Author Archive: Heather Perkins

Budget preview

Early figures predict nearly $100K increase By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Budget review season is in full swing in Whitewater as city staffers conduct extensive reviews of the 2015 document with members of the Common Council. City Manager Cameron Clapper laid out some of the highlights of the proposed budget at […]


Making plays

Making plays

John Saylor (pictured) scores the second of two touchdowns for the Whippets during a 35-13 loss at McFarland Oct. 10. Tyler Hill scored Whitewater’s earlier touchdown by catching a pass and running to the end zone on a play that totaled 60 yards. (Peter Mischka photo)


Youth hunters have prime opportunity

The Jefferson County Parks Department has an opportunity for first time youth hunters to participate in a limited gun deer hunt in portions of Dorothy Carnes County Park. The hunt will take place during the specified Wisconsin Gun Deer Hunt from Nov. 22 to Nov. 30. The week will be […]


CDA approves continued use of farmland

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Plans are in motion to continue allowing a farmer to use upwards of 80 acres of land near Whitewater’s business and technology parks, following a recent decision by city officials. The Community Development Authority (CDA) on Sept. 25 voted to continue allowing the farmer, whose name […]




  Robert Ralph Kurtzweil Sr., 91, a long-time Whitewater resident, died Oct. 12, 2014, in Greenfield, where he had moved to be closer to family. Born on Aug. 8, 1923, in Menasha the son of Ralph and Helen Kurtzweil, he grew up in the Fox Cities area. After serving in […]


‘Not just a college town’

City recognizes young-at-heart residents with proclamation By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater is arguably best known for its revolving door of young adults by virtue of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. But the head of the city’s senior center implored officials to take a moment and consider residents on the other […]


Good deed doers

Good deed doers

Members of Girl Scout Troop #3336 recently visited all of the Little Free Libraries in Whitewater to replenish them with books the troop members donated from their own collections, clockwise from the front: Maggie Jay, Kathryn Donner, Abby Wildenberg, Abbey Weeden, Madelynn Newmann and Elizabeth Katzman, who are also all […]



Gloria Ellen Ransom, 89, of Avalon, died on Oct. 10, 2014, at her home. She was born in Clinton on June 18, 1925, to Rudolph Sannes and Marguerite Bird. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1944. On June 18,1945, she married Vernon (Charlie) Ransom and they lived their entire […]



Jane Ann Banaszak, of Waukesha, died Oct. 9, 2014, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born May 28, 1945, the daughter of Harold and Dora (nee Jones) Rubeck. Jane was a graduate of Marquette University where she earned her Bache-lor of Science degree in medical yechnology. […]



Helen M. Weeks, 87, of Sharon, passed away Saturday Oct. 11, 2014, at Beloit Memorial Hospital in Beloit. She was born March 17, 1927, in Hebron, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Adeline (Mason) Cates. She married Harold Weeks Oct. 2, 1946, in Hebron, Ill. Helen was a member of […]