Whitewater

Musician’s everlasting love lives on through song

Musician’s everlasting love lives on through song

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff When doctors gave Pat Peterson a grim prognosis in December, he made a decision to spend his final days with his three loves – his wife Ruth, 10-year-old daughter Jazmine and music. For the past 20 years, the 40-year-old lifelong Whitewater resident has performed throughout […]

 
 

Curing cancer through care and cheer

Curing cancer through care and cheer

Six-year survivor pays it forward By Maureen Vander Sanden Contributor It’s hard to believe that not long ago today’s young and vivacious Natasha Helbling was battling cancer, with routine trips to the hospital for rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and related surgeries. Last week, the 23-year-old University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate celebrated […]

 
 

Artists wanted for annual public project

  The Whitewater Arts Alliance is seeking participants for its ninth annual public arts project, centered on the theme is “A Barrel of Fun in Whitewater.” This year, amateur and professional artists are needed to paint blank water barrels, which will grace downtown Whitewater streets this summer. “Get a group […]

 
 

Little league dream set to become big reality

Little league dream set to become big reality

With fundraising goal met, Field of Dreams project likely to begin in 2013 By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff    Fueled by the devastating grief of the loss of their son just before his seventh birthday, Mike and Mary Kilar have spent the past two years trying to get a fully […]

 
 

Freezin’ for a reason

Freezin’ for a reason

Hundreds to take the plunge for Special Olympics By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Warmed by their giving spirits, more than 250 brave souls will plunge into icy waters on Saturday for a cause during for the city’s 2013 Freeze Fest. Amidst the backdrop of snow and ice, Whitewater has slated […]

 
 

Capital catalyst

Capital catalyst

Local entrepreneurs get boost from grants By Tom Ganser Correspondent Gov. Scott Walker announced a partnership Feb. 5 between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Whitewater Community Development Authority (CDA) to provide financial support to area entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development. “This partnership is an […]

 
 

Director to show first feature film in hometown

Director to show first feature film in hometown

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent   After nearly four years of filming, fine-tuning and fundraising, Sean Williamson is ready to share his finished product with captive audiences. Williamson, a Whitewater native with an interest in the cinematic arts, has made his directorial debut in the independent film, “Heavy Hands.” This weekend, he […]

 
 

Whitewater man killed in snowmobile crash

Whitewater man killed in snowmobile crash

A 37-year-old Town of Whitewater man was killed in a snowmobile crash on Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. Michael H. Zielinski was snowmobiling on his property at W9215 Highway 59 when he struck a tree at about 11 p.m., authorities said. Deputies […]

 
 

Commuter line rolls out expanded bus service

A commuter bus service piloted last spring looks like it will continue for the long haul. The Janesville Transit System on Jan. 21 expanded service on the Innovation Express with additional pick-ups and stops in Janesville, Milton and Whitewater. The area’s regional transportation system will now offer two more weekday […]

 
 

Jorgensen to hold listening session on bus

State Rep. Andy Jorgensen (D-Fort Atkinson) will hold a listening session on the Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express on Monday, Feb. 4, as part of Wisconsin’s “Transit Week” celebrations. Jorgensen will get on the bus at its Milton stop, at the Piggly Wiggly, at 1:30 p.m. He will ride and hear from […]