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Whitewater Middle School principal named

Whitewater Middle School principal named

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Last week, the Whitewater Unified School District School Board approved the appointment of Chris Fountain to serve as the principal of Whitewater Middle School. Fountain’s career in education began at the Norris School District — in Mukwonago — where he provided education to at-risk middle school […]

 
 

Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard

      Dozens of area residents showed up at Casual Joe’s on West James Street Tuesday night to meet and greet new University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight C. Watson. Among those who stopped by were members of the Whitewater Police Department. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Whitewater officials remain optimistic in grocer recruitment effort

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While nothing is set in stone, City Manager Cameron Clapper said he remains bullish on the quest to bring a full-service grocer back to Whitewater. Clapper, who has been filling in as the city’s economic development liaison while the search for a permanent candidate continues, discussed […]

 
 

Gift the largest in UW-Whitewater history

Gift the largest in  UW-Whitewater history

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recently received its largest bequest to date, a $5 million estate gift from alumnus Byron R. “Chris” Chrisman. Chrisman received a B.S. in business in 1959 and donated $1.5 million in 2015 to help construct the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center. His total actual and pledged […]

 
 

Two girls killed, three people injured in crash

A funeral service was held Wednesday for a 14-year-old girl from Waterford who died along with her cousin, 7, on Aug. 1 when the SUV they were riding in collided with a semitrailer truck in Whitewater. Kaylinn Wilken, 14, of Waterford, and Olly Koelsch, 7, of Boise, Idaho, died in […]

 
 

Hitting the ground running

Hitting the ground running

Whitewater’s new chamber, tourism director ready to tackle challenging roles By Todd Mishler SLN staff Marie Koch’s retirement officially started June 1. Jenny Quill took the reins of the dual role as executive director of the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce and Discover Whitewater (Tourism Council) four days later. A […]

 
 

Two girls killed, three people injured in crash with semi truck

Two girls killed, three people injured in crash with semi truck

Two girls, 7 and 14, were killed and three members of their families were injured Thursday evening when the SUV they were riding in collided with a semitrailer truck on Highway 12 in Whitewater. According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, the deceased are Kaylinn Wilken, 14, of Waterford, and […]

 
 

Land use, long-range planning discussed

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Municipal officials across the state ventured to Whitewater recently to hear an expert speak about such issues as land use designations, preparing for the future and staying in compliance of state laws. The Whitewater Plan and Architectural Review Commission hosted the workshop July 18. Attendees included […]

 
 

Making a statement

Making a statement

Dozens of Whitewater residents participate in Lights for Liberty at Cravath Lakefront Park on July 12. The event was a vigil to end human concentration camps. See more photos from the event in the July 25 Whitewater Register. (Tom Ganser photo)  

 
 

Suspect eludes officers on land, in the water

Whitewater Police Department seeking multiple charges after weekend chase The Whitewater Police Department was seeking multiple charges against a suspect who eluded law enforcement after being taken into custody Saturday night. The WPD responded to a call from a City of Jefferson resident at 10:50 p.m. Saturday. According to a […]