Honorary Escort for the Return of Marine PFC Ethan Barclay-Weberpal

On the evening of Friday, January 26, Deputies and Officers will be escorting the family of PFC Barclay-Weberpal to receive PFC Barclay-Weberpal at General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, WI. The public is invited to line the escort route, to pay respects to PFC Barclay-Weberpal.

From PFC Barclay-Weberpal’s dad, Scott Weberpal:

Thank you so much for the time you put in to honor our son. For everyone who can, please line the streets for his return to Janesville from the airport.

At approximately 5:30 PM (updated from the previous estimate of 6:15 PM), the escort will begin from General Mitchell Airport to Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home in Janesville. The escort route is as follows :

– I-94 from General Mitchell Airport, to S I-43

– S I-43 to W STH 12

– W STH 12 through the City of Whitewater (Elkhorn Rd. to E Milwaukee St. to  Main St to Whitewater St to Janesville St. to Walworth St)

– Walworth St to E CTH N in Rock County

– E CTH N to Milton Rd

– Milton Rd to E STH 59 (E Madison Ave) through the City of Milton

– E STH 59 to E CTH M

– E CTH M to N USH 51

– N USH 51 to W Memorial Dr

– Memorial Dr to N Oakhill Ave

– N Oakhill Ave to W Court St

– W Court St to Austin Rd, Arrival at Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home

View route on Google Maps (Map updated with new route through Whitewater)

During the escort, updates will be available on delays/location of the escort, on the Rock County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. 

For PFC Barclay-Weberpal’s obituary, 

Dr. Richard Haney, former Professor of History at UWW, to speak about his book: When is Daddy Coming Home? An American Family During World War II

When: Sunday, January 28; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Where: Cravath Lakefront Building

Free and Open to the Public

The Whitewater Historical Society is fortunate to have Dr. Richard Haney, former Professor of History at UWW, speak about his book that chronicles his family’s life during World War II.  Professor Haney’s father fought and died in World War II and his book describes his and his mother’s lives on the home front while his father was away.

Professor Haney taught 20th century United States history at UWW and specialized in World War II.  After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Haney completed post-doctoral courses at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and the U.S. Army War College.  He had a long and distinguished career at the UWW, teaching and publishing many academic articles in books and magazines.  He is a popular speaker on many history topics today.

Haney’s book received many awards for biography and many positive national reviews.  The Historical Society heard from some World War II vets in November, so you won’t want to miss this talk about the home front and how one family coped with their closest member in the service.

Refreshments will be available.

Former Sentry Building to Host Free Family Event

Escape winter and have some indoor FREE FUN for everyone! Mini golf, inflatables, ping pong, indoor market, art activities, food vendors, demos and more! Several vendors will have free samples and food from local restaurants will also be available for purchase.
For more information 
Sponsored by UW-Whitewater with support of the Whitewater City Market and City of Whitewater

Whitewater Girls Basketball 57 Edgerton 52

Pictures by Peter Mischka, Courtesy of Bob Mischka.

From coach Judy Harms:

Whippets grab win despite giving up 24 points to Edgerton’s Bethany Oren.    It was a sluggish start to the game, but the girls picked it up enough to earn the win.   Whitewater was led by Allison Heckert and Kacie Carollo each with 16, while Ali Ketterhagen had 15.  Ketterhagen contributed key rebounds down the stretch, 14 overall for the game.  Jaden Henneman really came through with some tough defense in the paint, which led to some key stops as well.

Whitewater travels to East Troy Tuesday.


Fort HealthCare is offering scholarships totaling over $25,000 for the 2017-18 academic year to students pursuing careers in healthcare.

Candidates must be residents of Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Helenville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, or Whitewater. Scholarships are being offered by the Fort HealthCare Partners, Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, and Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Students interested in applying can complete an application online at www.FortHealthCare.com/scholarships.  Applicants will be considered for every scholarship for which they are eligible by completing ONE online application.

Applications are due by April 2, 2017.

For more information, 

Three WHS Band members performed in the All-State Senior Band at the 34th annual convention of the National Band Association’s Wisconsin Chapter in Eau Claire last Saturday.

Pictured [L-R] are Lydia Wiley Deal (flute), Caroline Crowley (clarinet), Composer Brian Balmages, and Jacob Zuehlke (trumpet).
These talented young musicians were nominated by their director, Abi Kading, to perform with the group under this year’s guest conductor, the internationally known composer, Brian Balmages.

Mrs. Avis Ada Shober, 98, Whitewater went home to be with her Lord and personal Savior on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Fairhaven Senior Living in Whitewater, WI.

Avis was born on August 7, 1919, in Baudette, MN to Lafayett and Mary (Larson) Hake. She graduated from Whitewater High School in 1939 and was married to Arthur Shober a few weeks later. He preceded her in death on September 24, 1990. They both loved working together farming for 25 years in Ferryville, WI. She was a member of the Whitewater Bible Church. She loved her family and was always grateful.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Earl) Gutzmer, Whitewater, Sharon Gutzmer, Whitewater, Stephen (Ruth) Shober, Waunakee, Rebecca (Roger) Wippich, Mauston; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 great-grandchildren; brothers Percy and Glenn Hake.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI 53190. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater. The family would like to thank Avis’s friends, doctors, Rainbow Hospice and the Fairhaven staff who helped her through the years.


Four Whippet Alumni make UW-La Crosse Dean’s List

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year, ending December 2017.
Qualification for the Dean’s List is limited to students who have attained outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible, students must have earned not less than a 3.5 semester grade point average and have carried a minimum of 12 credits.

 Emilie Kachel, Exercise and Sport Science Major: Sport Management
 Emily Markham, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis
 Thomas McManaway, Undeclared Major – CLS
 Julianna Weisbrod, Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education Major

UW-Whitewater Women’s Basketball: No. 18 UW-Whitewater 67, UW-Platteville 58

Brooke Trewyn had seven steals, which tied for the 17th-most in one game in school history.

Big Third Quarter Sends UW-Whitewater to Road Win

The No. 18 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team forced 34 turnovers and finished with a 38-23 scoring advantage in the second half Wednesday night to defeat UW-Platteville 67-58 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest in Platteville, Wis.

Sophomore guard Becky Raeder posted a team-high 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting off the bench. Senior guard Brooke Trewyn contributed 12 points, six rebounds, three blocks and seven steals, which tied for the 17th-most in one game in school history. Senior forward Andrea Meinert was also in double figures with 12 points to go along with four rebounds.

UW-Whitewater plays its fourth road game in its last five this Saturday at 5 p.m. at UW-Eau Claire.

For the complete story at UWWSports.com,