UWW honors past, present grads at commencement

By Tom Ganser CORRESPONDENT       The spring 2022 commencement ceremonies for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater May 14 celebrated the accomplishments of its graduates for the first time since 2019.       The morning ceremony recognized 713 undergraduate students and 134 graduate students from the College of Arts and Communication and the […]


New high school principal confirmed

New high school principal confirmed

The Whitewater Unified School District School Board approved the hiring of the new Whitewater High School Principal, Brent Mansky, earlier this week.       Mansky is currently the principal at Williams Bay Middle/High School.       The district’s leadership team selected a slate of five potential candidates, and after three panel interviews, […]


Restoration of lakes underway after drawdown

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       With the winter drawdown and dredging of Cravath and Trippe lakes in the rearview mirror, Whitewater officials are turning their attention toward restorative efforts as warm weather sets in.       At a Common Council meeting May 3, Eric Boettcher, parks and recreation director, provided an […]


Whitewater moves forward with ‘White Elephant’ refresh

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       A historic, deeply rooted building in the heart of Whitewater is set to receive a much-needed refresh, following a pivotal vote from city officials.       The Whitewater Common Council on Feb. 1 approved a developer’s agreement with Bower’s House LLC, a company that has acquired […]


Partners in Play starts second session with WUSD

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       When Molly Fuller started her job last year as the family/community engagement coordinator for Whitewater Unified School District, she knew she wanted at least one thing – a chance for kids to play.       “I wanted kids to be able to come in with their […]


By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       Stable enrollment and additional infusions of capital spending are among the preliminary considerations in play as Whitewater Unified School District officials begin assembling a budget for the 2022-23 school year.       While the next fiscal year does not officially begin until July, school districts typically […]


WUSD pursuing overhauled ELL program

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Citing a desire to meet the growing needs of its English Language Learner population, officials in the Whitewater Unified School District are in the early stages of exploring a program that would offer multilingual focus across all grade levels. Superintendent Caroline Pate-Hefty and other district officials […]


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 […]