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Whitewater public auction raises $4K for the arts

Whitewater public auction raises $4K for the arts

The Whitewater Arts Alliance held its eighth annual public art project auction on Sept. 22, raising $4,290 for Arts Alliance programming. The banners, which graced downtown city light poles this summer, received bids by business people, families, artists, teachers and residents of all ages. “We continue to be so grateful […]

 
 

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel announced last week that Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nichols acted in self-defense when he shot bank robbery suspect Robert Lynn following a high-speed chase on Aug. 24. Schimel led the review of the officer-involved shooting following an investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s […]

 
 

Pig in the Park

Pig in the Park

Wayne Feggerstad, certified table captain from the Kansas City Barbeque Society, shows off chicken for appearance judging during Whitewater’s first Pig in the Park BBQ Cook-off on Cravath Lakefront Park, sponsored by Downtown Whitewater, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the City of Whitewater. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Acting 4 Aspen/Raising 4 Rhizo Kids fundraiser will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Iron Horse Saloon, 124 North St., Sharon. The fundraiser aims to raise awareness for the genetic disease carried by children like 1-year-old Aspen Tofel of Sharon who is one of only 100 people […]

 
 

Deputies attacked by pit bulls during arrest

Deputies attacked by pit bulls during arrest

  A Sugar Creek man was arrested last Saturday after his pit bulls attacked Walworth County Sheriffs deputies who were following up on a complaint from his neighbor. Charges including trespassing, battery to a peace officer, resisting arrest, failing to comply with an officer and disorderly conduct are pending for […]

 
 

A perfect day at the pumpkin patch

A perfect day at the pumpkin patch

Four-year-old Nick Baca, of Chicago receives tractor driving lessons from his dad, Nick, during the Pearce’s Farm Stand annual Customer Appreciation weekend held Sept. 22-23. (photo by Penny Gruetzmacher) Fontana sibs Wylee, Tallory and Witney Workman, selected the perfect pumpkin to be used for decoration this fall. (photo by Penny Gruetzmacher) Twins […]

 
 

Banned herbicide continues damage to Evergreen’s trees

A crew from Complete Tree Service, Burlington, gathers damaged trees at Evergreen Golf Club to send through the wood chipper for disposal. The trees were damaged by what is currently a banned herbicide, which until August 2011, was being used by DuPont and other lawn care agencies. (photo by Pete Hansen)

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent By virtue of its name, Elkhorn’s Evergreen Golf Club has long been noted for the variety of towering pines throughout its hundreds of acres of property. But many of the trees unintentionally came under threat within the past year as the grounds were treated for […]

 
 

Rare ‘Lincoln letter’ donated to East Troy Historical Society

Rare ‘Lincoln letter’ donated to East Troy Historical Society

The East Troy Area Historical Society continued its mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the rich history of the East Troy area recently by accepting a letter written in 1865 by a soldier in the Civil War. After having it in her possession for 70 years, Maxine McGuire of East […]

 
 

East Troy Railroad offers taste of a bygone era

East Troy Railroad offers taste of a bygone era

In the early 20th century commuter trains offered lavish meals served on china atop white tablecloths. Service was impeccable and riders were treated to a culinary experience that rivaled the finest of restaurants. The East Troy Electric Railroad is bringing railroad dining back to its heyday with operation of the […]

 
 

UW-Whitewater named military-friendly school

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been declared a military-friendly school by “G.I. Jobs” magazine. Veteran’s coordinator Janice Nordin cited the entire university’s commitment to veterans, “from the chancellor on down,” as the main reason UW-Whitewater continues to receive the honor. UW-Whitewater has a proud reputation […]