RBG – Wednesday, September 19 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

RBG is a 2018 American documentary film directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, focusing on the life and career of United States Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. After premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the film was released in the United States on May 4, 2018.

When: Wednesday, September 19 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Marvel Clarie Timm, 70, Whitewater was called home to heaven, surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Marvel was born on June 18, 1948, in Elkhorn, WI to Reinhold and Clara (Gehrke) Hoeppner.  She graduated from Whitewater High School in 1966. Marvel received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from UW-Whitewater.   On October 10, 1970, she married Charles Timm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Whitewater.  Marvel worked for Kari’s Sew Unique for 30 years.  She also substitute taught in the area and taught summer school in Jefferson for many years.  Marvel was an avid quilter and seamstress. She was always involved in her children’s extra-curricular activities, and she and Chuck would take their family on many camping trips. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Whitewater.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Kara Timm, O’Fallon, MO, Jason (Ticha) Timm, Orlando, FL, Matthew (Lindsi) Timm, Waterford, WI, Joshua (Courtney) Timm, O’Fallon, MO; grandchildren, Alicia (Jack) Berg, Charlie and  Andrew Timm, Laurel and Alton Timm; sister, Jane (Bill) Wagie, Fort Atkinson, WI; sister-in-law, Barbara Hoeppner, Antigo, WI.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Hoeppner.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 1:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 116 S. Church St. Whitewater, WI 53190.  Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11:00 am until the time of the service.  As an expression of sympathy, you may wish to consider memorials to Team Marvel at Pancan.org through their donation link.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

UW-Whitewater’s Theatre/Dance 18-19 Season Announced

The 2018-19 season lineup is filled with comedy, drama, mystery, song & dance, and something for the kids.

The six shows presented this year include Love, Loss and What I Wore, Devon’s Hurt, Ghosts, Behind the Scenes Experience, Triumph of Love, DanceScapes‘19, and Angel Street.

For tickets and information call: 262-472-2222 or purchase tickets online at http://tickets.uww.edu (additional fees apply for online sales). Subscriptions can be purchased Six Shows for $50 or less!


The Season begins October 8 through October 13 at 7:30 pm and October 14 at 2:00 pm in Hicklin Studio Theatre – Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron adapted from the bestselling book by Irene Beckerman and directed by Angela Iannone. Five women take a nostalgic, witty and poignant tour of their wardrobes telling tales of their lives through each item of clothing in Love, Loss and What I Wore. Come see the honest and compelling monologues from diverse women that bring laughter and bittersweet memories to life.

“Fabulous.” – New York Theatre Guide

*Be advised, themes of domestic violence are present in this play and may not be suitable for all audiences.


October 27 at 1:00 pm in Barnett Theatre before the cast and crew take it on tour for a week is Devon’s Hurt, by Laurie Brooks and directed by Kymberly Mellen, the play shares a serious message about dealing with bullying, feelings, resolving conflicts and becoming a friend. Eight-year-old Devon is having a terrible day. Problems with his Mom, a teacher, a fight at school and worst of all a fight with his best friend. Devon’s feeling sorry for himself when The Hurt bursts out of his closet as a little fellow who won’t be ignored or pushed aside until Devon understands the nature of feelings. This is a fun show with a great message for young people. “Delightful.” – Nashville Children’s Theatre

December 4 through December 7 at 7:30 pm and December 8 at 2:00 pm in Hicklin Studio Theatre – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen and directed by Bruce Cohen introduces us to Helene Alving who has spent her life attempting to preserve the family reputation from her husband’s adultery. Following his death, twenty years of deception are unraveled, and the past will haunt their son until his dying day. Come see how the sins of the father continue to haunt the family and the decisions they must make. “Grabs you. . . never releases its grip.” – The Guardian

*Be advised, this play contains adult subject matter in the form of sex, violence, assisted death and incest.


