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(May 30) REMINDER -
Memorial Day activities to be held on Monday, May 30th in Whitewater.
VFW Post 5470 of
Whitewater and Monsignor Thomas Berry Council 1690, Knights of Columbus,
Whitewater and Palmyra invite you to a Memorial Day Observance at Fr. Berry
Hall at St. Patrick Parish, 1235 W. Main St.
The is the 150th
anniversary of the beginning of Memorial Day [first called Decoration Day] in
Waterloo, NY. The observance will begin at 9:00
a.m. and feature a Memorial Homily by Fr. Mark Niehaus, pastor of St.
Patrick Parish, and Taps and a rifle salute by the American Legion Honor Squad.
Refreshments will be served by the Women's Society.
The American Legion
parade will form at the First Citizens Bank parking lot in downtown Whitewater
at 10:00 AM and will march off promptly at 10:30 AM concluding at the American
Legion Building, 272 Wisconsin Street.
In case of inclement
weather the parade will be canceled but the program will be held at the
American Legion Building beginning at 11:00 AM.
Leading the parade will
be the color guard of William Graham Post 173 American Legion. The Whitewater
High School Band and the Whitewater Middle School Band will provide music for
the parade. Featured in the parade will be guest speaker
Whitewater native and Brigadier General (Ret) Charles Scharine. Also
participating will be American Legion and VFW scholarship winners, Badgers Boys
and Girls State attendees, the American Legion Outstanding Athlete, and the
American Legion Americanism award recipient. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other
youth organizations are invited to participate. Following the ceremony the
public is invited to remain for refreshments and remembrance.
A TRAVELING DISPLAY OF
WISCONSIN CASUALTIES SINCE 9-11-01 IS COMING TO HERITAGE HALL IN ELKHORN - six
days starting Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am
until 5:00pm every day through Friday June 3rd.
The very emotional display, "Remembering Our Fallen of
Wisconsin" was conceived at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. It is
intended to be a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by the fallen
from every state in the USA who was killed in the War On Terror while wearing
our country's uniform in a war zone. The goal is to have memorials from every
state brought together for a National Tour.
Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin is the caretaker of the Wisconsin
tribute until it joins the rest of the states for a National Tour. The Walworth
County Council and the Walworth County Historical Society are cooperating to
bring the traveling exhibit to Heritage Hall in Elkhorn for six days starting
Sunday, May 29th. The display will then be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm every
day through Friday June 3rd. On Friday the exhibit will be open until 8:00pm.
Bob Miller, Legion Commander and James Boardman, President of the Historical
Society, issued a joint statement that they were pleased that their respective
organizations would be working together again on another project making this
Wisconsin had 138 men and women who died during this
period. Walworth County had 4, having ties to the county, who gave their lives:
Justin Linden, Mathew Hermanson, David Johnson and Keith Nurnberg. The photo
memorial includes military and personal photos and other information on each of
It is hoped that Veterans of this
same era will be available daily to be Honor Guides at the exhibit. There will
be 2 guides needed each day for 3 hour shifts.
There will be no
charge for admittance to the exhibit. There are costs associated with the
origination, maintenance and transporting the exhibits so donations can be made
at the exhibit.
(May 30)The Whitewater
High School Girls Varsity Soccer team defeats conference rivals, the Jefferson
Eagles 6-0, in their final regular season game.
Autumn BultmanFile picture courtesy of Bob Mischka
- for extensive picture gallery
Coach Gunter: "The Lady Whippet Seniors received most of
the playing time as this was their last conference game of their soccer careers
at Whitewater. Senior Autumn Bultman opened the scoring with a 30 yard shot
over the Eagles keeper in the 2nd minute on the match. The Whippet midfield and
forwards dominated possession in the first half generating 8 shots on goal
while holding Jefferson to zero. Senior Holly Hough was able to notch the next
Whippet goal in the 21st minute. Then Jaden Pfinder scored in the 40th minute,
with the half ending 3-0 in favor of Whitewater. As the second half began
several of the seniors were given a chance to play in different positions and
in the 67th minute, senior Ali Sedmak, regularly the starting goal keeper,
scored her second goal of the season. In the 73rd minute, senior Haylee Stachow
rolled a low shot into the left corner of the goal. The final goal of the night
was tallied by Brittney Piper in the 86th minute. Notable players besides the
goal scorers were Megan Reynolds, Milena Maroske, Sarah Schiltz, and Caleigh
Judd who held the Eagles to one shot on the Whitewater goal. Coach Menager
remarked that this was a solid win for us in conference and sets the bar for
the coming first regional game against Delavan.
