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*****School Closed, February 9th, 2018***** Whitewater Unified School District

February 8, 2018

All district schools will be closed  Friday, February 9, 2018, due to weather conditions affecting road conditions. All after school activities and athletic events for Friday, February 9, 2018, are also cancelled. Please check the district website and media outlets for additional information.  

 

Homebuyers Workshop, Saturday February 10th at 10 AM

February 1, 2018

First Citizens State Bank will host a free homebuyers workshop on Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 AM.  For details, 

Fairhaven Lecture Series, Spring 2018: Native America: People and Places, Past and Present

January 30, 2018

America’s indigenous peoples have rich and diverse traditions and cultures. What are the impacts of historical treaties and
contemporary policies on native people past and present? How are native communities responding to issues of social injustice?

Join us this spring as we explore historic and contemporary stories, issues and customs from the country’s indigenous peoples.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater.

The first lecture, Ho-Chunk Nation: Building Relationships and Strong Communities Throughout Wisconsin, takes place on February 5, 2018. For more information and complete schedule, 

Upcoming City Meetings

January 29, 2018

Urban Forestry Commission Meeting | Monday, January 29, 4:30 PM, for the agenda 

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Upcoming Programs

January 26, 2018

Rhyme Time

Ages: Birth – 3 years
When: Tuesday, January 30 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories.  Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time. Please register on the Children’s Page of the library website.

Please note there is no Growing Readers class on February 1st.


Young Adult Advisory Council

Ages: 11-18
When: Tuesday, January 30  from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Youth age 11-18 are invited to make friends, eat food, and have a positive impact within their community.  Under the direction of the Youth Educational Services Librarian, YAAC members select and review books, movies, and music for the young adult area, design and implement library programs and services for teens, and positively represent the library to their peers.

Interested teens should contact Deana Rolfsmeyer for an application.

 

Fort HealthCare is offering scholarships totaling over $25,000 for the 2017-18 academic year to students pursuing careers in healthcare.

January 26, 2018

Candidates must be residents of Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Helenville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, or Whitewater. Scholarships are being offered by the Fort HealthCare Partners, Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, and Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Students interested in applying can complete an application online at www.FortHealthCare.com/scholarships.  Applicants will be considered for every scholarship for which they are eligible by completing ONE online application.

Applications are due by April 2, 2017.

For more information, 

Freeze Fest Chili Cook-Off Participants Needed

January 24, 2018

Do you make an incredible chili?  Are you interested in helping raise funds for Special Olympics?  Then the Freeze Fest Chili Cook-off is for you.  Get together a group of people, your club, group, church or business and make it an event!  You can promote your group or business while serving chili to Freeze Fest participants and spectators.

When: Saturday, February 10, serving from 11:00 AM– 2:30 PM

Where: Warming tent at the Cravath Lakefront Park

There is no entry fee and participants will vie for the First Place trophy, Golden Ladle, Best Decorated table, and People’s Choice bragging rights, plus a few other prizes.

Registration forms are available online, by calling (262) 473-0535, or  by emailing Deb Weberpal. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 2.

(Please note no sales are allowed but promote all you want.)

Fort Community Credit Union Donates Funds to Friends of WAFC for Defibrillator

January 24, 2018

Fort Community Credit Union is donating funds to the Friends of Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center (WAFC) for the purchase of a defibrillator for the fitness area at the center.

“The Center has a defibrillator near the pool area, but not in the fitness room,” said Debbie Oas, City of Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center Programmer. “We are so grateful to the Fort Community Credit Union and the Friends of WAFC for making this life-saving device available to our fitness-center patrons. Their safety and well-being is our top priority.”

Fort Community Credit Union CEO, Susan Johnson, said, “An AED is an important life-saving tool.  When we read that the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center was raising funds to purchase one for the Fitness Center, we knew that we needed to help.  The new defibrillator machine will assist the responder with critical life-saving measures.”

Pictured from L-R: Ron Binning, President of the Friends of WAFC; Marissa Weidenfeller, Director of Marketing for the Fort Community Credit Union; Matt Heil, of AED Authority; Debbie Oas, Programmer at the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center; and Kasey Reed, Vice President of the Friends of WAFC

 

Friends of WAFC President, Ron Binning, said, “We are so pleased to be able to assist the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center by facilitating this type of donation.  Thanks to the Fort Community Credit Union, the fitness center patrons will have access to an important, life-saving defibrillator.”

The Friends of WAFC is made up of members of the community who support the WAFC to maintain and improve the services provided with the goal of bettering the lifelong health and fitness of the citizens of the Whitewater area.  2016-17 was a transition year for the Aquatic Center, as Whitewater Parks and Recreation took over running the building.  Many wonderful additions happened this year, with new fitness equipment installed, painting, new carpeting, and audio-visual equipment.  The Friends of WAFC transitioned to help with the Family Partnership Fund, which makes the pool and fitness room available to everyone in the community, regardless of income.  Families that wish to use the center but cannot afford the fees may apply for financial assistance to join.  In addition, the Friends Group worked with the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs to provide towels for members to use in the center.  Also, donations were made in memory of a Whitewater resident, making it possible for low-income people to access swim lessons at a reduced price.  The Friends group also assisted with a new sign that sits near the tennis court to help direct people to the center.

All membership fees and donations to the Friends of WAFC are processed through the Whitewater Community Foundation, a partner in managing the funds that the Friends raise and distribute to the Whitewater Aquatic Center. Friends of WAFC can be reached via email at friendsofwac@gmail.com.

Obituaries

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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