Whitewater

UWW students awarded over $500K from Fund for Wisconsin Scholars

UWW students awarded over $500K from Fund for Wisconsin Scholars

By Tom Ganser Correspondent More than 50 recipients of Fund for Wisconsin Scholars grants from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were treated to a sit-down luncheon April 12 where the real dessert for the meal was a chance to hear from and meet John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge. In 2007 […]

 
 

Pain patches stolen from body of helpless senior

      A warrant was issued March 15 for the arrest of a Kenosha woman charged with stealing pain patches from the body of a nursing home patient.       Jacqueline E. Stein, 34, was charged Feb. 22 in Walworth County Circuit Court with theft from a person or corpse and possession […]

 
 

Whitewater family wins ‘Life on the Farm’ contest

Whitewater family wins ‘Life on the Farm’ contest

  The Wisconsin Historical Society membership team selected a Whitewater family as the winner of its “Life on the Farm Extreme” contest.       The Tom and Amy Ziolkowski family will spend May 18 working on an Old World Wisconsin farm after being picked at random from 190 entrants.       All […]

 
 

Esterly Seeder will be on display at Whitewater Depot re-opening

Esterly Seeder will be on display at Whitewater Depot re-opening

  When the Whitewater Historical Society hosts its grand re-opening of the Whitewater Passenger Depot building, a local treasure will be on display for the first time in decades.        The Esterly Seeder, an agricultural machine made at the Esterly Manufacturing Company in the 1870s, is back in Whitewater after […]

 
 

Passion for painting

Passion for painting

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent She’s gone from rural living to the big city, but Whitewater area native Shelby Keefe never forgets her origins. In fact, she credits them for finding her passion in life.       Keefe, a 1977 graduate of Whitewater High School, has been pursuing one of her greatest […]

 
 

Opening of Our Voices, Our Town Art Walk ‘a success’

Opening of Our Voices, Our Town Art Walk ‘a success’

Nice weather played a role in a successful opening of the “Our Voices, Our Town, Art Walk” on April 5, organizers said. The Whitewater Arts Alliance, along with the Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast, Studio 84, the SweetSpot, and the Whitewater Historical Society’s Depot Museum have team up for the […]

 
 

Whitewater to participate in mock tornado warning

  Whitewater will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 1:45 p.m. April 18.       Tornado sirens will sound at 1:45 p.m. except in the case of actual inclement weather.       Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed April 15 to 19 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. During that […]

 
 

Whitewater episode of ‘Discover Wisconsin’ to premiere this month

Whitewater episode of ‘Discover Wisconsin’ to premiere this month

Popular show shines spotlight on city while showcasing Ice Age Trail Whitewater and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will take center stage on Discover Wisconsin with the premiere of its “Connecting Communities” episode on April 20-21.        In the segment, host Emmy Fink explores the 12,000-year-old natural wonder while […]

 
 

County seeks input from residents on parks plan

 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent       Officials within Walworth County’s Public Works department have been making the rounds this month, sharing information on the long-range plans that are in the works for green space and preservation efforts.       Details are encapsulated in a series of documents known as the Park and […]

 
 

WMS to present ‘High School Musical’

WMS to present ‘High School Musical’

By Tom Ganser Correspondent A talented cast of Whitewater Middle School student actors will bring “High School Musical, Jr.,” to life at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 at the Whitewater High School auditorium, 534 S. Elizabeth St. Follow the Jocks, the Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater […]