Whitewater

Discussions continue on grocery store recruitment effort

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent For the second consecutive month, the head of Whitewater’s Community Development Authority sounded an optimistic tone about the prospect of a full-service grocery returning. At the urging of its board of directors, the grocery store recruitment effort has become a standing line item on the CDA’s […]

 
 

New strategy to help needy families

New strategy to help needy families

Bethel House introduces six-part video series about financial management About 70 members of the community gathered at the second annual Bethel House barbecue luncheon at the Whitewater campus of CrossPointe Community Church on April 9. It provided participants time for food and fellowship, but the most important aspects of the […]

 
 

Help with Ice Age Trail improvement

Help with Ice Age Trail improvement

The Walworth/Jefferson County Ice Age Trail chapter will hold a joint cleanup day with members of the Rock County IAT group today, May 11, on the off-road Clover Valley section of trail. Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Island Road trail access parking lot (Clover Valley segment sign) […]

 
 

Ice Age Trail 50 run is this weekend

Ice Age Trail 50 run is this weekend

Nearly 1,200 endurance runners are expected to report to the starting line at the Nordic Trail in La Grange on Saturday, May 11, some as early as 6 a.m., to run 50 miles, 50 kilometers or a half-marathon. Originating from 32 states, Canada and the Netherlands, runners and their families […]

 
 

Whitewater’s Go WW Now marketing effort could advance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A year-old pilot marketing project aimed at spreading Whitewater’s attributes to a broader region could advance to a second year if new funding is infused into the project. The initiative, dubbed Go WW Now, was hatched as a concept in early 2018 and began taking form […]

 
 

Leading the way on literacy

Leading the way on literacy

Effort in Whitewater reaches goal, hopes to continue growing The Whitewater LEADS organization has sponsored the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in the local community. At the beginning of March, 45 percent of children under 5 years of age in the Whitewater area had registered for the DPIL reading program. “When […]

 
 

Whitewater to increase fines for damage to landmarks

The City of Whitewater has changed an ordinance, increasing fines to those who damage properties listed as local landmarks. Section 7.36.030 (b) (1): Damage to a landmark or landmark site as defined in 17.04.020 shall, upon conviction thereof, be subjected to a fine of seven hundred ($700) dollars to one […]

 
 

Status of former middle school property discussed

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Twenty years have passed since Whitewater’s former Franklin Middle School building was bulldozed. The status of the vacant parcel was discussed at length at a recent meeting. Members of the Plan and Architectural Review Commission on April 8 heard a status report about the dormant 3-acre […]

 
 

“The Gift of Our Wounds’

“The Gift of Our Wounds’

Sikh Temple shooting brings two men from different worlds together By Tom Ganser Correspondent On April 7, Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Singh Kaleka opened the First United Methodist Church’s Draw the Circle Wide lecture series with a program titled “The Gift of Our Wounds,” which drew an audience of more […]

 
 

Talent on display

Talent on display

      The artwork of students from ages 4 through 18, including participants from all five schools in the Whitewater Unified School District, is on display through today at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Art Center. Above; Visitor Jen Crone checks out some of the dozens of entries on display. (Tom […]