Whitewater

‘Under the Sea’

Students of the Whitewater Summer School Playhouse will present the musical “The Little Mermaid” in the Whitewater High School Auditorium on July 11-13. Call (262) 472-8174 for ticket information. (Tom Ganser photo)

Summer playhouse presents ‘The Little Mermaid’ By Tom Ganser Correspondent This July the Whitewater Summer School Playhouse will bring the story of “The Little Mermaid” to life with the help of the staff, volunteers, and its talented students. Inspired by the 2008 Walt Disney Tony Award-nominated production on Broadway, this […]

 
 

Whitewater celebrates Independence Day

The Minneiska Ski Team helps Whitewater residents ring in the Fourth of July last year with a patriotic performance on Cravath Lake. The ski team will perform again this year on July 4 and 6 at noon. (Bob Mischka photo)

City’s free family festival is set for July 3-6 Whitewater annual Fourth of July Free Family Festival is set for July 3-6 at Cravath Lakefront Park, 312 Whitewater St. in Whitewater. Everything at the celebration is paid for by local sponsors, including numerous Whitewater small business owners. “Whitewater’s Fourth of […]

 
 

City considers changes in road closure policy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A clear-cut policy on who has authority to close streets in the City of Whitewater could soon be added to the municipal books, following a number of complaints from residents and business owners within the community. The Common Council last week discussed the merits of having […]

 
 

The sounds of summer

The sounds of summer

The lunchtime Savory Sounds Concert Series kicked off June 20 with a performance by guitarist and vocalist Nima Salami. Salami’s selections included classical, folk and Flamenco pieces and gave the concert an international flavor. The concert was sponsored by Fairhaven Senior Services and the food vendor was Subway. The next […]

 
 

Whitewater Common Council looks to fill vacant seat

Outgoing alderman honored for his service to the city By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater Alderman Jim Olsen will be relinquishing his First District seat Saturday. The venerable member of the Common Council made his formal announcement at a meeting last week. Without going into great detail, Olsen said he is […]

 
 

Visiting royalty

Visiting royalty

First Citizens State Bank in Whitewater was in the spotlight on June 21 thanks to a special visit by Kristin Olson, Wisconsin’s new Alice in Dairyland. Free Culver’s custard, milk, string cheese and yogurt were served. Jim Caldwell, First Citizens State Bank President & CEO, said, “We are pleased to […]

 
 

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 […]