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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 […]

 
 

Moseying along

Moseying along

      An area farmer heads to his next job as he was spotted driving along the edge of Wisconsin Highway 59 between Palmyra and Whitewater. This portion of the highway is surrounded by farms and fields and offers a scenic view of the countryside. (Todd Mishler photo)

 
 

Creating an opening

Creating an opening

      Whitewater dropped its league opener to East Troy last Friday, 28-2. In the game, Evaristo Soto leads ball carrier Diego Tovar into open field for the Whippets. Next up for Whitewater is Clinton, which is coming off a lopsided loss to Brodhead. See more Whippets sports in the Register. […]

 
 

Whitewater PD data: Drug arrests up, other crimes down

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The number of citations and arrests related to drug-related crimes is on the rise in Whitewater, according to a recent discussion. But the trend should not raise any alarm bells, the head of the local police department said recently. Whitewater Police Chief Aaron Raap gave a […]

 
 

Cones with cops

Cones with cops

Members of the Whitewater Police Department took time to chat with local residents while enjoying some ice cream treats at the McDonald’s on West Main Street on Aug. 22. The effort of law enforcement to connect with the public included officer Paxton Bergin, who spends some time with Kathie and […]

 
 

Legislators, officials discuss Highway 12 bypass safety

Legislators, officials discuss Highway 12 bypass safety

Rep. Don Vruwink, D-Milton, organized a meeting with Wisconsin Department of Transportation staff and representatives from the City of Whitewater, Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, Whitewater Fire Department and the Town of Whitewater recently. Attendees, which also included state senators Steve Nass and Janis Ringhand, discussed safety improvements at intersections along […]

 
 

Fairhaven celebrates its volunteers

Fairhaven celebrates its volunteers

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Fairhaven Director of Leisure Services Brian Robison welcomed residents to the annual volunteer appreciation lunch outside the main entrance on Aug. 8. Adding to the fun of the meal, complete with barbecue pork and corn on the cob, was entertainment provided by the Vintage Mix Quartet, […]

 
 

Whitewater CDA to temporarily relocate meetings to city hall

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A quasi-independent Whitewater economic development panel will hold its meetings at city hall on an interim basis to accommodate live transmissions of proceedings. The decision, made at the CDA board of directors regular meeting Aug. 15, comes after months of discussion about the philosophy of keeping […]