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The Animal Dude at UW-Whitewater on April 12

March 21, 2019

David Stokes will be doing a program on Friday, April 12 from 10 – 11 am at the Roseman Gym, UW-Whitewater.

Through the use of songs, stories, movement, riddles, audio/visual and hands-on materials, students are actively engaged in learning. Live animals and animal artifacts are used when appropriate to enhance the learning.

David is a Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and an “Aldo Leopold” award winner.

This show is for preschool, kindergarten, elementary-age Children, families and adults. School/center/childcare groups welcome!

Come share frogs, turtles, snakes and more in an engaging, fun way. Using live animals, songs, puppets, toys and 3-dimensional objects, we will have fun exploring the wonder of animals. This will be a primary experience, with an opportunity to touch and see and hear.

David Stokes has been creating exciting learning situations since 1974. He has presented at UW-Whitewater since 1986. David loves to share his humorous approach to nature study, animals, plants, and the earth.

Friday, April 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Roseman Gym, UW-Whitewater
$5.00 per ticket • Register online: uww.edu/ce/camps/additional/ecc

Green Book -Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

March 21, 2019

A working-class Italian American bodyguard/bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a 1962 concert tour through the segregated Deep South, using The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel. Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture, Actor (Mortensen), and Supporting Actor (Ali).

When: Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Movie Information: Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 10 minutes

Forgiveness Authors Coming to Whitewater on April 7

March 20, 2019

The First United Methodist Church is excited to welcome Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis to Whitewater April 7 for a moving presentation and “hurt people, hurt people” focused youth activity. In these divisive times, two men from drastically different backgrounds, one Sikh and one skinhead, have come together on a mission to stop hate and share the power of forgiveness.

Together Pardeep and Arno will share the remarkable story of how their friendship grew out of a horrific hate crime, the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. Pardeep and Arno are authors of the acclaimed and moving book, The Gift of Our Wounds.

Event Details:

The public is invited to hear Pardeep and Arno on Sunday, April 7 at the United Methodist Church (145 South Prairie St, Whitewater, WI 53190). From 1:00-2:30 p.m. adults and youth alike are invited to hear from these powerful speakers in the church sanctuary. A brief reception will follow and from 3:00-5:00 p.m. students currently in eighth through twelfth grades are invited to attend a workshop, led by Pardeep and Arno, focused on active listening entitled “hurt people, hurt people.” Childcare is available for children four years old and under with 48 hours reservation to the First United Methodist Church: (262) 473-2131.

This is the first lecture in First United Methodist Church’s Draw the Circle Wide Lecture Series which works to annually bring powerful speakers focusing on social justice issues of interest to the Whitewater community.

Treehouse Child and Family Center to host Bingo, Dinner as fundraiser

March 19, 2019

What is the Tree House?

The Tree House opened the Tree House on April 15, 2013, after many years of hard work and amazing community support. This beautiful building serves the children and families of Walworth County who have been affected by child abuse and neglect.

Everything at the Tree House is child-centered, from the family room with toys, and video and board games, to the playground and playhouse in the back yard. The building looks more like a home than an office building because it was designed to create a sense of safety and security for children and their families.

The Tree House serves all families throughout Walworth County including Whitewater.

Duane Root celebrates 80th birthday

March 19, 2019

Relatives and friends are invited to come and celebrate the 80th birthday of Duane Root from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, with a buffet and snacks at the American Legion Dugout, 201 S Water St., Fort Atkinson.

WHS Students perform at District Solo/Ensemble Festival

March 18, 2019

On Saturday, March 9th, students from Whitewater High School performed at the District Solo/Ensemble Festival at East Troy High School.

Students participated in both vocal and instrumental events.

Congratulations to these students who will advance to the State level on April 27th at UW-Whitewater: Sophie Mayer, Katie Kuhtz, Colin Dugan, Nick Kuzoff, Nicole Sedmak, Audrey Mayer, Jared Clapper, Caroline Crowley, Jillian Harkness, Henry Bresser, Natalie LaBreche, Nikita Hartzheim. Sophie Walton, Gio Anello, Jul Boss, Lauren Harkness, Alec Holt, Cally Julson, Weston Lema, Angie McKelvey, Alisha Parboteeah, Chris Porcaro, Ella Smith and Carter Waelchli. 

Upcoming City & Community Meetings: Week of March 18 – March 24

March 17, 2019

Library Board Meeting – Monday, March 18, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Community Room

More Info, incl. Agenda

WUSD School Board Meeting– Monday, March 18, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Whitewater Unified School District Central Office


City of Whitewater Common Council – Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Whitewater Municipal Building – Community Room

More Info incl. Agenda

Candidate Forum and Candidate Questionnaire responses available online

March 15, 2019

The League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area held two Candidate Forums on Saturday, March 9, in the Whitewater City Hall Council Chambers in advance of the April 2 Spring Election. 

Replays of the Whitewater Common Council Forum and the Whitewater School Board Forum are online at http://vimeo.com/cityofwhitewater

In addition to the Forum, the League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area Board developed a Candidate Questionnaire that all candidates were invited to complete.  Responses were posted on the League’s website on Monday, March 11.  If a candidate elected not to participate in the questionnaire, the words “no response received” was placed next to their name.

Go to http://lwvwhitewater.org/elections.html for their responses.

Common Council Candidates

  • AD 1:  Carol McCormick
  • AD 3:  Christopher Grady and Brienne Dieboldt-Brown
  • AD 5:  McKinley Palmer

Councilmember At Large

  • Patrick Singer

School Board Candidates(2 seats are open for election on the School Board)

  • Amy Hagen Curtis
  • Jennifer Kienbaum
  • Jim Stewart


Robert John Wagner, 73, Whitewater, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Bob was born on November 23, 1945 in McHenry, IL to Leroy and Mae (Smith) Wagner.  He grew up in Volo, IL and graduated from Wauconda High School.  Bob served his country in the United States Air Force and later graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Agronomy.  He moved to Whitewater in 1977 and established the Wagner Family farm east of Whitewater.  Bob was a progressive hog and grain farmer and was always looking for improved farming practices.  “If you’re not making it better, you’re making it worse.”  Bob married Susan Gaulke on February 15, 2014. … Read more

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Jerome K. Laurent, of Whitewater, died on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the age of 79.

Jerry was born to Francis W. and Grace King Laurent on January 8, 1940, in Knoxville, TN, where Francis worked as counsel for the Tennessee Valley Authority.  With war imminent, his father rejoined the Navy as special assistant to the Judge Advocate General, and the family moved to Washington, D.C.  Jerry was baptized at Christ’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA, attended primary school in Georgetown, and experienced wartime in the capital. The Laurents moved to postwar occupied Germany, where Francis helped the U.S. government reorganize German industry.  In Minden and Berlin, Jerry attended British and American schools.  Never-ending rubble, survivors’ … Read more

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Stephen L. Solheim, age 66 of Whitewater, died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Stephen L. Solheim, age 66 of Whitewater, died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Solheim came to UW-Whitewater in August of 1991 and served as a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. A celebration of life gathering is planned on campus from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at the Young Auditorium Fern Young Terrace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 2317, Madison, WI, http://www.wisconservation.org/    The campus flag will be lowered to half-staff on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019 in his honor. … Read more

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