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CITY - 2016 John's Garbage, Recycle and Bulk Collections
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would like a link in this column please use Email at the bottom of the page to
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Bethel House -
Ecumenical Program for Families in Need
Cub Scouts Pack #173
Noah - Animal Rescue
Greater Whitewater Committee
Fourth of July Committee
Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Pig in the Park -
Touched By A Paw -No kill cat shelter and
UWW Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club
W3 - Working for
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
Women Voters - Whitewater Area
Whitewater Youth Basketball Club (WYBC)
Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL)
Christian Science Monitor
Roll Call Capitol
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance
WHS Whippets Facebook
Help Wanted ~ Looking for
a dependable and responsible person. Please apply at Winchester True Value
~1415 W. Main St. Whitewater. A morning cashier position Mon- Fri. 8 a.m. till
1:30 p.m. also a floor person for nights and occasional weekends.
Machining Service, Inc.
Brotoloc South Inc.
Driver Openings - Nelson's Bus Service
City of Whitewater Job Openings
Diversified Building Maintenance
Positions open in
*Tuesday, Thursday and possible weekends if events are
scheduled. 4-9 hours per week - flexible schedule.
Friday and Saturday and sometimes Sunday. 10-15 hours per week - shift can be
early morning or late evening.
*Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
8-12 hours per week - shift can be late at night or early morning.
Applicant can apply for one or more positions.
Generac Power Systems Job Opportunities
iPacesetters - data management, and CRM
Unified School District Job Opportunities
Motors - Jobs
Monday, February 8, 3:30
PM - Whitewater Community Development Authority Ad Hoc Committee on
Grocery at Municipal Building Agenda: Discussion of committee
composition; Approval of new members; Selection of Vice Chair; Discussion of
committee goals and future agenda referrals.
Monday, February 8, 5p.m.
- Whitewater School Board Special Meeting at District Central Office 419
South. Agenda: Adjourn into closed session, for the purpose of
considering disciplinary charges against a student for knowing conveyance of
any threat or false information concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being
made or to be made to destroy any school property by means of explosives, and
for conduct while not at school or while not under the supervision of a school
authority which endangered the property, health or safety of others at school
or under the supervision of a school authority.
Monday, February 8, 6p.m.
- Whitewater School Board - Special Meeting/Study Session at LINCS Elementary
School - Library Media Center Agenda: Tour of LINCS Elementary School
and Consider District Facilities Needs with Eppstein Uhen Architects and J.P.
Cullen and Sons.
Monday, February 8,
6:30pm - CITY OF WHITEWATER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING at
Municipal Building Agenda summarized: Hold a public hearing for
consideration of an amendment to the City of Whitewater Municipal Code: Chapter
9, specifically Section 9.18, addressing an amendment to allow for a permitted
use for the keeping of bees in Whitewater residential areas; Hold a public
hearing for consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for an awning sign with
logo and letters larger than eight inches at 130 W. Center Street, in a B-2
(Community Business) Zoning District for Vanessa Wittnebel; Review Elevation
Plan for the proposed cold storage building addition at 439 W. Whitewater
Street for Home Lumber Company (Chris Hale); Hold a public hearing for
consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for the conversion of a single family
home into a duplex at 280 N. Tratt Street, in an R-3 (Multi-family Residence)
Zoning District for DLK 280 N Tratt St (Michael Kachel); Hold a public hearing
for a Conditional Use Permit to allow multi-family dwellings of more than four
units (Municipal Code Chapter 19.21.030B) in order to build apartment buildings
on Lot 44 of Waltons Pine Bluff Subdivision for Ed Kowalski and Zoning
(Feb 8) REMINDER TOday
Mon. Feb. 8 - UW-Whitewater's Fairhaven Lecture Series Explores "All the
World's a Stage" BEGINS!
UW-Whitewater's Office of Continuing Education and
Fairhaven Senior Services announce "All the World's a Stage" as the theme for
their spring community lecture series. For over 30 years, UW-Whitewater faculty
and staff and community and business leaders have offered free presentations to
thousands of people on topics ranging from politics and current events to
history and literature.
The year 2016 will be celebrated as
"Shakespeare in Wisconsin" in commemoration of the 400th year since the Bard's
death. Shakespeare's plays were the pinnacle of popular entertainment of his
age and have inspired us to explore entertainment and performance in our world
today. From the authors and musicians whose words and sounds transport us to
different places and times, to performers who bring characters to life on stage
in screen, to the ways entertainment adds value in our communities and reflects
social issues in our society, this lecture series examines the world that is
the stage in the twenty first century.
