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(August 22)Whitewater Breakfast Kiwanis takes no political position on issues or
personnel but does, from time to time, invite local candidates to appear as a
meeting program. Recently, Irene Potocki, Program Chair, scheduled Andy
Jorgenson, Democratic incumbent in Assembly District 43, and Leon Hebert,
Republican challenger. Leon Hebert had an opportunity to tell the members what
he favored and actions he might take if elected, and time was provided for
questions from the floor. Rep Jorgenson will appear later. These appearances
are not debates on the issues, but give members an opportunity to view the
candidates as they present their ideas.
Leon Hebert and Irene Potocki
(August 22) The
Whitewater Boys' Soccer Team (0-0-1), hosted their first conference game of the
season, Thursday evening, against a well prepared Evansville team (1-0-0), but
fell for their first loss 0-3 of the season.
The Whitewater squad struggled defensively and was not
able to sustain a consistent attack during the contest. Evansville scored their
first of 3 goals in the 32nd minute of the first half and was able to add a
second in the 41st minute. Whitewater had several chances during the match, but
was kept out of the goal with good goalkeeping by Jake Spach of Evansville. The
Devils were able to score their final goal in the 53rd minute of the contest.
Coach Menager commented that he was disappointed with the overall play of his
varsity squad but acknowledged that Evansville came in well prepared to play
last night and that they have set the bar for the Rock Valley Conference title
race. Jimmy Cushman was in net for Whitewater and had 6 saves in the match.
Whitewater is now (0-1-1)
The Junior varsity played a very aggressive game
and won 7-0 to a good Evansville JV team.
The next varsity match will be
Tuesday, August 26th at McFarland.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
(August 21) The
Whitewater High School Class of 2004 had their 10-year reunion at the Lakefront
Pub on Saturday, August 16th. The turnout was great. Check out the
Facebook page to see more pictures from the event -
Classmates and significant others
not in sequence included: Carl Rollman, Ali Bjelopetrovich, Morgan Edwards,
Aaron Bleck, Becky Thatcher, Adam Taylor, Zia Okocha, Becky (Waggoner)
Boughton, Ashlee (Thatcher) Prochow, Ann Dalee, Scott Kretschmer, Christina
Montalto-LaHann, Jenna Graham, Lesley Haven, Kateley Haberman, Sarah (Theune)
Cromos, Brian Hookstead, Chris Cromos, Jeremy Buss, Gary Barrett, Emily
Kaminski, Megan (Brown) Maurer, James Farley, Mandy (Hookstead) Nagle, Tyler
Honeck, Jenna (Watson) Loomans, Melanie Schmuhl.
Class of 2004 classmate
Renee Dorn Viola passed away in April. Renee's heart, spirit and her
sense of adventure will be deeply missed and held closely in the hearts of
everyone who loved her. The Class would like to note that Renee's mom and dad
opened a fund for Renee's two young daughters, Alexis and Aliyah. For those
interested in making a donation to Renee's daughters, checks can be written out
to: Fort Community Credit Union, please include the names 'Alexis & Aliyah'
in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to: Geralyn & Ken Dorn, N7678 Pine
Knolls Dr., Whitewater WI 53190.
(August 21) WHS Girls'
Tennis Quad - Team Results: Westosha 3-0, Whitewater 2-1, Lake Mills 1-3, West
#1 Doubles Quad Champion Sally Kate Hixson
#1 Doubles Quad Champion Alli SedmakPictures
courtesy of Bob Mischka
(Coach Nelson) Overall, I was pleased with how we played.
We are still dealing with some injury issues that led to some line-up changes,
but it was a nice way to get some experience for some different kids. It is
making it tough to develop some cohesiveness at some positions but with a young
team that is going to happen.
