Whitewater

Man gets new trial in killing of brother-in-law

Man gets new trial in killing of brother-in-law

Appeals court says claim of self-defense should have been allowed By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A man convicted of killing his brother-in-law in 2016 in Whitewater has been granted a new trial after an appeals court ruled the judge in the case erred in failing to instruct the jury […]

 
 

Teen raises $10,000 with ‘Support Wisconsin Dairy’ signs

Teen raises $10,000 with ‘Support Wisconsin Dairy’ signs

Whitewater FFA member launched drive amid pandemic To rally support for Wisconsin’s dairy industry – crippled this spring by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic – Elizabeth Katzman of Whitewater sold ‘Support Wisconsin Dairy’ yard signs and raised $10,000. Katzman, who will be a senior at Whitewater High School, delivered […]

 
 

Citywide facemask policy to begin Aug. 1 in Whitewater

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater will soon join Milwaukee, Madison and a smattering of other communities across Wisconsin and have on its books a citywide facemask policy at a time when positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise. After a wide-ranging discussion that spanned more than three hours, the Common Council […]

 
 

Federal authorities offer reward in double homicide

Federal authorities offer reward in double homicide

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Fort Atkinson man accused in a double homicide and arson in the Town of Sumner. Kevin P. Anderson, 62, charged with two counts of […]

 
 

Authorities investigating Whitewater officer-involved shooting

The Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, is reviewing an officer-involved shooting Monday in the City of Whitewater, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. The officer-involved shooting, which stemmed from a domestic dispute between a man and his ex-wife, happened around 5:30 a.m. when […]

 
 

Whitewater officials make racial justice pledge

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With promises of reviewing protocol within the Whitewater Police Department and other functions of local municipal government, city officials recently went on record in support of racial justice. Council President Lynn Binnie recently introduced a resolution in support of fostering an environment promoting racial equity. Binnie’s […]

 
 

UWW move-in day to be extended drop-off only

Decision looks to improve safety amid COVID-19 As the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater welcomes students for the fall 2020 semester, the process for moving students in to the residence halls will look different this year. An Extended Drop-Off Only will take place Aug. 21-29, replacing the traditional Move-In Day, helping to […]

 
 

Whitewater Spirit Tour slated for October

October is the perfect time for spooky, fun adventures. The City of Whitewater is often referred to as “Second Salem” and is also famous for the “Witches of Whitewater” legends. The community has a rich history of spiritualism and a multitude of stories of witches, ghosts, murders; actual and alleged, […]

 
 

WUSD officials exploring fall instruction options

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It’s a question heard across most of the country this summer: How will schools function this fall when the bell resumes ringing? Whitewater Unified School District officials are in the midst of exploring a series of scenarios. While the sun is blazing, WUSD staffers are working […]

 
 

Fairfield hotel opens in Whitewater

Fairfield hotel opens in Whitewater

Company touts convenient access to area attractions The 71-room Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Whitewater is now open for business, according to a corporate announcement. Company officials said the hotel features new décor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling. Located at 1242 West Main […]