The dates, titles and presenters
of the lectures for the spring series are:
February 8, 2016 Dance Through the Ages Tina Hansen, Director and Owner,
The Dance Factory and Music Studios
15, 2016 "The Amazing Journey:" Fostering Creativity and Social
Consciousness from Rock to Rachmaninoff Ken Kohberger, Director, Young
Monday, February 22, 2016 The
Recording Studio: A Perpetual Performance Brian Lucas, Lecturer of
Communication, Director of Radio 91.7 The Edge WSUW, UWW Radio Station
Monday, February 29, 2016 Teaching Children to
Act Out Jim McCullough, Janesville Performing Arts Center and Drama Director at
Whitewater High School
Monday, March 7, 2016
Disneyfying Disney History in Saving Mr. Banks Linda Robinson, Associate
Professor of Communication
Monday, March 14,
2016 Creative Industry Incubators: Unexpected Connections Between Art
and Business Megan Matthews, Lecturer of Arts Management
Monday, March 28, 2016 The Fabulous Lunts and the
Creation of Ten Chimneys Randy Bryant, Executive Director of Ten Chimneys
Monday, April 4, 2016 Race, Rebellion and Rock
& Roll: What Popular Music Teaches Us About Post-WWII American Culture and
Society James Levy, Assistant Professor of History
Monday, April 11, 2016 Wisconsin Goes to Hollywood Mary
Huelsbeck, Assistant Director, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monday, April 18,
2016 A Midsummer Night's Dream on Film Donald Jellerson, Assistant
Professor of English
Monday, April 25, 2016
All the World's a Stage But There's Only One Carnegie Hall Glenn Hayes,
Professor of Music
All lectures are free and open to the public and are
held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement
Community, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the
Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures, including
those from prior series, can be found at
If you have a disability and desire
accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are
confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and
programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne
at 262-472-1003 or email@example.com for further information.
(Feb 8) The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater men's basketball team was unable to find its offensive
rhythm in the first half Saturday night during a 74-68 setback against UW-La
Crosse in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action at Kachel
Senior forward Trinson White posted 14
of his 19 points in the second half against UW-La Crosse.Picture by Peter
Mischka courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
Despite winning the rebounding battle 40-26, including a
17-4 margin on the offensive glass, the Warhawks dropped to 4-6 in the WIAC and
13-8 overall on the season. The team is currently in a three-way tie for fifth
place in the league standings with UW-Stevens Point and UW-Platteville with
four games to play in the regular season.
UW-La Crosse (14-7, 8-2 WIAC)
shot 61.5 percent from the floor and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line in the
second half to stave off a UW-Whitewater rally.
UW-Whitewater looks to
rebound Wednesday at UW-Platteville at 7 p.m.
For UWW story
(Feb 7) REMINDER -
Hands2HelpU - A FREE service for elderly and disabled adults living within 15
miles of LaGrange (Whitewater, Elkhorn, Palmyra, and East Troy would be
included). This service is sponsored by La
Grange United Methodist Church. NO DONATIONS WILL
BE ACCEPTED -This is a service mission for their church in 2016.
Let them help you with small jobs in/at your home Examples:
Carry several boxes
to basement storage area
Move contents around in storage area
Assist with sorting
items for Goodwill and taking the items to Goodwill
Put up a wall shelf,
Install smoke alarm (will provide the alarm for you if needed)
rearrangement of furniture (e.g., move desk from bedroom into living room)
light bulbs too high to reach
Put items away on high shelves
Clean out under the
Sew on buttons, hem pants or skirts
Who are the Helpers? Members and friends of La Grange
How many volunteers will come? Two (one
male, one female)
Will the teams have credentials to
show? Yes, each volunteer will carry a printed volunteer card and be
prepared to show photo ID.
How do I schedule
this? Call Judy Seip (her cell number is (608) 843-7143). Judy will take
your name, address and phone number, find out what the task is, how involved it
is, and what equipment might be needed. She will answer questions you may have.
If she believes the task is appropriate, she will contact volunteers and call
you back with the names of the team members assigned. Team members will also
call you to arrange the day and time of their visit. If you ask them to do
things that require supplies (e.g., light bulbs) you'll need to have those
What types of tasks are not included?
would take more than two people
Anything that would take more than two hours
Painting entire rooms
Tasks that go
beyond "home handyman" level
Will you take a
contribution? No! The church's motto is "Serving God and our Community."
No donations will be accepted.
This is a pilot project for 2016. They
hope it is a huge success!
