Whitewater

Whitewater considers 2-year budget cycle

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the heavy lifting on next year’s spending plan about to get underway, Whitewater officials kicked off the process with a look further down the line that will result in eventual changes. At the urging of City Manager Cameron Clapper, the Common Council on Sept. 7 […]

 
 

A special kickoff for the Whippets

A special kickoff for the Whippets

New turf re-dedication includes celebration of 1980 state champs By Tom Ganser Correspondent The football game at Whitewater High School on Sept. 10 looked to the future and offered a glimpse of the past as it featured the re-dedication of the newly installed turf the school’s football and soccer teams […]

 
 

Whitewater considers sex offender zoning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater could join a growing number of Wisconsin communities and soon have on its books an ordinance limiting where convicted sex offenders can live within the municipal limits. City officials had a preliminary discussion of the issue at a Common Council meeting Sept. 7. It served […]

 
 

Ready to run

Discover Whitewater Series to include herd start, Fit Kid Shuffle By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer While not everything from the pre-COVID days will return for this year’s Discover Whitewater Series half marathon and 5K, organizers are nonetheless excited for what they were able to put back in place. “We’re back […]

 
 

WUSD Board signs off on $35.8M budget

The largest share of it supports instruction, classroom programs By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With minimal discussion and a quick overview, Whitewater Unified school officials have set in motion the district’s 2021-22 school year budget, which clocks in at $35.8 million. Business Manager Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson combed through the district’s tentative spending […]

 
 

Living it up

Living it up

It’s been a busy few weeks for the greater Whitewater community, which has come together to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Seniors in the Park. From the top: helpers at the Aug. 22 picnic included (from the left, front) Deb Weberpal, John Rowe, Karen Strauss, Faye Skelton, Carolyn Behrens, […]

 
 

Plans unveiled for Whitewater library expansion

It will add nearly 7,000 square feet Irvin L. Young Memorial Library By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The long-running discussion of expanding Whitewater’s Irvin L. Young Memorial Library could come to fruition in 2023 — two decades after the project was first discussed — based on a recently unveiled set of […]

 
 

Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!

Whitewater Unified School District recently welcomed new staff members, from the left: (front row) Morgan Huntley, MS science; Colleen Coleman-Jayne, HS science; William Breitsprecher, MS digital life skills; Nicole Meier, advanced learner; Bethany Worth, HS English learner; (second row) Melissa Rinn, Lakeview fifth grade; Samantha Kessler, Lakeview special education; Yvonne […]

 
 

WUSD board to allow in-person attendees

Registration requested to help maintain social distancing protocols By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Residents wishing to address the Whitewater Unified School Board can do so in-person, following a recent decision from the elected body that includes several protocols. After deliberating through a strictly virtual method for more than a year, Whitewater […]

 
 

Summer rhythms

Summer rhythms

The Piper Spring Road Band takes the stage in the new Frawley Family Amphitheater at Cravath Lakefront Park in Whitewater on Aug. 17. The Concerts in the Park and Family Fun Nights are held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, free of charge. Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the season: […]