Whitewater

Storytelling Festival debuts this weekend

It will feature a variety of crafts and activities in Whitewater The Whitewater Area Chamber has an addition to its annual calendar of events in the community. The chamber’s brand-new Whitewater Storytelling Festival, a celebration of the art of storytelling, is happening the weekend of Oct. 15 and 16. The […]

 
 

Whitewater could allow ATVs in rural areas

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Recreational vehicles could be permitted in a small portion of Whitewater, based on a proposal that is still in its infancy. Council member Greg Majkrzak has asked for consideration of an ordinance that would allow ATVs and UTVs in the sliver of Whitewater’s city limits that […]

 
 

Whippets celebrate homecoming

Whippets celebrate homecoming

A slew of homecoming activities took place at Whitewater High School the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, many of them fun competitions pitting classes against each other in a variety of games. Leaning – and laughing – in unison during an activity are Madison Strickler. Audrey Mayer and […]

 
 

Kids share harvest with local families

Kids share harvest with local families

Whitewater Middle School Builders Club planted organic squash, pumpkins By Al Stanek Contributor Families in Whitewater who may be struggling will soon have their choice of organic edible pumpkins and squash, courtesy of the Whitewater Kiwanis sponsored Middle School ‘Builders Club’. Roughly three-dozen Whitewater Middle School students, under the direction […]

 
 

Whitewater school board mulls revisions to policies

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Unified School Board could make changes to a pair of disparate district policies – one pertaining to public comment at meetings, the other on outside groups’ use of facilities. Administrators and elected officials discussed the policies Oct. 25. The documents remain in a draft […]

 
 

Area resident honored by DNR

Area resident honored by DNR

Ginny Coburn, of Whitewater, named steward of the year The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently announced that Whitewater resident Ginny Coburn is the 2021 State Natural Areas Volunteer Steward of the Year. The honor is for Coburn’s work within the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Driven by a passion […]

 
 

And, they’re off!

And, they’re off!

The 9th Annual Discover Whitewater Series Half Marathon and 5K, in conjunction with the Fit Kid Shuffle, saw a significant increase in participants over last year’s races. This year’s event, held Sept. 19, welcomed more than 380 participants and featured at least 240 volunteers as well as support from 60-plus […]

 
 

Teen tennis phenom nearly reaches U.S. Open

Teen tennis phenom nearly reaches U.S. Open

Whitewater’s Reese Brantmeier headed for bright tennis career By Michael J. Lewis Correspondent Sixteen-year-old Reese Brantmeier laughed at the question, because it seemed preposterous, but after the U.S. Open tennis tournament that happened recently, it wasn’t. Brantmeier, a Whitewater native, is a precocious and talented tennis player, one of the […]

 
 

Draft of sex offender ordinance read

Highlights include statistics and child safety zone maps By Dave Fidlin Correspondent On the heels of a preliminary discussion early this month, Whitewater’s municipal decision-makers had an initial reading of a draft ordinance that could limit where convicted sex offenders can live within the city after serving their sentence. The […]

 
 

Whitewater considers 2-year budget cycle

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the heavy lifting on next year’s spending plan about to get underway, Whitewater officials kicked off the process with a look further down the line that will result in eventual changes. At the urging of City Manager Cameron Clapper, the Common Council on Sept. 7 […]