Whitewater

Big Rig Gig

Big Rig Gig

      Family Fun Night at Whitewater’s Cravath Lakefront Park on July 26 featured Big Rig Gig, which included vehicles from the City of Whitewater (front end- loaders, a dump truck and lawn mower), John’s Disposal (garbage trucks), Lowell Trucking (semi-truck cab), Nelson Bus Service (full-size bus), Whitewater Fire Department (ladder […]

 
 

City of Whitewater wins budget award

The City of Whitewater earned its first Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget presentation award for its 2018 budget. The award represents a significant achievement reflecting the commitment of city staff to utilize best practices within governmental budgeting, according to a new release. In order to receive the budget award, […]

 
 

In your face

In your face

      St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Whitewater held its Country Fest on July 28-29. It included a pig roast, raffles, a silent auction, dunk tank, music and games/activities for all ages. It also featured a pie-eating contest. Kenzie Schimming licks away some of her just rewards along with Leah Newmann, […]

 
 

‘The buildings are changing every day’

WWUSD officials provide update on summer referendum projects By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As summer begins its slow fade and attention shifts toward the upcoming 2018-19 school year, officials in the Whitewater Unified district are honing in on the final portion of a busy construction-filled season. The WWUSD School Board and […]

 
 

Food for thought

Food for thought

      The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club donated $500 to the Whitewater Community Food Pantry on July 17. The pantry accepts donations from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays at its location in the Whitewater Downtown Armory. After their presentation, pantry co-managers Patricia Chaput, right, and Barbara Quast signed a […]

 
 

Kids of all ages

Kids of all ages

     Family Fun Night was held July 19 inside the Cravath Lakefront Building and featured Russ Bellamy (on right), a magician with the Philip & Henry magic show. Bellamy proved highly interactive with adults and kids from an audience of more than 50 people. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Whitewater CDA hoping to discuss neighborhoods plan

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In the hopes of fleshing out a plan aimed at preserving Whitewater’s existing neighborhoods, a city panel devoted to economic development is putting out an open invitation to meet with two other city-based entities. During a spirited discussion July 26, members of the Community Development Authority […]

 
 

Whitewater Police Department remembers K-9 officer Ruso

Whitewater Police Department remembers K-9 officer Ruso

The Whitewater Police Department on July 27 announced the passing of K-9 officer Ruso. According to a news release, Ruso recently developed a kidney issue and underwent a common surgery earlier last week. After further monitoring, it was discovered his kidneys still were not performing as expected. Sadly, Ruso took […]

 
 

Mixing media

Cultural arts center hosts art exhibit Aug. 2-Aug. 26 The Whitewater Arts Alliance is featuring a Making Magic With Mixed Media show at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., from Aug. 2 through Aug. 26. The CAC will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays […]

 
 

Plan Commission looks at parameters for possible housing study

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although no formal directives have been given, a review of housing stock throughout Whitewater remains high on the minds of an appointed group overseeing land development and related issues. In recent months, members of the city’s Plan and Architectural Review Commission have been discussing the possibility […]