Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette

On display: Local art instructor exhibits at Cultural Arts Center

On display: Local art instructor exhibits at Cultural Arts Center

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Art Instructor Kendra Bulgrin will have her artwork on display at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., through Sunday, June 30. The show will be free and open to the public each Thursday through Sunday between the hours of noon and 5 […]

 
 

Bughman has best season of career at UW-Madison

Bughman has best season of career at UW-Madison

By Troy A. Bruzewski Correspondent For University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Grant Bughman wrapping up college athletic career was an expected milestone. But after he and the Badgers completed one of the best seasons in school history for men’s track and field and cross country, they had no idea it was […]

 
 

Studio 84 is recipient of donation via Motivating Kids to Give

Studio 84 is recipient of donation via Motivating Kids to Give

On May 19, five-year-old Joseph Falcon-Kienbaum set out to help others by walking around the school track with others involved in Motivating Kids to Give. Who knew his little legs could take him 10 times around and raise $250 for the charity of his choice. The charity he chose was […]

 
 

Whitewater native studies effects of caffeine

Whitewater native studies effects of caffeine

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Lindsey-Ann Schulte, a 2009 graduate of Whitewater High School, participated in the 18th annual University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day this spring. The event is a showcase for 120 college students who conducted research projects over the last year. “The breadth and depth of research being […]

 
 

Plan Commission approves beer and wine license for Taco Fresco

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An already-operating Mexican-themed restaurant specializing in tacos, burritos and other authentic cuisine will be able to add another item to its menu: alcohol. The Whitewater Plan and Architectural Review Commission June 10 granted a Class “B” beer and Class “C” wine license to Jesus Cortez, the […]

 
 

Students learn how to use Spanish in real-life setting

Whitewater Middle School students Anna Lucht (from left), Remi Van Daele, Whitney Treder, Meghan Kehoe, Sage Babcock, Megan Hartwell, Steven Blija, Oscar Varela and Brenden Zamora pose with their Spanish teacher Kate Mors in front of the taco truck they “ordered” from in their recent test. Right: Mors grades Anna Tisdale as she places her order. (Tom Ganser photo)

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Students at Whitewater Middle School demonstrated their mastery of Spanish May 30 by ordering lunch in Spanish from Francisco Perez. Perez, assisted by Francisco Valadez, prepared the orders in a taco truck operated by the Los Agaves Restaurant in Delavan and parked in Middle School’s circle […]

 
 

ELL students recognized for high achievement

Washington Elementary School Principal Tom Grosinske congratulates student Aileen Perez as her ELL teacher Sandra Ramirez watches during the Whitewater Unified School District’s English Language Learners Recognition Night on May 29.

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The annual Whitewater Unified School District English Language Learners Recognition Night May 29 aimed the spotlight on ELL students who have excelled in academic achievement, exceptional behavior and leadership skills over the past year, and the teachers, administrators and staff who have supported them. The Reaching […]

 
 

Nelson named to all-RVC first team

Nelson named to all-RVC first team

By David Paulsen Correspondent Whitewater High School senior Stephanie Nelson has been named to the 2013 Rock Valley Conference North All-Conference First Team for softball. Nelson made the team as an outfielder, although she also did extensive pitching for the Whippets. Nelson, a co-captain on the team, batted .415 on […]

 
 

Oink, oink! Pig in the Park is this weekend

Judges of samples of three different barbecue meats at last year’s Pig in the Park State Barbecue Championship. The good food and fun return to Cravath Lakefront Park this weekend from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Admission is free; food and beverages available for purchase. (Tom Ganser file photo)

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The savory smell of barbecue will be wafting through Cravath Lakefront Park this weekend. The Downtown Whitewater organization is ushering in summer with the return of Pig in the Park, the Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned cook-off competition that will give enthusiasts an opportunity to show off […]

 
 

Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting

Deputies from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department were involved in an on-duty incident early this morning where a suspect was shot and killed. According to a press release for Sheriff David Graves, no deputies were injured in the incident, which occurred at about 2:45 a.m., June 13. The Sheriff’s Department […]