Whitewater

Intergenerational collaboration

Intergenerational collaboration

Middle school students, Fairhaven residents participate in joint workshops By Tom Ganser Correspondent Five teenagers and five senior citizens put their artistic and horticultural skills to the test during an Association for the Prevention of Family Violence-sponsored event in May. A 2018 grant from the Whitewater Community Foundation to promote […]

 
 

WUSD’s 2019-20 school year budget expected to be in the black

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The process of assembling the Whitewater Unified School District’s operating budget for the 2019-20 school year is picking up steam with several issues — including state funding — coming into sharper focus. With voter-approved referendum funding in the mix, WUSD is poised to enter the upcoming […]

 
 

Whitewater CDA lends financial support to year two of marketing effort

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After a recent robust discussion, members of a Whitewater economic development panel agreed to provide financial resources for year two of a pilot marketing project aimed at spreading the city’s attributes to a broader region. The Community Development Authority’s board of directors on May 23 voted […]

 
 

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

Marie Koch served for almost seven years as Executive Director of Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce and Discover Whitewater. A retirement party was held in her honor at Willow Brook County Club on May 22. Koch wears her retirement crown proudly while chatting with Chris Clapper, director of the Elkhorn […]

 
 

New Whitewater CDA leadership named

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Community Development Authority’s board of directors has announced new leadership as the appointed body begins a new organizational year. At the group’s most recent monthly meeting May 23, resident Al Stanek was named chair of the CDA board, which oversees a range of issues […]

 
 

Entries sought for annual Fran Achen photo competition

Entry forms for the 10th annual Fran Achen photography competition are due Thursday, June 20. Photos must be dropped off from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St. Entries may be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, […]

 
 

No longer Pease in a pod

Dylan’s graduation ends run of brothers playing together at Whitewater High School By Daniel Schoettler Sports Correspondent It has been a family affair when it comes to the high school athletic careers of Dylan and Cooper Pease. Because Dylan is a senior and graduates this Sunday, the just completed baseball […]

 
 

Police chief: This year’s Spring Splash ‘overall, went very well’

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A large-scale, controversial event geared toward college students occurred without a major ruckus when it returned this year, based on recent comments from the head of the Whitewater Police Department. Chief Aaron Raap provided the Whitewater Police and Fire Commission with a report on Spring Splash, […]

 
 

Working on the tracks

Working on the tracks

Whitewater intersections to close Friday for railroad upgrades The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad will be placing new tracks alongside Whitewater’s existing train tracks Friday, May 31, for future installation. Railroad staff will begin offloading tracks at Lima Center Friday morning and heading east. As the railroad approaches an intersection, it […]

 
 

Palmyra Eagle Community Band opens season

Palmyra Eagle Community Band opens season

It began as a gift to Mrs. Lincoln. Today it is a background prop for selling car insurance. The Statue of Liberty stands as “The lamp beside the golden door” as it welcomes all to “the last best hope on earth.” The generations that came through Ellis Island saw this […]