Whitewater

WWUSD officials offer new details on $12.8 million fall referendum

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater Unified School District officials have launched an informational website and set in motion a series of meetings for the $12.8 million operational referendum that will be on residents’ ballot boxes in November. The WWUSD School Board at a special meeting Aug. 13 voted to hold […]

 
 

Whitewater CDA facing possible state-initiated changes to loan program

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater’s Community Development Authority, a quasi-independent governing agency operating autonomously of the Common Council, could face changes in one of its two loan programs aimed at bolstering economic development. Dave Carlson, executive director of the CDA, discussed possible changes to the federally funded community development block […]

 
 

An ‘uff da’ moment

An ‘uff da’ moment

Georgia Kestol-Bauer performs on the 1880s era pump organ made by the Estey Company at Heart Prairie Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church. Her grandparents were among three dozen Norwegians who settled in the area in 1851 and Kestol-Bauer is now leading the restoration of the church. Read the feature story in […]

 
 

Veterans on the Fly

Veterans on the Fly

Members of area Trout Unlimited chapters created a fun day of fishing and giving back to military heroes on Aug. 15 during the Veterans on the Fly event at Rushing Waters Fisheries near Palmyra. Army veteran Aaron Richards, above left, holds a trout he caught with the help of Southeast […]

 
 

Separate trials set for couple charged in friend’s overdose death

Final pretrial conferences are scheduled for a Whitewater couple charged with homicide in the overdose death of their friend about a year ago. Jeremy David Meyer, 36, and Kori L. Kincaid, 40, were charged Oct. 13 in Walworth County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide and possession of drug paraphernalia, […]

 
 

Funds for respite care

Funds for respite care

The Whitewater Dementia Friendly Community Initiative received a $600 grant from the Whitewater Community Foundation to purchase supplies for its Rockin’ Respite site and to make elder care boxes to share with the library. These boxes will contain activities for a partner so the other can make dinner, do laundry […]

 
 

Groundbreaking on Sept. 11

Groundbreaking on Sept. 11

Work to begin on UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center and new hotel Collaboration and creativity are driving plans for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Community Engagement Center and a new hotel on the city’s west side. The site, located at 1260 W. Main St., will undergo a major redesign, including the construction […]

 
 

Police and Fire Commission wants reasons for officers’ departures

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It started with a conversation about sitting in on departing Whitewater police officers’ exit interviews but ended with a commitment to work more closely with the city’s human resources department. Members of the city’s Police and Fire Commission recently discussed the recurring occurrence of sworn personnel […]

 
 

Making a clean sweep

Making a clean sweep

Whitewater’s Cravath Lake among 8 sites for second annual cleanup effort By Todd Mishler Copy Editor They found footwear, tires and more typical, everyday trash. And don’t forget the parks and recreation sign, which they removed from Spring Brook near Palmer Drive in Janesville. Creative Marketing Unlimited, the University of […]

 
 

Stepping out

Stepping out

     Maxwell Street Days was held in downtown Whitewater on Aug. 4. Twenty-plus children, known as Dancing in the Street, performed for dozens of onlookers as part of the Whitewater Parks & Recreation summer program. (Tom Ganser photo)