Author Archive: Heather Perkins


Phyllis A. Walsh, 81, of Delavan, died July 13, 2015, at Vintage on the Ponds in Delavan. She was born May 7, 1934, in Chicago, to John and Anell (Stankus) Drazine. She married Harry J. Walsh Jr. Dec. 10, 1977, in Prospect Heights, Ill. He died Jan. 17, 2015. She […]


Two-county library system approved

Decrease in cost, increase in resources expected as a result Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Jefferson and Waukesha counties will join together in a new library system that will provide improved library services to citizens of the two counties, according to a press release sent out last week. Currently, the 16 […]


Board to continue advocacy of district

Engagement with community remains a priority By Chris Bennett Correspondent A significant goal of the Whitewater Unified School District board in the upcoming academic year is staying engaged with the community and advocating for the district on a policy and legislative level. The board decided as much at the July […]



Marion M. Unti, 83, of Eagle River since 1991 and formerly of Lake Geneva, died June 29, 2015, at her home. She was born March 6, 1932, in Maple Park, Ill., to Fred and Agda Kroll. She grew up in Delavan where she attended high school. She enjoyed reading and […]



Orlo Oliver Brown, 94, a lifelong Delavan resident, died at his home July 11, 2015. He was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Troy, to Herman August Brown and Clara Amelia Gruelich. He was a 1938 graduate of Delavan High School. He married Kathryn Louise Liddle on June 13, 1942, at […]


Corks & Canvas event Monday

Fin & Hooves, located at the Whitewater Country Club, will host a Corks & Canvas paint night at 6 p.m., Monday, July 13. Host Kristen Monday will assist attendees in painting a gorgeous canvas over the course of the evening. In addition to going home with a painting, attendees will […]


Officials wade through wastewater plant details

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As one of Whitewater’s more grandiose capital expenditures — upgrading the city’s aging wastewater treatment plant — waits in the wings, officials continue to comb through some of the finite details concerning the project, which carries a projected $20.7 million price tag. The Common Council on […]


Police investigate BB shooting incident

Whitewater Police are investigating a BB shooting that occurred last Saturday and though one suspect has been apprehended, police are seeking additional information and persons of interest regarding the incident. According to a press release from the department on Saturday, July 4 at about 10:24 p.m., Whitewater police officers responded […]


4th of July fun

4th of July fun

Lyrik Petitt takes a ride on the carousel in Cravath Lakefront Park during Whitewater’s four-day, 4th of July festival that featured a carnival including rides and local vendors, live music, a parade, the Whippet City Mile Run, two nights of fireworks and a performance by the Minneiska Water Ski Team.




Marion J. Mitchell, 89, of Lake Geneva, passed away July 1, 2015, at Mercy Walworth Hospital. She was born in Cumberland, Oct. 15, 1925, to Alvin and Lola (Sherwood) Howe. Marion was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert E. Mitchell, in 1958. Marion was an excellent […]