Little Dribblers and Shooting Stars Basketball Program

Another Successful Season for Little Dribblers and Shooting Stars Basketball Program
The future basketball program is in good hands as our newest recruits are progressing nicely.  Little Dribblers (ages 4-6) and Shooting Stars (ages 7-8) practiced skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, defense and listening.   The last four weeks of the season the participants played competitive basketball games providing them the opportunity to show off their new skills and abilities.

We wish the older players the best as they sign up for traveling basketball next season.  We look forward to all younger players registering for the program next year.

Little Dribblers (Ages 4-6)

Shooting Stars (Ages 7-8)

Have a Happy Holiday Season and keep practicing!

Submitted by: Coaches Colton, Zander, Adam and Bob

UW-Whitewater Department of Music Presents Ticketed Events for November Concerts at Greenhill Center for the Arts

Throughout the month of November, the UW-Whitewater Department of Music will present faculty and student ensemble concerts. Faculty chamber groups include: Whitewater Faculty Brass Quintet, faculty artist, Rachel Wood and friends, and student ensembles Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The University Community Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, online at, or by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office or Information Services Desk in the University Center.

The University Community Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble directed by Glenn Hayes will perform in Young Auditorium on November 10th at 3:00 pm. This performance will be the premiere of the Concerto for Horn and Wind Orchestra by Hirokazu Fukushima, featuring UW-Whitewater Horn instructor, Dafydd Bevil. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will also perform American Overture for Band by Jenkins in honor of the upcoming return to Carnegie Hall. Tickets for this performance are $10.50 general public, $8.50 Over 65, / Under 18, and $6.00 UW-W students.

The Whitewater Faculty Brass Quintet will perform in Light Recital Hall on November 17th at 3:00 pm. This year, Professor Chris Ramaekers will make his debut with the quintet on trumpet. The group also features esteemed faculty members; Jessica Jensen, trumpet, Dafydd Bevil, horn, Mike Dugan, trombone, and John Tuinstra, tuba. The quintet will perform pieces by Shostakovich, Bach, and Edward Gregson to name a few. Tickets for this recital are $10.50 general public, $8.50 Over 65/Under 18, – and $6.00 -UW-W students.

The faculty concert of Rachel Wood, mezzo soprano, will be held in Light Recital Hall on November 23rd at 3:00 pm. The recital is titled, A Clara Schumann Celebration, as this year is her bicentenary. Rachel will perform various lieder by Clara Schumann. She will be joined by other members of the voice faculty, as well as The Whitewater Piano Trio with MyungHee Chung, piano, Benjamin Whitcomb, cello, and Leanne League, violin. Tickets are $10.50 general public, $8.50 Over 65 /Under 18, and $6.00 UW-W students.

Chamber Singers, and Vocal Jazz will perform in Light Recital Hall on November 10th at 7:30 pm. Chamber Singers will be directed by Jon Arnold, and Vocal Jazz by Sharri VanAlstine. This will be their first concert back after their international tour of Germany and Poland. The concert will feature songs such as, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, and a Pentatonix arrangement of I Can’t Help Falling in Love. Tickets are $10.50  General Public, $8.50 Over 65/ Under 18, and $6.00 UW-W students.

Tickets for both Young Auditorium and Light Recital Hall can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222, online at or by visiting the Greenhill Center Box Office Monday-Friday from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm.

Washington School Parent Group Hosts “Pick a Day Come Play” with Whitewater Police, UW-Whitewater Warhawks, UW-W Wheelchair Athletics and Whitewater Fire Department

Washington School PATT hosted Pick a Day Come and Play the Week of September 23rd. During Lunch recess students had the opportunity to play with different community members.

Washington PATT would like to thank the Whitewater Police Department, UW-Whitewater Warhawk Football Team, UW- Whitewater Wheelchair Athletics, and Whitewater Fire Department for coming to play! It is hard to tell if the students or these awesome community members had more fun!

They wrapped up the week with Walk 4 Washington, a classroom fundraiser. Washington students raised over $5200 for their own classrooms. This was Walk for Washington’s 9th year; Washington students have raised over $45,000! Way to go Eagles!

Public Meeting: Highway 12 CTH N Intersection – TODAY at 5 p.m.

Highway 12 CTH N Intersection

Wisconsin lawmakers and DOT representatives will hold a public meeting to further discuss the Highway 12/CTH N intersection in Whitewater Monday, September 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Whitewater Municipal Building Community Room.

A group of lawmakers including Representative Don Vruwink, State Senator Janis Ringhand and State Senator Steve Nass will be in attendance with DOT representatives. They will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss technical details and will then open the meeting up to the public at 5 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting and share their thoughts and opinions. Light refreshments will be available.

The original meeting was held in Madison on August 20th to discuss issues involving the Highway 12/CTH N intersection. After that meeting, Wisconsin DOT had flashing yellow turn lights placed in this location in hopes to lessen confusion of when it may be safe for drivers to turn onto Highway 12. The follow-up meeting will discuss how this has affected driving in the area and if there are additional items that can be done for the safety of all commuters.

Whitewater Municipal Building
312 W. Whitewater Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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It’s Not Thanksgiving Without Pie

Last year, the Whitewater Food Pantry distributed 149 Thanksgiving meals…and no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without pie! Jake, Elizabeth and Aaron Katzman are participating in the Jefferson County 4-H Pizza & Pie Fundraiser. For each Pine Cone Restaurant Pie Gift Certificate ($11) you order from the Katzman kids for donation to the Whitewater Food Pantry, they will match – up to 75. Your $11 donation, will turn into two pies for the Whitewater Food Pantry…all while supporting 4-H, a program near and dear to the Katzman family! Please help them reach their goal of donating 150 pies!