The Lady Whippets will
host the Delavan Comets, Thursday, June 2nd for their first round regional
match. Whitewater is now 5-2-1 in conference and 9-3-2 overall."
(May 28) Miss Whitewater
2016 Pageant - practice begins June 4th
Over the last 4 years they
have had over 75 participants and raised over $10,000 for some really great
causes, including; Fisher House, Treyton's Field of Dreams, Honor Flight
Network, and the USO. This year's benefactor will be -DAV- Disabled American
Veterans. Fulfilling their promises to the men and women who served.
(May 28) Bootcamp Time
(May 28) WMS 7th and 8th
Graders - MEGA MATH Meet Results
The 7-8 Math team included: (Front
L-R) 7th graders - Crystal Chan, Reid Gunnink, Young Liang, and Carson
(Back L-R) 8th graders - Colin Chenoweth, Sophie Mayer, David
Kromholz, and Shawn Chan
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders that competed
in the MEGA Math Meet that was held on May 24th at Madison College. Whitewater
students did very well competing with the twenty schools that participated. The
Whitewater team came in eighth place behind several top Dane County schools.
They were the top scoring school among all of the Southern Lakes Advanced
Network schools that advanced to that event including Elkhorn! Previously,
Elkhorn had beaten them at the regional meet.
(May 27) Track and Field
- The Whippets competed in East Troy this evening with a trip to the state meet
on the line.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka - for extensive
"The top 4 finishers in each event punched their ticket
to the state meet in LaCrosse on June 3rd and 4th. Three Whippets will be
making the trip to compete against the best in the state. Sarah Ziolkowski and
Allisan Barrett will both be competing in the 3200 after finishing 1st and 4th
this evening. Sarah ran a great race, taking the lead with 2 laps to go. Janik
from Wisconsin Lutheran tried to come back on her with about 600m to go, but
Sarah would have none of it, dropping in another surge to finish in a lifetime
best of 11:14.31. Allisan Barrett ran a race that is typical of her of late.
She gets locked into her pace early and just stays on it. She was sitting in
the middle of the pack, in the 8-10th place range for most of the first mile
before gradually picking off runner after runner until she finally passed
Arnold from Brookfield Academy on the final lap. Arnold tried to come back, but
Allisan stayed strong and pulled away to finish 4th and punch her ticket to
state. It will be a race to remember for Coach Carstens, as it's rare to have
two athletes qualify in the same event. The lone boy qualifier is Xhonatan
Shahollari. His day started and ended with some serious drama. It started with
two scratches in prelims, and only 1 legal jump that barely got him into
finals, sitting 8th out of 9 heading to finals. He improved slightly on his
first jump in finals, but not enough to move into a qualifying spot. He was
down to his final jump before finally putting a good jump together, going 43'
even to move into 2nd place, which is where he finished. His day ended with the
long jump, where he was sitting 4th going into the final round of jumps in the
competition. It wasn't until the jumper right before his final jump, that
anyone knocked him out. But he ended up 5th after the final round, one spot out
of qualifying. All three athletes will compete on Friday the 3rd at state in
Other athletes performed well, but didn't advance. Connor
Rupke ran a very nice prelim in the 100m and made finals, running his fastest
time of the season in prelims. A poor start in finals kept him from advancing.
Nicole Frison also ran well today in an attempt to qualify. Her time in the
100m hurdle finals of 16.74 was her best ever and good enough for 6th place.
Miranda Reynolds was 1 of 11 girls to make 5' in the high jump, barely missing
at 5' 2". She clipped the bar with her heels after she was already over it,
taking it down. Had she made it, she would have advanced to state as well. The
girls 4x100 relay team of Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Ali Ketterhagen, Kelly O'Hara and
Morgan Radaj ran their best race of the season but finished 7th. Wiedenhoeft
and Ketterhagen had an excellent exchange while O'Hara and Radaj ran solid
legs, finishing in 53.00. Jacob Korf gave it his best shot, hanging with the
lead pack for the first mile in the 3200m run. He eventually fell off the group
and ended up just missing his best time ever.
