Join Crosspointe Community Church to raise funds for Celebrate Recovery Inside Jail Ministry.
When: Saturday, January 27 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Crosspointe Community Church, 445 Warner Rd., Whitewater, WI 53190
What: Live Worship Music; Dinner Served at 6PM; Raffles—Silent Auction—Door Prizes. Grand Prizes: HP 15.6” Laptop, 4GB Memory, 500 GB Hard Drive, 49” LED 4K HDTV, Multiple 20”X30” Stretched Canvas Artwork with Scripture. Childcare Provided.
Returning for the spring 2018 tax season, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at UW-Whitewater will provide free tax preparation and free electronic filing of 2017 federal and state income tax returns for low and moderate-income taxpayers.
The UW-Whitewater VITA program will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from February 3 through April 11. Please note that the tax clinic will be closed on March 24, March 28 and March 31. No appointments are needed.
VITA is located in room 1001 of Timothy J. Hyland Hall, and parking is available across the street in lot 7. On Wednesdays, taxpayers should stop at the visitor’s center on Starin Road, explain that they there for the VITA tax clinic, ask for a temporary parking permit and park in lot 7 in any non-metered spot. On Saturdays, simply drive in and park in lot 7. (If you are using Google Maps, use “826 Starin” for parking lot 7.)
Staffed by IRS-certified student preparers and supervised by accounting faculty, the program offers important hands-on experience for students while helping members of the community. UW-Whitewater hopes to increase the number of returns processed and filed in 2018.
Robert Meyers, accounting department lecturer and program contact, explained, “Based on additional training and streamlined processes, we will be able to help a lot more people this year.”
Important information, including location map, program limitations and required supporting documentation, can be found at bit.ly/2DxanrT. For additional information, email the VITA Site Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 262-472-5449.
Want to make a difference in your community through gardening and education?
The UW-Extension Master Gardener Program in Walworth and Rock Counties is offering the opportunity to join our volunteer team in 2018.
Level 1 Training
Dates: Alternating Wednesdays starting February 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater
The 85 students of 5th and 6th grade singers were selected from across the state by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association and the 8 Lincoln students were honored to be included. Guest conductor was Margaret Jenks, Director of the Madison Children’s Choir. The LINCS students practiced the challenging music with their music teacher Mrs. Christine Hayes. The students loved learning new techniques, being challenged and meeting new friends from across the state who share their love of singing. The Whitewater Music Parents provided scholarships for each student to help with registration fees.
On January 6, the team traveled to Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee to participate in the FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event. At the event, they learned about the game for the 2018 season, and they will have until February 20 to plan, design, build, and test their robot before it has to be sealed for competition.
The game this year is modeled after a 1980’s video game, with the robot needing to pick up and distribute “power cubes” to various places on the field. To view the video presentation of the game, visit .
Team Ferradermis would like to thank their community sponsors including HSI Rentals, Generac, First Citizens State Bank, LS Power, Whitewater Manufacturing, the Salverson Family, Basin Precision Machining, The Knights of Columbus, Hudapack, anonymous community members, Whitewater High School, and the Kiwanis Breakfast Club. Ferradermis has also received generous grants from the Wisconsin Robotics League Participation grant program, the Argosy Family Foundation, and from Pentair this year. With these donations and grants, the team will be able to compete in two regionals this year as well as a pre-regional at Sussex Hamilton High School on February 18. From March 22 – March 24 the team will be in Milwaukee for the Wisconsin Regional, and from April 4 – April 7 the team will be in LaCrosse for the Seven Rivers Regional. The regional events are free and open to the public.
If the team can raise a little more money, their goal is to build two identical robots so that after the first is sealed for competition they can continue testing and debugging the second in preparation for changes to be made once the first robot is unsealed in Milwaukee.
Team Ferradermis would also like to thank the large number of adults who are assisting faculty advisors Ms. Laura Masbruch and Mr. Cody Watson in mentoring the team. Three graduates who founded the team last year are returning to mentor their former classmates; Justin Brantmeier, Roberto Soto, and Jacob Lee are all attending college but giving up their holiday break and driving back on weekends to assist. Also mentoring the team are Rob Prager from US Tanker, Lead Coach Carissa Petzinger from Generac, Dilpreet Randhawa, Allison Conrad, and Caleb Johnson from the UW-Madison Robotics Team, UW-Whitewater student and FIRST alum Sam Smith, and community members Jim McKenzie, Tony Tautges, Steven Sahyun, and Karen Korf. Thank you to the community for your tremendous support!
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.Read More