Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette

Turtles and frogs and snakes. Oh my!

Turtles and frogs and snakes. Oh my!

Blending his knowledge of animals and his skill at connecting up with kids of all ages, David Stokes led his audience at this Cravath Lake Park Family Fun Night in getting up close – really, up close – and personal with several different species of turtles, frogs and snakes on […]

 
 

Toppers names Schneider Manager of the Year

Toppers names Schneider Manager of the Year

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Over the years, Chris Schneider has worked an assortment of jobs – from a bike mechanic to a pizza deliveryman and manager. Regardless of the venue and task, Schneider emphatically says he puts his heart into his work. Schneider, who up until recently was a Whitewater […]

 
 

City and DOT consider options for Highway 59 reconstruction

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As the planned reconstruction of Highway 59 draws closer, City of Whitewater officials are working with the Wisconsin Department of Public Transportation on design elements. Latisha Birkeland, neighborhood services director, and Mark Fischer, city engineer, provided a brief update on the project, earmarked for 2017, at […]

 
 

Whitewater High School announces AP scholars

In May, 61 students took 114 Advanced Placement tests at Whitewater High School. Students scoring a 3, 4 or 5 on each test are eligible to receive college credit for the corresponding course. This year, 75.4 percent of the students who took a test scored a 3 or above, nearly […]

 
 

Splash!

Splash!

Whitewater Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher braves the Dunk Tank Aug. 6 at the National Night Out event at Cravath Lakefront Park in Whitewater. The annual event is sponsored by the Whitewater Police Department. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

JOHN A. PAGEL

John Alan Pagel, 61, of Janesville, died Aug. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 22, 1952, in Elkhorn, to Marvin and the late Marjorie (Hurdis) Pagel. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1971. He married DeAnna Jacobson on July 2, 1986, in […]

 
 

Zelinger named to Hall of Fame

Zelinger named to Hall of Fame

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater assistant basketball coach Amy Zelinger will be inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame with the 2013 class in ceremonies Saturd ay, Nov. 2. She played four years for UW-Stout, even earning a starting berth in several games as a first year player when she averaged […]

 
 

CHESTINE R. SMITH

Chestine R. Smith, 51, of Sharon, died Aug. 1, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1961, in Elgin, Ill., to Edward and Jeanine (Halverson) Smith. Survivors include his daughter, Katherine (Jaquan) Boyd; stepson, Nicholas Warshaw; mother, Jeanine Smith; and sister, Heather Horcher. Services will be held at […]

 
 

HAROLD L. DEWEERD

Harold L. DeWeerd, 82, of Delavan, died Aug. 4, 2013, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. He was born March 6, 1931, in Orange City, Iowa, to the late Tony and Adrianna (Van Peursem) DeWeerd. He married Bernice VanderVeen on Aug. 26, 1955, in Delavan. He attended Orange City […]

 
 

CHARLOTTE MACDONALD

Charlotte M. MacDonald, 81, of Elkhorn, died Aug. 2, 2013, at Lakeland Health Care Center. She was born May 12, 1932, in Lincoln, Neb., to the late Charles and Ann (Priebe) Wheeler. She married Gordon MacDonald in 1961. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was a member of […]