Izzy and Andi showed definite improvement
from Monday. Even in the matches that they lost we are starting to do some of
the things that we have been working on. The consistency takes time but we will
keep striving for that. Serra Anderson really played well. She moved the ball
around well and kept things in play forcing her opponent to have to hit way too
many shots. Amanda Kraayvanger was the energizer bunny of the day. Her first
match lasted over 3 hours and her second match was another couple of hours. Due
to a bad wrist we only had her play 2 matches today, but she definitely got her
hits in for the day.
Our one and two doubles teams weren't as
consistent today as I would like. We were a little flat footed today and thus
dug ourselves some deep holes. We were strong enough to dig back out in time,
but that isn't always going to be the case. We have to make sure that we start
out with a little more drive and fire right away.
Today, Thursday, we
leave for Black River Falls, followed by a tournament in Eau Claire on Friday,
and a dual in Sparta on Saturday.
Whitewater 5 Lake Mills 2
Zahn lost M. Bergum 2-6, 1-6
2S Andi Markham beat M.Roessler 7-5,6-1
Amanda Kraayvanger beat I.Lackey 7-5,5-7,10-3
*4S Serra Anderson beat
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat M.Ranney/M.Luthanen
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat S.Perschke/C.Riley
3D Emma Stutzman/Ali Ketterhagen lost K.Eck/D.Moldenhaur 6-7(5),4-6
Whitewater 3 Westosha 4
1S Izzy Zahn lost *B.Bostanche 1-6, 0-6
2S Andi Markham lost *K.Bostanche 0-6,0-6
3S Maggie Hough lost
*4S Serra Anderson beat A.Wells 7-5,6-3
Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat M.Salemo/S.Dopach 7-6(4),6-1
Treder/Milena Maroske beat F.Przlnaski/P.Bremner 6-4,6-2
Stutzman/Emily Heckert lost *K.Weaver/J.Vela 0-6,1-6
Whitewater 6 West
1S Izzy Zahn beat S.Dunham 6-0,3-6,10-6
2S Andi Markham beat D.
3S Amanda Kraayvanger beat A.Noll 6-0,5-7,10-5
Serra Anderson beat A.Rigotti 6-0,6-2
*1D Sally Hixson/Alli Sedmak beat
*2D Whitney Treder/Milena Maroske beat
3D Emma Stutzman/Ali Ketterhagen lost
(August 21) The
Whitewater Common Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new 911 system
and also approved the start toward creating a communication bridge
between the city and Walworth County Sheriffs Office. The Common
Council also approved a Class B beer and liquor license for Jeffrey
Schellpfeffer, for the former Downstairs Bar, 204 W. Main Street. It also
established a Nov. 1 deadline for Tyler Sailsbury to present a detailed
timeline for opening of the Casual Joes restaurant following his request
for an extension to activate a previously approved, but not issued, Class B
beer and liquor license. For more on the meeting check Daily Jefferson County
Union writer Chris Welch's story
(August 21) A note from
Marie Koch Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce introducing new staff
"I would like to take this opportunity to
welcome our new staff. Lindsay Bier (l) is our new Administrative Assistant and
Kaitlyn Nowicki (r) is our social media intern. Both are seniors at
UW-Whitewater and will graduate in May with a degree in Public Relations. We
are happy to say that Bettie Lee, our volunteer, will still be helping us out
and keeping us on our toes with her humor and hard work. New faces bring new
ideas and I'm excited to implement and incorporate the ideas that the new staff
will bring to the organization."
(August 20) ACT recently
released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2014. Locally,
WHS scored above the state average in all of the four areas tested and in the
overall composite score.
WHS also showed significant improvement for the second
year in a row over the 2012 and 2013 results. "Once again, I am extremely proud
of our recent graduates for their achievement on the ACT test. We are very
lucky to have great families and students who take pride in their education and
want to succeed at the highest level," stated Principal Doug Parker. "Our staff
has put countless hours into their craft and our various initiatives to make
these great results occur. It's been one of the best team efforts I've ever
been a part of. We feel very strongly that our students are in a great place to
compete for enrollment into the best four year institutions and also compete
for funds to pay for their schooling."
