East Troy School Board to discuss referendum vote for April

By Vanessa Lenz Editor Another referendum for upgrades to the East Troy Community School District could happen as early as April. The East Troy School Board set two work sessions for next week to determine whether to put another referendum question in the hands of voters during the April 2 […]


Unique partnerships could lead the way for Whitewater tourism

Unique partnerships could lead the way for Whitewater tourism

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent They may have different organizational structures, but three Whitewater groups with similar missions are in preliminary discussions to pool resources. For years, the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, Whitewater Tourism Council and Downtown Whitewater have acted independently of one another. But the trio of groups essentially […]


Whitewater Chamber sees change in leadership

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent For the first time in more than a decade, the torch in leadership at the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce has been passed. Deb Williamson, who served as the organization’s executive director since 2001, stepped down last month to pursue new opportunities. She said she will […]


See ‘A Christmas Carol’ for free at Michael Fields

See ‘A Christmas Carol’ for free at Michael Fields

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is teaming up with Walking the Dog Theater to offer a unique public performance of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” free of charge. The show will debut at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Road ES in […]


Gas prices continue to fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


Whitewater City Council looks to fill vacant seat

By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Whitewater Common Council is now accepting  applications to temporarily fill its Councilmember-at-large seat. On Tuesday night, the council voted to adopt a policy and set a timeline to fill the council seat, which became vacant after the recent passing of councilmember Marilyn Kienbaum. Applications for […]


See ‘The Nutcracker’ at Young Auditorium

See ‘The Nutcracker’ at Young Auditorium

With the arrival of the holiday season, comes the return of The Dance Factory performance of “The Nutcracker” at UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main St. A cast of talented local dancers in radiant costumes will bring this festive classic to life on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 and 7 […]


Hopping back to life

Fontana’s famous frog is looking bright and cheery once again after being restored by Stan Fairchild. (Photo by Penny Gruetzmacher)

Iconic Fontana frog gets refurbished By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After years of neglect, it seemed all but certain an iconic 14-foot frog structure along Highway 67 was about to croak. But the more than life-size replica in Fontana has since received a second lease on life, thanks to a few […]


Family Kitchen restaurant opens

Tony Dzabiroski stands in front of his Family Kitchen restaurant in downtown Elkhorn. The eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialty items include bananas foster and cheery jubilee waffles. (Photo by Edwin Scherzer)

From breakfast to do dinner and everything in between By Edwin Scherzer Correspondent There’s a new dining establishment in the ever-changing landscape of the downtown Elkhorn restaurant scene. Family Kitchen restaurant has been open for business just about the time most of us were putting away the leftover turkey. Judging […]


Hometown Pharmacy opens its doors in East Troy

Hometown Pharmacy opens its doors in East Troy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent   After going without one for more than seven months, East Troy residents again have an opportunity to visit a local pharmacy. In late March, Aurora Health Care made the decision to close 11 of its 82 outpatient pharmacies. The East Troy location was included on the […]