Discover Whitewater Series donates $21,000

Discover Whitewater Series donates $21,000

The Discover Whitewater Series recently donated $21,000 through funds raised at its annual event to five local charities,. The DWS: Half Marathon and 5K, which held its race on Sunday, Sept. 20, faced new challenges in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep the safety of all runners and […]


Horse struck by arrow had to be put down

Incident happened in Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest State and local authorities are looking for the person, or persons, responsible for striking a horse with an arrow and later put down because of injury Oct. 28 in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. According to […]


College freshman draws smiles on campus

UW-Whitewater freshman Sid Lara makes sojourns as the character Astro on campus, walking or riding a longboard, sometimes giving out candy, and playing music from his smartphone. Astro's mission is to draw a smile from everyone he meets. (Craig Schreiner photo)

UW-Whitewater student, ‘Astro’ wears spacesuit By Craig Schreiner UW-Whitewater In the days preceding Halloween, you would expect to see a Wookie or a Pikachu walking on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. Add to that an extraterrestrial skateboarding music-playing messenger of good will. He comes in peace — sometimes with candy. […]


Building and growing future leaders

Whitewater Middle School Builders Club officially chartered By Tom Ganser Correspondent The Whitewater Middle School Builders Club, part of Kiwanis International, has grown in popularity while grooming future leaders. The WMS Builders Club, which started last fall, went from five to 45 members and was officially chartered during an Oct. […]


Grant surveys Whitewater residents for promo campaign

A survey funded by a new grant award will collect the experience of living and working in Whitewater and help boost local marketing efforts. The survey will inform a promotional campaign to help the city compete for and attract residents, visitors and businesses, and enhance revenue for existing businesses as […]


Whitewater’s ‘White Elephant building’ could be overhauled

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A high-profile building in the heart of Whitewater could soon receive a refresh in a plan that could include a matching grant from the state. The Common Council on Oct. 20 voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that gives city officials the authority to submit […]


Palmyra Public Safety awarded for innovate approach

The Wisconsin Policy Forum, a nonpartisan and nonprofit independent research group, announced its 2020 Salute to Local Government award winners, including the Palmyra Public Safety Department in Jefferson County. “We are pleased to honor a very deserving group of governments and public sector leaders for their innovation, collaboration, and excellence, […]


UW-W Homecoming to feature drive-in movie, virtual events

Fall traditions at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are adapting to prioritize the safety of the campus community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Homecoming week is scheduled to run Oct. 19 through 23. Almost all events will be held virtually — including a study night, trivia competition, scavenger hunt, talent show […]


Hundreds remember, honor Treyton in 5K

Hundreds remember, honor Treyton in 5K

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The 10th annual “Run for Trey” on Oct. 11 was more than a welcomed 5K run and walk for 265 people finishing at home plate in “Treyton’s Field of Dreams” located in Whitewater’s Starin Park. In the words of Molly Fuller, who along with her husband, […]


Cupcake War nets sweet results for Studio 84

Cupcake War nets sweet results for Studio 84

Studio 84’s recent Chocolate Affair: Cupcake War competition was a sweet treat for ticker-holders and the nonprofit art studio. The annual Cupcake War event celebrates chocolate and the art of baking while raising money for Studio 84, which specializes in the creative development of people with disabilities. Eight bakers entered […]