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City Compost Site changes hours of operation

September 14, 2018

Effective September 19, the hours of operation for the compost site will be changing on Wednesdays.  The hours will now be from 2 pm until 6 pm until the site closes for the season.  The site will remain open on Saturdays from 8 am until 2 pm until further notice.  More information will be published when a closing date has been determined.

If you have any questions, please call 473-0560.


NOTICE:   It is against city ordinance to deposit any yard waste debris on city streets or right of ways other than City of Whitewater designated days.


Community Tour of the Whitewater Unified School District renovations on September 29 | Recorrido de Comunidad de las renovaciones del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater el 29 de septiembre

September 14, 2018

Whitewater Historical Society Plans Meetings For 2018-19

September 13, 2018

The Whitewater Historical Society will have meetings with programs the third Sundays of September, November, January, and May 2018-2019.  The March 2019 meeting will be the society’s annual event, Whitewater Collects, and will be on a Saturday in March.

All meetings and events will be held at the Lakefront Community Center near the depot museum.  All Meetings are Open to the Public.

The meeting dates are:


  • Sunday, September 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday in March:  Whitewater Collects
  • Sunday, May 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  (Annual Meeting)

Each meeting will have a program and will include one of the following topics:  UW-Whitewater, 150 years; Whitewater Recollects–Town and Gown–UW-Whitewater and the Community; Genealogy Workshop–Begin to Research Your Family History; Whitewater Collects; and the Whitewater Historical Society’s digitized photographs.

September Meeting of the Whitewater Historical Society

The Whitewater Historical Society’s first meeting of the 2018-2019 season will be held on September 16, from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Lakefront Community Building, Whitewater Street.

Karen Weston, recently retired Archivist at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will give a presentation about the history of the university and how it was interpreted in the historical society’s latest temporary exhibit at the depot museum.

The program is open to ALL members of the public!  Refreshments are always served. 

St. Patrick Religious Education begins Sunday, September 16

September 13, 2018


Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs Packer ticket raffle to benefit Whitewater’s historic Bassett House

September 13, 2018

Dance for a Cure – Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraiser

September 13, 2018

Please join on Saturday, October 20, 2018, for a fun-filled night, with food, hourly raffles and a silent auction along with great music by The Rainbow Bridge Band, all while raising awareness and helping to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.

When: Saturday, October 20 from 6 pm to 11 pm

Where: V’s Waterfront Venue in Whitewater

Check out the event page on Facebook to see what will be raffled off and available at the silent auction. Autographed pictures from celebrities and much more to come.

All money stays in SE Wisconsin and goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

We are also still looking for more donations for raffles and silent auction if anyone would like to donate to this event. You can also donate by check to Dance For A Cure and sending a message on the event page of where to send the check.

If you would like to volunteer for the night of the event please contact Pam Brotzman at 262-473-9727.

This event is open to the public with a requested donation of $10 at the door.

2018 Flood Damage Assessment

September 12, 2018

The Whitewater Office of Emergency Management along with Jefferson County Emergency Management is attempting to gauge the level of damages received to private properties in the City of Whitewater and surrounding area.

Wisconsin Emergency Management is attempting to determine if individual assistance will be authorized for Jefferson County for damage occurring between 8/17 and 9/5, 2018.

The chart below should help you determine if your property may qualify for assistance.

City residents should contact Whitewater’s Office of Emergency Management office at 262-473-0570 by Thursday 9/13 and leave a message including your name, address and call-back number if you have incurred any damage which may be considered.  Residents living in Jefferson County should contact the Jefferson County Emergency Management Office at 920-674-7450.

Commended Students In The 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

September 12, 2018

The principal, Mike Lovenberg, of Whitewater High School announced today that Zachary Brantmeier and Nicholas Kuzoff have been named Semi-Finalist Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

Zach and Nick will continue in the 2018 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards. Nick and Zach are 2 of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million dollars that will be offered next spring.


Krystoffer Sebastian Dortch, 25 of Whitewater, died on September 15, 2018.

He entered this world on March 4, 1993, which was his due date. It is also the last time he agreed to follow directions set by someone else. He was a beautiful, vivacious energy with an infectious light that has touched so many lives.  Krys was the kind of person who people fell in love with. From the moment he was born, he was able to capture the hearts of others just by giving them a look and a smile. He cared about people, loved animals and wanted to be the best he could be.

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Lorraine Margaret Millis, age 91, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Sunset Ridge Assisted Living in Jefferson, WI.

Lorraine was born on October 3, 1927, in Wisconsin – the daughter of Hector and Irene Fraser. After completing high school, Lorraine attended The Art Institute in Milwaukee.  On February 17, 1951, Lorraine married Walter James Millis; they had five children and were together until Walter passed away in December of 2011.  Her most cherished times were spent with her husband whom she adored, their cats and Pattie their dog.  Lorraine was in her element when she could be outdoors working in her flower gardens, but nothing could compare with her and Walter’s love of camping. She would be packed and ready to go at even the suggestion of a camping trip.  She also loved to have her kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren come to visit.

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Albert (Pete) Brokmeier passed away on September 17, 2018; born on January 18, 1940, to Albert and Adeline Brokmeier, he was 78.

Pete lived in Whitewater all his life, and enjoyed softball, traveling to various places in Europe, Alaska, and stateside with his wife, Trudy, camping, golfing, and his real love – fishing. 

Pete was extremely active within the community. He was a volunteer fireman for over 20 years, was President of the Whitewater Jaycees, was a member of the Whitewater Police and Fire Commission, and served on various committees at the Methodist Church in Whitewater. Pete owned Fireside Heating with Joe Bonk. He also worked for Hawthorne Melody for 20 years and for Home Lumber until retiring in 2005. 

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Ida Helen (Erickson) Haney, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Glenwood Memory Care in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Ida, who was born in the town of Clearbrook, Minnesota, on September 29, 1931, was the eleventh of twelve children born to Emil and Inga A. (Haugen) Erickson. She married Merwyn Dale Haney on July 15, 1950, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For several years, they lived in various locations in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin until settling in the Palmyra, Wisconsin area in 1971.

Ida was a wonderful homemaker who loved spending time with her family. She was a hospitable hostess and made sure each guest felt special by preparing foods which she knew they enjoyed. Ida loved her Lord and reading her Bible, and spent years teaching both her Sunday school class and her grandchildren about the Lord.

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Wendy Ann Kremin, 63, Whitewater, WI passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI with her family by her side.

Wendy worked in the medical field for over 40 years.  She had amazing compassion for each and every patient she cared for.  She especially loved working with the elderly and they loved her.   She volunteered for several years as a member of the Lyons Rescue Squad. 

Wendy was always there for her family and friends.  One of the biggest joys of her life was being with her grandson, Ethan.  She loved spending her summers on Turtle Lake with her family and friends.  She loved to make crafts and enjoyed cooking.  She was known for her chocolate chip cookies and broccoli soup.

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