(Feb 7) The League of
Women Voters - Whitewater Area is sponsoring a program for the public at the
Starin Park Community Building on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.,
regarding the procedure for getting a voter ID required for the upcoming
elections and the various forms of ID available to the public and will be
discussed by Juris Grosskreutz, Devision of Motor Vehicles representative in
Janesville and member of the Department of Transportation. In addition, Debra
Weberpal, Senior Coordinator, City of Whitewater Parks and Recreation, will
touch on topics relevant to seniors, boomers and adults in general.
(Feb 7) Wisconsin Makers,
Inc. will have the following events at the makerspace located at 200 E. Clay
Street in Whitewater:
Tues Feb 9th 6-8pm free make and take floating
An introduction to Arduino hardware and software will
be held at Wisconsin Makers, Inc. on Feb 20th from 1:00-5:00. Wisconsin Makers,
Inc. will provide an Arduino 2560 CPU development board, a power supply and a
kit of parts to build numerous experiments. The course will cover both the
software development language (which is free, courtesy of Google) and basic
electronic hardware design. Basic projects will include sensing a button,
lighting and blinking an LED under software control, sensing brightness and
using it to control motor speed and using a buzzer to play simple musical
melodies. Participants will have parts to build a lot more experiments after
the workshop is over.
Participants should bring their own laptop (Win or Mac)
with the Arduino compiler installed before class if possible.
to download the latest version. We have had great
success with Windows laptops or Mac laptops running Boot Camp. The Mac version
of the compiler has some limitations, but we can work around them in class. For
those without computers, we have a couple of systems that can be used during
class. Please note that a Google Chrome or Android system won't run this
The cost for the Arduino workshop is $40 member make and take, $60
non member. Also make only option is $20 member and $40 non member.
Shanon at 262-716-4983 to register for either class, or stop in at Wisconsin
Makers, Inc. at 200 E. Clay Street, Whitewater.
(Feb 7) The Whitewater
High School Players are hard at work preparing for their upcoming production of
American playwright Arthur Miller's 1953 drama, "The Crucible," the partially
fictionalized story of the 1692-1693 witch trials conducted in the Province of
Reading their parts.
Emma Stutzman, Travis Winger, Leif Sahyun and Gianna
Creanza. (Pictures courtesy of Tom Ganser)
Conducted by Jim McCulloch, the cast includes Sarah
Beckum, Mia Bentel, Gianna Creanza, Mitch Dalzin, Hiqmet Dauti, Katrina
Griffin, Michael Hilliger, Betsy Hixson, Sally Kate Hixson, Jeremy Hoesly,
Jimmy King, Weston Lema, Andra Matthews, Marren McCulloch, Angie McKelvery,
Leif Sahyun, Gabe Schemmel, Alli Sedmak, Nicole Sedmak, Kristof Staniszewski,
Caty Strait, Emma Stutzman, Lydia Wiley-Deal and Travis Winger.
Performances in the Whitewater High School Auditorium will be at 7:30
p.m. on Feb. 25-27 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28.
Reserved seat tickets ($8
for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students) can be ordered now by calling
"The Crucible" explores adult
themes and therefore viewer discretion is advised.
(Feb 6) Boys' Basketball
- Whippets 63, Jefferson 55
Tyrus Wintlend led the Whippets with 22 points as the
Whippets evened their season record to 6-6 in the RVC North Conference.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
(Feb 6) The WHS Girls'
Basketball team is holding a Food Pantry drive at the next HOME Game Tuesday,
February 9th and in conjunction a Sports Equipment/Apparel drive. Help the team
erase hunger from our community by donating non-perishable food items. They
will also be accepting gently used sports equipment or apparel to donate back
to the community as well.
(Feb 6) Volunteers from
Roberta's Art Gallery at UW-Whitewater and 15 residents from Fairhaven
participated in a Snowman Jar Workshop held in Fellowship Hall. Glue and
glitter oh my
.a fun time was had by all. They look forward to seeing them
again in March!
Beth and Allen with Snowman Jars!
(Feb 5) WMS YEARBOOK
FUNDRAISER AT SUBWAY, WEST AND EAST SHOPS - MONDAY FEB 8TH OPEN TO CLOSE!
(Feb 5) WHS Girls'
Basketball Team 35 - Edgerton 28. Coach Judy Harms: "That's dodging a
bullet!!!! Whippets RVC Champions outright with this win at Edgerton. It wasn't
pretty, we have a couple of kids sick and it showed. Uncharacteristic play
tonight. We just need a break before bouncing back next week on Tues against
Pictures illustrate the swarming defense Edgerton used
to hold down the Whippet scoring to 19 for the first half and 35 for the game.
