Whitewater

Heading under the sea

Heading under the sea

WHS Players production of ‘Mermaid’ opens Nov. 21 By Tom Ganser Correspondent Taking in a performance of the Whitewater High School Players production of “The Little Mermaid” is the perfect antidote for early winter freeze, not to mention a great way to get into the holiday season spirit. More than […]

 
 

WUSD officials finalize district’s $26.8M budget

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With all pieces of the puzzle in place, Whitewater Unified school officials have adopted a finalized version of the district’s 2019-20 budget, which includes a 1.9 percent increase in the property tax levy. The School Board on Oct. 28 approved WUSD’s spending plan for the fiscal […]

 
 

Getting the attention, recognition they deserve

Getting the attention, recognition they deserve

‘Women of Valor’ exhibit key component to UW-W’s salute to veterans By Todd Mishler Copy Editor Richard Harris said it simply was time to right a wrong. And so the coordinator of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Student Veterans and Military Services office has joined forces with Roberta’s Art Gallery to […]

 
 

Ghouls of all ages

Ghouls of all ages

      The annual Ghouls Night Out activities were held in downtown Whitewater Oct. 24, with many businesses offering games and handing out Halloween treats to trick-or-treaters. Two days later, the eighth annual trick or treat walk was held throughout Prairie Village the morning of Oct. 26. Youngsters visited 31 homes […]

 
 

Whitewater committee advances 2020 budget to council

By Dave Fidlin Corrrespondent After several reviews, a Whitewater panel has agreed to advance a $9.865 million budget for general operations in 2020 to municipal decision-makers. Throughout October, the Finance Committee has been undertaking line item and department-level reviews of the broader municipal budget in meetings with city staffers. The […]

 
 

Ordinance change could allow for larger signs

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A review of Whitewater’s sign ordinance has gone back under the microscope, specifically for possible provisions for so-called “big box” businesses. City Planner Chris Munz-Pritchard discussed the current municipal ordinance and the need to add clarifying language to address the do’s and don’ts for larger businesses […]

 
 

Paying it forward

Paying it forward

      The ninth annual Run for Trey was held Oct. 13 at Treyton’s Field of Dreams in Whitewater and featured some special guests (above.) Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to maintain the field through an endowment and fund the four scholarships that are given in the name of […]

 
 

WUSD School Board to seek new superintendent

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Less than two months into the new school year, elected officials overseeing the Whitewater Unified School District have added a high-priority task on their fall to-do list — searching for a new superintendent. Mark Elworthy, who assumed his position as WUSD’s superintendent in 2016, submitted his […]

 
 

Parading through town

Parading through town

The annual parade helped kick off last Saturday’s slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Among those participating was the school’s marching band. For coverage of UW-W’s football victory over UW-Platteville, and more homecoming photos, pick up the Whitewater Register. (Bob Mischka photo)

 
 

DOT continues review of Highway 12/N intersection

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and County Highway N in Whitewater went under the microscope at a recent public meeting. The location has been an area of fatalities, but state officials said improvements have been occurring. The City of Whitewater hosted a public meeting on […]