Whitewater

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 […]

 
 

Toppers expands to Michigan, opens 50th location

Toppers Pizza continued its vigorous expansion plans with the opening of its 50th franchise last week. The Whitewater-based restaurant chain’s newest location is in Ann Arbor, Mich. ­­– its first in the state. “We are very proud of this milestone and cannot wait for the people of Michigan to taste […]

 
 

Golden State Foods donates $50,000 to Field of Dreams

Golden State Foods donates $50,000 to Field of Dreams

The Golden State Foods Foundation recently presented a $50,000 donation to the Whitewater Community Foundation to help make Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams a reality. The field is to be built this year in memory of Treyton Kilar, a young baseball fan who was killed by a drunken driver just […]