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(August 20) The following
survey is part of a strategic planning process by Downtown Whitewater.
Downtown Whitewater is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building
downtown Whitewater through strategic marketing, downtown promotional events,
community activities and economic development efforts.
Your input is needed to help identify
community priorities and ideas for improving the downtown over the next five
years. Please share your input by participating in the following short
10-question survey. The survey will be active until September 22. To take the
short survey .
(Aug 19) Kayla Knilans, a
2004 graduate of Whitewater High School, was awarded her PhD in Pharmacology
from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on
August 7th 2014.
Donna Knilans, Dick Trewyn, Kayla Knilans, Arlene
Trewyn and Bill Knilans.
Celebrating with Kayla were her parents, Bill and Donna
Knilans and her grandparents, Richard and Arlene Trewyn. Unable to join the
celebration but equally proud was her younger brother, Jason Knilans.
Kayla has accepted a post-doctorate position with the National
Institute of Health in Washington D.C. and will be conducting medical research
and developing therapies for fibrosis.
(August 19) The
Alexander, Amundson and Kilar families spent Saturday morning painting dugouts
and assembling some of the dugout accessories. Treyton's Field of Dreams is
really beginning to take shape.
Hogan Alexander assembling the dugout benches
Evan Amundson also working on the
(August 19) REMINDER -
The Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West
Center St. (262-473-0530), will have a book sale from August 18th through the
22nd featuring only new and "gently read" books--many suitable for gifts--that
have been donated by patrons of the library. The Friends of the Library
wishes to express its gratitude for these contributions to their sales, the
proceeds from which are used to support the building program, purchase items
for the library, and sponsor its adult and children's programs. The hours for
the sale are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The sale of "gentle
read" books continues at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Additional items
have been added to this sale since it opened on Monday. Proceeds will go to
support the Maker Space Library Programs and Equipment. We are half way to our
goal. Please help us reach the $1000 goal. Remaining Book Sale hours are:
Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 8 pm Friday 9 am to 5 pm
(August 18) School Board
Meeting - A draft of a Referendum question was presented and with minor changes
will undergo legal review and will be presented for discussion and action at
the next week scheduled Board Meeting to place it on the Nov 4th Election Day
The Board discussed the financial needs of the District,
that the Referendum if accepted by the Board, would not result in an increase
in the tax levy due to the ending of prior debt service that will be paid off
and the referendum amount would be for $1.2 million to exceed state-imposed
revenue caps. Based on the two hour discussion, if the referendum (3-5 year
non-recurring) was a success they would still need to address an approximate
$300,000 reduction and if failed the reductions required would be about $1.5
million for the 2015-16 school year. The Board and administration have not yet
addressed a list of personnel, service, curricula and non-curricula programs
that would support the reductions.
The referendum was also recommended by
the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC). This Committee
discussed the districts decrease in overall enrollment with an increase
in special education, state revenue limits, loss of state aid (through the
Equalized Aid formula), capital improvement needs, and increases in other
necessary areas in the budget.
The draft recommended question to be
placed on the ballot - Shall the Whitewater Unified School District,
Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties, Wisconsin, be authorized to exceed the
revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1.2 million
a year beginning with the 2015-16 school year through the 2018-19 school year,
for nonrecurring purposes consisting of the following objectives: maintaining
elementary class sizes, student support services, comprehensive instructional
programs, co-curricular programming, technology infrastructure and facilities
For the Power Point presentation used in guiding the
details on the meeting check Daily Jefferson County Union writer Chris Welch's
(August 19) College High
School class of 1959 recently held their 55th class reunion.
(front) Pat Dzierzynski, Judy
(middle) Roberta Juckett, Randy Bigelow, Louise Loomis, Linda
(back) David Updegraf, Dee Schmitt, Richard Hickey, Martha Bulin,
Mary Ellen Sorensen, Ken Cluver, Nancy Uttech, Carol Davis, Joan
(August 18) Richard Telfer, UWW Chancellor, will give his State of the University
address on Monday, Aug. 25.