The girls 4x800m relay
team finished 8th. The team was made up of Barrett, King, Delaney, and
Tomomitsu. The boys 4x800m relay team of Vander Pluym, Laue, Mattingly and
Mattingly was 8th. Timmy VanderPluym finished 12th in the 1600, as did Abby
King. Keely Fiedler was 11th in the vault, clearing 7' 6". Shahollari was 9th
in the high jump, and Morgan Wiedenhoeft was 16th in the 100m.
it was a pretty good night. The kids all competed hard and put it out there,
giving themselves a chance to advance. While not as many advanced as I had
hoped, I can't fault a single one for not giving it their all. They did their
best tonight, but fell a little short in some cases. It was a good experience
as many of the kids competing will be back next year. Hopefully they can build
upon it and make a step closer next year."
(May 27) The Whippets
tennis team overall placed 4th in the sectional behind Watertown Luther Prep,
McFarland and Edgewood! It was a great accomplishment for the Whippets to place
this high, what a great showing by them all week!
Coach Alex Mory and Brodie Runez
Coach Alex Mory: "This week was an important week for the
Whitewater Whippets as we concluded our season with our sub sectional and
sectional matches. Monday our team traveled to Big Foot High School and Delavan
Darien to compete for a spot in the sectional draw which was hosted today at
East Troy High School. I am happy to announce that our #1 singles player
Brodie Runez will be representing Whitewater High
School in the state tennis tournament at Nielson tennis stadium in Madison next
week! He had an amazing two days of tennis and faced off against some of the
toughest competition he will see, and now he will start his training for the
tournament next week!
Our #2 Singles players Jan Maroske advanced past
the sub sectional round on Monday with two solid wins to play today against his
rival from Watertown Lutheran. He played well and fought back with an arm
injury also, but came up short in his epic comeback in the second set. He then
faced Waupan for 3rd place and cruised to a straight set victory to take 3rd in
sectional! At #3 singles, Dineth Gunawardena played some of the best tennis I
have seen out of him to reach the final for his sectional! After cruising
through sub sectionals on Monday, Dineth faced a tough and steady opponent for
Wayland academy today. He fought hard and won the first set handily, but
Wayland came up with some impressive shots and took the second set away from
Dineth. That left a 3rd set to Dineth, who prevailed with his die hard attitude
and amazing DEMEANOR to win the final 3rd set. He was pitted against state
powerhouse Madison Edgewood in the final. While losing the first set, he was
determined to get to every ball and fight to the last point. In the second the
score went back and forth and Dineth was up 6-5 in the second. He lost the game
so it was up to a tiebreaker, which Edgewood proved to be too much in and took
it 7-6 in the breaker. I was extremely proud of the way he played and his
incredible attitude and willingness to stay in every point throughout the
Brodie won his first match in sectional against a tough
player from Ripon to reach the state tennis tournament! He then ran into the
state runner up from last year from Madison Edgewood. Brodie knew it wouldn't
get tougher than this and played his heart out, but Cecil was too much and took
the match 6-0, 6-1. Brodie came into the next match against another tough
player from Monroe and came up just short as well, placing 4th in sectionals,
but going to the state tennis tournament! We figured out a lot of things to
work on and with his amazing work ethic he will be ready for anyone thrown at
The Whippets all played some incredible tennis this week and
showed so much improvement throughout the whole year. I am so proud of the guys
and the way they played as we get ready for the state tournament and tennis for
For full match results please visit the WIAA website here
(May 27) Scholarship
Night at Whitewater High School on Wednesday. Seventy two seniors in the class
of 2016 have won over $151,000 in local & area scholarships and $1,020,000
from state, national & college / university sources! That's a grand total
over of $1,171,000! It was time to celebrate student achievement in our
To see the $151,000 in local scholarships earned by
students (alpha sequence)
To see the $1,020,239 in Outside
Scholarships earned by students (in amount sequence)
Principal Doug Parker with WI Academic Excellence
Award recipients ($9,000 scholarships each) Sarah Schiltz and Allison
WI Technical Excellence Award recipients ($6,750
scholarships each) Gabriel Mendez and Courtney Frie
The Outside Scholarships recipients were
Alexandria Berglin, Michelle Carreon, Carlie
Gard, Elizabeth Hall, Monica Juoni and Alyx Kiernan received the DLK
Enterprises Scholarship from Jon Kachel.
