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Whitewater Toppers 12U Take Runner-Up

July 16, 2018

By John J. Schimming

This past weekend the Quad County League had their 12U softball tournament in East Troy. The Whitewater Toppers team closed out the season in fashion taking second place in the silver bracket. The girls won their first two games of the tournament 16-8 and 12-7 on Saturday. The team came back on Sunday morning to take on East Troy for the championship game, however, had to settle for second place.

The coaching staff was very happy with the girls’ performance, especially during the second half of the season. The girls started the season 0-7 however the staff continued to see improvement and just told the girls they were getting better and the wins will come. This came true as the team finished the season 7-2 to close out the season with an overall record of 7-9. The girls learned great fundamental softball throughout the year to help them prepare for upcoming years.

Coach Schimming would like to thank the girls and parents for a great year. It was a very enjoyable time working with the girls. Thank you also to Jim Gosh and Josh Kubicz with their coaching expertise this year. It was great working with these two gentlemen as well.

Upcoming City Meetings: Week of July 16 to July 22

July 15, 2018
Downtown Whitewater Board of Directors – Monday, July 16, 2018, 5:00 pm, Discover Whitewater Conference Room. For agenda, 

WUSD Policy Review Committee – Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:00 pm, Whitewater Unified School District Central Office. For agenda, 

Library Board of Trustees – Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:30 pm, Irvin L. Young Memorial Library – Community Room. For agenda, 

WUSD Citizens Financial Advisory Committee – Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:00 pm, Whitewater Unified School District Central Office. For agenda, 

City of Whitewater Common Council – Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:30 pm, City of Whitewater Municipal Building. For agenda, 

Parks and Recreation Board – Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5:30 pm, City of Whitewater Municipal Building – Cravath Lake Front Room. For agenda, 

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been named as a “College of Distinction”

July 13, 2018

For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been named among the Colleges of Distinction— a national honor that recognizes campuses for exceptional teaching and dedication to student success.

What’s a “college of distinction”? It’s a school handpicked by admission experts for the Colleges of Distinction project. They judged the 4,000 or so colleges and universities in the country based on four factors: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.

For more information, see this news release from the university.

For more information on the Colleges of Distinction project, visit their website.

Class of ’73 – 45th Class Reunion

July 11, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! Breastfeeding Resource Fair

July 8, 2018

Studio 84 names Jessica Barden as Artist of the Month for July

July 7, 2018

Jessica Barden has been a student at Studio 84 for six years and has developed her talent for painting pet portraits. She is one of several students who is making her art into a business. Here is what Jessica had to say about her time at Studio 84, “It makes me feel good that I could have a job out in the community with the stuff I’m learning at the studio. Makes me feel really good that I could have my own business in art. I feel proud of myself and it makes me feel good that I have something going in my life. People love my artwork and it makes me happy, and jump for joy and makes me proud. I thank God that I know how to do this kind of work. I thank God Studio 84 has taught me these things.”

Over the years, the staff has noted, that Jessica is learning to deal with frustrations and how to use those frustrations as learning experiences not just with her art but in everyday life as well. Director, Deborah Blackwell, states that she’s also learning to operate the cash register to check people out and loves giving tours of the gallery and store.  Blackwell says, “her confidence in what she does is growing, she’s learned so much with painting that she is often seen helping others too.”

As part of the vocational training program in the arts, Jessica now has her own website, Facebook page, and email and has become quite proficient at using these programs.  As a natural process of using these programs, she is also improving her spelling and reading abilities. She works with Gateway Tech intern Stacy Whetlow with her reading skills by reading books together. You can visit Jessica’s website at jjbarden79.wixsite.com/artist.

Studio 84 in Whitewater is a non-profit art studio that provides experiences in the arts for the community. They specialize in the creative and vocational development of people with disabilities, including those with Autism, physical disabilities, cognitive limitations, and mental illness. The studio is open to all ages and all abilities.

For more information visit studio84inc.org or check us out on Facebook.

Growing and Learning at the Lincoln Elementary Garden, Mondays from 4 to 6 pm

July 1, 2018

Everyone is invited to come to the Growing and Learning Garden at Lincoln Elementary on Mondays throughout the summer for our Garden Gathering. Stop on by anytime between 4 – 6 pm to help tend to the garden, harvest and taste healthy foods, do a garden-based project, look for monarch caterpillars and more! Bring your friends and neighbors and make new friends! All are welcome.

The garden is located on the south side of the west wing of the school, just to the north of the new gym. To get to the garden this summer, due to the ongoing construction, please come from the west or north. The garden is accessible around the construction fence. If coming by car, please park on Highland Street north of the track. Do not park in the Lincoln parking lot.

For questions or to get more involved in this project, please contact School Garden Leader Liesl Schultz Hying at LINCSgarden@gmail.com.

Thank you!

St. Patrick’s Country Fest set for July 28 and 29

June 30, 2018


LeRoy Richard Carlson of Whitewater, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Sunset Ridge of Jefferson Wisconsin.  He had been struggling with Lewy Bodies Dementia for 3 years. 

LeRoy was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 24, 1940.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University and taught woodshop in Wheaton, Illinois.  Leroy, however, was an entrepreneur at heart and moved to Richmond, Wisconsin to create and design products for the craft and gift industries until his retirement in 2015.  He was known as a “Master Craftsman” in the miniatures industry and 2 of his dollhouses are on display at House on the Rock in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Although LeRoy lived in the Whitewater area for half his life he remained an avid Chicago sports fan. He cheered and jeered countless Bears, Cubs and Bulls games from his recliner.  He enjoyed playing horseshoes, bowling, softball, pool and ping pong as well as mowing lawn in the sun and relaxing on the pontoon boat on Whitewater Lake with an icy beverage.

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