Whitewater

Voters say yes to WUSD again

By Todd Mishler Copy Editor Residents of the Whitewater Unified School District spoke Tuesday night — and loudly. Voters approved an operational referendum by a 3,679 to 2,084 margin, or nearly 64 percent support from taxpayers in the nine precincts in Walworth County. It was approved by 54 percent in […]

 
 

Services today for former fire chief, newspaper owner Coe

The Whitewater Fire Department will host a wake from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9) and service at 6 p.m. in memory of honorary retired Chief Charles “Tom” Coe. The ceremonies will be at the fire department, 312 W. Whitewater St. The department also announced on its Facebook page […]

 
 

Conservancy takes its message to Whitewater, LaGrange areas

Conservancy takes its message to Whitewater, LaGrange areas

Whitewater residents Kevin and Nancy Brunner and the Geneva Lake Conservancy hosted a community conversation for residents of the Whitewater and LaGrange areas Oct. 4 at the Cravath Lakefront Community Center. The discussion focused on the current and future conservation needs of the two communities. “If we are to protect […]

 
 

Ghouls Night Out

Ghouls Night Out

      The Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the eighth annual Ghoul’s Night Out in Whitewater’s west side business district Oct. 25. Ghouls and goblins of all ages dressed up for trick or treating fun that included contests and entertainment. Among those enjoying the many activities were visitors to BicycleWise […]

 
 

Horlacher, White face off for the 33rd Assembly seat

Horlacher, White face off for the 33rd Assembly seat

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff Brandon White (D-Jefferson) is making another run for the 33rd State Assembly District. Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago) beat White for the seat in 2016 and is seeking re-election. The 33rd Assembly District includes Mukwonago, Town of Troy, Eagle, Palmyra, LaGrange, Sullivan, Jefferson and parts of Cambridge, […]

 
 

Vruwink seeks 2nd term in 43rd Assembly District

Newcomer Szerlong provides the challenge By Todd Mishler Copy Editor Democrat Don Vruwink traveled this road only two years ago during his first run for state office. On Nov. 6, the retired educator and coach again squares off against a twentysomething Republican challenger in the race for Wisconsin’s 43rd Assembly […]

 
 

WUSD hoping it’s operational

School officials, board have stressed engagement in referendum talks By Todd Mishler Copy Editor They’ve conducted nine public listening sessions, mailed informational fliers and provided extensive online resources — in English and Spanish — on the district’s website. So, if anybody doesn’t know about the Whitewater Unified School District’s referendum […]

 
 

Whitewater economic development panel sets 2019 budget

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While municipal officials still are hammering out details associated with the City of Whitewater’s 2019 operating budget, a quasi-independent group devoted to economic development has assembled its piece of the puzzle. At a special meeting Oct. 16, members of the Community Development Authority approved a budget […]

 
 

Behind the camera

Behind the camera

UW-Whitewater students film local government, many other city events By Todd Mishler Copy Editor Kristin Mickelson was hired as the City of Whitewater’s public relations and communications director in January 2017. The Janesville native graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2008 and worked with Blains Farm & Fleet for eight years, the […]

 
 

‘Almost Anything Goes’

‘Almost Anything Goes’

      Whitewater High School’s homecoming theme Dancing Thru the Decades featured a variety of events including dodgeball, a scavenger hunt, table tennis, checkers, tug of war (with participants wearing socks, no shoes) and mat hockey. On Red and White Day, a host of Circle Bash activities took place with members […]