5 vs 1 around Myriama Smith-Traore
5 vs 1 around Rebekah SchumacherPictures courtesy
of Bob Mischka - for extensive picture gallery
(Feb 5) The Whitewater
Boys Swim Team took part in the SLC JV Conference Swim Meet held at Elkhorn HS.
Coach Joan Domitrz: "We came away tied for 2nd place. Our
highest finish ever for this meet. It was a fun exciting night for the team.
Every swimmer took home at least one medal. There was alot of good racing and
The meet started out with WW taking 1st and 3rd in the 200
medley relays. Swimming on the A relay were Michael Kuhl, Dineth Gunawardena,
Jack Downs and Mohamed Mohamed, the B relay was swam by Jacob Korf, Nick
Kuzoff, Devin Samaranayake and Zander Jaeger. Other 1st place finishes were:
Mohamed Mohamed, 100 fly. Michael Kuhl, 100 back. 400 free relay swam by Jacob
Korf, Mohamed Mohamed, Jack Downs and Dineth Gunawardena.
finishes were: Michael Kuhl 200 free. Jack Downs 200 I.M.. Dineth Gunawardena
Third place finishes were: The 200 free relay swam with
Michael Kuhl, Jon Zheng, Nick Kuzoff and Devin Samaranayake. Devin Gunawardena
50 free and Jacob Korf in the 100 backstroke.
Other top to 8 finishes
were: Jacob Korf 4th in the 100 free. Devin Samaranayake 4th 200 I.M. and 7th
in the 100 breast. Jack Downs 6th 100 breast. Nick Kuzoff 6th 50 free and 8th
in the 100 breast. Zander Jaeger 4th 100 free. Devin Samaranayake 7th in the
Our next meet is the SLC Swim Championship Meet to be held
here in WW at the WAC, Saturday February 6th, to start at 11:00am."
(Feb 4) The Whitewater
Breakfast Kiwanis invited both Morgan Radaj and Art Hughes to a recent meeting
as a joint program to emphasize the Kiwanis devotion to helping children
Morgan Radaj and Art Hughes
Morgan represents "Feed My Starving Children," also known
as Mobile Pack 2016, a hands-on project scheduled for April 2 at the high
school in which volunteers will package 100,000 meals to be donated to needy
sites in poor countries to help with childhood nutrition. Kiwanis made a
contribution of $1,000 to Morgan. She is also encouraging all volunteers to
bring 3 non-perishable food items on Saturday, April 2 to be donated to the
local Food Pantry. All money donated will also remain in Whitewater.
Art, as the new Food Pantry coordinator, accepted a $500 donation from
the Breakfast Kiwanis, which is donated primarily to purchase baby food and
supplies, which is not often donated by the public. This is filed under the
Kiwanis Young Child: Priority 1 program.
Kiwanians will soon be signing
up for time slots on April 2 to assist in the preparation of the food packets
and other interested community members will be encouraged by Morgan to
volunteer to help.
(Feb 4) The Whitewater
Area League of Women Voters Fall 2015 WHS Video Contest on voter registration,
photo ID, and voting was a great success.
The League honored the 3 top video winners at their
December 6th holiday dinner program. Whitewater High School students who
produced the winning video are Jeremy Hoesly, Julia Nelson, and Tea Luehne.
Among the 23 entries received, their video was the top winner. Their video has
not yet been posted on the State League's website. They are in the process of
vetting it for posting. To view the video
(Feb 4) WHIPPETS
GYMNASTICS TEAM WIN OVER ELKHORN
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive
Kelly O'Hara finished first in every
Sydney Treder scored a 7.15 on beam
Coach Jennifer Galbrecht: "Both the Varsity and JV
Gymnastics Teams defeated Elkhorn last night in one of the final dual
conference meets of the season. The Varsity team scored a 119.775 to Elkhorn's
113.8 and JV outscored Elkhorn 65.65 to 58.25. Kelly O'Hara finished first in
every event including the all-around competition. She posted a career high
score of 35.925 and just missed breaking Kim Stonewerth's all-time school
record of 35.95. The other top three finish was posted by Sydney Treder who
scored a 7.15 on beam and had her first no fall routine of the season. Treder
also came in fourth on floor, vault, and all-around. Nicole Tomomitsu, despite
a fall, came in fourth on bars and continues to show her strength. Sierra
Brunner had a spectacular vault and has improved on this event immensely since
the start of the season. Brunner also put in a new skill on bars and came in
just behind Tomomitsu. Carmen Kraayvanger stepped up for the JV team and
competed beam for the first time which was another highlight of the evening.
