Whitewater

Legends and Lore explores Wisconsin’s spooky side

Halloween has become an American tradition, but that was not always the case. The harvest season holiday is really a mosaic of customs brought to the country and pieced together by immigrants representing many cultures, according to a news release. And guests of Old World Wisconsin can explore these cultures […]

 
 

Service recognized

Service recognized

      Proceeds from the Whitewater City Market tent on Sept. 10 were donated to the Whitewater Police Department in remembrance of 9/11. Market co-manager Lisa Dawsey-Smith delivers the $400 check to Police Capt. Adam Vander Steeg for its crime prevention fund. Last year the proceeds went to the Whitewater Fire […]

 
 

Finding his way after childhood trauma

Finding his way after childhood trauma

Tommy Olson returns to Whitewater with a message: ‘Don’t give up on kids’ By Tom Ganser Correspondent Not many who knew Tommy Olson in middle school would have predicted him becoming a commercial banking executive for Old National Bank. However, in a meeting with Whitewater Middle School staff on Sept. […]

 
 

UW-Whitewater staffer fills School Board vacancy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A graduate of Whitewater High School and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been chosen to keep a recently vacated seat on the Whitewater Unified School District’s School Board warm through next spring. The six sitting members of WUSD’s School Board selected lifelong Whitewater resident Miguel Aranda […]

 
 

On your mark …

On your mark …

      The Greater Whitewater Committee’s seventh annual Discover Whitewater Series on Sept. 22 featured a half marathon (above), half marathon relay, 5K and W3 Fit Kid Shuffle. Dozens of runners competed in the various events, including Whitewater entrants Mark Elworthy and Heidi Mane, who finished first and second in their […]

 
 

Plans in motion for mixed-use development in Whitewater

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A deeply rooted building in the heart of Whitewater’s downtown is expected to be repurposed for a mixed-use development under recently unveiled plans. Applicant Ilmi Shabani has submitted an application to city officials for the multi-tenant project within a currently vacant building at 136 W. Main […]

 
 

Sweet competition

Sweet competition

      Studio 84 Inc., which works with people with disabilities, hosted a Chocolate Cake War fundraiser Sept. 14 at the studio in Whitewater. It featured five contestants Michelle Kehoe, Jeanne Jonely, Beth Allen-Tiernan, Stephanie Bailey and Rhonda Kolander with Bailey (above on the right) being chosen the winner after taste […]

 
 

Whitewater’s Brantmeier soaring up junior tennis ranks

Whitewater’s Brantmeier soaring up junior tennis ranks

She reaches quarterfinals of U.S. Open tournament By Michael J. Lewis Special to the Register Whitewater’s Reese Brantmeier, 14, is amazing at hitting a tennis ball. The cheerful, bright teen is happy to talk about her favorite sport and her sensational year climbing the ranks of the top junior players […]

 
 

Whitewater looking at scenarios if Palmyra-Eagle dissolves

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In the hopes of being proactive, administrators within the Whitewater Unified School District are recommending elected officials begin planning for all of the possible outcomes that could arise if neighboring Palmyra-Eagle School District ceases to exist at the end of the current school year. Business Manager […]

 
 

School Board approves WUSD’s tentative $24.95M budget

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While several variables could still come into play, the Whitewater Unified School Board gave its consent to a tentative $24.95 million budget that includes a $16.57 million property tax levy. Business Manager Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson combed through details of the draft-operating budget for the 2019-20 school year […]