Whitewater

Whitewater fixture Stewart passes at the age of 85

Whitewater fixture Stewart passes at the age of 85

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor   James McBridge Stewart, a fixture in the Whitewater community for his military, community and university service, has died at the age of 85. Stewart died at AngelsGrace Hospice Care Friday, Nov. 26. He is survived by his wife, Claire and several children, grandchildren and great […]

 
 

Open Arms, WalCo DAC team up against overdoses

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Starting this week, the Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition and Open Arms Free Clinic in Elkhorn began an initiative to end drug overdoses. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is being provided at Open Arms free of charge. Narcan is a lifesaving medication that can be […]

 
 

Whitewater mulls price point for library remodel

Resolution pledging financial support for remodel, expansion project is eyed By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater’s decision-making municipal body is mulling a resolution that could formalize the city’s commitment for the planned expansion and remodel of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. Amid a wide-ranging discussion at a Common Council meeting […]

 
 

To serve the community

To serve the community

‘Tween Talk’ happens in Whitewater By Tom Ganser Correspondent A dozen Whitewater Middle School students gathered at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Oct. 13 for the first “Tween Talk.” Held in the library’s media center, the talk was lead by Torrie Thomas, programming and makerspace librarian, and Deana Rolfsmeyer, youth […]

 
 

WHS Players to present ‘Footloose’

WHS Players to present ‘Footloose’

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Regardless of age, most if not all who attend will likely cut loose as the Whitewater High School Players burst onto the stage with the movie musical “Footloose” next week. Based on the 1984 film, this Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score aims to keep audiences […]

 
 

LWV to host program on climate change

The League of Women Voters-Whitewater Area invites the public to attend a virtual presentation, “Practical Climate Change Solutions for a Better Future,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. The virtual program will feature Dr. John Frye, associate professor of geography, geology and environmental science at the University of Wisconsin […]

 
 

Whitewater budget set for hearing, adoption

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An increased financial contribution into the privately run Whitewater Fire Department and potential uses for federal ARPA funds were among some of the items highlighted this week as city officials presented a first-ever biennium budget that is set to kick in on Jan. 1. On the […]

 
 

On the move

On the move

A few nights after Ghouls Night Out, one of a couple seasonal events in Whitewater, Halloween fans were at it again, making the rounds for trick or treating and special activities at some locations in the city. Among those spotted out and about were this trio of Ghostbusters. (Tom Ganser […]

 
 

Colorful display

Colorful display

At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s homecoming parade Oct. 30, the flags in university colors being twirled by members of the marching band add to the display presented by Mother Nature. Later in the day, the UW-Whitewater football team defeated UW-Eau Claire 48-6 at the homecoming game. (Peter Mischka photo)

 
 

Whitewater school board mulls revisions to policies

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Unified School Board could make changes to a pair of disparate district policies – one pertaining to public comment at meetings, the other on outside groups’ use of facilities. Administrators and elected officials discussed the policies Oct. 25. The documents remain in a draft […]