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Lakeland Players to stage ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Lakeland Players will present the last two performances of “Willie Wonka Jr.” this weekend which stars Melody Steffens as Grandma Georgina (front, from left), Hans Murtell as Charlie (Madeline Church as Veruca Salt (back), Kaitlyn Guzman as Willy Won-ka, Talor Westendorf as the Candy Man, Sage Scherzer as Candy Man Kid.

This weekend, audiences will be taken to a magical place where Oompa-Loompas sing and dance, and rooms are made of tasty chocolate, as the Lakeland Players bring to the stage Ronald Dahl’s “Willie Wonka Jr.” “Willie Wonka Jr.” is a stage adaption of the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” […]

 
 

Rumbling for safety

Highway noise strips installed for safety benefit Beginning this month, retrofit rumble strips will be installed on over 500 miles of rural state highway segments in Wisconsin with a history of run-off-the-road crashes including a segment of U.S. Highway 12, from its intersection with U.S. Highway 67 through to Whitewater. […]

 
 

Another missing UW-Whitewater student found dead in quarry

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff Local police are still looking for answers in the disappearance and death of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student, who was found at the bottom of a quarry just outside of Whitewater city limits on Sunday morning. The body of Benjamin R. Fuder, 21, was discovered […]

 
 

Military shell found in local woman’s shed

Military shell found in local woman’s shed

Bomb Squad detonates device behind Street Department By Alexandrea Dahlstrom Staff Writer The widow of a World War II veteran found what authorities thought could be a live bomb in her shed  Sunday. Officials detonated the device behind the Delavan Street Department, 420 Richmond Road, after a neighbor reported it […]

 
 

Too little, too late?

Too little, too late?

Recent rainfalls not enough to save crops, officials speculate   By Christopher Bennett Correspondent It’s not the consistent, days-long drenching rain desired by farmers and producers, but help is now available for those in the local agriculture industry being crippled by this summer’s drought. On the federal level the help […]

 
 

Rising to new life

Edwin Alacron, center, celebrates his baptism Sunday morning at Mukwonago Park. Baptizing Alacron were Mark Lynch, left, pastor of students, and Jason Webb, lead pastor, both of Brooklife Church, Mukwonago. Alacron was part of a group of 86 believers who were baptized. (Photo by John Koski)

86 people baptized in Mukwonago park Sunday By John Koski Correspondent Baptism by immersion is a deeply spiritual and highly symbolic tradition. For many Christians it symbolizes a new beginning and a new way of life. “Baptism is a celebration,” said Jason Webb, lead pastor of Brooklife Church, Mukwonago. “It […]

 
 

Candidates for DA tout experience vs. local roots

Candidates for DA tout experience vs. local roots

Aug. 14 primary will likely determine Koss’ successor Unless somebody launches a pretty aggressive write-in campaign, the Tuesday, Aug. 14 partisan primary will determine who the next District Attorney will be in Walworth County. Local attorneys Dan Necci and Steven Harvey, both running on the Republican ticket, hope to succeed […]

 
 

Van cab comes to Whitewater

Cab driver Benjamin Franklin assists local resident Walter Zimmerman get his seatbelt in place in Brown Cab’s new 2012 Dodge Caravan mini-van.

Accessible taxi service will serve Whitewater residents By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A local company that routinely transports Whitewater residents of all walks of life from point A to B has a new vehicle in its fleet – a move aimed at better serving customers, company officials say. Earlier this month, […]

 
 

City connections

City connections

Former manager reflects on life in college town By Tom Ganser Correspondent Kevin Brunner learned a great deal about collaborating with UW-Whitewater during his eight years as Whitewater’s city manager. Brunner began his new job as Walworth County’s director of central services and the highway commission on June 22. Cameron […]

 
 

Council chooses turf for Field of Dreams

By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Whitewater Common Council held a special meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the use of artificial turf on Treyton’s Field of Dreams. After over two hours of testimony and public comment before a standing room only crowd in the Community Room of City Hall, the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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