#FlashbackFriday with the Historical Society: 4th of July Parade 2002

It’s time once again for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society.

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July, here is a photo of the Whitewater Middle School band marching in the 4th of July parade 20 years ago in 2002. This image is part of a collection recently donated by longtime historical society member Dan Sable. Whitewater has had great 4th of July parades and festivals for decades and continues the tradition in 2022. Everyone have a safe and happy 4th of July!!

Join us next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society.

(Dan Sable photo collection, 2022, Whitewater Historical Society)

#FlashbackFriday with the Historical Society: Celebrating Dairy Month

It’s time once again for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society.

June is Dairy Month and Wisconsin is still the “dairy state.” Yes, California produces more milk, but Wisconsin is the holder of dairy heritage and, of course, cheese traditions. Anyway, here is an image from the Henry Scholl collection of glass plate negatives from 1890 to 1910. It shows a typical dairy herd on a family farm around 1900. If it looks small compared to herds later in the 20th century, remember, the cows were milked by hand, and it was typical for family farms to have less than 20 cows. As seen here, cows were pastured in warmer weather, but it was advances in producing and storing cattle feed like hay and silage that made year around dairying profitable for Wisconsin farmers who transitioned from cash crops, like wheat, to dairying in the late 19th century.

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(2798GP, Whitewater Historical Society)

Whitewater Creek Clean-up Saturday

Editor’s note: The following announcement was submitted by Jeff Weigel.

Join your fellow community members on Saturday, June 25th from 9-Noon for a Whitewater Creek workday! We will focus our efforts on cleaning up trash in and around the creek from North Street to Starin Road, but will also potentially be removing deadfalls and vegetation at the bridges. Volunteers should bring work gloves, but feel free to bring loppers, buck saws, and waders if you have them! We’ll meet and organize ourselves at Brewery Hill Park, 116 W. North Street. See you there!

Methodist Women to Host Strawberry Stampede Today

Editor’s note: The following announcement was provided by the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church.

The 1st Annual Strawberry Stampede & Silent Auction will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 at First United Methodist Church in Whitewater. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, this new event will feature homemade strawberry shortcake and ice cream for $5 per person. Takeout will be available.

There will also be a bounce house and other activities for the kids, as well as a silent auction. The silent auction will include a variety of items, including certificates for local businesses, gift baskets, homemade food items, and services provided by church members.

Proceeds from the Strawberry Stampede & Silent Auction will support mission projects around the world.

For more information, contact the church office at 262-473-2131. 

Were You Dreaming When You Thought Super 8 Became a Quality Inn?

Photo taken on May 29
Photo taken on June 18

By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff

For at least a number of days recently, as shown above, a Quality Inn banner covered the Super 8 sign at 917 E. Milwaukee Street. By June 18, however, the banner had disappeared and the hotel was back to advertising itself as a Super 8.

An employee at Super 8 told the Banner that the hotel, which previously was owned by the same party that owns the Baymont Inn and Suites at 1355 W. Main Street, was recently sold to a party that already operates some Quality Inns. It was their intention to change the hotel to a Quality Inn; however, it was discovered that due to an existing contract with Super 8 this change was not deemed to be financially feasible.

Area Residents Named to Dean’s List at University of Delaware and UW-Eau Claire

NEWARK, DE (06/14/2022)– Sophie Olson of Whitewater has been named to the University of Delaware Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (June 20, 2022) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 2,461 students named to the spring 2022 Dean’s List. Their academic performance has been outstanding, and we recognize these students with pride.

The Dean’s list eligibility criteria can be found online at  https://www.uwec.edu/news/news/spring-2022-dean-s-list-5200/.

Whitewater, WI

 Naomi Allen, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Versiti Blood Drive Thursday: Bluetooth speaker offered; Reservations recommended

Versiti is the primary blood supplier for Southeastern Wisconsin, as well as Lakeland and Fort Hospitals. Please consider making an appointment by clicking here today. Not many times are still open; many thanks to those who have already registered. Save time by answering the questionnaire at home; this cannot be done before Thursday.

