Whitewater

Summer special

Summer special

At Whitewater’s Maxwell Street Days event, guests were treated to special sales at local stores, a mix of food and beverage vendors, an art fair outside the Cultural Arts Center, and a variety of live entertainment by local people and groups including students from both the Whitewater Unified School District […]

 
 

Whitewater creates five new TIDs

Single-family housing is the focal point By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With hopes of new development in mind, Whitewater officials have finalized the creation of five new tax-increment districts in different areas of the city. The maneuver comes on the heels of the closure of multiple TIDs earlier this year. The […]

 
 

Sounds of summer

Sounds of summer

The 10th anniversary of the Savory Sounds concert series, presented by the Whitewater Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center near the Birge Fountain, has wrapped up for 2021. Shown performing at the July 22 event is Tapestry: Acoustic Folk Quintinet. The food vendor for that day was The Sweet […]

 
 

Keeping the Whitewater Aquatic Center afloat

New long-term agreement will be in place for five years By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The two local government entities jointly operating the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center have inked a new long-term agreement with the hopes of addressing a persistent issue – an ongoing budget deficit for the amenity. The […]

 
 

Group raises money for homeless youth

Group raises money for homeless youth

Whitewater Community Fundraising Partners hosted 10K/5K run By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer A recent event has been deemed a success by organizers as it resulted in more than $4,500 being raised to help support homeless youth in the Whitewater community. The Whitewater Community Fundraising Partners is a 501(c)3 organization that […]

 
 

Back to seven

Whitewater Council fills District 2 aldermanic vacancy By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Common Council is back up to full strength with last week’s appointment of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student to fill a vacancy in the city’s second aldermanic district. The six seated council members on July 20 voted […]

 
 

Savory Sounds

Savory Sounds

The Cole and Company Jazz Trio – featuring (from the left) Andrew, Carl and Dianna Cole – perform at the July 15 Savory Sounds concert in Whitewater. The concerts are held 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursdays, in front of the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., near the […]

 
 

Nature hike to be held at area conservancy

Nature hike to be held at area conservancy

Ho-Chunk Nation rep to discuss white deer; event will also offer firefly gazing A walk at dusk at the Adam Birding Conservancy in Whitewater will offer participants the opportunity to hear from a Ho-Chunk tribal representative about white deer and also learn about different firefly species. The free walk will […]

 
 

‘Hard to fill’ positions a challenge

WUSD officials consider sweeteners to encourage applicants By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Labor-related challenges have impacted the Whitewater Unified School District as officials are considering added incentives to hopefully increase the applicant pool for positions that have drawn few candidates. Superintendent Caroline Pate-Hefty discussed with the School Board some of the […]

 
 

A moment to remember

A moment to remember

Sage Spear reacts when being presented the 2021 Miss Whitewater trophy by Carmen Kraayvanger during the finale last weekend. See more photos from the Miss Whitewater pageant in the July 8 Register. Proceeds from the event support several good causes. (Tom Ganser photo)