A barrel of fun

David Himsel of the City of Whitewater adds some character to Main Street by hanging the barrel “Wateryism” by Derek Hambly.

Arts Alliance public art project beautifies downtown Whitewater By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In recent weeks, a number of locally produced artistic creations have been dotting the downtown Whitewater streetscape, and organizers hope spectators are having a barrel of fun taking in the works. For the ninth consecutive year, the Whitewater […]


Library board considers revised expansion plan

Little Free Library expected to be up and running by the end of summer By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The on-again, off-again discussion of expanding the Irvin L. Young Memorial Young Library is, well, on again. In recent months, Library Director Stacey Lunsford has been discussing renewed efforts with the Library […]


Golf event raises $13,000 for Bethel House

Wally McDonnell lines up his nest shot at the 16th annual Charity Golf Event for Bethel House on June 8. (Tom Ganser photo)

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The 16th annual Charity Golf Event for Bethel House on June 8 was a sure sign that summer has finally arrived in Whitewater. This year’s event was held at the Whitewater Country Club on a day perfect for golfing and $13,600 was raised for Bethel House. […]


On display: Local art instructor exhibits at Cultural Arts Center

On display: Local art instructor exhibits at Cultural Arts Center

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Art Instructor Kendra Bulgrin will have her artwork on display at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., through Sunday, June 30. The show will be free and open to the public each Thursday through Sunday between the hours of noon and 5 […]


Studio 84 is recipient of donation via Motivating Kids to Give

Studio 84 is recipient of donation via Motivating Kids to Give

On May 19, five-year-old Joseph Falcon-Kienbaum set out to help others by walking around the school track with others involved in Motivating Kids to Give. Who knew his little legs could take him 10 times around and raise $250 for the charity of his choice. The charity he chose was […]


Whitewater native studies effects of caffeine

Whitewater native studies effects of caffeine

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Lindsey-Ann Schulte, a 2009 graduate of Whitewater High School, participated in the 18th annual University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day this spring. The event is a showcase for 120 college students who conducted research projects over the last year. “The breadth and depth of research being […]


Plan Commission approves beer and wine license for Taco Fresco

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An already-operating Mexican-themed restaurant specializing in tacos, burritos and other authentic cuisine will be able to add another item to its menu: alcohol. The Whitewater Plan and Architectural Review Commission June 10 granted a Class “B” beer and Class “C” wine license to Jesus Cortez, the […]


Students learn how to use Spanish in real-life setting

Whitewater Middle School students Anna Lucht (from left), Remi Van Daele, Whitney Treder, Meghan Kehoe, Sage Babcock, Megan Hartwell, Steven Blija, Oscar Varela and Brenden Zamora pose with their Spanish teacher Kate Mors in front of the taco truck they “ordered” from in their recent test. Right: Mors grades Anna Tisdale as she places her order. (Tom Ganser photo)

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Students at Whitewater Middle School demonstrated their mastery of Spanish May 30 by ordering lunch in Spanish from Francisco Perez. Perez, assisted by Francisco Valadez, prepared the orders in a taco truck operated by the Los Agaves Restaurant in Delavan and parked in Middle School’s circle […]


ELL students recognized for high achievement

Washington Elementary School Principal Tom Grosinske congratulates student Aileen Perez as her ELL teacher Sandra Ramirez watches during the Whitewater Unified School District’s English Language Learners Recognition Night on May 29.

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The annual Whitewater Unified School District English Language Learners Recognition Night May 29 aimed the spotlight on ELL students who have excelled in academic achievement, exceptional behavior and leadership skills over the past year, and the teachers, administrators and staff who have supported them. The Reaching […]


Oink, oink! Pig in the Park is this weekend

Judges of samples of three different barbecue meats at last year’s Pig in the Park State Barbecue Championship. The good food and fun return to Cravath Lakefront Park this weekend from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Admission is free; food and beverages available for purchase. (Tom Ganser file photo)

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The savory smell of barbecue will be wafting through Cravath Lakefront Park this weekend. The Downtown Whitewater organization is ushering in summer with the return of Pig in the Park, the Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned cook-off competition that will give enthusiasts an opportunity to show off […]