Whitewater

Honoring those who get the kids home

Honoring those who get the kids home

The Whitewater Unified School District on Jan. 9 honored some folks who often fly under the radar, its bus drivers from Nelson Bus Service and crossing guards. Those who drive buses are Brea Stiglitz, Ken Havlovick, Deb Kahn, Kevin Snow, Karl Ludeman, Bruce Parker, Wil Kingery, David Beck, Debbie Aceves, […]

 
 

Path forward remains tough for PEASD

Path forward remains tough for PEASD

State panel says no to dissolving financially strapped district By Todd Mishler Copy Editor What now? That’s one of the questions that residents in the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District have been asking ad nauseam since April 2019, when voters resoundingly shot down a four-year, nonrecurring spending referendum. And local officials […]

 
 

Whitewater officials plan zoning tweaks for ‘pocket neighborhoods’

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A zoning designation could be created as 2020 unfolds to help foster a new trend in single-family housing, a Whitewater official confirmed recently. Chris Munz-Pritchard, neighborhood services director and city planner, said she is in the early stages of looking into creating an overlay district in […]

 
 

Playing along

Playing along

      Fifth-grade students from Lakeview, Lincoln and Washington elementary schools in Whitewater performed a concert for their families and members of the community in mid-December. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Whitewater supports affordable housing, planner says

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent When it comes to affordable housing, Whitewater officials recently went on record in saying the city has been removing as much red tape as possible for any new residential developments that take root in the community. Chris Munz-Pritchard, neighborhood services director and city planner, recently discussed […]

 
 

Geographically speaking

Geographically speaking

Whitewater Middle School hosted a schoolwide National Geographic Geography Bee on Dec. 18. Emerson Ellenwood, son of Christian Ellenwood and Elisabeth Duessen won the event for a second consecutive year and could win a $50,000 college scholarship at the state competition. Henry Gehrenbeck, son of Robert and Sarah Gehrenbeck, earned […]

 
 

Mastering the music

Mastering the music

Numerous groups and ensembles performed at the annual Whitewater High School Winter Gala event on Dec. 11. Among them were the Club Jazz, Wind Ensemble and Cadenza Singers. See more coverage in the Register. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Whitewater Kwik Trip on track to open in 2021

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A still-growing Wisconsin-based convenience store chain is set to take root in an undeveloped area of Whitewater, based on plans in motion. Officials with La Crosse-based Kwik Trip have unveiled plans of opening a convenience store, gas station and car wash on two currently vacant parcels […]

 
 

Range of voices

Range of voices

Whitewater’s First United Methodist Church performs its annual Christmas cantata, called “Holy Light: A Candlelight Service of Carols,” on Dec. 15. Director Christine Hayes leads the group during the 4 p.m. service, where Barb Athas delivers a solo and numerous youngsters — from left, Ben Crone, Lucy Davis, Maya Davis, […]

 
 

Toppers CEO committed to staying in Whitewater

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The head of the Whitewater-based Toppers pizza chain said he remains committed to calling the city home in the road ahead. Scott Gittrich, who relocated Toppers to Whitewater in 1993 and has maintained company headquarters in the city in the more than quarter-century since, said there […]