Author Archive: Heather Perkins

City scraps George Street plans

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Existing plans for the reconstruction of a small neighborhood street near Whitewater’s Armory building are being scrapped as officials review alternatives. George Street, a residential corridor that runs in a cul-de-sac, is among the roadways included in this year’s capital improvement plan. The project itself carries […]


UW-Whitewater trio to be inducted into Hall of Fame

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletics Hall of Fame members J.P. Fisher, a 1962 graduate, Nancy Nelson, 1970 and Ed Schwager, 1932, will be inducted into the 2015 class of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame this summer. Thirty new members, including former coaches, student-athletes, administrators and supporters of the […]


District faces large budget shortfall

Governor’s proposal would nearly double WUSD’s cuts By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Whitewater Unified School District will need to account for roughly a $290,000 budget shortfall if Governor Scott Walker’s proposed two-year budget is approved. Administrators and business personnel from the Fort Atkinson, Jefferson and Whitewater school districts presided over […]


Council hears plans to ramp up economy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A regional organization with intended goals of bolstering the local economy and touting the attributes of Jefferson County has announced plans of ramping up its efforts in 2015. Genevieve Borich, director of the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium, discussed with the Whitewater Common Council the organization’s […]


Take the plunge

Whitewater’s Freeze Fest set for Feb. 14 On Saturday, Feb. 14, Freeze Fest – featuring the Special Olympics Polar Plunge – will take place at Cravath Lakefront Park in Whitewater. The annual Freeze Fest event brings the community and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater together in support of a good cause, […]


‘Pepapalooza’ band packs powerful punch

‘Pepapalooza’ band packs powerful punch

By Tom Ganser Correspondent A high-energy performance by the Whitewater Unified School District’s “Pepapalooza” band added sizzle, sparkle and a lot of sound to the Whitewater High School Girls basketball game against Palmyra-Eagle Jan. 22. The undefeated Lady Whippets, as they’ve done throughout the season, dominated the Panthers in a […]


Four Whippet wrestlers win against Evansville

Four Whippet wrestlers win against Evansville

Tough opponent ranked No. 3 in Division 2 By Adam Knoll Sports Correspondent Last Thurdsday night the Whippet wrestling team took on Evansville and had their hands full, falling to the No. 3 ranked team statewide in Division 2 wrestling, 50-22. “Evansville is a solid team up and down their […]



Woodrow W. “Woody” Kramer, 98, of Palmyra passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2015, at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1916 in Tongonoxie, Kan., the son of the late Mathias and Ida (Redman) Kramer. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marilin Westphal, […]


Bullis named UW-Whitewater head football coach

Bullis named UW-Whitewater head football coach

      The six-time national champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team has a new head coach. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Amy Edmonds named Kevin Bullis, a defensive assistant for the Warhawk football team for seven seasons. Bullis, who has served as interim head coach, took over on Monday. “We […]



Carrie Ann Lee, 44, died suddenly Feb. 4, 2015, in Kenosha. She is survived by her daughters, Porchae (Ryan) Green and Cheyenne Ivy; her son, Jarrett Ivy; her parents, Gayle Finn and Larry Lee; brother, Kenny Lee; sister, Janet (Mike) Lee; father of her children, Freddie Ivy; and granddaughters Zariha, […]