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Service in the sun

Service in the sun

First United Methodist Church of Whitewater held its Easter Sunday worship outdoors in the parking lot. It was the first time for an in-person service in nearly 400 days. Pastor Susan Bresser leads the service. See more photos in the April 8 Whitewater Register. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Arts Alliance celebrates young artists

Arts Alliance celebrates young artists

An online virtual exhibit available beginning April 9 Art by students between the ages of 4 and 18 will be featured in the upcoming Whitewater Arts Alliance’s April exhibit online at whitewaterarts.org. The show becomes available on Friday, April 9 and runs through Saturday, April 24. The gallery at the […]

 
 

WUSD officials begin 2021-22 planning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Unified School District might be in the final stretch of the unprecedented 2020-21 school year, but officials are already turning their attention toward the 2021-22 school year as budget planning picks up steam. Superintendent Caroline Pate-Hefty and other WUSD officials discussed a series of […]

 
 

Studio 84 fundraisers on the horizon

Studio 84 fundraisers on the horizon

They include Gala Night with a cupcake battle, Mother’s Day baskets Studio 84 has a couple of fundraisers coming up with proceeds supporting arts programming services for people with disabilities. The public is invited to join the studio virtually for its annual Gala Night – themed Spring ReLeaf – on […]

 
 

Whitewater kids to present virtual play

Whitewater kids to present virtual play

The presentation focuses on ‘life in a quarantine’ By Tom Ganser Correspondent Many people have likely been wondering how others have been handling their time in quarantine. An upcoming production of “10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine,” will offer a variety of ideas, in a message by local […]

 
 

Homelessness numbers may rise

WUSD officials say end of moratorium could lead to increase By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Year-over-year, the number of homeless students attending the Whitewater Unified School District has decreased. But there’s a glaring caveat to the data, officials say, and could change this spring. Wisconsin’s moratorium on property owners evicting renters […]

 
 

Rotary Club launches annual flower sale

By Tom Ganser Correspondent What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring – at last – than with a bright and cheery floral bouquet while supporting the Whitewater Rotary Club, which is offering two choices for flower arrangements this year. One is a color-coordinated bouquet including six stems of […]

 
 

Proposed smoking, vaping ordinance advances

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A first-blush reading of an ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping near playground and skate park equipment within Whitewater green spaces has advanced after a recent narrow vote in support of the plan. The Whitewater Common Council on March 2 voted, 4-3, in support of advancing the […]

 
 

Association funds training for cops

Police chiefs from throughout county partner to create peer support team The Walworth County Executive Law Enforcement Association recently announced it is providing $3,000 in order to fully fund a first round of training for county law enforcement personnel in peer support. WCELEA is a county law enforcement association comprised […]

 
 

UW-Whitewater to offer new major in legal studies

UW-Whitewater to offer new major in legal studies

By Kristine Zaballos Contributor Beginning in fall 2021, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will offer a major tailored to students who have their sights set on law school or careers in legal professions. The new legal studies major, housed in the Department of Political Science, includes coursework on constitutional law, gender […]