The annual event
marks the beginning of the academic year, and will be held in Young Auditorium
at 10:30 a.m.
Faculty, staff, students and
community members are invited to attend.
(August 18) Local, young
professional, Danielle Frawley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
at Fort Community Credit Union is among 15 finalists for the Credit Union
Executive Society's (CUES) Next Top Credit Union Exec international
competition. The Top 15 will be submitting blog posts regarding the
projects that they are competing on and will be judged to move onto the final
Danielle's project is based on financial literacy
and includes helping teens to properly handle their first debit card. "Teens
will receive their first debit card and at the end of each week, they will
receive a text saying how much they spent and how many hours they would have to
work at minimum wage to make that amount back. Maybe the Coach purse wasn't
worth the eighteen hours they had to work to purchase it. The parents receive
an email with the same information. This spurs open conversations at home about
money management, but we'll also be checking in and guiding the teen and
parents along the way," stated Danielle.
Danielle has been with the credit
union industry for nearly 11 years and is a native of Whitewater. The
competition runs through November 5th when the final winner will be announced.
The winner will receive further executive coaching, airfare, accommodation and
registration for two CUES CEO Institutes, a total prize package valued at
(August 18) A recent
Downtown East Gateway construction progress update meeting was held with city
staff, Strand, and Forest Construction. They anticipate the Mill Pond
will be able to be filled late this week. The original substantial completion
date was September 12; however, due to change orders and utility conflicts this
date will likely be moved closer to the end of September. When reviewing the
schedule, Jefferson St. is considered the divider between the east and west
segments of the project. The next construction progress update meeting will be
held on August 28. One of the primary purposes of the next meeting is to ensure
the construction site is properly protected in anticipation of UWW students
returning to campus.
August 18 view across the Bridge with stockpile of
August 18, the stockpile of rocks is being placed to
stabilize the Mill Pond bank.
(August 14) The City of Whitewater is pleased to announce that a new Neighborhood
Services Director will soon be joining the staff. Christine Munz-Pritchard has
accepted the position of Neighborhood Services Director and will start work
with the City on Monday, August 18.
Ms. Munz-Pritchard most
recently served as a Planner II in the Rock County Planning, Community and
Economic Development Agency and comes to Whitewater with significant planning
and zoning experience through her work in Rock County. In her role as a Planner
II, Ms. Munz-Pritchard specialized in ensuring that local and regional plans
were compliant with state regulations. In addition to working on various
planning and land use projects at Rock County, she acted as the lead planner
for the 2030 Beloit Area Water Quality Management Plan. Prior to joining Rock
County, Christine was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation, the
Historical Society of Kansas, Kansas State University and Downtown Topeka, Inc.
Ms. Munz-Pritchard received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree
from Kansas State University and her undergraduate degree from Washburn
(August 14) Treyton's Field of
Dreams Update H&H Construction continues the prep work for
synthetic turf and should complete their work this week. Below is a view of the
3rd base line with the aggregate base and drainage lines.
They anticipate FieldTurf installing the turf in the
later part of the week of August 18th and completing their work by August 29th.
On Tuesday, August 5th, DLK Enterprises poured the slabs for both dugouts and
on Wednesday, August 6th the 3rd base dugout was constructed. On Monday, August
11th, Midwest Masonry will install the limestone cap on the backstop and later
in the week complete the 1st base dugout. Below is the 3rd base dugout. The
large pole at the end of the dugout is one of 4 poles installed by Joe Daniels
Construction last week for the tension backstop netting. The net will be
installed the week of August 18th.
Progress photo gallery
UPCOMING EVENTS IN DATE SEQUENCE
(August 16) Whitewaters Sable House will be observing a quarter-century
with an open house on Saturday, Aug. 23rd. For story by Chris Welch,
Daily Jefferson County Union staff writer
(August 13) Harpist
Lauren Hayes will be performing at the 2894 On Main Espresso Bar/Café in
East Troy from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Saturday, August 23rd. For more on
Main Expresso and Bar . This will be
Lauren's final Wisconsin performance before she departs for the Royal Academy
of Music in London to pursue her Masters Degree in Harp Performance.