The Whippets take on the tough Burlington/Badger/Wilmot/Catholic Central
Division 1 team MONDAY at home for their last dual
meet of the year."
(Feb 4) The Greater
Whitewater Committee (GWC) and Discover Whitewater Series (DWS) executive team
is proud to announce its title of "Best T-Shirt Design" for the Chicago Athlete
Magazine Best Race Shirt competition.
Haley Cox - Graphic Designer
This amazing accomplishment was due to the combined
efforts of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater Unified School
District, City of Whitewater, Whitewater Business Community, volunteers,
students, community members, and team leaders of the DWS. It was because of
their dedication that the DWS shirt design placed first out of forty different
entries to the Chicago Athlete Magazine Best Race Shirt Competition.
Haley Cox, a recent graduate of UW-Whitewater, is the graphic designer
who created the winning shirt. Cox's talents are used at Knight Public Affairs,
where she works as the exclusive designer of the DWS race. By working closely
with the DWS executive board, she proudly created the unique design for this
year's 4th annual race. Cox began the creative process by designing four
different shirts for the executive board to choose from. Her winning t-shirt
design was voted on and loved by all the board members. The DWS Race Director,
Jolene Sell, proceeded to submit the shirt as an entry in this year's Chicago
Magazine Best Race Shirt completion. As advertised by the competition, the
winner is to be featured in the annual Chicago Athlete Magazine Event Guide.
The DWS is a Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) certified race, which
makes the victory especially meaningful. The DWS marketing strategy is to
highlight everything Whitewater has to offer. This serves to attract runners
from Chicago and Northern Illinois, as well as central and southeastern
The competition was a close and exciting event to follow. As
the DWS is set in a University town, watching the response on social media from
our community was truly exceptional. In the beginning, our shirt stood in sixth
place. It is then that the entire Whitewater community stepped up to bring our
half marathon shirt to not only a victory, but by a significant margin. The
effort given by countless university/community friends of the race created a
buzz within Whitewater that inevitably helps promote the DWS scheduled for
September 18, 2016. This achievement would not have been possible without the
unique efforts of the Chicago Athlete Magazine, as all the participants had the
chance to market their events locally.
Ultimately, the DWS in
Whitewater is about raising revenues to support the following nonprofits:
Bethel House, J-Hawk Swim Team, W3 Working for Whitewater's Wellness,
Whitewater Unified School District for Academic Excellence and the University
of Wisconsin Whitewater Athletics. Over the last three years, the race has
distributed $77,000 to Whitewater community organizations. The DWS executive
team is proud of the efforts made, and honored to claim title as "Best Race
(Feb 2) "Art by
Amy K" - Amy Kleinhans at SweetSpot Coffee Shoppe 226 West Whitewater Street
and on display during the month of February!
Amy Kleinhans does
figurative art using unique color pallets. At the time she works mostly in
color pencil and watercolor, capturing the emotions of her subjects.
This show features many of her most recent creations. Amy is always
available to work on commissioned pieces.
To see Amy's art visit her
Currently, Amy is a student working on a
Graphic Communication Degree.
"Red No. 2" color
(Feb 2) UW-WHITEWATER
FACULTY RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT PROPOSED BOARD OF REGENTS TENURE POLICIES
For news release
(Feb 2) Regional Southern
Lakes Anthology (SLA) Winners at Middle School
(Front L-R) Ella Houwers, Reese Brantmeier, Jayanne
Aron, Crystal Chan
(Back L-R) Shawn Chan, Emma Unger, Hailey Murphy, Chris
Judging for the Southern Lakes Anthology was completed in
Elkhorn. Again this year, Whitewater Middle School was very well represented at
this event eight of the twelve submitted middle school entries were chosen for
publication. These students will have their entries published in the 2016
edition of the Southern Lakes Anthology Anything But Ordinary and will be
publicly recognized at a special reception that will be held on May 25 at UWW
Young Auditorium. Great job and congratulations to all of the students whose
work was selected. You make us very proud!
(Feb 2) Four 6th grade
students attended the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network (SLALN) 5-6
Science Immersion Day at UW-Whitewater.
(Back L- R) Anisa Dauti, Savannah Hill
(Front L-R) Blake Wegner, Calvin Baker
These students attended three lab sessions in the morning
learning more about chemistry, fossils and ancient river streams, and a biology
insect study. In the afternoon, students learned about the science of light and
sound in a "behind the scenes look at theatre production" presentation at Young
Auditorium. Students enjoyed the "on campus" experience and would like to thank
the UW-Whitewater Science Dept. for making this opportunity possible.
