Author Archive: Heather Perkins

Drawdown of Whitewater’s lakes to begin late this year

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It’s an all-too-common site at Cravath and Trippe lakes — noxious, invasive aquatic plant life that has overtaken native greenery and choked a portion of the fish population. A large-scale, multiyear project set to kick off this fall will eradicate the decades-old problem if all goes […]

 
 

Taking the next step

Taking the next step

      More than 780 students including Rachael Gooding, of Williams Bay, being congratulated by Susan Elrod, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, marched across the stage at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater during winter commencement Dec. 15. (Tom Ganser photo)  

 
 

SHIRLEY J. ANDREWS

SHIRLEY J. ANDREWS

      Shirley J. Andrews, 90, of Sharon, passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. She was born on June 28, 1928, to Walter Nelson Baker and Bessie (Sutton) Baker. Shirley was united in marriage to Roy Andrews June 18, 1950. In her younger years, […]

 
 

Elkhorn Council approves permit for new liquor store

It will be in former Circle of Friends location By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 last Monday night in favor of approving a conditional use permit for a new liquor store in downtown Elkhorn. Alderman Tim Shiroda, who currently has a business interest in […]

 
 

One injured in Darien house fire

One injured in Darien house fire

A single-family home on the 200 block of Fremont Street in Darien caught fire at about 11:40 p.m. Jan. 5. The home’s occupant needed medical attention, according to a press release from Darien Fire Chief Justin Schuenke. The extent of the injury suffered by the home’s occupant in the fire […]

 
 

Historical Society to meet

The Historical Society of Walworth & Big Foot Prairie will hold a brief annual meeting followed by the popular historical show and tell program on Thursday, Jan. 24. Activities begin at 7 p.m. in the Golden Years Retirement Village lower level auditorium, 270 Ridge Road, Walworth. It’s open and free […]

 
 

Area students on a collision course

Area students on a collision course

PLTW program allows kids to apply knowledge learned By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent West Side Elementary School students Rylie Paterson, Tristian Chapman and River Speciale recently used real eggs in the cars they assembled to answer a series of questions: How do seatbelts and airbags absorb energy, where does the energy […]

 
 

Whitewater races feature intrigue heading into April election

Here is a rundown of the candidates who will be on the April 2 ballot for the spring election in the Whitewater area: City of Whitewater Four seats are on the ballot for Whitewater City Council in April. Three incumbents are running for re-election but are unopposed: Carol McCormick in […]

 
 

Carollo’s bucket gives Whippets thrilling victory

Carollo’s bucket gives Whippets thrilling victory

By Daniel Schoettler Sports Correspodent Sophomore Kacie Carollo came up big when it mattered most as she helped end the Whippets’ three-game losing streak. Carollo hit a game-winning basket with 4.7 seconds remaining to help beat Fort Atkinson, 39-38, on Monday. “I was lucky to make the shot because I […]

 
 

Logan Eischeid third BFHS player to reach 1,000 points

Logan Eischeid third BFHS player to reach 1,000 points

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Logan Eischeid highlighted Big Foot’s first game last week, a 66-63 RVC win Jan. 3 over visiting Edgerton, when he became the program’s third 1,000-point scorer. The historic basket came on a back-door cut by Eischeid, who gathered himself and was able to finish at the […]