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WUSD Geography Project Shared at Geofest Conference

October 30, 2018
John Houwers was a presenter at the 2018 Geofest that was held on the campus of St. Norbert College. Geofest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Geographic Alliance every year. It is Wisconsin’s best geographic education opportunity for K-12 teachers and the community. Students in last year’s AP Human Geography course were selected to participate in the Google Expeditions Beta project #LoveWhereYouLive created by John Houwers, Whitewater Unified School District Tech Integrator and students at Whitewater High School. Houwers shared a project created by students in Mr. Greg Stewart’s AP Human Geography Course.

Teachers gained insight into how their city’s history and geography can be understood by students by creating a Virtual Reality Tour using Google’s Tour Creator. This project can be can shared with others in Whitewater and the world. At the end of the conference, geography teachers from around the state had a firsthand look using VR headsets.

Mr. Stewart would like to thank Carol Cartwright of the Whitewater Historical Society for her time and effort in working with the students in assisting with the project. Many of the students were fascinated with the incredible photo archives collected by local historians. Students gained an appreciation of Whitewater’s past through geographic inquiry.

City of Whitewater Information and Updates

October 29, 2018

LEAF AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION:

The City of Whitewater Department of Public Works will conduct a leaf and yard waste collection the:

  • Week of November 5 – November 9
  • Week of November 12 – November 16

Yard waste must be bagged in clear or transparent bags only.  The City offers Bio-Bags at the Finance Department free of charge while supplies last.  Yard waste will not be collected if not properly bagged or placed in non-transparent or black bags.  Please place your bagged yard waste on the curb by Monday, November 5, 2018. Brush will not be collected as part of the yard waste collection.  Residents requesting brush collection may call 473-0560 to make an appointment for pick up on Tuesdays.

NOTICE:   It is against City Ordinance Chapter 12.08 – Street Obstructions, Section: 12.08.010 – Prohibited to deposit any yard waste debris on city streets or right of ways other than City of Whitewater designated days.

If you have any questions, please call the Streets Department at 473-0560.


COMPOST SITE CLOSING FOR THE SEASON

CITY OF WHITEWATER

 

The last Wednesday the compost site will be open is Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 2 pm to 6 pm. The site is located on the north end of Jefferson Street.  In addition, the last Saturday the compost site will be open is Saturday, November 10, 2018. The compost site will close for the season at 2 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 473-0560.


City of Whitewater Holds Open House for Newly Renovated Wastewater Facility

The City of Whitewater welcomes the community to visit the newly renovated wastewater facility for an open house. The open house will take place on Tuesday, October 30th from 3 pm to 7 pm and is open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to tour the plant to view the new equipment. Citizens can also ask questions to learn how the facility works and services the City of Whitewater.

The wastewater facility is located at 109 County Road U, east of the Whitewater Greenhouse and shares a driveway with John’s Disposal.

Women’s Saturday event – November 17 at the Starin Park Community Building

October 23, 2018

Reminder: City of Whitewater – Winter Parking Hours

October 17, 2018

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

City of Whitewater – Winter Parking Hours

There is no parking on any street in the City between the hours of 2 am and 6 am on any day from November 1st of each year to March 31st of each year.  However, parking shall be permitted downtown after 5 am.  In addition, special arrangements may be made in advance by contacting the Department of Public Works.

UW-Whitewater Music Department’s Annual Holiday Gala Celebration

October 11, 2018

UW- Whitewater Music Department presents the Holiday Gala Concert, Dinner, and Silent Auction on Saturday, December 1, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm. An annual holiday tradition, this year will be filled with joyous sounds from nearly every student ensemble throughout the Young Auditorium facility. Small ensembles will play prior to the performance, during intermission, and immediately following the large concert throughout the building. The event includes a dinner in the Kachel Center at 6:00 pm, a silent auction in the Fern Young Terrace starting at 7:00 pm, and the concert at 7:30 pm in Young Auditorium. All proceeds benefit the Music Department scholarship fund. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling (262) 472-2222, online at tickets.uww.edu, or in person at the Greenhill Center of the Arts box office (950 W. Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190).

Our concert line-up includes selections from Handel, the Nutcracker, and more. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will play a WORLD PREMIERE version of “Winter’s Breath” by UW-W alumni, Jeffrey Ouper. Several small ensembles including flute and percussion will also play throughout the evening in various spaces throughout the building. Starting at 7:00 pm, auction items will include weekend getaways, restaurant gift certificates, hand-crafted items, and more. This year’s FEATURED AUCTION ITEM is a pair of tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm. The seats are located mid-field, Section 119, Row 55, Seats 17 & 18. The perfect gift for the holidays awaits your winning bid.

“Did you know that our students win numerous awards each year?” Department Chair Mike Dugan states. “UW-W Music students have won more prestigious Gaarder Awards than any other school, an award that is given out annually to one music student in the state of Wisconsin. This last year, one of our students was the recipient of the ASTA Student Exemplary Service Award, a nationally prestigious award that goes out to one student per year. Each year, this holiday tradition helps the department raise funds that go directly to our students through scholarships. What better holiday gift to give than the gift of education?”

