Notice of School Board Vacancy and Appointment Process

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Whitewater Unified School District that there is a current vacancy on the School Board in the office formerly held by Jean Linos. The School Board intends to appoint a qualified elector of the District to fill the vacancy under a term of office that shall expire in April of 2020.

The School Board meeting date for selection of a district elector to fill the board vacancy is September 16, 2019.

To ensure consideration, a letter of interest must be received in the District Office prior to 4:00 p.m. on August 30, 2019.

Inquiries regarding this Notice may be directed to Mark Elworthy (262)472-8708.

Whitewater Police Department Partners with McDonald’s for Cone with a Cop – Today 4-6 p.m.

The Whitewater Police Department is excited to partner with the Whitewater McDonald’s for their first Cone with a Cop, Thursday, August 22nd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The WPD would like to invite all residents and visitors to join them for an ice cream cone and some conversation.

“It is important for our officers to have a strong connection and an open line of communication with the public they serve,” said Chief Aaron Raap. “This is just another opportunity to get to know our community. At the end of the day, we are all people who have families, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Why not get together and share them over a delicious ice cream cone?”

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to stop in and visit with the WPD officers and keep the line of communication open. The department will also hold their second Coffee with a Cop this October.

Thank you to McDonald’s for hosting this event and supplying cones to the community and WPD staff.

McDonald’s
1069 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

The City of Whitewater provides efficient and high quality services which support living, learning, playing and working in an exceptional community. Visit www.whitewater-wi.gov for community information and updates.

Voces De La Frontera Statewide Tour in Whitewater WI Forum – Friday, August 23 ******************* Gira Estatal de Voces de La Frontera Foro en Whitewater – Viernes Agosto 23

  • DEFENDIENDO FAMILIAS
  • INFORMACIÓN DE LAS LICENCIAS DE CONDUCIR
  • TALLER DE DERECHOS CIVILES

Cravath Lakefront Community Center, 341 S. Fremont St., Whitewater

VIERNES AGOSTO 23, 2019 A LAS 6:00PM

INFORMACION 414-643-1620 414-418-8424 JORGE ISLAS MARTINEZ

PATROCINADO POR EL EQUIPO DE TRABAJO DE WHITEWATER

SU PARTICIPACION Y ASISTENCIA ES IMPORTANTE

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VOCES DE LA FRONTERA STATEWIDE TOUR

WHITEWATER, WI FORUM

  • DEFENDING FAMILIES
  • RESTORING DRIVER LICENSES FOR WISCONSIN IMMIGRANTS
  • CIVIL RIGHTS WORKSHOP

CRAVATH LAKEFRONT COMMUNITY CENTER, 341 S. Fremont St., Whitewater

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 2019 6:00 p.m.

INFORMATION 414-643-1620 414-418-8424 JORGE ISLAS MARTINEZ

SPONSORED BY WHITEWATER TASK FORCE

YOUR PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

August 23rd Whippet Football Game to be Youth Night; Meet the New Athletic Director

Come cheer on the Whippets for their first home football game under new Head Coach Jason Bleck on Friday, August 23, 2019, as they take on Beloit Turner at 7:00 p.m. at WHS.

Also, be sure to introduce yourself to new Athletic Director Justin Crandall as he greets people at the gate.

This game will also feature a Youth Night where Whitewater Youth Football Players wearing their jerseys will be admitted for free.

Upcoming City & Community Meetings: Week of August 19 – August 25

Library Board of Trustees Meeting – Monday, August 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM; Irvin L. Young Memorial Library – More information

Common Council Meeting – Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM; Whitewater Municipal Building – More Information

University Tech Park Board Annual Meeting – Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM; Innovation Center – More Information

Police & Fire Commission Meeting – Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM; Whitewater Municipal Building – More Information

Purple Angel Recognition Awarded to Long Standing Local Business

The Whitewater Dementia Friendly Community Initiative (WDFCI) is excited to announce the awarding of the Purple Angel recognition to Binning & Dickens Insurance. They have been in business in Whitewater for 28 years and offer great service and pricing on home, auto, business and life insurance.

The Purple Angel is an international symbol recognized around the world, which says employees have received dementia awareness training and are sensitive to customers and care partners who are affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s. An engaged community seeks to honor, value and include all of its members. Look for the Purple Angel award wherever you go. If you don’t see it, ask “Why not?”

Ron Binning, Peggy Smithson, Deb Weberpal (WDFCI), CJ Wagner, and Mike Dickens

A Dementia Friendly Community is one that engages people with dementia, making them feel welcome and improving their quality of life while supporting their unique needs as well as those of the care partners and family members. This enables those with dementia to safely find their way around town, access local facilities that they have known, and maintain their social networks, so they continue to feel they belong. This eases the fear and isolation associated with dementia and increases access to the resources people need to live well with dementia. It is also treating persons with dementia with dignity and respect. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects families, each of us can make a difference for the people touched by dementia.