AUGUST 23rd -Irvin L. Young Memorial Library's Youth Services Librarian, Cathy
Bloom, will be honored with an Open House in the library's community room on
Saturday, August 23 from noon until 2:30 pm.
Cupcakes and beverages
will be served. Please come and wish her well on her retirement.
Miss Cathy has served Whitewater's youth and their families
since 1999 and has loved the time she's worked here. She says, "I enjoyed every
single day being here, working with families in Storytime, in the Summer
Reading Programs and the many special events. I feel very lucky to have had the
opportunity to enjoy it all".
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 -
Call for Artists to Sell Their Art at Starin Park Community Building
Artists will have an opportunity to sell unframed, original art
priced at under $100, on Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Starin Park Senior Center, 504 West Starin Road in Whitewater. The artist's fee
of $15 for Whitewater Arts Alliance members and $25 for all others is a per
person fee, and will be donated to the Whitewater Arts Alliance to help
continue to bring the arts to life in Whitewater.
All who are
interested in selling their art should register
by August 23 with Marilyn Fuerstenberg, N7557 Kame Court, Whitewater, WI
53190. Checks should be made out to the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Anyone with
questions should contact Marilyn Fuerstenberg or Louise Fuerstenberg. Both are
coordinators of the sale and volunteers for the Whitewater Arts Alliance.
Marilyn can be reached at 262-473-5269 or email@example.com, and Louise Fuerstenberg at
"I don't know about other artists, but I have a need to
make art, I just can't help myself. I have been painting since 1988, and have
sold many pieces, but sales lag behind the amount of art I produce. Then this
idea hit me: a way of reducing my inventory by offering art for sale at
unbelievable prices. It not only will help me but will also give potential
collectors a chance to own original art. My art is better off hanging on
someone's wall than in a box under my bed," said Marilyn.
also be available outside for a $5 fee, and artists would need to bring their
- AUGUST 23 - Grief Camp for Kids Scheduled for August Registration is
now open for Home Health United's Camp GLOW, scheduled for 10am-3pm on August
23 at Traxler Park in Janesville. Limited space is available, and kids across
southern Wisconsin are invited.
Camp GLOW - Giving Loved Ones
Wings - is a grief support day camp for kids ages 6-14 that have been affected
by a loss. Whether it is the loss of a friend, classmate, parent, grandparent,
sibling, or other loved one, kids and teens often experience and express grief
in different ways than adults. The Camp is designed to give children a safe
place to share their feelings and concerns, with a wide range of activities and
enough counselors on-site to give individual attention if needed. Activities
include scrapbooking, writing letters to their loved one, and memory boxes that
can be stained or painted, and are meant to hold items of sentimental value to
the kids, remembrances of their loved one.
The Camp is being offered at
no cost to the participants, with separate adult sessions for their parents or
guardians who are also dealing with grief. Snacks and lunch are included. To
learn more about Camp GLOW or to register, please call 877-356-4514 or
(August 17) Navy Band
Great Lakes "Liberty Call" - Saturday August 23, at 6:00PM - Performing Arts
Center in the Jefferson High School, 700 West Milwaukee Street, Jefferson.
