified School District and Coordinator of the Family Emergency fund to purchase items as needed. There is especially a need for smaller sizes since there are more than 300 children under age 5 in the school district. Any donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated. The Club thanks everyone for helping support the kids in the community!

(Nov 27) REMINDER - Whitewater's Christmas Parade of Lights is coming up fast. Friday, December 4, starting at 6:00 pm. They still have room for more parade entrants...floats, music, horses, dogs, groups, individuals, etc... They are extending the deadline to register to next Wednesday, December 2. For Registration Form They would love to see Whitewater's parade grow over the next couple of years.

Note: Detour route for the parade! WESTBOUND - E. Main Street to N. Jefferson Street to E. North Street to N. Fremont Street to W. Starin Road to N. Prince Street back to W. Main Street.
EASTBOUND - W. Main Street to N. Prince Street to W. Starin Road to N. Fremont Street to W. North Street to N. Jefferson Street back to E. Main Street.

2014 Parade Pictures

Pictures courtesy of Dave Saalsaa

(Nov 27) The WHS Music Masters invites one and all to their "Madrigal Dinner" on December 12th.

It will be held at the American Legion. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and the dinner begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors (60+) and $20 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased from any Music Masters member or from the WHS main office.

(Nov 23) Brian Brunner, School Board Member congratulates WHS Cross Country Coach Chad Carstens, District 6 Cross Country Coach of the Year at School Board Meeting. In attendance was the Girls' Cross Country Team, Rock Valley Conference champions and State team qualifiers (L-R) Caleigh Judd, Sarah Ziolkowski, Rebekah Schumacher, Nicole Tomomitsu, Nancy Espana, Abby King, Aspen Cook and Allison Barrett.

(Nov 18) Attention Coffee Drinkers Join the Red Cup Challenge aka "A new higher purpose for coffee cups" If you have heard in the news lately there are concerns over a certain company's unadorned red holiday coffee cup.

Well here at Studio 84 they decided to do something about it and created the Red Cup Challenge YOUR CHALLENGE IS:
Wherever you get your cup of jo (we won't play favorites)
1. Drink from it (then rinse it out)
2. Paint it red if you have to (after all not all coffee cups come in red--awh heck paint it green or blue if you want)
3. Decorate it and give it some Holiday Spirit (whatever that means for you) paint a picture, use markers, use glitter, ribbons, stickers, funny puff balls or cheetos if you wish get creative and keep it family friendly
4. Bring in to: Studio 84 121 W. Center St Whitewater, WI 53190
5. Donate what you paid for that cup of coffee (heck just round it up to $5) or more to help support 3 causes: Studio 84's artists with disabilities Whitewater Food Pantry and Autism
They will take your photo and post it to twitter and Facebook. Spread the word, share the joy and help support 3 local causes.
They will build a sculpture as big as they can with them!
SECOND PART OF THIS CHALLENGE! Is for all those sellers of coffee cups, red or otherwise. They will keep track of where these cups are coming from. Your challenge if you should accept it is to donate a matching or otherwise amount per cup from your business. Drinkers of coffee, ask your favorite barista if they are supporting this, if not ask them if they will.

Already they have the SweetSpot Cafe and SweetSpot BakeHouse joining forces with them. They will match up to $5 per cup for each one that comes in from the SweetSpot. Plus they have an additional contest that you can win a $20 gift card! Details for their contest are .

To reach their goal of $3,000 they only need 600 coffee cups with a donation of $5 each!


DECEMBER 1 - LaBelle Studio - Santa Portrait - Also community Fundraiser.

DECEMBER 5 - Members of the Stone School 4-H Club are holding their annual Christmas Tree Sale on Saturday, December 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help raise funds for their youth organization.

Pre-cut trees are available for $40 at the Cold Spring Town Hall located 2.3 miles north of the intersection of County Trunk U at N1409 Fremont Road in Whitewater.

Funds raised will help members continue their involvement in community service and develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility, and life skills. This holiday season, the club's community service projects include ringing bells for the Salvation Army, providing donations to the Whitewater Food Pantry, donating a tree to a local family in need, and helping the Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors Program. Your support of their club and their efforts is greatly appreciated!

DECEMBER 5 - Gorgeous music fills the air on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm as the UW-Whitewater Music Department presents their annual Gala Holiday Concert in Young Auditorium.

