Whitewater

Whitewater School Board approves purchase to replace outdated tech

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       The Whitewater Unified School District is planning to use some of its allocated COVID-19 relief funding from federal officials to replace outdated wireless technology.       Director of Technology John Houwers went before the School Board on Nov. 28 and received the go-ahead to enter into […]

 
 

Walworth County schools pass report card test

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       As the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its school report cards in the past two weeks, Walworth County schools passed the test.       The majority of the schools in the county either met or exceeded expectations, with a handful of schools hitting the “significantly […]

 
 

Whitewater student enrollment on the upswing

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       Bucking trends at the height of the pandemic, student enrollment counts in the Whitewater Unified School District are on the rise, officials announced recently.       Business Manager Ben Prather discussed this fall’s student counts within WUSD at the most recent School Board meeting. The data […]

 
 

Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

Youth suicide program helps try to answer questions for grieving community

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Dr. Greg Hudnall admitted that answers in regard to suicide aren’t easy to come by.       “Suicide is very, very individualized,” said Hudnall, considered an expert in the youth suicide due to his work in Utah. “Correlations does not equal causation.”       Hudnall equated understanding […]

 
 

Area referendums get nod of approval

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       By narrow margins in both votes, both the Delavan-Darien School District and the Whitewater Unified School District passed referendums Tuesday night.       Whitewater Unified put a renewal of its previous referendum on the ballot, asking for $4.4 million for each of the next four school […]

 
 

Whitewater city manager pool whittled down

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Eight candidates are in the running to helm day-to-day municipal operations in Whitewater, based on a report released this week. Human Resources Director Judy Atkinson provided the Common Council with an outline of the early phases of the recruitment process at a meeting Oct. 4. Atkinson […]

 
 

Board approves Whitewater’s 2022-23 budget

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       While there are still several lingering loose ends that need to be tied up, Whitewater Unified School District officials have set in motion a financial operating plan as the 2022-23 school year gets underway.       The WUSD School Board on Aug. 22 held its annual […]

 
 

People charged in meth ring to appear in court

Eleven people charged with trafficking and delivering more than 500 grams of methamphetamine throughout Walworth County are scheduled to appear in court between now and Oct. 25.       Frederick M. Taylor, 46, of Burlington, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Sept. 19.       Sean M. Mason, 45, of Red Granite […]

 
 

In memory – high school auditorium could be named for Stewart

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       Throughout his nearly three decades of elected service to the Whitewater Unified School District, Jim Stewart made insurmountable contributions. One of the more tangible ones could be named in his honor next year, based on a plan in motion.       The WUSD School Board on […]

 
 

Generac Education Center to be added to the arboretum at Starin Park

Friends of the Arboretum at Starin Park and the City of Whitewater recently announced that a grant from Generac Power Systems will fund the creation of the Generac Education Center.       The center, which will be at the south end of Starin Park, will be a focal point of the […]