The United States - Navy Great Lakes Show Band has a deep
commitment to singing and playing for communities of all sizes as well as
supporting Navy recruiting. The Navy Band continues "Pride in Service" as a
force for global good through community outreach. It is no wonder this band is
also known as the "Ambassadors to the Midwest. The Council for Performing Arts
is truly honored to have this group grace their stage and to be able to host
this magnificent ensemble. The concert is free and open
to the public. Tickets are complimentary but must be reserved online at
AUGUST 24 - The 65th
Anniversary of the Ordination of the Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm as a minister of
the United Church of Christ will be acknowledged at a worship service on
Sunday, August 24th, at 10am at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133
South Franklin Street. Everyone is invited to attend this celebration of
Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Olm and Rev. Phil
The Rev. Olm will preach the sermon titled "If I Had a
Thousand Lives to Live" focusing on the Call of the Ministry. The Rev. Phil
Milam, pastor, will conduct the liturgy. Pastor Olm was ordained on August 7th,
1949, at Community United Church of Christ, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He served
in parishes: Trinity UCC, Mulberry, IN, Calvary Memorial UCC, Wauwatosa, WI,
Providence UCC, Racine, WI and at St. Paul's UCC, Sheboygan, WI. In 1960 he
accepted the call to become the Founding Director of the Wisconsin Conference
UCC Fairhaven Retirement Services in Whitewater, WI, where he served for 29
years. Since his retirement in 1990 he has supplied church pulpits and has
participated in Whitewater community activities such as serving on six city
boards and commissions and as a member-at-large of the City Council. Currently
he serves on the Whitewater Community Foundation Board. He continues in his
36th year as a member of the First Citizens State Bank Board of Directors.
A period of fellowship and sociability featuring ice cream sundaes will
be held immediately after the service.
AUGUST 24 Norwegian
American Methodist Episcopal Church at East Richmond Cemetery Open House -
Georgia Kestol-Bauer is a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church. She
is restoring the Norwegian American Methodist Episcopal Church, off Cty P in
the township of Richmond. It was built sometime in the early 1850s.
Georgia's great-grandparents, Peder & Anna Kjostolsen (who later
shortened their name to Kestol) worshipped at this church. It is the second
Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. (Cambridge boasts of
the first; now Willerup United Methodist Church.) It is believed the church
closed its doors around 1920. Georgia began restoration in 2006, after the
township considered demolishing the building because of safety concerns. She
has invested her own time and money and is determined to finish the restoration
as soon as possible. Her goal is for the church to be used for meetings,
weddings, baptisms, or even summer worship services. For more on the progress
and pictures .
27th - A trailblazing leader from the United States Army Reserve will
visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, the Army's first female African-American major
general, will give two keynote addresses as part of the campus's annual Women
in Higher Education Leadership event.
"We are delighted to have Maj. Gen. Anderson
share her diverse and unique experiences with the UW-Whitewater community,"
said Beverly Kopper, Provost and Vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. "As a
University that continually seeks out new ways to serve our students, region,
state, nation and the world, we are honored to welcome an individual who is
also so dedicated to service."
"She has an amazing story that's definitely
worth hearing and will resonate with people from a variety of backgrounds,"
said Lt. Col. Carl Meredith, chair of the Department of Leadership, Military
Science and Aerospace Studies. "I think the fact that she is a citizen-soldier
-- meaning she has served in both the military and civilian sectors
simultaneously while rising in positions of increased leadership and
responsibility -- will add tremendous value to the learning opportunities of
those in attendance."
Both keynote addresses will take place in Timmerman
Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall. At 11 a.m., Anderson will present "Value
of Leadership and Diversity to Personal and Professional Development" for
UW-Whitewater faculty and staff members. At 3 p.m., she
will present "My Journey of Service and Patriotism," which is open to the public.
While the purpose of
the Women in Higher Education Leadership event is to increase the professional
development and networking opportunities for women -- and to celebrate their
contributions to the workplace -- Kopper said the event is open to all.
