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4th Annual Celebrate Recovery Regional Revival, Saturday, January 27 2018

January 23, 2018

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.

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Free VITA program returns to UW-Whitewater for spring tax season

January 23, 2018


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 vita@uww.edu or leave a message at 262-472-5449.

UW-Extension Master Gardener Program Looking for Volunteers

January 21, 2018

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

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Shades of Blue Air Force Jazz Ensemble is coming to UW-Whitewater on February 8 at 7:30pm in the Light Recital Hall.

January 18, 2018

Eight Lincoln 5th Grade Choir students performed in the All-State Children’s Choir on January 6 in Wausau, WI.

January 18, 2018
(L-R) With Margaret Jenks, guest conductor, are Lincoln participants: Adalyn Frye, Sami Van Daele, Alex Sullivan, Zoe Olson, Carley Boudreau, Dante Baker, Mrs. Hayes, Henry Gehrenbeck and Caleb Clapper.

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.

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Program – Whitewater’s Hogwarts Reunion: Adult Harry Potter Party! Friday, January 26th, 5-8 PM

January 18, 2018

Sad you never got your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, we know you belong and we want to celebrate! Join us for a reunion you won’t soon forget. There will be food, drinks, costume contest, Tri-Trivia Tournament, crafts and more! This event is only open to those 21 years and older. Valid ID required for entry. Pre-Register online  or at the front desk for a custom parting gift!

Middle and High School students heard a special presentation on nonviolence in an event celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 17, 2018

For the rest of the story from WFAW AM 940 by Gary Douglas . At the end of the interesting story click links to hear short appropriate comments from WHS Principal Mike Lovenberg and Marc Perry on the event.

Marc Perry, director of community programs at Community Action Inc., that offers programs to fight poverty in Rock and Walworth Counties with WMS Principal Dr. Tanya Wojciechowicz.


Marc Perry with Dr. Ozalle Toms, UWW Special Education Associate Professor, event coordinator and one of two trainers (UWW Dr. Lauren Smith not in picture) who trained about 50 adult volunteers who held WHS smaller home room class discussions on Dr. King’s six principles of nonviolence.

The Whitewater High School Robotics Team Ferradermis has just entered their build season for 2018.

January 17, 2018
The 2017-18 Team

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 .

The plan to design, build, and test their robot is underway!

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 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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