Per below, all donors will receive a portable Bluetooth speaker, while supplies last.

Jefferson Sheriff: Swimmer’s Body Recovered at Nature’s Villa in Sullivan

According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff, on June 18 at 6:51 p.m. the office received a 911 call from Nature’s Villa at N2899 Roger Road in the Town of Sullivan. The caller stated that a swimmer had gone under water and could not be located. The water area on the property is said to be a pond like feature that is located on approximately two acres of land. The pond is used for swimming by its guests.

The Sheriff’s Office immediately dispatched fire and rescue to the scene. Units from twelve other units, including Whitewater Fire, responded as well. Rescue divers entered the water and began searching the area pointed out by witnesses. The search continued until 9:35 p.m., when operations were suspended due to darkness, without recovery being made.

On June 19 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team began another search at 7:30 a.m., working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources using their underwater submersible drone with sonar and camera technology. The recovery of a 14 year old male was made at 8:33 a.m. within the search area.

The release concludes, “The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with all Fire and EMS responding to this tragedy extend our deepest heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family involved.”

Seniors in the Park Presents Roma – Wednesday

Roma (2018 film) - Wikipedia

Wednesday, June 22
Starting time has changed to 1:30 p.m. due to SIP picnic, which begins at 11 a.m.

(Drama) Rated R (language/nudity); 2 hours, 15 minutes. (2018).
Spanish/Mexican language, with English subtitles. (Rescheduled from February 22: a snow day!)

A year in the life of a middle class family and their maid in Mexico City in the early 1970’s. A slice-of-life film that you won’t soon forget. Filmed in black and white. Three awards, 2019: Best Foreign Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director.

This Week’s City & School Board Meetings (Added: Fire Dept.)

City of Whitewater Urban Forestry CommissionMonday @ 4:30 p.m.
Agenda includes Purple Martin house #3 update, street tree planting update,
Arboretum tree and shrub planting beds update, Walton Oaks and Effigy Mounds status, Tree Sale Wrap-up
(In Person and Virtual)
Cravath Lakefront Room-2nd Floor
312 W. Whitewater St.
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 457-168-493

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Board of Trustees – Monday @ 6:30 p.m.
Agenda includes Update from the Library Expansion and Renovation Steering Committee
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
Community Room
431 W. Center Street
This will be a virtual -only meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 899 4535 8845
Passcode: DDrE358v
Or join by telephone
Dial 1 312 626 6799

Whitewater Unified School District School Board Policy Review Committee – Tuesday @ 9:00 a.m.
Agenda – click on “agenda” in upper right corner
Whitewater Unified School District Central Office
419 South Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin
9:00 a.m.

City of Whitewater Common CouncilTuesday @ 6:30 p.m.
Agenda includes lakes drawdown project update, “No Mow May” proposed ordinance, Discussion and possible direction regarding engagement of firm to complete search for Whitewater City Manager position, Possible action on Agreement relating to terms of Release and Employment Agreement between City of Whitewater and Aaron Raap.
City of Whitewater Municipal Building – Community Room
312 W. Whitewater St.
This will be an IN PERSON and a VIRTUAL MEETING.
Citizens are welcome (and encouraged) to join us via computer, smart phone, or telephone.
Citizen participation is welcome during topic discussion periods.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 458543
Or Telephone:
Dial 1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 872 3313 9995
Passcode: 458543

City of Whitewater Parks & Recreation Board – Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m.
Agenda includes lakes project update, WAFC Membership Retention Discussion And Possible Recommendation, pickle ball courts
City of Whitewater Municipal Building
Cravath Lakefront Room- 2nd Floor
312 W. Whitewater St.
Meeting ID: 869 2124 8501
Passcode: 157444
or Join by telephone
1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 869 2124 8501
Passcode: 157444

Whitewater Fire Department, Inc Business MeetingThursday @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: WFD Meeting Room
This meeting will have a virtual viewing only option.
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone :
You can also dial in using your phone
United States:
Meeting ID: +1 929-888-7438
Passcode: 742 556 547#