(Feb 2) The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater is launching its process to develop a new strategic
The process supports the development of a five-year plan,
designed to improve the institution's strategic position relative to peers and
competitors in the years ahead. The planning process will unfold throughout
late winter and spring.
The UW-W Strategic Planning Committee invites
the Whitewater community to participate in the first phase of the strategic
planning process. The link below provides an opportunity to provide feedback
that will be used to shape the identification of key strategic themes. Please
respond to the survey by 5:00pm Tuesday, 9 February 2016 for your feedback to
be considered by the Committee. UW-W Strategic Planning Questionnaire
Committee also invites Whitewater community members to attend a meeting
scheduled for the Community Room at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library on
Tuesday, 16 February, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. In this second phase of the
planning process, members of the Committee will review feedback gathered from
the first phase of the process, introduce a list of preliminary strategic
themes that will likely serve as the foundation for the plan, and gather
feedback from attendees.
To learn more, please visit the UW-Whitewater
Strategic Planning website
(Feb 2) The LINCS first
graders in Mrs. Adelmeyer's class have been building a literacy partnership
with 8th grade buddies at the Middle School.
The students get together to read to each other and share
stories together (pictures above). The idea generated from parent feedback at
last year's listening sessions at LINCS when parents shared that they would
like to see a continued partnership among students within our schools. Mrs.
Adelmeyer and Mrs. Albrecht heard that feedback and created a mutually
beneficial partnership of literacy! As you can see, the students enjoy sharing
(Feb 2) Eight WHS Senior
Choir Members travelled to Beloit Turner High School to sing in the Rock Valley
(Front L-R) Conductor Mary Schmidt, Maria Espana, Remi
VanDaele, Angie McKelvey, Cally Julson
(Back L-R) Shane Peterson, Alexa
DuClos, Lydia Wiley Deal. Not pictured Kylee Traylor.
They joined talented students from throughout the
conference. They sang under the direction of guest conductor, Mary Schmidt.
Students spent the day rehearsing with and learning from Ms. Schmidt. There is
a link to the concert that capped off the day:
(L-R) Bailey Lee, Rachel Meinert, Mary Kate Hummel,
Madison Thornburg and Hannah Runez(Truman Today picture)
(Feb 2) Truman State
University (TSU) has an article in the Feb. 1st "Truman Today" regarding WHS
graduate Hannah Runez and her TSU club basketball teammates who responded and
provided aid to a car accident on their way to a basketball tournament in
Wisconsin back in December. It is a good example of the importance of being
first aid and CPR trained. A nice story about a former Whitewater student.
(Jan 31) Kraus
the Barber is opened.......Formerly Pete's Barber Shop! Located at 110 North
Hours: Mon. Tues. & Thurs.
Note: Haircuts will be $9.00 until the planned Open House on
Tues. March 1st.
Tel: 608-201-0576 ask for Cyndie!
Cyndie Kraus - Barber
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
Tues. Feb. 9th - The
Cat's Pajamas are returning to Whitewater Middle School on Tuesday, February
9th! They will be here for ONE NIGHT ONLY singing songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s,
and even current hits!
(picture courtesy of Mrs. Stacey Joseph)
Their last appearance here in 2014 was a fantastic
experience (pictured above)! The Cat's Pajamas have appeared on TV's The Sing
Off, Next Great American Band, and America's Got Talent. Here is your chance to
see their fabulous show live at a great price!
Tickets are $8.00 for
adults and $5.00 for kids 18 and younger. Click on this link to order tickets
- pre-ordering is
Proceeds from this performance will benefit the WMS Choral Department.
For more on the Cat's Pajamas
FRI. FEB 12th - Year of
Mercy/Lent Parish Mission: Frank Runyeon Presents "Luke: Stories of Mercy" on
Friday, February 12th at 7:00 PM in the Church (St. Patrick
This will be an evening that is entertaining and
eye-opening, Frank Runyeon performs the famous parables in Luke's travel
narrative, and then pauses to reflect on how we hear each story-and miss what
it is really saying.
"Acclaimed by critics, scholars and pastors of
every major denomination in America, Frank Runyeon tours his dramas and
comedies to 40 states a year. More than 2,000 Catholic and Protestant churches
have hosted his productions and given rave reviews. As a Christian youth
speaker, he is consistently rated "the best we've ever heard." We hope your
community will host a performance this year!" This quote from Frank's web page:
Free (A free will offering will
Also, see Frank Runyeon perform "John: Signs of Mercy" the
night before at 7:00 PM (Thursday, February 11th) at St. Patrick Parish in
SAT. FEB 13th - St
Patrick Catholic Church Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance Sat. Feb
SUN. FEB 14th -
Fish-a-ree - Whitewater Lake - Sun. February 14 at Lions Club
FRI. FEB 19th - The
UW-W/Community and Student Optimist club's 3rd Annual Trivia Night will be held
on Friday, February 19th.