Join us for the event of the season and create some new traditions on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Young Auditorium. New opportunities this year are available by purchasing dinner and the concert as a package or purchasing an entire event table which includes 8 tickets to the dinner and the concert. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling (262) 472-2222, online at tickets.uww.edu, or in person at the Greenhill Center of the Arts box office (950 W. Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190).

Event Tables (includes 8 dinners and 8 concert tickets)

Table $350

Dinner & Concert Packages (available until November 1)

General Public $45

Over 65/Under 18/Student $40

Single Tickets 

Dinner: $30 (available until November 16)

Concert: General Public: $18, Over 65/Under 18/Student $13

*$2 more when purchased at the door

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Schedule

October 10, 2018

Week of November 5 – 9

Week of November 12 – 16

LEAF AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION:

The City of Whitewater Department of Public Works will conduct a leaf and yard waste collection the:

  • Week of November 5 – November 9
  • Week of November 12 – November 16

Yard waste must be bagged in clear or transparent bags only.  The City offers Bio-Bags at the Finance Department free of charge while supplies last.  Yard waste will not be collected if not properly bagged or placed in non-transparent or black bags.  Please place your bagged yard waste on the curb by Monday, November 5, 2018. Brush will not be collected as part of the yard waste collection.  Residents requesting brush collection may call 473-0560 to make an appointment for pick up on Tuesdays.

NOTICE:   It is against City Ordinance Chapter 12.08 – Street Obstructions, Section: 12.08.010 – Prohibited to deposit any yard waste debris on city streets or right of ways other than City of Whitewater designated days.

If you have any questions, please call the Streets Department at 473-0560.

Reminder: The Community Clothes Closet is open Tuesdays, 1st and 3rd Saturdays

September 27, 2018

The Community Clothes Closet is Open on Tuesday AM 8:30 to 11 as well as the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

The Community Clothes Closet is a nonprofit organization run totally by volunteers and depends completely on the generous donations from the Whitewater community as well as the surrounding area. You will find clothing and shoes for the entire family, also find many household items including housewares and bedding, toys, books, and games.

We welcome EVERYONE and EVERYTHING we have is FREE.

Any questions call (262) 379-0187. Donations are accepted during regular hours of operation or by appointment.

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

Obituaries

Marie Irene Roe, 85, Whitewater was called to Heaven to be with her parents and brothers on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Fairhaven Senior Living in Whitewater, WI.

Marie was born on February 21, 1933 in Prairie Du Chien, WI to Henry and Evelyn (Walker) Graul.  She graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1952.  She earned her Rural Teaching Degree from Whitewater State Teacher’s College. She taught in a one room school at Famechon Ridge School in Eastman, WI and at Springbrook School in Whitewater. Marie married Wilfred Roe on July 31, 1954 in Eastman, WI.  She grew up on a farm and after she married Wilfred, she worked alongside Wilfred on their family farm as well as raised nine children.  Marie was active as a 4-H leader and had her children involved in many activities in the community.  She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater.  Marie loved to bake and cook and her grandchildren were her joy. She loved the role of taking care of her family, both immediate and extended family.

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Susan Kay Parrish, age 73, peacefully passed away at 5:20 am Sunday November 4, 2018 at Covenant Village of Westminster, Colorado.

Susan was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on August 26, 1945. Susan is survived by her two daughters Jamie Nicole Chesser and Jennifer Sue Parrish of Colorado; her son-in-law William Jason Chesser; her grandchildren William Henry Chesser, Hadley Nicole Parrish, and Vera Rose Chesser. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Ralph Wickingson and Arlene Freeman; her husband Charles Benjamin Parrish; and her brothers Robert and Thomas Wickingson.

Susan was a beautiful woman and a wonderful mother. Her two daughters knew nothing different than to reach for the stars in life because Susan taught them no mountain was too high and their dreams could become their reality. “Ain’t no mountain high enough.” – will certainly be one of her legacies. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She bestowed upon them irreplaceable values including understanding, patience, love, gratitude, and tenderness. Susan was a devout Christian, attending church routinely throughout her life. Her faith was demonstrated in every aspect of her life including her work ethic, her friendships, and the relationships with her family. She held several jobs during her life with her favorites being mother, homemaker, nanny to her grandchildren, and companion and helper to the elderly.

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Beatrice (Mulks) Jacobs passed away on November 9, 2018 at Fairhaven Senior Living, Whitewater, WI.

She was born in Eaton, NY to William and Marie (Elliott) Mulks on September 21, 1927.  She was a 1945 graduate of Janesville High School.  Bea married Lawrence Jacobs on April 9, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2017. She and Larry farmed most of their married life. Together Bea and Larry had two sons; Daniel (Sally) Jacobs, Atlanta, GA and Gordon Jacobs, Fort Atkinson, WI.

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On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Charles “Tom” Coe passed away at age 74. 

Tom was born on June 15, 1944, in Milwaukee. He graduated from Whitewater High school in 1963 and served in the Army National Guard for a year. He then joined his Father at the Whitewater Register, aka Coe Printers and Publishers. 

When Tom and his brother in law Russ Saunders sold the paper in 2001, it marked the end of the 128-year family owned business.

Tom was a member of the Whitewater Fire Department from 1968 to 2004, and his run included some time as Chief. He had a passion for sports and loved attending Badger and Warhawk sporting events.

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