Whitewater

Jerry Awards reviewers love WHS production

Jerry Awards reviewers love WHS production

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Whitewater High School Players’ production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which it staged in November, has been nominated for a combined 18 Jerry Awards in 11 categories. The musical comedy centers on a spelling bee championship for quirky adolescents. The awards encourage, recognize […]

 
 

Drawdown of Whitewater’s lakes to begin late this year

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It’s an all-too-common sight at Cravath and Trippe lakes — noxious, invasive aquatic plant life that has overtaken native greenery and choked a portion of the fish population. A large-scale, multiyear project set to kick off this fall will eradicate the decades-old problem if all goes […]

 
 

Whitewater races feature intrigue heading into April election

Here is a rundown of the candidates who will be on the April 2 ballot for the spring election in the Whitewater area: City of Whitewater Four seats are on the ballot for Whitewater City Council in April. Three incumbents are running for re-election but are unopposed: Carol McCormick in […]

 
 

WUSD allocates special ed funds to comply with federal requirements

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After reviewing existing staffers’ workloads and factoring in federal mandates, Whitewater Unified School District officials have decided to allocate funds toward special education services for the remainder of the current school year. District Administrator Mark Elworthy requested the School Board enter into a $21,000 contract with […]

 
 

Pair headed toward trial in overdose death of friend

Final pretrial conferences are scheduled for next month for a Whitewater couple charged with homicide in the overdose death of their friend more than a year ago. Jeremy David Meyer, 37, and Kori L. Kincaid, 40, are charged with first-degree reckless homicide and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as a […]

 
 

FUMC hosts another successful cantata

FUMC hosts another successful cantata

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On Dec. 9, the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Whitewater provided the stage for two performances of the Christmas cantata, “The Heart of Christmas: Embracing the Passion of Those Who Lived the Story.” The contemporary performance by Pepper Choplin celebrates the Christmas story in […]

 
 

A musical renaissance

A musical renaissance

WHS shines in 23rd annual Madrigal performance By Tom Ganser Correspondent On Dec. 8, Whitewater residents stepped into an English banquet hall filled with Renaissance music and songs for the 23rd annual Madrigal dinner. The Whitewater Music Parents Association sponsors the holiday event, which was held in the Rochas Waterfront […]

 
 

WWUSD begins planning 2019-20 budget

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The first half of the current 2018-19 school year might be rounding the bend, but officials in the Whitewater Unified School District are turning their attention toward the next school year. WWUSD administrators — including Matt Sylvester-Knudtson, director of business services, and Mark Elworthy, district administrator […]

 
 

Whitewater police nab suspect in string of car thefts

By Todd Mishler Copy Editor Whitewater Police Chief Aaron Raap reported good news early last week, and he issued a plea for residents to heed the department’s warnings about diligence when leaving their vehicles. Raap confirmed that they arrested an adult male suspect in the series of seven car thefts […]

 
 

Holiday fun for families

Holiday fun for families

      Griffin James, left, and Don Deal perform during the 26th annual Breakfast With Santa event was held Dec. 8 in the Esker Dining Facility at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. See more photo from the event in the Dec. 20 Register. (Tom Ganser photo)