2015 1st place team (UWW College of Business)
2015 2nd place team (Chia Pets)
Teams have already paid their registration fees and
there is a room limit of 32 teams. Registered
teams will enjoy 10 rounds of fun trivia, get in on great deals in the silent
auction, a 50/50 raffle, FREE child care, a cash bar and light refreshments!
The event will take place on Friday,
February 19 at 7 PM in the Hamilton Room on the first floor of the James R.
Connor University Center on the UWW campus. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Cash prizes will be given to the top two teams. Registration was $120
per 8 person team. Registration deadline was
For more information contact Kim Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 608-201-2151. You may also check out this information on their website:
All proceeds will go to the
Whitewater Unified School District Family Emergency Fund, Whitewater Food
Pantry, Washington School Mural Project and other youth oriented projects such
as the Easter Egg Hunt, Fishing Derby, High School Scholarships and Breakfast
Lanora Heim, PhD., Director of Pupil Services for the
Whitewater Unified School District, shared in an interview that she is very
excited for these three entities to benefit from the event. "The Food Pantry is
a saving grace for many families living in Whitewater" Heim said. "The
Washington School Mural project will be very fun and will be something that the
children can be proud of." Dr. Heim shared that the Family Emergency Fund is
very near and dear to her heart. "It provides families with necessities and
aids those in crisis."
Can't attend the event but would like to
contribute to the fund raising efforts? Tax deductible donations toward team
sponsorship, silent auction items, refreshments and funds to defray the costs
of the event can be sent to: UW Whitewater Community Optimist Club, P.O. Box
571, Whitewater, WI 53190. Please make checks payable to Optimist International
Foundation and specify how you'd like your donation used. That form is also
SAT. FEB 20TH at 2 p.m.
- Young Auditorium Offers Affordable Family Show in February
month of February offers several opportunities for affordable family fun at
Young Auditorium in Whitewater with Horizons Family Series and Never Too Young
Series events. The auditorium is located at 930 W. Main Street (on the UWW
On Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m.,
the Young Auditorium Horizons Family Series presents Missoula Children's
Theatre (MCT) and a cast of young people who will perform an original show,
Rumpelstiltskin. MCT, based in Missoula, Montana, is the nation's largest
touring children's theatre, and has been touring extensively for 42
years. As the story goes, a strange little gnome appears from here,
there, and everywhere. He will spin straw into gold
for a price. If his
price is too steep, one must guess his name
Rumpelstiltskin! Join in the
fun of Festival Time and help Clara guess the mischievous little gnome's name.
The story also includes a jester, villagers, wizards, a queen, a king, knights,
and a band of busy little bees. This heart-warming tale of mischief and
friendship answers more questions than just "What is that little man's name?"
A tour team arrives in a given town with a set, lights, costumes, props
and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play...except the cast. The team
holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the
production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and performed on a
Saturday. All MCT shows are original adaptations of classic children's stories
and fairytales with a twist. Ticket prices for this show range $9.50-$13.50.
The Young Auditorium serves as a presenting organization for the
performing arts and as an educational and cultural center enriching the lives
of regional communities, offering a full season of world-class performing arts
presentations. Tickets for any show can be purchased online (fees apply), by
calling the Box Office at (262) 472-2222, or in person. The Greenhill Center of
the Arts Box Office is located inside the UW-Whitewater Center of the Arts
building near Barnett Theatre on the UW-Whitewater Campus (930 West Main Street
in Whitewater). The Young Auditorium is adjacent to this building, and parking
is always free at the venue. To learn more,
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Sun. Feb. 21st from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m., Karolyn will demonstrate Watercolor painting and sign her book.
On Sunday Feb. 28th visitors can meet the artist from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. -
Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack's solo show of more than 60 paintings, "Art From
My Heart," will be exhibited at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts
Center (CAC), 402 West Main Street from February 5 to February 28.
"Barn and Blue Moon Winter"
"Hold on tight"
"Sunlit Window Box"
The show opens Friday, February 5 and will run Fridays
through Sundays at the CAC from noon until 5 pm. Karolyn will greet visitors at
an artist reception, free and open to the public, on Saturday, February 6 from
1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the CAC. On Sunday, Feb. 21st from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
Karolyn will demonstrate Watercolor painting and sign her book. On Sunday Feb.