This holiday tradition is filled with joyous sounds from nearly every ensemble and takes place throughout the facility in the lobby, terrace, and stage. Small ensembles play prior to the performance, during intermission and post concert. The event includes a dinner in the Kachel Center at 6:00 pm and a silent auction in the Fern Young Terrace starting at 7:00 pm through the end of intermission. All proceeds benefit the Music Department scholarship fund. Call for tickets (262) 472-2222 for concert and dinner tickets or order online at http://tickets.uww.edu

Here is a sample of some of the music you will hear: Jazz Ensemble I will perform Ellington's Nutcracker Suite. Vocal Jazz will sing The Christmas Waltz by Jule Styne and This Christmas by Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will play The Huron Carol (Twas in the Moon of Wintertime) a Ukrainian Bell Carol and the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra performs Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 (Reformation), movement IV. The Chamber Singers will join forces with the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra to perform Vivaldi's Gloria. The Gospel Choir will perform The Spirit of Christmas is Love by Leotha Stanley and Winter Wonderland arranged by Leotha Stanley. There will also be several other smaller ensembles and choirs performing throughout the evening in various spaces throughout the Young Auditorium facility.

The Gala Holiday Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and costs $24 per person. The menu includes: penne pasta with grilled vegetables and pesto, chicken Alfredo with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, mixed field greens, Creamy cucumber salad, fresh green beans, honey basil carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, double chocolate cake, coffee, hot tea, rolls and butter. Reservations must be made for dinner by November 25, 2014.

The silent auction will take place in the Fern Young Terrace from 7:00 pm until the end of intermission and always includes a wonderful selection of handcrafted items, gift certificates from area merchants, delectable treats, and artwork to bid on. Auction item highlights include, a weekend get-away in Door County, a hand made quilt, and a two-tiered cake from The SweetSpot. The perfect holiday gift awaits a winning bid!

Don't miss the Gala Holiday Concert, dinner and silent auction on Saturday, December 5, 2015 inYoung Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general public, $10 for Over 65/Under 18 for advance purchase, there is an additional $2 per ticket if purchased at the door. All ticket purchases include a $1.75/ticket Young Auditorium facility fee. Please consider an additional donation toward the scholarship fund when purchasing tickets. Tickets are available by calling 262-472-2222, online or visiting the Greenhill Center of the Arts Box office M-F, 9:30 am-5:00 pm.

Dec 8 - Progress continues on the pending updates to the city's Wastewater Utility.

Bid advertising for this project began on November 3, 2015. There was a Pre-Bid Meeting on November 10, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Bid opening will follow on Tuesday, December 8, at 2 p.m., in the Cravath Lakefront Room, second floor, located within the Whitewater Municipal Building. Bids will be evaluated and city council will hear project scope recommendations; along with estimated rate scenarios at the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The final rate structure will be dependent on the project scope finalized at this meeting. Given this information, the project engineering firm will complete the rate package analysis and bring that back to council for final approval and bid award on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

It should be noted to businesses and residents that rates will be retroactive as of December 28, 2015. All rates required for the duration of the project must be approved prior to closing on the Clean Water Fund loan per WDNR requirements. It is expected, weather permitting, that ground will be broken early in the second quarter of 2016.

Questions or concerns may be directed to treel@whitewater-wi.gov, or contact the Wastewater Utility at 262-473-5920. For more information, please to be directed to the Wastewater Utility's website.

Interested parties will find all bidding information posted at www.questcdn.com. The project number is 4149890.

DECEMBER 26 - 4th Annual Alumni Boys Basketball Tournament And 2nd Annual Girls Alumni Game

The popular Alumni Basketball Tournament returns this year and for the 1st time there will also be an Alumni Girls Game! The boys tournament will be structured as in the past with either pool play or bracket style depending on the amount of teams. There will be one big girls game played at 2pm with players from odd years vs players from even years. Social will be at Lakefront Pub from 6:00-8:00pm

When: Saturday, December 26, 2015 Games Starting at 11:00AM Deadline to Sign-Up is December 23rd
Where: Whitewater High School
Who: All WW High School Alumni (not just basketball players). WW Coaches, Faculty, and Staff at WWUSD at also welcome!
How: To Sign-Up, Gather Some Old Buddies Up To Form A Team
~ Email Michael Zweifel At mbzweifel@dbq.edu With Your
~ Team Name, Team Members, and Each Team Member Year of Graduation The Cost is Only $50 for Each Team Entry Mail A Check or Give Money to Hugh Gnatzig at 206 S. Elizabeth St, WW. Or Bring Check to the Tournament

Fans/Spectators: Free Entry For All Spectators!

If you're interested in helping out please contact hgnatzig@wwusd.org or mbzweifel@dbq.edu for more info. They will need workers for the concessions, referees, food, and others. Also hoping for parents or other community members to donate concession items such as baked goods, fruits, chips, granola bars, bottled water, etc.

If you or someone you know would like to help out please contact Michael Zweifel at mbzweifel@dbq.edu or (262)949-9323 or Hugh Gnatzig at hgnatzig@wwusd.org or (262)-903-6671.

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(Nov 30) Lawrence J "Bez" McCulloch, 79, Whitewater, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his farmhouse in Lima Township.