Since October 2011, Maj. Gen. Anderson has served as the senior adviser
to the chief of Army Reserve on policies and programs, including force
structure, congressional budget and appropriations, development of manpower and
personnel policies, as well as Department of The Army and Department of Defense
matters. She is currently on leave from the United States Courts, where she
serves as the Clerk of Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin,
located in Madison.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27 - '
Weds. Nite Ladies' bowling league at Hawk Bowl is in need of new
bowlers. They need four teams to make a league and one of the teams
dropped out at the end of the season. They are now down to three and may have
to blend their league in with the men's Tuesday night league. While that is a
great solution for them so that they may continue to bowl, they DO enjoy their
'Ladies Nite'. The meeting is on Wednesday,
August 27th, 2014 at 7:00pm at Hawk Bowl for any female, over 18, who may be
interested in joining our league. They will take full teams or
individual bowlers, experienced or not, and find them a team. They also can
help out those who wish to bowl but cannot do it every week. If they get enough
people to sign up they can make a team with alternates who can rotate each
week. Contact Mary Downs -
firstname.lastname@example.org or cell # 920-650-7313 if you have questions about
anything pertaining to this league (cost, length of league, etc.)
SEPTEMBER 7th - 1st
Annual Pancake Breakfast - Whitewater Fire Department - Sunday, September 7th,
7am-noon - All proceeds go to the Whitewater Fire Department.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th -
The Wisconsin Dream Center is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization
transforming communities by Restoring, Rebuilding, Renewing one
family at a time by meeting needs of the overlooked and underserved in our
region. The Center is having a fund raiser . It impacts Walworth, Rock
and Jefferson counties. They do not turn anyone away who needs help regardless
what county or state they are from. For more on the Dream Center
SEPTEMBER 13th - The public is invited to join the members of the
Whitewater Congregational United Church of Christ at 133 S. Franklin St. for an
old fashioned (Wisconsin style) Shrimp Boil. Save the September 13th date. The
seating will begin at 5pm and will continue until 7pm.
addition to jumbo shrimp, they will be serving organic, homegrown boiled red
potatoes, Mississippi caviar, coleslaw, cornbread, all topped off with homemade
peach cobbler. There will be a children's meal available as well. The cost will
be $15 for adults and $5 for the kids menu.
Advanced tickets are required. Please contact them at (262) 473-4101 or drop into the
Congregational UCC church office Monday through Thursday between 9am and 1pm to
purchase tickets. The proceeds of this event will go to Back Bay
Mission. Back Bay is an on-going outreach project of the United Church of
Christ serving the homeless population in Biloxi Mississippi. Come and join the
fun and become a part of an important mission project.
Hosted by: Grace
United Church, Fort Atkinson, First Congregational United Church of Christ,
Fort Atkinson, and Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater. THIS IS
THE CHURCH DINNER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Richmond United Methodist
Church Annual Auction and Fall Fest on Sat. Sept. 20. Mark your Calendar -
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
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.
(August 22) Doris McGraw, age 82, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at
Fairhaven in Whitewater, Wisconsin after a long illness.
was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on November 29, 1931, the daughter of Paul
and Helen (Goede) Knudson. Doris attended St. Paul's Lutheran Parochial School
for eight years. She graduated from Janesville High School with the Class of
Upon graduation, Doris was employed as a secretary at the
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. There she met her future husband, Arthur
Garfield McGraw, a faculty member in the education department. They married in
Janesville on November 28, 1952. They were blessed with 3 sons, Bruce, David,
Doris enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and traveling with
Doris is survived by her sons: Bruce (Kellie) of Keller,
Texas, David (Stephanie) of Janesville, WI and Erik (Kathy) of Watauga, Texas.
She is also survived by her brothers: James (Beverly) and Robert (Arlene)
Knudson both of Janesville, WI, Her grandchildren: Mitchell McGraw, Brandon
McGraw, and Kelsey McGraw; three great-grandchildren, and other relatives and
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband
Arthur Garfield McGraw on March 25, 1988.
Funeral Services will be held
at 11:00AM on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 S.
Church Street, Whitewater, WI with Pastor Jonathan Rossman officiating. Burial
will be in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI.
Visitation will be from
6-8PM on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N.
Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI and after 10AM on Friday at the church until the
time of the services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish
to consider a memorial to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 116 S. Church St.,
Whitewater, WI or to the Whitewater Food Pantry.
"Rest in Peace, Mom."
Nitardy Funeral Home of Whitewater is assisting the family.
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