Author Archive: Heather Perkins

City approves boat launch repairs

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Avid boaters could soon enjoy enhanced access to Cravath Lake in Whitewater as an improvement project gets underway. The Common Council on June 16 awarded a $42,561 contract to Whitewater-based RR Walton and Company for the construction of the project, which calls for repairing an existing […]

 
 

Life lessons on two wheels

Life lessons on two wheels

Local kids receive bikes after helping assemble them By Heather Ruenz Editor Numerous Whitewater kids are zooming around the city on shiny, new bikes this summer thanks to a collaborative effort between a local foundation, the middle school and the police department. Golden State Foods Foundation will participate in 16 […]

 
 

Big wins

Big wins

      From the top: Keely Babcock swings as a ball nears homeplate; Izzy Regner winds up for a pitch; Jaden Pfinder gets ready to connect during the 14U First Citizen’s Bank softball team’s 17-0 win over the Milton Brewers June 18, followed by a 31-1 win in the […]

 
 

Plans for fire company move forward

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The City of Whitewater is about to have a formal relationship with the local fire and rescue department that has long provided services to residents. After an extensive series of reviews — including hiring a consultant and forming a task force — the Common Council on […]

 
 

Eagle’s wings

Eagle’s wings

      Dennis Raap, of Coopersille, Mich., works on the detail of the eagle’s wings Thursday of the military mural being painted on the outside of the American Legion Hall during the Walldogs event this week. (Vicky Wedig photo)

 
 

Birth of a mural

Birth of a mural

      The Birthplace of the P.T. Barnum Circus mural takes shape on the outside of the J&M Trading and Music building at 302 W. Walworth Ave. on Thursday. (Vicky Wedig photo)

 
 

Newly appointed second lieutenants ‘do solemnly swear’

Newly appointed second lieutenants ‘do solemnly swear’

By Tom Ganser Correspondent For seven University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students, the excitement of graduating on May 15 was jumpstarted at 0730 hours as they crossed the bridge from being cadets in the UWW Army Reserve Officer Training Corps to second lieutenants during the Warhawk Battalion’s Spring 2015 Commissioning Ceremony. The […]

 
 

WRAP exhibit wrapping up soon

The Wisconsin Regional Artists Association is sponsoring the WRAP exhibit, featuring the works of non-professional Wisconsin artists at Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main Street through June 27. Nearly 60 artists from Whitewater, Palmyra, Elkhorn, Williams Bay, Janesville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Watertown, Beloit, Madison, Fitchburg, Verona, Monona, Walworth, Edgerton, […]

 
 

It’s the size of the heart that matters

It’s the size of the heart that matters

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent At 7 years old, Joseph Kienbaum already has lofty ambitions, including making the world a better place — a philosophy best represented by his ongoing philanthropic efforts within Whitewater. After raising funds to benefit the arts and bring iPads into the hands of a few children […]

 
 

CLIFFORD G. SIMONS

CLIFFORD G. SIMONS

      Clifford Gene Simons, 79, of Delavan, died June 10, 2015, at Lakeland Health Care Center. He was born in Portland, Ind., in 1936, to Clifford D. and Mary M. Simons. After attending Portland High School, he attended Purdue University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science […]