Larry, who was known as "Bez" for as long as one can remember, was born on a farm in Richmond, Wisconsin on July 11, 1936 to Elmer J and Julia (Duckett) McCulloch.

On January 5, 1957, he married the love of his life, Mary Kinzer. In 1961 they bought the Armstrong Farm in Lima Township and made it their home and livelihood. There they raised their family: two daughters, Pam and Debbie, and a son, Jim. A dedicated dairy farmer, Bez kept a meticulous barn, and a great-looking herd, and was further blessed with a farmer's good instincts, a connection with the land, and (weather permitting) beautiful crops.

Bez spent most of his life doing what made him happiest: spending time with his family, friends, and extending a hand to those who needed one, particularly the youth in the community. Bez served as a Lima 4-H leader for over 35 years. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the local teams: The Whitewater Whippets, The Packers, The Badgers and The Brewers. Bez was a life-time member of the North Lima Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon.

Bez is survived by his wife Mary, children: Pam (Gary) Hookstead and James (Karen) McCulloch of Whitewater, Grandchildren: Scott (Kim), Rick (Tracy) Krebs; Samantha, Brian (Alicia), Miles (Special Friend, Kelsey Harms), Michael (Amy), Sabrina Hookstead; Marren, Elliott, Benjamin McCulloch. Great-Grandchildren: Debra, Amber, Scott, David, Jason Krebs, Katelynn, Keegan, Kaden, Kaylee, Karson Krebs; Tatum, Alexis Hookstead, Nolan Hookstead. Sister: Geraldine Wilcox, Whitewater; Brother: Elmer (Marcie) McCulloch, Whitewater; Brother-in-law: Robert Kraus, Janesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daughter, Debra Krebs and Brothers: Robert, David; Sisters: Beverly Kyle, Betty Kraus, Ida Mae Schultz, Norma Jean Lusk, Mary "Judy" Douglas, as well as countless nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:00am at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI. with Rev. Diana Ball officiating.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 4:00-7:00pm at the funeral home and on Thursday from 10:00am until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family which will help establish a fund to support the youth of Whitewater.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.

(Nov 29) Joan M. Duerst; 86 of West Street Elkhorn, WI died Saturday November 28, 2015 at Lakeland Health Care Center Elkhorn, WI.

Joan was born September 28, 1929 in Colby, WI the daughter of the late John H. and Olive B. (Bryant) Loughead. She graduated from Janesville High School with the Class of 1947. On April 15, 1950 she was united in marriage to Arthur E. Duerst. Joan was the General Leader of the LaGrange 4-H for many years, long time member of the Eastern Star and 50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Joan and Art were some of the ones who were involved with the implementation of the Fur and Feather Sale at the Walworth County Fair. Later in Joan's retirement years she was an interpreter at Old World Wisconsin. She was a devoted homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Art, Four children; Gary (Ann) Duerst of Monona, WI, Kristine (Mike) Brown of Colby, WI, John (Pam) Duerst of Whitewater, WI and Sue (Bob) Earle of Elkhorn, WI, Eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, two brothers-in-law; Gerald Markham of Whitewater, WI and Tony Videka of Chicago, IL and by numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by a son, Brian and by five sisters.

Funeral services with Eastern Star rites will be held 11:00 AM Thursday December 3, 2015 at United Church of Christ-Congregational Church 123 E. Washington Delavan, WI with Rev. Laura McLeod and Rev. Becky Boggs officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9:30 AM until time of service and will continue during the luncheon following the services.

Private family committal service will be held 3:00 PM at Hillside Cemetery Whitewater, WI.

Memorials may be made in Joan's name to the church. On-line guestbook is at . The Duerst family was assisted by Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Elkhorn, WI

(Nov 29) Dorothy Avis Kyle, 87, Whitewater, WI passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at her home.

Dorothy was born on October 31, 1928 in Beloit, WI to William and Sylvia (Waters) Hooper. She graduated from Shopiere High School and from Whitewater Teachers College with a Master's Degree in Education. She married Charles Kyle on June 12, 1948. He preceded her in death on December 27, 1998. Dorothy taught for over 50 years and started in a one room school.

She enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, sewing, quilting and playing the piano. She also enjoyed spending time with her Bible study group. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Fort Atkinson.

Dorothy is survived by her Daughters: Dr. Janie (Jim Turner) Kyle, Milwaukee, WI, Susan (Edward) McCulloch,Whitewater, WI, Son, James Kyle, Whitewater, Grandchildren: Nick, Adam and Brian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Roy Hooper, sister, Geraldine Merkle and daughter-in-law, Monica Kyle.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 12:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 320 S. Main St., Fort Atkinson, WI with Rev. Russell Frees officiating. Friends may call at the church from 11:00am until the time of the service.

Memorials may be made to the Jefferson Co. Humane Society.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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