Locals volunteer at U.S. Open

Locals volunteer at U.S. Open

By Ryan Spoehr Editor With Wisconsin’s first PGA U.S. Open just up the road from Whitewater, several people from the area had roles in one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Whitewater School District Superintendent Mark Elworthy and local insurance agent Ron Binning each took part in helping […]


District names new high school principal

District names new high school principal

By Ryan Spoehr SLN staff The vacancy of leading the ship at Whitewater High School has been filled with someone with nearly two decades worth of experience in education. Mike Lovenberg, who had been associate principal at Wisconsin Dells Middle School, will step into the principal role at the High […]


Time of east gateway sculpture announced

Downtown Whitewater has announced that two new public art pieces have been installed to welcome people into the city on Whitewater’s east side. The two pieces, “Ascent and Bloom” by Richard Tayler of Milwaukee, were made possible via a donation from Fort Community Credit Union. The sculptures will be dedicated […]


Library to host program on Smith Allen, Starin houses

A program at the Irvin Young Memorial Library in Whitewater this Thursday will feature historical detail, and walking tours of the 1856 Smith Allen House and the 1860 J.J. Starin House. The program “Hello Building, How Old Are You?” will start in the library’s community room at 3:30 p.m. and […]


City places plan to profit from poop on backburner

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A proposal to profit from processing commercial waste has been put on the backburner in Whitewater. For years, city officials have tossed around the prospect of using a bio-digester at the wastewater treatment plant that would have the ability to process waste from outside sources, in […]


Council divided on plan to nix term limits on city panels

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A proposal to lift term limits on municipal boards, committee and commissions has been kicked over to one of the city’s committees for further analysis and a possible recommendation. Council member James Allen proposed the city consider removing the parameters that are currently in place. A […]


City sets new parameters on police K-9 handler commitment

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As the Whitewater Police Department looks to add another four-footed member to its force, city officials have placed new parameters around his or her handler. Three years ago, WPD ventured into new territory when it brought on Boomer, a specially trained Black Labrador. Boomer officially […]


WHS recognizes high honors students

WHS recognizes high honors students

  Keynote speaker gives tips for the future By Tom Ganser Correspondent Keynote speaker Holly Humphrey encouraged students to dream high and be willing to learn about what they are not aware of in her speech at the third annual Whitewater High School High Honors Reception. The High School hosted […]


UWW commencement Saturday

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates as proud families gather for spring commencement ceremonies. A total of 1,558 graduates will cross the stage this Saturday, May 13, to receive their degrees. The morning ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., recognizes 672 undergraduate students and 120 […]


City denies resident’s ‘violation of civil rights’ claim of $50K

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A resident’s $50,000 claim against the City of Whitewater has been denied, following a vetting by several municipal officials and a formal vote by elected officials. In February, resident Ana Rodriguez filed an official notice of claim against the city, asserting she incurred a “violation of […]


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