Sally Kate Hixson receives the Anne and Lane
Kuske Drama Scholarship from Jim McCulloch
Tanya Vidales receives the Jan Nehring Memorial
Scholarship from Ken Nehring
Jordan Heller receives the Anthony J. Weiler
Memorial Scholarship from Kevin Brunner
James Cushman receives the Veronica
Hookstead-West Memorial Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz
Andrew Gildner receives the Saint John's Masonic
Lodge #357 Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz
Monica Juoni receives the Charles Coulthart
memorial Scholarship from Craig Coulthart
Holly Hough receives the Whitewater Rotary Club
Juan Villegas receives the Whitewater Rotary Club
Devin Samaranayake receives the LINCS Inquiry
Charter School Scholarship from Mary Kilar.
Emma Stutzman receives the Future Business
Leaders of America Scholarship from Pamela Sonmor-Wintz.
Cheyenne Minton receives the UW-Platteville Percy
Lavon Julien Science Scholarship from Katie Martin.
Yatziri Reyes receives the Optimist Club ELL
Scholarship from Colleen Mendez.
Mia Bentel receives a US Flag and the American
Legion Al and Doris Kolmos Scholarship from Legion Commander Steve
Julian Sonn receives the VFW Scholarship from
Post Adjuntant Roberto Rodriquez
Julian Sonn receives the Treyton Kilar Memorial
Scholarship from Michael Kilar.
Abby King receives the Clara Bray Memorial
Marren McCulloch receives the ME Converse
Memorial Public Speaking Scholarship.
Sydney Zimdars receives the J-Hawks Swim
Huong Vo receives Kiwanis Breakfast Club
Scholarship from Kathy Schumacher.
Elizabeth Hall receives the Michael Hall Memorial
Scholarship from David Hall.
Madalee Gregoire receives the Optimist Club
Robers Scholarship from Joe Lynch
Keely Fiedler receives the Whitewater
Professional Police Association Chief Don Simon Memorial Scholarship from
Friends after the event: Haylee Stachow, Miranda
Reynolds, Sally Kate Hixson and Sarah Schiltz
Family after the event - Lan and Huong Vo with
After the event reception - Dawn Raufman, Kathy
Markham, Jerry and Shirley Grant
(May 26) When downtown to
view the birds or the Memorial Day Parade be sure to check out the great
display window at the Quiet Hut Sports on Main Street. The displays are a
tribute by owner David Saalsaa to those WW II vets with 5 killed in action from
Whitewater, one from Rockford and one still among us. Information concerning
each vet is in the window to read.
(May 26) Swim Lessons
start Monday June 13th
(May 26) REMINDER - The
Friends of The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater, 431 West Center
St., is having a book sale from May 31 to June 7.
The sale features
fiction and nonfiction books, both paperback and hard-cover, including a large
number of large-print books, priced at 50¢ to $1.00 each. CDs and DVDs are
priced at $1.00 each and audio books at $3.00 each. Valuable or rare books are
The hours for the sale are
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(May 26) REMINDER - Boys
Free Swim Clinic - June 4th - Registration Form
Swimming is a life long sport and
they want to share how much safer and fun it can be when you feel secure being
in the water.
(May 26) REMINDER - It is
that time of year again; the Whitewater 4th of July Parade committee is meeting
and planning this year's parade. They would love to have you join them
this year as they have truly enjoyed having you participate in the past. The
2016 Fourth of July Parade theme is "Defending our Freedom over the Decades,"
as they are honoring all branches of service. Featuring six Parade Marshals
from the service branches.
If you are interested in participating in
this year's parade please fill out the parade registration form by June 17th
and return to Bob Obney, W8555 Territorial Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190 or email to
Just a reminder, the United States flag must be the
most prominent on your entry.
The Parade Registration Greeting Letter
and the 2016 Parade Registration Form are available on their web page
(May 25) Check out the
downtown area - the birds have arrived! Around 50 birds are soaring from
downtown lamp poles this summer as the next generation of the Whitewater Arts
Alliance Public Arts Project is displayed downtown. The 2016 Public Art Project
- "Artrageous Birds Fly Downtown" has one final touch left and that is to put
identifying information on the lamp poles about the bird, sponsor and artist
which should be done in the next few days.
Transporting the birds from their
nests to the appropriate lamposts: (L-R) Everett Long, Dawn Hunter, Sylvia
Linton and Roni Telfer
Linda Long with owl sponsored
by Dental Perfections - artists Linda Skindingsrude and Darcie Krahn
Bird roost place on pole by
The lamp pole art project began 11 years ago as a
fund-raiser for the work of the Whitewater Arts Alliance and that part remains.