Dates: 1/15, 2/1, 2/20 & performance of your choice. (dates subject to change) Behind the Scenes Experience is being offered with Triumph of Love. This is a workshop that pulls back the curtain and allows the audience to experience the energy and excitement of the cast’s first reading of the script, the orchestra, actors and designers as they come together for rehearsal and a deep-dive into the design concepts. Step-by-step the UW-W staff will share their passion and process from the start to the final performance. Fee: $60 (subscriber rate $30)

February 26 and March 1 at 7:30 pm, and March 2 at 2:00 pm in Barnett Theatre – the musical Triumph of Love by James Magruder, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and music by Jeffrey Stock, directed by Bruce Cohen and music direction by Robert Gehrenbeck. Triumph of Love focuses on two dueling households laying claim to the throne; Prince Agis vows to kill Princess Leonide so his family can reign with intellect over the realm. Leonide hopelessly falls for Agis and seeks entry into their private retreat disguised as a man. While only some are fooled by her disguise, all fall in love with her winsome spirit, as a hilariously messy path to love ensues. Join us for a rollicking musical ride on a difficult path to love, filled with deception, disguise, and confused relationships. “Bright. . . campy, irreverent wit.” – Variety


March 16 and 17 at 2:00 pm and March 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm in Barnett Theatre – DanceScapes‘19 is under the artistic direction of Amy Slater and features choreography by faculty, students, and guest artists at UW-Whitewater. Combining diverse creative visions the performances entertain, provoke thought, express an idea or story or simply present movement for movement’s sake. This year, the dance program is proud to host guest choreographers, Alfonso Cervera and Alessandra Williams as part of the Inclusive Excellence Fellows program, who will create exciting works for DanceScapes‘19. Their dances will bring inspiring vitality to this seasons’ performance.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” – Martha Graham


May 1 through May 4 at 7:30 pm and May 5 at 2:00 pm in Barnett Theatre – Angel Street (Gaslight) by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Kymberly Mellen shines the light on the suavely handsome Mr. Manningham who has been slowly driving his devoted wife to the edge of insanity. This suspenseful drama uncovers his subtle plot, showing that Victorian tranquility is not what it seems on Angel Street, as a 15-year old murder is investigated.

“Spine chiller.” – Broadway World

*Be advised, this play contains themes of psychological abuse.


Take advantage of the subscription rates:

  • General public $50
  • Over 65 $40
  • Under 18 $30
  • UW-Whitewater Students $23

Single ticket prices for Love, Loss and What I Wore, Ghosts, DanceScape’19, and Angel Street:

  • General Public $12
  • Over 65 $10
  • Under 18 $7.50
  • UW-W Students and Veterans/Active Service people and their families $5.50

Single ticket prices for Triumph of Love:

  • General Public $14
  • Over 65 $12
  • Under 18 $9.50
  • UW-W Students and Veterans/Active Service people and their families $6.

Single ticket prices for Devon’s Hurt:

  • General Public $7
  • Over 65 $7
  • Under 18 $7
  • UW-W Students and Veterans/Active Service people and their families $5.

Order tickets by phone: (262) 472-2222, Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm or online http://tickets.uww.edu

The Theatre/Dance Department is dedicated to producing high quality, entertaining productions showcasing the talent of theatre majors, and a variety of other students. The department is designed to give students a real-world experience; often students create costumes, sets and lights, giving them the opportunity to apply theatrical craft. Every school year faculty and students produce six shows and a two-show Summeround season. To find additional information about the department, visit their website at http://www.uww.edu/cac/theatre-dance or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UWWTheatreDance.

The Theatre/Dance Department 2018-19 Season is sponsored by the Daily Union, 940AM/WFAW and WCLO 1230AM/92.7FM

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Leslie LaMuro (262) 472-1228 for further information.

Preparing Your Estate Plan Seminar ***Event will be rescheduled for a future date***

***Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be postponed to a future date. An announcement will be made on the Banner when the event is rescheduled.***

The Whitewater Community Foundation helps thoughtful people like you make our community a better place to live, learn and thrive. Please be our guest for a presentation by local financial advisors, Michael Harenza and Kent Hutchins, and Attorney Michael Grubb to learn about creating an estate plan and how the Whitewater Community Foundation can be a part of your legacy. We hope to see you there!