28th visitors can meet the artist from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Karolyn is a
life-long Whitewater resident and with the encouragement of her father, the
late Richard Kettwig, has had a passion for art starting in childhood. She has
enjoyed mixing colors and making plain surfaces more colorful since her first
box of Crayola crayons. As a youngster she experimented with creating new
colors by layering one crayon color over another. The passion for color and
color mixing remains today as she uses watercolor, acrylic and collage to make
watercolor paper and canvas surfaces more colorful.
An early retirement
from UW-Whitewater as an IT training coordinator permitted her to focus on art.
In April of 2003 she began taking watercolor classes from the late Marilyn
Keating at L'Atelier Art Studio in Janesville. Since then she has taken
workshops with Kari Anderson, Shelby Keefe, Ratindra Das, Karen Ragus and Laura
Lein-Svencner among others. In addition to watercolor, she enjoys doing collage
and most recently creating acrylic abstracts. Regardless of the medium she
finds delight in experimenting with and using color.
Karolyn said, "I
have written a book titled 'Watercolor Cookbook-Recipes for Mixing Delicious
Color' which includes tips on mixing watercolor paints plus over 60 full color
photographs of my watercolor paintings. Many of my paintings can be viewed on
my web site www.karolyn.biz. I teach adult watercolor and collage classes in
Whitewater and Janesville and on occasion in other locations such as Milwaukee
and Jefferson. Color is everything!"
This exhibit of her work at the
Whitewater Cultural Arts Center includes watercolor, collage and acrylic
paintings, with varied subject matter from representational to abstract. The
abstracts are from some of the series on which she has been working. The series
represented in this exhibit include Music, Play and Correspondence.
Whitewater Arts Alliance President Linda Long said, "Karolyn
Alexander's work is so loved by our community. I can hardly look at a poppy
without thinking of her! And the new direction for her artwork is equally
beautiful. We are so pleased that she is able to have this one-woman show for
TUES. FEB. 23rd - Attend
the gruesome tale of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
presented by the UWW's Theatre/Dance and Music Departments February 23 - 27 at
7:30 pm on the Barnett stage, located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.
The production is directed by UW-Whitewater professor Jim Butchart with
musical direction by Robert Gehrenbeck. For tickets, call: 262-472-222 or
tickets.uww.edu. Audience Advisory: Recommended for
mature audiences due to subject matter.
For more information
SUNDAY FEB 28th - The
Whitewater FFA Alumni is hosting their 24rd annual Farm Toy Show, Sunday,
February 28, 2016 from 9:00AM-2:30PM at the Whitewater High School, 534 S.
The Farm Toy Show consists of venders selling a large
variety of items, miniature farm dioramas and door prizes. Food and drink will
be for sale throughout the day.
Ages 11 and older $3, 10 and younger
FREE with an adult! The Whitewater FFA Alumni sponsors this event to raise
money for the FFA. The money goes to pay for the activities and community
service projects the FFA participates in. The funds also help sponsor FFA
members attending the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. each
summer. The Whitewater FFA and FFA Alumni find more ways than one to give back
to the community.
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES FOR
IN DATE SEQUENCE.
SAT. MAR. 5th - For your
calendar - A NEW MONTH - MARCH (not Feb.) to enjoy the 'all you can eat Kiwanis
Pancakes, the great tasting Jones Sausage, continual refill of Hot coffee and
cold Milk & OJ' at the Downtown Armory ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5th - 6:30am -
(Feb7) Robert W. Kline Jr., 68 Whitewater passed away on Thursday, February
4, 2016 at his home.
Robert was born on November 16, 1947 in
Omaha, Nebraska to Robert and Sara (Solt) Kline Sr. He graduated from West
Division High School in Milwaukee. Robert served in the United States Army and
was a Vietnam War Veteran. After the war, Robert received his Bachelors Degree
from UW- Wisconsin and his law degree from Marquette University. He worked as
an x-ray technichian in the military and also after the war at the Milwaukee
Co. Hospital. He also served as a full time reservist in the Air Force. Robert
worked for many years for the State of Wisconsin as a Public Defender. He loved
to fish, deer hunt and collect coins.
He is survived by his siblings;
Sharron Hegland, Whitewater, WI, Roger (Marcia) Kline, Menomonee Falls, WI.,
Barbara Sullivan, Cudahy, WI and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his parents.
A time of remembrance will take place on Friday,
February 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St.,
Whitewater, WI 53190.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00am
until the time of service.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the