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Registration is now open for the 2018 Parade of Lights

October 18, 2018

Downtown Whitewater, Inc invites you to participate in this year’s parade. Registration is available both online and by downloadable form here.

The 2018 parade theme is “A Very Merry Christmas”. Thirty years ago this year Disney released a holiday music album by the same title and Whitewater along with many communities around the country hosted holiday parades with the same theme. Not interested in participating in the parade but would love to be part of other events leading up to and surrounding the parade let us know! We’ll also have children’s activities, a holiday market, and more!

Many hands make light work and we’d love to have you be part of the team. Email us any questions or just to let us know you’d like to be part at director@downtownwhitewater.com.

Irvin L. Young Public Library Strategic Planning Survey

October 17, 2018

The Library is in the process of strategic planning. As part of that, we need you, our community, to let us know how we are doing and what we could do better. Click on the link below to take you to a short survey. Your input is important to us!

English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IrvinLYoungSurvey

Por favor responda nuestra encuesta en español si lo desea.
Version en español: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/ILYespanol

Reminder: City of Whitewater – Winter Parking Hours

October 17, 2018


City of Whitewater – Winter Parking Hours

There is no parking on any street in the City between the hours of 2 am and 6 am on any day from November 1st of each year to March 31st of each year.  However, parking shall be permitted downtown after 5 am.  In addition, special arrangements may be made in advance by contacting the Department of Public Works.

Fairhaven and Prairie Village residents give to UW-Whitewater Campus Food Pantry

October 17, 2018

Back Left to Right: Dick Piehl, Kathy Ross, Fabiola Aranda, Sue Schweitzer, Mary Jo Allen, Wes Enterline(C0-Leader of Campus Food Pantry Committee) and Gayle Plath

Front Left to Right: Kristine Zaballos (Co-Leader of Campus Food Pantry Committee), Brian Robinson (Director of Leisure Services at Fairhaven) and Paul Kuenning (Executive Director at Fairhaven) 

Fairhaven and Prairie Village residents were recently given the opportunity to contribute to the UW-Whitewater Campus Food Pantry in a mid-September Food Drive sponsored by the Fairhaven Resident Council. Following a presentation by Kristine Zaballos and Wes Enterline from the Food Pantry, residents were provided with a list of preferred food and personal care items and information about how to make donations. Over a two week period, residents contributed 140 pounds of donated items and $1240 in financial support. Special thanks goes to Fabiola Aranda for all her help with communications at the Food Pantry. For more on the Campus Food Pantry, visit facebook.com/UWWCampusFoodPantry.

The Resident Council, composed of nine residents of Fairhaven and Prairie Village, sponsored this Drive as a way of showing support to the University. The relationship between Fairhaven and UWW is based on mutual respect and regularly sharing activities and resources. Supporting the Food Pantry was a way the Resident Council believes residents could show support to those utilizing the Food Pantry and thank the University for all it does to help “Add Years to Life” at Fairhaven and Prairie Village.

Medicare Options Seminar – October 23 at 5:30 pm

October 16, 2018

UW-Whitewater Homecoming Week Schedule

October 16, 2018

To Whitewater and Beyond:
Blastoff Date 1868

With 150 years of success, we’re here to celebrate what Whitewater has accomplished and where the future will take us as we reach for the stars.

Students, Community, Staff, and Alumni are encouraged to participate through the events as well as through celebrating being a Warhawk of the Past, Present, and especially Future.

An overview of all Alumni, Community, and Campus Homecoming Events is found at www.uww.edu/homecoming.

Homecoming Events

Homecoming consists of many unique opportunities for participation, with nine group competitions, court, and three ways in which individuals can compete (beyond attendance, which is welcome and encouraged at all events).

Tuesday, October 16th

Glow Night;  7 – 10 pm through lower level of UC

Glow Night includes both competitions and social time. Students will have a chance to come out for a fun-filled night of glow in the dark yard games, bowling, ping pong, as well as free food and giveaways. Student Organizations and Greek Organizations can compete in Ping Pong and Bowling Tournaments. For each of the competitions, points will be awarded for participants and 1st-3rd place in each division.

Wednesday, October 17th

Warhawk Spirit Day All Day, throughout Campus

Students, Faculty, and Staff will color the campus purple. Throughout the day, prizes will be given out to people caught wearing purple / Warhawk gear. Share your purple pride on Instagram, too! #UWWPurplePride

Thursday, October 18th

Talent Show; 8 pm in Young Auditorium

Individual students, Student Organizations, and Greek Organizations will share their talents with the UW-Whitewater family in this all-out competition. Top performance will walk away with a $200.00 cash prize! 2018 Court Royalty (The Ruler of the Galaxy), as well as bowling and ping pong winners will be unveiled. UW-W Student Tickets $2 in advance or $4 at the door – cash or purple points.

