Whitewater

City expands opportunities for restaurants

City expands opportunities for restaurants

The City of Whitewater has created additional space for patrons of downtown restaurants to enjoy their meals safely. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many local businesses and restaurants, the city wants to assist in making a safe environment for additional seating. While many restaurants are continuing their focus on […]

 
 

Sunday serenade

Sunday serenade

A couple of residents along Esterly Avenue in Whitewater seemed to have created a Sunday tradition of playing classical music clarinet concertos. From the left: Music teacher Christine Hayes, of Lincoln Elementary School, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater associate professor Zachary Oster, who live across the street from each other, play […]

 
 

Aquatic and Fitness Center to reopen July 1 – with limitations

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After sitting dormant for more than three months amid COVID-19 precautions, the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center is expected to reopen. But it will not be business as usual. The center, 580 S. Elizabeth St., will resume operations July 1. In the first phase of reopening, […]

 
 

District to determine fall instruction plan by Aug. 1

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater Unified School District officials will be spending the warm-weathered months exploring a number of different options for classroom instruction this fall in response to COVID-19 precautions. Several of the district’s top staffers discussed with the School Board some of the possible options that could be […]

 
 

A new kind of celebration

A new kind of celebration

Whitewater High School Principal Mike Lovenberg (left) bumps elbows with graduate Broderick Frye before handing him his diploma June 6 during the graduation event. See more photos in the June 18 Whitewater Register. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

New Whitewater ordinance cracks down on puppy, kitten mills

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An ordinance taking aim at puppy and kitten mills and other inhumane practices will be added to Whitewater’s books in the coming months. The Common Council on June 2 unanimously adopted an ordinance prohibiting pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits. The document further states […]

 
 

Peaceful march for justice

Peaceful march for justice

Hundreds show up for Whitewater event By Tom Ganser Correspondent More than 300 people of all ages and races participated in a peaceful “March for Racial Unity” June 7 in the City of Whitewater. The march organized by Whitewater Unites Lives began at 10 a.m. and commenced at Cravath Lakefront […]

 
 

Wisconsin farmland values decreasing

After demand softened in 2019, farm appraisers say COVID-19 will continue decline By Hope Kirwan Wisconsin Public Radio After years of remaining steady, Wisconsin farmland values have started to decline. That’s according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which represents the southern, central and eastern […]

 
 

Arts Alliance invites artists for photo contest

Amateur and professional artists are invited to exhibit their photography at the 11th annual Fran Achen Photography Competition to be displayed in July. The photography competition, as well as exhibition are hosted by the Whitewater Arts Alliance and will be held July 2-26. This year’s event will be an online […]

 
 

Senior salute

Senior salute

      Whitewater High School staff members delivered accolades to the Class of 2020 during a May 27 Senior Send Off parade. Science teacher Kailey Burchard offers some inspiration through a sign in the Senior Send Off parade. See more photos in the Register. (Tom Ganser photo)