The artists will still create the artworks from a template. This year there
will be five different types of bird templates as options - an owl, a hawk, a
pair of songbirds, a crested bird, and a swift. The art will now grace the
downtown to early September. Then the pieces will come down and be on display
in the CAC where the public will still have a chance a purchase their favorite
pieces via a silent auction. Artists who want to be sure to get their own bird
back in the fall have done so by paying $10 when they picked up the blank form.
(May 25) The Annual Flag
Distribution at Hillside Cemetery took place Monday.
Around 550 flags
were placed to demonstrate thanks and show respect for the Vets in observance
of Memorial Day.
American Legion Commander Steve Nass
(X) speaks to a growing number of volunteers regarding the locations and flag
holders for the veterans. He also mentioned four veterans and their military
background who will be receiving their annual flag. He thanked volunteer
coordinator Kay Robers (V) for all her efforts and the restaurants that
provided pizzas for food and fellowship for the volunteers after the flag
placement at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St.
Looking for the veteran flag holders.
Flags secured in holders.
(May 25) The Whitewater
Unified School District School Board heard a report based on a survey of
community and staff feedback on the ideally-desired qualities sought in
any potential new district administrator. For more on the School Board
meeting by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson County Union
For update on
District letter from School Board President Casey Judd
Excerpt from the
letter: "The School Board will be conducting confidential screening interviews
with the recommended candidates on May 31 and June 2. Predicting that three
finalist candidates will be identified from this screening process, their names
will be announced after June 2 in the next District Administrator Search Update
and the media."
Three of four WHS Class of 2016
students entering the military were present to be recognized by the School
Board Monday: (L-R) Adrian Casillas, Navy; Jon Cutshall, Army; and Caleb Gard,
Marines. Unable to attend Monday was (Ivan) Grant Hollenberger, Army.
The WHS String Ensemble (WHS and
homeschooled students) performing at the School Board meeting; members are
Lydia Wiley Deal, Grace Norton Ejnik, Sarah Maloney, Hannah Fuller, and Olivia
Vander Pluym and Alisha Parboteeah. This is a history-making group as they are
the first string ensemble to participate in solo-ensemble festival events.
Under the direction of Patricia Nielsen, this group qualified for the state
festival in their first attempt and received a 1-rating at the state festival
held at UWW on April 30.
The Board recognized Whitewater
music teacher Christine Hayes of Lincoln/LINCS Elementary School for receiving
the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Ward-Brodt Music - 2016 Award for
Excellence in Music Education.
The award recognizes "an outstanding music
educator" within a 75-mile radius of Madison in a public or private K-12 school
and instructed a band, orchestra, choir, or general music course. School Board
member Kelly Davis presented Christine Hayes the recognition with principal
(May 25) The Rotary Club
honored Whitewater High School Class of 2016 seniors in the Top 10% of their
graduating class, during a luncheon at Fin & Hooves. Students shared
information about their school activities, career & academic plans after
graduation and learned about the many amazing ways the Rotary Club helps people
around the world.
(Front L-R) : Keely Fiedler, Lan Vo,
Sarah Ziolkowski, Sarah Schiltz, Cheyenne Minton, Jan Maroske, Jamison DuClos
in chair, Devin Samaranayke, Caleigh Judd, Holly Hough, Emma Stutzman, Allison
Sedmak and Huong Vo Students
(Back L-R) Isabelle Zahn, Emily Heckman, Benny
Liang, Leif Sahyun, Troy Marinkovic, Sydney Zimdars and Andrea Markham
Keely Fiedler is one of the 20
students who shared their school activities and future plans.
(May 25) ZUMBA Fitness
Where: CrossPointe Community Church, 445 Warner Rd
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 6 p.m
For more details and information
FOLLOWING ARE EVENT PLANNING DATES
Thursdays, June 2 through July 7 - Members of the community
are invited to join the residents of Fairhaven Senior Services in a group
series of learning sessions offered to provide grief awareness and support for
those who anticipate the passing of a loved one in the near future or who have
experienced the loss of a loved one in the recent past.
The series, "Understanding Our Response to Loss:
A Journey of Grief Awareness and Support," will be offered for
six weeks on Thursdays, June 2 through July 7,
from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Fairhaven Senior Services,
435 W. Starin Rd., Whitewater, and is free of
The series is collaboration between Fairhaven Senior
Services and Rainbow Hospice Care.