When: To Be Scheduled for a Future Date

Where: 841 Brewhouse, 841 W. Milwaukee St., Whitewater, Wisconsin

R.S.V.P.: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HJDKDP

Email: info@whitewatercommunityfoundation.org

Phone: 262-458-4008

Doris Mae Peters, 94, Whitewater, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Fairhaven Senior Living, Whitewater, WI.

Doris was born on December 3, 1923, in the Town of Cold Spring to Charles and Meta (Else) Shuman.  She graduated from Whitewater College High School in 1941.  Doris moved to Washington DC to support the war effort and it was there that she met her future husband Stephen Peters.  They were married on May 16, 1943.  Doris and Stephen had 6 children that were born in 6 different states due to Stephen’s service in the Navy.  Doris was civic minded and volunteered at the voting polls. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater.  She enjoyed her flowers, bird watching, and playing cards.

She is survived by her children Stephen (Dianne) Peters, Janesville, James (Marianne) Peters, Whitewater, Richard Peters, Fort Atkinson, Patricia Peters, Waukesha, Charles Peters, Whitewater; daughter-in-law, Cecilia Peters, Albany, OR; brothers, Neil Shuman, Escondido, CA, Robert Shuman, San Juan Capistrano, CA, David (Lorraine) Shuman, Richmond, MI; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stephen; son, Louis Peters; sister, Louise Shaw; brother, Charles Shuman.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 11:00 am at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI 53190.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

Hope Comes A Concert to Inspire Hope Through True Stories of Transformed Lives – Friday, September 14

Agape House, a home and school for teens, invites community members to an inspirational fundraiser concert on Friday, September 14, 2018, at CrossPointe Community Church in Whitewater, from 7:00-8:30 pm.

The concert, entitled “Hope Comes,” will feature songs written by Abbie Werner based on her personal story of recovering from anorexia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Werner’s goal to sponsor this concert is to encourage others who have felt stuck or alone in the struggles they face, having experienced firsthand the challenges and joys of moving forward to find healing.

The audience will also enjoy music written by April Eitler and the talents of local musicians and friends Jenny Abild, Moang Her, Alex Polivka, and Maggie Tanis, hearing songs of raw honesty and deepened faith in God, i.e., “One Small Step,” “Vulnerable,” and “Before It Grows.” Mixed in with the songs, teens and families who benefited from Agape House’s services will talk about the impact this program has had on their lives.

Agape House, located in Walworth, Wisconsin, began in 1997 when Ben and Pam Patterson felt called to provide a safe, loving environment for children in need. Agape House has grown to provide a school, safe home, mentoring, counseling services, and a transitional living home (18 years and older) for girls and their families throughout Walworth, Milwaukee and Dane Counties in Wisconsin and from surrounding states, including Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. A school for boys will open soon, and upon completion of the building renovations, the home for boys will be opened as well.

The concert is free with a suggested donation of $5 per family that will go towards helping Agape House continue to offer these programs and services. However, there is no obligation to donate; all are invited to come and enjoy music and fellowship in a coffee shop atmosphere.

For more information on the concert, please check out the Facebook event, “Hope Comes: Concert for Agape House”: www.facebook.com/events/1063719160467387, or call Abbie Werner at 262-215-2025.

Groundbreaking for the UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center and new hotel at 10 am on September 11

The groundbreaking at the site is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 11.

Collaboration and creativity are driving the plans for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Community Engagement Center and a new hotel on the city’s west side.  The site, located at 1260 W. Main St. (former Sentry Grocery Store), will soon undergo a major redesign that will include the construction of a privately owned and operated 70-room, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel on the south side of the property. The existing 52,000-square-foot building to the north, which previously housed the former Sentry grocery store, is being leased to the university and will be transformed into a state-of-the-art UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center — a hub for faculty, staff, students and community members to engage in community-based learning, projects, and research.

For more information,