The number of businesses taking the steps necessary to be designated as dementia friendly is continuing to grow. One of the principal purposes for the WDFCI is providing free training programs to those who live and work in Whitewater, as well as businesses, faith communities and organizations serving area residents.

The mission is to create a Dementia Friendly Community that features effective, ongoing programs to include and support individuals with dementia and their care partners. To-date the WDFCI has offered memory screens, published an informational brochure, started a memory café and a twice monthly respite site and provided, in partnership with Mulberry Glen, Dementia Live, a virtual dementia experience, and is working with the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library to provide distraction boxes for checkout. The Whitewater Community Foundation has given the group two grants to assist with startup costs.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the estimated number of people in Walworth county with Alzheimer’s/dementia in 2020 is 2,132 of which approximately 200 live in Whitewater. By 2040, the county estimate will have grown to 4,432. It is important to know that Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, however aging is a risk factor. By age 85, one in three is expected to have Alzheimer’s/dementia.

For more information, to become Purple Angel recognized or to join the WDFCI, please contact Deb Weberpal at 262- 473-0535 or email dweberpal@whitewater-wi.gov or check out our Facebook page Whitewater Dementia Friendly Community Inniative. The WDFCI is assisted and supported by the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Wisconsin and the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, Inc – Walworth County.

The City of Whitewater provides efficient and high quality services which support living, learning, playing and working in an exceptional community. Visit www.whitewater-wi.gov for community information and updates.

$11,000 in Forgivable Grants Available to Help with Down Payment and Closing Costs to Purchase a Home

Note: This event applies to the entire City of Whitewater whether located in Jefferson or Walworth County.  This particular seminar will be conducted in Spanish.

RoxAnne Witte of the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium announced today that there is money available to assist those seeking to purchase a home, purchase a bigger home, or downsize to a smaller home in Jefferson/Dodge/Walworth/Washington/Ozaukee/Waukesha Counties. These down payment assistance grants are available to qualified buyers in all communities in Jefferson County. Seminars for this program are being held on a monthly basis at the UW Extension/Workforce Development Building in Jefferson. The seminar for August will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:30 – 9:30 pm and will be held in Spanish.

“Our goal is to help families buy homes and be successful homeowners,” said Roxanne. “The complexity of the home buying process should not be a barrier to families.  Our homebuyer education program is the first step and maybe the most important step, which a family can take to achieve the dream of homeownership.”

She went on to say that buying a home is generally the single largest purchase and financial commitment a person makes in their lifetime.  The program offers potential/current owners with education on the purchasing process and the many requirements associated with home ownership.  These include maintenance, insurance, taxes and event how to budget for your household.  In addition the seminar will cover topics on how to determine your readiness for home buying; the roles of the lender, real estate agent, insurance agent and home inspection; and most important – what grant assistance may be available to help with down payment and closing costs and required repairs.

Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium’s homebuyer education program is designed to be results oriented and tailored to meet the participant’s needs, no matter what phase of home buying process they are in or how long it will take for them to be ready to buy a home. Participants will gain a thorough knowledge of the home buying process while at the same time finding local resources to help them achieve their goal.

For more information on the program and to see if you would qualify for these grants or to register for the August 21, 2019 seminar, please contact RoxAnne at 920-674-8711 or roxannew@jeffersoncountywi.gov. You may also register online at www.jeffersoncountyhomebuyer.com.

12th Annual JACK Hartmann Open to be Held September 7

Save the Date! The 12th Annual JACK Hartmann Open will be held on Saturday, September 7th, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Willow Brook Golf Course.  There will be music, food, raffles, a silent auction, golf, and more – please join us and help raise money for research into Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). CHDs are the most common birth defects. An approximate 100-200 deaths are due to unrecognized heart disease in newborns each year. Nearly 40,000 infants in the U.S. are born each year with CHDs.

Madison College – Fort Atkinson Announces Nurse Aide Training Opportunities

Local residents, age 16 years and older, seeking employment in the healthcare field are able to receive in-demand Nurse Aide training at Madison College-Fort Atkinson, 827 Banker Rd., Fort Atkinson.

Beginning in early September, a hybrid class format allowing learners to study material online will require that students only report for 12, in-person classes, exclusively on Saturdays. Students seeking more traditional class instruction can choose from fully in-person class sections, offered weekdays, either during daytime or evening hours. Madison College staff can assist residents with immunization record retrieval and the background check process required before they are able to register.

For more information or details on the Nurse Aide program, call (920) 568-7200.

Madison College serves more than 37,000 students throughout a 12-county district in south-central Wisconsin, offering more than 150 diverse career programs and certificates. Its mission is to provide open access to quality higher education that fosters lifelong learning and success in the communities it serves. Madison College is the second-largest institution in the Wisconsin Technical College System. For more information, visit www.madisoncollege.edu.