"Everyone experiences loss and grief
in their lives," Fairhaven Chaplain Delisa Buckingham-Taylor said. "Yet there
are misunderstandings about what grief is, and how we should handle the journey
of grief. By offering this series, we hope people will know that their feelings
and experiences in grief are normal, and that they are not alone."
Robb Rennix (r), the Coordinator for Bereavement
Services at Rainbow Hospice Care, will facilitate the presentations and
"Are we ever 'prepared' for the separation of a loved
one; whether that is in the recent past, or anticipated in the near future? And
once we experience that separation, whether a sudden occurrence or
long-expected situation, what then shall we 'do' with this sorrow?" Robb asked.
Robb will cover topics that include identifying and understanding
grief; the loss of power and control; the experience of pain and suffering; the
myths and realities of mourning; true and false guilt; and fear.
will be opportunities for the attendees to discuss the topics and share their
experiences. Participants may attend all of the sessions,
or any combination of them. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, June 4th - The Whitewater Police Department is
hosting the 4th Annual Whitewater K9 5K/10K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 4th,
2016. The race starts at the Cravath Lakefront Park, 341 South Fremont
Street, in Whitewater. Registration is from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. The kiddie
1]mile sprint (ages 1 through 12) begins at 8:30 am and the 5K walk/run
and 10K walk/run begin at 9:00 am. The cost to participate is $10 for the
kiddie 1]mile sprint, $15 per person (team) and $20 (individual) for the
5K walk/run, and $20 per person (team) and $25 (individual) for the 10K
walk/run. Chip timing will be provided by Absolute Race Timing. The top three
finishers in multiple age categories will receive a race medal and all
participants will receive a Performance Cotton tshirt, donated by Whitewater
Manufacturing. Register by Tuesday, May 24th to
be sure you will receive a t-shirt! On line registration
There were approximately
200 race participants with 60 dogs at last years event. They are looking
forward to an increase in participation with this years event in order to
continue to fund the K9 Unit. Officer Matteson and canine Boomer will be on
hand at this years race to cheer on the race participants and their
For more race information or to register visit the
race website at and like our Whitewater
Police K9 Facebook page to learn more about
other K9 events.
So, grab your running shoes (and your dog if you'd
like) and meet us at Cravath Lake Front Park for a morning of friends, family
and fitness SATURDAY JUNE 4th! A scenic, accessible and safe 5K and 10K route
and also a Kiddie Sprint around. Chip timing performed by Absolute Timing.
There will be two water stations along the route for both humans and canines.
Participants receive a performance race shirt and snacks. Treats and waste bags
provided for Fido. Medals are awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in
each age group of both distances. The top 3 dog finishers in both 5k and 10K
will receive a prize. Reminder - Kiddie Sprint 8:30am 10K 9:00am 5K 9:10am
June 6th - Whitewater Country Club Junior Golf Instruction
July 15th - WHS Class of 1966 will be having their 50TH Class Reunion
Friday July 15th
Fish/Chicken buffet. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at 841 Brewhouse, formerly
Randy's Supper Club.
Saturday July 16th
Dinner. Cocktail Hour 6 pm. Dinner 7 pm at Jessica's, Main Street.
If enough interest there will be a picnic on Sunday. Time and place
If any member of the class has not received a reservation sheet or
knows of a classmate who hasn't received one please contact: Anne Fero Dennis
at email@example.com, 1-920-728-4383 or Marilyn Sellnow Bittner at
13th Reservation Deadline - Whitewater High Schools Alumni Association
Annual Meeting Dinner (from the menu) Saturday August 20th, 2016 Social hour
5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:30 P.M. 841 Brew House Restaurant 841 E. Milwaukee St.
Whitewater For reservations Contact Jerry Grant 262-473-2214 Or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline August 13, 2016
celebrating the life of William (Bill) Bethke will be held on Saturday, June 4,
at 11:00 a.m. at the Millard Community Covenant Church. The service of
remembrance will be followed by a luncheon at the Church. Bill was born in
Whitewater February 10, 1939 and lived the majority of his life in LaGrange
Township. He worked for 20 years as a stock broker for Robert Baird &
Company in Janesville, but was happiest when farming. For the ten years prior
to his death, February 2, 2016, he was a resident of Oro Valley, AZ. He is
survived by his wife Deanna (Oro Valley AZ), son Bradley (Milwaukee), son
Michael (Elkhorn), daughter Danielle (Oakland, CA), sister Jean Webb LeMay
(Janesville), and many extended family members and friends.