Friday, October 19th

Galactic Conquest; 12 pm Warhawk Drive (In case of Rain: 12 pm in Fieldhouse)

Student Organizations and Greeks will compete in one or all three of these games. Individuals will also have a chance to compete in the Star Trek (scavenger hunt). The Space Race (bed races) has teams competing for fastest time through a race that travels through parts of campus. Gravity Pull (tug of war) pits teams against one another in a friendly single elimination tournament. For each of the competitions, points will be awarded for participants and 1st-3rd place in each division.

Saturday, October 20th

Parade – The Warhawk Way; 10 am on Main Street

Parade of marching units, bands, mascots, and floats. Both campus groups and community groups can enter to share who they are, celebrating To Whitewater and Beyond while traveling through the Warhawk Way. For each of the competitions, points will be awarded for participants and 1st-3rd place in each division.

The Mowgli’s;  12 pm in Stadium Lot 24

In continuation of our sesquicentennial celebration, our Warhawk Concert Series will feature The Mowgli’s! This free performance will be held outside of Perkins Stadium. Parade winners and Championship Trophies will be announced immediately after the Mowgli’s performance in Lot 24. Football vs. UW-River Falls 2 pm at Perkins Stadium Wrap up the Homecoming Week with the Warhawk Football team as they play the Falcons. At Half-time, the 2018 Homecoming Court will be recognized, and the Connor Spirit Cup will be awarded to the most spirited organization overall.

J-Hawk Swim lessons to start on October 29

October 16, 2018

Inclusive Process Leads to November 6 Referendum for Whitewater Schools | Proceso inclusivo conduce al referéndum del 6 de noviembre para las escuelas de Whitewater

October 15, 2018

By Tom Ganser, School Board Member
Whitewater Unified School District Board

Although the upcoming election has received a great deal of media coverage due to competitive races at the state and local level, there will also be a Whitewater Unified School District referendum on the ballot November 6.

For more details click here.

Por Tom Ganser, Miembro del Consejo Escolar
Consejo del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater

Aunque las próximas elecciones han recibido una gran cobertura mediática debido a carreras competitivas a nivel estatal y local, también habrá un referéndum del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater en la boleta electoral del 6 de noviembre.

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Joan Rose Saelinger, 86, Richmond, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Delavan Health Services in Delavan, WI.

Joan was born on January 1, 1932, in Chicago, IL to Andrew and Mary (Houlihan) Grotz.  She married Ralph Saelinger on June 30, 1951.  Joan enjoyed reading and watching old movies, especially John Wayne movies.  Joan and Ralph loved to dance and she enjoyed gardening.  She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Whitewater Lions Club.

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Douglas Howard Parker, age 89, passed away of natural causes, on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek, WI.

He was born December 26, 1928, in Whitewater WI, and is the son of Benjamin and Luella (Schoechert) Parker. Doug was raised in Whitewater, WI, where he graduated from Whitewater High School in 1947. Immediately after high school, Doug became a member of the Home Guard, which then was changed to the Wisconsin National Guard. Member Headquarter Company, 3rd Battalion, 127th Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant T/5. He was honorably discharged in 1951. During this time, he attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, graduating in December 1950 with a Technical Degree in Thermodynamics. His first job was with Lipman Refrigeration, Beloit WI, as a repairman, disassembling ammonia compressors for recycling, and eventually promoted to foreman then assistant to the chief engineer. He also worked with Fairbanks-Morse and Company, as a parts technical writer then service manual writer for diesel engines. The family then moved to Galesburg, IL, where he worked as a service manual writer and assistant department manager. Later, the family moved to Kenosha County, where he worked with Modine Manufacturing Company in Advertising and Sales Promotion. He was later transferred to an assembly line as a foreman, then to Wonder Lake, IL as an Assistant Factory Manager. 

In 1969, Doug started a career with State Farm Insurance. During his time with State Farm, Doug earned Legion of Honor, Agent of the Year and Traveling Millionaire. After more than 23 years of service, he retired from State Farm in December 1992. He thoroughly enjoyed his career as a State Farm Agent, especially in his efforts to help clients and associates and the friends he made along the way. After “retirement,” Doug and Winnie moved to Sun City West, AZ, where he started a new career as a real estate agent with Ken Meade Realty. He enjoyed hobbies such as photography, history, genealogy, and computer club. He also loved trains, travel, and visits from family and friends. After 21 years in Arizona, they moved back to Whitewater, where he spent time working on a couple of novels started when he was in Arizona. He and Winnie married in 1950 and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this year. He was very proud of his family and loved them dearly.

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