Orders are due by Monday, September 30. To order gift certificates, contact Katy Katzman at 262-903-6727 or

4-H has given us so many opportunities, so we would like to give back by not only supporting Jefferson County 4-H through this fundraiser but also the Whitewater Food Pantry!

Medals Won at Hotly Contested Verona Cross Country Invitational

Report courtesy of Chad Carstens: Trenten Zahn and Gio Anello medaled for the Whippet boys CC team in the hotly contested Verona Invitational on Saturday, 9/7. Trenten placed 20th with a strong time of 17:16 and Gio placed 39th in 17:38. Peter Zimdars ran a superb race to finish as the team’s 3rd runner in 19:48. Their efforts boosted the boys to a 4th place finish out of 8 teams in our division. The JV team was led by Evan Schepp and Marcus DePorter who finished with times of 21:34 and 21:38, respectively. The JV team finished in 17th out of 21 scoring teams.

Facing the equally tough field, the girls were led by Trinity Nickels who placed 129th in 25:14 and Gwen Truesdale placing 137th in 26:37. The varsity girls finished in 8th place from their division. The JV girls were led by Jenny Villarreal 255th in 28:44 and Nikole Pelot 289th in 30:18. Their efforts helped the team finish in 16th place overall. 

It was a strong day overall for the program and the team looks to complete some great training this week as they are off from racing before returning to the starting line on Tuesday, September 17th at the Marshall Invitational.

10th Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition at Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center in July

The 10th Annual Fran Achen Photography Competition kicks off July 5 and runs through July 28 at the Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street in Whitewater. The Whitewater Arts Alliance honors Fran Achen with this yearly competition.

An opening reception will be July 7 from 1-3 p.m. with awards at 2 p.m. More than 34 people of all ages and experiences in photography will exhibit their work.

Jeff McDonald, chair of the show and Whitewater Arts Alliance board member, said, “The Fran Achen show is truly one of the highlights of the year and the Cultural Arts Center is one of Whitewater’s gems. Together they provide a showcase for outstanding work created by both established and aspiring area photographers. It is exciting to see the many ways these artists interpret the world through their images. Fran Achen was an exceptional photographer and his catalog of images continues to inspire. I eagerly await this year’s event and hope to see you there.”

Fran Achen was a longtime Whitewater resident, teacher, and local photographer. He is most remembered for his photographic collection which chronicles the history of Whitewater.

Born in Kenosha in 1916, his interest in photography began after high school. He spent almost two years delivering cars for the Nash automobile factory. “It seemed like such fun to explore America, so that started my interest in photography and geography, which became my major in college,” he said.

In 1938, when Fran enrolled at Whitewater State Teachers College, it was the first year enrollment went over one thousand. Fran remembered being the last one to register, making the enrollment that year 1,008 students. While an undergraduate student at the college, he served as a photographer for the Royal Purple and the former Minneiska yearbook, as well as working as a freelance photographer for the Janesville Gazette, making “a buck a picture” which helped to pay his way through school.

While attending college, Fran met his wife, Lydia. They were married for 55 years and had three children – Chap, Randi, and Jim.

The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is to promote the visual and performing arts through an alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and surrounding areas.

Calling All Soccer Goalkeepers Ages 10-15!

The Whitewater Youth Soccer Club is sponsoring a no-charge goalie clinic for any interested players between the ages of 10 and 15 starting Wednesday, July 3. Each session will run from 6:00 until 7:30, and there will be four sessions total (July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th). No need to sign up ahead of time – just bring your child to the Moraine View Soccer Fields before the first session to fill out the participation waiver form (we will have extra copies on hand for you to fill out). Also don’t forget to bring a ball, soccer cleats and shin guards, and a big bottle of water! Finally, please direct any questions to

Whitewater Historical Society Creates New Photographic Exhibition

Focusing on its mission to collect, preserve and educate about the history of Whitewater and the surrounding area, the Whitewater Historical Society has created a new exhibition of historic photographs to be on display at the Depot Museum on Whitewater Street. “We have thousands of very good historic photographs in our archives and this exhibition is our chance to share some of the best that we have with our members and visitors,” according to Carol Cartwright, President of the historical society board of directors and Depot Museum curator. “We have attempted to provide those who view the exhibit with a wide range of topics photographically covering the time period of the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century,” Cartwright added.

Historical society members and visitors to the depot museum can expect to see historic photographs that deal with a number of topics such as Whitewater citizens, U.W. Whitewater, schools, important historic buildings and street scenes among others. Those who observe the display will also see a variety of types of photographs including tin types, stereo views, cabinet cards, silver prints and glass negatives. Snapshots to formal studio views are included throughout the exhibit. Simple easy-to-read labels describe many of the rare views of the interesting history of the City of Whitewater and the surrounding area.

The new photographic exhibit at the Depot History Museum is located at 301 Whitewater Street, Whitewater and is open Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. during the downtown City Market, Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling 1-262-473-6820. Admission is free and donations are welcomed.

Pictured here are Carol Cartwright, Whitewater Depot Museum Curator and Lizzie Farrey preparing the new Whitewater Historical Society exhibit of historic photographs from the Society’s archive. The exhibit is now open for public viewing.