(May 24) Mary E. Boyd Paynter, age 77, of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away on
Sunday, May 22, 2016 after a brief illness.
Mary was born on
March 30, 1939 in Lima Center, Wisconsin the daughter of Willis and Ruth
(Morgan) Boyd. Mary graduated from Whitewater High School in 1957.
married Robert W. Paynter on September 13, 1958. Mary raised three daughters
and was a homemaker until the mid 1970's when she re-entered the working world,
beginning at Havill-Spoerl and then retiring from the City of Whitewater in
Mary had many interests including a love of cooking, gardening,
and family time.
Surviving are: Husband: Robert "Bob", Daughters: Beth
(Mike) Treptow, Jill (Joe) Johnson, and Kim (Bruce) Lewandowski, Grandchildren:
Mark (Kayla), Chris, Dana (Joe), David, Ryan (Dakota), and Nic,
Great-grandchildren: Jayden, Grayson, and Kael, and Very special person: Ron
Kelley. She is further survived by four sisters: Nancy Gothard, Helen Stork,
Dorothy Peich, and Millie (Gerald) Stork, Sister-in-law: Shirley Boyd, and many
nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Willis
and Ruth Boyd, brother John Boyd, and sister Carol Drays.
Services will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Nitardy Funeral
Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, WI with Rev. Jerald Wendt
officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Friends may call after 9AM on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the funeral home
until the time of the services.
The family would like to extend a
heartfelt thank you to the Fairhaven staff and to Rainbow Hospice for their
loving care and support.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may
wish to consider a memorial to the Whitewater Fire Department or the Whitewater
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family
(May 23) Gary E. Cooper, 63, Delavan, WI, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at
his favorite Northern Wisconsin Retreat in the Town of Fifield.
He was born on April 15, 1953, in Milwaukee, the son of Ralph and Caroline
He spent his early life and schooling in the
Milwaukee/West Allis area. He attended and graduated from West Allis Central
High School, Class of 1971. He then attended Blackhawk Technical College in
Janesville. Following his education he was the Co-Owner of G & J Standard
in Janesville, was then employed at the DANA Corp., in Edgerton, WI and
currently was the owner of Cooper Construction and Concrete, Richmond, WI. In
his free time he was an avid fisherman throughout the U.S. and Canada. He
especially enjoyed Northern Wisconsin at his favorite lake and cabin in the
Town of Fifield. His family and friends enjoyed his outgoing personality.
He is survived by his brother: Dennis (Sandy) Cooper, Evansville, WI,
by his cousin Norma (Bruce) Brotz, Phillips, and by other cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life
will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the 841 Brewhouse, 841
E. Milwaukee, St., Whitewater, Wisconsin, 53190.
The Heindl Funeral
Home, Phillips is in charge of the local arrangements. Online condolences may
(May 21) Helen Marie Henschel, age 75 of Whitewater WI. passed away on
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Facility in Johnson
Helen was born in Milwaukee WI. to Margaret
(Stuck) and Elmer Mueller and attended College High School in Whitewater. Helen
was married to Raymond W. Henschel on October 19, 1958 in Whitewater WI.
She was employed at Coburn Company for over 30 years. Helen enjoyed
quilting, rosemaling, knitting, crocheting.
Daughters; Patty (David) Luther of Whitewater, Karen Olds of Fort Atkinson WI,
Gail Wellnitz of Milton, and a son Larry (Colleen) Henschel of Whitewater,
special daughter, Rhonda Grandchildren; Michael (Ashley), Kayla, Courtney
(Colton), Heidi (Andy), Paula (Joe), Elissa (Jon), Hannah, Cameron, Tyler
(Tess), Jeff (Jaime), Nicki, Emily (Brandon), and Chad, and Seven
great-grandchildren. Sister Kathy (Bill) Fredell of Edina MN. and brothers;
Mike Mueller of Waukesha WI, Xan Johnson of Salt Lake City UT, and Don (Alice)
Mueller of Brown Deer WI. Many nieces nephews other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ray, and Son -in- Law
A Memorial Service will be held at the Nitardy Funeral Home
550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater WI. on Thursday June 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with
Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating.
Visitation will be at the Nitardy
Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the
time of service.
Private Inurnment will be in the Clinton Cemetery,
A special thank you to the staff at Rainbow Hospice
for their amazing care. Memorials may be directed to Rainbow Hospice in Helen's
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.