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Writer gets ‘red carpet’ treatment at area theater

Writer gets ‘red carpet’ treatment at area theater

Chicago native can’t see his own movie, reaches out for private showing By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent With the ever-changing landscape at area movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer and fewer people are going to movies as part of date night or really for any reason. Many are afraid […]

 
 

Whitewater COVID-19 testing location moving

Beginning Feb. 1, it will be at the Community Engagement Center After conducting more than 19,000 COVID-19 tests as part of UW System’s “surge testing” program, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is extending operations into the spring by opening a new testing clinic at the Community Engagement Center. The location, at […]

 
 

Find support via the Take Care Challenge

Find support via the Take Care Challenge

Effort is a partnership among Walworth County chambers By Kate Abbe Contributor Walworth County has six acting chambers, a visitors’ bureau and an economic alliance organization that help provide support and resources to over 1,000 businesses. This number continues to grow as business owners find value in partnering with organizations […]

 
 

Whitewater revises ordinance to comply with ruling

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After a year under the microscope, Whitewater officials revamped the city’s sign ordinance to sync it up with a pivotal federal ruling. The Common Council on Jan. 19 held a second, and final, reading of Whitewater’s revised sign ordinance. Tweaks to the existing document occurred throughout […]

 
 

Elkhorn City Hall $900K under budget

Surplus funds to be used to offset debt on the project By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent In discussing a change order last week for the City Hall project in Elkhorn that will add wainscoting throughout the entire building rather than just public areas, City Administrator Jim Heilman noted the project is […]

 
 

Whitewater district returns to in-person learning

Whitewater district returns to in-person learning

More than 73% of families chose to return over virtual option “The Whitewater Unified School District was proud and excited to welcome students back for face-to-face instruction, on Monday,” District Administrator Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty said in a press release. She said students began the day with cheerful greetings from their […]

 
 

Village Administrator leaving for new post

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Village of Darien Administrator Rebecca LeMire is leaving the village to become the Fort Atkinson City Manager. At Monday night’s Village Board meeting, LeMire announced Feb. 19 would be her last day working for the village. She submitted her letter of resignation to the village […]

 
 

Audubon Society plans online meeting

Weekly bird walks are held every Saturday The Lakeland Audubon Society will have its monthly meeting online via Zoom from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. Jennifer Kuroda will present: Bobcat “The Native Cat.” Bobcats, named for their short, bobbed tail, are about twice the size of a common […]

 
 

Area store closes pharmacy

Area store closes pharmacy

Pharmacy Station to remain open as gift, specialty shop By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Pharmacy Station will continue offering custom embroidery, screen printing and sublimation as well as a large selection of other gifts at each of its stores. But, effective Jan. 14, the locally owned business closed the […]

 
 

Lake Geneva district approves referendum questions

The Lake Geneva-Genoa City High School Board, which announced the district will head to referendum last month, authorized two questions to appear on the April 6 ballot during a Jan. 11 meeting. Meanwhile, the next day, the Lake Geneva Joint 1 School District approved one question, according to a district […]